8 more Canadian podcasts to subscribe to
2017 is the year I geeked out on Canadian podcasts, listening to some (or all!) episodes of about 65 podcasts. I wrote about a dozen favourites in April. Since then, I picked up eight more, including three I particularly like:
- Secret Feminist Agenda is about the “insidious, nefarious, insurgent, and mundane ways we enact our feminism in our daily lives.” A favourite episode is Lazy Women & Eating the Rich, and a favorite segment is Kaarina’s Cozy Self-Care Corner. (h/t Nisa Malli)
- Govern Yourself Accordingly by Springtide interviews “engaged citizens and public leaders who want to shape the future through politics — with their integrity intact.” A favourite episode is Collaborating with the Enemy with Adam Kahane. (h/t Mark Coffin)
- XX Files by Studio XX has interviews, mixtapes, and audio projects by women. Listen to the documentary, (Dis)embodied Voice, and the guest mix by Chia Seed. (h/t Yuan Stevens)
Another three are new with one or two episodes:
- OPPO is the newest show from Canadaland, with quick reactions to current events — in contrast to COMMONS’ in-depth coverage.
- Jokes That Killed in Group Therapy’s first episode won in the Best Student category of the HearSay Audio Prize 2017. (h/t The Heart)
- The DOMINIONATED Podcast is a new podcast from DOMINIONATED, the best all-Canadian music blog.
I’m going through the back catalogs of another two, though I’m not sure yet whether I’ll continue listening to new episodes:
- Rebelliously Tiny, in each episode, discusses a submitted question with an invited guest that the host admires and trusts. (h/t XX Files)
- ARTSCAPE is a community arts podcast “that looks at the creative people and happenings in and around Victoria, BC.” (h/t Canadaland)
Toward the end of 2017, I cut my subscriptions down to 20 podcasts, 16 of which are Canadian. Adding to the above, the other eight are:
- The House from CBC Radio: bi-weekly federal political affairs
- Media Indigena: weekly Indigenous current affairs (support on Patreon)
- CANADALAND: bi-weekly media criticism (support on Patreon)
- COMMONS: bi-monthly politics show
- The Imposter: “weird art from Canada” (recommended episodes)
- Underground Sounds: weekly Canadian independent music with a special focus on Montreal, including artist interviews and in-studio performances
- Polaris Podcast: stories behind the Canadian albums nominated for the Polaris Music Prize, including artist interviews and juror analysis
- Koffler.Digital Audio Programs: listen to the incredible interview with Nicole Krauss and to the audio play, “How to Build a Fire”, or take one of its audio walks through Toronto
Outside those subscriptions, I recommend the eight-episode series Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams?, and I look forward to the second season of Alone: A Love Story — both from CBC Radio.