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On Docs

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Join Colin Ellis for this podcast on documentaries and the stories they tell. He'll introduce you to filmmakers who give us fascinating takes on people, perspectives and what it means to be human.

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Join Colin Ellis for this podcast on documentaries and the stories they tell. He'll introduce you to filmmakers who give us fascinating takes on people, perspectives and what it means to be human.

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On Docs

Latest release on Nov 27, 2020

All 51 episodes from oldest to newest

Ep. 9 - What an octopus can teach us about life

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Chantal Braganza, a former On Docs producer and a senior editor at Chatelaine, joins host Colin Ellis to discuss the Netflix documentary "My Octopus Teacher." They explore the unusual bond between filmmaker Craig Foster and an octopus he discovers in a kelp forest off the coast of South Africa.

Credit for My Octopus Teacher clips: Netflix/youtube.com

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Nov 27 2020

31mins

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Ep. 8 - Cornwall's Cat Problem

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The story of Cornwall's ever-growing feline population was irresistible to filmmaker and cat-lover Aaron Hancox. But, he learned, it's also very dire. In "Running Wild: The Cats of Cornwall," Hancox documents the work of cat rescuers Mary Jane Proulx and Melissa Alepins as they wade through the town's ecological catastrophe. Hancox joins host Colin Ellis to discuss what happens next.

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Nov 20 2020

29mins

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Ep. 7 - Hidden Figures in Video Game History

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The first video game was created in 1958 as a physics experiment. Now, video games are a multi-billion-dollar industry - a story covered in Netflix's "High Score." Gaming historian Kishonna Gray joins guest host Matthew O'Mara to discuss the little-known figures who pushed gaming forward, and why they've remained anonymous for so long.

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Nov 13 2020

28mins

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Ep. 6 - How to Protect a Neighbourhood

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In "There's No Place Like This Place, Anyplace," Lulu Wei tells the story of Honest Ed's - a store that once dominated the intersection of Bathurst and Bloor in Toronto's Annex neighbourhood. What happened when the store and its surrounding area were sold off to a condo developer? Wei joins host Colin Ellis to discuss affordable housing, community consultation, and how to protect neighbourhoods.

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Nov 06 2020

27mins

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Ep. 5 - Chronicling Ontario's Most Notorious Punk Band

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In Picture My Face: The Story of Teenage Head, Douglas Arrowsmith chronicles one of Ontario's most notorious punk bands. While it's infamous for a riot at Ontario Place, Arrowsmith focuses on a more personal tragedy. He joins host Colin Ellis to discuss the death of Teenage Head's lead singer - and the mental health fallout for his bandmates.

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Oct 30 2020

31mins

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Ep. 4 - Reframing North America's Indigenous History

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Toppled statues, dismantled barricades, and burning buildings. The news cycle is forcing many non-Indigenous Canadians to grapple with the country's colonial history. Michelle Latimer joins host Colin Ellis to discuss reframing the commonly accepted story of Indigenous people in North America, which is the topic of her documentary, Inconvenient Indian.

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Oct 23 2020

22mins

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Ep. 3 - How Artificial Intelligence Is Shaking Up Polling

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What can a pollster learn from your Twitter feed? Colin Ellis speaks with Peter Gombos about his documentary Margin of Error, which explores how social media has become a critical resource for public-opinion polling - and the privacy concerns that entails. Then, Erin Kelly, president and CEO of Advanced Symbolics, argues that her company (and its artificial intelligence called Polly) is nothing to be afraid of.

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Oct 16 2020

45mins

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Ep. 2 – How Social Media Giants Run Your Life

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Who’s really in control when you open Twitter or Facebook? Ryerson professor and tech columnist Ramona Pringle joins host Colin Ellis to discuss Netflix’s The Social Dilemma — and the ways in which social media companies dictate our behaviour. 

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Oct 09 2020

40mins

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Ep. 1 - Is Corporate Social Responsibility a Sham?

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Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott's 2003 documentary, The Corporation, argued that many corporations met the criteria of a psychopath. Years later, things have only gotten worse. The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel examines how corporations have rebranded as socially responsible - and looks at the grassroots organizations that are fighting back.

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Oct 02 2020

34mins

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Ep 13 - The Life and Architecture of Raymond Moriyama

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While you may not know Raymond Moriyama's name, there's a good chance you've been in one of his buildings. The Ontario Science Centre, the Bata Shoe Museum, and the Canadian War Museum are just a few places that he's made his mark on as both architect and visionary. Scott Calbeck's documentary 'Magical Imperfection' looks at Moriyama's life through several events that defined who he is and inspired what he'd create.

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Aug 12 2020

26mins

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