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Last week a Conservative strategist fooled the media into thinking there was a popular, grassroots movement to boycott Tim Hortons on behalf of the oil industry. There was not. BuzzFeed Canada's politics editor Paul McLeod revealed the scheme, and talks to Jesse about how reporters get played by people in politics all the time. 

Direct download: Ep.85_-_The_Tim_Hortons_22boycott22_fiasco.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:49pm EST

Freelance journalist Adrian MacNair on the horny press, the RCMP's release of 18 missing seconds of the Michael Zehaf-Bibeau video, and the whitewashing of CBC's Omar Khadr documentary.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_26_-_Horny_Press_Zehaf_Bibeau_Video_Khadr_Doc.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:15pm EST

Josh Dolgin is one of Canada's most idiosyncratic talents. He is a rapper, a producer, an accordian player, a magician, a cartoonist, a puppeteer, and a cook book author. He is also Jesse's former creative partner, and this conversation should probably have taken place in private, if at all. 

Direct download: Ep.84_-_my_Socalled_friend.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:16pm EST

Jesse on White Pine Pictures's cancelled documentary about Kathleen Wynne, and La Presse journalist Isabelle Hachey on foreign correspondent François Bugingo.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_25_-_Wynne_Documentary_Bugingo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23pm EST

Jay Baruchel on the Canadian film & TV racket and how to smash it. Taped before a live audience at the Bloor HotDocs Theatre in Toronto.

Direct download: Ep.83_-_Jay__Jesse_Solve_Canada.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:29am EST

Evidence For Democracy's Executive Director Dr. Katie Gibbs on the muzzling of federal government scientists and Stephen Harper's withdrawal from the consortium's federal leaders debate.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_24_-_Muzzled_Scientists_Harper_Pulls_Out.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:26pm EST

Aboriginal people make up over 4% of Canada's population, but less than .5% of Canadian news stories have anything to do with them. What little we do hear from the media about indigenous people is often negative. APTN is the first, and perhaps the only aboriginal TV network in the world. Jesse visits their Winnipeg HQ and speaks to Karyn Pugliese, APTN's Director of News and Current Affairs.

Direct download: Ep.82_-_Aboriginal_Peoples_Television_Network.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:10pm EST

Leah McLaren was telling the world about her private life before we all started doing it. She talks to Jesse about haters, journalism and acts of provocation.

Direct download: EP.81_-_Leah_McLaren.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:37am EST

The National Post's Jen Gerson on the victory of the NDP, the victory of Bill C-51, and the failure (says she!) of Jesse's logic. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_23_-_AlbertaC-51The_Brown_Fallacy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:17pm EST

It's possible that Chantal Hébert's journalism once held Canada together. She joins Jesse for a discussion about what's appropriate in political news coverage, and what (if anything) needs to change. 

Direct download: Ep.80_-_Chantal_Hbert.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:30pm EST