#841 Trauma-informed Journalism: A Choice and a Voice
Former crime reporter Tamara Cherry — who now works as a specialist-for-hire on trauma-informed practices — joins Jonathan Goldsbie to consider what allegations swirling around Leah McLaren’s memoir have taught us about what could be called “trauma-indifferent” writing.
December 15, 2022
#822 Salvaging The Beachcombers
The Beachcombers was a wildly long-running series, by any measure. With 387 episodes, the CBC dramedy had more installments than CSI, and five times as many as Schitt’s Creek. For nearly two decades, it was just always there — until one day it wasn’t. Since the last episode aired in 1990, The Beachcombers has largely been forgotten, its title reduced to a punchline. But there’s one place that can’t forget. Producer Sophie Woodrooffe pays a visit to Gibsons, BC, the town that takes The Beachcombers more than a little seriously.
October 10, 2022
#798 Pardon My French
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.