Secret Life of Canadawith Leah-Simone Bowen and Falen Johnson

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TRANSCRIPT: Secret Life of Canada - Season 1: The North

S1: The Secret Life of the North. Nunavut has the largest landmass out of all the provinces and territories in Canada - and yet, it is an area that many of us know the least about. In this episode, we look at the forced relocation of the Inuit, the Eskimo Identification System, and the dog slaughter perpetuated by the Canadian government.

TRANSCRIPT: Secret Life of Canada - Season 1: Canadian Snacks

S1: The Secret Life of Canadian Snacks. Canada is full of its own weird and wonderful snacks. From Pizza Pops to ketchup chips, we dive into the bite-size history of Canadian food.

TRANSCRIPT: Secret Life of Canada - Season 1: Statues

S1: The Secret Life of Statues. What do you have to do to get a statue in Canada? We put some of our most lauded historical figures on trial and deliberate their pros and cons. Who should be torn down and who should stay up? From the Famous Five to Terry Fox, we look at some of the best and worst.

TRANSCRIPT: Secret Life of Canada - Season 2, EP 1: Bay Blanket

S2E1: Bay Blanket. These warm blankets are as iconic as Mariah Carey's lip-syncing, but some people believe they were used to spread smallpox and decimate entire Indigenous communities. We dive into the history of The Hudson's Bay Company and unpack the very complicated story of the iconic striped blanket.

TRANSCRIPT: Secret Life of Canada - Season 2, EP 2: Halloween Special

S2E2: You don’t wanna sleep here (Halloween Special). Is Canada a haunted place? In this bonus Halloween episode Falen and Leah travel to some of Canada's more obscure haunts. From one of Canada's oldest universities to a former asylum in Quebec to a number of haunted theatres across the country.

TRANSCRIPT: Secret Life of Canada - Season 2, EP 3: The Gold Rush

S2E3: The Gold Rush. There is no doubt that the Klondike Gold Rush was an iconic event. But what did the mining industry cost the original people of the territory? And what was left when all the gold was gone? And what is a sour toe cocktail?

TRANSCRIPT: Secret Life of Canada - Season 2, EP 4: Toronto vs. Everyone

S2E4: Toronto vs. Everyone (Live!) It's our first live show! Recorded in front of an audience for the Hotdocs Podcast Festival, we try to answer the age-old question: why is Toronto the city Canada loves to hate? Featuring special guests Jane Luk, Kris Siddiqi, Brandon Hackett and music by Matt Reid.

TRANSCRIPT: Secret Life of Canada - Season 2, EP 5: Water

S2E5: Water. Can the foundation of Canada be traced back to Indigenous trade routes? In this episode Falen and Leah take a trip across the Great Lakes, they talk corn and vampires, and discuss some big concerns currently facing Canada's water.

TRANSCRIPT: Secret Life of Canada - Season 2, EP 6: The Province of Jamaica

S2E6: The Province of Jamaica. This episode we take a look at early Caribbean migration to Canada and reveal which islands could have become Canadian provinces. We also dive into the history of Black railway porters and how they and their wives made Winnipeg a hub of labour activism in Canada.

TRANSCRIPT: Secret Life of Canada - Season 2, EP 7: Chinatown

S2E7: Chinatown

TRANSCRIPT: Secret Life of Canada - Season 2, EP 8: The Indian Act

S2E8: The Indian Act