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A weekly collection of the most insightful, in-depth interviews and audio documentaries from CBC Radio's flagship morning program, The Current.

A weekly collection of the most insightful, in-depth interviews and audio documentaries from CBC Radio's flagship morning program, The Current.
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A weekly collection of the most insightful, in-depth interviews and audio documentaries from CBC Radio's flagship morning program, The Current.

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English


Episodes

Bill Bryson; The legacy of Auschwitz; Life undercover in the CIA; Winnipeg liquor thefts; 'OK boomer'

11/8/2019
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This week we’ve got a moving conversation between the granddaughter of Auschwitz survivors, and the grandson of the camp’s most notorious Nazi commandant. Bill Bryson explains how much it would cost to build your own Benedict Cumberbatch, chemical element by element. One of the youngest women to ever join the CIA tells us about her life undercover. We delve into Winnipeg’s rash of liquor store thefts. And we take a deeper look at two words you may have heard a lot of lately: “OK, boomer!”

Duration:00:41:53

The rise of eating roadkill; the benefits of being scatterbrained; Boeing boss comes clean; the problems with gender reveal parties and the Internet turns 50

11/1/2019
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California just made it legal to eat roadkill, joining almost half the US and several provinces that say it's fine to eat animals you find on the side of the road. Neuroscientist Henning Beck explains the benefits of being scatterbrained. Boeing CEO testifies before Congress. The woman who invented gender reveal parties explains their downside. Celebrating the Internet's 50th birthday with the computer scientist who sent the first online message

Duration:00:53:32

The Current Weekly - Voting while homeless, Andrew Scheer, Justin Trudeau

10/18/2019
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This week, we're bringing you three election-themed documentaries. First, the CBC's Rafferty Baker speaks to homeless residents of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside about the challenges of voting with no fixed address; then, our producer Julie Crysler speaks to friends of Conservative party leader Andrew Scheer about who he really is behind the scenes — including his encyclopedic knowledge of The Simpsons; and our producer Alison Masemann hears from longtime friends of Liberal leader Justin...

Duration:01:14:19

The Current Weekly - Chef Shane Chartrand, the case for robot politicians, affordability town hall, Sugar Sammy

10/11/2019
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Host Laura Lynch talks to Chef Shane Chartrand about finding his indigenous heritage and repping it in the kitchen; speaks to a transhumanist about why robot politicians would do a better job than the real ones; travels to Surrey BC for an election town hall on affordability and poverty, and hears from comic Sugar Sammy about the election.

Duration:00:49:59

The Current Weekly - Jonathan Safran Foer, election town hall, other Khashoggis, track star Harry Jerome

10/4/2019
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Host Laura Lynch talks to author Jonathan Safran Foer about turning words into action in the climate fight, hosts The Current's first federal election town hall with q's Tom Power, hears about other victims of Saudi Arabia's oppression, and remembers a Canadian track icon.

Duration:00:44:14

The Current Weekly - Edward Snowden, Beverley McLauchlin, Robin Doolittle

9/27/2019
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Laura Lynch talks to former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin about her new memoir, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden about coming home, and journalist Robin Doolittle about her new book on sexual assault investigations in Canada.

Duration:00:44:50

The Current Weekly trailer

9/27/2019
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A weekly collection of the most insightful, in-depth interviews and audio documentaries from CBC Radio's flagship morning program, The Current.

Duration:00:01:04