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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.
 
Unreserved is the radio space for Indigenous community, culture, and conversation. Host Falen Johnson 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.
 
Science fiction author David Barr Kirtley 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 Mechanics. CBC Radio writes, "You may n ...
 
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On this week’s show: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh breaks down his deal with the Liberals on paid sick leave, while Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister reacts to the throne speech. Then, as parts of the country experience a second wave of COVID-19, lawyer Kyla Lee shares what it was like to be a younger person with the illness. Plus: three Green leadership…
 
Oil sands tailings ponds are toxic. Canadian-made nanotech could help fix that. Male baboons make friends with females for just one reason: a longer life. Less than a teaspoon of dirt could hold the history of an entire landscape. Tickling rats to improve animal - and scientists’ - welfare. Five ways the universe might die - including one that coul…
 
The Pull of the Stars tells the story of three women — a nurse, a doctor and an activist — in war-ravaged Ireland during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. Emma Donoghue spoke with Dr. Brian Goldman, host of White Coat Black Art, about the inspiration for the novel. The book was written well before the outbreak of the coronavirus, and Donoghue was surp…
 
Mourna Ballantyne of Child Care Now,looks at the prospects for the federal government carrying out its pledge from the Throne Speech to create a national public child care system; Kaitie Fraser. a reporter with CBC Windsor, brings us the story of 24-year-old Giaci Miceli who is on the autism spectrum. He's become a surprise star on Tik Tok because …
 
The documentary “No Going Back” tells the story of three LGBT refugees who fled persecution in their home countries and found support and acceptance at the Metropolitan Community Church in downtown Toronto. And lawyer Shermeen Khan describes how her experience of the pandemic has been helped and hindered by her blindness.…
 
Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn discusses his lyric-less instrumental album, Crowing Ignites. Audio engineer Susan Rogers breaks down some of the songs on Prince's album, Sign o' the Times, and shares what she felt he was trying to achieve at that moment in his career. Artists Simone Saunders and Tekikki Walker talk about finding common g…
 
On today's show, former students of Labrador's residential schools shared their stories. And now a new book is available to aid in the healing process. We talk with author Andrea Procter and James Igloliorte who provided the forward. The federal throne speech includes plans for something called an "Atlantic Loop". Sort of like an Atlantic Bubble, b…
 
The first episode in our special Guide to Civilization series, will look at how tech from the wheel to just-in-time delivery architecture (and many things in between) have changed the way humans have been able to move, expand their horizons and shrink their world — along with the costs and benefits. We take a special look at the impact and role of …
 
Clyde Wray has been named the first artist in residence at the Saint John Theatre Company. He'll be telling the stories of historical figures from the Black community in Saint John in the new year as past of that new gig. He joins host Julia Wright to talk about the importance of this new position with the theatre company.…
 
Dave from North Bay is one of those people who always play along at home and always seems to know the answers to the questions in the Mystery Game. His kids pushed him to call in and play. He can hold his head high... he cleaned us out, winning all the available prizes in the vault. How many questions could you have answered correctly?…
 
A former Kentucky judge says the Breonna Taylor grand jury should have done more, how video games could be the next frontier for political disinformation, the photographers documenting California's wildfires, Christa Couture on her new memoir How to Lose Everything, Indigenous actor Grace Dove on her starring role in Monkey Beach, how the COVID-19 …
 
On today's show: we talk to a Grade 12 student learning from home about problems with the Hub; why opioid deaths have spiked in Alberta since the start of COVID-19; the feds say they will bring in a national childcare program. What does that need to look like to help Calgary parents?; we get an update on the Ranchman's saddles story.…
 
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