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Stephen Carter does campaign strategy. Corey Hogan does communications strategy. Zain Velji sometimes remembers how to buckle his pants. Described as "sports talk radio for politics" by Facebook's recommendation algorithm, the three hosts dissect the news of the day, pass judgment and lift back the curtain on how decisions are made.
 
DEEKAST is a conversational podcast hosted by Niagara music producer, DJ, designer & gaming enthusiast Derek Veenhof (@deekatello). A millennial counterculture movement discussing anything & everything: gaming, music, pop culture, history, politics, science, religion & philosophy and the nexuses where these worlds collide. Produced by Shapestate Studios. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deekast/support
 
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Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter talk about the New York Times coverage of Donald Trump's tax returns, the start of the BC election and the federal throne speech. Does the release of Trump's taxes change the campaign? Will John Horgan be punished for calling a "Seinfeld election"? And what does Corey have against suits from Sears? Zain Velji, as alwa…
 
@Juan_Public is a man, from LA, who is interested in finances, the economy, politics, and current events. He has an interesting twitter feed and frequently interacts within the FINANCIAL TWITTER world. He has covered the Chinese Floods through the summer and really seems to have his finger on the pulse. We talk about the US elections, the China Flo…
 
Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter talk about the death of RBG, get subjected to the infamous political strategy session and then begin a discussion on Alberta's Premier. Will pushing through a Supreme Court nominee backfire on Trump? What is the strategy behind floating cuts to supports for the severely handicapped? And most importantly did Stephen Ca…
 
Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter discuss the wrap-up of the WE Charity, how cabinet retreats work and what to expect from the New Brunswick election. What does wrapping up WE say to Canada? Can we expect fireworks from the Liberal cabinet retreat? And how long did Corey and Stephen need to cram to fuel their deep dive into NB politics? Zain Velji, as…
 
Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter discuss political trial balloons and give their feedback on political strategy in the return of "Fine, Fabulous or F*ckd". When and why do governments use trial balloons? How should oppositions respond to them? And has there ever been a better metaphor than a bunch of MAGA boats at the bottom of a lake? Zain Velji, as…
 
Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter discuss Alberta's budget and the impending federal speech from the throne. How should the UCP manage Alberta's biggest ever deficit? Should the Alberta NDP be making the province's finances an issue? And now that we have Zain's birthday, can somebody give us the elementary school he went to and mother's maiden name? Z…
 
Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter discuss the election of Erin O'Toole as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Did the delayed results give the CPC a black eye? What does Erin O'Toole do now? And did anybody watch O'Toole's speech? Because we absolutely did not and we're hoping it doesn't negate anything we said here. Zain Velji, as always, pic…
 
Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter discuss whether Mark Carney will be jumping into Canadian politics and what's going on in Alberta education before being subjected to the return of the dreaded "strategy session" segment. Does Carney have his eyes on the Prime Ministership? Is Alberta's UCP government trying to bite off too much? And who's care are we…
 
Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter discuss Governor General Julie Payette, Chief of Staff Katie Telford's ethics and the politics of being a public health officer. How should the Trudeau government react to the GG's spending and staff management? Have the Conservatives completely overplayed their hand with Telford? And how many quotes from the movie "D…
 
Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter discuss the Kielburger, Trudeau and Telford appearances at the Finance Committee before being subjected to the return of "Bold, Brilliant or Boneheaded". Did Trudeau do what he needs to do? Can Joe Biden just hide in his bunker for the next ninety days? And how many podcasts is The Strategists at war with, exactly? Za…
 
Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter discuss the Conservative party leadership race, the Trump campaign and the Liberal response to the WE bit of trouble the Liberals find themselves in. What happens when the Conservative leadership finally concludes? How does the Trump campaign turn it around in the last 100 days? And why is Corey answering the scale qu…
 
Abhijit Chanda is a skeptic blogger, podcaster and YouTuber based in India. He hosts the Rationable Podcast and the YouTube channel Rationable. We discussed Covid19 in India, The 2013 murder of Indian skeptic and rationalist Narendra Dabholkar. Godmen and faith healers in India such as Sathya Sai Baba and Ram Bahadur Bomjon (The Buddha Boy of Nepal…
 
Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter discuss updates to the WE Charity situation before diving deep into the issue of grassroots advocacy. Is Trudeau better off this week than last week? What kind of pressure on a government actually makes a difference? And did you know Kanye is running for President? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps …
 
Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter talk about the continued WE Charity fallout and how COVID-19 should factor into political strategy for Trump and Biden. How much trouble is the Trudeau government in? What should Biden's COVID-19 strategy be? And is Zain behind the #FreeWoj hashtag? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in lin…
 
Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter talk about the Trudeau government's "conscious uncoupling" from the WE Charity and give the Alberta government strategy recommendations. Has the WE Charity reached the level of scandal? What should the UCP government do about the energy war room? And why is Stephen so mean to thoughtful listeners who put forward thoug…
 
Joel from Newbie Comics & Collectibles joins me to discuss the rise of his new YouTube channel, all things comics, flipping stuff, and what's in store next for his channel. If you are into flipping, collecting, comics, or thinking of starting your own YouTube channel this one's for you. Subscribe to his YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/chan…
 
SPECIAL EPISODE. Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter use the occasion of Corey getting surveyed on sales taxes, wage cuts, privatizing health care and health premiums to talk about how and why parties, governments and interest groups construct political polls. Is the UCP floating a “grand bargain”? Have the NDP lost their mind? And why, exactly, would a…
 
Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about election finance laws, the timing of the next federal election and calls for the resignation of Jason Kenney's speechwriter. Are political action committees about to wash Alberta municipal elections with money? Is Trudeau's standings in the polls artificial? And how much rent does Matt Wolf pay to have such…
 
Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the Trump's Tulsa rally, Erin O'Toole's accusations and Alberta's "Fair Deal Panel" report. How bad was Saturday night for the Trump campaign? Have the the accusations of data theft fundamentally upended the Conservative Leadership Race? And how seriously should the rest of the country take a separatist mov…
 
Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about Trump and Trudeau's reactions to the moment and each other. How long will Trudeau taking a knee be remembered? How do we ensure statements of support become guarantees of action? And does Stephen Carter own a garage full of "Romney 2020" bumper stickers? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps …
 
Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the killing of George Floyd and the wave of protests that have rippled across the United States. What is the proper response to a moment like this? Is this a moment that should be beyond politics? And what do convulsions in the United States mean to Canada? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and kee…
 
Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan get detailed about funding for "political staff". Was it wise of the Liberals, Conservatives and NDP to apply for the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy? Is the Alberta premier's office overpaid and overstaffed? And is Zain really just an uglier and meaner version of Jon Favreau? Zain Velji, as always, picks the question…
 
Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan discuss Trump’s channel-changing, Biden’s anti-KXL stance and Canadian government responses to COVID-19. Can Joe Biden run a presidential campaign from an undisclosed basement location? How are Trudeau and Kenney doing on their crisis response? And was Stephen Carter ever relevant? Zain Velji, as always, picks the que…
 
My buddy, Niagara Recording artist 'Ezza' of the Choom Gang had me as a guest on his podcast 'Ezza Trips Balls'. We recorded this Wednesday afternoon so some of our discussion might be a bit behind the times as time moves at x10000 speed now. We discussed the C-virus for a good while and I offered some hopeful words of encouragement during these da…
 
Welcome to The Fitz! In this episode I had Caleb and Suzanne over to the studio from The Fitzgerald Neighbours, a neighbourhood association that operates in mid-town St. Catharines. We spoke about community development, getting to know your neighbours, parks initiatives, community projects, homelessness, addiction, safe consumption sites and discar…
 
Today Nick and I spoke about a bad customer service experience I had at McDonalds, and what McDonalds has really done to their burgers to make them 'BETTER'. Also we speak on Kevin O'Leary's boat crash, the local Homestead Donuts break-in, Trump pardoning aides who break the law to build the wall, whether Trump is a useful idiot or Russian agent, w…
 
Sean & Karl joined me in studio to discuss their podcast turned broadcast 'One Dish One Mic', indigenous issues in Canada, racism and anti-racism, the upcoming elections, and some current events. You can find these two thoughtful gentleman on their website/twitter below, or tune in to 610 CKTB Niagara every Sunday at noon to hear them broadcast liv…
 
In this episode I interviewed my friend Kyle Whittaker who is an audio engineer and owner of Strange Pumpkin Mixes. We spoke about all things recording, mixing, and mastering. Kyle focusses mainly on mixing Hip-Hop these days so for any music heads, this one is for you. Warning: A lot of plugins are mentioned. https://www.strangepumpkin.com -- Offi…
 
Lalo Dagach is the Palestinian Chilean. He hosts the Lalo Podcast and has appeared on The Rubin Report. His tweets are commentary on international politics, culture and religion. He was born in LA, lives in Chile and has Palestinian heritage. He's lived in Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and has studied Film and International Politics. We covered Palestini…
 
David W. Mathisen is an author and researcher of ancient myths, and their connection to the movements of celestial bodies often depicted through art and story. In particular we focus on myths of Zeus, Krishna, Thor, Maui, Apollo, Heracles, Michael the Archangel, among others. This one is very visual so you may want to check out the YouTube version.…
 
Pete Voynovich, Greg Smith, and Colin Nun are all professors of Graphic Design at Niagara College in Welland, Ontario. All previous guests of the show, they came back to the Deekast studio to chat about design, teaching, bike trails, germans, and Colin's apparent put-offishness. Please like the video, leave a comment or Subscribe to the YouTube, or…
 
Terry McDermott is a journalist who served as a national correspondent with the Los Angeles Times and is author of Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers, Who They Were, Why They Did It, an investigative non-fiction book profiling the hijackers of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as well as the Al-Qaeda leaders who planned and orchestrated th…
 
I am joined this week by Andres from the Omnic Lab podcast. An overwatch strategy podcast available everywhere. We discussed Overwatch as a game, why it is such a phenomenon world wide, e-sports and the Overwatch League, and speculated about South Korea and why so many great pro Overwatch players are South Korean. We also discussed the 'meta' and h…
 
Dr. Shawn Baker is host of the Human Performance Outliers podcast. Shawn is an orthopedic surgeon and served in the US Air Force as Chief Of Orthopedic Trauma performing over 600 surgeries at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. He is a weight lifting world record holder, and carnivore diet advocate. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deekast/sup…
 
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