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What was that podcast I heard on The Current?

This summer on The Current, hear the best of CBC Podcasts. Find out more about the series and where to find them here.

All summer long, The Current is bringing you some of CBC Podcasts' top series

Hear some of CBC Podcasts' top series on The Current this summer. (CBC Podcasts)

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 summer, 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 you'll hear on The Current are available below. 

Unlocking The Fountain

(Artist: SK Robert/CBC)

What if there were a pill that could add decades to your life? Would you take it? For thousands of years, people have searched for elixirs that could delay death and extend human life. Could new advances in medicine finally make this a reality? From madcap medicine to cutting-edge science, the quest to unlock the fountain of youth is teeming with dreamers, skeptics and charlatans alike. Hosted by Keith McArthur.

  • Listen to Unlocking The Fountain here.
  • Read more about the podcast here.

Stuff the British Stole

(Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Throughout its reign, the British Empire stole a lot of stuff. Today those objects are housed in genteel institutions across the U.K. and the world. They usually come with polite plaques. This is a series about the not-so-polite history behind those objects. Hosted by Marc Fennell.

  • Listen to Stuff the British Stole here.
  • Read more about the podcast here.

Kuper Island

(Artist: Eliot White-Hill)

An eight-part series that tells the stories of four students: three who survived and one who didn't. They attended one of Canada's most notorious residential schools — where unsolved deaths, abuse, and lies haunt the community and the survivors to this day. Hosted by Duncan McCue.

  • Listen to Kuper Island here.
  • Read more about the series here.

White Hot Hate

(Artist: Ben Shannon/CBC)

A violent, white supremacist ideology is spreading around the world, with believers trying to create chaos in order to seize control. When recruitment posters for a group calling itself The Base start to appear in Manitoba, Winnipeg Free Press journalist Ryan Thorpe decides to go undercover — and infiltrate. Ryan meets with a Canadian Armed Forces reservist trying to establish a local neo-Nazi cell, and discovers that he is planning attacks and destruction abroad. This six-part series follows the extraordinary case through Ryan's perspective as an infiltrator — while host Michelle Shephard, a veteran national security journalist, explores the rise of white supremacist accelerationism.

  • Listen to White Hot Hate here.
  • Read more about the series here.

Welcome to Paradise

(Artist: Chloe Cushman)

Love, marriage … and a secret history of trauma. Anna Maria Tremonti, former host of The Current, has been keeping her past a secret for over 40 years. As one of Canada's most respected journalists, she has a reputation for being fearless and hard-hitting. She's reported from some of the world's most dangerous conflict zones. But none were as immediately threatening as life at home.

In her early 20s, she fell in love with a man who seemed worldly and charming. Behind closed doors, he was incredibly violent. They were only married for a year, but the consequences of the abuse have lasted a lifetime. This is the first time Anna Maria has told anyone — including family or close friends — the details of what she endured. Working with her therapist, she reveals the intimate details of a past she's kept to herself for most of her life. The result is a profoundly intimate portrait of a powerful woman confronting the source of tremendous pain and trauma — and remarkably, freeing herself from a life-long sense of shame. 

  • Listen to Welcome to Paradise here.
  • Read more about the podcast here.

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