The Social Podcast

The Social Podcast

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March 8, 2021 21 min
Today on The Social, what we learned about the royal family from Meghan and Harry’s explosive sit-down with Oprah.
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Mel and Jess sit down with model and mentor Stacey McKenzie, entertainer and entrepreneur Mitsou Gélinas, and Vice President, Marketing for Mercedes-Benz Canada, Virginie Aubert, for an engaging and thoughtful discussion about women’s confidence and how to help women succeed.  They discuss their roles in The She’s Mercedes Power Suit Project, how to break through the glass ceiling and ask for more work-life balance, as well as thei...
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March 5, 2021 40 min
Today on an All-Talk Edition of The Social, the City of Toronto has taken legal action against a carpenter, who’s been building wooden shelters in public spaces for the homeless, citing safety concerns. Is that the right move? Then, should you always rely on your intuition in life? Plus, has the pandemic expedited the mid-life crisis? Then, is it a problem that CNN host Chris Cuomo cannot cover sexual harassment allegations against...
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Today on The Social, will downtown workers ever return to the office? And, has the pandemic made kids’ birthdays more memorable?  Then, are women too picky in dating? Plus, would you like a little ranch with your spaghetti?
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Today on The Social, why Taylor Swift fans are going after ‘Ginny & Georgia’ on social media. And, is long hair on women all for men? Then, is it time to get rid of the mandatory hotel quarantine imposed on international travellers? Plus, how to put the spring back in your step on your daily walk!
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Today on The Social, is launching an online casino a good way to fund journalism? And, has the Group of Seven defined Canadian art too long? Then, does knowing people can choose not to get vaccinated make you uneasy about re-entering society? Plus, would you buy a t-shirt from a live-streamed concert?
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March 1, 2021 16 min
Today on The Social, our review of the 78th annual Golden Globe awards. And, Oprah says nothing was off limits in her hotly anticipated interview with Prince Harry and Megan. How far will they go in criticizing the royal family? Plus, bad movies you should watch anyway.
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Today on an All-Talk Edition of The Social, examining the case of an Ohio mom who was arrested for leaving her kids, age 10 and 3, alone in a motel so she could work. Then, what to do if you think your partner is a slob. And, Shailene Woodley is engaged to NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers but has never been to a game. And, are women more ambitious than men? Then, are Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden bringing ...
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Today on The Social, details are coming out about when the general population will be vaccinated. Are you confident about the rollout? And, will we have to re-learn how to socialize once this is all over? Then, a California mom says her kids were kicked out of school over her OnlyFans account. Do you care what other parents do for a living if they're around your child?
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Today on The Social, how much detail about Tiger Woods’ car wreck and injuries does the public have a right to know? Then, the moment we realized we’re turning into our parents. And, now that vaccines are on the way, do we need a specific date for when life can return to ‘normal?’ Plus, come hell or high water, why is celery the last vegetable remaining on the shelf?
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February 23, 2021 22 min
Today on The Social, is there a case to be made for not giving up your seat for a pregnant lady? And, “simp” is new slang teens are using to insult boys who are 'too nice' to girls. What impact does this have on young men? Then, is temporarily sacrificing pleasure good for you? Plus, we discover who among us was most popular in high school!
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February 23, 2021 15 min
Lainey and Jess sit down with writer and social commentator, Roxane Gay. They discuss her podcast, “Hear to Slay”, her rationale for clapping back against social media trolls and why she maintains a list of her nemeses. They also get the inside scoop on her secret project with Channing Tatum.
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Today on The Social, the province of Ontario will spend $2.5 million on wearable technology that will help enforce a 6-foot distance from others: is this a practical cost? Plus, the briny etiquette around sharing food. Then, a look at the sanctity of a group chat after leaked texts exposed Ted Cruz’s botched vacation. And, what would you put in a time capsule dedicated to the pandemic?
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Today on The Social, what Salma Hayek had to say about rumours that she married French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault for his money. And, what does self-care look like for men? Then, does the body positivity movement do more harm than good? And, why people are sharing their breakup stories on TikTok. Plus, is it better to spend and enjoy your life now or save and retire early?
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February 18, 2021 24 min
Today on The Social, a new survey found Canadians are losing faith in scientists, journalists and business leaders. What’s behind this loss of trust? And, is there such thing as quality time with the kids when you’re together all the time? Then, Mandy Moore says a reporter cancelled an interview with her after she refused to talk about past abuse. And, how one negative experience with food can turn you off that item for life. 
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February 17, 2021 16 min
Today on The Social, the charge of misdemeanor against Amy Cooper, the white woman who called police on a Black man in Central Park, was dropped after she completed courses on racial equity. Was this punishment sufficient? And, would you end a friendship with someone who breaks lockdown rules? Then, has the pandemic killed the hook up for good? 
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February 17, 2021 16 min
Lainey and Mel sit down with actress, producer and international superstar, Priyanka Chopra Jonas. They discuss her new memoir, “Unfinished”, how her brother inadvertently kickstarted her career and her “proposal” to Mindy Kaling. They also chat about her wedding to Nick Jonas – the gifts they left in guests’ rooms and the over the top festivities!
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Today on The Social, should Olympic athletes be vaccinated ahead of the public? And, has the pandemic changed the wedding industry for good? Then, how to respond to an ex. Plus, have romance novels and movies got it wrong – is it better to root for the boring guy?
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February 15, 2021 20 min
Today on The Social, does Justin Timberlake’s apology to Janet Jackson and Britney Spears go far enough? And, Prince Harry and Meghan’s baby news! Then, a tweet about the importance of diversity from Chief of the Defence Staff Admiral Art McDonald sparks a conversation about who should be leading these initiatives in the workplace. Plus, Kate Beckinsale shares a hair brush with her cat!?
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February 12, 2021 42 min
Today on an All-Talk Edition of The Social, why we should be keeping up with routine medical appointments in the pandemic. And, the case for going all out on birthdays in lockdown. Then, would you get jealous if your partner had a celebrity crush? And, are men treated fairly on Valentine’s Day? Plus, we share our lunchbox memories. And, we do the hard work of figuring out if Chris Hemsworth is too jacked.
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Melissa Grelo
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Cynthia Loyst
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Marci Ien
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