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Episodes

Ep.167 - Post-Truth Fact Check  

When reporters are more relevant as unwilling political props than as chroniclers of facts, what happens to the job of journalism? And does the US/Canada border protect us from this hall of mirrors? The New Republic's Jeet Heer on how to tell the truth in the age of Trump.

Jeet Heer's Twitter: @HeerJeet

SHORT CUTS #102 - Successful Pile of Garbage  

Buzzfeed released a dossier of compromising information about Trump, so he called Buzzfeed a "failing pile of garbage," and CNN "fake news." John Furlong has been reinstated as a UBC keynote speaker. Jon Kay's mother is an MRA supporter, so naturally he failed to disclose this in a sympathetic piece about MRAs in The Walrus.   Manisha Krishnan's Twitter @ManishaKrishnan   Ken Bensinger, Miriam Elder, and Mark Schoofs' Buzzfeed piece, "These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia" (Jan 10th 2017)   Tom McCarthy and Matthew Weaver's Guardian live-blogging of Trump's press conference in response to the released dossier.   UBC's announcement about John Furlong, "UBC reinstates John Furlong as keynote speaker" (Jan 9th 2017)   Jon Kay's Walrus piece, "Don't Call it Men's Rights" (Jan 6th 2017)   Manisha Krishnan's VICE series, "The Real Story Behind the Rise of Creep Catchers, Canada’s Vigilante Pedophile Hunters" (Jan 5th 2017)   Craig Offman and Nathan Vanderklippe's Globe and Mail piece, "Cash-for-access organizers sought payments that exceeded federal contribution limits" (Dec 22nd 2016)   Barry Cooper's Calgary Herald piece, "Cooper: British Columbia shows us what happens when we go to pot" (Jan 4th 2017)   Camilla Turner's Telegraph piece, "Students demand Plato, Descartes and other white philosophers be dropped from curriculum" (Jan 9th 2017)

Ep.166 - Misha Glouberman  

Misha Glouberman has been hosting Trampoline Hall, a barroom lecture series created by author Sheila Heti, for 15 years. He and Jesse are almost, but not quite, friends.

Misha's Twitter: @mishaglouberman

Trampoline Hall's Twitter: @trampolinehall

The Trampoline Hall website: http://www.trampolinehall.net/

SHORT CUTS #101 - Joseph Boyden: Two Worlds, Two Debates  

Joseph Boyden is a celebrated, award-winning indigenous novelist - who might not actually be native. Indigenous media broke the story while mainstream media was on Christmas vacation.

Ryan McMahon's Twitter: @RMComedy and his Indigenous podcast network, @indianandcowboy

Ryan's VICE piece, "What Colour Is Your Beadwork, Joseph Boyden?" (Dec 30th, 2016)

Robert Jago's Tweets for @IndigenousXca

Jorge Barrera's APTN piece, "Author Joseph Boyden’s shape-shifting Indigenous identity" (Dec 23rd, 2016)

Robert Jago's Canadaland piece, "Things Joseph Boyden Has Claimed To Be But Is Not" (Dec 29th 2016)

Konrad Yakabuski's Globe and Mail piece, "Attacks on Joseph Boyden's identity should set off alarm bells" (originally titled "Boyden's lynching should set off alarms.") (Dec 29th 2016)

Jon Kay's Walrus piece, "Why Is Joseph Boyden’s Indigenous Identity Being Questioned?" (Dec 28th, 2016)

Wab Kinew's Globe and Mail piece, "There is room in our circle for Joseph Boyden" (Jan 3rd, 2017)

Joseph Boyden's piece, "An Open Letter To UBC: Steven Galloway’s Right To Due Process" (Nov 14th, 2016)

Hayden King's Globe and Mail piece, "Joseph Boyden, where are you from?" (Dec 28th, 2016)

SHORT CUTS #100 - The Best Of The Imposter (So Far) pt.2  

While Jesse is on vacation, here’s a compilation of The Imposter’s best bits to date. Listen to pt. 1 here.

Tanya Tagaq is an Inuk throat singer. Her new album, Retribution, came out October 21st on Six Shooter Records. @Tagaq

Lauren Strapagiel is the social news editor for Buzzfeed News Canada. She’s written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, and the Edmonton Journal. @LaurenStrapa

Allan King’s 1967 documentary Warrendale is recognized as a groundbreaking documentary about a Toronto group home for “emotionally disturbed” kids. Andrew Moir looks into the lasting impact of the film on its subjects’ lives. You can watch the whole movie online.

Nicholas Godfrey the man behind Amazon reviewer Mister Quickly. The Observer called his character “One of the Great Wits of Our Time.” Read Mister Quickly’s reviews here.

Matt Johnson is an acclaimed filmmaker, actor, and enfant terrible behind the cult webseries-turned-Viceland show, nirvanna the band the show with co-conspirator @JayMcCarol. He has a real knack for sneaking around; his upcoming film Operation Avalanche was shot inside NASA without their permission, and most of his body of work deals with real people who aren’t acting. Operation Avalanche will be in theatres on September 16th.

Music on this episode:

"Sexe Machin / Sex Machine" by Jef Elise Barbara, a Montreal synth pop musician who first began performing as Jef and the Holograms. Jef recently released their 7″ on Montreal label, Fixture Records. Listen to Sexe Machin / Sex Machine.

"Paradise" by Daniel Caesar, a Toronto-based singer-songwriter. His EP Pilgrim’s Paradise was primarily recorded in family living room of producer Jordan Evans. Listen to Paradise by Daniel Caesar featuring BADBADNOTGOOD and Sean Leon.

Ep.165 - The Best Of The Imposter (So Far) pt.1  

Jesse is on break, here's what The Imposter has been up to:

Lido Pimienta is a singer, songwriter, and visual artist from Baranquilla, Colombia. Her highly-anticipated follow up album, La Papessa has been artfully remixed, and can be listened to here. @LidoPimienta

Geoff Siskind is a documentary filmmaker and Storage Wars Canada showrunner. @GeoffSiskind

Rap Master Maurice will revenge rap Jonathan Goldstein or any of your other enemies for $17. If you want a friendly rap, it’ll cost you more. 

Esie Mensah is a dancer and choreographer who has worked with a range of recording artists including Janelle Monae, Nelly Furtado, Jully Black and Shawn Desman. She’s the director of The Black Stars; a coalition of afro-influenced dancers that mixes traditional with contemporary movement, and she teaches classes at City Dance Corps. Here’s Esie on Season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance. @EsieMensah

 

Music on this episode:

"La Capacidad (Kaleema Remix)" from Lido Pimienta's LA PAPESSA Remixes Volume 1. Listen to the album on Soundcloud.

“Mary Poppins’ Pockets” from New Fries’ album More. Find their music on Bandcamp.

 

The Imposter is hosted by Aliya Pabani and produced by Kevin Sexton. Follow us on Twitter: @IMPSTR/@Aliyabani. Our website is canadalandshow.com
Send pitches to: kevin@canadalandshow.com

SHORT CUTS #99 - How To Cry At Work  

Should politicians be allowed to talk about fundraising in the House of Commons? 

CBC's The Current is providing helpful tips for women to succeed in the workplace, including how not to cry. 

A generic white man has been robbing banks in downtown Toronto and the police aren't quite sure how to describe a criminal they can't racially profile.

Jen Gerson's Twitter: @JenGerson

Read producer Katie's response to The Current here: @KatieJensen

Ep.164 - There's A Hidden VIP Program In The Health Care System  

Do politicians and foreign dignitaries have better access to health care than everyone else? A look inside CANADALAND's ongoing investigation into Ontario's VIP health care system.

Robert Hiltz's story for Canadaland will go up Monday, December 19th (7am EST) and will become available here.

Dr. Nadia Alam's Tweets with Omar Yar Khan.

Robert Hiltz's Twitter: @robert_hiltz 

SHORT CUTS #98 - Ezra Issues A Fatwa  

Journalist Haley Jarmain received death threats at a Rebel rally, and Ezra Levant doesn't believe her.

Should we rethink political journalism in the post-truth era? Read Colin's argument here.

Article Magazine founder & Macleans writer Colin Horgan co-hosts.

Colin's Twitter: @CFHorgan

Ep.163 - Edmonton Is Weird  

Suburbs frozen in the 1950s. Progressives in the middle of oil country. A city coming to grips with a diversifying population and the clashes that ensue. Jesse explores the eccentricities of Edmonton, past and present, with panelists Sheila Pratt (Edmonton Journal), Chris Chang-Yen Phillips (CJSR 88.5 FM, Edmonton's 4th historian laureate), and Tristin Hopper (National Post). Recorded live at Edmonton Lit Fest in the Metro Cinema on October 17th 2016.

Sheila Pratt's Twitter: @SheilaMPratt

Chris Chang-Yen Phillips's Twitter: @CJSR

Tristin Hopper's Twitter: @TristinHopper

SHORT CUTS #97 - Cuddler of Democracy  

Protestors in Edmonton opposed to Rachel Notley's carbon tax borrow the Trump chant, "Lock Her Up."

The Liberals may be abandoning campaign promises, but they do have a fun quiz on electoral reform.

Toronto Life has a feature article on reporter Raveena Aulakh's suicide.

Metro Edmonton columnist Danielle Paradis co-hosts.

Danielle's Twitter: @DaniParadis

Ep.162 - Do First Nations Have A Free Press?  

Mainstream First Nations reporting usually falls into the four D's: drumming, dancing, drinking, and death. Aboriginal journalist Wawmeesh Hamilton is using everyday reporting to try and change that.

Wawmeesh Hamilton's Twitter: @Wawmeesh

SHORT CUTS #96 - #NotAllTyrants  

Does it matter that Trudeau said nice things about late dictator Fidel Castro?

 

The RCMP is trying to change the public image of digital surveillance. Meanwhile, reporters from CBC and the Toronto Star are defending their story about the RCMP's case for better digital data collection. 

 

The CBC has now joined the calls for an ad-free CBC. Here's their proposal.

 

VICE News Canadian features editor Justin Ling co-hosts.

 

Justin's Twitter: @JustinLing

Ep.161 - How To Save Our CBC  

The Government is about to change the CBC. The think-tank hired by Heritage Canada to research media solutions invited Jesse to debate the CBC about it, but only Jesse showed up, along with some former CBC brass. Jesse goes into a deep dive with panelists Sue Gardner (Wikimedia, former Senior Director of CBC.ca), Stephen Maher (iPolitics) and Rachel Nixon (Discourse Media, former Senior Director of Digital, CBC News). Moderated by Taylor Owen. Recorded live at SFU Harbour Centre on November 4th 2016.

SHORT CUTS #95 - CanLit Clusterf*ck  

Co-host Sheila Heti removed her name from a letter that caused turmoil in the CanLit community. The letter, signed by 88 prominent authors, asked UBC to review the firing of author Steven Galloway. He has been accused of sexual harassment, though it's not clear if that's what he was fired for.

Consultations on the future of the CBC are wrapping up. If you want an #AdfreeCBC or have any other input, you can visit this website to have your say until Friday, November 25th: http://www.canadiancontentconsultations.ca/

Sheila's website is sheilaheti.net

Since this podcast was recorded, Steven Galloway has released a statement, which you can read about here:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/steven-galloway-ubc-firing/article33004493/

Ep.160 - People Like Fake News Better  

Fake news sites won the American election. Buzzfeed Canada's Craig Silverman discusses how bogus Facebook stories blew credible news out of the water. 

Craig's Twitter: @CraigSilverman

SHORT CUTS #94 - Stop Trying To Make Canadian Trump Happen  

Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch is leeching off Trump's brand.

An outbreak of news coverage on Canadian racism.

The RCMP offers super-secret docs to journalists.

New Yorker, Rolling Stone & Guardian contributor Omar Mouallem co-hosts.

 

Omar Mouallem's Twitter: @Omar_AOK

Ep.159 - The Surveillance of Patrick Lagacé  

La Presse journalist Patrick Lagacé tells all about why the Montreal police spied on him and other journalists, and why the free press is under attack.

SHORT CUTS #93 - Hurt Me Right In The Democracy  

The US election results are in and oh my God no.

CSIS gets nailed for hoarding citizen metadata for years.

CBC gets into the hot take business.

VICE Canada features editor Justin Ling co-hosts.

Justin's Twitter: @Justin_Ling

Ep.158 - Tabloid!  

Every day at 12:36pm, Marc Weisblott sends out his "tabloid" newsletter. Is he a cultural critic? A media visionary? Or just a crank?

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