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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

The paradox – and potential – of Kamala Harris’ campaign

In under two days, the narrative around Kamala Harris has completely shifted. It went from questioning her ability to replace... more

24 Jul 2024 · 21 minutes
The Paris Olympics might be exactly what we need right now

The Globe and Mail’s Cathal Kelly has high hopes for the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris. He thinks that 2012... more

23 Jul 2024 · 21 minutes
How Biden’s exit fits into American political history

After weeks of pressure, speculation and open questions from political leaders about his age and health, U.S. President Joe Biden... more

22 Jul 2024 · 19 minutes
Why discount airlines keep going bust in Canada

In late Februrary, Calgary-based discount airline Lynx Air, which launched a mere two years prior, ceased operations. For customers, that... more

19 Jul 2024 · 22 minutes
The sorry state of Canada’s water pipes

When a large drinking water pipe burst in Calgary last month, city residents were subject to water usage restrictions that... more

18 Jul 2024 · 20 minutes
The Canadian accused of building a digital den for drug dealers

Paul Krusky is an unassuming tech nerd whose company, EncroChat, was once just one of the world’s many encrypted phone... more

17 Jul 2024 · 22 minutes
What’s next for Republicans after the attack on Trump

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump in Pennsylvania on Saturday has thrown an already tense election campaign into further chaos.... more

16 Jul 2024 · 20 minutes
Five ways that Canada’s housing market is broken

The problems with Canada’s housing market have spread beyond major cities like Toronto and Vancouver to smaller communities across the... more

15 Jul 2024 · 24 minutes
How seafood from North Korean forced labour ends up in Canada

Where does your seafood come from? And who, along the supply chain, handled it? An investigation from the non-profit investigative... more

12 Jul 2024 · 27 minutes
What’s at stake for Canada at the NATO summit

This year’s NATO summit comes at a critical moment. Pledges of support for Ukraine drum up questions about why Canada... more

11 Jul 2024 · 22 minutes
The Decibel
The paradox – and potential – of Kamala Harris’ campaign
The Decibel