#DonCherryFired (Se 2 Ep 3)

 

It’s official. Don Cherry, the long time host of Hockey Night in Canada, has been fired. FINALLY. It comes after his most recent racist tirade (far from his first) on live TV against immigrants in Canada.

We break down Don Cherry and his penchant for biggotry with Kristi Allain. Kristi teaches in the department of sociology at St-Thomas University in Fredericton, NB, and has penned several articles and studies on Cherry’s hate-spewing rhetoric. Find her on Twitter @Kristi_Allain.

Plus we hear some of the words of sports commentator Shireen Ahmed via a beautiful piece she wrote for the Globe and Mail. Continue reading “#DonCherryFired (Se 2 Ep 3)”

Episode 12: Pucks, Punks, & Politics with Propagandhi

 

On today’s episode, we’re finally bringing you part 2 of a 2 part series called Pucks, Punks, and Politics – conversations with punk rockers on hockey, radical politics, and the art of getting loud. Our first part of this series was with Chris 2 from Anti-Flag, and if you missed that you can go back and listen to Episode 10.

Today’s episode is with Jord Samolesky, the drummer of the seminal Winnipeg punk band Propagandhi. Aside from being a very busy touring musician for the last few decades, Jord is also a dedicated human-rights activist in his home town, and joined me for a discussion to talk about Propagandhi’s latest album, how to stave off impending climate doom, and why he just can’t cheer for the Winnipeg Jets.

Continue reading “Episode 12: Pucks, Punks, & Politics with Propagandhi”

Episode 5 – Toxic Masculinity, Homophobia & The Prime-Minister of Saturday Night

 

On this episode of Changing on the Fly, we take on the double-headed beast of toxic masculinity and homophobia in hockey. We start by looking at the greatest and oldest fountain of toxic masculinity in hockey broadcasting, Don Cherry of Coach’s Corner. But then, to look at something uplifting and inspiring, we’ll hear about one of the most widespread activist movements to combat homophobia in sports, the You Can Play project. Continue reading “Episode 5 – Toxic Masculinity, Homophobia & The Prime-Minister of Saturday Night”

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