Mehek Mazhar


Mehek Mazhar is an associate producer with CBC Radio Digital and CBC Podcasts in Toronto. She writes action-packed stories, from the urgent to the utterly strange. She has also worked with CBC Radio's As It Happens and The Current. Mehek is originally from Hamilton, Ont. You can reach her at

Latest from Mehek Mazhar


What a former prosecutor expects to see following Donald Trump's indictment

Former Manhattan district attorney Karen Friedman Agnifilo says she is ready to see Donald Trump "held accountable for his behaviour."

Falen Johnson and Leah-Simone Bowen head to the mall in season five premiere of The Secret Life of Canada

Where have all the malls gone? And what happens to a mall when it “dies?” In this episode we look into how the mall started, what it looked like in its heyday and what happened when it began to decline. Put on your acid washed jeans and turn up the muzak.

Redevelopment in the slum from Slumdog Millionaire has residents worried they'll be forced out

India's largest slum, depicted in the 2008 Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, is set for redevelopment at the hands of embattled billionaire Gautam Adani. The project promises to resettle some residents and rehouse businesses, but the details are scarce.

'The Naked Emperor' holds a mirror up to Sam Bankman-Fried and the collapse of FTX

Tech and crypto journalist Jacob Silverman hosts CBC Podcasts' 4-part series about the stratospheric rise and spectacular fall of Sam Bankman-Fried — in which familiarity with crypto is very much not required.

Nigerian youth are leaving their country — giving rise to a movement known as japa

Many young Nigerians are on the brink of making a life-changing decision: whether to stay in their country and deal with corruption, broken infrastructure and the lack of jobs, or to leave and begin anew abroad.

Over budget, way behind: Why we're so bad at getting big things done

In their new book How Big Things Get Done, economic geographer Bent Flyvbjerg and journalist Dan Gardner expose the errors in judgment and decision-making that can ultimately lead projects to fail.

New podcast shines a light on the lives — and deaths — of billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman

Kathleen Goldhar hosts this 8-part series about a murder investigation gone cold, a community in shock, and a family torn apart by unimaginable wealth.

South Africa joins Russia and China for military training on the anniversary of Ukraine invasion

The naval drills coincide with the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and are drawing criticism from the West, even though South Africa says it is neutral towards the war.

Soaring food costs are making it harder for kids across Canada to eat a healthy meal at school

Many food advocates have stepped in to provide schools with free lunches that are both nutritious and tasty, but the increasing price of food and number of children depending on these programs has led to renewed calls for a federally-supported national school lunch program.

Why your earliest childhood memories may have been earlier than you think

For 50 years, Newfoundland psychologist Carole Peterson has been listening to children tell their life stories and helping us learn not only how early we can remember things, but how reliable children’s memories are.