Episodes

Northern Gateway Decision, Road tolls, Two-tier healthcare

On this episode we wrap up our "All Roads Lead to Kitimat" series with extended reaction to the federal government's approval of the Northern Gateway...

Sanctuary city, Criminalizing the purchase of sex services, City blocks for sale

In this episode, Jim's guests make the case for selling blocks of city streets to private developers, explore the impact of criminalizing the purchase of...

New prostitution bill, Scared away from active play, Resource economies

On this episode Jim's guests debate the new prostitution bill, discuss whether parental fears have scared kids away from playgrounds and other outdoor play, and...

Voter turnout, judge selection, and First Nations engagement

This week, Jim's guests tell us why low voter-turnout is good for democracy, why we need to change the way we choose Supreme Court judges,...

Political corruption, Men's equality charity, Climate change and pipelines

On this episode Jim's guests make the case for being more trusting of our politicians, they discuss men's issues advocacy, and they talk about whether...

Abortion debate, Bike lane break-up, Fat-shaming

On this episode Jim's guests argue that we should talk more about abortion, and that we need to end the constant messages telling people they...

Animal rights, The figures of public figures, First Nations education

In this episode Jim's guests make the case for granting animals "person" status under the law, for giving Bill C-33 a more open hearing, and...

Surveillance, Senate and the Constitution, Language on signs and the case for GMOs

In this episode, Jim and his guests discuss whether Canadians have accepted 21st century surveillance, what the Supreme Court says about the ability to make...

Carbon mitigation; Whale politics; Tuition debt load

On this episode Jim's guests discuss carbon mitigation costs and benefits, the politics of science-based policy, and the debt load of Canadian students. We'll also...

Social License, Rats as pets, Un-schooling, IPCC recommendations

In this episode Jim and his guests discuss the term"social license" and how it's being applied politically and by industry, we hear the case for...

Whales, Protest rights, Distracted driving

In this episode Jim's guests debate keeping whales in captivity, they talk about preparing for protests, and they make the case for putting distracted drivers...

Carbon bubble, Kitimat campaigns, Free prescriptions, and Polite Politicians

On this episode Jim's guests explain why Alberta's oil patch is particularly vulnerable to the risks of the carbon bubble, they discuss polite behaviour in...

Energy East, Cursive writing debate, Vaccinations redux, The case for wheat

In this episode, Jim's guests debate whether cursive writing should still be taught in school, defend the nutritional value of grains, discuss the domestic impacts...

Is it time to write off cursive writing?

Recent policy decisions in Toronto, and the province of B.C. have people debating whether we still need to teach cursive writing in schools. We'll hear...

Mandatory vaccinations, Pipeline politics, Cell phone lockup

In this episode, Jim's guests discuss whether measles vaccinations should be made mandatory, they examine the possible affects of two high-profile political resignations on Canada's...

Montreal city-state, Temporary Foreign Workers Program; E-cigarettes

On this episode, Jim's guests debate the impact of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program on the availability of jobs for Canadians, they discuss whether e-cigarettes...

Sealing, Fossil Fuel Divestment, the New Math

Newfoundland and Labrador will put $60,000 into a new campaign to improve the image of the Canadian seal hunt. Activists push University of Toronto to...

Bilingual tickets, Canadian mining interests, Wild horses

On this episode Jim's guests discuss language rights, they explore Canada's reputation in the mining sector and propose a novel way to keep the wild...

Crack pipe vending machine, First Nations Olympic hockey

In this episode, Jim's guests debate harm reduction programs as a way to fight addiction, they discuss whether Canada's First Nations should send their own...

Auto industry money, Citizenship tests, Prostitution laws, Taxi deregulation

On this episode Jim's guests debate whether provinces should prosecute anyone using laws the Supreme Court has said are unconstitutional, they discuss whether Canadian citizenship...

What would happen if they deregulated taxis in your town?

This week we hear from a man who is tired of waiting for taxis. Steve LaFleur is a policy analyst who blames tight controls for...

Should it be harder to become a Canadian citizen?

We'll hear from a man who writes and publishes books and magazine for new immigrants to Canada. He's an immigrant and a new citizen himself, ...

Own the Podium, N.E.B. panellists, Private medical, Order of Canada, ATM fees

On this episode Jim's guests discuss whether gold medals, or for that matter The Order of Canada, are good ways to measure success. They debate...

Senate surprise, wind power debate, law school degree

On this episode Jim's guest discuss whether law students graduating from a Christian university with a strict code of conduct should be called to the...

NEB speakers list, Pay for surgery, "Right to work"

On this episode Jim's guests discuss changes to the speakers lists at National energy Board hearings, a new program for Calgarians to get surgery in...

Bike licenses, First Nations and the oil sands, Sunshine lists, Animal welfare

On this episode Jim's guests discuss the intricacies of animal welfare, a proposal to license bicycles, and the efficacy of "sunshine lists," as well as...

Minimum wage, Pope John Paul II Day, Kitimat's pipeline plebiscite

This week Jim's guests debate whether a minimum wage hike is the best way to help low income families, if Canada needs a day to...

The 180 New Year Special: Will all roads lead to Kitimat in 2014?

All season we've been looking into Canada's oil and gas industry, with a special focus on the proposed pipeline projects that have generated the most...

The 180's Controversial Christmas Special

The 180 is a show that tackles all sorts of prickly topics, and we enjoy nothing more than a spirited debate over the issues that...

Northern Gateway Pipeline review, Random breathalyzers

On this episode Jim's guests debate the merits of the Joint Review Panel report on Northern Gateway, and talk about a proposal for random breathalyzer...

Online pornography, Big CPP, CEOs paycheques

On this episode Jim Brown's guests debate the future of the Canada Pension Plan, discuss a proposal to have Canadians "opt in" to access internet...

Apology politics, Declawing cats, N.B. Premier goes to Alberta to talk about oil

On this episode Jim's guests discuss the politics of apologies, debate whether a ban is needed on the practice of de-clawing house cats, and explore...

Time to bring back Merry Christmas?, Pipelines and public values, wolf bounties

As Canada grows more culturally diverse, schools and businesses have opted for more neutral seasonal greetings. Some Canadians - including an Ottawa Rabbi - want...

What would Cicero say about Ford?, Monsanto and Greenpeace on GM Crops, Senate reform

On this episode Jim's guest debate the question, "Do we need GM crops?," discuss senate reform, and try to imaging what one of history's greatest...

Rob Ford, Omnibus budget bill, Polar bears

On this episode Jim's guests debate whether changes to public sector bargaining processes will tip the scales too far in the government's direction, discuss a new...

Christmas marketing and Remembrance Day, Keystone, If Rob Ford were mayor in Vancouver

On this episode, Jim and his guests discuss the impact of early Christmas marketing on the impact of Remembrance Day, a columnist opines on whether...

Conservative convention, war on science, no more honours list

In this episode Jim and his guests discuss the convention of the Conservative Party of Canada, they debate whether governments have the right to stop...

Randomly selected senate, Supply management, New Brunswick shale gas

In this episode Jim and his guest discuss the science and safety of fracking in New Brunswick, entertain the idea of randomly selecting Canadian senators,...

Throne speech, Tough on crime, Public art

On this episode, Jim and his guests debate the use of public money to purchase public art, they discuss the federal government's "tough on crime"...

Prescription heroin, Wildrose vs. NDP, Mincome revisited, GMO's

On this episode Jim Brown and his guests discuss a ban on prescribing heroin to treat people with addictions, and a proposal for a guaranteed...

Climate change, Prayer and politics, Kinder Morgan president

In this episode Jim speaks to our "Rogue Parliament" about Canada's progress on climate change, asks the president of Kinder Morgan how the public push...

First Nations and pipelines, Corporations and research, Popularity and democracy

On this episode Jim and his guests tackle the independence of industry-funded research, debate how far the federal government should go to accommodate First Nations...

Joe Oliver, Worst case scenario funds, Legalized marijuana

On this episode, Jim asks the federal resources minister Joe Oliver what would happen if he doesn't get B.C.'s support for new pipelines; then our...

Tobacco lawsuit, Public vs. private school funds, Rogue Parliament on Keystone

On this episode, Jim and his guests discuss the tobacco industry's defense strategy in a large civil lawsuit, they debate whether public money should fund...

Quebec's Charter, Oil industry influence, Rogue Parliament

We convene our first "Rogue Parliament" to fill the void from our soon-to-be-prorogued real one. Jim invites our guests to weigh in on Quebec's controversial...

Open borders, the CanCon debate, "Newfie" not for everyone

This week Jim and his guests discuss whether workers should be able to have unrestricted access to jobs anywhere in the world, whether CanCon rules...

Exclusive Universities, ayahuasca therapy, off-roaders vs. conservationists

Jim talks to an academic who says it's time for Canadian universities to be more elitist. We hear from a listener who used a hallucinogen...

Positive campaigns, Percentage grades, and Psychedelic science

On this episode Jim speaks to a former target of attack ads who says politicians in his shoes should respond with attack ads of their...

This week: Oil sands ads, seniors' STIs, and a hunter's 180

This week Jim and his guests discuss the Alberta government's expenditure on ads about the province's oil sands, set to run in Washington. One critic...

Farmers feel the love, Anti-bullying laws, What's in a word?

On this week's show Jim and his guests debate whether a new law will actually reduce bullying, discuss why farmers are so politically popular in...

Problem pigeons, Conservatives debate, A personal 180

On this week's show you'll hear an argument in favour of birth control for pigeons, the story of a man who went from being a...

Texting in Church, Law School Protest, Ethical Shopping

On this week's show, Jim and his guests discuss a move by members of a Calgary Co-op to buy only free-range eggs and ethically-farmed pork,...

Alberta Grizzly Hunt, Moonlighting Doctor, and Halifax Bronies

On our March 15th episode, Jim Brown and his guests discuss re-opening the grizzly bear hunt in Alberta, why some family doctors say they need...

Suburbs vs. Cities, Boomer Health Care, Composting Toilets

Host Jim Brown and guests debate whether it's time to give up on the suburban dream, and if Boomers need to pay the freight for...

P.S.T., Pickets and Plasma

On today's online program, Jim asks whether a restaurant can be too nice for the neighbourhood, moderates a debate about the unthinkable -- whether Alberta should...
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