Jason C. McLean and Special Guest Dawn McSweeney go through the week’s big news stories: Quebec Premier François Legault injects himself into the campus “free speech” debate and considers restricting English school enrollment. What Montreal events and festivals will go online in 2021 and which will happen in person? Ted Cruz leaves Texas freezing. Justin […]
Jason C. McLean and Samantha Gold discuss Lucasfilm firing, or rather, not re-hiring The Mandalorian star Gina Carano after months of transphobic, anti-mask and finally anti-Semetic tweets. Will the role be re-cast? What about the fans still backing her? Samantha Gold is an artist, disability activist and FTB contributor. Follow her artist page on Facebook […]
Jason C. McLean and Dawn McSweeney discuss the federal, provincial and municipal governments’ responses to the COVID pandemic. They cover the curfew, museums re-opening, summer street terrasses, outsourcing benefit service and more. Dawn McSweeney is an author and occasional FTB contributor. Follow her on Twitter @mcmoxy Jason C. McLean is the Editor-in-Chief of forgetthebox.net Follow […]
Jason C. McLean speaks with Montreal musician Paul Kasner (aka Venus Furs) about moving from live shows to releasing music during the pandemic, creating his own label and working with streaming services like Spotify.
Host Jason C. McLean and Special Guest Samantha Gold discuss Quebec Premier François Legault’s seemingly immovable and uncaring paternalistic approach to pandemic management (and a bit of Montreal politics too).
Host Jason C. McLean and special guest Niall Clapham-Ricardo discuss the 2021 Montreal Municipal Election and whether or not Valérie Plante and Projet Montréal can get back their militant base in time.
Jason C. McLean and guest Der Kosmonaut discuss the roots of pro-Trump domestic terrorists storming the US Capitol on Wednesday, the hypocrisy of the police response and what needs to happen immediately to save American Democracy and the reputation of the US around the world.
On the latest FTB Fridays, host Jason C. McLean and guest panelists Samantha Gold and Jerry Gabriel take a look back at 2020 covering federal and provincial politics, the US Election, streaming services and, of course, COVID. Happy New Year!
On the latest FTB Fridays, Jason C. McLean and Special Guest Jon Weisz of Indie Montreal and the Canadian Independent Venue Coalition talk about helping independent Canadian music venues survive during the pandemic and why we should #SupportCanadianVenues Featured Image from the Canadian Independent Venue Colaition
On this edition of FTB Fridays, Jason C. McLean and special guest Niall Clapham-Ricardo discuss Canadian Politics, Minority Parliaments, Canada getting the COVID Vaccine after Mexico, International working-class solidarity and Jagmeet Singh Twitch streaming with AOC. Featured Image via WikiMedia Commons (from Sam on Flickr)
Jason C. McLean and Special Guest Samantha Gold (artist, activist, FTB contributor and online makeup instructor) discuss the Legault Government’s seemingly arbitrary holiday rules for COVID-19 Red Zones. Are they following the health data or just playing to the CAQ base by singling out Christmas?
In the premier of the FTB Fridays video series, Jason C. McLean speaks with spoken-word artist, writer and seasoned political observer Der Kosmonaut about the fallout from the 2020 US Presidential Election and what might happen in the courts and the streets if Joe Biden wins but Donald Trump refuses to leave.
Hosts Jason C. McLean and Dawn McSweeney talk about Bill 21, Quebec’s proposed Religious Symbol Ban, with special guest Samantha Gold Also: News Roundup, Survey Says, Dear FTB, Things You Did Not Know (Maybe) and Predictions! Recorded April 13, 2019 in Montreal Producer: Hannah Besseau Hosts: Jason C. McLean and Dawn McSweeney Special Guest: Samantha […]
In the premier episode of the all-new FTB Podcast, hosts Jason C. McLean and Dawn McSweeney talk about the Outremont by-election and Canadian politics with special guest Niall Ricardo and we feature an interview with NDP candidate Julia Sanchez. Also: News Roundup, Survey Says (Should Major League Baseball return to Montreal?), Dear FTB, Things You […]
Panelist Ron Roxtar and host Jason C. McLean discuss Montreal turning sidewalks into bike paths, caleche horses and more. Plus interviews with Projet Montréal City Counselor for St-Henri, Little Burgundy, Pointe-St-Charles and Griffintown Craig Sauvé and music legend Shawn Phillips, Community Calendar and Predictions! News Roundup Topics: Caleche horses in Montreal, shooting guns at a […]
Panelists Ron Roxtar and Tanu Oberoi discuss this year’s Just for Laughs Festival and several news items in the News Roundup segment with host Jason C. McLean, plus an interview with NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton, Community Calendar and Predictions! News Roundup Topics: Charlottesville, North Korea, Canadian media companies focusing on old models to their […]