Living Out Loud
D is for...
D is for drums of deep blue fire, dirty deeds done long ago, driving on the dark side, an unlikely Dracula devotee, drag racing and a delightful but demanding dog.
A question of gender
"Pray away the gay"; two men who once believed they were sinful 'lost souls' and the woman whose change of heart brought them back into the fold. "Middle C"; listening to a singer changing from woman to man.
To give and to receive
"The gift of life"; Carol Penner donated one of her kidneys to someone she didn't know and would never meet. "Follow the band"; a small boy, a Salvation army band and the gift of music.
The choir show
"How do you get to Carnegie Hall?"; for a small Toronto church choir it was sheer dumb luck! PLUS; "Singing with chaperones"; on the road with a youth Choir; AND; "If you're sad or lonely just sing!"
"The good Italian?"
What happened to Italy's Jews during the Fascist government of Benito Mussolini? Newly available documents in Italian archives, restricted for 70 years, challenge the long held view that Italy was a relatively safe haven for Jews.
Letters of love, loss and longing
Michelle Parise's old journals and letters chart youthful flings and the rise and fall of a marriage. "Grownups read things they wrote as kids"; diaries of love, lust and confusion.
After twelve years living on the streets of Vancouver Arthur is making a new life for himself in supportive housing but his old life keeps rising up demanding to be heard; you can't peel off the past and throw it away like a bundle of old street...
The Canadian Kontiki"; in 1956 four men and two kittens set out from Halifax on a raft to cross the Atlantic - and they made it. PLUS; Hon Lu's escape from Vietnam" and the sinking of "The Silver".
The stuff of dreams
Snores and strange voices, a bookstore with a slimy surprise; PLUS "Firewoman and falling children" and "Train dreams"; a regretful daughter and an absent father.
1953; a summer, sweet and sour
Peter Kavanagh tells of catching polio as a baby in the epidemic of 1953 and how it's affected his life since then. But for a young Glenn Gould that summer was spent happily at the family cottage, relaxing and learning new pieces for concerts and...
Finding a voice
Many voices, one person; Samantha Hodder learns how to be a one woman band. In earlier times many women found their voice but were held back from using it. But no-one could suppress the songs and poems of Bob Coe's amazing mother Connie. "The Change...
To B or not to B
B is for bassoon and how strange things can happen to a Budding Bassoonist. B is for Bed and Bannock, a guest house in northern BC which helps guests with the abuse of booze. B is for the Barrage of ads for Body Beautiful and a woman's "Flat Belly...
Apologies; how do you say you're sorry?
OPENING MONTAGE; Gary Bettman, David Letterman, Lance Armstrong and Rob Ford all say they're sorry! Or do they? A childhood accident and an adult apology; Kevin Craig once threw a rock that hit his brother and lied about it for 20 years. Poornima...
A is for Aardvark
"A is for Aardvark" was a popular TV and radio show hosted by Lister Sinclair. We revive it now with the first of a series of "alphabetically themed" programmes - beginning at the beginning, with the letter "A". For Jane Nelson who loves back country...
In search of refuge
When the German army occupied Holland in world war two, many Dutch families risked their lives to give sanctuary to Jewish children. One was the Smit family. In 1940 Showkie Smit was a fourteen year old girl. She tells the story of how one day a...
When Raffy Boudjikanian travelled to Turkey to the town where his Armenian great grandfather used to live before being taken away to be killed, a question suddenly sprung up and urgently needed an answer; "can I forgive?" Judy McFarlane travels to a...
The making of Handel's Messiah
FOR MUSIC RIGHTS REASONS THIS EPISODE OF LIVING OUT LOUD IS NOT AVAILABLE AS A PODCAST.
The hockey lockout show
With no action on the ice Ashley Walters brings action from the past and two great players who helped build the league in the early days of hockey; Wally Stanowski seven seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs and winner of four Stanley Cups. And Danny...
Going back and moving on
Carolina Echeverria returns to Chile in order to be able to forget her painful past there. Dan Misener and friends return to an old graveyard to give back what was taken. Suzanne Ahearne crosses the Atlantic on a real ship but with a cargo of memories...
The Spanish Crucible episode 2
We go to the battlefields of the Spanish civil war to ask how did the Canadians fight, how did they die and why after the war ended were the survivors harrassed and spied on by the RCMP?
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Living Out Loud, on Friday afternoons, is the new place on CBC Radio for personal story telling. A lively mix of archival and original programming, host Robin Brown and producer Steve Wadhams capture life as you live it, with a topical mix of documentaries and monologues, poems and personal portraits. All the stories you want to tell - and a different theme every week.