Wed, 27 July 2016
How do we process the mass murders, terrorist attacks, police killing Black people, police being murdered, instability in the Middle East and Trump’s fascist rhetoric? Are we living through a major moment in history?
Quebec comedian Mike Ward is forced to pay for an illegal joke.
The Ottawa Citizen informs us that we need not worry about white privilege. Read that column here: http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/denley-is-canada-really-dominated-by-white-privilege
Freelancer Omar Mouallem co-hosts.
Omar’s Twitter: @omar_aok
Thu, 21 July 2016
SHORT CUTS is off today.
If you want something to listen to, check out our new arts & culture show, The Imposter: http://www.canadalandshow.com/imp
Sun, 17 July 2016
Baroness Von Sketch, CBC's new sketch show, is funny. What happened? Jesse asks Baroness writer, author, and standup comedian Monica Heisey about what went right and what may be changing in Canadian comedy.
Wed, 13 July 2016
News anchors around the country are dutifully explaining Pokemon Go to the Canadian public. Co-host Matt Braga gets frustrated at Access to Information requests. And a look at the state of investigative journalism in Canada.
Matt's Twitter: @MattBraga
Wed, 6 July 2016
The pundits been out in full force, opining over Black Lives Matter's sit-in that disrupted the Toronto Pride Parade.
With The Guardian's Canada Week, bromantic 3 Amigos coverage and viral videos about the Liberals, is the press being critical enough of our government?
Freelance journalist Septembre Anderson co-hosts.
Wed, 29 June 2016
Meet Aliya Pabani, the (new) host of The Imposter. Then, Jen Gerson Co-Hosts.
Topics: Brexit, Jesse attends a semi-secret news-boss meeting, and Amanda Todd
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_77_-_A_Powerful_Person_Called_Me_a_Boobie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10pm EST
Wed, 22 June 2016
The National Post’s Ashley Csanady co-hosts.
With serial TV host George Stroumboulopoulos leaving Hockey Night in Canada, Jesse and Ashley discuss Canadian media’s obsession with keeping established stars on air. After the cancellation of her show DNTO, Sook-Yin Lee will be hosting a CBC summer series. And Evan Solomon is moving back to TV after being fired from CBC's Power and Politics around this time last year.
Plus, how objective should--and can--the CBC be?
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_76_National_Crisis_Strombo_Needs_Job.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm EST
Wed, 15 June 2016
Response to the mass shooting in Orlando, John Ivison's terrible column and a split at the National Magazine Awards.
Erica Lenti, deputy editor of Torontoist, co-hosts.
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_75_I_Need_to_Talk_Shit_About_John_Ivison.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31pm EST
Wed, 8 June 2016
Hodan Nalayeh, founder of IntegrationTV, co-hosts.
A reporter at the Toronto Star has died by suicide, which caused the paper's union to call for an official, third-party investigation. Jesse and Hodan discuss how the Star and other media handled Raveena Aulakh's death.
VICE’s documentary This Is Dixon investigates whether gangs are a myth in a Toronto community. But Hodan and other members of the Somali community say they’re just perpetuating stereotypes.
The Chinese Foreign Minister berated a Canadian reporter for asking about human rights in China.
Wed, 1 June 2016
The Toronto Star joins in the long media tradition of terrifying parents.
Reporters keep getting this one thing wrong in weed coverage.
The Conservatives kick back for the press to see, while a big question arises from the Liberal convention.
Chris Selley, columnist for the National Post, co-hosts.