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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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SHORT CUTS #234 - The CBC's Very Dumb Lawsuit

10/17/2019
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The CBC sues the Conservative Party of Canada for copying them! Plus, Toronto journalists and writers push back on the kind of space public libraries should be. Wikimedia Chief of Staff Ryan Merkley co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by Freshbooks, Endy, Babbel, and listeners like you. Please consider becoming one of our monthly supporters. Also, come hang out with us for election night if you're in Toronto!

Duration:00:47:57

Ep.80 - Chantal Hébert

10/13/2019
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This episode originally aired on May 3, 2015 It's possible that Chantal Hébert's journalism once held Canada together. She joins Jesse for a discussion about what's appropriate in political news coverage, and what (if anything) needs to change. The episode is brought to you by Dispatch Coffee, Babbel, Blinkist, and listeners like you. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter on Patreon.

Duration:00:48:33

SHORT CUTS #233 - Our Revolting Democracy

10/10/2019
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That debate. The rumour mongering. The memes. Do Canadian politics have to suck this hard? A lament. And PostMedia finally responds to our investigation - or somebody’s. Freelance journalist Danielle Paradis co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by Babbel, Freshbooks, Article, Hover, The New Yorker, and listeners like you. Please consider becoming one of our monthly supporters.

Duration:00:43:59

Ep.297 - Shad’s Hip-Hop Evolution

10/6/2019
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Hip-Hop Evolution is a remarkable piece of journalism and an exhaustive look at the history of hip-hop. It’s also made by a group of Canadians. Rapper and broadcaster Shad, director Darby Wheeler, and writer Rodrigo Bascuñán join to talk about their award-winning documentary series. CORRECTION: A previous version misspelled Rodrigo Bascuñán's last name. We regret the error. The episode is brought to you by FreshBooks, Squarespace, and listeners like you. Please consider becoming a...

Duration:00:42:34

SHORT CUTS #232 - National Paper Won't Cover National Climate March

10/3/2019
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Canada's national paper seems shy about printing news on the national climate march. Also, another blackface scandal - at Global News. Plus, a discussion on if numbers flatten Indigenous folks' stories. Ryan McMahon guest hosts with Vice Senior Editor Sarah Berman. The episode is brought to you by Endy, Dispatch Coffee, HelloFresh, and listeners like you. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter on Patreon.

Duration:00:39:49

Ep.296 - Two Centuries of Blackface in Canada

9/29/2019
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Cheryl Thompson joins to help walk us through Canada’s history with blackface and why this story is not about race. This episode is brought to you by PolicyMe, Away, Blinkist, Hover, and listeners like you. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter on Patreon.

Duration:00:45:27

SHORT CUTS #231 - How Did Trudeau Get a 20-Year Pass On Blackface?

9/26/2019
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Trudeau in blackface, 3 times: how did we miss that? And Canada’s reporters bravely declare their independence - from their own union. CANADALAND Deputy Editor Jaren Kerr co-hosts with an announcement.

Duration:00:45:19

Ep.295 - Big Media's Plan To Regulate The Internet

9/22/2019
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Are we really considering CanCon for the internet? Well, kinda. Big changes could be coming to the Broadcasting Act and the country’s biggest media organizations are eager to be part of the conversation. Dr. Emilia Zboralska joins to help unpack what this all means and spars with Jesse about the future of the Canadian media landscape. This episode is brought to you by Endy, CFUV, Article, and listeners like you. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:44:44

SHORT CUTS #230 - SNC-Aladdin

9/19/2019
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A bonus segment on Trudeau's "make-up" with guest co-host, Arshy Mann. Plus, one reporter’s real life story on the gift of poutine from Trudeau. And this week’s news has been about the three worst people in Canada: Faith Goldy, Maxime Bernier, and Ezra Lavant. Why? Paul Wells co-hosts for our regularly scheduled programming. This episode is brought to you by PolicyME, Squarespace, Hardboiled and listeners like you. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:01:03:33

Ep.294 - Vagina Empire

9/15/2019
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Doctors, celebrities, and journalists have all played a role in spreading misinformation about women’s bodies. Dr. Jennifer Gunter, author of The Vagina Bible, is often called “Twitter’s gynecologist” and she wants all of us to do better when we talk about vaginas. This episode is brought to you by FreshBooks, Hardboiled, Away, and listeners like you. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:41:11

SHORT CUTS #229 - Sorry, Immigrants!

9/12/2019
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The Vancouver Sun is very, very sorry about publishing that inflammatory anti-immigration screed. They'll tone it down a little next time. Also, why is election coverage so boring? Journalist and COMMONS host Arshy Mann co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by Endy, EQ Bank, HelloFresh, and listeners like you. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:44:29

Ep.293 - Bruce McCulloch

9/8/2019
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Thirty Helens agree that The Kids in the Hall was a watershed moment not just for Canadian comedy, but for comedy as we know it. Comedian Bruce McCulloch talks about the legacy of Canada’s weirdest sketch show, Lorne Michaels, and the CBC. This episode is brought to you by the Emerging Digital Artists Award, Audible, Article and listeners like you. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:38:52

SHORT CUTS #228 - Disaster Porn, Boat Crash, Netflix PM

9/5/2019
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Sexy Hurricane Headlines: “Dorian Relentlessly Pounds Bahamas” - What is up with the disaster porn? And Justin Trudeau’s Malaysian ancestry, and other things I learned on Netflix. Author and The Guardian environment reporter Martin Lukacs co-hosts. This episode is brouhgt to you by Freshbooks, Squarespace, The New Yorker and listeners like you. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:38:48

OPPO: Is Jason Kenney Stoking Alberta Separatism?

9/1/2019
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Alberta's premier wants a referendum on ... what exactly? And Justin Ling wants you to calm down about climate change "muzzling." Plus, meet some intriguing candidates to keep an eye on. P.S. OPPO has news: We’re going weekly! We’ll be in your feeds every Tuesday until the end of the election. Get in touch at oppo@canadalandshow.com or find OPPO on Twitter and Facebook @OPPOcast.

Duration:00:36:31

COMMONS: CRUDE - The Apocalypse Is Now

8/28/2019
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Canoe-borne bandits strike an underwater town. A new generation of wealthy lobstermen is minted. An island disappears. And hellfire engulfs a highway jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive. Just another normal day amidst Canada’s climate catastrophe. Featured in this episode: Catherine Griwkowsky (Alberta Today), Brendan Kennedy (Toronto Star), Keith Stewart (Greenpeace), Markus Harvey. This is the final episode in the series COMMONS: CRUDE. To hear the rest, subscribe to...

Duration:00:30:57

Ep. 292 - A Medical Horror Story and the Fight to Expose It

8/25/2019
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A respected doctor put women’s health and lives in danger for money and the public almost never heard about it. Michael Lista talks about his precedent-setting Toronto Life story about an OBGYN who committed dangerous procedures without consent for years and the fight to expose him. This episode is brought to you by the Emerging Digital Artists Award, FreshBooks, Article and listeners like you. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:45:34

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