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Uncolonized is a funny and blunt podcast about race, politics, and culture, from a Canadian perspective. Hosted by Comedian Gavin Stephens, and Writer/Musician Daniel Grant, Episodes drop every Monday.
S09E06: Quebec's Tax on the Unvaxxed.
S09E06: Quebec's Tax on the Unvaxxed.
This week Gavin & Daniel discussed Quebec's recent proposal to tax unvaccinated people, and whether or not the government has gone too far. They also talked about Nicholas Campbell (CBC, The Coroner) and his use of the hard 'R'
SE9E05: Why is Trudeau more worried about the left than the right, and how does it relate to Don't Look Up?
This week Daniel and Gavin discussed a recent interview with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, where he expressed his concern towards the 'lefts casual cynicism. Despite having the right physically attack him, we wondered why the PM was aiming left, and how it relates to the Netflix film Don't Look Up.
S09E04: The Alberta Education Curriculum Problem
I'll be honest finding out about the Alberta government trying to both sides Nazis in the education curriculum kind of scared me. This week Gavin & Daniel attacked this story and looked at the parallels of the education from right-wing governments in the US. The level of projection from the 'They're indoctrinating our kids" party is amazing.
S09E03: Who is the Manhattan institute, and why are they on my TV?
This week Gavin & Daniel caught an interview with anti-anti racism linguistic professor John Mcwhorter. Mcwhorter believes anti-racism is a religion, and "wokeness" has gone too far. Gavin & Daniel wondered why this center-right talking point has always been accommodated on mainstream media, which took them down the rabbit hole that is the Manhattan Institute.
S09E02: The White Aggrievement Industry.
We looked at a recent poll that showed White Conservative Christian Americans feel more oppressed than anyone else. We wanted to take a look at why this is and speculate on how to help these poor unfortunate souls.
S09E01: The Rittenhouse Trial
Oh man we are back for another season. Gavin & Daniel are ready for another season of 10 episodes, we hope you are as well. We're kicking off, with our discussion on the Rittenhouse Trail. We had some thoughts.
S08E10: They tried to mess with Masai Ujiri
This week we talked about a few things. Racist math teachers, and racist CEO's. It's the last episode of the season so we hope you enjoy it.
1 hr 9 mins
S08E09: Kyrie and Texas and so much more.
This week on the podcast we had a conversation potpourri we talked about Texas and their CRT problem, Kyrie Irving and his vaccine problem and so much more. It was an interesting time had by Daniel and Gavin. Enjoy.
1 hr 10 mins
S08E08- Dave Chapelle, The Closer?
We took at the new Dave Chappelle special, for the last time? Dave has come under fire for his trans views, and we feel it's all part of the plot.
1 hr 10 mins
S08E07: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
This week Gavin & Daniel discussed what's been going on with the recent Haitian migrants and the Texas white supremacist border patrol. We also didn't want to leave Canada out of this episode so we got into the controversy at Western University where 30 women allegedly were assaulted on frosh week.
S08E06: Election Catch up
The baby is here, and we're back! Daniel and Gavin are back to finish off season 8 of Uncolonized. We kick off the post-break with a post-election breakdown.
1 hr 3 mins
This week's episode see's Gavin & Daniel reviewing the 1993 Micheal Douglas film, Falling Down. We were surprised with this one to be honest. Hope you enjoy it. Wikipedia: Falling Down is a 1993 American action film directed by Joel Schumacher, written by Ebbe Roe Smith and released by Warner Bros. in the United States on February 26, 1993. The film stars Michael Douglas in the lead role of William "D-Fens" Foster, a divorced and unemployed former defense engineer. The film centers on Foster as he treks on foot across the city of Los Angeles, trying to reach the house of his estranged ex-wife in time for his daughter's birthday. Along the way, a series of encounters, both trivial and provocative, causes him to react with increasing violence and make sardonic observations on life, poverty, the economy, and commercialism. Robert Duvall co-stars as Martin Prendergast, an aging Los Angeles Police Department sergeant on the day of his retirement, who faces his own frustrations even as he tracks down Foster.
1 hr 9 mins
S08E04: Adolph Reed, Race Reductionism, and Black Pop Culture
This week we discussed Adolph Reed Jr.'s work on race reductionism and an article written in Current Affairs by Bertrand Cooper. In it, Bertrand proposes that the current push for diversity in Hollywood is partially motivated by the slayings of Geroge Floyd, but those positions are all being filled by the 1%. Check out our reviews of the Amazon Prime series Them, on our Patreon @ Patreon.com/theuncolonized
1 hr 7 mins
S08E03: Rich white men and their adventures in space
Rich white men are going to space off the backs of the working class, and we're here to take a look at all the nonsense. This week Gavin and Daniel talk about the new frontier and how it's only for the 1% and the problems the rest of us face right here on Earth.
1 hr 3 mins
S08E02: The power of letting go.
In this week's episode, Gavin and Daniel discuss the concept of letting go and allowing people to tell you who they are...and believing them. They get into personal stories of growth, acceptance, and allowing people to own their own choices.
1 hr 3 mins
S08E01 - The Catch Up
We're back! Starting out season 8 of Uncolonized Gavin & Daniel talked about all the events they missed, including Cosby being released from prison, and Simone Biles break from the summer Olympics.
1 hr 4 mins
S07E10: Trinity Bellwoods and the war on the poor.
This week Toronto decided to remove a homeless encampment by force. We took a look at how our cities are becoming increasingly hostile for the poor and working-class. While real estate has replaced manufacturing as the primary only economic source in these metropolises. We also took a look at the neo-liberal CIA and military commercials designed to entice the young. This is the last episode of season 7, thanks again for listening and sharing the podcast. We'll be back in a few weeks to begin work on season 8.
S07E09: We need more accomplices and less allies
This week we took a look at London Ont. terror attack, and why just being an ally isn't enough in this day and age. We looked at articles from co-workers of the terrorist, and even the 'Minster of racism' (as we called him) and his colour blind comments that got him booed at the vigil for the family who were the victims of the attack.
1 hr 8 mins
S07E08: Canada needs to face its past.
This week Gavin & Daniel discuss the recent discovery of the remains of 215 indigenous children at a Kamloops residential school. We talked about the church's response and the blame-shifting of the Canadian government. In the wake of the discovery of this tragedy many people in the indigenous community, may be dealing with not only grief but intergenerational trauma, the following is a list of resources and hotlines dedicated to supporting Indigenous people in crisis. 24/7 supports: KUU-US Crisis Line 1-800-588-8717 Indian Residential School Survivors and Family 1-866-925-4419 Mon – Fri, 8am – 8 pm PT: Weekends, 10 am – 2pm PT: Tsow-Tun-Le-Lum Society 1-888-403-3123 British Columbia Resources Aboriginal Wellness Program 604-675-2551 or 1-866-884-0888 Canadian Mental Health Association - British Columbia Division 1-800-555-8222 HeretoHelp 1-800-661-2121 National Crisis Hotlines Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 Crisis Services Canada 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645 First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line 1‑855‑242-3310
S07E07: Harriet Review
This week Gavin & Daniel Reviewed the 2019 controversial film, Harriet. We went a little long on this one, but we had a lot to say about this movie. Enjoy. Harriet Movie Wikkipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_(film) Harriet is a 2019 American biographical film directed by Kasi Lemmons, who also wrote the screenplay with Gregory Allen Howard. It stars Cynthia Erivo as abolitionist Harriet Tubman, with Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, and Janelle Monáe in supporting roles. A biography about Harriet Tubman had been in the works for years, with several actresses, including Viola Davis, rumored to star. Erivo was cast in February 2017, and much of the cast and crew joined the following year. Filming took place in Virginia from October to December 2018. Harriet had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2019, and was theatrically released in the United States on November 1, 2019, by Focus Features. It received generally favorable reviews from critics, who praised Erivo's performance and found the film sincere but formulaic, and was a moderate commercial success, grossing $43 million worldwide against its production budget of $17 million. The film received several accolades and nominations, particularly for Erivo's performance, which garnered her nominations at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and the Screen Actors Guild. For the song "Stand Up," Erivo and Joshuah Brian Campbell received Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe nominations.
1 hr 33 mins