Pints & Politics – Our Current Podcast

Posted May 24, 2018 – Monaghan Ward candidate Dave McGowan on what he hopes to achieve during his campaign for a seat on city council.  This is McGowan’s first time running for office.

Pints & Politics is three things:

  • A discussion-based radio program all about politics from Peterborough, Canada, about 130 kms. northeast of Toronto.  You can tune  us in on your FM dial every Tuesday evening from 9:30 to 10:00 EDT in the Peterborough area at Trent Radio, 92.7 FM. You can also live stream the program from the Trent Radio site.
  • An archive of Peterborough-focused podcasts. Our current podcast is at the top of this page.
  • Pints & Politics is also an extremely informal gathering of local pundits at the Garnet Pub on Hunter Street near Aylmer in downtown Peterborough every Thursday at 5:00 p.m.  The format is entirely unstructured beyond the sharing of names.  We talk about what people want to talk about.  Curious?  Join us.  You don’t have to drink beer.  Listening skills are helpful but seldom required.  Good ranting skills are essential.

Our Focus:

On the radio show and in these podcasts, we explore political culture, ideas, trends, issues, electoral politics (municipal, provincial and federal), and the practice of politics in traditional and social media, all from a Canadian perspective.  While our programs are Peterborough-focused, we also tackle provincial, national and international issues.   We discuss articles, news stories, media comments and the latest buzz.  We talk with guests from a wide range of backgrounds and affiliations.

While we don’t shy away from taking a stand, we present a diversity of opinion.  As there are election campaigns on right now (Ontario, election day June 7 & Peterborough, election day October 22), we are required to be non-partisan in our coverage of candidates.

We post on Twitter (@billtemp) and on the Cooperate Peterborough Facebook page.

Host: Bill Templeman