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The Secret Life of Canada
The Secret Life of Canada

The Secret Life of Canada is a podcast about the country you know and the stories you don't. Join hosts Leah-Simone Bowen... more

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The Secret Life of Canada returns with Season 6!

Leah-Simone Bowen and Falen Johnson are back with a brand new season of conversations about the country you thought you... more

23 Jan 2024 · 2 minutes
BONUS | The story Falen never thought she’d tell: On stage at Hot Docs

Falen Johnson took to the stage at the Hot Docs festival to speak candidly about her experience of growing up... more

13 Jun 2023 · 8 minutes
S5: Crash course on losing the Shanghai Restaurant

In this episode we talk about lost buildings across Canada. Falen and Leah look into the history of the now... more

08 Jun 2023 · 11 minutes
S5: The Potlatch Ban

In 1921, Chief Dan Cranmer held a secret Potlatch — a ceremony celebrated by many First Nations along the Pacific... more

01 Jun 2023 · 38 minutes
S5: Crash Course on Bread and Cheese

Bread and Cheese. More than just two of Falen and Leah’s favourite foods. Did you know it’s also a day?... more

25 May 2023 · 14 minutes
S5: Eugenics in Canada: Leilani Muir's fight for justice

In 1992, Leilani Muir decided to sue the government. Along with thousands of other people Muir was forcibly sterilized as... more

18 May 2023 · 40 minutes
S5: Crash Course on homeless memorials

In the 1990s artist and activist Bonnie Briggs asked herself, “Why isn't there a memorial for homeless people?” In... more

11 May 2023 · 7 minutes
S5: The Forgotten War

Not all Canadian history happens in Canada. Over 70 years ago, nearly 30,000 Canadians volunteered to fight in the Korean... more

04 May 2023 · 47 minutes
S5: Crash Course on a patty by any other name isn't a patty

In every part of the world a patty is just a patty, but in Toronto they are often called a... more

27 Apr 2023 · 11 minutes
S5: Crash Course on the Moose Jaw Tunnels

Deep below the city of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan lies a network of tunnels from the past. The stories connected to... more

20 Apr 2023 · 11 minutes
The Secret Life of Canada
The Secret Life of Canada returns with Season 6!
The Secret Life of Canada