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The Life Game

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Location:

Toronto, ON

Networks:

CBC

Description:

The Life Game is a new CBC radio show that tells people's life stories through interviews animated by improv actors.

Twitter:

@cbcradio

Language:

English


Episodes

Janey Lee reveals what happens when she brings home her first non-Chinese boyfriend

8/30/2016
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Elementary school teacher Janey Lee shares the joys and challenges of growing up in a tight-knit, working poor, Chinese-Canadian family in Vancouver.

Canadian scientist Maria Issa fought for recognition in male-dominated profession

8/23/2016
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As a PhD student Maria Issa's groundbreaking research uncovered a key element in understanding how HIV affects the human body. But the discrimination she faced as a female scientist led her to become a tireless advocate for women in science.

Tech writer and researcher Alexandra Samuel frets about the collapse of civilization

8/16/2016
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Social media expert Alexandra Samuel tells stories of talking back to teachers, exploding spermicide, and the pending apocalypse.

Olympic athlete Valerie Jerome talks about growing up black in Canada

8/9/2016
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Valerie Jerome is a former Canadian track and field star who represented Canada at the 1960 Olympics in Rome alongside her brother Harry Jerome. Valerie opens up about the racism she faced as a black woman growing up in Canada.

Canadian Musician Kathryn Calder says goodbye to her mother

8/2/2016
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Indie musician Kathryn Calder's debut album is called Are you my Mother. She wrote and recorded it in 2009 in a room adjacent to where her mother lay dying from ALS. Kathryn shares her story of saying goodbye.

Olympic Snowboarder Ross Rebagliati shares his journey from boards to bongs

7/26/2016
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Canadian Olympic Snowboarder Ross Rebagliati opens up about the pressures of being the world’s top snowboarder, his fear of bears, and his new career running a medical marijuana company, all with the help of improv actors

Becky Smith - on growing up in a cult

7/19/2016
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We randomly selected a member of our studio audience to share their life story for this episode. Becky Smith proves that every life has a story. She reveals what it was like to grow up in and then escape from a strict religious organization.

Willie Aames - former teen idol on fame, homelessness, and a surprising new career

7/12/2016
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Former teen idol Willie Aames who starred in Eight is Enough and Charles in Charge shares his story of fame, homelessness, love and a surprising new career.

Judy Graves - Vancouver's first homeless advocate on her conversations with god

7/5/2016
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Vancouver’s former homeless advocate Judy Graves shares stories of intimidating landlords, surly residents of a homeless shelter, and a god that talks back. All told with the help of improv actors

Gavin Kade - writer, musician, gender activist

6/28/2016
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Gavin Kade is a writer, musician and gender activist who goes by the pronouns them, their, they. With the help of improv actors, Gavin gives a candid account of discovering their own gender identity and coming out to their mom.

Introducing The Life Game

6/21/2016
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The Life Game is a new CBC radio show that tells people's life stories through interviews animated by improv actors