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Anne Kington, author and senior writer at Maclean's, co-hosts.

Anne and Jesse talk about the Ghomeshi verdict, the judge's ruling and the way the press handled it.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:45pm EST

Meet Chandler Levack, the host of The Imposter, CANADALAND's new arts & culture show, which debuts on Wednesday April 27th.

Direct download: Ep.127_-_The_Imposter.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:42pm EST

Author and Esquire columnist Stephen Marche co-hosts.

 

CBC is getting rid of anonymous comments. The public broadcaster is also getting a bunch of money back, but they’re short on commitments to re-invest in news. Stephen and Jesse look at Rob Ford's media legacy and the response to his death. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

Jeff Melanson was the Canadian arts & culture institution's golden boy, dubbed a "rock star arts administrator," feted by the press, and offered prestigious positions at Canada's top art institutions. Until he made a royal mess during his truncated presidency at the Banff Centre. How was he allowed to get away with it for so long, and why was he rewarded for failing so hard?

David Silcox was the Globe & Mail's art critic, president of Sotheby's Canada, Arts Officer of the Canada Council, and author of several books about Canadian art.

Direct download: Ep.126_-_Failing_Up.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 6:41pm EST

Postmedia is for sale. Toronto Star's publisher John Cruikshank is stepping down. The CBC is getting a bunch of money and no one knows how they'll spend it. 

The National Post's Jen Gerson co-hosts.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:58pm EST

The media is fuelling our real estate obsession and Garth Turner, ex-Conservative MP turned real estate blogger, is pouring cold water on us.

Direct download: Ep.125_-_House_Horny.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:42pm EST

As Wab Kinew campaigns in Manitoba, the media has seized on his misogynistic rap lyrics from the past. A reporter for The Rebel claims she was doused in pee and the story only gets stupider the closer you look. And have we reached peak Justin Trudeau?

The National Post's Ashley Csanady co-hosts.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm EST

Should journalists have control over what other journalists have access to? Allison Smith is the publisher of Queen's Park Today, a daily news website that reports on Ontario politics. For the last four years, the Queen's Park Press Gallery - a group of journalists - has denied her membership on the grounds that her online news service isn't real. 

Direct download: Ep.124_-_Second_Class_Journalists.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:04am EST

Americans are threatening to come to Canada if Trump becomes president. And the Canadian media is reporting on the American media checking us out. Vice reporter Ben Makuch is in court, trying to keep his notes away from the RCMP. Vice is going to cable with VICELAND. The skinny basic packages offered by cable companies are awful.

Buzzfeed Canada's Ishmael Daro co-hosts.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_60_Trump_Refugees.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40pm EST

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