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November 30, 2021 - Brittlestar; Photojournalist Amber Bracken, BC MLA Ellis Ross on Wet‘suwet‘en

November 30, 2021 - Brittlestar; Photojournalist Amber Bracken, BC MLA Ellis Ross on Wet‘suwet‘en

November 30, 2021

2:12 | BC MLA for Skeena, Ellis Ross explains why he wants celebrity Leonardo DiCaprio and other non-Wet'suwet'en members to stay out of the ongoing dispute over the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline development. 

21:19 | Photojournalist Amber Bracken shares about her November 19 arrest while observing and documenting events unfolding in Wet’suwet’en territory. 

41:17 | Canadian sensation Brittlestar (aka Stewart Reynolds) talks about telling it like it is online and why his cheeky videos go viral. 

1:07:20 | Positive Reflections | Presented by Kuby Energy, Ryan looks at the bright side of life.

Trash Talk - November 26, 2021

Trash Talk - November 26, 2021

November 27, 2021

A special load of hard-boiled harsh opinions by Real Talkers all aimed directly at Ryan.
Presented by Local Waste.

 

 

November 26, 2021 - Canada‘s Labour Shortage; Rebuild or Relocate post-BC Floods

November 26, 2021 - Canada‘s Labour Shortage; Rebuild or Relocate post-BC Floods

November 26, 2021

11:44 | University of Waterloo economics prof Dr. Mikal Skuterud and jobs recruiter Jessica Culo examine Canada's labour shortage and what it means for job seekers, employers, and Canada's economy.

29:48 | A #RealTalkRoundTable with the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction's Glenn McGillivray, Insurance Bureau of Canada's Robin Edger, and JPW Road and Bridge Inc. president Joe Wrobel, on how and where rebuilding should happen following extreme weather and climate change disasters. 

1:12:41 | #TrashTalk | A special load of hard-boiled harsh opinions by Real Talkers all aimed directly at Ryan.
Presented by Local Waste

November 25, 2021 - Seeking Justice for Flight PS752 Victims; Climate Change is Coming for Everyone

November 25, 2021 - Seeking Justice for Flight PS752 Victims; Climate Change is Coming for Everyone

November 25, 2021

4:00 | Ryan delves into the guilty charges for the three men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery on February 23, 2020, with statements from Arbery's family, Reverend Al Sharpton, and the defence attorney.

12:58 | Spokesperson for the Association of Families of Flight PS752 Victims, Hamed Esmaeilion, who tragically lost his wife and young daughter on the flight when it was shot down, discusses the newly  released a report on the incident “The Lonely Fight for Justice: An investigative analysis of the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752”.

36:53 | #EatYourWords | Ryan takes environmentalist David Suzuki and Alberta's premier Jason Kenney to task for using thinly veiled threats of violence and calls to jail opponents. 

42:28 | The Environmentalist’s Dilemma author, Arno Kopecky on the piling up of extreme weather events,   and how so many people continue to be surprised by the totally predictable outcomes of climate change.

November 24, 2021 - Rick Bell; Corb Lund & Craig Snodgrass

November 24, 2021 - Rick Bell; Corb Lund & Craig Snodgrass

November 24, 2021

8:07 | Calgary Sun columnist Rick Bell doesn't hold back his takes on the UCP leadership, the party's AGM over the weekend and sentiment in Alberta for the governing party.

42:17 | #MyJasper Memories | Ryan takes a tour of some cozy cabins available for winter visits to Jasper National Park. Presented by Tourism Jasper.

45:13 | Award-winning singer-songwriter Corb Lund and Mayor of High River Craig Snodgrass return to the show to bring us up to speed on the plight to protect Alberta’s Eastern Slopes from coal exploration.

November 23, 2021 - Malcolm Gladwell; Marie Henein: 1 Year Anniversary for Real Talk

November 23, 2021 - Malcolm Gladwell; Marie Henein: 1 Year Anniversary for Real Talk

November 23, 2021

4:49 | The author of seven New York Times best sellers, host of the popular podcast Revisionist History, and the new audiobook Miracle and Wonder, Malcolm Gladwell shares about his creative process and when it's appropriate to take inspiration from around the globe. 

35:19 | "Best of Real Talk" as chosen by Real Talkers. Ryan reviews the top five moments from the first year of the show, voted for by our audience. Presented by Y Station.

58:20 | One of the country's top litigators, Marie Henein, shares about her new memoir, Nothing But the Truth, the career that inspired it and the distinct challenges female lawyers face.

November 22, 2021 - COVID Vax for Kids 5+; Just Transition in Canada‘s Petro-City; Imposter Syndrome

November 22, 2021 - COVID Vax for Kids 5+; Just Transition in Canada‘s Petro-City; Imposter Syndrome

November 22, 2021

13:10 | Pediatrician Dr. Tehseen Ladha and ER Physician Dr. Shazma Mithani answer questions about the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine for kids and what the rollout means for Canadian families.

48:38 | Exploring what the real prospects for a just transition in Calgary-Canada’s Petro-City are, with Sustainable Calgary Society's Dr. Noel Keough and environmental lawyer Jeremy Barretto.

1:15:25 | Co-authors of Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome, Jodi-Ann Burey and Ruchika Tulshyan, share why they created the popular Harvard Business Review piece and what's really going on in workplaces. 

1:49:20 | #PositiveReflections | Ryan looks on the bright side of life to start the week on the right foot.
Presented by Kuby Energy

Trash Talk - November 19, 2021

Trash Talk - November 19, 2021

November 20, 2021

Ryan rolls out the best rants of the week, as submitted to talk@ryanjespersen.com. Buckle up for another edition of Trash Talk, presented by Local Waste.

November 19, 2021 - Signal for Help; Men‘s Whole Health Real Talk Round Table

November 19, 2021 - Signal for Help; Men‘s Whole Health Real Talk Round Table

November 19, 2021

10:32 | Canadian Women’s Foundation's Andrea Gunraj shares about developing the Signal for Help—a hand signal empowering victims of violence to indicate they're in distress, without leaving a digital trace. 

34:56 | Real Talk Round Table on men's whole health with Becoming a Better Man author Mike Cameron, UBC Psychotherapy director Dr. John Ogrodniczuk and retired NFL and CFL player and current personal trainer Marcus Henry, explore how mental and physical health are vital to maintaining wellbeing. 

1:26:47 | #TrashTalk | Ryan rolls out the best rants of the week, as submitted to talk@ryanjespersen.com. Presented by Local Waste.

November 18, 2021 - #BCStorm Strands Trucker; Bitumen; MLA Loewen; Dr. Sylvia Earle; Therapist Fit

November 18, 2021 - #BCStorm Strands Trucker; Bitumen; MLA Loewen; Dr. Sylvia Earle; Therapist Fit

November 18, 2021

9:53 | Long-haul truck driver Mike Duggan shares about being stranded in British Columbia amid the extreme weather, massive flooding and highway closures.

25:41 | Alberta Innovates' Bryan Helfenbaum details the potential economic and environmental impacts of diverting bitumen away from fuels production and into other products. 

33:39 | MLA for Central-Peace Notley Todd Loewen sounds the alarm on Jason Kenney appearing to stack the deck to avoid challenges to the Premier's leadership at the UCP AGM this coming weekend. 

46:58 | National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence Dr. Sylvia A. Earle explains the significance of the ocean to life on earth, the human-made trouble its facing, and why she felt the need to capture it in her new book, Ocean: A Global Odyssey. 

1:08:29 | #EatYourWords | MP for Mission–Matsqui–Fraser Canyon Brad Vis tells a reporter to focus on the crisis in his home province instead of the removal of Denise Batters from Conservative caucus. 

1:25:05 | Psychotherapist Mara Brotman unpacks how to build and recognize a healthy dynamic between client and therapist and what to do when it's not a good fit.

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