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#WVBus: Far Right Canadians Find Audience On YouTube

Worldview just returned from our seven-city road trip. Today, we bring you coverage from Toronto, where we visited Canadian podcast network CANADALAND’s recording studio. While there, we spoke with Jesse Brown, publisher of the CANADALAND podcast network and co-author of the book “The CANADALAND Guide to Canada,” about the proliferation of Canadian far-right and white supremacist YouTubers. Among these controversial internet personalities is Jordan Peterson, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto who defends racial and gender hierarchies online. Why are the Petersons of the world gaining popularity and what does their fame — or infamy — tell us about Canada today? Brown weighed in. 

The Worldview bus tour visited communities throughout the Great Lakes region for a week as we celebrate the show’s twenty-fifth year on air. From water insecurity in Flint to indigenous rights in Kalamazoo, we are sharing stories that allow you to experience the world through the communities in your own backyard.

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