Wed, 28 December 2016
While Jesse is on vacation, here’s a compilation of The Imposter’s best bits to date. Listen to pt. 1 here.
Tanya Tagaq is an Inuk throat singer. Her new album, Retribution, came out October 21st on Six Shooter Records. @Tagaq
Lauren Strapagiel is the social news editor for Buzzfeed News Canada. She’s written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, and the Edmonton Journal. @LaurenStrapa
Allan King’s 1967 documentary Warrendale is recognized as a groundbreaking documentary about a Toronto group home for “emotionally disturbed” kids. Andrew Moir looks into the lasting impact of the film on its subjects’ lives. You can watch the whole movie online.
Matt Johnson is an acclaimed filmmaker, actor, and enfant terrible behind the cult webseries-turned-Viceland show, nirvanna the band the show with co-conspirator @JayMcCarol. He has a real knack for sneaking around; his upcoming film Operation Avalanche was shot inside NASA without their permission, and most of his body of work deals with real people who aren’t acting. Operation Avalanche will be in theatres on September 16th.
Music on this episode:
"Sexe Machin / Sex Machine" by Jef Elise Barbara, a Montreal synth pop musician who first began performing as Jef and the Holograms. Jef recently released their 7″ on Montreal label, Fixture Records. Listen to Sexe Machin / Sex Machine.
"Paradise" by Daniel Caesar, a Toronto-based singer-songwriter. His EP Pilgrim’s Paradise was primarily recorded in family living room of producer Jordan Evans. Listen to Paradise by Daniel Caesar featuring BADBADNOTGOOD and Sean Leon.
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_100_-_The_Best_Of_The_Imposter_So_Far_pt2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm EST
Fri, 23 December 2016
Jesse is on break, here's what The Imposter has been up to:
Lido Pimienta is a singer, songwriter, and visual artist from Baranquilla, Colombia. Her highly-anticipated follow up album, La Papessa has been artfully remixed, and can be listened to here. @LidoPimienta
Geoff Siskind is a documentary filmmaker and Storage Wars Canada showrunner. @GeoffSiskind
Rap Master Maurice will revenge rap Jonathan Goldstein or any of your other enemies for $17. If you want a friendly rap, it’ll cost you more.
Esie Mensah is a dancer and choreographer who has worked with a range of recording artists including Janelle Monae, Nelly Furtado, Jully Black and Shawn Desman. She’s the director of The Black Stars; a coalition of afro-influenced dancers that mixes traditional with contemporary movement, and she teaches classes at City Dance Corps. Here’s Esie on Season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance. @EsieMensah
Music on this episode:
"La Capacidad (Kaleema Remix)" from Lido Pimienta's LA PAPESSA Remixes Volume 1. Listen to the album on Soundcloud.
“Mary Poppins’ Pockets” from New Fries’ album More. Find their music on Bandcamp.
The Imposter is hosted by Aliya Pabani and produced by Kevin Sexton. Follow us on Twitter: @IMPSTR/@Aliyabani. Our website is canadalandshow.com
Thu, 22 December 2016
Should politicians be allowed to talk about fundraising in the House of Commons?
CBC's The Current is providing helpful tips for women to succeed in the workplace, including how not to cry.
A generic white man has been robbing banks in downtown Toronto and the police aren't quite sure how to describe a criminal they can't racially profile.
Jen Gerson's Twitter: @JenGerson
Read producer Katie's response to The Current here: @KatieJensen
Sun, 18 December 2016
Do politicians and foreign dignitaries have better access to health care than everyone else? A look inside CANADALAND's ongoing investigation into Ontario's VIP health care system.
Robert Hiltz's story for Canadaland will go up Monday, December 19th (7am EST) and will become available here.
Dr. Nadia Alam's Tweets with Omar Yar Khan.
Robert Hiltz's Twitter: @robert_hiltz
Direct download: Ep.164_-_Theres_A_Hidden_VIP_Program_In_The_Health_Care_System.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:12pm EST
Wed, 14 December 2016
Journalist Haley Jarmain received death threats at a Rebel rally, and Ezra Levant doesn't believe her.
Should we rethink political journalism in the post-truth era? Read Colin's argument here.
Article Magazine founder & Macleans writer Colin Horgan co-hosts.
Colin's Twitter: @CFHorgan
Sun, 11 December 2016
Suburbs frozen in the 1950s. Progressives in the middle of oil country. A city coming to grips with a diversifying population and the clashes that ensue. Jesse explores the eccentricities of Edmonton, past and present, with panelists Sheila Pratt (Edmonton Journal), Chris Chang-Yen Phillips (CJSR 88.5 FM, Edmonton's 4th historian laureate), and Tristin Hopper (National Post). Recorded live at Edmonton Lit Fest in the Metro Cinema on October 17th 2016.
Sheila Pratt's Twitter: @SheilaMPratt
Chris Chang-Yen Phillips's Twitter: @CJSR
Tristin Hopper's Twitter: @TristinHopper
Wed, 7 December 2016
Protestors in Edmonton opposed to Rachel Notley's carbon tax borrow the Trump chant, "Lock Her Up."
The Liberals may be abandoning campaign promises, but they do have a fun quiz on electoral reform.
Toronto Life has a feature article on reporter Raveena Aulakh's suicide.
Metro Edmonton columnist Danielle Paradis co-hosts.
Danielle's Twitter: @
Sun, 4 December 2016
Mainstream First Nations reporting usually falls into the four D's: drumming, dancing, drinking, and death. Aboriginal journalist Wawmeesh Hamilton is using everyday reporting to try and change that.
Wawmeesh Hamilton's Twitter: @Wawmeesh
Wed, 30 November 2016
Does it matter that Trudeau said nice things about late dictator Fidel Castro?
The RCMP is trying to change the public image of digital surveillance. Meanwhile, reporters from CBC and the Toronto Star are defending their story about the RCMP's case for better digital data collection.
The CBC has now joined the calls for an ad-free CBC. Here's their proposal.
VICE News Canadian features editor Justin Ling co-hosts.
Justin's Twitter: @JustinLing
Mon, 28 November 2016
The Government is about to change the CBC. The think-tank hired by Heritage Canada to research media solutions invited Jesse to debate the CBC about it, but only Jesse showed up, along with some former CBC brass. Jesse goes into a deep dive with panelists Sue Gardner (Wikimedia, former Senior Director of CBC.ca), Stephen Maher (iPolitics) and Rachel Nixon (Discourse Media, former Senior Director of Digital, CBC News). Moderated by Taylor Owen. Recorded live at SFU Harbour Centre on November 4th 2016.