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Podcast Festival — On Demand Sessions

On demand sessions available to Festival passholders until February 28.

Extended Festival streaming is now closed.


Live Event Recordings

Catch up on recordings of our live broadcasts.

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Personal Storytelling: How To Do It Right Without Selling Your Soul

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Join Media Girlfriends and podcast producers Tori Allen, Garvia Bailey, Nana aba Duncan and Hannah Sung to talk about the highs and lows of producing personal stories for podcasts.

Originally broadcast on Wednesday, January 27 at 11:00 AM

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Canadaland on Breaking the Big Story OR How to Take Down a Giant Without Getting Sued Into Oblivion

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Jesse Brown and his collegues at Canadaland dive deep into their explosive reporting on the WE charity, discussing their thorough investigative processes and how to translate journalism into the podcasting medium.

Originally broadcast Wednesday, January 27 at 1:00 PM

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Listening Party #1

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Plug in a pair of headphones and hear exclusive, surprise sneak peeks of some of the hottest new shows of 2021 introduced by their hosts and creators.

Originally broadcast Wednesday, January 27 at 3:00 PM

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The Epic Adventures of Radiolab

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Jad Abumrad and Latif Nasser, two of the groundbreaking voices behind the beloved WNYC show Radiolab discuss their creative process and the making of their hit off-shoots, The Other Latif and Dolly Parton’s America.

Originally broadcast Wednesday, January 27 at 6:00 PM

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Reckoning with Race: 1619 & Nice White Parents

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The award-winning hosts of The New York Times' 1619 and Serial Productions' Nice White Parents discuss their hit series and using podcasting to advance the cultural conversation on race.

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Reclaiming True Crime with Gimlet Media's Connie Walker

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Connie Walker, investigative reporter with Gimlet Media and host of CBC’s Missing & Murdered podcast, discusses her new series for Gimlet and using podcasts to tell the stories of the women of colour who are often erased from the true crime genre.

Originally broadcast Thursday, January 28 at 1:00 PM

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Internet Explorers: Up Close with Reply All

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Reply All's new co-host Emmanuel Dzotsi and producer Anna Foley break down the creative process behind their hugely influential, Gimlet Media mega-hit, and what it takes to tell captivating stories about life in the digital age.

Originally broadcast Thursday, January 28 at 3:00 PM

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The Post-Trump World: What's Next for Political Podcasts with Crooked Media

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Former Obama officials Tommy Vietor and Tanya Somanader discuss the future of politics and the media in the post-Trump era and the rise of Crooked Media, the popular podcast studio behind Pod Save America.

Originally broadcast Thursday, January 28 at 6:00 PM

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Stories for Beautiful Nerds: Roman Mars on The 99% Invislble City

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One of the most recognizable and beloved voices in audio, Roman Mars discusses his legendary design podcast and The 99% Invisible City, his new New York Times bestselling book based on the series.

Originally broadcast Thursday, January 28 at 8:30 PM

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Finding the Funny with The Daily Zeitgeist

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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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Big Stories, Big Ideas with Vox Media's Nishat Kurwa

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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 Pivot.

Originally broadcast Friday, January 29 at 1:00 PM

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Listening Party #2

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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.

Originally broadcast Friday, January 29 at 3:00 PM

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Nostalgia Trip: Pop Chat meets You're Wrong About

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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.

Originally broadcast Friday, January 29 at 6:00 PM

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Stories that Slay: Roxane Gay in conversation with New York Magazine's The Cut

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Bestselling 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.

Originally broadcast Friday, January 29 at 8:30 PM


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Merk Nguyen and Nyge Turner are California-based co-hosts of ADULT ish, a culture and advice podcast designed for #Adulting. ADULT ish is a YR Media podcast.

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The Allusionist: Helen Zaltzman

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Helen Zaltzman is the host of The Allusionist, the beloved podcast about adventures in language.

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The Big Story: Jordan Heath-Rawlings

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Toronto-based Jordan Heath-Rawlings is the creator of The Big Story and The Gravy Train from Frequency Podcast Network. The Big Story goes beyond the headlines and tackles the topics on the minds of Canadians

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California Love: Walter Thompson-Hernández

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Walter Thompson-Hernández is a journalist, author and the host of California Love, a LAist Studios podcast. Part autobiography, part reportage, the show takes us to Walter's hometown of Los Angeles, and the communities that are the touchstones to his life.

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Commons: Arshy Mann

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Arshy Mann is the host of Commons, a CANADALAND podcast featuring challenging stories about the issues that shape our country and our lives.

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Ear Hustle: Nigel Poor & Earlonne Woods

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Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods are the co-creators and hosts of Ear Hustle, from PRX's Radiotopia, which brings you the daily realities of life inside prison, shared by those living in it, and stories from the outside, post-incarceration. In 2020, Ear Hustle was named a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in audio reporting.

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The Hopeful: Shayda Omidvar

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Toronto-based Shayda Omidvar is the host of The Hopeful, from Frequency Podcast Network. Following Amir Omidvar, who left Iran in 1982, The Hopeful focuses on Amir as he speaks to his daughter, Shayda, about his past.

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Lost Notes: Hanif Abdurraqib

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Hanif Abdurraqib is an Ohio-based poet and host of Lost Notes, a KCRW Podcast featuring a collection of the greatest music stories never told. In it's most recent season, the show explores a single year: 1980.

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The Memory Palace: Nate DiMeo

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Nate DiMeo is a Los Angeles-based host of The Memory Palace, featuring short, surprising stories - sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, often both. The Memory Palace is a Radiotopia from PRX podcast.

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Mike on Much: Mike Veerman & Shane Cunningham

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Mike Veerman and Shane Cunningham are two-thirds of the team behind Mike on Much, a MUCH Digital Studios podcast that features tales of camaraderie and conversations with creative figures from the world of music, film, and television.

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Seat at the Table: Isabelle Racicot & Martine St-Victor

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Isabelle Racicot and Martine St. Victor are the hosts of Seat at the Table from CBC Podcasts, which captures personal stories about the power of The Black Lives Matter movement, and what it will take to move forward.

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Snap Judgment: Glynn Washington

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Glynn Washington is the host and creator of Snap Judgment, a radio show and podcast distributed by PRX, which mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic, kick-ass radio.

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The Secret Life of Canada: Falen Johnson & Leah Simone Bowen

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Falen Johnson and Leah-Simone Bowen are the hosts of The Secret Life of Canada from CBC Podcasts, which highlights people, places, and stories that explore the unauthorized history of a complicated country.

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This is not a Drake podcast: Ty Harper

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Toronto-based Ty Harper is the host of This Is Not A Drake Podcast, a CBC podcast, breaking down seminal Drake moments to explore the broader history of hip-hop, R&B, gender dynamics, and Black culture.

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Tony Ho: Roger Bainbridge, Adam Niebergall & Miguel Rivas

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Roger Bainbridge, Adam Niebergall and Miguel Rivas make up award-winning sketch troupe Tony Ho, which takes listeners on a journey of dark sketch comedy.


Micro Meetings with Festival Partners

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CBC Podcasts: Who We Are and What We Do

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Join Tina Verma and Cesil Fernandes for an overview of CBC Podcasts, Canada's #1 podcast publisher. With 30+ titles in genres such as true crime, comedy, human interest and audio fiction, CBC Podcasts is a richly diverse collection of award-winning podcasts that strive to engage, enlighten and entertain.

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Meet the Shure MV7 Podcast Microphone

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Join Market Development Lead Laura Davidson as she walks you through the new hybrid XLR/USB microphone from Shure. This training is for newbies and pros alike and offers an in-depth look at the features and benefits of this exciting new tool for podcasters.

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Call for Ideas – Story Hunter Podcasts

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Are you looking to develop your story idea into a podcast and want support from an established network? Story Hunter Podcasts is opening its doors to accept your pitches for new productions.

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The Walrus Podcasts

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Most people may not know The Walrus for its podcasts, but its client services unit and editorial team are actively growing on audio platforms. Hear more about what The Walrus is doing in audio and how you can be a part of it.

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