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The Beaverton Weekly Report

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Every week Beaverton editor-in-chief Luke Gordon Field assembles some of the country's best comedians and writers to talk, mock and riff their way through the news of the week. Then he puts their knowledge to the test in a very important quiz where t...Show More
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December 5, 2018: Trans activists make absurd demand to be treated like human beings

1:01:25 | Dec 5th, 2018

Luke and the Panel (Lora Campbell, Chanty Marostica and Lucia Linares Leon) do a deep dive on gender identity issues. They discuss how the trans and non-binary communities are dealing with attacks from Doug Ford, Donald Trump, faux allies and even ot...Show More
November 28, 2018: Doug Ford demands Green Party apologize for letting Oshawa GM Plant close

51:40 | Nov 28th, 2018

Luke and the Panel (Andrew Ivimey, Jon Blair, Todd Van Allen) talk about people getting screwed over! Specifically the people of Oshawa getting screwed over by GM (1:00), Paul Manafort maybe getting screwed over by Julian Assange by way of Robert Mue...Show More
November 21, 2018: St. Michael's principal promises to restore school to acceptable levels of toxic masculinity

1:03:45 | Nov 21st, 2018

Luke and the Panel (Callum Wratten, Dave Barclay and Ryan Dillon) figure out what is wrong with the NDP, the Conservatives and Canada's private school system! They also discuss the Ontario PC's war on trans people and the french community, and of cou...Show More
November 8, 2018: The Beaverton will pay whatever it takes to not see Tony Clement's dick

1:00:23 | Nov 8th, 2018

Luke and the Panel (Michael Balazo, Kristy LaPointe and Ian MacIntyre) try not to get overwhelmed by how much news there is. They start by recapping the midterm elections and CNN's coverage (1:45), then move on to Trump firing everyone's favourite ra...Show More
October 31, 2018: New CBC article ranks top 5 murderous dictatorships that can help grow your RSP

57:59 | Oct 31st, 2018

Luke and the Panel (Dave Atkinson, Aaron Hagey-MacKay and Andrew Ivimey) refuse to let the news get them down. They talk Trump’s influence over the mail bomber (2:30) and the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter (11:30), plus his attempt to use an executive ...Show More
October 24, 2018: Analysts not sure rebate cheques and keeping humanity alive will convince Canadians to support carbon tax

52:02 | Oct 24th, 2018

Luke and the Panel (Alex Huntley, Alice Moran, Diana McCallum) talk elections! The Canadian municipal elections went mostly as expected with Tory being re-elected (1:30), but also contained some highs: goodbye Mammoliti and @norm and some lows: Patri...Show More
October 17, 2018: Local man willing to do anything that doesn't affect his daily life to stop climate change

1:00:34 | Oct 17th, 2018

Luke and the Panel (Rebecca Reeds, Craig Fay and Andrew Ivimey) ask the important question: you ever listen to a podcast ON WEED? They talk the media hype over weed legalization (2:00), the vastly different rules/regulations governing legal weed in d...Show More
October 10, 2018: Doug Ford ends opposition to Carbon Tax after reading all 2,500 pages of UN Climate Change Report

47:09 | Oct 10th, 2018

Luke and the Panel (Nour Hadidi, Courtney Gilmour and Ryan Dillon) talk about how we're all going to die! They break down why the most recent UN Climate Change Report is a warning that can't be ignored (2:00), but will be (12:00). They also discuss w...Show More
October 3, 2018: Conservatives: 'If we had re-negotiated NAFTA we would have capitulated immediately but also gotten Canada everything we wanted'

1:00:33 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Luke and the Panel (Jocelyn Geddie, Dave Barclay, Jen MacIntyre) make jokes about complicated international trade agreements! They break down why 'USMCA' is a terrible acronym (1:30), the Conservatives suddenly pretending they wanted to play hardball...Show More
September 26, 2018: Justin Trudeau campaigns for Security Council seat by wearing traditional United Nations outfit

59:56 | Sep 26th, 2018

Luke and the Panel (Miguel Rivas, Alessandra Vite and Callum Wratten) are excited to talk about the news and do fun Australian accents. They do a deep dive into the Brett Kavanaugh scandal, recapping the twitter storm when Ronan Farrow dropped the st...Show More
September 19, 2018: Sexual predators about to be most represented minority group on U.S. Supreme Court

1:01:04 | Sep 19th, 2018

Luke and the Panel (Craig Fay, Diana McCallum, Aaron Hagey-MacKay) have no shortage of ridiculous stories to discuss this week. They get into the fact that People's Party of Canada sounds like the name of a communist country (2:30), debate whether Be...Show More
September 12, 2018: 'Doug is doing the right thing' says man who would lose his shit if Trudeau invoked the Notwithstanding Clause

1:01:22 | Sep 12th, 2018

Our award winning* podcast returns! Luke explains the reason for the longer than expected hiatus and updates everyone on what's been going on these past 10 months. Then he and the Panel (Kat Angus, Andrew Ivimey, Ian MacIntyre) kick off season 2 with...Show More
October 25, 2017: Brave Senator who endorsed, voted for Trump praised for running away from situation he created as fast as possible

51:26 | Oct 25th, 2017

Luke and the Panel (Alex Huntley, Craig Fay and Marilla Wex) discuss the Liberals conveniently timed budget update, the 'who gives a shit' Bill Morneau scandal, Quebec's attempt to walk back the Niqab Ban, Donald Trump's SECOND feud with the family m...Show More
October 18, 2017: Liberals announce plan to just let every Canadian choose their own tax rate

54:11 | Oct 18th, 2017

Luke and the Panel (Ryan Dillon, Rebecca Reeds and Scott Montgomery) talk about Quebec's new Niqab ban, Quebec's distinct Islamophobia, the Liberals 'choose your own adventure' approach to business taxes, the latest in the NAFTA negotiations, and how...Show More
October 11, 2017: After interviewing Jagmeet about Air India CBC promises to question Catholic Andrew Scheer about the IRA

52:55 | Oct 11th, 2017

Luke is joined by comedians Andrew Ivimey and Freddie Rivas as well as writer Tom Conway. Together they discuss the CBC's dog whistling Jagmeet Singh interview (3:00), why people who don't look like what white Canadians think a Canadian looks like ha...Show More
October 4, 2017: To avoid politicizing tragedy, Republicans offer to debate gun control once America goes a week without a violent gun homicide

51:11 | Oct 4th, 2017

Luke and the Panel (Aisha Brown, Tim Rabnett and Aaron Hagey-MacKay) discuss the absurdity of the 'don't politicize this issue' point after the tragedy in Las Vegas (2:30), why some Americans believe gun control laws won't work (8:00), the fact that ...Show More
September 25, 2017: Live from JFL42 with Kyle Kinane, Ali Siddiq and D.J. Mausner

51:14 | Sep 25th, 2017

Luke is live at the JFL42 Comedy Festival with an all-star panel of Kyle Kinane, Ali Siddiq and D.J. Mausner. Together they discuss what visitors think when they visit Toronto (2:00), Trump's strategy of disinviting people who weren't coming to the W...Show More
September 20, 2017: Nation offers to spend nights, weekends working on Mueller's Trump investigation if it will speed things up

45:05 | Sep 20th, 2017

Luke and the Panel (Ian MacIntyre and Nour Hadidi) discuss the #Rocketman speech (2:00), detail why Donald Trump is like an embarrassing mom (5:30), pray for Mueller and his investigative team (9:00), consider how Manafort could be the Wee-Bey of thi...Show More
September 13, 2017: Report: Every day that Ted Cruz does not like a porn tweet now feels boring by comparison

51:48 | Sep 13th, 2017

Luke and the Panel (Andrew Ivimey, Cathryn Naiker and Sebastian Fazio) break down why the Ted Cruz porn story is the greatest news story of the year so far (2:00), debunk the 'unnamed staffer' excuse (6:30), detail the levels of dumbness of the racis...Show More
September 7, 2017: Ben Affleck announces new film about how the CIA rescued gay men from Chechnya

44:43 | Sep 7th, 2017

Luke and panelists Jocelyn Geddie, Leonard Chan and Carol Zoccoli discuss how Trudeau finally acted like the progressive icon American media think he is by rescuing gay Chechens (2:00), plot the Ben Affleck movie about this that gives credit to the C...Show More
August 30, 2017: Ontario to rename all John A. MacDonald schools John A. Scotiabank Elementary

45:42 | Aug 30th, 2017

Luke is joined by Miguel Rivas, Andrew Barr and Nile Seguin. They get into the furor over how the Maple Leafs will now play in a building named after a different corporation (3:00), the campaign to remove John A. MacDonald's name from school (9:45), ...Show More
August 23, 2017: Local man would be more worried about Trump's promise to terminate NAFTA if Trump had ever kept a single promise

46:55 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Luke is joined by writers Anthony Bothelo and Joel Buxton as well as stand up Tracy Hamilton. They discuss the childlike wonder with which Donald Trump stared at the eclipse (2:30), how the war in Afghanistan will never end (6:00), why Donald Trump's...Show More
August 16, 2017: Charlottesville Nazis immediately surrender following the 2017 Battle of the Bulge: internet shaming

47:16 | Aug 16th, 2017

Luke is joined by stand-up comedians Amanda Day, Joe Vu and Thomas Calnan for a valiant attempt to understand Charlottesville and Donald Trump's reaction. Specifically they discuss how dumb it is to protest the removal of confederate statues (2:00), ...Show More
August 9, 2017: Local man prepares for coming nuclear apocalypse by downloading new podcast episodes

41:53 | Aug 10th, 2017

Luke is joined by Jordan Foisy, Alexander Saxton and Lauren Messervey for this final podcast before the nuclear apocalypse. They discuss how North Korea went from global joke to our worst nightmare (4:30), why we should be afraid of Tommy Wiseau (8:0...Show More
August 2, 2017

46:53 | Aug 2nd, 2017

Luke is joined by Andrew Ivimey, Ned Petrie and Samuel Smith. Together they ask the question we are all wondering: Four hosts of the National? Four? (3:00). But also: will this turn into a Fleetwood Mac during Rumors situation (7:00)? And in a year w...Show More
July 26, 2017

37:22 | Jul 26th, 2017

Luke and the Panel (Kevin Dowse and Wendy Litner) break down why the Russia-Trump story is like watching Lost (2:00), speculate on why Donald Trump keeps asking people if he can pardon himself (8:00), question whether Eric Trump could be the real mas...Show More
July 19, 2017

41:57 | Jul 19th, 2017

Luke is joined by Pat Smith, Kristy LaPointe and Tom Conway for a look at how the US really doesn't care about Canadian news. They talk about how little the facts in the Omar Khadr case are being discussed (3:30), treating the case like a bad insuran...Show More
July 12, 2017

45:43 | Jul 12th, 2017

Luke is joined by Alex Huntley, Jess Beaulieu and Aisha Brown for a deep dive on the Donald Trump Jr. scandal. They break down how this is like hearing The Beatles for the first time (2:00), the absurdity of Jr.'s 'adopting Russian babies' defence (5...Show More
July 5, 2017

42:13 | Jul 5th, 2017

Luke and the Panel (Jon Blair, Alice Moran and Dave Barclay) discuss Trudeau's Canada Day 150 faux pas (2:00), why Alberta is so mad all the time (6:00), how the Proud Boys movement is giving rise to Ashamed Moms (11:00), the latest round of "interna...Show More
June 14, 2017

48:16 | Jun 14th, 2017

Luke and the Panel break down how the GOP lets Donald Trump distract everyone while they pass horrific laws.
June 7, 2017

40:37 | Jun 7th, 2017

This week Luke is joined by comedians Rhiannon Archer and Dena Jackson as well as writer Pat Dussault. The four of them wonder whether Andrew Scheer's Tory win is going to become the plot for a lame sequel to the Florida Recount (2:00), discuss how K...Show More
May 31, 2017

42:50 | May 31st, 2017

Luke is joined by podcaster Todd Van Allen, writer Eric Turkienicz and Second Jen creator/star Amanda Joy. They discuss the question on everyone's minds: who the fuck is Andrew Scheer (3:00)? But also: how great it feels to see Kellie Leitch lose so ...Show More
May 24, 2017

42:02 | May 24th, 2017

Beaverton editor-in-chief Luke Gordon Field is joined by Beaverton anchor Miguel Rivas, writer Tristan Bradley and comedian/podcaster Cathryn Naiker to talk about the best and worst news of the week. They tackle Donald Trump's 'an idiot abroad' tour ...Show More
May 18, 2017

39:31 | May 17th, 2017

Beaverton editor-in-chief Luke Gordon Field is joined by stand-up comedian Nour Hadidi, improviser Diana Frances and Beaverton editor Aaron Hagey-Mackay to talk about the insanity of the past week. They dive right in on the Trump-Russia scandal (2:00...Show More
May 11, 2017 - Part 3

32:09 | May 17th, 2017

Beaverton editor-in-chief welcomes Buzzfeed staff writer Kat Angus and comedian/television writer Ian MacIntyre to discuss the burning tire fire that is America. They get into the Republicans desire to kill poor people (3:00), the sexual assault as p...Show More
May 11, 2017 - Part 2

41:13 | May 17th, 2017

Beaverton editor-in-chief Luke Gordon Field welcomes actress Kristy LaPointe, writer Alexander Saxton and the Beaverton's foreign correspondent Marilla Wex to discuss international news. Together they riff on the U.K. election (4:00), the fallout fro...Show More
May 11, 2017 - Part 1

33:07 | May 11th, 2017

Beaverton editor-in-chief Luke Gordon Field welcomes an all-star panel made up of stand-up comedian Andrew Ivimey, podcaster Jocelyn Geddie and television writer Jacob Duarte Spiel. Together they tackle the B.C. election (3:00), Kevin O'Leary droppin...Show More