Atlantic Voice-logo

Atlantic Voice

CBC Podcasts & Radio On-Demand

Atlantic Voice is the home of east coast documentary storytelling. Settle in for thoughtful radio docs and interviews that dive deep into the people of Atlantic Canada and what they're up to.

Location:

Halifax, NS

Description:

Atlantic Voice is the home of east coast documentary storytelling. Settle in for thoughtful radio docs and interviews that dive deep into the people of Atlantic Canada and what they're up to.

Language:

English


Episodes
Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Mushroom people

4/13/2024
Whether you're a mushroom person or not, mushrooms and fungi are amazing organisms that baffle and wonder even the experts who study them. Lindsay Bird goes on foraging adventures and mushroom tastings in this documentary that celebrates all things mushrooms.

Duration:00:26:19

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Why is Anne of Green Gables so famous?

4/6/2024
If you think you know all you need to know about Anne, think again. Nicola Macleod, host of Good Question P.E.I., quizzes islanders and finds an Anne expert to answer the question: why is Anne so famous?

Duration:00:26:19

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

On the doorstep

3/23/2024
For months, the CBC's Taryn Grant visited a tent encampment at Halifax's Grand Parade, meeting Ric Young and other residents there. She follows their stories as they are evicted from the encampment and have to find other places to live.

Duration:00:26:19

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Baby's Birthday Dance

3/16/2024
Baby Christina De La Cruz came to Happy Valley-Goose Bay ten years ago, and has helped build the Filipino community there. Now, as she plans her big 40th birthday party, she's reflecting on her past in the Philippines and on her future in Labrador. A doc by Andrea McGuire.

Duration:00:26:20

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Speaking of Home

3/2/2024
For first generation Atlantic Canadians, learning heritage languages can be a struggle. For their parents, losing the language can be upsetting. Mariam Mesbah's documentary Speaking of Home.

Duration:00:26:19

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Bury me naked: Green burials in Atlantic Canada

2/24/2024
Many of us live with the climate in mind, but people are dying with the climate in mind, too. Caroline Hillier’s documentary ‘Bury Me Naked’ looks at where green burial cemeteries are — and are not — available in Atlantic Canada.

Duration:00:26:19

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Martha's Garden

2/17/2024
When you think of farming, you might not think of Catholic nuns — but in Antigonish, N.S., the Sisters of St. Martha are behind a farming mentorship program that allows participants to experience running a farm before owning one. Rose Murphy's doc "Martha's Garden."

Duration:00:26:20

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

To Grow In Love

2/10/2024
For the first time in the seven years she's lived in St. John's, Esther Aina was finally able to see her vibrant culture on full display at her friend's big, traditional Nigerian wedding. Here is Esther Aina's documentary To Grow In Love.

Duration:00:26:19

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

The Excavation of W.H.

2/3/2024
The remains of a black sailor — now known as W.H. — were found on the coast of Labrador in 1987. Now, there’s a renewed interest in finding out who W.H. was and what his presence could signify for Newfoundland and Labrador’s history. A documentary by Alisa Siegel.

Duration:00:21:11

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Jack In The Box

1/27/2024
Jack Whalen spent nearly two years in solitary confinement as a child. Now, he's fighting for change. Ryan Cooke's documentary follows Jack as pushes Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick to remove the statute of limitations for child abuse.

Duration:00:26:20

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Through the Fog

1/20/2024
Fog has shaped culture, history and tragedies in Atlantic Canada. Natalie Dobbin's fascination with fog takes her to Sable Island and then back to her home in Herring Cove in this documentary exploring the science, history and romanticization of fog.

Duration:00:26:19

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Is Newfoundland and Labrador English dying? No b'y, but it is changing.

1/13/2024
From dropping an 'h' to adding an 's', Newfoundland and Labrador accents are certainly distinct, and while some features of those accents may be in decline, linguist Paul De Decker says younger generations are finding creative ways to keep them alive.

Duration:00:26:21

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Music To Die To

1/7/2024
What music would you want to listen to as you're taking your last breath? From ethereal original compositions to Bon Jovi covers, Cat LeBlanc creates music for people to listen to in their final moments. A documentary by Tori Weldon.

Duration:00:26:19

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Freshwater, United

12/17/2023
When a small church lost its minister, its churchgoers thought: why don't we just do the job ourselves? Meet the 5 lay ministers in Freshwater, Newfoundland, who are keeping their church alive, even if it's not exactly the way head office would go about it.

Duration:00:26:19

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

700 Kilometres

12/9/2023
Take a walk - a really long walk - all the way around PEI, and find out what kinds of people tackle the 700-km Island Walk, and why. Producer Laura Meader meets up with walkers working toward fitness, boosting tourism, and moving through from grief, step by step.

Duration:00:26:19

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

A New Gathering

12/2/2023
In the age of Spotify, it's hard to believe any music is inaccessible. But the Sons of Membertou's debut album is proof. The iconic collection of Mi'kmaw music has been out of print for decades - until a branch of the Smithsonian Institution came along. Wendy Bergfeldt brings us this decades-spanning story of revival.

Duration:00:26:19

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Inclusion, Cup by Cup

11/25/2023
One chilly February night in 2017, three parents met up to brainstorm how their teenagers with disabilities could find work after graduation. What followed is a story of perseverance, community... and a good cup of coffee. A documentary by Maeve McFadden that first aired in June, 2023.

Duration:00:26:19

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Big in Germany?

11/18/2023
With all the hype and/or hope around green hydrogen, we're asking: what's the deal with everyone seeming to want to sell it to Germany? Could we be using it here? A transatlantic talk about the renewable energy industry in its infancy on the east coast.

Duration:00:26:19

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Farming the Underwater Forest

11/11/2023
From nurturing baby seaweed in a garage, to serving up it for supper: there's a world of possibilities growing around kelp in Nova Scotia. Freelance producer Moira Donovan dives into the fledgling industry that could support a new wave of people making a living from the sea, even as the climate changes.

Duration:00:26:19

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

The Squid in the Spongebath

11/4/2023
This is the story of a giant squid, 150 years ago, that got its photo taken. It's a strange photo, with an even stranger history to match. The CBC's Mike Rossiter follows the giant squid's mystery from St. John's, to Yale University, to deep below the sea. (And if you want to see the picture at the heart of it all, we recommend Googling "Moses Harvey giant squid.")

Duration:00:26:19