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Episode 429: SNC-Lavalin's lobbying, professional axe throwing, virtual real estate, Lorena Bobbitt and more
What SNC-Lavalin's lobbying reveals about corporate influence in Canada, why it took The Wife's screenwriter 14 years to get the film made, how to live safely alongside polar bears, the future of professional axe throwing, revisiting Lorena Bobbitt's story in the #MeToo era, buying virtual real estate and more.
Episode 428: Bissonnette's sentence, art forgery, K-Pop at the Grammys, LeoList & human trafficking and more
How Alexandre Bissonnette's sentence might fuel Canada's far-right, how Eric Hebborn punked the art world, K-Pop goes to the Grammys, allegations of human trafficking on LeoList, Empty Planet authors say overpopulation is a myth, Brave New Waves at 35 and more.
Episode 427: McArthur pleads guilty, Quebec tofu shortage, Huawei indictments, youth climate strikes and more.
Community members and victims' friends react to Bruce McArthur's guilty plea, the Veganuary crowd may have eaten all of Quebec's tofu, a look back at Tom Brady's unprecedented career, why Huawei may thrive despite 13 U.S. indictments, an Italian town goes silent for the Stradivarius, Canadian youth go on strike for climate change and more.
Episode 426: Standoff in Venezuela, bankrupt by climate change, Resident Evil 2, Don Shirley and more
Duelling presidents in Venezuela, Resident Evil 2 gets a remake, border walls and butterflies, climate change causes bankruptcy, that time Don Shirley came to Hamilton, On., #CaptainMarvelChallenge and more.
Episode 425: Stockpiling for Brexit, China's death row, praise for Missy Elliott, exhuming Franco and more
Britons on both sides of Brexit prepare for an uncertain future, why Canadian Robert Schellenberg's death sentence is difficult to appeal, Michie Mee celebrates Missy Elliott's Hall of Fame induction, drop marketing culture, inexperienced Oscar winners, exhuming Francisco Franco and more.
Episode 424: RCMP bias and Indigenous protest, U.S. guns in Mexico, El Chapo's IT guy flips, R. Kelly and more
How the RCMP polices Indigenous movements, U.S. guns fuel instability at the Mexican border, how El Chapo's IT guy may have cemented his downfall, renewed outrage over R. Kelly's alleged sex crimes, marketing in the age of Alexa and more.
Episode 423: Instagram influencers, The Last Days of August, healing crystals, a new U.S. Congress and more
Our new series on the new rules of marketing, Jon Ronson's The Last Days of August, the murky origins of healing crystals, music videos for a vicarious sunshine getaway, what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez means for young Puerto Ricans and more.
Episode 422: Psychedelic drugs and the future of psychiatry
Researchers believe psychedelic drug therapy could help treat everything from PTSD to cigarette addiction. We explore hallucinogens' transformation from party drugs to potentially revolutionary treatment tools.
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Episode 421: Facebook's bad year, Impeach-o-Meter, Springsteen on Broadway, medical cannabis in the UFC & more
Facebook's disastrous 2018, the Impeach-o-Meter, the night before Kush-mas, the director of Springsteen on Broadway, why travelling with a wheelchair can be such a nightmare, the MMA fighter pushing for medical cannabis, the elements of a successful Christmas song and more.
Episode 420: Racism in Thunder Bay, Brexit vs. everything, competitive karaoke, geoengineering and more
Systemic racism in the Thunder Bay police force, what's not getting done as the U.K. fixates on Brexit, Canadians at the Karaoke World Championship, why geoengineering may be needed to fight climate change, 2018's most timeless tracks and more.
Episode 419: Pot jobs in Alberta, P is for Pterodactyl, the Impeach-O-Meter, Crispr for good and more
Cannabis offers a growth industry for Alberta, P is for Pterodactyl, where Assange fits in the Mueller inquiry, the Impeach-O-Meter returns, Canadian scientists want to use Crispr for good, holiday book picks, former FARC rebels turn to tourism and more.
Episode 418: When GM leaves town, loud restaurants, the hit series Dogs, mummers, China surveillance and more
What happens when GM leaves town, how restaurants got so loud, the creator of Netflix's hit series 'Dogs,' what Gritty and mummers have in common, China exports surveillance, Pardeep Nagra's fight for religious freedom in the boxing ring and more.
Episode 417: Alexa as murder witness, K-Tel's legacy, Brexit and Gibraltar, Havana's mystery, Hater and more
Amazon's Alexa as a potential murder witness, the legacy of Canada's K-Tel, what Brexit may mean for Gibraltar, mysterious injuries for diplomats in Cuba, government intimidation of Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, why it's OK to be disagreeable and more.
Episode 416: California's inmate firefighters, Amazon HQ2, Stan Lee cameos, 'A Private War' and more
A former inmate on fighting California wildfires, backlash against Amazon HQ2, Stan Lee's best cameos, Halifax's North End makes its Canadian currency debut, what forced repatriation would mean for Rohingya refugees, director Matthew Heineman on 'A Private War' and more.
Episode 415: Midterms and the Impeach-O-Meter, pot marketing laws, how (not) to propose, Vimy oaks and more
Post-midterm lessons on impeachment in the Clinton era, the Impeach-O-Meter, cannabis marketing laws, bad marriage proposals, 'Songs for the Cold of Heart,' immigration parallels from the Tenement Museum, planting oak trees at Vimy and more.
Episode 414: George Soros as the bogeyman, Bohemian Rhapsody, losing wildlife, Salt Fat Acid Heat and more
How George Soros became the bogeyman of the right, the lasting impact of Bohemian Rhapsody in Wayne's World, three comics on midterm anxiety, Netflix's 'Salt Fat Acid Heat' has zest, the loss of wildlife and biodiversity, and Silicon Valley's Saudi money.
Episode 413: Canada's forests at risk, the politics of rage, Canada's spookiest places, Eden Robinson and more
What climate change is doing to Canada's forests, Cher's 'Believe' turns 20, anger and hate in American politics, Glenn Greenwald on Brazil's right turn, 'The Secret (and spooky) Life of Canada,' Eden Robinson's 'Trickster Drift' and more.
Episode 412: Tourism for tokers, Saudi prince under scrutiny, how to kill a TV character, April Ryan and more
The future of Canadian cannabis tourism, Mohammed bin Salman's dark side, Red Dead Redemption 2 and 100-hour work weeks, how to kill a TV character, April Ryan's book 'Under Fire', a robot's first TEDx Talk and more.
Episode 411: What happened to Jamal Khashoggi, weed hypocrisy, climate and conflict, misused words and more
The fallout from Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, François Legault's cross to bear, Rosie Rowbotham on legalizing pot, climate change as a tool of conflict, celebrity political endorsements, fun with misused words, the @Sweden tweeters and more.
Episode 410: Women's rage, A Star Is Born, Amazon ups its minimum wage, Sharon and Bram and more
Soraya Chemaly says women's rage is justified and good, A Star Is Born gets another reboot, Amazon ups its minimum wage, sharing breast milk to fight malnutrition in Venezuela, Sharon and Bram's farewell tour, The Log Driver's Waltz is now a children's book and more.
Episode 409: Kavanaugh and rape reporting, getting Gritty, women in sports journalism, saving Haida and more
Sexual misconduct regulations on U.S. college campuses, high school students on Kavanaugh, scary mascots, winning the right for women to report from locker rooms, esports athletes, Canada's first black battalion, saving the Haida language and more.
Episode 408: The Big Trip Pt. 3, #MeToo and redemption, BoJack Horseman, James Frey, Buffy's bio and more
Making psychedelic therapy mainstream, redemption and the #MeToo men, Jeremy Dutcher's Polaris Prize, the sad comedy of BoJack Horseman, 'Should I Read It?' and James Frey, Buffy Sainte-Marie's new biography and more.
Episode 407: The Waffle House Index, Trump book quiz, The Big Trip, photographing Spain's ghost towns and more
How the Waffle House Index plays a role in hurricane response, changing the Charter, 'Who Leaked That?': The Trump book quiz, part two of our psychedelics series 'The Big Trip,' diversity on TV, Spain 10 years after the financial crisis and more.
Episode 406: Psychedelic therapy, Kaepernick's next move, accessible gaming, virtual Mogadishu and more
Exploring the future of psychedelics in 'The Big Trip,' why Colin Kaepernick doesn't need the NFL, how the Village Voice shaped Andy Warhol's career, a 3D model reimagines Mogadishu, using technology to predict Syrian air strikes, the future of accessible gaming and more.
Episode 405: Trudeau's bummer summer, gay asylum seekers in Austria, Louis C.K.'s return, Gabor Maté and more
Recapping the summer's top news stories from NAFTA to Elon Musk, redrawing Dust from the X-Men series, gay refugees and Austria's immigration crackdown, Louis C.K. and #MeToo, Mercury 13, Gabor Maté on the opioid crisis and more.
Episode 404: Bernier vs. everyone, Impeach-O-Meter, rebuilding after Harvey, Logan Paul, 40 + single, and more
Populist politics and the next election, the Impeach-O-Meter, Logan Paul's return, rebuilding one year after Hurricane Harvey, Glynnis MacNicol on being single, childless and happy, an inside look at Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson, and more.