The Secret Life of Canada is a history podcast about the country you know and the stories you don't.
Introducing: Telling Our Twisted Histories
Discovery. Reserve. Savage. After centuries of colonization, some words have the power to hurt us deeply and twist our collective history. Host Kaniehtiio Horn guides listeners through over 70 conversations with people from 15 Indigenous communities sharing their truths about the impact of words on our perspectives, cultures, and lives. Together we will decolonize our histories – and ourselves – one word at a time. More episodes are available at smarturl.it/twistedhistories
We did it! We made it to our last episode of the season. Today Falen and Leah sort through the mail and answer your questions about treaties and unceded land; tell the story of a woman named Vivian MacMillan; and dive into the history of Zellers department store. (Remember Zeddy?)
*Warning this episode contains descriptions of sexual assault from 7:43 -12:40
S3: Crash Course on animals — only in Canada
How did an ice age determine what animals and insects are only now found on the land we now call Canada? Leah and Falen go way, way back to find the answers.
See also: "Ours To Save," a special report from the Nature Conservancy of Canada and NatureServe Canada. Link: https://bit.ly/33dpT6H
S3: The Indian Pavilion at Expo 67 (Part 2)
When Expo opened its doors on April 28, 1967, it was a gleaming futuristic spectacle; a chance for Canada to prove itself on the world stage. But one irreverent pavilion was set to tell its own side of the story — complete with truths the visiting public (including the Queen) were not expecting. Today Falen leads Leah on a tour of the “Indians of Canada” pavilion. She also speaks with two hostesses who were there to help make history.
Back in a bit
A quick update and some historical dating gossip ...
S3: Crash Course on the "Whiskey War"
Did you know that Canada and Denmark “battled” over a small, barren island in the far north for decades? Among their weapons: Canadian whiskey and Danish schnapps. In today’s crash course, the strange but true story of "a cheeky little spat" known as The Whiskey War.
So many secrets spilled!
The content is fantastic, educational, well researched, and entertaining. Love the hosts. The ordering of the seasons & episodes is interestingly not fully chronological but I think I figured it out. Looking forward to many more episodes!
Thank you so much for this great podcast series. Very informative and interesting. I’m learning quite a lot, thank you.
You two are awesome!
Interesting topics, accessibly explained, and Leah and Falen are possibly the most charming duo on CBC. Keep it up, you’re a pleasure to listen to! All the 1 star reviews are hilarious to read— I love the giggling and millennial banter, not everything has to be monotonous and British!