SEASON 2 IS OUT NOW!

NEW: RUDE x Digital Justice Lab

TUNE IN FOR TWO NEW EPISODES OF YOUR FAVORITE PODCAST.

After RUDE’s pilot season the team spread out around the world to pursue new adventures. But we couldn’t shake the fact that there was so much more RUDE to share. We got together with the incredible Digital Justice Lab to tackle some big questions about tech and society, building on one of our pilot season episodes— “The Future of Activism”. In this 2-episode series, RUDE dives into the networked world of privacy, surveillance and digital justice. We set out to show every millennial ever why we should all be more concerned with privacy, as we have invited tech and the companies that create it into our most intimate spaces. And then, we set out to figure out just what the hell we can do about it so life doesn’t turn into a series of Black Mirror episodes. Tune in now!

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PART 1: NOTHING TO HIDE

In this episode, We talk to Brenda McPhail, the Director of Privacy, Technology & Surveillance Project at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Franz Voltaire, an award-winning Haitian human rights activist & academic, and the founder of the Human Rights Film Festival in Montréal. Privacy, as we've come to learn, is not about keeping secrets: it's about social and political control. We want to know what 'tech for the people' looks like, and how we can stay connected without the eavesdropping, snitching, and behavioral mapping of our lives. In this digital reboot of social justice, we ask our listeners to think twice about the systemic consequences of unethical software.

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Listen to episode 1 here:

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PART II: NO NEW PROBLEMS

In this episode, RUDE connects with Desmond Cole, high profile journalist and anti-black racism activist from Toronto and Sunil Gurmukh, counsel at the Ontario Human Rights Commission who focuses on racial profiling. the episode delves into the messy world of smart cities and the effects of uninhibited surveillance in our public spaces. It explores the role of democracy and its changing nature in a tech-dominated reality. we question our guests and listeners about the consequences of this surveillance on individual well-being, community cohesion, and trust. and then, we get concrete and aim to figure out what we can all do about it. come find out and join the RUDE community!

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RUDE DOES C2

OUR HOST DANIELLA & PRODUCER KARA

That’s the day we met snoop dogg and got him to shout out rude. If you don’t know what this refers to, you’re missing out. Check out season 1 additionAL content on soundcloud for details. you won’t regret it.

EPISODE 1:
APOTLOGIES

Cannabis becomes legal in Canada in July. What happens now for all the people who have been criminalized in the past? should the government apologize? And what would a meaningful apology even look like? Listen in!

EPISODE 2:
QUEERING LABELS

When are labels empowering? When are they Hurtful? should we even be using them? Listen in for a discussion on the label queer and what is has meant for Kama La Maquerel.

EPISODE 3:

THE FUTURE OF ACTIVISM

With tech tracking our every move, how must activists adapt to stay effective? Can they?

EPISODE 4:

ALLYSHIP

What does it mean to be an ally? Is diversity enough?