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The more we learn about the shooting in Nova Scotia, the worse it becomes. And did the star-studded Stronger Together COVID-19 special show us anything but how completely anachronistic celebrity has become during this pandemic? Seriously. Did anyone watch it?

Tim Bousquet co-hosts.

This episode is sponsored by Audible and WealthBar.

 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

"I want my friends and family to be safe from this"

BJ Snowden is an American musician who has written many songs about Canada

Direct download: BJ_Snowden_isolation_interview.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:00am EST

"I like to remind people the chances of getting infected by somebody walking or running by you outside—  they're virtually nil"

André Picard is a health reporter and columnist at The Globe and Mail.

 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:00am EST

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Journalists across Canada tell us how Covid-19 has changed how they bring us the news.

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Additional music:

“Reverie (small theme)” by _ghost

“Night Owl” by Broke For Free

“Clean Soul” by Kevin MacLeod

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 2:55am EST

"It'll probably be like a mega-hedonistic orgy after this."

Chris Locke is a comedian in Toronto. He has a new podcast called "Happy Good."

Direct download: Isolation_Interview_Chris_Locke.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:00am EST

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The confluence of the pandemic, reliance on police for information, and slashed newsroom budgets means that reporting on the Nova Scotia shooting was all but doomed from the start. And a tweak to government media subsidies makes more organizations eligible for the funding.

Tim Bousquet co-hosts.

This episode is sponsored by WealthBar and HelloFresh.

Direct download: Short_Cuts_259_Our_Press_Cant_Handle_The_Nova_Scotia_Shooting.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

“This virus is a bitch, for sure.”

Tanya Talaga is the author of Seven Fallen Feathers and All Our Relations. She is also a former health reporter at the Toronto Star.

 

Direct download: Isolation_Interview_Tanya_Talaga.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:00am EST

"I’m helping other people to be safe."

Surinder Mann is a cleaner who lives in North Delta, BC, and is also the mother of COMMONS' host, Arshy Mann.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:00am EST

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When journalist Eva Holland lost her mom, she went on a quest to understand the science behind her phobias, and conquer them. In her book, Nerve: A Personal Journey Through the Science of Fear, we learn why and how we are afraid, and why we don't want to live without fear. 

This episode is brought to you by You&Yours Financial, VOX, and The New Yorker.

Direct download: CANADALAND_322_Why_Life_Without_Fear_Is_Miserable.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

"My ten-year old got his first octopus all by himself"

Severn Cullis-Suzuki is a writer, television host, and a board member of the David Suzuki Foundation. She lives in Haida Gwaii.

Direct download: Isolation_Interview_Severn_Cullis-Suzuki.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 5:52pm EST

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Do the same rules apply to Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer as to the rest of us? Do the rules matter any more? Could this finally be the end of conspiracy theories?

Nora Loreto co-hosts.

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

"If we are looking like we are one of the girls just dancing having fun, it's probably performative"

Brad Allen and Andrés Sierra are two of the co-founders of Club Quarantine, a nightly queer party that meets on the video-conferencing platform Zoom. 

Direct download: Isolation_Interview_Club_Quarantine.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:29am EST

"I do participate in society."

Kate Beaton is an excellent cartoonist. 

Direct download: Isolation_Interview_-_Kate_Beaton.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:58am EST

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The Deplorables that surrounded the Trump presidential campaign have all but disappeared from the mainstream web, but New Yorker writer Andrew Marantz says it's the ideology of Silicon Valley that allowed them to prosper, and what catapulted them to fame remains.

This episode is brought to you by Freshbooks and Article.

Direct download: CANADALAND_321_Did_Covid_19_Kill_The_Alt-Right.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

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For weeks, we’ve all been trying to flatten the curve. But how do we measure our success if the numbers informing that curve aren’t reliable? And how do the big newspaper chains justify taking government wage subsidies at the same time as laying off staff?

Chris Selley co-hosts.

This episode is sponsored by PolicyMe and Squarespace.

Direct download: Short_Cuts_257_Speaking_Moistly.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

"I got scolded by the deputy mayor of Los Angeles for not including Funyuns in my tweet"

Choose wisely:
https://twitter.com/_Matty_H_/status/1246596389607530496

Direct download: Isolation_Interview_-_Matt_Huether.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:13am EST

"This is the death of neoliberalism."

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:40am EST

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Reporter Justin Ling speaks with prisoners across Canada terrified of COVID-19 sweeping through the prison population. 

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Additional music:  "Contention" "Scenery," and "Dark Alleys" by Kai Engel, "Unanswered Questions" by Kevin MacLeod, and "Cylinder Five" by Chris Zabriskie.

Direct download: Canadaland_320_Coronavirus_Is_In_Our_Prisons.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:37am EST

"When this is all over, I never want to Zoom again."

David Sax's new book is coming out in the midst of a pandemic. 

Direct download: Isolation_Interview_David_Sax.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:36am EST

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Has the messaging about whether to wear a face mask been contradictory? How do you report on sports in a world without them? And a roundup of the bad COVID-19 coverage from the last week.

Morgan Campbell co-hosts.

This episode is sponsored by Audible and WealthBar.

Direct download: Short_Cuts_256_Good_Faith_Bad_Information.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

“I have been obsessed with virtual reality”

Robert Jago is a writer and head of an education firm. He lives in Montreal.

Direct download: Isolation_Interview_Robert_Jago.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:00am EST

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