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Best CBC Radio podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best CBC Radio podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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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.
 
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.
 
Spark on CBC Radio One Nora Young helps you navigate your digital life by connecting you to fresh ideas in surprising ways.
 
CBC Radio's Dr. Brian Goldman takes listeners through the swinging doors of hospitals and doctors' offices, behind the curtain where the gurney lies.
 
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Ideas
Weekly+
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Remembering the good, the bad, and the awkward parts of growing up
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.
 
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The Current
Daily+
 
CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
 
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Q: Video Podcast
Weekly+
 
Q is your window to cultural affairs, arts & entertainment. Think of it as a portal into the people and ideas that shape the cultural landscape. Q is broadcast across North America and around the world on radio, television and online. You can listen, watch or interact with all our content at www.cbc.ca/q, CBC Television: Sundays at 3pm & Thursday nights at 1:00am, Syndicated on Television across the United States, CBC Radio One: Monday to Friday, 10am and 10pm Sirius XM: Channel 169, U.S. Ra ...
 
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Glasner on Film
Monthly+
 
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.
 
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 polls analyst Éric Grenier takes a deep dive into the world of politics, elections and public opinion in conversations with journalists, decision makers and the pollsters tapping into what the country is thinking.
 
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.
 
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.
 
The Eyeopener sets the agenda for the day, asking the questions that need to be answered and bringing compelling local stories to Calgarians
 
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CBC News At Issue
Monthly+
 
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 Information Morning kick starts the day on mainland Nova Scotia with news, survival information, compelling stories and opinions from all perspectives in the province.
 
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The Doc Project
Monthly+
 
High-stakes storytelling at its most artful and human — radio documentary on the next level. Stories lived, stories told.
 
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!
 
Author David Barr Kirtley talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Paul Krugman (#61), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Joyce Carol Oates (#202). The A.V. Club calls the show, "An informative and impressively in-depth podcast well worth checking out," and io9 lists it as one of "13 Smart Podcasts That Will Feed Your Hunger for Knowledge and Ideas." NPR's earbuds.fm lists the show as a re ...
 
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The Debaters
Weekly+
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 New Brunswick's Information Morning in Saint John brings you all the news and information you need to start your day. We'll get you connected to your community, your country and the world. Without us, you won't know what's going on.
 
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's Morning North is a weekday news and current affairs program hosted by Markus Schwabe.
 
CBC Radio's On The Go has now been on the air for 50 years, bringing Newfoundlanders and Labradorians stories from every nook, cranny and cove in the province.
 
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.
 
Information Morning from CBC Moncton is your essential source of news, weather, traffic and stories from your community. Join Jonna weekday mornings.
 
CBC Radio's Metro Morning with Matt Galloway 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.
 
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Unreserved
Monthly+
 
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.
 
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Weekend AM
Monthly+
 
Weekend AM is CBC Radio One's province-wide, Saturday and Sunday morning show across Newfoundland and Labrador. You'll meet creative people up to all sorts of things that keep life in Newfoundland and Labrador interesting.
 
CBC Radio's Labrador Morning keeps people informed about what's happening around them. Labradorians hear about it first on Labrador Morning. 434043
 
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All in a Day
Weekly+
 
CBC Radio's All In A Day is Ottawa's number one afternoon drive program -- and covers all of Eastern Ontario and West Quebec. Join Alan Neal each weekday for a fresh take on the news you need to know, regular weather and traffic updates, an overview of the best cultural events the area has to offer, and insightful interviews with politicians, musicians, thinkers and more. Contact the show at allinaday@cbc.ca or follow along on Twitter @cbcallinaday
 
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.
 
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Host Jeff Douglas talks with the Mainstreet Spinbusters -- Barbara Emodi, Chris Lydon and Michelle Coffin. Abacus invited a random sample of panelists to complete its survey between November 12th and 17th. The margin of error for a comparable probability-based random sample of the same size is plus or minus 1.79%, 19 times out of 20.…
 
Host Gavin Crawford quizzes Candy Palmater, Andrew Phung and Craig Lauzon
 
A once-stately home on Waterloo Street is slated for demolition. The home was built in the 1850s, and Lori Alison of Heritage Saint John says it needs to be protected and preserved.
 
Michele Grenier is an engineer and the Executive Director of the Ontario Water Works Association. She comments on the recent report from Concordia Universtiy on unacceptably high levels of lead in drinking water; Career coach Sarah Vermunt discusses how tensions among different generations can affect the workplace; Sean Speer is an economist wi ...…
 
The Nova Scotia Department of Health recently announced investments in urgent mental health services across the province. We ask Nadine Wadden, Director of Mental Health for the Eastern Zone of the Nova Scotia Health Authority, what that means in Cape Breton... and why the wait time for non-urgent mental health service in the CBRM is still in t ...…
 
On today's show: Alberta's election commissioner could soon be looking for work, if the UCP has its way. Is it about saving money or punishing those who stand in its way? More in a moment; from "OK Boomer" to "Alright Karen". We talk about the impact of intergenerational sniping on workplace culture; Alberta drivers: buckle up. Insurance rates ...…
 
Chemical taste. Bugs. Theft. Consumers and growers weigh in on what they prefer, with Derek Pedro from WeedMD in Strathroy and Mark Spear from Wildfire Collective in the Ottawa Valley.
 
Last night in Toronto, Ian Williams won the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his debut novel Reproduction. He joined Tom Power the morning after the awards ceremony to talk about his big win.
 
Your favourite X-mas movies might be selling you a product that doesn't exist. Warm winter.
 
It's not just heart attacks ...our health columnist warns the system is riddled with gender biases that can affect diagnosis and outcomes.
 
The city of Fredericton asked people for their wishes when it comes to cab service, and the results are back. Councillor Kevin Darrah says there's work to do.
 
Canadian Global Affairs Institute's Colin Robertson talks about what role Canada can play in a peaceful resolution to the standoff in Hong Kong. Child psychiatrist Dr. Shimi Kang talks about how we can inspire young people to make a difference.
 
Jesse Wente on a mind-blowing memory from Sesame Street; doctors' prescriptions for social activities are being filled in over 20 community health centres.
 
Iranian mother reunion, Alberta election commissioner, Little Brontë book, Iran protests, South Dakota meth campaign, Finland dying town and more
 
The UCP government is moving quickly to introduce new legislation that affects teacher pensions, conscience rights of doctors, funding for universities and school boards, and election investigations. Is this what you expected from the UCP? How do you feel about their decisions so far?
 
On today's show we hear from NunatuKavut wanting to empower the youth of Labrador with a new program. Then we hear voices from the coast uniting to demand better service when it comes to the ferries serving Labrador. We find out from snowmobile clubs around Labrador if they're ready for the new season. And we hear from John Gaudi who's in Nain ...…
 
The Moncton man under investigation for breach of trust is nowhere to be found. CBC Reporter Gabrielle Fahmy is following the story.
 
From the Digital Box Set: This week, we explore how brands are becoming political for the first time in history. We’ll look at what happens when major retailers decide to “Dump Trump,” the controversial Super Bowl ad that challenged an immigration policy and crashed the Internet and how even Pepsi could drop the political ball. Years ago, most ...…
 
The critically acclaimed British author joined Eleanor Wachtel onstage in Toronto for an exhilarating conversation about Grand Union, her first collection of short stories.
 
After comments seemingly targeting immigrants for not wearing poppies, veteran hockey commentator Don Cherry was fired by Sportsnet this week. His words — pointing at "you people ... that come here" — unleashed a fury of upset and turned Canada's beloved game, inside out.Our question this week: Was it necessary to fire Don Cherry?…
 
This week on The House, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe joins host Chris Hall to talk about what he has labelled an unsatisfactory meeting this week with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Tom Devine talks about Canada's whistleblower protection rules and Chris Hall talks to two strategists who have been behind-the-scenes when prime ministers choose ...…
 
Dr Brian Goldman takes an unflinching look at how medicine has treated people with developmental disabilities, and what's being done to remedy the cruelty of the past.
 
Retired United Church minister Bruce Sweet becomes a forest therapist. Dalhousie professor Michael Ungar weighs in on the true path to resilience. And TV reporter Ginella Massa on how she handled "compliments" about her new body.
 
Len from Lively is a repeat customer on the Morning North Mystery Game...but will he do as well the second time around??
 
New high-powered radar gives scientists a 3D view of wildfires in real time; The return of race science — the quest to fortify racism with bad biology; Your laundry and plastic pollution — which fabrics shed the most microplastics; Tiny submarines could make a 'fantastic voyage' into our bodies; How do high-flying airplanes have enough oxygen f ...…
 
The internet offers a huge amount of information, usually for free. So how has that affected the institutions we have traditionally learned from: our schools, colleges, and universities? How does it affect health care?
 
CBC's Adam Hunter and the Regina LeaderPost's Murray Mandryk join host Stefani Langenegger to talk about the government's plans for growth and its decision to open export offices abroad, among other political news events of the week.
 
As a black man from Newfoundland, Trent McLellan shares how difficult it was to make a normal first impression...whatever 'normal' is! And Jay Martin reminds us of the wall-phone...and how breaking up was even harder to do. You kids have it too easy!
 
From legalised cannabis to the death of an ISIS leader, in this episode, we're going behind the scenes of some of the biggest stories in the news.
 
Ted gets a tour of MYSA's St. John's office from CEO Josh Green and Utilities Manager Natasha Reid.
 
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