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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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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.

    New True Crime Podcast Discoveries

    New True Crime Podcast Discoveries

    You’ve heard about art heists. You’ve heard about bank heists. But what about maple syrup heists? We go behind the syrupy scheme that made millions. This week on Podcast Playlist, we bring you the best true crime podcasts to binge this winter.
    Podcasts featured this week:
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    The Score: Bank Robber Diaries – "Breaking the rules at a young age set Joe Loya up for a descent into crime. From his first time robbing a bank, to a violent altercation behind bars, this is Joe Loya's origin story."
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    Uncover: Satanic Panic – "In the newest season of Uncover, host Lisa Bryn Rundle unravels the history of a moral hysteria that took root across North America." Plus: An interview with creator Lisa Bryn Rundle.
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    Detective Trapp – Los Angeles Times' Christopher Goffard tells the story of homicide detective, Julissa Trapp, who worked on a case about four missing women in Orange County, California. In this clip we meet Detective Julissa Trapp.
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    Beyond Bizarre True Crime – "With popularity comes demand and with every commodity comes a black market. Maple syrup is no different. So when a group of thieves decided to steal some sweet liquid gold from a storage warehouse in Quebec, they weren't about to stop at a couple of bottles or cases. This would go down as one of the most lucrative and perhaps most unusual robberies in Canadian history."

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    New and Notable: We have a new host!

    New and Notable: We have a new host!

    This week — food insecurity across Ontario, the power of powders and pills, the surveillance of Ronan Farrow and more new podcasts.

    Hard to Stomach – "How do you decide between buying bread and keeping the lights on? Hard to Stomach focuses on stories from real people facing and fighting against food insecurity in communities across Ontario. Hosted by Nana aba Duncan."

    The Catch and Kill – "Igor Ostrovskiy is a private investigator in New York. In 2017, he was contracted to surveil Ronan Farrow on behalf of a secret client. Igor would eventually learn that the secret client was Black Cube, an Israel-based agency with roots in the Mossad, and they were working on behalf of Harvey Weinstein."

    The Dream – "Can powders, pills and juices deliver on the promise to live longer and look younger?"

    More with Anna Maria Tremonti – More with Anna Maria Tremonti feels like an evening with smart friends. It's a new podcast that promises to take you deep into conversation — and to some unexpected places — with culture shapers like Catherine O'Hara, David Suzuki, Malcolm Gladwell and Samantha Bee.

    So Help Me – "When Anna moved from a large apartment in Philadelphia to a small apartment in Queens, she had to get rid of most of her possessions. Throwing stuff out felt good until she got to three large plastic bins in the corner of her apartment. They were filled with all the art she'd made in Art School. For weeks, she couldn't bring herself to throw the art away. To understand why, she turned to a 4'7 Japanese tidying legend."

    Bad With Money – "Gaby invites a Tibetan Buddhist monk to be on his very first podcast! Gyaltsen Chopel discusses how Buddhism functions to deprioritize money altogether — and his work as a caretaker who handles day-to-day expenses and donations made to a Buddhist temple in Los Angeles. It's not the conversation you'd expect from a monk! Then, Gaby calls India to speak to assistant professor of Hindu Studies, Dheepa Sundaram, about how Hindu culture views community, money, technology and wealth."

    Plus, meet our new host!

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    Six great podcasts to get hooked on this winter

    Six great podcasts to get hooked on this winter

    You can never have enough podcasts in your rotation. They keep us company when we’re alone with a sink full of dirty dishes, when we're folding laundry or heading to work. In this episode, we bring you some of our current favourites.

    Podcasts featured this week:

    Startup: Success Academy – "Eva Moskowitz wants to fix a really big problem. There are over a million kids in New York City's public schools. Most can't read or do math at grade level. And it's largely poor, black and brown kids who are stuck in the lowest performing schools. Eva's the founder and CEO of Success Academy. Her school network is growing at lightning speed, and her students get among the highest standardized-test scores in the city, beating out schools in some of the wealthiest districts."

    How Did This Get Made – Casey Wilson joins hosts Paul Scheer, June Diane Rapheal, and Jason Mantzoukas to discuss the 1991 comedy Drop Dead Fred. A giant fight ensues.

    Inappropriate Questions – "Transgender folks can get asked invasive questions about their bodies. Harv and Elena speak to student activist Robert Molloy."

    Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend – "Comedian, actor, and writer Kumail Nanjiani feels apologetic about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Kumail sits down with Conan to discuss his recent absence on the television program, coming from a hardworking family, having incredible balance, hating Ferris Bueller, and the best way to reward oneself."

    Bear 148 – "Many people called Bear 148 the perfect neighbour because she wasn't afraid of people. So how did she end up being shot by a hunter far from her home?"

    Party Lines – A political primer for every kind of concerned citizen co-hosted by Rosemary Barton (The National) and Elamin Abdelmahmoud (BuzzFeed News).

    Do you have a new favourite podcast we should listen to? Email, tweet us @PodcastPlaylist, or find us on Facebook.

    For more great podcasts, check out CBC's podcast portal, subscribe in Apple Podcasts.

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    Podcasts about the joys and pressures of parenting

    Podcasts about the joys and pressures of parenting

    We bring you a list of podcasts that all delve raising others and what it's like to be raised. There are a lot of different approaches to being a parent, and we have all the angles covered.

    The Longest Shortest Time – "Myra Jones-Taylor's son is black, but it's a constant struggle to get his peers and teachers to see him that way."

    Mom and Dad are Fighting – "Slate's parenting advice show helps a listener with how to talk to a 5-year-old about their absent father."

    Death, Sex & Money – "The year after Tig Notaro's life fell apart, she turned it into a comedy set — and it went viral, bringing her overnight fame. And in the middle of it all, she was trying to become a parent."

    Other People's Problems – "Belle is feeling like a bad parent. Hillary talks with her about the idea of a "good enough" mom."

    Reveal – "A controversial theory about child abuse is swaying family court judges to award custody to parents accused of harming kids. We trace the origins of 'parental alienation.'"

    Family Secrets – "The first time Marla had cancer, she and her husband John told the whole family, and Marla hated the attention it brought. So when it came back years later, they hardly told anyone — including their own children."

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    Back by popular demand

    Back by popular demand

    Settle in and get comfortable for a podcast binge. Here are a few must-listen episodes from some of our favourite podcasts.

    Podcasts featured this week:

    Criminal – "When 18-year-old Ruth Cruger disappeared in 1917, newspapers reported that she probably ran off with a boyfriend. New York police said that there were no clues to go on. But an investigator named Grace Humiston decided that she would do whatever it took to find her. She became known as 'Mrs. Sherlock Holmes.'"

    The Moth Radio Hour – "A man reluctantly inherits a 40 pound statue."

    Aria Code – "Pull back the curtain on a famous aria so we can see what's behind the scenes. The aria "Un bel di vedremo" captures Butterfly's unwavering faith in their reunion and her unflagging desire for a better life. In this episode, Rhiannon Giddens and her guests explore the power of hope in Puccini's tragedy, as well as in a real-world Butterfly story. In this new season, each aria will explore one facet of desire. It could be love, money or in this case – ambition."

    Reality Check – "Cristina looks into the naming convention for IKEA products. Is KOLBJÖRN just Swedish for where's the Allen key?"

    Snap Judgement – "Stephanie Foo had a love-hate relationship with that old computer game the Sims. But when she steps foot into the latest version of the game, the AI is so good, her new Sim acts more like Stephanie than Stephanie does."

    Do you have a new favourite podcast we should listen to? Email, tweet us @PodcastPlaylist, or find us on Facebook.

    For more great podcasts, check out CBC's podcast portal, subscribe in Apple Podcasts.

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    Podcasts about the foods that remind us of home

    Podcasts about the foods that remind us of home

    We’re inviting you into the kitchen to sample some stories about food.
    Podcasts featured this week:

    Racist Sandwich – Producer Stephanie Kuo talks about the gentrification of BBQ in Texas.

    Offshore – "Reporter Paola Mardo dives into the history of America's fascination with all things Tiki."

    Hidden Kitchens: The Kitchen Sisters – A meditation on how Koreans use one of their national dishes (Kimchi) to connect with people within and outside of the country through "Kimchi diplomacy."

    Home Cooked – Sarah Martin interviews the Subban family about a special liver recipe that may be the key to being a NHL hockey player.

    Sunday Night Dinner – Nana Aba Duncan is the host of CBC Radio's weekend morning program, Fresh Air. She and Suzanne Hancock decide to make a well-loved Ghanian dish called Groundnut Soup. Listen to Nana Aba talk about family roles, visiting Ghana and comfort foods. Plus a cameo from Nana Aba's mom!

    Hot Plate: A Post-Foodie Podcast – "Mirella and Joshna welcome Wayne Reeves, Chief Curator of Museums and Heritage Services for the City of Toronto and curator of the upcoming "Toronto Brews: Two Centuries of Beer Culture in the City." In this episode we learn about Toronto's totally un-fun "Beverage Rooms."

    Proof: America's Test Kitchen – Most of the oranges we eat today are the descendants of the Washington Navel orange. And most Washington Navel oranges come from two trees that travelled across America to find a home in California. This is their story.

    Do you have a new favourite podcast we should listen to? Email, tweet us @PodcastPlaylist, or find us on Facebook.

    For more great podcasts, check out CBC's podcast portal, subscribe in Apple Podcasts.

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