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Latest Episodes

PANDEMIC 12 - The Most Dangerous Story

Support us at In the final episode in our series about the COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis in long-term care, we’re going to tell you a different kind of story. A story of hope. About how the people we treat as disposable, can have lives of...

48 MIN1 w ago
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PANDEMIC 12 - The Most Dangerous Story

PANDEMIC 11 - It Didn’t Have To Be Like This

Support us at Four months after the first outbreak in a Canadian nursing home, over 7000 long-term residents have died of COVID-19. But if you look at the news or social media or our political debates, it seems like we’ve already moved on. Maybe...

26 MIN3 w ago
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PANDEMIC 11 - It Didn’t Have To Be Like This

PANDEMIC 10 - Burn It Down

ESupport us at Jonathan Marchand is one of the thousands of young disabled people living in long-term care. But Marchand doesn’t want to fix the system. He doesn’t think it can be reformed. Marchand is an abolitionist. For a century and a...

33 MINJUL 8
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PANDEMIC 10 - Burn It Down

PANDEMIC 9 - Mend the World

Support us at After a stroke left him locked in his own body, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana has found ways to lead an incredibly full life. Then the pandemic came. It swept through Quebec, leaving a trail of devastation. Today, Rabbi Cahana is one of...

37 MINJUN 24
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PANDEMIC 9 - Mend the World

PANDEMIC 8 - Hunger Strike

Support us at Innis Ingram’s mother is his hero. But today, she’s living in one of the worst hit long-term care homes in Ontario. She has a terminal illness. Dozens and dozens of people around her have died, including her friend and roommate. And...

24 MINJUN 17
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PANDEMIC 8 - Hunger Strike

BONUS: The Honest Fakery of Wrestling

ESupport us at We take a break from our PANDEMIC season with an extended interview with Damian Abraham, a guest from our episode about Canada's wrestling dynasty, The Harts. Damian explains the art of juggling the real and the fake, wrestling's...

7 MINJUN 10
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BONUS: The Honest Fakery of Wrestling

PANDEMIC 7 - The Frontline

Support us at Long-term care workers are in the vanguard in the war against COVID-19. They’re not the kinds of workers who get movies or TV shows made about them. In fact, their stories are rarely told. But not only are they battling heroically...

26 MINJUN 3
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PANDEMIC 7 - The Frontline

PANDEMIC 6 - Northwood

$5/month for-adree COMMONS by clicking . Over the last two months, Nova Scotians have endured tragedy upon tragedy. The worst mass murder in modern Canadian history. A helicopter crash and the death of a Snowbirds’ pilot. And all the while, COVID-19...

31 MINMAY 27
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PANDEMIC 6 - Northwood

PANDEMIC 5 - Shirley and Tracy

Here's where you can support us:commonspodcast.com Tracy Rowley lost her surrogate mother to COVID-19 in a long-term care facility. But she’s determined that Shirley Egerdeen doesn’t become just another statistic. Tracy’s suing the company...

28 MINMAY 20
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PANDEMIC 5 - Shirley and Tracy

PANDEMIC 4 - Ontario Reaps its Dividends

Over 1700 Ontarians have already been killed by COVID-19. And the vast majority of them died in long-term care. But if you live in a private, for-profit home, you’re much more likely to die from this virus. The for-profit long-term care industry is...

27 MINMAY 13
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PANDEMIC 4 - Ontario Reaps its Dividends

Latest Episodes

PANDEMIC 12 - The Most Dangerous Story

Support us at In the final episode in our series about the COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis in long-term care, we’re going to tell you a different kind of story. A story of hope. About how the people we treat as disposable, can have lives of...

48 MIN1 w ago
Comments
PANDEMIC 12 - The Most Dangerous Story

PANDEMIC 11 - It Didn’t Have To Be Like This

Support us at Four months after the first outbreak in a Canadian nursing home, over 7000 long-term residents have died of COVID-19. But if you look at the news or social media or our political debates, it seems like we’ve already moved on. Maybe...

26 MIN3 w ago
Comments
PANDEMIC 11 - It Didn’t Have To Be Like This

PANDEMIC 10 - Burn It Down

ESupport us at Jonathan Marchand is one of the thousands of young disabled people living in long-term care. But Marchand doesn’t want to fix the system. He doesn’t think it can be reformed. Marchand is an abolitionist. For a century and a...

33 MINJUL 8
Comments
PANDEMIC 10 - Burn It Down

PANDEMIC 9 - Mend the World

Support us at After a stroke left him locked in his own body, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana has found ways to lead an incredibly full life. Then the pandemic came. It swept through Quebec, leaving a trail of devastation. Today, Rabbi Cahana is one of...

37 MINJUN 24
Comments
PANDEMIC 9 - Mend the World

PANDEMIC 8 - Hunger Strike

Support us at Innis Ingram’s mother is his hero. But today, she’s living in one of the worst hit long-term care homes in Ontario. She has a terminal illness. Dozens and dozens of people around her have died, including her friend and roommate. And...

24 MINJUN 17
Comments
PANDEMIC 8 - Hunger Strike

BONUS: The Honest Fakery of Wrestling

ESupport us at We take a break from our PANDEMIC season with an extended interview with Damian Abraham, a guest from our episode about Canada's wrestling dynasty, The Harts. Damian explains the art of juggling the real and the fake, wrestling's...

7 MINJUN 10
Comments
BONUS: The Honest Fakery of Wrestling

PANDEMIC 7 - The Frontline

Support us at Long-term care workers are in the vanguard in the war against COVID-19. They’re not the kinds of workers who get movies or TV shows made about them. In fact, their stories are rarely told. But not only are they battling heroically...

26 MINJUN 3
Comments
PANDEMIC 7 - The Frontline

PANDEMIC 6 - Northwood

$5/month for-adree COMMONS by clicking . Over the last two months, Nova Scotians have endured tragedy upon tragedy. The worst mass murder in modern Canadian history. A helicopter crash and the death of a Snowbirds’ pilot. And all the while, COVID-19...

31 MINMAY 27
Comments
PANDEMIC 6 - Northwood

PANDEMIC 5 - Shirley and Tracy

Here's where you can support us:commonspodcast.com Tracy Rowley lost her surrogate mother to COVID-19 in a long-term care facility. But she’s determined that Shirley Egerdeen doesn’t become just another statistic. Tracy’s suing the company...

28 MINMAY 20
Comments
PANDEMIC 5 - Shirley and Tracy

PANDEMIC 4 - Ontario Reaps its Dividends

Over 1700 Ontarians have already been killed by COVID-19. And the vast majority of them died in long-term care. But if you live in a private, for-profit home, you’re much more likely to die from this virus. The for-profit long-term care industry is...

27 MINMAY 13
Comments
PANDEMIC 4 - Ontario Reaps its Dividends
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