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.

The Secret Life of Canada (Archive‪)‬ The Secret Life of Canada

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    • 4.0 • 793 Ratings

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
    S1: Shout Out to Beryl Potter

    S1: 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
    S1: Shout Out to Kenojuak Ashevak

    S1: 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
    S1: The Secret Life of New Brunswick (Translated)

    S1: 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
    S1: The Secret Life of New Brunswick (Bilingual Version)

    S1: The Secret Life of New Brunswick (Bilingual Version)

    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
    S1: The Secret Life of Niagara Falls

    S1: 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

4.0 out of 5
793 Ratings

793 Ratings

TommyBeau789 ,

Serious topics; weird joviality

I finished hearing about Japanese Canadian internments. Great episode and I learned a lot. I found the girl-humour and joviality a bit out of place and somewhat trivialising the somber subject matter. Nonetheless, 4 stars for content and coverage.

krissywdfb ,

Excellent way to face our history!

Amazing depth. Incredible facts. Super engaging. And… I love the banter between the two of you. I think it’s so important to be able to laugh while also tackling heavy subject matter.

JEDi624 ,

Disagree with Yarnick

I found the hosts to be very engaging and present in an appropriate manner. Great topics and fulfilling a service for a void that has existed for far too long. Thanks !

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