Sun, 29 December 2019
The Sahotas are Vancouver’s most notorious slumlords. For decades they’ve let their buildings rot, leaving their tenants to live in filth and desolation. But the Sahotas are not like any other dynasty you’ve ever heard of. Their story is far stranger, and far darker, than anything you can imagine.
Featured in this episode: Jen St. Denis, Christopher Cheung (The Tyee), Sam Dharmapala
To learn more:
“For low-income residents in Vancouver, a different kind of real estate crisis” by Wendy Stueck and Mike Hager in The Globe and Mail
“’Out-of-control’ SROs: Everyone wants to help, but no one seems to have the tools” by Denise Ryan in The Vancouver Sun
“Room 821” by Crackdown
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“I Am A Man Who Will Fight For You Honor” by Chris Zabriskie, adapted.
“Unanswered Questions” by Kevin Macleod, adapted.
This episode originally aired on November 27, 2019.
Wed, 25 December 2019
This episode originally aired on December 23, 2018.
We reached out to Canadian journalists to get their stories about spending the holidays at work. Newsrooms have fewer staff this time of year, but that doesn't mean that the news stops. Check out these stories of big news breaking while everyone else is on vacation.
Direct download: CANADALAND_258_Christmas_In_The_Newsroom_rebroadcast.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:50pm EST
Sun, 22 December 2019
Earlier this month, Toronto’s alt-weekly NOW Magazine was sold to Media Central. Former co-owner and founder of NOW, Michael Hollett, joins to talk about the rise and fall of Canada’s alt-weekly magazines, running ads from sex workers, and his feud with the Toronto Star.
Wed, 18 December 2019
Everyone knows that Andrew Scheer resigned because of his tuition scandal; what this podcast presupposes is: maybe he didn’t? And the manufactured outrage surrounding Jody Wilson-Raybould’s office.
Hadiya Roderique co-hosts.
Direct download: Short_Cuts_243_The_Media_Hit_Jobs_on_Andrew_Scheer_and_Jody_Wilson-Raybould.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:00pm EST
Sun, 15 December 2019
Last week, Canadaland’s new team published a story about how The Globe and Mail’s management repeatedly campaigned the Prime Minister’s office for research-and-development funding and tax law changes that could benefit the paper’s owners. Paul Adams, associate professor at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and former senior political correspondent for the Globe, joins to help unpack the story.
Direct download: CANADALAND_306_The_Globe_And_Mails_Hidden_Campaign_For_Government_Favours.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:55pm EST
Wed, 11 December 2019
A look inside Jordan Peterson’s new social media platform, which bans photos, memes, and emojis in the name of anti-censorship! Also, The Toronto Star turns to public shaming. Freelancer John Semley co-hosts.
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_242_Inside_Jordan_Petersons_Antisocial_Network.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:55pm EST
Mon, 9 December 2019
Canada’s media organizations are reluctant to release their diversity stats. But Asmaa Malik and Sonya Fatah from Ryerson’s School of Journalism found a way to compile 21 years' worth of diversity statistics by looking at Canada’s columnists. They join to discuss their research.
CORRECTION: The show notes originally misspelled Asmaa Malik's last name. We regret the error.
Direct download: CANADALAND_305_Researchers_Just_Proved_The_Media_Is_Too_White.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:02am EST
Thu, 5 December 2019
Leaked audio from a NATO summit reveals Trudeau’s totally reasonable reaction to Trump. Did an Edmonton school board try to shut down a radio interview advocating for a student? The Globe and Mail’s China coverage is... inconsistent.
Bashir Mohamed co-hosts.
Direct download: Short_Cuts_241_History_Will_Judge_Us_For_Our_China_Takes.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:10am EST
Sun, 1 December 2019
This episode originally aired on October 12, 2014.
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 has appeared in The New Yorker, but she still is largely a self-published online creator. Jesse tries to learn her secrets.