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Life Jolt — prison slang for a life sentence — examines the lives of women navigating Canada’s correctional system. Our team gained unprecedented access to the Grand Valley Institution prison — the federal pen for women in Ontario — for a full year. We followed women going into prison for the first time, spoke with lifers who have been there for years, and parolees as they left. Hosted by Rosemary Green, a former inmate herself, Life Jolt focuses on individual women’s stories and the realities of prison life, and explores a wide range of issues including parenting behind bars, segregation, the over-representation of Indigenous women, addiction, trauma and the many obstacles of reintegration.
Inappropriate Questions is a podcast that explores and deconstructs invasive questions often asked to different communities. Whether it’s “What are you?”, “Can you have sex?”, or “Why don’t you drink?”, the show explores what these questions imply, their social and historical contexts, and why people ask them.
A conversational podcast hosted by queer, cosmically-destined BFFs Thomas Leblanc and Tranna Wintour. Join Chosen Family every second week for deep and spontaneous conversations featuring renowned artists and up-and-coming creators. Welcome to the family!
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.
Hot takes & fresh insights on the biggest cultural stories of the week. Hosted by Elamin Abdelmahmoud.
Tai Asks Why
Tai Poole is only 14 years old, but he’s 100% dedicated to asking life’s toughest questions. Join him as he boldly goes where no 9th grader has gone before, to find you answers you never knew you needed, on the award-winning CBC podcast Tai Asks Why.
Teens have a lot to say about this complicated world — are you listening?
Party Lines is a political primer for every kind of concerned citizen. Each episode will take you beyond the talking points and provide the insights you need to understand the upcoming federal election. Co-hosted by Rosemary Barton (The National) and Elamin Abdelmahmoud (BuzzFeed News).
The terrifying, unbelievable true story behind the CIA's mind control experiments. Hosted by Michelle Shephard.
Secret Life of Canada
The Secret Life of Canada explores country you know and the stories you don't. Join hosts Leah-Simone Bowen and Falen Johnson as they explore the unauthorized history of a complicated country.
Transforming the way we experience theatre by turning contemporary plays into bingeable audio dramas. Welcome to your Digital Theatre.
The Dose with Dr. Brian Goldman
The Dose is a weekly health podcast that separates fact from fiction — an essential public service in these fast moving times.
Recall: How to Start a Revolution
A deep dive into the October Crisis. By October 1970, there were soldiers in the streets, communities on edge, kidnapping and terror in the headlines. And those frightening weeks were just the crescendo of a wave of terror and violence that was nearly a decade in the making.
Focus. Depth. Daily.
Seat at the Table
Friends Martine St-Victor and Isabelle Racicot have in-depth conversations with notable guests from media, sports and pop culture. They capture personal stories about the power of the Black Lives Matter movement, the urgency of this moment, and what it will take to move forward.
Award-winning sketch troupe Tony Ho takes listeners on a journey of dark comedy. Bite-sized narrative sketches explore the nature of human relationships and how careless we can be with each other. Featuring Miguel Rivas, Roger Bainbridge and Adam Niebergall.