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Safe Space

A weekly show about news and politics that is making a safe space for your questionable takes. hosted by Vicky Mochama and Ishmael Daro. A Metro podcast.
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Mar 31, 2017

Vice News Features Editor Justin Ling and freelance writer Shireen Ahmed join Ishmael and Vicky to talk about the week's news. There's big news from the American women's hockey team on pay equity and big news from the federal government on marijuana legislation. The Conservative leadership race is in the homestretch with two months to go until the convention: the lows have been low indeed and the highs have been policy debates about supply management.

Mar 24, 2017

Chatelaine associate editor Sadiya Ansari and National Post reporter Tristin Hopper join Vicky and Ishmael on the show this week. They talk about the big budget news: is it really new or is it the same budget, different year? But there are big changes in Alberta where Jason Kenney has won the Progressive Conservative leadership by promising to 'unite the right'. Tristin give us an expert overview of what that means for Alberta politics. And a Maclean's piece seems to have lost the writer his side-gig in academia. Is this a question of academic freedom or simply a case of cause meeting effect?
In Takeaways this week, Sadiya makes a case for sweetness, Tristin argues against homework, Vicky demands tax breaks for the childfree and Ishmael goes in on dark chocolate. 

 

Mar 17, 2017

Buzzfeed's Scaachi Koul and freelance writer Navneet Alang join Safe Space this week to talk about the the role of Beyoncé in the NDP leadership race, the evolution of Girl Guiding and the need to sink the Rebel dot media. 

Mar 10, 2017

Editor and culture writer Amil Niazi (VICE) and freelance writer Kyrell Grant join Safe Space hosts Vicky Mochama (Metro News) and Ishmael Daro (Buzzfeed Canada) this week to talk about libertarian memes, the women's strike on International Women's Day, Katy Perry's newfound wokeness and being called out by the Beyhive.

Mar 3, 2017

This week on Safe Space, Chatelaine senior writer Sarah Boesveld and freelance journalist Desmond Cole join Vicky and Ishmael to talk about the Conservative Party leadership race, get frustrated Canada’s hypocrisy on race, and laugh about what happened at the Oscars. Vicky starts beyond frustrated by the ruling on a sexual assault case out of Halifax. She ends pretty vexed at the pen manufacturing industry because we are all complicated people with rich inner lives. After his opinion in the preview episode that all dogs are boys, Ishmael delves into the gender of the world’s most famous lasagna-eating cat. Boldest of all, Sarah thinks Donald Trump is good for feminism.

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