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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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The Jody Vance Experience: E1

Launching a new project with Equity Guru, Jody Vance sits…

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Simpler than you think

Do you know anyone who keeps saying “the health orders…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 99

George and Jody talk dollars, taxes, spin and the decriminalization…

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Step right up, and play the PHO Game?

Based on his pandemic timeline, microbiology and immunology scientist Jason…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 98

George and Jody focus on the loss of thousands of…

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Light ‘em up

These are difficult times. Dark times, even. A time when…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 97

George and Jody call for covid calm down and recommend…

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Fourteen days of your living room

We are all exhausted. All the US political drama, local…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 96

George and Jody touch on Trump and Biden — but…

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In good times and bad

One thing I’m hearing more and more is how the…

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UnSpun 95 – Jody Vance and Jill Krop

Two trailblazers in media Jody Vance and Jill Krop compare…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 94

George is back with some post-provincial election chat and his…

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Practising safe six

With an ever-growing number of people disengaging from public health…

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UnSpun 93 – Jody Vance and Bhinder Sajan

This week, CTV Legislative Bureau Chief Bhinder Sajan brings her…

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Nothing to fear but fear itself – that, and the pandemic

If you are regular reader of this column, you are…

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UnSpun 92 – Jody Vance and Shachi Kurl

This week, UnSpun takes you behind the scenes of the…

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Access denied

Between the pandemic, back-to-school, a parent in long-term care, and…

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UnSpun 91 – Jody Vance and Rob Shaw

In this week’s episode — UnSpun welcomes Rob Shaw from…

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Thanksgiving in the time of COVID

When the calendar flips to October, you can viscerally feel…

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UnSpun 90 – Jody Vance and Drex

As Jody Vance suffers separation anxiety over the departure of…

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Inside out

Since day one of the pandemic, health officials have pleaded…

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UnSpun 89 – Jody Vance and Sarah Kirby-Yung

As Jody Vance suffers separation anxiety over the departure of…

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Sadly, we have to put politics in front of us

How do you feel about a snap election call in…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 88

This week, Jody and George settle into chair-gate at city…

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‘Unprecedented times,’ all over again

You can feel the increased tension, frazzled nerves, and fear…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 87

It’s back to school and back to big COVID-19 numbers…

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Keep calm and teach on

As a young adult, the lone piece of art above…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 86

George and Jody talk teleprompter techniques; back to school planning;…

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Time to treat a crisis like a crisis

“It won’t hurt you if you don’t move” no longer…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 85

George and Jody talk teachers and schooooool’s back; get into…

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Cheering together, apart

“This might sound weird,” said my son to me during…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 84

George and Jody give a shout out to superheroes and…

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Turn on the lights, party’s over

We all know someone who’s ignoring health guidelines. Not the…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 83

George and Jody pitch tents, navigation centres, transit, masks, back…

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Hawaii never looked so close, and yet so far

Aloha. Who doesn’t want a Hawaiian vacation? Sun, surf, sand,…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 82

George and Jody do their homework for back to school…

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Magic words

You know that part when Glinda, the good witch of…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 81

George and Jody caution elected officials on paparazzi, remind everyone…

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The doctor is out – but they don’t have to be

When it comes to support for Canadians battling mental health…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 80

George and Jody pitch their opinions on the new tent…

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Back to school plan B?

Traditionally, mid-July is when we start seeing ads for back…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 79

In this week’s episode — George and Jody have to…

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Bye bye, angry birdie

Monday saw a long overdue move towards lower stress levels:…

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