About The Doc Project



CBC Radio One
Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. (3:30 p.m. NT), Fridays 1:00 p.m. (1:25 p.m. NT)

Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. ET, Fridays 8:00 a.m. ET, Mondays 8:00 a.m. ET


The Doc Project is where you'll hear the story you can't stop thinking about. Our original documentaries are Canadian in focus, universal in scope. Every week, we bring you high-stakes storytelling at its most artful and human — deeper stories that reveal our shared humanity.

The Doc Project on CBC Radio. Stories that dive deeper.

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Our show pillars:

  • Shared humanity
  • Powerful
  • Surprising
  • Character-driven
  • True
  • Riveting
  • Curious
  • Cool


Acey Rowe is an award-winning radio producer with one eclectic resume. She co-hosted a drive-time radio show, did a stint on a reality show, and biked 2,100 kilometres and lived to tell the tale.

Hailing from Gatineau, Quebec, she got her start in broadcasting co-hosting the afternoon drive on 103.9 PROUD FM in Toronto, the world's first LGBTQ commercial station. From there, she joined the CBC as a producer for DNTO in Winnipeg, where she told stories and helped other people tell theirs. Acey's work has also been featured on The Current, q, Podcast Playlist, Tapestry, Day 6 and Now or Never.

She holds a BA in Radio and Television Arts with a minor in English from Ryerson University. 


Jennifer Warren, Senior Producer 

A few weeks after joining CBC Montreal in 2010, Jennifer decided it would be no big deal to do a food documentary series for Quebec's weekend morning show. She had never produced audio before. Soon, she found herself crouched in a bathroom with hunks of aging pork hanging above her head, trying to stop the toilet from running so she could get a good interview with a home meat-curer. She went on to become a digital producer working for CBC Books. 

Jennifer joined The Doc Project family via the Doc Project Mentorship Program. In summer 2016, mentored by Alison Cook, she produced the documentary There's Something Queer About Devine Lake.

Alison Cook, Documentary Editor

Alison Cook is an award-winning radio producer and documentary maker.

For 17 years, she shaped CBC's C'est la vie, producing, writing, editing and mixing the weekly program. She is also a contributor to Ideas, winning a Gold Medal at the New York Festivals for her documentary, A Just Life.

Alison got her start in journalism at Australian Associated Press. But an encounter on a kibbutz in Israel changed all her plans, spurring a move to Canada. She now calls Montreal, and The Doc Project, home. 

Veronica Simmonds, Producer

Veronica Simmonds is a radio experimenter. Her documentaries have aired on CBC, ABC and BBC. She produces Sleepover with Sook-Yin Lee,  Alone: A Love Story and The Doc Project

Her radio art work has aired in a weather observatory in France, a hair dryer in Pittsburgh, and a grain silo in Norway.

She was also the host of Braidio, a show where she braided hair live on air. 

Tanara McLean, Producer

Currently an associate producer at CBC Edmonton, Tanara McLean has been a journalist in Alberta since 2007, working as a TV reporter, print journalist, and TV host. Tanara enjoys telling stories through her journalism, and believes fully that people's personal stories are the heart of great journalism. 

Althea Manasan, Digital Producer

Althea is a Digital Producer for CBC Radio, where she makes web content for national radio shows. She's been at the CBC since graduating from Ryerson's journalism program many moons ago, bouncing around from online news, to TV news and now to her home in the radio department. 

When she's not digital producing, she directs short films, including documentaries.

Julia Pagel, Producer (On leave until April 2019) 

For Julia Pagel, making radio creates a chance to explore the world, and weasel her way into new places.

She got her start at CBC Radio while in Whitehorse, where she made a story about a group of kids and a wonderful canoe trip. She then moved to Halifax, telling stories about secret backyard restaurants and employment scams. In Banff she produced stories about rock climbers and National Park politics. 

Coming back home to Toronto, she turned her focus to the national and international world while working at shows like As It Happens and q. At The Doc Project she's proud to be supporting the creation of strange and boundary-pushing documentary.