'Remember Joe Rose': How an activist's death reshaped the fight for gay rights in Montreal

The murder of Joe Rose, a young activist living with AIDS, shocked the LGBTQ community in Montreal. Rose's friend Rev. Peter Boullata, a writer and academic, reflects on the importance of Joe Rose to the gay rights movement in the city.

The Village: The Montreal Murders

In the shadow of the AIDS crisis, a group of queer activists fights for their rights — and their lives. When gay men start turning up murdered in 1990s Montreal, the city reckons with both the AIDS crisis and a possible serial killer. Faced with police indifference — despite mounting evidence — a group of activists takes matters into their own hands.

'Suddenly, there were other cities': The Village podcast expands to Montreal, welcomes a new host

The Village began as an investigation into the Toronto Police Service’s handling of the Bruce McArthur case. As host Justin Ling was researching the first season of the podcast, more and more unsolved cases came to his attention – including ones in Montreal.

Podcast trilogy explores the global rise of extremism, radicalization

In the fall of 2021, CBC Podcasts set out to investigate various strands of radical extremist movements, from incels to white supremacy to the origins of modern American Republicanism and its alt-right offshoots. 

'Go-to' sexual assault reporter Maggie Rahr on minimizing further harm

Maggie Rahr is the host and writer of the latest season of Uncover: Carrie Low VS., which chronicles a Halifax woman's journey in seeking justice for her alleged sexual assault — and the institutions that she thought would help her.

LISTEN | Carrie Low VS.

Carrie Low says she was drugged, kidnapped and assaulted. She reported to the police, but says they only caused more anguish. Now she’s on a mission to hold national institutions to account. This all-new investigation is hosted by award-winning investigative journalist Maggie Rahr.

Hear the full season of The Village 2

Host Justin Ling investigates the cases of Alloura Wells and Cassandra Do, two trans women of colour whose deaths expose the systems that failed them.

Told through the voices of survivors, new podcast blows open the Peter Nygard case

The Evil By Design podcast investigates disgraced fast-fashion mogul Peter Nygard, who was recently arrested on charges of racketeering, sex trafficking and related crimes. The podcast, largely told through the voice of survivors, examines decades' worth of allegations that span the globe and asks the crucial question: how did he get away with it for so long?

LISTEN | Evil By Design

Dozens of women from around the world have accused the fast-fashion mogul Peter Nygard of rape, sexual assault and human trafficking in incidents across four decades and at least four countries. He denies those allegations and says his accusers are lying.

Evil By Design | Resources & Help

Evil By Design deals with difficult subject matter. Here are some resources if you or someone you know needs help or support.

'Brainwashed' podcast reveals the shocking true story behind a prolific conspiracy theory

Brainwashed, a new series from CBC Podcasts, tells the true, unbelievable story of the CIA's attempt at mind control.

How the CIA's MK-ULTRA mind-control experiments laid the groundwork for torture methods used today

During the Cold War, the CIA secretly funded mind-control experiments on unwitting Canadians in a program codenamed MK-ULTRA. Those experiments laid the groundwork for modern-day torture techniques and traumatized patients and their families, many of whom are still seeking recognition and justice.

LISTEN | Brainwashed

A new investigative series from CBC Podcasts brings you into the true, twisted story of the CIA's attempts at mind control. Hosted by Michelle Shephard.

Why it took this man 20 years to prove he didn't murder his wife

In 1999, Glen Assoun was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his wife. He never stopped professing his innocence — and two decades later, the justice system finally admitted he was right.

Season 7: Dead Wrong

A botched police investigation, missing evidence, and a wrongful conviction in a city plagued with more than a hundred unsolved missing and murdered cases. Uncover: Dead Wrong takes us through the twisting, almost unbelievable story of Glen Assoun.

New podcast examines 'stunning institutional failure' of 1995 murder case, host says

Investigative reporter Tim Bousquet has been steeped in the case of Glen Assoun for years. He talks to CBC Podcasts about the importance of this story, and of seeking accountability within Canada's most powerful institutions. 

New podcast explores how 'Satanic Panic' overtook a Saskatchewan town

Throughout the 1980s, Satanic cults were widely believed to be terrorizing and torturing children. Across North America, there were hundreds of false allegations, scores of criminal trials and countless lives torn apart, but never any real proof. Here's why that fear spread.

Season 6: Satanic Panic

In the '80s, Satanic cults were believed to be preying on kids, terrorizing them in dark rituals. There were horrifying allegations. Criminal trials. Lives torn apart. Yet, no solid proof. So what happened?

'Don't mess with us': Family of the 'Cat Lady' seeks justice in Muskoka mystery of missing seniors

Two decades after Joan Lawrence disappeared in Ontario’s cottage country, CBC Podcasts has found relatives of the isolated senior who went missing along with three others in mysterious circumstances.

5 questions with Michelle Shephard, host of Uncover: Sharmini

Twenty years ago today Sharmini Anandavel's remains were discovered. Journalist Michelle Shephard answers questions about the case she's been investigating since 1999.

Season 5: Sharmini

On June 12, 1999, 15-year-old Sharmini Anandavel disappeared on her way to a job. Four months later her remains were found in a North York ravine. Host Michelle Shephard revisits the murder two decades after she first covered it as a cub crime reporter at the Toronto Star.

Who killed Sharmini? A suspect is behind bars — but not for the 1999 slaying of Toronto teen

Twenty years ago, 15-year-old Sharmini Anandavel disappeared on her way to a job that police believe didn't exist. Four months later, her remains were found in a Toronto ravine.



Season 4: The Cat Lady Case

In 1998, 77-year-old Joan Lawrence vanished without a trace. All police could find were her 30 cats, shot dead. The case remains unsolved, but unsealed documents and new witnesses are shedding a light on one of cottage country’s darkest crimes.

Uncover Season 3 — The Village

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Uncover Season 2 — Bomb On Board

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