Episode 30 – Polls, Damned Polls, and Aggregators

It’s tough out there for a news consumer. If you consume any political news, you’re going to be inundated with news about polls — who’s up, who’s down, who’s going to win, and who’s going…

Episode 29 – Millennials aren’t so bad

Millennials are the most entitled generation of young people the world has ever seen. They spend all their money of avocado toast and hand-crafted lattes. They live in their parents basements taking selfies and tweeting…

Épisode 28 – Le hijab ostentatoire de Sondos Lamrhari

This week, The Goldwaters present a special episode in French. English text follows the French. Pour beaucoup de Québécois, le débat sur le port de symboles religieux est un débat abstrait. Pour Sondos Lamrhari, c’est très…

Episode 27 – White Power and the JQ

One of the more distressing things to emerge in our current political moment is the rise of white nationalism. Look around the United States, in particular, and you’ll find people no longer frightened or ashamed…

Episode 26 – The Case for Marriage

Is marriage still worth it? That’s the question that’s on the minds of The Goldwaters this episode. Anne-France and Daniel Goldwater are both family lawyers, and Samantha Goldwater-Adler is a family therapist, so their experience…

Episode 24 – How to learn good

March is here, and in many places that means kids have just finished their break and are heading back to the classroom. Now that the last stretch of the school year is upon us, The…

Episode 23 – How to not hate your siblings

Ah, siblings. There’s no relationship that is likely to last as long, or be as strongly rooted as the one between a brother and a sister. Of course, there’s no relationship more associated with bickering…

Episode 22 – SEX PANIC

It wasn’t long after the #MeToo moment began that people started to wonder if North American society was in the midst of a sex panic. Values are shifting rapidly as we all deal with the…

Episode 21 – Comedy on Trial with David Heti

Is comedy funny anymore? This might seem like a silly question. But, at the moment, everything seems political. And as politics has seeped into every part of culture, so has political correctness. So, Samantha Goldwater-Adler…

Episode 16 — Masculinity

Looking at the world today, it’s not hard to find examples of angry, adrift men shaping public discourse. On this episode of the podcast, the brother-sister duo of Daniel Goldwater and Samantha Goldwater-Adler look at…

Episode 15 — Free Speech in the Modern Age

Free speech seems to be at a crossroads today. On campus speakers are frequently prevented from plying their trade as protests on the streets turn toward violence. So where is free speech today? Anne-France Goldwater,…

Episode 13 — Are we living in a simulation?

Bear with us for a second here: What if everything around us, everything we’ve ever known—our families, our homes, the weather—is all part of an elaborate simulation? In this episode of the podcast, the Goldwaters…

Episode 12 — Spirituality v. Religion

The family looks inward on this episode of The Goldwaters, discussing (and clashing on) the differences between spirituality and religion, morality, rationality, cults and their own attachment to Judaism.

Episode 10 — Happiness

Happiness is a state of mind that’s as sought after as it is elusive. It’s something we find so fundamental that the “pursuit of happiness” is even written into the U.S. constitution. But what really…

Episode 09 – Monogamy with Dr. Laurie Betito

Psychologist, TED speaker and “Passion” radio host Dr. Laurie Betito stops by the Goldwater home to discuss monogamy and related issues like polyamory, marriage and divorce. Is monogamy sustainable? Is love? Are we stuck in a…

Episode 08 – Multiculturalism with Marie-Hélène Dubé

The Goldwaters welcome their very first special guest to the podcast for this episode on multiculturalism. Marie-Hélène Dubé is a Montreal family and civil law attorney and, as co-founder of Goldwater, Dubé, Anne-France’s longtime legal partner. The…

Episode 07 – Empathy

The Goldwaters take a bit of a break from the news this fortnight to chat about issues related broadly to empathy. Is it effective, or are policies based more in compassion better at advancing us…

Episode 05 – Tech Ethics

The Goldwaters discuss the ethics of gene therapy, algorithmic data, the AI revolution and whether the bots are going to take all our jobs.

Episode 04 – The Monarchy

In this episode, the Goldwaters discuss the contributions of the British monarchy to Canada and the world, Daniel’s admiration for the Queen and the institution she represents, as well as the future of the institution.

Episode 03 – Bullying

In this episode, the Goldwaters talk about Melania Trump taking a stand against cyberbullying, anti-bullying legislation and whether or not the media aids in glorifying bullies in the public sphere.

Episode 02 – Racism in America

The Goldwaters discuss the legacy of president Barack Obama, the Black Lives Matter movement, the racially-charged presidential campaign of Donald Trump, and Canada’s racism problem with indigenous communities.

Episode 01 – Animal Rights

In the inaugural episode, the Goldwaters talk about pit bulls, breed-specific legislation (BSL), eating less meat, and the potential need for a Charter of Animal Rights and Freedoms.