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The Decibel
The Decibel
The Globe and Mail

Context is everything. Join us Monday to Friday for a Canadian daily news podcast from The Globe and Mail. Explore a story... more

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Episodes

Climate change, migration and Menaka’s epic birding day

Point Pelee National Park juts out into Lake Erie like a finger, as every spring thousands of birds touch down... more

18 Jun 2024 · 25 minutes
The fallout from a law school’s pro-Palestinian letter

Canada’s newest law school is in crisis. After an open-letter called for the Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto... more

17 Jun 2024 · 25 minutes
The elite soldiers behind the major battles for Ukraine: Part Two

Yesterday on The Decibel, The Globe’s senior international correspondent Mark MacKinnon told us about the top commanders and soldiers he’s... more

14 Jun 2024 · 20 minutes
The elite soldiers behind the major battles for Ukraine: Part One

For the past few years, The Globe’s senior international correspondent Mark MacKinnon has been building relationships with some of the... more

13 Jun 2024 · 25 minutes
Maternity care and midwives in Canada’s health labour shortage

Hospitals across Canada have long been overwhelmed by patient demand and staff shortages. But another category of medical experts, specializing... more

12 Jun 2024 · 22 minutes
How will Canada manage major energy demands in the next decade?

Canada’s ‘green energy’ transition has begun. By 2035, the federal government is aiming to achieve a net-zero electricity grid. But... more

11 Jun 2024 · 21 minutes
Canadian parliamentarians accused of helping foreign agents

A national watchdog report says some parliamentarians in Canada are ‘semi-witting’ or ‘witting’ participants in foreign efforts to interfere in... more

10 Jun 2024 · 20 minutes
Funding for the arts in Canada is broken

Canada’s cultural institutions are coming up against serious economic challenges. Theatre companies say they’re facing a crisis as they struggle... more

07 Jun 2024 · 19 minutes
What the Bank of Canada’s interest rate cut means for you

The Bank of Canada lowered the interest rate to 4.75 per cent on Wednesday – the first rate cut in... more

06 Jun 2024 · 18 minutes
Why Trump’s apocalyptic rhetoric has such wide appeal

Last week, former U.S. president Donald Trump was found guilty on 34 felony counts. In speeches and interviews following the... more

05 Jun 2024 · 23 minutes
The Decibel
Climate change, migration and Menaka’s epic birding day
The Decibel