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Because News

Gavin Crawford hosts Canada's funniest news quiz.

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Open-air urinals spark outrage in scenic Paris neighbourhood

'We need urinals, obviously,' says gallery manager Fabienne Bonnat, 'but not this type — not there'

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Digital heartbreak

Franklyn revokes his access to tracking his ex-wife’s whereabouts through her phone.

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Indigenous youth are standing up and speaking out

Indigenous young people are overcoming their doubts and are standing up to make their voices heard.

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A very Canadian news quiz

For your Canada Day weekend, Because News brings you a patriotic news quiz. With host Gavin Crawford.

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Members Only: meet our summer replacement

CBC's podcast Personal Best takes over our time slot this summer. Gavin talks to host Rob Norman. Members Only returns in late August.

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Because News all-stars take the news quiz

Ashley Botting, Anand Rajaram and Rebecca Northan take this week's news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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Members Only: Gavin's raccoon impression

We cut this raccoon round from last week's show

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Comedian Alice Moran takes the news quiz

Tom Howell, Anand Rajaram and Alice Moran take the news quiz with Gavin Crawford

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Members only: Tom Howell pays Gavin a visit

Gavin and Tom issue a correction

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The Debaters' Steve Patterson takes the news quiz

Gavin Crawford hosts, with Jesse Wente, Ashley Botting and Steve Patterson, from CBC's The Debaters

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Members Only: Ontario election quiz

Gavin and last week's panel take on the Ontario election

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Comedian Bruce McCulloch takes the news quiz

Kid in the Hall Bruce McCulloch joins Kris Siddiqi, Ann Pornel and host Gavin Crawford.

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Members Only: more Scott Thompson!

This round was cut from last week's show.

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Comedian Scott Thompson takes the news quiz

Kid in the Hall Scott Thompson, Ali Hassan and Rebecca Northan take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford

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Members Only: Gavin reacts to the screaming lynx

The producers play clips, Gavin reacts

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Best of Because News: May 19, 2018

Featuring fan favourites Kris Siddiqi, Candy Palmater and Grace Lynn Kung. Along with special guests Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas from The Beaverton, and opera star Ben Heppner.

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Members Only: Mother's Day quiz

This round was cut for time from last week's show

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News quiz: May 12, 2018

Kim's Convenience star Andrew Phung joins Martha Chaves and Tom Howell. Gavin Crawford hosts.

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Members Only: how we pick the winner?

Does the smartest person win? Or the funniest?

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News quiz: May 5, 2018

Baroness von Sketch Show's Carolyn Taylor, Tom Howell and Kris Siddiqi take the news quiz.

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Members Only: Gavin's Australian accent

Gavin and the panel show off their Australian accents

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News quiz: April 28, 2018

Grace Lynn Kung, Miguel Rivas and Andy Cheng take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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Members Only: LEAKED! Because News rehearsal tape

We rehearse the show two hours before the audience arrives. Recording engineer Greg DeClute takes the quiz

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News quiz: April 21, 2018

Kris Siddiqi, Ashley Botting and Martha Chaves take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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Members Only: sneak peek at Canada Day show

Listen to part of our Canada Day show before the rest of Canada can

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News quiz: April 14, 2018

Opera star Ben Heppner, Martha Chaves and Tom Howell take the news quiz with Gavin Crawford.

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Members Only: If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. (aka audience coaching)

Producer David Carroll coaches the audience on how to clap

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News quiz: April 7, 2018

Tom Howell, Jesse Wente and Jan Caruana take the news quiz

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Members Only: meet our biggest fan

Gavin calls Harvey Botting, panellist Ashley Botting's dad.

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Best of Because News: March 31, 2018

Eric Peterson, and The Beaverton's Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas take the news quiz.

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Members Only: Gavin's away so the producers go rogue

We forgot to record Gavin so producers Dave and Liz host the podcast

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News quiz March 24, 2017

Maestro Fresh Wes, country music star Jess Moskaluke and comedian Charlie Demers take the news quiz. All of our panellists are Juno nominees. Because News from the Junos in Vancouver, BC, with host Gavin Crawford.

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Members Only: Stephen Hawking remembered

The Beaverton's Emma Hunter, Kris Siddiqi and Candy Palmater pay tribute to Stephen Hawking along with host Gavin Crawford.

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News quiz: March 17, 2018

The Beaverton's Emma Hunter, Kris Siddiqi and Candy Palmater take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford

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Members Only: Hens on the radio

We cut this round about hens, but it deserved to be heard.

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News Quiz: March 10, 2018

Kim's Convenience star Andrew Phung joins Ann Pornel and Ashley Botting, with host Gavin Crawford

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Members Only: Why we killed the Trump round

We cut the Trump quiz last week. Find out why

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News quiz: March 3, 2018

Tom Howell, Kris Siddiqi and Ashley Botting take the news quiz with Gavin Crawford

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Members Only: No cell phones in Johnny Reid's living room

This round didn't make the cut last week, so it's just for Members Only

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News Quiz: February 24, 2018

Country music star Johnny Reid takes the news quiz with Martha Chaves and Tom Howell. Hosted by comedian Gavin Crawford

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Members Only: what Gavin thinks of Tessa and Scott

Gavin is the only person not shipping Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

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