Red Man Laughing

50 EpisodesProduced by Indian & Cowboy

Hosted by Anishinaabe comedian Ryan McMahon, the Red Man Laughing Podcast is a space for independent, forward thinking, conversations, investigations, pontifications & disruptions about the good, bad & the ugly between Indian Country & the mainstream.

50 Episodes | 2014 - 2019

The Northwest Kid

January 3rd, 2019

1:02:34

In this episode of Red Man Laughing, Ryan sits down with The Northwest Kid (Craig Frank Edes) to dig into his new project, "Dozy & NWK." This …

Little Stories

November 18th, 2018

1:03:41

Celery Not Salary

October 24th, 2018

45:09

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we’re joined by Plains Cree/Nakota scholar, Mylan Tootoosis as he calls for all of us to take land back, plant …

Food and Nationhood

September 27th, 2018

59:09

In this episode of Red Man Laughing, Ryan is joined by Dr. Joseph LeBlanc (Anishinaabe), and they talk food systems, food insecurity, and Indigenous Nationhood.

Red Man Laughing - Season 7 Announcement

January 29th, 2018

3:30

In this episode of Red Man Laughing, details emerge about Red Man Laughing's seventh season and Ryan shares a little news about the podcast.

Red Man Laughing - Decolonization > Reconciliation

October 17th, 2017

50:19

In the Season 6 finale of Red Man Laughing, Ryan replays his "12 Steps To Decolonization in Canada" mini-series with an accompanying "directors cut" …

Red Man Laughing - Healing Is Beautiful W/Hovak Johnston

September 24th, 2017

43:26

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we bring you to Yellowknife during the Stories From The Land National Tour to share the stories of Hovak Johnston.

Red Man Laughing - The Next 150 (Kanata Pod)

July 7th, 2017

54:53

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we take you to unceded Coast Salish Territory for the Kanata Festival and we share Ryan's conversation with Kanata Pod host, Lisa Girbav. They sit and chat about Canada 150, Canada …

Red Man Laughing - A Statement Of Facts For Canada

May 22nd, 2017

44:25

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we argue strongly for the need for a statement of facts in Canada as it pertains to Indigenous Peoples in this country.

In this first half of the show, Ryan lays out the argument that …

Red Man Laughing - Wild Rice Wars

May 8th, 2017

50:08

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we bring you to Anishinaabe Wild Rice harvester, James Whetung's manoomin camp to hear about his commitment to ricing, his inherent right to do so and we investigate the brewing …

Red Man Laughing - The Skoden Chronicles

May 2nd, 2017

1:09:47

In this episode of Red Man Laughing, Ryan sits down with the gentlemen from, "The Skoden Chronicles," to talk decolonization, Indigenous masculinity, …

Red Man Laughing - Canada 2167

April 7th, 2017

26:10

Red Man Laughing - Big Moccasins To Fill

February 11th, 2017

54:11

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we sit down with two artists on different journeys. In the first half of the show we sit down Anishinaabe musician/artist Dave Deleary, a well respected and long time member of the …

Red Man Laughing - Colonization Road Is Not A Metaphor

January 26th, 2017

1:00:41

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we take you to the ROM to learn more about the contents of a sacred burial mound site at the foot of Colonization …

Red Man Laughing - Indigenous Stories Everywhere

January 19th, 2017

52:24

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we take you to the Gichi Dewin Storytellers Festival in beautiful Wasaksing territory near Parry Sound, ON. …

Red Man Laughing - Ugly Babies (S.6 EP1)

January 12th, 2017

30:31

In this episode of Red Man Laughing, Ryan breaks down what to expect in Season 6 of the podcast, he announces some giveaways/contests to celebrate the new season, he rants about ugly babies and we hear music from World …

Red Man Laughing - Religion

August 18th, 2016

1:02:02

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we ask the question, "Is reconciliation possible in Indigenous communities with the church present in communities." This season 5 finale features Ryan sharing 4 stories that share …

Red Man Laughing - Stories From The Land Preview

August 4th, 2016

6:31

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we are proud to present a preview of the new, upcoming, Indian & Cowboy podcast series, Stories From The Land. This Fall (2016), Stories From The Land, will hit the road on a …

Red Man Laughing - Land

July 25th, 2016

33:48

In this episode of Red Man Laughing, Ryan turns the microphone on himself to share three stories that might shine a lit & provide perspective on why he believes land needs to be central to every conversation about …

Red Man Laughing - Self Care And Reconciliation

June 9th, 2016

39:05

In this episode of Red Man Laughing, Ryan turns the microphone on himself to reflect on the importance of self care inside the reconciliation movement. Ryan gets a nice reminder and teaching about kindness after …

Red Man Laughing - Who's Education Is It, Anyway

May 27th, 2016

58:41

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we head to Fanshawe College in London, ON for a student roundtable on education & reconciliation. We hand the …

Red Man Laughing - Indian Act or Act NDN

April 14th, 2016

32:07

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we take a look at the collision between the Indian Act & reconciliation and we investigate the question …

Red Man Laughing - Miinikag and the Bear

April 5th, 2016

26:08

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we look at reconciliation in a completely different way than we have in other episodes this season. In this episode we ask how Indigenous Peoples can make a return back to our …

Red Man Laughing - The Sugar Bush Family

March 31st, 2016

57:48

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we take you to Fort William First Nation to visit a group of incredible Anishinaabeg that are dedicating their time, love & energy to a special stand of Maple trees on the side of …

Red Man Laughing - Reflections on Reconciliation: Christi Belcourt

March 1st, 2016

13:41

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we introduce a NEW, bite sized, special mini-series supplement to Season 5 of the podcast called, "Reflections on Reconciliation." In this first episode of the mini-series, we hear …

Red Man Laughing - The Spirit of Nationhood W/Elder Dave Courchene

February 20th, 2016

58:06
In this episode of Red Man Laughing we take you to the "Notions of Nationhood - Tea & Bannock Dialogues" that took place on February 10, 2016 at the Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg, for a keynote presentation by …

Red Man Laughing - Rebuilding Community

January 13th, 2016

57:01

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we have the honour to take you to Nipissing First Nation to look their community building efforts using …

Red Man Laughing - The Wab Kinew Interview

October 30th, 2015

1:17:36

In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we welcome Wab Kinew back to the show. Wab is fresh off of a 2 month tour in support of his best selling memoir, The Reason You Walk, and in this chat we talk …

Red Man Laughing - Family Is The Movement

October 13th, 2015

23:12

In this episode of the Red Man Laughing, Ryan turns the microphone on himself to explore the theme of family & love being at the core of what we need to move toward reconciliation.

Red Man Laughing - The Murray Sinclair Keynote

October 6th, 2015

1:09:31

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we bring you to Shingwauk Indian Residential Schools conference at Algoma University in Baawaating Traditional …

Red Man Laughing - Lee Maracle & Marie Wilson at ChangeUp 2015

September 30th, 2015

1:23:41

Red Man Laughing - The Douglas Cardinal Keynote

September 22nd, 2015

1:04:36

Red Man Laughing - Youth Leading Reconciliation Panel

September 15th, 2015

1:11:55

In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you to the Shingwauk Residential School Conference at Algoma University in Baawaating …

Red Man Laughing (S.5) - The Onaman Collective Interview

September 7th, 2015

44:25

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we sit down with two members of the Onaman Collective, Isaac Murdoch & Christi Belcourt and we talk about …

Red Man Laughing - Moose Hide Camp Featuring Melaw Nakehk'o

June 18th, 2015

44:28

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we take you to Chief Drygeese Territory to the heart of Dechinta's Bush Universities moosehide camp and we visit with instructor Melaw Nakehk'o, Ethel Lamothe and student Jonathan …

Red Man Laughing - On Reconciliation

May 29th, 2015

14:14

In this special episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we are treated to a rant by Ryan McMahon on his thoughts around reconciliation - what it is & what it isn't in his mind, what the pathway forward does/doesn't …

Red Man Laughing - The Nigel BSU Interview

May 28th, 2015

1:16:16

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we chat with Dene standup comedian & writer, Nigel Born Standing Up (Dene, Cold Lake, AB). Nigel, originally …

Red Man Laughing - The Nick Sherman Interview

May 20th, 2015

1:01:56

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we present a sit down featured chat w/Anishinaabe singer/songwriter Nick Sherman. This episode of the podcast is being copresented by Red Man Laughing and Nick's podcast, Knives & …

Red Man Laughing - Indigenous Comic Book Roundtable

May 11th, 2015

1:51:55

In this episode of the Red Man Laughing we podcast we turn our microphones over to a handful of Indigenous comic book creators, writers & …

Red Man Laughing - The ReMatriate Interview

May 4th, 2015

1:33:58

In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we sit down with 3 founding members of the ReMatriate Campaign to talk about their grassroots campaign that brings voice to the opposition of the ongoing appropriation of …

Red Man Laughing - The Lalo Alcaraz Interview

April 27th, 2015

1:06:21

In this episode we talk to  Lalo Alcarez - Nationally syndicated comic strip artist & Producer/Writer of the upcoming Fox Television series, Border Town. Lalo and Ryan talk comedy, satire, community and working …

Red Man Laughing - The Dr. AnnMaria De Mars Interview

April 14th, 2015

1:04:36

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we talk with educational video game designers & programmer Dr. AnnMaria De Mars of 7 Generation Games. Dr. De Mars breaks down the incredible success rates of students that have …

Red Man Laughing - The Inconvenient Indian

March 16th, 2015

1:36:23

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we take you to Edmonton, AB for a night of conversation about The Inconvenient Indian, Canada Reads 2015 and why Thomas King's book is the book to break barriers in Canada.

Moderated …

Red Man Laughing - The Dr. Elizabeth LaPensée Interview

February 17th, 2015

1:24:27

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we talk to Dr. Elizabeth LaPensée about her research, work & commitment to gaming, storytelling & art. We dig deep into her thoughts around community and her practice and why …

Red Man Laughing - The Romeo Saganash Interview

February 9th, 2015

1:04:09

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we bring you to Winnipeg where Ryan and NDP MP Romeo Saganash (Abitibi/James Bay/Nunavik/Eeyou) walk & talk through the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. 

A lot of the interview is …

Red Man Laughing - The Dallas Soonias Interview

February 3rd, 2015

1:25:39

In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we bring you a full length featured chat with Team Canada Men's volleyball player, Dallas Soonias. …

Red Man Laughing - The CBC National Comedy Special

January 31st, 2015

52:36

CBC Radio One is pleased to present Red Man Laughing, a special hour of indigenous comedy, music and interviews hosted by stand up comic Ryan …

Red Man Laughing - The Dene Nahjo Interview (Part Two)

December 30th, 2014

1:02:16

In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you back to Denendeh for the second part of our conversation with Dene Nahjo. This young …

Red Man Laughing - The Dene Nahjo Interview (Part One)

December 22nd, 2014

1:08:27

Red Man Laughing - The Mob Bounce Interview

December 15th, 2014

1:10:11

In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we sit down for a featured chat with Mob Bounce - The Northwest Kid (Craig Frank Edes) and Heebz the Earthchild (Travis Hebert) and we're treated to brand new unreleased …

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