15 episodes

A podcast that looks at all the people, places and events regularly left out of Canadian history. We've joined CBC Podcasts! New season launches October 2, 2018. This feed contains only episodes made for Passport 2017.

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A podcast that looks at all the people, places and events regularly left out of Canadian history. We've joined CBC Podcasts! New season launches October 2, 2018. This feed contains only episodes made for Passport 2017.

    We've Joined CBC Podcasts!

    We've Joined CBC Podcasts!

    Have you heard? We joined CBC Podcasts! All new episodes will be published in our new feed. Subscribe here: http://hyperurl.co/secretlifeofcanada.

    • 1 min
    Shout Out to Beryl Potter

    Shout Out to Beryl Potter

    Bonus! Meet Beryl Potter, an early activist and advocate for rights of persons with disabilities who didn't take no for an answer.

    • 3 min
    Shout Out to Kenojuak Ashevak

    Shout Out to Kenojuak Ashevak

    Bonus! Meet Kenojuak Ashevak, the world-renowned and multi-award winning artist and first lady of Inuit Art. 

    • 2 min
    The Secret Life of New Brunswick (Translated)

    The Secret Life of New Brunswick (Translated)

    How would we get anything done if not for New Brunswickers? Visit the country’s only bilingual province and meet the Acadians, the Maliseet, and generations of migrant workers. Hear local French dialects, and learn for yourself why NB’s “drive-through” reputation is a lie. Note: This is the translated version of the episode. For the bilingual version, check our feed.

    • 41 min
    The Secret Life of New Brunswick (Bilingual)

    The Secret Life of New Brunswick (Bilingual)

    How would we get anything done if not for New Brunswickers? Visit the country’s only bilingual province and meet the Acadians, the Maliseet, and generations of migrant workers. Hear local French dialects, and learn for yourself why NB’s “drive-through” reputation is a lie. *Note: This episode features interviews conducted in French. 

    • 42 min
    The Secret Life of Niagara Falls

    The Secret Life of Niagara Falls

    We dive into one of Canada’s most-visited tourist destinations—and self-professed honeymoon capital of the world—Niagara Falls, Ontario. First, we explore the falls’ geological formation and how they were divided between Canada and the United States. Next, the ways people have tried to make a buck off this natural wonder: from industrial polluters to daredevils in barrels to the wax museums of Clifton Hill. We also find out why the Maid of the Mist “legend” is so problematic.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

Daren72 ,

I’m Grateful, Entertained and Educated.

These young ladies have put me to shame when it comes to knowledge about my own country. They’re witty, insightful, and overall doing a Great job. Thank you ladies. Keep up the good work.

bellagingerella ,

Just tune in and find out

Halloween special is gooood!

Carolyn Meehan ,

One Big Yes!

I am loving this series. Thank you for delving into the history of Canada. Your curiosity, intelligence, humour and humanity make for fascinating listening! Bravo!

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