Year-end thoughts on how things are going so far, episodes to come, plus one that couldn't be made. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:03pm EST

TV news is reductive, repetitive and usually ridiculous. Was it always like this? Broadcast news veteran Howard Bernstein remembers something better. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:22pm EST

Graham Wagner wrote for The Office and Portlandia and studied philosophy because of Monty Python. In between, he spent ten years jobbing around Toronto's comedy scene, writing for a grab bag of Canadian TV shows and enduring development deals. His girlfriend made him talk to Jesse. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:26am EST

Kathryn Borel Jr. is a whole other sort of animal. More descriptively, she's an expat Canadian screenwriter living in L.A. She used to be a radio producer at the CBC, then she wrote the memoir Corked.  She's one of Jesse's dearest friends, and he bought her and her boyfriend Graham some wine. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:45pm EST

Professor Dwayne Winseck delivers a blistering indictment of Bell, Rogers, and Telus; it's an attack that may have gotten him briefly kicked off Twitter. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:52pm EST

Geoff Siskind is the showrunner of Storage Wars Canada and an accomplished documentary producer. He's also Jesse's old radio producer. A frank discussion about what's real, in life and in work. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:32pm EST

Apple has banned Sex Criminals, a comic book drawn by Chip Zdarsky (aka Steve Murray aka Todd Diamond) from iTunes. Yet Apple sells the same comic. Steve on Apple's hypocrisy, his multiple personas, and what it's like to be the National Post's in-house deranged pervert. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Tucows CEO Elliot Noss on how Rogers, Telus and Bell are holding Canada back. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:36pm EST

Ford, Duffy, Harper- and no mockery? Playwright & actor Michael Healey on why Canada's powerful never get what they deserve. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:41pm EST

Actor/writer Matt Watts (The Newsroom, Michael Tuesdays and Thursdays) on "incest" and "hush money" at the CBC, among other problems plaguing our TV industry. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:56pm EST

Howard Bernstein helped create Ryerson's journalism internship program. Now he thinks it should be abolished. 
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Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:07pm EST

Ariel Garten is the CEO of Toronto-based startup Interaxon, makers of the thought-controlled computing headband, Muse. She also used to date Jesse. Ariel comes by the CANADALAND studio to show Jesse his brain and talk about computers that know when you are sad. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 2:59pm EST

The CBC's Michael Enright joins Jesse for good whiskey and frank conversation about the media, the country, the CBC, and what Jesse should really be doing with his life. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:13am EST