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PART 2: Sex, Tea Parties & Cigarettes​

We’re taking you alllll the way back to 1921 Edmonton. Back then, Alberta’s capital city was just a tiny place on the map, still reeling from the effects of a world war and a pandemic. It was also the beginning of the Roaring Twenties and gigantic social changes, including a brand new feminist movement that give birth to our very first female councillor, Izena Ross. In this episode, you’ll also meet our second female councillor, Margaret Crang, who led a wild life that included sex scandals, gun battles and even an International Peace Conference.

But despite both being political trailblazers, Ross and Crang’s stories have largely been lost to history. Why? Our guests Senator Paula Simons and YWCA Edmonton Board Member and former Morinville Mayor Lisa Holmes will unravel that mystery and introduce to two Albertans you won’t soon forget.

Guests: Senator Paula Simons and Lisa Holmes


Stacey Brotzel
Stacey Brotzel
Kim-Ann Wilson
Kim-Ann Wilson


Sam Brooks Headshot
Sam Brooks


Deanna Bains
Deanna Bains


Lyra Brown
Lyra Brown


Part 1: #30 & #31

Part 2: Sex, Tea Parties & Cigarettes

Part 3: 1989

Part 4: Zero 

Part 5: Mom

Part 6: Enough

Part 7: What If

New episodes will be released on the third Tuesday of each month until our Series Finale in September.