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64: The Corporation with Scott Vrooman

64: The Corporation with Scott Vrooman

This week, we're joined by comedy writer and satirist Scott Vrooman for the 2003's The Corporation.  Scott's satire and economist backgrounds mean we get great insight into this incredibly influential documentary. We talk Emotional vs. Intellectual appeals, why no one cares about Canadian politics, the modern relevance of Michael Moore, and why we as old people are willing to accept someone's expertise as being enough of a source citation. Add to that some lighthearted banter about Scott's roles in Hobo with a Shotgun and Rollertown, and you've got an episode that'll make you wanna stick it to the man.

The Corporation is available on iTunes, or you can find a copy at The Corporation website.

End credit music for this episode is The Theme from The Corporation by Leonard J Paul. He also has a fun website devoted to video game music if that's your bag.


On this week's show

Scott Vrooman is a former economist who began his comedy career with the sketch group Picnicface. They produced a TV series, a book, and a feature film. Since then he's been writing and performing for TVradio, and online. Currently, he's developing a half-hour comedy with Danny McBride's Rough House Pictures.

Politics often makes him angry and he tries to express that anger through comedy and make that comedy funny. He ran a satirical election campaign for Canada’s unelected Senate, did weekly political commentary for the Toronto Star, and trolled a right-wing network in an on-air interview. He also created a video series, Citizen Vrooman about climate change, government secrecy, and pot legalization, and most recently a website roasting centrism: centrism.biz.

Vist Scott at one of many online platforms:

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