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Changing On The Fly

20 EpisodesProduced by Changing On The FlyWebsite

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 insid… read more

20 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

Hockey Has a Reckoning Moment

June 24th, 2020


The hockey world, especially at the NHL level, has been extremely quiet on racial justice issues for too many years - until now. The Black-led …

Matt Hern and the Creative Beauty of Hockey

January 16th, 2020


Happy new year! This is our first episode of 2020, and it's nice to have you with us for a new decade of hockey and resistance :)

Our esteemed guest on the show today is Matt Hern. Matt lives in Vancouver, where he’s an …

Hockey Has a Racism Problem, Courtney Szto is Trying to Fix It

December 16th, 2019


We are at a watershed moment in hockey history right now. Many of us know that hockey has had a racism problem for a long time, but now the conversations are coming to the surface in ways that they never have before.


November 11th, 2019


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 …

Decolonization, Reconciliation & Hockey w/ Chief Wilton Littlechild

October 25th, 2019


Wilton Littlechild is a Cree chief from Maskwacis, Alberta. He is a lawyer, a former hockey player, a residential school survivor, and more recently …

The State of Women's Hockey w/ Erica Ayala

September 30th, 2019


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, …

Fred Sasakamoose: An Indigenous Hockey Trailblazer

June 15th, 2019


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 …

Pucks, Punks, and Politics w/ Propagandhi

May 28th, 2019


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 …

From #OneLeague to #NoLeague: The Future of Women's Pro Hockey in Canada

April 16th, 2019


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 …

Drop Pucks, Not Bombs with Anti-Flag

April 1st, 2019


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 …

Hockey Riot in Canada

March 18th, 2019


A History of Le Smashy-Smash

There have been at least 8 recorded hockey riots in Canadian history. While often dismissed as simply drunken …

Arenas on Stolen Land - Edmonton's Rogers Place & Gentrification

March 4th, 2019


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 …

Making Hockey History w/ Jessica Platt

January 30th, 2019


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 …

Episode 6 - McGill Redmen: Change The Name

January 10th, 2019


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 …

Episode 5 - Toxic Masculinity, Homophobia and The Prime-Minister of Saturday Night

December 3rd, 2018


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 …

Episode 4 - Power Play: How Feminism is Changing Hockey

November 12th, 2018


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 …

Episode 3 - Gritty: The Anti-Fascist Hockey Hero

October 31st, 2018


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 …

Episode 2 - Race & Racism in Hockey

October 17th, 2018


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 …

Episode 1: This Game We Love, On Stolen Land

October 3rd, 2018


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 …

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September 18th, 2018


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 :)

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