Canada's among the worst developed nations when it comes to government transparency. We're also in the beginning stages of a new century of fire that will forever alter the way we interact with the planet. You're guaranteed to learn something on both fronts in this episode of Real Talk. But first...
0:00 | Did you catch Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen on our June 19th episode? We open with her warning about the negative effects of social media on youth mental health. You don't have to be a parent to be alarmed at the evidence she presents.
4:00 | Canadians are being denied their "right to know" about thousands of files. In fact, Canada doesn't even rank in the Top 50 nations when it comes to transparency. Robyn Doolittle and her colleague Tom Cardoso at The Globe and Mail have spent nearly two years filing hundreds of Freedom of Information requests. The findings of their Secret Canada project are shocking.
CHECK IT OUT FURTHER: https://www.secretcanada.com/
47:30 | In May 2016, Fort McMurray was overrun by wildfire. In his new book Fire Weather, John Vaillant argues the costliest disaster in Canadian history was a shocking preview of what we must prepare for in a hotter, more flammable world. As hundreds of wildfires continue to burn across the country, you won't want to miss this reality check from one of Canada's best nonfiction writers.
ORDER FIRE WEATHER: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/554938/fire-weather-by-john-vaillant/
1:21:30 | We're SO grateful when you subscribe to our YouTube channel and our podcast, especially when you take the time to rate and review the show. Ryan and Johnny have some fun reading a few one-star reviews (they ain't pretty)!
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