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Hot Docs Podcast Festival - 2019 Lineup

See today’s chart-topping podcasts come to life on stage.

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6:30 PM // The Splendid Table

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Matty “The Flavor Lord” Matheson, New York Times food columnist Melissa Clark and CBC's Suresh Doss join host Francis Lam for a night of mouthwatering stories from American Public Media’s beloved radio show and podcast.

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9:15 PM // Sounds of the Six Variety Show

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Celebrate the diverse voices that are shaping Toronto’s booming podcast scene at this special showcase featuring five of the city’s most exciting audio storytellers, hosted by Errol Nazareth.

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6:30 PM // Mobituaries

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With his signature wit, beloved CBS Sunday columnist and former Daily Show correspondent Mo Rocca gives his favourite dead people the send-off they never got in this rollicking celebration of lives worth reliving.

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9:15 PM // Canadaland presents The Fakes of the Nation

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Jesse Brown and the Canadaland crew (Wag the Doug, Commons, Thunder Bay) join forces for a lively and irreverent take on the state of Canadian power post-election. Plus, get a behind-the-scenes look at the network’s next major podcast.

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6:30 PM // Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

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From the team that brought you Intercepted comes a refreshingly provocative analysis on the ups and downs of American and global politics from revered Al-Jazeera English host Mehdi Hasan, renowned for his hard-hitting interviews Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and more.

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*CANCELLED* 9:15 PM / Yo, Is This Racist?

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict. If you purchased a ticket, please check your e-mail for further details, or contact our Box Office. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tackling the internet’s burning racism questions through humour, veteran Comedy Central and Comedy Bang Bang contributors Andrew Ti and Tawny Newsome are ready to help Toronto get a little more woke at this live version of their hilarious advice show.

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12:30 PM // Today, Explained

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Toronto native Sean Rameswaram (WNYC, CBC) hosts Vox’s irreverent and brainy look at the biggest stories of the day, hailed by everyone from The New Yorker to The Verge as a thrilling new edition to the daily news landscape.

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4:30 PM // Everything is Alive

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Witness the material world come to life as host Ian Chillag invites an inanimate object to share its life story in what has been hailed as one of the best—and most delightfully unexpected—new podcasts in recent years.

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8:30 PM // Jon Ronson presents Tales From The Butterfly Effect and The Last Days of August

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Bestselling author, screenwriter and treasured This American Life contributor Jon Ronson recounts his recent adventures in the porn world, based on his hit podcasts The Butterfly Effect and The Last Days of August.

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12:30 PM // More with Anna Maria Tremonti

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See one of the country’s most cherished broadcasters and master conversationalists at work in this exclusive first look at Anna Maria Tremonti’s new longform interview podcast, featuring a special sit-down with award-winning artist Vivek Shraya.

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4:00 PM // Uncover with Missing & Murdered

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Experience Canada’s greatest investigative journalists in action at this unique live storytelling collaboration between two true crime mega-hits from CBC Podcasts, emceed by The National’s Ian Hanomansing.

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8:00 PM // The Allusionist

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After a sold-out show at last year’s Festival, the award-winning British podcast The Allusionist returns with a brand-new live show exploring the worlds we make with words.

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7:00 PM // Still Processing

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Close the Festival with this special live edition of The New York Times’ award-winning culture pod, hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Wesley Morris and New York Times Magazine staff writer Jenna Wortham.

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