University of Ottawa's Michael Geist breaks down the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), a proposed trade agreement that Stephen Harper has been toiling over in secret for the last five years - an agreement that will have huge impacts on Canada's internet freedom and copyright issues.
October 12, 2015
#41 Ugliest Election
It's been a gross week in Canadian politics. CANADALAND editor Jane Lytvynenko discusses citizenship revocation, the "barbaric cultural practices" hotline, the ongoing Niqab controversy (the everlasting gobstopper of #exln42), and whether the media has the power to shape the election.
October 9, 2015
#39 Fahmy/Weaponization of Public Affairs/Polaris
Freelance writer John Semley and food podcaster Jessica Walker discuss Mohamed Fahmy's long-awaited release from Egyptian prison, Chief of Defense Staff General Jon Vance's recent announcement of strategic DND leaks to journalists, and the Polaris Prize Gala.
September 24, 2015
#100 Margaret Atwood
Prize-winning author, Twitter enthusiast, and censored columnist Margaret Atwood schools Jesse on technology, dictators, and CanLit.
September 21, 2015
#37 Candidates Gone Wild/Mansbridge Sits In A Field
This week on Conservative Follies (with special guest Adrienne Batra of The Sun): An incumbent MP crashes out of the bushes to make a citizen's arrest, a candidate urinates in someone else's mug, and yet another candidate realizes that crank calling Pfizer is hard to come back from. Elsewhere, Peter Mansbridge wears an unseasonably warm polar fleece while interviewing three men about stuff we've heard before.
September 10, 2015
#95 Interview With Anonymous
First, the National Post's Adrian Humphreys on working with Anonymous. Then, Jesse interviews #OpAnonDown about their recent leaks on CSIS foreign stations, their John Baird threat, and more.
August 17, 2015
#34 Election Distractions/Chris Hyndman
Vice's Hilary Beaumont on Nigel Wright's Duffy trial testimonial and the media's coverage of Chris Hyndman's passing.
August 13, 2015
#93 Operation Anonymous Down
Anthropologist and author Gabriella Coleman on Operation Anon Down and what it's like studying Anonymous from the inside.
August 2, 2015
#33 Man In Blue Suit/Ezra Wants Attention
lnfoNews Kelowna's managing editor Marshall Jones on Stephen Harper's pointless photo op and Ezra Levant's feud with Catherine Porter.
July 30, 2015
John Geiger and Stephen Harper
As the financial relationship between the RCGS and the federal government flourished, so too has the public relationship between RCGS CEO John Geiger...