Mar 6, 2014
This week on the show Dan and Vince take on Mayor Rob Ford's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel and the political fallout from the trip, plus what comedic journalism can do to help democracy. Then we revisit the "Fair Elections Act", one of the most undemocractic pieces of legislation in recent memory, but does anyone care? Then Canada has always protected had Canadian content laws for entertainment, but you may be surprised to hear the CRTC is going after adult movies now. And since 90's nostalgia is in style, is it possible Quebec could seperate? Marois leads her province into an election, find out what the guys think. All that and Dan renames Producer Vince on this weeks Truth Mashup Radio!
Feb 27, 2014
This week on the show Rob Ford's back in the American news, therefore as Canadians we must talk about it. Speaking of Rob Ford, we'll explain our our first YouTube experiment and what "Rob Ford Journalism" is. Justin Trudeau held a skype call over the weekend and even managed to squeeze in a gaffe on a television show! We talk about the modern Gravy Train politics of Canada, why Stephen Harper, Rob Ford and Justin Trudeau all seem to have the same playbook and why that should worry you. Then we continue our look at the Fair Elections Act. The conservatives want you to remember this bill is about more participation, which is why it may sound odd that they just voted to make sure you don't get a chance to participate in it. Next on the show we take a look at one of the dumbest stories we've ever brought to you, as South Dakota has a complete meltdown over Asians and sex-selective abortion. Not to be outdone, Arizona's newly vetoed anti-gay bill reminds us WWJD? It's just one of those weeks kids.
All that and more this week on Truth Mashup Radio!
Feb 20, 2014
This week on the show we're mad as hell and we can only tolerate it a bit longer. Our Olympic fever has broken and it's basically just rage at this point From silent athletes, a horsewhipped P*ssy Riot, a timid press and ridiculous selfies with Putin it's time to have a serious talk about the complete human FAIL that is Sochi 2014. Then if social media is Millennial Rock n' Roll, we may just have our Payola scandal. From twitter's war on snark to BuzzFeed and Facebook and their circle jerk of an algorithm, we run down how mainstream internet is just one giant ad agency. Meanwhile in oil news - Keystone XL hits a major snag, while a newly released Harper memo tells the tail of the trains. Also we'll update you on Rex Murphy and CBC's journalistic ethics promise and tell you about the Alberta family taking on Baytex. All that and more this week on Truth Mashup Radio!
Feb 13, 2014
It's the Olympics kids, soo umm YAY? I guess? We talk the boycott, LGBT issues and Toronto's homophobic mayor. Also on the show we're running down what isn't in Jim Flaherty's budget and why they desperately want a surplus for 2015 (hint: it's an election year). Plus, why income splitting is not only a Harper gift for the wealthy but a gift to the right wing anti-abortion lobby as well. And finally if you want to run as an independent in Canada, you'll want to listen to our latest segment on the Fair Elections Act. All that and more this week on Truth Mashup Radio!
Feb 6, 2014
This week on the show we're talking Canada's latest NS-Eh! Scandal, why you should be upset the government is illegally spying on you. Then we take a look around Harper Canada at the new "Fair Election Act" and how it's none of those things. Dan thinks Christy Clark's Liberals need a name change after their latest union busting effort and the guys name Bill Nye the D-bag of the week for his role in the trainwreck that was the #CreationDebate. All that plus, twitter outrage, Dylan's baby boomer sell out, Coke's Super Bowl ad and more this week on Truth Mshup Radio!
Jan 30, 2014
This week we tell you about some big announcements about Truth Mashup! We're starting a Zine! Okay a blog. Okay there's going to be some words on the internet from us. Calling all blog-a-teers. Come help Truth Mashup grow! PLUS more big news, America - F---k Yeah! We announce a new podcast coming soon to your patriotic ears! Oh and there's also the real news. Can Obama Give America a Raise? The guys run down the minimum wage debate in North America. What is going on with Conservatives and abortion in 2014? The ridiculous back doors Conservatives in America are using to try and outlaw abortion, meanwhile is there something suspect happening with Canada's delay of Drug RU-486? We'll go deeper than a noisy republican on the issue. There's a new app in Canada to help citizens record police brutality and broadcast it to the world, but could a creepy mass text in Kiev give us a clue to a govt response? Plus this week in Harperland we say goodbye to Chuck Strahl, question Income Splitting and give Julian Fantino the Douchebag of the Week! Bundle up kids, it's Truth Mashup Radio!
Jan 23, 2014
This week on the show the guys run down the latest Rob Ford Scandal and show how cursing shone a light on our elitist media. Then we go sight seeing with Stephen Harper in Israel and do our best to sneak into the money shot. Ever wonder how much money did the Harper Conservative's spend on advertising? You'll be surprised. Plus, income inequality from Kevin O'Leary's ridiculous quote to the stats that show the one percent is doing better than ever. All that plus America's renewed pot debate, Kathy Dunderdale is out in Newfoundland, BC's housing prices are insane, Tim Hudak's awkward firing squad and the d-bag of the week. It's just another week at Truth Mashup Radio!
Jan 17, 2014
Producer Vince returns to join Dan run down the best and most ridiculous stories so far from the internet.
This week when Chrystia Freeland takes sides with the 'smarm'ers in the Snark vs. Smarm debate, we immediately join team Snark. The average age of a columnist in Canada is old enough to be a grandpa, a very white grandpa, we talk about it why it matters to journalism. Dan and Vince take a look at the world of Conservatives from Gold plated business cards, to Del Mastro's mastro plan for fundraising and Stephen's secret sessions with "ethnic media" it was a busy week for Harper's crew. Having trouble naming you're kid? Then why not crowd source it? some guy in B.C. is doing just that. Plus environment problems in Alberta, Oklahoma gives the LGBT community good news, while hopes for internet fairness grow dimmer and a three-way tie for D-bag of the week. All that and more this week on Truth Mashup Radio!
Jan 10, 2014
Truth Mashup is back from Holidays almost... Producer Vince is sick, so Rebecca takes his place as we run down the news of the week.
This week Dan and Rebecca talk about Stephen Harper's new youtube series, Rob Ford's new found belief in decriminalizing drugs, why 2014's election horse race for 2015 is a total waste of time. Also, we'll answer the week's pressing questions like do boomer protest tactics still work in 2014? What Religion won't allow you to do group work with women? Will Febreeze get out the smell of Conservatives burning old libraries? Would you vote for Olivia Chow as Mayor? And will the left vote strategically against Ford and Harper or stay true to their ideals?
All that plus we worm our way into 2014 with our d-bag of the week choice and that's no bull, wait actually it was and of course Rebecca and Dan get into a bus accident! It's the first Truth Mashup Radio episode of the New Year kids enjoy!
Dec 19, 2013
It's beginning to look a lot like... well, America really. In this episode Dan and Vince talk about the holidays and how pop culture doesn't reflect the culture it self. We then turn our view to the fading Canadian caring culture being replaced by the Ford Nation mentality of doing anything for your own pocket book. From Rob Ford to Stephen Harper's elves not caring about poverty, or helping to feed your neighbour to America's love of trolling Obamacare - what was happening to society in 2013? We also take a look at the other big stories of the week from John Baird on Edward Snowden, to Obama's Olympic selection of two important gay athletes. All that and more this week on Truth Mashup Radio!