Episode 11

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22nd Jun 2020

Episode #11: The US "Gives Up", the Supreme Court Defines "Sex", a Glimpse into the Horrific Culture of Hazing, and Jon Stewart Returns

Hazing is an ugly ritual that permeated junior hockey for years, but those responsible are now facing a reckoning. We discuss why the toxic culture behind hazing is a PR disaster for a sport that is already considered violent.

Ewan goes into the US Supreme Court decision last week that defines the word "sex". We look at the ruling, the dissent, and what it means for employers and employees.

Then it's back into COVID-19, which is continuing to infect people in many parts of the United States as economies open. We talk about what the rising numbers could mean for both the global economy and the stock market. Then we have a brief discussion over 2019 Best Picture winner Parasite and Jon Stewart's searing interview in New York Times magazine.

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Cam MacMurchy

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Cam has more than 13 years of experience in corporate and digital communications including senior leadership roles at large listed companies such as MTR, HKEX, and Tencent. He was a journalist in a past life, and still contributes to popular Apple news website 9to5Mac.com and curates a regular newsletter on PR and communications called Digital Bits. He also co-founded and lead The Nanfang, a popular China news and social site, with Ewan from 2011 to 2016.

Ewan Christie

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Ewan is a founding Partner at Duntrune LLP in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, a boutique litigation firm specializing in Employment Law. He was also a co-founder of The Nanfang, a popular news and information site based in Southern China from 2011-2016.