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The best newspaper in Canada is a podcast.
Every Monday, we bring you original reporting on the most interesting story in the country. Every Thursday, we bring you analysis of the Canadian media. We break stories today that determine tomorrow's news cycle. We hold the powerful to account, and we scrutinize institutions and individuals that others won't.


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The best newspaper in Canada is a podcast.
Every Monday, we bring you original reporting on the most interesting story in the country. Every Thursday, we bring you analysis of the Canadian media. We break stories today that determine tomorrow's news cycle. We hold the powerful to account, and we scrutinize institutions and individuals that others won't.


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    The Last Ambulance

    The Last Ambulance

    For forty years, Hal Newman worked in Emergency Medical Services. After retiring, he decided to start an online platform, The Last Ambulance, where he investigates the problems he saw in the EMS system. 
    Messages started pouring in from EMS workers from across the country. Now his platform has become a voice for many health care and emergency service workers who are demoralized, exhausted, hanging on by a thread – and who are afraid to speak publicly about what is happening inside the system. 
    Despite having worked in the system for so long, he didn’t realize just how broken it was until he started publishing The Last Ambulance.
    Host: Karyn Pugliese
    Credits: Tristan Capacchione (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), max collins (Production Manager), Bruce Thorson (Senior Producer), Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief)
    Additional music by Audio Network
    Further reading:
    Chaque second compte — The Last AmbulanceYet Another Preventable Tragedy in Montreal — The Last AmbulanceA Child Dies as Ambulances Stall on Quebec First Nation — The RoverQuebec Leaves Another First Nation Without an Ambulance — The RoverLong wait for medical care likely played role in death of Atikamekw baby, Quebec coroner finds — CBC
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    • 34 min
    (Short Cuts) Pudd’nhead POTUS

    (Short Cuts) Pudd’nhead POTUS

    Over the past two weeks, the media has suddenly become experts in diagnosing neurodegenerative disorders following Biden’s stumbles at the debate. Canadian Youtuber J.J. McCullough joins Justin Ling to dissect this presidential testing of our patience. 
    Then, the Liberals are serious about stemming disinformation, and that’s why they’re paying social media influencers to spread government messages. Why this approach to disinformation won’t work and some ideas on what might.
    Host: Justin Ling
    Credits: James Nicholson (Producer), Caleb Thompson (Audio Editor), max collins (Production Manager), Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief)
    Guest: J.J. McCullough
     
    Further reading: 
    The media has been breathlessly attacking Biden. What about Trump? | Margaret Sullivan | The Guardian Parkinson’s Expert Visited the White House Eight Times in Eight Months - The New York Times Will the online harms bill add enforcement, or just bureaucracy? PBO says Canadians will decide | CBC News Michael Taube: Google partners with lefty collective in attempted end run around Online News Act - National Post Conservative supporters more susceptible to Russian false narratives: report - National | Globalnews.ca Ottawa keeps spending on influencers. Liberals say it’s about stemming disinformation - The Globe and Mail  
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    • 43 min
    Dear Taliban: Part Three

    Dear Taliban: Part Three

    In our final episode, Investigative Reporter Molly Thomas showcases the hopes and frustrations of three Afghan girls, many years after the Taliban takeover.

    In the spring of 2023, The Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Investigative Reporting was awarded to then CTV W5 correspondent, Molly Thomas, for her special project on education in Afghanistan.
    Then, as part of a series of nation-wide cuts from Bell Media, Molly was laid off and the story was shelved.
    That’s where Canadaland stepped in.
    We’ve teamed up with Molly and the Michener-Deacon Fellowship to produce Dear Taliban, a new three-part investigation. Today we share episode two.
    Dear Taliban spans three continents, taking listeners from the vice-regal pomp and ceremony of Rideau Hall, to one of the toughest hostile-training programs in the world — all to prepare her for a complex and volatile area of South Asia.

    Host: Karyn Pugliese
    Credits: Molly Thomas (Reporter), Riley Nimens (Associate Producer), Tristan Capacchione (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), Caleb Thompson (Audio Editor) Max Collins (Production Manager), Bruce Thorson (Senior Producer), Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief)
    Additional music by Audio Network
    This series was made possible by the generous support of the Michener-Deacon awards
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    • 32 min
    Dear Taliban: Part Two

    Dear Taliban: Part Two

    Join Investigative Reporter Molly Thomas as she lands on the ground in South Asia to uncover the heartbreaking story of a young Afghan girl, with a unique connection to Canada. 
    In the spring of 2023, The Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Investigative Reporting was awarded to then CTV W5 correspondent, Molly Thomas, for her special project on education in Afghanistan.
    Then, as part of a series of nation-wide cuts from Bell Media, Molly was laid off and the story was shelved.
    That’s where Canadaland stepped in.
    We’ve teamed up with Molly and the Michener-Deacon Fellowship to produce Dear Taliban, a new three-part investigation. Today we share episode two.
    Dear Taliban spans three continents, taking listeners from the vice-regal pomp and ceremony of Rideau Hall, to one of the toughest hostile-training programs in the world — all to prepare her for a complex and volatile area of South Asia.

    Host: Karyn Pugliese
    Credits: Molly Thomas (Reporter), Riley Nimens (Associate Producer), Tristan Capacchione (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), Max Collins (Production Manager), Bruce Thorson (Senior Producer), Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief)
    Additional music by Audio Network
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    If you value this podcast, support us! You’ll get premium access to all our shows ad free, including early releases and bonus content. You’ll also get our exclusive newsletter, discounts on merch at our store, tickets to our live and virtual events, and more than anything, you’ll be a part of the solution to Canada’s journalism crisis, you’ll be keeping our work free and accessible to everybody.
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    • 39 min
    (Détours) Une guerre en chasse une autre

    (Détours) Une guerre en chasse une autre

    En février 2022, les grands médias occidentaux envoyaient des journalistes en Ukraine couvrir les premiers temps de l’invasion russe. Émissions spéciales, directs avec l’Ukraine et dossiers consacrés à la guerre fleurissaient dans les journaux, à la radio et au téléjournal. Qu’en est-il aujourd’hui, alors que le conflit israelo-palestinien occupe les esprits? Emilie reçoit Pierre Alonso, journaliste indépendant installé à Kyiv, pour faire le point sur deux années de journalisme de guerre et sur la vie quotidienne dans un pays encore sous les bombes. Dans la deuxième partie de l’émission, Emilie et Pierre s’intéressent aux journalistes ukrainiens et à leur travail. Limités par la loi martiale imposant des contraintes éditoriales, les journalistes locaux réinventent leur rôle tout en menant une lutte acharnée contre la corruption.
    In February 2022, major Western media outlets sent journalists to Ukraine to cover the early stages of the Russian invasion. Special shows, direct broadcasts with Ukraine and long pieces devoted to the war flourished in the newspapers, on the radio and on television. What about today, now that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is on everyone's minds? Emilie speaks with Pierre Alonso, an independent journalist based in Kyiv, to take stock of two years of war journalism and daily life in a country still under siege. In the second part of the show, Emilie and Pierre look at Ukrainian journalists and their work. Limited by martial law imposing editorial constraints, local journalists are reinventing their role while leading a fierce fight against corruption.
    Animation : Emilie Nicolas
    Générique : Lucie Laumonier (Production), Tristan Capacchione (Production technique), Max Collins (Coordination de la production), Karyn Pugliese (Rédactrice en chef) 
    Coanimation : Pierre Alonso
    Pour en savoir plus :
    La Déflagration — Le substack de Pierre Alonso, pour suivre l’actualité en UkraineAs Kyiv holds first pride since invasion, LGBTQ+ troops demand equality – The Washington PostLe conflit israelo-palestinien dans les médias, avec Michel Cormier – Détours, CANADALANDHaïti, vue de Port-au-Prince – Détours, CANADALAND
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    • 38 min
    (Short Cuts) Populism Trumps Biden and Trudeau

    (Short Cuts) Populism Trumps Biden and Trudeau

    It’s been a tough week for leadership in North America, with calls for resignation dominating the headlines on both sides of the border. 
    Paul Wells joins Emilie Nicolas to discuss the larger global context around Trudeau’s recent struggles, and how the international rise of the far right is an important and underreported factor in Canadian politics. 
    Then, Biden loses the debate and the New York Times. Unpacking the editorial board’s call for the president to step aside. 

    Host: Emilie Nicolas
    Credits: James Nicholson (Producer), Caleb Thompson (Audio Editor), max collins (Production Manager), Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief)
    Guest: Paul Wells
     
    Further reading: 
    I know the inside story of the Liberal revolt against Justin Trudeau. How? I overheard it in a train station - Toronto StarThe West Misunderstands Its Own Far Right - Foreign PolicyPush it to the limit: What might be too extreme for Europe's far-right parties? | Euronews DiEM25 | @yanis.varoufakis on the political situation in France | Instagram Spain's Vox party hosts global far right ahead of EU elections - Le Monde   To Serve His Country, President Biden Should Leave the Race - The New York Times  My Unsettling Interview With Steve Bannon - The New York Times  
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

socalcoco ,

Love the podcast

A good jolt for one of those Americans who idealizes Canada as a kind of Utopia. But really, you can’t see Bing as an alternative to Google because you think it will be weird to say Bing? Please launch a Canadian campaign to “just say Bing” every time you’re about to say the “G” word. They’re thugs, erase them. Also Bing may just end up winning the AI wars.

The Actual Rapper Cam'Ron ,

Hagi

Feels like, if you’re going to say Sarah Hagi agrees with you, you might as well have her on the show to say so for herself

blkcat97 ,

Great journalism

I learn so much from this podcast. I may be from the United States but I don’t hear news like this. It would be awesome to have an equivalent to this in the United States too.

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