title

Escape Velocity Radio

Chris Hannah and Derek Hogue

1
Followers
0
Plays
Escape Velocity Radio
Escape Velocity Radio

Escape Velocity Radio

Chris Hannah and Derek Hogue

1
Followers
0
Plays
OVERVIEWEPISODESYOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Details

About Us

Escape Velocity Radio was a monthly podcast hosted by Chris Hannah and Derek Hogue which journeyed into the depths of ethics, politics, culture, music, science, philosophy, professional hockey and the very nature of reality itself.

Latest Episodes

Episode 29: Escaped Velocity Radio

Well dear listeners, this is it – the final episode of Escape Velocity Radio (for the foreseeable future anyway). And it’s not even a real episode. It’s about one-tenth of an episode – and even then it barely got made. But we felt that at the very least we owed you 6 more minutes top-drawer† podcasting before we closed this chapter, so here it is. Thanks for listening and for all the support, and we’ll see you on the other side. † assessment of quality has not been verified by an independent third-partyEpisode LinksEpisode MusicEurope – The Final Countdown

6 MIN2015 MAR 12
Comments
Episode 29: Escaped Velocity Radio

Episode 28: Canadian Museum for Human Rights review; Winnipeg’s colonialism problem; G7 Radio 006

After celebrating Winnipeg’s triumphant victory as Canada’s most racist city, we look at the disconnect between viewing racism as bigoted acts by individuals and seeing it as a colonial system which operates beyond any individual person’s attitudes or actions. We then buckle in for the thrill ride that is the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, offering our official review of Canada’s newest national museum: from the wings of the white dove, through the bodegas of despair, and up to the tip of the flume ride and back. Lastly, on G7 Radio, we look at Rhythm Activism’s strange and amazing 1998 album Jesus Was Gay.Episode LinksWelcome to Winnipeg: Where Canada's racism problem is at its worstWheeler Vs. MacLeans MagazineCanadian Museum for Human RightsNorman NawrockiEpisode MusicRhythm Activism – Down in the MinesRhythm Activism – In the Darkest Hour

66 MIN2015 FEB 4
Comments
Episode 28: Canadian Museum for Human Rights review; Winnipeg’s colonialism problem; G7 Radio 006

Episode 27: Critical feedback; extra-judicial police murder; Interstellar and human triumphalism

This month we get into the copious feedback we received from last episode, specifically reflecting on the dissonance between our discussion of sexual assault and two of our past G7 releases. Next we look at the recent spate of highly-publicized police killings of black men in the United States, and wonder aloud what might be more effective in preventing such extra-judicial murder: police body cameras, or a fundamental power shift in race, policing, and justice? Then we make the mistake of once again trying to review a Hollywood movie with Interstellar, but end up on a tangent about our obsession with science fiction and space travel, human triumphalism, alien saviourism, and the barf scene in Team America. Lastly, in the fourth installment of G7 Radio, we discuss I Spy’s 1998 discography Perversity Is Spreading … It’s About Time!Episode LinksConsentEd - What Is Consent?ConsentEd - Misrepresentation of Sexual AssaultProject MENDRestorative Justice OnlineOperation Ghetto Storm Annu...

73 MIN2014 DEC 19
Comments
Episode 27: Critical feedback; extra-judicial police murder; Interstellar and human triumphalism

Episode 26: Jian Ghomeshi, consent, assault, and justice with Melissa Martin; G7 Radio 003

In the wake of widespread allegations detailing disgraced CBC Radio personality Jian Ghomeshi’s long history of violent sexual assaults, Winnipeg-based writer and journalist Melissa Martin (@DoubleEmMartin) joins us in the basement. We discuss her experience being introduced to the “open secret” of Ghomeshi’s unsettling behaviour towards women; how that kind of open secret is mirrored more broadly in society; why the criminal justice system is not the right model for dealing with sexual assault; and how our twisted and deficient views on consent and sexuality allow abusers like Jian to believe they’ve done nothing wrong. Then to lighten the mood, we bring you the third installment of G7 Radio, this time featuring The Weakerthans’ debut album “Fallow”.Episode LinksJian Ghomeshi: 8 women accuse former CBC host of violence, sexual abuse or harassmentThe week that was: How Jian Ghomeshi news unfoldedJian Ghomeshi's Facebook postDo You Know About JianI Didn't Report Because Fuck ...

70 MIN2014 NOV 18
Comments
Episode 26: Jian Ghomeshi, consent, assault, and justice with Melissa Martin; G7 Radio 003

Episode 25: Ryan McMahon on comedy, decolonization, and podcasting; G7 Radio 002

Boo! It’s October, which means another terrifying Halloween episode! This month we visit the home of Anishinaabe/Metis comedian and podcaster Ryan McMahon (@RMComedy) – which, like most homes in North America, is probably built on a haunted ancient Indian burial ground. We chat with Ryan about his stand-up comedy and his Red Man Laughing podcast; how Idle No More has influenced his work; the history of colonization in Canada; and how we might work towards a more just and sustainable future. Then, on the second installment of G7 Radio, we discuss Consolidated’s artistically-advanced yet commercially-untenable 1997 album “Dropped”.Episode LinksRyan McMahonRed Man Laughing Live on CBCDancing On Our Turtle's BackIndian & CowboyConsolidated - "Dropped"Consolidated - "Business of Punishment"Episode MusicTanya Tagaq – UjaConsolidated – Schnitzel BoyConsolidated – Fractured FairytalesConsolidated – Shell

86 MIN2014 OCT 21
Comments
Episode 25: Ryan McMahon on comedy, decolonization, and podcasting; G7 Radio 002

Episode 24: Tropes vs Women in video games, museums vs human rights in Canada, G7 Radio 001

This month we delve (very-shallowly) into our personal video game histories in order to reveal just how little we know about games and gaming, then discuss Anita Sarkeesian’s Feminist Frequency and Tropes vs Women in Video Games projects. We then touch on the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights and how it may or may not be of any value to anybody anywhere currently facing human rights abuses, and see how it compares to the nearby Museum of Canadian Human Rights Abuses. Lastly we break ground on a new segment called G7 Radio, where we step back through time and discuss the records we released while running G7 Welcoming Committee Records. This month: …But Alive’s Bis Jetzt Ging Alles Gut.Episode LinksFeminist FrequencyCanadian Museum of Human RightsFirst Nations launch human rights violations museum on CMHR groundsG7 Welcoming Committee Records...But AliveKettcarGrand Hotel van CleefEpisode Music...But Alive – Zeit, An Gott Zu Denken...But Alive – Ausverkauf Vs. Ghettoromantik.....

55 MIN2014 SEP 30
Comments
Episode 24: Tropes vs Women in video games, museums vs human rights in Canada, G7 Radio 001

Episode 23: Nora Barrows-Friedman on Israel/Palestine; debunking Sam Harris’ defense of Israel

We return from our summer travels (and travails) with stories of colonial homesteads and colonial privilege, followed by a debunking of prominent atheist and neuroscientist Sam Harris’ absurd article and podcast defending Israel over the (apparently) mindless barbarian Arabs who comprise “her enemies”. We then chat with Electronic Intifada associate editor Nora Barrows-Friedman (@norabf) about the origins of the Israel/Palestine conflict, Zionism as a colonial project, what the deal is with Hamas, and what lies ahead.Episode LinksSam Harris - Why Don't I Criticize Israel?Gaza myths and facts: what American Jewish leaders won't tell youThe Electronic IntifadaOne Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian ImpasseEpisode MusicPunch – Worth More Than Your Opinion

89 MIN2014 AUG 31
Comments
Episode 23: Nora Barrows-Friedman on Israel/Palestine; debunking Sam Harris’ defense of Israel

Episode 22: Jean Kilbourne on women in advertising and rape culture; Cowspiracy documentary

We start by discussing the new documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, which delves into how animal agriculture is the primary source of environmental degradation on the planet, and asks why major environmental organizations aren’t doing anything about it. Then we are joined by veteran lecturer and media analyst Jean Kilbourne to discuss her pioneering work looking at how advertising depicts women; how it creates and enforces gender roles and impossible beauty standards; and how it contributes to rape culture. Lastly, we review some feedback on the Chris Hedges plagiarism debacle.Episode LinksCowspiracyThe Wrong Kind of GreenGreen, IncWhy Do Environmentalists Keep Getting Killed Around the World?Jean KilbourneKilling Us Softly 4Can't Buy Me Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and FeelSo Sexy So SoonEpisode MusicClann Zú – There Will Be No Morning Copy

66 MIN2014 JUL 22
Comments
Episode 22: Jean Kilbourne on women in advertising and rape culture; Cowspiracy documentary

Episode 21: Australia, plagiarism, addiction, and the end of food

As we return from our extended absence, Chris brings us tales of Propagandhi’s Australian sojourn, including their introduction to the RISE organization, and their time with Sea Shepherd. Then we give our half-a-cent on the plagiarism charges being levelled at Chris Hedges; look at new and probably-terrible ideas to alter how we eat via technology; and relatedly review some feedback on last episode’s interview with Leigh Phillips about GMOs. Lastly, we discuss Dr. Gabor Maté‘s humane yet difficult perspective on the Rob Ford spectacle; and on Kickstarter Corner, we bring word of Will Potter’s Drone on the Farm project.Episode LinksRISESea ShepherdThe Troubling Case of Chris HedgesChris Hedges Defends Himself Against Accusations of PlagiarismLet’s embrace the end of foodOrganic farming: Environmental impact and emissionsCan Rob Ford Conquer his Pain and Become an Inspiration?Drone on the FarmEpisode MusicRVIVR – The Seam

48 MIN2014 JUN 23
Comments
Episode 21: Australia, plagiarism, addiction, and the end of food

Episode 20: Noah, Cosmos, #sealfies, and Leigh Phillips with a left defence of GMOs

In this month’s extended installment of the podcast, we begin by taking a field trip to a corporate chain movie theatre to watch better-than-average Hollywood slop in the form of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. Then we take a field trip to our houses to watch better-than-everything sciencey television in the form of Cosmos. Next, our interview guest – science writer and EU affairs journalist Leigh Phillips (@leigh_phillips) – joins us to mount a leftist defence of genetically-modified food. Lastly, we review some listener feedback, and discuss the Inuit #sealfie campaign (and the Canadian government’s success in conflating the commercial and subsistence seal hunts to its own shit-mouthed benefit.)Episode LinksNoahCosmosLeigh PhillipsDebate: GM is good for youUnion of Concerned ScientistsMaking A Killing: The Political Economy of Animal RightsSistah VeganAn Animal Liberationist Perspective on #Sealfie and the Inuit Seal HuntEpisode MusicCorrosion of Conformity – TechnocracyThe Flatlin...

88 MIN2014 MAY 1
Comments
Episode 20: Noah, Cosmos, #sealfies, and Leigh Phillips with a left defence of GMOs

Latest Episodes

Episode 29: Escaped Velocity Radio

Well dear listeners, this is it – the final episode of Escape Velocity Radio (for the foreseeable future anyway). And it’s not even a real episode. It’s about one-tenth of an episode – and even then it barely got made. But we felt that at the very least we owed you 6 more minutes top-drawer† podcasting before we closed this chapter, so here it is. Thanks for listening and for all the support, and we’ll see you on the other side. † assessment of quality has not been verified by an independent third-partyEpisode LinksEpisode MusicEurope – The Final Countdown

6 MIN2015 MAR 12
Comments
Episode 29: Escaped Velocity Radio

Episode 28: Canadian Museum for Human Rights review; Winnipeg’s colonialism problem; G7 Radio 006

After celebrating Winnipeg’s triumphant victory as Canada’s most racist city, we look at the disconnect between viewing racism as bigoted acts by individuals and seeing it as a colonial system which operates beyond any individual person’s attitudes or actions. We then buckle in for the thrill ride that is the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, offering our official review of Canada’s newest national museum: from the wings of the white dove, through the bodegas of despair, and up to the tip of the flume ride and back. Lastly, on G7 Radio, we look at Rhythm Activism’s strange and amazing 1998 album Jesus Was Gay.Episode LinksWelcome to Winnipeg: Where Canada's racism problem is at its worstWheeler Vs. MacLeans MagazineCanadian Museum for Human RightsNorman NawrockiEpisode MusicRhythm Activism – Down in the MinesRhythm Activism – In the Darkest Hour

66 MIN2015 FEB 4
Comments
Episode 28: Canadian Museum for Human Rights review; Winnipeg’s colonialism problem; G7 Radio 006

Episode 27: Critical feedback; extra-judicial police murder; Interstellar and human triumphalism

This month we get into the copious feedback we received from last episode, specifically reflecting on the dissonance between our discussion of sexual assault and two of our past G7 releases. Next we look at the recent spate of highly-publicized police killings of black men in the United States, and wonder aloud what might be more effective in preventing such extra-judicial murder: police body cameras, or a fundamental power shift in race, policing, and justice? Then we make the mistake of once again trying to review a Hollywood movie with Interstellar, but end up on a tangent about our obsession with science fiction and space travel, human triumphalism, alien saviourism, and the barf scene in Team America. Lastly, in the fourth installment of G7 Radio, we discuss I Spy’s 1998 discography Perversity Is Spreading … It’s About Time!Episode LinksConsentEd - What Is Consent?ConsentEd - Misrepresentation of Sexual AssaultProject MENDRestorative Justice OnlineOperation Ghetto Storm Annu...

73 MIN2014 DEC 19
Comments
Episode 27: Critical feedback; extra-judicial police murder; Interstellar and human triumphalism

Episode 26: Jian Ghomeshi, consent, assault, and justice with Melissa Martin; G7 Radio 003

In the wake of widespread allegations detailing disgraced CBC Radio personality Jian Ghomeshi’s long history of violent sexual assaults, Winnipeg-based writer and journalist Melissa Martin (@DoubleEmMartin) joins us in the basement. We discuss her experience being introduced to the “open secret” of Ghomeshi’s unsettling behaviour towards women; how that kind of open secret is mirrored more broadly in society; why the criminal justice system is not the right model for dealing with sexual assault; and how our twisted and deficient views on consent and sexuality allow abusers like Jian to believe they’ve done nothing wrong. Then to lighten the mood, we bring you the third installment of G7 Radio, this time featuring The Weakerthans’ debut album “Fallow”.Episode LinksJian Ghomeshi: 8 women accuse former CBC host of violence, sexual abuse or harassmentThe week that was: How Jian Ghomeshi news unfoldedJian Ghomeshi's Facebook postDo You Know About JianI Didn't Report Because Fuck ...

70 MIN2014 NOV 18
Comments
Episode 26: Jian Ghomeshi, consent, assault, and justice with Melissa Martin; G7 Radio 003

Episode 25: Ryan McMahon on comedy, decolonization, and podcasting; G7 Radio 002

Boo! It’s October, which means another terrifying Halloween episode! This month we visit the home of Anishinaabe/Metis comedian and podcaster Ryan McMahon (@RMComedy) – which, like most homes in North America, is probably built on a haunted ancient Indian burial ground. We chat with Ryan about his stand-up comedy and his Red Man Laughing podcast; how Idle No More has influenced his work; the history of colonization in Canada; and how we might work towards a more just and sustainable future. Then, on the second installment of G7 Radio, we discuss Consolidated’s artistically-advanced yet commercially-untenable 1997 album “Dropped”.Episode LinksRyan McMahonRed Man Laughing Live on CBCDancing On Our Turtle's BackIndian & CowboyConsolidated - "Dropped"Consolidated - "Business of Punishment"Episode MusicTanya Tagaq – UjaConsolidated – Schnitzel BoyConsolidated – Fractured FairytalesConsolidated – Shell

86 MIN2014 OCT 21
Comments
Episode 25: Ryan McMahon on comedy, decolonization, and podcasting; G7 Radio 002

Episode 24: Tropes vs Women in video games, museums vs human rights in Canada, G7 Radio 001

This month we delve (very-shallowly) into our personal video game histories in order to reveal just how little we know about games and gaming, then discuss Anita Sarkeesian’s Feminist Frequency and Tropes vs Women in Video Games projects. We then touch on the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights and how it may or may not be of any value to anybody anywhere currently facing human rights abuses, and see how it compares to the nearby Museum of Canadian Human Rights Abuses. Lastly we break ground on a new segment called G7 Radio, where we step back through time and discuss the records we released while running G7 Welcoming Committee Records. This month: …But Alive’s Bis Jetzt Ging Alles Gut.Episode LinksFeminist FrequencyCanadian Museum of Human RightsFirst Nations launch human rights violations museum on CMHR groundsG7 Welcoming Committee Records...But AliveKettcarGrand Hotel van CleefEpisode Music...But Alive – Zeit, An Gott Zu Denken...But Alive – Ausverkauf Vs. Ghettoromantik.....

55 MIN2014 SEP 30
Comments
Episode 24: Tropes vs Women in video games, museums vs human rights in Canada, G7 Radio 001

Episode 23: Nora Barrows-Friedman on Israel/Palestine; debunking Sam Harris’ defense of Israel

We return from our summer travels (and travails) with stories of colonial homesteads and colonial privilege, followed by a debunking of prominent atheist and neuroscientist Sam Harris’ absurd article and podcast defending Israel over the (apparently) mindless barbarian Arabs who comprise “her enemies”. We then chat with Electronic Intifada associate editor Nora Barrows-Friedman (@norabf) about the origins of the Israel/Palestine conflict, Zionism as a colonial project, what the deal is with Hamas, and what lies ahead.Episode LinksSam Harris - Why Don't I Criticize Israel?Gaza myths and facts: what American Jewish leaders won't tell youThe Electronic IntifadaOne Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian ImpasseEpisode MusicPunch – Worth More Than Your Opinion

89 MIN2014 AUG 31
Comments
Episode 23: Nora Barrows-Friedman on Israel/Palestine; debunking Sam Harris’ defense of Israel

Episode 22: Jean Kilbourne on women in advertising and rape culture; Cowspiracy documentary

We start by discussing the new documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, which delves into how animal agriculture is the primary source of environmental degradation on the planet, and asks why major environmental organizations aren’t doing anything about it. Then we are joined by veteran lecturer and media analyst Jean Kilbourne to discuss her pioneering work looking at how advertising depicts women; how it creates and enforces gender roles and impossible beauty standards; and how it contributes to rape culture. Lastly, we review some feedback on the Chris Hedges plagiarism debacle.Episode LinksCowspiracyThe Wrong Kind of GreenGreen, IncWhy Do Environmentalists Keep Getting Killed Around the World?Jean KilbourneKilling Us Softly 4Can't Buy Me Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and FeelSo Sexy So SoonEpisode MusicClann Zú – There Will Be No Morning Copy

66 MIN2014 JUL 22
Comments
Episode 22: Jean Kilbourne on women in advertising and rape culture; Cowspiracy documentary

Episode 21: Australia, plagiarism, addiction, and the end of food

As we return from our extended absence, Chris brings us tales of Propagandhi’s Australian sojourn, including their introduction to the RISE organization, and their time with Sea Shepherd. Then we give our half-a-cent on the plagiarism charges being levelled at Chris Hedges; look at new and probably-terrible ideas to alter how we eat via technology; and relatedly review some feedback on last episode’s interview with Leigh Phillips about GMOs. Lastly, we discuss Dr. Gabor Maté‘s humane yet difficult perspective on the Rob Ford spectacle; and on Kickstarter Corner, we bring word of Will Potter’s Drone on the Farm project.Episode LinksRISESea ShepherdThe Troubling Case of Chris HedgesChris Hedges Defends Himself Against Accusations of PlagiarismLet’s embrace the end of foodOrganic farming: Environmental impact and emissionsCan Rob Ford Conquer his Pain and Become an Inspiration?Drone on the FarmEpisode MusicRVIVR – The Seam

48 MIN2014 JUN 23
Comments
Episode 21: Australia, plagiarism, addiction, and the end of food

Episode 20: Noah, Cosmos, #sealfies, and Leigh Phillips with a left defence of GMOs

In this month’s extended installment of the podcast, we begin by taking a field trip to a corporate chain movie theatre to watch better-than-average Hollywood slop in the form of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. Then we take a field trip to our houses to watch better-than-everything sciencey television in the form of Cosmos. Next, our interview guest – science writer and EU affairs journalist Leigh Phillips (@leigh_phillips) – joins us to mount a leftist defence of genetically-modified food. Lastly, we review some listener feedback, and discuss the Inuit #sealfie campaign (and the Canadian government’s success in conflating the commercial and subsistence seal hunts to its own shit-mouthed benefit.)Episode LinksNoahCosmosLeigh PhillipsDebate: GM is good for youUnion of Concerned ScientistsMaking A Killing: The Political Economy of Animal RightsSistah VeganAn Animal Liberationist Perspective on #Sealfie and the Inuit Seal HuntEpisode MusicCorrosion of Conformity – TechnocracyThe Flatlin...

88 MIN2014 MAY 1
Comments
Episode 20: Noah, Cosmos, #sealfies, and Leigh Phillips with a left defence of GMOs