CANADALAND

Cartoonist Kate Beaton is an exemplary weirdo. Her webcomic about Canadian historical figures and literary ephemera has gained a global following of one million monthly readers. She has published an acclaimed book and her work appeared in The New Yorker, but she still is largely a self-published online creator. Jesse tries to learn her secrets.

Direct download: Ep.52_-_Hark_Kate_Beaton_repeat.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:42am EDT

Jan Wong returns to talk about Canada's war criminals, the CBC on the take, and the Globe and Mail fishing for awards

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_6_TorturePayolaOscar_Clip_Journalism.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:43pm EDT

45 First Nations people allege experiencing or witnessing abuse by former missionary school teacher John Furlong, who was President of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Journalist Laura Robinson broke the story.

Direct download: Ep.61_-_Laura_Robinson.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:02pm EDT

Emma Teitel returns as Dave Bidini mansplains class to Joni Mitchell, Bell's news orgs "report" on Bell's new product, and SUN news illustrates the Liberal-lesbian-pedophile meetup that wasn't. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:25am EDT

Steven Kerzner may be the most famous TV performer you've never heard of. His hand has insulted some of the biggest pop stars in the world. Crouched just out of frame, he had a worm's eye view of the heyday of CityTV and Muchmusic, and he tells Jesse all. 

Direct download: Ep.60_-_The_secret_diary_of_Ed_the_Sock.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:02pm EDT

Denise Balkissoon joins to talk about how insecure employment impacts journalism, why we need to say her name, and why there's no "Canadian angle" on Ferguson.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:56pm EDT

The Irvings are secretive billionaires who have a monopoly on New Brunswick's news media. Journalist Jacques Poitras, authour of Irving vs Irving, describes how the family subtly suppresses criticism and destroys competitors. 

Direct download: Ep.59_-_the_family_that_owns_New_Brunswick.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:04pm EDT

Playwright Michael Healey on Harper's theatrical handshake diss and the problem with the Gillers

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 4:27am EDT

Joe Clark has been aggressively challenging and sometimes attacking my work for years. He runs a blog dedicated to criticizing CANADALAND. This is our first conversation. 

Direct download: Ep.58_-_an_Interview_with_my_Harshest_Critic.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT

John Semley, contributor to the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star talks with Jesse about the media pageantry around Remembrance Day, reporting on viral videos, Ezra Levant's supposed boner and Don Cherry's shrinking box. 

 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 5:45am EDT