15 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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 241 Ratings

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."

    #131: Closing Time

    #131: Closing Time

    After four years on the air, Out in the Open is coming to a close. For this final edition, Piya revisits highlights from some of the stories that illuminate what the show set out to accomplish.

    • 54 min
    #97: Close Calls

    #97: Close Calls

    This episode first aired in January 2019 // Death... is not something most people really want to think about. And that's actually a luxury. Because when you come face to face with the end, you have no choice but to stare mortality square in the eyes. From terminal illness to a near-fatal drug overdose, this week Piya speaks with people who've had close calls with death that changed everything for them in life.

    • 54 min
    Introducing Uncover: Dead Wrong

    Introducing Uncover: Dead Wrong

    The latest season of Uncover: Dead Wrong dives deep into a botched police investigation, missing evidence, and a wrongful conviction in a city plagued with more than a hundred unsolved missing and murdered cases. Dead Wrong takes you through the twisting, unbelievable story of Glen Assoun who spent more than 17 years in prison for the murder of Brenda Way, a crime he did not commit, and asks who really killed Brenda? More episodes are available at http://hyperurl.co/uncovercbc

    • 45 min
    #90: Allies

    #90: Allies

    This episode first aired in October 2018 // The word "ally" is thrown around a lot these days, especially by people who work to support women, people of colour, and those in the LGBT community. This week, we go beyond the buzz of the word to see what it really means to be an ally... and whether it makes a difference.

    • 54 min
    #110: Point of Pride

    #110: Point of Pride

    This episode first aired in May 2019 // We all want to feel proud of who we are, the work we do and the values we hold strong. But left unchecked, pride can turn into an outsized feeling of self-regard that can even hurt other people. This week, Piya rides that fine line by asking: What's the point of pride?

    • 54 min
    #96: If Memory Serves

    #96: If Memory Serves

    We tend to be more confident in our memories than we should be. And yet, memory is still held to be such an important decider in the criminal justice system, social conversations and everyday life. This week, Piya explores just how much you can really trust your memory.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
241 Ratings

241 Ratings

JoansieL ,

Definitely a favourite

This podcast was well done, had great subjects (thank you Out In The Open team) but I have always loved Piya as a host. She is kind, respectful, smart and a real pleasure to listen to. Her voice is in fact extremely calming to me. 😊I look forward to what the future holds in store.

LoganPost ,

My favourite podcast!

Im so sad this is ending. I love this podcast and Piya is an incredible host! I wish her all the best and she will certainly be missed 💔

groundstate ,

One of the best and will be missed!

One of the best CBC shows, and podcasts in general, out there. Very sad to hear it’s wrapping up. It gave a voice to many unspoken issues that Canadians, and the world, needed to hear and reflect on. The show was an experience driven dive into the complexities of humans. From one of many listeners, thank you to Piya Chattopadhyay and the Out in the Open team for all the hard work in creating a timeless show!

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