Living Out Loud
My body and me
A grand tour of the body; hair, teeth, brain and breasts. PLUS "The pain of love"; why so many women experience painful sex and what can be done to help.
The "five crazy guys"
Each week Tom, Mike, David, Gary and Hamid get together to talk and tell jokes, as they try to cope with the effects of a brain injury.
Where do boats take you?
Tugboats, grand ships that fall on hard times, houseboats that go nowhere and a detective story; what links the warships of the Spanish Armada to an archeogical find in Labrador?
I'll never do that - oh I just did!
Fear of heights, fear or water, riding a bike, flying through the air - even going nude at a beach resort; they said “there’s no way I can do that” – and then they found they could.
Men of the cloth
An old man dies leaving behind a rack of beautiful custom made suits. A young man tries them on and asks; “who was this man and what can I learn from him?” Part 2 n/a due to music rights.
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...
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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.