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The PolitiCoast Star Wars Holiday Special

Star Wars is known for its giant space battles and galactic storylines. In this holiday special, Ian & Scott are joined by Joe Fulgham to break down the politics and the military strategy & tactics of the Star Wars Universe. From the Galactic Republic and Clone Wars of the prequels to the Empire and Rebellion of the original trilogy to the New Republic, First Order and Resistance of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Spoilers for The Last Jedi abound!

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Title theme is from Star Wars and copyright of Lucasfilms/Disney (used under fair dealing) and the outro is Princess Leia’s Life Day Song from the Star Wars Holiday Special.

Our full, unedited conversation is available for Patrons.

Ep 67: The 2017 Finale

PolitiCoast celebrates the end of 2017 with a look back at the year that was and some predictions for 2018. Along with some comments on the recent CMHC/Statistics Canada housing data, Conservatives facing nomination battles and Trudeau’s hot water over his last Christmas trip.

Note: Our recorder filled up around the start of the #bcpoli retrospective, so we re-recorded it but forgot to hit record. Luckily third time’s a charm but it meant we were exhausted by the end of this marathon recording session.

Special intro music: Deck the Halls by The HoHoHos! CC-BY-NC-ND

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Ep 66: Of dams and beers

A mega-episode for a mega-project!

First we talk about the approval of the Site C dam with Dan Woynillowicz, the policy director for Clean Energy Canada. Then we’re joined by PolitiCoast legal commentator Micah to talk about the Comeau “free the beer” case at the Supreme Court of Canada. Plus our usual roundup of quick takes.

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Appearances

Segment 1: Horgan’s Big Dam Decision

Segment 2: Chief Justice of the Beer Court
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Quick takes
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Ep 65: Is it a Better BC with David Moscrop

Byelection fever strikes BC as we preview Monday’s federal byelection in South Surrey-White Rock and the newly announced provincial byelection in Kelowna West.

Then we look back at John Horgan and the BC NDP’s first term in office with friend of the pod David Moscrop.

Plus our usual round of quick takes on fighter jets, housing and silly trade wars.

David Moscrop’s website and @david_moscrop

Patrons: There are some details about the new fee structure on Patreon’s blog. The long & short is Patreon will now be passing the credit card processing fees onto you. If you support multiple creators, you might be looking at this fee per pledge (rather than per payment you make each month). Let us know if this is an issue for you and we’ll make a fuss or find other options.

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Segment 1: Byelection fever

Segment 2: Is BC better yet?
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Quick takes
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Ep 64: The Docket in Short Pants Crossover

Ian’s back in Ottawa this week so we have a double-crossover episode! First up, apologies to the LGBTQ community and the new Supreme Court of Canada pick with Michael Spratt & Emilie Taman of The Docket. Then Bill Morneau death watch and secret votes on derelict vessels with The Boys in Short pants.

Find The Docket at www.michaelspratt.com/poadcast-legal-matters/
Follow Michael Spratt @mspratt and Emilie Taman @EmilieTaman

Listen to episode 68 of The Docket

Find The Boys in Short Pants at soundcloud.com/boys-in-short-pants/
Follow @ShortPantsPod

Listen to episode 32 of The Boys in Short Pants

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