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#700 I Remember John Furlong

August 2, 2021

Teachers accused of abusing Indigenous children at Catholic schools are among us. John Furlong is quoted regularly in the press as the man leading a possible Vancouver bid for the 2030 Olympics. It’s as if the people accusing him of physical and sexual abuse don’t exist. Today we hear Jesse’s original 2014 conversation with journalist Laura Robinson, who broke the Furlong story, and an update about all that has happened since, and why the upcoming tribunal on the case may be different.

#699 The Invisible Enemies of Alberta

July 29, 2021

A draft of the anti-Alberta inquiry was leaked and didn’t find what it thought it would. And Facebook is partnering up with The Globe and Mail and Jesse wants in. Writer Sandy Garossino co-hosts.

#7 Border Politics

July 27, 2021

Canada looks to welcome travellers again while the future of vaccine passports remains uncertain. And two national anti-hate summits last week had us wondering what policies would actually help.

#698 Journalism Schools Are Revolting

July 26, 2021

Ryerson University (aka X University) has a Journalism department in turmoil over student grievances. As similar reckonings sweep Canada’s other J-Schools, Jesse sits down with departing Ryerson Prof Karyn Pugliese and former Undergraduate Director Lisa Taylor to discuss why they both left their posts. Then, reporter Cherise Seucharan talks to Ryerson alum Sarah Krichel and student Reah Singh, an organizer of the open letter that became national news.

#697 Church Burnings & Cultural War Bullshit

July 22, 2021

The resignation of BC Civil Liberties Union’s executive director sparks controversy on both mainstream and social media. And National Post might be successfully carving out its place in the Canadian podcast space.

REAL ESTATE #7 – The Ballad of Eddy Haymour

July 21, 2021

Eddy Haymour has been called a lot of things in his life. Immigrant success story. Kidnapper. Terrorist. Folk Hero.

#30 Everything You Wanted To Know About Doug Ford (And Did In Fact Ask)

July 21, 2021

Allison and Jonathan answer listener questions, such as: Will the government really give a boost to personal-support workers? And what’s the deal with Doug Ford’s brother’s hat? Join them as they venture into the Ford Family Extended Universe.

#696 Are Taxis Finished?

July 19, 2021

Travel Writer and Journalist, Marcello Di Cintio talks to Jesse about his one year journey around Canada, in search of the secret stories etched in the minds of Canadian taxi drivers.

#695 Election Meme Pregame

July 15, 2021

The election hasn’t even been called yet but our major parties’ social media strategies already deserve some attention. And as more Canadians get vaccinated, how will COVID beats evolve? Freelance journalist Nora Loreto co-hosts.

#6 Pandering Season

July 13, 2021

More and more election season tropes have revealed themselves recently, particularly in Quebec, Alberta and Tiktok. And the mutiny against the Green Party leader Annamie Paul reaches its final stage next week – How did we get here?