In this week’s episode Allison and guest co-host Sarah Soteroff detangle a new pop culture trend: Drunk career women. Why must female characters on TV either be crazy or drunk in order to be successful? Next, journalist Asmaa Malik joins us to discuss her essay on “Neighbourhood Watch” Facebook groups that are proliferating in Toronto’s gentrifying communities. In our final segment, Electric Runway’s Amanda Cosco catches us up on the world of wearable technology and how it is intersecting with the fashion industry.
Vass and Allison talk about the new ubiquity of pot shops in Toronto. Should the government be cracking down or should we be enjoying the fleeting weirdness of it? Everyone got mad at Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau again, this time because she wants more office staff. What should the role of Prime Minister's spouse really be? Then we talk to John Lorinc (of Spacing Magazine) and Jay Pitter about their new book: "Subdivided: City-building in an Age of Hyper-diversity." Jay and John tell us why diversity has to be more than a slogan. PLUS Allison surprises Vass with a pot-themed quiz.
This week Allison and Vass discuss how political leaders should handle sexual harassment in the workplace. Is discipline is enough? Or should serious allegations should be made public? We talk to Bloomberg news journalist Gerrit De Vynck about Blockchain, which is either the future of Internet transactions or about to beat Bitcoin in the punchline department. AND lastly, we talk all-about-Drake with unofficial expert Lauren Mitchell and Exclaim magazine writer Ian Gormely. Has the "millennial man with feels" made Toronto a hip hop city?
This week on Detangled: Dyson's fancy new blow-dryer & why we need more disruptive technologies for women. And, can soaring STI rates really be blamed on Tinder and social media — Or is that sex-shaming by the public health community? In our last segment, we discuss Hillary Clinton's "woman card" with the National Post's Ashley Csanady.