EP81 - Kara’s Will To Survive

November 25 | 63 min

Today we speak with the remarkable Kara Robinson Chamberlain. When Kara was only 15 years old, she was kidnapped in broad daylight by a serial killer who stuffed her into a rubber maid container and took her back to his apartment where he sexually assaulted her repeatedly over an eighteen-hour period. We talk to Kara about her will to survive and how she found the courage and resourcefulness to escape her restraints and help the police track down her captor. We also talk about the importance of sharing your story and how social media platforms like Tik Tok can actually make you happy. This! Is Obstacle Course.

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EP80 - Man Up(date)

November 11 | 73min

Welcome! You’ve made it to episode 80 and whether this is your first, 28th or 80th listen, we’re glad you’re here! This episode is one of the most timely and important conversations we’ve ever had on the podcast. We sat down with Chris Wilkinson to discuss his grief in the light of his father’s death but then our conversation takes a hard right turn and we plunge into a passionate and emotional discussion on toxic masculinity! We discuss men, emotions, repression, and why phrases like “man up,” and “don’t be a pussy,” are offensive. Best of all, we chart a new path forward. This episode is a must-listen as it will help you better understand yourself and your tendencies as well as the tendencies of all the men in your life. More importantly, this episode is a call to action. And now that we know better, we can do better! This! Is Obstacle Course.

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EP79 - Dr. Valerie D’Erman and The Worlds of Politics

October 28 | 63min

For episode 79, we continue our trend of hosting political discussions. We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Valerie D’Erman, Instructor of Political Science at the University of Victoria, to the podcast. In this discussion, we were reminded that most things in life are not black and white, not the least of which is politics. We discovered the importance of having a neutral perspective as it helps us understand all sides of any discussion. We took on World Politics including the EU, Brexit, and the upcoming votes in North America. We also tackled the danger of Populism, the importance of democracy, and if Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a good idea. This! Is Obstacle Course. Let’s Go!

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EP78 - Sonia Furstenau & The Amazing Race

October 18 | 52min

British Columbia has called a snap election and so we have responded with a snap election episode! We’re thrilled to welcome the Leader of The Green Party, Sonia Furstenau, back to the Podcast. Last fall, we learned why Sonia got into politics, and this conversation we learn how she stays grounded, why authenticity and empathy matter and for the first time in our history, we have an Obstacle Course exclusive as Sonia shares a behind the scenes story from Debate Night. You won’t believe what happened to her. This! Is Obstacle Course. Let’s vote!

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