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Too lazy to read? Give your earballs a workout with my podcasts. I've been doing podcasts for over 5 years now, sometimes appearing as a guest and in my own weekly Stephen & Steven weekly Canadian politics podcast with Steven Kerzner (aka: Ed the Sock). Listen to us tell everyone in politics what they're doing wrong.

Listen on Podbean, iTunes, Soundcloud or your internet-enabled toaster. Available on all these platforms:

Podbean - https://fupolitics.podbean.com

iTunes - https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/fu-politics/id1472299923

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/4YQ4rklq8bcsmhTfqgj9jH

iHeart Radio https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-fu-politics-48983352/

I also appeared 5 or 6 times on @CanadianGlen's Wednesday night Canadian politics podcast "The View Up Here" on subjects of interest (to me, anyway). They are archived here: https://www.theviewuphere.ca/#

Here are a few old episodes:

  • February, 2015: "Harper & The Tools of the One Party State - pushing the boundaries of democracy, the rule of law, and the fear economy." 'Nuff said.
  • September, 2014: Harper’s rewriting of Canadian history to conform to his worldview. It's as if the last 60 years of progress and development in Canada never happened. Harper would like us to forget that it did so he can start over.
  • July, 2014: Harper's Conservatives and their problem with (or refusal to) understand the Charter, role of the courts and the legal limits of a parliamentary constitutional democracy. I talk about their terrible record at the Supreme Court of Canada in pushing their ideological legislation without being burdened with concerns about its constitutionality or little things like a fundamental respect for the rule of law.
  • August 25, 2012 - Money Sleeps

During the 2015 election I was asked to do a cameo by the good people at Truth Mashup - a satire video channel - for a project called "Harper History" looking back at the 2015 election from 2025. They're funny people and I had a lot of fun with their 6-part mini-series.



A collection of my columns in convenient book form (what we used to read before the Internet) came out a couple of years back. Now it's available as an eBook here for a mere $2.99. Also available through iTunes, Kindle, Kobo, NOOK, and Amazon.com.

This is a collection of almost a hundred of my favourite columns about "helpful" bank clerks, "empowered" customer service reps, telemarketers, and otherwise dealing with a world that often refuses to see how little sense it makes.

Plus there's the joys of parenthood and you'll also finally discover the main difference between men and women (hint - it's all about flashlights, home surgery, and how you feel about finding bulk toilet paper on sale).

"I just want to thank you for the chuckles. I will be giggling for days." - T.K., Calgary

"I just had to let you know that I really look forward to your articles. I laughed out loud at today's column." - C.L., Halifax

"Keep on entertaining us, a person can never laugh too often." - F.G., London

$2.99 in eBook format for iPad, Kindle, Kobo and whatever else you have.
ISBN: 978-0-986-81270-5
Approx. 51,000 words


Here's my novel that blends fact and fiction about the closing days of World War II into a thriller in the tradition of The Eagle has Landed. The Last Blitzkrieg is my well-recieved foray into the world of speculative historical fiction.

The Russians are at the gates of Berlin. The war is won. Or is it? Even as the Red Army deals Nazi Germany its death blow, Hauptmann Träger, reluctant hero of the Reich, is working his way to the heart of Moscow with the last of Germany’s wonder weapons. The Last Blitzkrieg is a fast-paced thriller woven around real people and actual historical events sometimes more surprising than fiction.

Available now at Smashwords and the iTunes store as an eBook so you can carry me on your iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Kobo or whatever for only $5.99. Read the first few chapters for free - so try before you buy. Available also through iTunes, Amazon and other fine eBook download sites.

© Stephen Lautens 1997-2015


My blog for Twitter-related posts and graphics is here. It can be a lot of good, clean, fun (except for the clean part).

Old school and prefer the written word? Here are copies of my old columns from 1997 to 2003.


Here's one I wrote in 2006 about being radically moderate. It seems appropriate to put it back up.