20 episodes

Hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen leap into the action with Canadians who are making things happen. Sometimes things go right. Sometimes they go off the rails. Either way, Now or Never nudges you to make a change, big or small.

Now or Never CBC Radio

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 108 Ratings

Hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen leap into the action with Canadians who are making things happen. Sometimes things go right. Sometimes they go off the rails. Either way, Now or Never nudges you to make a change, big or small.

    What happened next? Past guests reveal how life has changed

    What happened next? Past guests reveal how life has changed

    Every once in a while on Now or Never, we like to check in on past guests who made a memorable impression. What happened next in their story, after the microphones turned off? Did they finish what they set out to do? Overcome their doubts to make a real change in their lives? Or has everything gone completely off the rails since we last heard from them?

    New dad and best-selling author Jesse Thistle tells us how fatherhood is changing him, YouTube sensation Alexis Hillyard introduces us to "Billie" her new bionic arm, and aspiring millennial retirees Stephanie Williams and Celestian Rince reveal if they were actually able to retire at 35.

    • 55 min
    The big decision: Meet people making life-changing choices

    The big decision: Meet people making life-changing choices

    Studies have said that we make up to 35,000 decisions a day. And while some are so small we hardly think of them at all, others can be life changing.

    It doesn't matter if you're completely stuck on what to do, moments away from taking a leap, or are dealing with the ripple effects of a choice you've made — on this Now or Never it's all about making a decision and hoping it's the right one.

    • 49 min
    What a delight! One hour of stories to bring you joy

    What a delight! One hour of stories to bring you joy

    From a woman who dresses up like 'a walking bag of Skittles' to a dad moved to tears hearing Tupac for the first time, these are the stories that are delighting us right now.

    • 57 min
    The joys of fixing your own stuff

    The joys of fixing your own stuff

    Be honest: If your vacuum cleaner broke down today, are you more likely to toss it, or fix it?

    On this episode of Now or Never, meet people pushing back against throwaway culture and discovering the joys of fixing their own stuff - whether it's a broken floorboard or a broken heart.

    • 52 min
    Just say yes

    Just say yes

    Whether it's chasing childhood dreams, tackling Shakespeare, or diving into the dating pond, meet people discovering the life changing power of saying "yes"

    • 51 min
    Metal choirs, singing drag queens and music as therapy: The power of singing

    Metal choirs, singing drag queens and music as therapy: The power of singing

    'Tis the season for singing.

    Whether you're harmonizing in a choir or belting it out in the shower, there can be real power in the act of singing. It can be healing, life changing, connection-forming... and a heck of a lot of fun.

    On this Now or Never, find out what people are discovering about themselves as they burst into song.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

Robyn O ,

Now or never

I discovered Now or Never at the beginning of the lockdown in March 2020. The Now or Never podcast became my companion on my walks. It is a wonderful program, beautifully produced with personable hosts and always interesting topics plucked from Canadian life experiences. Thank you for creating such an excellent program.

WarmWeatherSailor ,

Great show but wait…

I love the show and often I have to go back to listen to my favourite episodes. But it appears they started deleting old episodes on the podcast app. Really unfortunate move for your fans.

Misfit604 ,

Now or never is comfort food for my ears

Since I first started listening I have been a fan.
Something about a show that really focuses on community and being your best self really puts me at ease and encourages me to try and be better.
I so appreciate the honesty offered by the hosts. I really love the episodes that have people reaching out to others in their lives and sharing something they may have otherwise not, or could have put off for an uncomfortable amount of time.

This show has rekindled my love of doing random acts of kindness and doing it anonymously.

Thank you Now or Never

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