No Second Chances

Canada 2020

Throughout history, only 12 women have served as First Minister in Canada. Put another way: there have been more than three times as many First Ministers named ‘John,’ than there have been women. No Second Chances explores the experiences of women ...Show More
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Last Woman Standing: an Alberta Election Special

30:30 | Apr 14th

In this episode, we take a break from our series on Canada’s female first ministers for a special discussion focused on the 2019 Alberta general election. Premier Rachel Notley is quite literally the last woman standing when it comes to Canada’s fema...Show More
Part 8: What Doesn't Kill You

23:13 | May 13th

Canada’s female first ministers have weathered the rise and fall of Canadian politics - and emerged from it as changed people. What has post-politics life looked like for these women? What did they learn during their time in office that paved the way...Show More
Part 7: Things Fall Apart

30:40 | May 6th

Female first ministers in Canada tend to last about half as long as men. They reach the top only to fall back down, often because they enter into their roles when chances of failure are highest. In this episode, we explore what happened when things t...Show More
Part 6: The Peak

27:26 | Apr 29th

Only twelve women have ever led Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments. For almost all, it was the first time a woman took the post. What did they bring to the table, how did their styles differ from the men that came before them, a...Show More
Part 5: Stepping Into The Ring

24:22 | Apr 22nd

Running in a leadership race isn’t for the faint of heart. There are upsides, like working to make a difference in the lives of constituents, and there are downsides, like opening yourself up to fierce criticism. What compelled these twelve women to ...Show More
Part 4: And So It Begins

26:13 | Apr 8th

Election night came and went, and the twelve women have all been elected for the first time. Find out more about the experiences they faced as rookie politicians: what hurdles did they confront, who supported them, and what surprised them about those...Show More
Part 3: Making A Run For It

27:37 | Apr 1st

A journey of a thousand miles (well, kilometers in Canada) begins with a single step. That’s true for the 12 women who would become Canada’s sole female first ministers. Find out what led them to take that first big step and run for public office.
Part 2: Raising Leaders

26:21 | Mar 25th

We start where all good stories do: the beginning. In this episode, host Kate Graham speaks with Canada's 12 female first ministers about their childhoods, whether politics was a lifelong dream, and who shaped them along the way.
Part 1: The Problem

21:31 | Mar 18th

In this episode, host Kate Graham looks at the experiences of women in politics - then and now. To set the scene, she speaks with: veteran journalists Robert Fife and Susan Delacourt, former federal Conservative Party interim leader Rona Ambrose, cur...Show More

01:48 | Mar 7th

Throughout history, only 12 women have served as first minister in Canada. Put another way: there have been more than three times as many first ministers named ‘John,’ than there have been women. No Second Chances kicks off an important conversatio...Show More