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CBC News correspondents take you behind the scenes as they cover the biggest events around the world. Personal stories from our reporters who were there while the story was breaking.

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    • 4.2 • 35 Ratings

CBC News correspondents take you behind the scenes as they cover the biggest events around the world. Personal stories from our reporters who were there while the story was breaking.

    Introducing: Recall: How to Start a Revolution

    Introducing: Recall: How to Start a Revolution

    The 1950s & 60s saw a wave of radical movements. Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution. The Black Panthers. Quebec and Canada had the FLQ — a showdown that dissolved into crisis. By October 1970, there were soldiers in the streets, communities on edge, kidnapping and terror in the headlines. But those frightening weeks were just the crescendo of a wave of terror and violence that was nearly a decade in the making. This series will reveal the stories of that time through immersive storytelling and the people who lived it: the bomb disposal expert on defusing live explosives, the survivors of terror, their families, and the radicals themselves. More episodes are available at http://hyperurl.co/recallcbc

    • 32 min
    Secrets in Sport: Mark Tewksbury and the 1992 Olympics

    Secrets in Sport: Mark Tewksbury and the 1992 Olympics

    Mark Tewksbury on gold medals and gay athletes.

    • 18 min
    From Tragedy to Champion: Chantal Petitclerc and the 2008 Paralympics

    From Tragedy to Champion: Chantal Petitclerc and the 2008 Paralympics

    From a childhood accident to a Paralympic champion, and one of Canada's most decorated athletes.

    • 14 min
    Inside the Munich Massacre: Byron MacDonald and the 1972 Olympics

    Inside the Munich Massacre: Byron MacDonald and the 1972 Olympics

    Inside the Munich Massacre and one of the worst terrorist attacks in Olympic history.

    • 13 min
    ICYMI: Keith Boag: Tear Gas and "The Talk". Ferguson 2014

    ICYMI: Keith Boag: Tear Gas and "The Talk". Ferguson 2014

    Keith Boag is there as tempers flare and tear gas flies in Ferguson, Missouri over the killing of an unarmed black teenager.

    • 11 min
    Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee: Mark Lee and Muhammad Ali, 1987.

    Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee: Mark Lee and Muhammad Ali, 1987.

    The champ. The great one. Mark Lee's Back Story on his exclusive interview with Muhammad Ali.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

MichaelGMitchell ,

Carol Off

Just caught the Bhutto podcast with Carol Off. Fascinating “back” story, to be sure. Had no idea that she was in the mix with that tragedy. I attended CCH in London with Carol in the ‘70s, though we travelled in different circles back then. Nice to hear a former classmate share this event and nice to see that Carol has since settled with AIH these many years. Bravo, Carol.
-Michael Mitchell, Belleville, ON

Angeepantz ,

Phenomenal Podcast

The sound mixing in this podcast is art; I was hooked on the first episode. The music, interviews, the interplay of the news footage and the reporters sharing stories. It really brings to life some of these events. This podcast is the perfect solution to getting informed about events that you didn't get a chance to follow, because sometimes it can be hard to wade through the news articles and piece together the events.

Informative and entertaining.

merikanuk ,

Love the format.

What appeals the most is the format of this podcast. Starting in the middle, returning to the beginning, sparks my interest. Great documentary

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