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The Secret Life of Canada

S2: Your Letters

30:28 | Jul 23rd, 2019

3 recommendations
A mailbag episode! You asked and we answered your burning history questions which took us to the Cowichan sweater, Cheezies, the legacy of Hawaiian Canadians in B.C and one guy named Portuguese Joe.


danny recommended:Aug 10th, 2019

That was a fun episode 😁 Edit: Just bumped into this video that discusses some of the characters in the story: (A great watch if you get a couple mins)

cbcpodcastsJul 24th, 2019

@danny it was, right?!

dannyJul 24th, 2019

@cbcpodcasts oh yah! a lot of history I surprising have never even heard of like creepy Gassy Jack, Portuguese Joe, and even the Cowichan sweater.

cbcpodcasts recommended:Jul 24th, 2019

Secret Life’s first ever mailbag episode! Learn about Hawaiian history in B.C., the creepiest stories out of Gastown and the legacy (and impressive progeny!) of a man nicknamed “Portuguese Joe”

sarahJul 24th, 2019


sarahJul 24th, 2019

@cbcpodcasts you had me at “the creepiest stories out of gastown” can’t wait!!

cbcpodcastsJul 25th, 2019

@sarah Yeah, creepy even by historic standards. 😳 You’ll see.