Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial, federal politics, and much more.
Jody and George talk personal change, then onto the federal election campaign, where Liberal leader Justin Trudeau may have pivoted in the direction he was hoping for during the French Leaders’ Debate; then the intentionally provocative anti-vax and anti-passport protests focused around hospitals; and finally, Vancouver has a literal and metaphorical broken windows problem – but at least there’s no plan to deal with it.
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Jody Vance is a born and raised Vancouverite who’s spent 30 years in both local and national media. The first woman in the history of Canadian TV to host her own sports show in primetime, since 2011 she’s been working in both TV and radio covering news and current affairs.
George Affleck is a former Vancouver City Councillor, retiring in 2018 after seven years and two election wins. He has also owned his marketing agency, Curve Communications, since 2000 and works with a variety of clients in the private and non-profit sector. George can also be seen writing columns for Vancouver is Awesome, and a guest host on CKNW. A published author, CBC journalist, and comedy writer, George is also an avid traveler, having lived in Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Taiwan, and Israel.
Theme song: Piers Affleck
Produced at: www.curvecommunications.com
- Last week’s UnSpun was a doozy. That’s the promo line.
- Don’t miss Jody’s piece this week, about getting past assumptions, and then helping the vaccine hesitant to get past their own individual barriers. One shot at a time.
- Jody mentions her fantastic new opportunity at Al-Jazeera – she’s not leaving The Orca, all good – and here’s the piece and moment that started the whole thing.