The Thrill: Jon Stewart, Degrassi, ghostwriting in rap

Our pop-culture podcast on the politics of the Daily Show’s host, the newly renewed Degrassi, and the Drake vs. Meek Mill ghostwriting beef


This week, on Maclean’s pop-culture podcast—hosted by Adrian Lee, Emma Teitel and Julia De Laurentiis Johnson—we talk to Jaime J. Weinman, who wrote a piece for Maclean’s about Jon Stewart’s tricky legacy of partisanship. With the Daily Show host’s last day coming on Aug. 6, what kind of political legacy does he leave behind? Then, we’ll talk to a producer and writer for the unstoppable Canadian teen drama Degrassi, which was on the brink of cancellation before it was scooped up by Netflix. Why is it so enduringly popular, and just how hard is it to write for those scary teens? Last, Julia and Adrian go toe-to-toe over the Drake and Meek Mill beef, specifically, the issue of ghostwriting: Is there something really wrong with having someone else write your raps?

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And make sure to check out the other offerings on the Maclean’s podcast network, too: Listen to our books podcast, the Bibliopod, here! And listen to our politics podcast Maclean’s On The Hill, right here! And don’t forget: The Thrill is on summer schedule, so our next episode will come on August 14. We explain why here. Talk to you then!

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