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The Canadian Accent is Changing, Eh?

The Canadian Accent is Changing, Eh?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Sept. 16 2015 7:44 PM

The Canadian Accent Is Changing, Eh?

In these days of political correctness there’s one thing you can get away with—making fun of the Canadian accent.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.