Published: September 5th, 2019 By:

    Bob Rae’s new podcast to ‘get beyond talking points and spin’ in politics

    “Political Stripes” debuts September 5, 2019

    Toronto – Bob Rae wants to start a new political conversation among Canadians. On September 5th, 2019, he’s launching “Political Stripes” a new weekly podcast. The first episode features comedian and political commentator, Rick Mercer about the rise of showbusiness over policy in politics. 

    Rae brings a unique perspective based on his decades of experience in federal and provincial politics. Given his past roles as Premier of Ontario and interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Rae has the ability to see past the punditry and talking points.

    Rae promises a different approach to the podcast that will go beyond the partisan political spin. “What you’re going to get is the real thing. We’re going to have a conversation that really takes us to a new point in the discussion, cutting through some of the nonsense and the propaganda and getting to the heart of the issue.”

    In the first eight weeks, the podcast will focus on issues arising in the upcoming federal election. The shows will feature prominent Canadian political journalists and pundits, pollsters, experts and maybe even a few current or former politicians. The focus in the conversations will be to help enable the listener to make an informed decision on October 21st, 2019. 

    After the election, Political Stripes will examine issues affecting the lives of Canadians at a provincial, national and international level. 

    The podcast is produced by Toronto-based Amazing! Agency.

    To listen to the podcast, visit or your favourite podcast apps like Apple Podcasts, Google Music, Spotify, and many others.

    About Bob Rae

    Bob Rae was elected eleven times to the House of Commons and the Ontario legislature between 1978 and 2013.  He’s served as the Premier of Ontario and the interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Rae now works as a lawyer, negotiator, mediator and arbitrator, with a focus on First Nations and governance issues. He also teaches at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy.

    About Amazing! Agency:

    Amazing! Agency is a full stack digital agency providing businesses with both strategy development and campaign execution. In addition, Amazing Agency has a growing podcast studio, including shows such as Cyber Security Today, and award-winning Hashtag Trending. 

    Media contact:  Robert Rock at the Amazing! Agency –  rrock@itwc.ca416-999-7345

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