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The Secret Life of Canada is a history podcast about the country you know and the stories you don’t. New season coming October 2018.

The Secret Life of Canada is a history podcast about the country you know and the stories you don’t. New season coming October 2018.
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The Secret Life of Canada is a history podcast about the country you know and the stories you don’t. New season coming October 2018.

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English


Episodes

S2: The Nanny

8/27/2019
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Who has been looking after Canada’s kids? We find out that Indigenous women and women from all over the world took on this job, and none of their stories follow the plot line to Sound of Music. From Confederation to present day, has anything changed for these workers? For books referenced in this episode please visit our website at cbc.ca/secretlifeofcanada

Duration:00:41:42

S2: Shout out to Autumn Peltier

8/6/2019
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It's our first shout out to a living youth leader! Meet Anishnabe-kwe Autumn Peltier. Greatly influenced by her great aunt Josephine Mandamin, Autumn has been using her voice to advocate for water rights since she was 8 years old. Today, we learn a little more about this phenomenal water warrior and International Children’s Peace Prize nominee.

Duration:00:04:27

S2: Your Letters

7/23/2019
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A mailbag episode! You asked and we answered your burning history questions which took us to the Cowichan sweater, Cheezies, the legacy of Hawaiian Canadians in B.C and one guy named Portuguese Joe.

Duration:00:30:28

S2: Shout out to Atuat Akittirq

7/9/2019
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As Nunavut marks 20 years as a territory, Leah and Falen shout out mother, grandmother, educator, knowledge keeper and award winning artist Atuat Akittirq.

Duration:00:03:06

S2: The Indian Act

6/25/2019
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What is the Indian Act and do we still need it? Today the Secret Life team looks at the roots of this complicated policy, which after 143 years is still embedded in Canadian identity, from the policy that led to the Act and how it still impacts Indigenous identities today.

Duration:00:44:42

S2: Shout out to Gay Asians of Toronto

6/4/2019
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As Pride celebrations kick off across the country, Leah and Falen shout out the Gay Asians of Toronto (GAT). Formed in 1979, this organization is thought to be the first LGBT group for non-white queer people in Canada.

Duration:00:05:41

S2: Chinatown

5/28/2019
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Most major cities across Canada have a Chinatown - but how did they start, and why? This episode, a look at the early history of Chinese people this side of the Pacific, and the historic Chinatown in B.C. that predates Confederation. (Hint: it's not in Vancouver.)

Duration:00:28:40

S2: Shout Out to Dr. O

5/7/2019
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Meet Dr. Oronhyatekha, or Burning Cloud as he was known in Mohawk. Oronhyatekha grew up on Six Nations reserve and attended residential school where he trained to be a cobbler - but life had bigger plans. Hear how he became one of the first Indigenous doctors in Canada.

Duration:00:04:28

S2: The Medicine Line

4/25/2019
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This episode we look at the thing that literally defines Canada - the border. What happened to First Nations when the border was drawn right through their land? And as American "draft dodgers" came north, why did thousands of Canadians volunteer to fight for the U.S. during the war in Vietnam?

Duration:00:40:59

S2: Shout Out to Bernelda Wheeler

4/2/2019
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Meet Bernelda Wheeler, the "First Lady of Indigenous Broadcasting in Canada". The broadcaster, journalist, actor and activist inspired a generation of Indigenous journalists.

Duration:00:04:07

S2: The Golden Boy

3/26/2019
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Just how did a Greek god become a beacon for gay men in the Prairies? In this episode, Falen and Leah look into some of earliest known queer spaces in the Prairies, how they came to be and why they were so important. If you don't think of Winnipeg as a queer city, this episode may just change your mind.

Duration:00:47:28

S2: Shout Out to Your Grandma

3/8/2019
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In a special shout out for International Women's Day, The Secret Life of Canada asked listeners to share stories about the matriarchs hidden in their family histories. These women may not have been written about, or have won awards, or have achieved historic "firsts" but the people they were and the choices they made had a huge impact on their communities, families and descendants.

Duration:00:14:26

S2: The province of Jamaica

2/19/2019
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This episode we take a look at early Caribbean migration to Canada and reveal which islands could have become Canadian provinces. We also dive into the history of Black railway porters and how they and their wives made Winnipeg a hub of labour activism in Canada.

Duration:00:50:40

S2: Shout Out to John Ware

2/5/2019
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Meet John Ware, the Black cowboy who helped build Alberta's ranching industry and became a legend for his skill as horseman. Please be advised this episode contains strong language.

Duration:00:05:44

S2: Water

1/22/2019
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Can the foundation of Canada be traced back to Indigenous trade routes? In this episode Falen and Leah take a trip across the Great Lakes, they talk corn and vampires, and discuss some big concerns currently facing Canada's water.

Duration:00:51:05

S2: Shout Out to Madhu Verma

1/8/2019
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Many Canadians may not have heard of Madhu Verma but her almost fifty years of social activism has greatly shaped the current landscape of Fredericton, N.B. and Canada's East Coast.

Duration:00:04:18

S2: Shout Out to Eleanor Collins

12/18/2018
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Meet Eleanor Collins - Canada's first lady of jazz and the first Black person in North America to host a nationally broadcast television series, "The Eleanor Show" which began in 1954.

Duration:00:04:41

S2: Your questions answered! (Bonus from Toronto Live show)

12/11/2018
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Want to know where we get our ideas? Why Toronto was the original no-fun city? Check out the Q&A from our live show at the Hotdocs Podcast Festival in November 2018.

Duration:00:09:45

S2: Toronto vs. Everyone (Live!)

12/4/2018
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It's our first live show! Recorded in front of an audience for the Hotdocs Podcast Festival, we try to answer the age-old question: why is Toronto the city Canada loves to hate? Featuring special guests Jane Luk, Kris Siddiqi, Brandon Hackett and music by Matt Reid.

Duration:00:45:38

S2: The Gold Rush

11/27/2018
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There is no doubt that the Klondike Gold Rush was an iconic event. But what did the mining industry cost the original people of the territory? And what was left when all the gold was gone? And what is a sour toe cocktail?

Duration:00:33:30