Air Times


  • Weekdays at 1:00-3:00 pm (1:30-3:30 pm NT)


  • Weekdays at 1:00-3:00 pm ET (1:30-3:30 pm NT)

About the show:

The Candy Palmater Show (weekdays at 1 p.m./1:30 NT) is a two-hour daily show that will air Monday to Friday. It's an honest, funny and above all, engaging program. Host Candy Palmater brings her own life experience to the airwaves every weekday afternoon, offering up terrific music and great conversation with her trademark razor-sharp wit. Topics may come from anyone, anywhere, but they'll all have one thing in common: Candy's unique perspective.

About the host:

Candy is a recovered lawyer turned feminist comic who was raised by bikers in the wilds of northern New Brunswick. She is an activist, actor, writer, international speaker, and award-winning TV and radio personality, and has executive produced three films on Mi’kmaw culture.

Candy is the creator and star of her own national, multiple award-winning TV series, The Candy Show. She has a recurring role on the Trailer Park Boys, appeared in Call Me Fitz (HBO Canada) and Sex and Violence (OutTV), and received a Screen Nova Scotia nomination for her role on Forgive Me (Superchannel). She's a columnist with CBC Radio's The Next Chapter and also guest hosted DNTO and q.

Candy has written and hosted many broadcasts including Ab Day Live, the Indspire Awards, and the imagineNATIVE Film Fest Awards Show.

Candy was valedictorian of her class at Dalhousie Law School and went on to practice Labour and Aboriginal law in a large corporate firm until show biz came knocking.

Before pursuing entertainment full time, Candy directed First Nations education for the Nova Scotia Department of Education for a decade. She is currently working on a Masters of Education at St. Francis Xavier University and has taught in the Transition Year program at Dalhousie University.

Candy spends most of her time in airports and airplanes as she travels the globe speaking to audiences, large and small, about the power of love, kindness and self-acceptance. Candy believes we are more alike than different and that you can NEVER have too much Candy.

About the team:

Aparita Bhandari is journalist based in Toronto. A diplomatic brat, she's crisscrossed the globe. She grew up with a love for stories, and is passionate about telling them now, no matter which format they end up appearing in. She has been contributing to the CBC for close to a decade now, working with shows such as Here and Now, Big City Small World and Metro Morning.

Mariel Borelli is an Associate Producer/Technician. She has been with the CBC in Toronto since 2001, working with national and local radio and TV programs, and hosting a summer show, Babel. Prior to moving to Toronto, she got a graduate degree in journalism, worked in radio and TV in her native Argentina and spent a year living in Iqaluit, Nunavut. She is a proud volleyball mom and an avid amateur gardener, upholsterer and carpenter.

Elaine Chau is originally from Hong Kong, and an associate producer with Vancouver's morning show, The Early Edition. She came to the CBC through the Peter Gzowski internship, and and her documentary work has been on The Current, Tapestry, and The Doc Project . She is a coffee nerd (you'll see her brewing gear at work), a dedicated eater, and makes a killer hand pie and chocolate chip cookie. All the West Coast running, biking, and spinning help to offset those culinary passions.

Isabelle Gallant is a radio producer and audio nerd excited to be living in the big city of Toronto. She was an Associate Producer at CBC Edmonton for 8 years, most recently with the afternoon show, Radio Active. Isabelle is a proud East-Coaster, originally from Halifax with roots on PEI. She was a classical pianist for 18 years and now channels her musical energy into choral singing and occasionally belting out show tunes. She is a passionate bike commuter and she and her family proudly live a car-free life.

Danielle Grogan is a radio producer and director - most recently for Toronto's afternoon show, Here and Now. She loves the adrenaline of daily shows and has worked on a variety of them: Metro Morning, Ontario Morning, Ontario Today, Fresh Air, and As It Happens. She has directed several radio specials and has produced live debates for Toronto's mayoral and provincial elections. When she's not working, Danielle is likely cycling, planning her next trip, or making up bed time stories.

Jean Kim made her way to CBC after realizing the best part of her day was listening to the radio on the way to work. She started at Outfront, a show that helped Canadians share their stories on the radio through documentaries. She’s also worked at Metro Morning, Day 6, Spark, White Coat Black Art and The Sunday Edition.

Eric Van has an uncanny ability to sniff out a great story where you least expect it. He’s driven by a real passion to learn about people. Throw him in a crowd with a mic, and he might not want to come back. Eric has produced for CBC radio for the past five years, mostly at Metro Morning and the podcast Campus. He grew up in Jane and Finch, one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in Toronto. Eric loves all sports, cooking, and most of all, his one year old Morkie.

Olsy Sorokina grew up in scarcity of post-Soviet Russia, which may explain her desire to try everything. She spent her university years learning about human cognition and artificial intelligence. Upon graduation, Olsy wanted to share her nerdy interests with the rest of the world, which is why she went on to pursue a career in digital journalism. When she’s not scouring reddit for the latest weird news, she’s probably learning data journalism and coding.