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Host Gavin Crawford and a hilarious panel of smart alecks parody the news of the week, discussing the breaking stories Canadians cared about, the ones they didn’t - but probably should have.

Host Gavin Crawford and a hilarious panel of smart alecks parody the news of the week, discussing the breaking stories Canadians cared about, the ones they didn’t - but probably should have.
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Toronto, ON

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Host Gavin Crawford and a hilarious panel of smart alecks parody the news of the week, discussing the breaking stories Canadians cared about, the ones they didn’t - but probably should have.

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English


Episodes

Comedian Candy Palmater takes the news quiz

6/14/2019
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Tom Howell, Jan Caruana and Candy Palmater take the news quiz with Gavin Crawford

Duration:00:27:53

America re-brands "natural gas" as "Freedom Gas"

6/12/2019
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Gavin Crawford quizzes comedians Scott Thompson, Maggie Cassella and Craig Lauzon about how Trump's government has re-branded the term "natural gas."

Duration:00:07:52

Comedian Scott Thompson takes the news quiz

6/7/2019
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Kid in the Hall Scott Thompson joins Craig Lauzon and Maggie Cassella. Gavin Crawford hosts the news quiz.

Duration:00:27:51

Bonus podcast: Gavin's Mueller report quiz

6/5/2019
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Host Gavin Crawford quizzes panellists Eric Peterson, Jan Caruana and Miguel Rivas

Duration:00:10:37

Eric Peterson takes the news quiz

5/31/2019
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Jan Caruana, Miguel Rivas and Eric Peterson take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

Duration:00:27:52

Gavin's sick!

5/29/2019
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Gavin's sick so his team fills in on the Members Only podcast.

Duration:00:13:05

Best of Because News: Rick Mercer, Martha Chaves and Andrew Phung

5/23/2019
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Gavin Crawford quizzes Canada's funniest comedians on this week's episode

Duration:00:27:49

No Members Only podcast this week

5/22/2019
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Because News is on hiatus this week. Bonus content will be back next week.

Duration:00:01:07

Baroness von Sketch Show's Jennifer Whalen takes the news quiz

5/17/2019
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Tom Howell and Kris Siddiqi and Jennifer Whalen take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

Duration:00:27:33

Bonus: Gavin quizzes Ashley about bats

5/15/2019
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Ashley Botting stops by to take a bat quiz with host Gavin Crawford

Duration:00:09:29

Comedian Miguel Rivas takes the news quiz.

5/10/2019
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Andrew Phung, Candy Palmater and Miguel Rivas take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

Duration:00:27:39

Bonus: More Rick Mercer, Colin Mochrie and Jean Yoon

5/8/2019
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Cut for time from last week's show, the panel answers questions on a recent change to Instagram.

Duration:00:11:45

Rick Mercer, Colin Mochrie, Jean Yoon take the news quiz.

5/3/2019
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Host Gavin Crawford quizzes a panel of all-star comedians.

Duration:00:27:39

Cut for time: Humanity is flomped!

4/30/2019
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Merriam-Webster adds new words to the dictionary. We ask the panel to define Swole, EGOT, Omnicide and others.

Duration:00:09:50

Comedian Kris Siddiqi takes the news quiz

4/26/2019
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Tom Howell, Ashley Botting and Kris Siddiqi take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford

Duration:00:27:38

What new job was just added to Game of Thrones' crew?

4/24/2019
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Gavin quizzes comedians Ali Hassan, Ashley Botting and Tom Howell in this bonus round of Because News

Duration:00:11:36

Gavin Crawford plays all three panellists on the news quiz

4/18/2019
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First, some of our best clues of the year. Then, host Gavin Crawford switches roles and plays all three panellists.

Duration:00:27:41

Comedian Martha Chaves takes the news quiz.

4/12/2019
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Andrew Phung, Jan Caruana and Martha Chaves take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

Duration:00:27:45

Climate change quiz: name that disaster movie

4/10/2019
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Gavin quizzes Ben Heppner, Ashley Botting and Kris Siddiqi in a round that was cut from the news quiz, but perfect for the behind-the-scenes podcast.

Duration:00:08:31

Opera star Ben Heppner takes the news quiz.

4/5/2019
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Ashley Botting, Kris Siddiqi and Ben Heppner take the quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

Duration:00:27:41