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Jamie Morton knew his dad was writing a book. But when his father handed over the manuscript, he was shocked to discover it was erotica about a pots and pans sales-lady. So Jamie did what any good son would do, he turned it into a hit comedy podcast. We sat down for an interview with Jamie, and he...
We've got podcasts about running ball and running from the cops. Featuring: Headlong: Running From Cops, Canadaland's Commons: Crude, Against The Rules, Azka's Mystery Podcast, CBC Vancouver's Sanctioned: The Arrest of a Telecom Giant and Gimlet's Motherhood Sessions. Plus, critic Nick Quah of the...
According to Ian Chillag, when you listen to certain podcasts, you instinctively know that they're podcasts. They have a certain "podcasty-ness," he says. "You know how at McDonald's, all the food tastes like McDonald's?" he asks. "There's a flavour that is McDonald's, and I feel that sometimes...
Impostors, scams, the mystery of the "crack master" -- this week, stories about mystery and investigations. Featuring 1) The Dropout: Convinced of her own destiny even as a young child, Elizabeth Holmes would drop out of Stanford in her late teens, intending to model herself after the great tech...
Jody Avirgan, host of ESPN's 30 for 30 Podcast, joins us this week and shares his favourite sports podcasts. Including -- 30 for 30: In the early 90s, Reebok ran an ad campaign pitting two American decathletes against each other, "to be settled in Barcelona" at the Olympics. Except one of them didn...
Recent gems to add to the soundtrack of your season. Featuring: NPR's Life Kit: There are so many food tribes out there - everything from Keto to vegan. How do you find the one that's right for you? Aria Code: You hear the message over and over in pop culture: love overcomes everything. But "The...
Bribery in the White House. Student unions embezzling fees. A controversial plan to stop climate change. This week on Podcast Playlist, stories about politics and current affairs.
Just in time for the 2019 JUNO Awards, this week we're putting the spotlight on Canadian music.
This week on Podcast Playlist: from underground to mainstream, we're talking about arts and culture. Frank Zappa declared them "better than the Beatles" and Kurt Cobain cited one of their songs as an all time favourite. The story of how The Shaggs came to be a band is almost as unbelievable as the...
Secret history, dispatches from Russia and more. Here's what the first few months of the year have to offer. Featuring: Throughline, Russia Rising, an interview with Jon Ronson about The Last Days of August, a follow-up to The Butterfly Effect. Plus: ?Crackdown, First Day Back and Nick Quah stops...