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Best Britishcolumbia podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Britishcolumbia podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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A free-ranging, magazine-style podcast series featuring slice-of-life stories, characters and culture from one of the alt-living/hippy Gulf Islands on Canada’s West Coast. Interviews, soundscapes, music, walks along the beaches, rambles into the forests. A new episode every 3 weeks or so. If you're island curious, this show is for you.
 
The world is changing every day. Now, more than ever, these questions matter. What’s happening? And why should you care? This Matters, a daily news podcast from the Toronto Star, aims to answer those questions, on important stories and ideas, every day, Monday to Friday. Hosts Adrian Cheung, Saba Eitizaz and Raju Mudhar talk to experts and newsmakers about the social, cultural, political and economic stories that shape your life.
 
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CMHC made headlines this Spring predicting big drops for Canadian Real Estate and now we have the Vancouver edition. CMHC Economist & Market Analyst, Eric Bond, sits down with Adam & Matt to interpret the data, discuss methodology and provide some startling predictions. What will be the long-term effects of Covid-19? Will Vancouver real estate pric…
 
How do we travel now? What are the ways that are safest? Travel bubbles, a road-trip renaissance, camping, RVing, longer and more meaningful trips, visiting friends and family. Sarah Khan, travel writer, talks to Adrian Cheung about what the future of travel looks like and why this could be the great re-set on how we see the world. The way we trave…
 
John Sewell, former Toronto Mayor and member of Toronto Police Accountability Coalition, speaks to Saba Eitizaz about why the police are on the mental health frontlines and what can be done to avoid these tragic outcomes. One of the questions being raised is why are police the first responders to mental health emergencies and why are “wellness chec…
 
Facebook’s current relationship status with advertisers: It’s complicated. Steven Levy, tech journalist at Wired and author of Facebook: The Inside Story, discusses the Facebook advertising boycott campaign. The #StopHateforProfit campaign has picked up support from hundreds of companies, including Unilever, Microsoft, Coca Cola, Starbucks and all …
 
This week, it's just Kevvy and Young Alexi, and they're back in 604 Studios! Young Alexi tells her infamous "Pool Story", and Kevvy recounts the most shocking encounters while on tour. They talk about Sophie Buddle's Comedy album Juno win, which Kevvy produced, and Young Alexi tells Kevvy about the Idaho "Cult Mom" murder investigation!…
 
Everyone knows someone who has made a fortune in Vancouver's presale (new condo) market. But what are the costly mistakes you never hear about? Today, Litigator Layne Hellrung sits down with Adam and Matt to talk about the tribulations and actual trials that he deals with day in and day out. Jam-packed with useful information and case studies, this…
 
An interview and featured songs with islander Gary Fjellgaard, a Canadian icon of country-roots music with 15 albums and over 30 hit songs. As a songwriter and performer, he’s received a mitt-full of awards from the Canadian Country Music Association, plus a Juno Award for Best Country Male Vocalist and in 2005 was inducted into Canada’s Country Mu…
 
For Toronto’s cyclists, many of their dreams have come true, as the city has aggressively and quickly added a number of new bike lanes on several thoroughfares to provide more space for those travelling on two wheels. Toronto has added 40 kilometres of bike lanes to the city this spring. To discuss this, This Matters invited two Star columnists who…
 
Some say the "extreme intoxication” defence sends the wrong message on sexual assault, and takes society back to a time when judges found ways to excuse violence against women. In today’s episode, Saba Eitizaz talks to criminal lawyer and social justice advocate Caryma Sa’d for her legal opinion the debate – and finds out what all of this could act…
 
Three Canadian journalists discuss anti-Chinese racism. The Toronto Star’s digital producer, Evy Kwong, audio engineer/producer, Sean Pattendon, and host/producer, Adrian Cheung, are in conversation about their experiences as Chinese-Canadians during the pandemic. Then, an interview with Justin Kong, executive director of the Chinese Canadian Natio…
 
Let's face it: real estate hasn't changed all that much in decades. Sure, we lost the golden jackets, some of us the bus bench ads, and MLS is no longer an index in your trunk, but overall the process has largely remained the same. Enter Avesdo. This week, Avesdo and OffPlan's CEO, Tyler Proud joins Adam & Matt to explain how technology is finally …
 
Paul Burns is the managing director of Twitter Canada and he discusses why his company is letting employees choose if they want to come back to an office. We are also joined by Kennedy Gordon, managing editor of the Peterborough Examiner, which has announced it is leaving its office spaces and becoming a completely virtual newsroom.…
 
This Matters will broadcast the Toronto Star’s six-part podcast Hustled each Monday. In the final episode of Hustled, Foodora couriers in Toronto are buoyed by a recent win. They want to create a gold standard for gig workers. We look to the Golden State. EPISODE 6: Golden State With a win under their belt, Foodora couriers in Toronto want to creat…
 
Diane J. Brisebois is the president and CEO of the Retail Council of Canada, and with much of Ontario entering phase two of the reopening plans, she joins Raju Mudhar to talk about how the retail sector will respond to this turmoil and what comes next, from the economics for retailers, employees and consumers to the technology that will begin to be…
 
Hal Johnson, of ‘BodyBreak,’ talks to Adrian Cheung about the racism he faced in Canada’s media industry, how those incidents drove their will to make the famous show, and why systemic and structural racism continues to be a big problem today. ‘BodyBreak’, the popular mini-episodes on health, fitness and wellness is something many Canadians remembe…
 
Two major home-ownership events happened out of quarantine: first, businesses learned that their employees could work from home; and second, homeowners learned that their homes were not where they wanted to work! So, what does this mean for real estate buying habits moving forward? This week, Senior Vice President of Mosaic Homes, Geoff Duyker, joi…
 
This Matters will broadcast the Toronto Star’s six-part podcast Hustled each Monday, where the Star’s labour reporter Sara Mojtehedzadeh takes us behind the scenes of a David vs. Goliath battle between a scrappy group of Toronto food couriers and the app company they work for. EPISODE 5: Groundhog Day An abrupt announcement from Foodora amid a glob…
 
How do film and TV come back safely? Emily Andras is the creator, executive producer and showrunner on supernatural horror western Wynonna Earp, and she joins Raju Mudhar to talk about television and film production and how it comes back in a COVID-19 world. Like the rest of society, the business of film and television shut down in mid-March, affec…
 
Doug Smith, the Toronto Star’s reporter on the Toronto Raptors talks to Adrian Cheung about the Raptors’ championship run, his memories covering the franchise for 25 years and what a restarting NBA season, in the middle of a pandemic, will look like. We revisit the magical 2019 NBA championship and its top moments, culminating in raising “Larry OB”…
 
The City of Vancouver is a notoriously difficult place to build homes, with crippling debates occurring at any attempt to add housing. So, it may surprise you to hear that ground is being broken soon for 11 towers - with the tallest being 57 stories! – at the base of the west side of the Burrard Bridge. Wait…in Vancouver? Not exactly. Squamish Nati…
 
Morgan Campbell, a freelance sports writer, joins Raju Mudhar to discuss the new world of sports activism, and how the business of sport is responding. “Stick to sports” has been the catch phrase whenever people got uncomfortable or disagreed with what a prominent athlete had to say on an issue. It’s also an outdated idea, as athletes and sports ha…
 
This Matters will broadcast the Toronto Star’s six-part podcast Hustled each Monday, where the Star’s labour reporter Sara Mojtehedzadeh takes us behind the scenes of a David vs. Goliath battle between a scrappy group of Toronto food couriers and the app company they work for. EPISODE 4: Pandemic As COVID-19 grips the city, Foodora couriers find th…
 
Kate Allen, science and technology reporter at the Star, talks to Saba Eitizaz about why race-based data is necessary to find out how the COVID-19 is affecting racialized communities, and the impact of not having this information. The death of Leonard Rodriques—a black personal support worker who was sent home from the hospital despite debilitating…
 
Jim Stanford, economist and director of the Centre for Future Work, talks to Adrian Cheung about the big picture of Canada’s economy, why re-opening too quickly could lead to further disaster and ideas on how we can begin recovering financially from this mess. Canada’s economic numbers are staggering, for all the wrong reasons. In the span of two m…
 
Thinking of selling? This episode is for you! After weeks of fielding the same questions from anxious homeowners, Adam & Matt sit down to weigh the pros and cons of listing in this unchartered Covid-era! Should I upsize? Should I downsize? Is now the time to cash-in? This episode covers all these burning questions and reveals 3 PRO-TIPS for selling…
 
Kanika Samuels-Wortley, assistant professor and criminologist at Carleton University and Wendy Gillis, Toronto Star’s crime reporter, are in conversation with Adrian Cheung, about the events leading to—and following—Korchinski-Paquet’s death, how systemic racism and anti-Black violence continues to play a huge role in Canada’s policing. The sounds,…
 
This Matters will broadcast the Toronto Star’s six-part podcast Hustled each Monday, where the Star’s labour reporter Sara Mojtehedzadeh takes us behind the scenes of a David vs. Goliath battle between a scrappy group of Toronto food couriers and the app company they work for. EPISODE 3: Oshidashi Technology is at the heart of the battle between Fo…
 
The Great Reopening has begun, but what does that mean for Canadian real estate and the Canadian economy at large. Welcome back Prof. Murtaza Haider who joins Adam & Matt to talk economic recovery, Canadian debt levels, and CMHC's projected 18% decline in real estate prices. Is it time to buy or sell? Tune in to find out!…
 
If you look at any of the numbers, the Greater Toronto Area’s real estate market is in free fall. New homes sales were down by 69 per cent, and several conflicting forecasts say prices could go up 7 per cent or potentially fall 18 per cent. COVID-19 has done what seemed impossible by actually cooling Toronto’s white hot market down, in what is usua…
 
Star reporters Wendy Gillis and Alyshah Hasham talk with Adrian Cheung about how women’s police stations could work and how domestic violence remains an urgent public health problem, especially during the pandemic. Canada continues to grapple with a long-standing and disturbing trend of gender-based violence. Canada’s Minister for Women and Gender …
 
This Matters will broadcast the Toronto Star’s six-part podcast Hustled each Monday, where the Star’s labour reporter Sara Mojtehedzadeh takes us behind the scenes of a David vs. Goliath battle between a scrappy group of Toronto food couriers and the app company they work for. EPISODE 2: Delivery Hero Sara gets a job as a Foodora courier to find ou…
 
Alex Boutilier, national politics reporter with the Toronto Star, who covers national security, joins host Raju Mudhar to discuss how CSIS is redefining how it views terrorism. Incel-related terrorism is something that all Canadians became familiar with after the Toronto van attack in April of 2018 which left 10 people dead on Yonge Street. An onli…
 
Kristin Rushowy, Toronto Star’s Queen’s Park reporter, talks with Adrian Cheung about the cancellation of the remainder of in-person classes in Ontario’s schools and what comes next. Everything from students’ mental health, how classes might look in the fall based on other jurisdictions, and labour relations is discussed. Ontario’s government has e…
 
Vancouver’s thriving downtown has been the envy of many North American cities but what happens when all the hustle and bustle stops… for two months!?! Now couple that with the demise of the international tourist, the collapse of the cruise ship industry, and the office tower crowd working from home and…Vancouver, we have a problem! President & CEO …
 
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