The True North Eager Beaver
  • Mr. Beaver & Mr. Grizzly
13 episodes
The Eager Beaver welcomes you to join him and his friends in the Beaver Lodge for engaging, and grown up conversations about the Canadian political and cultural scene.

Episodes

The True North Eager Beaver Podcast -- Episode 6: “The Lost Episode”
2021 Jun 091h 7m 42s
In this “lost” episode** we’ll have our usual cross-Canada COVID update (things are looking up). Our lead story this week, is undeniably the biggest Canadian news story in some time, the discovery of an unmarked burial site at a residential school in British Columbia.    We will also do a round-up of recent bits of news of interest to us but for which we hadn’t yet found time or room in previous episodes
The True North Eager Beaver – Episode 5: “Are Conservative Governments Bad for our Health?”
2021 May 3058m 16s
In this special episode, the Eager Beaver and Mr Grizzly have an in-depth discussion about the the national mish mash of COVID-related lockdowns and how, Canadians, who are typically long to anger, have made quite well known their displeasure with their provincial governments’ handling of the pandemic. The four biggest COVID outbreaks in the country are still in Manitoba, Alberta, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.  Not-coincidentally, those four provinces happen to be led by ideologically Conservative politicians, which begs the question: “Are Conservative governments bad for our health?”
The True North Eager Beaver Extended Interview Project - Episode 5 -- Amy Caruso
2021 May 2731m 26s
The Eager Beaver Pod asks its guests if they're willing to provide an extended interview, so that we may better get to know them/what makes them tick.  When they agree, we package it together and present to you as part of this series.
The True North Eager Beaver – Episode 4: “Cresting” (Featuring Amy Caruso)
2021 May 251h 9m 29s
In this episode, the Eager Beaver and Mr. Grizzly present a cross-Canada COVID update; we’ll chat about all kinds of men behaving badly, following yet more recent sexual impropriety allegations in the Canadian Armed Forces;  and we’ll gloat about the Conservatives’ grift on Bill C-10 coming to a rather embarrassing end.
The True North Eager Beaver - Episode 3: "An Embarrassment of Hot Sticky Messes" (Featuring David Moscrop)
2021 May 191h 7m 59s
In this episode, the Eager Beaver and Mr. Grizzly touch upon four current hot, sticky messes affecting the country: First, some News You Can use about the state of the COVID pandemic in Canada (and it’s not good); then we touch upon the evolving science from NACI on the AstraZeneca vaccine; that’s followed by a dive into the sexual impropriety scandal involving former CDS General Vance; and finally, we discuss ‘politicians behaving badly’ on Bill C-10.
The True North Eager Beaver Extended Interview Project - Episode 4 -- David Moscrop, Part 2
2021 May 1655m 31s
The Eager Beaver Pod asks its guests if they're willing to provide an extended interview, so that we may better get to know them/what makes them tick. When they agree, we package it together and present to you as part of this series. This week's guest is the man with the cuttingly sharp-tipped pen who caught the world's attention with four words: "Doug Ford Must Resign". David Moscrop, shares with us interesting stories about his path, tell us why it is necessary for the Premier of Ontario to resign, speaks of his social justice flame, and we discuss whether we are indeed "Too Dumb for Democracy" (he's got a book!). (part 2) This is part two of a two-part in-depth interview
The True North Eager Beaver Extended Interview Project - Episode 3 -- David Moscrop, Part 1
2021 May 1249m 56s
The Eager Beaver Pod asks its guests if they're willing to provide an extended interview, so that we may better get to know them/what makes them tick. When they agree, we package it together and present to you as part of this series. This week's guest is the man with the cuttingly sharp-tipped pen who caught the world's attention with four words: "Doug Ford Must Resign". David Moscrop, shares with us interesting stories about his path, tell us why it is necessary for the Premier of Ontario to resign, speaks of his social justice flame, and we discuss whether we are indeed "Too Dumb for Democracy" (he's got a book!). (part 1) This is part one of a two-part in-depth interview
The True North Eager Beaver Extended Interview Project - Episode 2 -- Colin Hodgson, Part 2
2021 May 0751m 9s
The Eager Beaver Pod asks its guests if they're willing to provide an extended interview, so that we may better get to know them/what makes them tick. When they agree, we package it together and present to you as part of this series. Our first guest, Colin Hodgson, shares with us interesting stories about his path, the game, life in the curling bubble, and having the courage to make the tough call for one's mental health and well-being.
The True North Eager Beaver Extended Interview Project - Episode 1 -- Colin Hodgson, Part 1
2021 May 0652m 1s
The Eager Beaver Pod asks its guests if they're willing to provide an extended interview, so that we may better get to know them/what makes them tick. When they agree, we package it together and present to you as part of this series.
The True North Eager Beaver - Episode 2: "COVID News You Can Use" (Featuring Colin Hodgson)
2021 May 0451m 30s
In this episode the Eager Beaver and Mr Grizzly present some News You Can use about COVID Vaccines; touch upon the Québec Superior Court Decision on Bill 21; have good news for those frustrated by Air Canada; gloat over some news bound to make Premier Jason Bumbles Kenney’s and several of his UCP Alberta cohorts cry; and discuss an MP’s near-tip slip that someone… let slip out. They also address the triple-guilty verdict in the Officer Lynch Mob trial. Also in the show, the Beaver Lodge hosts its very first guest interview! If you enjoy sports, and curling in particular, you’re gonna loooooove this. And we’ll finish the show with a few -- oh shall we say -- curious and lighter – bits of news.