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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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SHORTS CUTS #227 - Scandal? What Scandal?

8/22/2019
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Is the press protecting the liberal party? And the debate about climate change somehow continues and Elections Canada suggested we might not be allowed to have it. Former crown prosecutor and National Observer journalist Sandy Garassino co-hosts.

Duration:00:38:28

Ep. 291 - Why Are Trans Issues Suddenly Everywhere?

8/18/2019
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Over the past couple of years, a few Canadian media outlets and writers have become obsessed with trans people, painting their campaign for human rights as a menace to society. This coverage has hit a peak with the story of Jessica Yaniv, a trans woman who’s taking multiple beauticians to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal after they refused to wax to her genitals. Where did this obsession come from? And why has this particular story taken off? Featuring journalist Mary Rogan. Read "Growing Up...

Duration:00:45:35

SHORT CUTS #226 - Postmedia's Hard Right Turn

8/14/2019
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More cuts at Canada's largest newspaper chain; this time to journalistic independence, open discourse, and a healthy work culture. And was the swearing, spitting Scheer supporter part of a media hoax? With freelance journalist and former National Post reporter Rebecca Tucker. Read Sean Craig's piece about Postmedia's shift to the right here. You can support us on Patreon at Patreon.com/canadaland.

Duration:00:42:37

Ep. 290 - What It’s Like To Want To Die

8/11/2019
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Reporter Anna Mehler Paperny talks about her book, Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me: Depression in the First Person, which covers her search for answers about depression and her personal experiences. This episode is brought to you by Endy, Article, and listeners like you. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:39:41

SHORT CUTS #225 - Barbaric Caucasian Practices Hotline

8/8/2019
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Is it time to start reporting the strange behaviour of young white men? Why do we still have columnists? And a study of Canadian media consumption shows that the real threat to media literacy is Canadian media consumption. Paul Wells co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by our listeners. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:35:51

Ep. 289 - Steven Page

8/4/2019
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Steven Page, former frontman and founding member of Barenaked Ladies, talks about his career, why he chose to leave a beloved and wildly successful band, and the fickle realities of Canadian stardom. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Firefox, The New Yorker, and listeners like you. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:42:58

Short Cuts #224 - Teenage Nazi Manhunt

7/31/2019
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The hunt is on. Newsrooms across the country are chasing down everyone from psychiatrists to Survivorman himself to speculate on the fate of two murder suspects. And are the journalistic standards of Doug Ford's state-funded propaganda channel slipping?? We take a closer look with Wag the Doug's Allison Smith. Listen to Allison's other Canadaland Media podcast all about Doug Ford, called Wag the Doug. This episode is sponsored by Endy and Fifefox.

Duration:00:34:55

Ep. 288 - Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder And The Secret Reasons Why

7/29/2019
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Glen Assoun spent nearly 17 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. But even after his sentence was overturned, the evidence that freed him remained sealed. Reporters fought successfully to have that evidence released. What they found not only raises questions about the investigation, but reveals the outright deletion of evidence pointing to another killer. Tim Bousquet of The Halifax Examiner fought for transparency in this case, alongside the CBC and the Canadian Press. You can...

Duration:00:38:32

Short Cuts #223 - Jessica Yaniv, Transphobic Fever Dream

7/24/2019
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From Canadian news sites to InfoWars, a BC trans woman has become a fixation of conservative media. And new details emerge from the national media bailout that exclude -- surprise!!! -- nearly anyone who isn't a newspaper. Zane Schwartz, CAJ chair and investigative journalist with The Logic, co-hosts.

Duration:00:42:20

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