Media criticism. Self-abuse. If someone else were doing this, I wouldn't have to. New episode every Thursday.

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#749 Truck Nutz

How many anti-vax trucker convoys were there?! And people are making the case to break up the CBC again.
January 27, 2022

#747 Fordman And The Tiny Shovel

The hunger for stories about Toronto's snow backfires. And when a story is about a hostage situation at a synagogue, why is there reluctance to call it antisemitism?
January 20, 2022

#745 Rebel Nurses

Healthcare workers against pandemic restrictions tell on themselves by suing for libel. And two Haitian journalists die reporting for a Montreal online radio station. 
January 13, 2022

#743 Variant Positions

Publishing record COVID case counts might not be that helpful anymore. And a woman quits the CBC to start her own thing and Jesse isn't sure how to feel about it. 
January 6, 2022

#740 Bad News For People Who Hate Good News

Justin Trudeau tells-all in his revealing year-end interview, oh wait, he just stuck to the same old talking points. And yes, we’re still going on about Omicron.
December 23, 2021

#738 Erring on the Side of Panic

The media is scaring the bejesus out of us about the Omicron variant, but being on perpetual high alert can backfire. And the case against feeding the hungry. Writer, activist and podcaster Nora Loreto co-hosts. 
December 16, 2021

#736 Diversity In Indigenous Opinions

The Indigenous delegation headed to the Vatican was canceled and the media seems most focused on a papal apology. And is coverage of the Ring of Fire simply echoing the Conservative party lines?
December 9, 2021

#734 News You Can’t Use

The latest COVID variant offers mixed messaging about the severity of the virus. And an obituary to memorialize an alleged murderer does not sit right with Jesse and at least one of our listeners.
December 2, 2021
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