HOCKEY 1 - The Best Game You Can Name
Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Hockey is a hell of a lot of fun. But right now, the sport is going through a reckoning. Allegations of racism, corruption, sexual misconduct and so much more are rocking the game to its core. But the truth is that in Canada, hockey is more than just a sport. It’s a civic religion, with a billion... .. read more..

Introducing our new season… Hockey
Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Love it or hate it, hockey is inescapable in Canada. But the sport has a dark side. From violence and racism on the ice, to corruption, cover-ups and abuse off of it. In the latest season of COMMONS, host Arshy Mann and producers Jordan Cornish and Noor Azrieh will be bringing you stories from in... .. read more..

Trailer: COMMONS
Monday, January 2, 2023

COMMONS is a documentary podcast that proves Canada is anything but boring. Each season, host Arshy Mann guides you through the country’s dark underbelly, bringing you stories about crime, corruption and all manner of misdeeds. Hosted on Acast. See for more information. .. read more..

REAL ESTATE 8 - The Last White Rajah
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

The destruction of Borneo's rainforests has been called the greatest environmental crime of our time. But journalists and NGOs have long alleged that one man, Abdul Taib Mahmud, has benefitted from that destruction to the tune of billions of dollars. If that's true, it's one of the worst acts of ... .. read more..

Introducing Our New Season: CRUDE
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Last season Commons covered corruption in Canada. This time around we're talking about Canada's relationship with the oil industry. The good, the bad, the ugly, and the weird.  Support COMMONS: See for privacy information. Hosted on Acast. See aca... .. read more..

CORRUPTION 10 - The Canadian Company Accused of Using Slaves Today
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Canadian companies have committed all kinds of wrongdoing abroad. But this is on a different level. One Vancouver-based company has been accused by the United Nations and Human Rights Watch of using slaves to build a mine with one of the world’s most oppressive governments. Featured in this episo... .. read more..

CORRUPTION 9 - Victoria's Secrets
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tens of thousands of dollars in suits, luggage, magazines and mustard. An epic booze heist from the legislature. An undercover legislator exposing corruption. And a wood-splitter that’s transfixed a province. Just another day in the wild world of B.C. politics.   Featured in this episode: Andrew ... .. read more..

CORRUPTION 8 - Hockey's Hall of Shame
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Canada is hockey crazy. But at the heart of the sport is a system of unpaid labour that scars some boys for life. And the teams and leagues are doing whatever it takes to make sure things stay exactly the way they are. Featured in this episode: Scott Wheeler ( The Athletic )   To learn more: “Hoc... .. read more..

CORRUPTION 7 - The Only Canadian Imprisoned for Insider Trading
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

One of Canada's most notorious white-collar criminals speaks about his crimes. Support COMMONS: See for privacy information. Hosted on Acast. See for more information. .. read more..

CORRUPTION 6 - Charlottetown's Web
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

It might be small, but it when it comes to graft, Prince Edward Island plays in the big leagues: a secret off-the-books committee, conflicts of interest run amok, public records mysteriously destroyed, a provincial government doing an end-run on the Criminal Code. An inside look at PEI’s long, st... .. read more..

CORRUPTION 5 - The King of Cabbagetown
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

For twenty years, he's controlled public institutions from behind the scenes. He brags about his connections to organized crime. And he's connected to some of the most powerful people in Canada. So who is the King of Cabbagetown? This follows up on the last episode,  "Papa Pump and the Small Town... .. read more..

CORRUPTION 4 - Papa Pump and the Small Town Shakedown
Monday, November 12, 2018

In the eleven years that Marolyn Morrison was the mayor of Caledon, Ontario, she faced down deep-pocketed developers, mafia enforcers and corrupt federal officials. When millions of dollars are at stake, things get heated. To learn more: "Battleground Caledon" in  Toronto Life  by Kelly Pullen "C... .. read more..

CORRUPTION 3 - The Trouble with Paradise: How Canadians Built the Offshore World
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Panama Papers revealed to the world just how deeply enmeshed tax havens are in the global economy. And for 100 years, Canadian banks, businessmen and politicians have worked to build that offshore system, alongside crooks, fraudsters and corrupt officials. To learn more: Treasure Islands: Unc... .. read more..

CORRUPTION 2 - How Vancouver Became A Money Laundering Paradise
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

For years, people could walk into Vancouver-area casinos with tens of thousands of dollars of suspicious cash and walk out with clean money, no questions asked. That money may be fuelling two of the biggest problems the city is facing: the housing crisis and the opiate epidemic. Support COMMONS: ... .. read more..

CORRUPTION 1 - The Most Crime-Ridden Neighbourhood In Canada
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

This season, Commons will be focusing on stories at the intersection of money, influence and politics in Canada. In this episode, we take you to what may be Canada’s most criminal neighbourhood — Toronto’s financial district. Along for the ride is investigative journalist Bruce Livesey, author of... .. read more..

Ep.46 - Tom Mulcair: Hot Prosecutor or Wet Napkin?
Monday, April 4, 2016

Jane Lytvynenko, CANADALAND’s news editor, guest co-hosts with Supriya Dwivedi.   As the NDP approaches a leadership review, Jane and Supriya try to figure out who Tom Mulcair even is.   Maclean’s Quebec Bureau Chief Martin Patriquin laughs off the idea that the Quebec government will clean itsel... .. read more..

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