Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan deconstruct the end of the GOP Convention. Did Donald Trump do what he needed to with his speech? What should Hillary Clinton do to respond? And how long did it take the guys to break Godwin's Law? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
Podcasts (Weekly, or whenever Zain agrees to record)

Ep. 584

Make America Hate Again

Jul 22, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan deconstruct the end of the GOP Convention. Did Donald Trump do what he needed to with his speech? What should Hillary Clinton do to respond? And how long did it take the guys to break Godwin's Law? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Ep. 583

"You like that story? I wrote it."

Jul 19, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan give their assessment of the GOP convention in progress. How did the media jump on top of the Melania Trump's plagarism so quickly? Are we heading towards a total convention disaster? And why did they call it Bartlett's Familiar Quotations when Corey invented them all? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Ep. 582

Berning Out

Jul 12, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan check in on the US political system before dropping some truth bombs about referenda. Did Bernie Sanders maximize his exit from the race? Can Donald Trump win with his current fundraising totals? And just how badly do Corey and Stephen manipulate poll results? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Ep. 581

Yes We Kenney

Jul 6, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about Jason Kenney's jump to provincial politics. Can he win the Alberta PC leadership? Is this the political equivalent of a hostile takeover? And where can you buy a bunch of tiny Alberta flags? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Ep. 580

Brexit/Tying Your Head to an Anchor

Jun 24, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union. How did we get here? Is there anything the remain campaign could have done differently? And isn't "emergency podcast" a contradiction in terms? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Ep. 579

From Their Cold Dead Hands

Jun 14, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the fallout from Orlando, the American gun obsession and how history is written on the fly. Will Orlando finally force Americans to look at their blind support for gun ownership? Can we trust people to narrate events in their own life? And will the return of "Bold, Brilliant or Boneheaded" force a disbanding of The Strategists? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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Ep. 578

What's wrong with your caucus?

Jun 3, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the #CPC and #LPC conventions and the lessons to be learned from the Wildrose implosion in Alberta. Who "won" convention weekend? Is there any coming back once a caucus starts collapsing? And how big was Corey's convention hangover? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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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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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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