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 get into the $600 million election and what it got us … same ol’ same ‘ol. Was it worth it? What does the future hold for the leaders? And a peek behind the scenes on election night.
Meanwhile, in BC: Premier Horgan breathes a sigh of relief over federal election results but his government calls out the anti-vaxers who continue to fill up our ICUs and cause delays of important surgeries. Meanwhile in Vancouver, the mayor gets attacked and calls the cops – but at least there are patios forever.
All this and more on UnSpun.
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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 looked ahead to the federal election. Were they right?
- Jody mentions her other gig with Al-Jazeera brought her to beautiful Montreal on election night – and came home with lessons and ideas for Vancouver.
- In September 2019, Michael Taube wondered if the blackface controversy would end Justin Trudeau’s political career. Two elections later, he’s still prime minister.