CanCon Podcast Episode 1: Hipster TV and our dollar sucks

Douglas Soltys

January 25, 2016 6:00pm

Welcome to the first ever episode of the CanCon Podcast!

So what is “CanCon” and why are we podcasting about it? The delicious portmanteau refers to the CRTC requirements, derived from the Broadcasting Act of Canada, that “radio and television broadcasters must air a certain percentage of content that was at least partly written, produced, presented, or otherwise contributed to by persons from Canada (more here).”

The CanCon Podcast emerged from a consensus that Canada was missing a high-level conversation on tech from a Canadian perspective (written, produced, and presented by Canadians).

Each episode of the CanCon Podcast will feature a rotating cast of tech luminaries. This week’s episode features Erin Bury, Managing Director of 88 Creative (and former BetaKit Managing Editor), Patrick O’Rourke, MobileSyrup Senior Editor, and Rob Kenedi, TWG’s Entrepreneur in Residence and host of the amazing #smallrooms podcast, covering the Canadian tech topics that are important now, as well as some global tech news from a Canadian perspective!

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, PayPal, and our media partner, TWG, for helping make the CanCon Podcast happen!

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CanCon Podcast Episode 1 (01/25/16):

Topic #1: Netflix, Showmi, Crave, and the perils of Hipster TV
Topic #2: Uber is invading Canada. Are we cool with that?
Topic #3: Our dollar sucks. It’s bad for tech consumers, but what about tech companies?
Topic #4: What’s the deal with VR?

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Money City Maniacs” by Sloan