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12 minutes | Dec 5, 2022
EP 280: China Protests - A Fed Up Citizenry
Residents of China have reached their breaking point. The government’s zero-covid approach to the pandemic has proved unsuccessful and often illogical. As protests break out across the country, the Chinese government has taken draconian measures to curb the demonstrations.
13 minutes | Nov 28, 2022
EP 279: Crime Wave in Canada
Data reveals a current Canadian homicide rate worse than any time since the mid 2000s. This is paired with an increase in gang violence which is driving the surge. We explore the current situation and discuss implications for the average Canadian.
11 minutes | Nov 21, 2022
EP 278: Iran Protests, Death Sentences and Misinformation
Claims that thousands of protestors would be put to death are revealed to be not entirely true. How did prominent figures including Justin Trudeau get the facts about the ongoing Iran protests wrong? Further, what are the consequences that arise from misinformation distribution?
10 minutes | Nov 14, 2022
EP 277: The FTX Crypto Meltdown
We discuss the facts of the FTX Cryptocurrency Exchange meltdown.
10 minutes | Nov 7, 2022
EP 276: Education Workers Vs. Ontario Government
The Ontario Government, led by Doug Ford, passes legislation to force an employment contract on Ontario education workers. Additionally, this makes all related protests illegal and protestors subject to massive fines. We explain the situation and the fundamental Canadian principles in jeopardy.
11 minutes | Oct 24, 2022
EP 275: Tough Times Ahead
Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Finance declares that tough times are ahead for Canadians. As the Bank of Canada fights to curb inflation, the effects of raising interest rates will ripple across the economy. We examine her sentiments and explore how the average Canadian can prepare.
11 minutes | Oct 17, 2022
EP 274: The Canadian Premium
The National Post published an article that summarizes all the ways Canadians are being ripped off. The list of overpriced items include: phone plans, flights, gas, dairy and even health care. We discuss the findings.
11 minutes | Oct 10, 2022
EP 273: Social Media, Personality Type & Depression
A recent study confirms that social media is linked to depression regardless of individual personality type. We explore these findings and share the top 3 reasons for this phenomenon.
11 minutes | Oct 3, 2022
EP 272: An Escalating War
We discuss the latest developments in the Ukraine / Russia conflict. With items like NATO applications, nuclear threats and annexed territory presenting themselves, could the possibility of World War 3 be growing?
10 minutes | Sep 26, 2022
EP 271: Modern Applications of Stoicism
How can stoic thinking and philosophy help us navigate through an increasingly polarized world?
31 minutes | Sep 5, 2022
EP 270: (Mis)(Dis)Information - Ft. Jakub Ferencik
We discuss Jakub Ferencik’s latest article, Putin's Disinformation & Misinformation Campaign. Themes include: distinctions between misinformation & disinformation, Russia, the pandemic, social media, censorship and our path forward. Read Jakub’s article: https://www.europeum.org/en/articles/detail/5030/eu-monitor-putin-s-disinformation-misinformation-campaign Find Jakub online: https://jakubferencik.medium.com/ https://twitter.com/jakubferencik?lang=en https://www.instagram.com/jakub.ferencik.official/?hl=en
12 minutes | Aug 29, 2022
EP 269: Social Media Derangement
We discuss worrisome changes in social media behaviour. Institutions, businesses, and individuals are falling victim to a type of social media derangement. The urge to be petty, hostile, and immature ramps up in certain areas. While with others, a total lack of backbone has materialized.
13 minutes | Aug 22, 2022
EP 268: Modern Cancer Risk Factors
The Lancet published a study seeking to quantify the proportion of cancer which is attributable to behavioural risk factors. Three core culprits are identified from the data which include smoking, alcohol consumption and high BMIs. We explore the study and reveal key discoveries.
10 minutes | Aug 15, 2022
EP 267: Farmers Vs. Government
The Canadian Government plans to mandate a reduction in nitrogen fertilizers to lower green house gas emissions. This move has been met with fury from business and farming advocacy groups. A decline in competitiveness, output and overall profitability are cited as major concerns. We explore this situation.
10 minutes | Aug 8, 2022
EP 266: One Mistake Away
The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns that humanity is just one misunderstanding away from nuclear annihilation. We explore this claim and discuss why this is likely the case.
10 minutes | Jul 25, 2022
EP 265: Collapsing Healthcare System
As Emergency Room closures, procedure wait times and staff fatigue continue to spiral across Canada, doctors begin to warn we are in the midst of a collapsing healthcare system. We explore the reasons contributing to this and how we need to pivot.
11 minutes | Jul 18, 2022
EP 264: Building Unity and Prosperity
A survey commissioned by CTV News reveals that half of respondents feel Canada is on the wrong track to uniting the country. Additionally, 44% believe Canada is heading in the wrong direction as it pertains to creating a prosperous future. We discuss these findings, if they are surprising and the rationale behind the sentiment.
11 minutes | Jul 11, 2022
EP 263: Recession Incoming
RBC predicts that Canada is heading for a recession in 2023. Further, they expect it will be “moderate and short-lived”. We explore the implications this may have and what you can do to prepare today.
12 minutes | Jul 4, 2022
EP 262: Healthcare Costing and Junk Food Labels
The federal government plans to label foods high in sugar, sodium and saturated fats with a warning label starting in 2026. This comes as Health Canada estimates our economic burden of diet-related chronic illnesses surpasses $28 billion per year.
13 minutes | Jun 27, 2022
EP 261: RCMP & Trudeau Government Corruption
A scathing report claims that RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki tried to jeopardize a mass murder investigation to advance the Trudeau government’s agenda. We explore the facts and highlight how political pressures negatively influenced this situation.
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