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Definitely Not the Opera from CBC Radio

DNTO invites you to make discoveries about who we really are - flawed, funny, and beautiful - one story at a time.

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Laptops and coffee shops: apparently it’s not posturing... it's science. DNTO explains! (July 12, 2014)

Whether it's a foamy cappuccino or the dregs of your morning joe, coffee has a way of inspiring us. But what is it we're brewing up over those cups of coffee?

Download Laptops and coffee shops: apparently it’s not posturing... it's science. DNTO explains! (July 12, 2014)
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The empowering and very surprising way one man responded to racism on a Toronto streetcar (July 5, 2014)

The topic of race is a touchy one... but this week on DNTO, we're tackling it head-on. Because even though race differentiates us, and sometimes divides us, it can also bring us together.

Download The empowering and very surprising way one man responded to racism on a Toronto streetcar (July 5, 2014)
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Found: the most astonishing story from DNTO's classifieds episode! (June 28, 2014)

DNTO wonders: when you looked to the classifieds, what did you really get?

Download Found: the most astonishing story from DNTO's classifieds episode! (June 28, 2014)
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DNTO travels to unexpected places! (June 21, 2014)

This week, DNTO is travelling to some interesting places to find out where your travels really took you...

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DNTO - Dads Need Terrific Offerings!

DNTO celebrates Father's Day by offering up tales of dads who imparted valuable life lessons, made surprising and out-of-character decisions and rose to the challenge of managing a house full of kids.

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The "foot in mouth" episode (June 7, 2014)

(Originally aired October 12, 2013) From making a speech in front of a crowd, to confessing your love to the person you're smitten with, why is it so hard to say the right thing?

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DNTO gets strange with "strangers" (May 31, 2014)

This week is all about those moments when a perfect stranger is strangely perfect. Find out what happens when we decide to break down those walls...by any means necessary.

Download DNTO gets strange with "strangers" (May 31, 2014)
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DNTO "MacGyvers it" (May 24, 2014)

This week on DNTO, we're getting creative with whatever is lying around to get ourselves out of a jam. So put on your thinking caps and grab a hammer... and maybe a coat hanger and some duct tape.

Download DNTO "MacGyvers it" (May 24, 2014)
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DNTO has a letter for you! (May 17, 2014)

We've got a show you'll definitely want to write home about this week, as DNTO brushes off that old box of letters you can't quite part with...

Download DNTO has a letter for you! (May 17, 2014)
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DNTO has a brush with authority! (May 10, 2014)

Whether it's your boss, the cops, or your parents, everyone's had a run in with an authority figure. So, in the words popularized by The Clash, when you fought the law - did the law win? Or did you?

Download DNTO has a brush with authority! (May 10, 2014)
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DNTO goes to the limits of "survival" (May 3, 2014)

How far did you go to survive? This week, we bring you truly incredible stories about life, death, and the moment you thought you might not be able to make it.

Download DNTO goes to the limits of "survival" (May 3, 2014)
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The stories behind the pictures (Apr. 26, 2014)

They say a picture is worth a thousand words - so this week on DNTO, we're looking at some amazing photographs, and uncovering the stories behind them.

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DNTO welcomes "unexpected guests" (Apr. 19, 2014)

From a celebrity party crasher to houseguests who stay a little bit too long, we're looking at stories of "unexpected visitors" this week. (Originally aired Apr. 21, 2012)

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Live from Winnipeg - DNTO's Unexpected Life Lessons! (Apr. 12, 2014)

DNTO brings you hilarious stories and spirited music from the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. This year, our line-up of raconteurs share their stories of important life lessons they learned... by accident. Oops!

Download Live from Winnipeg - DNTO's Unexpected Life Lessons! (Apr. 12, 2014)
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Buckle up to "crash" with DNTO (Apr. 5, 2014)

Buckle up, because this week's show is all about a pivotal moment. One that comes out of nowhere... and can change everything in a flash. Because collisions big and small have the potential to alter the course of our lives.

Download Buckle up to "crash" with DNTO (Apr. 5, 2014)
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DNTO is taking it off! (Mar. 29, 2014)

Why do we have such an intense reaction to taking off our clothes? This week, stories of people who have taken it off for all sorts of reasons: from a woman with a complicated relationship with her hijab, to the man behind "strip spelling bees."

Download DNTO is taking it off! (Mar. 29, 2014)
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Live from Calgary - DNTO rises to the challenge! (Mar. 22, 2014)

When did you rise to meet a challenge? The people of Calgary know something about that - so this week, Sook-Yin and the DNTO crew come to you live from C-Town with tales of facing up to tough odds.

Download Live from Calgary - DNTO rises to the challenge! (Mar. 22, 2014)
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Where did a taxi ride take you? (Mar. 15, 2014)

This week on the podcast, every single story is set in the same place. It's a cozy space that's intimate and constantly in motion. Whether you're the driver or the passenger, today on DNTO we're asking: What unexpected places did a cab ride take YOU?

Download Where did a taxi ride take you? (Mar. 15, 2014)
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DNTO learns the power of "no" (Mar. 8, 2014)

It's only two letters long, and yet it's such a complicated word: NO. We've all been in situations where we've had to stand up and say no... and face consequences both good and bad. So this week, we bring you spectacular stories about the power of "no."

Download DNTO learns the power of "no" (Mar. 8, 2014)
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What was the animal that changed your life? (Mar. 1, 2014)

Whether it's the birds in your backyard or the deer on the side of the highway, we all share our space with creatures big and small. So this week, DNTO wonders: what was the animal encounter that changed you?

Download What was the animal that changed your life? (Mar. 1, 2014)
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What did you get from an act of theft? (Feb. 22, 2014)

Although we might not care to admit it, we've all had a moment when we've been tempted to steal. From an innocent 20 dollar bill from your dad's wallet, to food to feed your family - there are many complicated reasons people turn to theft.

Download What did you get from an act of theft? (Feb. 22, 2014)
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Listen in - DNTO is "eavesdropping" (Feb. 15, 2014)

Listen up! This week, DNTO is all about those moments we hear something we were never supposed to. Because whether you're the one overheard - or the one doing the overhearing - eavesdropping has consequences, both good and bad.

Download Listen in - DNTO is "eavesdropping" (Feb. 15, 2014)
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What drives you to compete? (Feb. 8, 2014)

As the world turns its attention to the games in Sochi, watching the finest athletes in the world ski, skate, and snowboard... we thought we'd offer our own take on competition. So what drives you to compete?

Download What drives you to compete? (Feb. 8, 2014)
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DNTO looks at the secret lives of parents (Feb. 1, 2014)

This week, we're shining a the spotlight on a couple of figures who loom large in our lives: our parents. You may think you know them well. But what happened when you stumbled upon a side of your parents you never knew existed?

Download DNTO looks at the secret lives of parents (Feb. 1, 2014)
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DNTO sends you a secret message (Jan. 25, 2014)

Whether it's a whispered confession or a note being passed around a classroom, we've all sent or received a secret message. But what do our mysterious messages really reveal about us?

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WANTED: Great stories about the "classifieds" (Jan. 18, 2014)

From long-lost siblings who found each other through Craigslist to the world's funniest Kijiji ad, the classifieds are full of spectacular stories. So this week, DNTO wonders: when you looked to the classifieds, what did you really get?

Download WANTED: Great stories about the "classifieds" (Jan. 18, 2014)
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