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The Laughing Drum

The Laughing Drum is a weekly satirical news and talk show that takes a sharply humorous look at Canadian and Indigenous politics, entertainment, arts and current events. In each episode, host Tim Fontaine uses actual news footage, field segments, interviews with guests and the Red Power Panel to dissect the issues facing Indigenous Peoples today.

info_outline It’s The Laughing Drum season finale! 06/25/2019
info_outline Consulting white people, crappy polls and The State of Two-Spirit Folk 06/18/2019
info_outline Canadian media vs. genocide, Doug Ford's paid vacation and weighing boycotts 06/18/2019
info_outline Alberta land acknowledgements, banishing drug dealers and should we vote? 06/04/2019
info_outline Media bailouts, Ontario’s disappearing Indigenous curriculum and Jody Wilson-Raybould’s future 05/28/2019
info_outline Nazi and Confederate flags in Saskatchewan 05/21/2019
info_outline Beyak gone from senate (temporarily), Trudeau’s Poundmaker exoneration 05/14/2019
info_outline The Laughing Drum talks United Nations, $50k water bills and Royal BatPhones 04/30/2019
info_outline Liberal consultation, right-wing provinces and that Paris cathedral fire 04/23/2019
info_outline Is reverse-non-consultation a thing? 04/16/2019
info_outline The Laughing Drum digs into internal cultural appropriation, consultants and (sigh) the never-ending SNC-Lavalin scandal 04/09/2019
info_outline Trudeau’s Grassy Narrows standup routine, The Senate’s Beyak problem and Winnipeg’s maximum security library 04/02/2019
info_outline #TheLaughingDrum drops the headlines and answers The Indigenous Question(s) 03/26/2019
info_outline This week: Live at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival! 03/19/2019
info_outline This week on The Laughing Drum: SNC-Lavalin! What the hell else we gonna talk about? 03/12/2019
info_outline This week on The Laughing Drum: HOLY S***! Jody Wilson-Raybould speaks her truth 03/05/2019
info_outline Jody Wilson-Raybould Versus The World, The Wonderful Flying Seamus O’Regan 02/26/2019
info_outline 12 Shades of Ouellette and so much more 02/12/2019
info_outline The Laughing Drum speaks with a freakin' Indigenous astronaut 02/05/2019
info_outline The need for a Cree Barbie. Oh, and a 16-month undercover sting leads to a $90 fish bust for a First Nations man. Seriously. 01/29/2019
info_outline Starting a new season w/highlights from last season—because Tim forgot to book guests 01/22/2019
info_outline The Laughing Drum Presents: A Very Special AFN Election Edition 07/26/2018
info_outline #ONPOLI Albino Hulk, deepwater SPAM and the Indigenous stain of Winnipeg 05/29/2018
info_outline Examining Morneau's white knightedness to Kinder Morgan 05/22/2018
info_outline Chiefs-a-Palooza, comedic controversies and whitewashed film adaptations 05/15/2018
info_outline High on reconciliation, papal apologies, Shania apologies and Royal Babies 04/24/2018
info_outline Howie Miller, urban reserves, pipelines, the seal hunt and WWIII 04/17/2018
info_outline The Laughing Drum has its canned meat and eats it too 04/10/2018
info_outline 'Sorrow, not sorry': The Laughing Drum takes on papal apologies 04/03/2018
info_outline Corporate 'redwashing,' genteel arrests and Indigenous #DeleteFacebook 03/27/2018