CANADALAND

The former Minister of Justice testified before the House of Commons justice committee this week and it was like nothing we've seen in recent memory. And what did Howie Mandel do to make so many Canadian comedians so upset?

Sandra Battaglini co-hosts.

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In the past year or so, the podcast industry has seen an explosion --or bubble, depending on who you ask-- with companies like Entertainment One, Corus, and Rogers making big plays in the market.

Ben Cannon of Constant Listener and Marc Weisblott of 1236.ca join Jesse to take stock of the landscape. Who are the big players? What are they trying to do? And are their podcasts any good?

Direct download: CANADALAND_266_A_Guide_To_The_Podcast_Industry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Reports of a massive protest convoy driving across the country have been greatly exaggerated ... except for the whole racism part. And a probing examination of all the Butts stuff in Ottawa.

Nora Loreto co-hosts.

Direct download: Short_Cuts_201_Short_Butts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

There's a lot to learn from what politicians and journalists can and can't tell us, their lowly constituents and readers. We read between the lines of the news coverage of the SNC-Lavalin scandal with BuzzFeed News' Paul McLeod. Then, Macleans columnist Anne Kingston helps translate politicians' passive-aggressive, condescending, or coded messages, passed to us through resignation letters, speeches, and even Twitter likes.

Direct download: CANADALAND_265_Decoding_A_Political_Scandal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

How did the Canadian press cover the biggest scandal yet to hit the Trudeau government? Will the SNC-Lavalin affair blow over? With this level of potential corruption, will anyone care or remember at election time?

Ali Taghva co-hosts.

Direct download: Short_Cuts_200_My_Bloody_Lavalin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

In English media, there are whole organizations and departments devoted to debunking fake news. But in Quebec, a lot of the work falls to one guy: Jeff Yates. He talks to guest host Brigitte Noël about the unique challenges of combatting fake news in French and why he thinks it's time to destigmatize sharing bogus stories.

Direct download: CANADALAND_264_Quebecs_Fake_News_Problem.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57pm EST

Is Netflix threatening Canadian culture through neo-imperialism? Never mind the copyright infringement, was the Conservative Party's Heritage Minute any good? And did the new Indigenous Languages Act accomplish anything? 

Jesse Wente guest hosts and Garvia Bailey co-hosts.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Paula Simons did something that makes a lot of journalists cringe. She went into politics. The former Edmonton Journal columnist is now an independent senator. She speaks about crossing over, using social media to pull back the curtain on Canadian politics... and about the Senate's secret snack machine.

Direct download: CANADALAND_263_The_Loudmouth_Senator.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:10am EST

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