Archives: Episodes

#942 How Canada Became An International Joke

December 4, 2023

What is going on with Canada’s international relations? With all the recent stories about India and the Two Michaels time in China coming to the front again, reporter Sam Cooper helps break it all down.

#941 Danielle Smith’s Edge of Sovereignty

November 30, 2023

Danielle Smith’s Sovereignty Act is like trying to get away with amending the Constitution via a hastily-scrawled Post-it note, flimsily affixed while no one’s looking.

Is Jesse a Zionist? (editorial)

November 29, 2023

Canadaland publisher Jesse Brown has been asked to stop talking about antisemitism.

CULTS #7 – Hey #Bossbabe!

November 29, 2023

Nearly 1.4 million Canadians and almost 50 million Americans are involved in multi-level marketing.

#78 Roots of Tension in Canada’s Israel-Palestine Discourse

November 28, 2023

In Canada, the political discourse on the news coming out of Israel and Palestine has given Backbench host, Mattea Roach, some “serious whiplash.”

#940 How Flacks Spin Hacks

November 27, 2023

Journalists report the news. They hear about a story, write it up, verify the facts, and then hit “publish”. Except for the times when they publish someone else’s story…

#26 Militer en tant que personne alliée

November 25, 2023

Quelle est la place des personnes alliées au sein des mouvements sociaux ? Jonathan McPhedran Waitzer se joint à Emilie pour discuter plus particulièrement de son expérience en tant que personne juive qui milite en solidarité avec le peuple palestinien.

#939 Secondhand News From Gaza

November 23, 2023

As news breaks of a temporary ceasefire in Gaza, Emilie Nicolas and Mattea Roach discuss anti-Palestinian media bias in media as well as look at the deaths of over 50 journalists in the region.

CULTS #6 – Being a Blackmore

November 22, 2023

Mary-Jayne Blackmore is one of the oldest children of Winston Blackmore, the most famous polygamist in Canada. 

#60 I Logged On to a Mining Ring of Fire

November 22, 2023

Until just a few years ago, staking a mining claim in Ontario demanded banging physical posts in the ground. Now, you can simply head online and click a square on a map.