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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 #213 - Misfit Manchild Edgelords

5/15/2019
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It's Nazi season in Canada! From the "controversial" flag in Saskatchewan to the neo-Nazi working in an Ontario city hall, Canada's working hard to normalize racism. And Mark Norman apparently had it worse than Omar Khadr. Who was in Guantanmo Bay. As a minor. Sandy Garossino co-hosts. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/CANADALAND.

Duration:00:36:29

Ep. 277 - Quebec's Narcos Tell All!

5/13/2019
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The new podcast Narcos PQ hands the mic to those who bring Canada its drugs: bikers, drug mules, outlaw chemists. Co-hosts Brigitte Noël and Félix Séguin take over this week to translate some of their most revealing tape, and tell us why we should listen to criminals. This show was brought to you by our patrons. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:28:36

SHORT CUTS #212 - Newfoundland 2: The Newfoundlanding

5/8/2019
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In the prurient rush for lurid details about Bruce McArthur and his victims, maybe it’s time to re-examine the way we consume true crime. And the ongoing saga of the Mark Norman affair becomes even muddier. Deidre Olsen co-hosts. Support us at patreon.com/CANADALAND.

Duration:00:34:03

Ep. 276 - Twenty Years After Napster: Cory Doctorow On What Went Wrong

5/5/2019
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Digital media has been gentrified into a mall, says the digital rights activist and author. Cory Doctorow tells Jesse how consolidation and platform silos keep the biggest tech and media companies on top, at our expense.

Duration:00:38:21

SHORT CUTS #211 - Your Body Is A Newfoundland

5/1/2019
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Was the recent Simpsons episode about Canada offensive? Was it even funny? And, finally, the mainstream media seems to be paying attention to the rising threat of white terrorism in Canada. Alheli Picazo co-hosts.

Duration:00:33:05

Ep. 275 - Sneaking Chinese Propaganda Into The Canadian Media

4/28/2019
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A popular pundit has a curious connection: her company worked for China. South China Morning Post's Vancouver correspondent Ian Young tells Jesse that the Canadian media has "blind spots" when it comes to how the Chinese government tries to influence the conversation in Canada.

Duration:00:30:52

SHORT CUTS #210 - Raccoon Thirst Trap

4/24/2019
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Who among us hasn't stabbed a lecherous raccoon with a dessert fork? And Omar Khadr gave his first big interview on Québec television; where was English media on this one? Nora Loreto co-hosts.

Duration:00:45:27

Ep. 274 - Is Facebook Worth Fixing?

4/22/2019
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And if so, can government regulation crack down on hate speech and election interference on social media without crushing free speech? Jesse asks Natasha Tusikov, a criminology professor who researches where technology and regulation meet.

Duration:00:41:38

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

3/24/2019
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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