Exponential with Amanda Lang Podcast208 episodes - English - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
Exponential with Amanda Lang explores the worlds of business, technology, sociology and art, delving into how they intertwine with each other. Lang has been covering business news in North America for 20 years, beginning her journalism career at The Globe and Mail and then the National Post, before moving into television with ROBTV, CNN and BNN.
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While most countries are attempting to reduce their carbon footprint, Canada has a unique problem. A big and regionally important industry generates a LOT of carbon and the oil and gas sector is on the hot seat. Our challenge is making a pivot that is the equivalent to changing jet engines on a plane…mid flight! Amanda Lang talks to Tom Rand (is a managing partner of Arc Tern Ventures which invests in the clean technology sector)
In the wake of new and awful revelations of residential schools and the treatment of indigenous children, Amanda Lang speaks to long time CBC News Anchor, Author Peter Mansbridge about whether now is the time to celebrate being Canadian.
Amanda Lang speaks to Benjamin Perrin (a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia) about the ‘other’ issue in Canada (beyond the pandemic), the Opioid Crisis killing thousands across the country.
A clear and candid conversation on what should have happened from the start with COVID 19. Amanda Lang speaks to Heather Reisman (Chief Executive and founder of Indigo Books and Music)
Amanda Lang speaks to Dr. Cindy Blackstock (Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada) about the recent discovery of the ‘mass grave’ of 215 children beneath a former residential school in B.C.
Amanda Lang speaks to Dr Michael Warner (Medical Director of Critical Care at Michael Garron Hospital) about a true front line doctors' perspective of how the Covid19 Pandemic has gone. His voice, his wisdom, and yes, his struggle.
Amanda talks to Michael Bryant (Head of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association) about…one of the unpleasant side effects of a pandemic is that suddenly tonnes of government and medical types are telling us what we can and cannot do. Most of us are willing to do what we’re told but for those keeping a sharp eye on our civil rights, it is a time to be vigilant.
Amanda Lang talks to Dennis Kelleher (President and CEO at Better Markets) about how after the credit crisis that threatened the global system back in 2008, a lot of new rules were put in place to make things safer and the banks behave better. So, after all these years, is the system safer…or not?
Amanda Lang talks to Toby Sanger (Executive Director at Canadians For Tax Fairness) governments all over are in need of new cash and Canada is no exception. President Biden is stoking an old debate on raising taxes on capital gains. It also digs up an old debate on why investments are given a tax break?
Amanda Lang speaks to Goldy Hyder (President CEO Business Council of Canada) about the Federal governments first budget in 2 years. Big spending and big ticket items. Its promise is to create growth and pay for itself but is that a valid promise?
Amanda Lang talks to Frank Giustra (Canadian businessman, founded Lionsgate Entertainment/CEO of Fiore Group of Companies) about is recent philenthropic focus, including his partnership with Elon Musk’s brother Kimbal Musk to launch the ‘Million Garden’s movement’
In this episode of Exponential… Amanda Lang speaks to Armine Yalnizyan (Canadian Economist/Writer) about how hard woman in the work force have been hit during this economy and the newly formed task force on Women in the Economy as she coined the phrase “SHE-session”.
In this episode of Exponential… Amanda Lang speaks to Gil McGowan (President of the Alberta Fed Of Labour) about when Canadians die, and the interesting difference between dying on the street….and dying “at work”.
In this episode, Amanda Lang speaks to Mark Carney (Canadian Economist/Banker) about his new book “Values”, which explore the issues surrounding climate change and suggest the solution incorporates market and human values alike.
In this Episode, Amanda Lang speaks to John Manley (Canadian Lawyer/Businessman/Politician, Former Deputy Prime Minister) about the immense debt occurred by Canada thanks to the pandemic. As a banker and politician, Manley has a qualified and unique perspective of how we tackle the issue
Amanda Lang speaks to Dr. Robert Bell, who has worked is Ontario Healthcare for more than 40 years as a GP, Cancer Surgeon, Hospital CEO, and Deputy Minister of Health.
This week on Exponential: Amanda speaks with Wayne Lewchuk, professor at McMaster University, Faculty of Social Sciences, about the basic income pilot project cancelled by the Ontario PC Party
This week on Exponential: Amanda talks pandemics with Dr. Michael Gardam, infectious disease expert and chief of staff at Humber River Hospital
Amanda talks with Jeffrey Monaghan, Associate Professor at the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Carlton University), about his new book, “Policing Indigenous Movements”. She asks Jeffrey about the way the blockades are being policed, and how the fact they are Indigenous protestors changes that — and whether Indigenous Authority is a real thing.
Amanda speaks with John Rossman, Author of the book “Think Like Amazon; 50 ½ Ideas To Become A Digital Leader”
This week on Exponential, Amanda asks Ken Coates about the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People and the fact many indigenous groups actually support resource development, its ‘other’ groups that often block progression
This week on Exponential, Gillian Hadfield, The inaugural Schwartz Reisman Chair in Technology and Society, Professor of Law, and Professor of Strategic Management
This week on Exponential, Amanda talks with David Blanchflower, British-American Labour Economist and author of the book, "Not Working: Where Have all The Good Jobs Gone?"
This week on Exponential, Amanda Lang asks George Goldsmith, Executive Chairman/CEO of Compass (Navigating Mental Health Pathways) why he decided to take this path towards helping the mental health community through innovation
This week on Exponential: Ian Lee, PhD-Associate Prof for the Sprott School of Business, and Armine Yalnizyan, Canadian Economist and Writer, talk to Amanda about what an employee is and whether the recent review of labour laws did anything to improve the plight of today's ‘gig’ employee labour rights
This week on Exponential, Amanda asks Geoffrey Tuff and Steven Goldbach, both principles at Deloitte Consulting LLP, what prompted them to write their new book titled “Detonate”.
This week on Exponential, Amanda talks with Jill Bornstein, Co-founder and CFO of Inspiring Comfort LLC, and Jen Marr, Author of the book "Paws to Comfort"
This week on Exponential, Amanda asks Jacalyn what Canadians need to know about drugs and pharmaceuticals in Canada
This week on Exponential, Amanda Lang speaks with Janice Stein, Canadian political specialist/International relations expert, about what was changed in Canada’s position on Palestinians living within Israel
This week on Exponential, even before we learn to speak, humans learn to laugh and cry…they are amongst the most important sounds we make and they communicate something essential, but what happens to our laughter and tears as we age. Mike Downie is a writer and director of a new documentary “Laughing and Crying”
This week on Exponential, much hand ringing is being done about the decline of Media in Canada. TV broadcasters and print media are struggling in a new environment against new competitors. One possible solution to watching key Canadian cultural institutions go down is being offered in the new book by author and longtime Media industry executive Richard Stursberg called “the Tangled Garden”
This week on Exponential: Recently a Canadian human rights tribunal ruled that after decades of discrimination against indigenous children and their families, the Canadian government owes compensation; the maximum amount the tribunal can levy. At heart is the practice by child and family services of removing First Nations children from their families. Cindy Blacktock has been involved in the case since its inception. She is the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring S...
This week on Exponential, Ron Tite, CEO of Marketing for Church+State, has spent his professional life helping businesses build and communicate their brands to the public. His new book, “Think, Do,Say: Building Personal and Organizational Momentum in a Busy, Busy World” distills the wisdom he learned over decades into a concise message.
This week on Exponential: When Canadians think of our iconic businesses, Blackberry comes to mind. Born in Waterloo Ontario in 1996 as a pager company, Blackberry dominated the market for handheld devices… until it didn’t. Now under new leadership with an aim to changing its focus from devices to software, Blackberry is a different company than the one we knew. But its too soon to count it out. Today, a couple of perspectives on Blackberry. This episode features Peter Misek of Framework Ventu...
This week on Exponential, why would one of the largest health networks, running some of the biggest hospitals in the country, decide to get into the business of social housing? That’s what University Health Network said recently it will do, by partnering with the city of Toronto and United Way. I talked to Dr Andrew Boozary, Executive Director of Health and Social Policy, about why housing and health go hand in hand.
This week on Exponential, October 10 is World Mental Health day, which made it the perfect day to launch a new book, “The Awesome Music Project.” It’s stories about music and the way it moves us, and it’s a tool to raise awareness and money for research into music and mental health. The project is collaboration between two very creative minds. Terry Stuart is Chief Innovation Officer at Deloitte in Canada…and Rob Carli is an award-winning composer and professional musician.
This week on Exponential, Ilana Ben Ari is the founder of a company called 21 toys…its first product was a toy designed to help people learn about empathy…its latest, aims to teach failure. I asked her when she landed on the idea of teaching concepts like these through toys.
This week on Exponential, when most people hear the words “sex trafficking” they think of foreign countries. But the truth is, the young women forced into the sex trade are predominantly Canadian-born. Toronto’s Covenant House has become a major advocate for young people caught in this life…Julie Neubauer is the manager of Anti-Human Trafficking Services.
This week on Exponential, recently the US-based business roundtable made an important announcement. This group, which represents the biggest US companies, said that no longer should pure profit be the ‘purpose’ of a corporation…but rather, it should consider other things, like the environment, employees and customers. Nell Minnow is a globally recognized expert on business and governance and Vice Chair of Value-Edge Advisors. I asked her what the ‘purpose’ of a corporation is.
This week on Exponential, Amanda talks with Julian Brass, Entrepreneur, Public Speaker and author of “Own your Anxiety”, about how anxiety can be a positive influence in our lives.
This week on Exponential, you may have heard of the charity “WE” or “Me to WE” – it’s a global powerhouse, operating in scores of countries. So it’s easy to forget that WE has humble roots. Its founder, Craig Keilburger, was just 12 years old when he started it. We talked recently and I asked him to take me back to the beginning.
This week on Exponential, Canada has a national housing crisis. In big cities, home prices are running away from most people, making home ownership increasingly out of reach for many. Meanwhile, a lack of social housing in just about every urban centre is a real problem. The federal government has what it calls a ‘national housing strategy’…David Hulchanski, a professor and researcher at University of Toronto who has spent his career looking at housing asks “is it enough to meet the need?”
This week on Exponential, you may have heard of Catalyst as an organization that works to promote the advancement of women in the workplace. But along the way the folks at Catalyst realized something…the experience of women of colour was different than that of white women. It lead them to a new area of research.
This week on Exponential, James Rickards is the author of “Aftermath; Seven Secrets of Wealth Preservation in The Coming Chaos”. Jim has spent decades in financial markets, observing, describing and participating. Rickards knows a thing or two about how markets work. His latest book aims to explore what happened after the 2008 financial crisis.
This week on Exponential, when Justin Trudeau swept to power in 2015, it was on a groundswell of good feeling. Four years later, Trudeau’s majority could be under threat in the fall election – and the bloom is definitely off the rose for the Liberals. It’s an arc traced by political writer John Ivison in his new book, "Trudeau, The Education of a Prime Minister."
This week on Exponential, the size of “Big Tech” is of increasing concern to regulators, politians, and consumers. It's an issue that Thinktech Open Markets has been focusing on for some time now. Matt Stoller is Policy Director at Open Markets
This week featuring Sharon Hartung, Founder of “Your Digital Undertaker”, and Chris Snyder, author of the book “Creating Opportunities; A Volunteer’s Memoir"
This week on Exponential: Alzheimer’s is a disease that is claiming more and more people, and so far little progress has been made either on a cure or even on a way to slow it progress meaningfully. But, a small American company thinks it may have the key. It plans to start clinical trials of its drugs a few months from now, and if it’s successful, it will be a blockbuster. I talked to the CEO of Alzheon, Martin Tolar.
This week on Exponential, the federal government unveiled a long-awaited ‘national strategy on dementia’. It provides a kind of rough roadmap of how to address a large and growing problem in Canada. But, while dementia advocates say it’s a start, it’s just that – including the relatively small amount of money earmarked. I talked to Pauline Tardif, CEO of the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, and asked her about the importance of a national plan.
This week on Exponential, Seymour Schulich is a legend in Canada’s mining and oil and gas industries. He built his billion dollar fortune on companies like Franco Nevada, and dozens of oil patch investments. But what the 79 year old wants to talk about these days is the energy of the future – namely Nuclear Fusion.