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Because News

Gavin Crawford hosts Canada's funniest news quiz.

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Gavin Crawford plays all three panellists on the news quiz

First, some of our best clues of the year. Then, host Gavin Crawford switches roles and plays all three panellists.

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Comedian Martha Chaves takes the news quiz.

Andrew Phung, Jan Caruana and Martha Chaves take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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Climate change quiz: name that disaster movie

Gavin quizzes Ben Heppner, Ashley Botting and Kris Siddiqi in a round that was cut from the news quiz, but perfect for the behind-the-scenes podcast.

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Opera star Ben Heppner takes the news quiz.

Ashley Botting, Kris Siddiqi and Ben Heppner take the quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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Cut for time: Rap makes cheese better

Featuring "Come on Barbie, let's Havarti" and other cheesy puns.

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Ex-lexicographer Tom Howell takes the news quiz

Tom Howell, Rebecca Northan and Andrew Cheng take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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Game. Set. Quiz: A tennis volley on Because News.

Listen to Gavin's quiz about tennis sensation Bianca Andreescu.

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Kim's Convenience star Andrew Phung takes the news quiz

Tom Howell, Alice Moran and Andrew Phung take the news quiz with Gavin Crawford.

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Robbed! Why this week's news quiz winner was disqualified

Kris Siddiqi got the most points, but he didn't win the news quiz

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Comedian Candy Palmater takes the news quiz

Comedians Candy Palmater, Ashley Botting and Kris Siddiqi take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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Cut for time: two bonus rounds

These quiz rounds didn't make the show, but deserve to be heard!

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Craig Lauzon takes the news quiz

Craig Lauzon, Tom Howell and Jan Caruana take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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Bonus Round: Mysteries of Nature

It was a big news week so we didn't have time to fit this round about the 'Mysteries of Nature' in our regular show. Here it is!

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Miguel Rivas takes the news quiz

Miguel Rivas, Martha Chaves and Maggie Cassella take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:57]


Gavin Crawford takes the news quiz (as the entire panel)

Gavin plays all three panellists. Hosted by Ashley Botting.

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Best of Because News: Mary Walsh, Eric Peterson, Tom Howell

Mary Walsh, Eric Peterson and Tom Howell are back with never-before-heard rounds. Hosted by Gavin Crawford.

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Baroness Aurora Browne plays against her family

In honour of Family Day Aurora Browne, Kris Siddiqi and Maryam Siddiqi take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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Trump State of the Union quiz

We cut this Trump round from last week's show.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:07]


Aisha Alfa takes the news quiz

Andrew Phung, Ashley Botting and Aisha Alfa take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:36]


More Mary Walsh!

This round was cut from last week's show with Mary Walsh.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:02]


Mary Walsh takes the news quiz

Canadian comedy legend Mary Walsh takes the news quiz with Kris Siddiqi and Tom Howell. Hosted by Gavin Crawford.

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Listen to the song, name the news story

Gavin, Elizabeth and David listen to musical clues and guess the news story

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Tom Howell takes the news quiz

Ashley Botting, Paloma Nuñez, and Tom Howell take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford

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Don't Go There! A travel advisory quiz

Canada issued a travel advisory about China, then China retaliated with its own warning. This quiz was cut from last week's show.

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Eric Peterson takes the news quiz

Jan Caruana, Andrew Cheng and Eric Peterson take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:38]


Gavin as Mickey, Goofy and Donald

Disney was in the news this week, so Gavin treats us to his Disney impressions.

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Kim's Convenience stars take the news quiz

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon and Andrew Phung take the news quiz with Gavin Crawford

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:37]


Members Only: meet Kris Siddiqi

Kris Siddiqi joins Gavin in the studio

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Holiday leftovers: never-before-heard quiz rounds

With Tom Howell, Andrew Phung and Candy Palmater

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Best of Because News

Baroness Carolyn Taylor, Kid in the Hall Scott Thompson, and Corner Gas' Eric Peterson take the news quiz.

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No Members Only podcasts till January 9th

We'll be back with bonus episodes on Jan 9th.

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Rebecca Northan plays the news quiz

Craig Lauzon, Tom Howell and Rebecca Northan play the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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Members Only: Canada's brand-new baby

Two months after legalization, we check in on the status of legal weed to see how it's thriving.

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Grace Lynn Kung takes the news quiz

Steve Patterson, Grace Lynn Kung and Ashley Botting takes the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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Members Only: Extra dose of Peter Mansbridge

A round about discoveries in the news with our favourite broadcaster, Peter Mansbridge.

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Jonny Harris takes the news quiz

Jonny Harris, Tom Howell and Martha Chaves take this week's news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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Members Only: Get to know Ashley Botting

One of our favourite panellists describes all the weird art stuff she did as a kid, how she got into comedy later in life, and Gavin's Because News audition.

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Peter Mansbridge takes the news quiz

Peter Mansbridge, Tom Howell and Martha Chaves take this week's news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:45]


Members Only: Bonus round about Canadian folk classics

A very funny musical round with Andrew Phung, Jan Caruana and Kris Siddiqi that we saved from last week's show.

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Andrew Phung takes the news quiz

Kris Siddiqi, Jan Caruana and Andrew Phung take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:45]


Members Only: Extra self-help round

Panellists offer best-selling book ideas including 'Lady, swallow your browser history' and 'Sister, puncture your finances.'

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Ashley Botting takes the news quiz

Andrew Phung, Alice Moran and Ashley Botting take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford

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Members Only: Gavin gets grilled for his 'hip' speech

Hate mail and a bonus round on government waste.

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Comedian Candy Palmater takes the news quiz

Kris Siddiqi, Andrew Cheng and Candy Palmater join host Gavin Crawford for this week's news quiz

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Members Only: Gavin and our intrepid producer answer your questions

How did Gavin come up with his cat's name? Who is his hero? Is he shy? It gets personal.

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Ali Hassan takes the news quiz

Tom Howell, Ashley Botting and Ali Hassan take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:37]


Members Only: More Scott Thompson

This round was cut from our last show.

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Best of Because News: Oct 27, 2018

Host Gavin Crawford is back with some of our favourite quiz rounds

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Members Only: meet Martha Chaves

Gavin interviews his pal and panellist Martha Chaves

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