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Because News

Gavin Crawford hosts Canada's funniest news quiz.

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David Ridgen meets the police officers involved in the Greavette case to learn about their investigation.

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The Juno Snub

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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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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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