Check out these great podcasts from CBC Calgary, on unsolved murders, historic heroes and business greats

In the mood for a podcast? Have a listen to some of the great ones produced by CBC Calgary in the past year, ranging from an in-depth look at an unsolved double murder that has haunted the victims' friends and family for two decades, heroes, hustlers and horsemen of yesteryear and successful entrepreneurs of today.

Offerings include Ambushed: Murder in Cattle Country; Heroes, Hustlers and Horsemen; and Venturing Out

On the night of Dec. 13, 1997, RCMP Sgt. Peter Sopow, left, and teacher Lorraine McNab were killed at McNab's mobile home on a rural property just outside the prairie town of Pincher Creek, Alta. But who could have wanted them dead? And why have the murders never been solved? Ambushed is a six-part podcast series from CBC Calgary that tries to answer those questions. (CBC)

In the mood for a podcast? CBC Calgary has produced some great ones in the past year. Have a listen!


Ambushed: Murder in cattle country

On the night of Dec. 13, 1997, Lorraine McNab and Peter Sopow were driving home after dinner out with family.

The kindergarten teacher and RCMP sergeant were headed back to Lorraine's mobile home on a rural property just outside the prairie town of Pincher Creek, Alta. It was late, but there was a full moon that night, so it's possible they saw their killer before he shot them.

The double murder of McNab and Sopow shook southern Alberta and remains unsolved 20 years later. It continues to haunt their friends and family and sows doubt in this tight-knit community.

Police said the perpetrator was someone known to the victims, someone familiar with the rural property where the murders happened.

But who could have wanted them dead? And why have the murders never been solved?

Ambushed is a six-part podcast series that tries to answer those questions.


Some of the characters you'll meet in the five-part podcast series Heroes, Hustlers and Horsemen. (Glenbow Archives)

Heroes, Hustlers and Horsemen

Heroes, Hustlers and Horsemen is a five-part podcast series from CBC Calgary about real people who lived in southern Alberta around the time of confederation and a few decades beyond. 

The stories aren't of the Heritage Minute variety. These are the whisky-soaked, down and dusty, gun-slinging kinds of stories they leave out in school.

Foot races were a popular sporting — and gambling — event in the late 19th century and Deerfoot, a Blackfoot runner, was a major draw. He's just one of the fascinating people you'll hear about in the podcast series Heroes, Hustlers and Horsemen. (Glenbow Archives)

We'll meet rogues and rebels, bold visionaries with big blind spots, the notorious and the opportunistic, the people who gave rein to their ambitions and passions and those who chose to buck the herd.


Venturing Out with Arlene Dickinson is a seven-part series of candid conversations between Arlene and some of Canada's top entrepreneurs. (CBC)

Venturing Out with Arlene Dickinson

Venturing Out with Arlene Dickinson is a seven-part series of candid conversations between Arlene and some of Canada's top entrepreneurs.

Join Arlene as they cover the highs the lows and everything in-between when it comes to starting and running a business in Canada.

  • You can click on the links above to read the stories and stream each podcast episode, or download all the episodes here from the CBC Radio Podcast Player for offline listening.
In one episode, Arlene chats with Matthew Corrin, founder and CEO of Freshii, who turned an idea he had when he was 23 into a major international business with locations in more than 15 countries. (Freshii)