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BIG: A CBC News Explore Original Series

The original CBC News series, BIG, exposes how the biggest industries on the planet have unseen impacts on our everyday lives.

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Episodes Season 1

  • 1. BIG News

    This one-hour CBC News special unpacks the media's role in the deep polarization that is putting democracy in peril. Journalists, whistleblowers, and media critics dig into the ratings wars, fake news and mistrust, the Trump-effect, the politicization of the anti-racism marches and the pandemic, and the weaponization of social media. Featuring Daniel Dale, Ali Velshi, Gretchen Carlson, Andrew Sullivan, and more.

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  • 2. BIG True Crime

    True crime media is so big its influence is impacting our real justice system - and critics say it needs to be stopped (WARNING: this video contains graphic crime scene images and coarse language).

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  • 3. BIG Dating

    Online dating is big business, but do apps help or hurt our quest for love? CBC News explores how this industry could be changing our human connections (WARNING: This video contains coarse language).

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  • 4. BIG Music

    One tap and you can hear any song in the world, but who benefits? CBC News Explore’s BIG MUSIC looks at how Spotify, Ticketmaster, LiveNation, and Tik Tok are changing the very nature of music.

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