The Current

The Current for December 31, 2018

Today on The Current: looking back at the good, the bad, and the ugly in 2018 in our year-in-review news and satirical panels, and a probability expert tackles popular notions about luck, fate, and coincidence.
Michelle Shephard is an author, filmmaker and former investigative reporter with the Toronto Star. (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star)

Today on The Current:

  • As 2018 comes to a close, three CBC journalists weigh in on the year that was in The Current's end of year news panel. Chris Hall, Keith Boag and Nahlah Ayed discuss the stories and people that defined the year — and what they'll be watching for in 2019.

  • Bringing a satirical spin to the end-of-year panel, a group of comedians discuss the stories that made them laugh this past year. Tune in for a recap of the year's highs and lows, complete with enough weed puns to get you through New Year's Eve.

  • We revisit our conversation with statistician Jeff Rosenthal about luck and the problems with popular notions about coincidence and fate.

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