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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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Ep. 287 - Let’s Get Serious About UFO Journalism

7/21/2019
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In 2017, the New York Times released an astonishing front-page story about the American government’s multi-million dollar black budget investigation into UFOs. So aliens, right? Well… probably not. Brigitte Noël guest-hosts and talks with UFO aficionado and freelance journalist Nick Rose about how journalists have failed when covering mysterious things in the sky. This episode is brought to you by Freshbooks, Squarespace, and listeners like you. Please consider becoming a monthly...

Duration:00:32:10

SHORT CUTS #222 - SandyAndNoraLand

7/17/2019
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Sandy Hudson and Nora Loreto take over CANADALAND for this episode about the paltry coverage of Canada's migrant detention policies and the devastating loss of leftist Twitter’s most stalwart defender, Lindsay Shepherd. This episode is brought to you by our listeners. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:28:23

Ep. 286 - Sports, Wages, and Bitstrips Money: Jesse Answers Your Questions

7/14/2019
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We asked our listeners to send us their burning questions and this is the result. Hear us answer questions about everything from the future of Canadaland to Jesse’s personal finances. This episode is brought to you by Endy, Firefox, Audible and listeners like you. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:38:36

SHORT CUTS #221 - F**k You For This One, Québec

7/10/2019
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The secularism bill banning public workers from wearing religious symbols finally passed in Québec. Google News gathered together the heads of major media companies for a meeting and (surprise!) didn’t tell the public. And VICE reporter Ben Makuch lost a legal challenge to keep private background material from the RCMP. Sarah Hagi co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by our listeners. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter. CORRECTION: The show notes previously listed Ben Makuch...

Duration:00:50:29

Ep. 285 - Health News In The Age Of Goop

7/7/2019
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Politics may dominate the news cycle, but every Canadian is touched by our health care system. But while there are countless reporters covering politics in this country, only one person has spent their career reporting on and analyzing health care. André Picard talks about health horror stories, scandals, and what it’s like covering health in the age of GOOP. This episode is brought to you by HelloFresh, Firefox, CFUV, Article and listeners like you. Please consider becoming a monthly...

Duration:00:40:37

SHORT CUTS #220 - That’s What You Get When You Draw A Political Cartoon That Doesn’t Suck

7/3/2019
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A Canadian cartoonist drew a provocative image of Trump, blithely ignorant of the fatal consequences of his border policy. After it blew up online, the cartoonist was let go from the company who'd published his work for 17 years. And what was with that viral clip of Trudeau getting "snubbed" at G20? Jan Wong co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by our listeners. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:36:39

Ep. 284 - A Former WE Employee Speaks Out

6/30/2019
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Twenty-two people spoke to us confidentially about working for WE. But Josh Keenan went on the record. Hear what he had to say, and WE’s response. Read Jaren Kerr’s full investigation here. This episode is brought to you by Firefox, Endy, Away, and our listeners. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter. ADDITIONAL MUSIC CREDITS: “Night Owl” and “Drop of Water in the Ocean” by Broke For Free, adapted; “Blonde” by Nctrnm, adapted; and “Easy Life” by Lee Rosevere. Tickets for ...

Duration:00:33:54

SHORT CUTS #219 - The Pleasure Of Margaret Wente

6/26/2019
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Pour one out for Margaret Wente: she's leaving the Globe. The Irvings tighten their grip on New Brunswick news, and some Toronto councillors are learning not to cross Warren Kinsella. Sean Craig co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by our listeners. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:36:00

Ep. 283 - Oh Great, A Republican Plot Against Canadaland

6/23/2019
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Something strange has been going on for the last little while and we’re ready to talk about it. This is a story about a Republican-affiliated scheme against Canadaland and yes, we’re serious. The Executive Director of WE Charity, Dalal Al-Wahedi states: Navigator is a long-time supporter of WE Charity. Since May 2017, the charity has engaged Navigator in an advisory capacity. This work has been limited in scope to strategic advice, assisting with drafting press releases statements and...

Duration:00:35:48

SHORT CUTS #218 - Whose Pipeline Is It Anyway?

6/19/2019
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What better way to recognize a climate emergency than by approving the Trans Mountain Pipeline? Why did the Raptors’ president get carded after his team won? And what's with U.S. media suddenly paying attention to Indigenous people in Canada? Ryan McMahon guest hosts, and Andray Domise co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by our listeners. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:38:38

Ep. 282 - Lifestyles of the Rich and Fatal

6/16/2019
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Greed, money, and revenge culminate with a gruesome murder on the driveway of a Vancouver mansion. Canada correspondent for The New York Times, Dan Bilefsky, talks about what happens when the Canadian dream goes very, very wrong and the weird balkanization of Canadian news. This episode was sponsored by Audible and Endy. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:32:42

SHORT CUTS #217 - United Conservative Postmedia War Room

6/12/2019
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Rest assured, Canadians! Jason Kenney is here to protect you from the evils of the Green Left. A look at the Alberta government's anti-environment "War Room," plus the imminent Raptor Rapture. Fatima Syed guest hosts, and Kieran Leavitt co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by our listeners. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:31:07

Ep. 281 - Trolling Jonathan Torrens

6/10/2019
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From hosting his own show on the CBC to playing J-Roc on Trailer Park Boys, Jonathan Torrens has been a mainstay of the Canadian entertainment industry for decades. So what's his deal? Is he a comedian? A talk show host? Or is he just that guy who wrote a truly terrible song called "Thank U Canada". Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:43:32

SHORT CUTS #216 - The Word For This Is Genocide

6/5/2019
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The majority of our media is bending backward to avoid acknowledging Canadian genocide. Why? And Lindsay Shepherd travelled to Ottawa to complain about her weeklong Twitter ban: a look at the online hate hearings and the right's war on free speech. Sarah Krichel co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by our listeners. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:50:42

Ep. 280 - The News Bosses: APTN's Karyn Pugliese

6/2/2019
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Canada’s national news organizations are helmed by a handful of people. The news bosses decide what gets to be news and what doesn’t for the entire country… and we think it’s time someone talks to them about that. We’ve reached out to the heads of every news organization across the country. APTN’s Karyn Pugliese is the first to accept. This episode is brought to you by our listeners. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:42:09

SHORT CUTS #215 - What Sort Of Monster Would Disparage Anna Maria Tremonti?

5/29/2019
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As one of Canada's most beloved radio personalities leaves the job she's held for 17 seasons, who could possibly have anything negative to say? Also, Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott have finally revealed their schemes to... run as independents. And should media unions have a say in deciding who gets federal media funding? Nora Loreto co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by our listeners. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:54:41

Ep. 279 - A Forgotten News Lab Predicted Journalism's Online Future in 1991

5/26/2019
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InfoLab imagined newspapers' transition from print to digital, creating multimedia digital news in the basement of The Hamilton Spectator back in the early '90s. Jesse talks to its former director, journalist Wayne MacPhail, about what the InfoLab did, and why it shut down shortly after Conrad Black's company bought the newspaper chain. This episode is brought to you by our listeners. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:42:13

SHORT CUTS #214 - Lord Ballwasher of Crossharbour

5/22/2019
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Lord Conrad Black, First of His Name, The Unedited, King of Columns, Breaker of Laws, Flatterer of American Presidents, and Father of the National Post. Did Canada’s favourite criminal Lord just schmooze his way into a pardon from Donald Trump or is the American justice system to blame? Also, speaking of ancient things, Canada’s dusty old privacy laws are back in the spotlight thanks to the government’s new digital charter.

Duration:00:42:07

Ep. 278 - Bigotry Punished, Miraculously

5/19/2019
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But will the $2.5 million judgment against the far-right twice-defeated mayoral candidate Kevin J. Johnston actually stop him spreading hate online? Jesse speaks with media lawyer Justin Safayeni, and founding board member of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network Amira Elghawaby about what the ruling means for Johnston and his ilk. This episode is brought to you by listeners like you. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:49:08

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