“Secrets of The Fifth Estate" is back for Season 2... go deep inside some of The Fifth Estate’s most powerful and memorable investigations. More on the CBC Podcast page.

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Episode 8: Secrets of... Cross Lake

Why are young people killing themselves in the northern Indigenous community of Cross Lake, Manitoba? We spent nine months talking to people, filming -- and giving teens their own cameras. Host Gillian Findlay and producer Lynette Fortune tell the story.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:08]

Episode 7: Secrets of... A Story from the Field

How do you tell your own story? Host Bob McKeown reflects on his time in the CFL, in an era when brain injuries were kept secret. Bob talks to former teammates about the fight for compensation. And asks, what does the future hold for his own health?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:11]

Episode 6: Secrets of... After the Crossing

What happens after the border crossings? Meet the lawyers at Toronto’s Refugee Law Office and three asylum seekers they’re trying to help start new lives in Canada. Host Habiba Nosheen looks at the hopes, the fears and the long legal battles.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:47]

Episode 5: Secrets of... Murder In The Mosque

How do you interview an eyewitness to a mass shooting? When is it too soon to make them relive the trauma? Host Mark Kelley and producer Linda Guerriero head to Quebec City in the aftermath of the deadly mosque attack that took place on January 29, 2017.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:53]

Episode 4: Secrets of... The Devil Had a Name

The murder of Tim Bosma shocked the nation. In May 2013, the Ontario father went on a test drive to try and sell his truck, and never returned. His killers are behind bars, but how does his grieving widow cope with the ‘what ifs’? And did the police miss key warning signs that could have prevented Tim’s death? Host Bob McKeown and producer Oleh Rumak investigate.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:53]

Episode 3: Secrets of... Saved at Sea

They set sail desperate to reach Europe. But can these migrants and asylum seekers be rescued before their boats capsize or heatstroke sets in? Foreign correspondent and guest host Nahlah Ayed joins the crew of the Red Cross MOAS Responder.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:53]

Episode 2: Secrets of... The Pour

Can you treat chronic alcoholics with alcohol, as in one drink an hour all day? Host Mark Kelley and producer Virginia Smart visit Ottawa’s The Oaks Managed Alcohol Program to find out.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:29:38]

Episode 1: Secrets of... No Foul Play

Did the police rush to judgement? Stacy DeBungee was last seen alive on October 18, 2015. The Thunder Bay police said they found nothing suspicious about his death. Host Gillian Findlay and producer Linda Guerriero investigate.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:25:41]


Episode 1: Secrets of... Why Didn't We Know?

It was the worst case of domestic violence in Canadian history; three women were killed near the town of Wilno, Ontario. But it didn’t come out of nowhere. So why were the warning signs of Basil Borutski ignored? Host Gillian Findlay and producer Theresa Burke find answers.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:23]

Episode 2: Secrets of... Finding Emma

How does someone just disappear? When 26-year-old Emma Fillipoff goes missing in Victoria, host Mark Kelley goes looking for Emma, and tries to trace what happened.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:03]

Episode 3: Secrets of... A Mother's Trial

One dead, the other on trial for murder. They were the sons of Canada’s consul-general in Miami, Roxanne Dubé. So how did these two teens get caught up in the dark side of Miami's drug scene? Bob McKeown and Lisa Mayor go behind behind the headlines.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:36]

Episode 4: Secrets of... A Boy Named Moses

He was only five years old when his adoptive parents decided they didn't want him any more, so they gave him away... on the Internet. Host Gillian Findlay and producer Linda Guerriero investigate the unregulated practice known as "rehoming."

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:24]

Episode 5: Secrets of... Too Young To Lose

Forget what you think you know about the sex trafficking of teenage girls. Host Mark Kelley and associate producer Lynette Fortune hear women’s own stories. This episode contains graphic language and descriptions that some may find upsetting.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:39]

Episode 6: Secrets of... Doctors Without Boundaries

Have you Googled your doctor? Should you? Host Bob McKeown, senior producer Harvey Cashore and associate producer Tarannum Kamlani investigate doctors who cross the line with their patients.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:22:40]