Canada Chat podcast

So after a fairly inconspicuous “soft launch” in which I released, but didn’t really promote my new podcast (it took time to sort out the kinks), take this as the formal announcement.

I’ve made a podcast called Canada Chat, which now has three completed episodes. You can find it on iTunes, or your favorite podcast app, or you can access the feed directly, right here. Because of the way I’ve set the thing up, new episodes will appear on the main page of this site,, as they are posted.

People have been telling me to do a podcast for a while now, and it’s something I’ve long been interested in. But I knew if I did it, I wanted to do something a little bit different. I wanted to make it very specifically about Canada, I wanted it to feature intelligent Canadian guests of a conservative bent who aren’t often heard in the mainstream Canadian media, and I wanted our conversations to be about their analysis of present Canadian realities, but not a “this week’s headlines” sort of thing.

Longtime followers will know that I am the sort of person who tends to take on a lot of projects. I don’t like to start things and abandon them, but I also don’t like using nervousness about my ability to maintain a project long-term as an excuse for not doing the project at all. The happy middle ground, I’ve found, is to create things that are capable of surviving as either short or long-term projects, which is how I conceptualized Canada Chat. If the podcast only lasts ten episodes, I want those ten episodes to be capable of standing alone as interesting conversations about Canada that have some degree of long-term relevance. If it goes for a longer time, well, all the better.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the three episodes I’ve made so far. Let me know what you think! I have a lot of other interesting guests planned, but if you have any suggestions, please let me know!