CANADALAND - CANADALAND

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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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#227 Scandal? What Scandal?

Is the press protecting the liberal party? And the debate about climate change somehow continues and Elections Canada suggested we might not be allowed to have it. Former crown prosecutor and National Observer contributor Sandy Garossino co-hosts.

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#291 Why Are Trans Issues Suddenly Everywhere?

Over the past couple of years, a few Canadian media outlets and writers have become obsessed with trans people, painting their campaign for human rights as a menace to society. This coverage has hit a peak with the story of Jessica Yaniv, a trans woman who’s taking multiple beauticians to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal after they refused to wax to her genitals. Where did this obsession come from? And why has this particular story taken off?

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#226 Postmedia’s Hard Right Turn

More cuts at Canada's largest newspaper chain; this time to journalistic independence, open discourse, and a healthy work culture. And was the swearing, spitting Scheer supporter part of a media hoax? Former National Post reporter Rebecca Tucker co-hosts.

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#290 What It’s Like To Want To Die

Reporter Anna Mehler Paperny talks about her book "Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me: Depression in the First Person"

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#225 – Barbaric Caucasian Practices Hotline

Is it time to start reporting the strange behaviour of young white men? Why do we still have columnists? And a study of Canadian media consumption shows that the real threat to media literacy is Canadian media consumption.

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#289 Steven Page

Steven Page, former frontman and founding member of Barenaked Ladies, talks about his career, why he chose to leave a beloved and wildly successful band, and the fickle realities of Canadian stardom. 

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#224 Teenage Nazi Manhunt

The hunt is on. Newsrooms across the country are chasing down everyone from psychiatrists to Survivorman himself to speculate on the fate of two murder suspects. And are the journalistic standards of Doug Ford's state-funded propaganda channel slipping?? We take a closer look with Wag the Doug's Allison Smith.

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#288 Wrongly Convicted Of Murder And The Secret Reasons Why

Glen Assoun spent nearly 17 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. But even after his sentence was overturned, the evidence that freed him remained sealed. Reporters fought successfully to have that evidence released. What they found not only raises questions about the investigation, but reveals the outright deletion of evidence pointing to another killer.

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