CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster and #1 podcaster, today shared details about its podcast slate for Winter 2022. The upcoming season features several all-new series, including WELCOME TO PARADISE, revealing a dark secret from media icon Anna Maria Tremonti’s past, and NOTHING IS FOREIGN, a weekly show with a wholly unique approach to reporting on international current events hosted by journalist Tamara Khandaker.
CBC Podcasts’ entire collection can be found on CBC Listen and everywhere podcasts are available.
Upcoming titles include:
WELCOME TO PARADISE – Launching Tuesday, February 15
Anna Maria Tremonti has been keeping her past a secret for more than 40 years. As one of Canada’s most respected journalists, Tremonti has a reputation for being fearless and hard-hitting. She’s reported from some of the world’s most dangerous conflict zones. But, none were as immediately threatening as life at home. In this six-part memoir, Tremonti reveals the deep trauma of an abusive marriage. The result is a profoundly intimate portrait of a powerful woman confronting the source of tremendous pain and trauma and, remarkably, freeing herself from a life-long sense of shame.
“For a long time, I thought what happened to me gave me the empathy to help other people tell their stories of trauma. I didn’t think I should talk about my own – journalists aren’t supposed to talk about their own issues. But, in the midst of one interview in particular, I realized my silence wasn’t helpful. It was becoming a lie,” says Tremonti. “Decades ago, I got away from the man who abused me. But what he did to me has followed me for the rest of my life – in the form of shame, self-blame and loathing. I’m finally letting that go – Welcome to Paradise is my story.”
Tremonti will share her story publicly, for the first time, at the opening night of Hot Docs Podcast Festival on Tuesday, January 25. For more information about the event, click here.
NOTHING IS FOREIGN – Launching Friday, February 11
World news, local voices. A weekly trip to wherever the story is unfolding. A co-production with CBC News. Hosted by Tamara Khandaker.
“I grew up at the intersection of a bunch of different cultures and spent my formative years with an incredibly diverse group of friends. That upbringing has given me a deep appreciation for other places and cultures, and allowed me to think of myself much more as a global citizen,” says Khandaker. “I’ve been craving a show that looks at world news through that lens, and that’s what Nothing Is Foreign will do – it’ll go deep, center the people who are living the news, and be curious about the histories that make us who we are. It’ll help listeners feel more connected to the world around them and make it feel just a little bit smaller.”
Four more new podcasts round out the season’s premieres:
SORRY ABOUT THE KID – Launching Wednesday, January 19
Thirty years after his brother was killed by a speeding police car, host Alex McKinnon unearths his childhood grief, with help from family, friends, and a therapist who witnessed his brother’s death, in this emotional four-part series.
THE NEXT CALL: THE CASE OF NADIA ATWI – Launching Tuesday, February, 8
On December 8, 2017, Salwa Atwi arrived at her daughter Nadia’s home in Edmonton as part of their regular carpooling. But Nadia didn’t come outside, and the young kindergarten teacher was never seen again. Host David Ridgen investigates.
TRUE DATING STORIES – Launching Friday, February 11
Whether it’s true romance or a night gone horribly wrong, this series offers the greatest real dating stories ever told. These sexy, jaw-dropping, comedic re-enactments will make listerners laugh, cry, and quite possibly swear off dating altogether. Based on the CBC Gem series.
LET’S MAKE A SCI-FI – Launching Tuesday, March 1
An eight-part adventure through the creative process as three comedians (Ryan Beil, Maddy Kelly and Mark Chavez) try to write a legit sci-fi pilot — with help from Hollywood pros.