Latest from Out in the Open

Our celebrations revolve around it. It's taken over reality shows, social media posts and travel guides... and of course, you need it to live. But food can have surprising effects on our sense of self and well being. This weekend, Piya explores how food can lead to fulfillment... and detract from...
We all want to build a strong legacy for ourselves - something we can be proud of. But when a wrench gets thrown into your life story, you've got to find a way to make it right. This week, Piya asks: How do you manage a complicated legacy?
We all want to feel proud of who we are, the work we do and the values we hold strong. But left unchecked, pride can turn into an outsized feeling of self-regard that can even hurt other people. This week, Piya rides that fine line by asking: What's the point of pride?
Kaleb, an asylum seeker from Ethiopia, says he fled his homeland to come to Canada as a result of political persecution. Our producer, Sam Colbert, accompanies Kaleb as he searches for work and housing in Toronto, while also preparing for his refugee hearing. Sam takes a deeper dive inside the...
How well do you really know your parents? This week, Piya speaks with people who discovered bombshells about their folks that didn't just change how they saw them, but how they saw themselves, their childhoods and their places in the world.
In this time when people are so polarized, dug into their camps, and listening to their own echo chambers, changing our minds and actions can be harder than ever. This week, Piya asks: What compels us to switch sides?
A phenomenon known as "call-out culture" has emerged, where people publicly denounce words and actions they consider to be untoward, and often prejudiced. And its rise has led to a lot of conflict about just how healthy that culture is today. This week, Piya asks: What does calling people out...
We can all play a role in spreading falsehoods, whether it's office gossip, sharing stuff on social media that turns out to be fake, or just being passive, uncritical consumers of information coming at us. But for people directly affected by them, the effects can be profound. This week, Piya asks:...
From so-called 'fake news' to reports of gaslighting by survivors of abuse, we're wrestling with the nature of truth on political and cultural levels everyday. This week, Piya speaks with people whose personal truths have been question, dismissed, distorted, and even denied, to find out how they...
No matter how confident you are in your own skin or how experienced you are at what you do, both in work and in life, many of us have times when we feel like we're faking it. This week, Piya asks: How do you deal with feeling like an impostor?