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Best Canada Current Affairs podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best Canada Current Affairs podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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Front Burner
Daily
 
Front Burner is your essential daily news podcast, brought to you by CBC News & CBC Podcasts. Every weekday, award-winning investigative journalist Jayme Poisson takes you deep into the stories shapin ...
 
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CANADALAND
Weekly+
 
Media criticism, news analysis and investigations with host Jesse Brown. The #1 Canadian podcast.
 
A weekly roundtable about Indigenous issues and events in Canada and beyond. Hosted by Rick Harp.
 
10/3 brings you the biggest stories in Canada told by Postmedia's national network of award-winning journalists. Hosted by Dave Breakenridge, 10/3 updates twice a week.
 
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This Is Why
Weekly
 
“This Is Why” is a weekly Global News original podcast that delves into Canada’s biggest news stories with a young and curious audience in mind. Complemented by original reporting, expert interviews, social reaction, and unique storytelling, this podcast is for anyone interested in going beyond the headlines to learn more about complicated stories. CKNW Radio Producers John O’Dowd and Niki Reitmayer strive to answer difficult and sometimes controversial questions, giving their listeners uniq ...
 
The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO's flagship current affairs program - devoted to exploring the social, political, cultural and economic issues that are changing our world, at home and abroad. The Agenda airs weeknights at 8:00 PM EST on TVO - Canada's largest educational broadcaster.
 
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 ...
 
The World This Weekend is a dynamic half-hour program that showcases first-rate journalism on the news of the day from Canada and around the world. We tell stories you won't hear anywhere else that connect you with remote places and people.
 
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.
 
Each year, the Empire Club Foundation publishes each speech that season in The Red Book, a yearbook which is distributed free of charge to 4000 university, secondary, and elementary school libraries in Canada, as well as Canadian embassies and consulates worldwide.
 
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Today, Explained
Daily
 
News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Monday to Friday. All killer, no filler. Hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Featuring the finest explainers from Vox and more. Produced by Vox and Stitcher, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
 
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The Intelligence
Daily
 
Get a daily burst of global illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents as they dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be.
 
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Unpublished.Cafe
Monthly
 
Unpublished.Cafe, hosted by veteran radio journalist Ed Hand, provides an unfiltered prospective on Canadian current affairs free of bias and political partisanship.Unpublished.Cafe is the official podcast of UnpublishedOttawa.com.
 
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The Current
Daily+
 
CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
 
A current affairs and social issues podcast for and about the Municipality of Grey Highlands in Ontario, Canada.
 
The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO's flagship current affairs program - devoted to exploring the social, political, cultural and economic issues that are changing our world, at home and abroad. The Agenda airs weeknights at 8:00 PM EST on TVO - Canada's largest educational broadcaster.
 
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Monocle 24
Daily+
 
Launched in February 2007, Monocle is a premium media brand with magazine, web, audio, retail and broadcast divisions. With coverage of forgotten states, alluring political figures, emerging brands, fresh forces in popular culture and inspiring design solutions, our mission is to keep an eye and an ear on the world.
 
Charles Adler is a 40-year radio and television broadcast veteran whose career has seen him tour Canada, working in Montreal (CJAD), Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto (CFRB), London, Hamilton, and Winnipeg (CJOB). In the U.S.A., Adler hosted a nationally syndicated radio show out of Tampa, hitting more than 120 markets, and a nightly primetime television show out of Boston, for which he won a Best TV Host for New England Emmy. Adler has hosted national radio and television programs in Canada, incl ...
 
This is a show done in Canada about the Canadian cannabis culture. Legalization of cannabis in Canada has been a dual edged sword with an ever changing landscape. Each week I'll look at the current state of affairs. I and my guests will be offering tips to those new to the experience to make it enjoyable. Talking with interesting people in and around the cannabis industry will make for a fun filled 30 minutes each week.
 
RezXperts features a Canadian Indigenous - Aboriginal perspective in todays world, providing interviews, commentary, and discussion on current affairs, news, politics, culture, lifestyles, and more.
 
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RNZ: Nine To Noon
Daily+
 
From nine to noon every weekday, Kathryn Ryan talks to the people driving the news - in New Zealand and around the world. Delve beneath the headlines to find out the real story, listen to Nine to Noon's expert commentators and reviewers and catch up with the latest lifestyle trends on this award-winning programme.
 
CBC Radio's Morning North is a weekday news and current affairs program hosted by Markus Schwabe.
 
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RezBirds Audio Feed
Monthly
 
RezBirds is a team of four Indigenous men that are tackling the hard hitting issues of modern society with eloquent lunacy. If you like deep issues but would rather they went off the deep end than into an ivory tower, then this podcast is a must listen. The team uses adult language and themes and it is not a PG program. Listener discretion is advised.
 
With Howard “Stretch” Carr, Faith Sankar , & DJ NicholasWest Indian Rhythms is Montreal’s first and longest running Caribbean culture radio program, bringing the Kumpa, Reggae, Calypso, Soca, and Dancehall since 1982.Including weekly features “Caribbean News Roundup”, sports, current affairs, and community issues with an emphasis on island cultures.Discussions include sports, track & field, cricket, the music of Byron Lee, Carlos Malcom, or Desmond Dekker, broadcasating true Caribbean love.I ...
 
Now you can listen to The Monocle Minute, our free-to-subscribe email newsletter. This snappy daily audio bulletin delivers news, views and clever comment in just 10 minutes, featuring our unrivalled team of editors, correspondents and bureaux. Stay informed and inspired with Monocle.
 
Beyond the Headlines (BTH) is a one-hour current affairs talk radio show aimed at providing a greater understanding and thoughtful discussion of the various policy issues in our daily news headlines. BTH aims to take listeners beyond the immediacy of our daily news. Our show airs Wednesdays from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. on CIUT 89.5 FM in Toronto.
 
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The History Factor
Monthly
 
An award winning multi-platform history content producer; highlighting exciting, important and awesome stories from the past!
 
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Global Beat Radio
Monthly
 
Airing Tuesdays at 9:30am on CFMU 93.3 in Hamilton, Canada
 
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Airtalk
Weekly+
 
Join Larry Mantle weekdays for lively and in-depth discussions of Los Angeles and Southern California news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts and more. More AirTalk at www.kpcc.org.
 
A podcast focusing on Intersectional Feminism, Women's issues, current events and pop culture all while drinking wine and trying to make sense of this crazy new "era" we live in.
 
A podcast focusing on Intersectional Feminism, Women's issues, current events and pop culture all while drinking wine and trying to make sense of this crazy new "era" we live in.
 
Inside Property is a bi-monthly podcast presented by Richard Blanco in collaboration with Share Radio. The programme aims to provide commentary and analysis on a wide range of property and housing related issues.The new 15 minute NLA Podcast is available here (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nla-podcast/id1441951844?mt=2).Richard Blanco is a landlord and developer based in East London with properties across six London boroughs. He is London Representative for the National Landlords Assoc ...
 
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.
 
A podcast focusing on Intersectional Feminism, Women's issues, current events and pop culture all while drinking wine and trying to make sense of this crazy new "era" we live in.
 
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Policy Dialogues
Monthly
 
Globalisation Café is an occasional podcast series hosted by Dr. Philip Leech-Ngo. It is a show about the global issues that affect our everyday lives, marking a new platform for political junkies and newbies to engage with research, international affairs and politics. We feature conversations with some of the most interesting people in the political world; expert commentary on current affairs; and other stories that are relevant to the current affairs affecting Canadians. Because the politi ...
 
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New Zealand Pubcast
Monthly
 
The difinitive guide to New Zealand Culture - seen through the eyes of a couple of blow in's. An Irish guy and a Canadian sit in a pub in Christchurch, New Zealand, talking about current affairs, culture and politics. Email: nzpubcast@gmail.com
 
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KK: Kal Korff
Monthly+
 
KAL KORFF is often called “a writing and production machine,” and with more than 10,000 articles to his credit written on a wide variety of subjects, several books; hundreds of videos and numerous media appearances, it is understandable why. His radio show, Kal’s Korner, appears exclusively on the ‘X’ Zone Radio Broadcast Network and its partnered affiliates, Rob McConnell is the Executive Producer. Kal’s Korner covers everything from Politics to the Paranormal. Kal Korff has had an extremel ...
 
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Sandra Haymon
Monthly
 
Dr. Sandra W. Haymon, a licensed psychologist, earned her doctorate from Florida State University, and her master's and bachelor's degrees from Troy State University. Dr. Haymon helps individuals learn how to balance the challenges of Retirement & Caregiving. She has appeared on numerous radio and TV programs including ABC's Good Morning America—Sunday, and CBS' Late, Late Night with Tom Snyder. Dr. Haymon's personal story, shared in Baby Boomers—Sandwiched Between Retirement & Caregiving, m ...
 
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From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.By Monocle 24
 
From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.By Monocle 24
 
From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.By Monocle 24
 
From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.By Monocle 24
 
At the outset of the Second World War, the Allies were desperate to have Americans fight alongside them. So, they enlisted Canadian M16 officer William Stephenson to help sway them, kicking off a large-scale, state-sponsored influence campaign. Author Henry Hemming joins The Agenda to discuss his book, "Agents of Influence: A British Campaign, ...…
 
Kelly Thompson is a fourth-generation soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces. Despite growing up in the culture, she found that being a woman in the military created challenges that no one in her family had experience with. She talks to Steve Paikin about her career, the topic of her book, "Girls Need Not Apply."…
 
The launch of a pay walled website by Business Desk will spell competition for National Business Review, and how much have our attitudes to media changed over 30 years. NZ on Air commissioned research to find out. Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz.…
 
New Zealand's population has nearly hit five million, according to the latest census data. How much of that is population growth, and how much is immigration growth? How big could and should New Zealand's population be? Susie speaks with Massey University demographer, Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley.…
 
Stuff business editor Rebecca Stevenson talks to Susie Ferguson about consensual relationships in the office in light of a McDonald's boss being sacked for having a relationship with another worker. Also, when is more annual leave the loss of other leave?
 
Quentin Johnson reviews Somewhere Becoming Rain by Clive James, which is published by Pan Macmillan. "An appreciation of the poet Philip Larkin by James, a longtime admirer, written in his penetrating, lucid, iconoclastic style."
 
Netflix co-founder and its first CEO Marc Randolph talks to Nine to Noon about the origins of one of the world's largest media companies, which began life renting and selling DVDs in the post. Marc Randolph is now a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur whose career spans more than four decades.
 
Washington bureau chief of The Guardian David Smith talks to Susie Ferguson about the latest in the President Trump impeachment inquiry, and the buzz around billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who is set to make a late entrance to the Democratic primary for the 2020 presidential election.
 
A new study has found that teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender are more likely to achieve if they are at a supportive school, where teachers have high expectations of them. Dr John Fenaughty from the University of Auckland's faculty of education and social work has led the project which has been recently published in ...…
 
People living in the outskirts of Sydney have been warned there are not enough fire engines to serve every house, and not to expect help to come if they call for it, as catastrophic wildfire conditions are expected today. About 600 schools will be closed in New South Wales as bushfires bear down on highly populated areas around Sydney, Wollongo ...…
 
Severe weather events and coastal erosion mean some New Zealand surf life saving clubs are beating a hasty retreat. Paekakariki Surf Life Saving Club on the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington is set to re-build its clubhouse 100 metres inland, to the tune of $3m. The dunes there are eroding; its boat launching ramp collapsed recently when sand wa ...…
 
Martin Scorsese’s new film tells the story of Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran, a 1950s truck driver turned hitman who became union boss Jimmy Hoffa’s right-hand man. But does it keep you gripped for its three-and-a-half hours? Robert Bound asks Tim Robey and Simran Hans. From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.…
 
Aramco, the secretive oil company that made Saudi Arabia rich, is going public after 86 years. Some say the timing couldn’t be worse. (Transcript here.)
 
Join Monocle’s editors and guests drawn from our unrivalled pool of international commentators, analysts and experts to unpack the issues dominating the day’s agenda. From diplomatic wrangles and border disputes to big business and frontline politics, this is the programme you need to hear to make sense of a dynamic and sometimes volatile world ...…
 
This week on AirTalk, our weekly political roundtable recaps the headlines you may have missed this week. Also on the show, we look at veterans' grief; the DACA case before the Supreme Court; and more.By KPCC 89.3 | Southern California Public Radio
 
We take a look at the streets of New York through the eyes of one man. Originally from Virginia, Matt Green has made it his mission to walk every single street in the Big Apple’s five boroughs – a process that has taken him seven years and counting. From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.…
 
We have the latest as Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, is released from jail. Plus: Spain’s general election, Austria’s spy agencies, and one of the UK’s top satirists tells us why he’s excited about the country’s general election. From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.…
 
After weeks of protests following a disputed election, Evo Morales has stood down. Who is in charge, and how can the country escape its gridlock? On a visit to a military hospital our correspondent wonders why Americans seem so disengaged from their veterans. And the campaign to clear Bangladeshi streets of a beloved mode of transport. For full ...…
 
We as whether the results of Spain’s election will help a divided country move forward? Plus: another weekend of protests in Hong Kong, the Democrats seeking to take on Trump in 2020, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.By Monocle 24
 
It’s a dilemma that confronts much of Indigenous media: with so much of our time spent working to counter, correct and contextualize mainstream misinformation, do we not risk becoming “This Week in Settler Colonialism”? Does routinely responding to routine violations of our lands and lives see us become all-consumed by what the State does and d ...…
 
Covering the extreme right has become its own beat in Canada. But is there a thin, blurry line between coverage and giving a platform to those with hateful views? Steven Zhou joins. The episode is brought to you by FreshBooks, Endy, Sock Club, Hardboiled, and listeners like you. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter on Patreon.…
 
Emmanuel Macron's new sharp tone on NATO and Eastern European migrants. Plus: New York considers axing caps on street vendors, a look at what's on the IFPP conference agenda and the weird world of buzzwords. From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.By Monocle 24
 
Emmanuel Macron's new sharp tone on NATO and Eastern European migrants. Plus: New York considers axing caps on street vendors, a look at what's on the IFPP conference agenda and the weird world of buzzwords.By Monocle 24
 
The Black Watch Regiment was involved in some of the most ferocious battles of the Second World War. On Remembrance Day, historian David O'Keefe — who served with the Black Watch long after the war ended — brings us some lesser known stories of the famous regiment. His new book is called Seven Days in Hell: Canada's Battle for Normandy and the ...…
 
Why does patriarchy persist? Author, journalist and human rights activist Sally Armstrong uncovers the origins of women's inequality in this year's CBC Massey Lectures, which are airing this week on CBC Radio's Ideas. We spoke to Armstrong about the astonishing discoveries she made while researching for those lectures — and about why she believ ...…
 
If you can believe it, Sesame Street is turning 50 years old this week. We spoke to University of Guelph history professor Matthew Hayday about the special role the beloved show has played in Canadian history.
 
Canadian military historian Ted Barris had always known his father had served as a decorated medic in the Second World War, but his father never shared much about his experience with his family. Now in his latest book, Rush to Danger: Medics in the Line of Fire, Barris explores his father's story and the history of medics in combat.…
 
The Black Watch Regiment was involved in some of the most ferocious battles of the Second World War. On Remembrance Day, historian David O'Keefe — who served with the Black Watch long after the war ended — brings us some lesser known stories of the famous regiment. His new book is called Seven Days in Hell: Canada's Battle for Normandy and the ...…
 
In the First World War, more than 80,000 Chinese labourers were smuggled across Canada and then sent to Europe to support the Allied war effort. Some were buried in unmarked graves across Canada. Yet few Canadians know their story. Author Dan Black says it's time their legacy was recognized.
 
Why does patriarchy persist? Author, journalist and human rights activist Sally Armstrong uncovers the origins of women's inequality in this year's CBC Massey Lectures, which are airing this week on CBC Radio's Ideas. We spoke to Armstrong about the astonishing discoveries she made while researching for those lectures — and about why she believ ...…
 
If you can believe it, Sesame Street is turning 50 years old this week. We spoke to University of Guelph history professor Matthew Hayday about the special role the beloved show has played in Canadian history.
 
Brampton councillor says all cultural communities in Canada understand the sacrifice of war; Kristyn Wong-Tam says community support for local drop-in centre was jeopardized by lack of communication.
 
Canadian military historian Ted Barris had always known his father had served as a decorated medic in the Second World War, but his father never shared much about his experience with his family. Now in his latest book, Rush to Danger: Medics in the Line of Fire, Barris explores his father's story and the history of medics in combat.…
 
In the First World War, more than 80,000 Chinese labourers were smuggled across Canada and then sent to Europe to support the Allied war effort. Some were buried in unmarked graves across Canada. Yet few Canadians know their story. Author Dan Black says it's time their legacy was recognized.
 
Kristian Ayoungman, from Siksika First Nation in Southern Alberta, was shot and killed on a rural highway in March. CBC investigative journalist Connie Walker travelled to meet with the young man’s friends and family, as well as the leaders of the two communities he straddled. As she tells host Jaime Poisson, what she found was unexpected. Conn ...…
 
A brand new documentary gathering Nobel Perspectives from some of the brilliant laureates in economic sciences with whom UBS works to offer solutions to the complexities and challenges of a fast-changing world. Robert Merton is in Taipei to discuss innovation as a driver for growth. From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running ...…
 
Charles Jencks, architectural commentator and promoter of post-modernism died last month. Bill McKay talks to Kathryn about post-modernism and how it shook up the world of architecture and design. Bill McKay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.…
 
It's been ten years since chef and food writer Catherine Bell co-founded the Garden to Table Trust, teaching children to grow, cook and share food. Since then, 23,000 children, in years three to six, have been through the programme in 176 schools nationwide. To celebrate the milestone, Catherine Bell has written a cook book called Bounty for ga ...…
 
A look at the immigration backdown over arranged marriages policy, the Zero Carbon Act and assisted dying legislation. Matthew Hooton is an Auckland based consultant and lobbyist and Mike Williams is a former president of the Labour Party.
 
Stella Chrysostomou of VOLUME Books reviews Deeplight by Frances Hardinge, which is published by Pan Macmillan. "Dive into the world of scavenger pirates, deep-sea mythologies, powerful gods and a people who trade for profit and intrigue in found godware. The latest book from the brilliant children's writer Frances Hardinge starts, in the best ...…
 
One in three New Zealanders are at risk of kidney disease, and it's estimated that 10 percent of people have chronic kidney disease worldwide . Professor Rob Walker is a specialist in kidney health and disease at the University of Otago . He has established a national and international reputation as a kidney researcher and clinician during his ...…
 
It's been 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Thomas Sparrow reports on the weekend's commemorative events. There have been everything from political celebrations, concerts, open-air projection films and discussions.
 
For the last 50 years, each year, the life span of the average New Zealander has increased by about 10 weeks per year. When population health specialist, Alistair Woodward was at medical school in 1970, life expectancy for men and women was around three score years and 10, now it is 84 for women and 82 for men. Professor Woodward is a Universit ...…
 
Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin has officials looking at policy options for preventing harm to children and young people from viewing online porn. In Britain a "porn block" that would've involved age verification and a password for over-18s was recently dropped. The Minister says any porn block here won't include an age verification too ...…
 
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