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Stephen Carter was senior strategist to Naheed Nenshi and Alison Redford. Corey Hogan was senior strategist to a bunch of people who never reached notoriety. Today, both make their living providing strategic counsel. They're here to talk politics. Zain Velji sets the questions and keeps them in line.
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Aug 3, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the start of the 2015 election campaign. Did Justin Trudeau deliver? Will Harper take a hit for the extra costs associated with a longer writ? And is the NDP about to launch a paramilitary assault on Ottawa? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Jul 29, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan tackle the run up to the 2015 election. Did the anti-NDP Conservative attack site deliver? Is Toronto Canada's "most important" city? And is there ANY circumstance in which you'd like to be Justin Trudeau right now? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Jul 21, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan tackle federal politics in the dog days of summer. Did the Council of Federation deliver? Are the Conservatives on the right track? And what magic pill do the Liberals need to take to get back in the game? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Jul 14, 2015

To celebrate their 538th episode, Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan turn their sights south of the border. What do the polls tell us about the Republican race? Is Stephen Carter about to show up in an anti-Chris Christie attack ad? And will Corey and Stephen remember there was an election in 1992? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Jun 25, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan grade the Alberta political parties on the legislative session. What's to be made of the PC reversal on Bill 1? Are we now in a permanent campaign? And did Lou Arab and Rachel Notley inspire Aaron Sorkin to write The American President? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Jun 25, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk federal politics. Has Justin Trudeau reversed the Liberal slide? What can we expect over the summer? And has there ever been a worse "radio" ad than HarperPAC's? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Jun 16, 2015

Stephen Carter, Corey Hogan and a live studio audience dissect the first NDP Throne Speech. How did the speech measure up? How were the other parties responses? And is Justin Trudeau the William Shatner of federal politics? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Jun 13, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the week in politics. What's to be made of the Alberta media exodus to the NDP government? How do we feel about Bob Hawkesworth's Rocky like comeback? And was Marg McCuaig-Boyd's media scrum prep done by Deborah Drever? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Jun 5, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the other parties in Alberta. Are the PCs bankrupt? What's the best path forward for Brian Jean? And is Greg Clark turning the Alberta Party into a bloodless technocracy? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

May 25, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about Rachel Notley's swearing in and the new twelve person cabinet. Which ministers were expected? What were the surprises? What does this mean for federal politics? And was Corey given a free NDP membership? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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