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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 this week's screen panel, John Semley and Kathleen Newman-Bremang recap the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards — a virtual ceremony full of historic wins, particularly for Canadian comedy Schitt's Creek. Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer discusses how interactive art can work in a global pandemic and what connection looks like in the age of phys…
 
The president of the Ontario Medical Association, Dr. Samantha Hill discusses the shift to telemedicine driven by the pandemic and how it has proven to be surprisingly efficient and reliable; Even thought the CERB will end soon, most of the recipients will be eligible for continuing assistance. Shannon Lee Simmons, a certified financial planner, au…
 
David Fraser is a Halifax lawyer. He's already downloaded the new Covid-19 tracing app and urges other to do so. If you download it, it can tell you about possible exposures. But an app that tracks who you've been close to brings up privacy concerns and Julia Wright speaks with Fraser about those concerns.…
 
Political scientists and watchers weigh in on the N.D.P.'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 T.V. show Schitt's Creek, which cleaned up at the Emmy's.…
 
On today's show: why online schooling simply isn't an option in parts of rural Alberta; Ranchman's Cookhouse and Dancehall is up for lease after nearly 50 years. We talk to a longtime DJ at the country bar; why Alberta is poised to become Canada's leader in wind and solar energy; the voice behind Hockey Night in Canada's Punjabi broadcast has put h…
 
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.
 
On today's show, Richard Dyson is taking part in his 40th Terry Fox Run. We find out why the Terry Fox story inspires him to keep going. The Dehavilland Beaver is often referred to as the best bush plane every built. And pilot Jim Burton couldn't agree more. We take you to Otter Creek to learn more about his unique air plane. We hear best wishes fo…
 
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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