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

Short Cuts

Hosted by Jesse Brown
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#781 Pierre World Order

The many, many opinion pieces on why Pierre Poilievre shouldn't fire the head of the Bank of Canada. And why some Canadians insist on bragging about how we're better than America while ignoring the hate being brewed here. Ryan Thorpe co-hosts.
May 19, 2022

#779 The Last Hoser

The canucksploitation is egregious in Mike Myer's new Netflix show the Pentaverate. And the chairman of Post Media absolutely had to write an opinion piece in the National Post defending Patrick Brown. Jesse's back in the saddle and Mel Woods co-hosts.  
May 12, 2022

#777 Tragedy To Our South, Unfinished Business At Home

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 And going by headlines, you’d think Canada’s ban on gay men giving blood was repealed - but you’d be only somewhat correct.
May 5, 2022

#775 The Tweets Hereafter

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?
April 28, 2022

#773 Pierre Poilievre: The Anti-Trudeau

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.
April 21, 2022

#771 Greasy Alberta

Welcome to AlbertaLand, where it's cold and greasy. And how the media is bored with the sixth wave. Dani Paradis co-hosts. 
April 14, 2022

#769 The Ukraine War Correspondent In Edmonton

Fact-checking the war in Ukraine. And the ‘Pay Me for Clickbait Act’ - sorry, the ‘Online News Act.’ Olena Goncharova co-hosts.
April 7, 2022

#767 We Will Never Know The Truth About Portapique

The public inquest into the Portapique massacre is far from revealing. Will we ever get the answers to the many, many questions still remaining? And journalists are being blocked from covering events at the Indigenous delegations’ visit to the Vatican. Paul Palango co-hosts. 
March 31, 2022
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