March 11, 2024
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#970 How Work Got So Sh*tty
Twenty years of school gets you what… An unpaid internship? An e-bike to deliver ramen? And some sort of side hustle? How did we get here? Today we look at work in Canada.
Jesse Brown
Host & Publisher
Bruce Thorson
Senior Producer
Tristan Capacchione
Audio Editor & Technical Producer
Arshy Mann
Host & Producer
Jordan Cornish
Producer
Noor Azrieh
Producer
André Proulx
Production Coordinator
Karyn Pugliese
Editor-in-Chief

Labour used to be a beat. A major beat for any newspaper. Which, you know, makes sense. Because what happens with work, with the world of work, that matters to so many more people than any other section in the newspaper, more than politics or foreign affairs or even business. But the age of the working person’s newspaper is just about dead, and along with it, the labour beat.

But maybe not to news audiences. We get constant emails from you asking us to take a closer look at work in Canada. The entire new season of our sister show Commons is called Work, and this week we hand the show over to the Commons team. Arshy Mann, Jordan Cornish, and Noor Azrieh are going to tell you about what they have found, about what it means to work and be a worker in Canada.

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Host: Jesse Brown 

Credits: Tristan Capacchione (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), Bruce Thorson (Senior Producer), Arshy Mann (Host and Producer), Jordan Cornish (Producer), Noor Azrieh (Producer), André Proulx (Production Coordinator), Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief)

 

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