Best cbc radio podcasts we could find (Updated August 2017)
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Ideas from CBC Radio (Highlights)
 
Ideas is all about ideas \x96 programs that explore everything from culture and the arts to science and technology to social issues.
 
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Spark from CBC Radio
Weekly
 
Spark on CBC Radio One Nora Young helps you navigate your digital life by connecting you to fresh ideas in surprising ways.
 
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Tapestry from CBC Radio
Weekly
 
CBC Radio's Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.
 
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Under the Influence from CBC Radio
 
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 dots between pop culture, marketing and human nature.
 
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Comedy Factory from CBC Radio
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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!
 
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As It Happens from CBC Radio
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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, As It Happens brings you the voices you want to hear. Listen to our podcast and on Fridays, we pull back the curtain on how we make the show with the podcast extra.
 
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Podcast Playlist from CBC Radio
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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.
 
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The Sunday Edition from CBC Radio (Highlights)
 
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 from politics to pop culture, in Canada and around the world.
 
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White Coat, Black Art on CBC Radio
Weekly
 
CBC Radio's Dr. Brian Goldman takes listeners through the swinging doors of hospitals and doctors' offices, behind the curtain where the gurney lies.
 
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Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
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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.
 
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Laugh Out Loud from CBC Radio
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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 show to hear to stay on top of the Canadian comedy scene. From the famous to the found, LOL will bring you the funny every week.
 
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Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio
 
CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.
 
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The Current from CBC Radio (Highlights)
 
CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
 
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The Broadcast from CBC Radio
Daily
 
The ocean is a part of daily working life in Newfoundland and Labrador. Whether it’s fishing, oil exploration, shipping, research or culture, there are thousands of people whose jobs have some connection to the sea. The Broadcast explores the stories of people in Newfoundland and Labrador who work in jobs or live in communities that depend on the sea.
 
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This Is That from CBC Radio
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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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Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio
 
CBC Radio's Quirks & Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.
 
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The House from CBC Radio
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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.
 
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Day 6 from CBC Radio
Weekly
 
Day 6 is a news magazine show that delivers a surprising take on the week.
 
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Because News from CBC Radio
Weekly
 
Because News is Canada's funniest news quiz. Host and award-winning comedian Gavin Crawford makes games out of the headlines, along with a panel of comedians and celebrities. Need group therapy for the news? This is the podcast for you. New episodes every Friday.
 
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The CBC Election Pollcast from CBC Radio
 
Éric Grenier, founder of ThreeHundredEight.com, explores the world of political polls, their influence on the media and the trends they are showing.
 
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CBC Radio: WireTap with Jonathan Goldstein (Unofficial Podcast)
 
Wiretap on CBC Radio, the unofficial podcast http://www.cbc.ca/wiretap Do you want Wiretap to be available in an official podcast form? Then write to the CBC and tell them. http://www.cbc.ca/podcasting/contactus.html Questions? Complaints? Please contact me: chalmers2006@gmail.com. Grab all of the shows from http://www.supernintendochalmers.net/wiretap/
 
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The Next Chapter from CBC Radio
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CBC Radio's Shelagh Rogers travels the country, conversing with authors and readers of all kinds. A new episode every Monday.
 
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The Doc Project from CBC Radio
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A place to revel in the power and beauty of radio documentaries. Where stories are deeper, wider, and stranger.
 
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The 180 from CBC Radio
Weekly
 
The 180 is a show that's meant to get Canadians talking about what's going on in our country. Our playground? The issues that matter most to you wherever you live, coast to coast. Big city or small suburb, we'll bring you stories and points of view that get you going, and give you ways to get in on the debate. We want to start a national conversation, with you at the centre.
 
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Metro Morning from CBC Radio Toronto (Highlights)
 
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.
 
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Ontario Morning from CBC Radio
 
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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Cross Country Checkup from CBC Radio
 
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.
 
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Back Story from CBC Radio
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CBC News correspondents take you behind the scenes as they cover the biggest events around the world. Personal stories from our reporters who were there while the story was breaking.
 
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Ontario Today Phone-Ins from CBC Radio
 
Join Rita Celli and half-a-million listeners for a province-wide phone-in conversation over lunch.
 
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B.C. Almanac from CBC Radio British Columbia
 
Host Gloria Macarenko connects British Columbians as they share stories and ideas about what they have in common and what makes them different.
 
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Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio
 
CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.
 
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Episodes of The Irrelevant Show from CBC Radio
Weekly
 
A weekly romp of original, biting, ridiculous, outrageous and ultimately hilarious sketch comedy from a crack team in Edmonton.
 
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Canada Reads from CBC Radio
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In this annual title fight, five celebrity panelists defend their favourite work of Canadian fiction. One by one, books are voted off the list, until one panelist triumphs with the book for Canada to read this year.
 
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Writers and Company from CBC Radio
 
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.
 
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Maritime Noon from CBC Radio (Highlights)
 
Maritime Noon is a one-hour program devoted to delivering informative reports and interviews which explore issues that are of interest to Maritimers.
 
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CBC Radio 3 Podcast
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It launched in June 2005 as one of the world's first music podcasts and has been called ‘Canada’s top podcast’ by Spin Magazine and ‘Canada’s most important podcast’ by Exclaim! magazine. This one-hour show features the best in new Canadian rock, pop, hip-hop, singer-songwriters, alt-country, and electronica. If you're looking for a source of amazing new music, look no further.
 
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The Eyeopener from CBC Radio Calgary (Highlights)
 
The Eyeopener goes straight to the heart of the story, asking the hard questions that need to be answered.
 
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Eli Glasner on Film from CBC Radio
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CBC Radio Film Reviewer Eli Glasner shares his big screen thoughts on the latest and greatest movies appearing at theatre near you. Some cinema smarts (and snark) to go with your popcorn.
 
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Mainstreet Halifax \x96 CBC Radio
 
A lively and entertaining blend of national and regional news, interviews, book reviews and recipes, Mainstreet is designed to put Nova Scotia listeners back in touch with their communities at the end of the workday.
 
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alberta@noon from CBC Radio (Highlights)
 
CBC Radio's alberta@noon connects urban and rural Albertans by exploring the environmental, agricultural, educational and political issues affecting everyone from the far north to the deep south of the province.
 
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Radio Active from CBC Radio Edmonton
 
Radio Active brings you an eye opening, entertaining slice of Edmonton life. We'll update you on the latest news of the day, take you to what's going on right now and what's happening on weeknights. We'll let you know what you should know about your community.
 
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The Early Edition from CBC Radio British Columbia (Highlights)
 
CBC Radio's The Early Edition Podcast features the top story of the day from The Early Edition with Rick Cluff. Expect to hear highlights from the show's news, health, civic affairs, cultural and community coverage.
 
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All In A Day from CBC Radio Ottawa (Highlights)
 
CBC Radio's All In A Day is Ottawa's number one afternoon drive program. Alan Neal and the All In A Day team offer compelling local stories, as well as regional, national and international reports.
 
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Information Morning from CBC Radio Nova Scotia (Highlights)
 
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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Someone Knows Something
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On December 31, 1997, at a New Year's Eve party broadcast on live TV, Sheryl Sheppard accepted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Michael Lavoie. Two days later, she disappeared. In Season 2 of SKS, documentarian David Ridgen joins Sheppard’s mother Odette on her search for answers.
 
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Island Morning from CBC Radio Prince Edward Island (Highlights)
 
CBC Radio's Island Morning is a news and current affairs information source for Prince Edward Island. Host Karen Mair and morning news editor Mitch Cormier talk about the issues that matter to the people.
 
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Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams?
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Sparked by a chilling tip, Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams? is an eight-part podcast investigation that unearths new information and potential suspects in the cold case of a young Indigenous woman murdered in British Columbia in 1989.
 
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Morning North from CBC Radio Sudbury (Highlights)
 
CBC Radio's Morning North is a weekday news and current affairs program hosted by Markus Schwabe.
 
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Power and Politics
Daily
 
Get daily access to the movers and shakers when we interview the country's most influential figures, from politicians to writers to leaders from all parts of the country.
 
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Beethoven's Nine Symphonies in 9 Days from CBC Radio 2
 
Nine conversations about Beethoven's nine symphonies. Bramwell Tovey - Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra - and CBC Radio 2's Bill Richardson consider these mighty works and talk about what makes them so powerful. Tovey illustrates passages on the piano. CBC Radio 2 will broadcast performances by Tovey and the VSO daily starting March 31 2008. The concerts are available for streaming at Concerts on Demand.
 
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Radio Active from CBC Radio Edmonton
 
On the show...We're all about the Canadian Derby. The 88th derby goes this weekend at Northlands. We'll talk to horse breeder and longtime derby go'er Julie Brewster. And Journal writer Curtis Stock talks about the future of the sport locally.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Information Morning from CBC Radio Nova Scotia (Highlights)
 
While the city makes another set of plans for what should happen at the former Bloomfield School, one community group is hoping it can shorten the process with an innovative move.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Information Morning from CBC Radio Nova Scotia (Highlights)
 
A young environmental crusader tells us about her involvement in Lunenburg's water problemsBy podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Information Morning Fredericton from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)
 
Colleen Kitts-Goguen talks to a senior scientist with the NE Aquarium and the Canadian Whale Institute about the government's order for ships to slow down in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Information Morning Moncton from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)
 
A UNB professor is calling for changes in sex education in the province after talking to young people in the province about sex.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Information Morning Moncton from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)
 
The 18-year-old actor from Dieppe now lives in Los Angeles and recently played a roll as John Travolta's son in the upcoming movie Cigarette.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
We'll hear from a harvester on Fogo island on allowing outside buyers to buy fish from harvesters.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Information Morning from CBC Radio Nova Scotia (Highlights)
 
Predator and prey. We hear why animals like foxes and martens could be helping to curb the spread of Lyme Disease in Nova Scotia.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Brockville farmer struggles with the wet weather; Top 10 invasive plant species; Organ donation policy; Litter becoming an issue at Peterborough-area causeway; Banning junk food ads targeting young people; Concussion conference; Belleville Bigfoot flickBy podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Information Morning Fredericton from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)
 
Kevin Lemieux and Dale Gray, two local drag queens, talk about their experiences in the drag community.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Information Morning Fredericton from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)
 
Colleen Kitts-Goguen talks to the community inclusion network coordinator for Greater Fredericton Social Innovation about the options for people who want to eat healthy, but don't think they can afford it.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Information Morning Moncton from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)
 
The lobster season begins its second week today. The Maritime Fishermen's Union is concerned over the price it's members are getting for their lobsters so far this year.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Information Morning Moncton from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)
 
This week's edition of the Corn Hill Chronicles with Bob Osborne.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Island Morning from CBC Radio Prince Edward Island (Highlights)
 
Jerica Devos as well as the Parker Grimmer from the Public Schools Branch addressing the challenges of buying school supplies for students. Some schools charge a fee and buy the school supplies for students, other schools don't.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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The Early Edition from CBC Radio British Columbia (Highlights)
 
ICBC 'is on the path to insolvency' is what bureaucrats are telling the new NDP government, according to Minister David Eby. We speak with former civil servant Richard McCandless about what he thinks can be done to right this sinking ship.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Information Morning Fredericton from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)
 
A proposed median at the intersection of Kings College Rd. and York St. has some citizens concerned.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Ontario Today Phone-Ins from CBC Radio
 
Plus, lots of blooms but no zuccinis? No worries, says Ed Lawrence, Ontario Today's resident gardener.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Virginia riot, pop up injection site and streaming future.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Information Morning Fredericton from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)
 
Colleen Kitts-Goguen talks to Caroline Durand about how fries, cheese curds and gravy came to symbolize Canadian cuisine.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
A tour operator at Peggys Cove warns people about the danger of the black rocks after a close call. Your thoughts on speeding. Plus: advice on how to conserve your treasures.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Island Morning from CBC Radio Prince Edward Island (Highlights)
 
`How Many Wade` campaign spokesperson says there's still lots of work to be done to find out what the next steps are in the discussion about mental health services on PEI.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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alberta@noon from CBC Radio (Highlights)
 
Do you stream your TV shows and how much are you willing to pay to do it? And we have a Canadian crossword quiz.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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The Eyeopener from CBC Radio Calgary (Highlights)
 
On today's podcast: Preparations for the GlobalFest fireworks competition; cross-country hitchhikers make it to St John's; Shakespeare by the Bow deals with weather and forest fire smoke.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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The Broadcast from CBC Radio
 
A Land and Sea archival show from 1990 on cod farming, or cod ranching as some call it.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Information Morning from CBC Radio Nova Scotia (Highlights)
 
Allegedly faulty Fords. We get the details on a class action underway for Canadian owners of Ford Fiesta and Focus vehicles.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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The St. John's Morning Show from CBC Radio Nfld. and Labrador (Highlights)
 
Road tales from two young hitchhikers who are nearing the end of their national, cross-country journey.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Ontario Today Phone-Ins from CBC Radio
 
Restarants, airlines and a growing number of customers are refusing to bother with bills and coins. Business owner David Segal predicts, 5 years from now it won't even be a topic of conversation.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Tweet This Sunday, August 13th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio has a great lineup. We welcome International Award Winning magician Greg Frewin. Greg Frewin is currently ranked as The International Grand Champion of Magic, having won every major award offered within the magic community. ...…
 
It's already episode 7 of Experts, WOWEE! This week on the podcast we talk with the astounding Steph Tolev all about making the pinnacle move from Canada to L.A.! Steph shares stories of ups and downs - they are in equal abundance - and gives a few tips and words of advice to would-be transplants. So get your organic kombucha kale smoothie marg ...…
 
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The West Coast Morning Show from CBC Radio Nfld. and Labrador (Highlights)
 
Forest firefighter Stephanie Pinksen of Pasadena has been helping fight the wildfires in British Columbia. She just returned home after an assignment from the NL government to help out, and she spoke with the CBC's Bernice Hillier.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
On this week’s show, we spoke with Fred Ranger, Vice-President Product Marketing @ Stingray. Fred is an award-winning, experienced business leader focused on connecting people with brands through engaging content made for the real-time world. Throughout his career, Fred has helped brands such as CBC/Radio-Canada, L'Équipe Spectra, Astral, TELUS ...…
 
Colm Feore talks about his new role as a villain in the new CBC soccer drama 21 Thunder.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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The Current from CBC Radio (Highlights)
 
From questions about whether mental health is appropriately assessed in the courts, to trying to solve the messy mystery of love ... This is The Current with guest host Laura Lynch.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Spoon's Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel talk about keeping their sound innovative after over 20 years and nine albums.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
CBC's Jordan Tucker visits the CFUR Radio camp for teens at the University of Northern B.C.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
James Poker and Kirby Mistenapeo were from the same small Innu community and were around the same age when they died. Their parents want the circumstances around their deaths heard at an upcoming inquiry.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Pineapple threatens the sanctity of pizza — at least according to Iceland's president, who sparked an international furor with his offhand comments on the most deliciously divisive pizza in the world.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
The current trial of 17 Turkish journalists follows a pattern of mounting hostility since the coup attempt of 2016. Of all the journalists imprisoned last year, a third were in Turkey.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Charles Sykes says U.S. checks and balances rely on an honour system. 'We don't have a system set up for a Donald Trump.'By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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The Early Edition from CBC Radio British Columbia (Highlights)
 
A plan to turn the Metrotown area into a high-density downtown is going ahead, even though protesters tried to stop Burnaby council from voting on it this week. So is storming council meetings and protesting really the best way to fight?By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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The Current from CBC Radio (Highlights)
 
From what Turkey's war on journalists signals for a shift towards autocracy, to the heated debate over pineapple on pizza ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Wettlaufer Hearing, Filipino Nannies, Broadview Hotel Reopens, ConfederateBy podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Information Morning Moncton from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)
 
Stacey Butler, a motorcycling enthusiast and safety advocate and Karl Stoetereau, an instructor with Young Drivers of Canada in Moncton, discuss road safety and the challenges of sharing the road.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Information Morning Moncton from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)
 
The Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety representative in Atlantic Canada explains what to do if one is ever caught in a riptide.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Don MacPherson has worked for decades to fix what he sees as a broken system. The solution he says is legalizing and regulating illicit drugs.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Information Morning Moncton from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)
 
The manager at the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Shorebird Interpretive Centre at Johnson's Mills talks about the thousands of shorebirds that have started to arrive at the mudflats near Dorchester.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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The Current from CBC Radio (Highlights)
 
From the geoengineering technology being used in a quarter of the world's countries — including Canada, to activist Don MacPherson on legalizing and regulating illicit drugs ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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North by Northwest from CBC Radio British Columbia (Highlights)
 
Some artists behind the new murals at Trout Lake Park, June Goldsmith and Schubert, Patrick Du Wors on theatre design and a visit with the folks behind Frostbite Cordials.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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North by Northwest from CBC Radio British Columbia (Highlights)
 
Artist Donna Balma in Sechelt, Surrey Libraries patrons choose favourite Canadian books, Jonathan Berkowitz on slang, a visit to the Duthie Gallery on Salt Spring for a metal show, Sweet Boy Cream Puffs and pop culture picks with Matthew Parsons.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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