Hot Docs Podcast Festival: Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Nov 8, 2019 6:30 PM


When Mehdi Hasan takes the mic, politicians duck for cover. In his new hit podcast Deconstructed, from the team that brought us Jeremy Scahill’s Intercepted (2017 Hot Docs Podcast Festival), the Al-Jazeera English host unpacks the most consequential news event of the week, while challenging the mainstream media’s tired takes. Whether he’s obliterating a Trump Administration surrogate in one of his many viral interviews, or exploring hot button issues with guests like Elizabeth Warren, Cornel West, and Bernie Sanders, Hasan offers a refreshingly provocative perspective on the ups and downs of American and global politics. Join Mehdi for sharp questions and thoughtful news analysis at this first-ever live show in Canada.

Special Guests:

Ahmed Hussen
The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen is Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and the Member of Parliament for the riding of York South-Weston.

Jagmeet Singh
Jagmeet Singh is a lawyer, a human rights activist and the Leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party.

Before the show, hear an excerpt from:

Attention Control
Can democracy survive in the age of social media? An investigative podcast that delves into the impact of fake news.
// One of the 13 podcasts selected for Opening Act, a new Festival initiative showcasing the next wave of Canadian audio storytellers.

Additional Information

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Tickets: $29 (Members: $26)