September 15, 2022
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#815 Our Royals, Our Elves
Canadians have greeted the death of Elizabeth II with a mix of sadness and ambivalence, hostility and indifference. Film writer Will Sloan joins Jonathan Goldsbie to look at how media has grappled with evolving attitudes toward the monarchy, and how it’s covered the rare sort of development that’s both wholly inevitable and the biggest breaking news in the world. They also go deep on a cartoon elf.
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Canadians have greeted the death of Elizabeth II with a mix of sadness and ambivalence, hostility and indifference. Film writer Will Sloan joins Jonathan Goldsbie to look at how media has grappled with evolving attitudes toward the monarchy, and how it’s covered the rare sort of development that’s both wholly inevitable and the biggest breaking news in the world.

They also go deep on a cartoon elf.

Links:

  • CBC interview with author Lawrence Hill
  • Toronto Sun piece re: Woke haters
  • Courrier Laval piece re: PQ candidate and porn video
  • The Soulmates in the Gift of the Light (1991) video
  • Will Sloan’s viral tweet

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