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The Boys in Short Pants
80 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Episode 116 - The Day After the Morning After the Day After
The Boys talk about the results of Canada's 44th general election.
85 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Episode 115 - Mostly Unsolicited Career Advice
The Boys dispense some mostly unsolicited career advice, review the state of the election, and talk platforms a bit.
32 minutes | Jul 31, 2021
Episode 114 - Pre-Election Short Snapper
The Boys take a quick look at the federal election landscape and assign you all some summer reading - namely, Eddie Goldenberg's The Way It Works: Inside Ottawa.
82 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Episode 113 - Summer Mailbag 2021
The Boys dive back into the mailbag filled to the brim with your questions!
69 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Episode 112 - On the Necessity of Tonsuring One's Political Rivals
The Boys talk Green Party omnishambles, legislative update (also omnishambles) and Sheriff-Commissioner Dion's Morneau Report. If you want to submit a question for our Q&A episode, you can DM our twitter account (@shortpantspod) or email us at shortpantspod at gmail dot com
70 minutes | May 25, 2021
Episode 111 - Sharing the Wealth w/ Angella MacEwen
CUPE economist Angella MacEwen (@amacewen) joins the Boys to discuss her new book co-written with NDP policy director Jonathan Gauvin as well as childcare and industrial policy. The book mentioned was Alain Deneault's "Canada: A New Tax Haven: How the Country that Shaped Caribbean Offshore Jurisdictions is Becoming One Itself." Angella and Jonathan's book is "Share the Wealth: How We Can Tax the Super-Rich and Create a Better Country for Everyone," available wherever fine books are sold.
63 minutes | May 18, 2021
Episode 110 - Inflated Expectations
Professor Kevin Milligan of UBC joins us once more for a discussion of his time at the Privy Council Office during the pandemic and a quick look at the macroeconomic outlook.
57 minutes | May 10, 2021
Episode 109 - This is the Winter of our Content
Made glorious summer by this sun of podcasting. The Boys are joined by Open Media's Laura Tribe (@ltribe) to talk about what's going on with Bill C-10. Note re factual error: Hansard blues are in fact available 'live'... but only from the Parliamentary precinct, an important fact that Laurent forgot about
85 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Episode 108 - Points Card Trailblazers
The boys discuss budget, O'Toole Bucks, and pandemic response.
42 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Episode 107.5 - Special Edition - Wonks and War Rooms
Special cross over episode with the Wonks and War Rooms podcast: "Where political communication theory meets on the ground strategy. Host, Professor Elizabeth Dubois, picks a political communication theory, explains it to a practitioner, and then they have a chat about whether or not it makes sense at all out in the world of politics and communications. She chats with political staffers, journalists, comms experts, lobbyists, activists and other political actors. Elizabeth quizzes them on pol comm theory and they tell her how ridiculous (or super helpful) that theory actually is." https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/wonks-and-war-rooms/id1533275521
73 minutes | Mar 27, 2021
Episode 107 - The Woopsie of the Millennium
The Boys talk Lobbying Act, the Auditor General's pandemic preparedness report, and the weird accountability vacuum at the heart of government.
74 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Episode 106 - The Case for an Electromagnetic Pulse Strike on Political Data
The Boys mark the one year pandemicversary, and talk about why political data operations should be EMP'd. Also other stuff in between.
49 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Episode 105 - Pellet Guns and Housing Runs
The Boys take aim at a strange change made in the new firearms bill and a whiffed call by the CMHC.
71 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
Episode 104 - Hard Now to Accept Reassurances That We Are Prepared
The Boys talk Tories, Greens, Bloc and the cutting insight of Dr. Marcus Powlowski, MP.
67 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Episode 103 - A Tale of Two Premiers
It was most definitely the worst of times. The Boys talk the shuffle and what it means for Liberaldom, the prospect of a coming election, and the governing and political styles of Jason Kenney and Doug Ford.
67 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Episode 102 - Full Grinch Mode
Laurent and Etienne go full Grinch mode with a blistering listener Q&A episode. This is probably the last one of the year. http://www.clioscurrent.com/blog/2015/9/8/vfj07rtg8hm8edjnxjckz47xa6pux4
72 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Episode 101 - One Too Many Dalmatians, Frankly
The Boys talk video games, the fall economic statement, government HR, and vaccines.
55 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Episode 100 - Second Wave Blues
The Boys discuss the absence of a fiscal update/mandate letters, a suggestion to radically empower provincial public officers, some new bills, and more.
45 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Episode 99 - The 100th Episode
The Boys talk Parliamentary trench warfare.
59 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
Episode 98 - Hail to the Space Queen
The Boys talk Speech from the Throne, testing (again), the Green Party leadership and what's on in Parliament.
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