The Social Podcast

The Social Podcast

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October 11, 2019 25 min

Today on The Social, advance polls are open! We debate the pros and cons of casting your ballot early, and is it ok to “TV-cheat” on your spouse? Also, should you ever eat on public transit? Plus, ‘Fake News 101’ with futurist, researcher and digital expert Jesse Hirsh.

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October 10, 2019 37 min

Today on an “All-Talk” edition of The Social, etalk’s Tyrone Edwards and CTV News’ Chief Financial Commentator Pattie Lovett-Reid join us to debate whether it matters how your partner votes, is dating someone in your industry a bad idea? Plus, why middle school is so terrible and what “self-grandparenting” is all about!

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October 9, 2019 17 min

Today on The Social, Ellen Degeneres defends her friendship with George Bush. Could you be friends with someone if you didn't share the same beliefs?  How to navigate sticky situations at Thanksgiving with family and friends, and can you manifest a relationship into existence?

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October 8, 2019 28 min

Today on The Social, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh joins the panel to discuss tactics for working with people you don’t like, whether men and women spend money differently, and the etiquette of second weddings. Plus, our very own sex and relationship expert, Cynthia Loyst explains why you should uncover your erotic blueprint.

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October 7, 2019 28 min

Today on The Social, Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese says superhero movies are not “cinema,” they’re more like “theme parks.” Do you agree? Also, is there such a thing as moving on too quickly after a breakup? Miley Cyrus calls out her critics. And, how important are televised debates in election campaigns? Plus, award-winning journalist Sally Armstrong talks about her new book “Power Shift: the Longest Revolution.”

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October 4, 2019 30 min

Today on The Social, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer joins the panel to debate if kids belong at protests, the importance of male friendships and how to talk politics around the Thanksgiving table. Plus, Dr. Sheila Wijayasinghe, breaks down pregnancy myths.

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October 3, 2019 40 min

Today on The Social, Louis C.K is performing sold out shows in Canada. Are we ready for his return? And what, other than money, should you put in a prenup? Plus, did Kylie Jenner outshine everyone at Hailey and Justin Bieber’s wedding? Then, Dr. Joe Schwarcz talk us through his new book, ‘A Grain of Salt: The Science and Pseudoscience of What We Eat’ and author, and Ami McKay shares the compelling story of her family's legac... Read more

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October 2, 2019 30 min

Today on The Social, Prince Harry’s war against the British tabloid press,  Japan Airlines unveils a new tool for avoiding babies on planes and why hiring help around the house can leave you feeling conflicted. Plus, pollster Shachi Kurl, joins us to break down the science behind polls ahead of the federal election. And, author, Jonathan Safran Foer, chats about his new book, ‘We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Brea... Read more

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October 1, 2019 30 min

Today on The Social, why are we so uncomfortable talking about weight? We debate that and whether you need permission from your partner before getting a tattoo. Plus, how do you decide between college and university? Then, best-selling author, Malcolm Gladwell joins us to chat about his latest book, ‘Talking to Strangers.’

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September 30, 2019 17 min

Today on The Social, when two parents can’t agree on an appropriate dress code for their teenage daughter, what should they do?  The ladies weigh in on that and whether or not it’s okay to send a dish back at a restaurant, just because you didn’t like it.    Then, an elementary school bans dating for kids in Grade 5 and up.  Is this the right course of action to prevent distractions at school or is this going too far?

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September 27, 2019 26 min

Today on The Social, the ladies debate whether its cool to invoice your partner if you’re the one who does most of your household chores. Also, are you someone who looks at a menu before going to the restaurant? We weigh in on the pros and cons. Plus, culture critic and author Jia Tolentino sits down to chat about her collection of essays titled, ‘Trick Mirror’.

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September 26, 2019 38 min

Today on The Social, comedian Deanne Smith and celebrity stylist, Joe Zee join us as our 5th chairs on an All-Talk edition where we debate the day’s hottest topics. Should women stop hosting bachelorette parties in LGBTQ+ spaces? This comes after one Toronto drag bar announced they were no longer accepting reservations for bachelor parties. Also, Jennifer Lopez is back strutting that iconic green Versace dress! What makes fo... Read more

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September 25, 2019 28 min

Today on The Social, the ladies weigh in on Demi Moore’s new memoir, ‘Inside Out’ where she shares a lot of intimate details especially about her relationship with her ex-husband. Was it fair for Demi Moore to publish this information on Ashton Kutcher?

Also, does a smooth landing call for clapping. What do we think of this gesture – nice or annoying? Plus, its time for our book club, The Social Chapter, where we discuss ... Read more

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September 24, 2019 39 min

Today on The Social, the ladies debate whether they would post a picture of their child wearing a bikini on social media. Plus, is it okay to hire a professional photographer to document a funeral? Also, Sarah Edmondson shares her 12 year journey with the sex cult called NXIVM, in her memoir, ‘Scarred: The True Story Of How I Escaped Nexium The Cult That Bound My Life’. Plus, journalist Robyn Doolittle takes a deep dive into the... Read more

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September 23, 2019 20 min

Today on The Social, the ladies break down the best fashion looks on the Emmy’s red carpet. Also, finance expert, Melissa Leong tells us why fall is the best time for a financial makeover.

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September 20, 2019 36 min

Today on The Social, senior correspondent from the ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’ comedian Ronny Chieng joins us as our 5th chair. With the Emmy’s this weekend, we kick off our hot topics with whether it gets tiring when the same show seems to win at the big awards all the time.

Also, how much money would it take for you to sleep in a coffin for 30 hours? Plus, we sit down with the award-winning sisters who've sold... Read more

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September 19, 2019 19 min

Today on The Social, the ladies weigh in on the bombshell rocking federal Liberal party leader, Justin Trudeau, as he faces backlash after TIME magazine published photos of him dressed in brown face back in 2001.

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September 18, 2019 20 min

Today on The Social, the hosts debate a Calgary judge’s ruling that denies three-time Olympic medallist Kaillie Humphries’ release from Bobsleigh Canada so she could compete for the United States. And, chocolates! Where do you store them? Fridge or the pantry?

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September 17, 2019 26 min

Today on The Social, the hosts weigh in on the firing of comedian Shane Gillis from SNL after videos of him making racist and homophobic jokes surfaced online. Also, are you really an adult if you can’t drive? We chat about how important of a skill it is to get behind the wheel. Plus, best-selling author and mental health advocate, Margaret Trudeau, joins us to chat about her new one-woman show, ‘Certain Woman of an Age’.

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September 16, 2019 28 min

Today on The Social, we debate whether actress Felicity Huffman’s 14-day prison sentence is a punishment that fits the crime? And, is the term ‘baby brain’ offensive? Plus, happiness researcher, Gillian Mandich, stops by to chat about why we should all embrace the joys of missing out.

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