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Arkells front man Max Kerman on the healing power of music: 'We always try to lend a hand'

For Arkells' front man Max Kerman, writing a song is a lot like therapy: he digs deep to feel a moment of pure honesty — and then releases it into the world. 

Secret school in Kabul equips Afghan girls with psychological tools to cope with Taliban

A teacher in Kabul meets with her students every week at a secret school, where they discuss psychology, participate in group counselling and learn how to resist tyranny.

'It's everywhere': New podcast uncovers prolific global catfishing networks

Love, Janessa is a new true crime podcast seeking to find the woman whose image is used as bait in countless online romance scams around the world. Hosted by Hannah Ajala, the series is a co-production between CBC Podcasts and the BBC World Service, produced by Antica Productions and Telltale Industries.


Join host Hannah Ajala on her wild search for an adult entertainment star whose images are being used in catfishing schemes around the world.

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PlayME transforms the way we experience theatre by turning contemporary plays into bingeable audio dramas. This CBC Podcast is your free ticket to dozens of shows by talented writers from coast to coast.

THE OUTLAW OCEAN: Transcripts | Listen

The high seas are beyond the reach of international law – and beyond the beat of most reporters. Ian Urbina, has sailed into uncharted territories to investigate murder at sea, modern slave labour, environmental crimes and quixotic adventurers.

THE KILL LIST: Transcripts | Listen

In this six-part series, host Mary Lynk investigates the mysterious abductions and deaths of dissidents in Pakistan, the dangers that follow those who flee to the West, and an intelligence agency with tentacles around the globe.

RUN, HIDE, REPEAT: Transcripts | Listen

Best-selling author and journalist Pauline Dakin takes you on an immersive journey into a childhood spent on the run, one where unexplained moves and disturbing events took place under a shroud of secrecy. When Pauline was finally told what her family was running from, she was left with more questions than answers.

Trauma is a 'stupid friend' that our minds & bodies don't forget: Dr. Gabor Maté

Dr. Gabor Maté joined the Sickboy podcast to discuss his new book, The Myth of Normal, which explores the longterm effects of unresolved trauma on our bodies and minds.
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I used to feel safe in the U.S. But after changes to abortion and gun laws, I want Canadian citizenship

Twenty-four years ago, Amanda Robb’s uncle was killed for performing abortions. But she still felt safe in the United States until two back-to-back U.S. Supreme Court decisions sparked her interest in seeking Canadian citizenship.

Sickboy goes west: Get live show event details and tickets

Sickboy is hitting the road! The stigma-busting podcast is travelling out west to record 3 episodes in front of live audiences. Find information about the events and how to get tickets here.

New podcast exposes 'staggering absurdity' of Nuttall-Korody terrorism case

When police first announced the arrests of John Nuttall and Amanda Korody, it seemed like a clear cut victory in the ongoing War on Terror. But as more details emerged, the case began to fall apart. Filmmaker Dan Pierce turned exclusive interviews with the pair, and hundreds of hours of police surveillance, into the new five-part podcast Pressure Cooker.

Pressure Cooker

Three bombs. Two unlikely suspects. One wild investigation. Two misfits are ensnared in a sprawling sting operation. Reality and conspiracy are blurred in a story of love, faith and betrayal in the War on Terror.

Host Jayme Poisson reflects on 1000 episodes of Front Burner

From 3 a.m. celebrations to tumultuous political upheaval, Front Burner has captured the moment at the frontlines of breaking news and the stories shaping Canada and the world.

'Remember Joe Rose': How an activist's death reshaped the fight for gay rights in Montreal

The murder of Joe Rose, a young activist living with AIDS, shocked the LGBTQ community in Montreal. Rose's friend Rev. Peter Boullata, a writer and academic, reflects on the importance of Joe Rose to the gay rights movement in the city.


Buffy Sainte-Marie is one of the most prolific singer-songwriters of the past century. For 60 years her music has quietly reverberated throughout pop culture, and provided a touchstone for Indigenous resistance. In this five-part series, Mohawk and Tuscarora writer Falen Johnson explores how Buffy’s life and legacy is essential to understanding Indigenous resilience.

New podcast investigates death of activist Karima Baloch and the 'untold' crisis of her people

When human rights activist Karima Baloch is found drowned off the shores of Toronto, an investigation into her mysterious death leads all the way back to Pakistan, the country she had recently fled. In this six-part podcast, host Mary Lynk explores the abductions and killings of dissidents in Pakistan, the dangers that follow those who flee to the West, and an intelligence agency with tentacles around the globe.

KUPER ISLAND: Transcripts | Listen

An 8-part series that tells the stories of four students: three who survived and one who didn’t. They attended one of Canada’s most notorious residential schools – where unsolved deaths, abuse, and lies haunt the community and the survivors to this day. Hosted by Duncan McCue.

The story of Richard Thomas, a boy who never returned from a residential school known as Canada's 'Alcatraz'

Richard Thomas’s death at the Kuper Island residential school in B.C. in 1966 was labelled a suicide. But his family and classmates say that’s only half the story.

Was Shanawdithit really the last Beothuk?

Throughout the years, the Beothuk people have been written about as an “extinct” nation, whose numbers were few at the time of European contact to Newfoundland. By 1828, they were all gone except one woman named Shanawdithit. She is now known as "the last Beothuk" but was she?

5 podcasts that take a deep dive into LGBTQ+ history

Francis Plourde — Host and co-producer of the latest season of The Village: The Montreal Murders — shares his top 5 LGBTQ+ podcast recommendations. Plourde, who has a love for complex and uncovered stories, offers a variety of recommendations that unpack LGBTQ+ history and culture.

The lessons Buffy Sainte-Marie taught me

Falen Johnson, host of the brand new podcast Buffy — a memoir of Buffy Sainte-Marie, talks about what she's learned from the legendary Cree singer-songwriter during the course of the project.

How the donair became the official food of Halifax

Falen and Leah speak to Book of Donair author Lindsay Wickstrom about how its originator, Greek immigrant Peter Gamouloukas, brought the kebab to Nova Scotia in the 1970s and invented the signature sweet sauce.

The Village: The Montreal Murders

In the shadow of the AIDS crisis, a group of queer activists fights for their rights — and their lives. When gay men start turning up murdered in 1990s Montreal, the city reckons with both the AIDS crisis and a possible serial killer. Faced with police indifference — despite mounting evidence — a group of activists takes matters into their own hands.

'Suddenly, there were other cities': The Village podcast expands to Montreal, welcomes a new host

The Village began as an investigation into the Toronto Police Service’s handling of the Bruce McArthur case. As host Justin Ling was researching the first season of the podcast, more and more unsolved cases came to his attention – including ones in Montreal.