CANADALAND (general)

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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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

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Never mind a Tesla in every Mars driveway, Elon Musk is going to save journalism, one truth at a time. The Toronto Sun has found Hitler's body – or his ghost, anyway. The NDP have it. And a far-right group muscled its way into VICE's Montréal office.

Paul McLeod co-hosts.

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CBC has a reputation in Canadian media for reporting on other people's scoops without giving credit. Reporters at other outlets have often grumbled about it. When Graeme Gordon, a frequent CANADALAND contributor, set out to look for more stories about this happening, the floodgates opened.

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Keeping the "debate" out of the Munk Debates, getting the best Canadian coverage from American press, and serving Anthony Bourdain the unpalatable best of Canadian media. 

Laura Howells co-hosts.

Direct download: 168.mp3
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AMBER ALERTS. Stephen Harper's back! MP Christine Moore's ongoing public ordeal, and Doug Ford has found some standards (apparently). 

Jan Wong co-hosts.

Direct download: 167.mp3
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