26 episodes

Out in the Open brings you real talk about real life. Each week, Piya and the team tackle one timely topic from many different angles with energy, wit, and journalistic rigour. We hear directly from a diverse range of people with personal stories to tell and passionate opinions to share, and invite challenging perspectives into the conversation. We say to the audience: "You're thinking about it - let's talk about it. Out in the open."

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Out in the Open brings you real talk about real life. Each week, Piya and the team tackle one timely topic from many different angles with energy, wit, and journalistic rigour. We hear directly from a diverse range of people with personal stories to tell and passionate opinions to share, and invite challenging perspectives into the conversation. We say to the audience: "You're thinking about it - let's talk about it. Out in the open."

    #117: We Need to Talk About Stalking

    #117: We Need to Talk About Stalking

    About 1 in 20 Canadians say they've been victims of stalking, according to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada. And yet, some victims say we don't take it seriously enough as a society. This week, Piya digs into why, with people who have been on different sides of stalking.

    • 54 min
    #115: The Special Edition

    #115: The Special Edition

    When we call someone 'exceptional', it's often for something enviable, like being top of your class, or most successful in your field of work. But being exceptional also makes you different, which can lead to isolation and a whole lot of expectation. This week, Piya asks: Is being exceptional a blessing or a curse?

    • 54 min
    #129: Inside Infertility

    #129: Inside Infertility

    Infertility affects about one in six couples in Canada and many individuals not in partnerships. And while there are many ways to make a family, not being able to conceive can deeply affect some people's identities and worldviews. This week, Piya explores how infertility can complicate your sense of self.

    • 54 min
    #108: Switching Sides

    #108: Switching Sides

    In this time when people are so polarized, dug into their camps, and listening to their own echo chambers, changing our minds and actions can be harder than ever. This week, Piya asks: What compels us to switch sides?

    • 54 min
    #118: Believe It or Not

    #118: Believe It or Not

    How do you choose what to believe? Most of us are drawn to mainstream consensus, but some don't want to let facts get in the way of their convictions. This week, Piya explores why people believe in things most others would dismiss... and what that says about how they see the world.

    • 54 min
    #128: See Ya, 2019

    #128: See Ya, 2019

    The media may move on...but for the people behind the headlines, the story continues. This week, Piya speaks with people affected by some of the year's top news stories of 2019 to find out what their lives are like after trending.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

Paine Badtke ,

one of the best of cbc

really great show, goes deep on interesting topics.

BarefootTammi ,

The most important podcast in Canada

It just is.

jcampulous ,

The Best

Piya is an ace interviewer. She knows her stuff and often challenges the guest while remaining even. I admire her and never miss an episode.

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