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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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 Dr. Brian Goldman takes listeners through the swinging doors of hospitals and doctors' offices, behind the curtain where the gurney lies.
 
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 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.
 
CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
 
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
 
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 funniest 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.
 
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.
 
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 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.
 
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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Glasner on Film
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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.
 
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.
 
The Eyeopener sets the agenda for the day, asking the questions that need to be answered and bringing compelling local stories to Calgarians
 
Author David Barr Kirtley talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Paul Krugman (#61), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Joyce Carol Oates (#202). The A.V. Club calls the show, "An informative and impressively in-depth podcast well worth checking out," and io9 lists it as one of "13 Smart Podcasts That Will Feed Your Hunger for Knowledge and Ideas." NPR's earbuds.fm lists the show as a re ...
 
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CBC News At Issue
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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
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High-stakes storytelling at its most artful and human — radio documentary on the next level. Stories lived, stories told.
 
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.
 
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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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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Q: Video Podcast
Weekly+
 
Q is your window to cultural affairs, arts & entertainment. Think of it as a portal into the people and ideas that shape the cultural landscape. Q is broadcast across North America and around the world on radio, television and online. You can listen, watch or interact with all our content at www.cbc.ca/q, CBC Television: Sundays at 3pm & Thursday nights at 1:00am, Syndicated on Television across the United States, CBC Radio One: Monday to Friday, 10am and 10pm Sirius XM: Channel 169, U.S. Ra ...
 
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 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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’ ...
 
CBC Radio's Morning North is a weekday news and current affairs program hosted by Markus Schwabe.
 
CBC Radio's On The Go has now been on the air for 50 years, bringing Newfoundlanders and Labradorians stories from every nook, cranny and cove in the province.
 
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.
 
Information Morning from CBC Moncton is your essential source of news, weather, traffic and stories from your community. Join Jonna weekday mornings.
 
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Weekend AM
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Weekend AM is CBC Radio One's province-wide, Saturday and Sunday morning show across Newfoundland and Labrador. You'll meet creative people up to all sorts of things that keep life in Newfoundland and Labrador interesting.
 
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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.
 
CBC Radio's Labrador Morning keeps people informed about what's happening around them. Labradorians hear about it first on Labrador Morning. 434043
 
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The House takes a look at some of the big issues in the final days before the vote.
 
A year after legal cannabis, is the message about not driving high sinking in? A new survey from CAA suggests lots of Ontario drivers are stoned behind the wheel. Open lines with former police officer and drug recognition consultant Steven Maxwell
 
This week, the Morning North Mystery featured a first-time player from Lively. Carla really wanted a toque and as luck would have it, there was one for her in the CBC vault. She took four of five possible prizes. Have a listen and see how many prizes you could have won.
 
There is plenty of speculation about minority situations and possible coalitions as we head toward Monday's vote. Political scientist Jamie Gillies joins us with his thoughts on what's ahead.
 
Maritime meeting to discuss controlling feral cat colonies, Phone-in with gardening expert Marjorie Willison
 
There's lots for you to consider before marking your X on Monday, October 21st. One factor could be how the candidates' values align with their leaders' values. That question was posed by Lisa MacIntosh of Howie Centre to the would-be MPs during our All-Candidates Forum in Glace Bay, and that concludes our excerpts from our forum.…
 
The state of the world making you a little anxious? Tapestry has your back this week with secular rituals: the traditions that human beings find soothing, or helpful, or somehow inspiring, in a world that can put you on edge - with sports and music.
 
Nazi Guard Trial, Elijah Cummings Obit, Fastest Ant, NDP: Tracey Ramsey, Listener Response: Toronto Public Library Dispute, "A Kandahar Away" Documentary and more
 
Filmmaker, writer and activist Astra Taylor sets out to answer a question we rarely ask: what is democracy? Her conclusion: democracy doesn't exist — at least, not quite. And yet, she says, it's still worth fighting for. Taylor takes us on a walking tour in New York searching for the meaning of democracy. Part 2 of a two-part series.…
 
We're joined this week by Sean Rameswaram – the host of Vox's 'Today Explained' (and former co-host of 'Podcast Playlist' ; ). He shares his favourite podcasts and tells us how he's keeping the daily news podcast game creative. Featuring:Today Explained – 'Old Town Road' may be one of the most popular songs in the world. But it's also the most ...…
 
Michael’s essay on politics and bullet-proof vests – 0:39 Shelter as election issue – 4:58 Personal essay: Not My Cat – 38:23 Kurds in Syria – 43:08Twitter’s poet laureate Brian Bilston – 1:08:24 Tribute to Harold Bloom – 1:30:48 Listener mail – 1:56:49Canadians in Hong Kong – 2:05:05
 
The Morning Edition's political panel is made up of the CBC's Adam Hunter and Leader Post Murray Mandryk. In this episode, they looks at the possibility of a minority government.
 
Understanding extinction — humanity has destroyed half the life on Earth; Could we prevent arthritis by regenerating cartilage?; Building a better cyborg leg — adding a sense of touch to artificial limbs; People with autism might be suffering from an oversensitivity to touch; Why isn't there a Lyme disease vaccine for humans?…
 
Jordan Press of the Canadian Press talks about the 'tenor' of this election campaign and how personal attacks often supercede policy discussions; Political scientist Anna Esselment from the University of Waterloo talks about strategic voting and its effectiveness; Brigitte D'Auzac of Historica Canada tells us about their new series of online vi ...…
 
Rocky Johnson, the father of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, talks with host Jeff Douglas about his memoir, “Soulman: The Rocky Johnson Story.”
 
On today's show: we speak to some Calgarians about how they're planning to vote in Monday's federal election; what the research says about how politics are dividing people more than ever before. Pollster John Santos joins me in studio; we take a look at Kent Hehr's uphill battle to win a second term as a Liberal in Calgary.…
 
CBC's polls analyst Éric Grenier says Liberals and Conservatives are basically neck and neck.
 
On today's podcast, we'll speak with students from Natuashish who produced a Hip-Hop song, we'll hear how the Labrador MP Candidates' parties will ensure reliable access to affordable food, we'll talk with two Filipinas who are featured in the upcoming NFB documentary 'Becoming Labrador', and the community of Nain is going to be opening Land an ...…
 
Robert De Niro joined Tom Power to talk about his relationship with his father, the abstract expressionist painter, Robert De Niro Sr.
 
We're dashing across the country to check in with CBC reporters on the campaign trail with party leaders, to get a behind-the-scenes look at the last-minutes pitches they're making to voters.
 
As the final days before the vote tick away, host Eric Grenier is joined by Chris Hall, host of CBC Radio's The House, for an analysis of key ridings across the country and which races you should keep an eye on during election night.
 
University of British Columbia associate political science professor Gerald Baier discusses the prospect of a minority government and other factors that may affect people's votes during this federal election.
 
We continue our coverage on gold mining in Nova Scotia. We speak with Raymond Plourde of the Ecology Action Centre.
 
A roundup of Spark stories from the past year that explore the past, present and future of smart home technology.
 
Lisa Keenan is a Saint John lawyer and chair of Port Saint John. Dan Nagel is an assistant professor in the department of nursing and health sciences at UNB Saint John. Saint Johner Robert Scott is a business student at St. FX University and an organizer of the campus "get out the vote" campaign.
 
From the Okanagan Comedy Festival - comedians Ryan Short and Emily Bilton will make you change your mind about speech impediments and opera.
 
What should Albertans be looking for from the next federal government? Jen Gerson and Max Fawcett join guest host Jim Brown in studio for the hour.
 
"Agnes, Murderess" is a new graphic novel that fleshes out the story of a B.C. legend: the mythical gold rush serial killer Agnes McVie.
 
Homeless voters in the 905 feel election campaigning has missed key issues; Gord Downie's legacy, and the causes he championed, two years after his death.
 
Still on speaking terms with your family after this weekend? How?!The only thing hotter than the topics of discussion, was the turkey.
 
Ted and guest Hans Rollman visit the courtyard inside MUN's Chemistry & Physics building, which has been closed to the public for 18 years or more.
 
From the Digital Box Set: This week, we take a trip to five different countries to listen to some astonishing radio advertising. From a theatre company in Switzerland that sponsored traffic in a whole new way, to a radio campaign that tried to bore you to sleep, to an amazing radio ad that asks you to donate your voice to help other people - al ...…
 
Liberal Party candidate Patty Hajdu takes calls from listeners.
 
The author of Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man who wrote Dracula spoke to Eleanor Wachtel in 2017 about the origins of Stoker's vampire, and why he still captures our imagination.
 
Tofurkey anyone? Two doctors in rural Newfoundland are teaching locals what they need to know about switching to a plant based diet. It's a win-win for their patients who ditch cod and salt beef in favour of tofu and broccoli. Not only are they losing excess pounds, they are also regaining their health.…
 
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