True North Eager Beaver

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 68
  May 20, 2022   2750

Just a Nibble, Eh? — Beaver Birthday

(Recording date: May 19, 2022) It’s the Eager Beaver’s birthday but Canada is getting all the presents: A disastrous debate for both Doug Ford and Andrea Horwath; a Jason Kenney resignation; La Tamara may be going back to jail; and, Pippy Long Talkings keeps on having bad week after bad week. Your Eager Beaver and...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 67
  May 19, 2022   3780

Interview Project: Métis National Council President, Cassidy Caron

(Recording date: May 16, 2022) 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, Cassidy Caron, is an...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 18
  May 17, 2022   4192

Interview Project: Ontario Liberal Party candidate Matthew Pronovost

(Recording date: May 9, 2022) 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, Matthew Pronovost, is an...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 18
  May 17, 2022   4207

Interview Project: Ontario Liberal Party candidate Matthew Pronovost

(Recording date: May 9, 2022) 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, Matthew Pronovost, is an...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 17
  May 14, 2022   10354

Interview Project: Dr. David DesBaillets on the Right to Housing

Recording date, April 21, 2022 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 Human Rights Scholar...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 17
  May 14, 2022   10399

Interview Project: Dr. David DesBaillets on the Right to Housing

Recording date, April 21, 2022 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 Human Rights Scholar...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 18
  May 11, 2022   7199

Beaver Bites: The First CPC Leadership Deflate… Err, Debate

Recording Date: Friday, May 6] 12 declared candidates quickly got whittled down to 6, and the first (unofficial) debate of the COVID Party of Canada’s leadership race was, sadly, imposed upon the nation via that which was once called The Manning Centre. Suffice it to say the whole event confirmed that as much as Conservatives...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 18
  May 11, 2022   7214

Beaver Bites: The First CPC Leadership Deflate… Err, Debate

Recording Date: Friday, May 6] 12 declared candidates quickly got whittled down to 6, and the first (unofficial) debate of the COVID Party of Canada’s leadership race was, sadly, imposed upon the nation via that which was once called The Manning Centre. Suffice it to say the whole event confirmed that as much as Conservatives...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 16
  May 11, 2022   7715

Interview Project: Ontario Liberal Candidate Tyler Watt

Recording date, April 19, 2022 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, Tyler Watt, is a...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 28
  May 07, 2022   8643

“F*ck Sh!t Up!”: A Special Eager Beaver Mother’s Day Special

(Recording Date: May 7, 2022) Title for today’s show created By Holly Warner, Kits, On Tuesday, May 3rd, Canadians woke to terrifying news coming from the United States: A draft SCOTUS decision indicating that Roe Vs Wade would be overturned was leaked, and since, sadness, fear, trepidation, mobilization, anger, and shock has reverberated all around...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 28
  May 07, 2022   8718

“F*ck Sh!t Up!”: A Special Eager Beaver Mother’s Day Special

(Recording Date: May 7, 2022) Title for today’s show created By Holly Warner, Kits, On Tuesday, May 3rd, Canadians woke to terrifying news coming from the United States: A draft SCOTUS decision indicating that Roe Vs Wade would be overturned was leaked, and since, sadness, fear, trepidation, mobilization, anger, and shock has reverberated all around...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 27
  May 03, 2022   8749

A Royal Reckoning

(Recording Date: May 2, 2022) Hey there, Kits! After a few issue-specific episodes, we are back to our regular format for our flagship episode. Given provincial data is now totally sketchy, our Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast COVID Round-Up is now our National COVID Update; we will talk about a Royal Reckoning; and take a quick check-in on politics, while...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 17
  Apr 25, 2022   8448

Beaver Bites: “FATAL ERORR – The S. S. Pierre-tanic”

Recording Date: April 24, 2022 It’s been about two weeks since we’ve checked in on the Chaos Party of Canada’s leadership race, and Oh Mylanta is it ever a mess! A deftly executed pivot by Team Charest combined with a series of unforced errors by Team Skippy may mean that the seeming frontrunner may not...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 15
  Apr 23, 2022   6003

Interview Project: Alberta Politics' David Climenhaga

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, David Climenhaga, is a Canadian union activist, author, teacher,...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 26
  Apr 15, 2022   5746

The Butcher of Bucha

(Recording Date: April 15, 2022) Click Here To Enjoy TNEB Podcast Episode 25 In this episode: Putin is still being Putin, so we’ll be taking a look at how the cretin screwed up the world since we last checked in on him, and how kickass Ukrainians are fighting him off. We’ll finish it off with...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 55
  Apr 13, 2022   5565

Dollar, Dollar Bills Y'all! (The Budget)

Recording Date: April 11, 2022 On Thursday, April 7th, Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled her second budget. What with COVID, supply chain issues, a war in Ukraine, and climate change seemingly gone into hyper-speed, this may be one of the trickiest moments for a Finance Minister in recent Canadian history....

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 54
  Apr 11, 2022   6790

Interview Project: Political Commentator Evan Scrimshaw

(Recording date: April 3, 2022) 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, Evan Scrimshaw, is a...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 53
  Apr 07, 2022   4538

Fourth Booster COVID Update Special

(Recording Dates: April 5 & 7, 2022) In this episode: It’s been busy at here at the Beaver Lodge — we’ve had a few interviews scheduled which has gotten in the way of our usual full format flagship show. However, we wanted to keep you up-to-date with news you can use on COVID, particularly freshly...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 52
  Mar 31, 2022   6071

Beaver Bites: There Be CPC Leadership Drama, Darlings!

Recording Date: March 31, 2022 In this bite we have an amuse-geule of multiple flavours: Last week we spoke about what the Supply and Confidence agreement is and isn’t, and how it landed; this week, we chat about what’s actually in it. We here at The Eager Beaver always say it’s not a CPC Leadership...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 51
  Mar 28, 2022   8501

Guess Who's Back?

(Recording Dates: March 27 & 28, 2022) In this episode: https://www.podpage.com/the-true-north-eager-beaver/ In this episode: We have our Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast COVID (and because they are now inextricably linked) and Convoy update, and we once again look at how the situation in Ukraine has evolved, and then look a bit closer at Canada’s role over the past few...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 50
  Mar 26, 2022   3164

Interview Project: John Stopford

(Recording date: March 25, 2022) 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. Today, we have something out of the ordinary, for us. Our first interview with one of our Kits. Kit John came to us...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 49
  Mar 22, 2022   6650

The Game Has Changed

Recording Date: March 22, 2022 Today, PM Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh launched a grenade into the Conservative Party of Canada’s bunker and it has totally upended that party’s leadership race. And the Eager Beaver and Mr. Grizzly are totally here for it. It’s political Christmas in Canada, and we’re getting the presents. And since...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 48
  Mar 17, 2022   7254

Points of Inflection

(Recording Dates: March 14 & 16, 2022) In this episode: We have our look at the new a “you’re on your own” phase of COVID into which our Premiers are forcing us and once again, recap the heart breaking situation in Ukraine. And those two things alone were enough to fill up a full show. The...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 47
  Mar 10, 2022   4443

Beaver Bites: Aaaaaand They’re Off!

Recording Date: March 10, 2022 The rules have been made public, the two biggest names expected are now officially in, and we even have a surprise entry, but the   Conservative Party of Canada’s leadership race is now on. The Eager Beaver and Mr. Grizzly share their thoughts. Minimal script, flying without a net. 1) If you...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 46
  Mar 08, 2022   6914

Slava Ukraini

(Recording Dates: March 6 & 7, 2022) In this episode: We have our coast to coast to coast COVID round-up, discuss the invocation of the Emergencies Act to put an end to the CPC Convoy, and touch upon about the only news story that could make the Convoy already seem like long ago’s news. Of...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 45
  Mar 03, 2022   3210

Beaver Bites: Doug Ford Goes Shopping… For Votes!

Recording Date: March 3, 2022 The Conservatives have given us a leadership race, the Ontario election is coming up, and later in the year there’ll be an election in Québec and that means Beaver Bites are back! Minimal script, flying without a net. With about 90 days to go before the election, the Eager Beaver...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 44
  Feb 27, 2022   7770

Captains of Capitulation

(Recording Date: February 27, 2022) Heeeey, Kits! It took us a little while to get this episode assembled. We appreciate your patience * * * In this episode: We have once again on the order paper the two biggest topics to retain the nation’s attention: COVID and CONVOY That’s about it. Because we believe that “Democracy...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 43
  Feb 16, 2022   4272

Interview Project: CPC National Council Member Bert Chen

(Recording Dates: February 7 & 10, 2022) Heeeey, Kits! In this very special episode of the podcast, we combine a bit of our regular format with our extended interview format, and it’s all about our looooooooong predicted last days of Aaron… I mean, Eric… Umm, I mean, Erin! (Yes, it’s) Erin… O’Toole as Leader of...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 42
  Feb 15, 2022   8011

And the Horns Kept On

(Recording Dates: February 7 & 8, 2022) Heeeey, Kits! It took us a little while to get this episode assembled. We appreciate your patience * * * In this episode: We’ll take a look at how the COVID situation has evolved nationally since we’ve last chatted and, we’ll touch upon key developments in the utter shitshow...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 41
  Feb 01, 2022   8069

Peak Improvisation

(Recording Dates: January 28 & 31, 2022) Heeeey, Kits! It took us a little while to get our second episode of the year to you, but we appreciate your patience… * * * In this episode: We’ll take a look at how the COVID situation has evolved nationally since we’ve last chatted. Then we’ll have...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 40
  Jan 15, 2022   9445

We Should Not Be Here

(Recording Dates: January 11, 12, & 15, 2021) Heeeey, Kits! We’re back from the Holiday break with a jam-packed episode for you. The Omicron surge has hit hard, and society is facing a major stress test, so we’ve for a you an overview of the landscape with updates on testing, hospitalization and death rates, back...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 39
  Dec 28, 2021   4135

Interview Project: The Reverend Michael Coren

(Recording date: December 23, 2021) 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 a well-known journalist...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 38
  Dec 20, 2021   7519

Double Stuffed and Boosted with Extra Juice!

(Recording Date: December 19, 2021) After two weeks away, and the Parliamentary Christmas break coming, there’s LOTS to share. We start with a Coast to Coast to Coast COVID Update, with the latest research and policy news about the Omicron wave. You won’t want to miss this part to be well informed. Then we’ll touch...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 37
  Dec 07, 2021   5926

Mama Said: 'Mop Up Your Own Mess'

So much content, this episode may be double-stuffed! This week we look at various efforts at mopping up political messes along the way. We start with a Coast to Coast to Coast COVID Update, as both Delta rises again and news about Omicron comes in fast and furious. Then we’ll touch upon a fresh start...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 36
  Dec 03, 2021   5208

Omicron and On, and On: A COVID Special

This week, as we’ve been away for a bit more than two weeks and news of the Omicron variant is emerging, we are bringing you a special Coast to Coast to Coast COVID Round Up, to get Omicron information out to you as quickly as possible. As always retweets, shares, gentle corrections, constructive criticism, compliments, tips,...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 35
  Nov 17, 2021   5222

Interview Project: Legendary CBC Journalist Keith Boag

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 made headlines, for all the right reasons! One of...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 34
  Nov 14, 2021   4836

Shadow Boxing

(Recording Dates: November 13 & 14, 2021) This week, we have no guest as there’s been so much going on since the election, and this is a good time to catch up. We have for you our Coast to Coast to Coast COVID Round Up, a quick run down of major headlines to hit since...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 33
  Nov 09, 2021   5057

Beyond Our Borders (ft. Foreign Correspondent, Keith Boag)

(Recording Dates: November 4 & 6, 2021) On today’s episode… As an election is prime time for navel gazing, now that it is over, we thought that we’d dedicate an episode looking beyond our borders to see what is happening in global affairs as they pertain to Canada, its place in the world, and its...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 32
  Oct 30, 2021   4795

Beaver Bites: And Still, Another Bite: The Cabinet

Recording Dates: October 26 & 28, 2021 The Eager Beaver and Mr. Grizzly discuss the composition of the first Cabinet of the current government’s third term to see how it compares with our pre-announcement analysis. After “The Eager Beaver and Mr. Grizzly discuss the composition of the first Cabinet of the current government’s third term...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 31
  Oct 23, 2021   4431

Beaver Bites: Yet One More Bite

Recording Dates: October 8 & 23 The Eager Beaver and Mr. Grizzly discuss where the parties stand post-election; the good, bad, and ugly of their election campaign strategies, and; where they may go from here.. This is the tenth installment of our new format for the elections, in which we try to bring you more...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 30
  Oct 18, 2021   3580

Beaver Bites: One Last Bite

Recording Date: October 8 The Eager Beaver and Mr. Grizzly discuss interesting/trivia tidbits about the election results and about the Eager Beaver’s first experience working at a polling place on election day. Also, in this episode, we have a snippet of our extended interview with Conservative Party of Council Member Bert Chen, who was the...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 29
  Oct 16, 2021   3852

Interview Project: CPC National Council Member for Ontario, Bert Chen

Recording date: October 9, 2021 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 made headlines by being...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 21
  Aug 25, 2021   4339

Beaver Bites : Election 44 – The First Week

(recording date, August 21st) Six days into Canada’s 44th election, your intrepid duo of the Eager Beaver and Mr Grizzly share their general impressions of the election’s opening days. This is the first in our new format for the elections, in which we try to bring you more frequent, much less scripted, but potentially shorter...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 20
  Aug 20, 2021   7942

Election!

(recording dates, August 14th and 17th) On today’s episode… It’s election time!!! And for political junkies, this is that for which we live. We have for you a pre-election Coast to Coast to Coast COVID Round Up, a discussion on how the table had been prepared for this election call (including a Hello/Goodbye to those...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 19
  Aug 14, 2021   2389

Interview Project: CBC Sportscaster Devin Heroux, Part 1

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 one of Canada’s most gifted sports reporters and...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 18
  Aug 01, 2021   4717

The Pride Episode, Part 2

On today’s episode… It’s still all about Pride! Welcome to The True North Eager Beaver Pride Episode, Part Deux: 2 Proud 2 Curious As you likely know June was Pride Month and the 53rd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots which took place from June 28th to July 3rd, 1969, so we’ll be presenting a collection of rainbow-themed...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 17
  Jul 20, 2021   3753

The Pride Episode, Part 1

On today’s episode… It’s all about Pride! As you likely know June was Pride Month and the 53rd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots which took place from June 28th to July 3rd, 1969, so we’ll be presenting a collection of rainbow-themed stories over the course of the two parts of this episode. In this half of...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 16
  Jul 14, 2021   3771

Interview Project: Bryson Syliboy (aka Bryson the Gaytive), Part 2

Warning: This episode touches on, among other subjects, residential schools. If you are feeling triggered, the National Indian Residential School Crisis Hotline can be reached at 1-866-925-4419. 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...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 15
  Jul 06, 2021   3201

Interview Project: Bryson Syliboy (aka Bryson the Gaytive), Part 1

Warning: This episode touches on, among other subjects, residential schools. If you are feeling triggered, the National Indian Residential School Crisis Hotline can be reached at 1-866-925-4419. 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...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 13
  Jun 25, 2021   3690

Coast To Coast To Coast COVID Round Up Special

After a few weeks away, it was time to catch up on the cross-Canada COVID update. A lot has happened, so we had a lot to share, and thus we’ve dedicated this episode to the subject. Enjoy and please be kind to, and gentle with, yourselves, Your Eager Beaver

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 12
  Jun 08, 2021   4062

The Lost Episode

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...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 11
  May 29, 2021   3496

Are Conservative Governments Bad for our Health?

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...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 10
  May 27, 2021   1886

Interview Project: Amy Caruso

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 community builder Amy Caruso, founder and CEO of The...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 9
  May 25, 2021   4169

Cresting (Featuring Amy Caruso)

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. We will also have a...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 8
  May 18, 2021   4079

An Embarrassment of Hot Sticky Messes (Featuring David Moscrop)

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...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 7
  May 16, 2021   3331

Interview Project: David Moscrop, Part 2

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...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 6
  May 12, 2021   2997

Interview Project: David Moscrop, Part 1

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...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 5
  May 06, 2021   3069

Interview Project: Colin Hodgson, Part 2

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...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 4
  May 05, 2021   3121

Interview Project: Colin Hodgson, Part 1

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...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 3
  May 03, 2021   3090

COVID News You Can Use (Featuring Colin Hodgson)

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...

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 1
  Apr 24, 2021   4307

On your Mark… Get Set…

For this, the debut episode of The True North Eager Beaver Podcast, The Eager Beaver and Mr. Grizzly offer an “on your mark, get set…” take on the lay of the land of the state of Canada’s seven major federal political parties on the eve of a budget and potentially an election.

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 1
  Apr 23, 2021   565

Teaser/Trailer — The Eager Beaver welcomes you to join him and his friends in the Beaver Lodge!

The True North Eager Beaver is a progressive yet non-partisan podcast version of our decade-old Facebook blog on Canadian politics and culture . We provide news curation, commentary, analysis, and interviews with a twist, an edge, and community which values intellectual honesty, vigorous, yet respectful, debate, and supportive environment. Throw in your 2 pennies (well...