Call the Question

By Boldt Communications Inc.

Call the Question is a fast-paced podcast hosted by Maria Dobrinskaya and Lesli Boldt. We dig into some of the political issues that are making headlines in Vancouver, B.C. and Canada, with a focus on the perspectives and issues that aren’t getting enough airtime these days. We talk politics. With women. Twice a month, you’ll hear from expert guests who bring smart, interesting, and clever takes on today’s most compelling political issues. Call the question, and pass the mic.

  1. 1.
    Susanna Quail on workers' rights - in the pandemic, and beyond
    59:54
  2. 2.
    Dr. Jen Gunter on her new book, The Menopause Manifesto
    43:41
  3. 3.
    Kasari Govender, BC's First Independent Human Rights Commissioner
    44:33
  4. 4.
    Rachna Singh on government's role in dismantling systemic racism
    37:16
  5. 5.
    Mebrat Beyene on street-based sex work...and sex as work
    41:04
  6. 6.
    Spring Hawes on equity, accessibility and disability justice
    49:34
  7. 7.
    LaTosha Brown on voter suppression and Black leadership in US politics
    37:11
  8. 8.
    Mel Woods on journalism, unions and the shuttering of HuffPost Canada
    54:46
  1. 9.
    Sophia Jordán Wallace on US politics, elections and insurrection
    54:02
  2. 10.
    Karen Ward tells it like it is
    42:06
  3. 11.
    Celina Caesar-Chavannes on business, politics, democracy and mental health
    48:15
  4. 12.
    Sonia Furstenau on democracy, community and leadership
    54:54
  5. 13.
    A Conversation with Carole James
    50:03
  6. 14.
    Sharon Gregson on progress towards affordable and accessible child care in BC
    40:00
  7. 15.
    BC Election Debrief with Bhinder Sajan and Liza Yuzda
    56:10
  8. 16.
    Teri Mooring on back-to-school in a pandemic, and women in leadership
    42:08
  9. 17.
    WTF with Maria Dobrinskaya: On the BC Liberals and - yes - *that* video
    30:54
  10. 18.
    Jen Sookfong Lee on writing, publishing, politics and the pandemic
    44:34
  11. 19.
    Adrienne Smith...and a disturbing trend of poor bashing in Vancouver
    49:55
  12. 20.
    Some Good News: The Return of CTQ
    35:46
  13. 21.
    Pearl Low...and a Cliff Notes on the legacies of colonialism
    43:37
  14. 22.
    Jagmeet Singh...and on cover-ups of abuse in amateur sport
    42:31
  15. 23.
    Manjot Bains...and on white supremacy (and free WiFi)
    41:21
  16. 24.
    Jody Wilson-Raybould...and Indignenous rights, BMO and VPD
    48:08
  17. 25.
    Our top #vanpoli and #bcpoli issues (and predictions for 2020)
    41:27
  18. 26.
    Christine Bergeron...and making poverty a crime in BC communities
    51:02
  19. 27.
    Elizabeth Cull...and CTQ's Federal Election Debrief
    55:51
  20. 28.
    Dr. Jen Gunter, author of The Vagina Bible
    37:28
  21. 29.
    Federal Election 2019: Grace Lore...and taking on racism in this campaign
    49:35
  22. 30.
    Cliff Notes: Extended Cut
    12:23
  23. 31.
    Selina Robinson...and on that controversial, anti-immigration op-ed
    57:07
  24. 32.
    Stephanie Allen...and introducing our new segment, Cliff Notes
    48:24
  25. 33.
    Joanna Chiu...and on tent cities and poverty
    44:41
  26. 34.
    Top political issues in BC in 2019 (so far)
    39:25
  27. 35.
    Nadine Nakagawa...and the response to the Report on MMIWG
    43:14
  28. 36.
    Christy Sutherland and Coco Culbertson...and BC's dirty money scandal
    39:51
  29. 37.
    Nicola Spurling...and fighting for a woman's right to choose (again)
    36:51
  30. 38.
    Patti Bacchus...and the debate for access to menstrual products
    43:01
  31. 39.
    Promo: "We've got a long list"
    0:30
  32. 40.
    Barinder Rasode...and Canada without a woman premier
    33:54
  33. 41.
    Liza Yuzda...and the campaign for gender pay equity
    40:04
  34. 42.
    Ginger Gosnell-Myers...and school board dress codes
    41:38
  35. 43.
    Welcome to our new podcast, Call the Question
    0:43

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