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Media criticism. Self-abuse. If someone else were doing this, I wouldn't have to. New episode every Monday.
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Media criticism. Self-abuse. If someone else were doing this, I wouldn't have to. New episode every Monday.

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English


Episodes

SHORT CUTS #180 - Nice Work, Twitter Mob!

9/19/2018
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A series of essays by men accused of sexual misconduct, in which they attempt to defend themselves, have appeared in the press lately. Jesse and co-host Anne Kingston tackle that essay in the New York Review of Books, as well as the publisher of Harper's performance on the CBC.

Duration:00:39:31

Ep. 244 - Chip Zdarsky On Marvel Money And The Canadian Comics Boom

9/17/2018
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Guest Host Chip Zdarsky (Spectacular Spiderman, Sex Criminals) is joined by Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) co-founder and longtime friend, Chris Butcher. They discuss the state of the Canadian comic book industry, what it's like to work for Marvel, TCAF's far-reaching influence, The Beguiling, and the void that Koyama Press' departure will create in Canadian publishing.

Duration:00:39:38

SHORT CUTS #179 - Last Man Notwithstanding

9/12/2018
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A look at how the Ford government's notwithstanding invocation has been covered by the press, as well as a look at the spurious media diet of the alleged Fredericton shooter. Arshy Mann co-hosts.

Duration:00:31:36

Ep. 243 - What Does 'Off The Record' Actually Mean? The Toronto Star And BuzzFeed Explain.

9/10/2018
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Confusion over "off the record" played a pivotal role in global affairs this past week. So — how does this oft-misunderstood agreement actually work, and why do so many powerful people continue to misuse it? Jesse speaks with Toronto Star's Daniel Dale about his scoop on Trump's off the record comments about Canada amid NAFTA talks, and to Buzzfeed News' editor-in-chief Ben Smith about an "off the record" email Elon Musk sent to one of his reporters.

Duration:00:31:51

SHORT CUTS #178 - How Not To Interview Faith Goldy

9/5/2018
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Jesse talks to Graeme Gordon about his controversial interview with former Rebel personality, current Toronto mayoral candidate, and avowed white supremacist Faith Goldy. Plus Trump's "off the record" drama with Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale.

Duration:00:41:46

Ep.242 - Live Local News Neither Live Nor Local

8/26/2018
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Paul Tadich joins Jesse in the studio to talk about what it was like producing multiple cities worth of news from a windowless green-screen room in Don Mills, Toronto. He compares his time working at Global TV to a "news sweatshop".

Duration:00:37:27

Short Cuts #177 - The Dumb Fight Ahead

8/23/2018
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Maxime Bernier fights diversity, then fights journalism. Justin Trudeau yells at a racist. Andrew Scheer wants you to know some people sometimes say something... or something. And a dumb debate ensues after a protestor assaults a Sun photographer. Jen Gerson co-hosts. Jen's politics show OPPO returns next month.

Duration:00:44:16

Ep. 241- Reporting In Ottawa Vs. Reporting In Washington

8/12/2018
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BuzzFeed’s Paul McLeod has covered politics in both capitals. Jesse reaches Paul in D.C. to speak about what it’s like to cover politics on both hills: Parliament and Capitol.

Duration:00:35:06

SHORT CUTS #176 - The House Of Sad

8/8/2018
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Saudi Arabia leads the charge in exposing the human rights violations of Jordan Peterson, Alex Jones becomes the latest casualty in the Info Wars, and a review of Doug Ford's foray into the news business. Sandy Garossino guest hosts.

Duration:00:37:44

BONUS: Wag The Doug Episode 1

8/1/2018
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Welcome to Wag The Doug, a pop-up podcast about Doug Ford. Hosts Allison Smith and Jonathan Goldsbie help make sense of the Ford era.

Duration:00:22:43

Ep. 240 - How Marketing Conquered Food

7/29/2018
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Food journalist Corey Mintz speaks with Jesse about how influencers, marketing and Instagram have impacted food writing and eating. Check out the most recent episode of Corey’s new podcast, Taste Buds, where Corey sits down to break bread with chefs and restaurant insiders.

Duration:00:32:00

SHORT CUTS #175 - Conspiracy And Speculation In The Danforth Shooting

7/25/2018
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The mass shooting in Toronto's Danforth neighbourhood quickly headed into conspiracy territory. And should members of government be forced to endure Twitter trolls? Guest host Elamin Abdelmahmoud is joined by Reuters reporter Anna Mehler Paperny.

Duration:00:34:54

NEW PODCAST: Taste Buds

7/16/2018
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We are releasing a new podcast this week called Taste Buds. Food writer and former critic Corey Mintz sits down for a meal with chefs, cooks and restaurant owners for real talk about food. These are the conversations insiders have at the table when the customers have gone home. Subscribe now for a preview.

Duration:00:01:08

Ep. 239 - Last Chance For Newspapers: Inside La Presse

7/15/2018
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The newspaper business is in rapid decline. La Presse, Québec’s largest news-site, announced its plan to become a non-profit. Jesse joins Pierre-Elliot Levasseur, the President of La Presse in Montréal and speaks to him about their new non-profit structure. We learn about La Presse’s move to digital and how they’re holding out hope for a government news bailout. Is this the future for news media in Canada? Or is it simply a neat exit strategy for Power Corporation, the Desmarais owned...

Duration:00:31:21

SHORT CUTS #174 - Tackling The History Of Slavery, Québécois Style!

7/12/2018
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What's Wrong With White People Pretending To Be Musical Black Slaves? Answer: Everything. And the 18 year old story of the then goateed dude-bro, now prime minister, copping a feel at a west-coast beer fest that we don't to talk about. Ever. again.

Duration:00:29:07

Ep.238 - Authors Are Getting Bloody In The Culture Wars

7/1/2018
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The book world has been thrown into turmoil by sexual assault allegations, inter-generational fighting and questions over Indigenous ancestry. Is this inside baseball for a tiny industry, a microcosm of the culture wars or a battle over who gets to tell Canada's story? Hannah McGregor is the editor of the upcoming book, Refuse: CanLit in Ruins.

Duration:00:40:31

SHORT CUTS #173 - The Aesthetics Of Rigour

6/27/2018
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Why should you trust the press when politicians have Twitter? And we read the Steven Galloway "article" in Quillette so you don't have to; turns out there may have been a slight conflict of interest. Justin Ling co-hosts.

Duration:00:33:29

Ep.237 - The Legend Of Weed Toque Girl

6/24/2018
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Almost every news story about cannabis is accompanied by a stereotypical stoner pic. The same few photos are used again and again. Why? Who took these pics? Who are the smokers in them? And what's the deal with the most overused stoner pic of all, the pic known as "Weed Toque Girl"? WHO IS SHE? This week we go deep, and bring you answers.

Duration:00:31:50

SHORT CUTS #172 - Be Like The Lamb That Jumps For The Knife

6/20/2018
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Rogers Media's questionable new approach to publishing (hint: there's just less of it), Scaachi Koul's journey into the heart of Rebel darkness, and Jesse's failed fortune cooke writing gig. Jan Wong co-hosts.

Duration:00:30:07

Ep.236 - Jesse Meets WNYC's On The Media

6/17/2018
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The weekly radio show On The Media was one of the main inspirations for CANADALAND. This week, their co-host Bob Garfield talks to Jesse about the Trudeau we get vs. the Trudeau Americans get. Here's our cut of that conversation.

Duration:00:31:38