PREVIEW - #142 - Torontopia Revisited (w/ Jonathan Goldsbie)


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By Michael and Us, Will Sloan, and Luke Savage. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
PATREON-EXCLUSIVE EPISODE: It's the Toronto episode, folks! Luke and Will came of age during the 2003-2010 tenure of left-wing Toronto mayor David Miller, and saw their illusions broken by his successor, Rob Ford. Against this backdrop, they were profoundly influenced by Toronto's alternative media, particularly such alt-weeklies as NOW Magazine, Eye Weekly (R.I.P.), and The Grid (R.I.P.). With alternative media now in a state of decline and/or transformation, we reflect on this formative era through several key alt-weekly articles. We invited legendary Toronto journalist Jonathan Goldsbie (news editor at Canadaland, former staff writer at NOW Magazine, and host of the Doug Ford podcast "Wag the Doug") for a free-flowing discussion of Toronto and its media. PLUS: we remember the day the Rob Ford "crack scandal" broke, and reflect on the most important movie of the 20th century, Tim Allen's JUNGLE 2 JUNGLE.

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