Listen to “A Very Orthodox Jewish Christmas” on Spreaker.

Accidental babysitting for John Lennon and Yoko Ono, why Stephen Harper is a terrible dinner guest and how the origins of the ‘Canada is Fake’ movement may lie in the 1995 Referendum:
all this and more with political commentator and author of the new memoir ‘Make-up Tips From Auschwitz: How Vanity Saved My Mother’s Life’ Tommy Schnurmacher on a very special holiday episode of Unpacking the News.

On 49th Parahell‘s landmark year-end episode 70, host Rob Rousseau returns to the US Presidential election with friend of the show/PMC neoliberal shill Jordan Uhl.

Alberta’s UCP government recently announced a plan to reduce surgical wait times by farming out 80,000 surgeries to private, for-profit providers. On a special mini-episode of The Alberta Advantage Ricardo Acuna, Executive Director of the Parkland Institute, joins the show to discuss the legacy of private for-profit health service delivery in Alberta. Has it ever worked? Does it produce any beneficial results? What does it do to our public health care system?

Read Ricardo’s blog post here:…ist_strategy

Every lost election feels like the end of the world, but UK 2019 felt particularly awful. On a new episode of Out of Left Field the gang sorts through the existential dread with friend of the show and author of ‘Can the Left Learn to Meme?’ Mike Watson.

On a year-end Breakfast Television interview, when asked how he would define the middle class Prime Minister Justin Trudeau obfuscated by responding that “Canadians know who’s in the middle class.” On a new episode of his popular Left Politics, History and Culture YouTube show, host Christo Aivalis explains how a vague definition of Canada’s middle class benefits Trudeau and obscures the need for systematic class politics in Canada.