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.

  • Landlord calls to-be tenant's tattoos scary, cancels lease

    Kadince Ball, a first year student at Western University, was denied tenancy by her landlord after meeting her in person. The reason? Her tattoos were "scary," she was told by the landlord. Kadince breaks down her ordeal 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.  
  • Man cycles across Canada to raise money for Indigenous youth suicide crisis

    Rylee Nepinak, who had no previous cycling experience, has completed his cross-country cycle from Vancouver to Halifax to raise money and awareness for the Indigenous youth suicide crisis at Tataskweyak Cree Nation. He tells Evan what motivated him to get on the bike and what his journey was like.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.  
  • Landlord calls to-be tenant's tattoos "scary," cancels lease

    Kadince Ball, a first year student at Western University, was denied tenancy by her landlord after meeting her in person. The reason? Her tattoos were "scary," she was told by the landlord. Kadince breaks down her ordeal 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: Canadian reflects on being held hostage in Sahara Desert for 450 days

    Canadian Edith Blais and her friend were captured by Islamic extremists on a road trip in West Africa in 2018. 450 days later, they escaped their captors and made it to freedom. She describes her experiences to Evan, which is also recounted in her new novel “The Weight of Sand: My 450 Days Held Hostage in the Sahara”. Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.  
  • ESS: Ontario's vaccine certificate program now in effect

    Ontario's vaccine certificate program is now in effect, with proof of COVID-19 vaccination now required to access non-essential businesses in Ontario starting today. Evan breaks down everything you need to know with Colin D’Mello, CTV Queen’s Park Bureau Chief.   Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.  
  • ESS: Meet 'Canadian Dave', the man who helped 100 people escape Afghanistan

    David Lavery, also known as 'Canadian Dave,' is an ex-special forces soldier with the Canadian Armed Forces. He tells Evan Solomon the story of how he helped to get at least 100 people out of Afghanistan in the final days of the Taliban's takeover. Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.  
  • ESS: The War Room panel

    Evan Solomon hosts 'The War Room' election panel discussion with Zain Velji, a political campaign strategist and partner at Northweather, Tasha Kheiriddin, a principal with Navigator Ltd and a national political columnist for Postmedia, and Tom Mulcair, CTV political analyst and former NDP leader.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.  
  • ESS: Nanos on the Numbers

    Evan Solomon discusses the latest election polling with Nik Nanos, chief data scientist at Nanos Research.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 
  • ESS: The War Room panel

    Evan Solomon hosts 'The War Room' election panel discussion with Zain Velji, a political campaign strategist and partner at Northweather, Tasha Kheiriddin, a principal with Navigator Ltd and a national political columnist for Postmedia, and Tom Mulcair, CTV political analyst and former NDP leader.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.  
  • ESS: Overhyped vs. Underplayed

    Scott Reid, CTV News political commentator and former communications director for Prime Minister Paul Martin, joins guest host Zain Velji (filling in for Evan Solomon) for our weekly segment: Overhyped vs. Underplayed.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts