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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.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...

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