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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


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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

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