What's in a word? Especially when that word carries with it the pain of hundreds of years of racism? This week we talk about how the controversy over the public use of the N-word plays out differently in French and English in this country.
July 18, 2022
Black Square Bandits
In the media, Black men are victims, perpetrators, entertainers, athletes — but rarely the authors of our own stories, in life or in death
February 9, 2022
By Mohamed Ali
#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
#744 Is The CBC So Woke It’s Broke?
A CBC employee resigned from the public broadcaster because she says it's become too woke. The article she wrote about her departure has caused quite the buzz since it dropped. But who is Tara Henley? And is it all warranted?
January 10, 2022
Asking Tara Henley to explain what she means
The former CBCer said she was stifled by the broadcaster's "radical political agenda." We wanted to know: how so?
January 10, 2022
Amber Bracken and Michael Toledano on the decline of press freedom in Canada
And how the industry outsources much of its riskiest work to freelance photographers and videographers like themselves
December 6, 2021
#732 Stop Arresting Journalists
The struggle against Coastal Gaslink was bigger news this week because journalists got arrested. And even CBC can't seem to avoid the wrath of covering WE Charity. Canadaland contributing editor Danielle Paradis co-hosts.
November 25, 2021
#728 Can Desmond Cole Be Cancelled?
A veteran Black columnist at The Star calls out Desmond Cole's activism out of nowhere. And CBC officially closes the comment section on Facebook. Writer Ish Aderonmu co-hosts.
November 11, 2021
#722 Vax Test Dummies
Asking how much fuel in drinking water is safe is just not the right question. And mannequins in the ICU beds of a CBC story sparks a fact check from Reuters.