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Best Canada Current Affairs podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Canada Current Affairs podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
Updated February 2020
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Get a daily burst of global illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents as they dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be.
Media criticism, news analysis and investigations with host Jesse Brown. The #1 Canadian podcast.
A weekly roundtable about Indigenous issues and events in Canada and beyond. Hosted by Rick Harp.
10/3 brings you the biggest stories in Canada told by Postmedia's national network of award-winning journalists. Hosted by Dave Breakenridge, 10/3 updates twice a week.
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 ...
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.
The World This Weekend is a dynamic half-hour program that showcases first-rate journalism on the news of the day from Canada and around the world. We tell stories you won't hear anywhere else that connect you with remote places and people.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO's flagship current affairs program - devoted to exploring the social, political, cultural and economic issues that are changing our world, at home and abroad. The Agenda airs weeknights at 8:00 PM EST on TVO - Canada's largest educational broadcaster.
Each year, the Empire Club Foundation publishes each speech that season in The Red Book, a yearbook which is distributed free of charge to 4000 university, secondary, and elementary school libraries in Canada, as well as Canadian embassies and consulates worldwide.
We live in a confusing world… so if you’ve ever stopped and asked yourself WHY something matters, we’re here to help. Every week Adam Toy and Dave McIvor will ask one big question and uncover the answer to help you truly understand what’s going on around you. They'll try to get to the bottom of the issue by chatting with experts, journalists and even folks directly involved. They may not have all the answers to climate change, world politics or the economy BUT you can join them on this weekl ...
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 email@example.com or follow along on Twitter @cbcallinaday
Surprising stories from unusual places. With ideas too big for a single episode, The Compass presents mini-series about the environment and politics, culture and society.
CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
Unpublished.Cafe, hosted by veteran radio journalist Ed Hand, provides an unfiltered prospective on Canadian current affairs free of bias and political partisanship.Unpublished.Cafe is the official podcast of UnpublishedOttawa.com.
RezXperts features a Canadian Indigenous - Aboriginal perspective in todays world, providing interviews, commentary, and discussion on current affairs, news, politics, culture, lifestyles, and more.
Now you can listen to The Monocle Minute, our free-to-subscribe email newsletter. This snappy daily audio bulletin delivers news, views and clever comment in just 10 minutes, featuring our unrivalled team of editors, correspondents and bureaux. Stay informed and inspired with Monocle.
RezBirds is a team of four Indigenous men that are tackling the hard hitting issues of modern society with eloquent lunacy. If you like deep issues but would rather they went off the deep end than into an ivory tower, then this podcast is a must listen. The team uses adult language and themes and it is not a PG program. Listener discretion is advised.
An award winning multi-platform history content producer; highlighting exciting, important and awesome stories from the past!
A podcast focusing on Intersectional Feminism, Women's issues, current events and pop culture all while drinking wine and trying to make sense of this crazy new "era" we live in.
Airing Tuesdays at 9:30am on CFMU 93.3 in Hamilton, Canada
Inside Property is a bi-monthly podcast presented by Richard Blanco in collaboration with Share Radio. The programme aims to provide commentary and analysis on a wide range of property and housing related issues.The new 15 minute NLA Podcast is available here (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nla-podcast/id1441951844?mt=2).Richard Blanco is a landlord and developer based in East London with properties across six London boroughs. He is London Representative for the National Landlords Assoc ...
Beyond the Headlines (BTH) is a one-hour current affairs talk radio show aimed at providing a greater understanding and thoughtful discussion of the various policy issues in our daily news headlines. BTH aims to take listeners beyond the immediacy of our daily news. Our show airs Wednesdays from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. on CIUT 89.5 FM in Toronto.
The ongoing dispute over the Coastal Gaslink pipeline and its route through First Nations land has posed a major problem for the Trudeau government. Blockades of rail lines in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who oppose the project have created anger directed at a prime minister whose message has focused on communication as a solution …
A pipeline dispute on the remote Wet'suwet'en First Nation in British Columbia and subsequent solidarity protests and rail blockades have sparked a national crisis. While critics are calling for government to enforce the rule of law, a conflict over which laws to follow remains unresolved. Steve Paikin is joined by legal and political experts who d…
Theatre companies work hard to put terrific dramatic productions on stage. So, it's never good when what's happening in the back office is making headlines instead. Such was the case not long ago at the critically acclaimed Soulpepper theatre company. It now has a new artistic director who's rebuilding the company in some pretty inventive ways. Wey…
Spurred on by demographic shifts, Brexit and the success of the Sinn Fein party in this month’s election, the once-unthinkable idea of Irish reunification is gaining ground. The IMF is in Lebanon to discuss restructuring the country’s crippling debts; we examine the roots of the economic crisis. And visiting a frigid festival where even the instrum…
$5/month for ad-free Canadaland by clicking here. Jason Kenney’s War Room sets its sights on that white whale of fake news: The New York Times. And as protests spread, reporting on Wet’suwet’en remains fairly feeble. Jeremy Klaszus co-hosts. This episode is sponsored by WealthBar, Squarespace, Article, and HelloFresh.…
With Bernie Sanders surging in the polls, can Michael Bloomberg win enough support? Plus: Italy’s former prime minister plots another comeback and we take a peek inside Monocle’s new Austria special.By Monocle 24
The ongoing rail blockades are putting farmers under pressure, and prompting concerns over Canada's reputation as a reliable trade partner. Alberta grain farmer Allison Ammeter and Dennis Darby, president and chief executive of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, join us to discuss.
Some Canadians who were on the Diamond Princess cruise ship are preparing to fly home, but dozens more are infected with coronavirus and staying in Japan for treatment. Did the quarantine on the ship just make things worse?
We hear from a researcher who says the exclusion of the homeless from social spaces is something that has to be examined if we really want to end homelessness in Canada.
Syrian government forces are closing in on the last opposition stronghold in Idlib, creating a massive humanitarian crisis for the civilians forced to flee. Cristian Reynders of Doctors Without Borders is in the region — he says the world needs to pay attention.
The Dose is a new weekly podcast that answers everyday health questions like: What vaccines do adults need? Does your Fitbit actually make you fitter? Or, should I bother taking vitamins? Dr. Brian Goldman and the team behind White Coat Black Art bring you the best science from top experts in about the same amount of time as an appointment with you…
Lindsay Petten was an experienced diver and fisherman, who died late last year while diving in Nfld. His family have made a generous donation to honour their Dad, and to help to protect the sea he loved. His son Nick tells us more.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said this week he will donate $10 billion to fight climate change — working with others "both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting thedevastating impact of climate change." Today on Front Burner, we ask: What can $10 billion do for the environment? Guest host Michelle Shephard talks to David Wallace-Wells,…
In the only televised Liberal leadership debate, candidates Michael Coteau, Steven Del Duca, Kate Graham, Brenda Hollingsworth, Mitzie Hunter, and Alvin Tedjo state their priorities and discuss pressing issues with Steve Paikin, who moderates from TVO's studio.By TVO | Steve Paikin
Strict controls meant to contain the spread of the coronavirus are affecting many of the country’s villages. Our correspondent visits migrant workers who are trapped and draining their savings. We look into why Boeing’s space-and-defence division, which used to prop up the commercial-aircraft side, is itself losing altitude. And why American politi…
The UK’s former ambassador to Belarus explains why simmering tensions between the country and Russia could lead to war. Plus: Thailand’s Future Forward party fights for its future and coronavirus and Milan Fashion Week.By Monocle 24
A video of a man on a plane hitting the reclined seat of a woman in front of him has kicked off a debate about air travel etiquette (and how to resolve these inflight conflicts). To recline or not to recline, that is the question we’re asking two experts on inflight etiquette.
We ask two black students if they go far enough to address the over-representation of racialized students being stopped by security
Our national affairs panel — Niigaan Sinclair, Susan Delacourt and John Ivison — discusses how the Liberal government is handling rail blockades over a proposed pipeline on Wet'suwet'en territory.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is asking Canadians to show "resolve" as he seeks an end to the rail blockades locking up trains in Canada.Hundreds of millions of dollars in goods are sitting idle on the tracks and CN Rail is laying off hundreds of workers as protesters demand police leave the territory of a B.C. First Nation. Trudeau is calling for …
Indie cinema accuses Cineplex of 'a cartoon villain level of nefarious behaviour'; 'You're victim of a crime -- you're not in trouble': trapped by sex traffickers as a teen
Do you get screen time reports on your phone — and swipe away without checking? Byron Reeves, a professor of communication at Stanford University, says we should be measuring the impact of screen time, but we need a better way to do it. That’s why he’s co-founded the Human Screenome Project.
The Wet'suwet'en protests against a proposed pipeline have drawn support across the country, but are solidarity protesters always welcome? We’re asking two Wet'suwet'en members for their perspectives.
It is a time of political change in Poland. The recent general election saw the biggest turnout since 1989 and the end of communism. And gender has become one of the most fraught political issues, with the ruling Law and Justice Party holding up LGBT rights and so-called 'gender ideology' as being enemies to the Polish way of life. Anything that go…
Blockades in support of Wet’suwet’en opposition to the coastal gas link pipeline have ground rail traffic to a halt in parts of Canada. But at the centre of it all is a camp of about 50 people in the remote B.C. wilderness. Dave is joined by APTN senior reporter Kathleen Martens about the conflict over the pipeline and why there’s not a simple answ…
Mario Possamai, a senior advisor on the SARS Commission, and Dr. Susy Hota, medical director of infection prevention and control at University Health Network, discuss how COVID-19 spread, the efforts to contain it, and the effects of the virus around the world.By TVO | Steve Paikin
This week, MPPs are returning to Queen's Park, and that means a fresh, new season of TVO's #onpoli podcast. Senior producer Katie O'Connor joins Steve Paikin to talk about what's in the works.By TVO | Steve Paikin
Throughout time, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining the fate of humanity. Historian Timothy Winegard outlines why in his Taylor Prize for non-fiction- nominated book, "The Mosquito: A Human History of our Deadliest Predator."By TVO | Steve Paikin
The Trump administration’s stance on anti-personnel landmines worries many—but also speaks to a future in which the rules of war are uncertain. Britain’s universities are coming to grips with how much the slave trade built them. And why the ads on televised sport aren’t always what they seem. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of …
Andrew Mueller examines Australia’s vanishing car sector as General Motors announces the end of Holden. Plus: Toronto pitches a new transit plan and France warns of tension as the UK and the EU face off in trade talks.By Monocle 24
In 2015, former Catholic priest Paul-André Harvey pled guilty to 39 counts of sexual assault and gross indecency against young girls. Before he died in 2018, he did something that sent shockwaves through his former Quebec diocese: he wrote a confession in which he alleged his superiors both enabled and covered up his crimes. Mark Kelley of CBC’s Th…
Religious charity Gospel for Asia is facing allegations that money raised for the poor in India isn't going where it's supposed to. Angela MacIvor’s documentary The Believers looks into the accusations.
Indigenous lawyer Katherine Hensel discusses possible paths forward for the Canadian government as protests escalate and blockades continue in support of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs in British Columbia; Two of the biggest hockey stick manufacturers have seen their factories shuttered by the quarantines in central China. The Athletic's Sean F…
As pressures mount over class sizes and the quality of education, we'll look at why some parents are now choosing private over public schools, and whether public education is itself under threat.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the House of Commons Tuesday, regarding the anti-pipeline blockades that have paralyzed rail lines across the country. CBC's Matt Galloway and Chris Hall host a network radio special on the latest developments following Trudeau's address.
It's a big night for the Big Rig, Chris Phillips, who celebrates the retirement of his Number 4 jersey at the Canadian Tire Centre, as the Sens face off against the Sabres.
Did you know that Canada's prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King spent time in Germany and met with Adolph Hitler in hopes of convincing the dictator not to start a war? That story is told in: "Four Days in Hitler's Germany: Mackenzie King's Mission to Avert a Second World War." Ryerson University history professor Robert Teigrob discusses his…
Protests in support of an Indigenous blockade in northern B.C. have snarled rail traffic across the country. The action against the Coastal Gaslink pipeline has sparked anger among pipeline supporters, and has created political chaos for the prime minister, who cancelled a planned trip to try to deal with the issue. The National Post's Tyler Dawson…