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


  • Jesse Brown


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#239 StarMetro Hunger Games

Torstar announced the closure of five papers across Canada, CBC tried to consolidate broadcasts across its radio stations in the North, and Don Cherry returned with an expertly produced podcast.

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#303 Jon Ronson

A conversation about the similarities between journalism and porn becomes a tense disagreement about online shaming.

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#238 – What Don Cherry Means To Me

Don Cherry drafts his first Quillette essay: “The Day the Social Media Mob Came for Me.” Also, opinion writing in Canada post-Margaret Wente is pretty much the same. Freelance writer and Burn It All Down podcast co-host Shireen Ahmed joins us.

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#302 Is The Extreme Right Finished In Canada?

Has the rise of the far-right in Canada been exaggerated?

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#237 – Shitty Media Management

A national news media start-up hires then fires its staff in a month. Also, Elizabeth May has harsh parting words for the media. Freelancer Sarah Hagi co-hosts (and spills the tea on FreshDaily)

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#301 Interview With A Very Rich Person Who Wants To Abolish Wealth

Meghan Bell wants to tax the rich. She's also one of them.

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#236 – The New York Times’ Trauma Porn Beat

The New York Times’ Canada bureau chief goes up to visit an Inuit community three times so she must know what she’s talking about… right? Also, podcasting is getting way too popular. Thunder Bay host Ryan McMahon co-hosts.

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#300 An Argument With Robyn Doolittle

Major announcement about what's next for Canadaland on this episode.

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