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Freelance writer John Semley and food podcaster Jessica Walker discuss Mohamed Fahmy's long-awaited release from Egyptian prison, Chief of Defense Staff General Jon Vance's recent announcement of strategic DND leaks to journalists, and the Polaris Prize Gala.

Twitter: @johnsemley3000

Twitter: @foodstuffslife

Further reading:

Mohamed Fahmy's release:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/mohamed-fahmy-pardoned-egypt-1.3239822

Weaponization of Public Affairs:

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/chief-of-the-defence-staff-gen-jon-vance-and-the-weaponization-of-public-affairs

Viet Cong

CANADALAND piece by Johnnie Regalado on the Polaris jury - http://canadalandshow.com/article/i-was-polaris-juror-and-it-sucked
http://exclaim.ca/Music/article/8203not_yours_to_play_with_why_viet_congs_name_offends-hooded_fangs_april_aliermo_on_community_racism_appropriation_of_neighbours_culture
http://www.chartattack.com/features/2015/09/17/will-viet-cong-change-their-name-at-the-polaris-prize/
http://exclaim.ca/music/article/viet_congs_old_band_name_continues_to_stir_controversy_at_polaris_gala
http://www.chartattack.com/features/2015/09/22/viet-cong-polaris-prize-2015/
http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/chatter/dear-viet-cong
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/david-psutka/viet-cong-dumb-art_b_8177698.html

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_39_-_Fahmy_Weaponization_of_Public_Affairs_Polaris.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:13am EDT

Prize-winning author, Twitter enthusiast, and censored columnist Margaret Atwood schools Jesse on technology, dictators, and CanLit. 

7:06 - Margaret Atwood's censored National Post column - http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/hair-is-in-the-election-season-air-but-is-it-crucial-to-your-vote

18:44 - Fighting for libraries - http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2011/07/26/doug_ford_blasts_margaret_atwood_over_libraries_says_i_dont_even_know_her.html

18:48 - Speaking out against the muzzling of scientists - http://www.cbc.ca/books/2013/05/margaret-atwood-speaks-out-for-scientists.html

24:27 - Atwood's Globe piece, "Can Canadian Oil Green Clean Itself?" - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/can-canadian-oil-green-clean-itself/article26230640/

40:24 - The robot pen - www.syngrafii.com

49:01 - Jeremy Bentham- http://www.friesian.com/bentham.htm

Direct download: Ep.100_-_Margaret_Atwood.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

Two guest co-hosts tackle a dozen topics. Freelancer Paul Watson and Buzzfeed Canada's Paul McLeod discuss Star Touch, the budget surplus, the refugee crisis, Cons buying Facebook Likes, and Paul Watson's much-anticipated Erebus piece.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_38_-_Paul_Watson_Election_Hot_Mess.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:31pm EDT

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Direct download: Ep.99_-_Christie_Blatchford.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT

This week on Conservative Follies (with special guest Adrienne Batra of The Sun): An incumbent MP crashes out of the bushes to make a citizen's arrest, a candidate urinates in someone else's mug, and yet another candidate realizes that crank calling Pfizer is hard to come back from. Elsewhere, Peter Mansbridge wears an unseasonably warm polar fleece while interviewing three men about stuff we've heard before. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_37_-_Candidates_Gone_Wild_Mansbridge_Sits_In_A_Field_.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:44pm EDT

Time to check in with CANADALAND's supporters. How are we doing? What are we getting right & wrong?

Patrons, put your input here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/3314346

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Direct download: Ep.98_-_Performance_Review.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:42pm EDT

The media treated Maher Arar like shit. So why hasn't anyone apologized? Ottawa crank and iPolitics writer Andrew Mitrovica discusses this, plus John Baird's empty promises of Mohamed Fahmy's imminent release, and The Globe and Mail's groundbreaking upside down Mercedes Benz advertorials.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_36_-_Maher_Arar_Mohamed_Fahmy_Flipped_Advertorials.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:59am EDT

Hart Pomerantz was Lorne Michaels's original partner, back when Michaels was still known as Lorne Lipowitz. Their top-rated CBC variety show, The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour, was a precursor for Saturday Night Live before it was pulled from the airwaves after two short seasons.

Direct download: Ep.97_-_Hart_Pomerantz.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:21pm EDT

Author and journalist Mark Bourrie makes a triumphant return to make heads or tails of the public's Duffy trial apathy, alarmist Black Monday coverage, and Stephen Harper's traveling roadshow. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_35_-_Duffy_Fatigue_Black_Monday.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:33am EDT

The Ashley Madison hack was shitty and evil. But is reporting on it shitty and evil? Fortune Magazine's Mathew Ingram discusses where to draw the line.

Direct download: Ep.96_-_The_Ashley_Madison_Affair.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT