The Evan Solomon Show

Evan Solomon

Seasoned political journalist and national affairs specialist Evan Solomon brings his passion for breaking news and storytelling to in-depth interviews with national and international newsmakers from the worlds of politics, sports and entertainment.

  • ESS: Overhyped vs. Underplayed

    Scott Reid, CTV News political commentator, and former communications director for Prime Minister Paul Martin, joins Evan Solomon for our weekly segment: Overhyped vs. Underplayed. The topics discussed today include; Senator Lynn Beyak's illegal donation to Donald Trump's campaign, the Toronto by-elections and Health Min. Patty Hajdu caught maskless at the airport.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 
  • ESS: COVID-19 Innovators

    We start a new segment called COVID-19 Innovators, and feature business owners who are coming up with creative ideas to deal with the pandemic. Evan Solomon speaks with David Segal, founder of David's Tea and Mad Radish, about he's adapting his restaurant business model during the pandemic.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 
  • ESS: Should we already cancel Christmas gatherings?

    Is it time to cancel Christmas gatherings? Some politicians and health officials are saying not yet, but Evan Solomon talks to Dr. Abdu Sharkawy, CTV infectious diseases specialist, who has a different answer.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 
  • ESS: New poll shows majority of Canadians believe systemic racism exists in RCMP

    A new poll by Angus Reid Institute shows that nearly two-thirds of Canadians believe systemic racism exists in the RCMP. Evan Solomon speaks about this with Shachi Kurl, president of Angus Reid Institute  We also take your texts and calls on this issue.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 
  • ESS: Is a flesh-eating parasite coming to Canada?

    A new research study shows that Leishmania, a flesh-eating parasite, is being carried into Canada by dogs who are brought on vacation, or imported dogs. Evan Solomon speaks with Dan Riskin, Bell Media Science Correspondent, about the risks.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 
  • ESS: "Very troubling" CMA says more funding needed to address healthcare backlog

    The Canadian Medical Association says $1.3B of additional funding is needed to address the healthcare backlog that has built up since March. Evan Solomon speaks with CMA President, Dr. Ann Collins.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.  
  • ESS: Working Santas face financial struggles due to pandemic

    With Santa Claus parades and other holiday events being cancelled across the country, Santas are facing financial struggles. For 45 years, George McKay has dressed up in the Santa suit and attended parades and events. He talks to Evan Solomon about the unprecedented situation Santas are finding themselves in this year.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 
  • ESS: Karen Gosbee discusses experience with domestic abuse in new book

    Karen Gosbee, a mental health advocate, recently published a book about her experience with domestic abuse in her marriage with George Gosbee. She talks about the book, A Perfect Nightmare: My Glittering Marriage and How It Almost Cost Me My Life, with Evan Solomon.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 
  • ESS - The moment: remembering Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

    Six years ago today, a gunman shot and killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Evan Solomon remembers Cpl. Cirillo on this anniversary and talks about the heroes of that tragic day.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 
  • ESS: A look-ahead to the final U.S. presidential debate

    Evan Solomon discusses U.S. politics in a way that will make you laugh with David Mandel, executive producer and showrunner of seasons 5-7 of VEEP, and former executive producer and writer on Curb your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.