Oct 5, 2022 • 1HR 0M

"I've never experienced this level of division in Canada before" — Tara Henley on leaving the CBC

I spoke with journalist Tara Henley about her time at the CBC and what has gone wrong in Canada

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Meghan Murphy
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Tara Henley is a writer and podcaster based in Toronto, and the author of, "Lean Out: A Meditation on the Madness of Modern Life." She worked for the CBC for the better part of a decade before resigning in January, penning an open letter saying the broadcaster "went from being a trusted source of news to churning out clickbait that reads like a parody of the student press," and that, "To work at the CBC in the  current climate is to embrace cognitive dissonance and to abandon  journalistic integrity."

I spoke with Tara about the problems with Canada's national broadcaster, the state of free speech in Canada, Justin Trudeau's impact on the country, what she learned from doing hip hop journalism, and how Canadian media has gone wrong.