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Best CBC Radio podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best CBC Radio podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.
 
Spark on CBC Radio One Nora Young helps you navigate your digital life by connecting you to fresh ideas in surprising ways.
 
Under the Influence gives listeners a rare backstage pass into the hallways, boardrooms and recording studios of the ad industry.Join host and adman Terry O’Reilly for fascinating (and humorous) stories that connect the dots between pop culture, marketing and human nature.
 
IDEAS is a deep-dive into contemporary thought and intellectual history. No topic is off-limits. In the age of clickbait and superficial headlines, it's for people who like to think.
 
CBC Radio's Dr. Brian Goldman takes listeners through the swinging doors of hospitals and doctors' offices, behind the curtain where the gurney lies.
 
CBC Radio's Laugh out Loud is Canada's home for comedy. Every week the show features the best and funniest comics in the business. Recorded at festivals and comedy clubs across the country, LOL is the ...
 
Take a trip around the world with CBC Radio's As It Happens. Hear from the people at the centre of the stories of the day — from the complex to the weird and wacky.
 
CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
 
CBC Radio's Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.
 
Because News is Canada's funniest news quiz. Host Gavin Crawford quizzes comedians and celebrities about the headlines. Subscribe to get Members Only bonus episodes every Wednesday.
 
Get ready to meet the artists you're talking about, and the ones you'll soon love. Whatever you're into — be it music, TV, film, visual art, theatre or comedy — q is there. Expect deep insight, and big surprises. Because on q, arts and entertainment get personal.
 
Fresh, new, provocative programs from the digital realm. Radio One's Podcast Playlist kicks it off on terrestrial with a sampling of some of the most intriguing of what the internet has to offer.
 
If a joke's worth telling, it's worth repeating. Comedy Factory host Jane Testar collects our favourite skits, commentaries and funny bits that appeared on CBC Radio over the past week. It's an assembly line of humour, safety-tested and priced to move!
 
World Report is the first word on the day's top international and Canadian stories and reveals original work by CBC journalists. Join Nil Köksal weekdays and Marcia Young on the weekends on CBC Radio One.
 
The National's Rosemary Barton tackles the week's big political stories with Canada's leading political journalists, including Chantal Hébert and Andrew Coyne. A podcast that helps you understand the why behind the moves and decisions of your elected officials.
 
CBC Radio's The House takes you behind the scenes in the world of Canadian politics. Parliament may take a summer recess but the business of national politics never stops; nor does The House.
 
CBC Radio's Metro Morning keeps listeners informed about what's going on in Toronto and offers listeners an optimistic, sometimes humorous view of the world, together with the day's more serious news.
 
Cross Country Checkup is Canada's only weekly national open-line radio program. It is broadcast live across Canada every Sunday afternoon on CBC Radio One and SiriusXM, and streamed live on the Internet. Each week Canadians from coast to coast join in a lively discussion on an issue of national interest that affects their daily lives.
 
CBC Radio's Writers and Company offers an opportunity to explore in depth the lives, thoughts and works of remarkable writers from around the world. Hosted by Eleanor Wachtel.
 
High-stakes storytelling at its most artful and human — radio documentary on the next level. Stories lived, stories told.
 
CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition is a lively three-hour program of conversation, documentaries and music. Michael Enright, an accomplished journalist and broadcaster, is the host and tackles everything ...
 
The Debaters is the hit show where comedians go toe-to-toe in a battle of laughs and logic. Hosted by award-winning funnyman Steve Patterson, the program is a combustible combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious ad libs. The engaging format is part stand-up, part quiz show and part comedy competition, with the live audience picking the winners.
 
Every weekday afternoon, Power & Politics host Vassy Kapelos guides Canadians through the country's political news, with a regular cast of political panellists and the continuously unfolding drama of the Canadian political scene.
 
Day 6 is a news magazine show that delivers a surprising take on the week.
 
Unscripted and honest radio debates. Ontario Today is never shy. The host, studio guests and callers dive right into the contentious issues of the day. CBC Radio One from 12 to 1 ET. Call-in 1-888-817-8995.
 
CBC Radio's Shelagh Rogers travels the country, conversing with authors and readers of all kinds. A new episode every Monday.
 
The Eyeopener sets the agenda for the day, asking the questions that need to be answered and bringing compelling local stories to Calgarians
 
Ontario Morning tells you what's happening in your world - whether it's down the road or around the globe.Get the latest national and international news on World Report and local newscasts on the half-hour.
 
CBC Radio's Morning North is a weekday news and current affairs program hosted by Markus Schwabe.
 
Unreserved is the radio space for Indigenous community, culture, and conversation. Host Rosanna Deerchild takes you straight into Indigenous Canada, from Halifax to Haida Gwaii, from Shamattawa to Ottawa, introducing listeners to the storytellers, culture makers and community shakers from across the country.
 
The arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver in December 2018 placed Canada in the middle of a global trade war. Stephen Quinn narrates a story of international intrigue set against a dramatic battle to dominate the economies of the future.
 
If you're talking about it, so is Judy Aldous on Alberta's only province wide open line. From strong opinions, to thoughtful arguments, to stories worth repeating - you never know what you'll hear nex ...
 
BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province.
 
CBC Radio's Information Morning kick starts the day on mainland Nova Scotia with news, survival information, compelling stories and opinions from all perspectives in the province.
 
Remembering the good, the bad, and the awkward parts of growing up
 
A vibrant blend of top news stories, local weather, traffic reports, comedy, local music, and interviews about politics, science and culture. Tune into Mainstreet on weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. Add your voice by calling us at 1-888-686-MAIN (6246) or e-mail mainhfx@cbc.ca.
 
Maritime Noon is a one-hour program devoted to delivering informative reports and interviews which explore issues that are of interest to Maritimers. Join host Bob Murphy weekdays from noon to 1 p.m.
 
CBC Radio Film Reviewer Eli Glasner shares his big screen thoughts on the latest and greatest movies appearing at theatre near you. Some cinema smarts (and snark) to go with your popcorn.
 
CBC Radio's Information Morning Cape Breton helps listeners better understand and explore the challenges in our island's future, remember their past and celebrate their neighbours' accomplishments.
 
Cross Talk's daily phone-in connects listeners from across Newfoundland and Labrador - and beyond.
 
Information Morning from CBC Moncton is your essential source of news, weather, traffic and stories from your community. Join Jonna weekday mornings.
 
Information Morning Fredericton is your window on the community every weekday morning, from 5:55 to 8:37 on CBC Radio One, the news and stories of our lives in your city and around the province; keeping you informed and engaged.
 
CBC Radio's Labrador Morning keeps people informed about what's happening around them. Labradorians hear about it first on Labrador Morning. 434043
 
The Morning Edition on CBC Radio One is Regina’s number one morning show. Join Stefani for great conversations as the Morning Edition team taps into the spirit of the city. Get your news and see what’ ...
 
CBC Radio host Sheryl MacKay meets creative people from all around the province. Hear about their passions and inspirations. You'll visit artists and in their studios, musicians and performers backstage, writers at their keyboards and chefs at the cooktop. There's great conversation and a lot of laughs too waiting for you every weekend on North by Northwest.
 
P.E.I. Pulse brings together the best audio from CBC P.E.I.'s airwaves. Host Mitch Cormier shares interesting stories about Islanders and the things that matter to P.E.I. every week. 434043
 
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Winner of the 2019 National Book Award, Trust Exercise is a timely exploration of sexual politics, fiction and truth. Choi talks to Eleanor Wachtel about the novel, and about exploring the experiences of Asian-American characters in her work.
 
This week on The House, we look at the U.K. proposing that Huawei equipment could be used in the country’s 5G networks — in a limited capacity. The move positions Canada as the only undecided nation in the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network. Plus, interviews with: the B.C. Provincial Health Officer on the spread of the coronavirus; Manitoba Pre…
 
Rachel Manley on her novel The Fellowship, Bob Joseph Jr. on his bestselling 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act, Rhea Tregebov on her novel Rue des Rosiers, Susan Juby recommends three audiobooks for great listening, and more.
 
On today's show, the Point Amour Lighthouse will serve once again as a great transmission spot this weekend for a team of amateur radio operators. We hear from a HVGB man who's trying to navigate the medical system. We welcome WelcomeNL to talk about their upcoming events. And Jacob Barker is our DJ for the day on his last day at CBC NL.…
 
Kincardine, Upper and Lower Kintore, and Bon Accord make up the 'Scotch colony' in the province. Kincardine is the cultural hub and the centre of Robbie Burns celebrations.
 
Here are the first eleven chapters of Grant Lawrence’s latest story-telling podcast, "Wild Pick." This is the true tale of the life and adventures of Linda Syms, oyster farmer of Desolation Sound. It's another of Grant's epic wilderness adventures, chronicling Linda’s wild life. At a very young age, she fell in love with an older man who completely…
 
Brett Kissel, Andrew Phung and Jan Caruana get quizzed by guest host Emma Hunter
 
Impeachment: Democrat, Iran: TSB, Jim Lehrer Obit, Tapeworm Tumour, Baby Thunderstruck Video and more
 
Ahmad Meree's new play Suitcase, which is currently running in Toronto, is about the experience of a young married couple who are fleeing their home country.
 
ECMA award-winning musician Denique Leblanc rocked the crowd at RuPaul's drag convention in London, England last week.
 
Broadening the Medically Assisted Dying laws to include chronic mental disorders and terminally ill minors; Toronto's newest NBA All Star starter is the seventh in club history.
 
Your questions and comments for Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson. Broadcasting live from Calgary's downtown library.
 
Jeff Rubin is the former chief economist at CIBC Markets and author of the forthcoming book called "The Expendables: How The Middle Class Got Screwed by Globalization" .He offers his reaction to the call by the group Patriotic Millionaires for higher taxes on the very wealthy.; Two parents offer their reaction to the strikes this week by teachers w…
 
Leona Godin reflects on the strange symmetry between discovering punk rock and losing her eyesight as a girl. And agnostic Richard Kelly Kemick recounts his summer playing Herod among a cast of believers in the badlands of Alberta.
 
On today's show: a Fifth Estate investigation into last year’s CP rail crash in Field, B.C. finds an allegation of a coverup; on March 1st, thousands of Albertans will no longer be covered by the Senior Drug Benefit program. We hear from one of them; coyotes on the move. Why they're showing up in places they've never been before; There's a special …
 
Why people in China are looking to World of Warcraft for lessons on containing the coronavirus, how politicians have changed their tunes on impeachment since Bill Clinton, Brannon Braga on the premier of Star Trek: Picard, Canadian Olympian Sarah Nurse on women's pro-level hockey, a writer's experience of living like a Goop fan, Burton Kramer on de…
 
To people like him who grew up with the internet, Jewish scholar Sebastian Schulman says, truth is slippery. So it's important to affirm what happened.
 
Summerside historians aim to preserve local war memorabilia, Feedback on obituaries, Wildlife biologist Bob Bancroft takes calls
 
The week saw a further escalation of tensions between Unifor and the Co-op refinery in Regina, with CBC Saskatchewan political reporter Adam Hunter joining Regina Leader-Post columnist to chat with Morning Edition host Stefani Langenegger on how politicians are - and could - handle this issue. They also touch on the province's steps to prevent sex …
 
It's winter (duh). Long nights, cold days, and, for much of the country, snow. But should we be cowering inside or embracing it? This week on Spark, we look at how public design and personal mindset can allow us to make the most—and even get excited by—winter. Isla Tanaka, Edmonton's WinterCity planner, explains how her city is helping patios stay …
 
In 2003, nurse Susan Sorrenti contracted SARS while working at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital. As a similar virus prompts health warnings in China and around the world, Sorrenti recalls her gruelling experience and reflects on the lessons we can learn as we grapple with this new illness. Plus, an update on the emerging story from infectious disease…
 
Lyft's B.C. general manager Peter Luykomskyj and CBC reporter Karin Larsen discuss ride-hailing, now Uber and Lyft are operating in parts of Metro Vancouver. Minter Country Garden owner Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.
 
North Sydney's Haley Street Adult Services Centre has 1 million reasons to be happy this morning. Last summer, fire destroyed a building used by the Centre. Yesterday, Premier Stephen McNeil gave the vocational training facility for adults with disabilities one million dollars. Debra MacLean is the executive director of Haley Street, and she gives …
 
Intermittent fasting — why not eating (for a bit) could work for weight loss and health; Brewing a better espresso with less coffee and more math; Bringing biology to bricks — concrete details on how to grow building materials; Avast! Scurvy is still a health issue in 21st century Canada; Fangs very much. Scientists use stem cells to make snake ven…
 
Nick Nemeroff tells this Winnipeg Comedy Festival audience about some BIG changes about to happen in his life - he won't be himself much longer! And Garrett Clark goes through the crazy names and identities of his family tree. It's a weird one!
 
Settle in and get comfortable for a podcast binge. Here are a few must-listen episodes from some of our favourite podcasts.
 
This week on Under the Influence, we analyze Album Covers As Marketing. We’ll look at a world famous record cover that was almost ruined by a zipper, why flights at Heathrow Airport had to be grounded for one band’s cover art and which album jacket is considered to be the worst of all time.
 
Masoumeh Ghavi and her sister, Mahdieh, died two weeks ago when Iranian forces shot down Ukraine International Flight 752 as it left Tehran. On Tuesday, her friends cleaned out her apartment in Halifax.
 
Jane's back after a week of fever dreams and legal pharmaceuticals. Come celebrate her convalescence!P.S. That flu is NO JOKE.
 
After a royal rift with the Queen, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are making their home in Canada — for now.Is it time to roll out — or roll up — the red carpet?
 
Sudbury high school student Lauren calls our weekly trivia quiz and gets her mom to help!
 
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