The Vassy Kapelos Show

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The top newsmakers, political headlines, your go-to daily debrief. Vassy loves politics and she’ll make sure you do too. The Vassy Kapelos Show will keep you informed through hard-hitting interviews with the major players, entertaining analysis and debate with your favourite pundits and all the details and context you need on breaking news as it comes into our newsroom.

  • VKS: The Daily Debrief - Wednesday panel

    Vassy Kapelos hosts ‘The Daily Debrief’ political panel discussion with Scott Reid, CTV News political commentator and former communications director for Prime Minister Paul Martin, Jason Lietaer, president of Enterprise Canada and Kathleen Monk, principal owner of Monk + Associates and former director of communications to Jack Layton. 

    Listen to The Vassy Kapelos podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @VassKapelosShow and on Instagram at @VassyKapelosShow.

  • VKS: The Explainer - Breaking down the U.S. electoral system

    The Vassy Kapelos Show is kicking off a new segment called THE EXPLAINER, where we dive headfirst into topics everyone chats about but needs more explanation. This week: breaking down the U.S electoral system with Jason Opal, professor of history and associate dean of Graduate Studies at McGill.

    Listen to The Vassy Kapelos podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @VassKapelosShow and on Instagram at @VassyKapelosShow. 

  • VKS: 102-year-old participating in fundraising event

    Orpha Thrasher, the 102 year old who is participating in Walking in the Coldest Night of the Year on Feb 24 joins Vassy to discuss her involvement in the fundraising initiative. 

    Listen to The Vassy Kapelos podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @VassKapelosShow and on Instagram at @VassyKapelosShow. 

  • VKS: U.S vetoed an Arab-backed UN resolution Tuesday demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war

    Louise Blais, Former Canadian Ambassador to the UN and accomplished diplomat joins Vassy following this decision to breakdown why the resolution was rejected. 


    Listen to The Vassy Kapelos podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @VassKapelosShow and on Instagram at @VassyKapelosShow. 

     

  • VKS: The Daily Debrief - Tuesday panel

    Vassy Kapelos hosts ‘The Daily Debrief’ political panel discussion with Jamie Ellerton, Founding partner at Conaptus and long time political strategist.
    Shachi Kurl, president of the Angus Reid Institute, and Saeed Selvam, Vice President of Public Affairs at NATIONAL

    Listen to The Vassy Kapelos podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @VassKapelosShow and on Instagram at @VassyKapelosShow.

  • VKS: The Daily Debrief - Monday panel

    Vassy Kapelos hosts ‘The Daily Debrief’ political panel discussion with Lisa Dominato, Vancouver City Councillor , Tim Powers, chairman of Summa Strategies and managing director of Abacus Data, and Tom Mulcair, CTV political analyst and former NDP leader. 

    Listen to The Vassy Kapelos podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @VassKapelosShow and on Instagram at @VassyKapelosShow. 

  • VKS: Canadian authorities nervous about AI in political campaigns

    Jérémie Harris, the co-founder of Gladstone AI, an AI safety company joins guest host Robin Gill to discuss the concerns regrading the use of AI tools in political campaigns and elections. 

    Listen to The Vassy Kapelos podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @VassKapelosShow and on Instagram at @VassyKapelosShow. 

  • VKS: ArriveCan flop discouraging public trust in federal government's ability to develop tax-funded programs

    Sahir Khan, Vice President of the University of Ottawa's Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy joins guest host Robin Gill to discuss the report released by the Auditor General last week and its impact on the publics trust. 

    Listen to The Vassy Kapelos podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @VassKapelosShow and on Instagram at @VassyKapelosShow. 

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