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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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Podcasts to accompany Oscar night

Six podcasts that will make you fall in love with cinema.

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The truth about fat

"Fat is not just fat. It's not just a reserve of calories the way we think about it," says biochemist Sylvia Tara.

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The celebrated guitar and drums duo return with a new album and expanded sound.

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Woman won't stop massaging horses despite legal issues

Every time Laurie Wheeler massages a horse, she risks six months in jail or a $500 fine. But she just has to help them.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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How to Change Police

Police are here to serve and protect us. But what happens when the job gets in the way of that duty? Piya and the Out in the Open team explore how police are changing and how police themselves think they should.

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In the Name of...

Why do we let our names define who we are? The Out In The Open team explores the baggage, rules, pride and complications that come along with that thing you're called.

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Greatest Hits

A collection of the best Out In The Open segments so far. Stories from our episodes on Weddings, Addiction, Being Black In Canada and the Sex Talk.

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Dropping Out

The decision not to do something can change your life forever. Piya and the Out in the Open team explore stories of dropping out.

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Piya and the Out in the Open team explore the effects of gentrification in Canada and the United States.

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Various aspects of whiteness are explored, from privilege to class.

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In this episode, we explore how different women from the past and present deal with their periods.

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