Archives: Episodes

#778 Abortion Rights In Canada Didn’t Come Easy

May 9, 2022

With the seemingly imminent repeal of Roe v. Wade in the United States, it’s time to refamiliarize ourselves with Canada’s long-fought history for abortion access.

#40 Drop Writ Like It’s Hot

May 6, 2022

Wag the Doug is going weekly for the Ontario election! On the first weekly Wag, Jonathan and Allison talk about Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca’s Youtube series, Ford’s campaign launch, cringey Star Wars memes, transit ideas and plenty more.

#777 Tragedy To Our South, Unfinished Business At Home

May 5, 2022

With the imminent upheaval of abortion rights to the south, Canada’s media reflects on the state of things here at home. And going by headlines, you’d think Canada’s ban on gay men giving blood was repealed – but you’d be only somewhat correct.

#33 A Generation-Defining Inquiry

May 3, 2022

The Government has launched an inquiry into the use of the Emergency Act during the Freedom Convoy. And the Canadian Armed Forces released a scathing report about racism and discrimination within its ranks. Can the culture of the military be changed?

#776 Prairie Poop Bots, Floods And Water Shortages

May 2, 2022

Canada might be a water-rich country, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have problems with water security. This week, we look at water issues in the most arid part of Canada, the Prairies, and see how climate change and city planning are both exacerbating the problem.

#775 The Tweets Hereafter

April 28, 2022

You can probably guess why this one is about Twitter, but why does Short Cuts talk about it so very often? Also, what is the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, and why do we not talk about it more?

WAR #3 – Tarnak Farms

April 27, 2022

All of a sudden, they see a blast, and chaos surrounds them. What happens next would change their lives—and the Canadian military—forever.

#32 The Conservative Candidating Game

April 26, 2022

Eight people are in the running for leadership of the Conservative Party, but only one will emerge victorious and get a chance to become the next Prime Minister of Canada. We’re joined by Politico’s Nick Taylor-Vaisey and Backbench regular Jason Markusoff to introduce our candidates. What’s their vision? What have they done? And who’s most likely to flame out publicly?

#774 The Ad Money Fuelling Fake News

April 25, 2022

What do the war in Ukraine, toilet cleaner, and the dying news industry have in common? In short: online ads.

#773 Pierre Poilievre: The Anti-Trudeau

April 21, 2022

How Pierre Poilievre cultivated his attack-dog charm. And should we care about what the new CEO of the Toronto Star tweets? Jen Gerson co-hosts.