CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster and #1 Canadian podcaster, today shared highlights and programming from upcoming CBC Podcasts that will be available to listen to this Winter across arts and culture and news and current affairs.
All below episodes and series can be found on CBC Listen and everywhere podcasts are available.
ARTS & CULTURE
- Q WITH TOM POWER – Broadcasts weekdays at 10 a.m. (10:30 NT) on CBC Radio One and available each morning in podcast format
Acclaimed interviewer Tom Power continues to dive deep into compelling and honest conversations with the most influential entertainers of our time and new and emerging artists who are shaking up their art form. Upcoming guests include: Alexander Skarsgaard, Anna Kendrick, James Cameron, Jason Segel, M. Night Shyamalan, Matt Healy from The 1975, Pamela Anderson, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Tegan and Sara and more. Podcast episodes of Tom Power’s interviews with Sarah Polley, Shania Twain, Sam Smith and Laura Dern from earlier this week are available on demand now.
- PLAYME – New plays released monthly
From CBC Podcasts and Expect Theatre comes a new season ofPlayME, the acclaimed series that transforms contemporary plays into bingeable audio dramas. Sexual Misconduct Of The Middle Classes from playwright Hannah Moscovitch cleverly turns the archetypal student-teacher romance on its head for the post #MeToo era. Racked with self-loathing after his third marriage crumbles around him, Jon, a star professor and author, finds himself admiring a student – nineteen-year-old Annie, who is a big fan of his work. From their doorways to his office to hotel rooms, their mutual admiration and sexual tension escalates to a surprising conclusion that will leave audiences wanting to go back and question their perceptions of power as soon as it’s finished. The three part audio-drama and accompanying interview with Moscovitch is available now.
NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS
- FRONT BURNER – New episodes weekday mornings
CBC’s daily news podcast, FRONT BURNER explores the big stories of the day with curiosity and an open mind. Award-winning investigative journalist Jayme Poisson leads listeners deep into the narratives shaping Canada and the world. Through original reporting and smart conversations, audiences feel more informed, connected and eager to share what they’ve learned.
- FRONT BURNER PRESENTS: THE NAKED EMPEROR – A short-run series from the team behind Front Burner, debuting in March
Sam Bankman-Fried was at the top of the game. The 30-year-old billionaire was crushing the competition with his crypto trading platform FTX. That is, until it all came crashing down. Today Sam faces charges that could send him to jail for the rest of his life. From CBC Podcasts and CBC News, FRONT BURNER PRESENTS: THE NAKED EMPEROR is a four-part series about the stratospheric rise and spectacular fall of Sam Bankman-Fried. Host Jacob Silverman leverages his deep knowledge of this world and his personal interactions with Bankman-Fried to take listeners on an accessible and wild ride.
- NOTHING IS FOREIGN – New episodes every Thursday
Hosted by Tamara Khandaker, CBC’s world news podcast knows there’s no such thing as foreign — it just depends on your point of view. It’s for people craving stories from elsewhere, and for people who want the view from on the ground, not from above. Immersive, immediate, real, each week listeners are invited to take a trip and see the world from a different perspective.
- SICKBOY – New episodes Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Determined to break down the stigma associated with illness and disease, hosts Jeremie, Brian and Taylor tackle health taboos each week with people who have experienced them firsthand. Taking the lead from Jeremie’s life-long battle with cystic fibrosis, the three best friends help listeners understand that sometimes the best way to deal with illness, disease and life is simply to laugh. This month, the boys speak to: psychologist and best-selling author of Feeling Seen: Reconnecting in a Disconnected World, Jody Carrington; amputee and athlete on CANADA’S ULTIMATE CHALLENGE, Chris Caderstrand; stroke survivor and award-winning adult film star, Misha Montana; critical care and palliative care physician at The Ottawa Hospital, Kwadwo Kyeremanteng; Toronto-based death doula, musician and poet, Brooke Manning; breast cancer survivor, Amanda Vegter; and Halifax-based neurosurgeon, Dr. Sean Christie.
Also new from CBC Podcasts this month are previously announced titles: LOVE, JANESSA (available now), THE AFRICAS VS. AMERICA (Feb. 6), THE HEART: SISTERS (Feb. 14), LET’S MAKE A ROM-COM (Feb. 14), and THE NO-GOOD, TERRIBLY KIND, WONDERFUL LIVES AND TRAGIC DEATHS OF BARRY AND HONEY SHERMAN (Feb. 20).