Gay Girl Gone
Of all the young revolutionaries in Syria during the Arab Spring, Amina is different. An out lesbian in a country where homosexuality is illegal, she bravely documents her life on the blog Gay Girl in Damascus. Her candid posts attract readers from around the world, and soon she has a wide, ardent following. But then a post appears saying Amina has been abducted. Her fans mobilize, desperate to track down and save their fearless heroine. What they find shocks them. Journalist Samira Mohyeddin investigates what actually happened to the infamous Gay Girl in Damascus. The result is a twisted yarn that spans the globe and challenges our thinking on love, politics and identity in cyberspace.
From BBC Sounds and CBC Podcasts. Syria. 2018. ISIS is on the brink of defeat. A toddler disappears in the chaos. In London, his grandad desperately searches for answers. Poonam Taneja investigates.
From the reporter who exposed Bill Cosby, to the writer who solved one of Australia’s most chilling cold case — every week, Crime Story goes deep into a true crime case with the storyteller who knows it best.
Someone Knows Something, Season 8: The Angel Carlick case
In the new season of Someone Knows Something, David Ridgen seeks justice for Angel Carlick, a vibrant youth worker who was killed at 18 years old in the Yukon, Canada. Join David as he works alongside Angel’s community in the search for answers behind the tragic murder.
10 Minutes to Save the Planet
Our brains aren’t wired to save the world. But if you’re ready to make changes that actually stick, 10 Minutes to Save the Planet will show you the way. Co-hosts meteorologist and climate reporter Johanna Wagstaffe and broadcaster Rohit Joseph work through the UN’s 10 actions for a healthy planet, but in a way that won’t shame, overwhelm or bore you. Think of each episode as a bite-size guide to fight climate change, rooted in behavioural therapy.
As Canada’s top consumer watchdog, CBC Marketplace looks out for your health, your safety and your money. Hosts Asha Tomlinson and David Common bring you inside eight action-packed investigations, uncovering the truth about popular products and services — and pushing hard for accountability. We've got your back.
This is That
The world is changing every day. Completely fabricated nonsense matters now more than ever. Hosted by veteran comedians Peter Oldring and Pat Kelly, This is That uses the same serious audio techniques for comedy as others do for journalism: phone interviews, narrative documentary, archival news clips, witnesses on location, found footage, and so on. But on this podcast, everything is fabricated: this is a completely fake in-depth look at the issues, culture and personalities shaping our world today.
The Banned Teacher
He was her music teacher. She was just a teenager. He crossed the line over and over again — in closets and cars. This journey begins with one victim’s search for justice, but turns into a full investigation by host Julie Ireton, raising questions about whether children are being protected, then and now.
Rudy Kelly’s dad was a great chief of the Tsimshian Nation - a champion of the language, culture, and community. Everyone loved him. But did Rudy? As a kid, he looked up to him. Idolized him. But also feared him. And even hated him. He told Rudy that to succeed, he would have to leave everything behind: his family, friends, and culture. In this six-part series, Rudy's journey brings him back in time, to learn how colonization impacted Indigenous people, from those who lived it. To find out who and what his dad really was, and to discover more about himself - the Urbariginal.
Let's Not Be Kidding with Gavin Crawford
Join comedian Gavin Crawford on his journey through laughter and tears in the seven-part series Let's Not Be Kidding. As he navigates the heartbreak of watching his mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Gavin finds comfort in sharing his story with fellow comedians, friends and family who have experienced the same struggles.
The Naked Emperor
Sam Bankman-Fried was at the top of the game. He was a billionaire by the time he turned 30, and the trusted face of crypto with his trading platform FTX. Its logo was on the Miami Heat’s arena and the uniforms of Major League Baseball umpires. Despite his dorm room lifestyle he charmed celebrities, politicians, and Silicon Valley. That is, until it all came crashing down. Billionaire boy-genius turned disgraced crypto king ... How Sam Bankman-Fried built and destroyed an empire.
The No Good, Terribly Kind, Wonderful Lives and Tragic Deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman
News of the mysterious deaths of billionaire Canadian pharma giant Barry Sherman and his philanthropist wife Honey in December 2017 reverberated around the world. Five years later, with no arrests and little news from the police, their deaths remain shrouded in mystery and conspiracy theories, with too many lingering questions. Not just who killed them, but what kind of life do you have to live that when you’re found dead, there are multiple theories, including some involving your own family?
The Heart is a multi-award winning audio art project about hard truths, big feelings and deep magic. This all new season is a production of CBC Podcasts, Radiotopia and Mermaid Palace.
The Africas VS. America
In 1985, at the height of the Black Power era, police dropped a bomb in a Philadelphia neighborhood. Their target? A family of Black radicals known as ‘MOVE,’ who found themselves ensnared in a city — and nation’s — domestic war on Black Liberation. Over seven episodes, host Matthew Amha investigates the events that culminated in the MOVE bombing, and the long afterlife of a forgotten American tragedy.
Behind every catfish, there’s the bait. Who is Janessa Brazil? Stolen images of an adult entertainment star are being used to con victims out of thousands of dollars, breaking hearts in the process. Journalist Hannah Ajala embarks on a quest to find Janessa, in this 8-part true crime series. And who is responsible for catfishing scams? Produced for the BBC World Service and CBC Podcasts by Antica Productions and Telltale Industries.
Uncovering land theft in Canada and looking at how Indigenous people are reclaiming their territories, identities and lives. Hosted by Angela Sterritt.