In this candid conversation from Egypt, Fahmy discusses the Canadian government’s mishandling of his case in more detail than he has previously offered.

Direct download: BONUS_CONTENT_-_Mohamed_Fahmy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:31pm EDT

How will we know how bad things have gotten when most of the records have been erased? Anne Kingston discusses how Canada has thrown its data in the dumpster and become an international cautionary tale.

Direct download: Ep.101_-_Anne_Kingston.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:39pm EDT

Freelance writer John Semley and food podcaster Jessica Walker discuss Mohamed Fahmy's long-awaited release from Egyptian prison, Chief of Defense Staff General Jon Vance's recent announcement of strategic DND leaks to journalists, and the Polaris Prize Gala.

Twitter: @johnsemley3000

Twitter: @foodstuffslife

Further reading:

Mohamed Fahmy's release:

Weaponization of Public Affairs:

Viet Cong

CANADALAND piece by Johnnie Regalado on the Polaris jury -

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_39_-_Fahmy_Weaponization_of_Public_Affairs_Polaris.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:13am EDT

Prize-winning author, Twitter enthusiast, and censored columnist Margaret Atwood schools Jesse on technology, dictators, and CanLit. 

7:06 - Margaret Atwood's censored National Post column -

18:44 - Fighting for libraries -

18:48 - Speaking out against the muzzling of scientists -

24:27 - Atwood's Globe piece, "Can Canadian Oil Green Clean Itself?" -

40:24 - The robot pen -

49:01 - Jeremy Bentham-

Direct download: Ep.100_-_Margaret_Atwood.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

Two guest co-hosts tackle a dozen topics. Freelancer Paul Watson and Buzzfeed Canada's Paul McLeod discuss Star Touch, the budget surplus, the refugee crisis, Cons buying Facebook Likes, and Paul Watson's much-anticipated Erebus piece.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_38_-_Paul_Watson_Election_Hot_Mess.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:31pm EDT

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Direct download: Ep.99_-_Christie_Blatchford.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT

This week on Conservative Follies (with special guest Adrienne Batra of The Sun): An incumbent MP crashes out of the bushes to make a citizen's arrest, a candidate urinates in someone else's mug, and yet another candidate realizes that crank calling Pfizer is hard to come back from. Elsewhere, Peter Mansbridge wears an unseasonably warm polar fleece while interviewing three men about stuff we've heard before. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_37_-_Candidates_Gone_Wild_Mansbridge_Sits_In_A_Field_.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:44pm EDT

Time to check in with CANADALAND's supporters. How are we doing? What are we getting right & wrong?

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Direct download: Ep.98_-_Performance_Review.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:42pm EDT

The media treated Maher Arar like shit. So why hasn't anyone apologized? Ottawa crank and iPolitics writer Andrew Mitrovica discusses this, plus John Baird's empty promises of Mohamed Fahmy's imminent release, and The Globe and Mail's groundbreaking upside down Mercedes Benz advertorials.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_36_-_Maher_Arar_Mohamed_Fahmy_Flipped_Advertorials.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:59am EDT