CBC Podcasts


Why the 'Indians of Canada Pavilion' at Expo 67 still matters

If you weren't around for Expo 67, you may not get why Montreal's world fair was a big deal for 100-year-old Canada. Consider this: in the golden age of PR, Expo attracted 50 million visitors to a country of 20 million people. But there was one pavilion that wanted to tell a more nuanced story.

Listen to Life Jolt, stories about women in the correctional system

CBC Podcast's new series, Life Jolt examines the lives of real women navigating Canada's correctional system. The podcast follows women going into prison for the first time, lifers who have been there for years, and parolees as they left.

'My pain wasn't in vain': Life Jolt host Rosemary Green on life after prison

Life Jolt host Rosemary Green shares stories from her time in prison in this new podcast about women navigating Canada’s correctional system.

Elamin Abdelmahmoud is on a journey of rediscovery

Talking to CBC’s Elamin Abdelmahmoud about his childhood, being Black in Canadian media, and his upcoming memoir, Son Of Elsewhere.

6 Black-led CBC podcasts you don't want to miss

We’re proud to showcase the stunning work of the Black hosts and creators that work with CBC Podcasts. All six of these shows, released within the last year, are anchored in their talent.

Amanda Parris' debut play 'Other Side of the Game' adapted for the ear

It’s not often that a first-time playwright wins the coveted Governor General’s Award for Drama, but Amanda Parris earned it with her debut show. Now that award-winning play has been adapted into an audio drama.

LISTEN | Evil By Design

Dozens of women from around the world have accused the fast-fashion mogul Peter Nygard of rape, sexual assault and human trafficking in incidents across four decades and at least four countries. He denies those allegations and says his accusers are lying.

PlayME kicks off new season with sharp-tongued 'Winners and Losers'

Our audio fiction showcase is back with a new season of unforgettable stories, all of which speak to big themes of our times.

Told through the voices of survivors, new podcast blows open the Peter Nygard case

The Evil By Design podcast investigates disgraced fast-fashion mogul Peter Nygard, who was recently arrested on charges of racketeering, sex trafficking and related crimes. The podcast, largely told through the voice of survivors, examines decades' worth of allegations that span the globe and asks the crucial question: how did he get away with it for so long?

What's happening in my teen brain?

Tai’s 14 now. As he goes through adolescence, there are all sorts of weird things happening in his brain that are literally reshaping it, getting him ready for adulthood! But what’s happening in there? Why do humans even have an adolescent phase? And how can Tai harness his mental superpowers while he has them?

We asked industry experts about their podcast predictions for 2021

CBC Podcasts asked industry experts to weigh in on where the podcast industry is heading in 2021. Here are some of their best guesses.

Who shook up the podcast landscape in 2020?

Who’s pushing the form to evolve, challenging the status quo, and otherwise shaking up the industry? We asked podcast creators, leaders and experts to tell us who they’d select as the unofficial Podcast Person of the Year. 

12 hidden gem podcasts you don't want to miss

We asked top industry creators to highlight podcasts from 2020 you might have missed.

6 podcasts that widened our perspective

From online algorithms to identity politics to health science, here are a few recommendations from industry experts to get you thinking and asking important questions.

TRANSCRIPTS: This is Not a Drake Podcast

Access the full-text transcripts for all episodes of This is Not a Drake Podcast.

TRANSCRIPTS: Unlocking Bryson's Brain

Access the full-text transcripts for all episodes of the Unlocking Bryson's Brain podcast.

'My future is on the edge of a knife': Young climate activist fights for his right to a safe world

11-year-old climate activist Mikaeel is one of 15 youth plaintiffs who sued the federal government. A federal judge dismissed La Rose et al. v. Her Majesty the Queen on Oct. 27, 2020, and attorneys for the youth have filed an appeal.

Why you should know the Indian Film Crew

In the late 60s the National Film Board decided it was time that First Nations got to be behind the camera and in charge of how they were seen. Although short lived, the Indian Film Crew would create films that changed how the NFB operated, as well as the face of Indigenous filmmaking in this country.

5 sleep tips from 'veteran insomniac' Dr. Brian Goldman

From the bedroom of the host of The Dose, helpful advice for those frustrating nights when you just can’t seem to fall asleep and stay asleep.

'Hopelessness is a luxury': Why Roxane Gay refuses to give up on the media

Roxane Gay, author of the best-selling book "Bad Feminist", explains why representation matters in the media on the latest episode of Seat at the Table.

How the CIA's MK-ULTRA mind-control experiments laid the groundwork for torture methods used today

During the Cold War, the CIA secretly funded mind-control experiments on unwitting Canadians in a program codenamed MK-ULTRA. Those experiments laid the groundwork for modern-day torture techniques and traumatized patients and their families, many of whom are still seeking recognition and justice.

9 spine-chilling listens from CBC Podcasts

Just in time for Halloween, a specially-curated list of scary stories delivered straight into your ears.

'It can't be life as normal': N.S. Medical Officer of Health on managing the Atlantic Bubble

How Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health is managing a once-in-a-century pandemic.

Tony Ho on the importance of comedy in the age of COVID-19

The Toronto comedy darlings discuss their new season and what it’s like to create during a pandemic.

'He is the light, joyful part of all of us': How a teen with terminal cancer inspired a Disney film

Justin Baldoni was on a mission to learn to live fully from people with terminal illnesses, when he met a teenager who changed his life.