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A podcast from Frequency Podcast Network

The Gravy Train

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10 Episodes • Released Weekly

10 Episodes • Released Weekly

A podcast from Frequency Podcast Network

The Gravy Train

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10 Episodes • Released Weekly

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In 2010 Rob Ford ran for Mayor in Toronto. To much of the city, his campaign was laughable: full of embarrassing scandals, anti-immigrant sentiment and declarations of war on "elites." But he won. Then came the drinking, the drugs, the police investigations. It was a dark crime drama that most of the world only caught a glimpse of. And even during the worst of it, much of the city loved him. Does that sound familiar? It should. His rise to power revealed how politics and media were changing. And his legacy lives on in governments around the world today.

Latest Episode

22 Jun 2020 • 37 mins

Heaven Bent: The Revival

In 1994, a small church next to Toronto Pearson International Airport suddenly became one of the city’s “Top Tourist Attractions”. Why did millions of Christians flock from around the world? Was something truly supernatural happening? 25 years later, join Tara Jean Stevens as she revisits the unusual spiritual movement she was a part of as a teenager. The post Heaven Bent: The Revival appeared first on The Gravy Train.