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Context is everything. Join us Monday to Friday for a Canadian daily news podcast from The Globe and Mail. Explore a story shaping our world, in conversation with reporters, experts, and the people at the centre of the news.

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4.2 out of 5 stars from 1.1k ratings
  • The guy who is in his car is not sure

    Be there in about an hour or so we can go

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    Carlos Villareal
    Canadaa month ago
  • Zoo has a hill in a hill and I got a

    Right here on my phone with my phone and I

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    Gregoria Stokes
    Canadaa month ago
  • Interesting but Uncritical

    Most episodes are quite interesting, but on contentious issues exhibit bias by omission, and also little to no pushback on guests, who are able to tick off their talking points without challenge.

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    Canada3 months ago
  • Conservativism

    They are super-conservatives, like most Canadian media.

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    Majid Saberi
    Canada3 months ago
  • No insights

    Very dry podcast with zero insights and just recites the facts. Where is the commentary?

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    Canada3 months ago

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