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: 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.  
  • ESS: 'It's unconscionable' BLMTO co-founder reacts to Const. Daniel Montsion's trial verdict

    In 2016, Abdirahman Abdi died while being arrested by Ottawa Police Const. Daniel Montsion. Montsion was charged with manslaughter, aggravated assault and assault, and today, a judge found him not guilty on all charges. Evan Solomon discusses the verdict with Sandy Hudson, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.  
  • ESS: LTC homes could be forced to close, can't get insurance

    The Ontario Long-Term Care Association is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take action because insurance companies are not offering coverage for infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Without insurance, the LTC homes will be forced to close. Evan Solomon speaks about this with Laura Tamblyn-Watts, the CEO of CanAge.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 
  • ESS: 'I need closure' Apple refuses to unlock deceased husband's phone for widow

    Before Carol-Anne Noble's husband died of cancer, he said his dying wish was for her to finish his book. But the pages are locked in his iPhone and iPad and she doesn't have the passwords. Evan Solomon talks to Carol about her four-year legal battle with Apple, and why she still can't get into the devices.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 
  • ESS: 'The whole world can see the RCMP just standing there' Mi'kmaq fishers face more violence

    Evan Solomon speaks with Pam Palmater, Mi'kmaq lawyer and the Chair of Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University, about the latest violence the Mi'kmaq fishers are facing in Nova Scotia.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 
  • Evan Solomon Show: N.Y. couple finds bottles of bootlegged whisky in home

    Nick Drummond and his partner Patrick discovered dozens of bootlegged whisky bottles wrapped in hay while completing repairs to their home in Ames, N.Y. Nick talks to Evan about their find, and the crazy story they discovered about the man who owned the home.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 
  • Evan Solomon Show: Domestic abuse survivor shares message of courage

    Domestic violence helplines are a seeing a dramatic increase in calls during the pandemic. Evan Solomon speaks with Amber Solberg, a domestic abuse survivor in Alberta, about her experience and her message for victims struggling 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.