CBC Podcasts


Unravelling the legacy of Kuper Island, one of Canada's most notorious residential schools

Debuting May 17, CBC Podcasts' Kuper Island is a weekly, eight-part series that tells the stories of four children who were forced to attend one of Canada's most notorious residential schools.  

Can celebrities make a difference in the U.S. abortion debate? CBC's Pop Chat weighs in

The leaked Roe v. Wade draft ruling has caused shockwaves in every arena from politics to pop culture. Public figures have shared their outrage and their own abortion stories. The attention from celebrities on this story is significant, but can it actually make a difference?

Why are there so many Canadians in Pro Wrestling?

In this episode, the Secret Life of Canada explores the fun and problematic past of performance wrestling and learns why it was as popular as hockey in its early days.

What our youngest podcast host thinks about climate change

The finale of season one of Tai Asks Why was titled “How will we fix climate change?” Back then, Tai Poole was only 11 and already concerned about the environment. Four years later, with many more podcast episodes and interviews with scientists under his belt, how does 15-year-old Poole feel about the future?

Tai Asks Why season four

Fifteen-year-old Tai Poole won’t rest until he’s uncovered the mysteries of the universe, one probing question at a time. In Season 4 of his Webby-winning podcast, Tai talks to everyone from NASA scientists to stand-up comedians to his equally curious little brother Kien.

The history behind Canada's 'homosexuality test'

For decades, Canada attempted to purge queer people out of the public service and the military. We look into why it all started during the Cold War, what the fear of the Soviet Union had to do with it and how the invention of a homosexuality test nicknamed “The Fruit Machine” was supposed to aid in the RCMP’s investigations. Spoiler alert — it didn't work. With guest Gary Kinsman.

Why coercive control is a warning sign for violence in relationships

When Anna Maria Tremonti was in an abusive marriage at age 23, she hadn't heard of coercive control. It was a concept that hadn’t been developed yet. Through researching her podcast Welcome to Paradise, the former longtime host of The Current realized she now had a name for what she’d gone through.

Let's Make A Sci-Fi boldly goes where no podcast has gone before

The new series from CBC Podcasts chronicles three comedians' journey as they try to write an earnest sci-fi pilot, eliciting the help of Hollywood pros and sci-fi experts along the way.

Let's Make A Sci-Fi!

An eight-part adventure through the creative process as three comedians try writing a successful sci-fi pilot—with help from scientific experts and Hollywood screenwriting pros.

Inside Ukraine, under Russian attack

February 24, 2022 is a day few Ukrainians will forget. Nothing is Foreign looks at how the day unfolded for two different people, one in Kyiv and one in the east — and their plans to stay safe.
First Person

I was abused by my partner. It shaped my career as a journalist

As I walked into my first job at CBC, I knew my experience of being what we then called a "battered wife" would have been deemed a bias, writes CBC podcast host Anna Maria Tremonti.

Welcome to Paradise

The secret's out. As one of Canada’s most respected journalists, Anna Maria Tremonti has a reputation for being fearless. She’s reported from some of the world’s most dangerous conflict zones. But there’s one story she’s never made public: when she was 23 years old, she married a man who beat her.

True Dating Stories

In the new series from CBC Podcasts, real people tell their wildest and most embarrassing dating stories while hilarious recreations bring them to life.
Nothing is Foreign

El Salvador's bitcoin experiment is what happens when a tech-bro becomes 'CEO' of a country

Can a nation — and economy — of 6.5 million people run on bitcoin? That's the real-time experiment playing out in El Salvador, where the country's tech bro president has made the cryptocurrency legal tender, the first in the world to do so.

'It was really cathartic': Alex McKinnon revisits Montreal tragedy 30 years later

In 1990, 14-year-old Paul McKinnon was hit and killed by a speeding police cruiser. Thirty years later, Paul’s brother, Alex McKinnon, revisits the accident and its aftermath in Sorry About The Kid. He talks about what the making of the podcast taught him about grief, his brother and himself.

Sorry About The Kid

How do you forget your favourite person in the world? Alex remembers everything about the day a speeding police car killed his brother. But his brother, alive? Those memories are lost. Sorry About the Kid is a deeply personal meditation on the losses that define us.

Anna Maria Tremonti memoir, world news weekly and more announced for CBC Podcasts' winter line-up

It’s a new year and a new season for CBC Podcasts, which means there’s plenty of great new content heading your way.

CBC audio makers share their favourite listens of 2021

After a landmark year of new releases, the CBC Podcasts team reflects on the series that stood out to them in 2021.

Podcast trilogy explores the global rise of extremism, radicalization

In the fall of 2021, CBC Podcasts set out to investigate various strands of radical extremist movements, from incels to white supremacy to the origins of modern American Republicanism and its alt-right offshoots. 

When loneliness becomes lethal: New podcast explores dark underworld of online misogyny

Boys Like Me follows the story of two high school friends: one became an autism advocate and film-maker; the other went on to commit one of the most notorious mass-killings in recent times. Host Ellen Chloe Bateman explores the world of incels and finds a dark, online world fueled by violent misogyny and extreme isolation that presents a growing threat to public safety.

It came from the internet: Rob Norman on his new podcast about the horrors of human connectivity

Rob Norman's latest project, Limited Capacity, is a departure from his previous series, Personal Best – and he likes it that way. He talks about shifting genres and the series' unique production process that was "more like guiding someone through a haunted house than making a podcast."

Limited Capacity

Limited Capacity is a collection of six short stories about the strange and twisted ways we interact with the internet and with each other. From the fiendishly clever mind of Rob Norman, co-creator of the hit podcast Personal Best, it’s Black Mirror… for your ears.

The Next Call with David Ridgen

From the creator of Someone Knows Something comes the new investigative podcast The Next Call. Tackling unsolved cases through strategic phone calls, the curtain is peeled back. From the victim's family members to potential suspects, the investigation unfolds with The Next Call.

LISTEN | White Hot Hate

‘White Hot Hate’ follows the extraordinary case of a Canadian journalist who infiltrated an international neo-Nazi extremist network. Host Michelle Shephard explores the rise of white supremacist accelerationism: the ultra-violent ideology that drives believers to create chaos, in order to seize ultimate control.

'Go-to' sexual assault reporter Maggie Rahr on minimizing further harm

Maggie Rahr is the host and writer of the latest season of Uncover: Carrie Low VS., which chronicles a Halifax woman's journey in seeking justice for her alleged sexual assault — and the institutions that she thought would help her.