The Late Showgram with Jim Richards

Jim Richards

Tired of all the professional talk show opinions about the news of the world?  Looking for a different take?  Well than you've found the right place.  Listen as host, writer, and political commentator Jim Richards takes Canadians through the news and social issues of the day.

  • Election Predictions; Wrong House; Go Vote

    It's Election Day. The Showgram wants you to go vote. #elxn44 We take your calls on predictions on the election! Who will win? Minority or Majority? Ever end up at the wrong house or apartment by mistake. Did you get in, did the key work? Did you surprise or scare anyone. Jim tells a few stories of being at the wrong door. 
  • Jim Muses the News; David Cooper - Election Scrutineer

    Jim Muses the news with big previews on Election Day #elxn44 David Cooper joins the show and discusses the time he was an election scrutineer.
  • Favourite Clothing; TikTok; Stereotypes; Gabby Petito; Confessions

    David Cooper on the Showgram asks Jim Richards about his favourite article of clothing.  The Showgram compares #TikTok follower numbers; Producer Tony wins. Some storytelling from Jim on the tragic story of Youtube and social media star Gabby Petito. Radio Confessions: Which of these are actual confessions from Jim Richards. Play along at home!
  • Election Pollsters; This Week in Science; Emmy Awards

    It's time to vote! We start some coverage with thoughts from political pundit Scott Reid who joins the Showgram to unpack everything happening in the federal election. He has a few hot takes! Check out his podcast The Hurle Burly.  More coverage of the election with John Wright who has 30 yrs polling. 40 yrs Public Affairs Communications. Demography. Commentator. Pundit. Political Observer. Absolutely Non Partisan. 3 Bestseller Canadian Books. Dan Riskin joins the Showgram with a weekly segment "This Week In Science". We start with a study that suggests getting the COVID Vaccine helps with mental health. The big winners at the Emmy Awards with Bill Brioux who is one of the leading voices on the Canadian media and television scene. Besides contributing to The Canadian Press, his stories appear in The Toronto Star, Hello! Canada and Movie Entertainment magazine. His career began at the Canadian edition of TV Guide where he served as Los Angeles bureau chief.   
  • Jim's Election Predictions & Keeping Cancer To Yourself

    - Jim's election prediction: Minority Erin O'Toole gov't. Will he be eating crow?... Jim's election desires: Minority win, Trudeau steps down - In an interview from years ago, Norm Macdonald explained why he thought one should keep their cancer diagnosis to themselves... Have you ever known someone who did the same thing, or have you yourself done it?  - When it comes to driving, do you know someone who's never done something as simple as pump their own gas, or turn left?
  • Musing The News & The Dirtiest Of Dirty Jobs

    Jim muses the news of the day: 4th Wave & Alberta ICU; Trudeau hammers O'Toole for Alberta; Election Truthtracker; Hamilton community leader abducted in home invasion, 1 son killed & 1 son injured; A look at the Canadians who made Guinness World Records... Jim is excited for The Soprano's prequel "The Many Saints Of Newark" coming out, but agrees with creator David Chase that it should have an exclusive theatrical release... - David Cooper: Updates on the dead body that was found 2 floors above him in his apt building... Jim asks if anyone's ever worked in crime scene cleanup, or lived in their car... David's questions for Jim: The longest 5-minutes you've ever experienced? - David Cooper cont'd: Have you ever worked in crime scene cleanup, or lived in your car?
  • David Cooper's Interesting Questions & Fight For More Autism Support

    David Cooper joins Jim to ask AND answer some interesting questions: What's a profession he admires but could never do? What's the most selfless thing he's ever done? And what's the most common unusual thing people do in the bathroom?... Jim then speaks with a mother from Oakville ON, who is fighting for more supports for son living with autism by conducting a sit-in outside of Premier Doug Ford's constituency office.
  • Jesting The News & Crouse's Movie Picks

    Jesting The News with comedians George Westerholm & Dave Martin... and Did Richard Crouse like these new movies?
  • Yeah There Was A 'Pick', So What?

    - Jim got an email from someone who loves his show, how he connected with a woman who lost her mom... except it was actually meant for some guy named Dave... Jim's starting off with a bummer: in COVID news, Alberta's current status is what happens when you prioritize ideology over science...  - Jim's personal story: person with cameras in their house captured Jim picking his nose (Yeah there was a pick, so what?): Would you be upset about this if they didn't tell you? - Jim accidentally hung up on a caller, and wants her forgiveness. Will she call back??... Speaking of catching people in the act on camera: Ashes dumped on Watertown, WI front yard without permission: Four strangers walked up to woman's home, opening up their fists and dropping ashes in her front yard... Have you ever had someone who used to live in your house come by to see it again?
  • Musing The News & David Cooper on Jim's Email Controversy

    Jim muses the news of the day... David Cooper comments on Jim mistakenly sending out a possibly "risque" email to everyone in the company, and  discusses a recent grisly discovery in his NYC apartment building...