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Safe Space

Why does Canada jail immigrants? Should athletes just stick to sports? Do we have to pick between pipelines and the environment? What exactly is a Blake Shelton? 

Led by Vicky Mochama (StarMetro) and Ishmael Daro (Buzzfeed), a panel of smart, funny, and delightful people walk listeners through the questions that are shaping Canada. We hope to find some answers but if we can't do that, we'll at least have fun on the way

May 26, 2017

On this week's show, Toronto Star national politics reporter Alex Boutilier and comedy writer Nick Zarzycki join Vicky and Ishmael to talk about the Conservative leadership convention and whether there was ~FOREIGN INFLUENCE~ in our last federal election in 2015. The panel also dives into why Canada's liquor laws are...


May 19, 2017

Toronto Star columnist Shree Paradkar and human rights activist Amira Elghawaby are on Safe Space to talk about the "Appropriation Prize" controversy, and whether Jagmeet Singh can save the NDP with his sharp suits and killer Instagram pics. The panel also talk about what a tough year it's been for Canadian Muslims,...


May 12, 2017

This week, restaurateur Jen Agg and comedian Rebecca Kohler are on the podcast to play a special game of Would You Rather, using stories plucked from the week's news. Plus, Vicky and Ishmael discuss why editorial cartoons in Canada's newspapers are terrible and only likely to get worse.


May 5, 2017

Parliamentary reporter Kady O'Malley joins Ishmael and Vicky to talk about the Senate's children's book and the Harjit Sajjan debacle. The panel debates an omnibus bill that may just improve Canadian democracy.