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The Line is a Canadian magazine dedicated to covering local, national and international politics, news, current events and occasionally some obscure stories.  Hosted by Matt Gurney and Jen Gerson.

The Line Matt Gurney and Jen Gerson

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    • 4.8 • 137 Ratings

The Line is a Canadian magazine dedicated to covering local, national and international politics, news, current events and occasionally some obscure stories.  Hosted by Matt Gurney and Jen Gerson.

    Canada is broken. The Accountants have proven it.

    Canada is broken. The Accountants have proven it.

    Hello, people of The Line! And a very happy long weekend to you all! Hail Queen Victoria!A few quick notes and then we'll get right into the latest episode of The Line Podcast. We are not publishing a written dispatch this weekend; as you'll see right at the start of the podcast, Jen is travelling. And Matt needs a few days off! So this podcast is gonna have to tide all you fantastic people over until next week. Second, we hope you'll join us in Edmonton next month! Tickets are starting to mo...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Flailing Justin Trudeau panics, hits the abortion button

    Flailing Justin Trudeau panics, hits the abortion button

    Hello, Line viewers and listeners! Have we told you about our Edmonton event! It's coming up. Come party with us in Alberta's capital, listen to our fun chat with great guests, join us for food and drinks. Find all the info here!In the latest episode of The Line Podcast, recorded on May 10, 2024, the Line editors start with some goings-on in the GTA, after aspiring CPC candidate (and former National Post columnist) Sabrina Maddeaux this week announced that she was suspending her effort to win...

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Trudeau vs. Poilievre: Who’s the wacko now?

    Trudeau vs. Poilievre: Who’s the wacko now?

    In the latest episode of The Line Podcast, recorded on May 3, 2024, Matt Gurney tells Jen Gerson about his visit to the encampment that has sprung up at the University of Toronto. He spends some time describing the scene, but then also goes into detail about what he saw there that he does find disturbing. The two also talk about their past experience covering other encampments, and Matt makes his recommendation: unless U of T wants a real mess on its hands, it is well advised to disperse this...

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Justin Trudeau needs a hug

    Justin Trudeau needs a hug

    In the latest episode of The Line Podcast, recorded on April 26, 2024, your intrepid Line editors start by announcing their upcoming event in Edmonton. The official announcement went out on Thursday, but in case you missed it, we hope you can join us in Edmonton for conversation about future-proofing Canada. Jen and Matt will both be there in Alberta’s capital, along with our great panel of experts. June 6th, friends. Mark your calendars. We hope to see you there.The duo then talk about Pierr...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Line Podcast Live in Calgary: Liberals Eat The Rich

    The Line Podcast Live in Calgary: Liberals Eat The Rich

    In this first ever live recording of The Line Podcast, Matt Gurney and Jen Gerson took over The Plaza theatre on April 19, 2024 to talk about the Liberals' penultimate budget, a document filled with class angst, intergenerational resentment, and bad ideas for pension plans. Then they talk about when a doctor's note is not adequate to prevent a public shaming for allegedly scoring $20 million in government money as the ArriveCan discoveries drag on. A brief note on why it's not appropriate for...

    • 1 hr 19 min
    On The Line with a Canadian aid worker in an increasingly dangerous and desperate world

    On The Line with a Canadian aid worker in an increasingly dangerous and desperate world

    The Line has often spoken of the deteriorating global security situation, and what Canada must do to prepare. Much of our focus has been on defence and economics. But what about humanitarian projects? What is happening to the world's aid organizations, and the hundreds of millions of desperate people that rely on them, as conflicts rage and crises deepen across the globe?Line editor Matt Gurney has interviewed Jason Nickerson, the humanitarian representative to Canada from Doctors Without Bor...

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

S16fd ,

Pragmatic Middle of the Road Commentary

Canada needs more sober practical thought.

Cap'n Canuck ,

Please ! Be careful !!

Long time paid subscriber.

Ref your latest episode.

Please !!

I know you are enthusiastic.

I know you’re sincere.

But PLEASE, try to stop cutting each others off.

Luv ya

Keep on trucking.

Steve Fo ,

Stop talking over each other

I stopped listening half way through the “ Justin Trudeau Needs a Hug” episode. Not because of the message.

The audio isnt balanced and as result, Matt’s level is low and Jen’s is too high. This compounds Jen’s insistence on talking over Matt or finishing his sentences.

I listen to Matt’s show on SXM near daily. I ve always enjoyed his content.

But this… I am sorry to say is hard to listen too.

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