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The Secret Life of Canada
The Secret Life of Canada
CBC Podcasts

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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Episodes

S4: Shanawdithit

Throughout the years, the Beothuk people have been written about as an “extinct” nation, whose numbers were few at the... more

01 Jul 2022 · 19 minutes
S4: Crash Course on Kanata

How did this place end up being called Canada? We look into the lore behind the naming of the country... more

23 Jun 2022 · 10 minutes
The Secret Life of Canada Introduces: Buffy

Buffy Sainte-Marie is one of the most prolific singer-songwriters of the past century. For 60 years her music has quietly... more

21 Jun 2022 · 36 minutes
S4: The Halifax Donair

How did the donair become the official food of Halifax? We find out how it travelled to Canada and... more

09 Jun 2022 · 26 minutes
S4: Crash Course on Ukrainian Canadians

Why does Canada have the second largest Ukrainian diaspora in the world? We talk to historian Dr. Rhonda Hinther from... more

26 May 2022 · 12 minutes
The Secret Life of Canada Introduces: Kuper Island

Kuper Island is an 8-part series that tells the stories of four students: three who survived and one who didn’t.... more

19 May 2022 · 32 minutes
S4: Crash course on Puffed Wheat Squares

When candy maker A.J. Russell created a recipe for puffed wheat bars in 1913, it became a popular dessert. But... more

12 May 2022 · 13 minutes
S4: Pro Wrestling

Why are there so many Canadians in pro wrestling? We take a deep dive into carnival and sideshow history to... more

05 May 2022 · 44 minutes
Porter Primers: Building a multicultural Canada

Canada’s much-touted multiculturalism was hard-fought-for and started to materialize in the aftermath of immigration policy changes in the 1950s and... more

18 Apr 2022 · 5 minutes
S4: Crash course on Mary Ann Shadd

Abolitionist, activist, teacher and trailblazer Mary Ann Shadd wore many hats in her extraordinary life. We take a look... more

14 Apr 2022 · 13 minutes
The Secret Life of Canada
S4: Shanawdithit
The Secret Life of Canada