Sandy and Nora talk politics

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In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about everything we still don’t know about the racist insurrection in Washington DC. They ask why are the details so sketchy, and why are journalists pretending it’s over? Also: nationalize telecoms and the internet now. Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/Mu8HQZUE The post Episode 133 – an American coup in DC? appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora look back at 2020 and try to say so-long to 2020 with a bit of optimism and lots of anger. The post Episode 132 – Finding optimism at the end of 2020 appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about: organizing within unions, (not) going into journalism, making arts agencies more radical (and less close to power!) and how progressives can resist transphobia. The post Episode 131 – PART TWO of Sandy and Nora Audience Appreciation Night appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
This is Part 1 of Audience Appreciation Night – Sandy and Nora take questions and comments from listeners and talk about policing, education, organizing and pacing yourself for the long haul of radical action. The post Episode 130 – free tuition, UOttawa sucks and organizing the Christians appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
Join us on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 8:00 EST, 5:00 PST for a live video chat as we celebrate the almost end of 2020. Get your ticket! The event link will be emailed to all ticket holders on Sunday afternoon. Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sandy-and-nora-listener-appreciation-night-tickets-130749805187 The post You’re invited! Sandy and Nora Listener Appreciation Night appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora cover a lot of ground: from media to unions, from COVID-19 to how Sandy and Nora come up with show topics to how their relationship has changed over the years (including: do they ever fight?!) This episode was recorded as part of the Vancouver Podcast Festival. The post Episode 129 – Sandy and Nora Live at the Vancouver Podcast Festival appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about how COVID outbreaks are still most common in workplaces, and yet, no politician has a plan to address workplace health and safety, which will exacerbate the pandemic and make things even worse. The post Episode 128 – doing nothing about COVID workplace outbreaks appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora look at the US election results: what they mean and, importantly, what they mean for leftist organizing and for Canadians. Lots of other updates in the episode too! The post Episode 127 – Decoding the US election appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about how the pandemic has not harmed people equally, and how discussions about the racialized impact are being erased from mainstream media’s coverage. The post Episode 126 – is it ignorance or is it malice? It’s malice. appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the need for conversations about big thinking. How can we use the pandemic to build new projects, new economies and new ways of organizing ourselves? Correction — Nora forgot Saskatchewan at a certain point in the episode. When you catch it, you can tell yourself you won. The post Episode 125 – Thinking big appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about why taking action in support of Mi’kmaq fishers, and Indigenous struggles everywhere, is so critical. They also talk about seniority in the labour movement, and how eliminating seniority isn’t going to fix systemic racism in the workplace. Contest is closed but you can buy merch here still: ... The post Episode 124 – white rage in Nova Scotia: terrorism or genocide? appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the Vice-Presidential debates, Ottawa Police thinking that they are soldiers in a war zone and what happens to Canada if the US is plunged into civil war? Thoughts that keep us up at night. The post Episode 123 – difficulty sleeping appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the second wave — how it’s being talked about, how it’s not being covered, and how we need to reject individualist narratives about what will save us. We also talk about the tragic death of Joyce Echaquon in Joliette, and how medical racism needs to be combated... The post Episode 121 – surfing the second wave. Of anxiety. appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora decode the Liberal throne speech and — surprise — discover that it’s mostly hot air! They also talk about Breonna Taylor and what the decision to not investigate further means. The post Episode 120 – throned speech appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
From saddling Black entrepreneurs with debt and calling it progress, to white settler fishers in Nova Scotia threatening Mi’kmaq fishers asserting their constitutionally-protected rights, to a white supremacist committing random murder in Toronto, Sandy and Nora ask: is white supremacy intensifying? It’s always bad but it seems like its … particularly bad right now? The post Episode 119 – is white supremacy intensifying? appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the inexplicable inaction from everyone with power to take the climate crisis seriously. It is an episode of rage and some jokes. But mostly rage. The post Episode 118 – pulling the forest fire alarm appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora explore the phenomenon of white people claiming non-white identity: as a pursuit of power, as a colonial act and as it manipulates the politics of identity to maintain white supremacy. The post Episode 117 – white supremacy and racial frauds appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
It has been a week. In this episode, Sandy and Nora walk through the month of news that happened this week and explain how, and why, there is urgency right now to take radical action. The post Episode 116 – do not wait for things to get worse appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about Bill Morneau’s resignation, Chrystia Freeland being a woman and how Justin Trudeau really hopes that Canadians will not pay close enough attention.   Episode transcripted (unedited): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z0-6Qj0mXnGofTLZGQhMnRV643_8fPOrtj8o5TvmVOk/edit?usp=sharing The post Episode 115 – Liberals having a proroguing good time appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about how the idea of reasonableness is weaponized against radical, leftwing ideas. We need to resist this and expose how the radical ways in which to transform society are actually the reasonable option. In this episode, Sandy accidentally said Bernie when she meant Biden. See if you can... The post Episode 114 – being radical is reasonable appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora warn that if the left in Canada – not-for-profits, labour unions and the NDP – don’t get involved in the radical, grassroots movements that are emerging, they may be relegated to the dustbin of history. The post Episode 113 – where is the institutional left? appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about how changing the way you think about the world can help you make better political predictions. By understanding how power operates, we can anticipate how power will react, and pivot our demands accordingly. The post Episode 112 – How do we know what we know? appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about how COVID-19 may land a death blow against Canada’s mainstream media. The post Episode 111 – the end of Canada’s old stock media? appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
This past week, Sandy and Nora have both found themselves in different crises — we talk about civil disobedience, police PR and what happens when a labour leader makes a mistake. The post Episode 110 – painted statues and union apologies appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the Liberal tendency to work through other organizations, lik, WE to build support and consensus for the Liberal brand. Plus – Quebec’s new Me Too movement and that Harper’s fReE sPeEcH letter. Note: Nora misspoke and said Bob Rae had been appointed the ambassador for the US.... The post Episode 109 – Liberal Fiberal appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Sandy Hudson & Nora Loreto
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Feb 17th, 2017
Latest Episode
Jan 12th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
135
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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