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The Backbench
Dig into Canadian politics from the best seats in the House with host Fatima Syed and our rotating roster of panelists from across the country - Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Jason Markusoff, Drew Brown, Emilie Nicolas, Jaskaran Sandhu, Murad Hemmadi, Leena Minifie, and Stuart Thomson. Stay on top of things through sharp commentary and incisive analysis. Drops every other Tuesday. See for privacy and opt-out information.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.2 stars from 879 ratings
I always enjoy the informed and good faith conversations on this show. It’s both serious and funny and nobody’s in it just to dunk on people or sound smarter than others (rare in political media). Keep going Backbench!
kelseysees via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/05/22
Highly recommended.
killer_P via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/22/21
So so boring
I think this podcast replaced Oppo, which had the perfect combination of hilarity, seriousness and the magic chemistry of Jen and Justin. The Backbench feels so one sided. There’s nothing interesting in the dialogue, too much lefty whiner insider grievance and no conflict between speakers. Skip...Read full review »
Cantlisten987 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/22/21
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