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Episode 438: Mueller report, Impeach-O-Meter, Kenney and climate change, Avengers fan theories, Parkinson's Chorus and more
How the Mueller report challenges Trump's exoneration claims, weighing climate risk in Jason Kenney's Alberta, predicting the ending of Avengers: Endgame, Bellingcat's civilian investigators report on Yemen, choir therapy for Parkinson's patients and more.
Episode 437: Assange arrested, the Brexit whistleblower, Game of Thrones' composer, celebrating fan fiction and more
Julian Assange and press freedom, the Vote Leave campaign staffer turned whistleblower, Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi, paying taxes in bitcoin in Innisfil, Ont., the black hole in Intestellar, fan fiction gets a Hugo nomination, and more.
Episode 436: Shell backs a carbon tax, Amsterdam benefits from Brexit, Veep's Jonah Ryan, Canada's dwindling caribou & more
Why Royal Dutch Shell supports carbon pricing, how Amsterdam benefits from Brexit, Veep actor Timothy Simon's top five Jonah Ryan moments, Benjamin Netanyahu's big bet on populist politics, Canada's dwindling caribou herds, measles in Madagascar and more.
Episode 435: Venezuela media censorship, Impeach-O-Meter, Supreme Court nomination leaks, horror movie hype and more
Venezuelans face news blackouts alongside electricity outages, the return of the Impeach-O-Meter, the dangers of Supreme Court nomination leaks, Jordan Peele's Us gets a film critic to face her fear of horror flicks, why podcasting could be headed for a bubble and more.
Episode 434: Mueller report, saving lives in Mozambique, New Zealand's haka, Myspace megafail, Cory Doctorow and more
Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference delivered, Mozambique park rangers launch a rescue operation after Cyclone Idai, the story of New Zealand's haka dance, mind-controlled drones in Edmonton, what the loss of 50 million MySpace songs means for hip hop, Cory Doctorow and Tim Maughan on dystopian sci-fi and more.
Episode 433: New Zealand mosque attack, Boeing's market pressures, surviving Game of Thrones, Putin's internet and more
A deadly mosque attack in Christchurch, N.Z., the origin story of the Boeing 737 Max, Brexit distracts British MPs from the rise of facial recognition technology, turning the tables on Tucker Carlson, Russian Roulette: Game of Thrones edition and Putin's plan to lock down the internet.
Episode 432: Brexit and a united Ireland, Captain Marvel fans take flight, the cost of baldness and more
Brexit talks have sparked calls for a united Ireland, Captain Marvel fans celebrate the launch of the new movie, why no one should be surprised when diverse politicians express diverse opinions, why everyone's writing contemporaneous notes, a study suggests men are willing to pay a fortune for more hair, and the Michael Jackson jukebox musical lives on.
Jody Wilson-Raybould's next move, the Impeach-o-Meter returns, vaccine skeptics, Olympic breakdancing and more
Jody Wilson-Raybould vs. business as usual, the return of the Impeach-o-Meter, why doctors should listen to vaccine-skeptic patients, breakdancing heads to The Olympics, Silicon Valley's ties to the U.S. military, the Jesus-themed comic that was too much for DC Comics and more.
Episode 430: SNC-Lavalin in court, revisionist Oscars, Elliott Abrams, Google-built cities, RuPaul and more
Why prosecuting former SNC-Lavalin executives is so difficult, the best pictures that didn't win Best Picture, what Elliott Abrams' return means for Venezuela, the potential pitfalls of Google-built cities, RuPaul takes drag mainstream and more.
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.