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Podcast Festival — Friday, January 29

January 27   |   January 28   |   January 29   |   On-Demand   |   Lineup Overview

Explore the full schedule and lineup for the virtual edition of Hot Docs Podcast Festival, streaming worldwide from January 27-29.

All live events are listed in Eastern Standard Time and are available to stream worldwide.

The only way to get access to all 25+ events is with a Festival pass. Passholders get exclusive entry to daytime and on-demand sessions, an extended festival streaming window, a passholder portal with live chat, and more.

A selection of prime festival events are also available for free to Hot Docs Members. Join now for as little as $4.99 a month.

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11:00 AM // Finding the Funny with The Daily Zeitgeist

  • Available with Festival Pass Only

In this candid behind-the-scenes, conversation the hosts of the hilarious daily news show The Daily Zeitgeist (no, not that daily) help us find the funny in the often-daunting events of the day.

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1:00 PM // Big Stories, Big Ideas with Nishat Kurwa, Executive Producer, Vox Media

  • Available with Festival Pass Only

The VP and Executive Producer for Audio at Vox Media discusses the creative process that goes into building successful shows like New York Magazine's The Cut and Today, Explained.

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Listening Party #2

  • Available with Festival Pass Only

Plug in a pair of headphones and join other festival passholders for a listening party featuring exclusive, surprise sneak peeks of some of the hottest new shows of 2021 introduced by their hosts and creators.

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6:00 PM // Nostalgia Trip: Pop Chat meets You're Wrong About

Free for Passholders & Members | $14.99 regular price


CBC's flagship pop culture show joins forces with cult favourite You're Wrong About to make sense of the cultural drama blowing up the internet— and explore the rise of pop culture nostalgia.

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8:30 PM // Stories That Slay: Roxane Gay in Conversation with New York Magazine's The Cut

Free for Passholders & Members | $14.99 regular price


Beloved author and Hear to Slay host Roxane Gay joins Avery Trufelman, host of New York Magazine's The Cut, to discuss her latest cultural and political obsessions—and building the black feminist podcast of our collective dreams.

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