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The Walrus is in meltdown: stories of office bullying, exploitation and workplace chaos are leaking from "Canada's best magazine". Three of the people at the centre of the controversy speak.
Direct download: Ep.106_-_Abuse_and_Ethics_at_The_Walrus.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:01pm EST

Journalist Carly Lewis on rape lists, the Globe & Mail's decision to withhold the publication of a Liberal government scandal on election day, The Star's botched response to a botched car sex story, and the truth about Sammy Yatim.

Carly Lewis's Twitter: @Carly Lewis

 

Direct download: Short_Cuts_44_-_Shit_List_Public_Editors_Sammy_Yatim.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:31am EST

Kady O'Malley might be the 1st Canadian journalist who gets paid, primarily, to report the news via Twitter. Ottawa Citizen calls her Canada’s first mobile-focused political journalist. Jesse and Kady discuss social media journalism and the relationship between journalists and politicians.

 

Direct download: Ep.105_-_Kady_OMalley.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:35pm EST

In this dissection of election media coverage, Macleans's Laura Payton peers in while Jesse holds the knife.

 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_43_-_Which_News_Org_Won_the_Election.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:14am EST

Steve Paikin just might be the best TV host in the country. But who needs TV hosts anymore?

Direct download: Ep.104_-_Steve_Paikin.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:04pm EST

Mark Bourrie talks dirty campaign moves, Jeffrey Simpson's 10,000 word Globe and Mail piece, and the credibility of polls.

Dirty election tricks:

  • NDP allege that Liberals are claiming NDP candidate Nycole Turmel is terminally ill
  • Conservatives are printing ads in  press claiming that Liberals love needles & brothels (they're also saying it at debates)
  • NDP are fudging the number of seats they need to win

 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_42_-_End_Game_Dirty_Tricks.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:32am EST

University of Ottawa's Michael Geist breaks down the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), a proposed trade agreement that Stephen Harper has been toiling over in secret for the last five years - an agreement that will have huge impacts on Canada's internet freedom and copyright issues. 

Michael Geist's Twitter: @mgeist

Full text of the TPP leak

Direct download: Ep.103_-_TPP_Spying_Blocking_and_the_Internet.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:51am EST

It's been a gross week in Canadian politics. CANADALAND editor Jane Lytvynenko discusses citizenship revocation, the "barbaric cultural practices" hotline, the ongoing Niqab controversy (the everlasting gobstopper of #exln42), and whether the media has the power to shape the election. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_41_-_Ugliest_Election.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:09am EST

Laura Robinson has lost her libel suit against John Furlong. The ruling, which could limit the media's willingness to report on abuse allegations, is based on erroneous information. Lawyer William McDowell discusses the possible impact. 

Direct download: Ep.102_-_John_Furlongs_Privilege.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:58am EST

Robert Jago of Some Random Political Blog and Simren Sandhu of The True North Times tackle the Munk Debate and Jon Kay's profile of Justin Trudeau. 

8:15 - The Munk Debate video feed

15:05 - Hubert Lacroix's response to Harper's assertation that the CBC's problems are a result of its low ratings rather than budget cuts.

16:44 - Jon Kay's Walrus piece, "The Justin Trudeau I Can't Forget"

19:40 - Ezra Levant's take on Kay's piece & Kay's response.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_40_-_Munk_Debates_Trudeaus_Hard_Knock_Life.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:46am EST

In this candid conversation from Egypt, Fahmy discusses the Canadian government’s mishandling of his case in more detail than he has previously offered.

Direct download: BONUS_CONTENT_-_Mohamed_Fahmy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:31pm EST

How will we know how bad things have gotten when most of the records have been erased? Anne Kingston discusses how Canada has thrown its data in the dumpster and become an international cautionary tale.

Direct download: Ep.101_-_Anne_Kingston.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:39pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Support CANADALAND here: http://patreon.com/CANADALAND

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

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 EST

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

Email input to jesse@CANADALANDSHOW.com

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

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Jesse speaks with The National Post's Adrian Humphreys on working with Anonymous. Then, Jesse interviews Anonymous about their recent leaks on CSIS foreign stations, James McIntyre, and more.

Direct download: Ep.95_-_Interview_with_Anonymous.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 2:26am EST

Vice's Hilary Beaumont on Nigel Wright's Duffy trial testimonial and the media's coverage of Chris Hyndman's passing.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_34_-_Election_Distractions_Chris_Hyndman.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:01am EST

Veteran comedian Scott Thompson on why nothing happened after The Kids In The Hall, the biggest problems with the Canadian film & TV industry, and why gay men still have to be defanged to be accepted.

Direct download: Ep.94_-_Scott_Thompson.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:40pm EST

Anthropologist and author Gabriella Coleman on Operation Anon Down and what it's like studying Anonymous from the inside.

Direct download: Ep.93_-_Operation_Anonymous_Down.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:38pm EST

InfoNews Kelowna's managing editor Marshall Jones on Stephen Harper's pointless photo op and Ezra Levant's feud with Catherine Porter.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_33_-_Man_in_blue_suit_Ezra_wants_attention.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54pm EST

Veteran journalist Vivian Smith on institutional sexism, metaphorical pink and blue aisles, why some women choose to leave the profession, and how to fix it.

Direct download: Ep.92_-_Women_and_Newspapers.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:16am EST

Paul Watson discusses his resignation from the Toronto Star, his upcoming article that the Star refused to publish, and his career spent reporting from hot zones. 

Direct download: Ep.91_-_Paul_Watson.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Macleans Magazine's Paul Wells on #CPCJesus and recent federal attack ads.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_32_-_CPCJESUS_ATTACK_ADS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21am EST

VICE's parliamentary reporter Justin Ling is mad as hell at the PMO, and he's not gonna take it anymore.

Direct download: Ep.90_-_Stephen_Harper_Will_Participate_in_a_Photo_Opportunity.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:54pm EST

Scaachi Koul lambasts Jesse for errors made in reporting on sexism at The Globe and Mail. 

Direct download: Ep.31_-_So_about_that_Women_Editors_thing..mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36am EST

Crime writer James Dubro discusses the symbiotic relationship between criminals and the press, and the four decades he's spent covering the mob in Canada. 

Direct download: Ep.89_-_James_Dubro_True_Crime_Writer.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:08pm EST

The Guardian's John Barber on Cape Breton's Mother Canada statue, the RCMP Musical Ride, and Kory Teneycke's accidental proclaimation.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_30_-_Vulgar_Canada_Were_Better_Than_News.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Journalist and founder of the Halifax Examiner Tim Bousquet talks about corruption, investigative journalism, and conflicts of interest in Halifax media.

Direct download: Ep.88_-_Dirty_Halifax.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:09pm EST

Freelance writer John Semley on the Toronto Star's Charleston headline and Laura Robinson's ongoing defamation suit against John Furlong.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_29_-_Terrorism_Is_Over_The_Crazy_Bitch_Defense.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm EST

Musician Paul Lawton discusses FACTOR, the Canadian music industry, and why the current system is broken.

Direct download: Ep.87_-_CANADIAN_MUSIC_is_horribly_broken_WEEK.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 4:18am EST

Freelance writer Denise Balkissoon on Laura Robinson's defamation suit against John Furlong and the CBC's flip-flopping headline following Glenn Greenwald's takedown of a Sunday Times report. 

 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_28_-_Robinson_Sues_Furlong_CBC_Alters_Headline.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31am EST

South China Morning Post's Vancouver correspondent Ian Young speaks with Jesse about wealth migration, racism, and immigration schemes. 

Direct download: Ep.86_-_Hongcouver.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:08pm EST

VICE reporter Hilary Beaumont on the Evan Solomon flame-out and the RCMP's secret, sealed court document that may contain allegations of RCMP wrongdoing and personal information about Stephen Harper's family. 

 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_27_-_Evan_Solomon_RCMP_Secret_Document.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13am EST

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

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 EST

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 EST

Comedian/economist/"candidate" Scott Vrooman on the federal budget and CBC TV's "get 'er done" programming strategy. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_21_-_Senate_ElectionsBudget_BoredomRadioOnTheTV_.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:20pm EST

Journalist Mark Bourrie has vowed to sue CANADALAND for an article about his dealings with Senator Mike Duffy. Instead, Mark and Jesse talk it out. 

Direct download: Ep.78_-_Duffy_Fallout.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:43pm EST

Jen Gerson of the National Post on the improbable defeat of the Conservatives in Alberta and the strategy behind anti sex-ed protests in Ontario.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_20_-_Alberta_UpsetSex-Ed_Optics.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:35pm EST

Veteran investigative reporter Bruce Livesey was fired by Global News after they spiked his report on the billionaire Koch Brothers and their influence in Canada. 


Desmond Cole and Andray Domise, the hosts of CANADALAND's upcoming weekly Politics podcast, talk about the Montreal student strike and VICE's daily newscast

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_19_-_New_HostsMontreal_ProtestsDaily_VICE.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 6:08pm EST

CANADALAND has obtained two eyewitness accounts, never heard by the public before, of the death of Darcy Allan Sheppard. They are followed by an interview with Sheppard's father, Allan Sheppard.

Direct download: Ep.76_-_22Michael_Bryant_killed_my_son22.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:26pm EST

Paul Wells on Canada's "expanded" mission against ISIS, the coming trial of Mike Duffy, and the media's shameful treatment of journalist Laura Robinson and her dozens of First Nations sources.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_18_SyriaDuffyFurlong.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:51pm EST

Adrienne Batra and Alex Pierson were SUN News TV hosts until the network suddenly went dark last month. Now, they join Jesse to come clean about what it was like to work at the most hated TV station in Canada. 

Direct download: Ep.75_-_What_it_was_like_at_SUN_News_TV.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:10pm EST

A Bell executive gets caught meddling with the news and the debate on Bill C-51 gets distracted by boobs. Conservative cartoonist J.J. McCullough co-hosts. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_17_News_by_BellTopless_Discourse.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:11am EST

The new host of CBC's Q talks about what he'll change post-Ghomeshi, and what he won't.  

Direct download: Ep.74_-_Shad.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:36pm EST

Novelist and Orphan Black writer Lynn Coady on the new CanCon rules and on the Conservative's barrage of extreme, divisive, distracting sound bites.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_16_CRTC_vs_TVis_C-51_a_Feint.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:56pm EST

The government funds video games with millions in public money. Albert Lai is CEO of Big Viking Games, a company whose payroll is subsidized by as much as 50% by the provincial and federal government. He talks to Jesse about whether this is how we build a tech industry or just the next CanCon scheme.

Direct download: Ep.73_-_Video_Game_Welfare.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:08pm EST

Colby Cosh talks about the Zehaf Bibeau video, Trudeau's "vision" statement and CBC's coverage of CBC's report on CBC's scandal.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_15_Terrorists_SelfieTrudeaus_SpeechLangs_Whitewash.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:16pm EST

And why is it so white? Editor Jon Kay answers. 

Direct download: Ep.72_-_Why_is_The_Walrus_so_boring.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:32pm EST

Scaachi Koul returns to discuss the panic over a hole in the ground in the woods, the trouble with opinion polls on policy issues, and the possibly phony debate around teaching kids what their junk is called. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_14_Mystery_TunnelOpinion_PollsSex_Ed.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:16pm EST

The Irving Family of New Brunswick own more land than anyone in the world except for royalty and the Pope. How do they use their media monopoly to further their interests? What happens to those who try to compete with them? Author Jacques Poitras, media activist Tracy Glynn, web videographer Charles Theriault and Green Party MLA David Coon discuss the Irvings, recorded live at St.Thomas University. 

Direct download: Ep._71_-_The_Last_Newspaper_Barons_Live_from_New_Brunswick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm EST

Andray Domise on the Halifax murder plot, Zunera Ishaq's badassery and why Harper can't find a better enemy than Radio Canada lefties. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_13_White_TerroristsLegal_NiqabDesperate_Harper.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:04pm EST

The Toronto Star's HPV fail reveals a wider problem: the journalists who inform us about science are increasingly scientifically illiterate. Vox.com Health reporter Julia Belluz talks about why bad science journalism is perhaps the most dangerous kind of bad journalism. 

Direct download: Ep.70_-_Journalism_vs_Science.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:45pm EST

Joe Clark returns to defend Heather Mallick, decry Terence Corcoran and shatter Ottawa's glass closet


Before he quit his job, Foreign Minister John Baird said Journalist Mohamed Fahmy's release was "imminent". Now Fahmy is set to be retried in Egypt after over a year in prison. John Baird engineered the release of Dr.Tarek Loubani after 50 days detained in the same jail. Bethany Horne asks Loubani about it, and asks the Fahmy family what comes next. 

Direct download: Ep.69_-_Canada_is_failing_Mohamed_Fahmy.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:21pm EST

Why is the media so incurious about John Baird's sudden resignation? Why is Baird being so vigorously lionized? Torontoist staff writer Desmond Cole talks with Jesse about this, and about what we're not allowed to discuss as we submit to new anti-terror laws. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_11_John_Bairdanti-terror.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:27pm EST

Snowden documents reveal that CSE has been surveilling global filesharing: Canada included. Christopher Parsons analyzed the leaks for the CBC, and he joins Jesse to explain what "Project LEVITATION" means. 

Direct download: Ep.68_-_Your_government_is_spying_on_your_downloads.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:55pm EST

Scaachi Koul of Hazlitt talks about tolerated abusers and intolerable headlines. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_10_Dean_BlundellWinnipegs_Racist.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:33pm EST

As few as 5000 people watch Ezra Levant's SUN News TV show, yet Levant himself is a major presence in the Canadian media. Why is that? Jesse asks Ezra to explain his own prominence. 

 

Direct download: Ep.67_-_Ezra_Levant.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:20pm EST

Simon Houpt, Senior Media Writer for The Globe and Mail, accepts Jesse's challenge to defend his profile of Jesse on CANADALAND. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_9_two_annoying_jerks.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 2:35am EST

News Canada (NC) looks like a wire service, but distributes stories produced by the federal government. Tom Korski revealed the relationship on Blacklock's Reporter, the independent news site he edits. 

Direct download: Ep.66_-_the_governments_secret_newswire.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:18pm EST

Sean Craig explains why his Amanda Lang expose is actually about how good CBC's journalism is, and Jeet Heer describes an unspeakable cartoon of Jesse's dad. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_8_Amanda_LangCharlieHebdo.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:12am EST

A CANADALAND live taping from The Hamilton Public Library on the state of news coverage in medium to small markets. Panelists include crowdfunded local journalist Joey Coleman, media researcher Sonya MacDonald and CHCH's Donna Skelly. 

Direct download: Ep.65_-_Live_from_Hamilton_its_the_collapse_of_local_news.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:14am EST

Jen Gerson of the National Post joins to talk about chickenshit editors and why Keystone XL is just like Kim Kardashian

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_7_CharlieHebdoGhomeshiKeystone.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:15pm EST

Andrew Coyne joins Jesse for a wide-ranging conversation before he begins his new job as editor of the National Post's Opinion and Editorial pages. 

Direct download: Ep.64_-_Andrew_Coyne.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:52pm EST

CANADALAND is gearing up for a big year. Time to check in with those who listen to it and who pay for it: what should I be covering? How should I handle ads? Who should host the upcoming politics show? More questions, some answers, and an apology. 

Direct download: Ep.63_-_performance_review.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

The President of Ecuador spent a state TV broadcast decrying a 26 year-old Canadian journalist. His operatives then bullied her out of the country. Now, Bethany Horne tells her story. 

Direct download: Ep.62_-_President_vs._freelancer.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:29pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_5_Joni_MitchellCraveTVBen_Levin.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:25am EST

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 EST

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.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_4_GhomeshiRehtaehFerguson.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:56pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

How on Earth did The Kids in the Hall even happen?

Direct download: Ep.57_-_Mark_McKinney.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:12pm EST

Emma Rose Teitel of Macleans Magazine talks about the myth of superior Canadian breaking news coverage and the different rules the media has for crazy men and crazy women. Also, a folk song for cranky columnist Barbara Kay. 

Direct download: SHORTCUTS_1.Parliament_shootingAmanda_BynesBarbara_Kay.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 5:58am EST

Roberto Veri used to work for CBC's Q with Jian Ghomeshi. He witnessed harrassment that he never reported, until now. Also: the extraordinary circumstances that led to Ghomeshi's downfall. 

Direct download: Ep.56_-_we_all_knew_about_Jian.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:17pm EST

An on-stage interview with Pultizer-prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald on his troubled relationship with the Canadian media and what he knows but has yet to report on CSEC spying.

 

 

Direct download: Ep.55_-_Glenn_Greenwald_knows_things_about_Canada.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:26pm EST

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/10/26/cbc_fires_jian_ghomeshi_over_sex_allegations.html

Direct download: Ep.54_-_All_I_can_say_for_now_about_Jian.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 2:27am EST

Norman Spector is Canada's former ambassador to Israel. He was also the publisher of the Jerusalem Post. Conversations about Israel-Palestine are invariably bummers, but for Norman, Jesse makes an exception.

 

Direct download: Ep.53_-_Why_I_hate_talking_about_Israel.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:16pm EST