How Pierre Poilievre cultivated his attack-dog charm. And should we care about what the new CEO of the Toronto Star tweets? Jen Gerson co-hosts.
April 21, 2022
#308 Rogers and Trump
Torstar publishes pro-gambling content now. And the Rogers family vacation at Mar-a-Lago.
May 6, 2021
The Star Gambles with Ethics
Torstar's planned casino raises questions about covering a problematic industry from which they also stand to profit.
March 11, 2021
By Fernando Arce
#299 Hard News, Loose Slots
Torstar gets into the gambling business. Americans get caught up on the WE scandal. And documents suggest Canada’s two major newspaper chains discussed shutting down each others’ papers before they swapped them.
March 4, 2021
Over 100 Canadian Newspapers Take Their Ball And Go Home
It’s unlikely we’ll go back to how things were, and newspapers need to finally accept that.
February 6, 2021
By Danielle Paradis
#264 Smelly Rogue
Torstar was just sold for $52 million, droves of people were chastised for going to the park, and Jesse opens himself up to some rare scrutiny.
May 28, 2020
All Of The Conservative Donations Made By The New Owners Of The Toronto Star
Maxime Bernier, Doug Ford among those who've received financial support from Torstar's new owners
May 27, 2020
By Jonathan Goldsbie
#257 Speaking Moistly
For weeks, we’ve all been trying to flatten the curve. But how do we measure our success if the numbers informing that curve aren’t reliable? And how do the big newspaper chains justify taking government wage subsidies at the same time as laying off staff?
April 8, 2020
#239 StarMetro Hunger Games
Torstar announced the closure of five papers across Canada, CBC tried to consolidate broadcasts across its radio stations in the North, and Don Cherry returned with an expertly produced podcast.
November 21, 2019
StarMetro Vancouver Has A Union, But Not A Contract
Members voted down a tentative agreement last week