Exponential: Civil Freedom With COVID
Amanda talks to Michael Bryant (Head of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association) about…one of the unpleasant side effects of a pandemic is that suddenly tonnes of government and medical types are telling us what we can and cannot do. Most of us are willing to do what we’re told but for those keeping a sharp eye on our civil rights, it is a time to be vigilant.
This week on the Richard Crouse Show Podcast we get to know Danis Goulet who wrote and directed “Night Raiders,” a timely sci fi apocalyptic film set in the near future. In her dystopian drama cities in North America are run by the military and all children are property of the state. This Taika Waititi-executive produced film sees a Cree woman team with a group of vigilantes to free her daughter from a “children’s academy.” Goulet, who is of Cree and Métis descent, says everything in the film’s imaginary future is based on true events and “has to do specifically with policies that were inflicted upon Indigenous People throughout history.” Then we meet radio and podcasting legends Humble and Fred, that’s "Humble" Howard Glassman and Fred Patterson as they celebrate ten years of the “Humble and Fred Podcast.” These days everybody from Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama to Kim Kardashian West have podcasts, but ten years ago they were uncharted territory. Humble and Fred, who, as their website says, “have been entertaining Canadians since 1989” as a team on radio jumped into podcasting when their time in radio dried up. It was a newish technology and they dove in, creating a show that built an audience and, more importantly, maintained that audience over ten years. Find out more at http://www.humbleandfredradio.com. Then we go to the vault to hear a vintage interview with Hugh jackman. The actor gets personal, talking about the projects that worked, the ones that didn’t and what drives him.
Guests: Trevor Mayoh - Political Commentator, Adowa Nsiah-Yeboah, Newstalk1010 Traffic Reporter and Contributor