Sun, 15 January 2017
When reporters are more relevant as unwilling political props than as chroniclers of facts, what happens to the job of journalism? And does the US/Canada border protect us from this hall of mirrors? The New Republic's Jeet Heer on how to tell the truth in the age of Trump.
Jeet Heer's Twitter: @HeerJeet
Wed, 11 January 2017
Buzzfeed released a dossier of compromising information about Trump, so he called Buzzfeed a "failing pile of garbage," and CNN "fake news." John Furlong has been reinstated as a UBC keynote speaker. Jon Kay's mother is an MRA supporter, so naturally he failed to disclose this in a sympathetic piece about MRAs in The Walrus.
Manisha Krishnan's Twitter @ManishaKrishnan
Ken Bensinger, Miriam Elder, and Mark Schoofs' Buzzfeed piece, "These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia" (Jan 10th 2017)
Tom McCarthy and Matthew Weaver's Guardian live-blogging of Trump's press conference in response to the released dossier.
UBC's announcement about John Furlong, "UBC reinstates John Furlong as keynote speaker" (Jan 9th 2017)
Jon Kay's Walrus piece, "Don't Call it Men's Rights" (Jan 6th 2017)
Manisha Krishnan's VICE series, "The Real Story Behind the Rise of Creep Catchers, Canada’s Vigilante Pedophile Hunters" (Jan 5th 2017)
Craig Offman and Nathan Vanderklippe's Globe and Mail piece, "Cash-for-access organizers sought payments that exceeded federal contribution limits" (Dec 22nd 2016)
Barry Cooper's Calgary Herald piece, "Cooper: British Columbia shows us what happens when we go to pot" (Jan 4th 2017)
Camilla Turner's Telegraph piece, "Students demand Plato, Descartes and other white philosophers be dropped from curriculum" (Jan 9th 2017)
Sun, 8 January 2017
Misha Glouberman has been hosting Trampoline Hall, a barroom lecture series created by author Sheila Heti, for 15 years. He and Jesse are almost, but not quite, friends.
Misha's Twitter: @mishaglouberman
Trampoline Hall's Twitter: @trampolinehall
The Trampoline Hall website: http://www.trampolinehall.net/
Wed, 4 January 2017
Joseph Boyden is a celebrated, award-winning indigenous novelist - who might not actually be native. Indigenous media broke the story while mainstream media was on Christmas vacation.
Ryan's VICE piece, "What Colour Is Your Beadwork, Joseph Boyden?" (Dec 30th, 2016)
Jorge Barrera's APTN piece, "Author Joseph Boyden’s shape-shifting Indigenous identity" (Dec 23rd, 2016)
Robert Jago's Canadaland piece, "Things Joseph Boyden Has Claimed To Be But Is Not" (Dec 29th 2016)
Jon Kay's Walrus piece, "Why Is Joseph Boyden’s Indigenous Identity Being Questioned?" (Dec 28th, 2016)
Wab Kinew's Globe and Mail piece, "There is room in our circle for Joseph Boyden" (Jan 3rd, 2017)
Joseph Boyden's piece, "An Open Letter To UBC: Steven Galloway’s Right To Due Process" (Nov 14th, 2016)
Hayden King's Globe and Mail piece, "Joseph Boyden, where are you from?" (Dec 28th, 2016)
Nahka Bertrand and Nickita Longman's Ricochet piece, "How Joseph Boyden’s claims to Indigeneity affect us all" (Jan 1st, 2017)
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_101_-_Joseph_Boyden-Two_Worlds_Two_Debates.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:45pm EDT
Wed, 28 December 2016
While Jesse is on vacation, here’s a compilation of The Imposter’s best bits to date. Listen to pt. 1 here.
Tanya Tagaq is an Inuk throat singer. Her new album, Retribution, came out October 21st on Six Shooter Records. @Tagaq
Lauren Strapagiel is the social news editor for Buzzfeed News Canada. She’s written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, and the Edmonton Journal. @LaurenStrapa
Allan King’s 1967 documentary Warrendale is recognized as a groundbreaking documentary about a Toronto group home for “emotionally disturbed” kids. Andrew Moir looks into the lasting impact of the film on its subjects’ lives. You can watch the whole movie online.
Matt Johnson is an acclaimed filmmaker, actor, and enfant terrible behind the cult webseries-turned-Viceland show, nirvanna the band the show with co-conspirator @JayMcCarol. He has a real knack for sneaking around; his upcoming film Operation Avalanche was shot inside NASA without their permission, and most of his body of work deals with real people who aren’t acting. Operation Avalanche will be in theatres on September 16th.
Music on this episode:
"Sexe Machin / Sex Machine" by Jef Elise Barbara, a Montreal synth pop musician who first began performing as Jef and the Holograms. Jef recently released their 7″ on Montreal label, Fixture Records. Listen to Sexe Machin / Sex Machine.
"Paradise" by Daniel Caesar, a Toronto-based singer-songwriter. His EP Pilgrim’s Paradise was primarily recorded in family living room of producer Jordan Evans. Listen to Paradise by Daniel Caesar featuring BADBADNOTGOOD and Sean Leon.
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_100_-_The_Best_Of_The_Imposter_So_Far_pt2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT
Fri, 23 December 2016
Jesse is on break, here's what The Imposter has been up to:
Lido Pimienta is a singer, songwriter, and visual artist from Baranquilla, Colombia. Her highly-anticipated follow up album, La Papessa has been artfully remixed, and can be listened to here. @LidoPimienta
Geoff Siskind is a documentary filmmaker and Storage Wars Canada showrunner. @GeoffSiskind
Rap Master Maurice will revenge rap Jonathan Goldstein or any of your other enemies for $17. If you want a friendly rap, it’ll cost you more.
Esie Mensah is a dancer and choreographer who has worked with a range of recording artists including Janelle Monae, Nelly Furtado, Jully Black and Shawn Desman. She’s the director of The Black Stars; a coalition of afro-influenced dancers that mixes traditional with contemporary movement, and she teaches classes at City Dance Corps. Here’s Esie on Season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance. @EsieMensah
Music on this episode:
"La Capacidad (Kaleema Remix)" from Lido Pimienta's LA PAPESSA Remixes Volume 1. Listen to the album on Soundcloud.
“Mary Poppins’ Pockets” from New Fries’ album More. Find their music on Bandcamp.
The Imposter is hosted by Aliya Pabani and produced by Kevin Sexton. Follow us on Twitter: @IMPSTR/@Aliyabani. Our website is canadalandshow.com
Thu, 22 December 2016
Should politicians be allowed to talk about fundraising in the House of Commons?
CBC's The Current is providing helpful tips for women to succeed in the workplace, including how not to cry.
A generic white man has been robbing banks in downtown Toronto and the police aren't quite sure how to describe a criminal they can't racially profile.
Jen Gerson's Twitter: @JenGerson
Read producer Katie's response to The Current here: @KatieJensen
Sun, 18 December 2016
Do politicians and foreign dignitaries have better access to health care than everyone else? A look inside CANADALAND's ongoing investigation into Ontario's VIP health care system.
Robert Hiltz's story for Canadaland will go up Monday, December 19th (7am EST) and will become available here.
Dr. Nadia Alam's Tweets with Omar Yar Khan.
Robert Hiltz's Twitter: @robert_hiltz
Direct download: Ep.164_-_Theres_A_Hidden_VIP_Program_In_The_Health_Care_System.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:12pm EDT
Wed, 14 December 2016
Journalist Haley Jarmain received death threats at a Rebel rally, and Ezra Levant doesn't believe her.
Should we rethink political journalism in the post-truth era? Read Colin's argument here.
Article Magazine founder & Macleans writer Colin Horgan co-hosts.
Colin's Twitter: @CFHorgan
Sun, 11 December 2016
Suburbs frozen in the 1950s. Progressives in the middle of oil country. A city coming to grips with a diversifying population and the clashes that ensue. Jesse explores the eccentricities of Edmonton, past and present, with panelists Sheila Pratt (Edmonton Journal), Chris Chang-Yen Phillips (CJSR 88.5 FM, Edmonton's 4th historian laureate), and Tristin Hopper (National Post). Recorded live at Edmonton Lit Fest in the Metro Cinema on October 17th 2016.
Sheila Pratt's Twitter: @SheilaMPratt
Chris Chang-Yen Phillips's Twitter: @CJSR
Tristin Hopper's Twitter: @TristinHopper