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Out In The Open

 

Out In The Open

Out in the Open is an adventurous and wide-ranging weekly show about the nitty-gritty of real life. Host Piya Chattopadhyay and her team look at how one timely topic is affecting regular people, and invite listeners to join in on the conversations we need to have ... out in the open.

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Special Election Podcast - The One Thing

The One Thing is an original CBC podcast that takes on the one big issue that made headlines in the BC election campaign this week.

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Rise of the Anti-Establishment

Can the circumstances that led to the election of Donald Trump help shape a new democratic political sensibility?

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The Survivor

Cancer inspired Jamaican-Canadian rapper Jonathan Emile to take on social issues through art and activism.

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Titanic submarine tours 'not a luxury trip'

Starting next year, a private American company will begin offering submarine tours of The Titanic wreckage off the for $140,000 a pop.

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New You

This week, OITO asks: What does it take to reinvent yourself? Piya speaks with people who have reinvented family, community, identity and appearance... and finds out what steps they took to do it.

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Sporting Life

This week, we bring you Out in the Open: The 'Everything I Learned About Life I Learned from Sports' edition. Piya speaks with people who have discovered big things about racism, gender, mental health and more both from the sidelines and the stadium.

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The Wild Side

This week, Piya and the Out in the Open team take a faithful journey into infidelity and ask: Why does cheating hurt so much?

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Rachel Dolezal: 'I am unapologetically on the black side'

When Rachel Dolezal was outed as a white woman who identifies as black in June 2015, she inadvertently started an important conversation about race. With the launch of her memoir, Piya tries to understand the story that sparked so much hurt and outrage.

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What Does Colten Boushie Say About Us?

In August 2016, a 22-year-old Indigenous man named Colten Boushie was shot and killed on a farm in rural Saskatchewan. Piya sits down for an exclusive interview with Boushie's family, and explores what the case says about all Canadians.

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Deception Effects

This week, Out in the Open brings you some very real talk about faking it. Piya speaks with people peddling lies — and people buying them — to find out: What's the effect of deception?

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Invisible Illness

When you can see symptoms, hear pain, touch scars you can sympathize with sickness. But sometimes, it wears a mask. This week, Piya speaks with people whose disabilities, disorders and diseases live beneath the surface.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


How to Change Police

In the wake of civilian shootings and harassment claims on the force, many are calling on law enforcement to change. Out in the Open explores how police are changing, how some think they should, and how the job changes the human wearing the uniform.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


Status Update

This week, Out in the Open asks: What does it take to challenge the status quo? Piya speaks with people who chose to fight the way things are in media, politics, health, on the streets and in day-to-day life.

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Age of Dissent

40. It's the age society says we should be established... then have a mid-life crisis... and then, well, consider ourselves half-way to death. But there's a whole lot more to the number than that.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


Past Lives

You can't change the past. But can you ever leave it behind? This week, we bring you stories of criminal, familial, traumatic and famous pasts that some are struggling to let go, and others are trying to repair.

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Pushed Out

Being told you don't belong... sucks. This week on Out in the Open, Piya Chattopadhyay talks to people who've been forced to leave in all kinds of different ways and asks: What can you learn from being "pushed out"?

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What Dads Can't Say

Last week, Out in the Open dove into things moms experience but don't feel like they can always express. In this second half of our two-part exploration of parenting stigmas, we give fathers the mic and ask: What can't dads say?

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What Moms Can't Say

Motherhood can be joyous, beautiful and fulfilling. It can also be hard, tedious and full of judgement. In the first of two shows on parenthood, Out in the Open hears from some moms about their complicated relationship to motherhood.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


Sorry States

From not holding the door, to entire histories of discrimination...we use the same word to try and make up for it all. This week, Piya puts those five letters Out in the Open and asks: What is 'sorry' worth?

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What Does Colten Boushie Say About Us?

In August 2016, a 22-year-old Indigenous man named Colten Boushie was shot and killed on a farm in rural Saskatchewan. Piya sits down for an exclusive interview with Boushie's family, and explores what the case says about all Canadians.

Download What Does Colten Boushie Say About Us?
[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


See Ya, 2016

The media moves on, but the people don't. This week, we see where the biggest stories of 2016 have gone since leaving the front page, with the human beings behind them.

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Producer's Pick

This year, Out in the Open has taken listeners inside pot shops, the police force, bathrooms, and the depths of pain. This week, producers join Piya on the air to share some of the challenges and surprises behind our stories.

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Holiday Survival Guide

The holidays can be uncomfortable, difficult and downright awkward. So Out in the Open's got your back with this hour all about how to survive the season... from dealing with family differences to reconciling who you are with holiday demands.

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Dropping Out

We've all dreamed about throwing up our hands, packing it in and quitting. This week, Piya talks to people who actually did it, took the plunge and dropped out of their daily hell. Repeat from October 1, 2016

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


The Wild Side

This week, Piya and the Out in the Open team take a faithful journey into infidelity and ask: Why does cheating hurt so much?

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Who gets to go?

This week, we enter the private space everyone uses but no one really wants to talk about — the public bathroom — and ask: Who gets to go?

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Pregnancy Loss

It's tough, deeply personal, layered with politics... and it's estimated that a quarter of pregnancies end in it. So this week, Piya and the OITO team ask: Why don't we talk about pregnancy loss?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


Pain Staking

We exercise it away, medicate it, and trick our brains into pretending it's not there. But for some people, there is great value in experiencing physical pain. Out in the Open looks at pain's place in the human condition.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


Conquering Divide

Love can bring us together and can tear us apart. Today we are putting divorce Out In The Open by looking at what a modern divorce can look like, how some people are doing it differently and how to make it easier on kids.

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Political Anger Architects

How does anger influence politics? Out In The Open talks to the people who shape and define modern political outrage and whether they view themselves as constructive or destructive.

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