Warning: There is a heavy amount of content discussed in this episode that deals with acts of racism, physical and psychological abuse, and the trauma caused by it. Please proceed with caution while listening to this episode if subjects of this nature are triggering to you in any way.
Disclaimer: The resignation of Bill Peters as head coach of the Calgary Flames occurred after the recording of this episode. It will be a topic we will include in our next episode on Dec. 2.
On this episode we take our full one-hour time slot to unpackage the stories of racism, physical and psychological abuse recently made public by hockey players who played under coaches Bill Peters, Mike Babcock and others.
Hosting a radio talk show means discussing the good as much as the bad; this episode is the latter.
This show is heavy and the topic was the last thing any of us wanted to discuss and we struggled to dissect it in just 60 minutes.
We hope it’s a worthwhile contribution to a much needed conversation and that it amplified the voices of those affected. We believe that this was the best use of our privileged airtime.
We hope it educates you and that it is part of a more positive future for hockey.
Thank you for listening, we will (hopefully) have a more upbeat episode to share with you on Monday.
– Johnny, Kaley and Sean