Safe Space



A weekly show about news and politics that is making a safe space for your questionable takes. hosted by Vicky Mochama and Ishmael Daro. A Metro podcast.


  • An Ally in Blackface and the Power Rangers of Policy

    20/09/2019 Duración: 33min

    It's the first episode of the fifth season and the heady first weeks of the election! Macleans journalist Anne Kingston, Broadbent Institute policy analyst Brittany Andrew Amofah and Yellowhead Institute research fellow Courtney Skye are on the panel to talk through Justin Trudeau's blackface past, the questions on women's minds and the end of humility. 

  • Climate Change, Fake News and Kangaroos

    07/06/2019 Duración: 39min

    In an all-star fourth season finale recorded live at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, the panel takes on climate change, climate strikes and the Green New Deal with former environment commissioner Dianne Saxe, NDP candidate Matthew Greene and National Observer investigative reporter Fatima Syed. Buzzfeed News' Jane Lytvynenko quizzes Vicky and Ishmael on all the disinformation that isn't fit to print. Anne T. Donahue and Sarah Hagi ... well, they do their thing.    Promotional support by Greenpeace Canada and the Canadian Association of Black Journalists. 

  • A Green Season and Bringing Common Sense to Periods

    17/05/2019 Duración: 32min

    Author and commentator David Moscrop and investigative journalist for the National Observer Fatima Syed join the panel to discuss climate change, the future of the Green Party and why Canada might need a nuclear bomb. 

  • Drake The Saviour and Our Best Takes, Live

    10/05/2019 Duración: 21min

    Listen to an unaired conversation about Drake and the role he plays in politics with writer Sarah Hagi and Globe and Mail columnist Denise Balkissoon. Also: we're doing a live show this month so listen to our best takes from the last live show with Sandy Hudson, Sarah Hagi and Lido Pimienta.

  • Harper's Favourite Show and the Simpsons' Trip to Canada

    03/05/2019 Duración: 28min

    Editor of the Newfoundland and Labrador Independent Drew Brown and Canadian Press reporter Holly McKenzie-Sutter join the panel to talk about the Simpsons joke that has one province talking. Also, we talk about Murdoch Mysteries and a "sham" of an election. 

  • What The SNC?

    30/04/2019 Duración: 17min

    iPolitics reporter Marieke Walsh helps us understand everything that's been going on with the SNC scandal that's been rocking Canadian politics. 

  • Running for Co-Prime Minister And Raccoon Fight Club

    26/04/2019 Duración: 29min

    PEI has voted so journalist and podcaster Justin Ling joins the panel to explain the Green Party's chances, the Progressive Conservative win and what a better version of politics could be. Chatelaine senior writer Sarah Boesveld guest co-hosts with some warm memories of 8th grade. 

  • Grandma's Flat Tummy Tea and the End of Big Lettuce

    19/04/2019 Duración: 30min

    Buzzfeed News disinformation reporter Jane Lytvynenko and MobileSyrup reporter Shruti Shekar break down the new rules and regulations about your favourite social media sites. Also, instead of an Alberta election update, we celebrate Queen Bey. 

  • An Abundance of Todds and the End of Big Oil

    12/04/2019 Duración: 24min

    Writer and activist Bashir Mohamed joins ABToday reporter Catherine Griwkowsky to catch on all the high, lows and hopes of the upcoming Alberta election.

  • A Lack of Collusion and Taxing Dr. Dre

    29/03/2019 Duración: 28min

    Democracy Now digital editor Ishmael Daro returns to the podcast with an update on the Mueller report and what Democrats are doing while writer Sarah Hagi asks if any of it matters. Also joining is Globe and Mail columnist Denise Balkissoon with an argument in favour of talking to problematic white people. 

  • Bercow's Brexit and One Big Dumb Question

    22/03/2019 Duración: 31min

    Globe and Mail columnist Doug Saunders takes you through the big week in Brexit. Analyst Oksana Kischuk looks at the money being thrown at millenials in Budget 2019. And the panel comes to a rare agreement. 

  • The Yoga-fication of Getting High and The Rock's Black Canadian Dad

    15/03/2019 Duración: 31min

    Vice Canada reporter Manisha Krishnan catches us up on the last five months in marijuana legalization - who's winning, who is losing and what, if anything, we've gained. Toronto Star sports reporter Morgan Campbell breaks down the cheating scandal rocking the one-percent, Felicity Huffman's house and university sports. Also, Morgan invents a holiday, Manisha ends everyone's careers and Vicky celebrates innovation.   

  • Quebec's Immigration Stand and John Tory's Reggae Band

    08/03/2019 Duración: 26min

    Le Devoir columnist Emilie Nicolas walks through Quebec's big plan on immigration. Broadcaster and activist Desmond Cole joins the panel to talk about The Problem With Dancing With John Tory. And Vicky declines a do-over.

  • Broken Plans and Driving In Cars With Defence Lawyers

    01/03/2019 Duración: 27min

    On a very special episode of Safe  Space we feature three podcasts from The Docket, The Read Road and the Intrepid podcast.

  • A Questionable Convoy and The Maximum Price for Brunch

    22/02/2019 Duración: 28min

    National Post reporter Tyler Dawson explains the convoy of protestors that rode from the West to the Hill. And a new plan to change police oversight in Ontario unravels years of negotiations and protesting. Plus Buzzfeed News reporter Lauren Strapagiel drops a gender bomb.  Comedian, policy wonk and noted millennial Courtney Skye co-hosts. 

  • Strong Men Crying and The Right To Be Fake

    15/02/2019 Duración: 31min

    Toronto Star reporter and expert lie detector Daniel Dale walks the panel through President Trump's lies. Hill Times deputy editor Charelle Evelyn breaks down the details of a big allegation and a controversy that you need a flowchart for. Featuring writer Sarah Hagi as guest co-host.  (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

  • Angering The Heritage Minutes and White Confession Month

    08/02/2019 Duración: 28min

    Political commentator Supriya Dwivedi and Globe and Mail columnist John Ibbitson join Vicky on the first episode of the fourth season to talk about the Conservative Heritage Minute parody video, advertising strategy in this election, the election protection task force and more. Plus, Supriya takes on new moms, John says there will be less people and Vicky celebrates for all the wrong reasons.   

  • White Pride Honeypot & Show Us The Feet Sweetie

    22/06/2018 Duración: 26min

    This week, because it’s our last show of the season, we’re doing things a little differently. Instead of just looking at the past week in news, we’re going to be discussing a bunch of stories from the past year — ones we think didn’t get enough attention or are simply worth revisiting. We're joined by freelancers Sadiya Ansari and Tannara Yelland.

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