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Personal Best

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Personal Best turns tiny goals into grand adventures. From CBC Original Podcasts.

38:26 | May 28th

Rob and Andrew hit the streets to find a random stranger's problem and solve it within 48 hours.

32:21 | Feb 27th, 2018

Julia struggles flirting over text messages and it's hampering her love life. But it's not just dating - she struggles with all text messages. Is it possible to communicate your authentic self via text, or are you doomed to prop up a performative hus...Show More

36:46 | Feb 13th, 2018

Brent is a punk musician, radio announcer and an all-around fun guy who is completely unable to celebrate himself. His only hope might be a man with a keytar.

02:17 | Dec 22nd, 2017

A self-improvement show that helps you be your best you. As best we can. Given the constraints. Coming February 14

34:05 | Jul 2nd

Joe is a hobo punk anarchist who wants to jettison part of his old self, so that he can step out onto the dance floor. Our final episode of season 2.

29:15 | Jun 25th

Two stories. Sienna cries when confronting authority figures. Also, four strangers wake-up chained in a spooky basement...

33:19 | Jun 18th

Fan is a poet and writer of love letters. He basks in fantasy, but he's never been able to muster any passion for cooking.

36:02 | Jun 11th

Nick is an actor who has auditioned for over 100 commercials with very little success. Is it possible he's just too cool?

38:02 | Jun 4th

Cihang is afraid of running out of things to say. She wishes for a database of interesting tidbits to pull from at parties.

42:08 | May 21st

Colleen is a very big fan of her brother-in-law's abstract paintings. She offers to sell them on his behalf, withholding the fact she has no idea how to sell.

36:46 | May 14th

Chandler is a woman in her thirties without a credit card. The answer might be found in an unusual self-help book.

01:38 | Apr 30th

Eight weeks of new episodes start May 14th.
ARCHIVED: The podcast creator has made this episode no longer available for listening.

25:14 | Nov 16th, 2018

We have an update about new episodes, a surprise and a preview of a new CBC podcast called Tai Asks Why.

35:24 | Apr 3rd, 2018

In our final episode of the season, Julia (different Julia than before) is a messy eater. But instead of a problem with table manners, she's convinced it's something else. Something that goes all the way back to ancient Buddhist teachings.

34:00 | Mar 27th, 2018

Two stories. Oriana can't lie and it's hurting those close to her. Also, Kevin wants to make his grandma laugh.

37:25 | Mar 20th, 2018

Yaw loved action movies as kid. As an adult, Yaw wants to land a backflip.
ARCHIVED: The podcast creator has made this episode no longer available for listening.

28:36 | Mar 19th, 2018

We’ve almost finished this week’s episode, but in the meantime we want to let you know about another CBC Original Podcast you might like. It’s called On Drugs and it explores our complicated relationship with everything from caffeine to cocaine. Chec...Show More

31:19 | Mar 13th, 2018

Sheryl is a city person. But she feels like she hasn't had a chance to express her inner self - her true country self. Sheryl wants to deliver a baby cow.

31:11 | Mar 6th, 2018

Two stories. Michael is a musician who goes by the stage name Non-Swimmer. To no one's surprise, he can't swim. Also, Toula hates cancelling plans.

30:49 | Feb 20th, 2018

Two stories. It's tragic when you can't communicate to those closest to you. For Manu, it's his local cashier. Also, Jan is overwhelmed by menu options.

36:28 | Feb 13th, 2018

Robin is a chronic snoozer. She's constantly late for work, sleeping in for upwards of two hours. She's also been keeping an elaborate secret since high school.