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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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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

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

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

SHORT CUTS #171 - A He Says That She Said Story

6/13/2018
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Why is no one in Canada reporting on that Justin Trudeau groping allegation? How does The Globe & Mail go from publishing one of the most important pieces of journalism about sexual assault in recent years to publishing an alleged sexual assailant's version of events? And what can we learn from the New York Magazine profile of everyone's favourite hipster Ponzi scheme, VICE? Danielle Paradis co-hosts.

Duration:00:40:50

Ep.235 - Taxing Porn (And Everything Else) To Pay For CanCon

6/10/2018
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Canada's broadcast regulator has put forward a proposal to tax everything from porn to podcasts to help pay for Canadian content. Geoff O'Brien, editor and publisher of Carrt.ca talks about why the CRTC is reviving the Netflix tax debate and what their plan would mean for the internet.

Duration:00:37:31

SHORT CUTS #170 - Doug Life

6/6/2018
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We have reached peak batshit in the Ontario election. Ford suing Ford, octogenarians in "physical altercations" with seventh-graders while illegally campaigning at schools, loopy NDP candidates – and that's just this week. And no one, NO ONE, can believe that Trump is following through on his campaign promise to dissolve NAFTA. Joey Coleman co-hosts.

Duration:00:31:35

Ep.234 - Famous Anonymous: Celebrity Media In Canada

6/3/2018
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How do you cover celebrities in a country that's so bad at making them?

Duration:00:35:36

SHORT CUTS #169 - The Devil Wears Pravda

5/30/2018
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Never mind a Tesla in every Mars driveway, Elon Musk is going to save journalism, one truth at a time. The Toronto Sun has found Hitler's body – or his ghost, anyway. The NDP have it. And a far-right group muscled its way into VICE's Montréal office. Paul McLeod co-hosts.

Duration:00:30:37

Ep.233 - Journalists Are Done With CBC Stealing Their Scoops

5/27/2018
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CBC has a reputation in Canadian media for reporting on other people's scoops without giving credit. Reporters at other outlets have often grumbled about it. When Graeme Gordon, a frequent CANADALAND contributor, set out to look for more stories about this happening, the floodgates opened.

Duration:00:40:31

SHORT CUTS #168 - Daft Munk

5/23/2018
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Keeping the "debate" out of the Munk Debates, getting the best Canadian coverage from American press, and serving Anthony Bourdain the unpalatable best of Canadian media. Laura Howells co-hosts.

Duration:00:35:44

Ep.232 - How We Cover Israel

5/20/2018
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Why did every national news organization in Canada change its headline about the mass-killings in Gaza last week? And is the media biased for Israel, against it....or both? Elamin Abdelmahmoud is an editor of news curation for BuzzFeed News. Karen Mock is a human rights consultant and president of JSpaceCanada.

Duration:00:44:18

SHORT CUTS #167 - Stephen Harper Would Like Some Attention

5/16/2018
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AMBER ALERTS. Stephen Harper's back! MP Christine Moore's ongoing public ordeal, and Doug Ford has found some standards (apparently). Jan Wong co-hosts.

Duration:00:39:13