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A daily Global News podcast released every afternoon just in time for your commute home. The world moves way too fast and it’s easy to fall behind the news cycle. Host Tamara Khandaker takes you beyond the headlines to reveal the full story, explore new angles, ask tough questions, and talk directly to the people most affected by the big stories.

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A daily Global News podcast released every afternoon just in time for your commute home. The world moves way too fast and it’s easy to fall behind the news cycle. Host Tamara Khandaker takes you beyond the headlines to reveal the full story, explore new angles, ask tough questions, and talk directly to the people most affected by the big stories.

    New revelations about WE Charity and its real estate holdings

    New revelations about WE Charity and its real estate holdings

    A Global News exclusive has revealed new information about WE Charity and the WE Charity Foundation, prompting further questions about the organization and the now-cancelled contract with the Candadian federal government to oversee a massive student grant program. Today, we’re joined by Global News’ investigative reporter Stewart Bell and Financial Post reporter Vanmala Subramaniam to talk about the latest revelations surrounding the charitable group and its real estate holdings.

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    • 19 min
    How to deal with anti-maskers

    How to deal with anti-maskers

    In recent months, public experts are in agreement that wearing a mask in public is one of the only ways we can help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the absence of a treatment or a vaccine. Still, there are tons of people who refuse to wear one, saying it’s uncomfortable or a violation of their constitutional rights. Today, we’re talking to a behavioural psychologist about why we should all be wearing masks right now, and how we can convince those who won’t to change their minds.

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    • 26 min
    School closures are pushing women out of the work force

    School closures are pushing women out of the work force

    Kids haven't physically gone to school for months now because of the pandemic. This means that parents who are working from home have been juggling a million different things. But women have been disproportionately impacted by school closures and by the economic crisis. Today, we’re talking to Lauren Dobson-Hughes, a consultant specializing in gender and equality, about plans to reopen schools and what’s at stake for the future of women.

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    • 27 min
    What is QAnon, and why are Canadians being drawn to it?

    What is QAnon, and why are Canadians being drawn to it?

    It might seem unhinged and farfetched to the average person, but the QAnon movement seems to be gaining traction. Since the start of the pandemic lockdowns, researchers are noticing a huge spike in QAnon content on social media—and a growing presence in real life. Today, we’re joined by journalist Justin Ling to talk about the movement and whether it’s taking root in Canada.






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    • 27 min
    Hackers came for Elon Musk and other high-profile Twitter users

    Hackers came for Elon Musk and other high-profile Twitter users

    The Twitter accounts of some of the world’s most powerful people were hacked on Wednesday in a brazen attack. Hackers took over accounts belonging to Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and many others, to promote a bitcoin scam. How did this happen and what should we make of it? We’ve got Motherboard’s senior editor Jordan Pearson to help us make sense of it all.

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    • 20 min
    First CERB... then universal basic income?

    First CERB... then universal basic income?

    The Canadian government has been spending huge amounts on financial assistance programs for people and businesses affected by the pandemic. A major one has been the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), which is $500 a week to help those who have lost their jobs or work hours. The program has been praised for its effectiveness, and it’s also reignited the debate around universal basic income (UBI). Today, we’re joined by Sheila Block, senior economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, to talk about whether we could see UBI in our future.





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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
543 Ratings

543 Ratings

megzlj ,

Please return

This show needs to come back. I live in the dark without Wait, There’s More. It really made me think about what was happening in the world and my place in it. Please comeback!!!

Attack On Apps ,

Why was this cancelled & alternatives

Great show! I’m super sad that it was cancelled. If you’re looking for a similar show and are Canadian, the big story is a good one. I found they often covered the same topics and I’d get two perspectives. I wish they’d bring it back

AltaSask girl ,

Great current event coverage

I really wish this podcast would return! Tamara did a fantastic job of explaining current issues!

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