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Out In The Open

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Out in the Open brings you real talk about real life. Each week, Piya and the team tackle one timely topic from many different angles with energy, wit, and journalistic rigour. We hear directly from a diverse range of people with personal stories to tell and passionate opinions to share, and invite challenging perspectives into the conversation. We say to the audience: "You're thinking about it - let's talk about it. Out in the open."

Out in the Open brings you real talk about real life. Each week, Piya and the team tackle one timely topic from many different angles with energy, wit, and journalistic rigour. We hear directly from a diverse range of people with personal stories to tell and passionate opinions to share, and invite challenging perspectives into the conversation. We say to the audience: "You're thinking about it - let's talk about it. Out in the open."

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Canada, ON

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Out in the Open brings you real talk about real life. Each week, Piya and the team tackle one timely topic from many different angles with energy, wit, and journalistic rigour. We hear directly from a diverse range of people with personal stories to tell and passionate opinions to share, and invite challenging perspectives into the conversation. We say to the audience: "You're thinking about it - let's talk about it. Out in the open."

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@cbcradio

Language:

English


Episodes

#131: Closing Time

6/27/2020
After four years on the air, Out in the Open is coming to a close. For this final edition, Piya revisits highlights from some of the stories that illuminate what the show set out to accomplish.

Duration:00:55:47

#97: Close Calls

6/20/2020
This episode first aired in January 2019 // Death... is not something most people really want to think about. And that's actually a luxury. Because when you come face to face with the end, you have no choice but to stare mortality square in the eyes. From terminal illness to a near-fatal drug overdose, this week Piya speaks with people who've had close calls with death that changed everything for them in life.

Duration:00:54:45

Introducing Uncover: Dead Wrong

6/17/2020
The latest season of Uncover: Dead Wrong dives deep into a botched police investigation, missing evidence, and a wrongful conviction in a city plagued with more than a hundred unsolved missing and murdered cases. Dead Wrong takes you through the twisting, unbelievable story of Glen Assoun who spent more than 17 years in prison for the murder of Brenda Way, a crime he did not commit, and asks who really killed Brenda? More episodes are available at http://hyperurl.co/uncovercbc

Duration:00:47:15

#90: Allies

6/13/2020
This episode first aired in October 2018 // The word "ally" is thrown around a lot these days, especially by people who work to support women, people of colour, and those in the LGBT community. This week, we go beyond the buzz of the word to see what it really means to be an ally... and whether it makes a difference.

Duration:00:54:38

#110: Point of Pride

6/6/2020
This episode first aired in May 2019 // We all want to feel proud of who we are, the work we do and the values we hold strong. But left unchecked, pride can turn into an outsized feeling of self-regard that can even hurt other people. This week, Piya rides that fine line by asking: What's the point of pride?

Duration:00:54:38

#96: If Memory Serves

5/30/2020
We tend to be more confident in our memories than we should be. And yet, memory is still held to be such an important decider in the criminal justice system, social conversations and everyday life. This week, Piya explores just how much you can really trust your memory.

Duration:00:54:45

Introducing Season 3 of Other People’s Problems

5/26/2020
On Season 3 of Other People’s Problems, host Hillary McBride takes you where microphones rarely go, into her therapy office where her clients hurt, heal, and ultimately thrive. This is what people sound like when they talk with someone they trust about difficult childhoods, ongoing mental health struggles, and the sudden changes we’re all facing right now living through a pandemic. Here’s the first bonus episode of Season 3 of the CBC podcast, Other People’s Problems. More episodes are...

Duration:00:27:29

#124: Bearing Witness

5/23/2020
Observing other people's experiences of trauma can breed understanding and spur action. But it can also have a profound impact on the person who's watching. This week, Piya asks: How does bearing witness change you?

Duration:00:54:20

#99: Opening Up Adoption

5/16/2020
Adoption can be bittersweet for everyone involved. At best, it results in a happy, healthy family. But it can also carry a load of conflict, confusion, and unanswered questions. This week, Piya wades into some of those things we don't tend to discuss when we talk about adoption.

Duration:00:54:42

#126: DIY Justice

5/9/2020
We have systems in place to bring justice to those who've been wronged. But we also know these systems aren't perfect, and even when a decision is meted out, it may not feel like justice to some. This week, Piya asks: Where do you turn when you believe the justice system has failed?

Duration:00:51:22

#83: The Secret Lives of Parents

5/2/2020
How well do you really know your parents? This week, Piya speaks with people who discovered bombshells about their folks that didn't just change how they saw them, but how they saw themselves, their childhoods and their places in the world.

Duration:00:54:56

#101: Esther Perel

4/25/2020
Relationships are central to our health, happiness and even lifespan. And yet, loneliness is cutting across generations, hurting our health, and its rise has been called an "epidemic". So where does that leave us? This week, Piya speaks with world-renowned psychotherapist Esther Perel about why connection is so important, why we're so bad at it, and how we can do better... both within couples and across social and political divides.

Duration:00:54:41

#129: Inside Infertility

4/18/2020
Infertility affects about one in six couples in Canada and many individuals not in partnerships. And while there are many ways to make a family, not being able to conceive can deeply affect some people's identities and worldviews. This week, Piya explores how infertility can complicate your sense of self.

Duration:00:54:16

#122: Together Again

4/11/2020
We tend to glorify occasions when families are reunited. But those moments are just the start of what can often be long, difficult paths. This week, Piya explores the reality of what happens after the movie moment of family reconnection.

Duration:00:54:39

#105: If Truth Be Told

4/4/2020
From so-called 'fake news' to reports of gaslighting by survivors of abuse, we're wrestling with the nature of truth on political and cultural levels everyday. This week, Piya speaks with people whose personal truths have been question, dismissed, distorted, and even denied, to find out how they fought back and held on to their reality.

Duration:00:54:49

#116: Holding On

3/28/2020
Soon after Paris's Notre-Dame Cathedral burned, a global fundraiser was launched to rebuild it. The effort sparked debate among those who believed in preserving the historic structure, and those who contend we should move on and use the money for other needs. This week, Piya dives into that tension, asking: What's worth holding onto... even when it's almost gone?

Duration:00:54:36

#123: Silence Yourself

3/21/2020
From the scores of people who've declared #MeToo, to whistleblowers calling out politicians from the inside, we're in a climate where speaking out and speaking truth to power is often celebrated. But sometimes, we have reason to keep quiet. This week, Piya explores what leads people to silence themselves... and what impact that can have on us all.

Duration:00:54:41

#107: Call-out Culture

3/14/2020
A phenomenon known as "call-out culture" has emerged, where people publicly denounce words and actions they consider to be untoward, and often prejudiced. And its rise has led to a lot of conflict about just how healthy that culture is today. This week, Piya asks: What does calling people out really achieve?

Duration:00:54:49

#91: Crisis Reactors

3/7/2020
Between natural disasters, targeted attacks, and everyday run-of-the mill accidents, we hear about crises happening to other people on the news all the time. This week, Piya speaks with people who were there when crisis struck, to find out how they responded... and what their reaction says about them.

Duration:00:54:44

#119: Come to Pass

2/29/2020
"Passing" is the ability to be read as something you are not. While is can be a privilege for some people, it can also come with unforeseen consequences for both them and those who see them. This week, Piya explores the good, the bad and the cost of passing.

Duration:00:54:09