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 focus on the writ being dropped for the federal election; opine about the newspaper opinion debacle; speculate on why the Surrey mayor has put his weight behind taxis; and make noise about future deficits coming to a legislature near you.
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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 is also a published author, a former CBC journalist and comedy writer, and an avid traveler, having lived in Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Taiwan, and Israel.
- Last week’s UnSpun had fewer X-Files references (and music), but no less Mulder-and-Scully-esque banter and analysis of everything from the sneaky Park Board takeover to efforts to stall out Uber and Lyft.
- Jody and George touch on the Capital-G Green movement; Jock Finlayson discussed the lower-g green movement, and how the transition away from fossil fuels will take quite some time.
- Former CRTC Vice Chair Peter Menzies on Elections Canada and the hubbub over limiting third party advertising.