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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 54

In this week’s episode: Snowmageddon 2020, money laundering, dodge and…

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The power of closets

Want to change the life of someone living in poverty?…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 53

Jody and George ask a lot of questions like: why…

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The Middle on your own personal middle

The anger around food has been simmering for some time,…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 52

It’s our birthday! One year, 52 episodes and always so…

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Lines in the dark

To kick off 2020, this could be a column about…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 51

In this week’s episode: Top Ten Unspun stories of the…

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In 2020, listen local

Here we are, poised to wave goodbye to a decade…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 50

In this week’s episode: we go from impeachment and what…

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A useful kind of nostalgia

Being sentimental, or nostalgic, feeds our collective desire to hold…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 49

In this week’s episode: from Kennedy, to Boris, to Trump,…

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‘Tis the season to train up

’Tis the season for sharing. The Christmas season often sees…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 48

In this week’s episode: awkward chat or awesome slap as…

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Let’s make public art actually public

When first hearing about The Chandelier — how it would…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 47

Madness at the City of Vancouver with the largest tax…

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The gift of gratitude

Today’s Middle will bridge the gap from the Christmas fanatics…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 46

In this week’s episode: middle class ministers and intergovernmental affairs;…

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Unbuckled

As I see it, there is no middle in this…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 45

In this week’s episode: transit strike, bus strike, and school…

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End of an era or two

There was a time when I talked hockey for a…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 44

Jody and George talk resignation and obfuscation in Ottawa; get…

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Out of the frying pan

There’s a rumour flying around the Lower Mainland that has…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 43

Jody and George are back in studio and get deep…

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A Christmas Challenge

Have you been slightly complacent in a slow walk precariously…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 42

Jody and George take a deep dive into the federal…

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Even from Maui, Canada looks pretty good

Adding to the post election debriefs, allow me to introduce…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 41

Jody and George spell-check and bylaw-contravention-check the Mayor of Vancouver’s…

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Conservative, Green, Liberal, NDP, Other – doesn’t matter. VOTE.

Walking through the community centre doors, I felt a surge…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 40

Jody and George talk about yet another damning report from…

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Equality before the law – right?

This week I’ve got a bit of a bee in…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 39

In this week’s episode, Jody and George debate what’s worse…

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A shot in the arm – literally

Some people mark time by flipping the calendar, or by…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 38

Jody and George we get the latest on the federal…

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On Greta

Greta Thunberg is a force of nature. This 16-year-old Swede…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 37

Jody and George can’t avoid the 1, 2, 3 and…

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Get the lead out

From the “are we really still talking about this” file:…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 36

Jody and George focus on the writ being dropped for…

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Real action, one person at a time

Setting aside all the pessimism, politics, and posturing around how…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 35

Jody and George ruminate about the attempted take-over of Park…

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Fit City

It’s the first week of back to school. Kids are…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 34

In this week’s episode, Jody and George talk sock-gate at…

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Five bucks a pop? Really?

There are few things as iconic in Vancouver as the…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 33

Jody and George focus on the decampment of Oppenheimer Park;…

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BC’s never-ending ride sharing drama continues

Why is it so difficult to bring British Columbians what…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 32

In this week’s episode, Jody and George talk the truth…

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A plastic straw ban argument

How do you feel about plastic bans? My feelings have…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 31

In this week’s episode, Jody and George count the ways…

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In Living Colour

The story of Banksy is that of a brilliant artist…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 30

In this week’s episode, Jody and George play rate the…

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A new standard for grief – and action

Our news cycle continues to be dominated by the murder…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 29

In this week’s episode, Jody and George dig deep into…

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Let’s talk about bike plates

Today’s edition of The Middle begins with a clear statement:…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 28

In this week’s episode, Jody and George talk about whether…

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Dreams, hooped

Like many Canadians, our family is deep in the afterglow…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 27

Jody and George get back into the thick of it…

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What if booze laws actually made sense?

Let’s talk about drinking in public. According to the Government…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 26

In this week’s episode, Jody and George talk towers, reconciliation,…

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No day at the beach

We “oooooh” and “ahhhhhh” at the sight of orcas frolicking…

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UnSpun Episode 25 with Jody Vance and George Affleck

In this week’s episode, Jody and George give the gears…

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Really, Surrey Board of Trade?

When it comes to anti-vaxxers, I’m with Meghan McCain. Here’s…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 24

In this week’s episode, Jody and George get into pipelines,…

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Getting through the winter of life

This week, the federal government unveiled a $50 million National…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 23

In this week’s episode, Jody and George unravel the press…

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We need to talk about ‘swarming.’

No, it is not naivety to think that we can…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 22

In this week’s episode, Jody and George dig into the…

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The disappearing art of being Canadian

Heading through the downtown Vancouver Costco checkout last weekend, one…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 21

In this week’s episode, Plecas is back, JWR goes full…

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NDP, BCTF – please just get the deal done

Parents are worried, rightfully so, that we are sliding down…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 20

In this week’s episode, Jody and George take on topics…

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Kitsilano Character

Some might call it “The Haves vs. The Have Mores.”…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 19

In this week’s episode, reports, inquiries, and accusations. Jody and…

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Vancouver is…not rainy enough?

Today “The Middle” stands for Wednesday, the middle of the…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 18

In this week’s episode, Jody and George politically quantify the…

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When the Twitter Mob came for a journalist and hockey mom

This week I learned a new insult catchphrase: “Elite Projection.”…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 17

In this week’s episode, Jody and George talk about the…

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Recovery starts in the stomach

In an era of superfoods and healing your body by…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 16

Welcome to UnSpun – The Orca’s current events podcast and…

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A toast to BC Ferries – and MADD

When reading the Orca exclusive last week, the scoop about…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 15

Welcome to UnSpun – The Orca’s current events podcast and…

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Whither 4/20?

Once upon a 4/20, it was a protest. It was…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 14

Welcome to UnSpun – The Orca’s current events podcast and…

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Moving forward to combat money laundering

There was a time when the term “money laundering” was…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 13

Welcome to UnSpun – The Orca’s current events podcast and…

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Finding the Ultimate Middle

Let’s talk about death. No one wants to face the…

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Protest, the Canadian way

Spring has sprung – and so has the season of…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affeck – Episode 11

Welcome to UnSpun – The Orca’s current events podcast and…

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What should girls wear to school? Whatever they want.

The fashion police need to sit down. Chilliwack, I’m talking…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 10

In this week’s episode, Jody and George get into the…

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Trying to tax ‘potential’

Perhaps I’m sentimental (I am), or showing my vintage (51)….

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck Episode 9

In this week’s episode, Jody and George find the thread…

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Rent

Renting in Vancouver is, and always has been, like living…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance & George Affleck Episode 8

In this week’s episode, Jody and George find the thread…

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When the Middle seems extreme

Six. In my circle of friends there are six families…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 7

Welcome to UnSpun – The Orca’s current events podcast and…

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Time to be the Canada we think we are

And then Gord said, “Canada is not Canada. We are…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 6

Jody and George get into the controversy brewing in Ottawa…

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We need to talk about seniors care

What a relief. Thanks to a newly-inked agreement this week,…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 5

Welcome to UnSpun – The Orca’s current events podcast and…

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Should you vaccinate your kids? Yes, you should vaccinate your kids.

Last week, on radio at CKNW, my producer and I…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 4

Welcome to UnSpun – The Orca’s current events podcast and…

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