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

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

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.

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Programming Highlights

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Radiolab
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.

Wednesday, January 27 - 6:00 PM | View Event
Free for Members & Passholders, $14.99 regular price

1619 and Nice White Parents
Nikole Hannah-Jones and Chana Joffe-Walt discuss their hit New York Times series and using podcasting to advance the cultural conversation on race.

Wednesday, January 27 - 8:30 PM | View Event
Free for Members & Passholders, $14.99 regular price

Crooked Media
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.

Thursday, January 28 - 6:00 PM | View Event
Free for Members & Passholders, $14.99 regular price

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

Thursday, January 28 - 8:30 PM | View Event
Free for Members & Passholders, $14.99 regular price

Pop Chat meets You’re Wrong About
CBC’s flagship pop culture pod 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.

Friday, January 29 - 6:00 PM | View Event
Free for Members & Passholders, $14.99 regular price

Roxane Gay in Conversation with New York Magazine’s The Cut
The fearless social critic, bestselling author of Bad Feminist and host of Hear to Slay discusses her latest obsessions—and building the black feminist podcast of our collective dreams.

Friday, January 29 - 8:30 PM | View Event
Free for Members & Passholders, $14.99 regular price

Canadaland on Breaking the Big Story
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.

Wednesday, January 27 - 1:00 PM | View Event
For Festival passholders only

Reclaiming True Crime with Connie Walker
The Gimlet Media investigate reporter 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 have been erased from the true crime genre.

Thursday, January 28 - 1:00 PM | View Event
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Internet Explorers: Up Close with Reply All
Reply All’s new co-host Emmanuel Dzotsi and producer Anna Foley break down the creative process behind their hugely influential podcast, and what it takes to tell captivating stories about life in the digital age.

Thursday, January 28 - 3:00 PM | View Event
For Festival passholders only

Watch On Demand: 20 Questions with…
Get inside the minds of top podcast makers in this pre-recorded selection of one-on-one talks inspired by the game 20 Questions. Featuring The Allusionist, Ear Hustle, The Secret Life of Canada and more!

Streaming January 27 - February 28 | View all
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