Best CBC Radio podcasts we could find (Updated September 2019)
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CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.
 
CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
 
IDEAS is a deep-dive into contemporary thought and intellectual history. No topic is off-limits. In the age of clickbait and superficial headlines, it's for people who like to think.
 
Spark on CBC Radio One Nora Young helps you navigate your digital life by connecting you to fresh ideas in surprising ways.
 
CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.
 
Under The Influence gives you a rare backstage pass into the hallways, boardrooms and recording studios of the ad industry. Join host and adman Terry O’Reilly for fascinating stories that connect the ...
 
World Report is the first word on the day's top international and Canadian stories and reveals original work by CBC journalists. Join Nil Köksal weekdays and Marcia Young on the weekends on CBC Radio One.
 
CBC Radio's Laugh out Loud is Canada's home for comedy. Every week the show features the best and funniest comics in the business. Recorded at festivals and comedy clubs across the country, LOL is the ...
 
CBC Radio's Dr. Brian Goldman takes listeners through the swinging doors of hospitals and doctors' offices, behind the curtain where the gurney lies.
 
CBC polls analyst Éric Grenier takes a deep dive into the world of politics, elections and public opinion in conversations with journalists, decision makers and the pollsters tapping into what the country is thinking.
 
Take a trip around the world with CBC Radio's As It Happens. Hear from the people at the centre of the stories of the day — from the complex to the weird and wacky.
 
CBC Radio's Writers and Company offers an opportunity to explore in depth the lives, thoughts and works of remarkable writers from around the world. Hosted by Eleanor Wachtel.
 
CBC Radio's The House takes you behind the scenes in the world of Canadian politics. Parliament may take a summer recess but the business of national politics never stops; nor does The House.
 
Get ready to meet the artists you're talking about, and the ones you'll soon love. Whatever you're into — be it music, TV, film, visual art, theatre or comedy — q is there. Expect deep insight, and big surprises. Because on q, arts and entertainment get personal.
 
CBC Radio's Metro Morning with Matt Galloway keeps listeners informed about what's going on in Toronto and offers listeners an optimistic, sometimes humorous view of the world, together with the day's more serious news.
 
Cross Country Checkup is Canada's only weekly national open-line radio program. It is broadcast live across Canada every Sunday afternoon on CBC Radio One and SiriusXM, and streamed live on the Internet. Each week Canadians from coast to coast join in a lively discussion on an issue of national interest that affects their daily lives.
 
Remembering the good, the bad, and the awkward parts of growing up
 
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The Debaters
Weekly+
 
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.
 
If a joke's worth telling, it's worth repeating. Comedy Factory host Jane Testar collects our favourite skits, commentaries and funny bits that appeared on CBC Radio over the past week. It's an assembly line of humour, safety-tested and priced to move!
 
Because News is Canada's news quiz. Host Gavin Crawford quizzes comedians and celebrities about the headlines. Subscribe to get Members Only bonus episodes every Wednesday.
 
CBC Radio's Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.
 
CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition is a lively three-hour program of conversation, documentaries and music. Michael Enright, an accomplished journalist and broadcaster, is the host and tackles everything ...
 
Unscripted and honest radio debates. Ontario Today is never shy. The host, studio guests and callers dive right into the contentious issues of the day. CBC Radio One from 12 to 1 ET. Call-in 1-888-817-8995.
 
BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province.
 
Ontario Morning tells you what's happening in your world - whether it's down the road or around the globe.Get the latest national and international news on World Report and local newscasts on the half-hour.
 
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Slumtown
Daily
 
A battle is brewing in Edmonton's inner city. Neighbours are terrified. Fights, overdoses and crime spill out from problem houses, many owned by a small group of people connected by one notorious landlord. CBC’s Elizabeth Hames investigates.
 
Fresh, new, provocative programs from the digital realm. Radio One's Podcast Playlist kicks it off on terrestrial with a sampling of some of the most intriguing of what the internet has to offer.
 
The Eyeopener sets the agenda for the day, asking the questions that need to be answered and bringing compelling local stories to Calgarians
 
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CBC News At Issue
Monthly+
 
The National's Rosemary Barton tackles the week's big political stories with Canada's leading political journalists, including Chantal Hébert and Andrew Coyne. A podcast that helps you understand the why behind the moves and decisions of your elected officials.
 
CBC Radio's Information Morning kick starts the day on mainland Nova Scotia with news, survival information, compelling stories and opinions from all perspectives in the province.
 
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The Doc Project
Monthly+
 
High-stakes storytelling at its most artful and human — radio documentary on the next level. Stories lived, stories told.
 
CBC Radio's Labrador Morning keeps people informed about what's happening around them. Labradorians hear about it first on Labrador Morning. 434043
 
A vibrant blend of top news stories, local weather, traffic reports, comedy, local music, and interviews about politics, science and culture. Tune into Mainstreet on weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m.
 
If you're talking about it, so is Judy Aldous on Alberta's only province wide open line. From strong opinions, to thoughtful arguments, to stories worth repeating - you never know what you'll hear nex ...
 
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The Band Played On
Monthly
 
This investigative series unravels a complicated web of five decades of historical sexual abuse involving dozens of teens–preyed upon by three teachers. Warnings were ignored, abuse continued, and the ...
 
Information Morning from CBC Moncton is your essential source of news, weather, traffic and stories from your community. Join Jonna weekday mornings.
 
CBC Radio New Brunswick's Information Morning in Saint John brings you all the news and information you need to start your day. We'll get you connected to your community, your country and the world. Without us, you won't know what's going on.
 
CBC Radio's On The Go has now been on the air for 30 years, bringing Newfoundlanders and Labradorians stories from every nook, cranny and cove in the province.
 
CBC Radio host Sheryl MacKay meets creative people from all around the province. Hear about their passions and inspirations. You'll visit artists and in their studios, musicians and performers backstage, writers at their keyboards and chefs at the cooktop. There's great conversation and a lot of laughs too waiting for you every weekend on North by Northwest.
 
CBC Radio's Information Morning Cape Breton helps listeners better understand and explore the challenges in our island's future, remember their past and celebrate their neighbours' accomplishments.
 
CBC Radio's Morning North is a weekday news and current affairs program hosted by Markus Schwabe.
 
Information Morning Fredericton is your window on the community every weekday morning, from 5:55 to 8:37 on CBC Radio One, the news and stories of our lives in your city and around the province; keeping you informed and engaged.
 
The Morning Edition on CBC Radio One is Regina’s number one morning show. Join Stefani for great conversations as the Morning Edition team taps into the spirit of the city. Get your news and see what’ ...
 
Maritime Noon is a one-hour program devoted to delivering informative reports and interviews which explore issues that are of interest to Maritimers. Join host Bob Murphy weekdays from noon to 1 p.m.
 
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Unreserved
Weekly
 
Unreserved is the radio space for Indigenous community, culture, and conversation. Host Rosanna Deerchild takes you straight into Indigenous Canada, from Halifax to Haida Gwaii, from Shamattawa to Ottawa, introducing listeners to the storytellers, culture makers and community shakers from across the country.
 
This Is That is a current affairs program that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them. Nothing is off limits - if it's relevant to Canadians, we'll find out the "This" and the "That" of the story. Each week, hosts Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring introduce you to the voices and stories that give this country character in this 100% improvised, satirical send-up of public radio.
 
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All in a Day
Weekly+
 
CBC Radio's All In A Day is Ottawa's number one afternoon drive program -- and covers all of Eastern Ontario and West Quebec. Join Alan Neal each weekday for a fresh take on the news you need to know, regular weather and traffic updates, an overview of the best cultural events the area has to offer, and insightful interviews with politicians, musicians, thinkers and more. Contact the show at allinaday@cbc.ca or follow along on Twitter @cbcallinaday
 
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GTA students are being fined $305 for vaping, as boards struggle against teens' growing addiction to vapes; Jesse Wente: born to judge butter tarts.
 
We’re discussing tensions between Iran and the U.S., and what we know so far about the Saudi oil attacks.
 
Today on the podcast: understanding the attack on Saudi oil refineries and the effect on Canadian supply, why some Calgarians are striking up a new wave of neighbourhood watches, Jay Ingram tees up another year at Beakerhead, and Julie Van Rosendaal talks tomatoes
 
Alberta@Noon for Tuesday, September 17, 2019:What does the attack on Saudi oil facilities mean for the global oil industry?
 
Peace River Regional District's Rural Roads Task Force chair Karen Goodings helps us field comments from listeners about the safety and maintenance of roads around B.C.'s smaller communities.
 
Hear the people the parties are trying to win over. Open lines with York University political scientist Dennis Pilon.
 
Moncton Hospital School of Nursing Alumni president and first vice-president, Phylis Porter and Lois Scott, organized community events for decades.
 
Tim Blair and Franco Nguyen of the four-man sketch comedy troupe TallBoyz join Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about their brand new show on CBC.
 
Jill Heinerth grew up in Mississauga and somehow became an underwater cave diver. Host Jeff Douglas talks to her about her new book "Into The Planet: My Life As A Cave Diver."
 
Jacob, the biblical patriarch, seems far from our time. But his all-night wrestling match with a strange being throws shadows across the ages, and exposes powerful elements of our own humanity. IDEAS producer Sean Foley explains how this ancient story sheds light on perennial aspects of the human condition.…
 
Jonny Harris is the host and producer of Still Standing, season 5 starts tonight on CBC TV.
 
Spy Arrest, Zimbabwe Doctor Strike, Jerry Maguire Tape Collector, Election News Coverage, Colorado Trail Fight, Dairy Bar Digby and more
 
Vince Lalonde is an immigration lawyer who says government could easily fix the phony job-offers-for-cash scheme in Atlantic Canada.
 
Jay Rosenthal, from the Business of Cannabis, explains why the Ontario Cannabis Store reported losses but explained why a turnaround can be expected; Rob Hailman of Trent Radio provides reaction to the news that 97% of students opted out of contributing to the station's operation; The CBC's Dave Seglins explains how asbestos from General Electr ...…
 
Costly prescription drugs and how to afford them. The subject of this week's Healthcare Hacks.
 
A feature conversation with out-going Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, he has decided to not re-offer in this Fall's election. He has represented the people of CB-Canso for 19 years. Rodger reflects on a vote he cast that he'd now change... its the choice he made to vote against same-sex marriage back in 2004.…
 
On today's podcast, we'll talk about the highs and lows of passenger aviation and what you might want to know if you're a frequent traveller. We'll take you to the protest that happened yesterday outside of MHA Perry Trimper's office. We're going to meet Happy Valley-Goose Bay's new community constable during this week's Traffic Tuesday segment.…
 
It's STORMIN' time, folks! Get ready to see some space aliens! But will you like what you see?Also, Jane wrote a lot of consumer-based jokes.
 
The artist and author talks to Eleanor Wachtel about her evocative new work, Guestbook: Ghost Stories, and how the stuff of everyday life inspires her uniquely creative vision.
 
Comedian Rick Mercer takes your calls on Cross Country Checkup.
 
On this Sunday edition of the Pollcast, host Éric Grenier and Elise von Scheel take a look at the early polls in this campaign — and chat about the undecided and the fence-sitter voters.
 
This week on The House: How do the parties deal with crisis during the campaign? And why do candidates with questionable pasts often slip past vetters? We ask strategists from the parties. We examine the broken promise of electoral reform and hear from our In House panel about the federal leaders' debate.…
 
Please note: We are discontinuing our segmented podcast feed. Please subscribe to the whole show feed.Rocks recovered from ground zero reveal how the dinosaurs died; Archaeology from space - discovering history from a few hundred kilometres up; A jumbo jet lost an engine over Greenland — these researchers found it; The toes of foot painters are ...…
 
Dr. Marc Agronin on his new book "The End of Old Age," and how to preserve the memory of a loved one with a chatbot.
 
The Beaverton's Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas take the news quiz, along with Tom Howell, and host Gavin Crawford.
 
A new show at the ACT Gallery in Maple Ridge is a collaboration between two Metis artists who only recently discovered they were cousins. Lisa Shepherd is a bead artist, and one half of that collaboration.
 
Each week, CBC's political panel gets together to talk about the week in politics. This week, they discuss the fact that no byelection will be called after former Sask Party MLAs Warren Steinley and Corey Tochor resigned to run in the federal election.
 
Friday the 13th was NOT unlucky for this week's contestant in our Friday quiz show on Morning North.
 
A look inside the black boxes of two of the hidden systems we rely on every day. Inside the complex world of weather forecasting, and a deep, deep dive to the bottom of the ocean to explore the dizzying array of undersea cables that make up the backbone of the internet.
 
Chris shares his tips to be a good public speaker, what he's learned from years of curating TED talks and shares a few of his favourite podcasts.
 
From the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Charles Haycock will challenge the way you perceive animals and, recorded at the YYC Comedy Festival, Nour Hadidi demonstrates why she many never be allowed in the province of New Brunswick...with love of course!
 
Seeking a new generation of doctors who may connect with their patients better because they come from similar financial and social backgrounds.
 
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