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

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#805 Healthcare In Crisis

How many ways must healthcare break down before you can call it “collapsed”? And how can journalists be better supported when they receive threatening hate mail? Moira Wyton co-hosts with Jonathan Goldsbie.
August 11, 2022

#803 Hockey Blight In Canada

The dam has broken on hockey's toxic culture. And a new BC Supreme Court ruling threatens confidential sources. Laura Robinson co-hosts.
August 4, 2022

#801 Pope? Nope.

The media actually did a pretty good job of covering the Pope's apology. And Wendy Mesley's re-branding as a woman of ill repute. Karyn Pugliese co-hosts.
July 28, 2022

#799 Hot Off The Press

Our changing perception of the Nova Scotia mass shooter's partner Lisa Banfield. And thwarting the apocalypse through journalism. Sarah Lawrynuik co-hosts. 
July 21, 2022

#797 Wet Hot Antitrust Summer

Three telecoms in a trench coat and other Canadian oligopolies. And we need a new playbook when it comes to engaging with Pierre Poilievre. Vass Bednar co-hosts
July 14, 2022

#795 Lucy and Linda’s Law

A Supreme Court decision that hasn't gotten much attention in Canada. And the National Post is calling for an end to the bullying of reporters, meanwhile its own columnists are attacking their own. Jan Wong co-hosts.
July 7, 2022

#793 You Don’t “Both Sides” Human Rights

Do we need to give equal weight to both sides of the abortion debate? And the Freedom Convoy returns, maybe. Jonathan Goldsbie fills in for Jesse and Rachel Cairns co-hosts.
June 30, 2022

#791 Imperfect Behaviour

A scandal in Canada's sacred sport. And can journalists do more to unpack the crypto craze and crash? Emilie Nicolas fills in for Jesse and Julian McKenzie co-hosts.
June 23, 2022
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