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Because News

Gavin Crawford hosts Canada's funniest news quiz.

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Viral video of emaciated polar bear may not be what it seems

'I wasn't totally surprised. These things happen,' the Nunavut polar bear monitor Leo Ikakhik told As It Happens host Carol Off.

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3 concussions later

After her concussions Miranda would fight for the next six years to get her life back.

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Alabama newspapers vs. Roy Moore

Alabama's biggest newspapers say Roy Moore is unfit for office.

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Going on your own terms

Will Pegg's knows he doesn't want to die from metastatic bone cancer. So he's chosen to go on his own terms, with a medically assisted death.

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News quiz: Dec 9, 2017

Country music star Brett Kissel joins Kris Siddiqi and Rebecca Northan on the news quiz

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Get tickets first!

Listen to the secret code and instructions now.

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Members Only - a round goes wrong

A quiz show failure. Listen to a round that just didn't work

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News quiz: Dec 2, 2017

Chris Jericho, Martha Chaves and Tom Howell take this week's news quiz.

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Members Only - A Yorkshire pensioner reacts to the news

Gavin insists on becoming a cranky lady from England.

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News quiz: Nov 25, 2017

Colin Mochrie, Ashley Botting and Grace Lynn Kung take the news quiz.

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Members Only - introducing Phil Leung

Phil makes our videos. He talks about directing Gavin.

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News quiz: Nov 18, 2017

Murdoch Mysteries star Hélène Joy takes the news quiz with Candy Palmater and Craig Lauzon.

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Members Only - Gollum visits

Gavin does his Gollum impression

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Best of Because News: Nov 11, 2017

2 new quizzes + two pre-loved quizzes = Best of Because News

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Members Only - California Dreamin'

Gavin writes a dumb song and we make him sing it

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News quiz: Nov 4, 2017

Eric Peterson, Tom Howell and Candy Palmater take the news quiz

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Members Only - retakes and mistakes

Gavin reveals that he does retakes after the show ends

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News quiz: Oct 28, 2017

Susan Kent from This Hour has 22 Minutes, Kris Siddiqi and Andrew Cheng take the news quiz

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Members Only - kids read the news

Kids audition for Because News. Here are some of our favourites.

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News quiz: Oct 21, 2017

Jesse Wente, Martha Chaves and Kris Siddiqi take the news quiz

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Members Only - The unfit-for-broadcast hashtag game

Gavin Crawford and Tom Howell discuss the challenges of hosting the show. PLUS: an unfit-for-broadcast hashtag game.

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News quiz: Oct 14, 2017

Great Big Sea's Alan Doyle takes the quiz with Ashley Botting and Anand Rajaram.

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Members Only - 100th episode!

To celebrate the 100th episode, we play the unaired pilot

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News quiz: Oct 7, 2017

Tom Howell guest hosts. With Ashley Botting, Craig Lauzon and Leslie Seiler on the panel.

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Members Only - Tom Howell hosts

Tom Howell writes a new theme because he's hosting this week. Ashley Botting stops by

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News quiz: Sept 30, 2017

Linden MacIntyre, Kris Siddiqi and Leslie Seiler take the news quiz.

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Members Only - Scott Thompson on 'nutscaping'

An unaired outtake with Kid in the Hall Scott Thompson.

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News quiz: Sept 23, 2017

Tom Howell, Martha Chaves and Tim Powers take the news quiz.

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Members Only: return of the fatberg

Fatberg was cut from this week's show. We talk about why, then play the tape.

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News quiz: Sept 16, 2017

Steve Patterson, Candy Palmater and Kris Siddiqi take the news quiz.

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Members Only - Gavin Crawford and Tom Howell sing about NAFTA

How do you make NAFTA interesting? Sing a duet, I guess. A bonus podcast for subscribers every Wednesday.

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News Quiz: September 9, 2017

Letterkenny's Nathan Dales, Tom Howell and Aisha Brown take the quiz. Play the online version at our site. becausenews.ca

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Introducing 'Members Only' - Wednesday bonus episodes

Gavin hears the new Because News theme for the first time

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Because Canada: a celebration of erotica, legal weed and rock stars

The polite version of sex, drugs and rock and roll

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News quiz: June 24, 2017

Baroness Von Sketch Show's Jennifer Whalen, Tom Howell and Jesse Wente take this week's news quiz.

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News quiz: June 17, 2017

Tom Howell, Craig Lauzon and Leslie Seiler take this week's news quiz.

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