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Real Talk Ryan Jespersen

English, Talk, 5 seasons, 961 episodes, 2 days, 15 hours, 34 minutes
A daily discussion about news, politics, and pop culture, hosted by Ryan Jespersen from Edmonton, Alberta. Real Talk streams live, weekday mornings at 8:30am MT at (
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BIG WINS: One Down, One To Go

Naheed Nenshi just RAN AWAY with the Alberta NDP leadership. Connor McDavid's poised to hoist his first Stanley Cup. We've got the two biggest stories in Canada covered (plus a recap of the sold-out Real Talk Golf Classic!) in this episode of Real Talk.  0:30 | Jespo and Johnny tee up Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Final.  10:00 | Are they cheering for the Oilers in Winnipeg? Charles Adler talks hockey from his Manitoba home base before giving us his take on Nenshi's big leadership win. Plus, what will the results of the Toronto-St. Paul byelection mean for Justin Trudeau? Charles Adler is presented on Real Talk by Tice Automotive Consulting.  BUYING A VEHICLE SHOULD BE FUN: 35:50 | Our friends at Tice Automotive Consulting KILLED IT at the Red Bull Soapbox Derby! (Ever seen a piano on wheels take a jump at full speed?)  40:45 | With 86% of the vote on the first ballot, Naheed Nenshi is the new leader of the Alberta NDP. Ryan asks the former mayor of Calgary about his plans for the party, where he'll seek a seat, and the future of Alberta's oil sands.  1:05:50 | Thank you to the golfers, volunteers, and sponsors at the third annual Real Talk Golf Classic! It was an absolutely perfect day at The Ranch in support of the Real Talk Julie Rohr Scholarship. Ryan recaps the tourney in a special edition of Positive Reflections presented by Kuby Renewable Energy.  SUBMIT YOUR POSITIVE REFLECTION: [email protected]  GET A FREE SOLAR QUOTE: CHECK OUT THE REAL TALK JULIE ROHR SCHOLARSHIP: FOLLOW US ON TIKTOK, TWITTER, & INSTAGRAM: @realtalkrj REAL TALK MERCH: RECEIVE EXCLUSIVE PERKS - BECOME A REAL TALK PATRON: THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR SPONSORS! The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the host and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Relay Communications Group Inc. or any affiliates.
6/24/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 5 seconds
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MIDLIFE: Middle Age in a Post-Pandemic World

Midlife is an interesting place to be. You may be caring for kids while caring for your parents. You've likely experienced love, and heartbreak, and wins, and losses. Midlife No. 2 is a collection of essays sharing Canadian reflections on critical midlife topics like housing, home, birth, death, race, identity, gruelling courses of medical treatment, and the COVID and post-COVID eras. All authored by former staffers at the University of Alberta's newspaper The Gateway. You'll hear from six of them in this special edition of our Real Talk Round Table.  3:10 | Sarah Chan tells us how a Gondola ride got her thinking. Jhen Pabillano shares her Lessons in Letting Go. Neil Parmar muses on No Place At All.  30:05 | Erika Thorkelson has a new take on Haunted Mansions. Dave Alexander gets deep about Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump. Neal Ozano explains how he started seeing "scrapportunities".  BUY THE BOOK: 58:30 | Ryan and John muse about what they just heard, including thoughts on the social pressures around alcohol.  1:05:40 | Pollution and pensions plans are front and centre in this fiery edition of The Flamethrower presented by the DQs of Northwest Edmonton and Sherwood Park!  FIRE UP YOUR FLAMETHROWER: [email protected]  BECOME A REAL TALK PATRON: WEBSITE: FOLLOW US ON TIKTOK, TWITTER, & INSTAGRAM: @realtalkrj  THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR SPONSORS! The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the host and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Relay Communications Group Inc. or any affiliates.
11/24/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 5 seconds
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November 11, 2021 - Remembrance Day Special

20.54 | Authors and historians Ted Barris and Don Levers explore how stories from service people are vital  in acknowledging the sacrifices made and to keep the lessons from WWI and WWII alive in the present day.  53:54 | Canadian War Museum historian Stacey Barker shares about how women were not exempt from the stark impacts of war, and sometimes endured a double burden due to their treatment within the service. 1:18:50 | Former war correspondent Katherine O’Neill and retired Warrant Officer Stephen Ferry recount their individual and shared frontline experiences in Afghanistan, the lasting impressions from that time and how it's now being remembered in the “Hall of Valour" at the Ponoka Secondary Campus, organized by teacher Ron Labrie.
11/11/20211 hour, 48 minutes, 21 seconds
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January 18, 2021 - Kevin Van Tighem, Andrew Leach, Martin Olszynski, Kristen van de Biezenbos

Naturalist Kevin Van Tighem, former superintendent of Banff National Park, takes us on a hike he completed over the weekend, surveying coal mining activity in Alberta's Oldman River. Energy economist Andrew Leach and environmental law professor Martin Olszynski chime in on reports President-elect Biden will cancel Keystone XL, and offer insight into the UCP's controversial Allan Inquiry into foreign attacks on Alberta oil. Law professor Kristen van de Biezenbos explains the significance of the Keystone XL story, and whether or not Alberta can recoup its recent multi-billion dollar investment. Plus, it's Monday, so that means another inspiring edition of "Positive Reflections," presented by Kuby Energy!
1/18/20212 hours, 13 minutes, 31 seconds
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January 6, 2021- Slave Lake Town Council, Alison Palmer, Zoe Cogger, Shima Robinson, Leah McRorie, Johnny Infamous

The Mayor and Councillors in Slave Lake, Alberta have called for the resignation of their absentee elected provincial representative, MLA Pat Rehn, who's refused to step down. Mayor Tyler Warman and Deputy Mayor Shawn Gramlich explain what led to their unprecedented (unanimous) demand. Grade Six teacher Alison Palmer and her student Zoe Cogger tell us how they landed the Prime Minister for a private Zoom call with their class, and what they talked about with Justin Trudeau. Black Lives Matter Edmonton organizer Shima Robinson addresses the troubling story of an Edmonton man celebrating the death of a Calgary police officer, and reports the man is connected to BLM in an official capacity. Activist Leah McRorie takes Ryan to task for something he said in a previous episode of Real Talk, as we tackle "ableist" language. And DJ Johnny Infamous takes us behind the curtain and tells a few stories about working in the bubble of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and the World Junior Hockey Championship.
1/6/20212 hours, 23 minutes, 9 seconds
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Trash Talk - December 4, 2020

Ryan rolls out the best rants of the week, as submitted to [email protected]. Buckle up for another edition of Trash Talk, presented by Local Waste.
12/5/20203 minutes, 11 seconds
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Introducing Real Talk

Ryan Jespersen introduces you to Real Talk, a new daily show covering news, politics and pop culture.   Subscribe, and join us for our first show on Monday November 23, 2020 at 08:30 am MT.   More information at    
11/16/20201 minute, 21 seconds