Now or Neverwith Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen


How turning 50 inspired me to learn 50 new things

When Charmian Bland turned 50, she decided to make sure she had a year full of new experiences. "I may not have celebrated my expected milestones of being married, owning a house and being a parent, but I'm still living a rich life," she says.

EPISODE | What do you need to learn right now?

On this Now or Never, we break out of the classroom and into the world with people who learning something new

She disappeared on a family camping trip. 52 years later, her sister is still looking

Diane Prévost was just two years old when she disappeared from Grundy Lake Provincial Park, Ont. A half-century later, her sister, Lise Nastuk, is fighting harder than ever to bring her home.

Just do the thing! Six years later, I finally taught kids to make comics

Ben Shannon and Steve Manale finally fulfilled the requirement of their Ontario Arts Council grant by teaching a hands-on workshop for young people exploring the art of making and writing comics.

Taking care of unfinished business

Today on Now or Never, meet people who are dealing with things in their lives that are weighing them down - and trying to finish what they started.

Solved! The personal mysteries keeping you up at night

You've told us about the unsolved mysteries that haunt your dreams, changed your family forever, or altered the course of your life. And on this episode we're getting to the bottom of it all.

Did you attend Hastings Annex in 1961? A former student needs your help

Maxine Matilpi vividly remembers the day when Linda and Jimmy were given the strap by their teacher. It's a memory that's stuck with Matilpi her entire life.

Can you help find the missing pieces from the Fred Penner's Place set?

The TV show, Fred Penner's Place was cancelled in 1997. Then pieces of the set went missing. Now, you can help us find them.

Need a nudge? Take our Now or Never lists and get motivated

Summer is the time to tackle your to-do list. If you've got a project you've been putting off, we've got just the thing to get you started.

A shy Regina librarian gets a pep talk from the women of Baroness von Sketch Show

What better way to get motivated to jump start an improv career than meeting the women of Baroness von Sketch Show?

'She needs a pep talk!': A husband hopes to boost his wife's morale before she retires

She has been a teacher for nearly 40 years. She adores her job. But recently, Mary Anne decided to retire.

WATCH | Reconnecting with Chris Jericho, who gave me a pep talk 16 years ago

16 years after wrestler Chris Jericho gave CBC Radio host Trevor Dineen a pep talk, the pair reconnect - and Trevor asks Chris for some advice.

5 questions to get yourself out of a rut, from boxing coach Savoy Howe

As head coach and owner of the Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club, Savoy Howe is constantly motivating others. We asked her to share some of the questions she asks people who are stuck in a rut or at a personal crossroad.

EPISODE | Get a pep talk from Now or Never live!

Do you have a challenge that you don't feel quite up to facing? Hosts Trevor Dineen and Ify Chiwetelu, along with some very special guests — and team of literal cheerleaders — are here to pep you up.

How I learned to not be afraid of my teenage niece

Teenagers scare me. But the reason they scare me is a bit ridiculous. Teenagers scare me because they hold up a mirror to how old I'm getting.

Hoop Dreams: Meet Elijah Fisher, Canada's 13-year-old basketball phenomenon

What are the goals of the best 13-year-old basketball player in North America? Attend college, go to the NBA, make millions of dollars, and buy a massive mansion for his entire family.

EPISODE | The Now or Never teen takeover

Teenagers today are growing up with the world at their fingertips... for better and for worse. All this while still dealing with the pressures of figuring out who you are, who you want to be, and what is important to you.

Caribou meat and comedy: Inside Iqaluit's underground all-women comedy night

Want to crack jokes in the north? If you're a woman, you might want to get in touch with Bibi Bilodeau and Angnakuluk Friesen.

How comedy helped me heal after being sexually assaulted

During an overseas trip, Kelly East was drugged and assaulted. Years later, she discovered that comedy can be key in overcoming trauma.

Meet the Somali mom of 5 who just started doing stand-up

When she arrived in Canada, Mayran Kalah didn't know a word of English. Now, the 42-year-old Somali mother of five has started doing stand-up comedy. And she swears. A lot.

'I'm way funnier as a woman': My first show as a trans comic

After doing comedy for over three decades, Lara Rae came out as a woman. She's learned a lot about what it means to find your real voice.

EPISODE | Fearlessly Funny: Women taking the stage right now

On this Now or Never, funny women in Canada are storming the stand-up stage for the very first time.

'Maybe I should go it alone': Finding our way after a life-changing accident

One week after his accident my partner communicated the only words I refused to accept. When Nolan told me he should go it alone, my heart imploded.

Ten people, one house: We met on Twitter and our families moved in together

Last year, Christina Crook and Elissa Watts followed each other on Twitter. Little did they know that it would lead to their families moving in together.

A long-lost dad and daughter meet after almost 40 years. Now what?

Ann and Art have found each other. But now, they have to figure out what their complicated relationship is going to look like.