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The Gravy Train Episode 4: Rob Ford makes headlines

Last Updated Nov 14, 2019 at 7:13 am EST

Then Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who at the time was in the centre of a crack cocaine scandal, arrives at CFRB 1010 without answering any questions for his weekly radio show that he co-hosts with his brother Doug Ford. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Rob Ford begins his attack on the media after reports surface of Ford’s drug use and substance abuse.

In episode 4, host and producer Jordan Heath Rawlings speaks to Robyn Doolittle — who investigated Ford and broke the story for the Toronto Star regarding allegations of his drug use — about when she first saw the infamous crack video.

You can listen to episode 4, Headlines, below:

You can subscribe for free to The Gravy Train on your favourite podcast player by clicking here.

Watch some of the moments captured by CityNews cameras highlighted in Episode 4:


You can find more details on some of the events referenced in the podcast in the stories below, originally published during Ford’s time as mayor:

March 8, 2013: Sarah Thomson accuses Rob Ford of inappropriate comments and touching

May 16, 2013: The Toronto Star publishes a story alleging there is a video of Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine; Rob claims the allegations are untrue.

May 26, 2013: Rob Ford calls reporters “maggots” on his radio show

Dec. 17, 2013: Toronto Star reporter says Ford apology unsatisfactory; proceeding with lawsuit

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