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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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The return

A man fields an unusual request from his father-in-law, and the story of a very special cherry tree.

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Sex on drugs

The relationship people have with drugs is complicated, but not as messy as the relationship people have had with sex.

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Corey Hart

1980s pop star Corey Hart reveals something you may not know about "Sunglasses at Night".

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Can geoengineering technology combat extreme weather?

"Cloud seeding" is being considered a tool for controlling extreme weather, with one in four countries using the technology already.

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#36: Sporting Life

This week, we bring you Out in the Open: The 'Everything I Learned About Life I Learned from Sports' edition [read: a sports show that's not really about sports at all].

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#15: 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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#19: 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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#46: Hyphen State

As Canada marks 150 years as a country, Piya speaks with people about the words that so often live on the left side of our national identities and their relationship to the identifier on the right, 'Canadian.' So, what is the state of the hyphen today?

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#45: Hair Care

Shaving, waxing, threading, plucking, sugaring, electrolysis... We've come up with so many ways to get rid of something so natural and spent a whole lot of time and money doing it. This week, Piya asks: Why do we care about body hair?

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#44: Worst Fears

For most of us, our fears inspire anxiety, sadness and suppression. But sometimes... you're forced to face them. This week, Piya asks: How do you move forward after your worst fear comes true?

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#43: Money's Worth

From the clothes you wear, to the food you can afford to put in your body... money pervades the choices you make, and how you're seen in the world. This week, Piya asks people across the economic spectrum: How does money define you?

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#20: 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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#42: Public Shaming

Shame. It burns when you feel it. But the pain and humiliation is something else when being shamed is blown up for the world to see. This week, Piya asks: What are the consequences of public shaming?

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#41: Sexual Consent

Recent high profile sexual assault cases have prompted widespread conversations about consent and revealed that there's still a lot of confusion and contradiction at play. This week, Piya explores how to navigate consent in 2017.

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#40: Obsessed

This week, OITO asks: How does obsession change you? Piya speaks with people whose fixations have improved their lives, devastated them, and ultimately had a major impact on their sense of self.

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#39: Perfect Strangers

This week, OITO asks: What's behind the kindness of strangers? Piya speaks with people who share their homes, time, bodies... and bodily functions... all for the greater good of others.

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Touching Distance

This week, OITO asks: How far would you go to get what you want? Piya speaks with people who have gone to great lengths in pursuit of a child, a home and even pizza.

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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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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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