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Hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen leap into the action with Canadians who are making things happen. Sometimes things go right. Sometimes they go off the rails. Either way, Now or Never nudges you to make a change, big or small.

Hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen leap into the action with Canadians who are making things happen. Sometimes things go right. Sometimes they go off the rails. Either way, Now or Never nudges you to make a change, big or small.
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United States

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CBC

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Hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen leap into the action with Canadians who are making things happen. Sometimes things go right. Sometimes they go off the rails. Either way, Now or Never nudges you to make a change, big or small.

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English


Episodes

How to give a truly meaningful gift this year

12/15/2018
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At this time of year, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the endless flyers and non-stop commercials - all of them telling you that you need to spend money on gifts that show just how much you care. But a truly meaningful gift is so much more than something you got a really good deal on. On this Now or Never, meet people who are tapping into their hearts to find the perfect gift - and be there for the intense moment when they're finally unwrapped. Instead of presents, a woman sends deeply...

Duration:00:54:39

The resilience of North Preston, Nova Scotia

12/8/2018
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On this Now or Never, stories from a small but mighty community that is fighting to define itself. North Preston, Nova Scotia is Canada's largest and oldest black community - a place where history runs deep, and where people are fighting passionately for their future. A man opens up about his criminal past, and how the thought of losing his family - and the future of his town - changed his life. A woman opens her heart, and her home, by turning her basement into an unofficial drop-in hub for...

Duration:00:54:40

What it takes to live with a chronic condition

12/1/2018
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Every day, many Canadians suffer silently with chronic conditions that are invisible to those around them. How they look on the outside doesn't reflect the pain, anxiety, fear and loneliness that might be going on inside. But still, they push on. On this Now or Never, meet people who refuse to be defined by their chronic condition. Lace up your hiking boots with a woman hiking the world's most dangerous and remote trails, even though she lives with a blood clot that could kill her at any...

Duration:00:54:41

Guide to making friends as a grown-up

11/24/2018
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Researchers say we're in the middle of a loneliness epidemic. Luckily, there's an antidote: social interaction and strong relationships. But once you're an adult - finding friends is easier said than done. On this Now or Never, meet grown-ups who are pushing past the awkwardness and making real connections. Lonely seniors discover that friendship is only a conference call away. Two women strike up an unlikely friendship in an unlikely location... at the spa one of them owns. Plus, we seek...

Duration:00:54:39

Gender identity: Challenge, change and celebration

11/17/2018
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Now, more than ever, people are having conversations about gender. And there is a lot to figure out: what society says you can and can't wear; which bathrooms you can use; and just how far you need to go to feel right in your own body. For many people, those questions don't require much thought. But for the guests on this episode, they're in the middle of challenging their gender identity right now - from a non-binary comedian figuring out how to talk about identity on stage, to a trans...

Duration:00:54:42

Searching for a good night's sleep

11/10/2018
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Almost 50 per cent of Canadians say they have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, and nearly a third of us just aren't getting enough each night. When you don't sleep, it affects more than just the people who have to deal with you the next day: it can affect your health, your state of mind, and your ability to do your job. So on this Now or Never, snuggle up beside people who are trying their best to get some much-needed shut-eye. A residential school survivor, awoken by nightmares of...

Duration:00:54:42

Surviving the Top 5 most stressful life events

11/3/2018
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Death of a loved one. Divorce. Moving. Illness. Job Loss. Studies show these are the five most stressful life events you can go through. Today on Now or Never, meet people facing these challenging life moments head on - and finding surprising ways to navigate through them.

Duration:00:54:42

Back in the saddle

10/27/2018
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If you've been needing extra motivation to get back into the swing of things after a period of time away - or a major life change - your friends at Now or Never are telling you that today is that day. Today's episode is all about getting back on the saddle. And it comes from a very personal place for co-host Trevor Dineen,who is nervous about coming back to work after a four-month absence. He shares some surprising advice he got from Now or Never listeners on easing his transition back to...

Duration:00:54:43

Let's talk about organ donation

10/19/2018
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90% of Canadians say they support organ donation, yet only 20% of us have made plans to register. So every year, thousands of Canadians are forced to live in limbo as they wait for a life-saving organ transplant. Today on Now or Never, we take you into the lives of people directly impacted by the fact Canada has one of the lowest organ donation rates in the world.

Duration:00:54:43

Small towns, big Now or Never moments

10/13/2018
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Across Canada, there are millions of people living in small communities. They know that with small town life even the tiniest changes can have huge repercussions. From tight-knit farming families, to racial tensions and LGBT experiences - on this Now or Never we're hitting the road and visiting small town people at meaningful moments. A care home in a tiny Saskatchewan hamlet fights to survive. A B.C. farm family grapples with the future after losing a loving son and dedicated farmer. A...

Duration:00:54:42

What are you trying to save before it disappears forever?

10/8/2018
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Jump in with Canadians going above and beyond to save something that really matters to them - from neighbourhood gardens to dinosaur bones to a cherished family summer camp.

Duration:00:54:43

You Got This!

9/28/2018
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You know those days when you're feeling a little unsure, insecure, or overwhelmed? Now or Never is starting a "You Got This!" movement, by jumping in with different Canadians who are facing a big change - and surprising them with an unexpected boost.

Duration:00:54:43

What do you need to learn right now?

9/22/2018
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For many, September is a time to focus on learning - to hit the books, learn new skills, and soak up some knowledge. On this Now or Never, we break out of the classroom and into the world with people who are learning something new right now. The friends of a soon-to-be 18-year-old get a crash-course in choreographed dance for her Filipino 'debut'. Charmian Bland of Vancouver celebrates turning 50 by learning how to skydive and rope climb, just two of the growing list of things she wants to...

Duration:00:50:43

Taking care of unfinished business

9/15/2018
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We all have things in our lives that are weighing us down - projects we abandoned, conversations we're putting off, home renos we never got around to completing. Today on Now or Never, meet people who are done with excuses and guilt, and finally finishing what they started. A Winnipeg dad heads back to the classroom for his high school diploma - 40 years after bullies forced him to drop out of school. A pair of self-described "man-children" go on an epic quest to pay back an overdue arts...

Duration:00:57:00

Solved! The personal mysteries keeping you up at night

9/7/2018
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You've told us about the personal unsolved mysteries that haunt your dreams, changed your family forever, or altered the course of your life. And on this episode we are getting to the bottom of it all.

Duration:00:54:43

Get a pep talk from Now or Never live!

9/1/2018
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Do you have a challenge that you don't feel quite up to facing? On this live episode of Now or Never, get the pep talk you need. Hosts Trevor Dineen and Ify Chiwetelu, along with some very special guests - and team of literal cheerleaders - are here to pep you up. From an aspiring comedian who needs a confidence boost to a lifelong teacher on the cusp of retirement, listen along as people get some help tackling their own Now or Never moments.

Duration:00:54:41

Teen takeover

8/25/2018
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For better and for worse, teenagers today are growing up with the world at their fingertips. They're able to connect with their friends - and their bullies - 24/7 on social media. And they are more vocal and politically active than ever before. Earlier this year, thousands of students across North America staged walk-outs in protest of gun violence. All this while still dealing with the pressures of figuring out who you are, who you want to be, and what is important to you. From the pressure...

Duration:00:54:41

Fearlessly funny women

8/18/2018
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What's so funny? On this Now or Never, meet women who are storming the stand-up stage for the very first time. Sit in the audience for a performance that was 10 years in the making. Listen as a seasoned comic rediscovers her voice after transitioning. Meet a group of young women trying to transform the Iqaluit comedy scene. Plus, hear Ify Chiwetelu's attempt to connect with her comedy idol.

Duration:00:54:41

When your life changes in an instant

8/11/2018
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The blink of an eye - that's how fast life can be turned upside down. And there's no going back, no matter how much you may want to. A daughter shows up on her biological Dad's doorstep. A couple struggles to adjust to their new normal after a split-second accident. Two families find themselves sharing one home - and one shower - only months after meeting online. On this Now or Never, meet people who are navigating the highs and lows of life after it changed in an instant.

Duration:00:54:41

What's making you sing right now?

8/4/2018
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Whether you have perfect pitch or are painfully off-key, singing music makes a lot of us feel vulnerable. But singing can also lead to unexpected joys and life lessons. On this Now or Never, meet people who are singing for some very personal reasons... even if they don't all sound like Celine. Ify and Trevor crash a restaurant with a pop-up karaoke machine and try to convince strangers to sing. We talk to a star about to make his debut in the hit musical Come From Away, even though he's...

Duration:00:54:41