Tue, 6 February 2018
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Thu, 1 February 2018
Ontario's political scene lately - why so boring?! Jordan Peterson was a guest on CBC. The media's angle on the ongoing coverage of Toronto's accused serial killer story.
With Allison Smith.
Thu, 25 January 2018
In which we discuss the media's bizarre long-term silence on the disappearances from Toronto's gay village, the Rogers-Vice Canada fallout, and Toronto Star's problematic reporting on the Sherman deaths. With Justin Ling.
Wed, 17 January 2018
On coverage of the hijab cutting hate crime that never was and the job of journalists in reporting stories of sexual harassment. Naheed Mustafa joins guest host Elamin Abdelmahmoud.
Thu, 11 January 2018
Novelist and poet Zoe Whittall joins Jesse to talk creepy professors, racist letters, and predatory men. @zoewhittall
Sun, 31 December 2017
At the end of this season of The Imposter, Aliya will do a live comedy set onstage at Second City.
But first—she needs to learn how to tell a joke.
On the first episode of this harrowing journey, Aliya recalls the 1968 comedy that ruined laughter for her, phones her dad up to talk about brownface, and goes to standup school.
As part of our holiday programming, we're playing you the best stuff from across our network.
Wed, 27 December 2017
The Imposter's "I Pity The Country" sits alongside Radiolab and The Heart on Constant Listener's 8 best podcast episodes of 2017. You can read that list here:
So this holiday, we present it to you in full.
It's a story featuring incredible music by Indigenous artists from the 60s, 70s and 80s that was nearly lost. And it asks the question: how do we distinguish between art and artifact?
Sun, 24 December 2017
Over the holidays, we're presenting some of the best episodes from across CANADALAND Media.
"If the police don't want you to see a file, you're never gonna know it exists."
Lorimer Shenher, author of That Lonely Section of Hell: The Botched Investigation of a Serial Killer Who Almost Got Away, talks to COMMONS about his time with the Vancouver police, where he investigated serial killer Robert Pickton.
This is part one of a two-part series on police accountability.
Direct download: COMMONS_Invisible_Victims_How_Police_Botched_The_Robert_Pickton_Case.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EST
Wed, 20 December 2017
Last week, billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman were found dead in their Toronto home. As we parse through language in the press like "suspicious" and "police sources," what do we know and which interests are at play?
Metro columnist and former CANADALAND employee Vicky Mochama called Lindsay Shepherd a crying white girl on CBC's Sunday politics show, infuriating an army of people who have probably never seen the show before.
True crime writer and veteran crime reporter James Dubro guest hosts.
James's twitter: @jamesdubro
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_147_Officially_Suspicious_The_Sherman_Deaths.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm EST
Sun, 17 December 2017
PressProgress calls itself "Canada’s most shared source for progressive news and information." They get real scoops, using the traditional tools of journalism, like access to information requests, fact-checking and seeking comment from politicians.
But they're not a traditional news source. They're backed by the Broadbent Institute, a progressive think tank founded by a former leader of the NDP. So how does that affect their coverage and what should we do with that information?
PressProgress editor Luke LeBrun and producer/staff writer Luke Savage join us.
**Correction: An earlier version of this episode stated that Stephen Harper said the root cause of terrorism is terrorists. It was in fact Conservative MP Pierre Pollievre. We regret the error.