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

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

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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 #188 - The Paunch Resistance

11/14/2018
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The most controversial Maclean's cover in years, Ontario Proud's leaked fundraising documents, and Justin Trudeau becomes the latest champion of the free press. Paul Wells co-hosts.

Duration:00:36:09

Ep. 252 - Is Business News Amoral, Immoral, Or Just Evil?

11/12/2018
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When the CBC tweeted out a series of news alerts following Brazil’s election of a far-right presidential candidate... people had a lot to say. The tweets flagged, “fresh opportunities for Canadian companies looking to invest in the resource-rich country” and noted President-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s free market and pro-business stance — but neglected to initially mention his sexism, homophobia, and open declaration of being in favor of a dictatorship. The tweets went viral, with readers and...

Duration:00:27:27

SHORT CUTS #187 - Member of Parliament

11/7/2018
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Debunking the Munk Debates, Tony Clement's sordid social media habits, and Ontario Proud goes national. Ira Wells co-hosts.

Duration:00:41:22

Ep. 251 - How True Crime Took Over Podcasting

11/5/2018
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For a long time, CANADALAND was (proudly) the number one podcast in the country — but that's no longer true. Australian-born Kristi Lee works in marketing by day... but late at night, you can find her sitting in her closet, recording meticulously-researched scripts about the country's most horrific crimes. Her Canadian True Crime podcast boasts an impressive listenership, and it's not alone. Lee's is among a burgeoning group of popular indie true crime podcasts made across Canada. But with...

Duration:00:37:55

SHORT CUTS #186 - Hate Isn't The Problem

10/31/2018
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The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was the deadliest instance of anti-Semitic violence in American history. Is the kind of rhetoric that motivated the shooter here in Canada? And what's with the CBC giving investment advice for the decimation of the Amazon rainforest? Sean Craig co-hosts.

Duration:00:34:30

Ep. 250 - Canada's First Smart City Is A Disaster

10/29/2018
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Google's sister company, Sidewalk Labs, has partnered with every level of government to build the first-ever 'smart city' in Toronto — but with several high-profile resignations and mounting privacy concerns, will this project ever break ground? Reporter Amanda Roth (The Logic) has spent the last eight months investigating Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto's 'smart city' plan, and has broken story after story on the tech giant's project. David Skok is the editor-in-chief of The Logic, a...

Duration:00:49:49

SHORT CUTS #185 - Our Friend With A Bone Saw

10/24/2018
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Despite mounting human rights violations and the seemingly state-sanctioned murder of a journalist, Canada continues to sell arms to Saudi Arabia. Plus, how are municipal elections in Canada supposed to compete with period pieces? Sandy Garossino co-hosts.

Duration:00:37:34

Ep.249 - Thunder Bay

10/22/2018
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The debut episode of our new series, hosted by Ryan McMahon. Episode 2 is online now, subscribe on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Thunder Bay. The highest homicide and hate crime rates in the country. A mayor charged with extortion. A police chief who went to trial for obstruction of justice. Nine tragic deaths of Indigenous teenagers. Why does it all happen here?

Duration:00:40:48

SHORT CUTS #184 - The Toronto SUN Is Going To Get Somebody Killed

10/18/2018
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The entirely credible reports of a Toronto Sun "investigative columnist" ritually sacrificing scapegoats, and the pivotal role Facebook played in the creation of video at the expense of news. Steven Zhou co-hosts.

Duration:00:30:11

Ep.248 - The CANADALAND Investigation Of The Kielburger's WE Movement

10/15/2018
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Craig Kielburger founded WE when he was 12 to fight child labour. Now, the WE brand is used to promote products made by children. Reporter Jaren Kerr presents the findings of his 4-month long investigation. Read Jaren's report here. Read WE's full responses here. To provide information to Jaren Kerr, email him at jaren@canadalandshow.com, or message him securely on Signal at 530-517-7538.

Duration:00:48:39

SHORT CUTS #183 - It All Comes Back To Weed And Wrestling

10/11/2018
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The miraculous refinery explosion in New Brunswick, Faith Goldy tricks the press again, and the changing landscape of cannabis coverage. Damian Abraham co-hosts.

Duration:00:37:34

Ep. 247 - The Weed Beat

10/8/2018
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Next week, recreational weed will become legal across Canada. In anticipation, mainstream media has begun taking cannabis coverage seriously. Overnight, nearly every major outlet across the country has hired full-time reporters to cover it — but before we celebrate industry growth, how sustainable is this beat? Guest host Manisha Krishnan is joined by Financial Post's cannabis reporter, Vanmala Subramaniam and Grasslands founder Ricardo Baca — America's first weed editor, who co-led the...

Duration:00:42:00

SHORT CUTS #182 - Why Mr. T Can't Teach Math In Quebec

10/3/2018
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What does the election of a right-leaning populist party in Quebec mean for the future of the province? And how do you pronounce USMCA? It sounds a lot like NAFTA. Martin Patriquin co-hosts.

Duration:00:29:00

Ep. 246 - Sheila Heti And Rachel Cusk On Why Memoir Is A Dead End

10/1/2018
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Guest Host Sheila Heti (Motherhood, How Should a Person Be?) speaks with fellow "autofiction" author Rachel Cusk (A Life's Work, Aftermath, et al). The Giller-nominated writers discuss receiving harsh criticism, why memoir is a dead end, and how Cusk is reimagining the novel, and making art and meaning out of mid-life crisis and divorce with her critically-acclaimed trilogy (dubbed a "literary experiment").

Duration:00:34:34

SHORT CUTS #181 - Crown Fetish

9/26/2018
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Exploring Maxime Bernier's ties to the Koch Brothers, Andrew Coyne's love for the monarchy, and proof, if you needed it, that Jordan Peterson is full of shit. Justin Ling co-hosts.

Duration:00:33:33

Ep. 245 - The Last Labour Reporter

9/24/2018
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Sara Mojtehedzadeh may very well be Canada's last full-time labour reporter. This past fall, as the Toronto Star's work and wealth reporter, Mojtehedzadeh went undercover for a month at Fiera Foods—a factory in Toronto where a temp agency worker was recently killed. Her month-long stint led to Undercover in Temp Nation, an explosive year-long investigation into the company. Her and Brendan Kennedy's reporting is exemplary, but its kind is nearly extinct. In a time when robust coverage of...

Duration:00:42:06

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