CANADALAND

Why should you trust the press when politicians have Twitter? And we read the Steven Galloway "article" in Quillette so you don't have to; turns out there may have been a slight conflict of interest.

Justin Ling co-hosts.

Direct download: 173.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Almost every news story about cannabis is accompanied by a stereotypical stoner pic. The same few photos are used again and again. Why? Who took these pics? Who are the smokers in them? And what's the deal with the most overused stoner pic of all, the pic known as "Weed Toque Girl"? WHO IS SHE? 

This week we go deep, and bring you answers. 

Direct download: CANADALAND_237_-_The_Legend_Of_Weed_Toque_Girl.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23pm EST

Rogers Media's questionable new approach to publishing (hint: there's just less of it), Scaachi Koul's journey into the heart of Rebel darkness, and Jesse's failed fortune cooke writing gig.

Jan Wong co-hosts.

Direct download: 172.mp3
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The weekly radio show On The Media was one of the main inspirations for CANADALAND. This week, their co-host Bob Garfield talks to Jesse about the Trudeau we get vs. the Trudeau Americans get.

 

Here's our cut of that conversation.

Direct download: CANADALAND_236_Jesse_Meets_WYNCs_On_The_Media.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08pm EST

Why is no one in Canada reporting on that Justin Trudeau groping allegation? How does The Globe & Mail go from publishing one of the most important pieces of journalism about sexual assault in recent years to publishing an alleged sexual assailant's version of events? And what can we learn from the New York Magazine profile of everyone's favourite hipster Ponzi scheme, VICE?

Danielle Paradis co-hosts.

Direct download: 171.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:45pm EST

Canada's broadcast regulator has put forward a proposal to tax everything from porn to podcasts to help pay for Canadian content.

Greg O'Brien, editor and publisher of Cartt.ca talks about why the CRTC is reviving the Netflix tax debate and what their plan would mean for the internet.

Direct download: CANADALAND_235_Taxing_Porn_To_Pay_For_CanCon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20pm EST

We have reached peak batshit in the Ontario election. Ford suing Ford, octogenarians in "physical altercations" with seventh-graders while illegally campaigning at schools, loopy NDP candidates – and that's just this week. 

And no one, NO ONE, can believe that Trump is following through on his campaign promise to dissolve NAFTA. 

Joey Coleman co-hosts.

Direct download: 170.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

How do you cover celebrities in a country that's so bad at making them?

Direct download: CANADALAND_234_Famous_Anonymous_Celebrity_Media_In_Canada.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26pm EST

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