By Kevin Caners
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A series that celebrates public broadcasting in Canada and where we meet the CBC broadcasters and voices who bring us together as a country from coast to coast to coast Hosted by Kevin Caners and produced by the program The Public out of CIUT at the University of Toronto
||CleanBrian Goldman||A conversation with Dr. Brian Goldman, the host of CBC Radio One's White Coat, Black Art about his beginnings in medicine, his path into becoming one Canada's best known health journalists, and his thoughts on some of the primary issues within the...||8/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLinden MacIntyre *Rebroadcast*||A look back on our wide-ranging interview with Linden MacIntyre, who in May announced his plans to retire from the CBC and The Fifth Estate in order to spare the program from worse impacts as a result of the funding cuts. We speak about his...||7/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul Kennedy||IDEAS is one of the most renowned and long-running programs in the history of CBC Radio. Through documentary storytelling it explores topics as diverse as philosophy, history, culture, and politics to science. Since 1999 the program has been hosted by..||4/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeffrey Dvorkin - What CBC can learn from NPR||Jeffrey Dvorkin has spent most of his professional life in the world of broadcasting and has held senior level positions at both NPR and the CBC. We speak about the challenges facing public broadcasting, and how the CBC could potentially be...||3/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSook-Yin Lee||Our conversation with storyteller, CBC broadcaster, and all around Canadian renaissance woman, Sook-Yin Lee||2/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatt Galloway||As the host of Metro Morning, the local CBC Radio Toronto morning show, it is Matt Galloway's task to reflect life in Canada's biggest city, and be Torontonians-guide to the politics, culture, and going-ons of the day. We speak about his beginnings in..||2/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMark Starowicz||Mark Starowicz has been the brains behind some of the most legendary CBC news programs of the past few decades, including As It Happens, Sunday Morning, and The Journal. We look back to the reasons why the CBC was first founded, and discuss the state...||1/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFred Penner||Fred Penner, the renowned Canadian children’s performer and beloved television personality behind Fred Penner's place on CBC, speaks about his life growing up in Winnipeg, the TV show that endeared him to a generation, and his belief in the...||1/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNora Young||As the host and creator of the CBC Radio program Spark, Nora Young has been our guide to examining technology's impact on culture and society - and the curiosities of navigating life in the 21st century. Now we speak to Canada's technological thinker...||1/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRich Terfry||As the host of Drive on CBC Radio 2, Rich Terfry is known to Canadians not only for his work as a CBC broadcaster, but also for being the talented hip-hop artist known as Buck 65. In this conversation we speak about the rather unusual experinces he...||12/29/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJonathan Goldstein||Jonathan Goldstein's Wiretap is one of the most intriguing programs on all of CBC Radio. It combines fiction with reality, humour with philosophic musings, and phone conversations with monologue reflections. But above all, each Wiretap episode is a...||12/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWade Rowland, Author of 'Saving the CBC'||Wade Rowland is an author, journalist, and university professor who has written a book called Saving the CBC: Balancing Profit and Public Service. We talk about the CBC's uncertain future, how it has gone astray, and what can be done - if Canadians...||12/4/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Boyce||As Executive Director of Radio & Audio at CBC, Chris Boyce oversees the content and programming that Canadians hear on CBC Radio from coast to coast. We talk about the successes and challenges currently facing CBC radio, the impact of the recent...||11/24/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRick Mercer||Rick Mercer has become beloved by Canadians across the country for his quick wit, adventurous outings, and refreshingly honest and biting take on our political system. From 22 Minutes to the Rick Mercer Report, we talk to Canada's best known funny man..||11/15/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEleanor Wachtel||Eleanor Wachtel is the host of Writers & Company on CBC Radio One and is considered by many to be one of the finest interviewers in broadcasting. In her over two decades on the air, she has had in-depth conversations with the likes of Alice Munro,...||11/1/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Enright||Michael Enright has been the host of CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition since 2000, and is one of the most renowned names in Canadian broadcasting. From young newspaper reporter to host of As It Happens, we speak to Enright about his life and career in...||10/25/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeorge Stroumboulopoulos||George Stroumboulopoulos first came to the CBC in 2005 with The Hour, and in the time that has elapsed since then he's interviewed everyone from Will Ferrell to Noam Chomsky - not to mention virtually every well-known Canadian icon one can think of....||10/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnna Maria Tremonti||Each weekday morning for 90 minutes, CBC Radio's The Current delves into the politics, issues and debates of the day. It is one of the most influential current affairs programs in Canadian society, and it has been hosted by Anna Maria Tremonti since...||10/12/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJian Ghomeshi||In the years since it launched in 2006 as CBC Radio's flagship arts and culture program, Q has become one of the most successful and most-listened-to radio programs in Canada. And as the host and co-creator, much of the show's success goes to Jian...||10/8/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeter Mansbridge||As the anchor of CBC's The National for over 25 years, Peter Mansbridge has been guiding Canadians through the events, news items and issues of the day. In this interview the veteran news broadcaster speaks about his childhood in Ottawa, his unlikely...||10/4/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCarol Off||With a 45 year history and close to a million listeners, As It Happens is one of the longest running and arguably most important radio programs in Canada. It has been hosted by some of Canada's most distinquished broadcast journalists from Barbara...||9/30/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLinden MacIntyre||Linden MacIntyre, A co-host of CBC TV's The Fifth Estate, has had a distinguished career as a reporter, and is considered by many to be one of Canada's best investigative journalists. In this interview he reflects on his life and career, from growing...||9/26/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrent Bambury||The host of CBC Radio's Day 6, Brent Bambury's career in broadcasting is one that has truly run the gamut. From hosting the underground music program Brave New Waves, to being a local sportscaster, Brent has done it all. In this interview Brent speaks..||9/23/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStuart McLean (Extended)||Our extended conversation with Stuart McLean, host of CBC Radio's The Vinyl Cafe||9/19/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStuart McLean||Stuart McLean has been a familiar voice on the Canadian airwaves for decades. This celebrated broadcaster and storyteller behind The Vinyl Cafe shares insights into his life and career - from his days growing up in Montreal and his struggles with...||9/19/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBob McDonald||As the host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, Bob McDonald has been our guide into the quirky, strange, and unbelievable world of scientific research and discovery. The long time broadcaster speaks about the remarkable journey he followed in becoming...||9/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdrienne Arsenault||As a longtime correspondent for CBC's The National, Adrienne Arsenault has reported on some of the most critical stories and events not only from across Canada, but around the world as well. In this conversation she sheds light on her beginnings as a...||9/12/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Suzuki||David Suzuki is not only one of Canada's best known environmentalists and scientists, he is also one of this country's most distinguished broadcasters. The longtime host of The Nature of Things speaks about his life, his early days as a scientist, the..||9/8/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrant Lawrence||CBC Radio 3 host and storyteller Grant Lawrence knows the music industry inside out, having toured with his band the Smugglers for almost two decades before coming to the CBC. Grant shares stories from his touring days, his awkward teenage years when...||9/6/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShelagh Rogers||From Morningside to The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers has been a familiar companion to CBC listeners for decades. In this interview, Shelagh speaks about her childhood growing up in Ottawa, her beginnings in radio at Queen's University, the first time...||9/2/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Fantastic insight into public radio in Canada!
It's so nice to hear smart, insightful interviews with some of the biggest names in Canadian public media. It's a joy to listen.
Great Interviews with CBC hosts
Really enjoyable and revealing interviews with long time CBC personalities. If you like CBC radio and are curious about the hosts, you'll love this podcast.
The host is clearly passionate about Canada's media, and it comes through in his insightful and engaging interviews. If you're interested in the people behind the voices and faces you hear and see on Canadian radio and TV, this is a must-listen podcast.