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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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Jul 22, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan deconstruct the end of the GOP Convention. Did Donald Trump do what he needed to with his speech? What should Hillary Clinton do to respond? And how long did it take the guys to break Godwin's Law? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Jul 19, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan give their assessment of the GOP convention in progress. How did the media jump on top of the Melania Trump's plagarism so quickly? Are we heading towards a total convention disaster? And why did they call it Bartlett's Familiar Quotations when Corey invented them all? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Jul 12, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan check in on the US political system before dropping some truth bombs about referenda. Did Bernie Sanders maximize his exit from the race? Can Donald Trump win with his current fundraising totals? And just how badly do Corey and Stephen manipulate poll results? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Jul 6, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about Jason Kenney's jump to provincial politics. Can he win the Alberta PC leadership? Is this the political equivalent of a hostile takeover? And where can you buy a bunch of tiny Alberta flags? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Jun 24, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union. How did we get here? Is there anything the remain campaign could have done differently? And isn't "emergency podcast" a contradiction in terms? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Jun 14, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the fallout from Orlando, the American gun obsession and how history is written on the fly. Will Orlando finally force Americans to look at their blind support for gun ownership? Can we trust people to narrate events in their own life? And will the return of "Bold, Brilliant or Boneheaded" force a disbanding of The Strategists? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Jun 3, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the #CPC and #LPC conventions and the lessons to be learned from the Wildrose implosion in Alberta. Who "won" convention weekend? Is there any coming back once a caucus starts collapsing? And how big was Corey's convention hangover? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

May 26, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about how #Elbowgate, Hillary Clinton's perfect storm and the art of political conventioneering. When elbows were thrown in the House of Commons, who won and who lost? Is Donald Trump going to pull off the greatest political caper since Nick Cage stole the Declaration of Independence? And are we ready for the return of the "Legit-meter"? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

May 17, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about how the Democrats and Republicans are uniting behind their respective candidates and how the Conservative and NDP leadership contests are kicking off. Can the GOP unite behind Trump? Are the Sandernistas uniting behind Clinton? And where do I address my $5 million cheque to the Michael Chong campaign? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

May 10, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan reveal the review contest winners (0:00) and then jump into the politics of the Fort McMurray fire (10:30). How is a politician supposed to act in a crisis? What's the role of corporations and charities? And why do all the rules go out the window in times of disaster? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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