For your headphones: a CBC Vancouver podcast roundup
A list of original podcasts with topics that hit close to home
For many of us, being homebound while practicing physical distancing means lots of screen time.
But there are other ways to keep ourselves entertained and informed.
Give the eyes a rest, put on some headphones, and tune into podcasts that cover topics relevant to you and your community.
Here are some great CBC Vancouver and CBC British Columbia podcasts for you to download now.
For most of his life, Jeremy Ratt, a 19-year-old who self-identifies as half Indigenous and half Caucasian, didn't consider the significance of his Woods-Cree heritage. Growing up, his relationship with his cultural background was constantly shifting as was his sense of self. In the CBC British Columbia podcast Pieces, he sets out on a journey to discover his other half and find confidence in his Indigenous identity.
They & Us
CBC British Columbia host Faith Fundal explores gender and more in They & Us: a six-part podcast series about people who have had to go beyond the binary — the "he" and "she" — to figure out who they truly are.
Sanctioned: the arrest of a telecom giant
The arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver in December 2018 placed Canada in the middle of a global trade war. Stephen Quinn narrates the story of international intrigue set against a dramatic battle to dominate the economies of the future.
Killers: J pod on the brink
Host Gloria Macarenko delves into our fraught love affair with the iconic and endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales who have become the political poster children for climate change.
2050: Degrees of Change
CBC Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe guides a journey to our future in this CBC Vancouver original podcast that explores how our world and lives will adapt to climate change within a few decades.
CBC Vancouver radio host Stephen Quinn's love letter/Dear John letter to the city he once adored. Sold! lays bare the anguish and the impact of the housing crisis as it threatens to rip the city apart. Quinn explores the role foreign investment plays in all of this and whether we have a hope of solving it. Relationship Status: It's complicated.
A catastrophic earthquake hits Canada's West Coast. In Fault Lines, CBC Vancouver Seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe guides you through two disastrous scenarios so you can prepare yourself, your family, and your neighbours.