May 9, 2024
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#987 Drake is a Journalist
Jan Wong reports from the Drake’s Mansion and Jesse offers his analysis of the journalistic underpinnings of the modern rap beef.
Jesse Brown
Host & Publisher
James Nicholson
Producer
Caleb Thompson
Audio Editor
Jonathan Goldsbie
News Editor
Karyn Pugliese
Editor-in-Chief

The Drake/Kendrick rap beef has overtaken the internet. A flurry of diss tracks has captured the attention of millions, but now a shooting outside of Drake’s Toronto mansion reveals the violent potential of this rhetorical battle. 

 

Plus, there was foreign interference after all, but was it everything the media reported? What Justice Hogue’s initial report tells us (and doesn’t tell us) about the state of Canadian democracy. 

 

Host: Jesse Brown

Credits: James Nicholson (Producer), Caleb Thompson (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief)

Guest: Jan Wong

 

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