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Out in the Open

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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.

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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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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English


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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


Season 2 Preview

9/6/2017
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Get ready to hear from people who have been blacklisted, stories about how families are being redefined, moving portraits of people who became caregivers by circumstance, and a tough journey to the front lines of the fentanyl crisis.

Duration: 00:03:03


#26: Sorry States

9/2/2017
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From not holding the door to entire histories of discrimination, we use the same word to try and make up for it all. This week, Piya puts those five letters Out in the Open and asks: What is 'sorry' worth?

Duration: 00:54:41


#47: Man Up

8/26/2017
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Traditional notions of masculinity prize toughness, strength, protection and provision. But what it means to be a man is changing. This week, guest host Duncan McCue asks: "What does it mean to 'man up' in 2017?"

Duration: 01:00:23


#18: Conquering Divide

8/19/2017
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Love can bring us together and can tear us apart. Today we are putting divorce Out In The Open by looking at what a modern divorce can look like, how some people are doing it differently and how to make it easier on kids.

Duration: 00:54:32


#28: What Dads Can't Say

8/12/2017
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Last week, Out in the Open dove into things moms experience but don't feel like they can always express. In this second half of our two-part exploration of parenting stigmas, we give fathers the mic and ask: What can't dads say?

Duration: 00:54:36


#27: What Moms Can't Say

8/5/2017
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Motherhood can be joyous, beautiful and fulfilling. It can also be hard, tedious and full of judgement. In the first of two shows on parenthood, Out in the Open hears from some moms about their complicated relationship to motherhood.

Duration: 00:54:39


#21: Who Gets to Go?

7/29/2017
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This week, we enter the private space everyone uses but no one really wants to talk about — the public bathroom — and ask: Who gets to go?

Duration: 00:54:35


#36: Sporting Life

7/22/2017
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This week, we bring you Out in the Open: The 'Everything I Learned About Life I Learned from Sports' edition [read: a sports show that's not really about sports at all].

Duration: 00:54:35


#15: In the Name Of...

7/15/2017
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Why do we let our names define who we are? The Out in the Open team explores the baggage, rules, pride and complications that come along with that thing you're called.

Duration: 00:54:41


#19: Pain Staking

7/8/2017
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We exercise it away, medicate it, and trick our brains into pretending it's not there. But for some people, there is great value in experiencing physical pain. Out in the Open looks at pain's place in the human condition.

Duration: 00:54:39


#46: Hyphen State

7/1/2017
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As Canada marks 150 years as a country, Piya speaks with people about the words that so often live on the left side of our national identities and their relationship to the identifier on the right, 'Canadian.' So, what is the state of the hyphen today?

Duration: 00:54:39

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