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The Secret Life of Canada with Falen Johnson and Leah Simone Bowen

The Secret Life of Canada is a history podcast about the country you know and the stories you don't.


S2: Bay Blanket

Oct 1, 2018

The Bay Blanket. These warm blankets are as iconic as Mariah Carey's lip-syncing, but some people believe they were used to spread smallpox and decimate entire Indigenous communities. We dive into the history of The Hudson's Bay Company and unpack the very complicated story of the iconic striped blanket. For books and films referenced in this episode please visit our website at

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