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Your guide to CBC podcasts produced in Quebec

As Season 3 of Chosen Family prepares to drop on Feb. 11, we take a look at locally produced podcasts that are available for you to listen to on demand anywhere, anytime. Find out which one to add to your listening list next.

Mic Drop, Seat at the Table, Chosen Family among titles

These podcasts are all locally produced and available for you to listen to on demand anywhere, anytime. (CBC)

Here are eight podcasts that are either produced in the province or are Quebec-focused. 

Telling Our Twisted Histories

Launched in May, 2021, this series that reclaims Indigenous history by exploring 11 words whose meanings have been twisted by centuries of colonization. 

Directed by Ossie Michelin and hosted by Kaniehti:io Horn (LetterkennyThe Man in the High Castle), the 11-episode series guides listeners through conversations with more than 70 people from 15 Indigenous communities whose lands now make up Quebec, New Brunswick and Labrador.

LISTEN TO TELLING OUR TWISTED HISTORIES HERE

Sorry about the kid

Alex remembers everything about the day a speeding police car killed his brother. But his brother, alive? Those memories are lost. And now, 30 years later, Alex wants them back. In this emotional four-part series, Alex unearths his childhood grief — with help from family, friends, and a therapist who witnessed his brother's death. What happens when trauma and memory collide? Sorry About the Kid is a deeply personal meditation on the losses that define us.

Hosted by Alex McKinnon. Produced with Mira Burt-Wintonick (WireTap, Love Me).

LISTEN TO SORRY ABOUT THE KID HERE

Mic Drop

This is a podcast that hands the mic over to teenagers and lets them tell stories in their own voices. Created in 2018, the goal of the series was to provide a safe space for teens to talk about what's on their minds – without any adult interruptions.

Mic Drop is created and produced by Carrie Haber and Shari Okeke.

The series won an RDTNA award in 2019 and has recently been nominated for a Peabody Award.

LISTEN TO MIC DROP HERE

Seat at the Table

Friends Martine St-Victor and Isabelle Racicot have in-depth conversations with notable guests from media, sports and pop culture. In Season 2, they capture personal stories about the power of the Black Lives Matter movement, the urgency of this moment, and what it will take to move forward.

The series producer is Melissa Fundira. 

Seat at the table was recently nominated for a 2021 Dynastie award for "best engaged podcast".

LISTEN TO SEAT THE THE TABLE HERE

Love me

Deep down we all just want to be loved, so why is it one of the toughest things to get right? Love Me is a podcast about the messiness of human connection. It's a peek into the relationships of the people around you. Through personal stories and playful fictions, the show celebrates that weird little voice inside each of us that cries out: "love me."

LISTEN TO LOVE ME HERE

Chosen Family

A podcast hosted by queer, cosmically-destined BFFs Thomas Leblanc and Tranna Wintour. Chosen Family shines a light on the intersection of art, community and identity, featuring conversations with renowned artists and up-and-coming creators. 

LISTEN TO CHOSEN FAMILY HERE

Wiih'teh

Produced in Montreal, Wiih'teh is CBC's first podcast in East Cree. Join hosts Betsy Longchap and Mary Shem to explore the nuances, humour, and beauty of the language, share stories and learning and hear from guests about how the Cree language is evolving.

LISTEN TO WIIH'TEH HERE

Recall: How to Start a Revolution

While not produced in Quebec, this historical series looks into the FLQ and the October Crisis through the voices of those who lived it, 50 years later. This podcast reveals the stories of that time through immersive storytelling: the bomb disposal expert on defusing live explosives, the survivors of terror, their families, and the radicals themselves.

LISTEN TO RECALL: HOW TO START A REVOLUTION HERE

 


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Andrea Stanford

Communications officer

Andrea Stanford is a senior communications officer for CBC Quebec. You can reach her at Andrea.Stanford@cbc.ca.

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