#60 A Virus Designed To Test Society’s Weak Points
As the realities of COVID-19 begin to take hold in Canada, the strains on our society become most visible where we're most vulnerable. A veteran of Hong Kong's SARS epidemic, reporter Ian Young of The South China Morning Post joins to help put it all in perspective.
March 24, 2020
Isolation Interview: Margaret Atwood
"My life is never exactly normal. But it's normal for me."
March 23, 2020
#254 Wave Of Isolation
In a time like this, we’re so flooded with information that good, quality journalism matters more than ever. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t stuff to make fun of. Plus, how are newsrooms coping with the realities of a contagious virus?
March 19, 2020
Isolation Interview: Jen Agg
Restaurauteur Jen Agg just wants to get home.
March 17, 2020
Isolation Interview: Robyn Doolittle
What feels most weird right now? Doing normal things
March 17, 2020
#317 Meditations In An Emergency
We are facing an unprecedented shutdown of services and businesses across the country. Health columnist Andre Picard was an early voice calling for Canada to “shut it down” in the pages of the Globe and Mail. He talks to us about how COVID-19 compares to other epidemics he’s covered, the media coverage so far and why he was pushing for social distancing before the government embraced it.
March 16, 2020
#253 Panic! At The Discoronavirus
As COVID-19 is declared a global pandemic, how are Canadian media handling the coverage? And what opportunities can moments of crisis provide for a shift in business reporting?
March 12, 2020
#59 Double Trouble: Oil’s Burst Bubble
What does the largest single-day drop in the price of oil in almost two decades mean for Canada’s economy? How will it affect growing frustration in Alberta? And have you washed your hands since you started reading this? Wash your hands.
March 10, 2020
Have we learned anything about reporting on viruses since SARS? And what can a new documentary about Idle No More teach us about our present state of reconciliation?