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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: 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

S2: Shout Out to Private Buckam Singh

11/6/2018
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Meet Private Buckam Singh, of one of the first Sikh Canadian soldiers. During WWI he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. In 1916 he served with the 20th Canadian Infantry Battalion in the battlefields of Flanders. His resting place in Kitchener, Ont., is now the only known WWI Sikh Canadian Soldier's military grave in Canada.

Duration:00:03:52

S2: You don't wanna sleep here (Halloween Special)

10/30/2018
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Is Canada a haunted place? In this bonus Halloween episode Falen and Leah travel to some of Canada's more obscure haunts. From one of Canada's oldest universities to a former asylum in Quebec to a number of haunted theatres across the country. Leah and Falen seek out what hides in these historical haunts.

Duration:00:32:08

S2: Shout Out to C.D. Hoy

10/15/2018
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Meet C. D. Hoy of Quesnel, B.C. His work wasn't discovered until 1995 when archivists found his photography. He left behind thousands of pictures that offered a rare look at life during the turn of the century through the eyes of the marginalized.

Duration:00:04:48

S2: Bay Blanket

10/1/2018
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The Bay Blanket. These warm blankets are as iconic as Mariah Carey's lip-syncing, but some people believe they were used to spread smallpox and decimate entire Indigenous communities. We dive into the history of The Hudson's Bay Company and unpack the very complicated story of the iconic striped blanket. For books and films referenced in this episode please visit our website at cbc.ca/secretlifeofcanada

Duration:00:38:39

S1: Shout Out to Jackie Shane

8/27/2018
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Meet Jackie Shane, the singer and trailblazer that came to prominence during Toronto's bustling Yonge Street music scene during the '60s.

Duration:00:04:27

S1: The Secret Life of the North

8/27/2018
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Nunavut has the largest landmass out of all the provinces and territories in Canada - and yet, it is an area that many of us know the least about. In this episode, we look at the forced relocation of the Inuit, the Eskimo Identification System, and the dog slaughter perpetuated by the Canadian government.

Duration:00:36:02

S1: Shout Out to Tom Longboat

8/27/2018
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Meet Tom Longboat, an Onondaga long distance runner born in 1887 on Six Nations. Tom became one of the most celebrated athletes of all time, despite his struggles and encountering racism throughout his career.

Duration:00:02:33