The Current investigates gun violence with One Bullet series, CBC launches new 'Listen' experience
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What's New - January 17, 2019
- The Current launched One Bullet — a special series about the impact of gun violence in Canada — starting with the story of Justin Shephard, a 19-year-old who was gunned down near his Toronto home in 2001.
- PlayME's newest play, What A Young Wife Ought To Know, tells the story of Sophie, a young working-class wife who has a lot to learn about love, sex and birth control in the 1920s.
- Meet Madhu Verma, a child refugee turned newcomer advocate. The Secret Life of Canada examines how her social activism greatly shaped the current landscape of Fredericton, N.B. and Canada's East Coast.
- Under the Influence takes a look at the history of commercial lengths and why they have changed dramatically over the decades.
Take the new beta CBC Listen for a spin. It will change the way you listen to music, radio and podcasts. Let us know what you think of the app by taking this short survey.
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In Our Ears
Name: Bear Brook
Genre: True Crime
Recommended by: Cesil Fernandes, producer of CBC Podcasts
Why you should listen: Bear Brook is like an onion — in the best way possible. Each episode peels back layers of a fascinating story. I was drawn in from the beginning with the discovery of bodies stuffed in barrels dumped in the woods and fascinated with a deep dive into how isotopes in our teeth and hair can track our movements. I'm more than halfway through the series and with a handful of episodes still left, I can't wait to hear where the story goes.
Name: Everything is Alive
Genre: Society & Culture
Recommended by: Mieke Anderson, producer and mixer of Uncover and Finding Cleo
Why you should listen: I cover a lot of stories that involve trauma, which means I cherish opportunities to find joy around me. And as a maker of podcasts who strives to break with convention in my own work, I also seek out shows that innovate. This whimsical — yet surprisingly existential (!!) — podcast stands out. It features interviews with inanimate objects like Louis, a can of no-name pop. This show made me laugh out loud (yes, I was that person walking down the street giggling to myself).