True North Eager Beaver

True North Eager Beaver
Episode: 148
  Jan 14, 2023   5194

Defence! Defence! Defence!

Hey there, Kits!

What with the quick growth of our podcast and the introduction of our PubCast and Morning Show formats, we haven't had much time to put together our original, more scripted, flagship format.

But with the new year, we wanted to get back to them. For Kids who are newer to us, this is one of the things that got us "discovered" by "the network".

On this flagship episode, we talk about the state of the department of National Defence, from the sexual misconduct scandals to the recruitment challenges, from the manpower and equipment shortages to the recently announced purchase of the F-35 fighter jets. We also take a deeper dive into the government of mission length and laboratories decision - disgust on our January 9th not quick daily morning show - to make sexual assault myth of State training mandatory for provincial judges. Finally, we of course have some listener / viewer feedback and a smidge of cool news.

It's our first flagship of the 2023, so grab a warm blankie and your favourite bevvy, and join us around the Beaver Lodge fireplace for a little chinwag, won't you?

We've been waiting for you and we so enjoy your company.

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This is episode 33 of our flagship format.


Not everyone can do everything. But everyone can do something.

Since we believe that Democracy Is Something You Do...

The annual report from Second Harvest shoes that visits to food banks has been skyrocketing up from 2 million visitors a year (pre-pandemic), to 5 million visits a year (today), with the expectation they will rise to 8 million in the coming year. Certain food banks are actually in debt due to the rising cost of food. Please consider a donation to your local food bank or soup kitchen.


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Until next time, be kind to, and gentle with, yourselves,

Your Eager Beaver


Thank you to our podcast’s founding sponsors:

* The Peppermaster

* The Miss Vee Mysteries from Corvid Moon Publishing

* Canadian Tarot Dot Com

Artwork credit: Peter Jarvis

[Recording Date: January 12, 2023]

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