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Because News

Gavin Crawford hosts Canada's funniest news quiz.

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Sex is more than sex

Steve wants to have more sex with his wife. But is his focus on the bedroom obscuring a bigger issue?

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Webby nomination

The Fridge Light is nominated for an award! Vote now.

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Half-Life

Michelle explores hookup culture and the paradox of choice, meets a cute/crazy guy and finds love off the coast of Newfoundland.

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The Trouble with Rehab

Yet despite decades of research and practice, there's still no surefire way to get people clear of substance dependency.

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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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Best of Because News: Feb 17, 2018

Jim Cuddy, the Baronesses of Baroness von Sketch show, and Eric Peterson take the news quiz.

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Members Only - How we choose the winner

Gavin explains how we select our weekly "winner."

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News Quiz: February 10, 2018

Candy Palmater, Ashley Botting and Anand Rajaram take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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Members Only - Eric Peterson plays "Eat Your Feelings"

This round was cut for time. Featuring Eric Peterson.

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News quiz: Feb 3, 2018

Tom Howell, Anand Rajaram, and Martha Chaves take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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Members Only - RuPaul's Drag Race quiz

RuPaul's Drag Race is back. Do you know the queens?

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News Quiz: January 28, 2018

Craig Lauzon, Ashley Botting and Andrew Cheng take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford

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Members Only - meet the intern

Laura Segota pitches a story for this week's show

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News quiz: Jan 20, 2018

Eric Peterson, Tom Howell and Ann Pornel take the news quiz

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Members Only - you complain, we listen

We received a complaint, so we call the complainant

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News quiz: Jan 13, 2018

Jim Cuddy, Kris Siddiqi and Leslie Seiler take this week's news quiz.

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Members Only- Baroness von Sketch on Trump

Trump's got the bigger button. We make fun of him.

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News quiz: Jan 6, 2018

Baroness von Sketch Show stars Jennifer Whalen and Aurora Brown, and improviser Ann Pornel take the news quiz

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Members Only - Who's Gavin's favourite Golden Girl?

Gavin answers your questions

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Best of Because News: Dec 30, 2017

Colin Mochrie, Eric Peterson and Martha Chaves, among others.

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Members Only - Rejection with Tom Howell

Tom and Gavin reject stories for the show

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Members Only - Adults Only

We cut this round from our holiday show because it's not suitable for kids. Find out why.

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A news quiz for people who hate the holidays

Colin Mochrie, The Beaverton anchors, and Murdoch Mysteries' Hélène Joy take the news quiz.

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News Quiz: December 16, 2017

The Beaverton's Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas, and Leslie Seiler take the news quiz

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Members Only - Gavin answers your questions

With Tom Howell.

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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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