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Fresh, new, provocative programs from the digital realm. Radio One's Podcast Playlist kicks it off on terrestrial with a sampling of some of the most intriguing of what the internet has to offer.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 222 Ratings

Fresh, new, provocative programs from the digital realm. Radio One's Podcast Playlist kicks it off on terrestrial with a sampling of some of the most intriguing of what the internet has to offer.

    Our new host Leah-Simone Bowen shares her favourite podcasts

    Our new host Leah-Simone Bowen shares her favourite podcasts

    In case you missed it, last week we welcomed a new permanent host! Leah-Simone Bowen also co-hosts The Secret Life of Canada, along with being an accomplished playwright, director and producer. And of course, Leah adores podcasts and listens to a wide variety of genres. There's no better way to get to know her tastes than to sample her all-time favourites.

    Featuring: The Secret Life Of Canada, The Shrink Next Door, Dead Pilots Society, 70 Over 70 and Hear To Slay.

    • 41 min
    Big Announcement + New Podcasts for Fall

    Big Announcement + New Podcasts for Fall

    We're back from our summer break to bring you the most exciting new podcast releases. But first, some news...

    Our former host Lindsay Michael has been away on maternity leave, and we're sad to say she has taken a job outside the CBC and won't be rejoining us. We've had so much fun with interim host Elamin Abdelmahmoud, but his time with us was only supposed to be temporary. (And he's busy hosting some other great shows and even writing a book!) So, all this to say...

    We have a brand new permanent host taking over! Co-host of The Secret Life of Canada Leah Simone Bowen is the new voice of our show! Along with podcasting, Leah is also a playwright, writer, theatre director and producer. We're so excited to have her on board, and to introduce you to her all-time favourite podcasts (coming soon). But for now, let her take you through this month's best new releases.

    Remember when weed was legalized in Canada? It didn't get rid of the illegal marijuana market — in fact, it did the opposite. Actor Jay Baruchel (aka Seth Rogen's bestie) hosts a new podcast that will tell you more. Later, a new CBC Podcast examines the rise of conservative radio. Before Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Alex Jones, there was Charles Coughlin. Plus, the story of how Black jazz musician Daryl Davis met a KKK member at a bar, and ended up inspiring hundreds of people to leave white supremacist groups.

    All this and more is waiting to kick off your fall. Just press play! Featuring: Highly Legal, The Invisible Hand, The Flamethrowers, A Slight Change of Plans, & Telling Our Twisted Histories. For more podcast recommendations head to: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcastplaylist

    • 53 min
    FLASHBACK: New and Notable Podcasts, April 2021

    FLASHBACK: New and Notable Podcasts, April 2021

    This week, we're sharing our New and Notable episode from April of this year.

    You know what they say: April showers bring new podcasts. And it's our job to pick you a bouquet of the freshest ones! Our latest New and Notable list features brand new shows and returning favourites alike. Hear a bilingual new audio adaptation of Romeo and Juliet starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o. Plus, ever heard of that time Canada fought a war with Denmark...with whiskey? And if you're not sick of vaccine arguments yet, we've got the story of one that's over a century old.

    Featuring: Cocaine and Rhinestones, Romeo y Julieta, The Experiment, Still Processing, and The Secret Life of Canada.

    • 53 min
    FLASHBACK: The weird world of the internet

    FLASHBACK: The weird world of the internet

    This week we're sharing one of our favourite episodes from May 2016.

    The internet has spread from a place of general nerdiness to now encompass everything from the cornerstones of human experience, to the weirdest, most niche subcultures.  And having all that rubbing and mixing together can make for some pretty great stories!

    That why, this week we're diving into the weird world of the internet. 

    Lucia Cole is a pop star. You can find her music on all the major streaming services. She has Twitter and Instagram, she's been interviewed, and she's endorsed by the one and only Shaquille O'Neal.

    But she's not real. Her whole career was just a bizarre catflish.

    We also share some tips on crafting a password that's tough to crack.

    1. Buzzfeed's Internet Explorer
    "[Lucia Cole] flew too close to the sun and she messed with the Ariana Grande fans."  — Katie Notopoulos, on How A Teen Uncovered The Internet's Weirdest Catfish

    A new pop star climbs the charts on Spotify, Tidal, and iTunes, having been endorsed by the likes of Shaquille O'Neal and 64,000 Twitter followers. The only problem? She's not real.

    2. Life of the Law
    "Redditors started naming names. Drawing conclusions after hours of listening to police scanners."  — Brit Hanson on what happened after the Boston Marathon bombing, in Drag.net 

    We live in an age of crowdsourced law enforcement, where amateur sleuths can crack or ruin cases simply by being armed with their own laptops.

    3. Codebreaker
    The surprisingly complicated story behind pornography aggregate sites.

    4. Hacked
    The best practices behind creating a unique internet password and why it is crucially important to our wellbeing.

    5. Snap Judgment
    An award-winning performer shares a heartfelt, humorous story about what it's like to help his mom start dating again.

    Plus - Former Podcast Playlist host, Lindsay Michael, interviews host Glynn Washington on how growing up in a cult made him a better storyteller.

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    FLASHBACK: 4 Podcasts that teach us why you should never meet your idols

    FLASHBACK: 4 Podcasts that teach us why you should never meet your idols

    This week we're sharing one of our favourite episodes from May 2016.

    Meeting someone who you look up to is scary for a lot of reasons. For one, you hope you don't embarrass yourself.

    But the big fear is that they won't live up to your expectations. And how could they! In your mind, they're your idol, but in the flesh, they're a real person with flaws and weaknesses. 

    And that's what we're talking about in this week's episode. We find out what happens when we meet our idols. From Kevin Pollak's Chat Show actor Matthew Perry shares a story about watching hockey with his hockey hero Wayne Gretzky. ​From Mortified, one teenager's favourite icon of the 90s was someone in their 90s: Katharine Hepburn.

    Listen here for the full Canadian Broadcast version:

    1. Kevin Pollak's Chat Show
    Actor Matthew Perry shares his own dream come true of meeting hockey legend, Wayne Gretzky.

    2. Mortified
    A teenager sends fan letters to Katharine Hepburn in an attempt to save her from eternal damnation.

    3. The Lapse
    What happens when you get in the way of rampant fans and their idol? Tom finds out the hard way at an Insane Clown Posse concert.

    4. I Was There Too
    After being treated poorly on set, an actor's fortune is changed when Eddie Murphy shows up on set.

    PLUS - Former Podcast Playlist host, Lindsay Michael, interviews I Was There Too host Matt Gourley about how he manages to host four podcasts, his favourite interviews and the time he was let down by one of his idols.

    • 52 min
    FLASHBACK: You're Wrong About hosts Michael Hobbes and Sarah Marshall share their favourite podcasts

    FLASHBACK: You're Wrong About hosts Michael Hobbes and Sarah Marshall share their favourite podcasts

    This week we're revisiting one of our favourite episodes from April. Michael Hobbes and Sarah Marshall are journalists, writers, and the dynamic duo behind one of our latest favourite podcasts, You're Wrong About. The show unpacks misunderstood moments in history and pop culture, from the life of Princess Diana to the Satanic Panic to the O.J. Simpson trial.

    Featuring: You're Wrong About, American Hysteria, Outsiders

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
222 Ratings

222 Ratings

Kerri13Skidoo ,

Find new favorites and expand your podcast collection

Even if you don’t like every suggestion on podcast playlist it’s fascinating to hear pieces of so many different podcasts. I’ve definitely found new favorites and listened to things I never would have without listening to this podcast!

nscaper ,

A big thank you

I have found a good part of my listening library just by following up on the recommendations of this podcast. Some are suggestions of podcast themes I would never have looked up myself. So - thanks!
And you can count me in as a big fan of the hosts! So easy to listen to! Keep ‘em coming!

jjaaaaaayy64 ,

Good resource for new podcasts

I find I don’t listen to all the episodes, but when I’m looking for something new, this is the podcast I turn too.

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