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The Social Podcast
Missed The Social on air today? Catch the show’s fiery discussions and debates with Melissa Grelo, Cynthia Loyst, Lainey Lui and correspondent Jess Allen! You don't want to miss it.
1 day ago
Should Prince Charming Be Kissing Snow White Without Her Consent?
Today on an All-Talk Edition of The Social, how to tell if you’re being ‘cheugy.’ And, can a relationship that began during the pandemic survive in the real world? Then, does the kiss in “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” need to be revisited? And, Serena Williams says she will not attend the Tokyo Olympics unless she can bring her daughter. How do you balance professional opportunities and family obligations? Plus, is it ever too soon to own property with a romantic partner? And, will the pandemic change the way you like to travel?
2 days ago
The End of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Today on The Social, what will be the legacy of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ after it goes off the air next year?’ And, would you consider a colourful wedding dress?
3 days ago
What Is It About Tom Cruise?
Today on The Social, how does Tom Cruise maintain his movie star image despite all the questionable press he’s gotten over the years? And, do certain personality traits make it easier to cope with lockdown? Then, how a filmmaker’s claims to Indigenous heritage sparked debate over what constitutes identity.
4 days ago
J Lo and Ben Affleck Take Montana
Today on The Social, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams is engaged to her co-star Falynn Guobadia's estranged husband after a month of dating. Is dating a friend’s ex acceptable in real life? And, are award shows still relevant? NBC has cancelled the Golden Globes in protest against the lack of diversity among the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Then, J Lo and Ben Affleck spend a few days in Montana together sparking debate about what she sees in him. Plus, a TikTok user finds a door leading to a secret passageway in her new home.
5 days ago
Is it Good to Take a Break from Your Marriage?
Today on The Social, the case for taking a ‘year off’ from your marriage. And, does buying your kid an expensive birthday gift send them the wrong message about money? Then, why one tech company has colleagues deciding each other’s salaries. Plus, are more men embracing skincare these days?
May 7, 2021
Is it Ok to Vent About Your Marriage?
Today on an All-Talk Edition of The Social, is talking about money still taboo? And, should you keep your marital woes to yourself or is it ok to vent to family and friends? Then, Lucy Liu says despite her success, she still feels boxed in by stereotypes. Where’s the line between stereotypes and representation? Plus, what is an ‘apology dinner?’ Then, Bill Gates made a list of pros and cons before he married Melinda. Is this a good way to approach marriage? And, is it important for all people to list their pronouns or is it performative allyship? Then, is professional jealousy getting worse in lockdown? And, do you ever get stressed out about being left on “read?”
May 6, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Kids 12 and Up
Today on The Social, how will the decision on whether to vaccinate your child affect friendships now that Health Canada has approved the Pfizer vaccine for adolescents? And, the hilarity that comes with teaching your parents how to use the Internet. Then, would you confront a friend for being cheap if you knew they had extra cash?
May 5, 2021
What If You Matched with Ben Affleck on a Dating App?
Today on The Social, an influencer shared on TikTok that she 'unmatched' with Ben Affleck thinking it was a fake profile, and then got a video message from the actor asking her why she wasn't interested. And, would an invitation to do yoga with the Prime Minister's wife make you more or less stressed? Then, should you pass on your inheritance while you’re still around? Plus, Victoria Beckham wants to know what to do with an ‘entire bucket full’ of her children’s lost baby teeth.
May 4, 2021
Billie Eilish Transforms Her Look
Today on The Social, Billie Eilish has completely transformed her look, going blonde and posing in a revealing, tight-fitting corset for British Vogue. Is it fair for fans to be disappointed? And, can washing your hair be cathartic? Then, what needs to change to make it easier to buy a house in Canada?
May 3, 2021
Are J.Lo and Ben Affleck bringing back ‘Bennifer?’
Today on The Social, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are hanging out and sparking speculation about the return of ‘Bennifer.’ And, what does wearing flashy logos say about you? Then, should summer camps be allowed to operate this year? Plus, would you bleach your eyebrows like Kim Kardashian?
Apr 30, 2021
Should You Be Able to Crack Open a Cold One in the Park?
Today on an All-Talk Edition of The Social, how difficult is it to talk about tough issues like racism with your parents? And, should you be allowed to have a drink in a park during the pandemic? Then, the impact of abuse allegations made against Hollywood producer Scott Rudin. And, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos say they are “progressive people” in an “old fashioned” marriage. Is it possible to be both? Plus, a new study has found mindfulness can make some people more selfish!
Apr 29, 2021
Why Would Khloé Kardashian Stay With a Cheater?
Today on The Social, Tristan Thompson is being accused of cheating on Khloé Kardashian again. Why is it hard to accept when someone takes back a cheater? And, what ever happened to the ‘going-out’ top? Then, can a friendship survive if someone becomes a parent and the other person hates kids? Plus, a house for sale in Toronto comes with a full English pub. Do you like the idea of popping down for a pint in your own home?
Apr 28, 2021
Those Zac Efron Plastic Surgery Rumours
Today on The Social, a new picture of Zac Efron has been circulating on social media, stirring up rumours that the 33-year-old has had plastic surgery. Why is it shocking if a man in Hollywood gets work done? And, the case for reusable period underwear. Then, a look at the reported rise in antidepressant use among young adults across Canada. Plus, what your bed says about you!
Apr 27, 2021
Why do female athletes always have to defend their clothing choices?
Today on The Social, should female athletes swap out their skimpy outfits? Then, why so many people are chomping at the bit to tweak their teeth. And, does a littering boyfriend – belong in the trash? Plus, going down memory lane and remembering party photos!
Apr 26, 2021
And, the Oscar goes to…
Today on The Social, it’s our Post-Oscars extravaganza! We discuss some of the night’s most memorable moments. And, we react to the viral tweets, memes and comments that everyone was talking about.
Apr 23, 2021
Who is to Blame for Canada’s Slow Vaccine rollout?
Today on an All-Talk Edition of The Social, former U.S President George Bush says Americans don’t understand his friendship with Michelle Obama. Then, who is to blame for Canada’s slow vaccine rollout? And, are we doing enough to provide relief for caregivers? Then, do you like seeing stars take risks on the Oscars red carpet? And, is going for walks a habit we need to keep post-pandemic? Plus, Lizzo ‘shoots her shot’ into Chris Evans’ DMs!
Apr 22, 2021
Should the Olympics Be Cancelled?
Today on The Social, Toronto Raptor Pascal Siakam joins us with an athlete’s perspective on whether the summer Olympics should be canceled this year. Then, how important is fashion in sport? And, has having fun become too much work? Plus, a unique job opportunity with Snoop Dogg!
Apr 21, 2021
Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of Murdering George Floyd
Today on The Social, the impact of former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction in the death of George Floyd. Then, movie theatres are going out of business, will the Oscars rekindle our desire to go to the cinema?
Apr 20, 2021
The Promise of $10-a-Day Childcare
Today on The Social, a look at the promise of a national childcare program from the Liberal government’s historic budget. And, is there enough in the budget to help struggling businesses through the pandemic? Then, Chrissy Teigen says TikTok makes her feel old. Plus, is grocery store cake the only cake we need?
Apr 19, 2021
Prince Harry and Prince William Reunite
Today on The Social, have Prince William and Harry taken their first steps toward reconciliation after Prince Philip’s funeral? Then, what was Alex Rodriguez trying to say when he posted a sad Instagram story dedicated to Jennifer Lopez? And, why has Hollywood stopped making steamy sex scenes?
Apr 16, 2021
Is Melissa McCarthy Funnier Without Her Husband?
Today on an All-Talk Edition of The Social, film reviewers are saying Melissa McCarthy needs to stop making bad movies with husband Ben Falcone. Would you be able to recognize if a professional relationship with your partner wasn’t working? And, will PDA ever make a comeback? Then, should you have to change your name to make it easier to pronounce? Plus, is Canada’s slow vaccine rollout ruining our rep? And, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson says he’s considering a bid for the White House. Should America go down the path of another celebrity president? Then, a bride-to-be wants advice after her twin sister dyed her hair bright orange to “stand out” at the wedding!
Apr 15, 2021
Is Idris Elba’s 'Luther’ Authentic?
Today on The Social, BBC’s diversity chief questions the authenticity of Idris Elba’s ‘Luther’ in the crime series because the character doesn’t have any Black friends and doesn’t eat Caribbean food. Then, should you let your dog sleep in your bed? And, how has the pandemic changed the way you view your body?
Apr 14, 2021
The Police Shooting of Daunte Wright
Today on The Social, how could a police officer mistake a gun for a Taser in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright? Then, is job hopping a bad thing? And, why one woman says she’s ok with her husband’s affair!
Apr 14, 2021
Bonus Episode: Managing the Chatter in our Minds with Psychologist and "Mind Mechanic" Ethan Kross
Mel and Cynthia sit down with Ethan Kross, the world leading expert on controlling the conscious mind and the author of the book, "Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It." They discuss how to reduce negative self talk, how the pandemic is impacting our inner voice and why we should all consider doing a little mental time travel!
Apr 13, 2021
If You Like It, Put Five Rings On It
Today on The Social, we react to one man’s epic wedding proposal that included five rings for his fiancé to choose from! Plus, advice for a viewer whose partner says he won’t propose unless she does so first. Then, a discussion around the merits of crying in front of your children. And, a breakdown of the growing trend of short shorts for men.
Apr 12, 2021
Prince Harry Returns to the U.K.
Today on The Social, Prince Harry has arrived in London for his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral. Will this help mend fences in the Royal Family? Then, a woman wants advice after her boyfriend told her she’s an 8.5 out of 10 on the hotness scale. And, with protests and COVID fatigue across the country, what can be done to help get us through this?
Apr 9, 2021
Bonus Episode: The Aftermath of Abduction with Journalist Mellissa Fung
Mel and Cynthia sit down with journalist Mellissa Fung to chat about her documentary ‘Captive’ which tells the stories of girls who escaped after being kidnapped by the terrorist organization, Boko Haram. They also discuss why it’s important to have empathy for the young boys recruited into Boko Haram and how Mellissa’s own abduction in Afghanistan informed her work on the film. Recorded on March 1/2021
Apr 8, 2021
Bonus Episode: The State of Female Healthcare with Journalist Gabrielle Jackson
Cynthia and Jess sit down with investigative reporter and the author of Pain and Prejudice, Gabrielle Jackson. They discuss the state of female healthcare in modern medical systems, her personal experience with endometriosis, sexism in medical research, mistrust of the medical community and shame associated with women’s bodies. Recorded on March 3/2021
Apr 7, 2021
Bonus Episode: The Women Behind the “Framing Britney Spears” Documentary
Lainey and Mel sit down with the women behind the captivating new documentary “Framing Britney Spears” – co-creator Liz Day and director Samantha Stark. They do a deep dive into the pop icon’s legal conservatorship battle and the ‘Free Britney’ movement, the dark side of fame for female celebrities, and why Britney continues to capture so much public interest. Recorded on March 12/2021
Apr 6, 2021
Bonus Episode: Duets, Dogs and Decidedly Hilarious Zoom Fails with Singer-Songwriter Josh Groban
Lainey and Cynthia sit down with singer-songwriter Josh Groban to discuss his latest album ‘Harmony.’ They also chat about his friendship with Sara Bareilles, the great lengths he went to in order to perform at the “indoguration” of Major Biden and being a love rival to Ryan Gosling in the movie ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love.’ Recorded on March 18/2021
Apr 5, 2021
Bonus Episode: Discussing Anti-Asian Racism with Activist Avvy Go and Educator Jason To
Mel and Lainey sit down with two community activists, lawyer Avvy Go and educator Jason To. They discuss their personal experiences with racism and how it’s intensified during the pandemic. They also talk about barriers that prevent important conversations about race as well as challenges the Asian-Canadian population still face. Recorded on February 22/2021
Apr 1, 2021
The Lil Nas X ‘Montero’ Controversy
Today on The Social, what is the responsibility of bystanders when witnessing racist attacks? Then, the controversy over Lil Nas X and his ‘Satan-worshipping’ music video. Plus, are we ready for big, baggy jeans?
Mar 31, 2021
Monitoring the Derek Chauvin Trial
Today on The Social, the high profile trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis cop accused of killing George Floyd, is being televised and live streamed. How important is it to monitor the trial? Then, what will we lose if department stores go out of business? And, has the dining room table become a thing of the past? Plus, the crop top craze has come for us all!
Mar 30, 2021
Provinces Hit Pause on AstraZeneca Vaccine
Today on The Social, the impact of mixed messaging surrounding the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Then, what’s behind the renewed appeal of the ‘dad-bod?’ And, do we need a kid-friendly version of Instagram for kids under 13?
Mar 29, 2021
Sharon Osbourne Leaves ‘The Talk’
Today on The Social, what’s behind Sharon Osbourne leaving ‘The Talk.’ And, after a year of pandemic life, have we run out of conversation starters? Then, is Prince William the ‘World’s Sexiest Bald Man?’ Plus, stuff that shouldn’t exist.
Mar 26, 2021
Does the Royal Family Need a Diversity Chief?
Today on an All-Talk Edition of The Social, Buckingham Palace is considering appointing a diversity chief. Would that make a difference? And, we share our anxieties over a return to ‘normal.’ Then, is sharing content on ‘OnlyFans,’ the adult subscription service, grounds for divorce? Plus, we try to make sense out of why someone would buy a house that only exists online. Then, why the story of a Vancouver woman who filmed an alleged stalker following her for 30 minutes went viral. And, has big-city life become unaffordable?
Mar 25, 2021
‘Never Forget That Your Words Matter’ – Chrissy Teigen
Today on The Social, Chrissy Teigen quits Twitter. And, streaming platforms are un-bingeing shows. Then, can the RCMP repair its reputation after their mishandling of the Colten Boushie case?
Mar 24, 2021
What Has the Vaccine Rollout Been Like for Seniors?
Today on The Social, in Ontario there are concerns that only 71 percent of people 80 years old and over have signed up for the COVID-19 vaccine. What’s behind the hesitancy? Then, somewhat surprisingly, the 2021 World Happiness Report shows steady happiness levels and global resilience. And, should you ask permission before calling someone on the phone? Plus, things we’re bad at but just can’t quit!
Mar 23, 2021
Donations Reach $3.5 Million for Atlanta Shooting Victims
Today on The Social, comedian Jo Koy joins us to discuss the impact of the millions of dollars raised in GoFundMe campaigns for the victims of the Atlanta shooting rampage. Then, why George Clooney is teaching his kids how to pull a good prank. Plus, Wendy Williams proves once again that anything can happen on live TV.
Mar 22, 2021
How Can Political Parties Continue to Ignore the Climate Crisis?
Today on The Social, trying to make sense of why Conservative party members voted down a proposal to recognize climate change in their party policy book. Then, could you stay away from all your screens for 24 hours? And, Cardi B has new line of dolls but not everyone’s happy about it.
Mar 19, 2021
Was ‘WAP’ Too Hot?
Today on an All-Talk Edition of The Social, is it fair to expect your parents to help you out with childcare? And, why millennials are investing their money in physical items like rare sneakers. Plus, would you consider home swapping for a change of scenery in the pandemic? Then, was Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’ performance at the Grammys too provocative? And, Columbia University is offering students a chance to attend an additional commencement ceremony based on their race, income level and other self-identifying factors. Is this a good idea? Plus, why we should pay attention to the green flags in our relationships!
Mar 18, 2021
The Reporting of the Mass Shooting at Atlanta Spas
Today on The Social, examining the way the news media covered the murder of eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, at three spas in the Atlanta area. Then, the skillful way Michelle Obama shut down Jimmy Kimmel’s weird questions about her sex life.
Mar 17, 2021
‘I’m fully who I am’ – Elliot Page
Today on The Social, actor Elliot Page is the first trans man to grace the cover of Time magazine. Then, are you hypnotised by your own face in video meetings? And, do you indulge in ‘quarantreats?’
Mar 16, 2021
The Oscar Nominations
Today on The Social, what to make of the Oscar nominations. And, was Chrissy Teigen right to call out her husband John Legend when he didn’t thank her after his Grammy win? Then, the Vatican decreed the Catholic Church can’t bless same-sex unions. What happens when your religion conflicts with your personal views? Plus, is it ok to nap now that we’re all working from home?
Mar 15, 2021
Highlights from the Grammys
Today on The Social, who slayed at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards! And, what’s going on with Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez? Then, #shewaswalkinghome. Why the tragic murder of Sarah Everard has triggered anger and outrage at the police.
Mar 12, 2021
Dressing Up for the COVID-19 Vaccine
Today on an All-Talk Edition of The Social, is the pandemic making us forgetful? And, would you get dressed up for your COVID-19 vaccine? Then, how would you feel if your in-laws moved into your neighbourhood? Plus, a bride walked down the aisle with a hair tie on her wrist and wants to know who to blame for the mishap. Then, would you choose a dream wedding or dream home? Plus, a five metre high clitoris was erected in Paris to challenge the ‘phallic’ Eiffel Tower. And, is success really the best revenge?
Mar 11, 2021
One Year with COVID-19
Today on The Social, it’s been one year since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic and we’re looking back at how much life and work has changed.
Mar 10, 2021
Does the Queen’s Statement About Meghan and Harry’s Interview Go Far Enough?
Today on The Social, Queen Elizabeth said the royals were saddened to learn about the challenges Harry and Meghan faced and promised to privately address issues around race raised by the couple. And, why does Piers Morgan hate Meghan so much? Then, are vaccine passports a good idea?
Mar 10, 2021
Bonus Episode: Glennon Doyle
Mel and Cynthia sit down with New York Times bestselling author and activist, Glennon Doyle. They discuss her latest book “Untamed”, how to trust your inner voice and break free of society’s expectations, as well as some important life advice that Oprah shared.
Mar 9, 2021
Should Canada Cut Ties with the Monarchy?
Today on The Social, how should Buckingham Palace respond to the explosive allegations from Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah? And, should Canada cut ties with the monarchy? Then, deep fake videos of what looks like Tom Cruise playing golf and doing magic tricks are going viral. Plus, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus are bringing back the mullet, whether we like it or not!
Mar 8, 2021
Meghan and Harry’s Interview with Oprah
Today on The Social, what we learned about the royal family from Meghan and Harry’s explosive sit-down with Oprah.
Mar 8, 2021
Bonus Episode: The She’s Mercedes Power Suit Project
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 their past struggles with confidence and what helped them love themselves and grow into their power.
Mar 5, 2021
The Problem with Dr. Seuss
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 his brother New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo? And, six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be printed because of their racist imagery. Should Dr. Seuss books be removed from schools? Plus, the case for having a second fridge.
Mar 4, 2021
Have Kids’ Birthdays Changed for the Better?
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?
Mar 3, 2021
Taylor Swift Calls Out ‘Deeply Sexist’ Joke
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!
Mar 2, 2021
How Do We Go Back to Work if Not Everyone gets the COVID-19 Vaccine?
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?
Mar 1, 2021
Takeaways from the Golden Globes
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.
Feb 26, 2021
Shailene Woodley Loves Aaron Rodgers But Doesn’t Care About Football
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 back the ‘bilat bromance?’ And, a look at who decides which stories make the news and how that shapes what we see and hear.
Feb 25, 2021
Are You Confident About the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout?
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?
Feb 24, 2021
How Much Do We Need to Know About Tiger Woods’ Injuries?
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?
Feb 23, 2021
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!
Feb 23, 2021
Bonus Episode: Roxane Gay
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.
Feb 22, 2021
Ontario Gov’t Invests in Wearable Tech to Enforce Social Distancing
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?
Feb 19, 2021
Is There Anything Wrong with Marrying for Money?
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?
Feb 18, 2021
How Much Do Celebrities Owe Us?
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.
Feb 17, 2021
Charge Dropped Against Amy Cooper
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?
Feb 17, 2021
Bonus Episode: Priyanka Chopra Jonas
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!
Feb 16, 2021
Backyard Vows and Bingo: Have Weddings Changed for Good?
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?
Feb 15, 2021
Justin Timberlake’s Apology
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!?
Feb 12, 2021
Is Chris Hemsworth Too Jacked?
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.
Feb 11, 2021
Anti-Asian Hate Crime is Up 878% in Vancouver Alone
Today on The Social, since the start of the pandemic there’s been a dramatic spike in anti-Asian hate crime across North America. Why are these stories not getting enough media attention? Then, Priyanka Chopra Jonas says she took on her husband Nick Jonas’ last name to honour tradition and maintain her identity. And, good news about the year ahead from Chinese astrology.
Feb 11, 2021
Bonus Episode: How To Raise An Ally
Mel and Cynthia sit down with travel expert Heather Greenwood Davis and her son Cameron, a youth activist. They discuss what inspired Cameron to start using his voice, advice for kids who want to be an ally and how parents can help encourage them.
Feb 10, 2021
What the Britney Spears Documentary Says About Us
Today on The Social, takeaways from ‘Framing Britney Spears,’ a new documentary that looks back at the pop star’s career and controversial conservatorship. And, has the pandemic made it difficult to concentrate? Then, the U.S. Capitol rioter known as ‘QAnon Shaman,’ sparks debate over the quality of prison food. Plus, the Cat-attorney that won over the internet.
Feb 9, 2021
Chrissy Teigen, She’s Just Like Us!
Today on The Social, should March Break be cancelled to keep our COVID-19 numbers low? And, why we long for our work friends. Then, Chrissy Teigen is taking heat online for letting her wealth show with a $13,000 bottle of wine. Plus, a home office you can drive away in.
Feb 8, 2021
The Super Bowl’s Standout Moments!
Today on The Social, Tom Brady, The Weeknd, Amanda Gorman, all the standout moments from the Super Bowl! And, are our towns and cities getting louder or has the pandemic made us less tolerant of noise? Then, Rihanna sparks controversy for tweeting about the massive farmer protests in India.
Feb 5, 2021
Is Black History Month Different this Year?
Today on an All-Talk Edition of The Social, we explore the multitude of feelings that come up for people during Black History Month. Then, how important is it that politicians stay in shape? And, would you redo any of your adolescence? Plus, has the pandemic killed flirting? Then, what is at the root of vaccine hesitancy among racialized Canadians? And, why you should sniff and taste to avoid food waste.
Feb 4, 2021
Canada Labels the Proud Boys as Terrorists
Today on The Social, iconic contractor Mike Holmes joins us to debate whether Snowbirds should have to do the mandatory hotel quarantine seeing as the rules changed after they had left the country. And, what is the etiquette around helping a woman carry a heavy load at the hardware store? Then, what is the impact of designating the Proud Boys a terrorist organization? Plus, does Nick Jonas make it ok to post thirsty workout videos?
Feb 3, 2021
Canada to Make its own COVID-19 Vaccines…Eventually
Today on The Social, are you confident about our government’s vaccine response? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a plan to produce the Novavax vaccine here at home but the vaccine is still under review by Health Canada and the facility in Montreal isn’t built yet. And, are hands-free sneakers the future? Then, what to make of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos stepping down. And, are kitchen cupboards that hang above the fridge totally useless? Plus, what happens if you hold in your farts.
Feb 2, 2021
The Debate over Carey Mulligan’s Looks
Today on The Social, do we know enough about the history of slavery in Canada? Then, did “Courtside Karen” cross the line heckling LeBron James? And, Carey Mulligan is taking issue with a film reviewer for critiquing her appearance. is it fair to judge an actor’s looks when considering their performance?
Feb 1, 2021
Katherine Heigl and the Implications of Being Called ‘Difficult.’
Today on The Social, why it’s a problem that U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris had her name mispronounced at the inauguration. And, Katherine Heigl says being branded as “difficult” ruined her reputation. Then, the unique challenges teenagers face in isolation. Plus, why George Clooney writes love letters.
Jan 29, 2021
Today on The Social, a Toronto flower shop is refusing to take part in Valentine’s Day to protect the mental health of their employees. Then, who came out on top when Reddit traders took on Wall Street in the GameStop saga? And, FKA Twigs says she faced racist online abuse from fans for dating Robert Pattinson. Plus, to nap or not to nap?
Jan 29, 2021
Bonus Episode: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the Pandemic
Lainey and Jess sit down with clinical psychologist Jenny Rogojanski. They discuss how to recognize the symptoms of OCD, how pandemic-related health guidelines can interfere with day-to-day life for those suffering from the disorder and how to support a loved one who may be struggling with it.
Jan 28, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discusses mental health issues on Bell Let’s Talk Day
Today on The Social, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joins us for Bell Let’s Talk Day to discuss mental health issues impacting Canadians and his reaction to the accusations against former Governor General Julie Payette. Plus, is it time to rethink how we approach education to prioritize the emotional well-being of children during the pandemic? And, a look at the growing trend of crying clubs.
Jan 28, 2021
Bonus Episode: Indigenous Mental Health
Mel and Jess sit down with Bernadette Bernard and Daphne Hutt-MacLeod from Eskasoni Mental Health Services, a community led-initiative in Eskasoni First Nation, Nova Scotia. They discuss the common mental health challenges that exist within Indigenous communities, why having Indigenous mental health practitioners is vital and how a creative solution helped them get young Indigenous men through their doors.
Jan 27, 2021
Tighter Travel Restrictions for Canadians?
Today on The Social, PM Trudeau warns tighter travel restrictions are on the way. Is it time for an outright travel ban? Plus, a look at how music can unlock specific memories from your past. Then, the naked truth behind Keira Knightley’s decision to no longer film sex scenes directed by a man. And, are pickle sandwiches a dill-icious treat?
Jan 27, 2021
Bonus Episode: Men & Mental Health
Melissa and etalk’s Tyrone Edwards are joined by mental health worker and advocate, Asante Haughton and model/actor/advocate, Mina Gerges. They discuss the problematic stereotypes that are negatively impacting men’s mental health, specific pressures faced by men in the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities, how traditional masculinity plays into body image, and how men can get more comfortable discussing mental health with each other.
Jan 26, 2021
Dakota Johnson Opens up About Therapy
Today on The Social, Dakota Johnson recently revealed she'll probably be in counseling for the rest of her life. Do we need to be more open about talking about therapy? And, is 22 too young to get married today? Then, has the pandemic changed your parenting style? Plus, a pandemic puppy for Will and Kate.
Jan 26, 2021
Bonus Episode: Virtual Mental Health Services with Dr. Sheila Wijayasinghe
The hosts sit down with family physician Dr. Sheila Wijayasinghe. They discuss the virtual mental health services that exist nationwide, how to overcome technological and financial barriers to seeking care and resources specifically aimed at providing support to members of the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities.
Jan 25, 2021
One Year Living with the Virus
Today on The Social, it’s been one year since the virus was confirmed in Canada and we’re sharing how our mental health has evolved. Then, how much personality should a journalist be allowed to show? And, we take a look at the power gap women face in the workplace.
Jan 25, 2021
Bonus Episode: Grief in the Pandemic
The hosts sit down with Michelle Williams, the co-founder of 'Being Here, Human' – an organization dedicated to increasing grief literacy. They discuss what collective grief is and the many ways grief can present itself, especially within marginalized communities. They also discuss the four things we need to metabolize grief and how colonial structures continue to impede the ability of Indigenous communities to mourn.
Jan 22, 2021
Scandal at the Governor General’s Office
Today on an All-Talk Edition of The Social, what’s the impact of Julie Payette quitting after an independent investigation found she oversaw a toxic workplace? And, is it wise to give your teen a credit card? Then, a Manitoba mom is upset over an offensive image of an Indigenous person in her child’s homework. How can we prevent this from happening again? Then, can the word ‘Bimbo’ be reclaimed? And, have conspiracy theories come between the Backstreet Boys? Plus, a brutally honest restaurant in Montreal wants you to know their pork is “too dry.”
Jan 21, 2021
Inauguration Day in the United States, A Time for Optimism?
Today on The Social, Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States but a new poll shows about 50 million Americans don’t believe he was legitimately elected. What are his chances of being an effective leader? Then, is it important to fantasize when times are tough? And, should parents grope each other in front of their kids? Plus, under-eye circles are the latest beauty trend on TikTok!
Jan 21, 2021
History Made: Recapping the U.S. Presidential Inauguration
Today on The Social, a look at the standout moments of the historic U.S. presidential inauguration. Then, is it time for a nationwide COVID-19 curfew? And, what constitutes an emotional affair?
Jan 19, 2021
Today on The Social, what should you do when you see someone wearing their mask under their nose? And, a man in Japan makes a living by doing nothing with his clients. Then, the debate around who should be vaccinated next. Plus, fortune telling is on the rise during the pandemic. Do you believe?
Jan 18, 2021
Is the Government Doing Enough to Educate us on the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Today on The Social, if vaccine hesitancy is being reported among health care workers, has the government done a good enough job educating us on vaccines? Then, Kelly Clarkson calls out mean celebrities. And, could you be happy being permanently single? Plus, Dua Lipa just might bring back the peek-a-boo thong trend.
Jan 15, 2021
Is Preaching ‘Healing and Unity’ What We Need Right Now?
Today on an All-Talk Edition of The Social, is breakup sex a good idea? And, do you struggle with how people perceive you? Then, in times of civil and political unrest, is it appropriate to call for healing and unity? And, will.i.am waded into controversy recently when he said the Black Eyed Peas are no longer considered a Black group because of their international success. Plus, would you have a problem with your parents maintaining a relationship with your ex?
Jan 14, 2021
'Hi mom… this you?'
Today on The Social, a teenager went viral on Twitter for calling out her mom for storming the U.S. Capitol. Is calling people out the answer or does it create more division? And, do you feel embarrassed about learning something new as an adult? Then, should a psychologist lose her job over sexy photos she posted on social media? And, can dressing up make you happier?
Jan 13, 2021
Will a stay-at-home order be enough?
Today on The Social, will a stay-at-home order be enough to get COVID-19 under control in Canada’s most populous province? And, is it rude to be late, even in the pandemic when our activities are limited and traffic is low? Then, if you’re not a parent, are you allowed to complain to your friends with kids about not getting enough sleep? And, is Nicole Kidman the right choice to play Lucille Ball in a new biopic? Plus, could Prince Harry pull off a pony?
Jan 13, 2021
Bonus Episode: Alan Doyle
The hosts sit down with singer-songwriter Alan Doyle to chat about his new book, “All Together Now: A Newfoundlander’s Light Tales for Heavy Times”. From pets to family to his day with the Grey Cup and Anne Murray, he shares it all!
Jan 12, 2021
Should We Shut Down Local Travel in Canada?
Today on The Social, experts in Ontario say travel within the province is a far greater driver of COVID-19 transmission than bringing the virus in from abroad. Are local travel restrictions the answer? And, do you believe you can change your personality? Then, what will the second impeachment of Donald Trump accomplish?