Monday, May 4, 2009

National Post Podcast: Should Canada Repatriate Omar Khadr

I'm a huge fan of podcasts, and have had trouble finding good ones in Canada. I'm not sure how I missed this up until now, but the National Post has them.

Here is a good one with Jonathan Kay, Ezra Levant and Daniel Goldbloom arguing whether Canada should make the effort to bring back Omar Khadr. I won't give away too much, but I agree with Ezra. We have a roughly a thousand Canadians trapped in foreign countries, why does this terrorist get priority? Listen here for a lively 20 minutes.

Podcasts are perfect for people looking to hear good debates, or in depth interviews, that go beyond the shallow, 30 second, sound bite barking on cable tv. I love radio as a medium, but I find regular commercial radio virtually unlistenable. Podcasts are the answer, and it's almost entirely commercial free. It's great when you're doing things in and around the house, or if you have an MP3 player, to drive to.

Here's National Post's podcast page

My personal favorites are NPR, CSPAN Book TV and ESPN.

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