The Doc Project

About The Doc Project



CBC Radio One
Sundays 12:30 p.m. (1:00 p.m. NT), Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. (3:30 p.m. NT)

Sundays 12:30 p.m., Wednesday 11:30 a.m., Thursdays 8:10 a.m. (All times E.T.)

Anytime at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts


The Doc Project is a weekly CBC radio show and podcast. In our original documentaries, you will meet people, go places, learn things, feel things, and be surprised. We explore the big picture through the people living it. Smart, sound-rich, and surprising, we bring you voices reflecting — and affecting — today's Canada. The Doc Project: Canadian stories you can't stop thinking about.


Our documentaries have won awards at the New York Festivals and the Gabriels. We have been finalists for CAJ (Canadian Association of Journalists) and RTDNA (Radio Television Digital News Association) Canada awards.

Our 2017 original summer series, Up Close, was the recipient of a CBC President's Award for Relevance.   

To stay in the loop with the show, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and find our podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts.


Acey Rowe is an award-winning radio producer with one eclectic resume. She's landed an airplane, 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, Now or Never, and the BBC. 

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



Jennifer Warren, Senior Producer 

Jennifer Warren's first work for CBC Radio was in 2010, where she pitched and produced a 10-part original food documentary series for the local weekend morning show in CBC Montreal. In 2016, Jennifer made a documentary for The Doc Project, working with mentor Alison Cook, about the secret gay history of a lodge near where she grew up. She was instantly hooked on the show, and became senior producer in 2017.

Since then, as well as leading the team, she's made documentaries about such things as zombies, coffee shops, a philosophical rescue dog and bad haircuts. 

Alison Cook, Producer

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

She 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 and a crash course in French.

For almost two decades, Alison produced CBC's C'est la vie, from Montreal. 

Since 2016 she has been a producer, editor and mentor at The Doc Project.

She is also an ongoing contributor to Ideas. 


Julia Pagel, Producer  (on leave)

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.


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.


Tanara McLean, Producer

Tanara McLean is a producer and journalist based at CBC Edmonton. She grew up in Red Deer, and has spent her entire career in Alberta, working in print, radio and television.

Joan Webber, Producer

Joan Webber has produced award winning programs and documentaries from around the globe. Some of her favourite stories include one about a nun living in a Tijuana prison, an artist building instruments from items lost by migrants and the strange tale of a man who faked his own cancer.

Joan co-wrote and produced the CBC podcast, A Death in Cryptoland.