Canada's top politics podcast. With CRUDE, we tell you the stories behind Canada's addiction to oil.
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Just a humble podcast listener
Jan 11
Rating:   10
Required listening

Sorry dummy, you have to listen to this if you want to be smart about your dumb country I don’t make the rules

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DdiamondR
Dec 18 '19
Rating:   10
Amazing and Unique

The Dynasties series is fantastic and plays like a whodunnit at times because these families are full of intrigue and human foibles amped up in intensity when millions are involved. Crude was a great series as well. Well written and produced. LOVE IT!

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Beaulieu brian
Dec 11 '19
Rating:   10
Good show

I really like the last few season. I am learning some new stuff I didn’t know about Canada. Keep up the good work.

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anelysemw
Nov 12 '19
Rating:   10
Fabulous storytelling and analysis

I've really enjoyed Crude and Dynasties. Arshy Mann lays out stories and characters in a way that brings zest to issues like corporate power that might otherwise feel too heady for a podcast. Although storytelling is where the show really shines, it often offers a thoughtful political-economic analysis as well.

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lashki88
Oct 31 '19
Rating:   10
Great listen!

Love it!

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Asvini.
Oct 22 '19
Rating:   8
Learned a lot from CRUDE

Super timely, informative, urgent content presented in an entertaining narrative. A little dramatic and repetitive at times but worth the listen. I’m glad the story shifts from Ontario to the maritimes to Alberta and BC. Be ready to skip the ads.

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Tee tee jaz
Oct 12 '19
Rating:   10
Very informative

I never knew how corrupt and devious Canada is. Very informative podcast about stuff you may not have been aware of in Canada and how that country works/ is controlled.

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kerryp_
Oct 6 '19
Rating:   10
Commons is a Canadian must-hear

I love what Arshy Mann has done with Commons. The corruption season was enraging and engaging. The crude oil season was timely and worthwhile - I find it so hard to be interested in oil stuff usually, but this was compelling and I learned things and didn’t mind the Weibo Ludwig refresher, either. The Irving episode from the dynasty season had a lot of compassion alongside the criticism and it was surprisingly moving! Mann is a great journalist and a great storyteller and everyone should be listening to this podcast! I LOVE IT.

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howaboutcoffee
Oct 6 '19
Rating:   2
Selective hear

I have stopped listening to this podcast because it contains opinions from selective hearing. I don’t trust what is being said anymore. Just saying things that are popular amongst the status quo, to gain the most audience for the podcast, isn’t reputable.

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Mazekwon
Oct 6 '19
Rating:   10
Excited for this season!

Arshy is always amazing, every season is something new and exciting, every week is an insightful look at Canada, every episode is educational and informative. Truly worth a listen for every curious Canadian.

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Plower0192837465
Sep 24 '19
Rating:   2
Too many commercials.

Takes 10 minutes to start then commercial interruptions throughout. Great content but not enjoyable to listen for. Bye.

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tom rad
Sep 15 '19
Rating:   10
arshy my hero

o m g such a dynamite show

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cauchemar1
Aug 29 '19
Rating:   4
Disappointed

The season on corruption had a super interesting premise that never really lived up to its potential and the season on crude promised to look at the entirety of the oil industry but ended up being just a litany of complaints about the industry. The corruption season didn’t dig very deep into the statistics on corruption or take a serious comparative look at how other countries deal with corruption. The crude season never took a broader look at the oil industry, its effect on the Canadian economy, or how different industries are held to different standards across Canada. Overall, I think Commons has a serious lack of substance, context, and balance. I can’t see myself staying subbed if Arshy sticks around.

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kyleamcphee
Aug 22 '19
Rating:   10
Insightful, thought provoking, investigative journalism

As the title suggests this is the kind of journalism the mainstream misses the mark on. I turn to Canadaland for informative news on the topics that make our country’s clock tick.

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hoyt1982
Aug 13 '19
Rating:   2
Biased and un-reasearched

Not a great podcast. The content felt like Canada is to blame for the global climate crisis. There are many other nations that don’t even come close to the work we have put in to improve environmental performance, let alone our industry standards and treatment of workers.

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hoyt1982
Aug 13 '19
Rating:   2
Biased and un-reasearched

Not a great podcast. The content felt like Canada is to blame for the global climate crisis. There are many other nations that don’t even come close to the work we have put in to improve environmental performance, let alone our industry standards and treatment of workers.

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MattArrr
Aug 12 '19
Rating:   2
Not a Balanced View

I was disappointed to hear episode after episode focused on negative outcomes of O&G, these are all real but I felt like the approach was single sided in their reporting to not talk about the conflicting benefits we get from this in Canada at all.

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MattArrr
Aug 12 '19
Rating:   2
Not a Balanced View

I was disappointed to hear episode after episode focused on negative outcomes of O&G, these are all real but I felt like the approach was single sided in their reporting to not talk about the conflicting benefits we get from this in Canada at all.

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Apr.il.
Aug 12 '19
Rating:   10
Dive in

I found this podcast to be very informative and interesting. I'd love to hear one about the Wheat Board next.

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Tartrazine
Aug 2 '19
Rating:   4
awful at math

They mention that the Aamjiwnaang First Nation has had 2 girls born for every boy lately (implied to be from chemical exposure) but Aamjiwnaang is only 2400 people! Even leftist journalists know that you need a bigger sample size than that.

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