Humans of the House has received national media coverage and has been the #1 show in the Government category for several weeks on Apple Podcasts where it has also been featured as New & Noteworthy Special Series. Humans of the House has also been a Best Podcast This Week and a top Government show on Amazon Music.
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Humans of the House features interviews with:
- Hon. Scott Brison, Progressive Conservative, Kings-Hants (1997-2003); Liberal, Kings-Hants (2003-2019)
- Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Liberal, Whitby (2015-2019); Independent, Whitby (2019)
- James Cumming, Conservative, Edmonton Centre (2019-2021)
- Matt DeCourcey, Liberal, Fredericton (2015-2019)
- Cheryl Hardcastle, NDP, Windsor-Tecumseh (2015-2019)
- Hon. Peter Kent, Conservative, Thornhill (2008-2021)
- Hon. Catherine McKenna, Liberal, Ottawa Centre (2015-2021)
- Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Liberal, Winnipeg Centre, 2015-2019
- Hon. Lisa Raitt, Conservative, Milton (2008-2019)
- Romeo Saganash, NDP, Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik-Eeyou (2011-2019) — Interviews for Humans of the House were conducted in the summer of 2022 and the show was launched in March 2023. In August 2023 Romeo Saganash was charged with sexual assault. We will update when the court case is complete.
- Kennedy Stewart, NDP, Burnaby South(2011-2018)
- Adam Vaughan, Liberal, Spadina-Fort York (2014-2021)
The Samara Centre has been studying the experience of federal parliamentarians since 2008. Humans of the House is part of the MP Exit Interviews Project, the first ever systematic series of exit interviews with former Canadian parliamentarians. To date over 150 MPs have been interviewed and their insights have been shared in numerous publications, most notably in the best-selling Tragedy in the Commons and Real House Lives.
The Samara Centre for Democracy and SSENC/RESCC have partnered on curriculum-connected teaching resources based on Humans of the House. Click here to access free accessible teaching resources for your classroom!
Humans of the House is produced by Media Girlfriends. It is funded by the Government of Canada and Rosamond Ivey.