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The Thrill: FHRITP, a TV era ends, and hipster Hamburglar

Our pop-culture podcast talks to CityNews’ Shauna Hunt, discusses the cancellation of two defining TV shows, and debates the Hamburglar rebrand


 

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This week, on Maclean’s pop-culture podcast—Adrian Lee, Emma Teitel and Julia De Laurentiis Johnson—we talk to Shauna Hunt, the CityNews reporter who made headlines by confronting a man who shouted ‘“F–k her right in the p—y” as she was doing an interview. Then, we’ll talk about the cancellation of American Idol and CSI, two of the defining shows of the 2000s, with Sonya Bell. What do their cancellations mean, and what legacies do they leave, and what could be over soon? And then finally, we’ll debate McDonald’s rebranding of the Hamburglar from cartoon child to suburban hipster adult. At least one person on our panel defends it in the face of the Internet’s mocking.

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