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The Victim Impact podcast series investigates one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Canadian history. Rashida Samji's complex and mysterious fraud scheme involved over $110 million and affected the lives of hundreds of victims. The podcast is created by Theatre Conspiracy with a live theatre production premiering in June 2018. The podcast is written and narrated by Tim Carlson and co-produced by Kathleen Flaherty and David Mesiha. Artwork by Belinda Bruce and Music by David Mesiha. conspiracy. ...
 
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Multiple sclerosis has affected millions of people worldwide — but there is now fresh evidence that it’s triggered in part by the Epstein-Barr virus. Matt Galloway talks to Allison Markin, who has been living with MS for almost 20 years; and Dr. Jiwon Oh, medical director of the Barlo Multiple Sclerosis Program at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.…
 
Two years into pandemic learning, teachers are digging deep for inspiration and creativity to keep kids on track. As students in some parts of Canada head back to the classroom, we talk to Sabrina Jafralie, who teaches ethics and religious culture at Westmount High School in Montreal; Tara Sampson, an elementary school music teacher in Halifax; and…
 
Josh and M start the year talking about a hypothetical fourth season of the BBC podcast, "The Lovecraft Investigations." — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: podcastconspiracy@gmail.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcast…
 
On this episode, the boys discuss the latest Indian adaptation of Shark Tank, about Nick Leeson's bank fraud and the most bizarre story about the Olympics race in America in 1904. TISS is a weekly podcast where Aadar, Neville, Kautuk and Varun discuss random, fun, stupid, pointless, weird, shocking "facts" they find on the internet. So come learn w…
 
In an extended version of Thursday's conversation, former Facebook employee-turned-whistleblower Frances Haugen tells Matt Galloway about why she chose to disclose thousands of documents about the social media giant, and why she thinks Canada could lead a coalition of countries to demand change.
 
Helen Naslund was sentenced to 18 years for killing her abusive husband in Alberta — but this week, a judge cut that sentence in half. Journalist Christina Frangou tells us more about the 27-year abusive marriage. We also discuss this case, and others involving abuse, with Elizabeth Sheehy, a professor emerita of law at the University of Ottawa; an…
 
Our national affairs panel discusses the provinces' latest COVID-19 measures, and public trust in top medical officials. Matt Galloway talks to Marie Vastel, a parliamentary reporter for Le Devoir; Robert Benzie, the Queen's Park Bureau Chief for the Toronto Star; and Murray Mandryk, political columnist for the Regina Leader-Post.…
 
Chase awakens to a familiar face and in a hell of a predicament. The rest of the Crown Companions learn of the peril of traveling the Astral Plane. Check Out Our Merch Store: https://nsfwpodcast.myspreadshop.com/ Check Out Diana-Morgan Carter’s Merch Shop: https://starpunk-apparel.myspreadshop.com/ CheckOut SecondHand Goddess’ Merch Shop: https://s…
 
Have you had trouble sleeping since the pandemic started? London, Ont. woman Veronica Antipolo has, and she’s not alone. We hear how insomnia rates have skyrocketed during COVID-19 — and get tips on how to deal with it — with Dr. Elliott Lee, medical director of the sleep disorder clinic at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre; and Luc Beaudoin, a…
 
Former Facebook employee turned whistleblower Frances Haugen made headlines last year after disclosing thousands of documents about the social media giant, and testifying before U.S. senators that it chooses profits over the safety and well-being of its users. She tells Matt Galloway about what she saw over two years inside the company, and why she…
 
The Omicron surge has again highlighted inequality, between those who can work from home and access COVID-19 tests and better masks — and those who cannot. We discuss the challenges faced by low-income and racialized communities with Dr. Andrew Boozary, a physician and the executive director of Social Medicine at the University Health Network in To…
 
Our panel of experts talk to us about Dry January and re-examing the role of alcohol in life and society. Our panel consists of Ivy Knight, a freelance writer, journalist and fixture in Toronto’s restaurant scene; Ariel Ng Bourbonnais, a yoga teacher and research analyst who stopped drinking last year; and Fiona Hepher, the CEO and co-founder of de…
 
After months of popular protests calling for social reforms, 155 people have been given the responsibility of drafting Chile’s new constitution. Fernando Atria is one of those people — and he speaks to us about the necessity of drafting a new constitution for the country. We also hear from Guillermo Larrain, an economist and the author of The Stabi…
 
When Canadian mining companies operate overseas, their work is overseen by local authorities, not by the Canadian government. Some activists want the federal government to regulate those operations in order to protect Indigenous peoples in those countries. We talk to Grahame Russell, co-editor of a new book called Testimonio: Canadian Mining in the…
 
How sick might children get if they catch the Omicron variant? Matt Galloway talks to pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Fatima Kakkar about what she’s seeing with her patients; and Michelle Driedger, a professor of community health sciences at the University of Manitoba, discusses how to address vaccine hesitancy among parents.…
 
This episode of The Alfie Brown Show comes to you straight from my brand new, state of the art, central London recording studio. Obvisously it looks appalling but not for long. In this episode I talk about how very humble I am, and on from there; humility in general. I talk about attraction. I can't really remember what else.…
 
Then, anti-government demonstrations swept across Kazakhstan last week, and they quickly turned violent. We discuss what drove that violence with Isabelle Khurshudyan, a Washington Post foreign correspondent who has been reporting on the unrest; and Canadian diplomat Jeremy Kinsman, who served as ambassador to Russia and Kazakhstan.…
 
Feeling stressed at work? You’re not alone. As part of our series Work in Progress, we discuss the pandemic’s psychological fallout, and the risk that mental health issues could become a shadow epidemic in Canadian workplaces. Matt Galloway talks to a mother of three who juggled child care with working a full-time job at home; Hassel Aviles, execut…
 
It’s been two years since Ukrainian Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down by Iranian missiles, killing 176 people, most with ties to Canada. We discuss the next steps in getting justice and accountability for the victims with Hamed Esmaeilion, the spokesperson for the Association of Families of Flight PS752 Victims, who had family members on that fli…
 
Some of our younger listeners might be stuck at home again, but we — and some of our friends — have some ideas to help them have some fun. We’ve got music with Canadian children’s singer Raffi; storytelling with author Emil Sher; and mindfulness exercise with early childhood educator Michelle Candelaria.…
 
The first week of 2022 is over, and there are already political challenges staring down Canada in the coming months. Our panel of Canadian political veterans takes us through the year ahead in national politics. It’s comprised of Anne McLellan, who served as Liberal MP for Edmonton Centre from 1993 to 2006; Libby Davies, former NDP House Leader and…
 
Kaila has a nearly full house for this episode. Greg, Gary, Diana-Morgan, and Joseph are the guests. Lots of great questions and answers, Joseph explains the genesis of the encounter, and plans are set for the New Year of the show. Get Your Not Safe For Wizards Merch: | nsfwpodcast.spreadshop.com Check Out Diana-Morgan Carter’s Merch Shop: https://…
 
If a U.S. Capitol riot-like attack were to happen on our side of the border, how prepared is Canada to deal with it? We speak with security expert Stephanie Carvin about it. She’s an associate professor at Carleton University and the author of Stand on Guard: Reassessing Threats to Canada's National Security.…
 
Scientists and doctors say that without proper measures to combat airborne transmissions — like N95 masks and ventilation — we’re going to have a hard time fighting Omicron. We speak with Dr. Kashif Pirzada, an emergency room physician and co-founder of the group Masks4Canada, about the necessity of using N95 masks. We also chat with 14-year-old Sh…
 
In their latest investigation, CBC’s The Fifth Estate takes us inside white supremacist group The Base. Show host Gillian Findlay tells us what they found. We also speak with Barbara Perry, director of the Centre on Hate Bias and Extremism at the Ontario Tech University, about the infiltration of the Canadian military by right-wing extremists.…
 
It’s been a year since thousands of Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election results. In their new book, The Steal: The Attempt to Overthrow the 2020 Election and the People Who Stopped It, Mark Bowden and Matthew Teague chronicle the conspiracies that led to that violent day.…
 
Parents across Canada are once again learning their children won’t be going back to school anytime soon. We discuss the repercussions a lack of in-person learning could have on children with Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt, a professor and Canada Research Chair in Children's Mental Health and Violence Prevention at the University of Ottawa; Dr. Shimi Kang, …
 
The federal government and First Nations leaders have struck a historic $40 billion agreement-in-principle to compensate young people harmed by Canada’s discriminatory child welfare system. For more on how this agreement-in-principle could set the stage for a truly reformed child welfare system, we speak with Cindy Blackstock, executive director of…
 
A group of ice scientists who’ve been studying the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica have reported that the glacier is closer to potential collapse than previously thought. Jeff Goodell, who first nicknamed it the “Doomsday Glacier,” tells us about the environmental and societal impacts the glacier’s collapse could have. He’s a journalist and the auth…
 
From record-breaking case counts to provincial lockdowns, it’s been an exhausting few weeks for Canadians, especially health-care workers. We speak with three health-care workers across Canada about dealing with Omicron and shutdowns. Dr. Srinivas Murthy is a critical care specialist and Canada’s research chair in pandemic preparedness at the Unive…
 
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