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Political Science 2230E 001

A guide for POL 2230 - Canadian Government and Politics, section 001


Podcasts are an online series of audio or video episodes that people can subscribe to and are relatively short. The following is a list of well-known and popular podcasts in Canada on the themes of the Knowledge Mobilization Assignment, including Canadian electoral politics, gender, race, settler colonialism, Indigenous resurgence, nationalism, the welfare state, and healthcare. It also provides how-to-guides, and information on how to access equipment and content for your podcasts.

Major Corporate Media Outlets

  • CBC Podcasts
    CBC offers one of the most extensive podcast options in Canada on an array of topics such as: Power & Politics, a daily podcast by CBC reporters; Party Line, a political primer co-hosted by Rosemary Barton and Elamin Abdelmahmoud; The Secret Life of Canada, where hosts Leah-Simone Bowen and Falen Johnson explore the unauthorized history of the country; and Unreserved with Rosanna Deerchild on the Indigenous community, culture, and conversation
  • The Huffington Post’s Follow-Up
    A podcast from HuffPosts Canada's Politics team featuring host Althia Raj in frank conversations with Canada’s top political insiders.
  • The Globe & Mail’s Colour Code
    A podcast on race in Canada with hosts Denise Balkissoon and Hannah Sung.

Podcasts on Indigenous & Black Communities

    Indigenous current affairs, a weekly roundtable about Indigenous issues and events in Canada Rick Harp  
  • The Henceforward
    Mutually respectful conversations about the relationship between Indigenous and Black people in Canada, touching on topics like reparations, Black Lives Matter, reconciliation, and gentrification.
  • Black Tea
    Join writers Andray Domise and Melayna Williams each week for insightful and uncomfortable discussions; about issues that matter to Canada’s Black communities. 
  • Red Man Laughing
    Rants and monologues by Ojibway/Metis Comedian Ryan McMahon.
  • One Dish, One Mic
    In the heart of the One Dish with One Spoon Treaty territory Niagarans Sean VanderKlis and Karl Dockstader dish on any and all issues.

Independent & Left-Wing Media

  • Canadaland
    A Canadian news site and podcast network created and hosted by Jesse Brown since 2013. Canadaland has become an extensive news network and outlet with full- and part-time staff.
  • Safe Space
    A weekly show hosted by Vicky Mochama and Ishmael Daro about news and politics in Canada and abroad, from SNC-Lavalin to Brexit.
  • rabble.ca
    The rabble podcast network offers an alternative take on politics, entertainment, society, stories, community and life in general. All opinions belong to the podcaster; however, podcasters are expected to adhere to our guidelines. We welcome new podcasters.
  • Out of Left Field
    Left-wing, socialist podcast based out of Victoria, BC. on politics & current events in Canada and around the world.
  • From Embers
    Anarchist and anti-authoritarian politics that is part of the Channel Zero Anarchist Podcast Network.

Equiptment Lending @ Western Libraries

Did you know that Western Libraries provides equipment for short term loans like microphones, headphones and laptops with built-in cameras and microphones? Check out what the library nearest you has to offer.

Open Images, Video & Text

Podcast, Radio, Mic, Microphone, Audio, Sound

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