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Out in the Open

CBC

Out in the Open is an adventurous and wide-ranging weekly show about the nitty-gritty of real life. Host Piya Chattopadhyay and her team look at how one timely topic is affecting regular people, and invite listeners to join in on the conversations we need to have ... out in the open.

Out in the Open is an adventurous and wide-ranging weekly show about the nitty-gritty of real life. Host Piya Chattopadhyay and her team look at how one timely topic is affecting regular people, and invite listeners to join in on the conversations we need to have ... out in the open.
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Toronto, ON

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CBC

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Out in the Open is an adventurous and wide-ranging weekly show about the nitty-gritty of real life. Host Piya Chattopadhyay and her team look at how one timely topic is affecting regular people, and invite listeners to join in on the conversations we need to have ... out in the open.

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@cbcradio

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English


Episodes

After Escape

1/13/2018
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We love stories of escape. They're high stakes. There's drama. They often have happy resolutions. But we don't often consider the other side of getting out... and that can be the really tough part. This week, Piya asks: What happens after you escape?

Duration: 00:54:39


#61: Cut Through Hate

1/6/2018
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From strident political divides, to protesting other people at rallies, to numerous stories of harassment and assault...it feels like hate is all around us today. This week, Piya speaks with haters and their targets, and asks: How do you cut through hate?

Duration: 00:54:48


#30: Past Lives

12/30/2017
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You can't change the past. But can you ever leave it behind? This week, we bring you stories of criminal, familial, traumatic and famous pasts that some are struggling to let go, and others are trying to repair.

Duration: 00:54:31


#23: Holiday Survival Guide

12/23/2017
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The holidays can be uncomfortable, difficult and downright awkward. Out in the Open's got your back with this hour all about how to survive the season...from dealing with family differences to reconciling who you are with what the holidays demand of you.

Duration: 00:50:26


#60: See Ya, 2017

12/9/2017
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This week, Piya speaks with those at the crux of Canada's top stories of 2017, including Canada 150, the Quebec City mosque shooting, illegal border crossings in Manitoba, and Quebec's religious neutrality law.

Duration: 00:54:31


#59: Unintended Consequences

12/2/2017
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You have the best of intentions. You can almost taste that golden carrot dangling in the distance. The dream may be alive. The problem is...sometimes reality gets in the way. This week, Piya asks: How do you recover when things don't go according to plan?

Duration: 00:54:31


#58: Stranger in Your Own Land

11/25/2017
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It can be tough when you're the odd one out, whether it's because of what you do for a living, where you reside, or simply because of who you are. This week, Piya speaks with people who feel like strangers in their own land.

Duration: 00:54:32


#57: Rewriting History

11/18/2017
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We're at a time of reckoning over what to do with people, objects and facts of history that are at once significant... but also troubled. This week, Piya explores collective and personal takes on the question: How far should we go to rewrite history?

Duration: 00:54:32


#56: Singles

11/11/2017
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There's all kinds of stigma, the way we romanticise it, the awkward drama of the third wheel, the kindly concerns from others that you'll, you know, die alone... well, there's a lot. This week, Piya asks: What's wrong with being single?

Duration: 00:54:32


#41: Sexual Consent

11/4/2017
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Recent high profile sexual assault cases have prompted widespread conversations about consent, fuelled campaigns to stop the problem, and revealed that there's still a lot of contradiction at play. This week, OITO explores how to navigate consent.

Duration: 00:54:37


#55: Can Robots Be Human?

10/28/2017
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We often talk about technology as a matter of threat versus convenience. But now more than ever, it's encroaching on the things that make us... us. This week, Piya asks: Can robots be human?

Duration: 00:58:49


Double-Edged

10/21/2017
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From the art that inspires us, to the junk TV that entertains us, to whatever gets us off in the bedroom...the things that bring us happiness can often also leave a bittersweet aftertaste. This week, Piya asks: Why does it feel so bad to feel good?

Duration: 00:54:37


#53: The Violent Hour

10/14/2017
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Sometimes, it's sanctioned by society. Most of the time it's not. And for some, it's a necessary tool... no matter what other people think. This week, Piya asks: How does committing violence change you?

Duration: 00:59:40


#52: Ageing*

10/7/2017
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When we imagine old age, we tend to picture — and fear — mental decline, physical breakdown, and loss of independence. This week, Piya speaks with people facing additional challenges in the process of getting older... just because of who they are.

Duration: 00:54:37


EXTRA: Prescribed Fentanyl

10/1/2017
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Greg Carney wants fentanyl off the shelves after his wife, Ann, died from a prescription to it.

Duration: 00:12:33


#51: Faces of Fentanyl

9/30/2017
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It killed hundreds last year. This year, thousands more will die. And the crisis is cutting across regions, class lines, and ages. This week, Piya talks to people directly affected by fentanyl, the lethal drug that's moving its way across Canada.

Duration: 00:54:36


PREVIEW: Faces of Fentanyl

9/27/2017
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Christine Zinni is a harm reduction worker and a former addict who's become a de facto first responder when people overdose in her Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale.

Duration: 00:08:30


#50: Caregivers by Circumstance

9/23/2017
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Their loved ones fell ill, struggled with addiction, found themselves in need and had nowhere else to turn. This week, Piya speaks with people who've become caregivers by circumstance.

Duration: 01:05:09


#49: Modern Family

9/16/2017
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What does your family look like? If you're on trend [and we're sure you are]... it's probably more complex than mom, dad and 2.3 kids. This week, Piya goes nuclear on the so-called 'nuclear family' and asks: What makes a modern family?

Duration: 00:54:36


#48: Blacklisted

9/9/2017
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It's one thing to feel left out and excluded from opportunities. But what happens when you're officially cut out or cut off? Piya will speak with people who've been blacklisted.

Duration: 01:09:12

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