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A Bell executive gets caught meddling with the news and the debate on Bill C-51 gets distracted by boobs. Conservative cartoonist J.J. McCullough co-hosts. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:11am EDT

The new host of CBC's Q talks about what he'll change post-Ghomeshi, and what he won't.  

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:36pm EDT

Novelist and Orphan Black writer Lynn Coady on the new CanCon rules and on the Conservative's barrage of extreme, divisive, distracting sound bites.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

The government funds video games with millions in public money. Albert Lai is CEO of Big Viking Games, a company whose payroll is subsidized by as much as 50% by the provincial and federal government. He talks to Jesse about whether this is how we build a tech industry or just the next CanCon scheme.

Direct download: Ep.73_-_Video_Game_Welfare.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:08pm EDT

Colby Cosh talks about the Zehaf Bibeau video, Trudeau's "vision" statement and CBC's coverage of CBC's report on CBC's scandal.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:16pm EDT

And why is it so white? Editor Jon Kay answers. 

Direct download: Ep.72_-_Why_is_The_Walrus_so_boring.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:32pm EDT

Scaachi Koul returns to discuss the panic over a hole in the ground in the woods, the trouble with opinion polls on policy issues, and the possibly phony debate around teaching kids what their junk is called. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:16pm EDT

The Irving Family of New Brunswick own more land than anyone in the world except for royalty and the Pope. How do they use their media monopoly to further their interests? What happens to those who try to compete with them? Author Jacques Poitras, media activist Tracy Glynn, web videographer Charles Theriault and Green Party MLA David Coon discuss the Irvings, recorded live at St.Thomas University. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT

Andray Domise on the Halifax murder plot, Zunera Ishaq's badassery and why Harper can't find a better enemy than Radio Canada lefties. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:04pm EDT

The Toronto Star's HPV fail reveals a wider problem: the journalists who inform us about science are increasingly scientifically illiterate. Vox.com Health reporter Julia Belluz talks about why bad science journalism is perhaps the most dangerous kind of bad journalism. 

Direct download: Ep.70_-_Journalism_vs_Science.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:45pm EDT