Hustled: When Your Boss is an App

Apps have made ride-sharing, room-renting and ordering a meal easier than ever. The technology relies on a burgeoning workforce to support what’s become known as the gig economy. But what does it mean when your boss is an app?

Join host Sara Mojtehedzadeh as she follows a group of food couriers who are challenging the powerful business model – in a fight that could redefine the future of work.


Winner, Outstanding Business Series | Canadian Podcasting Awards 2021

Winner, Outstanding Production for a Series | Canadian Podcasting Awards 2021

Runner-up, Moment of Behind-the-Scenes Brilliance | International Women’s Podcasting Awards


Apple’s Favourite Canadian Podcasts of 2020

Produced By: Laura Regehr
Distribution Partner: Toronto Star

About the Host


Sara Mojtehedzadeh is Toronto Star’s Work and Wealth reporter. The Atkinson Foundation is working with the Toronto Star to increase coverage of issues related to income and wealth inequality. The Star has created the Work and Wealth Beat to this end. Sara reports on the changing workplace, including precarious work, labour issues, and workers’ compensation. Previously, Sara worked for the BBC World Service. Her work at the Star has been recognized by the Hillman Foundation prize for social-justice oriented investigative journalism. She received the JHR/Canadian Association of Journalists Award for human rights reporting in 2017.

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