For all of March, leading podcast publishers are coming together to introduce new audiences to podcasts, and to bring loyal podcast listeners new recommendations.
With #trypod, we want to galvanize podcast fans to share their love of listening with friends or family who may say, "What's a podcast?"
We want you to share stories about your favourite podcasts and why you love the medium, and show others how to listen to start listening to podcasts and where to find them.
Feel like participating?
Share information about your favourite podcasts or record yourself teaching your friend or family member what a podcast is - then share it on social media using the hashtag #trypod.
We'll get you started by sharing some of our own.
Here are 10 CBC podcasts you might not have tried:
Podcast Playlist: What better way to learn about podcasts than a podcast about podcasts? Each episode has your hosts Matt Galloway and Lindsay Michael sample some of the world's most intriguing podcasts based on a weekly theme.
Some Knows Something: CBC's most popular podcast ever! The second season of this true crime podcast explores the disappearance of Sheryl Sheppard only days after her engagement. Host David Ridgen joins Sheppard's mother Odette on her search for answers.
Love Me: It's a show about the messiness of human connection that's quirky, hard to lable and will make you both laugh and cry. You can binge listen to all of season one right now, and Season 2 is coming soon.
Sleepover: Three strangers walk into a hotel room and … share their problems with each other. In each episode, with host Sook-Yin Lee's guidance, one stranger takes the spotlight and presents a problem and an opportunity for the others to give advice. A new season of sleepovers starts soon.
Campus: CBC's first original podcast is about the time in your life when everything changes. Whether it's issues of love, money, family, sexuality, or acceptance, the show delves into the big issues that we're all confronted with. It is also available on Soundcloud.
Now or Never: Hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen talk with Canadians who are making things happen. Sometimes things go right. Sometimes they go off the rails. But the podcast nudges you to make a change in life — no matter how big or small.
Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams? This eight-part podcast was sparked by an unprecedented tip from a former RCMP officer who is still haunted by the murder of a young Indigenous woman, and the way her case was handled. Host Connie Walker was given access to the RCMP's initial investigation and continues the story from there.
Out in the Open: One timely subject is tackled each week from many different angles. We hear from a diverse range of people with real stories to tell and passionate opinions to share — including those of our outspoken listeners. Hosted by Piya Chattopadhyay,
Comedy Factory: Host Jane Testar presents a favourite skit, commentary or funny bit that appeared on CBC Radio over the past week — because if a joke is worth telling, it's worth repeating.
Want something short? Try Quirks and Quarks segments for quick hits from the world of science. Host Bob MacDonald presents the people behind the latest discoveries. It's all about your curiosity, so you don't need a PhD to enjoy it.