CBC Podcasts


The highlights and hidden gems of podcasting in 2019

Podcasting exploded into mainstream popularity this year. CBC Podcasts touched base with several industry experts to hear their reflections on 2019, and to look ahead to 2020.

7 podcasts that both kids and adults will love this holiday season

These shows will get your family to learn, laugh out loud, or at least forget about screens for half an hour

PlayME kicks off its new season with Christmas crime thriller BUTCHER

Our audio fiction showcase is back with a new season of unforgettable stories.

LISTEN | Hunting Warhead

Hunting Warhead follows an international team of police officers as they attempt to track down the people behind a massive child-abuse site on the dark web — and the morally complicated lengths authorities will go to to do so.

Online child abuse 'goes undetected because no one wants to talk about it': Daemon Fairless

Hunting Warhead is a new investigative podcast from CBC Podcasts and Norway's VG. Follow investigators as they take down one of the biggest child abuse sites on the dark web.

Hunting Warhead | Resources

Hunting Warhead deals with difficult subject matter. Here are some resources if you or someone you know needs help.

Xavier Dolan talks fame, film and finding inspiration in unrequited love on Chosen Family

Dolan, 30, spoke with Montreal comedians Thomas Leblanc and Tranna Wintour for a special episode of their CBC podcast, Chosen Family.

7 words that would only make sense to podcast lovers 

Did you know that the term "podcasting" was made up on a whim by a journalist on deadline? For International Podcast Day, let’s see if we can coin some more.

Not feeling election ready? These 7 CBC podcasts will help

The federal election campaign is officially underway. Here are the CBC radio shows and podcasts working to get you ready for voting day.

Find your new favourite podcast

Our new tool, Podcast Oracle, will recommend shows from your favourite categories, including true crime, comedy, and more.

Trudeau blackface scandal a 'painful moment' for Canada, says Party Lines co-host

Hours after a photo Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wearing brownface in 2001 surfaced, Elamin Abdelmahmoud and Rosemary Barton discussed the fraught history behind racist makeup and the difficult conversations we're having, and not having, as a country.

CBC Podcasts in Class: New Resources for Teachers

Ready-made teaching guides available for two of our most popular educational podcasts: The Secret Life of Canada and Tai Asks Why.

5 questions with the co-hosts of Party Lines 

On launch day, we caught up with the new co-hosts of Party Lines, Rosemary Barton and Elamin Abdelmahmoud, to ask a few get-to-know-you questions.

Close your textbooks. 'Podcasts In Class' switches up the lesson plan

Six episodes of the podcasts Tai Asks Why and The Secret Life of Canada have been adapted into classroom-ready lessons, complete with slideshows, videos, activities, and even homework.

10 things we learned at Podcast Movement

More than 3,000 people gathered in Orlando, Florida, to get the latest intel on the podcast community.

CBC to adapt Tai Asks Why, Someone Knows Something podcasts for screen

Tai Asks Why, Someone Knows Something and Personal Best are among a batch of popular CBC podcasts poised to get new life on the small screen.

Margaret Cho taught me self love before it was trendy

Chosen Family's Tranna Wintour got to speak to her childhood hero in the latest episode of the podcast, along with co-host Thomas Leblanc.

A decades-old missing persons case continues to haunt Ontario's cottage country

An enigmatic woman named Joan Lawrence became a local legend in the community of Huntsville, Ont., where she became known as "the cat lady." That legend became a mystery when she disappeared 20 years ago. Now a new CBC podcast, Uncover: The Cat Lady Case, takes another look at her story.

With their podcast Chosen Family, BFFs Thomas Leblanc and Tranna Wintour are queering your commutes

The Montreal comedians are letting queer friendship shine bright in the new season of their CBC podcast.

How to download a podcast

If you love switching on your radio but you've never so much as browsed the massive digital library of podcasts, your ears are in for a treat. We're here to walk you through it in a few simple steps.

How far has the global LGBT movement come since Stonewall?

Join host Justin Ling and a panel of special guests in front of a live audience at the Human Rights Conference, part of World Pride in New York City marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

'I'm disabled. Google it': The star of Netflix's Special is done making you feel comfortable

Writer and actor Ryan O'Connell joins the Chosen Family podcast to talk about his experiences as a gay man living with cerebral palsy.

'Between Breaths' dives deep to explore the true meaning of freedom

It's a difficult yet defining fact of life: every living creature is mortal, no matter how powerful they seem. Robert Chafe explores this universal truth in his moving play Between Breaths, which is based on the true story of Dr. Jon Lien, "the Whale Man of Newfoundland."

How to listen to podcasts on your iPhone

Our step-by-step video will show you how to download and listen to podcasts on your iPhone.

How to listen to podcasts on your Android phone

Our step-by-step video will show you how to download and listen to podcasts on your Android phone.