Personal Best


Personal Best

A self-improvement show that helps you be your best you. As best we can. Given the constraints.

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Season 2 Update

We have an update about new episodes, a surprise and a preview of a new CBC podcast called Tai Asks Why.

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A Ride on the Desert Bus

In our final episode of the season, Julia (different Julia than before) is a messy eater. But instead of a problem with table manners, she's convinced it's something else. Something that goes all the way back to ancient Buddhist teachings.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:34:55]

Tragedy + Time

Two stories. Oriana can't lie and it's hurting those close to her. Also, Kevin wants to make his grandma laugh.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:33:58]

Jackie Chan's Sleeveless Turtleneck

Yaw loved action movies as kid. As an adult, Yaw wants to land a backflip.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:37:23]

Extra: Check Out "On Drugs"

We've almost finished this week's episode, but in the meantime we want to let you know about another CBC Original Podcast you might like. It's called On Drugs and it explores our complicated relationship with everything from caffeine to cocaine. Check out this full episode titled "Fun, On Drugs" and if you like it (and we think you will), be sure to subscribe wherever you find your podcasts.

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Cow Watch 2018

Sheryl is a city person. But she feels like she hasn't had a chance to express her inner self - her true country self. Sheryl wants to deliver a baby cow.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:31:24]


Two stories. Michael is a musician who goes by the stage name Non-Swimmer. To no one's surprise, he can't swim. Also, Toula hates cancelling plans.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:30:41]

The Doppelgänger

Julia struggles flirting over text messages and it's hampering her love life. But it's not just dating - she struggles with all text messages. Is it possible to communicate your authentic self via text, or are you doomed to prop up a performative husk dancing on a touch screen forever?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:31:44]

Let's Go Schwimmin'

Two stories. It's tragic when you can't communicate to those closest to you. For Manu, it's his local cashier. Also, Jan is overwhelmed by menu options.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:30:48]

Nine Fiver

Brent is a punk musician, radio announcer and an all-around fun guy who is completely unable to celebrate himself. His only hope might be a man with a keytar.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:44]

One Time Snooze

Robin is a chronic snoozer. She's constantly late for work, sleeping in for upwards of two hours. She's also been keeping an elaborate secret since high school.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:35:52]


A self-improvement show that helps you be your best you. As best we can. Given the constraints. Coming February 14

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