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Media criticism. Self-abuse. If someone else were doing this, I wouldn't have to. New CANADALAND episode every Monday.

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  • Jesse Brown

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Satan Vampire Zombie Bloodbath: The State Of Canadian Newspapers

Late last month the Public Policy Forum released its long-anticipated report on the state of Canadian newspapers. Somewhat unexpectedly, this was a bold and far-reaching document, exploring the changing face of media in this country. The principal author of the paper, former Globe & Mail Editor-In-Chief Ed Greenspon, joins Jesse to dig deep into its findings. Read the entire report (no, seriously, read it) here.

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Don’t Fling Mud At The Scud Stud

In 2008, political pundit Don Martin penned a negative screed against former NBC wartime correspondent and - at the time - Alberta provincial electoral candidate Arthur Kent, aka the Scud Stud. Convinced that Martin had violated basic journalistic ethics, Kent took him and the CanWest newspaper chain (later Postmedia) to court for defamation of character.

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Are We Too Mean to CBC Comedy?

On this episode, guest host Ashey Csanady and Vicky Mochama look at CBC's recently launched comedy portal and wonders if it's relevant and, you know, funny.

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Down By Law in Yellowknife

Yellowknife crime reporter John McFadden has been getting into problems with the local police for a while now. But that won't stop him from doing his job.

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The Killing of Colten Boushie (Live in Saskatoon)

In the wake of Colten Boushie's death, Jesse discusses racial tensions in Saskatoon with panelists Betty Ann Adam, Rob Innes, and Mylan Tootoosis. Recorded live at Winterruption in Cosmo Seniors Centre on January 20th, 2017.

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Post-Truth Fact Check

When reporters are more relevant as unwilling political props than as chroniclers of facts, what happens to the job of journalism?

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Misha Glouberman

Misha Glouberman has been hosting Trampoline Hall, a barroom lecture series created by author Sheila Heti, for 15 years. He and Jesse are almost, but not quite, friends.

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SHORT CUTS — The Best Of The Imposter (So Far) pt.2

Featuring the best moments from Canadaland's new arts & culture show, hosted by Aliya Pabani.

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