From Mr. Rogers to Mr. Dressup to Degrassi, some of the most iconic names in children’s television got their start in Canada, so why don’t we remember just how good we were at being first and being best in children’s television?
July 24, 2023
#283 Newspaper Seeks Wealthy Idiot
National Post doubles down on their right to publish status quo opinions. And Bell Media confuses self-promotion with local community engagement.
October 29, 2020
#324 Kenny vs. Kenny
A conversation with Kenny Hotz, a man at odds with his industry, his audience, and himself.
May 4, 2020
Q&A: Global’s Troy Reeb On “Multi-Market Content”
The senior vice president in charge of Global News responds to concerns about the network's centralized production of local newscasts.
August 27, 2018
By Jonathan Goldsbie
Inside The Bunker Where Global Produces Local Newscasts For The Entire Country
Global's late-night local newscasts, from Saskatoon to Halifax, are all produced in a Toronto green-screen studio. A former producer describes life in...
August 27, 2018
By Paul Tadich
#141 The Case For Local Television
When disaster strikes, local television matters. But does anyone actually care about small-town daily news coverage anymore?
July 4, 2016
#75 What It Was Like At SUN News TV
Adrienne Batra and Alex Pierson were SUN News TV hosts until the network suddenly went dark last month. Now, they join Jesse to come clean about what it was like to work at the most hated TV station in Canada.
March 29, 2016
#115 The Unbundling
It's a brutal time for the Canadian television industry and it's about to get worse.
January 3, 2016
#94 Scott Thompson
Veteran comedian Scott Thompson on why nothing happened after The Kids In The Hall, the biggest problems with the Canadian film & TV industry, and why gay men still have to be defanged to be accepted.
August 9, 2015
#83 Jay & Jesse Solve Canada
Jay Baruchel on the Canadian film & TV racket and how to smash it. Taped before a live audience at the Bloor HotDocs Theatre in Toronto.