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Ep 44: Tom Davidoff

BC has a new government and another new cabinet. How did our predictions stack up and how has John Horgan handled his first few days as the first NDP premier in BC in 16 years?

Then, we sat down with UBC economics Professor Tom Davidoff to talk all things housing, including how he got 50 economists to agree on something!
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Ep 43: Fantasy cabinet

Ryan joins us again on this episode to take a look at Canada’s new governor general, the role itself and some of the history behind it. Then we look at who might make the cut in the first BC NDP cabinet in 16 years and our usual quick takes.

Correction: In the second segment Ryan mistakenly suggests Rob Fleming was part of the NDP caucus to push for Carole James’ resignation. Sorry for this mistake.


Ep 42: Politics, the universe and everything

The dust is finally settling after the 2017 BC election and the next NDP government is starting to take shape. Trudeau is in hot water over a $10.5 million apology to Omar Khadr, but did he have any other choice? And what’s going on in the NDP leadership race?


Segment 1: Meggs in line

Segment 2: A controversial apology
at 20:20

Segment 3: And then there were four
at 32:45

Quick takes
at 41:12

Ep 41: A confident end to the jiggery-pokery

Christy Clark lost the confidence of the legislature and the Lieutenant Governor has asked John Horgan to be the next premier of BC. We recorded this episode literally as it was happening and are getting it out as quick as possible.

We also spoke with Stephen Carter from (what was) The Strategists’ podcast about what’s happening with the possible merger between the Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties. Follow Carter @Carter_AB

And no show notes this week as we’re trying to get this up as fast as possible.

Ep 40: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

BC has a speaker and a Throne Speech but those ideas sound awfully familiar… Brendan Dawe joins us to talk about Abundant Housing Vancouver. And Micah Goldberg joins us to talk through the Vancouver Aquarium’s lawsuit against the Vancouver Park’s Board.

Find the full, uncut interviews at

Apologies for the dicey audio quality at times, Ian’s still trying to figure out how to operate the fancy equipment at the Vancouver Public Library’s Inspiration Lab.


Segment 1: What election platform?

Segment 2: Abundant Housing Vancouver

Segment 3: Vancouver Aquarium vs Vancouver Park’s Board

Quick takes