Wed, 13 April 2016
The CBC messed up the Panama Papers.
The Liberals turn out to be behind the Saudi arms deal and Global Affairs goes on damage control.
The Chronicle Herald, with its staff on strike, publishes a shoddy story about menacing child refugees.
The media looks at the Attawapiskat suicide crisis.
BuzzFeed Canada's social news editor Ishmael Daro co-hosts.
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Wed, 6 April 2016
Guest host Scaachi Koul is joined by Islamic Monthly's Davide Mastracci.
The Financial Post thinks the release of the Panama Papers is overblown, but has advice if your offshore tax haven is outed.
The Walrus's Jonathan Kay makes the case that the Left is the enemy of the poor.
And Davide recounts how a piece he wrote led to Toronto Star's Heather Mallick calling herself "practically transgender" when it comes of race.
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Wed, 30 March 2016
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.
Wed, 23 March 2016
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.
Wed, 16 March 2016
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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Wed, 9 March 2016
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.
Wed, 2 March 2016
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.
Wed, 24 February 2016
BuzzFeed's Scaachi Koul solicited essays from women and people of colour, inciting internet rage that drove her off Twitter. A government arts agency refuses to tell the public where their money is going. And should CTV have reported on Patrick Brazeau's suicide attempt?
Jeet Heer, senior editor the New Republic, co-hosts.
Wed, 17 February 2016
Music critic Chandler Levack co-hosts.
Journalists from The Rebel were kicked out of the Alberta legislature.
The Grammys are over and everyone wants you to know which Canadians won.
Statistics say way less people are consuming news.
Thu, 11 February 2016
Jen Gerson of the National Post co-hosts.
Jen and Jesse talk about why Canadian media has so many boots on the ground to report on U.S. politics. Why we can't leave American coverage to Americans?
As the Ghomeshi trial continues, reporters make mistakes in court and the Twitter eggs come out in full force.