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Updated May 2020
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What are the political repercussions of the military’s damning reports on long-term care homes? We ask our national affairs panel: CBC senior reporter on Parliament Hill Salimah Shivji, Queen's Park bureau chief for the Toronto Star Robert Benzie, and the Montreal Gazette’s Aaron Derfel.Then, the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in polic…
 
On this episode of The Geek Buddies, John Rocha, Michael Vogel and Shannon McClung discuss the much anticipated rollout of HBO Max and give you their highs, lows, picks, and surprising omissions from the streaming service. They also discuss the Snyder Cut's rising costs according to WB executives, Scott Derrickson directing a sequel to the Labyrint…
 
What does the Meng Wanzhou decision mean for relations with China, and the two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, currently being held there? We talk to Rob Malley, who worked with Michael Kovrig, and ex-CSIS director Richard Fadden.Then, is U.S. President Donald Trump’s re-election bid in trouble? David Frum thinks it might be. He expla…
 
Soldiers deployed to shore up staffing at Ontario long-term care homes have made shocking reports about the conditions they saw in five facilities, including cockroaches, reused syringes, and residents left in soiled diapers. After years of warning signs, is this finally the moment for change?Then, with the accelerated search for a COVID-19 vaccine…
 
As Ontario revamps its COVID-19 testing plans, we discuss where provinces are going right — or wrong — and what they can learn from each other.Then, it's a very different lockdown if you don’t have a robust internet connection, as many rural Canadians don’t. We hear from people struggling to get online, as well as an advocate for greater access, an…
 
On Season 3 of Other People’s Problems, host Hillary McBride takes you where microphones rarely go, into her therapy office where her clients hurt, heal, and ultimately thrive. This is what people sound like when they talk with someone they trust about difficult childhoods, ongoing mental health struggles, and the sudden changes we’re all facing ri…
 
As COVID-19 spread around the world, so did questions about whether the World Health Organization could have done more to contain it, as well as accusations from U.S. President Donald Trump that the organization was under undue influence from China. Guest host Rosemary Barton puts those questions to Peter A. Singer, special adviser to the director …
 
As COVID-19 spread around the world, so did questions about whether the World Health Organization could have done more to contain it, as well as accusations from U.S. President Donald Trump that the organization was under undue influence from China. Guest host Rosemary Barton puts those questions to Peter A. Singer, special adviser to the director …
 
On this episode of The Geek Buddies, John Rocha, Michael Vogel and Shannon McClung give you their spoiler filled review of Scoob! The film is a reimagining of the classic Hanna Barbera Scooby Doo cartoon. The film features Scooby and Shaggy's first meeting, the first time they met Fred, Daphne and Velma and follows them on a mission as adults to st…
 
The economy is slowly reopening, but many childcare options aren’t — forcing some working moms to choose between work and taking care of the kids. If that choice falls on working moms, it’s bad news for the economy and could mean a “she-cession,” says economist Armine Yalnizyan.Then, meat processing plants have become COVID-19 epicentres, exposing …
 
On this episode of The Geek Buddies, John Rocha, Michael Vogel and Shannon McClung discuss the MASSIVE news that after years of the #ReleasetheSnyderCut movement from fans and supporters of Zack Snyder's that the Snyder Cut of Justice League is officially coming to HBO Max. They also discuss the Ruby Rose vs Batwoman casting drama, all the casting …
 
B.C.'s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, talks to Matt Galloway about the likelihood of a second wave of COVID-19, and how lessons learned so far will help Canadians to be ready.Then, we talk to a panel of experts about the progress being made in the search for a vaccine, and whether the public should temper expectations.Plus, police say…
 
Federico’s Supper Club has been an institution in Vancouver for more than 20 years, but is among a number of Canadian restaurants that recently closed their doors forever. We discuss the challenges facing your favourite restaurants in the pandemic, and beyond.Then, our national affairs panel discusses Ottawa's decision to extend the Canada-U.S. bor…
 
Keep it open, and risk the spread of infection. Keep it closed, and risk further effects on the economy. When is the right time to reopen the Canada-U.S. border? Former acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Seth Harris and former Minister of Foreign Affairs John Manley join Matt Galloway to discuss.Then, what will international travel look like in the mon…
 
What are the prospects of a second wave in Canada? We start today looking to Germany and South Korea, where efforts to reopen are underway, and ask what Canada can learn from those countries.Then, whether you have a backyard, a community plot or a tiny balcony — you can get a little green in your life. We talk to garden lovers across the country ab…
 
With parents and kids in lockdown, dance challenges on TikTok have become a family affair. Associate professor Shauna Pomerantz is studying creativity on the social media platform, with some help from her daughter/co-researcher, 11-year-old Miriam. They tell us about doing mom-daughter dances in lockdown — for science!Then, on a reserve just outsid…
 
We talk to reporters in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario to hear about plans to re-open the provinces, and how COVID-19 has impacted their communities.Then, we ask three of Canada’s finest how they feel about the way the country has responded to COVID-19, and what we might be like after the pandemic passes. Matt Galloway is joined by Giller Prize-…
 
On this episode of The Geek Buddies, John Rocha, Michael Vogel and Shannon McClung discuss the news that The Mandalorian Season 2 is stacked with the recent announcement that Katee Sackhoff will be reprising her role of Bo-Katan in a live action format on the show. The Buddies also discuss the National Treasure 3 update, James McAvoy and an all sta…
 
On Monday, Brian Beattie became the first registered nurse in Canada to die from COVID-19. We hear from nurses about their fears and the moral choices they face as they head to work, particularly as the pandemic conversation shifts to reopening.Then, are you one of millions of people with an island on Animal Crossing? We get the lowdown on the lock…
 
10 days working from home, four days back in the office — that’s the two-week model being suggested to get the economy back on track. We speak with economics professor Eran Yashiv, from the team who designed the model, and associate professor of biology Erin Bromage about how to protect ourselves when it’s time to step back into our workplaces. The…
 
We hear from Canadians caught up in the economic free fall caused by COVID-19, including a Halifax shop owner in crisis, and an out-of-work personal trainer supporting six kids. Then, Professor of Strategic Management Anita McGahan on the dos and don’ts of reopening the economy, and our national affairs panellists — economics columnist Heather Scof…
 
Of the Galvin family’s 12 children, 6 were diagnosed with schizophrenia. Their struggle, and the hunt for a genetic explanation, is the subject of the new book Hidden Valley Road. We talk to author Bob Kolker and Lindsay Rausch, the youngest sibling.Then, with time on our hands during COVID-19, people are turning to board games to keep occupied and…
 
Some Canadian universities announced that courses will be primarily taught online in the fall — but tuition won’t change. How is that sitting with students? Then, what does COVID-19 mean for the future of work? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant discusses what we can learn from the pandemic. And how do you protest during a pandemic when physica…
 
In Someone Knows Something Season 6, Debra has been searching for her son, Donald Izzett Jr. for 25 years. The last time she spoke with him was Mother’s Day. He had called from a road trip, but sounded upset, saying he needed money. Then the phone went dead. Donnie’s friend told police that he dropped him off in New Orleans. But Debra thinks he was…
 
Was your high school science fair project published in the New England Journal of Medicine? Thomas Khairy's was. The 15-year-old tells us what it’s like to become the youngest principal author ever published in the journal.Then, are masks helping us to protect each other from COVID-19? What kind should we wear and when, if at all? Infectious diseas…
 
Have you been homeschooling your children during the pandemic? We talk to parents and teachers about how their kids are coping, and what they’ve learned themselves.Then, former federal health minister Jane Philpott is on the COVID-19 frontlines working at a home for disabled adults. She tells Matt Galloway it’s time to rethink how we treat the vuln…
 
In an election year like no other, and in the wake of #MeToo, we discuss how Democrats are reacting to the sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden from former staffer Tara Reade. Then, have you welcomed a ‘pandemic puppy’ into your home? We talk about a spike in animal adoptions, and hear how dogs are helping a lot of people cope with these str…
 
On this REVIEW episode of The Geek Buddies, John Rocha, Michael Vogel and Shannon McClung dive deep into the final season of Star Wars Clone Wars to analyze everything that happened in this 12 episode series. They reveal what they liked and what they didn't like about the season. They take a longer look at Ahsoka as a character and if Dave Filoni l…
 
A sometimes neglected front line in the fight against COVID-19 are the people who care for those who die. We talk to mortuary and funeral home workers trying to cope with an extraordinary death toll.Then, Ahmaud Arbery was an unarmed black man out for a jog in February, when he was chased down, shot and killed by two men. On what would have been Ar…
 
We pay a visit to Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe this morning, with a story about someone we’d all probably love to see at this point in the pandemic, The Hairdresser.Then, where did COVID-19 start? We talk to epidemiologists about the search for a so-called patient zero, and their concerns about the term and its consequences.Plus, Montreal-born Barry …
 
On this episode of The Geek Buddies, John Rocha, Michael Vogel and Shannon McClung discuss the news that Taika Waititi has been tapped to direct a new Star Wars movie for Lucasfilm and Disney. The boys give their thoughts on the new Space Force trailer from Netflix and on Josh Trank's interview with Polygon about the Fantastic Four process and quit…
 
Ready or not, the U.S. is revving up to reopen. We hear from places and communities hardest hit by COVID-19, from the Navajo Nation, to Wisconsin’s meatpacking industry, to the African American community.Then, as part of our series The Fix, we look at the future of public space. What are the weaknesses exposed by the pandemic, and where can we use …
 
Are you losing time in lockdown? Finding it hard to stop the days blurring into one another? We discuss our perception of time, and how to anchor ourselves in this unsettled period.Then, countries have closed their ports to cruise ships, leaving thousands of vessels — and their workers — out to sea. We speak with Canadian singer Michelle Joly, stra…
 
The pandemic has created pandemonium for the travel industry, cancelling everything from short getaways to trips of a lifetime. We discuss whether things will ever be the same again.Then, sports-starved North American audiences are about to be treated to Korean baseball. What can fans expect?Plus, former NHL tough guy Georges Laraque shares his fig…
 
How are you feeling as the lockdown drags on? A little bored? A lot bored? Very bored?! We talk to neuroscientist James Danckert about why we’re feeling this way, while clinical psychologist Dr. John Eastwood says it might even serve an important purpose. Then, with quieter roads and fewer cars, there’s a biking boom happening across Canada. We loo…
 
We discuss growing criticism of China’s handling of the early days of COVID-19, and the calls for greater transparency about the origins of the virus.Then, scientists are turning to human sewage to get a sense of how the virus spreads, and where it might be. We hear about how what we call waste is actually full of valuable data.Plus, Mayor of Montr…
 
You know what this year didn't need? Giant wasps known as murder hornets. We talk to an entomologist about their arrival in Canada, the risk they pose — and the time he was stung by one.Plus, dogs have been used to detect diseases like malaria. Can they be trained to sniff out COVID-19 in humans?Then, World Vision’s Ann-Marie Connor brings us an up…
 
After weeks and weeks of a strict lockdown, Italians are poised to enjoy new “freedoms,” like exercising outside and sitting in a park. We talk to people poised to step outside for the first time in weeks.Then, if lockdown has brought on feelings of loneliness, you’re not alone. We hear from Marci Stepak — who has battled loneliness for years — and…
 
The science around COVID-19 is being published and reported on at a dizzying speed, prompting concerns that ideas that are not being properly peer reviewed could later prove to be unsound — and damage public faith. We discuss finding the balance between good science and the urgency to quash the pandemic. Then, less money in your pocket might mean l…
 
After the mass shooting in Nova Scotia, the federal government is moving to ban a host of assault weapons. We discuss the expectations and concerns on all sides of this debate.Then, COVID-19 has delayed many crucial surgeries and treatments for cancer, heart and other patients. We talk to a patient who's waiting, and a surgeon who's working on how …
 
We hear the classic Vinyl Cafe story Fish Head for more Dave and Morley antics from the late Stuart McLean.Then, the UN World Food Programme says the pandemic is pushing parts of Africa towards famines of “biblical proportions,” and a plague of locusts is only making things worse. We discuss the threat facing millions.Plus, the pandemic has turned …
 
On this episode of The Geek Buddies, John Rocha, Michael Vogel and Shannon McClung discuss the war that broke out between Universal Pictures and both AMC Theaters and the National Association of Theater Owners over the performance of Trolls World Tour. They also look at what we can expect from Doctor Strange 2's rescheduling in terms of Wandavision…
 
What have we learned about COVID-19 since the pandemic started? We ask doctors what we now know from these initial months, and what questions remain unanswered.Then, we discuss the toll that the coronavirus pandemic is taking on the mental health of front-line workers, and the extra support they’ll need when this is all over.Plus, what could an ext…
 
The Pentagon has released videos that some UFO enthusiasts say show proof of spacecraft. But what do these videos actually show? A skeptic and a former UFO investigator discuss.Then, what can we learn from the painful lessons in the 1918 pandemic, and do we face greater hardship if we don’t heed them?Plus, CBC reporter Andrea Bellemare brings us th…
 
Quebec is reopening elementary schools in mid-May. Is it too soon? We ask Quebec’s Education Minister Jean-François Roberge about the thinking behind the timing, and hear from a concerned parent who won’t be sending her child back just yet, and an infectious diseases specialist who thinks reopening is the right choice.Then, our national affairs pan…
 
We speak to Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe about plans to ease COVID-19 restrictions in his province, where some businesses will reopen next week.Then, New Brunswickers are being given the option to pick one household to “bubble” with, as a step towards easing physical distancing restrictions. Who — and how — would you choose?Plus, through fires, p…
 
What happens when home isn’t a safe place to shelter in place? We discuss the gaps in protection for people facing domestic violence during COVID-19, and ask Minister for Women and Gender Equality Maryam Monsef what the government will do to help.Then, will grocery stores be forever changed by the pandemic? We discuss the measures stores are taking…
 
Have you tried to shear your dog in isolation? Or is your pooch now more hair than hound, a tumbleweed on a leash? A vet gives us grooming tips.Then, what's a stir-crazy comedian to do during COVID-19? Aurora Browne from the Baroness von Sketch Show and Canadian comedian Leonard Chan talk about finding the humour in an absurd situation.And Lawrence…
 
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