Who started the first successful podcast network in Canada? What do 1950s TV and Radio have to do with podcasting? Jesse Brown sits down with Terry O’Reilly, host of Under the Influence, to talk about all things podcasting and advertising.
May 1, 2023
#877 CBC Is in a Fight for Its Life
We’re talking the CBC leaving Twitter after being labeled “government-funded media”, while Pierre Poilievre thanks Elon Musk for what he was already going to do. The real losers here are the Canadian public.
April 20, 2023
Gillian Findlay leaves CBC over “inequitable” treatment
In an email sent to her colleagues last week, Findlay wrote, “I am leaving the CBC because I have been unable to negotiate a remote work arrangement...
April 17, 2023
By Jesse Brown
#859 John Tory and His Sin City
A tasting menu of scandals from Ontario’s municipal and provincial governments, with a newsroom scandal thrown in for kicks.
February 16, 2023
#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?