Archives: Episodes

#723 The High Cost Of Living

October 25, 2021

Madeline, a BC woman who describes herself as being on a “death clock”, is one of many Canadians facing that choice. And legislators are now pushing for a further expansion of MAiD – while disability supports remain unchanged.

#722 Vax Test Dummies

October 21, 2021

Asking how much fuel in drinking water is safe is just not the right question. And mannequins in the ICU beds of a CBC story sparks a fact check from Reuters.

#33 Yes, He Won’t

October 20, 2021

How do you put a smiling, election-ready face on a government that’s done little but slash regulations and mismanage a pandemic? That calls for a brand refresh!

#16 Two Former MPs Dish On China & Climate

October 19, 2021

We invited former MPs on because it was supposed to be the first week of Parliament. It got pushed back, but we get into what the first days of Parliament are like and what issues this government will be inheriting anyway. 

#721 Enormous Fires Everywhere

October 18, 2021

Raging wildfires are now a normal part of summertime in Canada. Climate change comes at you fast, but the impact of these fires is far from equal across different regions. Those most likely to have to flee their homes are Indigenous people, and this disproportionate risk is only growing. The number of evacuees from First Nation reserves doubled over the last decade. Producer Sarah Lawrynuik travels to a remote Manitoba community to look at what fire has done to one community, and examines the implications for tens of thousands of other people in the years to come.

#720 Fine Dining Struggles

October 14, 2021

The woes of fancy restaurants across Canada have been percolating – Who are we supposed to relate to? And the saga of the New York Times hit podcast comes to a close. Writer and restaurant-owner Jen Agg co-hosts. 

MINING #1 – The Myth of the Klondike

October 13, 2021

The Klondike Gold Rush was many things: a media conspiracy, a ponzi scheme, a land grab. But above all, it was a humanitarian disaster that stretched over much of the Pacific Northwest.

#719 Mommy, Where Does COVID Come From, Part Two

October 11, 2021

Virologist Angela Rasmussen listened to a recent Canadaland about the origins of COVID-19 and says we had it all wrong. Today she walks Jesse through the science and explains why the lab-leak theory remains highly improbable, what she feels previous guest Elaine Dewar got wrong, and how journalists should cover science during a pandemic and otherwise. 

Introducing our new season… Mining

October 7, 2021

Stories about the dirty business of Canadian mining.

#718 Truth And Recreation Day

October 7, 2021

Jesse was not on board with #CdnMediaFailed when it came to the story on Trudeau in Tofino. And attacks on journalists might be more of a Canadian problem than we care to admit.