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What was that podcast I heard on The Current?

All summer long, The Current is bringing you the best of CBC podcasts. Here's what we're playing on air, and where to find episodes online.

All summer long, The Current is bringing you the best of CBC podcasts

This summer the Current is running some of CBC Podcasts' critically acclaimed series. (Ben Shannon/CBC)

If you heard part of a podcast on The Current and you're looking for more information, this is where to find it. 

Over the next couple weeks, we'll be airing several critically acclaimed CBC podcasts. If you'd like a primer on podcasts and how to access them, start here

Links to the podcasts played on The Current this summer are available below. 

Recall: How to Start a Revolution

Recall: How to Start a Revolution unpacks the rise and fall of the Front de libération du Québec. (Ben Shannon/CBC)

The 1950s and 60s saw a wave of radical movements. Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution. The Black Panthers. Quebec and Canada had the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) — a showdown that dissolved into crisis. By October 1970, there were soldiers in the streets, communities on edge, kidnapping and terror in the headlines. But those frightening weeks were just the crescendo of a wave of terror and violence that was nearly a decade in the making. This series offers immersive storytelling and the voices of the people who lived it: the bomb disposal expert on defusing live explosives, the survivors of terror, their families, and the radicals themselves. Hosted by Geoff Turner. 

  • Listen to Recall: How to Start a Revolution here.
  • Read more about the podcast here.

A Death in Cryptoland

A Death in Cryptoland looks at the demise of Gerald Cotten, CEO of Canada's largest cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX. The series explores the conspiracy theories around his death, which left tens of thousands of people out a quarter of a billion dollars. (Ben Shannon/CBC)

When the young CEO of Canada's largest cryptocurrency exchange is reported to have died while honeymooning in India, it sets off a cataclysmic chain of events that would leave about 76,000 people out a quarter of a billion dollars — and a trail of conspiracy theories around whether Gerald Cotten is dead or alive. A Death in Cryptoland is an original podcast series about a crypto-tycoon, his secret past, his sudden demise, and an online sleuth's obsession with unravelling the truth behind his company QuadrigaCX. Hosted by Takara Small.

  • Listen to A Death in Cryptoland here.
  • Read more about the podcast here.

Brainwashed

Brainwashed is CBC Podcasts' multi-part investigation into the CIA’s experiments in mind control. (Ben Shannon/CBC)

Brainwashed investigates the CIA's covert mind control experiments — from the Cold War and MKULTRA, to the so-called War on Terror. It's the story of how a renowned psychiatrist used his unwitting patients as human guinea pigs at a Montreal hospital, and the ripple effects on survivors, their families, and thousands of other people around the world. It also examines the cultural impact — how the CIA brought LSD to America and inadvertently created counterculture influencers such as author Ken Kesey and poet Allen Ginsberg. It's an exploration of what happens in times of fear, when the military and medicine collide. And what happens when the survivors fight back.

  • Listen to Brainwashed here.
  • Read more about the podcast here.

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