The Secret Life of Canada

 
 

The Secret Life of Canada

The Secret Life of Canada is a history podcast about the country you know and the stories you don't. New season launching October 2nd 2018.

Updated: Biweekly
Download episodes from this podcast for: 10 years
Visit Show Site: http://cbc.ca.mevn.net/radio/secretlifeofcanada

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Shout Out to Eleanor Collins

Meet Eleanor Collins - Canada's first lady of jazz and the first Black person in North America to host a nationally broadcast television series, "The Eleanor Show" which began in 1954.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:04:42]


S2: Your questions answered! (Bonus from Toronto Live show)

Want to know where we get our ideas? Why Toronto was the original no-fun city? Check out the Q&A from our live show at the Hotdocs Podcast Festival in November 2018.

Download S2: Your questions answered! (Bonus from Toronto Live show)
[mp3 file: runs 00:09:46]


S2: Toronto vs. Everyone (Live!)

It's our first live show! Recorded in front of an audience for the Hotdocs Podcast Festival, we try to answer the age-old question: why is Toronto the city Canada loves to hate? Featuring special guests Jane Luk, Kris Siddiqi, Brandon Hackett and music by Matt Reid.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:45:39]


S2: The Secret Life of the Gold Rush

There is no doubt that the Klondike Gold Rush was an iconic event. But what did the mining industry cost the original people of the territory? And what was left when all the gold was gone? And what is a sour toe cocktail?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:33:31]


S2: Shout Out to Private Buckam Singh

Meet Private Buckam Singh, of one of the first Sikh Canadian soldiers. During WWI he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. In 1916 he served with the 20th Canadian Infantry Battalion in the battlefields of Flanders. His resting place in Kitchener, Ont., is now the only known WWI Sikh Canadian Soldier's military grave in Canada.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:03:53]


S2: You don't wanna sleep here (Halloween Special)

Is Canada a haunted place? In this bonus Halloween episode Falen and Leah travel to some of Canada's more obscure haunts. From one of Canada's oldest universities to a former asylum in Quebec to a number of haunted theatres across the country. Leah and Falen seek out what hides in these historical haunts.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:09]


S2: Shout Out to C.D. Hoy

Meet C. D. Hoy of Quesnel, B.C. His work wasn't discovered until 1995 when archivists found his photography. He left behind thousands of pictures that offered a rare look at life during the turn of the century through the eyes of the marginalized.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:04:12]


S2: Bay Blanket

The Bay Blanket. These warm blankets are as iconic as Mariah Carey's lip-syncing, but some people believe they were used to spread smallpox and decimate entire Indigenous communities. We dive into the history of The Hudson's Bay Company and unpack the very complicated story of the iconic striped blanket. For books and films referenced in this episode please visit our website at cbc.ca/secretlifeofcanada

Download S2: Bay Blanket
[mp3 file: runs 00:38:04]


Season One Wrap Up

Season 1 is done, and we're taking some time off to work on season 2!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:01:56]


S1: Shout Out to Fred Sasakamoose

Meet Chief Running Deer, Fred Sasakamoose of Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, the first Indigenous player in the NHL.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:03:49]


S1: The Secret Life of Statues

What do you have to do to get a statue in Canada? We put some of our most lauded historical figures on trial and deliberate their pros and cons. Who should be torn down and who should stay up? From the Famous Five to Terry Fox, we look at some of the best and worst.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:57]


S1: Shout Out to Irene Uchida

Meet Irene Uchida. A Japanese Canadian scientist, she was one of thousands of Japanese Canadians who were imprisoned as part of the Japanese Internment during WW1. Dr. Uchida went on to become a groundbreaking geneticist, transforming maternal and fetal health around the world.

Download S1: Shout Out to Irene Uchida
[mp3 file: runs 00:03:28]


S1: The Secret Life of Canadian Snacks

Canada is full of its own weird and wonderful snacks. From Pizza Pops to ketchup chips, we dive into the history of Canadian food.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:36]


S1: Shout Out to Tom Longboat

Meet Tom Longboat, an Onondaga long distance runner born in 1887 on Six Nations. Tom became one of the most celebrated athletes of all time, despite his struggles and encountering racism throughout his career.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:02:34]


S1: The Secret Life of the North

Nunavut has the largest landmass out of all the provinces and territories in Canada - and yet, it is an area that many of us know the least about. In this episode, we look at the forced relocation of the Inuit, the Eskimo Identification System, and the dog slaughter perpetuated by the Canadian government.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:03]


S1: Shout Out to Jackie Shane

Meet Jackie Shane, the singer and trailblazer that came to prominence during Toronto's bustling Yonge Street music scene during the '60s.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:04:28]


 

 

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