The Strategists Mon, 03 Oct 2016 19:44:57 +0000 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:46:15 +0000 Libsyn WebEngine 2.0 http://thestrategists.libsyn.com/podcast en http://thestrategists.libsyn.com/podcast http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/6/0/e/a/60eadf0e82cc4ee1/The-Strategists.jpg The Strategists Stephen Carter, Corey Hogan and Zain Velji alberta,canada,elections,politics yes corey@coreyhogan.ca episodic Ep. 595: Creative Differences Mon, 03 Oct 2016 19:44:57 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan discuss the lessons learned from Donald Trump's post debate meltdown. Is there a path forward for the GOP? Did Trump's surrogates let him down on the tax return issue? And thanks. Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan discuss the lessons learned from Donald Trump's post debate meltdown. Is there a path forward for the GOP? Did Trump's surrogates let him down on the tax return issue? And thanks. Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 594: #DebateNight 1: Trump Bombs Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:06:36 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan discuss the first U.S. Presidential debate of the 2016 election. How did the candidates do? Where do the go from here? And does Sean Hannity have the temperament of a 400 pound birther? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan discuss the first U.S. Presidential debate of the 2016 election. How did the candidates do? Where do the go from here? And does Sean Hannity have the temperament of a 400 pound birther? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 593: The Softest Launch Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:08:44 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan discuss Sandra Jansen's potential leadership bid, the latest doings of the Liberal government and the upcoming US presidential debates. Is now the time for other candidates to jump into the race for PC leader? What would our reactions be both inside the room and in public to a series of recent Liberal challenges? And who's campaign will we launch next week? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan discuss Sandra Jansen's potential leadership bid, the latest doings of the Liberal government and the upcoming US presidential debates. Is now the time for other candidates to jump into the race for PC leader? What would our reactions be both inside the room and in public to a series of recent Liberal challenges? And who's campaign will we launch next week? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 592: Full Disclosure Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:46:05 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan discuss minimum wage, the Alberta PC leadership race and the recent missteps by candidates in the US. What are the impacts of Alberta raising the minimum wage? Is it a cause the federal government can embrace? And are Colin Powell's emails best set to electronica or soft jazz? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan discuss minimum wage, the Alberta PC leadership race and the recent missteps by candidates in the US. What are the impacts of Alberta raising the minimum wage? Is it a cause the federal government can embrace? And are Colin Powell's emails best set to electronica or soft jazz? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 590: A Fist in the Face Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:35:56 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan discuss leadership rules through the prism of the Alberta PCs setting the stage for their contest. What's fair in a leadership contest? How does the party establishment put its thumb on the scale? And how awful is the return of crowd favourite segments "Magic Pills" and "Fortune Cookies"? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan discuss leadership rules through the prism of the Alberta PCs setting the stage for their contest. What's fair in a leadership contest? How does the party establishment put its thumb on the scale? And how awful is the return of crowd favourite segments "Magic Pills" and "Fortune Cookies"? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 589: Bubblegum Governance Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:05:31 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan discuss the Liberal retreat, expense scandals and how the federal parties are preparing for the fall. What goes into planning a government retreat? Are lounge passes and limousines going to tarnish the Trudeau brand? And why won't Stephen Carter stay at a Best Western? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan discuss the Liberal retreat, expense scandals and how the federal parties are preparing for the fall. What goes into planning a government retreat? Are lounge passes and limousines going to tarnish the Trudeau brand? And why won't Stephen Carter stay at a Best Western? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 588: Alberta 2: Electric Boogaloo Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:39:16 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan check in on what's happened in Alberta this summer, and the broader political lessons that can be learned from the same. Is Jason Kenney going to get into trouble for "double-dipping"? Was the NDP approach to campaign finance reform a misfire? And how depressing would it be to be a bureaucrat briefing Stephen Carter on PPAs? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan check in on what's happened in Alberta this summer, and the broader political lessons that can be learned from the same. Is Jason Kenney going to get into trouble for "double-dipping"? Was the NDP approach to campaign finance reform a misfire? And how depressing would it be to be a bureaucrat briefing Stephen Carter on PPAs? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 587: Ctrl-Alt-Del Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:43:52 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the Trump campaign's attempt at a reboot. Can The Donald rebound? What's are his pathways to victory? And, in the immortal words of Larry Heather, is this twilight for democracy? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the Trump campaign's attempt at a reboot. Can The Donald rebound? What's are his pathways to victory? And, in the immortal words of Larry Heather, is this twilight for democracy? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 586: Balloons and Other Bounces Tue, 02 Aug 2016 03:53:44 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the end of the DNC/#DemsInPhilly and the fallout from Trump's no-good, very bad, horrible weekend. Is Donald Trump in the middle of a meltdown? Did the DNC deliver a message durable enough to take Clinton to November? And most importantly, what did we think of the lighting? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the end of the DNC/#DemsInPhilly and the fallout from Trump's no-good, very bad, horrible weekend. Is Donald Trump in the middle of a meltdown? Did the DNC deliver a message durable enough to take Clinton to November? And most importantly, what did we think of the lighting? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 585: DNC 2016: Fall Guy with a Parachute Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:20:34 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about #DNCleaks and the start of the Democratic Convention. Did Debbie Wasserman-Schultz need to resign? Did Bernie Sanders do what he needed to? And what time is nap time for the California delegation? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about #DNCleaks and the start of the Democratic Convention. Did Debbie Wasserman-Schultz need to resign? Did Bernie Sanders do what he needed to? And what time is nap time for the California delegation? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 584: Make America Hate Again Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:23:31 +0000 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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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." Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:57:34 +0000 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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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 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 22:48:00 +0000 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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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 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 20:39:18 +0000 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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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 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:46:25 +0000 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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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 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 04:25:48 +0000 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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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? Fri, 03 Jun 2016 03:56:06 +0000 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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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 Thu, 26 May 2016 03:32:53 +0000 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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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 Tue, 17 May 2016 03:59:37 +0000 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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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 Tue, 10 May 2016 04:50:18 +0000 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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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 Tue, 03 May 2016 22:41:46 +0000 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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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 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:28:20 +0000 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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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" Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:29:01 +0000 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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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 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 04:23:15 +0000 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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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 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 00:36:33 +0000 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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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." Tue, 05 Apr 2016 03:23:56 +0000 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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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 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 23:24:05 +0000 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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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 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 04:50:36 +0000 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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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 Wed, 17 Feb 2016 05:06:19 +0000 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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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 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:55 +0000 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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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 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:16:55 +0000 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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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 Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:51:37 +0000 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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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 Wed, 06 Jan 2016 00:52:17 +0000 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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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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Ep. 561: The Law of Unintended Consequences Tue, 22 Dec 2015 23:20:19 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about political parties that have made decisions that come back to haunt them. Did the Republican Party dig their own grave? Will Justin Trudeau's campaign promises ultimately bury him? And is Stephen Carter single handedly responsible for the demise of the Alberta PCs? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about political parties that have made decisions that come back to haunt them. Did the Republican Party dig their own grave? Will Justin Trudeau's campaign promises ultimately bury him? And is Stephen Carter single handedly responsible for the demise of the Alberta PCs? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 560: The Virtue of Obstinance Thu, 10 Dec 2015 21:03:56 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the political phenomenon that is holding your ground in the face of contrary facts or public opposition. Have Premier Notley and Prime Minister Trudeau acted with willful disdain? Is Donald Trump the ghost of politics future? And is Brad Wall in Paris the saddest French expressionist film ever? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the political phenomenon that is holding your ground in the face of contrary facts or public opposition. Have Premier Notley and Prime Minister Trudeau acted with willful disdain? Is Donald Trump the ghost of politics future? And is Brad Wall in Paris the saddest French expressionist film ever? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 559: The Haymaker to the Queen Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:53:14 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about climate change strategy and Trudeau's first twenty days. Is the Alberta climate change policy a winner? Did the first minister's conference go as planned? And will the #APEChottie go grey on the sides first or turn completely silver? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about climate change strategy and Trudeau's first twenty days. Is the Alberta climate change policy a winner? Did the first minister's conference go as planned? And will the #APEChottie go grey on the sides first or turn completely silver? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 558: Pilgrims in a Political Land Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:33:00 +0000 From Washington D.C., Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk the latest trends in campaigning with Campaigns & Elections Co-Publisher Shane Greer before turning their attention to the U.S. political scene. What are the emerging campaign technologies to watch? Should the Trump candidacy be taken seriously? And who does a better job of being the smug Canadian - Corey or Stephen? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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From Washington D.C., Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk the latest trends in campaigning with Campaigns & Elections Co-Publisher Shane Greer before turning their attention to the U.S. political scene. What are the emerging campaign technologies to watch? Should the Trump candidacy be taken seriously? And who does a better job of being the smug Canadian - Corey or Stephen? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 557: It's Cabinet Day Thu, 05 Nov 2015 02:08:13 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan give their hot takes on the new Canadian cabinet. What surprised? Who was snubbed? And is music Canada's most important natural resource? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan give their hot takes on the new Canadian cabinet. What surprised? Who was snubbed? And is music Canada's most important natural resource? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 556: The Cabinet Fantasy Draft Special Fri, 30 Oct 2015 20:22:56 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan assemble their fantasy cabinets for Trudeau's first government. How are cabinets assembled? What do the powers-that-be consider when creating such a body? And honestly, why would Corey pick a journalist from Newfoundland to be Minister of Finance? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan assemble their fantasy cabinets for Trudeau's first government. How are cabinets assembled? What do the powers-that-be consider when creating such a body? And honestly, why would Corey pick a journalist from Newfoundland to be Minister of Finance? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 555: Meanwhile, in Alberta... Wed, 28 Oct 2015 01:19:33 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan turn their attention to Alberta politics. What's to be made of the 2015 Alberta budget? Do the NDP have a "Calgary problem"? And why do people say "PIN number"? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan turn their attention to Alberta politics. What's to be made of the 2015 Alberta budget? Do the NDP have a "Calgary problem"? And why do people say "PIN number"? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 554: Bandwagon Politics Fri, 23 Oct 2015 19:19:01 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan give their post-election analysis. What worked for each of the parties and what didn't? What does the future hold in store for the NDP and Conservatives? And did Corey just violate Godwin's Law? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan give their post-election analysis. What worked for each of the parties and what didn't? What does the future hold in store for the NDP and Conservatives? And did Corey just violate Godwin's Law? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 553: Raiders of the Lost Campaign Arc Sun, 18 Oct 2015 01:17:21 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk with pollster Quito Maggi and journalist Jen Gerson about the 2015 election. What do Quito's numbers say about election day? How has this campaign looked from Jen's vantage point at a national newspaper? And was Stephen Carter really not wearing pants for the entire episode? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk with pollster Quito Maggi and journalist Jen Gerson about the 2015 election. What do Quito's numbers say about election day? How has this campaign looked from Jen's vantage point at a national newspaper? And was Stephen Carter really not wearing pants for the entire episode? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 552: If It Walks Like A Turkey and Quacks Like a Turkey... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 00:29:23 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the impact holidays like Thanksgiving have on elections. What is the endgame for each Party? Will we be staying up late to see how BC votes? And did Corey actually bet $400 that there would be a Liberal majority? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the impact holidays like Thanksgiving have on elections. What is the endgame for each Party? Will we be staying up late to see how BC votes? And did Corey actually bet $400 that there would be a Liberal majority? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 551: Stop Crying Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:51:57 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan break down the niqab debate - and its impact on Canadians. Are the Conservatives just running a fear campaign? What are parties doing right now to get out the vote? And who put that dead cat on the table? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan break down the niqab debate - and its impact on Canadians. Are the Conservatives just running a fear campaign? What are parties doing right now to get out the vote? And who put that dead cat on the table? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 550: Uptown Munk Tue, 29 Sep 2015 23:05:59 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan break down the Munk Debate and take a look at the strategy involved in riding level campaigning. What moments at the Munk Debate will have resonance? How do local campaigns overcome national narratives? And why does Corey keep stealing Stephen's lines? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan break down the Munk Debate and take a look at the strategy involved in riding level campaigning. What moments at the Munk Debate will have resonance? How do local campaigns overcome national narratives? And why does Corey keep stealing Stephen's lines? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 549: Livin' on the Wedge Tue, 22 Sep 2015 03:09:41 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan set the stage for the last 28 days of the election. What's the analysis of the #GlobeDebate analysis? How - and why - do parties construct political wedges? And is it too late to get that BABYBJÖRN toilet seat? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan set the stage for the last 28 days of the election. What's the analysis of the #GlobeDebate analysis? How - and why - do parties construct political wedges? And is it too late to get that BABYBJÖRN toilet seat? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 548: #GlobeDebate Live Fri, 18 Sep 2015 06:59:30 +0000 Stephen Carter, Corey Hogan and a live studio audience dissect the Globe and Mail economic debate. Which leader(s) can claim victory? Where do the parties go from here? And will the BABYBJÖRN toilet seat ever find a buyer? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter, Corey Hogan and a live studio audience dissect the Globe and Mail economic debate. Which leader(s) can claim victory? Where do the parties go from here? And will the BABYBJÖRN toilet seat ever find a buyer? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 547: Outsourcing Strategy, Managing Incompetence Fri, 11 Sep 2015 18:22:06 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the recent turns in the 2015 election campaign. Is the Conservative's new advisor a sign of a campaign in freefall? Should the New Democrats be worried about Trudeau's latest moves? And can James Carville best the top political minds in China? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the recent turns in the 2015 election campaign. Is the Conservative's new advisor a sign of a campaign in freefall? Should the New Democrats be worried about Trudeau's latest moves? And can James Carville best the top political minds in China? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 546: The Liberal Strategy Special Wed, 09 Sep 2015 06:50:45 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan take an in depth look at the Liberal Party of Canada and their pathway to victory. Where can the Liberals win? What policies will propel them about the NDP? And did these guys really commission polling just to help their hypothetical strategy session? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan take an in depth look at the Liberal Party of Canada and their pathway to victory. Where can the Liberals win? What policies will propel them about the NDP? And did these guys really commission polling just to help their hypothetical strategy session? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 545: You Have My Full Confidence Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:01:03 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan tackle the latest events in federal politics. Is Tom Mulcair to the right of Justin Trudeau? Is the Liberal infrastructure plan a solid ballot box question? And do you have what it takes to avoid having lunch with Stephen Carter?  Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan tackle the latest events in federal politics. Is Tom Mulcair to the right of Justin Trudeau? Is the Liberal infrastructure plan a solid ballot box question? And do you have what it takes to avoid having lunch with Stephen Carter?  Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 544: Polls, Focus Groups and Other Lies Sun, 23 Aug 2015 14:56:05 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the last week in federal politics. Did Tom Mulcair's decade old man-crush on Margaret Thatcher hurt him? Are the media on an anti-Conservative vendetta? And what does Stephen Carter REALLY think about the focus group that rated the Trudeau ad a winner? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the last week in federal politics. Did Tom Mulcair's decade old man-crush on Margaret Thatcher hurt him? Are the media on an anti-Conservative vendetta? And what does Stephen Carter REALLY think about the focus group that rated the Trudeau ad a winner? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 543: It's An Honour Just To Be Nominated Fri, 14 Aug 2015 02:56:55 +0000 Stephen Carter, Corey Hogan and Pundit's Guide's Alice Funke talk about the state of the 2015 campaign. Are the Conservatives about to announce a slate of star candidates? Should we be impressed withe the NDP roster? And can the Liberals build their campaign from the heart outward? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter, Corey Hogan and Pundit's Guide's Alice Funke talk about the state of the 2015 campaign. Are the Conservatives about to announce a slate of star candidates? Should we be impressed withe the NDP roster? And can the Liberals build their campaign from the heart outward? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 542: That's Debatable Sat, 08 Aug 2015 15:42:32 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the first debate of the 2015 election. Who won? Were there any moments that stand out? And is Stephen Carter a member of the "middle class"? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the first debate of the 2015 election. Who won? Were there any moments that stand out? And is Stephen Carter a member of the "middle class"? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 541: Game On Mon, 03 Aug 2015 02:53:03 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the start of the 2015 election campaign. Did Justin Trudeau deliver? Will Harper take a hit for the extra costs associated with a longer writ? And is the NDP about to launch a paramilitary assault on Ottawa? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the start of the 2015 election campaign. Did Justin Trudeau deliver? Will Harper take a hit for the extra costs associated with a longer writ? And is the NDP about to launch a paramilitary assault on Ottawa? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 540: A Million Dollars on Strategy Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:18:31 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan tackle the run up to the 2015 election. Did the anti-NDP Conservative attack site deliver? Is Toronto Canada's "most important" city? And is there ANY circumstance in which you'd like to be Justin Trudeau right now? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan tackle the run up to the 2015 election. Did the anti-NDP Conservative attack site deliver? Is Toronto Canada's "most important" city? And is there ANY circumstance in which you'd like to be Justin Trudeau right now? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 539: Applaudable, Abhorrent, Audacious Tue, 21 Jul 2015 03:45:04 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan tackle federal politics in the dog days of summer. Did the Council of Federation deliver? Are the Conservatives on the right track? And what magic pill do the Liberals need to take to get back in the game? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan tackle federal politics in the dog days of summer. Did the Council of Federation deliver? Are the Conservatives on the right track? And what magic pill do the Liberals need to take to get back in the game? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 538: The Santorum Runoff Tue, 14 Jul 2015 02:01:55 +0000 To celebrate their 538th episode, Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan turn their sights south of the border. What do the polls tell us about the Republican race? Is Stephen Carter about to show up in an anti-Chris Christie attack ad? And will Corey and Stephen remember there was an election in 1992? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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To celebrate their 538th episode, Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan turn their sights south of the border. What do the polls tell us about the Republican race? Is Stephen Carter about to show up in an anti-Chris Christie attack ad? And will Corey and Stephen remember there was an election in 1992? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 537: Ezra Levant on a Tractor Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:10:06 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan grade the Alberta political parties on the legislative session. What's to be made of the PC reversal on Bill 1? Are we now in a permanent campaign? And did Lou Arab and Rachel Notley inspire Aaron Sorkin to write The American President? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan grade the Alberta political parties on the legislative session. What's to be made of the PC reversal on Bill 1? Are we now in a permanent campaign? And did Lou Arab and Rachel Notley inspire Aaron Sorkin to write The American President? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 536: Corn Dogs with Mustard Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:00:53 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk federal politics. Has Justin Trudeau reversed the Liberal slide? What can we expect over the summer? And has there ever been a worse "radio" ad than HarperPAC's? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk federal politics. Has Justin Trudeau reversed the Liberal slide? What can we expect over the summer? And has there ever been a worse "radio" ad than HarperPAC's? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 535: LIVE from Calgary Tue, 16 Jun 2015 04:44:58 +0000 Stephen Carter, Corey Hogan and a live studio audience dissect the first NDP Throne Speech. How did the speech measure up? How were the other parties responses? And is Justin Trudeau the William Shatner of federal politics? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter, Corey Hogan and a live studio audience dissect the first NDP Throne Speech. How did the speech measure up? How were the other parties responses? And is Justin Trudeau the William Shatner of federal politics? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 534: A Letter Not A Number Sat, 13 Jun 2015 00:07:55 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the week in politics. What's to be made of the Alberta media exodus to the NDP government? How do we feel about Bob Hawkesworth's Rocky like comeback? And was Marg McCuaig-Boyd's media scrum prep done by Deborah Drever? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the week in politics. What's to be made of the Alberta media exodus to the NDP government? How do we feel about Bob Hawkesworth's Rocky like comeback? And was Marg McCuaig-Boyd's media scrum prep done by Deborah Drever? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 533: The Cheque’s in the Mail Fri, 05 Jun 2015 04:38:38 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the other parties in Alberta. Are the PCs bankrupt? What's the best path forward for Brian Jean? And is Greg Clark turning the Alberta Party into a bloodless technocracy? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the other parties in Alberta. Are the PCs bankrupt? What's the best path forward for Brian Jean? And is Greg Clark turning the Alberta Party into a bloodless technocracy? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 532: A Baker's Dozen Minus One Mon, 25 May 2015 00:27:57 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about Rachel Notley's swearing in and the new twelve person cabinet. Which ministers were expected? What were the surprises? What does this mean for federal politics? And was Corey given a free NDP membership? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about Rachel Notley's swearing in and the new twelve person cabinet. Which ministers were expected? What were the surprises? What does this mean for federal politics? And was Corey given a free NDP membership? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 531: University of Montreal Special Wed, 13 May 2015 04:02:05 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan do some Albertasplaining with the Political Science department of the University of Montreal. What happened in Alberta? How will this affect things federally? Is this the start of a new dynasty? And seriously, what happened in Alberta? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan do some Albertasplaining with the Political Science department of the University of Montreal. What happened in Alberta? How will this affect things federally? Is this the start of a new dynasty? And seriously, what happened in Alberta? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 530: Funeral, Birthday, Resurrection, Body Thu, 07 May 2015 03:51:11 +0000 The day after the election, Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan look at their past predictions and give first analysis on what just happened in Alberta. Who was right (Corey)? Who was wrong (Stephen)? Do the the PCs have a path forward? And what does the NDP do now? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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The day after the election, Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan look at their past predictions and give first analysis on what just happened in Alberta. Who was right (Corey)? Who was wrong (Stephen)? Do the the PCs have a path forward? And what does the NDP do now? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 529: Prentice's Mom Still Likes Him Mon, 04 May 2015 02:42:24 +0000 Part retrospective, part prediction episode, Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the campaign that was and the election day that will be. What do strategists do in the final days of a campaign? What do we make of the PC performance? And more importantly, will we stick by some of our earlier predictions? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Part retrospective, part prediction episode, Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the campaign that was and the election day that will be. What do strategists do in the final days of a campaign? What do we make of the PC performance? And more importantly, will we stick by some of our earlier predictions? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 528: The Last 10 Days Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:04:31 +0000 With a little over a week to go in the Alberta election, Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about what can be expected in the campaign close-out. What do the parties need to do between now and election day? Are there things to watch out for? And what do we make of the Alberta NDP momentum? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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With a little over a week to go in the Alberta election, Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about what can be expected in the campaign close-out. What do the parties need to do between now and election day? Are there things to watch out for? And what do we make of the Alberta NDP momentum? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Ep. 527: Debate Night in Alberta Fri, 24 Apr 2015 03:58:47 +0000 Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan dissect and discuss the leader's debate. Who won? Who lost? Where do they go from here? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan dissect and discuss the leader's debate. Who won? Who lost? Where do they go from here? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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