New and Notable: November Edition
Featuring the best of the best.
Whenever I talk to my news-savvy friends about podcasts, inevitably someone makes the same comment: "I wish someone would make The Daily but for Canada." Well wish no more, Canadian news junkies, because Front Burner is here. Not that it's a Canadian "The Daily" -- it's more than that. CBC's first daily news podcast got off to a strong start this week with stories that you might have missed if all you see is the Trump stories that seem to dominate the headlines. I'm looking forward to more thoughtful and down-to-earth treatments of stories that matter to Canadians. That's why Front Burner is my pick of the week.
- Julian Uzielli, Associate Producer, Podcast Playlist
Podcasts featured this week:
- Front Burner - The new daily news show from CBC. Click here to listen to the full episode.
- The Off Season - A new serial from the team behind The Truth. After being accused of sexual harassment live on air, television host Bruce Alvarez retreats to the Hamptons until the whole thing can blow over... if it ever will. Click here to listen to the full episode.
- The Secret Life of Canada - The sometimes sordid history of the iconic Hudson's Bay Company blanket. Click here to listen to the full episode.
- Home Cooked - Growing up Nick was embarrassed by the smell of the Chinese food in his packed lunch. When he decided to become a chef, he perfected French techniques. He didn't revisit Chinese cooking until he was reintroduced to his grandmother's incredible dumplings. Click here to listen to the full episode. If you want to try making Nick's wontons, you can find the recipe by clicking here.
- Someone Knows Something - On Oct. 16, 1986, 15-year-old Kerrie Brown disappeared from a house party in Thompson, Manitoba. Her body was found two days later. Host David Ridgen spends this season trying to uncover what actually happened to Kerrie Brown. Click here to listen to the full episode.
- Plus, Nick Quah (Hot Pod, Vulture) stops by to share the latest in industry news. He explains why the sports genre of podcasting is suddenly so prolific. Then he gets into what kind of wacky stuff has been going on with Apple's podcast charts.