The Reason Episode 2

The rabble podcast network offers an alternative take on politics, entertainment, society, stories, community and life in general. All opinions belong to the podcaster; however, podcasters are expected to adhere to our guidelines. We welcome new podcasters -- contact us for details.

Please chip in to support more articles like this. Support rabble.ca in its summer fundraiser today for as little as $1 per month!

1:01 - 4:45 People get a lot of things wrong about Roy McDonald. . . Some say he's an eccentric millionaire- others think he lives under a bridge... The truth about this urban legend is that he lives in a modest house and is a published author.

4:50 - 7:42 This is the story of Campoverde - an exclusive social club. This network of doctors, artists, opera singers and lawyers may spend a lot time mixing and mingling, but they also rebuilt a village in Sri Lanka.

7:43 - 10:06 And now to Woodbridge comedian Alex Brovedani ....a man whose chosen career has brought him very little money - and very many heckles.

10:22 - 12:00 Our next guest produced a campaign video that spread her message and helped her win the title of student council president. But even after 18,000 hits on Youtube, The University of Western Ontario's Emily Rowe says for her, being president isn't about politics.

12:02 - 14:15 The next story is all about fitting in. Producer Chris Mitchell hit UWO's campus to ask the question . . . why do so many girls dress the same?

14:19 - 15:16 Even Western girls take their uggs off sometimes. Like at a gala event I went to on the weekend. The girls under the sea of sexy black dresses weren't afraid to spend time and money dressing to impress.

15:19 - 18:15 For some art is personal expression . . .but not for our next guest. Producer Chris Mitchell spoke with Toronto artist Tibi Tibi Neuspiel about why he paints devils on pieces of toast.

18:16 - 22:50 Clothes can help you stand out ...but skin is the largest organ of your body.How far would you go to set yourself apart from the crowd? Producer Omman Hussain brings you this tongue-twisting tale.

22:53 - 27:04 Some people modify their bodies so much, it almost kills them. Shannon Sealy is a 33-year-old London woman who has struggled with eating disorders for more than 15 years. Kelly Quance met her in a local coffee shop to try and discover WHY this happens.

 

Thank you for reading this story…

More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.

rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.

So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.

And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.

Comments

We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:

Do

  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.

Don't

  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.