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Fresh, new, provocative programs from the digital realm. Radio One's Podcast Playlist kicks it off on terrestrial with a sampling of some of the most intriguing of what the internet has to offer.

Fresh, new, provocative programs from the digital realm. Radio One's Podcast Playlist kicks it off on terrestrial with a sampling of some of the most intriguing of what the internet has to offer.
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Fresh, new, provocative programs from the digital realm. Radio One's Podcast Playlist kicks it off on terrestrial with a sampling of some of the most intriguing of what the internet has to offer.




The Best Indie Podcasts

This week we're celebrating the little guys : ) We're sharing some of the best independent podcasts. Featuring: 1. Wild Thing – "Believe in Bigfoot? Think it's total BS? Host Laura Krantz spent a year in the woods and in the lab, trying to answer that question. What she found might surprise even the staunchest non-believer." 2. Long Distance – "What happens when you're caught between two worlds – your homeland and your new home country?" Host/producer Paola Mardo and her friend Pia Ilagan...


New and Notable: August Edition

It's the dog days of summer and we've got some sweet, sweet pods to keep you company. Featuring: 1. Uncover: The Cat Lady Case – In 1997, a woman disappeared in Muskoka. Known by most around town simply as "the cat lady", the police suspected murder. But no charges have ever been laid, and her body has not been found. 2. Break Stuff – In 1999, a music festival took place in upstate New York that became a social experiment. There were riots, looting, and numerous assaults. And it was all...


Writer and Actress Mara Wilson Shares her Podcast Picks

Mara Wilson has been a guest on so many of our favourite podcasts, we were starting to get a little bit jealous. In this episode she was kind enough to share some of her podcast faves.Featuring: You Must Remember This – This podcast explores the murders that took place during the summer of 1969 by followers of American criminal and cult leader, Charles Manson, as well as the Hollywood music and movie scene surrounding the killings. The Mortified Podcast – "Adults share their most...


Perfect podcasts for long summer days

Put on a podcast as you lounge by the pool. Featuring: Tate – From artist's muse to school art class, professional life models explore their role in the creative process. Bad With Money with Gaby Dunn – Professor Rachel Sherman teaches at the New School for Social Research and talks all about her book "Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence," based on dozens of interviews with some of the wealthiest people in New York. Lost Notes – "Rob and his buddy Clif were teenagers when they...


New and Notable: July Edition

We're sharing the top must-listen podcasts for this month. Featuring: 1. Gangster Capitalism – Andrew Jenks uncovers the origins and inner workings of this unprecedented scam, introducing you to the people involved, and exploring the larger debate around higher education that has been brought to the forefront. 2­. Adulting – Did you ever think being an adult would be this hard? Hosts Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos talk it out with some of the funniest, most creative adults around. Plus,...


Chosen Families: Podcasts for Pride Month

In honour of Pride Month, we're sharing stories about chosen families and the important role they play for LGBTQ folks. Featuring: 1. Nancy - Joe really wants a “gaggle”: a tight-knit group of queer friends who can be his chosen family. Nancy host Tobin Low stages a friend-ter-vention. 2. Queerly Beloved - When Kelli’s partner Heather passed away from cancer. Heather left behind a strange list for Kelli when she died. A list of all of her ex’s. Kelli was left with trying to figure out why....


Podcast Picks from 'By the Book' hosts Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer

We're joined by Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer! These self-help veterans join us as guest curators and share their podcast faves. Featuring: 1. By The Book – Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer tackle body image when they live by Sonya Renee Taylor's book The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self Love. 2. Still Processing – Inspired by Netflix's Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris decided to KonMari Wesley's Brooklyn apartment. 3. Risk! – A...


Listener Picks - Podcasts Chosen By You!

Our audience appreciation episode. Featuring: 1/ How I Built This with Guy Raz - As a refugee growing up in Tel Aviv, Haim Saban remembers not having enough money to eat. As an adult, he hustled his way into the entertainment business, writing theme songs for classic cartoons like Inspector Gadget and Heathcliff. But producing the mega-hit Mighty Morphin Power Rangers put him on track to becoming a billionaire media titan. 2/ Dark Poutine - In 1845 an expedition led by experienced...


New and Notable: June Edition

We're sharing the top must-listen podcasts for this month. Plus, podcast critic Nick Quah stops by to discuss the fate of Game of Thrones podcasts now that the series has ended, producer burnout and the new releases he's excited about. Featuring: 1. Endless Thread: Infectious - Hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson, along with producer Josh Swartz, explore the weird, winding story of scientific innovation, medical disasters and online virality that radicalized new parents and created...


'My Dad Wrote a Porno' host Jamie Morton give us his top podcasts picks

Jamie Morton knew his dad was writing a book. But when his father handed over the manuscript, he was shocked to discover it was erotica about a pots and pans sales-lady. So Jamie did what any good son would do, he turned it into a hit comedy podcast. We sat down for an interview with Jamie, and he told us about some of his favourite podcasts. On the show we are playing The Daily from The New York Times, NPR's Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin, Pod Save America from Crooked Media, American...


New and Notable Podcasts: May Edition

We've got podcasts about running ball and running from the cops. Featuring: Headlong: Running From Cops, Canadaland's Commons: Crude, Against The Rules, Azka's Mystery Podcast, CBC Vancouver's Sanctioned: The Arrest of a Telecom Giant and Gimlet's Motherhood Sessions. Plus, critic Nick Quah of the Hot Pod Newsletter stops by to share the latest in the podcasting industry. Namely, the many ups and downs leading up to the launch of the new podcast platform Luminary. Then, our Associate...


Podcasts outside the norm with 'Everything is Alive' host Ian Chillag UPDATED

According to Ian Chillag, when you listen to certain podcasts, you instinctively know that they're podcasts. They have a certain "podcasty-ness," he says. "You know how at McDonald's, all the food tastes like McDonald's?" he asks. "There's a flavour that is McDonald's, and I feel that sometimes when I'm listening to podcasts, I hear this flavour that is 'podcasts.' I can't put my finger on what it is, but it always bothers me. "So for this episode, Ian picked podcasts that don't have that...


True Crime Podcasts to Bring Out Your Inner Sleuth

Impostors, scams, the mystery of the "crack master" -- this week, stories about mystery and investigations. Featuring 1) The Dropout: Convinced of her own destiny even as a young child, Elizabeth Holmes would drop out of Stanford in her late teens, intending to model herself after the great tech icons of our time. Her obsession with Steve Jobs - down to his signature black turtlenecks - would become particularly pronounced as she launched her company Theranos. 2) The Dream: Multi-level...


Podcasts About the Love of the Game with ESPN's Jody Avirgan

Jody Avirgan, host of ESPN's 30 for 30 Podcast, joins us this week and shares his favourite sports podcasts. Including -- 30 for 30: In the early 90s, Reebok ran an ad campaign pitting two American decathletes against each other, "to be settled in Barcelona" at the Olympics. Except one of them didn't end up qualifying. Believed: This powerful podcast tells the story of how Larry Nassar was able to manipulate and abuse hundreds of girls and their parents over the course of his career. This...


Fresh New and Notable Podcasts for Spring

Recent gems to add to the soundtrack of your season. Featuring: NPR's Life Kit: There are so many food tribes out there - everything from Keto to vegan. How do you find the one that's right for you? Aria Code: You hear the message over and over in pop culture: love overcomes everything. But "The Flower Song" in Bizet's Carmen reminds us that love has a dark side, too. Inappropriate Questions: Our relationship with alcohol can be complicated. Is it okay to ask someone why they don't drink?...


Newsy podcasts to keep you informed

Bribery in the White House. Student unions embezzling fees. A controversial plan to stop climate change. This week on Podcast Playlist, stories about politics and current affairs.


Celebrating music from the Great White North

Just in time for the 2019 JUNO Awards, this week we're putting the spotlight on Canadian music.


Arts and Culture Podcasts to Keep You in the Know

This week on Podcast Playlist: from underground to mainstream, we're talking about arts and culture. Frank Zappa declared them "better than the Beatles" and Kurt Cobain cited one of their songs as an all time favourite. The story of how The Shaggs came to be a band is almost as unbelievable as the music they produced. Plus, we'll share the incredible rise of 90s rapper, ODB. Who, at the height of his success, was still on food stamps. Featuring: Decoder Ring, The TED Interview Podcast, Heat...


New and Notable: March Edition

Secret history, dispatches from Russia and more. Here's what the first few months of the year have to offer. Featuring: Throughline, Russia Rising, an interview with Jon Ronson about The Last Days of August, a follow-up to The Butterfly Effect. Plus: ?Crackdown, First Day Back and Nick Quah stops by to talk about Spotify acquiring Gimlet and more!


Let's Talk About the Weather

Oscar Wilde said "conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative." We have to wholeheartedly disagree. From frantic storm chasing to the soothing lull of the shipping forecast, these podcasts will get you enthusiastically talking about the weather. Featuring: Outside Podcast, 99 Percent Invisible, Cited, The Allusionist, Reveal, The Anthropocene Reviewed. Have a podcast you want to recommend? podcastplaylist@cbc.ca