Thu, 22 December 2016
Should politicians be allowed to talk about fundraising in the House of Commons?
CBC's The Current is providing helpful tips for women to succeed in the workplace, including how not to cry.
A generic white man has been robbing banks in downtown Toronto and the police aren't quite sure how to describe a criminal they can't racially profile.
Jen Gerson's Twitter: @JenGerson
Read producer Katie's response to The Current here: @KatieJensen
Wed, 14 December 2016
Journalist Haley Jarmain received death threats at a Rebel rally, and Ezra Levant doesn't believe her.
Should we rethink political journalism in the post-truth era? Read Colin's argument here.
Article Magazine founder & Macleans writer Colin Horgan co-hosts.
Colin's Twitter: @CFHorgan
Sun, 11 December 2016
Suburbs frozen in the 1950s. Progressives in the middle of oil country. A city coming to grips with a diversifying population and the clashes that ensue. Jesse explores the eccentricities of Edmonton, past and present, with panelists Sheila Pratt (Edmonton Journal), Chris Chang-Yen Phillips (CJSR 88.5 FM, Edmonton's 4th historian laureate), and Tristin Hopper (National Post). Recorded live at Edmonton Lit Fest in the Metro Cinema on October 17th 2016.
Sheila Pratt's Twitter: @SheilaMPratt
Chris Chang-Yen Phillips's Twitter: @CJSR
Tristin Hopper's Twitter: @TristinHopper
Wed, 7 December 2016
Protestors in Edmonton opposed to Rachel Notley's carbon tax borrow the Trump chant, "Lock Her Up."
The Liberals may be abandoning campaign promises, but they do have a fun quiz on electoral reform.
Toronto Life has a feature article on reporter Raveena Aulakh's suicide.
Metro Edmonton columnist Danielle Paradis co-hosts.
Danielle's Twitter: @
Wed, 30 November 2016
Does it matter that Trudeau said nice things about late dictator Fidel Castro?
The RCMP is trying to change the public image of digital surveillance. Meanwhile, reporters from CBC and the Toronto Star are defending their story about the RCMP's case for better digital data collection.
The CBC has now joined the calls for an ad-free CBC. Here's their proposal.
VICE News Canadian features editor Justin Ling co-hosts.
Justin's Twitter: @JustinLing
Wed, 23 November 2016
Co-host Sheila Heti removed her name from a letter that caused turmoil in the CanLit community. The letter, signed by 88 prominent authors, asked UBC to review the firing of author Steven Galloway. He has been accused of sexual assault, though it's not clear if that's what he was fired for.
Consultations on the future of the CBC are wrapping up. If you want an #AdfreeCBC or have any other input, you can visit this website to have your say until Friday, November 25th: http://www.canadiancontentconsultations.ca/
Sheila's website is sheilaheti.net
Since this podcast was recorded, Steven Galloway has released a statement, which you can read about here:
Wed, 2 November 2016
Montreal police tracked the phone of La Presse reporter Patrick Lagacé, who has been critical of the force in the past.
The Heritage Ministry bumbles along in its inquiry into the future of media.
CBC defends their choice to run opinions, skirting the issue of online ads.
National Post reporter Ashley Csanady co-hosts.
Ashley's Twitter: @AshleyCsanady
Wed, 26 October 2016
q has relaunched with a "tighter focus," hosted by CBC insider Tom Power, after Shad was recently ousted.
Jesse responds to critics of his polemic in The Guardian, "Think Canada is a progressive paradise? That's mooseshit."
Lawyer and freelance journalist Dee Roderique co-hosts.
Dee's Twitter: @
Wed, 19 October 2016
Journalists from Ezra Levant's website The Rebel were denied accreditation for a United Nations climate conference. The UN says it's because they're an "advocacy media" outlet.
Guy Laurence, the CEO of one of Canada's biggest media outlets, gets the axe.
National Post reporter Tristin Hopper co-hosts.
Tristin's twitter: @TristinHopper
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_90_The_United_Nations_vs_Ezra_Levant.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35pm EST
Wed, 12 October 2016
Talk radio host Ian Power of CKNW feels unwelcomed by visible minorities. In a recent interview, he demanded Globe and Mail's Denise Balkissoon tell him why.
A CBC story about the Liberal government's record on revoking citizenship has been getting flack.
Manisha Krishnan, senior writer at VICE Canada, co-hosts.
Manisha's Twitter: @ManishaKrishnan