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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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4.3 out of 5
363 Ratings

363 Ratings

Rost2 ,

Super awesome research work

This is excellent investigation; story telling is awesome, compelling and engaging. Good work from FPN.

TQ1_729 ,

Good stuff!

Great podcast.

Please do one on current mayor John Tory next, under whom gun violence has been at record levels. 251 people have been killed or injured in gun-related crime so far in 2019, and the shootings continue almost daily.

Thanks!

Moistman06 ,

Not great

Mediocre idea, awful execution

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