Avid runner and cake enthusiast. Born and raised in Ottawa, Josh has also lived in Christchurch, New Zealand and London, England. He is passionate about promoting sport culture in the community. Look for him in costume as 'Batman' at RedBlacks games.
“The Egyptian Jon Stewart” spoke to Apt613 about Al Bernameg – the most popular political satire show in the Middle East – and how satire can be used as a tool to enact change.
This week on the show, we’re talking with political cartoonist and University of Ottawa professor Omid Milani. We talk about the new documentary Tickling Giants (playing June 7th at the ByTowne Cinema, a presentation of One World Film Festival) and about the importance of satire in defending freedoms.
Known as the “Egyptian Jon Stewart,” Bassem Youssef started his own Daily Show-style YouTube show, which he filmed from his basement laundry room. It became very popular, very quickly. This Wednesday June 7, ByTowne Cinema will screen Tickling Giants, a documentary film about Al Bernameg – the most popular political satire show in the Middle East.
As founder Elaina Martin put’s it, Westfest is “the people’s festival.” With Westfest in it’s 14th year, Apt613 talks to Martin about what Westfest is all about, its efforts towards reconciliation, and making Westfest Ottawa’s most accessible and diverse festival.
Ottawa Fury FC will be playing one of the biggest games in club history when they host Toronto FC in the Canadian Championship semi-final.
Win tickets: Apt613 is giving away four tickets to the game at TD Place on Tuesday, May 23. See post for details.