The Shift with Shane Hewitt

Curiouscast

The Shift with Shane Hewitt is talk radio done differently. It’s made for the Canadian community of night owls and early risers. Host Shane Hewitt looks at the news of the day under a new light, revealing what’s really happening behind the scenes and the impact on our lives. The Shift shares stories you’ve never heard before, creating bright and lively conversation in the darkest hours of the night, right across Canada.

Location:

London, ON

Networks:

Curiouscast

Description:

The Shift with Shane Hewitt is talk radio done differently. It’s made for the Canadian community of night owls and early risers. Host Shane Hewitt looks at the news of the day under a new light, revealing what’s really happening behind the scenes and the impact on our lives. The Shift shares stories you’ve never heard before, creating bright and lively conversation in the darkest hours of the night, right across Canada.

Language:

English


Episodes

What the hell should I watch this weekend? - February 2

2/5/2023
Is M. Night Shyamalan's new movie a flop, or a hit? Steve Stebbing reviews that and more on What The Hell Should We watch This Weekend!

Duration:00:13:26

What is going on with 24 Sussex Drive?

2/3/2023
Why won't any politician touch 24 Sussex Drive? Dan McTeague, former Liberal MP, tells us why the prime minister's home is a no-go zone for most politicians and why governments won’t fund the necessary renovations for the home of Canada’s Prime Minister. How do you find a missing tiny capsule of radioactive material in the Australian outback? Laura Boksman with the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada tells us about the staggering amount of missing radioactive material around the world and...

Duration:00:59:39

Introducing... Free Lunch by The Peak

2/2/2023
Canada's housing market has become our national obsession, and with good reason. Years of skyrocketing prices are now meeting surging mortgage rates, and the result is some of the least affordable housing in the world. What's driving that affordability crisis, and what comes next? On this episode of Free Lunch by The Peak, we speak with Mike Moffatt, a Senior Director at the Smart Prosperity Institute and Assistant Professor at Ivey Business School. Mike argues that a lack of supply is the...

Duration:00:51:36

What is the best live music album?

2/2/2023
We talk to Alan Cross, the host of the Ongoing History of New Music Podcast, about the best live albums. Dr. Jay Silverstein joins us to talk about his excavations in Egypt, including a Roman bathhouse and some small statues! RUOK with joyriding a car through an outlet mall? HEY, DO YOU LIKE PODCASTS? Why not subscribe to ours? find it on Apple, Google, Spotify & Tune In

Duration:00:58:37

The brain-infecting fungus in The Last of Us TV show is a real thing!

2/1/2023
- What if I told you that the brain-infecting fungus in The Last of Us TV show was inspired by a very real thing? Insect expert, Dr. Mark Moffett, a.k.a Dr. Bug, tells us more about the cordyceps fungus, how it transforms ants into zombies, and why it probably won't infect humans. Probably. - Is Russia striking out in response to western aid for Ukraine? Lawyer and Democracy advocate Stepan Berko joins us from Kyiv and gives us the latest from the war and how Ukrainians are holding up...

Duration:00:55:45

1-on-1 with Canadian Latin Grammy Award-winner Alex Cuba!

1/31/2023
Canadian grammy award winner Alex Cuba is going on tour, and he might be playing in your hometown! Alex tells us more about his tour, new music, and what life is like after winning a Grammy. Handy Andy Baryer wants to help keep your utility bills low. He tells us how you can measure your home electricity costs with a new device you can attach to your breakers and see how much you spend on laundry electricity. RUOK with Santa? How about mascots? What book should we read? Your calls, texts,...

Duration:01:05:38

British Columbia is about to decriminalize drug possession

1/30/2023
BC is about to decriminalize drug possession, will that change the Opioid crisis? Garth Mullins, an advocate for safe drug supply, tells us how decriminalization impacts users, why the bill has its fans and opponents, and what more is needed to keep people from dying from drug overdoses. AND....RUOK WITH ZELLERS....AGAIN....AGAIN?! HEY, DO YOU LIKE PODCASTS? Why not subscribe to ours? Find it on Apple, Google, Spotify & Tune In

Duration:00:47:17

Every Car is cool!

1/27/2023
Is it possible that a PT Cruiser is just as cool as a Ferrari? Joe Webber, Co-Host of Past Gas Podcast with Donut Media, tells us why they think every car is cool and how they use the magic of cars to reach millions of fans on YouTube. Game Showey trivia is back with our special guest contestant, Kelsey Campbell, the executive producer of The Shift! Shane and Kelsey test their knowledge of the most luxurious and mom-friendly cars in the world. It’s been 80 years, but over 90 percent of art...

Duration:01:08:19

Do you believe in aliens?

1/26/2023
Lawyer and Democracy Advocate Mykhailo Zhernakov joins us from his parkade, as Russian missiles fly toward Kyiv. He tells us what it's like to shelter during these airstrikes and his reaction to western tanks arriving in Ukraine. Do you believe in aliens? Have you seen a UFO? Your calls, texts, and UFO stories! And we get some help from a proper astronomer. RUOK with Uber Eats? How about McDonalds? HEY, DO YOU LIKE PODCASTS? Why not subscribe to ours? Find it on Apple, Google, Spotify & Tune...

Duration:00:55:54

What works in Canadian cities and what does not?

1/25/2023
Do Canadian cities need more bike lanes or more roads? Dr. David Gordon teaches planning history, community design and urban development at Queen's University, and he takes us through what works in Canadian cities and what doesn't. It's Good News Tuesday! We go through your good news and take a caller who couldn't go to city hall with his service dog. Now, his human rights complaint was finally accepted. RUOK with backseat drivers? How about dog crates? HEY, DO YOU LIKE PODCASTS? Why not...

Duration:01:07:23

A next-gen aircraft unlike anything else!

1/24/2023
Are two of the biggest pop stars in the world the same person? Boeing and NASA have revealed a next-gen aircraft unlike anything else in the skies today. Joshua Brinkerhoff, associate professor in mechanical engineering at UBC, tells us how hydrogen fuel, new aerodynamic designs, and unconventional ideas will change the way we fly. Do you want free apps on your phone, well you’re getting them whether you like it or not! Handy Andy Baryer walks us through apples new apps and how AI is...

Duration:01:07:11

What’s the difference between experiencing anxiety and having anxiety?

1/23/2023
What’s the difference between experiencing anxiety and having anxiety? If you wake up sad, are you depressed? Professor Denise Marigold helps us understand the difference. We’re all eager to get our hands on the most up-to-date technology on the market, but have you ever wondered what makes these gadgets work? Geologist Kendra Johnson educates us on the world of exploring mining critical minerals and how they help power our society. Hockey fans are upset about the way the Vancouver Canucks...

Duration:01:10:58

Millions of dollars in cryptocurrency are gone!

1/20/2023
Somehow, millions of dollars in cryptocurrency is gone, and Hackers are to blame. Cyber security expert Hank the Hacker tells us how hackers can steal Crypto and how North Korea is using those hacks to make millions. It’s Flashback Friday and we are going back to 2012, the last time Canada hosted an NHL All-Star Game! We look at the event in Ottawa, how we all thought the world was going to end, and the music of the early 2010s. RUOK with House Parties? How about Shakira? HEY, DO YOU LIKE...

Duration:01:03:09

Is hybrid working, working for you?

1/19/2023
Is hybrid working, working for you? Sandra Robinson, an organizational psychologist and professor at UBC, shares her research into the pros and surprising cons of a hybrid work model and the opportunities to improve it for employees and employers. Has HBO’s The Last of US finally broken the Video game TV curse? On the Technological World with Blaine Kyllo, we take a look at the show and how it compares to the highly celebrated video game. RUOK with Zellers? HEY, DO YOU LIKE PODCASTS? Why not...

Duration:00:58:41

Let's get re-connected with Dr Jody Carrington's new book - Feeling Seen!

1/18/2023
Psychologist and Author Dr. Jody Carrignton wants to help you feel seen. We go through her tips on how to reconnect with your life and how to get the acknowledgment you need this year. What can Ukraine do while Russian missile strikes continue? Foreign policy expert Hanna Shelest is live in Odesa and updates us on the ongoing conflict and how the war is creating a unifying but traumatic cause for Ukraine. RUOK with reality TV? HEY, DO YOU LIKE PODCASTS? Why not subscribe to ours? Find it on...

Duration:00:58:27

Ukraine is asking for Tanks, will Canada answer the call?

1/17/2023
Ukraine is asking for Tanks, will Canada answer the call? Richard Shimooka, a Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, tells us why Ukraine needs western weapons, what fresh tanks could do for Ukraine, and what Russia's military machine looks like nearly one year into the war. Handy Andy Baryer is back to gardening with a fully indoor smart garden! We get into that how to make your home more private on Google Maps, and more! RUOK with The Godfather? HEY, DO YOU LIKE PODCASTS? Why...

Duration:00:57:55

Is stealing ever justified?

1/16/2023
Is stealing ever justified? Your calls and texts! Sylvain Charlebois, The Food Professor, tells us why thousands of people are stealing food from grocery stores and how one Tweet set off a massive debate over this issue. We also take a look at the foods that are dropping and rising in price. HEY, DO YOU LIKE PODCASTS? Why not subscribe to ours? Find it on Apple, Google, Spotify & Tune In

Duration:00:50:09

What the hell should I watch this weekend? - January 12

1/13/2023
Steve Stebbing reviews a fresh batch of movies on What the Hell Should We Watch This Weekend.

Duration:00:11:21

How much money are you really paying and getting back from the Carbon Tax?

1/13/2023
How much money are you really paying and getting back from the Carbon Tax? Toronto Sun columnist Lorrie Goldstein gives us the breakdown of the Carbon Tax hike and how it will impact you this year. It's Throwback Thursday, and we are rewinding to 1988, the year Canada got its last shipment of CF-18 fighter jets! Learn the history of our old fighter jet and what the world was like when it took to the skies. RUOK with Niagara Falls? How about New Mexico? HEY, DO YOU LIKE PODCASTS? Why not...

Duration:00:58:05

Author and Podcaster Claudiu Murgan on The Shift with Shane Hewitt

1/12/2023
Claudiu Murgan comes on The Shift with Shane Hewitt to talk about water!

Duration:00:18:37