April 18, 2024
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#981 War Torn TikTok
Did we just dodge WW3?
Jesse Brown
Host & Publisher
James Nicholson
Caleb Thompson
Audio Editor
André Proulx
Production Coordinator
Karyn Pugliese

As Iran retaliated against Israel with an unprecedented barrage of drones and missiles, deciphering facts from fakes and misinformation seemed trickier than ever. Is this the new digital fog of war?


Bill Maher somehow still exists, and now he’s roasting Canada for all the wrong reasons. What Bill Maher gets wrong about Canadian “Zombie Lies”?


Plus, is Rick Ross an anti-semite? Jesse weighs in on the Drake beef. 


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Host: Jesse Brown

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

Guest: Rahim Mohamed 


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