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Party Lines
A political primer for every kind of concerned citizen co-hosted by Rosemary Barton (The National) and Elamin Abdelmahmoud (BuzzFeed News). From CBC News and CBC Podcasts.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.1 stars from 384 ratings
Elamin is great
I really WANT to like this podcast. I keep coming back to it because it has so much promise. One thing really distracts and turns me off: Rosemary Barton awkwardly laughs way too much about things that aren’t funny. I find it alienating as a listener. I don’t know why she does it, and I get if...Read full review »
anarodmac via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/26/20
Barton: LPC operative
I am legitimately astonished by how blatant Rosemary Barton is about her support for the Liberal Party. At least Elamin (the reason I tuned in) keeps it factual and interesting. But literally *every single sentence* out of Barton's mouth is a LPC talking point.Read full review »
tom rad via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/18/20
Not quite there
Pretty good but they don’t share enough of the insider-ish perspective I was hoping for when I subscribed. It seems like I hear too much of their personal feelings on the news. Also, every week they ask for submissions from people on a topic but don’t share what people submitted to them. They...Read full review »
ogo221 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/14/20
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