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Off Guard

 

Off Guard

Each Week, Off Guard explores one idea from the world of sports in three unconventional ways. Host Perdita Felicien eases fellow athletes into frank and funny discussion. Pete Mahovlich and Bob Cole savour Hockey Night nostalgia. Coach and Dad, Jamie Strashin packs a minivan full of stories about families at play.

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Justified classified information leaks

A former CIA officer says U.S. intelligence officials could be justified in leaking classified information.

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The marriage of true minds

Can marriage be a source of inspiration, creativity, mutual influence, and intellectual support?

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40: The age of anxiety

40. It's the age society says we should be established... but there's a whole lot more to the number than that.

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Majority of Canadians distrust government: poll suggests

The Current looks into what's behind the remarkable change in attitude in the year or so since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office.

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Episode 4: Rule Benders

Who can resist BENDING rules in pursuit of victory? Perdita and Canadian Pro racer Mike Woods discuss the scofflaws of cycling. Jamie Teen-Ref Strashin celebrates whistle blowers. Misters Cole and Mahovlich consider the craftiest coaches in the NHL.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:35:56]


Episode 3: Seabiscuit

Off Guard salutes athletes who transcend body norms. 'Runner of the Century' Ed Whitlock breaks records at 85. Jhonas Enroth is NHL's smallest goalie. A compact teen shares his pro hockey dreams. At 6'5" Pete Mahovlich towered over the league.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:38:37]


Episode 1: All Stars

Perdita discusses the double-edged sword of athletic stardom. Jamie watches house leagues fade as 'rep' and 'elite' teams balloon. Bob and Pete consider how All Star games have changed...for the better!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:35:37]


Episode 2: Chirping

Trash Talk, Smack, Jawboning. Perdita questions the power of a stadium-wide'BOO!' Jamie hears the worst chirping from parental yaps, and Bob and Pete share vintage NHL wisecracks.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:38:40]