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The Doc Project from CBC Radio

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High-stakes storytelling at its most artful and human — radio documentary on the next level. Stories lived, stories told.
The People's Ice Bridge

28:54 | Jun 17th

Since 1896, the residents of Dawson City have been betting on the Yukon River: the day, hour and minute when the river ice will "break up" in the spring. Because of the ice pool bet, the date and time of the past 123 break-ups have been recorded... a...Show More
Stand Up Bureaucrats

29:23 | Jun 10th

Ron Porteous and Rae-Ann Kublick's day jobs sound pretty dull - Ron's an IT guy for Canada Post and Rae-Ann's a government analyst. But by night, the two public servants are taking a six-week course on stand-up comedy that will have them cracking jok...Show More
Revolution Photo

28:41 | Jun 3rd

Samira Mohyeddin thought she knew pretty much everything about the Iranian revolution - a revolution that caused her own family to leave the country for Canada when she was four years old. So when she saw that the photojournalist David Burnett had pu...Show More
Three Weddings and a Funeral

30:22 | May 27th

Joanne and Bob Wotherspoon are soulmates, but that didn't stop them from getting divorced. Their complicated love story spans over thirty years, documented in meticulous detail through home videos, wedding speeches, and Bob's autobiographical music. ...Show More
Me, myself, and han

28:09 | May 20th

Eunice Kim was born in South Korea and speaks the language fluently, but recently, she stumbled upon an unfamiliar word: han. Han has no English translation. It's used to describe a combination of rage, grief and regret - a feeling so powerful, some ...Show More
Doctor Piano

28:09 | May 13th

Nola Keeler quit tap-dancing when she was seven years old, never expecting to regret it. But decades later, when her 12-year-old daughter started dancing, Nola decided it was time to slip back into her dancing shoes and take the stage. AND when Patri...Show More
The Motherhood Mosaic

28:09 | May 7th

Two stories of mothers bridging the divide between cultures. First up: When Bebe Carletti's mother immigrated from El Salvador to Canada, she wanted a better life for her children. So how will she react to Bebe's tattoos, when, for her, tattooing rep...Show More
The Seamstress in the Basement

28:26 | Apr 29th

Growing up, it seemed to Pascal Huynh that whenever he went over to his aunt Thi Dung's house, she was in the basement, bent over a sewing machine. As a child, he didn't question it. But as he grew up, it struck him as more and more strange. Now, Pas...Show More
Towel of Song: a documentary-musical

28:20 | Apr 22nd

One day, Tom Howell walked into a store on Toronto's Queen Street East, overwhelmingly drawn to a sign that said "Turkish towels have arrived at last!!!" Tom didn't know what a Turkish towel was. $250 later, he's still scratching his head over the th...Show More
Sisterhood of the Travelling Exoskeleton

28:20 | Apr 15th

When Alex McEwan walked across the stage at his high school graduation, the audience went wild. Not because he was collecting his diploma, but because he was walking at all; Alex is paralyzed. But Alex wasn't cured, he was using an exoskeleton, a wea...Show More
The Comedian's Guide to Family Bonding

29:09 | Apr 8th

At 12 years old, Zachary Coffin is quite possibly the youngest comic in Winnipeg. His mom, Dawn Lavand, makes for his best material. But Zack's got to be careful, because Dawn is a stand-up too! PLUS: Comedian Bob Kerr and his dad loved nothing bette...Show More
Kai and Wendy

28:16 | Apr 1st

There's a lot of common ground that parents share. From diaper changes to bedtime stories, or going to the park, or the local pool. But is there space on this common ground for parents with disabilities? In this documentary, Kai and Wendy talk honest...Show More
Evidence of a Father

27:50 | Mar 25th

Author Camilla Gibb's father was brilliant, talented, but also menacing. Thirty years after he disappeared, Camilla got a message from a doctor saying, "I believe I am taking care of your father." Suddenly Camilla knew where he was... and what had ha...Show More
Life in a Laundry Room

28:20 | Mar 18th

Nearly half of Nunavut's population of 38,000 people lives in overcrowded conditions. But it's hard to imagine exactly what that looks like... until you meet Brenda Maniapik. Brenda is a mother of four who lives in Iqaluit, in a windowless laundry ro...Show More
Bite out of Life

28:20 | Mar 11th

On this episode, four stories from the dentist's chair and beyond! Essayist Kate Burnham's discount dentist found a tooth behind her nose... and things went downhill from there. PLUS, the most horrific 21st birthday present a girl could ask for, a 90...Show More
Asian Glow

28:20 | Mar 4th

Samantha Lui remembers the first time it happened. She was 17-years-old and shared a vodka cooler with her cousins. It was fun, it tasted like apple juice... and it turned her face bright, tomato red. The condition is called "Asian Glow" (or technica...Show More
Tokin' With Zaidy

26:38 | Feb 25th

Despite their 60-year age difference, Thomas Goldhar and his grandfather Moe are soulmates. Thomas has learned a lot from Moe over the years. So when 21-year-old Thomas realized that marijuana was being legalized in Canada the day before his Zaidy's ...Show More
Medieval Combat

28:20 | Feb 18th

Steve Pearson has always been into martial arts. Judo, taekwondo... and now, medieval combat. As in, with armour and long swords. Steve is a member of The Company of The White Wolf - Yukon's medieval combat team. Steve is on his way to Scotland to co...Show More
Heart of Gold

28:05 | Feb 11th

Marty Yanishewski and Renee White love nothing more than spending a romantic day by the river together. Well, more precisely, a romantic day IN the river, up to their knees, digging in the mud. They're competitive gold panners, and their stadium is t...Show More
The Lost Skiier

28:03 | Feb 4th

In February 2018, Danny Filippidis, a Toronto firefighter, was on a ski trip with some friends. He left his buddies to go get his phone at the bottom of the slope. That's the last anyone saw of him for six days. Now, the only journalist who was ever ...Show More
The Mountain Between Us

28:07 | Jan 28th

Asaf Nehama and Mohamed Agbariya live a 20-minute drive from each other in Israel. But if it weren't for a summer camp in Ontario, the two teenage boys never would have met - or even spoken to each other. That's because back home, they're worlds apar...Show More
FU, eh?

28:16 | Jan 21st

Eric Musekamp and Darlene Dunlop never planned on becoming activists... they were farm labourers and truckers, working in Alberta's agricultural industry. But after seeing so many workplace accidents - including Eric's alternate being killed while d...Show More
Winning the Punk Rock Lottery

29:33 | Jan 14th

Mike Hodsall is one of those guys who never gave up on his big dream. He's wanted to be a rock star since he was a kid. But the closest he got was his AC/DC cover band, BC/DC - where Mike dressed up in a cow suit for laughs. Mike was poor and pushing...Show More
This is for Andrea

28:16 | Jan 7th

Beverly Ndukwu was diagnosed with sickle cell disease when she was two years old. Out of four siblings, she was the only one in her family with the disease. But then a fifth sibling came along - Beverly's baby sister Andrea. She had sickle cell too. ...Show More
Castle of Ouds

28:09 | Dec 31st, 2018

"My name is Radwan Altaleb. I'm a musician. My instrument is oud. I'm from Syria. Music is my life, and my life is music."To Radwan Altaleb, now living in Canada, the oud is more than a musical instrument. It's a means of remembering his life in Syri...Show More
Big Food, Big Feels (Rebroadcast)

28:40 | Dec 24th, 2018

The holidays can be joyful, but they can also be tough - especially for those who've lost family members. Jennifer Warren takes on her late dad's perplexing mincemeat recipe (with ingredients ranging from Guinness to rutabaga). ALSO, following her mo...Show More
Amazing Grace

28:06 | Dec 17th, 2018

One day, Doc Project producer Veronica Simmonds was walking down Grace Street in Toronto, eating a slice of pizza, when she stumbled upon a plaque. It was dedicated to Grace Bagnato. In 1921, Grace became one of the first female court interpreters in...Show More
The Children of Fairbridge Farm

28:10 | Dec 10th, 2018

From the 1860s to the 1940s, more than 100,000 British children were separated from their families and sent to Canada. They were known as British Home Children, and were often treated as free farm labour. Fairbridge Farm, on Vancouver Island, was sup...Show More
A Tale of Two Jennifers

28:08 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Two different Jennifers, at 11 years old, take flight towards a whole new identity. Jennifer Yoon came to Canada when she was 11. But when she arrived, she had only been "Jennifer" for a few minutes. On the flight from Korea, her mom told her to choo...Show More
PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Music from "The Pipeliner Wives Club"

15:32 | Nov 26th, 2018

Adrienne Pan, producer of the documentary "The Pipeliner Wives Club," speaks to singer-songwriter Chelsea Savage about music, inspiration, and the pipeline life. This behind the scenes conversation pairs with the episode "The Pipeliner Wives Club."
The Pipeliner Wives Club

30:23 | Nov 26th, 2018

Adrienne Pan is a host at CBC Edmonton. Her husband, Ben, is a utility welder who works on pipelines. When they first met, Ben had decided to leave that life behind. Then, three years into their marriage, he got back into it. Ben is now on a seven-mo...Show More
Addict Samaritan

28:01 | Nov 20th, 2018

Danny MacKillop was homeless and struggling with addiction, stealing to get money for his next high. But when a Toronto special constable left $40 in an ATM, Danny chased him down and returned the money. The officer posted about Danny's good deed on ...Show More
Music in the Attic

27:36 | Nov 12th, 2018

After Pat Maloney's death, his widow, Joanne, found dozens of tapes hidden away in the attic. Now she's called up her neighbour who's a musician to help digitize them. He presses play. And just like that, a neighbour and a family discover the hidden ...Show More
Going The Distance

27:40 | Nov 5th, 2018

When Sarah Roselen got sick, she got sick fast. What she thought was bronchitis, or maybe pneumonia, turned out to be Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, an aggressive cancer. And just like that, her life in remote Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, was pu...Show More
Psychic Pet Detective

27:36 | Oct 29th, 2018

Robert Lindblad is a self-described psychic in Montreal. His friends say he developed this ability after a traumatic childhood accident. Robert doesn't charge for his services... like when Portland, Oregon's Lisa Lieberman swears he helped find her b...Show More
The Invisible Woman

26:36 | Oct 22nd, 2018

In Canada, more than 200 languages are spoken. So how does this play out in our hospitals? For palliative care physician Evan Schneider, communicating bad news is a fundamental part of the job. Every day he has to navigate emotionally charged convers...Show More
The Skinny Twin

27:40 | Oct 15th, 2018

Bridget and Brianna are identical twins. And they are really close. Growing up, they had the same friends, liked the same sports, and shared everything - except Bridget had and eating disorder and Brianna didn't. Now, a decade since the height of Bri...Show More
Raising Hair

27:41 | Oct 8th, 2018

Amelia "Ed" Pittbrooke will never forget the first time she walked into a barbershop. She was hoping to finally get what she'd always wanted - a typical men's haircut. But it didn't go according to plan. Lots of people have a bad haircut story, but f...Show More
All I Have Is Now

28:10 | Oct 1st, 2018

Looking back, there were warning signs. Starting in his late fifties, John Alex McDonald would forget things. He would continually misplace his keys and his wallet, but he chalked it up to absent-mindedness. Then, one day, he was driving on the highw...Show More
PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes with John Alex McDonald

15:59 | Oct 1st, 2018

Acey speaks with John Alex McDonald and Alison Cook, subject/writer and producer, respectively, of the essay "Can't Remember, Can't Forget." They discuss making a piece about early-onset Alzheimer's while navigating the effects of the disease. This b...Show More
Toronto Blind Jays

27:40 | Sep 24th, 2018

The Jays have one big dream: to make it to the World Series. Not the Toronto Blue Jays... the Toronto Blind Jays! They play "Beep Ball" - baseball for the blind, so named because the ball beeps, as do the bases. The Blind Jays are Canada's only blind...Show More
The Hopeless Mountain

27:40 | Sep 17th, 2018

While desperately trying to make space in his home for his girlfriend to move in, Tom Howell unearths 20 years of unfinished To-Do lists. He dubs the chaos "The Hopeless Mountain". What follows is a personal quest in which Tom sets out to master the ...Show More
Medieval Combat

27:40 | Sep 10th, 2018

Steve Pearson has had more than his share of challenges. Born with a short femur, he had 26 surgeries on his right leg throughout his childhood and teens. But the surgeries didn't stick, and at 20 his leg was amputated. So what did Steve do? He joine...Show More
Auntie Karrie

27:41 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Karrie Würmann always knew she was adopted. But only last year did she learn the context of that adoption, when a visit to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights introduced her to the Sixties Scoop. This new information changed how she saw her past and...Show More
Beulah's Beach (Summer Rebroadcast)

30:56 | Aug 27th, 2018

Beulah Chandler was on her favourite Cape Breton beach when she saw the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen. It was Duncan Gillis, a stranger, helping his ailing wife walk. Beulah posted a video of the couple online. Forty thousand views later, thei...Show More
All the people on my street (Summer Rebroadcast)

29:18 | Aug 20th, 2018

Tom Howell has lived in his house in Toronto's East York neighbourhood for 15 years. But last year, he learned that there was a New Year's Eve party for the people on his street... and he hadn't been invited. This discovery, and the realization that ...Show More
Amber Valley (Summer Rebroadcast)

27:40 | Aug 13th, 2018

"Where are you from, from?" Jesse Lipscombe is tired of being asked this question. Especially because the people asking never seem to accept his answer. Jesse is 4th generation Canadian and his family hail from Amber Valley, Alberta, a community form...Show More
Wait, is that my sister? (Summer Rebroadcast)

27:40 | Aug 6th, 2018

Coral and Candace always knew they had a long-lost half-sister, Machelle. They also knew they'd never meet her - they thought she'd been adopted by a family, somewhere far away. But it turns out that for almost 50 years, their sister had been living ...Show More
Dungeon Master for Hire (Summer Rebroadcast)

27:59 | Jul 31st, 2018

John Dempsey was in a career crisis until he took a chance on his life's obsession - Dungeons & Dragons. But could he make a living with the game? Things weren't looking good... until help came from an unexpected source: Netflix. (Originally aired Oc...Show More
PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes of "Dungeon Master for Hire"

15:38 | Jul 31st, 2018

A hilarious, behind-the-scenes chat between Acey Rowe and Pete Morey, producer of the documentary "Dungeon Master for Hire". Find out how much it costs to hire your very own Dungeon Master, and hear the story of how three bags of chips almost ruined ...Show More
Quest for the Golden Spurtle (Summer Rebroadcast)

29:45 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Held in a tiny Scottish village every year, the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship is a "grueling" business. (Originally aired January 2, 2018)
PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: advice from a porridge champion

18:15 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Acey speaks with two-time porridge making champion, Neal Robertson (2010 winner of the Golden Spurtle and 2011 Speciality winner) and Canadian hopeful, Denise Wright Ryback, who will be competing at the World Porridge Making Championship for the firs...Show More
Blackflies and Bears (Summer Rebroadcast)

27:40 | Jul 20th, 2018

It's a quintessentially Canadian story: the wildlife run in. From The Doc Project's vaults, two stories about bears and what happens when you run into them on their turf. Plus, an updated intro from Acey about her new (and unwelcome) furry roommates....Show More
Evidence of a Father (Summer Rebroadcast)

28:44 | Jul 17th, 2018

Author Camilla Gibb's father was brilliant, talented, but also menacing. Thirty years after he disappeared, Camilla got a message from a doctor saying, "I believe I am taking care of your father." Suddenly Camilla knew where he was... and what had ha...Show More
Engaged at 14 (Summer Rebroadcast)

28:17 | Jul 9th, 2018

Sadia Rafiquddin was a Grade 9 student in Mississauga, Ontario, when her mother said to her, "Your dad and I got a proposal from my sister. Would you agree to marrying her son?" Sadia said yes. She was 14 years old. (Originally aired September 5, 201...Show More
PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Forced marriage in Canada

17:25 | Jul 9th, 2018

Acey Rowe speaks with Aruna Boodram from The South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario about the issue of forced marriage in Canada. Boodram is a licensed paralegal and project coordinator for SALCO's "Non-Consensual/Forced Marriage Project".
PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes of "Operation Good Times"

19:22 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Acey Rowe speaks with Samira Mohyeddin, producer of the award-winning documentary "Operation Good Times," about the making of her doc, her family's reaction to it, and what it was really like to live in a palliative care ward for 28 days.
Operation Good Times (Summer Rebroadcast)

27:59 | Jul 2nd, 2018

When Samira Mohyeddin's dad was dying of cancer, she moved into his hospital room and transformed his last 28 days into a non-stop party. She filled it with fun, friends, and his favourite disco music - like Studio 54, including the drugs. She calle...Show More
The Kim Kardashian of cows

30:55 | Jun 25th, 2018

In 2014, Danny Da Silva moved to Cathedraltown, a suburban development in Markham, Ontario. He was particularly pleased to have found a spot on Charity Crescent - a semi-circle of two-storey houses around a parkette. But one day Danny came home and ...Show More
The Canadian Shield

27:41 | Jun 18th, 2018

Colin MacAdam has spent decades digging up the Canadian Shield around his cottage. Now, his daughter Veronica Simmonds digs to the bottom of why... Meanwhile, Jesse Kinos-Goodin pulls over at a rock face by the side of the Trans-Canada Highway, to vi...Show More
"Dearest Joan..."

27:40 | Jun 11th, 2018

During the Second World War, the Canadian government interned approximately 22,000 Japanese Canadians. And among them were teenagers, taken away from their schools, their homes and their friends. Now, a trove of letters received by one pen pal, Joan ...Show More
Everything old is new again

27:40 | Jun 4th, 2018

From construction boots at the local dump to a historic but under-attended church, two stories of giving things a much-needed second life.
Disbanded: Why my grandfather dissolved our reserve

27:40 | May 28th, 2018

Colleen Underwood was raised a "white kid" in suburban Edmonton. Two generations earlier, her grandfather, Johnny Rodgers, led the movement to disband his reserve, the Michel First Nation. What was behind Johnny's determination to assimilate?
The Grader Operator

27:40 | May 21st, 2018

April 1, 2017, a snowy Easter Saturday. That's the day Brenda Duhaime thinks it all started going wrong for her husband. Robert Duhaime worked as a grader operator, clearing the roads in rural Saskatchewan. But that day, his grader got stuck in a dit...Show More
From homeless to "Homeward Bound"

28:10 | May 14th, 2018

In the small city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, 120 homeless people have been given housing for less than half the cost of a single house in Vancouver or Toronto. The apartments are fully subsidized and, unlike most shelters, you don't need to be c...Show More
Weirdest Trade Ever (Rebroadcast)

28:01 | May 7th, 2018

In 1999 two friends struck a strange deal: they traded stories. Each chose his favourite story about himself and told it to the other. From then on, they agreed to stop telling their own story, and to only tell each other's. 19 years later, we find o...Show More
Would you befriend the person who turned you into a viral video?

30:34 | May 1st, 2018

Beulah Chandler was on her favourite Cape Breton beach when she witnessed the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen. It was Duncan Gillis, a stranger, helping his ailing wife walk on the beach. Beulah posted a video of the couple online. Forty thousan...Show More
Crossing the divide

28:25 | Apr 23rd, 2018

From university students bunking with seniors to an outpouring of support for a northern Ontario hockey team, two stories of the remarkable rewards that come from reaching out to others.
Evidence of a father

29:08 | Apr 16th, 2018

Camilla Gibb's father was brilliant, talented, but also menacing. Thirty years after he disappeared, Camilla suddenly learned his whereabouts, sending her on a journey both into the past and across the country.
Saving the train to Churchill

30:02 | Apr 9th, 2018

When the Hudson Bay Railway shut down in 2017 it didn't just hit Churchill's polar bear tourism industry... it cut off a major lifeline to the northern communities along the railroad, places that depend on the train for survival. But the people who l...Show More
The border next door

29:00 | Apr 2nd, 2018

On Roxham Road in Quebec, some 19,000 asylum seekers sought entry into Canada last year. That's near where Sue Heller and Frances Ravensbergen live. They want to help these people, but aren't sure how -- because they've never really spoken to them. A...Show More
How Michael Jackson helped a homeless man get his life back (Rebroadcast)

27:42 | Mar 26th, 2018

At 20, living on the streets with a drinking problem, Robert L'Hirondelle was spinning out of control. Until he moonwalked his way into a new life. (Originally aired December 5, 2017)
When saving lives makes you a target

28:01 | Mar 20th, 2018

As a doctor in Venezuela, José never considered himself a political person. But with the country's economic collapse, his ongoing work to get medical aid to those who needed it became increasingly dangerous.
Wait, is that my sister?

28:03 | Mar 13th, 2018

Coral and Candace always knew they had a long-lost half-sister, Machelle. They also knew they'd never meet her — they thought she'd been adopted by a family, somewhere far away. But it turns out that for almost 50 years, their sister had been living ...Show More
All the people on my street

29:15 | Mar 5th, 2018

Tom Howell always assumed his street just wasn't very neighbourly. But after he started knocking on doors, he realised he couldn't have been more wrong.
"Where are you FROM, from .. this question sucks"

30:26 | Feb 26th, 2018

The Lipscombes hail from Amber Valley, Alberta. And they're getting kind of tired of being asked, "Where are you from, from?" The answer is Amber Valley, a community formed by Black settlers starting in 1908.
Charting a course through life and death

29:11 | Feb 19th, 2018

In this episode, two men navigate the shifting tides of life and death. A Quebec coroner explains his poetic streak; and a California man with terminal cancer turns to the laws of the sea to decide when to die.
Nature and Nurture

31:24 | Feb 12th, 2018

A stoic trapper in rural Manitoba and an anxiety-prone writer in downtown Toronto tell "tails" of connecting with nature, from the debate around the contemporary fur trade to how to make a baby squirrel pee on command.
Operation Good Times

28:44 | Feb 5th, 2018

When Faraj Mohyeddin was admitted to the hospital with terminal cancer, his daughter Samira wouldn't settle for the regular visiting hours and care regime. She moved in, and turned the last days of his life into a non-stop party.
Surviving the shooting

28:17 | Jan 29th, 2018

A year after the mosque shooting, a survivor fights to rebuild his life in Quebec City. Meanwhile, in Yukon, a small community of Muslims are turning a trucking warehouse... into a mosque.
Weirdest trade ever

30:52 | Jan 22nd, 2018

In 1999 two friends struck a strange deal: they traded stories. Each chose his favourite story about himself and told it to the other. From then on, they had to stop telling their own story, and could only tell each other's. 19 years later, we find o...Show More
Sexy, strong, and sixty something

28:37 | Jan 16th, 2018

65-year-old neighbours Debbie Wight and Lulu Keating are slamming stereotypes as the newest (and oldest) members of the League of Lady Wrestlers.
Finding family

28:17 | Jan 8th, 2018

Two stories of Canadians who broadened their family circles, whether by blood or choice, sheer luck or planned generosity.
The Quest for the Golden Spurtle

30:13 | Jan 1st, 2018

Held in a tiny Scottish village every year, the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Championships are a "grueling" business.
Hey Good Lookin'

28:49 | Dec 26th, 2017

When Josh Ruth was in Grade 8, he saw a classmate do something so bold, romantic, and downright embarrassing — that he has never forgotten it. Now, 20 years later, Josh has tracked that classmate down to ask him why he did it. (Originally aired June ...Show More
Big food, big feels

29:34 | Dec 18th, 2017

The holidays can be joyful, but they can also be tough — especially for those who've lost family members. And when those family members helmed the food side of the proceedings? It hits you right in the gut.
3 concussions gave Miranda Currie a (temporary) French accent, and a new outlook on life

30:11 | Dec 11th, 2017

When Miranda Currie woke up on the ice, she was confused. Her phone was ringing. It was her dad. "I don't know where I am," she told him... Miranda would fight for the next six years to get her life back.
The man who became Michael Jackson in an Edmonton homeless shelter

28:13 | Dec 4th, 2017

At 20, living on the streets with a drinking problem, Robert L'Hirondelle was spinning out of control. Until he moonwalked his way to becoming Edmonton's only Métis Michael Jackson tribute artist.
The things that made the trip

28:09 | Nov 27th, 2017

What's that thing you just can't leave behind? Objects that stay with us, and what they mean.
Podcast Exclusive: How three bags of chips almost ruined a documentary

16:01 | Nov 24th, 2017

A hilarious, behind-the-scenes chat between Acey Rowe and Pete Morey, maker of the doc "Dungeon Master For Hire". Hear about the scene that was almost ruined by chips, the surprising cost of hiring a Dungeon Master, and how Pete unearthed this story.
Gâteau à l'orange: The story of a recipe that survived the Holocaust

28:07 | Nov 20th, 2017

In the Ravensbruck women's concentration camp, Rebecca Teitelbaum risked her life to write down every recipe she could remember, on stolen paper. Now, her nephew is sharing them to keep her story alive.
Travel disasters

28:07 | Nov 14th, 2017

Two journeys gone wrong: a couple survive six natural disasters during their honeymoon, and a volunteer works to save the life of a migrating sparrow after a brutal collision.
Camp 33: A Remembrance Day special

30:07 | Nov 11th, 2017

During the Second World War, the RCMP rounded up close to 600 Canadian residents of Italian origin. One of them was Francesco Scappatura. He was interned at Camp 33, now CFB Petawawa.
Humans of the Arctic: the expedition that's discovering the true north (UPDATED)

28:38 | Nov 10th, 2017

Meet someone, listen to their story, ask to be introduced to someone else, repeat — how Jennifer Kingsley's simple formula is transforming her perception of the Arctic.
Thanks to Stranger Things, business is booming for this Canadian Dungeon Master for Hire - UPDATED

28:16 | Oct 31st, 2017

John Dempsey was in a career crisis until he took a chance on his life's obsession — and the Netflix smash Stranger Things made it cool to like Dungeons & Dragons again.
Facing your fears, one trigger at a time

33:48 | Oct 23rd, 2017

When your destiny takes a sudden turn, what happens to that version of yourself you leave behind? In this week's show, two women must face their fears to reconcile their present with their past.
This barefoot busker has a mortgage

28:07 | Oct 16th, 2017

Playing on the streets wasn't what Ezra Azmon's life was supposed to look like, but busking has turned into his passion. Now, his family is trying to come to terms with it.
These girls will stop at nothing to get their own hockey team

29:13 | Oct 9th, 2017

For the young players of Eabametoong First Nation's first-ever girls' hockey team, hockey is about a lot more than hockey. It’s about freedom. And friendship. Independence and optimism. At least, that’s where the story starts.
Fighting to save your home from rising waters

00:32 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Two stories of rising waters right here in Canada, and the homeowners who face a difficult choice: do they stay, or do they go?
The Day it Mattered I Was Human

00:32 | Sep 25th, 2017

With the threat of automation looming large for many of us in the workplace, we bring you three stories about that time only a human could have stepped up the plate and delivered.
Finding your people

00:32 | Sep 18th, 2017

From a Halifax punk show to a Toronto coffee shop, two stories of identity and community.
From Canoes to Caskets: When Family Bonding Gets Weird

29:42 | Sep 11th, 2017

Two stories of awkward, dangerous and beautiful family bonding - from the last time a family of five ever agrees to get in a canoe together to a mother and daughter who "bury themselves in their work" building a casket.