How to foster productive and responsible debate | Ishan Bhabha
10 min
The clash of ideas is fundamental to creativity and progress, but it can also be deeply destructive and create divisions within companies, communities and families. How do you foster productive debate while protecting against harmful speech and misinformation? Constitutional lawyer Ishan Bhabha lays out structures that organizations can use to navigate ideological disagreement and responsibly bring facts and context to a larger dialogue.
Something You Should Know
Something You Should Know
Mike Carruthers / OmniCast Media / Westwood One Podcast Network
How Your Daily Habits Impact Your Health & Are Humans Inherently Good or Evil?
Eating cereal for breakfast is a relatively new concept that really didn’t catch on until the 1940s and 50s. So where did it come from and how did it get so popular? This episode begins by answering these questions and explaining how popcorn was really the first breakfast cereal. Source: David Hoffman, author of The Breakfast Cereal Gourmet (  You make a lot of decisions as you go through the day such as when to have your first cup of coffee, whether to sit or stand, how much water to drink and should you eat breakfast or not. How do you know if you are making the right decisions? Stuart Farrimond, M.D. is here to explain these and other daily decisions that can affect your health. Stuart is the author of Live Your Best Life: 162 Reasons to Rethink Your Daily Routine ( Is the meat people eat okay to give dogs? After all, a lot of people give their dogs meat. But should you do it or could it cause harm to your dog? Listen as I explore this question as well as explain what your dog thinks about all day long. Source: Paulette Cooper-Noble author of Dog Secrets: Fun & Fascinating Things Your Dogs Wants You To Know ( Are humans good or evil? Are we programmed to be kind or are we more likely to act in our own self-interest? Historian Rutger Bregman joins me to take a serious look at human nature and what sets us apart from other animals. Rutger is the author of Humankind: A Hopeful History ( and he has some surprising insight into what makes us tick. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! One platform, better teamwork - First 2 weeks free! Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Shop, Save & Stay Well - Join for free at or 1-800-BUY DELL for the best savings available now! Use Promo Code: SYSK to get $50 off orders of $500 or more at! Get great cardio and strength training! Go to for free shipping and a gift worth $109 Get 12 weeks of The New Yorker magazine for just $6 and a free tote bag at and use Promo Code: SOMETHING Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
51 min
Canadian Immigration Podcast
Canadian Immigration Podcast
Mark Holthe
084: Does Canada need an investor immigration program similar to American EB-5 program?
What this episode is about? In the midst of COVID 19 pandemic we, Canadian Immigration Lawyers often ask ourselves – what is going on with immigration and how Canada can adapt to the new normal with existing and new potential immigration programs? In light of the ongoing and severe economic crisis Canada really could use some investment and even consider rolling out a new immigration program to get back on track with the recovery from consequences of the pandemic. This would allow our country to bring in new awesome people, give a boost to our economy, create new jobs across Canada. As a chair of the Canadian Bar Association Immigration Section I have had a great opportunity to discuss immigration with number of organizations, including the Conference Board of Canada, which has been proposing some alternatives to the investor program. So, in this episode I bring on Phil Cohen to discuss what can we do as a country to help encourage more investment in Canada. During this episode we look into investor programs existing in other countries, in particular EB-5 program that exists in United States. This, then leads us to a discussion of how a program, similar to EB-5 would be of benefit to Canada. EB-5 is an American immigration program that allows both, Americans and foreign nationals to set up companies that can raise money from immigrant investors. In return, investors can qualify for a Green Card (alternative to Canadian Permanent Residence) so long that the business achieves certain requirements, such as: * The investor has to invest a minimum amount of $900,000 or $1,800,000 USD * The business must create a minimum of 10 jobs for each investor the business takes on This program allows to attract significant amount of investments to small and large businesses. In times of economic uncertainty the program like EB-5, without a doubt, benefits not only the business seeking investment, but also has a great positive impact on economy and the public. Moreover, the cost of the capital typically ends up being much lower when businesses seeks for investments through EB-5 program. Tune in to learn more details about American EB-5 program and potential benefit Canada would enjoy if we implement similar program in our country. About today’s guest of the Canadian Immigration Podcast Phil Cohen is the founder and president of Strategic Element as well as the Editor-in-Chief of The EB-5 Definitive Guide (see: for more information). Phil has a long history of developing businesses, business concepts and products, dating back to 1993. With a career that began in the manufacturing sector, and grew to include new developments in technology and a variety of start-ups, Phil has progressively built up experience in the area of new business development with a focus on transforming ideas in to viable business models. Phil has worked with large public companies as well as small and mid-sized start-ups and businesses. Beyond the development of business concepts, models and plans, Phil has taken a hands-on role in the launch of several businesses and business initiatives. In so doing he has faced firsthand the realities and challenges faced by new businesses. This firsthand experience has provided him with the insight and real-life exposure necessary to develop businesses and business plans that work. About the host of the Canadian Immigration Podcast Mark Holthe is a Canadian Immigration Lawyer based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He has started his legal career with a large national law firm in Calgary where he initiated the business immigration practice at the firm. Since those early days, he has had the opportunity to work in a wide variety of law firm configurations before finally realizing that the best place for him was within the confines of an immigration boutique firm of his own making. As a Canadian immigration lawyer, Mark has particular experience in assisting clients with all aspects of Canadian immigration law. He assists large national and multinational companies in navigating the complex world of Canadian immigration and provides strategic immigration advice to international and domestic companies seeking to recruit and retain foreign skilled and semi-skilled personnel. Mark also assists temporary foreign workers with their transition to permanent resident status in Canada and over the past few years, he has taken great satisfaction in helping individuals and families with their various immigration related needs. Mark finds no greater satisfaction than helping to facilitate the reunification of families. While attending law school, Mark worked as an Immigration officer for Citizenship and Immigration Canada on the Alberta/Montana border. While completing his final year of law school, he worked as a pro bono student to the Canada Border Services Agency Hearings Officers representing the minister before the Immigration Appeal Division in Calgary, Alberta. As a result of his prior experience as an immigration officer, Mark has been able to enhance the services he offers to his cross-border and overseas clients. Since that time, he has continued to work hard fostering positive relationships with the various immigration related government departments and has focused a significant portion of his practice on cross-border matters. About the Sponsor of the Canadian Immigration Podcast This episode sponsored by Canadian Immigration Institute, a platform designed to help people navigate Canadian immigration on their own. On this platform, I offer Do-It-Yourself (DIY) video courses guiding you through the process of submitting your immigration application without a need to hire a lawyer. These video courses not only allow people to better understand Canadian immigration but also earn me sufficient revenue to continue pushing out great free content on Canadian immigration. Visit Canadian Immigration Institute: Listen to the Canadian Immigration Podcast on Spotify and iTunes Canadian Immigration Podcast is being broadcasted on our iTunes and Spotify channels. If you have enjoyed this podcast and think someone else would, too, please subscribe and share this episode! Subscribe to our various social media channels If you want to connect with me or retain Holthe Immigration Law to assist you with immigration to Canada feel free to book a consultation on our official website: Additionally, consider subscribing to our social media channels to stay up to date with the news on Canadian Immigration: Canadian Immigration Institute Youtube Channel: Canadian Immigration Institute Facebook page: Express Entry Law Private Facebook group: Holthe Immigration Law LinkedIn page: Holthe Immigration Law Instagram page: Holthe Immigration Law Twitter Page:
41 min
When in Spain
When in Spain
Paul Burge
Covid – a mixed blessing for Spanish politics, economy & society? With Alan McGuire
Madrid-based British writer and podcaster, Alan McGuire joins the When in Spain podcast to talk about Spanish politics, society and the economy since the 2008 financial crisis and the struggles that Spain has faced since then. Alan also talks about how Covid-19 has affected Spain and highlights the problems the pandemic has exposed. We also look at how Spain could or should use the vast pandemic recovery fund that is being made available from the EU. Where should Spain spend the money? And is this an opportunity for Spain to restructure its economy and move away from its dependence on the tourism and construction sectors. In the interview we talk about unemployment, jobs and education, small businesses, regional governments and corruption, party politics and the politicisation of the Covid pandemic, as well as looking towards the future to see where Spain needs to improve. Alan hosts and produces his own podcast about Spain called The Sobremesa Podcast, where he focuses on Spanish politics and society. He has many great guest on the show so be sure to give it a listen! In fact when we recorded this episode Alan also interviewed me for his podcast so head over to The Sobremesa Podcast to hear me talking about the global perception and reputation of Spain and whether it has changed since Covid-19. You can also find out more about Alan and his writing at
1 hr 24 min
Zero To Travel Podcast
Zero To Travel Podcast
Jason Moore
Top 10 Challenges Of Living Abroad w/ BoTik Quest
Do you yearn to live abroad? Have you put on your rose-colored glasses when you daydream about it or are you living more in the realities of life in another country? We are hanging out once again with my fellow ex-pat, podcaster, and good friend, BoTik Quest, and while last time we talked about the reasons to love living abroad, today we are getting into the not so "mac & cheese" parts of it. We are definitely getting super honest about the downsides, the struggles, and the realities of it but we are so happy to have made the leap years ago and encourage you to look into it if you are interested. While we make these lists independently, you will have to listen to see how many things made it to both lists...any guesses? What would you guess as being the biggest challenge of living abroad? If you are an ex-pat already, did any of yours match up to ours? Let me know by sending me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Today's episode is being sponsored by the amazing folks over at Tortuga Backpacks which, you know, are my favorite backpacks in the world.Tune In To Learn: * 04:40 Bike Touring Adventure in Norway During COVID * 18:20 Number 5: Embracing & Missing * 29:30 Number 4: Say What? * 36:25 Number 3: Integration & Connections * 45:55 Number 2: Jumping Hoops & Tasty Time * 53:30 Number 1: Perspectives & The Most Important Thing * And so much moreResources: * Check out BoTik's podcast the Transnatural Perspectives * Follow BoTik on YouTube| Twitter * Listen to BoTik's Music * Tortuga Backpacks * Location IndieWant More? * Top 10 Reasons To Love Living Abroad w/ Botik Quest * Everything You Need To Know About Living Abroad w/ Tim Leffel * Resettling Abroad & Overseas Education Please head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel podcasts!
1 hr 6 min
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