Podcast Episode 1: Canada Election 2015

Peasants & Emperors is a podcast presenting topics related to democracy, science, culture, women’s issues, current events and critical thinking. A new podcast is produced and available for listening/download approximately every two weeks.

In episode one, join Alaine, Lea, Jessica and Rick as they introduce themselves to listeners while sharing their insights into the platforms of the various political parties running in Canada’s 2015 election.

Episode 1: Canada Election 2015

Click on the hyperlink above to download and listen to the podcast. Feel free to leave a comment or question in the comments section below. One of the cast members will respond.

Thanks in advance for listening and check back regularly for updates to the site and podcast.

Episode Corrections
1. During this podcast it was communicated Canada historically never turns refugees away. In reality Canada did turn away hundreds of Jews fleeing persecution in Nazi Germany during the 1930s. Jews, like Muslim refugees fleeing Syria today, were rejected or feared primarily because of the perceived negative impacts of allowing them in to Canada. Canada’s prime minister at the time, Mackenzie King, and his Minister of Immigration, Frederick Blair, were not sympathetic to the plight of the Jews. Approximately 200 of the Jewish refugees seeking asylum in Canada returned to Europe where they eventually perished in the Nazi death camps.

2. Rick referred to Canada’s Minister of Finance as John Oliver (a comedian); he meant to say Joe Oliver (a humorless individual).

3. Lea communicated that the Green Party seemed to have the best platform in regards to relations with First Nations but an article published Oct. 15, by CBC News, states otherwise. The Assembly of First Nations released its assessment of the four main parties’ platforms and it is actually the NDP who received full marks in all six categories for a “comprehensive response to First Nations priorities”. The Liberals are 5/6 and Greens 4/6, both having incompletes in support, and for the latter both support and funding, of indiginous languages. The Conservatives are 0/6 as they did not give a formal response to the priorities laid out by the AFN.


3 thoughts on “Podcast Episode 1: Canada Election 2015

  1. Thank you for the podcast, I enjoyed it and found the discussion interesting and certainly relevant in the week leading up to the election.

    I have nothing against long podcasts, so consider this an anti-complaint about the length.

    But, I will complain about those random, mildly unpleasant scratchy noises. This is not the kind of quality I expected, so I request you return to me the zero dollars and zero cents I paid for this podcast, or at least transfer those monies into a fund for the prevention of future unwanted scratchy noises, which we can call the Fund for the Removal of Unwanted Noises, or FRUN for short. We should do this so that when FRUN inevitably becomes a trending international topic, we can benefit from the fact that it sounds indistinguishable from the surname of the movie star Zac Efron, who will, after becoming a trending topic due to the popularity of FRUN, provide us free advertisement via his last name and start a cycle of FRUN and Efron being alternating trending topics which increase in popularity until the only two words anyone can say are “Efron” and “FRUN.” (Both of which sound indentical, so essentially it’s a single word.)

    We can discuss at length which option would be most beneficial for the economy, the environment, and society at large. I’m aware that reducing all language down to a single phrase may present major difficulties in the all of the fields, but hey, at least humanity would have a achieved a single goal. Hopefully we can come to a conclusion/compromise by 2017.

    Anyways, happy belated Turkey Day to you all, and I’ll be sure to check out your future podcasts.


    1. @Titus

      Thanks for stopping by!

      The distracting rustling was largely my fault, I apologise. I will be using my iPad for further note taking so you can expect reduced-rustling quality in the future. Looks like FRUN may not be needed after all, but thanks for the feedback 😉

      Hope to see you tune in to our post-election podcast!

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