This Matters | Daily News Podcast

By Toronto Star

The world is changing every day. Now, more than ever, these questions matter. What’s happening? And why should you care? This Matters, a daily news podcast from the Toronto Star, aims to answer those questions, on important stories and ideas, every day, Monday to Friday. Hosts Adrian Cheung, Saba Eitizaz and Raju Mudhar talk to experts and newsmakers about the social, cultural, political and economic stories that shape your life.

  1. 1.
    How Trump’s big lies loom over the U.S. government
    20:43
  2. 2.
    ‘Walk the walk.’ Canada’s Muslims want action, not words against rising Islamophobia
    24:09
  3. 3.
    The reckoning and push for ‘X University’ at a Toronto school
    14:17
  4. 4.
    Your one (or two?) dose summer guide to reopenings and travel
    21:15
  5. 5.
    Buttergate, the dairy conspiracy theory, explained
    18:33
  6. 6.
    How some restaurants opened and adapted during the pandemic and what’s next
    22:00
  7. 7.
    COVID case counts decline but a variant could be rising
    17:45
  8. 8.
    How radar technology found the unmarked graves of 215 Indigenous children, renewing calls for more searches and truth
    16:44
  1. 9.
    The unmarked graves of Indigenous children and Canada’s shameful legacy of residential schools
    24:25
  2. 10.
    Domestic violence victims’ social housing applications highlight shadow pandemic during COVID-19
    14:28
  3. 11.
    Bathrooms and porta-potties are pandemic essentials. Why don’t they stay open?
    15:41
  4. 12.
    Waxing poetic with Ontario’s first Poet Laureate, Randell Adjei
    16:43
  5. 13.
    The case for outdoor graduation ceremonies
    22:16
  6. 14.
    How a COVID ‘blindspot’ keeps essential workplaces dangerous
    15:48
  7. 15.
    Start spreading the news. New York is back
    15:54
  8. 16.
    When is a COVID layoff actually constructive dismissal?
    12:23
  9. 17.
    Why it’s time to rethink outdoor COVID risk
    16:44
  10. 18.
    Meet Vaccine Hunters, the volunteer team helping Canadians get their jabs
    24:56
  11. 19.
    20 million years: Human potential lost to COVID can be measured in years
    23:24
  12. 20.
    The truth is out there: How Canada tracks UFOs
    22:36
  13. 21.
    Canada’s one-time immigration program is a doorway to dreams but with a deadline
    18:13
  14. 22.
    AstraZeneca and second thoughts on second doses
    19:46
  15. 23.
    Why COVID will stay when the pandemic ends
    20:53
  16. 24.
    Daycare testing: Making sure the kids are all right
    24:31
  17. 25.
    The clear-as-mud messaging on vaccines and how to fix it
    20:39
  18. 26.
    Bill C-10 is not coming for your cat videos. Or is it?
    23:46
  19. 27.
    Alberta’s COVID crisis, explained
    20:40
  20. 28.
    Tracking the variants of concern in the third wave
    19:50
  21. 29.
    How Toronto is trying to reshape mental health response for those in crisis
    16:22
  22. 30.
    Prepping finances for a post-pandemic world, from emergency funds to spending savings
    21:48
  23. 31.
    How we failed Peel Region during a pandemic
    24:41
  24. 32.
    How ‘hero pay’ came, went and is pushing business to be more responsible
    16:21
  25. 33.
    Doug Ford, paid sick days and what’s next
    20:09
  26. 34.
    Why many in Canada’s First Nations still don’t have clean drinking water
    20:38
  27. 35.
    Our partner SCOREGolf speaks with Canadian Brooke Henderson after her LPGA LA Open win
    18:10
  28. 36.
    COVID, cops and carding: Did the province put racialized people at risk?
    27:57
  29. 37.
    Is scientific and medical advice leading Ontario’s COVID response?
    19:10
  30. 38.
    One on one with Dr. Homer Tien, the new head of Ontario’s vaccine task force
    53:33
  31. 39.
    ICUs on the brink: Can Ontario’s hospitals cope during the third wave?
    18:21
  32. 40.
    Waiting on vaccines: How Canada and the U.S.’s rollouts shape the ‘third wave’
    22:04
  33. 41.
    The systemic failures of Toronto Police and missing persons cases
    23:22
  34. 42.
    Booking a shot isn’t simple. The frustration and inequality of Ontario’s vaccine rollout
    19:53
  35. 43.
    How Ontario is (and isn’t) vaccinating essential workers
    22:18
  36. 44.
    How Amazon is remaking the modern workforce
    18:26
  37. 45.
    Talking Transit: a ‘Union Station to the east’ and Metrolinx’s power moves
    24:40
  38. 46.
    Why Canada’s new gun bill upsets both sides of the gun control debate
    19:34
  39. 47.
    ‘It was a choice’: Bruce Arthur on how Ontario is mismanaging COVID’s third wave
    25:01
  40. 48.
    School’s out for COVID! School’s out for... whenever
    15:07
  41. 49.
    Behind the mask, a COVID story
    22:47
  42. 50.
    Developing Highway 413: Who benefits?
    19:49

Listen to This Matters | Daily News Podcast now.

Listen to This Matters | Daily News Podcast in full in the Spotify app