Changing On The Fly

Changing On The Fly

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Changing On The Fly dives deep into social justice issues in hockey, looking at themes such as colonialism, sexism, and racism on the ice. The podcast aims to bring together interviews with athletes, sports scholars, and hockey commentators whose work aims to create radical social change, both inside and outside the arena.


#DonCherryFired
Nov 11 • 33 min
It’s official. Don Cherry, the long time host of Hockey Night in Canada, has been fired. FINALLY. It comes after his most recent racist tirade (far from his first) on live TV against immigrants in Canada. We break down Don Cherry and his penchant for…
Decolonization, Reconciliation & Hockey w/ Chief Wilton Littlechild
Oct 25 • 54 min
Wilton Littlechild is a Cree chief from Maskwacis, Alberta. He is a lawyer, a former hockey player, a residential school survivor, and more recently he was one of the commissioners of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He joins us as a special…
The State of Women’s Hockey w/ Erica Ayala
Sep 30 • 37 min
Welcome back to Season 2 of Changing on the Fly! Our guest on this episode is Erica Ayala. Erica is an NWHL analyst, broadcaster, and an expert on women’s hockey. We talk here about the women’s hockey strike in Sweden, the Dream Gap tour in women’s hockey…
Fred Sasakamoose: An Indigenous Hockey Trailblazer
Jun 15 • 23 min
This is our last episode of Changing On The Fly for season 1! We’ll be back with season 2 in the fall. So as we head out for the summer, we leave you with this very special episode. Fred Sasakamoose is a Cree elder from the Ahtahkakoop Cree reservation in…
Pucks, Punks, and Politics w/ Propagandhi
May 28 • 36 min
On today’s episode, we’re finally bringing you part 2 of a 2 part series called Pucks, Punks, and Politics - conversations with punk rockers on hockey, radical politics, and the art of getting loud. Our first part of this series was with Chris 2 from…
From #OneLeague to #NoLeague: The Future of Women’s Pro Hockey in Canada
Apr 16 • 54 min
On episode 11 of Changing On The Fly, we tackle the devastating news that the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) is shutting down its operations after 12 seasons. The announcement from the league came just one week after the Clarkson Cup championship…
Drop Pucks, Not Bombs with Anti-Flag
Apr 1 • 56 min
Chris Barker (aka Chris #2) from the long-standing Pittsburgh punk band Anti-Flag joins us on this episode to talk hockey, punk, and politics! Chris is a busy guy, and is often found playing bass and singing for Anti-Flag, recording album after album, and…
Hockey Riot in Canada
Mar 18 • 54 min
A History of Le Smashy-Smash There have been at least 8 recorded hockey riots in Canadian history. While often dismissed as simply drunken hooliganism, these events actually reveal important social & class tensions, and we can learn a lot from them. On…
Arenas on Stolen Land - Edmonton’s Rogers Place & Gentrification
Mar 3 • 58 min
Today on the podcast, we go to Alberta. The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers are sworn enemies on the ice, their rivalry known as the ‘Battle of Alberta’. And off the ice, the way these cities approach their hockey infrastructure couldn’t be any more…
Making Hockey History w/ Jessica Platt
Jan 30 • 33 min
On this episode of the podcast, we bring you an exclusive and candid conversation with Jessica Platt of the Toronto Furies! On January 10, 2018, Jessica made history when she came out as the first trans pro hockey player in Canada. And she did so in a…
Episode 6 - McGill Redmen: Change The Name
Jan 9 • 27 min
On this episode of Changing On The Fly, we kick it with Tomas Jirousek, an Indigenous student athlete at McGill University in Montreal. He’s a rower & former hockey player hailing from the Kainai First Nation in Alberta, and he’s been leading the charge…
Episode 5 - Toxic Masculinity, Homophobia and The Prime-Minister of Saturday Night
Dec 3, 2018 • 39 min
On this episode of Changing on the Fly, we take on the double-headed beast of toxic masculinity and homophobia in hockey. We start by looking at the greatest and oldest fountain of toxic masculinity in hockey broadcasting, Don Cherry of Coach’s Corner.…
Episode 4 - Power Play: How Feminism is Changing Hockey
Nov 12, 2018 • 61 min
Changing On The Fly is going live! On this episode, we’ll hear a round-table discussion called “Power Play: How Women Can Change Sports Journalism and Hockey”. The event was recorded in the Feminist Media Studio of Concordia University on January 31st,…
Episode 3 - Gritty: The Anti-Fascist Hockey Hero
Oct 31, 2018 • 35 min
How did Gritty, the new mascot for the Philadelphia Flyers, become the new mascot for the American anti-fascist movement? Gritty is a huge, ugly, scary orange monster, who comes to us at a time when there is an equally huge, ugly, scary orange monster in…
Episode 2 - Race & Racism in Hockey
Oct 17, 2018 • 32 min
If you look at the face of hockey, it’s about as white as the ice the game is played on. But if you start to scratch the surface, you start to notice that not only is the game much more diverse than you think, but also that people of color have a long and…
Episode 1: This Game We Love, On Stolen Land
Oct 3, 2018 • 37 min
Welcome to the very first episode of Changing on the Fly, a podcast about hockey and social justice! On this episode, we lace up the skates and hit the ice to talk about colonialism in hockey, and the Indigenous hockey experience. What does it mean to…
Podcast Preview
Sep 18, 2018 • 2 min
The new podcast series Changing On The Fly hits the ice October 3, 2018! Here’s just a small taste of what you’ll hear :) **Want to support this podcast and get some great perks in return? We’ve got a Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/changingonthefly…