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Now or Never with Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen

Hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen leap into the action with Canadians who are making things happen. Sometimes things go right. Sometimes they go off the rails. Either way, Now or Never nudges you to make a change, big or small.

  • 54:59
    Passing down your knowledge is important, whether it's teaching your kids how to cook a traditional dish or training potential athletes. When you don't impart your wisdom there can be big consequences. Family recipes are forgotten, languages disappear and legacies are lost. So on this Now or Never, we're on a mission to keep those special talents, skills and stories alive by passing them along.
    Jun 16, 2018
  • 05:43
    Drop by the arena in Maple Ridge, B.C., and you'll often find the Band of Brothers playing practice hockey games. They're flying around the ice, firing slap shots, turning on a dime - and preparing for college. The players are all young men, who come from First Nations across Canada. They're here as part of Bird's Nest, a program that prepares youth for post-secondary education and supports their hockey dreams.
    Jun 15, 2018
  • 04:41
    Isabella Dryden is over a century old, and she says she hasn't stopped teaching for 81 years.
    Jun 15, 2018
  • 08:19
    Now or Never paired Kate Wallis, who describes herself as 'over 50 and overweight', with Olympic silver medallist Jeremiah Brown. As a 'four-year-Olympian', he knows a little something about transforming your fitness.
    Jun 15, 2018
  • 54:34
    It's pride season in Canada. And now, more than ever, people are having conversations about gender. And there is a lot to figure out: what society says you can and can't wear; which bathrooms you can use; and just how far you need to go to feel right in your own body. For many people, those questions don't require much thought. But for the guests on this episode, they're in the middle of challenging their gender identity right now - from a non-binary comedian figuring out how to talk about identity on stage, to a trans teenager's gender reveal party and a class of students studying to become drag queens.
    Jun 9, 2018
  • 12:37
    On the day of his gender reveal party, 16-year-old Jay Webster said: 'I felt as though I finally belonged somewhere, and that people understood what I was going through. After feeling like someone had locked me in a closet from the outside for almost four years, I was finally allowed to step out and scream my truth.'
    Jun 8, 2018
  • 11:41
    Trans, non-binary comedian Chantel Marostica is used to putting themselves out there every time they get on stage. But that doesn't mean they aren't afraid of what people say and think. To get over their fears and celebrate their transition, Chantel is marking their upcoming top surgery by having a goodbye "boob roast".
    Jun 8, 2018
  • 04:46
    You won't find any gender or size labels here: instead of dividing the store into men's and women's sections, Shop Take Care arranges its rows of clothing by colour.
    Jun 8, 2018
  • 10:12
    For the past two months, five aspiring performers have gathered in an empty room at Winnipeg's Prairie Theatre Exchange. Under the watchful eye of their drag fairy godmothers, they've practiced their walk, perfected their make-up and sharpened their attitudes - all with the goal of becoming the country's newest gender-bending entertainers.
    Jun 8, 2018
  • 54:37
    We're right in the middle of the holy month of Ramadan, which means that Muslims around the world are demonstrating their faith by fasting from sunrise to sunset. Across all religions, there are people whose faith is challenging them right now. Whether it's sacrificing food and water for the day, committing good deeds, or stepping in to ceremonial sweat lodges — belief is something that motivates billions of people every single day. On this Now or Never, meet folks whose faith has inspired them to take action.
    Jun 2, 2018
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