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The 180

The 180 is a show that's meant to get Canadians talking about what's going on in our country. Our playground? The issues that matter most to you wherever you live, coast to coast. Big city or small suburb, we'll bring you stories and points of view that get you going, and give you ways to get in on the debate. We want to start a national conversation, with you at the centre.

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The truth about "post-truth"

We're now living in a "post-truth" era. But are we? And if we are, what are the origins of this idea that the truth no longer exists?

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When brands fail internationally

Why some big name brands fail when they attempt to expand internationally.

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Human-Animal Relations

6 podcasts about our complex relationships with animals.

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Nixon's lawyer 'having nightmares' over Trump presidency

John Dean, one of the key figures implicated in the Watergate scandal says he's so worried about Donald Trump's impending presidency that he's having nightmares.

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How to avoid media health scares; conflict of interest is not corruption; and tiny houses aren't the answer

How journalists and media consumers, can avoid the "scare" elements of health stories; an ethicist warns that conflict of interest does not equal corruption; and a Vancouverite points out that tiny houses will not solve his city's housing crisis.

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What not to love about Meryl Streep's speech; more on PTSD and violence; and reform politics, not elections

"Crippled Scholar" Kim Sauder says Meryl Streep was not speaking up for disabled people in her Golden Globe speech; we hear more about the link between PTSD and violence; and the case for reforming politics, not elections.

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Don't blame violence on PTSD, how to argue about the carbon tax, and questions we have about Canada 150

Why it's too soon to link violence with PTSD, how to have an argument about the carbon tax, and we ask some questions about Canada 150: like is that really our age? And can non-original provinces celebrate?

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New Year's Special: Facts & Values Roundup

The 180 revisits our Facts and Values series from 2016, examining issues where Canadians' opinions and values collide with the facts.

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Our favourites from 2016: Screens, clowns, roadtrips, and dampness

A look back at some of our favourite segments from the year.

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A lottery for senators, it's time to question Google's algorithm, and wind chill!

Mathematician and data scientist Cathy O'Neil argues Google's algorithm is being gamed and it's time for human editors to play a role.

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You're not entitled to your own opinion, the case against free trade, and how snow can inform planning

Philosopher Patrick Stokes argues against opinion as entitlement, Gus Van Harten argues that on balance Canada has given up too much in the name of free trade, and Matthew Worowna make the case for why planners could learn a thing or two from unused snow

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Free trade myth and reality, sex in public parks, blood, religion and bioethics

The week on The 180: the myths and realities of free trade agreements, a case for allowing sex in public parks, and a conversation about blood, religion and bioethics.

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The rise of political 'assholes,' environmental law is a tyranny of small decisions, and spanking needs to end

A professor argues Canadian environmental law is really a a tyranny of small, myopic, decisions; we look why the rise of harassment in politics signals a critical time; and the case against Lawren Harris

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Mobile homes as affordable housing, why post-election Op-Eds are useless, and authentic food is overrated

Forget trailer trash, we hear a case for mobile homes as a housing solution; we look back at post-election Op-Eds from years past to see how unhelpful this year's are, and a food writer says it's time to get over your need for "authentic" food.

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Your social media silo blinds you to Trump support; the failure of fact-checking; the tent city solution

How liberal bias and social-media silos blinded you to the Trump wave, why political fact-checking failed and how tent cities for the homeless could help solve an affordable housing crisis.

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This election is boring, the case to stop changing the clocks, and the problem of DNA as proof of culture

This week: Jeff Cox argues why this presidential election is the least interesting of all, a case to stop changing the clocks, a plea to make Remembrance Day more inclusive, and producer Kathryn Marlow on why DNA doesn't equal culture.

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D&D as a path to female empowerment, keeping the creep in Halloween, and stop making police cars so menacing

This week: the case against police fleets going from white to black, the argument for keeping creepy clowns in Halloween, and insight into why one woman found female empowerment in playing Dungeons and Dragons.

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Pharmacists should dispense RU-486, a noticeable silence on Chief Wahoo, and non sport-related concussions

UBC's Wendy Norman argues for pharmacists dispensing the abortion pill, Jays fan Ryan McMahon wonders why the Blue Jays keep silent on the Chief Wahoo controversy, and Kathryn Marlow assesses support for people with concussions unrelated to sports.

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Opioid clickbait, on-screen accents, and Trump is no capitalist

This week, a drug research scientist says a penchant for clickbait and provocative news headlines are making the opioid crisis worse, we hear an argument that Donald Trump gives real capitalists a bad name, and a culture watcher who used to hate on-screen

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A call for more black voices in white media, hallucinogenic drug therapy, why this doctor is studying nosodes

This week: coerced treatment for addictions, psychedelic supervisors, and scientific studies of homeopathic nosodes.

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Political fact checking is polarizing society, economic analyses aren't economically sound, and vaping is ok

This week: producer Manusha Janakiram delves into the unintended consequences of political fact-checking, economist Trevor Toombe explains why he's skeptical of economic impact analyses, and an argument for the benefits of vaping

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Why Louis CK is wrong to police ticket sales, diversity in the judiciary, and why there's a place for values in science

This week on The 180: we hear why Louis CK's effort to police ticket sales actually doesn't benefit show-goers, Sonia Lawrence explains why her concept of judicial independence includes diversity, and Heather Douglas argues for values in science.

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Facts vs. values in Canadian health care, forced psychiatric care, and urban indigenous people need a voice

'Facts and Values' with a look at Canadian health care, we meet a B.C. woman who says she's living as a 'psychiatric refugee' in Ontario, and journalist Wawmeesh Hamilton tells us why it's so hard for urban Indigenous voices to be heard.

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Porn is for all of us, the tricky relationship between trees and crime, and maple washing has to end

Stop porn shaming, investigation of the notion that trees cause crime, and writer Luke Savage calls for an end to maple washing.

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Rethinking jail time for sex assault, the upside of opioids, and a defence of political correctness

On this week's episode, a lawyer who argues that long jail sentences are not the answer to sexual assault, a columnist walks us through his evolution to political correctness, and a Percocet user on the other side of opioids.

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Learn to accept offensive art, stop criminalizing HIV transmission, cruising the Northwest Passage is horrible

How destruction of ancient buildings by Islamists provides an art lesson for us all, an argument that Canadians with HIV should not be required to disclose their status to sex partners, and why the people on a Northwest Passage cruise are the worst

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It's ok to spear hunt, a call to end public marriage proposals, and why vacation-shaming Trudeau hurts women

This week on The 180: an Alberta spear-hunter speaks up for his sport, a writer explains why public marriage proposals make her cringe, and we hear why a parliamentary reporter thinks vacation-shaming Justin Trudeau could prevent women from running.

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Canada! Take allergies more seriously, focus more on growing sport, and let Iraq War resisters stay.

Olympic medallist argue for less focus on medals, journalism professor says civilian oversight agencies of "police-involved" incidents are less transparent than hoped, and why Canadians need to take food allergies more seriously.

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First-past-the-post works well, reporters have opinions too, and how to watch the Olympics critically

This week on The 180: how to be critical of the Olympics while feeling guilt-free, the case for political reporters to stop hiding their political stripes, and a defence of Canada's first past the post system.

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The myth of the golden age, alcohol kills, and why paralympic inspiration videos are cringe-y

This week on The 180: we hear about the danger of normalizing alcohol, why one disabilities studies scholar cringes at a recent paralympic promotional video, and the risks of the media buying into the myth of a golden age.

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