Because News

 
 

Because News

Gavin Crawford hosts Canada's funniest news quiz.

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Best of Because News: Rick Mercer, Emma Hunter and Eric Peterson

Gavin quizzes Rick, Emma, Eric and others about the headlines.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:10]


No Members Only podcast this week

Because News is on hiatus this week. Bonus content will be back next week.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:00:21]


Calgary special with Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Arlene Dickinson and Andrew Phung

Gavin returns home to Alberta to quiz Calgarians Naheed Nenshi, Arlene Dickinson and Andrew Phung

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:10]


Bonus Podcast: Hope You Enjoyed Black Hole Week!

Host Gavin Crawford quizzes Aurora Browne, Guled Abdi and Tom Howell.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:11]


Baroness Aurora Browne Takes the News Quiz

Aurora Browne, Tom Howell and Guled Abdi take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:10]


Bonus Podcast: What are the three types of naps?

Gavin Crawford quizzes Rick Mercer, Ali Hassan and Ashley Botting.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:12]


Rick Mercer Takes the News Quiz

Rick Mercer, Ali Hassan and Ashley Botting take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:10]


Bonus Podcast: An art gallery a day keeps the doctor away

Gavin Crawford quizzes author and investigative journalist Linden MacIntyre, Andrew Phung of Kim's Convenience, and Second City alum, Jan Caruana.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:12]


Novelist and journalist Linden MacIntyre takes the news quiz

Novelist and journalist Linden MacIntyre joins Andrew Phung of Kim's Convenience, and Second City alumni, Jan Caruana. Gavin Crawford hosts the news quiz.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:10]


Bonus Podcast: A feminist twist on Monopoly

Gavin Crawford quizzes Tom Howell, and Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas from The Beaverton.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:50]


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

The Beaverton's Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas take the news quiz, along with Tom Howell, and host Gavin Crawford.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:10]


Bonus podcast: these jokes were cut from this week's episode

Each week, thirty jokes are written. Only three are recorded. Here's what we cut.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:28]


Eric Peterson takes the news quiz

Martha Chaves, Kris Siddiqi and Eric Peterson take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:10]


Bonus Podcast: Tom Howell Gets Quizzed

Host Gavin Crawford tests regular panellist Tom Howell on the news of the summer.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:18]


Best of Because News: Rick Mercer, Scott Thompson and Martha Chaves

Gavin Crawford quizzes Rick, Scott, Martha and more about the headlines.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:10]


Bonus Podcast: Because News is Back!

Gavin and Elizabeth talk about Tom Howell's summer wedding.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:42]


Because News is on hiatus until September

Because News is on hiatus for the summer, and so are the Members Only podcasts. See you in September!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:00:23]


Baroness von Sketch Show star Jennifer Whalen takes the news quiz

Craig Lauzon, Rob Norman and Jennifer Whalen take the news quiz with Gavin Crawford.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:42]


Bonus podcast: Wizard of Oz quiz (Quizzard of Oz??)

It's the 80th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz. Gavin quizzes Martha Chaves, Tom Howell and Ashley Botting.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:54]


Comedian Ashley Botting takes the news quiz

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:42]


Bonus podcast: Condos offer free avocado toast to millennials.

Gavin Crawford quizzes comedians Jan Caruana, Candy Palmater and Tom Howell about the incentives condo developers are offering new buyers.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:39]


Comedian Candy Palmater takes the news quiz

Tom Howell, Jan Caruana and Candy Palmater take the news quiz with Gavin Crawford

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:53]


America re-brands "natural gas" as "Freedom Gas"

Gavin Crawford quizzes comedians Scott Thompson, Maggie Cassella and Craig Lauzon about how Trump's government has re-branded the term "natural gas."

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:53]


Comedian Scott Thompson takes the news quiz

Kid in the Hall Scott Thompson joins Craig Lauzon and Maggie Cassella. Gavin Crawford hosts the news quiz.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:52]


Bonus podcast: Gavin's Mueller report quiz

Host Gavin Crawford quizzes panellists Eric Peterson, Jan Caruana and Miguel Rivas

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:38]


Eric Peterson takes the news quiz

Jan Caruana, Miguel Rivas and Eric Peterson take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:52]


Gavin's sick!

Gavin's sick so his team fills in on the Members Only podcast.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:05]


Best of Because News: Rick Mercer, Martha Chaves and Andrew Phung

Gavin Crawford quizzes Canada's funniest comedians on this week's episode

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:50]


No Members Only podcast this week

Because News is on hiatus this week. Bonus content will be back next week.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:01:07]


Baroness von Sketch Show's Jennifer Whalen takes the news quiz

Tom Howell and Kris Siddiqi and Jennifer Whalen take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:53]


Bonus: Gavin quizzes Ashley about bats

Ashley Botting stops by to take a bat quiz with host Gavin Crawford

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:30]


Comedian Miguel Rivas takes the news quiz.

Andrew Phung, Candy Palmater and Miguel Rivas take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:39]


Bonus: More Rick Mercer, Colin Mochrie and Jean Yoon

Cut for time from last week's show, the panel answers questions on a recent change to Instagram.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:46]


Rick Mercer, Colin Mochrie, Jean Yoon take the news quiz.

Host Gavin Crawford quizzes a panel of all-star comedians.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:39]


Cut for time: Humanity is flomped!

Merriam-Webster adds new words to the dictionary. We ask the panel to define Swole, EGOT, Omnicide and others.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:50]


Comedian Kris Siddiqi takes the news quiz

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:39]


What new job was just added to Game of Thrones' crew?

Gavin quizzes comedians Ali Hassan, Ashley Botting and Tom Howell in this bonus round of Because News

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:37]