Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. (3:30 p.m. NT)
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Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. ET
Fridays 8:00 a.m. ET
Mondays 8:00 a.m. ET
About the show
The Doc Project showcases the best new radio documentaries from across Canada and around the world. We like docs that break the rules; stories that transport listeners to unexpected places or allow you to eavesdrop on someone else's life.
Many of the documentaries that air on the show are produced in conjunction with The Doc Project Mentorship Program. To stay in the loop with the show, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and sign up for our newsletter. Also, for a behind-the-scenes peek at the joys, frustrations and adventures in producing radio shows and podcasts here at CBC, be sure to check out our blog.
About the host
Acey Rowe is an award-winning radio producer with one eclectic resume. She co-hosted a drive-time radio show, did a stint on a reality show, and biked 2100 kilometres and lived to tell the tale.
Hailing from Gatineau, Quebec, she got her start in broadcasting co-hosting the afternoon drive on 103.9 PROUD FM in Toronto, the world's first LGBTQ commercial station. From there, she joined the CBC as a producer for DNTO in Winnipeg, where she told stories and helped other people tell theirs. Acey's work has also been featured on The Current, q, Podcast Playlist, Tapestry and Day 6 where she teamed up with The Doc Project to produce the documentary Can I Live Here?
She holds a BA in Radio and Television Arts with a minor in English from Ryerson University. In addition to hosting and producing The Doc Project she is also part of the team that makes Now or Never. See Acey's bio & publicity photos in the CBC Media Centre.
About the team
Tanya Springer, Senior Producer (On maternity leave until March 2018)
Tanya is nosey, restless and stubborn: qualities that make her a lousy poker player but a pretty good doc producer. She got her start at CBC’s flagship nightly news program, The National, where she worked on stories about a new online publisher called Wikileaks, the death of Osama Bin Laden, and the sudden and surprising outbreak of civil war in Syria. From there, she went on to produce for George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, quietly freelancing as a radio doc producer in her spare time.
Her first feature-length radio documentary, which explored India's unregulated surrogacy industry, won the Canadian Medical Association's Award for Excellence in International Reporting. She has since worked on CBC Radio shows Day 6, q and As it Happens, and has produced documentaries for The Current, The Sunday Edition and NPR’s The World. She created The Doc Project in the fall of 2014 and is thrilled to see her colleagues and Canadian freelancers benefit from the incredible guidance and support of CBC’s veteran documentary makers.
Tanya holds a Masters in Journalism from Carleton University, and an undergraduate degree in International Development from the University of Guelph.
Jennifer Warren, Senior Producer (March 2017 - March 2018)
A few weeks after joining CBC Montreal in 2010, Jennifer decided it would be no big deal to do a food documentary series for Quebec's weekend morning show. She had never produced audio before. Soon, she found herself crouched in a bathroom with huge hunks of aging pork hanging above her head, trying to stop the toilet from running so she could get a good interview with a home meat-curer. She went on to become a digital producer working for CBC Books, writing about a slew of scarily talented Canadian authors, and also appearing weekly on Montreal's drivetime show to tell people what they should be reading. (Tip: You can never go wrong with André Alexis and Susan Juby.)
Jennifer's also a former Doc Project mentee. In summer 2016, mentored by Alison Cook, she produced the documentary There's Something Queer About Devine Lake. As part of the Doc Project team, Jennifer's determined to spread the gospel of radio doc-making in all its ham-hocked glory.
Alison Cook, Documentary Editor
Alison Cook is an award-winning radio producer and documentary maker.
For 17 years, she shaped CBC's C'est la vie, producing, writing, editing and mixing the weekly program. She is also a contributor to Ideas, winning a Gold Medal at the New York Festivals for her documentary, A Just Life.
Alison got her start in journalism at Australian Associated Press. But an encounter on a kibbutz in Israel changed all her plans, spurring a move to Canada.
She now calls Montreal, and The Doc Project, home.
Julia Pagel, Associate Producer
For Julia Pagel making radio creates a chance to explore the world, and weasel her way into new places.
She got her start at CBC Radio while in Whitehorse, where she made a story about a group of kids and a wonderful canoe trip. She then moved to Halifax, telling stories about secret backyard restaurants and employment scams. In Banff she produced stories about rock climbers and National Park politics.
Coming back home to Toronto, she turned her focus to the national and international world while working at shows like As It Happens and q. At The Doc Project she's proud to be supporting the creation of strange and boundary-pushing documentary. She's produced two docs while working here, Under the Bridge, and The Hotel Limbo.
Rick Nye, Digital Producer
Rick Nye is the digital producer for The Doc Project and he's also worked in that role with other CBC Radio shows including Spark, Cross Country Checkup, Tapestry, and Someone Knows Something.
As a trending producer with CBC's Talk Radio Digital group, he managed web, mobile & social channels during high profile events like the 2015 Canadian federal election and the November 13 Paris attacks.
Rick is driven by storytelling in the digital space, and among the highlights of his 14+ years in digital media is a Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards nomination as supervising editor for TVO's, The Elected: Real World Lessons in Ontario Politics.
About the Mentorship Program
The Doc Project Mentorship Program is a professional development initiative run by CBC Radio One. It teams veteran documentary makers/editors with emerging producers, to bring fresh and innovative stories to life.
Since launching in September 2014, the Mentorship Program has yielded a number of celebrated documentaries, the majority of which have aired on The Doc Project show. Learn more →
We are always on the lookout for creative material to air on The Doc Project: documentaries that break the rules, that transport you to unexpected places or allow you to eavesdrop on someone's life.
Our priority is to showcase Canadian talent and tell stories that take place on Canadian soil. Having said that, we are open to receiving pitches from all corners of the globe. There are two types of pitches we accept: acquisitions and commissions. Learn more →