This section highlights the multimedia aspects of my reporting, whether it’s a video segment, an audio podcast, or one of my appearances on another media platform like a podcast. Here is a collection of videos where I discuss my work or share my thoughts on topics in the news. Much of it is business and finance-related, though I report on stories involving other subjects as well.
To further expand on my reporting, I’ve gone on other podcasts and sat down with interviewers for video and audio segments to share my thoughts on certain topics. I’ve also had my research featured on various platforms like live broadcast television. Here are a few of the appearances and collaborations I’ve taken part in.
Understanding the Retail Apocalypse with Stephanie Hughes
November 30, 2019
Understanding the Retail Apocalypse with Stephanie Hughes – Debt Free In 30 – A Personal Finance Podcast – Ep. 274. Over 600 big name store locations have closed in Canada in the last three years, resulting in over 17,000 lost jobs, and that doesn’t include hundreds more small stores that have shut down. Is this just the impact of Amazon, or is there something deeper happening? And what does this mean for the Canadian economy going forward? On today’s show first-time guest Stephanie Hughes explains why the stores are closing, and what this means for the typical retail worker specifically, and the Canadian economy and real estate.
No “retail apocalypse” in Canada right now
August 09, 2019
I sat down with Morningstar’s Ruth Saldanha to talk about how the recent Hudson’s Bay restructuring plan presents a canary in the coal mine for Canadian retail.
The Business News: The Airbnb-Hotel Industry War: What to Expect in 2018
My first publicized industry research report, “How the Airbnb and Hotel Industry War Will Look in 2018”, was featured on BNN in late 2017. Featured in the segment is my colleague who I collaborated on the report with representing the piece on live television.
I’ve produced, recorded and edited a few video segments – all of which can be found on my Youtube page. These segments were filmed using a GoPro and edited using Adobe Premiere Pro. Audio was recorded separately using a Blue Yeti USB mic and the Garageband sound editing program.
Stephanie Hughes Channel Trailer
Retailapocalypse Now: Why Malls are Dying
April 03, 2020
Retailers going bankrupt, stores shuttering, malls being abandoned… the retailapocalypse has turned the neon-hued retro 80’s mall into a wasteland. It seems like every week, you hear about another business going under. From my experience tracking bankrupt retailers and covering the sector, I explain some of the reasons retail is changing in North America.
Canada and COVID: Where we Stand
March 28, 2020
Far from my most polished video, but I wanted to comment on coronavirus updates in my country. I recorded this on March 27th to get the most up-to-date information on Canada’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, what this means and you should look out for, and I open up a bit about the challenges reporting on this crisis.
Canada and the COVID-19 Crash
March 16, 2020
COVID-19 cases are escalating across the globe, oil prices are crashing, and major industries are taking significant financial hits. Canada’s economy has a lot of challenges that the Bank of Canada stands to face – but how effective are these stimulus policies? This video explores the arguments for and against deeper rate cuts.
Toronto Housing Hits Pre 2017 Levels – What Could Go Wrong?
February 21, 2020
Toronto’s house prices staggered upward, making 2019 the ‘year of recovery’. Economists are warning about these unsustainable price surges, predicting housing bubble doom if they keep up unabated. I explain how we got here and why it’s a problem.
The audio podcasts and episodic features here were produced using either Garageband or Audition. You can follow my podcasts through my Soundcloud account.