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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 149

Jody and George focus on the floods and why governments…

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Caught between Park Place and Boardwalk

I scanned yesterday’s Speech From the Throne, looking through the…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 148

Jody and George focus, of course, on the devastating floods…

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When ‘leaving early’ isn’t enough

We left early. We had snow tires. We had a…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 147

Jody and George focus on Remembrance Day and what things…

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Remember all our heroes

Today’s Middle is going to make some people uncomfortable, but…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 146

Jody and George run the gamut from Kevin Bacon to…

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Never-ending triage

M*A*S*H. I record and watch it when looking for comfort….

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 145

Jody and George send their best wishes to Premier Horgan…

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Why I’m worried about waning

I must share my truth, even though it embarrasses me:…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 144

Jody and George talk about freedom of information and why…

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Notes from Tk’emlups te Secwepemc

Words escape me. The last few days listening to the…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 143

Jody and George celebrate not only a certain person’s birthday…

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Lights, camera, reaction

There was a time when we didn’t lock our front…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 142

Jody and George go for a ride with the taxpayers…

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T-minus 36

With the rather abrupt end of summer and a soggy…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 141

Jody and George count how many political parties have now…

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One small step

My first-ever job in media was to cruise around town…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 140

Jody and George get into the $600 million election and…

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Lessons from La Belle Province

Last night I landed back at YVR after a whirlwind…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 139

Down to the wire in the federal election! Jody and…

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Something’s gotta give

A difficult memory popped up on my phone this week….

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 138

Jody and George talk personal change, then onto the federal…

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When you assume…

“You should never assume. Because when you assume it makes…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 137

Jody and George jump in! The federal election continues to…

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Cameras optional

Lights, camera, let’s meet! Twenty months into COVID life adjustments,…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 136

Jody and George crisscross the country as they discuss the…

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Standing tall, speaking out

Today’s Middle could be the plot of a superhero blockbuster…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 135

Jody and George go all federal and pump their biceps…

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Staying after class – for a very good reason

Six months ago, I joined the many British Columbians with…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 134

Jody and George put their bets on September 20th federal…

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Jody Vance: Time to go all in on AC

Is BC ready for our next test? A test to…

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The fourth option

“911 – Police, Fire or Ambulance?” The E-Comms answer to…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 133

Jody and George ask what kind of spin will it…

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Call your shot

Watching The Pandemic of the Unvaccinated unfold in other countries…

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UnSpun With Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 132

This week, Jody and George talk about borders opening…wait, are…

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Cloverdale Rodeo allegations a huge disappointment

Oh Cloverdale Rodeo, I thought I knew you. As a…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 131

Jody and George focus on coyote attacks in Stanley Park;…

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(Wo)man’s best friend

This week’s Middle has gone to the dogs. If you…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 130

This week, Jody and George speculate on MP Jody Wilson-Raybould’s…

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‘Is there a volcano over there?’

“Is there a volcano over there?” As we crested the…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 129

Jody and George look at the latest polls in Vancouver…

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Lacking local leadership

Let’s just state the obvious: the City of Vancouver failed…

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UnSpun With Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 128

Jody and George drive straight into the latest divisive issue…

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Of loss, and angels among us

With so many stories associated with negative outcomes at long-term…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 127

Jody and George optimistically chart the numbers on re-opening BC,…

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Class of 2021, we salute you

Very few life events have stuck in my memory banks…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 126

Jody and George get excited about the Covid19 numbers and…

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What kind of Canada do we want to be?

I know that, as a non-indigenous person, my words might…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 125

Jody and George are super stoked about the reopening plan…

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Holding pattern

Thank you for calling, this is Sandra, how can I…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 124

Jody and George first focus on Vancouver and ask whether…

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Informed consent

This week brought much-anticipated news: Canada’s official instruction now recommends…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 123

Jody and George continue their quest to understand the logic…

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Granville Street Blues

Fade in: Six teenagers, 15 to 16 years old, pile…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 122

Jody and George tackle gang crimes and whether or not…

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Time to crack one open

We’ve been told repeatedly that outside is the safest place…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 121

This week, it’s party time in Vancouver as George and…

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This is your shot. Take it.

Restrictions, bans, case numbers, hospitalizations, deaths. Genome sequencing, PCR testing,…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 120

George and Jody focus on empty promises and pick apart…

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Pandemic: Endgame

Are you a Marvel fan? I’m a huge Marvel fan….

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 119

George and Jody talk about mayorpalooza, Covid rumours and innuendo,…

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A vacation from vaccination registration frustration

If I had a dollar for every tweet, email, phone…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 118

George and Jody ask are we heading into bigger lockdowns…

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Message from the box

As a longtime sportscaster, athletes, teams or leagues taking a…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 117

Jody and George talk about the sudden amazing race for…

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Young and hungry

Monday’s Circuit Breaker press conference sparked a rather visceral memory….

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 116

Jody and George talk about all the poo-pooing of a…

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The Big Ask

There is altogether too much high school rumour mill going…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 115

Was he pushed or did he leave of his own…

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Of pot and pets

The Middle is going a little Cheech and Chong today….

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 114

This week — finally some good news on the Covid…

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Waiting for your shot

While the turbulence of BC’s mass vaccination roll out continues…

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UnSpun 113 – Jody Vance and Dr. Marina Adshade

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, women aged 25…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 112

The petition war for who gets to use Stanley Park…

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Crossing the line

Columbo. Cagney and Lacy. Hill Street Blues. Miami Vice. Hawaii…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 111

Jody and George keep it clean and talk about the…

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Papers, please

Vaccine envy. It’s real and spreading (ironically like a virus)…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 110

Jody and George get into the tangled mess and planning…

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The Call, Part Two

Ever since writing about getting The Call from Dad’s care…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 109

Jody and George talk about the staggering numbers of opioid-related…

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Keys to staying safe

When I was a kid in the ‘80s, the “white…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 108

Jody and George ask whether schools are going far enough…

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Throwing the flag on Super Bowl plans

To many, Super Bowl Sunday isn’t just a football game,…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 107

Jody and George ask whether or not speed and supply…

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Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe…and Be Consistent

January 25, 2020. That’s one year and two days ago….

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 106

This week on UnSpun, something big happened this week in…

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Total Recall

One would need to be living under a rock to…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 105

It’s year three of a four-year term for your municipal…

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The Call

It went something like this. Phone rings with call display…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 104

In the first show of UnSpun YEAR THREE, George and…

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If rapid testing can help even a little – why not use it?

Social media is often more boxing ring of opinion than…

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‘This is too much, I can’t do this, I feel broken.’

‘Tis the season to consider lessons learned in the last…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 103

In this last episode of the year, Jody and George…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 102

Jody and George get excited about vaccines and wonder if…

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Be fair to the Fair

Saturday night, our household bubble climbed into the car and…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 101

Jody and George focus on the City of Vancouver budget,…

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The Jody Vance Experience: E2

In her new project with Equity Guru, Jody Vance sits…

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Closing the loop

Pre-COVID, our headlines were dominated by the health of our…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 100!

In this week’s 100th episode — George and Jody get…

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