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Episode 38: What Is NAFTA?

This week, we dive into the weedy world of NAFTA! What is a tariff? Why is everyone mad at Mexico? If I agree with something that Donald Trump says, does that make me a bad person?


Episode 32: Climate Change: What Is It And How Does It Happen?

This week, we bring you the first of our series of episodes on CLIMATE CHANGE! (**thunder sound effect**) What horrors of science are causing it? (**lightning crash**) How bad will it truly be for humanity? (**sound of a thousand squealing pigs**) Are Oil Companies Really That Bad? (**a man farts into a tuba**)


Episode 30: Who Is Justin Trudeau (And How Can I Make Him Notice Me?)

This week we want to take an...intimate and personal look at Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. What's his deal? What does he really believe? Did his mom bang Mick Jagger? DOES HE LIKE ME BACK???


Episode 28: Will Someone PLEASE Define Neoliberalism?? (Feat. Anthony MacMahon and Thomas McKechnie)

This week, we delve into the exciting world everyone's favourite hegemonic global ideology: Neoliberalism! What is it? Why does everyone have so much trouble defining it? If Galen Weston loses $158 million dollars and no one gives a shit about it, is he still a dingus?


Episode 27: How Do You Solve A Problem Like (North) Korea?

This week, Jamie and Richard take a figurative trip to North Korea! How did it end up the way it is now? Are they really seriously about nuking Guam? How is Donald Trump gonna get out of this pickle he's found himself in??


Episode 26: Who Is Omar Khadr, And Why Is My Racist Uncle Mad About Him?

This week, Jamie and Richard delve into the saga of Omar Khadr. Who is he? What are the actual facts about his case? Why have so many of our "more-ignored" relatives seem to have lost their goddamn minds every time they talk about him?


Episode 24: What Is The Truth And Reconciliation Report? (feat. Jacqui and Hunter Cardinal)

In Episode 24, we unpack the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report. Why is it important? What does it tell us about the future? Were the fathers of confederation reeeaaally that racist? (yes) We're also super pleased to welcome third-time guest Hunter Cardinal alongside his brilliant sister Jacqui! We're also still recording over skype and working out some audio kinks so here's a brief FAQ for this episode: Q: Why do the voices go all robot-y sometimes? A: Hunter and Jacqui didn't...


Episode 23: Who Is Edward Snowden?

This week, we're switching up our form! Jamie became sort of obsessed with this week's topic and so he's going to be explaining who Edward Snowden is to Richard! What kind of information did Snowden leak? What's going to happen to him? Does the government have all of my sexy pics (almost certainly yes).


Episode 22: Riff-Raff on Canada 150! (Feat. Hunter Cardinal, Anthony MacMahon, and Thomas McKechnie)

This week on the show we take a break from our normal topic-based educational programming to bring you a roundtable jam on Canada's 150th anniversary. How did we celebrate? Did you see the huge inflatable duck? Is anyone out there NOT thinking of a horrible genocide right now? We're so happy to welcome back to the show Hunter Cardinal from Episode 4, and Anthony MacMahon and Thomas McKechnie from Episode 15! If you haven't yet listened to those episodes then what are you waiting...


Episode 21: What Is The Brexit? (Feat. Ruth Bratt and Adam Meggido)

This week we dive into one of our most-requested topics: The Brexit! What's the EU? Will Britain be able to leave it without destroying itself?Is British chocolate really chocolate at all? We are so pleased to welcome Ruth Bratt and Adam Meggido from Showstoppers on the show this week! It was a privilege to have them regail us with tales from insdie the Brexit.


Bonus Episode: The UK Election 2017 Post-Show!

In this week's bonus episode we re-visit the UK election! Who won? Who lost? Which of the two northern Irish parties hold the balance of power, and is that a good thing or a terrifying thing?


Episode 20: What Was Confederation?

We're back not a moment too soon to dig into the tale of Canada's founding! We may not have had a passionate revolutionary war, but we did have 32 white male lawyers drinking champagne together arguing about railroads! Listen and re-learn everything you forgot 9 minutes after your Social Studies 11 final!


Episode 19: What Is Impeachment? How Does It Work?

This week, Jamie wants to know about impeachment! What is it? How does a president get impeached? Have presidents been impeached before? Did they...did they sort of like it? Were they...very naughty presidents? Big thanks to our listener Joseph Joey T for suggesting this topic on twitter, and to our listeners who sent questions in ahead of time: Tracy, Evan, Tom, and Vince! We'll ask for questions in advance of episodes from time to time so be sure to check in with us on Twitter...


Alt-Right Safari Episode 3: The Red Pill, r/The_Donald, Roosh V

This week we're super excited to bring back the ALT-RIGHT SAFARI! This time around we have a couple of real doozies, including some terrible advice for men about how to be friends with other men, a bizarre tendency of Donald Trump supporters to defend anyone at all if it helps them hate muslims, and the single worst proposition for modern US politics we've ever heard! You don't want to miss the wonders that await you on...the ALT-RIGHT SAFARI!


Episode 18: Sex, Part 2! Harm Reduction, Kink, And Polyamory

This week we are extremely excited to welcome sexual health maven Steph Baptist back on to the show! Join us as we unpack some of the terrible lessons that we learned in middle school about how all of our bits squish together! Yuck, am I right?


Bonus Episode: What's The Story With The UK Election?

In this week's bonus episode, we dig in to the upcoming British election. Tune in to learn who's running, what the main issues are, and why everyone says that the Prime Minister wants to put a tax on dementia! NOTE: We had to reupload this episode because Richard was a dummy and made a mistake with the theme song volume at the end! Thanks to all who pointed out his shameful mistake.


Episode 17: Why Is Chechnya Imprisoning Gay Men?

This week, Jamie wants to learn more about the news stories he's heard about Chechnya persecuting gay men. Why are they being targeted? Where is Chechnya? Does its president have an instagram I can check out?


Double Dip: The French Election and The FBI

This week's bonus episode is a double dip on the French Election and the last minute firing of FBI director James Comey! Plus, what are Richard and Jamie having for lunch?? You can find the supercut of Jamie saying "wow" on our facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/ExplainItToJamie/


Episode 16: Why Are People In Venezuela Protesting So Much? (Feat. Ximenha Huizi)

This week we tackle a topic requested by one of our listeners and explain what the heck is going on in Venezuela. Why are there huge protests? What the hell is the exchange rate there? Why is the media so concerned about if people can buy diapers or not? We're also super happy to welcome theatre artist Ximenha Huizi on to the show this week! She actually lived through this history and can describe it a lot better than google can, just sayin'. If you're looking for a way you can help those...


Double Dip: The American Health Care Act!

In this week's bonus episode, we learn a little bit about the Obamacare repeal and replacement bill that passed Congress last week. SPOILER ALERT: this bill sucks. We also did a sneaksies and recorded it the same day that we had Anthony MacMahon and Thomas McKechnie on for the Communism episode so there are BONUS GUESTS as well!