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A Mention with Kevin

A Mention with Kevin

By Kevin Hobe
A Kevin original podcast which explores the most interesting pieces of daily news with a bit of spice for the 5 day work week! This podcast explores world politics, environment, economics and everything in between.
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77: Black Lives Matter
In this episode we discuss the Black Lives Matter movement. How it began, what was the reaction and my opinion on the matter.
August 18, 2020
76: Nova Scotia April 18-19 2020 Massacre
In this episode we discuss the Nova Scotia shooting massacre that occurred in April 18th to 19th.
June 1, 2020
75: COVID-19 Talks with Ashleen and Rob!
In this episode I interview another pair of guests and ask them questions regarding the pandemic that is gripping the world: COVID-19! Check out some of their recommendations:
May 23, 2020
74: Video Game Streaming and Tik Tok
We take a deep dive in these two emerging digital giants!
May 18, 2020
73: Planet of the Humans!
Opinion on the documentary released by Kevin.
May 17, 2020
72: Donald Trump's handling of COVID-19
In this episode we look at the controversial issue of President Donald Trump vs his actions with COVID-19. New videos at:
May 7, 2020
Podcast Announcement
If you have been wondering why I haven't been releasing new episodes, I hope this explains it. Please check out some of my past episodes. Youtube channels: Website:
May 3, 2020
58: COVID-19 Good for the Environment?!
(3-20-2020) In this podcast episode we explore the environmental benefits that have been observed amid the coronavirus pandemic!
April 15, 2020
71: Zoom in trouble and Bernie Sanders drop-out!
(4-8-2020) In this episode we talk about the court cases filed against video conference tech giant Zoom and details about democratic nominee Bernie Sanders, with recent announcement of the end of his campaign. 
April 9, 2020
(4-7-2020) Check out some other podcast part of the Studio Kevin network:
April 8, 2020
69: Is Bolsonaro the new Trump?
(4-6-2020)  Jair Bolsonaro is handling the COVID-19 outbreak in Brazil very poorly, and we will be talking about it in this episode!
April 7, 2020
68: Google reports on COVID-19!
(4-3-2020) In this episode we hear what google reports on its users during this lock-down period and if it is working, as well we dive into segregation strategies being used in Peru and Panama to stop the spread of COVID-19.
April 4, 2020
67: COVID-19 postpones U.S Democratic Nomination!
(4-2-2020) In this episode we will talk about Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden!
April 3, 2020
66: Indian lock-down update and Air pollution decline!
(4-1-2020) In this episode we investigate how the COVID-19 lock-down occurring in India and how it has effected the poorest population. As well we look at the decline in air pollution in Canada due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
April 2, 2020
65: COVID-19 Talks with Joey and Jordan
(3-31-2020) Ep. 65 with 2 special guests Check them out at:
April 1, 2020
64: How has life in Toronto changed with COVID-19? (w/ Tommy)
(3-30-2020) Ep. 64 special guest appearance 
March 31, 2020
63: President Maduro a Narco!?
(3-27-2020) Ep. 63 Venezuelan President Maduro might be a Narco....
March 28, 2020
62: China's victory over COVID-19?
(3-26-2020) Ep. 62 Has China conquered the spread and special interview?!
March 27, 2020
61: Islamic State attack in Afghanistan!
(3-25-2020) Ep. 61 Amid COVID-19 we focus tonight on another story.
March 26, 2020
60: India goes into complete Lockdown!
(3-24-2020) Ep 60. Better quality thanks to Yeti microphone.
March 25, 2020
59: COVID-19 and Harvey Weinstein, Gorillas and Cyber-attacks!
(3-23-2020) Sorry for the quality... I hoped this wouldn't have happened again, but after upgrading my recording space my Yeti settings needed to be inputted again. Will ensure better quality on the next podcast!
March 24, 2020
57: Ontario's 2nd COVID-19 Death and Italy's Death Toll!
(3-19-2020)  Another Coronavirus update amid world -wide lockdown.
March 19, 2020
56: U.S Border Close and COVID-19 Activity Suggestions!
(3-18-2020) Advice and activies to keep you occupied during th COVID-19 lockdown -> Skip to 9:20 Video on work-out solution amid COVID-19, Beginner to Advanced At Home Workout: NO EQUIPMENT NEEDED!
March 19, 2020
55: 1st COVID-19 related death in Ontario Update!
(3-17-2020) Ep 55
March 18, 2020
54: Japanese Massacre Trial and Coronavirus Update!
(3-16-2020) Ep. 54 In this episode we look at the verdict reached in Japan with regards to one of it's most terrible massacre's.
March 17, 2020
51: Coronavirus attacking Zero Waste Movement!?
(3-11-2020) Ep. 51 In this episode we see how the new coronavirus is affecting the green Zero Waste Movement!
March 15, 2020
53: Friday Advice #1
(3-13-2020) Ep. 53 I dish advice this friday!
March 14, 2020
52: Coronavirus cancels the NBA!!!
(3-12-2020)  Ep. 52 We look at how this novel virus has closed down one of the most popular sports leagues! Yes the NBA!
March 13, 2020
50: Vladamir Putin Russian President for Life!?
(3-10-2020) Ep. 50 In this episode we discuss the Russian government and how President Putin could potentially hold power for life.
March 11, 2020
49: Italian Coronavirus Lock-down!
 (3-9-2020)  Ep. 49 Italy is locked down due to this virus, we discuss the details.
March 10, 2020
48: Emirates Princess kidnapping!
(3-6-2020) Trying something new with tonight's episode, hope you enjoy! United Arab Emirates princess being held against their will!
March 7, 2020
47: Sen. Elizabeth Warren ends presidential race
Senator Elizabeth Warren ends her bid as a democratic presidential nominee and Peruvian Javier Perez de Cuellar, the two-term United Nations secretary general has passed away.
March 6, 2020
46: Limit on toilet paper in Australia and results from Super Tuesday!
Joe Biden scored victories from Texas to Maine on Super Tuesday Greek and Turkish riot police deployed on their shared border fired tear gas Australia's major grocers put strict limits on purchases of toilet paper
March 4, 2020
45: WeChat censoring COVID-19 and Ebola outbreak over!?!
(3-3-2020) In this episode we discuss Chinese social media platform WeChat censoring users from speaking on CONVID-19, the last treated patient of Ebola in Congo, Tornadoes that recently caused destruction in Tennessee and more!
March 4, 2020
44: Hostage crisis in Philippines and Apple pays for cheating users!
(3-2-2020) In this episode we will discuss the hostage crisis in San Juan city in metropolitan Manila Philippines, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar ending her Democratic presidential campaign, Apple INC paying up to $500 million US to settle litigation accusing it of quietly slowing down older iPhones as it launched new models, and more!
March 3, 2020
43: Life in Italy with Coronavirus!?
 (2/28/2020) - Hong Kong publisher Jimmy Lai and two prominent opposition politicians were charged Friday with illegal assembly over a pro-democracy march last year. - U.S. federal appeals court on Friday temporarily halted a Trump administration policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts. - Milan has ground to a halt under preventative restrictions currently in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
February 29, 2020
42: Earth has a new Moon and Saudi Arabia suspends foreign entry!
(2/27/2020)  - Demonstrators gathered for a fourth consecutive day on the eastern Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios to protest government plans to build new migrant detention centres. - Saudi Arabia suspended foreigners' entry for the Umrah pilgrimage and tourism from countries where the new coronavirus has spread, as a growing number of cases outside China deepened fears of a pandemic. - Earth has a tiny new companion in its journey around the sun — at least for now. - Red pandas, the bushy-tailed and russet-furred bamboo munchers that dwell in Asian high forests, are not a single species but rather two distinct ones, according to the most comprehensive genetic study to date on these endangered mammals. - Britain unveiled a negotiating mandate for trade talks with the European Union that puts it on a collision course with Brussels, saying it was ready to walk away if "good progress" was not made by June.
February 28, 2020
41: Maria Sharapova retires and Latin America's first Coronavirus case!
(2/26/2020)  - Brazil's government confirmed that a 61-year-old Brazilian man who travelled to Italy this month has Latin America's first confirmed case of the contagious new coronavirus. - Maria Sharapova quietly walked away from tennis at the age of 32, ending a career that featured five Grand Slam titles, time at No. 1 in the WTA rankings and a 15-month doping ban. - Air New Zealand says it is going ahead with a test program to install at least six bunk beds in economy class.
February 27, 2020
40: Tokyo Olympics might be shut down due to Coronavirus!?
(2/25/2020) - Scientists have spotted in rocks from northern China what may be the oldest fossils of a green plant ever found, tiny seaweed that carpeted areas of the sea floor roughly a billion years ago and were part of a primordial revolution among life on Earth. - Airstrikes on rebel-controlled northwestern Syrian killed at least 16 people , including two students and two teachers, opposition activists said, as government forces closed in on a town considered a symbol of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. - Estimated there's a three-month window to decide the fate of the Tokyo Olympics, which are being threatened by the fast-spreading COVID-19.
February 26, 2020
39: Man dies due to home-made rocket accident!
(2/24/2020) - A California man who said he wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see for himself if the world is round has died after his home-built rocket blasted off into the desert sky and plunged back to earth. - NASA says Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who worked on NASA's early space missions and was portrayed in the film Hidden Figures, about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died. - Vanessa Bryant has sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed her husband, Kobe Bryant, and her 13-year-old daughter Gianna last month. - A man intentionally drove a car into a crowd of people watching a carnival procession in a small German town, injuring dozens of people — including children.
February 25, 2020
38: U.S.A and Taliban peace talks and Coronavirus outbreak update!
(2/29/2020) - The United States and the Taliban are on target to sign a peace agreement next week after a seven-day period of reduced violence, American and Taliban officials said. - Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg said that he's willing to release at least three women from non-disclosure agreements that prevented them from speaking publicly about sexual harassment or discrimination suits filed against him over the last three decades. - The window of opportunity to contain wider international spread of the coronavirus is closing, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned and countries must act fast if they are going to control it. Asked whether the outbreak is at a "tipping point" — after new cases appeared in, or were traced to, Iran.
February 22, 2020
37: Tourism industry affected by Coronavirus!
(2/20/2020) - A 43-year-old German man who posted a manifesto calling for the "complete extermination" of many "races or cultures in our midst" shot and killed nine people of foreign background, most of them Turkish, in an attack on a hookah bar and other sites in a Frankfurt suburb. - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he was pushing ahead with the construction of 5,000 new Jewish homes in key areas of East Jerusalem, where critics say additional building could cut Palestinian residents off from the rest of the West Bank. - Travel and tourism operators around the world are bracing for more difficult times ahead as the coronavirus outbreak chokes off demand from China and leads to cancellations from other international travellers.
February 21, 2020
36: Mass shooting in Germany and New Brexit immigration rules!
(2/19/2020)  - An up-and-coming rapper known as Pop Smoke was fatally shot during a break-in at a Hollywood Hills home, his label said. - Eight people were killed in two shootings in the western German city of Hanau, police said. - Britain announced new post-Brexit immigration rules that will make it tougher for European Union citizens, but easier for people from many other nations, to move to the U.K. starting next year.
February 20, 2020
35: Russia banning Chinese Nationals and more virus cases on cruise ship near Tokyo!
In this episode we discuss the recent temporary ban of Chinese Nationals from Russia,  dispute between Britain and Greece over ancient treasures, and 88 more cases of new virus on cruise ship off the coast of Tokyo.
February 19, 2020
34: Apple Inc. says its losing revenue and Jeff Bezos donate 10 Billion on climate change!
In this episode of the podcast we discuss: Britain's severe flood warnings advising of life-threatening danger after Storm Dennis dumped weeks worth of rain in some places!  Apple Inc. says it will not meet its revenue guidance due to the coronavirus outbreak! Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion US of his own fortune to help fight climate change. General Motors has decided to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand as part of a strategy to exit markets that don't produce adequate returns on investments.
February 18, 2020
Ep. 33
February 18, 2020
32: Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics might be postponed of cancelled!
In this episode we discuss: A letter bomb that caught fire at a bank in Amsterdam! The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics Senior members of the Swiss legislature are demanding a parliamentary investigation into a spying operation in which U.S. and German intelligence reportedly used a Swiss cryptography company as a front to eavesdrop on other countries.
February 14, 2020
Ep. 31
February 13, 2020
Ep. 30
February 12, 2020
Ep. 29
February 11, 2020
Ep. 28 Ireland's Green Party, likely to be a kingmaker after Saturday's election, would re-introduce an aviation tax opposed by Ryanair and push two megaprojects to cut carbon emissions if it enters government, leader Eamon Ryan told Reuters ahead of Saturday's election. No one on board the airlift from Wuhan, China that landed at CFB Trenton in Ontario Friday morning showed symptoms of the coronavirus or other illness during the flight. Russia's Defense Ministry said Friday that Israeli air forces nearly shot down a passenger jetliner in Syria during a missile strike on the suburbs of Damascus a day earlier.
February 10, 2020
(2-6-2020) Ep. 27
February 7, 2020
(2-5-2020) Ep. 26
February 6, 2020
(2-4-2020) Ep. 25
February 5, 2020
(2-3-2020) eP. 24
February 4, 2020
(1-31-2020) Ep. 23
February 1, 2020
(1-30-2020) Ep. 22
January 30, 2020
(1-29-2020) Ep. 21
January 30, 2020
(1-28-2020) Ep. 20
January 29, 2020
(1-27-2020) Ep. 19
January 28, 2020
(1/24/2020) Ep. 18
January 25, 2020
(1/23/2020) Ep. 17
January 24, 2020
(1/22/2020) Ep. 16 In this episode we discuss: A dengue fever outbreak that has affected thousands of Paraguayans and the country's leader Mario Abdo Benitez confirmed as having been struck by the disease.
January 23, 2020
15: Washington state resident returns from China with Coronavirus!
(1/21/2020) Ep. 15 In this episode we discuss: A resident of Washington state who returned from a trip to China last week has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus. Teenage Indigenous water activist Autumn Peltier says she doesn't feel the Canada's federal politicians are focused enough on climate change. And Brazilian state prosecutors have charged Fabio Schvartsman and 15 other people with homicide for a dam disaster last year that killed more than 250 people
January 22, 2020
14: Resignation demand of Puerto Rico's U.S territory governor!
(1/20/2020) Ep. 14 In this episode we discuss: SpaceX's test launch for NASA. Malaysia rejecting foreign plastic waste. And resignation demand of Puerto Rico's U.S territory governor.
January 21, 2020
13: Former foreign minister and Coca farmer will be candidates for president and vice-president in Bolivia
(1/17/2020) In this episode we discuss: Ukrainian President rejects Prime Minister's resignation. Mexican President announcing the sale of official jet. Former foreign minister and Coca farmer will be candidates for president and vice-president for Evo Morale's political party in Bolivia.
January 18, 2020
12: New Russian Prime Minister appointed by Putin!
(1/16/2020) Ep. 12 In this episode we discuss: Iran's statements on enrichment of uranium following its abandonment of the 2015 nuclear deal. New Russian Prime Minister Mishustin cementing Putin's power. And Microsoft's plan to go carbon negative!
January 17, 2020
11: Commercial airliner dumps fuel at low altitude over schoolyard
(1/15/2020) In this episode we discuss: Commercial airliner dumps fuel at low altitude over schoolyard and neighborhood. A man stranded in remote Alaskan wilderness lives through traumatic experience. Syrian government warplanes strike a market and an industrial area in rebel territory.
January 16, 2020
10: Russian military agents successfully hacked Ukrainian gas company that led to President Donald Trump's impeachment!
 (1/14/2020) In this episode we discuss: Turkey and Russia failed to convince Haftar to sign a binding truce to halt his nine-month campaign to try to conquer the Libyan capital from forces aligned with the internationally recognized government. Former Pope Benedict wants his name removed as co-author of a new book on the issue of priestly celibacy. Russian military agents have successfully hacked the Ukrainian gas company at the centre of the scandal that led to President Donald Trump's impeachment.
January 15, 2020
9: Volcano erupts ash on Manila!
(1/13/2020) In this episode we discuss: The Transportation Safety Board of Canada say Iran is giving Canadian investigators access to the "black box" flight data recorders from downed Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752. The election victory for Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen. Schools and businesses shutting across the Philippine capital Manila as a volcano belched clouds of ash across the city and seismologists warned an eruption could happen at any time.
January 14, 2020
8: Boeing releases Internal critical messages of its 737 Max!
 (1/10/2020) In this episode we speak about Meghan Markle leaving the UK to Canada, we dive in to released criticism of Boeing 737 max, and the internet shutdown in Kashmir,
January 11, 2020
7: Harry and Meghan plan to leave Royal Family!
(1/9/2020)  In this episode we speak about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan leaving the Royal British Family, we dive in deeper into the Ukrainian flight crash in Iran, and the growing virus in Wuhan China.
January 10, 2020
6: Ukraine International Airlines plane crashed in Iran's capital!
(1/8/2020) In this episode we explore the shocking Ukraine International Airlines plane crash near Iran's capital, with many Canadian casualties.
January 9, 2020
5: Stampede at Iranian General funeral and respiratory illness hits Hong Kong!
(1/7/2020) In this episode we will discuss the events surrounding Qassem Soleimani's death and a respitory virus from China that now has made its way to Hong Kong
January 8, 2020
4: Harvey Weinstein new charges!
(1/5/2020)  - Australian Wildfires continues - Harvey Weinstein facing new charges - Britain's most prolific rapist charged Twitter: @kevin_hobe Youtube Main Channel: Youtube Gaming Channel:
January 7, 2020
3: Australian wildfires!
(1/3/2020) In this episode we look back at the best songs of 2019, as well as look at import news stories like: - Canadian Conservative Party plans to anoint new party leader - Australian Wildfires - Chinese pneumonia outbreak Twitter: @kevin_hobe Youtube Main Channel: Youtube Gaming Channel:
January 4, 2020
2: The Pope Francis slap and Iranian General killed by U.S military!
(1/2/2020) In episode 2 of A Mention with Kevin we look back at the best movies of 2019! We also dive into 2020 with the most recent news stories including: Pope Francis slapping patron after she grabbed him, and U.S. military killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani (head of Iran's elite Quds Force)! I hope you enjoy this episode! Twitter: @kevin_hobe Youtube Main Channel: Youtube Gaming Channel:
January 3, 2020
1: New Year New Podcast!
(1/1/2020) Welcome to the first episode of a Mention with Kevin! In this episode I get to introduce myself in real Podcast fashion and we take a look at the top news stories of 2019. The good, the bad and the ugly but I make an attempt to highlight the positive news stories of 2019 from the internet and Greater Toronto area as it has been a pretty good year for Canada! I also dive into what memes blew up on popular media in 2019 and even discuss some New Year's resolutions I've made for 2020. So sit back and enjoy this new series: A Mention with Kevin! Twitter: @kevin_hobe Youtube Main Channel: Youtube Gaming Channel:
January 2, 2020