April 21, 2014
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#29 Why won’t the CBC defend itself?
The CBC is being systematically disassembled, but its employees can't or won't speak up for it and make the case for public broadcasting.

Synopsis:

The CBC is being systematically disassembled, but its employees can’t or won’t speak up for it and make the case for public broadcasting. Anshuman Iddamsetty is a former CBC producer. These days he hosts Hazlitt Magazine’s podcast, The Arcade. He joins Jesse to discuss the things that they won’t.

Guest:

Anshuman Iddamsetty (link)

Links:

The Arcade (Anshuman’s excellent podcast). (link)

People mentioned: 

Heather Conway, Richard Stursberg, Kirstine Stewart, Michael Enright

Topics discussed:

Is the CBC biased? Why won’t CBC employees talk about the CBC? What are they afraid of? What should the CBC do now? Why do they think they should be “cool”? Why are young people leaving the CBC? What would make Canada care about the CBC again? Is CBC Radio vulnerable to podcasts and Internet streaming?

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