Episodes

Episode 213: The annual news quiz, how women see 2014, Canada's tumultuous year

On this week's show:Shaun Majumder, Susan Kent and David Common take our 2014 news quizWas 2014 a good year for women 2014?Canada's year of uncertainty...

Episode 212: Reporting on the Sony leaks, pro sports and social issues, Xmas book list and more

On this week's show: Ethics of publishing Hollywood's hacked secrets Sports and social justice in 2014 Books for Christmas with Becky David Sax and Should...

Episode 211: No Limit Segregation, Phoney Online Science, U.S. Military and Torture and more

On this week's show: CSC opts to continue unlimited segregation of prisoners Guard at Guantanamo says U.S. military complicit in torture Six giant court battles...

Episode 210: Lyme Disease Controversy, Bad Restaurant Reviews, Remembering Beliveau and more

On this week's show: Conflict over Lyme disease The joys of bad restaurant reviews Remembering Beliveau The guy who hears WiFi Putin's very bad week...

Episode 210: The Dark Side of Police Cams, Tracking Fracking, Martin Short and more

On this week's show: Police, lapel cams and civil liberties What to expect from the courts in cases of sexual assault US Army general on...

Episode 209: Cosby Accuser Barbara Bowman, New Stories from Brothers Grimm, 10 Years of 'World of Warcraft' and more

On this week's show: Barbara Bowman describes her ordeal with Cosby How World of Warcraft changed peoples' lives Bill Cosby, rape, and the media Terrifying...

Episode 208: Potent Pot's Preeminence, Befriending Racists, Sean Michaels' Love of Theremin and more

On this week's show: Is super-strong pot a barrier to legalization? Talking to the KKK: fighting racism with friendship Carine McCandless on her brother Chris...

Episode 207: Harassed on the Hill, Florida City Votes to Secede, Taylor Swift's Blockbuster and more

On this week's episode:One woman's story of harassment on Parliament HillThe social effects of a divided GermanyTaylor Swift's massive hit '1989'South Florida's push to secede...

Episode 206: James Ellroy and 'Perfidia', Arab Spring Endures in Tunisia Elections, 'Dear White People' and more

On this week's show: James Ellroy on Perfidia Cancer and naturopathy Justin Simien's "Dear White People" Arab Spring Endures in Tunisia  ...

Episode 205: Revoking Canadian Passports of Terror Suspects, Strategic Voting, Edward O. Wilson Describes E.T. and more

On this week's show:   Does Revoking Terror Suspects' Passports Endanger Canadians? How Imams Monitor Converts Perils of Strategic Voting Edward O. Wilson Imagines Aliens...

Episode 204: Fentanyl: Dangerous Street Drug, Risks of Deferring Parenthood, Is Brunch for Jerks? and more

On this week's show: Drug users OD on Fentanyl Freezing Eggs and the Risks of Older Parents Inside an Ebola Hazmat Suit Converse Goes to...

Episode 203: ISIS and the 28 Pages, How LEDs Can Change the World, Derek Boogaard: Boy on Ice and more

On this week's show:   9/11 Secrecy and the Saudi Connection Derek Boogaard's rise and fall: "Boy on Ice" LED's Transforming Technology The Return of MSG Disruption and...

Episode 202: Breaking China's Firewall, Delinquent Dads Aren't All Deadbeats, A Complicated Publication Ban and more

On this week's show:Countering China's web censorshipThomas Pynchon's odd enigma: a quizDelinquent dads fight the systemA famous victim who can't be named...

Episode 201: Climate Change and Our Brains, The NFL is Non-Profit, Comedy News Quiz and more

On this week's show: Why our brains don't perceive climate change as a threat Will the NFL retain its non-profit status? Syria, high-tech weapon locks...

Episode 200: Scotland's Morning After, Paying Ransom to ISIS, Chris Hadfield on Cold War in Space and more

On this week's show: Scottish comedians on the meaning of "No" Should the West pay ransom for hostages? Chris Hadfield on U.S. Russian tensions in...

Episode 199: Women Mull NFL Boycott, What the Inuit Knew About Franklin, Michael Winterbottom and more

On this week's show: NFL's female fans want accountability Food trends and gimmicks: Should I Eat It? Franklin discovery and Inuit oral history The power...

Episode 198: Robot rebellion debated, social history of nudity, contested history and more

On this week's show:How nudity became a modern tabooRunaway AI and humans vs robotsThe different ways Israelis and Palestinians learn historyShould I Read It: The...

Episode 197: When Muzzling Scientists is Appropriate, How Tim Hortons Became a National Symbol, War on Clickbait and more

On this week's show: When government scientists should remain silent Tim Hortons path to Canadian icon In defence of clickbait Chinese authorities target independent film...

Episode 196: Rap's Social Conscience, Burning Man Goes Corporate, Taibbi on 'The Divide' and more

On this weeks show: Hip-hop responds to Ferguson Burning Man goes corporate Mo' Ne Davis and women in baseball Bad news affects your brain Matt...

Episode 195: Images of Conflict, Ninja Turtle Creators, Dancing with Death and More

Brent Bambury is on vacation. Peter Armstrong is our guest host this week. On this week's show: American photographer Kenneth Jarecke on images of conflict...

Episode 194: TV News in Israel and Gaza, Rise of the 'No-Mos' and More

Brent Bambury is on vacation. Piya Chattopadhyay is our guest host this week. On this week's show: Gaza TV wars: the conversations that hid in...

Episode 193: Ebola Epidemic, The Search for 'Lewis', Female Crime Writers and More

Brent Bambury is on vacation. The CBC's Peter Armstrong is our guest host this week.On this week's show:Virus hunters in Nigeria: How 'contact tracers' map...

Episode 192: True Story Fake Pictures, Iqaluit's Dumpcano, Great Bad Movies and more

Verifying Images of Breaking Stories "Humans naturally kind of reject corrective information. We stick to the things we know, we stick to the things we...

Episode 191: MH17 and What Brought it Down, Syria's Chemical Arsenal Destroyed at Sea, Break Up Albums and more

Rogue Missiles and Commercial Aircraft "The vast majority of armed groups world wide tend to seek and to some degree acquire shoulder-fire surface-to-air missiles... they're...

Episode 190: Israel's Iron Dome, Canada's Opioid Crisis and more

Brent Bambury is on vacation this week. Susan Bonner joins us as guest host.  On this week's show: The conflict in the Middle East escalates:...

Episode 189: Doctors and Religion, Soccer Dives, George Takei, and More

Brent Bambury is on vacation. The CBC's Helen Mann is our guest host this week. On this week's show: Should doctors have the right to...

Episode 188: Asexual Rights, Paying People Not to Kill, World Cup 'Jerk Watch' and more

Brent Bambury is on vacation. The CBC's Helen Mann is our guest host this week. On this week's show:Asexy Pride: Asexual Rights and World PrideCash...

Episode 187: Upworthy's Clickbait Strategy, Cheering for Iran, Landowners vs. Pipelines and more

How Upworthy Won the Internet "We were the underdogs when we started, and that's something that people don't think about now, but people told us...

Episode 186: Soccer's Biggest Losers, Testing the Turing Test, David Sedaris and more

Humiliation at the World Cup  "I ended up crying near the end of the game. I did tell my team 'You guys try the best...

Episode 185: Moncton Safe But Shattered, Tiananmen Leader in Exile, Digital Etiquette and more

RCMP's Bravery and Loss"In situations like this the feelings are typically overwhelming - but what's amazing with cops of course, is how able they are...

Episode 184: Mass Killings and Mass Media, Hockey Isn't Made in Canada, Bernie Out of Jail and more

No Glory for Mass Shooters"They want to be internet famous. We can deny them that."-Zeynep Tufekci, sociologist and author of The Media Needs To Stop...

Episode 183: Ukraine's Musical Politics, 9/11 Kitsch, My Dad was the Zodiac Killer and more

Ukraine's Political Pop Star   "We don't expect to have any easy elections. We wait for provocation. We know that Putin is a liar and...

Episode 182: The Right to be Forgotten, Sexism at Cannes, Godzilla in the Courtroom, the Price of Rarity and more

Brent Bambury is on vacation. The CBC's Rebecca Makonnen is our guest host this week. From Google to the FCC: The Internet's Big Week Between...

Episode 181: Poet Laureate of North Korea, Genetics and Race, Ralph Steadman and more

Inside North Korea's Propaganda Machine   "When I wrote poetry in North Korea, I may have put the words together, I may have written the...

Episode 180: Ford and Nightclub Politics, Cartels Squeeze Lime Market, Matt Taibbi and more

Where Ford Partied and Why It Matters    "I think it is one of the most important stories we've done at The Star. So much of...

Episode 179: Who Owns a Seed? Bangladesh Revisited, George Takei and more

Vandana Shiva's "Seed Satyagraha" "For these corporations to sit far away from some distance and pretend it is they that are producing the harvest, and...

Episode 178: Rise of the Cossacks, Tighter Borders vs. Civil Liberties, Learning Dothraki and more

Ukraine, Russia and the Cossacks "Armed men, some of them with masks on, others with Cossack hats rushed into the building next door and started...

Episode 177: Ottawa's Non-Partisan Moment, Norland Nannies Coddle the Elite, Cost of Privacy and more

Flaherty's Death Brings Unity   "Every once in awhile something breaks through which is about  the human condition. And it is more important than partisanship,...

Episode 176: How Disney Opened the Doors of Autism, WiFi Sickness, Morris on Rumsfeld and more

Owen Suskind's Life Animated   "It was so infectious for all of us. We had come from such a dark place, where he had lost...

Episode 175: The Secret Courts That Rule on Surveillance, Zoos and Euthanasia, Sex Addiction and more

Inside the Secret Courts "Prior to the past eight months, the (FISA) court had only issued three opinions publicly in the history of the court,...

Episode 174: How Israel Stops Military Suicides, Crimea and Cartography, Cosmic Expansion and more

Military Suicides and Learning From Israel "I've met with the surgeon general and the head of the mental health department in the Canadian army. We...

Episode 173: Elected Office and the Super Rich, RT's Propaganda Gambit, Banning "Bossy" and more

Peladeau, Money and the PQ   "For the most part, in democracies, when billionaires or multi-millionaires get into power they're kind of neutralized and they...

Episode 172: Putin and NATO, Mexico's Vigilante Citizen Brigades, Why We Laugh and more

Dan Carlin on NATO's New Role   "This could be an exposure moment for NATO... it's shaken the confidence of some of the newer members...

Episode 171: Reintegration and the Violent Mentally Ill, Bitcoin's Rough Ride, Arthur Chu and more

Public Safety and Not Criminally Responsible   "This man, in his psychosis, murdered, slaughtered and consumed parts of my child. I don't want to live...

Episode 170: North Korea's Family Reunions, Thugs in Kyiv, Saving the Monarch and more

Family Unites in North Korea   "It's such heartwarming and overwhelming news. I have a son in North Korea! I don't really know what to...

Episode 169: Slaughter in Central African Republic, Climate Targets Winter Sport, Microchip Me and more

Slaughter in the Streets "I have never really seen as much hatred... Here in Central African Republic, it's neighbour against neighbour... and now they're killing...

Episode 168: Psychedelics' Therapeutic Potential, Busting the TSA, Grandfather of the Snowboard and more

Let Them Trip   "Right now, the public impression of these drugs is that they're dangerous ... If they start hearing these drugs are used...

Episode 167: China's Great Migration, Superbowl of Weed, Russia's Vodka Politics and more

China's Urban Explosion  "[This Chinese government] demolished our house by force....  They destroyed everything.  Nothing is left, not even a chopstick or a bowl ... ...

Episode 166: The Syrian Evidence, Sports Betting and Big Data, Kim Dotcom's Next Move and more

Grim Conclusions  "It was a job that needed doing and I was the person on the ground to do it. You're too busy thinking about...

Episode 165: Infidelity and the French Man, Israel's Issues as Harper Visits, Texas Death Row Lawyer and more

M. Hollande and Other Indescrétions "We have a tradition of amorous exploits of powerful men. And a lot of powerful men, especially politicians, have a...

Episode 164: Rodman and Ping Pong Diplomacy, P.J. O'Rourke, Survivorman, the Polar Vortex and more

How Ping Pong Opened China  "I was in the training hall. All of a sudden the whole stadium had a hush. And I looked around...

Episode 163: Dear Prudence, Glenn Greenwald, Maria Bamford's Singular Comedy and more

New Year Advice from Dear Prudence   "How do you start over? It's a real struggle to get the people in your life to see...

Episode 162: The Big 6 - Top Stories of 2013

Newsmaker of the Year: Rob Ford   "What was in those packages you exchanged with Sandro Lisi?" -From questions submitted to Day 6 by journalists...

Episode 161: News Quiz, Strange Xmas Music, Oil Industry vs. Divestment Movement and more

Take the 2013 Day 6 News Quiz   Lizz Winstead, Ken Jennings and Piya Chattopadhyay bravely take on the Day 6 end-of-year news quiz and you...

Episode 160: Mandela and Violence, Seymour Hersh's Problem with US Intelligence, Francis or Fiction? and more

Violence, Politics and Mandela   "I'm absolutely a humanist here. I wouldn't want to kill a fly. But when I feel that my sisters and...

Episode 159: Mandela Behind Bars, Mandela Takes the Stage, Erik Prince Defends Blackwater and more

Mandela's Jailer Remembers "The child was in the waiting room. I just tried to get a hold of the child through Winnie. She put the...

Episode 158: CSEC's Spy Palace, Poll Meltdown, Bob Odenkirk and more

Secretive Agency Builds Flashy Building "We now have this dramatic, visual point of reference for CSEC -- this grand piece of architecture rising in the...

Episode 157: Diary of a Terrorist, Dr. Who is 50, Disruptors: Sampat Pal and more

Abu Zubaydah's Diaries and Enhanced Interrogation   "Sometimes I wish for a bullet or a swift shell to take me to meet my lord as...

Episode 156: Inside Tacloban, Handcuffed to Oswald, Rob Ford Opera and more

Burying the Dead "We are predominately Roman Catholic. We respect the dead, and this catastrophe has not lent itself to honouring them in this time."...

Episode 155: Inside the Ford Photo, Bullying in the NFL, Disruptors: Glenn Greenwald and more

The Boys in the Picture   "We've heard all of these theories. Theories that Anthony Smith had the phone at some point... that this was...

Episode 154: Ford Founders, Axing the Honour Roll, Inside the PMO and more

Toronto's Mayor Holds On   "Rob Ford is a football player. He's going to tuck his chin down and put his shoulders up and keep...

Episode 153: The Scandal Express, Roma Controversy in Greece, Gay Divorce and more

Comparing Scandals Around the World "There are close to 1,500 politicians across the country, at the national and the state level, who face criminal charges....

Episode 152: Fracking Stand-off Erupts, Bullying the Bullies, Maria Bamford and more

Violence on the Barricades "We'll block 'em off again. And you know, it could go on for years and years. I don't care... We're gonna...

Episode 151: Tales of Corporate Espionage, Special Rights for Police Dogs, Suing the UN and more

Stealing Corporate Secrets It's the old school [methods], the guy faxing the designs of the Gillette razor. It's someone being bribed. It's someone being blackmailed....

Episode 150: Opportunities in Pot, Ehud Barak on Iran, Scenes from a Shutdown and more

How to be a Canadian Pot Millionaire "The average Canadian could become a legal pot millionaire, if they were to have the right credentials to...

Episode 149: Tracking the White Widow, When Jews Were Funny, Contrarian Investing and more

Person of Interest "A lot of people want to paint her as this kind of evil, mastermind of terrorism. I have to say, I'm a...

Episode 148: Questioning Crack Addiction, Ron Paul on Education, Creepy English Clown and more

Less Addictive Than You Think "Ten to 20 percent of the people who use the drug will become addicted. That means that 80 to 90...

Episode 147: Quebec's Model for Secularism, Errol Morris on Donald Rumsfeld, Is War Innate? and more

The Values Charter Unveiled  "You're working for the State. You shouldn't share this very special belief that you believe in Allah, or you believe in...

Episode 146: Art of the Ultimatum, Fukushima Ice Wall, New Work from Salinger and more

The History of Red Lines"The red line was really your classic surrender or die kind of message." -Dan Carlin, on Genghis Khan and the history...

Episode 145: Syria Waits, NFL Pays Out on Head Injuries, Atheism Debate and more

Evidence and Intervention "I think there (is) some ... coordination between the two sides."George Sabra, leader of the Syrian National Council on the U.S. military coordinating with the Free...

Episode 144: Eyewitness in Damascus, Coca-Cola's Health Initiative, Remembering Elmore Leonard and more

Horror in Damascus | Proving Chemical Warfare | Coca-Cola And Dieticians | What Bradley Manning Revealed | Elmore Leonard 1925 - 2013...

Episode 143: Egypt Explodes, Len Bias and Mandatory Minimum Sentences, Sinkhole Wranglers and more

Epicentre of Egypt's Crackdown | Penny Stock Scam | Len Bias and Mandatory Sentencing | Sinkhole Cowboys | Hyperloop Horror...

Episode 142: Charges in Parsons Case, A-Rod and PEDs, Orange Is The New Black and more

Brent Bambury is on vacation. James Murray is our guest host. | Parents of Kids Bullied to Death | Do PED's Really Enhance Performance? |...

Ep. 141: Toronto shooting and cop cameras, Russia's anti-gay laws, Comedy legend Jack Handey and more

Brent Bambury is on vacation. Kevin Sylvester is our guest host. Toronto Shooting and Cop Cameras Russia's Anti-Gay Laws Grumpy Cat's Agent Aboriginal Genocide Debate...

Ep. 140: Self-control and the web, hunting for Nazis, last place in Tour de France and more

Brent Bambury is on vacation. Kevin Sylvester is our guest host. Dear Prudence on self-control and sex on the Internet A Nazi-hunter's search Winning the...

Episode 139: Zimmerman and race, Tsarnaev's adoring fans, JK Rowling's secret novel and more

Brent Bambury is on vacation. Kevin Sylvester is our guest host this week. Debating the Zimmerman Verdict Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Supporters  JK Rowling's Secret Revealed Dino...

Ep. 138: Lac-Mégantic, floods and disaster politics; Justin Carter's criminal Facebook comment; Whitey Bulger and more

Tragedy in Lac-Megantic | The Politics of Disaster | Criminal Facebook Comment | The Trial of Whitey Bulger | The Healing Power of Fake Nature...

Episode 137: Chasing Snowden, Sexual Assaults in Egypt, Johnny Depp's Lone Ranger Controversy and more

Tahrir Square Sexual Assault | Chasing Snowden | Colour-Blind Casting | Good News/Bad News | Terrorism Lawyers...

Episode 136: Same Sex Marriage Battle Not Over, Alberta's Buried Flood Plan, New Palestinian Hero and more

Equal Marriage Battle Lines | Alberta's Unheeded Flood Report | Arab Idol's Palestinian Hero | Books of the Summer | Being Canadian...

Episode 135: Stranded by Alberta Floods, Niall Ferguson on Brazil Protests, Study Drugs and more

Alberta's Flood Challenge | Brazil's Massive Unrest | Wiseguy Remembers Tony Soprano | Smart Drugs on Campus | The Zombies on Zombies...

Episode 134: Contracting Out National Security, Summer Superheroes Tackle Global Issues, Quebec's Turban Aversion and more

Big Money for Private Intel | Black Swan Intern Wins Payment | Google Glass and the Privacy Implosion | Quebec's Turban Aversion | Superheroes to...

Episode 133: Turkey's Emerging Opposition, Bye-Bye Mahmoud, Atari's Hidden Treasure and more

LGBT Voices in Turkey Protests | Comedy and the Iranian Vote | Atari's Dark Secret | Pay By the Page | When to Have Babies...

Episode 132: Morgentaler's Ongoing Court Battle, How British Muslims Quelled Hate, Rob Ford and the Politics of Recall and more

The Case Morgentaler Died Fighting | English Mosque Kills Hate With Kindness | Rob Ford and Recalls | Question Period Make Over | Douglas Rushkoff...

Episode 131: Crack Allegations: Is Ford Teflon?, Surviving Oklahoma Tornado, Nosodes aka Vaccine Alternatives and more

Will Rob Ford Survive Crack Allegations | Tornado's Deadly Destruction | Senate Abolition Pro and Con | Nosodes and Public Health | Scripps' Rule Changes...

Episode 130: Ford's Crack Allegations, Angelina Jolie and Gene Patents, Should You Read Dan Brown's Inferno? and more

Drug Allegations and Rob Ford | Jolie, Gene Patents and Ethics | Should I Read It: Dan Brown's Inferno | Canadians Who Self-Represent | Victoria...

Episode 129: Cleveland Women, Psychics and Cynicism, Printable Gun Set-back, Gatsby's Legacy and more

| Sylvia Browne and Amanda Berry | Hockey Superstitions | Sex Abuse Allegations in the African Church | Cody Wilson and the 3D Gun |...

Episode 128: Pro-Gay and Pro Sports, Zach Braff's Kickstarter Money, Defending Terrorists and more

** Jason Collins Comes Out ** Mountain Dew Ad Controversy ** Lawyers Defending Terror ** What Indian Elections Get Right ** Zach Braff Raises Cash...

Episode 127: Death in Dhaka, Via Rail Plot, Presidential Gag Writer and more

** Bangladesh: Lack of Compensation in Previous Disasters ** The Victims of Fast Fashion ** What Extremists Have in Common ** AP Hack and Dangerously...

Episode 126: Manhunt in Boston, Sandy Hook Families' Marathon, Shaking Up Canadian Music and more

** Boston on Lockdown ** Newtown Mother on Running Marathon ** Why Conspiracy Theories Prevail ** Enhanced Interrogation was Torture ** Blogger Shakes Up Music...

Episode 125: Rehtaeh Parsons and Steubenville, Job Shortage vs. Unemployment, Bragg, Watt, DOA on Thatcher and more

** Cruelty, Justice and Rehtaeh ** Bioshock's Moral Universe **  Foreign Workers and Unemployment ** Political Music and Thatcher ** Trudeau's Welcome Letter **...

Episode 124: How the West is Wrong on North Korea, Herzog on Ebert, Dick Cavett Remembers The Tonight Show and more

North Korea Misperceived ** Werner Herzog Remembers Roger Ebert ** AP Drops "Illegal Immigrant" ** Ending Robocalls Forever ** Bill Carter and Dick Cavett on the War...

Episode 123: Ralph Klein Remembered, Schwarzenegger on Weider, Harmony Korine and more

** King Ralph Dies ** Arnold Schwarzenegger Remembers Joe ** Is Posting Police Photos Intimidation? ** April Fool's Quiz ** Harmony Korine on Spring Breakers...

Episode 122: CNN and Lessons from Steubenville, Iran Targets Argo, Nazi Art and more

** Why Media Gets Rape Wrong ** SportVU is Changing Basketball ** Artists and Nazi Imagery ** Iran's Legal Action Against Argo ** Quebec's Language Fight...

Episode 121: Comparing Papal Power, One-Way Trip to Mars, Is David Bowie Still Relevant? and more

** The Other Most Powerful Religious Leaders ** Is Bowie's "The Next Day" as Good as They Say? ** One-way Ticket to Mars ** Hanna...

Episode 120: Chavez and Bolivar, Stompin' Tom's First Gig, Cure for HIV and more

** Bolivarism and Hugo Chavez ** Bartender Discovered Stompin' Tom ** HIV - Hope of a Cure ** Roadrunner vs. Dream On ** Mr. Gorbachev,...

Episode 119: Gay Priests in Catholic Church, Life of Pi and Bankrupt VFX, Bazelon on Bullying and more

** Vatican's Gay Timebomb ** Visual Effects Industry on the Rocks ** Bullying Reconsidered ** Bad Gun Science ** Yahoo! Dials Back on Working From...

Episode 118: Oscar's Weirdest Moment, Charlie LeDuff on Detroit, Bissinger on Pistorius and more

** Oscar's Snow White Disaster ** Hollywood's Toughest Room ** Detroit, Decline and LeDuff ** Iceland's Porn Ban ** Buzz Bissinger on Oscar Pistorius **...

Episode 117: Pope Christianity and Comedy, Life in the Hate Church, Dorner Fugitive Hero and more

** Papal Humour ** Chris Dorner: Folk Hero ** Harlem Shake Explodes ** Keystone and PR ** Rise of the Celebrity Creative Director ** Inside...

Episode 116: Drone Warrior, PTSD: A Father's Story, Royce White and the NBA and more

** Men Behind the Drones ** A Father Takes Action to Save His Son From PTSD ** Royce White, Anxiety and the NBA ** Bollywood...

Episode 115: Super Bowl Politics, Dershowitz on Guns and Divestment, Banning Food Photos, Blackberry Launch and more

** Football's Very Political Year ** Dershowitz Slams Gun Plan ** Debating Resto Photo Bans ** Blackberry 10 or Product Launch as Rock Concert **...

Episode 114: H5N1 Research Resumes, Dawson College Hacker, Scrabble Squabble and more

** H5N1 Research Controversy ** Dawson College Expels Hacker ** New Scrabble Scores? ** Jon Ronson on Conspiracies and Alex Jones ** Kathleen Philips on...

Episode 113: Chaos in Algeria, Contradictions in Gun Control and More

** Sam Harris on Gun Control ** Terror in the Desert ** Canadian Cleric Calls for Reform in Pakistan ** Are Petitions the Junk Food...

Episode 112: First Nations Leaders Divided, Trillion Dollar Coin, Redneck Reality TV and more

** Idle No More, Leadership Crisis? ** Trillion Dollar Coin ** Australia's Climate Change Skepticism ** Hixploitation: Southern Reality TV ** Native Land and Private...

Episode 111: Idle No More, Futurists Panel, Hedges on Fiscal Cliff and more

** Idle No More ** Kaku, Lanier and Egan: Futurists Panel ** Chris Hedges on the Fiscal Cliff ** Damien Echols Revisited ** Syrian Rebel...

Episode 110: The Big 6- Top Stories of 2012 including Newsmaker of the Year

** Newsmaker of the Year ** Flameout ** Breakthrough ** Breakout ** Trend of the Year ** Heartbreaker **...

Episode 109: NRA Doubles Down, 2012 News Quiz, Montreal's Wild Year and more

** NRA Reloads ** Books for Christmas ** 2012 News Quiz ** Montreal's Newsmaking Year ** Damien Echols: Christmas on Death Row **...

Episode 108: Newtown School Shooting, Zero Dark 30 and Torture, Syrian Rebels Declared Terrorists and more

** Connecticut School Shooting ** Zero Dark Thirty and Torture ** Rebels, Terror Groups and Syria  ** Downloaders Fines Looming? ** Debating Dressing Your Pets...

Episode 107: Royal Baby, Fisk on Syria's Chemical Weapons, Penn Jillette and more

** Royal Baby's Place in Line ** Robert Fisk on Syria's Chemical Weapons ** Your Doctor, Caught on Tape ** Virgin Births ** Penn Jillette...

Episode 106: Big 6 Flameout - Mayors, Mockbusters, Celebrity Exhumations and more

** The Big 6 - Flameout: Mayors ** Mockbusters ** Arafat Exhumed ** SIM Hockey League ** Rolling Stones Famous Bust **...

Episode 105: Non-Violence in Gaza, Deep Sixed: Bluefin Tuna, Legal Weed and more

** Gaza, Non-violence and Statehood ** Weed, Public Opinion and Law ** Social Media Shaming ** Deep Sixed: Bluefin Tuna ** Grey Friday ** Rihanna's...

Episode 104: Sexpionage, McAfee's Wild Run, Deep Sixed: Growth and more

** Sex, Security and the CIA ** Bonkers in Belize ** Deep Sixed: End of Growth ** Rolling Jubilee and Absolving Debt **  Fiscal Cliffhanger...

Episode 103: Election Snapshots, Deep Sixed: White Majority, Beijing Knife Sale Ban and more

** Election 2012 Audio Snapshots ** Republicans and Hispanics ** Deep Sixed: White Majority ** Libya's Nascent Film Industry ** Knife Bans and Political Change...

Episode 102: Election Special, Sandy's Message, Lewis Black and more

** Storm Barriers and Coastal Cities ** The Myth of Voter Fraud? ** Dukakis Remembers ** Lewis Black on Democracy ** Mitt 'n' Joe** Michael...

Episode 101: Battle for a Bridge, Cloud Atlas and Race, Deep Sixed: Facebook and more

** Ambassador Bridge Battle ** Cloud Atlas and Race Washing ** Why I Quit Goldman Sachs ** Deep Sixed: Facebook ** Election Non-Issues ** George...

Episode 100: Binders Full of Women, Bullying and the Law, Deep Sixed and more

** Binders Full of Women ** Killed Ambassador's Father ** Armstrong Still A Hero ** Deep Sixed: Stupidity? ** Bullying and the Law ** Black...

Episode 99: Golden Dawn in Canada, Espionage Alert, Bonnet Books and more

** Greek Anti-immigrant Party in Montreal ** Does Canada Have A Spy Problem ** Amish Romance Fiction ** Danny DeVito Divorce Disappoints ** Kenney Lures...

Episode 98: McDonalds Takes Questions, Homicidal Honeymoon, Mob in Canada and more

McDonald's Opens Up** Black Widow Killings** Canadian Mafia's Deep Roots** Abortion Boat** Gay Conversion Therapy** The Most Important Election Ever** ...

Episode 97: Clean Needles in Prison, Scientology and "The Master", Rowling Gets Gritty and more

** Needles in Prisons Debate ** Should I Read It: Rowling's The Casual Vacancy ** Google and Free Speech ** Embassy Roomies ** The South...

Episode 96: Damien Echols, Romney's Gaffe, Why the Fall TV Season is Lame and more

Damien Echols and Life After Death, The Demand to See Kate Middleton Topless, Romney's Gaffe Doesn't Matter, The Fall TV Season is Lame, Lining up...

Episode 95: Embassy Attacks - Pro-Gay NFL - Zizek Returns - Vertical Farms and more

** Embassy Attacks End Arab Spring? ** Chris Kluwe, Homophobia and the NFL ** Vertical Farms ** Calling John Baird ** Hollywood Electronica ** Zaltzman's...

Episode 94: Jailed in Iran - Embassy Shutdown - End of Men - Pirate Bay Arrest and more...

** Finding Joy in U.S. Politics ** Iranian Embassy Shutdown and Jailed Canadians ** Quebec and Other Independence Movements ** Hanna Rosin and The End...

Episode 93: Quebec's Parti Nul and the Protest Vote, Reykjavik's Accidental Mayor, Should I Read It? Zadie Smith's NW, The Future of Rollercoasters, Atlas Shrugged 2, Encore: Kate Bornstein

Quebec's Parti Nul and the Protest Vote ** Reykjavik's Accidental Mayor ** Should I Read It? Zadie Smith's NW ** The Future of Rollercoasters ** Atlas Shrugged 2...

TEST - Episode 145: Syria's president in waiting, NFL Concussion Cashout, Blurred Lines lawsuit and more

"Money doesn't save lives. Only changing the game can do that."  Joe Blow on the NFL's multimillion dollar concussion settlementListen to the interview here. To read...

Episode 92 - Paralympic Cheats, Log Cabin Republicans, Burning Man and Temporary Cities, Face Deals and Minority Report, Rock 'N' Roll Movies

Paralympians Get Past a Scandal; Log Cabin Republicans Nudge Party Policy; Burning Man and Temporary Cities; Facedeals and Minority Report; The Best Rock Movies of...

Episode 91 - Pussy Riot Sentenced, Wikileaks & Ecuador, The Gatsby Curve, Crystal Meth Crusaders: Knights Templar, Boredom as Creativity Kick Starter

** Pussy Riot Sentenced ** Wikileaks & Ecuador ** The Gatsby Curve ** Crystal Meth Crusaders: Knights Templar ** Helen Gurley Brown: Comment ** Recharge Series: Boredom as a Creativity Kick Starter AP Photo:...

Episode 90 - Hate Music, Olympic Mascots, Food on Mars, Egyptian Reality TV

** Hate Music ** Olympic Mascot Creator ** Food on Mars ** Kidnapping Celebs on Egyptian Reality TV ** Back to the Olympics' Future **...

Episode 89 - Olympic Scandals, North Koreans Watch The Games, Debating Loud/Dumb Pop Tunes

** Awarding Olympic Scandals ** Watching The Games in North Korea ** Protest-Free Quebec Election Primer ** Elmore Leonard ** Phoney Quotations ** Debating the...

Episode 88: Olympic Tug of War, Crime Slump Explained, Super PAC App and more

** This week: The case for Tug of War as an Olympic sport  ** The Super PAC App ** The Armory, an anonymous online gun...

Episode 87: Dark Days of Summer

This week on Day 6, a Columbine survivor on the long-term effects of living through a mass shooting; the gun control debate after a tragic...

Episode 86: Rooftop Missiles, TV Binges & More

London's extreme Olympic security measures; the argument against binge-watching TV; four seasons of Breaking Bad in two minutes; the Jon Stewart of Egypt; how to...

Episode 85 - Glaxo Whistleblower, Syrian Cartoonist and more...

Syrian Cartoonist Survives Regime Attack; Don't Call it the God Particle; Miracle Mythbuster on the Run; Whistleblower at GlaxoSmithKline Pays Price; Hip-Hop Rocked by Gay...

Episode 84 - Violence Interrupted

Fighting Chicago's Explosion in Homicides; No Drugs in Tennis But Few Tests; Jonah Lehrer and the Mecycling Problem; Abraham Lincoln and Sir John A. VS...

Episode 83 - Aung San Suu Kyi's Unlikely Lifeline

Here's the complete program for your listening pleasure including the following stories:*Aung San Suu Kyi's Radio Pal*Green Grabbing*Euro Cup vs Euro Economies*Summer Hits Around The...

Episode 82 - Bringing Flavour Back

*Re-Engineering the Tomato*Spain's Protesters Sue Reviled Banker*Slaughter Nick for President*Dan Rather: Rather Outspoken*Inside the Marathon Vote*Lehrer on Dylan*Punk Icon Patti Smith...

Episode 81 - Reality TV Delusion

*The Truman Show Delusion*Domestic Drones PR*Magnotta and Copycat Crimes*Does Hollywood Shaft Little People? *Restarting the War of 1812*Copyright Laws Wreck Weddings*Christopher Buckley Punks China...

Episode 80- Murder Online

*Gore Sites and the Law*Bath Salts Scourge*Richard Ford: Should I Read It? *Dog Runs 1700km*The Pope's Butler Busted*Mugabe: The Tour Guide Years*Montreal Musicians on Pots...

Episode 79 - Only in Quebec?

*Quebec: A History of Unrest*Egypt Votes, Generals Remain?*Poetry of the Taliban*Joey Ramone's Brother on Posthumous Joey Record*Temple Grandin, Autism and Work*SETI Searches For Money*The Reaganomics...

Episode 78 - Unmasking Dissent

                                                                                   *Masks and Outlaws*One Share of Facebook*Pussy Riot Crackdown*Save Our SIN*Greek Banks Brace*No Bad Jobs*Rick Moody and Guilty Pleasures...

Episode 77- Rights and Rhetoric

*Obama's Evolving Rhetoric*Art Market Madness*Sendak Three Ways*It Gets Better for Dolphins*Smoke Traders*Badinter on The Conflict*Gaming the Real Estate Game...

Episode 76 - Adventures in Superego

  *Psychoanalysis and Superheroes*Occupy the SEC*Osama and the FBI Top Ten*Amazon Knockoffs*Heavyweight China*Forget Spelling  ...

Episode 75 - Drop Out Now

*Rethinking Post-Secondary*No Vaccine, No Healthcare*Slavoj Zizek*Republic of IKEA*Asteroid Mining*Revenge Porn and Hunter Moore*S**t Girls Say Book Deal...

Episode 74 - Norway's Test

  *Breivik's Challenge*The Birth of 4:20*Charities and Activism*Charge of the Touareg*Nic Cage's IRS Period*Teller Sues for Magic*How Pippa Rolls...

Episode 73- The End of Money

  *Dump the Dollar*Zaltzman on Santorum*Rock and Roll Movies*Leafs: Sorry We Suck*Drug War*Tyson vs. Tyson...

Episode 72 - F-35 SNAFU

  *Problem Procurement*The Sound of Delicious*Bond's Booze*Pain at the Pumps*Titanic in 3D*William Gibson's Music*Weather Warnings*Do Sanctions Work?...

Episode 71 - Online Vigilantes

  *Twitter, Trayvon and Justice*Stand Your Ground *Game of Thrones in 90 Seconds*April Fool's Marketing*Self-Immolation Survivor*Trudeau vs. Brazeau*Mommy Porn Empire      ...

Episode 70 - The Lone Wolf

*Terror's New Paradigm*Low Voice, High Votes*John Carter Flops*Aboriginals Look to Iran*Season of the Riot*Exploited Athletes and NCAA*Mad Men Returns*Cuba and the Pope...

Episode 69- Cheney Cops Out

    *Steyn Covers Cheney*Iraq's Emo Killings*Future of Tobacco*Auslander and Anne Frank*Hunger Games as Kid Lit*Oxy's Deadly Hold*Human Wi-Fi...

Episode 68- Nuclear Mob

  *Tepco and the Yakuza*KONY 2012*P.J. O'Rourke on Romney*Campaign Rock*China's Death Row TV*Chechnya Goes for Putin*Iran's "Pure" Internet...

Episode 67- Reverse RoboCall

     *Reverse RoboCalls*Helping Boxie*Hedges on U.S. Democracy*India, Guns and Bling*Davy Jones Hated "Head"*Blueeseed's Offshore Start-ups...

Episode 66 - Fixing Oscar

  *Getting Oscar Right*Ethics and Hacking*Down Syndrome and Eugenics*Rihanna And Chris Pt. 2*Mexican Prisons...

Episode 65- Lin Wins

  *Certifiably Lin-sane*Frisking C-30*Charles Murray*Greece and the Fourth Reich*When Dogs Vote*Act of Valor*Model Rights*Greece and Intervention...

Episode 64: Panda Diplomacy

*Panda Diplomacy*Ultimate Tazer Ball*Mortgage Deal or Bank Bailout?*A Separation and Modern Iran*Schwartz's Sale?*A Slightly Creepy Valentine's Day*Co-parenting "dating" website*Opposition Leader on Putin Protests...

Episode 63- Facebook Fortunes

   *Sudden Wealth Syndrome*Facebook: Should I Buy It?*The Bugle*Newt's Moon Colony*CGI Characters Deserve Oscars*Tracking Syria's Martyrs*Superbowl Hate Match...

Episode 62 - Oscar Doc Snubs

*Michael Moore on Oscar Snubs *Oscar Pool*Eurocrash: The Musical!*Ronson on DSM-V*Kim Dotcom, My Neighbour*Linden on Leonard*Assange as Oprah*Arming Assad  ...

Episode 61- Do Not Disclose

*Sex Selective Abortions*Elmore Leonard*Merkozy: The Rom-Com*A Day Without Wiki*Pro-Taliban Ringtones*Dungeons & Dragons Reboot...

Episode 60 - War Games

  *Video Games and Propaganda*Art Heist*Lucha Libre Busts Out*Bankrolling Canadian Pols*Pirate Church*Harper vs Putin: the Series*Technology Fizzles  ...

Episode 59 - Iowa Escapade

  Money and the U.S. Vote Dawkins; Science and Myth Your Calendar Sucks Taliban Office Etiquette Incognito Stooge Syria Alone  ...

Episode 58 - The Big Six

  Newsmaker of the Year Over-Hyped Heartbreaker Winning Feel Good Flameout  ...

Episode 57 - 2011 News Quiz

    2011 News Junkies Grilled Making Movies for Kim Jong Il Should I Read It: Gift Books 9/11 and Bad Movies Win Malcolm Gladwell Books...

Episode 56 - Hitch Signs Off

  Wolfowitz, Hedges on Hitch Russia Online Revolt Putin's Billions Explaining the God Particle Almighty Writes Bestseller Hey! That's Our Drone!...

Episode 55- Mirror Planet

  Earth's Twin Big 6: Overhyped Lifelike & Freaky Guantanamo Nation Good-bye, Kandahar Sugar Sammy Gosling's Gifts Twilight of Kyoto...

Episode 54 - The Big 6 Returns

The Big 6: Flameout Egypt's Disappointment CFL Scuffle Cell Phone Spying Rethink: Collaborative Capitalism Cirque's Elvis Spiked Occupy Christmas...

Episode 53 - Tahrir's Beat

  Arab Spring Soundtrack Syrian Psy-ops The Real Swedish Chef Rethink: System D Crosby's Therapy Sad Mall Santas Truth Goggles...

Episode 52- Music & the Brain

  Giffords Musical Recovery Occupy Evicted Mommy Blogs & Disney Rethink: Maonomics P.J. O'Rourke Defending Nickleback Oh No! Oogopogo!...

Episode 51 - Leaders Retreat

  Go Greek for a Week Berlusconi Sings Call of Duty A Ntl. Pastime Heidecker vs Herman Cain  Michael Jackson Reconsidered Tom Hayden on Occupy The...

Episode 50 - Greek Drama

  Proroguing Papandreou Leadership and Mental Illness Lou Reed + Metallica  ≠ Genius Juggalos Alert Anonymous Speaks Mutaween Brutality Murakami's 1Q84 Cain Train Strains  ...

Episode 49 - Pressure on Occupy

    Pressure on Occupy Candy Culture 7 Billionth Human Ultimate Rollercoaster Ecocide He's a Mummy...

Episode 48 - Free Libya

    Libya & Tribalism Gadhafi and Dictator Style Chris Hedges & Occupy Wall St. Allison Goertz Gadhafi Song Who Was Guy Fawkes? Chad Harbach & World...

Episode 47- Perplexing Plot

    Iran's Odd Plot "Drive" Me to the Courthouse Deep Sixed: The Liberals Bank Transfer Day "Should I Read It?" Conficker Awaits Orders Lisa Raitt's...

Ep. 46 - Wall Street North

  Wall Street vs Bay Street Jobs: Inventing The Mouse Evolution of Flash Mobs Deep 6: The Dining Room Mexican Divorce High on Tryptophan Provincial...

Episode 45 - Democrats vs. Autocrats

  50/50 Profiting from the Recession Dictator's Handbook Danny vs. Donald Deep Sixed- U.S. Superpower Here Come the Warm Jets A Song a Day x...

Episode 44 - Retro Feminism

  Feminism on Retro TV Neuroscience in the Courtroom Deep Sixed: Rock 'n Roll Libya's Oil and the Future Saturation in the Middle East Cheney...

Episode 43 - EuroTrashed

  Euro DeepSixed Broomfield on Palin Parazit parodies Iran Greenpeace at Midlife TIFF vs. the Multiplex Stop it, George Lucas! Seismology on Trial Supercomputer vs....

Episode 42 - Day 6 Round 2

  9/11, Lapham and The Onion Deep Sixed - RIM Norm MacDonald Binge Drinking on Campus Conrad Black Scared Straight Remixing Gail Asper...

Episode 41- Running Out of Euros

  Greece's Hard Decisions Science of Annoying Socialism, Fascism & Smurfs Gladwell on Innovation Iceland Re-invents Democracy Marc Maron on Tracy Morgan...

Episode 40- Vancouver Meltdown

  Vancouver Loses Twice Go the F**k to Sleep Ai Weiwei's Blog Libyan Debate Fail Hoax Marketing Fake Lesbian Bloggers Comeback Kings...

Episode 39 - Hockey Myth Busting

  Is Momentum Real? Terrence Malick: Enigma Love, Marriage & Facebook Alternative Currency: Bitcoin Summer of the Remake Remnick on Arab Spring Flavor Flav: Financial...

Episode 38 - Jets Round Trip

  Winnipeg Scores Hackers March On Utah & the Gold Standard The Party Church Drug Assassin Speaks New Government New Policy Kids Get Serious...

Episode 37 - Not Telling

  Genderless Baby Video Games Are Art General Butt Naked California Prisons Colbert's High Stakes Prank Canucks Bandwagon How To Lance's Legacy Safe?  ...

Episode 36 - Rapture's Delight

  Apocalypse Right Now France and the Far Right Schwarzenegger's Deceit Jon Ronson on Psychopaths Divorce Party Planning A Visit From the Goon Squad Free Earl...

Episode 35 - Writer's Strike

  Poet's Silent Drug Protest OBL: The Videogame Taibbi on Wall Street Bridesmaids' High Stakes  Arab Spring: A Report Card Moby Duck Osama's Diary...

Episode 34 - After Osama

Osama & Jack Bauer History of the Manhunt Superman's Citizenship Snit Ralph Nader 2D Glasses The Math Museum MP School Did Torture Get bin Laden?...

Episode 33 - Will, Kate and History

  Scandalous Royal Nuptials The Final Campaign Cocktail Fringe Parties in Elxn 41 Kinky Friedman The Scala Choir Awesome Stuff About Voting Morgan Spurlock Trump...

Ep. 32 - Democratic Reform Freefall

  UK Cool to Reform Deep Sea Mining Dengue Fever & Cambodia Michael Showalter Morality Drugs Campaign Cocktail Royal Wedding Blues...

Episode 31 - Off The Radar

  Afghanistan: Non-Issue Flannery on Climate & Canada David Foster Wallace Campaign Cocktail Intrade Tracks Elxn41 Yes Men Attack Here Comes the Sun TV Horror Movie...

Episode 30 - Chaos in Cairo

  Lawlessness in Egypt Movies of the Mind Thorium: Fuel of the Future 2 New Gay Icons Campaign Cocktail Mona Lisa's Bones WTF's: Marc Maron...

Episode 29 - Libyan Impasse

  Rebels Make No Gains Betting on the Election Burying Fukushima Jessica Pare Grilled Beautiful = Rich Gender Differences and Age Campaign Cocktail Porno Pop...

Episode 28 - The Writ Hits the Fan

  Decision 2011 al Qaeda's Women's Mag Monbiot Goes Nuclear Naming "Odyssey Dawn" Sarah Vowell and Imperialism Buried Stories Japan's Disaster Culture Ghostface Wants Interns...

Episode 27 - Doubts Over Nukes

The GE 3 and Fukushima Japan's Distrust of TEPCO Libya Gets UN Support Alice Cooper Rocks the Hall Gilbert Gottfried: Too Soon? Finding Atlantis...

Episode 26 - Japan Hit Hard

Debunking the Supermoon Theory Japan's Aging Nuke Plants Google's Disaster Response Wall St. Escapes Prosecutions Libs & Cons Debate Election Opting Out of Traditional Motherhood...

Episode 25 - All Apologies

The Pressure to Apologize Glenn Beck Alienates the Right How the UK Bumps Up Sperm Donors Shaun Majumder Does the Quote Quiz Kathleen Phillips...

Episode 24 - Zombie Foreign Policy

Zombie Foreign Policy Branding a Nation Wainwright/Cohen Baby Onion TV on TV Oscar's Highs and Lows Why Libya Isn't Egypt Mad Magazine and the...

Episode 23 - Leaving Scientology

Scientology Allegations Canada is Expensive Azar Nafisi on Iran Worst Movies of All Time Watson and the Rise of AI Oscar Pool Inside Gaga's...

Episode 22 - Fireworks in Cairo

Mubarak Bows Out, Facebook Not Big in Japan, Yann Martel Gets a Response, Bullies Exposed, Tommy James' Mob Connections, A Valentine's Day Investment, Will the NHL Return to Quebec?  ...

Episode 21 - Soccer and the Street

Egypt's Soccer Fans Drive Protests, Yann Martel Stops Sending Books to the PM, Pulling the Plug on the Net, An App for Protests, Ron Paul...

Episode 20 - Chaos in Egypt... But what's next?

Hollywood and the Bechdel Index, Egypt after Mubarak, Pie vs. Cupcake, Wisdom of Arnie, Citing a Swan, Philanthroper Reinvents Philanthropy...

Episode 19 - The Worm Turns

Cyber Attack on Iran, Duvalier Returns to Haiti, Sugar Sammy Riffs on Gervais, Downing the Trenta, Zodiac Revised, Rogue Hockey League in Small Town Canada,...

Episode 18 - Life After Tucson

The Rise of the Glock, Amy Chua and Chinese Moms, Afghan TV Tells Women's Stories of Abuse, The Boomers Come of Age, Morality and Disgust,...

Episode 17: Signs of Apocalypse

Birds Fall From Skies, Giller Winner Reads Snooki's Book, Lotto Fraud, MySpace Going Down, HBO Re-imagines Hockey, Crocodiles on the Loose, Garry Trudeau, Mick Foley...

Episode 16: The Big 6

Newsmaker of the Year, Feelgood Story of the Year, Guilty Pleasure, Comeback, Trend, Flameout... plus Tanya Davis...

Episode 15: Don't Misquote My Exit Line

Holbrooke's Last Words Clarified,  Auto-Tune the News,  David Lynch on Soldiers with PTSD,  The Weird Stone of iDose, Tron in 2010,  Hollywood's Blacklist...

Episode 14: Rise of the Hacktivist

Cyber Attacks for Wikileaks, Heinbecker on Canadian Foreign Policy, Global Warming Water Park, The Sex Addict Gene, Buzzed Travel Guide to Yemen, NHL and 3D,...

Episode 13: Wiki-Hero or Wiki-Whack?

Wikileaks Next Target, A Transsexual Woman in the Canadian Forces, NASA Sends the Wrong Signal, Country Music Flies Under the Radar, Win Steig Larsson's Trilogy, Viral...

Episode 12: You Owe It to the Euro

Ireland Gets Bailed, Salman Rushdie, The Big 6, Don Cherry Robocalls, Intangible Heritage Protection, Stuff White People Like, Portia De Rossi....

Episode 11: What You Can Learn From a Full Body Scan

Full Body Scanners, Haiti and the Cholera Vaccine, Palins Take Over Reality TV, Royal Weddings and the British Economy, Harry Potter Saga in 90 Seconds, Introducing The...

Episode 10: I Like These Odds

Playing Poker is a Job, Iran Gets Dumped by UN Women, 30 Airports in 30 Days, Meth as a Plot Device, Spin the Globe: Krygyzstan,...

Episode 9: Shellacked!

Preston Manning's advice for the Tea Party,  Oliver Sacks,  A Former Spy Reviews "Fair Game",  Mythbusting: The Titanium Necklace,  Amy Sedaris and Crafts for Poor People, ...

Episode 8: Tailings Ponds Bad for Ducks, Kanye West Makes an Epic, Trick or Treat, America!

Halloween's tomorrow and Americans barely have time to blow out the candle in their pumpkin before they head to the polls. The midterm election...

Episode 7: Betting on the Double Down, Tweeting in the Courtoom, Halloween Costume Disasters, Multikulti Merkel & Canadian Boy Lama

Hey hungry world! The KFC Double Down actually is defined as edible. It's not exactly Food of the Gods, though for KFC it's been a...

Episode 6: Chilean Miners Ready for their Closeup, David Sedaris, "Mad Men" in 90 Seconds

It was as though Chile won 33 gold medals at the Olympics, one after another, an improbable series of successes, a run of extrordinary luck....

Episode 5: Thanksgiving for New Canadians, P.J. O'Rourke, Drone Wars

And it's Thanksgiving and everyone's candying yams. Why do we do that to vegetables? Why not just save the candying for candy? There are many...

Episode 4: Cameron in Alberta, Reality TV Turns Deadly, Ecuador Ransoms Amazon and How to Run a Brothel

Three sex workers in Ontario had a very good week. They challenged Canadian prostitution laws in court and won their case. It could mean lots will...

Episode 3: Commonwealth Games, Bloggers Do Battle, Cell Phones and Cancer.

The Commonwealth Games are days away from opening in New Delhi, but problems with infrastructure, safety, sanitation and security are causing athletes to pull out....

Episode 2: Guns, Tea Parties, Big O

So will anybody be talking about the long gun registry at this time next week? Who knows. But it sure dominated the news agenda this...

Episode #1 - Koran burning, John Waters & Sex on Craigslist

Well here it is. The first real show we've put together. Without spoiling any surprises here's what you can expect: The Koran burning story really...
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