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The Debaters is the hit show where comedians go toe-to-toe in a battle of laughs and logic. Hosted by award-winning funnyman Steve Patterson, the program is a combustible combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious ad libs. The engaging format is part stand-up, part quiz show and part comedy competition, with the live audience picking the winners.
 
Unreserved is the radio space for Indigenous community, culture, and conversation. Host Falen Johnson takes you straight into Indigenous Canada, from Halifax to Haida Gwaii, from Shamattawa to Ottawa, introducing listeners to the storytellers, culture makers and community shakers from across the country.
 
Science fiction author David Barr Kirtley talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Wil Wheaton (#398), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Ursula K. Le Guin (#65). Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy has appeared on recommended podcast lists from NPR, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, BBC America, CBC Radio, WVXU, io9, Omni, The Strand, Library Journal, and Popular Mechanics. CBC Radio writes, "You may n ...
 
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On today's show: we get the latest on the two outbreaks of COVID-19 at Calgary's Foothills Hospital; why a group of well-off Canadians, called the Resource Movement, wants to see a wealth tax; how Luna the packhorse was lost and found in the Rockies; on this week's Karchut on Cars, Paul looks into the luxury market and what less opulent offerings s…
 
Superstar classical pianist Lang Lang discusses the making of his newly-released rendition of Bach's iconic Goldberg Variations. Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer talks about her new show on Apple Music Country, Color Me Country, which aims to change the image of country music. In an exclusive travel guide to the real Schitt's Creek, we visit Goodwood…
 
Kate Robertson, a lawyer and research fellow with the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab explains her concerns about police using technology known as 'algorithmic surveillance' and 'predictive policing'; Some airlines are now offering health insurance to cover the cost of treatment if a traveler becomes infected by the coronavirus. Ryan Snider who…
 
On today's show, the Nunatsiavut Government called out the federal government for increasing shrimp quotas without including them. We hear why. Labrador's four MHAs share thoughts on roads, Covid-19 and other issues in their regions. We get details about a NORAD exercise on the go. The leaves of some birch trees in Upper Melville have already turne…
 
Political scientists and watchers weigh in on the NDP.'s decision to call a snap election. A Vancouver-based pediatrician explains COVID-19 symptoms parents should be watching out for. CBC entertainment reporters explain the appeal behind hit TV show Schitt's Creek, which cleaned up at the Emmys.
 
On this week’s show: Two federal party leaders have tested positive for COVID-19, but what does that mean for Parliament’s imminent return? Then, ahead of Wednesday’s throne speech, Dr. Danyaal Raza discusses prioritizing a national pharmacare program. Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan also talks potential plans for green jobs and clean ene…
 
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson on her novel Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies, Sidura Ludwig on her collection of stories You Are Not What We Expected, columnist Donna Bailey Nurse on the Canadian companion to Maaza Mengiste's bestselling novel The Shadow King, musician Kris Harper on why he recommends the book Capturing Women: The Manipulation of …
 
In lethally violent ‘woodpecker wars’ some birds fight, and some just come for the show. Unlocking the secrets of jumbo squid hibernation might improve human medicine. Short, dark and southern — many Vikings aren't who you thought they were. Fast, effective and ethically distributed — what we need from a COVID vaccine…
 
Jason Shron won’t finish building the model railroad in his basement - a scaled down replica of the Toronto-Montreal route circa 1980 - until he is 95 years old. But that’s OK: for him, model railroading is a kind of spiritual practice. Brian Bachand was passionate about his work as a Catholic priest in Boston, but he made the decision to leave. Le…
 
Remembering U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, far right extremism in the Canadian military, photographing the wildfires scorching the U.S. west coast, Super Mario 3D All Stars unlocks the Nintendo vault, how the New IRA is using Brexit uncertainty as a recruitment tool and more.
 
This week... the story of a high school student who was turned away from school for not wearing a mask, we look back on the Spanish flu, tourist outfitters talk about their summer seasons, we learn about virtual livestock shows, a study on sandhill cranes, and a woman who raises monarch butterflies in Sudbury.…
 
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