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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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

Paul Jay runs the Real News Network from Baltimore, but he used to produce CounterSpin for CBC TV. He speaks with Jesse about riots and the media. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_22_-_Baltimore.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:09am EDT

The energy sector has flooded Canada's media with money, be it in ad dollars, speaking fees, charitable donations or "native content" partnerships. What this has bought, in effect, is a lack of critical mainstream discourse on oil and the environment. The National Observer has launched to counter this reality. Linda Solomon Wood is its founder, and she speaks to Jesse about her effort. 

Direct download: Ep.79_-_Our_oily_media.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:56pm EDT