Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about how #Elbowgate, Hillary Clinton's perfect storm and the art of political conventioneering. When elbows were thrown in the House of Commons, who won and who lost? Is Donald Trump going to pull off the greatest political caper since Nick Cage stole the Declaration of Independence? And are we ready for the return of the "Legit-meter"? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
Podcasts (Weekly, or whenever Zain agrees to record)

Ep. 577

Political and Medical Science Both Confirm Elbows Don't Have Gates

May 26, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about how #Elbowgate, Hillary Clinton's perfect storm and the art of political conventioneering. When elbows were thrown in the House of Commons, who won and who lost? Is Donald Trump going to pull off the greatest political caper since Nick Cage stole the Declaration of Independence? And are we ready for the return of the "Legit-meter"? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Ep. 576

When Predictions Attack

May 17, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about how the Democrats and Republicans are uniting behind their respective candidates and how the Conservative and NDP leadership contests are kicking off. Can the GOP unite behind Trump? Are the Sandernistas uniting behind Clinton? And where do I address my $5 million cheque to the Michael Chong campaign? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Ep. 575

The Strategy of Crisis

May 10, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan reveal the review contest winners (0:00) and then jump into the politics of the Fort McMurray fire (10:30). How is a politician supposed to act in a crisis? What's the role of corporations and charities? And why do all the rules go out the window in times of disaster? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Ep. 574

Family is a Euphemism

May 3, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about PKP's resignation and the polarization of American politics. What's the proper way for a leader to resign? How will an election contest with the two least likeable candidates in American history play out? And how do you crack the whip on an independent Senate? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Ep. 573

California, Uber Allies

Apr 27, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the US primary end games and some minor scandals brewing at home. What's the best way for Bernie Sanders to call it quits? Why does the Premier of BC get a salary from the BC Liberals? And has Corey ever gotten angrier than when talking about Uber? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Ep. 572

"Don't be a Semenko"

Apr 20, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the last week in politics. Would Mulcair have been able to stay on as leader if the NDP convention was in Toronto? Is it time for Bernie Sanders to call it quits? And did Ric McIver lose his mind or only his dignity? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Ep. 571

Alberta Budget 2016: Governmentinaction

Apr 15, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the Alberta budget. Did it do what it needed to do? Were there any missed opportunities? And how much of this can be laid at the feet of Stephen Carter? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Ep. 570

The NDP's Big Leap

Apr 12, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the NDP federal convention in Edmonton. Does the Leap Manifesto doom the party? What's to be made of Mulcair's 48% support level? And how much carbon did this conversation use up? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Ep. 569

"Joe Clark, you idiot."

Apr 5, 2016

In a Saskatchewan election special Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk Trump, Cruz, Sanders, Clinton, contested conventions, open membership, federal budgets, Mulcair's leadership, Alberta PCs, Wisconsin predictions and Trudeau's PR machine. Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and makes sure nobody talks about Saskatchewan.
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Ep. 568

Missouri Loves Company

Mar 14, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan preview Super Tuesday III, Trudeau's DC visit and controversy in Alberta. What would you do if you were one of the non-Trump candidates? What ails the conservative movement? And can any of The Strategists believe how inept the Wildrose is? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Ep. 567

Don't Buy that Jam

Mar 4, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the rise of Donald Trump. Can he be stopped? Will the Republican Party splinter? And back at home, did the First Ministers talk about building a border wall that America pays for? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Ep. 566

Death of a Scalesman

Feb 17, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the death of Scalia and the birth of Trudeau's government. Will stopping Obama's nominee backfire on the GOP? Is Justin Trudeau breaking too many promises? And if Ezra Levant knocked on your door, would YOU answer? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Ep. 565

Chess, Checkers or Whack-A-Mole

Feb 11, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the lessons we learned in New Hampshire. Is the establishment dead? Are there take-aways that apply to politics in Canada? And will a magical cricket ever turn Marco Rubio into a real boy? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Ep. 564

Iowa Jima

Feb 2, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about political momentum and Iowa caucuses before a hard pivot to equalization payments. When is victory contextual? How much can you control the context? And who has the more on-point but off-topic rant - Stephen or Corey? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Ep. 563

Pick a Different Brand of Crazy

Jan 14, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the ascent of extreme candidates with big ideas. Is this phenomenom the new normal? Will all of our future politicians look like Sanders, Trump or Kevin O'Leary? And is Stephen Carter about to run for leader of the BC NDP? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Ep. 562

Take Home the Liberals, Wake Up With An STV

Jan 6, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the Liberal plans to introduce a new voting system. How would proportional representation or single transferrable vote impact election outcomes? Who wins if the decision goes to a referendum? And how long will it take the gang to find a way to game the new system? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Videos (Catch The Strategists Thursdays on CBC Calgary at 6pm)
Stephen Carter was senior strategist to Naheed Nenshi and Alison Redford. Corey Hogan was senior strategist to a bunch of people who never reached notoriety. Today, both make their living providing strategic counsel.
 
They’re here to talk politics. Zain Velji sets the questions and keeps them in line.

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