Episodes

Oct. 22, 2021

Read with Me: The Bhagavad Gita

I have mentioned before the importance of reading for this Podcast and life in general. In this new series, I'm going to highligh…

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Oct. 19, 2021

Capital Punishment: Lindsey Vann, Executive Director Justice360

Welcome to my new series on Capital Punishment. Lindsey Vann, Executive Director of Justice360 discusses some of the challenges i…

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Oct. 5, 2021

Basic Income: John Clarke, Anti-Poverty Activist, former lead for the…

My conversation with John Clarke, anti-poverty activist, is on his opposition to a Basic Income system. John raises a very compel…

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Sept. 28, 2021

Basic Income: Geoff Crocker, Editor of the Basic Income Forum, and UB…

Is there something to be said about our existence on earth and its link with work? What if governments took care of our basic nec…

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Sept. 23, 2021

Reflections: Canadian Election, Basic Income and my Recent Trip to Ik…

I hope you're enjoying my series on Basic Income! It seems many of you enjoy my reflections episode, so I thought to do another! …

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Sept. 21, 2021

Basic Income: Jessie Golem, Recipient of Ontario's Basic Income Pilot

Most debates and conversations on Basic Income do not include voices of recipients of Basic Income themselves. I wanted to ensure…

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Sept. 14, 2021

Basic Income: Matthew Flisfeder, Associate Professor, University of W…

Critics of a Basic Income System usually point to its cost and question whether not such a program incentivizes people to work. T…

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Sept. 7, 2021

Basic Income: Hugh Segal, Former Senator, Canadian Political Strategi…

Hugh Segal, Former Senator and Canadian Political Strategist and was chief of staff to Ontario Premier Bill Davis and later to Pr…

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Aug. 27, 2021

Reflections: Afghanistan, the Canadian Federal Election and More

I hope you are enjoying your summer! I share with you a new Podcast, which includes my ramblings on what is happening in Afghanis…

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July 27, 2021

Joyce Arthur, Executive Director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of …

I am so thankful to have Joyce Arthur, Executive Director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, on for a second time on thi…

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July 8, 2021

The Alliance for Life Ontario: Misinformation? Dangerous? My 2nd Conv…

Jakki Jeffs, Executive Director of the Alliance for Life of Ontario explains the organization's new research, website and address…

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June 15, 2021

My Conversation with Edwin Frondozo - @edwin100x

I had the privilege to have a conversation with my longtime friend Edwin Frondozo (@edwin100x) about all the great projects he ha…

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June 1, 2021

Tobacco Control / Harm Reduction Panel - Chris Bostic, Cliff Douglas,…

A milestone in the Strong and Free Podcast's history - the first-ever panel discussion! I discuss Tobacco Control and Harm Red…

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May 11, 2021

Tobacco Control: Dr. Gan Quan and Omara Dogar, The Union

I chat with Dr. Gan Quan and Omara Dogar from the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). We discu…

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May 4, 2021

Tobacco Control: Cliff Douglas, Director, University of Michigan Toba…

I chat with Cliff Douglas, on tobacco control/harm reduction measures and the need for sensible policy on tobacco moving forward.…

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April 27, 2021

Tobacco Control: Samrat Chowdhery, President, International Network o…

I chat with Samrat Chowdhery, President of the International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organizations (INNCO) about the merits …

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April 20, 2021

Tobacco Control: Alex Clark, CEO, The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Fr…

I talk to Alex Clark, CEO of the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternative Association (CASAA). We discuss why harm reduction…

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April 13, 2021

Tobacco Control: Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator, Coalition of As…

I chat with Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates to discuss the…

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April 6, 2021

Tobacco Control: Professor Brad Rodu, DDS, School of Medicine, Univer…

I chat with Professor Brad Rodu, DDS, School of Medicine at the University of Louisville. For twenty-five years Dr. Rodu has publ…

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March 30, 2021

Tobacco Control: Chris Bostic, Policy Director at Action on Smoking &…

Chris Bostic is ASH’s Policy Director and has been working in global tobacco control since 2001 when he attended the negotiations…

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March 16, 2021

A Conversation with the Creators of "Better Left Unsaid", Curt Jaimun…

I had a fascinating discussion with Curt Jaimungal and Desh Amila, the creators of a new documentary called "Better Left Unsaid".…

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March 9, 2021

Gun Control Part Two: Rod Giltaca, the Canadian Coalition for Firearm…

My second conversation with Rod Giltaca, CEO and ED of the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights (CCFR), includes his responses t…

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March 2, 2021

Sex Work: Lyra McKee, Co-Executive Director, PACE Society

Lyra McKee is the Co-Executive Director of PACE Society, a peer-driven organization located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouve…

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