About That with Andrew Chang

Andrew Chang finds the awesome in daily news by expanding our understanding of the stories everybody's talking about. We dig deep with a clear focus, a sense of wonder and will geek out, laugh, and admit when we don’t get it.

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Episodes Season 1

  • Trump’s indictment: How we got here and what happens next

    Mar. 30, 2023 | A long saga of sex, lies and money has culminated in the indictment of former U.S. president Donald Trump. Andrew Chang and his guests break down what led to this, what happens next, and how it affects the 2024 presidential election.

  • Nashville mass shooting, free birth control, and a journalist arrested in Russia

    Mar. 30, 2023 | How the latest school shooting in Nashville has been politicized. Then, B.C will offer residents free birth control. Will the rest of Canada follow? Also: the arrest of an American journalist in Russia.

  • Canada’s new grocery rebate | Also: The N.S. Mass Casualty Commission

    Mar. 29, 2023 | What is Canada’s new grocery rebate? CBC business correspondent Peter Armstrong joins to explain. Then, The Canadian Press’s Sarah Ritchie joins to break down key moments from the Nova Scotia Mass Casualty Commission.

  • A country divided: Transgender rights in the U.S.

    Mar. 28, 2023 | Hundreds of bills targeting transgender people and their rights have been introduced in the United States. Andrew Chang is joined by an activist tracking it all. Then, a mom and her trans son explain why they won’t leave their state.

  • Paw Patrol, jobs, housing: A lookahead to the federal budget

    March 27, 2023 | Andrew Chang talks with Stephanie Hughes from the Financial Post to understand what Paw Patrol, job numbers and the high cost of housing tell us ahead of Tuesday's federal budget.

  • 'Failed state': Trudeau, Biden, and the hesitation to help Haiti

    March 23, 2023 | Haiti is on the brink of collapse, ravaged by gang violence, disease and corruption. Andrew Chang explores how the situation became so dire. Then, Evan Dyer explains why Canada and the U.S. can't reach a consensus on how to help.

  • Caste discrimination, Regina's tourism campaign gone wrong

    March 22, 2023 | Canada' s largest school board votes to ban caste discrimination. Andrew Chang explains the impact and push to recognize it in schools. Then, a new tourism campaign in Regina prompts heavy criticism. Andrew looks at what went wrong.

  • Could Vladimir Putin actually be arrested?

    March 21, 2023 | The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin. He's accused of the unlawful deportation of children from Ukraine to Russia. Andrew Chang explains the significance of the warrant and why Putin's world may have just become a little bit smaller.

  • Will Bill C-11 help or hurt Canadian content? Plus, March Madness

    March 20, 2023 | Bill C-11 stands to update Canada’s broadcasting laws. Globe and Mail reporter Josh O'Kane joins Kieran Oudshoorn to discuss why some content creators are upset. Then, Sportsnet's Donnovan Bennett talks about March Madness.

  • Bill C-18, U.S. medical abortion pill challenge, B.C. avalanches

    March 16, 2023 | About That producer Kieran Oudshoorn discusses a controversial online news bill. Then, the potential impact of a U.S. court decision over reproductive health. Plus, why this year has been one of the deadliest avalanche seasons in the Canadian Rockies in 20 years.

  • How Avril Lavigne's Junos interaction with a topless protester highlighted the Greenbelt

    March 15, 2023 | A topless protester interrupted Avril Lavigne onstage at the Juno Awards. “Save the Greenbelt” was written on the woman's body. This episode revisits an earlier trip Andrew Chang took with Narwhal reporters to talk about this contentious land issue in Ontario.

  • Why Silicon Valley Bank collapsed | Also: Is there collusion in the NFL?

    March 14, 2023 | About That producer Kieran Oudshoorn examines the sudden collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. Then, Sportsnet host Donnovan Bennett sits down with Lauren Bird to explain why he thinks NFL owners may be colluding against a quarterback.

  • Three years in: What the pandemic changed and what comes next

    Mar. 13, 2023 | Health-care experts tell us how COVID-19 changed their lives. Then, Kieran Oudshoorn explains a virus-detecting tool that went silent right before the pandemic hit. Also, what happens when the pandemic is declared over?

  • Grocery giants grilled, trigger rates explained and the Oscars’ familiar problem

    Mar. 9, 2023 | CBC News’s Anis Heydari joins the show to tell us what we learned when grocery chain CEOs went to Parliament. Then, Andrew Chang explains negative amortization. Also, culture critic Stacy Lee Kong asks: are the Oscars still so white?

  • -200 C insurance policy? Freezing your eggs, explained

    Mar. 8, 2023 | More women are exploring the option of freezing their eggs, but it may not be the right choice for everyone. About That's Lauren Bird goes through what you need to know about the process.

  • Grocery stores and alleged 'greedflation' | Also: Girls poisoned in Iran

    Mar. 7, 2023 | Grocery store CEOs will soon be in the hot seat in Parliament. We go grocery shopping to find out which foods are costing you more at the checkout aisle. Then, why are Iranian girls being poisoned at school?

  • Who wins when provinces contract health care?

    March 6, 2023 | There’s been a lot of discussion about private vs. public health care in Canada. Andrew Chang speaks with CBC's Health and Science reporter Christine Birak to find out the differences.

  • Inquiry calls grow after alleged election interference | Also, Canada Soccer's new president

    March 2, 2023 | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing mounting calls for a public inquiry after allegations that China interfered in Canadian elections. Then, Andrew explores the latest move in the Canada Soccer labour dispute.

  • What is Roxham road? | Why ban TikTok?

    March 1, 2023 | An unofficial border crossing commonly known as Roxham Road is causing a political stir again. Andrew Chang takes a look at how it became so contentious. Then, Andrew explores why TikTok was banned on all government devices.

  • How scammers can use 'deep voice' AI technology to trick you | About That

    Scammers are using artificial intelligence to create audio recordings that imitate a real voice. Andrew explores how the technology works and investigates how scammers have already used it to steal millions of dollars.

  • Scammer’s paradise: How AI chatbots make money | About That

    What if scammers could use artificial intelligence to create highly personalized scam emails? Andrew sits down with About That producer Keiran Oudshoorn to discuss how scammers are manipulating AI chatbots to make money and how you can protect yourself.

  • Scammer’s paradise: How AI makes money

    Feb. 28, 2023 | What if scammers could use artificial intelligence to create highly personalized scam emails? Andrew sits down with About That producer Keiran Oudshoorn to discuss how scammers are manipulating AI to make money and how you can protect yourself.