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Hosted by Leah-Simone Bowen, Podcast Playlist's podcast obsessed producers help you find the best podcasts out there. Each week we curate fresh, exciting and thoughtful stories to help you unearth new podcasts to add to your rotation. From true crime to comedy, from current affairs to audio fiction and everything in between. Each week we take you on a journey with lots of discoveries along the way.
 
Cross Country Checkup is Canada's only national phone-in show, broadcasting live from coast to coast to coast. Checkup is Canada's weekly town hall — a place for raw, honest perspectives on the most pressing issues of the week. For over 55 years, it's where Canadians gather to listen to each other every Sunday afternoon. Call us: 1-888-416-8333.
 
Unreserved is the radio space for Indigenous voices – our cousins, our aunties, our elders, our heroes. Rosanna Deerchild guides us on the path to better understand our shared story. Together, we learn and unlearn, laugh and become gentler in all our relations.
 
Five days a week acclaimed interviewer Tom Power sits down with the artists, writers, actors and musicians who define pop culture. Whether he’s ribbing Adele, singing a boyband classic with Simu Liu, or dissecting faith with U2 frontman Bono – Tom brings the same curiosity, respect and meticulous preparation into every conversation. He also has a track record for interviewing artists on the precipice of stardom – like Lizzo and Billie Eilish — who appeared on Q well before hitting the mainst ...
 
The Debaters is the hit show where comedians go toe-to-toe in a battle of laughs and logic. Hosted by award-winning funnyman Steve Patterson, the program is a combustible combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious ad libs. The engaging format is part stand-up, part quiz show and part comedy competition, with the live audience picking the winners.
 
The Cost of Living ♥s money — how it makes (or breaks) us. We untangle the economic forces at play and transform our understanding of how money shapes our lives. Discover how everyday decisions connect with the larger economy in ways big, small, good, bad, obvious and unseen on The Cost of Living.
 
Science fiction author David Barr Kirtley (Save Me Plz and Other Stories) talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Wil Wheaton (#398), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Ursula K. Le Guin (#65). Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy has appeared on recommended podcast lists from NPR, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, BBC America, CBC Radio, WVXU, io9, Omni, The Strand, Library Journal, and Popular Mechani ...
 
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On today's show: why a Calgary city councillor wants to offer incentives to ATCO for two solar farms being built in the southeast; Alberta universities support the Chicago principles, ensuring free speech on campus. We hear from one of the principles' authors; we speak with the Swedish brothers who flew all the way to Calgary to drive race cars on …
 
Professor El Jones talks about the death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, and how Canadian police departments have been reacting to it. She says focusing on extreme cases in the U.S. is a deflection from the issues that plague our system of policing in Canada.
 
Katie Schleit of Oceans North speaks with us about the US decision to have a small commercial mackerel fishery this year despite dropping stocks. We also hear from Martin Mallet at the Maritime Fishermen's Union. There's an upcoming exhibit about the Lobster Shanty in Montague, PEI. And on the phone-in: Urban planner, Tristan Cleveland, talks about…
 
An Ontario Superior court has made the precedent-setting decision to deny the municipalities request to clear an encampment. What could that mean for other encampments across the country? (0:40)Peter Penashue says any Gull Island Projects are dead in the water until the revenue deal is reworked with Muskrat Falls. We hear from the former Grand Chie…
 
The funeral for Tyre Nichols was held in Memphis Wednesday. The 29-year-old Black man died as a result of a violent encounter with police, which was captured on video and has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people. Is that a good idea? If you haven't watched it yet and you are considering it, how do you decide? Lana MacLean, a clinical social…
 
This week on Podcast Playlist...Dylan Marron is an internet sensation. He's racked up millions of views and social media followers from his progressive-leaning viral videos. Unfortunately, with internet fame also comes internet hate. Over the years, Dylan has received many negative comments online. But instead of shying away, he decided to reach ou…
 
Kapka Kassabova left Bulgaria as a teenager after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Her family settled in New Zealand, where she began her career as a poet, travel writer and memoirist. Many years later, Kassabova returned to the land of her communist childhood to cross the once forbidden border between Bulgaria and Turkey and Greece. She wrote abo…
 
Former MPs Scott Simms, Lisa Raitt and Peggy Nash discuss the Liberals’ pending decision on the Rogers-Shaw merger and growing government consulting costs. Defence and intelligence experts weigh in on the Russian mercenary Wagner Group. Opposing lawyers Paul Champ and James Manson each give their side of the case in the developing convoy protest cl…
 
Psychology professor and Denmark native Marie Helweg-Larsen shares how Danish words can encourage better living by helping us settle, set boundaries, create community, and tune into shared moments.Sometimes we need more than words during really difficult periods of life. Katie Thornton shares the history of European funerary fashion — and how death…
 
First Nations across this province say the province is failing to consult Indigenous people on several the important matters -- the Saskatchewan First Act, and the auctioning off of Crown Lands. Guest host Peter Mills talks with CBC Saskatchewan provincial affairs reporter Adam Hunter and Leader Post columnist Murray Mandryk in this week's politica…
 
Humans intuitively understand ape gestural communication; Wolves on an Alaskan island ate all the deer, so now are preying on sea otters; A unique mummy is digitally unwrapped to reveal historical treasures; 52 million years ago Canada’s Arctic was home to pre-primates; Black in Science: have recent years of activism made a difference?; Quirks & Qu…
 
Primary care providers don’t always recognize menopause symptoms for what they are, focusing instead on whether they’re a sign of a more serious problem. And not all know that menopausal hormone therapy is a safe and effective treatment for many women. We explain why that’s the case, and the range of treatments that can help women.…
 
Sheila McCarthy on the Oscar-nominated Women Talking; Air Canada said their luggage was lost but their air tags said otherwise; why Canadian police budgets have endured despite calls to defund; 100-year-old Met recordings may soon be heard for the first time in a century; the architect of Mexico's war on drugs is on trial for allegedly colluding wi…
 
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