Rudy Kelly’s dad was a great chief of the Tsimshian Nation - a champion of the language, culture, and community. Everyone loved him. But did Rudy? As a kid, he looked up to him. Idolized him. But also feared him. And even hated him. He told Rudy that to succeed, he would have to leave everything behind: his family, friends, and culture. In this six-part series, Rudy's journey brings him back in time, to learn how colonization impacted Indigenous people, from those who lived it. To find out who and what his dad really was, and to discover more about himself - the Urbariginal.
Let's Not Be Kidding with Gavin Crawford
Join comedian Gavin Crawford on his journey through laughter and tears in the seven-part series Let's Not Be Kidding. As he navigates the heartbreak of watching his mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Gavin finds comfort in sharing his story with fellow comedians, friends and family who have experienced the same struggles.
The Naked Emperor
Sam Bankman-Fried was at the top of the game. He was a billionaire by the time he turned 30, and the trusted face of crypto with his trading platform FTX. Its logo was on the Miami Heat’s arena and the uniforms of Major League Baseball umpires. Despite his dorm room lifestyle he charmed celebrities, politicians, and Silicon Valley. That is, until it all came crashing down. Billionaire boy-genius turned disgraced crypto king ... How Sam Bankman-Fried built and destroyed an empire.
The No Good, Terribly Kind, Wonderful Lives and Tragic Deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman
News of the mysterious deaths of billionaire Canadian pharma giant Barry Sherman and his philanthropist wife Honey in December 2017 reverberated around the world. Five years later, with no arrests and little news from the police, their deaths remain shrouded in mystery and conspiracy theories, with too many lingering questions. Not just who killed them, but what kind of life do you have to live that when you’re found dead, there are multiple theories, including some involving your own family?
The Heart is a multi-award winning audio art project about hard truths, big feelings and deep magic. This all new season is a production of CBC Podcasts, Radiotopia and Mermaid Palace.
The Africas VS. America
In 1985, at the height of the Black Power era, police dropped a bomb in a Philadelphia neighborhood. Their target? A family of Black radicals known as ‘MOVE,’ who found themselves ensnared in a city — and nation’s — domestic war on Black Liberation. Over seven episodes, host Matthew Amha investigates the events that culminated in the MOVE bombing, and the long afterlife of a forgotten American tragedy.
Behind every catfish, there’s the bait. Who is Janessa Brazil? Stolen images of an adult entertainment star are being used to con victims out of thousands of dollars, breaking hearts in the process. Journalist Hannah Ajala embarks on a quest to find Janessa, in this 8-part true crime series. And who is responsible for catfishing scams? Produced for the BBC World Service and CBC Podcasts by Antica Productions and Telltale Industries.
Uncovering land theft in Canada and looking at how Indigenous people are reclaiming their territories, identities and lives. Hosted by Angela Sterritt.
Run, Hide, Repeat
Best-selling author and journalist Pauline Dakin takes you on an immersive journey into a childhood spent on the run, one where unexplained moves and disturbing events took place under a shroud of secrecy. When Pauline was finally told what her family was running from, she was left with more questions than answers. Five episodes, released every Monday starting Nov. 14.
The Outlaw Ocean
The high seas are beyond the reach of international law – and beyond the beat of most reporters. But Pulitzer-Prize-winner and former New York Times journalist, Ian Urbina, has sailed into uncharted territories.
Three bombs. Two unlikely suspects. One wild investigation. Two misfits are ensnared in a sprawling sting operation. Reality and conspiracy are blurred in a story of love, faith and betrayal in the War on Terror.
The Kill List
Investigating the sudden death of activist Karima Baloch who seemed impossible to silence, this six-part series takes listeners on a journey to a place and crisis kept hidden by a powerful state. Hosted by Mary Lynk.
Buffy Sainte-Marie is one of the most prolific singer-songwriters of the past century. For 60 years her music has quietly reverberated throughout pop culture, and provided a touchstone for Indigenous resistance. In this five-part series, Mohawk and Tuscarora writer Falen Johnson explores how Buffy’s life and legacy is essential to understanding Indigenous resilience.
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. Hosted by Francis Plourde.
An 8-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.
Someone Knows Something: The Abortion Wars
How the 1998 murder of a New York abortion provider exposed a network of violent anti-abortion activists. With protests on the rise and debates about reproductive rights heating up in the U.S., could more violence be on the horizon?