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Out in the Open is an adventurous and wide-ranging weekly show about the nitty-gritty of real life. Host Piya Chattopadhyay and her team look at how one timely topic is affecting regular people, and invite listeners to join in on the conversations we...Show More
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#110: Point of Pride

54:39 | May 4th

We all want to feel proud of who we are, the work we do and the values we hold strong. But left unchecked, pride can turn into an outsized feeling of self-regard that can even hurt other people. This week, Piya rides that fine line by asking: What's ...Show More
#109: Asylum Seekers

54:38 | Apr 27th

Kaleb, an asylum seeker from Ethiopia, says he fled his homeland to come to Canada as a result of political persecution. Our producer, Sam Colbert, accompanies Kaleb as he searches for work and housing in Toronto, while also preparing for his refugee...Show More
#83: The Secret Lives of Parents

54:50 | Apr 20th

How well do you really know your parents? This week, Piya speaks with people who discovered bombshells about their folks that didn't just change how they saw them, but how they saw themselves, their childhoods and their places in the world.
#108: Switching Sides

54:50 | Apr 13th

In this time when people are so polarized, dug into their camps, and listening to their own echo chambers, changing our minds and actions can be harder than ever. This week, Piya asks: What compels us to switch sides?
#107: Call-out Culture

54:50 | Apr 6th

A phenomenon known as "call-out culture" has emerged, where people publicly denounce words and actions they consider to be untoward, and often prejudiced. And its rise has led to a lot of conflict about just how healthy that culture is today. This we...Show More
#106: Fighting Falsehoods

53:08 | Mar 30th

We can all play a role in spreading falsehoods, whether it's office gossip, sharing stuff on social media that turns out to be fake, or just being passive, uncritical consumers of information coming at us. But for people directly affected by them, th...Show More
#105: If Truth Be Told

54:50 | Mar 23rd

From so-called 'fake news' to reports of gaslighting by survivors of abuse, we're wrestling with the nature of truth on political and cultural levels everyday. This week, Piya speaks with people whose personal truths have been question, dismissed, di...Show More
#80: Impostors

54:50 | Mar 16th

No matter how confident you are in your own skin or how experienced you are at what you do, both in work and in life, many of us have times when we feel like we're faking it. This week, Piya asks: How do you deal with feeling like an impostor?
#104: Doing Justice

54:50 | Mar 9th

As Canadians have been debating what a fair and just punishment should look like for the driver in the Humboldt Broncos crash, one perspective has been absent: the guilty. This week, Piya speaks with those inside and outside prison to hear how they t...Show More
#103: Inside Job

54:50 | Mar 2nd

When someone asks "What do you do for a living?", you might have an easy answer. But for people who've been laid off, have unfulfilling jobs, and take part in the gig economy... the answer can be a lot more complicated. This week, Piya explores how t...Show More
#102: Helplessness

54:50 | Feb 23rd

Do you ever feel helpless? Like you have no power to effect change? This week, Piya speaks with people who've been there to discover how they cope with feelings of helplessness in the face of big, global challenges... and deeply personal ones.
#101: Esther Perel

54:50 | Feb 16th

Relationships are central to our health, happiness and even lifespan. And yet, loneliness is cutting across generations, hurting our health, and its rise has been called an "epidemic". So where does that leave us? This week, Piya speaks with world-r...Show More
#66: Last Words

58:49 | Feb 9th

The last words you ever say -- or the ones said about you -- can be like the closing chapter of your life story. This week, Piya explores the cultural weight we give to them and asks: What do you say on the way out?
#100: Hidden Homlessness

54:43 | Feb 2nd

Nearly one in 10 Canadians have reported experiencing "hidden homelessness", when you temporarily have nowhere to stay, so you resort to things like couch surfing and sleeping in your car. This week, Piya sheds light on some of the many different way...Show More
#99: Opening Up Adoption

54:43 | Jan 26th

Adoption can be bittersweet for everyone involved. At best, it results in a happy, healthy family. But it can also carry a load of conflict, confusion, and unanswered questions. This week, Piya wades into some of those things we don't tend to discuss...Show More
#98: Whither Gender?

54:46 | Jan 19th

We hear more and more everyday how people are rejecting the genders male and female, and embracing different ways to identify. This week, Piya explores whether traditional gender as we know it is becoming obsolete, whether it should, and what happens...Show More
#97: Close Calls

54:46 | Jan 12th

Death... is not something most people really want to think about. And that's actually a luxury. Because when you come face to face with the end, you have no choice but to stare mortality square in the eyes. From terminal illness to a near-fatal drug ...Show More
#96: If Memory Serves

54:46 | Jan 5th

We tend to be more confident in our memories than we should be. And yet, memory is still held to be such an important decider in the criminal justice system, social conversations and everyday life. This week, Piya explores just how much you can reall...Show More
#72: Reputation

54:40 | Dec 29th, 2018

How you are seen in the wider world can change on a dime, whether you're caught up in a major news story, called out in public or make a misstep online. This week, Piya speaks with people whose characters became warped for all kinds of reasons and as...Show More
#23: Holiday Survival Guide

54:40 | Dec 22nd, 2018

The holidays can be uncomfortable, difficult and downright awkward. So Out in the Open's got your back with this hour all about how to survive the season... from dealing with family differences to reconciling who you are with holiday demands.
#95: See Ya, 2018

54:41 | Dec 15th, 2018

The media may move on... but for the people behind the headlines, the story continues. This week, Piya speaks with people affected by some of the year's top news stories of 2018 to find out what their lives are like after trending.
#94: Community Creators

52:51 | Dec 8th, 2018

More Canadians are living in cities than ever before. But research shows that as these centres grow, social supports aren't keeping up, and all that crowding leads people to feel isolated. This week, with that ongoing rise in urbanization and isolati...Show More
#93: World AIDS Day Turns 30

54:42 | Dec 1st, 2018

This week, Piya asks Canadians who have HIV what's changed about life with the virus in the 30 years since the first World AIDS Day in 1988.
#68: Crossing Divides

54:40 | Nov 24th, 2018

We have more ways than ever to communicate with each other. Yet even with all our discourse, it seems we're more divided than ever too, entrenched in camps by our politics, identities, abilities and values. This week, meet people who stepped over the...Show More
#92: Make it Right

53:49 | Nov 17th, 2018

Over the last year, we've heard countless stories of women who say they've been wronged and seen powerful men called out for their bad behaviour. So much time has been spent bringing the problems to the fore. But with new stories surfacing every day,...Show More
#75: Split Loyalty

54:45 | Nov 10th, 2018

Have you ever been torn between two ideals, causes or people... and can't quite figure where your allegiance should lie? This week, Piya speaks with people who found themselves with split loyalty and either felt like they had to choose a side or embr...Show More
Introducing Season Two of Other People's Problems

25:47 | Nov 4th, 2018

Other People's Problems takes listeners behind the doors of real life therapy sessions. In season two, therapist Hillary McBride and her clients tackle heartbreak, new love, and, as you're about to hear, co-parenting with an abusive ex. If you like...Show More
#91: Crisis Reactors

54:45 | Nov 3rd, 2018

Between natural disasters, targeted attacks, and everyday run-of-the mill accidents, we hear about crises happening to other people on the news all the time. This week, Piya speaks with people who were there when crisis struck, to find out how they r...Show More
#90: Allies

54:39 | Oct 27th, 2018

The word "ally" is thrown around a lot these days, especially by people who work to support women, people of colour, and those in the LGBT community. This week, we go beyond the buzz of the word to see what it really means to be an ally... and whethe...Show More
#89: #MeToo and You

54:48 | Oct 13th, 2018

It was one year ago this month that the hashtag #MeToo took off, motivating victims of sexual harassment and assault to go public about their experiences. This week, Piya speaks with people about how it has, or has not, changed their own lives.
EXTRA: 'They are the forgotten victims': Ex-inmate says kids of incarcerated parents need more support

17:40 | Oct 7th, 2018

How do you rebuild after family separation, especially when it happened as a result of a choice you made to break the law? In this podcast extra, Piya speaks with a woman separated from her kids after she was convicted of fraud.
#88: Parent-Child Separation

54:36 | Oct 6th, 2018

North Americans were shocked when they discovered thousands of kids were divided from their families as part of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy earlier this year. This week, Piya delves into different ways parent-child ...Show More
#87: Inside Haley House

50:44 | Sep 28th, 2018

This week, Piya Chattopadhyay visits an Ontario halfway house that specifically caters to older offenders on parole. Prison advocates argue we need more places like it to address the growing number of aging federal offenders in Canada.
#86: The Aftermath of Mass Tragedy (Part Two)

54:57 | Sep 22nd, 2018

In the second part of a two-episode edition of Out in the Open, Piya explores what happens in the aftermath of mass tragedy through the lens of the Toronto van attack that rocked the city and country on April 23, 2018. She speaks with a man who witne...Show More
#59: Unintended Consequences

54:55 | Aug 18th, 2018

You set out to do something. You have the best of intentions. You can almost taste that golden carrot just dangling in the distance. The dream may be alive. The problem is... sometimes reality gets in the way. This week, Piya asks: How do you recover...Show More
#82: Sense of Dread

54:36 | Jul 7th, 2018

Dread, that gnawing-and for some debilitating-feeling that something bad is going to happen, it's in the air. Just look at how much of our entertainment these days is based on a doomsday premise. From facing it head on, to working really hard to igno...Show More
#81: Done and Done

59:05 | Jun 23rd, 2018

From confronting addiction to quitting your job, there are myriad ways we all hit the brakes in life. But sometimes the toughest part can be knowing when to stop. This week, Piya asks: When is it time to say, 'I'm done'?
#79: Family Tree

54:58 | Jun 9th, 2018

We all inherit so much from our families. And whether what gets passed down to you is helpful or hurtful, it's common to want to set yourself apart from what's handed down. This week, Piya asks: How do you branch out from your family tree?
#78: Youth Mental Health

54:57 | Jun 3rd, 2018

From geographic location to social place, this week Piya speaks with young people across Canada about how where they are affects their mental health.
EXTRA: Why one woman had to leave her religious community to get treatment for buried childhood trauma

13:52 | Jun 2nd, 2018

While one woman was growing up in a rural, isolated, religious community, she was sexually abused. But she says she didn't get the mental health care she needed at the time, in part because of where she was raised. She speaks with Piya about how it w...Show More
#77: The Lonely Road

51:25 | May 26th, 2018

It cuts across ages, genders, relationships, and classes. New research suggests it can lead to an early death. And in the United Kingdom, a minister has been appointed to tackle it with policy. This week, Piya asks: How do you confront loneliness?
#39: Perfect Strangers

54:40 | May 19th, 2018

This week, Out in the Open asks: What's behind the kindness of strangers? Piya speaks with people who share their homes, time, bodies... and bodily functions... all for the greater good of others.
#76: Letting Go

54:40 | May 12th, 2018

We all have it. Some of us hoard it. It can give you a sense of power, agency and self-worth. But ceding control — whether by choice or circumstance — can open doors to a whole new kind of empowerment. This week, Piya asks: When is it time to let go ...Show More
#75: Split Loyalty

57:53 | May 5th, 2018

Have you ever been torn between two ideals, causes or people... and can't quite figure where your allegiance should lie? This week, Piya speaks with people who found themselves with split loyalty and either felt like they had to choose a side or embr...Show More
BONUS: Other People's Problems

30:51 | Apr 29th, 2018

Normally, therapy sessions are totally confidential — but this podcast opens the doors. Hillary McBride and her clients want to help demystify mental health. In this episode of Other People's Problems, we hear from Steve who wants to have more sex wi...Show More
#34: Deception Effects

54:40 | Apr 28th, 2018

This week, Out in the Open brings you some very real talk about faking it. Piya speaks with people peddling lies — and people buying them — to find out: What's the effect of deception?
#74: Neighbours

54:40 | Apr 21st, 2018

You may think you're pretty similar to your neighbours. But you might be surprised by what you don't know about the people who live right next door. This week, Piya brings you stories of neighbours who have great differences, despite their close prox...Show More
#73: Protection

57:51 | Apr 14th, 2018

For some, it's their children or their prospect of having kids. For others, it's their land and community, their past and their future. This week, Piya speaks with people who stood up to defend what they value and asks: What would you do to protect w...Show More
EXTRA: 'People deserve a second chance' in wake of #MeToo movement, says online reputation manager

08:27 | Apr 8th, 2018

Matt Earle, founder of Reputation.ca, works with individuals and businesses whose reputations have taken a hit online. Some of his clients are victims of untrue rumours posted to blogs. But others are high-profile people whose reputations have taken ...Show More
#71: Enablers

54:42 | Mar 31st, 2018

You might do it out of love, fear or duty. It can be done with great purpose, or completely unintentionally. And it can happen for worse and for better in some truly surprising ways. This week, from the workplace to the bedroom, Piya asks: Why do we ...Show More
#70: Untruth Be Told

54:42 | Mar 24th, 2018

In a time of so-called "fake news", spin and stories going viral before people check the facts... it can be hard for any of us to know where to draw a line between what's real and what's not. But imagine how much harder it would be if you were a char...Show More
#33: Invisible Illness

54:41 | Mar 17th, 2018

When you can see symptoms, hear pain and touch scars, you can sympathize with sickness. But sometimes, it wears a mask. This week, Piya speaks with people whose disabilities, disorders and diseases live beneath the surface and asks: What's it like to...Show More
#69: Estrangement

54:41 | Mar 10th, 2018

The model family is often depicted as close, loving and in contact. But new research shows a less-romanticized reality: estrangement from a loved one is more common than we think, and yet we still don't fully understand or accept it. This week, Piya ...Show More
#67: Breaking Silence

57:33 | Feb 24th, 2018

For months, we've been hearing countless people speak out about sexual assault and harassment, as part of the #MeToo movement. As a whole, it can look very emboldening. But for the people who choose to go public and make their voices heard, that empo...Show More
ENCORE: What Does Colten Boushie Say About Us?

54:46 | Feb 10th, 2018

NOTE: This episode originally aired in January 2017 | On February 9, 2018, Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley was found not guilty in the 2016 shooting death of Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Indigenous man. Boushie's death resurfaced divisions in the...Show More
#42: Public Shaming

54:19 | Feb 10th, 2018

It burns when you feel shame. But the pain and humiliation is something else when being shamed is blown up for the world to see. This week, Piya asks: What are the consequences of public shaming?
#65: Freedom Ltd.

54:39 | Feb 3rd, 2018

Most of us give up certain liberties to maintain peace and live in civil society, like agreeing not to kill, steal or take justice into our own hands. But some freedoms are more nuanced, challenging... and can even define who you are. This week, Piya...Show More
#64: That F Word

54:22 | Jan 27th, 2018

One year after the Women's March, months after #MeToo took off, and fresh off Merriam-Webster crowning 'feminism' as 2017's word of the year, discussion and activism around women and equality are dominating our cultural conversations. And yet, divisi...Show More
EXTRA: 'I had to tell myself I'm not like him': When your friend becomes a mass shooter

07:39 | Jan 26th, 2018

When Andrew Page found out his good friend Kimveer Gill was the Dawson College mass shooter, it was hard to take. It also made him question who he is as a person.
#63: A Complicated Closeness

59:42 | Jan 20th, 2018

The recent rash of public figures accused of sexual misconduct, assault and violence has compelled us to consider how we view them and their work. But what most of us share in these cases is the safety and comfort of distance. This week, Piya speaks ...Show More
After Escape

54:39 | Jan 13th, 2018

We love stories of escape. They're high stakes. There's drama. They often have happy resolutions. But we don't often consider the other side of getting out... and that can be the really tough part. This week, Piya asks: What happens after you escape?
#61: Cut Through Hate

54:49 | Jan 6th, 2018

From strident political divides, to protesting other people at rallies, to numerous stories of harassment and assault...it feels like hate is all around us today. This week, Piya speaks with haters and their targets, and asks: How do you cut through ...Show More
#30: Past Lives

54:32 | Dec 30th, 2017

You can't change the past. But can you ever leave it behind? This week, we bring you stories of criminal, familial, traumatic and famous pasts that some are struggling to let go, and others are trying to repair.
#23: Holiday Survival Guide

50:27 | Dec 23rd, 2017

The holidays can be uncomfortable, difficult and downright awkward. Out in the Open's got your back with this hour all about how to survive the season...from dealing with family differences to reconciling who you are with what the holidays demand of ...Show More
#60: See Ya, 2017

54:32 | Dec 9th, 2017

This week, Piya speaks with those at the crux of Canada's top stories of 2017, including Canada 150, the Quebec City mosque shooting, illegal border crossings in Manitoba, and Quebec's religious neutrality law.
#59: Unintended Consequences

54:32 | Dec 2nd, 2017

You have the best of intentions. You can almost taste that golden carrot dangling in the distance. The dream may be alive. The problem is...sometimes reality gets in the way. This week, Piya asks: How do you recover when things don't go according to ...Show More
#58: Stranger in Your Own Land

54:33 | Nov 25th, 2017

It can be tough when you're the odd one out, whether it's because of what you do for a living, where you reside, or simply because of who you are. This week, Piya speaks with people who feel like strangers in their own land.
#57: Rewriting History

54:33 | Nov 18th, 2017

We're at a time of reckoning over what to do with people, objects and facts of history that are at once significant... but also troubled. This week, Piya explores collective and personal takes on the question: How far should we go to rewrite history?
#56: Singles

54:33 | Nov 11th, 2017

There's all kinds of stigma, the way we romanticise it, the awkward drama of the third wheel, the kindly concerns from others that you'll, you know, die alone... well, there's a lot. This week, Piya asks: What's wrong with being single?
EXTRA: How a sex worker negotiates consent

10:21 | Nov 4th, 2017

As a sex worker, Alice has a lot of experience navigating consent. She explains how to translate it to personal relationships.
#41: Sexual Consent

54:38 | Nov 4th, 2017

Recent high profile sexual assault cases have prompted widespread conversations about consent, fuelled campaigns to stop the problem, and revealed that there's still a lot of contradiction at play. This week, OITO explores how to navigate consent.
#55: Can Robots Be Human?

58:50 | Oct 28th, 2017

We often talk about technology as a matter of threat versus convenience. But now more than ever, it's encroaching on the things that make us... us. This week, Piya asks: Can robots be human?
#54: Double-Edged

54:38 | Oct 21st, 2017

From the art that inspires us, to the junk TV that entertains us, to whatever gets us off in the bedroom...the things that bring us happiness can often also leave a bittersweet aftertaste. This week, Piya asks: Why does it feel so bad to feel good?
#53: The Violent Hour

59:41 | Oct 14th, 2017

Sometimes, it's sanctioned by society. Most of the time it's not. And for some, it's a necessary tool... no matter what other people think. This week, Piya asks: How does committing violence change you?
#52: Ageing*

54:37 | Oct 7th, 2017

When we imagine old age, we tend to picture — and fear — mental decline, physical breakdown, and loss of independence. This week, Piya speaks with people facing additional challenges in the process of getting older... just because of who they are.
EXTRA: Prescribed Fentanyl

00:32 | Oct 1st, 2017

Greg Carney wants fentanyl off the shelves after his wife, Ann, died from a prescription to it.
#51: Faces of Fentanyl

00:32 | Sep 30th, 2017

It killed hundreds last year. This year, thousands more will die. And the crisis is cutting across regions, class lines, and ages. This week, Piya talks to people directly affected by fentanyl, the lethal drug that's moving its way across Canada.
PREVIEW: Faces of Fentanyl

00:32 | Sep 27th, 2017

Christine Zinni is a harm reduction worker and a former addict who's become a de facto first responder when people overdose in her Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale.
#50: Caregivers by Circumstance

00:32 | Sep 23rd, 2017

Their loved ones fell ill, struggled with addiction, found themselves in need and had nowhere else to turn. This week, Piya speaks with people who've become caregivers by circumstance.
#49: Modern Family

00:32 | Sep 16th, 2017

What does your family look like? If you're on trend [and we're sure you are]... it's probably more complex than mom, dad and 2.3 kids. This week, Piya goes nuclear on the so-called 'nuclear family' and asks: What makes a modern family?
#48: Blacklisted

1:09:12 | Sep 9th, 2017

It's one thing to feel left out and excluded from opportunities. But what happens when you're officially cut out or cut off? Piya will speak with people who've been blacklisted.
Season 2 Preview

03:03 | Sep 6th, 2017

Get ready to hear from people who have been blacklisted, stories about how families are being redefined, moving portraits of people who became caregivers by circumstance, and a tough journey to the front lines of the fentanyl crisis.
#26: Sorry States

54:42 | Sep 2nd, 2017

From not holding the door to entire histories of discrimination, we use the same word to try and make up for it all. This week, Piya puts those five letters Out in the Open and asks: What is 'sorry' worth?
#47: Man Up

59:42 | Aug 26th, 2017

Traditional notions of masculinity prize toughness, strength, protection and provision. But what it means to be a man is changing. This week, guest host Duncan McCue asks: "What does it mean to 'man up' in 2017?"
#18: Conquering Divide

54:00 | Aug 19th, 2017

Love can bring us together and can tear us apart. Today we are putting divorce Out In The Open by looking at what a modern divorce can look like, how some people are doing it differently and how to make it easier on kids.
#28: What Dads Can't Say

54:00 | Aug 12th, 2017

Last week, Out in the Open dove into things moms experience but don't feel like they can always express. In this second half of our two-part exploration of parenting stigmas, we give fathers the mic and ask: What can't dads say?
#27: What Moms Can't Say

54:00 | Aug 5th, 2017

Motherhood can be joyous, beautiful and fulfilling. It can also be hard, tedious and full of judgement. In the first of two shows on parenthood, Out in the Open hears from some moms about their complicated relationship to motherhood.
#21: Who Gets to Go?

54:00 | Jul 29th, 2017

This week, we enter the private space everyone uses but no one really wants to talk about — the public bathroom — and ask: Who gets to go?
#36: Sporting Life

54:00 | Jul 22nd, 2017

This week, we bring you Out in the Open: The 'Everything I Learned About Life I Learned from Sports' edition [read: a sports show that's not really about sports at all].
#15: In the Name Of...

54:00 | Jul 15th, 2017

Why do we let our names define who we are? The Out in the Open team explores the baggage, rules, pride and complications that come along with that thing you're called.
#19: Pain Staking

54:00 | Jul 8th, 2017

We exercise it away, medicate it, and trick our brains into pretending it's not there. But for some people, there is great value in experiencing physical pain. Out in the Open looks at pain's place in the human condition.
#46: Hyphen State

54:00 | Jul 1st, 2017

As Canada marks 150 years as a country, Piya speaks with people about the words that so often live on the left side of our national identities and their relationship to the identifier on the right, 'Canadian.' So, what is the state of the hyphen toda...Show More
#45: Hair Care

54:00 | Jun 24th, 2017

Shaving, waxing, threading, plucking, sugaring, electrolysis... We've come up with so many ways to get rid of something so natural and spent a whole lot of time and money doing it. This week, Piya asks: Why do we care about body hair?
#44: Worst Fears

54:00 | Jun 17th, 2017

For most of us, our fears inspire anxiety, sadness and suppression. But sometimes... you're forced to face them. This week, Piya asks: How do you move forward after your worst fear comes true?
#43: Money's Worth

59:29 | Jun 10th, 2017

From the clothes you wear, to the food you can afford to put in your body... money pervades the choices you make, and how you're seen in the world. This week, Piya asks people across the economic spectrum: How does money define you?
#20: Pregnancy Loss

54:00 | Jun 3rd, 2017

It's tough, deeply personal, layered with politics... and it's estimated that a quarter of pregnancies end in it. So this week, Piya and the OITO team ask: Why don't we talk about pregnancy loss?
#42: Public Shaming

54:00 | May 27th, 2017

Shame. It burns when you feel it. But the pain and humiliation is something else when being shamed is blown up for the world to see. This week, Piya asks: What are the consequences of public shaming?
#41: Sexual Consent

1:01:42 | May 20th, 2017

Recent high profile sexual assault cases have prompted widespread conversations about consent and revealed that there's still a lot of confusion and contradiction at play. This week, Piya explores how to navigate consent in 2017.
#40: Obsessed

54:00 | May 13th, 2017

This week, OITO asks: How does obsession change you? Piya speaks with people whose fixations have improved their lives, devastated them, and ultimately had a major impact on their sense of self.
#39: Perfect Strangers

54:04 | May 6th, 2017

This week, OITO asks: What's behind the kindness of strangers? Piya speaks with people who share their homes, time, bodies... and bodily functions... all for the greater good of others.
Touching Distance

54:00 | Apr 29th, 2017

This week, OITO asks: How far would you go to get what you want? Piya speaks with people who have gone to great lengths in pursuit of a child, a home and even pizza.
New You

54:00 | Apr 22nd, 2017

This week, OITO asks: What does it take to reinvent yourself? Piya speaks with people who have reinvented family, community, identity and appearance... and finds out what steps they took to do it.
Sporting Life

54:00 | Apr 14th, 2017

This week, we bring you Out in the Open: The 'Everything I Learned About Life I Learned from Sports' edition. Piya speaks with people who have discovered big things about racism, gender, mental health and more both from the sidelines and the stadium.
The Wild Side

54:00 | Apr 8th, 2017

This week, Piya and the Out in the Open team take a faithful journey into infidelity and ask: Why does cheating hurt so much?
Rachel Dolezal: 'I am unapologetically on the black side'

54:00 | Mar 27th, 2017

When Rachel Dolezal was outed as a white woman who identifies as black in June 2015, she inadvertently started an important conversation about race. With the launch of her memoir, Piya tries to understand the story that sparked so much hurt and outra...Show More
What Does Colten Boushie Say About Us?

54:00 | Mar 25th, 2017

In August 2016, a 22-year-old Indigenous man named Colten Boushie was shot and killed on a farm in rural Saskatchewan. Piya sits down for an exclusive interview with Boushie's family, and explores what the case says about all Canadians.
Deception Effects

54:00 | Mar 18th, 2017

This week, Out in the Open brings you some very real talk about faking it. Piya speaks with people peddling lies — and people buying them — to find out: What's the effect of deception?
Invisible Illness

54:00 | Mar 11th, 2017

When you can see symptoms, hear pain, touch scars you can sympathize with sickness. But sometimes, it wears a mask. This week, Piya speaks with people whose disabilities, disorders and diseases live beneath the surface.
How to Change Police

54:00 | Mar 4th, 2017

In the wake of civilian shootings and harassment claims on the force, many are calling on law enforcement to change. Out in the Open explores how police are changing, how some think they should, and how the job changes the human wearing the uniform.
Status Update

54:00 | Feb 25th, 2017

This week, Out in the Open asks: What does it take to challenge the status quo? Piya speaks with people who chose to fight the way things are in media, politics, health, on the streets and in day-to-day life.
Age of Dissent

54:00 | Feb 18th, 2017

40. It's the age society says we should be established... then have a mid-life crisis... and then, well, consider ourselves half-way to death. But there's a whole lot more to the number than that.
Past Lives

54:00 | Feb 11th, 2017

You can't change the past. But can you ever leave it behind? This week, we bring you stories of criminal, familial, traumatic and famous pasts that some are struggling to let go, and others are trying to repair.