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A News, Politics and Arts podcast featuring Jesse Brown
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Ep. 286 - Sports, Wages, and Bitstrips Money: Jesse Answers Your Questions
We asked our listeners to send us their burning questions and this is the result. Hear us answer questions about everything from the future of Canadaland to Jesse’s personal finances. This episode is brought to you by Endy, Firefox, Audible and l…
SHORT CUTS #221 - F**k You For This One, Québec
The secularism bill banning public workers from wearing religious symbols finally passed in Québec. Google News gathered together the heads of major media companies for a meeting and (surprise!) didn’t tell the public. And VICE reporter Ben Makuch …
Ep. 285 - Health News In The Age Of Goop
Politics may dominate the news cycle, but every Canadian is touched by our health care system. But while there are countless reporters covering politics in this country, only one person has spent their career reporting on and analyzing health care.…
SHORT CUTS #220 - That’s What You Get When You Draw A Political Cartoon That Doesn’t Suck
A Canadian cartoonist drew a provocative image of Trump, blithely ignorant of the fatal consequences of his border policy. After it blew up online, the cartoonist was let go from the company who'd published his work for 17 years. And what was with …
Ep. 284 - A Former WE Employee Speaks Out
Twenty-two people spoke to us confidentially about working for WE. But Josh Keenan went on the record. Hear what he had to say, and WE’s response. Read Jaren Kerr’s full investigation here.   This episode is brought to you by Firefox, Endy, Away,…
SHORT CUTS #219 - The Pleasure Of Margaret Wente
Pour one out for Margaret Wente: she's leaving the Globe. The Irvings tighten their grip on New Brunswick news, and some Toronto councillors are learning not to cross Warren Kinsella. Sean Craig co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by our liste…
Ep. 283 - Oh Great, A Republican Plot Against Canadaland
Something strange has been going on for the last little while and we’re ready to talk about it. This is a story about a Republican-affiliated scheme against Canadaland and yes, we’re serious.   The Executive Director of WE Charity, Dalal Al-Wahedi …
SHORT CUTS #218 - Whose Pipeline Is It Anyway?
What better way to recognize a climate emergency than by approving the Trans Mountain Pipeline? Why did the Raptors’ president get carded after his team won? And what's with U.S. media suddenly paying attention to Indigenous people in Canada? Ryan …
Ep. 282 - Lifestyles of the Rich and Fatal
Greed, money, and revenge culminate with a gruesome murder on the driveway of a Vancouver mansion. Canada correspondent for The New York Times, Dan Bilefsky, talks about what happens when the Canadian dream goes very, very wrong and the weird balk…
SHORT CUTS #217 - United Conservative Postmedia War Room
Rest assured, Canadians! Jason Kenney is here to protect you from the evils of the Green Left. A look at the Alberta government's anti-environment "War Room," plus the imminent Raptor Rapture. Fatima Syed guest hosts, and Kieran Leavitt co-hosts. T…
Ep. 281 - Trolling Jonathan Torrens
From hosting his own show on the CBC to playing J-Roc on Trailer Park Boys, Jonathan Torrens has been a mainstay of the Canadian entertainment industry for decades. So what's his deal? Is he a comedian? A talk show host? Or is he just that guy who …
SHORT CUTS #216 - The Word For This Is Genocide
The majority of our media is bending backward to avoid acknowledging Canadian genocide. Why? And Lindsay Shepherd travelled to Ottawa to complain about her weeklong Twitter ban: a look at the online hate hearings and the right's war on free speech.…
Ep. 280 - The News Bosses: APTN's Karyn Pugliese
Canada’s national news organizations are helmed by a handful of people. The news bosses decide what gets to be news and what doesn’t for the entire country… and we think it’s time someone talks to them about that. We’ve reached out to the heads of …
SHORT CUTS #215 - What Sort Of Monster Would Disparage Anna Maria Tremonti?
As one of Canada's most beloved radio personalities leaves the job she's held for 17 seasons, who could possibly have anything negative to say? Also, Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott have finally revealed their schemes to... run as independen…
Ep. 279 - A Forgotten News Lab Predicted Journalism's Online Future in 1991
InfoLab imagined newspapers' transition from print to digital, creating multimedia digital news in the basement of The Hamilton Spectator back in the early '90s. Jesse talks to its former director, journalist Wayne MacPhail, about what the InfoLab …
SHORT CUTS #214 - Lord Ballwasher of Crossharbour
Lord Conrad Black, First of His Name, The Unedited, King of Columns, Breaker of Laws, Flatterer of American Presidents, and Father of the National Post. Did Canada’s favourite criminal Lord just schmooze his way into a pardon from Donald Trump or i…
Ep. 278 - Bigotry Punished, Miraculously
But will the $2.5 million judgment against the far-right twice-defeated mayoral candidate Kevin J. Johnston actually stop him spreading hate online? Jesse speaks with media lawyer Justin Safayeni, and founding board member of the Canadian Anti-Hate…
SHORT CUTS #213 - Misfit Manchild Edgelords
It's Nazi season in Canada! From the "controversial" flag in Saskatchewan to the neo-Nazi working in an Ontario city hall, Canada's working hard to normalize racism. And Mark Norman apparently had it worse than Omar Khadr. Who was in Guantanmo Bay.…
Ep. 277 - Quebec's Narcos Tell All!
The new podcast Narcos PQ hands the mic to those who bring Canada its drugs: bikers, drug mules, outlaw chemists. Co-hosts Brigitte Noël and Félix Séguin take over this week to translate some of their most revealing tape, and tell us why we should…
SHORT CUTS #212 - Newfoundland 2: The Newfoundlanding
In the prurient rush for lurid details about Bruce McArthur and his victims, maybe it’s time to re-examine the way we consume true crime. And the ongoing saga of the Mark Norman affair becomes even muddier. Deidre Olsen co-hosts. Support us at patr…
Ep. 276 - Twenty Years After Napster: Cory Doctorow On What Went Wrong
Digital media has been gentrified into a mall, says the digital rights activist and author. Cory Doctorow tells Jesse how consolidation and platform silos keep the biggest tech and media companies on top, at our expense.
SHORT CUTS #211 - Your Body Is A Newfoundland
Was the recent Simpsons episode about Canada offensive? Was it even funny? And, finally, the mainstream media seems to be paying attention to the rising threat of white terrorism in Canada. Alheli Picazo co-hosts.
Ep. 275 - Sneaking Chinese Propaganda Into The Canadian Media
A popular pundit has a curious connection: her company worked for China. South China Morning Post's Vancouver correspondent Ian Young tells Jesse that the Canadian media has "blind spots" when it comes to how the Chinese government tries to influen…
SHORT CUTS #210 - Raccoon Thirst Trap
Who among us hasn't stabbed a lecherous raccoon with a dessert fork? And Omar Khadr gave his first big interview on Québec television; where was English media on this one? Nora Loreto co-hosts.
Ep. 274 - Is Facebook Worth Fixing?
And if so, can government regulation crack down on hate speech and election interference on social media without crushing free speech? Jesse asks Natasha Tusikov, a criminology professor who researches where technology and regulation meet. 
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Podcast Details
Started
Apr 28th, 2016
Latest Episode
Jul 11th, 2019
Release Period
Daily
No. of Episodes
318
Avg. Episode Length
38 minutes
Explicit
Yes

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