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Canadian icon Ed the Sock is back and he’s shifted the target of his frank, honest humour to politics! “There’s too much important going on in the world to be talking about Kanye West & KPop. Mindless hordes have taken over political discourse and we’re taking it back.” The ‘we’ is longtime compatriot-turned-Youtube influencer Liana K and a handpicked roster of hosts and panelists - smart, bold, insightful and humourous. Small business owners, single moms, aspiring journalists, college students, Youtubers, a bar bouncer, a banker - a diverse group of people with a diverse range of life experiences. Camaraderie not enmity. Six series covering politics from every angle, including the unexpected. And all adhering to Ed the Sock’s first rule of FU_Politics: No pundits, No proxies, No jargon. Political talk that talks like us. At FU_Politics we talk with you, not at you. Plus, you’re going to laugh. Because laughter is a sign you still have your sanity.
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Often the right decisions is unpopular and the wrong one brings smiles. Why does the correct decision lose the popularity contest? Liana Kerzner (@redlianak) and Maus Merryjest (@bywordofmaus) look at how the national COVID-19 responses, immigration reform, Mary Trump, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jagmeet Singh, and the Golden Girls all play into the exploration of the unpopularity of rational decision-making
Ed the sock, Samantha Emann, Hafeez Noorani and Aron Seal discuss the implications of the Trudeau's government's Fall Economic Statement - are we in the crapper?? Also, the allegations of unchecked racism at Corus radio.
Steven Kerzner (@stevenjkerzner) and Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens) examine the Trudeau government's recent economic statement, the spending, the investment, the debt and what it all means to you.
Michelle Budiwski looks at the panic surrounding COVID and Christmas.
The panel discusses the definition of leadership, how it's changed over the years and how leadership is related to masculinity.
Ed the Sock takes on the stupidity and entitlement behind COVID deniers and the whiny-ass BBQ owner Adam Skelly & his posse of pussies. Plus an interview with John Walker, acclaimed filmmaker behind the documentary "Assholes: A Theory" about what qualifies an asshole, where they come from and why they are here. Plus a Hollywood update from Andy Willis!
The panel discusses the idiocy behind restaurant anti-COVID eat-in protests and the uproar about the publishing of Jordan Peterson's new book.
COVID fatigue is a real thing - Michelle Budiwski looks at the phenomenon and what we can do about it.
Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens) and Steven Kerzner (@stevenjkerzner) discuss the upswing in COVID cases and the attitudes and circumstances that will make COVID last long beyond a vaccine.
MENSPLAINING - FAILURE

MENSPLAINING - FAILURE

2020-11-2442:31

Why is it so hard for men to cope with setbacks? Are there societal messages telling us 'real men never quit'? How do we change our perspectives on what constitutes 'success' and 'failure'? Steven Kerzner (@stevenjkerzner), Hafeez Noorani (@FeezyDoesIt), Paul Doroshenko (@pauldoroshenko), Oliver George (@justchillwithog), Chris Hamilton (MC ILLTONES MUSIC) and David Lysne take on this subject with humour, anecdotes and honesty.
BROKEN CLOCK - GUILT!

BROKEN CLOCK - GUILT!

2020-11-2301:14:22

Liana (@REDLIANAK) has guilt and she knows it's impacting her critical thinking. She and Maus (@BYWORDOFMAUS) talk about the ways guilt works its way into our thinking, how to disarm it and how to make it work FOR you.
Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens) & Steven Kerzner (@stevenjkerzner) take the air out of the panic-machine surrounding The Great Reset and talk about why we do in fact need an economic reset!
Michelle Budiwski looks at the attitudes that have led to the resurgence of the COVID cases.
Steven Kerzner talks to published children's author Heather Gordon ("Does the Queen Fart?", "I am Lazarus: A Goat Story") about the ups and downs and unique entrepreneurial challenges involved in writing a children's book and the adventure of getting it published. Lots of pearls of wisdom for entrepreneurs of all stripes.
Maus Merryjest (@bywordofmaus) and Liana Kerzner (@redlianak) look at the mental process that prevents some Trump supporters from being unable to accept that the MAGA days are coming to an end and that Trump lost the election fair and square.
Ed the Sock (@edthesock) debuts his new AM radio show on the GTA's NEWSTALK960 based in the lovely environs of Mississauga, Ontario! Today Ed talks about why people fear weird things with York University Professor James Alcock, gets a showbusiness update from the inimitable Andy Willis (@andylandradio) and a poem from the show's poet laureate, Andrew Nurse PLUS rides producer Julie about her ignorance of classic movies!
Ed the Sock (@edthesock), Hafeez Noorani (@FeezyDoesIt), Samantha Emann (@smemann) and Aron Seal (@aronseal) examine the wreckage from the US election.
Steven Kerzner (@stevenjkerzner) and Hafeez Noorani (@FeezyDoesIt) and the panel discuss male motiviations - what motivates us as men and what holds us back?
Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens) and Steven Kerzner (@stevenjkerzner) discuss the fallout of the US election and why progressives shouldn't really be celebrating.
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Red Hood

Steven Joel Kerzner, you, your, wife, your friends, everyone on this podcast network and everyone that thinks like you all are pathetic wastes of human life.

Dec 1st
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Red Hood

You both (and everyone that thinks like you) are fucking pathetic. And you people talk about building bridges HA! The culture, hatred, division will NEVER end and people like yourselves are part in cause of it. There will NEVER be compromise, there are only winners and losers. And hope either people like you lose or all your beliefs/ideologies backfire on you horribly because it's what you fucking deserve. I wish nothing, but suffering on you all.

Nov 26th
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Red Hood

I have no respect for leftist ideology. I believe it's too easily hijacked and you "moderates" can't control the the farther left. Ironically enough, something I've actually seen the right too better. And for the past 4 years you've cared more about Trump and the right that you've ignored how much ground the far left has been taking in politics and especially culture. Sure you may touch on their nonsense in culture from time to time, but it clearly was never a majority priority, more like a hobby. And not after 4 years of that plus the momentum/encouragement the far left has received (once again, apparently the riots just never happened), it's created a monster that you can't fight and the average person isn't willing to fight or too scared. So I look forward to seeing your reactions when you finally realize this too late. P.S. Neither side was going to accept the election results, but only the left was going to riot if they lost. And I'm suppose to think you're the righteous side looking out for my best interest?

Nov 17th
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Red Hood

I hope everyone's ready for the great reset. Especially leftists on this network. If you're in support of this, well then too bad, here it comes baby.

Nov 17th
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Red Hood

[To whoever runs this network and gets notifications of comments, are they actually been shown to the people who's podcasts I comment on or am I just talking to the wind?] This podcast is (apparently) suppose to be about "critical thinking," but just consists of two people which the exact same opinions agreeing on EVERYTHING, ironic. If you two ever decide one day to have a guest on with an opposing viewpoint, I'd love to hear a discussion with Matt Christiansen. I highly doubt that'll ever happen because it goes against two people with the exact same opinions agreeing on everything they talk about. Or maybe out of a subconscious fear that you might have your minds changed or your view on something might be wrong.

Oct 16th
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Red Hood

I forget to mention this as well: I find it so funny that you two are complaining about Trump and Republicans being hypocrites with filling RBG's seat (and I agree they are being hypocrites), which Trump has the legal power to do, but fail to point out how so are the Democrats. Both sides are being hypocrites on this fight. Both change their opinions whenever they're the ones in power. I'm aware you two of leftists bias, but the fact that you came at this point as if the Republicans were the only ones being hypocrites should be a wake up call to just how partisan you two actually are.

Oct 14th
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Red Hood

Trump isn't insane. You can say Trump isn't the brightest, but you call him insane or even evil is insane in of itself. Are we just gonna ignore the absurdity of Russiagate because leftists and Democrats couldn't handle the fact that they lost an election, a lot of which still believe Trump colluded with Russia to rig the election lol. The REAL reason Trump has a very good chance at being re-elected is the same reason he won in 2016. There were multiple reasons Trump won in 2016 (a lot of which are repeating themselves), but the MAIN reason was fear and anger of leftist authoritarianism (that's only gotten much worse since then). People with take a Trump over cancel culture, political/ideological lecturing, riots, business being looted/destroyed/burned, homes vandalized, intimidation, being harassing and attacked for not choosing a side or choosing the "wrong side" etc. Trump is a direct reaction to the leftist's behavior. And while that's the ONLY thing you two got right regarding this topic, you still managed to display the very same patronizing, condescending, elitist attitude that got him elected in the first place. Apparently people that support Trump are not only "screw-up idiots," but they're also the "drunk uncle that won't shut up about politics at the family table." I find that latter example very hilarious for two reasons... One: for the past four years it's actually been leftists that haven't shut up about politics at the dinner table while everyone else is just trying to chill (that's just a fact). Using my own family as an example, some like Trump and some hate him. You know which ones haven't shut up about politics and Trump for the past four years? The ones that hate Trump. How many articles and stories have there been of leftists cutting off family and friends because they voted for Trump or disagree with them on some other political topic? Two: Liana, you're very own co-host is in favor of the injection of politics/social justice into things they should be like sports lol. I remember getting into an argument with him on Twitter a while back and his response was basically "good." So you might was to do a mental check and make sure you're not psychologically projecting with that second example. It's one thing to mock Trump, I expect that and there are genuine things to mock/criticize him one. When you belittle/demean the people that support him, it just how out of touch you are with the average person.

Oct 9th
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Red Hood

Once again, you strawman my Breaking Bad comment. My issue was not you not liking Walter White or even Breaking Bad, that's just you having bad taste, I'm fine with people having bad taste. My issue was with the two of you somehow not understanding the appeal of shows like Breaking Bad and using those shows as a psychology profile for the people that like it, claiming it's because of nihilism. Because apparently people don't consume media for entertainment anymore in your minds? It's shows your holier-than-thou, fake intellectual, condescending, elitist mentality.

Oct 9th
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Red Hood

I have a hard time taking anything you two have to say regarding the U.S. election/politics seriously when one of you hasn't acknowledged (or condemned) the 100+ days of riots, looting, violence etc. committed by leftists activists and the other seems to be in favor of it. Or even how it all effects the average person politically. No instead every episode I listen to is just an hour or two of "Orange man and Republicans bad." I'm not voting come November, but I hope Trumps wins just out of spite of leftists and people like you two.

Oct 6th
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Red Hood

The confusion and theories you two have about why people like shows like Breaking Bad is beyond ridiculous. You can't wrap their heads around simply liking a show because of the writing, acting, cinematography? When a piece of media suddenly become a physiological/moral profile of the person that enjoys it? Liking the writing of Breaking Bad and Walter White now means I'm just a bad person that enjoys seeing someone worse than me? Breaking Bad's (and Better Call Saul's) writing is objectively one of the best. With only 5 seasons and 62 episodes it cemented itself as one of the best/most icon shows of all time. As well has cementing it's lead character of Walter "Heisenberg" White as a pop culture icon and gold standard in character development/writing. P.S. I never claimed you didn't like Better Call Saul, here's what I said: "Breaking Bad's (and Better Call Saul's) writing is objectively one of the best EVER." NOTHING in that statement is me saying you don't like Better Call Saul, I don't even know how you got that Idea, did you just skim through my comment? If anything, that's me pointing out how weird it is that you don't understand the appeal of Breaking Bad when they have the same writers and quality.

Oct 6th
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Scott

root canal 20 min of work cost me 1500 dollars. wtf

Sep 26th
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Scott

this no way to correct this other then world wide population control the planet can not support this amount of people

Sep 26th
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humblebrag

is it veshidoeseverthing? I like his takes

Jul 16th
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