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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.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
482 Ratings

482 Ratings

MickFishFish ,

Great content, fantastic reporting

This was all laid out extremely well. Great interview subjects. Only flaw from my standpoint was the narration was a tad rough at points. Otherwise, a really interesting story told very well.

No charts xx ,

Great Content - Only hitch is narration

The content is great and the quality is fantastic. However, the narrator.... can’t seem to... be able to... day more than.... four words at......... one time. I get you are going for emphasis and dramatic time but when you do it every single sentence, it drags and loses the effect.

It’s not enough to stop me from listening. It is just an annoyance. Give it a listen because the content is worth it.

ProulxPower ,

Amazing

The further you delve into the story, the more incredible it gets. This podcast also does an excellent job at contextualizing today’s political climate and media circus that seems too surreal to fully comprehend. 5 stars fully deserved. Thank you :)

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