Sep 14, 2023

 Q WITH TOM POWER presents an exclusive Canadian interview with the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger on September 18

New fall podcasts BLOODLINES, CRIME STORY and GAY GIRL GONE feature in-depth and engaging storytelling with a focus on investigative reporting 


CBC Music specials COME TOWARD THE FIRE and the 2023 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE SPECIAL broadcast this September

CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster and #1 Canadian podcaster, today shared details about its podcast and audio slate for Fall 2023. The upcoming podcast season introduces several all-new series including: BLOODLINES, a powerful exploration into the children caught up in the ISIS Caliphate web; CRIME STORY, a weekly conversation with some of the most compelling storytellers about notorious true crime investigations in recent history; and GAY GIRL GONE about the disappearance of a revolutionary blogger in Syria, fighting for justice and gay liberation. 

The fall lineup also features an exclusive Canadian interview with Mick Jagger on Q WITH TOM POWER, the return of groundbreaking investigative series SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING and a new iteration of acclaimed comedy LET’S MAKE A HORROR.

Highlights of CBC’s upcoming fall audio offerings include: 

Stream everywhere podcasts are available on Monday, September 18 and on CBC Radio One at 10 a.m. (10:30 NT)
It's been 18 years since The Rolling Stones have released a new project. Now, they're back with a new album, and a new line up since the death of their friend and drummer, Charlie Watts. Mick Jagger joins Tom Power for a Canadian exclusive interview to talk about 60 years of the Rolling Stones, losing Charlie, his own mortality, and why The Rolling Stones are so much more than a rock band. 

True Crime/Investigative - Launches Monday, September 18 
Angel Carlick was about to graduate high school when she disappeared from Whitehorse, Yukon in 2007. Her remains were found six months later. Her murder is still unsolved. In this highly anticipated eighth season of SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING, host and investigative journalist David Ridgen joins Angel’s friends, family and the community in a search for answers, and strives to bring her justice.  Listen to the trailer here

Broadcasts Friday, September 22 at 2 p.m. (2:30 NT) on CBC Radio One and CBC Listen and Monday, September 25 at 6 p.m. (6:30 NT) on CBC Music and CBC Listen
Hear recorded performances from the shortlisted artists who took the Massey Hall stage at the 2023 Polaris Music Prize gala.

RECLAIMED PRESENTS: ʔəm̓i ce:p xʷiwəl COME TOWARD THE FIRE (60 minutes)
Broadcasts Saturday, September 30 at 5 p.m. (6 AT, 6:30 NT) on CBC Music and CBC Listen and 9 p.m. (10 AT, 10:30 NT) on CBC Radio One
From the University of British Columbia’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, COME TOWARD THE FIRE celebrates Indigenous talent, creativity and brilliance, hosted by Jarrett Martineau with music performances from Black Belt Eagle Scout, Zoon, Tia Wood and more.

LET’S MAKE A HORROR (CBC podcast, 10 episodes
Comedy - Launches Wednesday, October 11
From the team behind the Webby award-winning LET’S MAKE A SCI-FI and LET’S MAKE A ROM-COM comes the newest installment, LET’S MAKE A HORROR, just in time for Halloween. Over 10 episodes, hosts Maddy KellyMark Chavez, and Ryan Beil will attempt to make audiences laugh (and scream) as they learn what it takes to make a truly frightening horror movie. They’ll meet the creators who make horror such an enduring genre and the people who love to be scared, and take a stab at their own short, shocking film.

Maddy, Mark and Ryan will also be performing a live episode at the Just For Laughs Festival in Toronto on Saturday, September 30 (for more information click here), and at On Air Fest in L.A. on Wednesday, November 1 (for more information click here). 

CRIME STORY (CBC podcast, Ongoing, weekly) 
True Crime - Launches Monday, October 16
Fraud. Abduction. Murder. Every week, CRIME STORY host and investigative journalist Kathleen Goldhar goes deep into a true crime investigation with the storyteller who knows it best. From the reporter who exposed Bill Cosby, to the writer who solved one of Australia’s most chilling cold cases, Crime Story finds the heartbeat behind the headline. Season 1 guests include Gilbert King (Bone Valley), Eric Benson (Project Unabomb), Carole Fisher (The Girlfriends), and more. 

BLOODLINES (CBC podcast, 8 episodes) 
News/investigative - Launches Monday, October 23
Syria. 2018. ISIS is on the brink of defeat. Two-year-old Salmaan and his Canadian-born mother disappear amid the bombardment. In London, his grandfather desperately searches for answers. 

After the war against the Islamic State was won, what became of the children of its fighters? There are thousands of kids like Salmaan, with roots in Canada, the U.K., the U.S. and beyond — some of whom are still trapped without a way back home or claim to their own bloodline. BBC investigative reporter Poonam Taneja, who's covered the ISIS story for many years, embarks on a dangerous journey to find out what happened to Salmaan and all the kids like him, left behind in the Syrian desert. A co-production with BBC Sounds. 

GAY GIRL GONE (CBC podcast, 6 episodes)
Documentary - Launches November 2023
Of all the young revolutionaries in Syria during the Arab Spring, Amina is different. An out lesbian in a country where homosexuality is illegal, she bravely documents her life on the blog Gay Girl in Damascus. Her candid posts attract readers from around the world, and soon she has a significant following. But then a post appears, saying Amina has been abducted. Her fans mobilize, desperate to track down and save their fearless heroine. What they find shocks them.

Journalist Samira Mohyeddin investigates what actually happened to the infamous Gay Girl in Damascus. The result is a twisted yarn that spans the globe and challenges our thinking on love, politics and identity in cyberspace. What happened to Amina and uncovers a dangerous world of secret police, forbidden love, and deception on the world wide web.

In addition to the aforementioned titles, CBC’s ongoing podcasts include: COMMOTION WITH ELAMIN ABDELMAHMOUDTHE DOSEFRONT BURNERSICKBOY and more. CBC’s entire podcast collection, including the new fall shows can be found on CBC Listen and everywhere podcasts are available. Select titles are also available to stream on CBC podcasts’ newly launched YouTube page. 

From Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC podcasts is a richly diverse collection of award-winning podcasts that engage, enlighten and entertain. CBC is the #1 Canadian podcaster, reaching more Canadians than any other podcast publisher with millions of downloads each month and more than 40 series in genres such as true crime, comedy, human interest and audio fiction. 


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Media Contacts:

Joanna Landsberg, CBC PR, joanna.landsberg@cbc.ca, 647.628.4788 (Canada)

Meryl Cooper, meryl@thecooperationinc.com, 917.974.0022 (US/International)