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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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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 #209 - Don't Call Me Jason

4/17/2019
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Journalism that exposes racism, homophobia, and election fraud: does any of it matter? All of this and more in a look at the Alberta election. And then a check-in with the Globe and Mail's Thunder Bay bureau. Jen Gerson co-hosts.

Duration:00:40:08

Ep. 273 - The Media Baron Dinner Party Where The News Bailout Was Born

4/14/2019
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Former CBC exec Richard Stursberg tells Jesse all about it, and about his new book, The Tangled Garden: A Canadian Cultural Manifesto for the Digital Age. CORRECTION: In this episode, Jesse says Fox News is not available in Canada. It is.

Duration:00:40:39

SHORT CUTS #208 - Oh My God, They Killed Kenney

4/10/2019
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Jason Kenney's United Conservative Party is imploding before our very eyes — but the Albertan electorate doesn't seem to mind much. And who does Justin Trudeau think he's fooling with a libel threat? Definitely not Andrew Scheer. Bashir Mohamed co-hosts.

Duration:00:38:29

Ep. 272 - The Best New Podcast In Canada Is About The Opioid Crisis

4/7/2019
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Crackdown covers the war on drugs from the trenches, and these war correspondents are drug users. Host Garth Mullins joins Jesse to talk about how after watching the media get so much wrong about the opioid crisis— if they covered it at all— he and other drug user activists got together to start a monthly podcast based on their stories, their reporting, and scientific research.

Duration:00:38:19

SHORT CUTS #207 - Tape Your Calls!

4/3/2019
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If there's one lesson we can take away from what's happened with Jody Wilson-Raybould, it's to tape all of your calls. And what's more important to the Trudeau Liberals: reconciliation or cold hard donations? Wawmeesh Hamilton co-hosts.

Duration:00:32:48

Ep. 271 - Stephen Harper

3/31/2019
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The CANADALAND interview with former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who targeted the press before it was cool. Now, conservatives from Donald Trump to Doug Ford walk in his footsteps. How does he account for his dubious legacy?

Duration:00:33:25

SHORT CUTS #206 - Justin & Gerry, Jody & Jane

3/27/2019
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Collusion? Obstruction? Why can't Canadians stay focused on the domestic scandal? And what does the dawn of Apple News+ mean for Canadian media? Jaren Kerr co-hosts.

Duration:00:43:36

Ep. 270 - The Most Expensive Thing Canada's Ever Bought

3/22/2019
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When Ottawa Citizen reporter David Pugliese called the government to follow up on a tip, he heard back from the PR arm of Irving Shipbuilding. And then the president of that company called, and threatened to sue him. Turns out the tip didn't lead to a story, but that phone call did. Pugliese joins Jesse to talk about why.

Duration:00:22:49

SHORTCUTS #205 - Scheer and Loathing

3/21/2019
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Andrew Scheer’s first statement about the terrorist attack by a white supremacist in New Zealand failed to mention a few things... like Muslims and white supremacy. Also, the federal budget was announced and so were the details of that controversial media bailout. CORRECTION: In this episode, the shooter at the Pulse Night Club in Orlando is referred to among a list of angry white men. He is not white.

Duration:00:35:37

Ep. 269 - Ruthless Or Toothless? The News Biz Complaints Department

3/18/2019
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Who do you turn to when the news messes up? It turns out there's a council for that. Pat Perkel and John Fraser from the National NewsMedia Council talk about the powers and limits of their organization. They can tell a news org to print a correction, but can they stop a columnist from being racist? And what happens when a media outlet won't be deterred by shame?

Duration:00:57:20

SHORT CUTS #204 - Pressure-Cooked Octopus

3/13/2019
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While we're all busy talking about the propriety of the SNC-Lavalin affair, it bears revisiting the company's sordid past. Also, how is the media culpable for whitewashing reconciliation? And Pizzagate comes to Canada. Sandy Garossino co-hosts.

Duration:00:47:02

Ep. 268 - Strombo

3/10/2019
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Canada's most ubiquitous TV host talks about his many, many gigs, from MuchMusic VJ to CNN interviewer -- and why he's turned to YouTube for the latest one.

Duration:00:56:14

Short Cuts #203 - Philpottcalypse Now

3/7/2019
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Gerry Butts breaks his silence on SNC-Lavalin. And the thing that Andrew Scheer can get away with, but Jagmeet Singh cannot. Paul Wells co-hosts.

Duration:00:38:25

Ep. 267 - Propaganda, Fascism And Murder: An Alternative History Of The Globe And Mail

3/3/2019
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This week marks 175 years of The Globe and Mail. You can read all about its accomplishments elsewhere. Writer Jamie Bradburn takes us through the paper's darker moments.

Duration:00:25:52

SHORT CUTS #202 - Jody Wilson-Raybould Ain't Nuthin To Mess With

2/28/2019
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The former Minister of Justice testified before the House of Commons justice committee this week and it was like nothing we've seen in recent memory. And what did Howie Mandel do to make so many Canadian comedians so upset? Sandra Battaglini co-hosts.

Duration:00:33:41

Ep. 266 - A Guide To The Podcast Industry

2/24/2019
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In the past year or so, the podcast industry has seen an explosion --or bubble, depending on who you ask-- with companies like Entertainment One, Corus, and Rogers making big plays in the market. Ben Cannon of Constant Listener and Marc Weisblott of 1236.ca join Jesse to take stock of the landscape. Who are the big players? What are they trying to do? And are their podcasts any good?

Duration:00:52:40

SHORT CUTS #201 - Short Butts

2/20/2019
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Reports of a massive protest convoy driving across the country have been greatly exaggerated ... except for the whole racism part. And a probing examination of all the Butts stuff in Ottawa. Nora Loreto co-hosts.

Duration:00:46:44

Ep. 265 - Decoding A Political Scandal

2/17/2019
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There's a lot to learn from what politicians and journalists can and can't tell us, their lowly constituents and readers. We read between the lines of the news coverage of the SNC-Lavalin scandal with BuzzFeed News' Paul McLeod. Then, Macleans columnist Anne Kingston helps translate politicians' passive-aggressive, condescending, or coded messages, passed to us through resignation letters, speeches, and even Twitter likes.

Duration:00:43:20

SHORT CUTS #200 - My Bloody Lavalin

2/13/2019
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How did the Canadian press cover the biggest scandal yet to hit the Trudeau government? Will the SNC-Lavalin affair blow over? With this level of potential corruption, will anyone care or remember at election time? Ali Taghva co-hosts.

Duration:00:37:38

Ep. 264 - Quebec's Fake News Problem

2/10/2019
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In English media, there are whole organizations and departments devoted to debunking fake news. But in Quebec, a lot of the work falls to one guy: Jeff Yates. He talks to guest host Brigitte Noël about the unique challenges of combatting fake news in French and why he thinks it's time to destigmatize sharing bogus stories.

Duration:00:40:12