Exponential with Amanda Lang Podcast

Exponential with Amanda Lang Podcast

Exponential with Amanda Lang explores the worlds of business, technology, sociology and art, delving into how they intertwine with each other. Lang has been covering business news in North America for 20 years, beginning her journalism career at The Globe and Mail and then the National Post, before moving into television with ROBTV, CNN and BNN.... Show More

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March 23, 2020 41 min
This week on Exponential: Amanda speaks with Wayne Lewchuk, professor at McMaster University, Faculty of Social Sciences, about the basic income pilot project cancelled by the Ontario PC Party
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This week on Exponential: Amanda talks pandemics with Dr. Michael Gardam, infectious disease expert and chief of staff at Humber River Hospital
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Amanda talks with Jeffrey Monaghan, Associate Professor at the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Carlton University), about his new book, “Policing Indigenous Movements”. She asks Jeffrey about the way the blockades are being policed, and how the fact they are Indigenous protestors changes that — and  whether Indigenous Authority is a real thing.
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February 23, 2020 41 min
Amanda speaks with John Rossman, Author of the book “Think Like Amazon; 50 ½ Ideas To Become A Digital Leader”
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This week on Exponential, Amanda asks Ken Coates about the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People and the fact many indigenous groups actually support resource development, its ‘other’ groups that often block progression
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February 9, 2020 41 min
This week on Exponential, Gillian Hadfield, The inaugural Schwartz Reisman Chair in Technology and Society, Professor of Law, and Professor of Strategic Management
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February 2, 2020 41 min
This week on Exponential, Amanda talks with David Blanchflower, British-American Labour Economist and author of the book, "Not Working: Where Have all The Good Jobs Gone?"
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This week on Exponential, Amanda Lang asks George Goldsmith, Executive Chairman/CEO of Compass (Navigating Mental Health Pathways) why he decided to take this path towards helping the mental health community through innovation
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This week on Exponential: Ian Lee, PhD-Associate Prof for the Sprott School of Business, and Armine Yalnizyan, Canadian Economist and Writer, talk to Amanda about what an employee is and whether the recent review of labour laws did anything to improve the plight of today's ‘gig’ employee labour rights
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This week on Exponential, Amanda asks Geoffrey Tuff and Steven Goldbach, both principles at Deloitte Consulting LLP, what prompted them to write their new book titled “Detonate”.
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December 22, 2019 41 min
This week on Exponential, Amanda talks with Jill Bornstein, Co-founder and CFO of Inspiring Comfort LLC, and Jen Marr, Author of the book "Paws to Comfort"
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December 22, 2019 41 min
This week on Exponential, Amanda asks Jacalyn what Canadians need to know about drugs and pharmaceuticals in Canada
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December 1, 2019 41 min
This week on Exponential, Amanda Lang speaks with Janice Stein, Canadian political specialist/International relations expert, about what was changed in Canada’s position on Palestinians living within Israel
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November 24, 2019 41 min
This week on Exponential, even before we learn to speak, humans learn to laugh and cry…they are amongst the most important sounds we make and they communicate something essential, but what happens to our laughter and tears as we age. Mike Downie is a writer and director of a new documentary “Laughing and Crying”
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This week on Exponential, much hand ringing is being done about the decline of Media in Canada. TV broadcasters and print media are struggling in a new environment against new competitors. One possible solution to watching key Canadian cultural institutions go down is being offered in the new book by author and longtime Media industry executive Richard Stursberg called “the Tangled Garden”
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November 10, 2019 41 min
This week on Exponential: Recently a Canadian human rights tribunal ruled that after decades of discrimination against indigenous children and their families, the Canadian government owes compensation; the maximum amount the tribunal can levy. At heart is the practice by child and family services of removing First Nations children from their families. Cindy Blacktock has been involved in the case since its inception. She is the Exe...
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This week on Exponential, Ron Tite, CEO of Marketing for Church+State, has spent his professional life helping businesses build and communicate their brands to the public. His new book, “Think, Do,Say: Building Personal and Organizational Momentum in a Busy, Busy World” distills the wisdom he learned over decades into a concise message.
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This week on Exponential: When Canadians think of our iconic businesses, Blackberry comes to mind. Born in Waterloo Ontario in 1996 as a pager company, Blackberry dominated the market for handheld devices… until it didn’t. Now under new leadership with an aim to changing its focus from devices to software, Blackberry is a different company than the one we knew. But its too soon to count it out. Today, a couple of perspectives on Bl...
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October 20, 2019 41 min
This week on Exponential, why would one of the largest health networks, running some of the biggest hospitals in the country, decide to get into the business of social housing? That’s what University Health Network said recently it will do, by partnering with the city of Toronto and United Way. I talked to Dr Andrew Boozary, Executive Director of Health and Social Policy, about why housing and health go hand in hand.
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This week on Exponential, October 10 is World Mental Health day, which made it the perfect day to launch a new book, “The Awesome Music Project.” It’s stories about music and the way it moves us, and it’s a tool to raise awareness and money for research into music and mental health. The project is collaboration between two very creative minds. Terry Stuart is Chief Innovation Officer at Deloitte in Canada…and Rob Carli is an award-...
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