Populism Is so Popular Right Now


Populism! It frightens liberal technocrats everywhere! What could be worse than teeming masses of people making political demands? Team Advantage takes a look at some of populism’s historical roots, and examines that classic populist formulation: the [ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE] vs [THE PEOPLE]. While everyone is concerned about right-wing populism, is a left-wing populism possible? What would it look like?

Bashir Speaks! Black Lives and Discrimination in Alberta


Bashir Mohamed joins Team Advantage to discuss Alberta’s Black history, and the history of racial discrimination that accompanied it. KKK cross-burning approved by Edmonton’s Mayor! Court cases over discriminatory seating! Some have suggested that MP Kerry Diotte is “racist”! That time Jason Kenney had Bashir arrested! and more…

We used this piece to ground our discussion, Cheryl Foggo’s “My Home is Over Jordan — Southern Alberta’s Black Pioneers”

Bashir’s twitter, @BashirMohamed

Bashir’s writing:

Cold open:
wh3at elevator$$ – lil wheat ft. Yung Agri

Danielle Smith’s Big Beefy Brain


Have you herd? There’s a new Canada Food Guide advising us to eat our fruits and veggies. This is clearly a plot by George Soros and the Global Elite to attack Alberta’s precious, precious beef industry. Our environment is, in fact, maintained by our dear methane-emitting bovines! Team Advantage does a close read of Danielle Smith’s incredibly well-informed, smart, intelligent, brilliant, sharp, keen, astute, intuitive, perceptive, and discerning argument.
Danielle Smith: If you care about the planet, eat more beef [January 25, 2019]

MINI-EP: James Wilt’s Very Nice Interview


Journalist and podcaster extraordinaire James Wilt (@james_m_wilt) joins Team Advantage to discuss a few extremely chill and low-key subjects, such as Bill C-69, Alberta’s royalty regime, Endy mattresses, the state of the Canadian podcasting universe, as well as the practice of journalism in Canada. It’s very Nice.

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