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The Doc Project

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The Doc Project is a CBC summer radio series that celebrates documentaries and audio storytelling. Each episode showcases original Canadian documentaries and introduces listeners to the people on the other side of the microphone. It's a behind-the-scenes peek at the joys, frustrations and challenges of documentary production.

The Doc Project is a CBC summer radio series that celebrates documentaries and audio storytelling. Each episode showcases original Canadian documentaries and introduces listeners to the people on the other side of the microphone. It's a behind-the-scenes peek at the joys, frustrations and challenges of documentary production.
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Location:

Toronto, Ontario

Networks:

CBC

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The Doc Project is a CBC summer radio series that celebrates documentaries and audio storytelling. Each episode showcases original Canadian documentaries and introduces listeners to the people on the other side of the microphone. It's a behind-the-scenes peek at the joys, frustrations and challenges of documentary production.

Language:

English


Episodes

The man who became Michael Jackson in an Edmonton homeless shelter

12/4/2017
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At 20, living on the streets with a drinking problem, Robert L'Hirondelle was spinning out of control. Until he moonwalked his way to becoming Edmonton's only Métis Michael Jackson tribute artist.

Duration: 00:28:12


The things that made the trip

11/27/2017
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What's that thing you just can't leave behind? Objects that stay with us, and what they mean.

Duration: 00:28:09


Podcast Exclusive: How three bags of chips almost ruined a documentary

11/24/2017
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A hilarious, behind-the-scenes chat between Acey Rowe and Pete Morey, maker of the doc "Dungeon Master For Hire". Hear about the scene that was almost ruined by chips, the surprising cost of hiring a Dungeon Master, and how Pete unearthed this story.

Duration: 00:16:01


Gâteau à l'orange: The story of a recipe that survived the Holocaust

11/20/2017
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In the Ravensbruck women's concentration camp, Rebecca Teitelbaum risked her life to write down every recipe she could remember, on stolen paper. Now, her nephew is sharing them to keep her story alive.

Duration: 00:28:06


Travel disasters

11/14/2017
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Two journeys gone wrong: a couple survive six natural disasters during their honeymoon, and a volunteer works to save the life of a migrating sparrow after a brutal collision.

Duration: 00:28:06


Camp 33: A Remembrance Day special

11/11/2017
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During the Second World War, the RCMP rounded up close to 600 Canadian residents of Italian origin. One of them was Francesco Scappatura. He was interned at Camp 33, now CFB Petawawa.

Duration: 00:30:06


Humans of the Arctic: the expedition that's discovering the true north (UPDATED)

11/10/2017
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Meet someone, listen to their story, ask to be introduced to someone else, repeat — how Jennifer Kingsley's simple formula is transforming her perception of the Arctic.

Duration: 00:28:37


Humans of the Arctic: the expedition that's discovering the true north

11/6/2017
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Meet someone, listen to their story, ask to be introduced to someone else, repeat — how Jennifer Kingsley's simple formula is transforming her perception of the Arctic.

Duration: 00:28:11


Thanks to Stranger Things, business is booming for this Canadian Dungeon Master for Hire

10/31/2017
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John Dempsey was in a career crisis until he took a chance on his life's obsession — and the Netflix smash Stranger Things made it cool to like Dungeons & Dragons again.

Duration: 00:27:40


Facing your fears, one trigger at a time

10/23/2017
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When your destiny takes a sudden turn, what happens to that version of yourself you leave behind? In this week's show, two women must face their fears to reconcile their present with their past.

Duration: 00:33:47


This barefoot busker has a mortgage

10/16/2017
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Playing on the streets wasn't what Ezra Azmon's life was supposed to look like, but busking has turned into his passion. Now, his family is trying to come to terms with it.

Duration: 00:28:06


These girls will stop at nothing to get their own hockey team

10/9/2017
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For the young players of Eabametoong First Nation's first-ever girls' hockey team, hockey is about a lot more than hockey. It’s about freedom. And friendship. Independence and optimism. At least, that’s where the story starts.

Duration: 00:29:12


Fighting to save your home from rising waters

10/3/2017
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Two stories of rising waters right here in Canada, and the homeowners who face a difficult choice: do they stay, or do they go?

Duration: 00:29:48


Fighting to save your home from rising waters

10/2/2017
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Two stories of rising waters and the homeowners who face a difficult choice: do they stay, or do they go?

Duration: 00:29:48


'Can I go ahead now, Jane?': One doctor's first medically assisted death

9/25/2017
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Caring for patients at the end of life was Dr. Joshua Wales' job as a palliative care physician. But how would he handle bringing about someone's death?

Duration: 00:11:12


The Day it Mattered I Was Human

9/25/2017
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With the threat of automation looming large for many of us in the workplace, we bring you three stories about that time only a human could have stepped up the plate and delivered.

Duration: 00:28:06


Finding your people

9/18/2017
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From a Halifax punk show to a Toronto coffee shop, two stories of identity and community.

Duration: 00:29:07


From Canoes to Caskets: When Family Bonding Gets Weird

9/11/2017
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Two stories of awkward, dangerous and beautiful family bonding - from the last time a family of five ever agrees to get in a canoe together to a mother and daughter who "bury themselves in their work" building a casket.

Duration: 00:29:41


"I was worried about science class. And now I'm getting married?"

9/5/2017
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Sadia Rafiquddin was a Grade 9 student in Mississauga when her mother said to her, "Your dad and I got a proposal from my sister. Would you agree to marrying her son?"

Duration: 00:30:14


"A Tsunami of Practicalities": making decisions in the face of death

8/29/2017
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Most women have nine months to prepare for motherhood. But for Mahalia Verna, it happened suddenly. PLUS, when he was 21, Graham Isador sat in a hospital room with his wheelchair-bound mother and comatose dad. That day his role as a son changed forever.

Duration: 00:33:29

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