Change Everything

A new podcast from The Leap

Change Everything is a podcast by people who are freaking out about climate, racism, and inequality… and thinking through solutions as big as the crises we face.

Each month, hosts Maya Menezes and Avi Lewis will dig into a theme related to the intersecting crises of climate, racism and inequality, with the help of guests from movements across Canada and around the world. They’ll discuss politics and policy, social movements and social change, and how they fit together. It’s time to change everything. So join us, subscribe to the podcast, and tell us what you think.

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October 17 2019:

Election 2019: Racism with a Smile

In a special mini-episode, we discuss the federal election and all the special moments of racism that it surfaced.

In a special mini-episode, we discuss the federal election and all the special moments of racism that it surfaced. We dig into the political flashpoints that brought hateful politics into the mainstream – from a former immigration minister celebrating Blackface while claiming to speak for the Black community, to the secret conspiracy signals flashed by the leader of a fringe party welcomed into the spotlight.

This election has the highest possible stakes when it comes to climate action. But we can’t talk about a Green New Deal without talking about institutionalized racism in Canada – and how our system devalues and dehumanizes the people most at risk.

Special thanks to Aluma Sound for our theme music.
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September 19 2019:

Do the Greens have a New Deal? Discuss.


We ask federal leader Elizabeth May about the Green Party’s plan to mobilize Canadian society to fight climate change. And we follow up with Alex Tyrrell, the head of Quebec’s provincial (and openly eco-socialist) GP, one of May’s highest-profile internal critics. The Green Party of Canada has seen a sudden surge in popularity — but can they really lead on the Green New Deal?

In May 2019, the Pact for a Green New Deal laid down a new vision for Canadian politics — and the Green Party of Canada claims to be taking up the gauntlet. They’re trumpeting some of the most ambitious climate goals of any federal party, and they’ve also seen a sudden surge in popularity: ahead of the 2018 federal election, many Canadians who are deeply anguished about the climate crisis are giving the party a closer look. But are we clear on what the Green Party really stands for?

Continuing the theme of our last episode, we ask if the Green Party has what it takes to get the Green New Deal right — by taking on the corporations standing in the way, and making sure the transition leaves no one behind. We first ask federal leader Elizabeth May [@ElizabethMay] about her party’s plan to mobilize Canadian society to fight climate change. And we follow up with Alex Tyrrell [@AlexTyrrellPVQ], the head of Quebec’s provincial (and openly eco-socialist) GP, one of May’s highest-profile critics from within the party.

Special thanks to Aluma Sound for our theme music.
Please support this podcast by contributing to our Patreon account, and read more about The Leap.