Full episode - February 25, 2014
Santiago Ramírez at the Real Sound Studio in Bogota, where they compose jingles for political candidates. He says they once had a conservative client, a Colombian Mitt Romney-type, who asked for a raunchy reggaeton tune so he could connect with young vote
It's a standard issue in elections: how do you make your candidacy stand out? But what if you are in a field of thousands of candidates, and, instead of your name, you have to plug your number?
Full episode - May 19, 2014
Gold medalist Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada poses with silver medalist Chloe Dufour-Lapointe. The sisters competed in the women's freestyle skiing moguls at the Sochi Winter Olympics. A Canadian TV host criticized how CBC announcers were pronouncing t
When a TV host criticized other announcers for their "pretentious" pronunciations of French names during the Olympics, Canadians of all stripes got upset. For once, the language card didn't work in Canada.
Full episode - February 07, 2014
Sochi, the venue for the Winter Olympics, is usually anglicised as SOTCH-i (-o as in not, -tch as in catch, -i as the "y" in happy)
Full episode - February 06, 2014
German designer Otl Aicher created the pictograms for the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich. His design has influenced not only future Olympic pictograms but many signs we see on a daily basis.