18 episodes

Transgender women — and trans sex workers in particular — know what it means to be marginalized, overpoliced, and underprotected. In season two of The Village, host Justin Ling investigates the stories of two women, Alloura Wells and Cassandra Do, whose deaths remain unexplained, and whose cases expose the systems that failed them.

The Village CBC

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 127 Ratings

Transgender women — and trans sex workers in particular — know what it means to be marginalized, overpoliced, and underprotected. In season two of The Village, host Justin Ling investigates the stories of two women, Alloura Wells and Cassandra Do, whose deaths remain unexplained, and whose cases expose the systems that failed them.

    Introducing: The Flamethrowers

    Introducing: The Flamethrowers

    The Flamethrowers captures the punch-you-in-the-mouth energy and sound of right-wing talk radio. Host Justin Ling takes us from the fringe preachers and conspiracy peddlers of the 1920s to the political firestorm that rages today. With humour and candour, Ling examines the appeal of broadcasters like Rush Limbaugh, who found a sleeping audience, radicalized it, and became an accidental kingmaker — culminating in the election of Donald Trump. More episodes are available at smarturl.it/theflamethrowers

    • 3 min
    S2 E5: Accountability and Apologies

    S2 E5: Accountability and Apologies

    Justin discovers a shocking failure in the investigation into Alloura's death and poses tough questions to Toronto’s police chief. Trans activists honour Alloura and others who have inspired change, and who deserved better.

    Note: If you're in crisis or just looking for someone to talk to, try the Trans Lifeline’s Hotline — a peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning folks: CAN (877) 330-6366 or US (877) 565-8860

    • 53 min
    S2 E4: We belong

    S2 E4: We belong

    Police believe someone knows who killed Cassandra; all he has to do is talk. Meanwhile, trans activists and their allies embark on a long fight for inclusion in human rights laws — in Canada and around the world.

    Note: If you're in crisis or just looking for someone to talk to, try the Trans Lifeline’s Hotline — a peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning folks: CAN (877) 330-6366 or US (877) 565-8860

    • 48 min
    S2 E3: Cassandra

    S2 E3: Cassandra

    Cassandra Do comes to the Village, trying to escape discrimination back home. When Cassandra pursues sex work to finance her transition, she finds herself part of a community targeted by the Toronto police.

    Note: If you're in crisis or just looking for someone to talk to, try the Trans Lifeline’s Hotline — a peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning folks: CAN (877) 330-6366 or US (877) 565-8860

    • 47 min
    S2 E2: "Not a high priority"

    S2 E2: "Not a high priority"

    When Alloura disappears her friends and family organize to find her, only to be brushed off by police. A stranger reaches out and provides some unsettling answers, but many questions remain.

    Note: If you're in crisis or just looking for someone to talk to, try the Trans Lifeline’s Hotline — a peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning folks: CAN (877) 330-6366 or US (877) 565-8860

    • 36 min
    S2 E1: Alloura

    S2 E1: Alloura

    Alloura Wells finds a vibrant and supportive community, growing up and coming out on the streets of Toronto. But she also finds herself entangled in the criminal justice system.

    Note: If you're in crisis or just looking for someone to talk to, try the Trans Lifeline’s Hotline — a peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning folks: CAN (877) 330-6366 or US (877) 565-8860

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

TC Idaho 59 ,

Very informative

This podcast is professional and informative regarding the struggles of the trans community. I hope someday we can all respect one another and live together in peace.

joe-nfl ,

It’s ok

I listen to a lot of podcasts ... season 1 of this was fantastic... I made it thru episode 1 here and it was ok ..it was slow...I was very interested in the subject matter but it just wasn’t keeping my interest ...

truman42! ,

Fn AMAZING!!!

First season was awesome! First episode of the second season has me wanting so much more!!! Thank you for all this!!! 💕💪🏽

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