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: 'It's about the future of our health care' - Singh on why he is calling for an emergency debate on the privatization of health care in Canada

    Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is calling for an emergency debate on the privatization of health care in Canada. He joins Vassy Kapelos for a one-on-one conversation, saying the funding private health care facilities will not improve the shortage of health care workers our country is facing. 

    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 Zain Velji, a political campaign strategist and partner at Northweather, 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: Talk Science to Me with Dan Riskin

    An asteroid the size of a delivery truck will whip past Earth this evening, one of the closest such encounters ever recorded. CTV science and technology specialist Dan Riskin joins Vassy Kapelos for the weekly segment Talk Science to Me.

    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 - Thursday panel

    Vassy Kapelos hosts ‘The Daily Debrief’ political panel discussion with Laura Stone, a reporter for The Globe and Mail's Queen's Park bureau, Robert Benzie, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief for the Toronto Star, and Marieke Walsh, senior political reporter with The Globe and Mail.

    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: How to quit drinking (or at least cut back)

    Multiple listeners have told The Vassy Kapelos Show one of their main goals for 2023 is to quit drinking alcohol, or at least cut back on it. How can people go about doing so? Dr. Leslie Buckley, Chief of Addictions for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, shares some tips for success.

    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 - 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, Kory Teneycke, former Director of Communications to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and 2022 campaign manager for the Ontario PCs, and Kathleen Monk, principal owner of Monk + Associates. 

    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: Vancouver man wants to sell heroin and meth from storefront with hopes to save lives

    A man from British Columbia wants to open Canada’s first meth and heroin store. Graham Richardson, filling in for Vassy Kapelos, speaks with Jerry Martin, a former drug addict who plans to sell these drugs from a Vancouver storefront with hopes to save lives. 

    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: Two Canadians share their recent travel ‘nightmare’ stories

    Graham Richardson, filling in for Vassy Kapelos, speaks with two Canadians who have had chaotic travel experiences. Lindsay May, a woman from Regina, had her dream destination wedding in Mexico cancelled multiple times when Sunwing halted her flights. Nakita Rees from Cambridge, Ontario, was stunned to learn her lost baggage was obtained by charity. They both join the show. 

    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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