Reviews
This show and most others on the CBC exist to exclusively serve the partisan advancement of the LPC.
tom rad via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/12/20
Love the podcast and the host. She is great at handling the guests, in particular keeping some of the politicians to actually get to answer the questions vs going around them.
adrianazub via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/06/20
This podcast is helpful because it shares a variety of political perspectives from across the country. The host is knowledgable and invites conversation in a way that seems very natural (Vassy Kapelos)
ashpamenter via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/01/20
Like the host but find the show a little one sided at times. Irritating. Also find it a little condescending how most of her guests are from the East and so very little understanding of how the West is unhappy with Federation and they shake of the fact that more westerners are talking Wexit all...Read full review »
Butterfly 420 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/28/20
I miss when the power panels were packaged as a separate podcast each day, so I don’t have to scroll through each episode of P&P to find them. And I miss the extended Friday power panels with just journalists. These seem shorter now. It gets tiring listening to mostly party spin doctors for...Read full review »
fhidrhiids via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/19/20
As a Cdn living abroad, this is a pod to keep posted on Cdn political happenings. Love it, thank you.
akdhkane via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/04/20
Vassy is an excellent host. Lets start there. Shes to the point, knowledgeable and a great journalist. The shows content however suffers. There’s only so much one can listen to about day in and day out like the WE charity scandal. Not saying to ignore the topic but change it up talk about some...Read full review »
SamuraiSun via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/02/20
Big fan of the show. However, getting rid of the podcast during the pandemic was frustrating, especially for millennials and Gen Z who don’t have access to cable TV and rely on podcasts for the news and current affairs analysis. I’m glad that the podcast is back, but please update it sooner....Read full review »
Shiv Ruparell via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/29/20
By cutting out the podcast during the pandemic you cut out anyone that can’t watch/listen at 5pm Ontario time. Those of us in Alberta or BC who can’t just drop childcare or work mid-day have lost all access. Why not make the whole show a podcast download (like it used to be when Rosie hosted) - ...Read full review »
ds&@2 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/12/20
I do love this show but the pundits who talk in circles are a waste of our time. If the guests are only ever going to recite their party points, whaaaaat is the point. It’s genuinely hard to trust any of them when so often one party or another has embraced a lie, and we have to hear it endlessly...Read full review »
Paine Badtke via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/10/20
A day can't go by with getting a healthy political dose if Power & PoliticsRead full review »
gerardbs via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/27/20
Puts me to sleep every night, and is very informative. I also enjoy a Canadian news pod, would recommend! 🤨😴🥱🤔😳😡😖😭😉😇😍😝🤪🤓🧐😃😂☺️🙃😗😋
smartperson;) via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/18/20
Let me say that I am an avid power and politics podcast consumer. Vassy Kapelos is a skilled interviewer and I appreciate her playing opposing positions for all topics. I have become more and more critical of CBC’s coverage in general, but especially when it comes to climate change and indigenous...Read full review »
aymiedoll via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/13/20
This show is shamelessly pro liberal, keep that Katie simpson off air please, her bias makes me sick
BuckNasty1990 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/23/20
Vassy is extremely profession and is great to listen to. This is my favourite politics podcast.
Jakobster via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/07/19
This podcast is great - very informative, always to the point, and covers all views. Vassy is an amazing host, always keeping her guests in check, always pressing them further when they are either beating around the bush or trying make claims without evidence.
ak47raps via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/29/19
Waste of time
yyafkfmc via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/17/19
Recently started paying more attention to politics. PNP is the go to place for analysis, guests and keeping up to date. Vassy is amazing at not letting her guests dodge questions and holding those accountable to what their platforms promise. I look forward to every episode.
TheTermiNathan via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/30/19
I think Vassy is great but there are quite a few different panelists and I often feel quite frustrated that I don’t know who is speaking ?
Bigger Thumb via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/29/19
The show is great, Vassy is on point and presses guests from a non-partisan perspective which keeps the show feeling unbiased. Keep up the great work
SloppyAds via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/27/19
The show is great and I listen/watch everyday. Aside from Amanda Alvaro’s relentless and tiresome partisanism, the only quibble I have is that the banner across the bottom of the screen seldom identifies the speaker or guest. Everyone knows Vassy - the excellent host of the show, but I am...Read full review »
CBC-fan via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/23/19
Like a talking-head American show with everyone fighting to get their opinion in. Most of that is partisan spin. The ‘power panel’ is the worst for that, but the host is vulnerable too. From the panel it’s spin from every side, from the host it’s going softer on questions to conservatives and...Read full review »
Arlan.S via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/18/19
Really enjoy listening to Vassey press people beyond their script.
Eat Run Repeat via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/16/19
This podcast will get you up to speed on all the political news. There is a good mix of information and opinion and the panels are excellent and usually well-balanced with members of all political parties
mdizzle69 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/05/19
Can’t report the news past their bias
Mojoe101 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/19/19
Listen daily to help keep up on politics in Canada. Vassy always asks the right questions.
Harmair via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/05/19
Only issue I have with this show is the amount of guests who do not pronounce ‘lieutenant’ in the proper Canadian way. It is pronounced “lefttenant” not “lewtenant” north of the border. Love the diverse range of guests and the pertinent and impartial questions posed by the host.
Lu Teng via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/28/19
I appreciate all the hosts’ tenacious interviewing although even they aren’t able to get straight answers from most of the politicians who appear on the show. The Power Panel can be too partisan—especially Amanda Alvaro.
masonjarz via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/27/19
Keep Katie Simpson fulltime! She’s the best host!
CombativeThrill via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/19
I like Vassey. She handles all the political posturing well. Her panels are terrific. Show is a bit right leaning but it is a sign of the times. good effort & good coverage.
Kassandra Bell via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/25/19
Unlike our US counterparts, I appreciate the balanced coverage and views. Inquisitive questions by Vassey to all parties.
Uatraveller via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/08/19
Stick to your values-Canadian journalists at risk of becoming like their American cousins. Trash politics leads to journalists chasing celebrity stories. Hard to believe but it’s true listening to some of these stories reported here leaves me to be concerned with CBC and the direction they’re...Read full review »
seawall_1030 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/05/19
The guests are a grab bag, but Vassy always skilfully gets the best out of them.
jyazer via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/07/19
I love how Vassy doesn’t let her guests off the hook. When she asks the question and the guest dances around it with vagueness, she lets them know straight that they didn’t answer it and gives them another chance (even though sometimes they still don’t answer it). Anyways keep it up!!
Shynobi via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/25/19
Normally enjoy the podcast Finding Vassy, today, biased on occasion especially with Jagmeet Singh Also interrupting guests to make her point Is completely inappropriate. Please, please let your guests respond.
lerheu via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/20/19
I like how host is respectful yet tries to hold politicians to truth instead of accepting their partisan hacklike responses.
SpamMasterDude via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/13/19
I am very impressed with Vassy Kapelos as the host for power and politics!!! I haven’t listened to the podcast before last week, but I love how she interrupts with facts or expecting a clarification when politicians, bureaucrats and lobbyists are asked a direct question. I am not looking for a...Read full review »
Bryan Koivisto via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/18/19
It’s so good to hear host Vassy Kapelos call politicians to task and ask them real questions - and respectfully dismiss non-answers. Even though the standard formula of partisan pundits in the power panel toeing party lines can get repetitive, the gem moments of a minister or premier being told...Read full review »
Cantnuck86 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/16/19
I do not miss the old format which would occasionally include commercials and material that could not be understood without the accompanying video. I’m disheartened to see Vassy being regarded as standoffish in some comments. I like the insistence on a direct answer to a question (and think the...Read full review »
systemchalk via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/14/19
Although this podcast has its moments (which are few and far between) it’s largely a leftist stroke session. Courtesy of the tax payers of Canada. If you’re anywhere right of centre it probably isn’t for you. It does give good up to date information on the latest politics in Canada, and the...Read full review »
Mind Of My Own... via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/15/19
I listen to PnP every day: it is an excellent way to keep on top of Canadian news.
kpue via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/10/19
Refreshing to see Vassy’s smiling face each day tackling political issues in a unbiased manner , all awhile calling politicians out when they ‘ dance around ‘and avoid answering questions. Keep up the great work !!
GreatWhiteNorth1975 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/07/19
So thankful for this podcast and that I gave it a shot. Modern day journalism (even at CBC) has let me down the last 20 years, even more so the last 5 years. Most “journalists” show their extreme bias towards society/politicians/guests/whatever, but this podcast asks straightforward questions and...Read full review »
Surrey Fats via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/05/18
This show is a breath of fresh air in today’s partisan media era. Vassy is an incredible interviewer and will call out the interviewee if they haven’t answered her question, no matter which party they belong to. The power panel almost always gives a wide array of views on the subject and it’s...Read full review »
shaye059 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/02/18
A real light weight programme with a poorly informed host and stock "analysts" who provide their individual political biases but little in the way of insightful commentary or actual journalism. CBC needs some lessons in crafting quality podcasts (not just rebroadcasts of previously...Read full review »
Chiang Mai Canuck via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/21/18
I love love love listening to power and politics and I think Vassy is a great choice for the new host. One bone to pick - Please put back the full length uploads of the show. Otherwise keep up the great work
ImportanceOfBeingErnie via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/18/18
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