The Gravy Train

1: Suburbs

39:28 | Oct 31st, 2019

3 recommendations

This is the story of how our subject goes from the outskirts of the city to a seat in the building at the heart of its power. Before he was the Mayor of Toronto, and before all the insanity that came ...Show More


rmmiller364 recommended:Jul 23rd

I didn’t know much about Rob Ford beyond the infamous crack smoking video (RIP Gawker), so a lot of this is a revelation. It is AMAZING how much Rob Ford was a harbinger of things to come in the US

I thought this episode was:

😱 Horrifying
💯 A must listen

epekilisJul 23rd

@rmmiller364 I have this on my playlist but as a Toronto resident I’ve actually never mustered up the mental reserves to listen to it. I lived through that stuff. It wasn’t pretty. His brother Doug is our Premiere now (rough Canadian equivalent to a state governor).

rmmiller364Jul 23rd

@epekilis oh, I totally get that feeling. I have a hard time listening to anything about Trump, to be honest

audioamanda recommended:Jul 10th

Well put together and interesting to see how these kind of “populist” politics developed in Toronto.

I thought this episode was:

💡 Educational
🤔 Thought-provoking
🤯 Unbeliveable

mm recommended:Dec 30th, 2019

Super interesting story about the rise of infamous past Toronto mayor Rob Ford. Traces his family roots and how he got so many fans even when he was a councillor. Fascinating how he’s able to connect with citizens by visiting them 1-on-1 and giving them his personal phone number, while his colleague...Show More

mmDec 30th, 2019

Thanks @gwin for the recommendation on this! Enjoying it so far.

molinosDec 30th, 2019

@mm I have this one in my "to listen list"

mmDec 30th, 2019

@molinos We can chat about it afterwards!


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