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In 2010 Rob Ford ran for Mayor in Toronto. To much of the city, his campaign was laughable: full of embarrassing scandals, anti-immigrant sentiment and declarations of war on "elites." But he won.

Then came the drinking, the drugs, the police investigations. It was a dark crime drama that most of the world only caught a glimpse of. And even during the worst of it, much of the city loved him.

Does that sound familiar? It should. His rise to power revealed how politics and media were changing. And his legacy lives on in governments around the world today.

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In 2010 Rob Ford ran for Mayor in Toronto. To much of the city, his campaign was laughable: full of embarrassing scandals, anti-immigrant sentiment and declarations of war on "elites." But he won.

Then came the drinking, the drugs, the police investigations. It was a dark crime drama that most of the world only caught a glimpse of. And even during the worst of it, much of the city loved him.

Does that sound familiar? It should. His rise to power revealed how politics and media were changing. And his legacy lives on in governments around the world today.

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717 Ratings

Ennervate ,

Great stuff, slow read from the host

I really enjoy this pod, but someone needs to tell Jordan to speed up his friggin' read. Makes it more annoying to listen to as the season goes on. Watch the noise gate too, it's cutting off the ends of some sentences.

CaptainButtocks ,

Derailed

It really takes a brain as vast and smooth and dense as a neutron star to spend six episodes setting up the factual case that Ford was a blithering, petulant, drug-addled scion of privilege with a tiny baby’s understanding of governance, and then decide that actually the media was too hard on him. Admittedly it does explain why we got, and deserve, Trump.

listeningwithintent ,

Ok. But the historical recreations detract from the facts

Excellent factual information , however I feel the historical recreations detract from the facts of the podcast. The info is very compelling and doesn’t require the drama and/or theatre of the recreations.

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