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Lately is about navigating life in the new economy. Every Friday, we invite big thinkers and newsmakers to dive into the latest shifts and headlines in business and tech. Our podcast is created for The Globe and Mail by host Vass Bednar, executive producer Katrina Onstad, producer Andrea Varsany and sound engineer Cameron McIver. Subscribe to the Lately newsletter here.

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Lately host Vass Bednar is the executive director of McMaster University’s Master of Public Policy in Digital Society program. Her work focuses on the intersections between policy and the innovation ecosystem. She is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and writes the popular newsletter “regs to riches.” Vass was recently recognized as a “Changemaker” by The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine.

Executive producer Katrina Onstad is a former Globe and Mail columnist whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian and Toronto Life, earning her multiple National Magazine Awards. Katrina was an executive producer on several hit podcasts, including Love, Janessa for the CBC and BBC, Exile with Mandy Patinkin, and Wildlife Confidential with Samantha Bee. She’s also a Giller Prize longlisted author whose third novel, Stay Where I Can See You, won a Canadian Crime Writers Award.