BTS with CTV News Vancouver
By CTV News Vancouver
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
A behind-the-scenes look at the stories behind the stories from the CTV Vancouver newsroom. Penny Daflos discusses the stressful, inspiring, irritating and heartbreaking moments that never make it on TV in unfiltered conversations with her colleagues – including other reporters, anchors, videographers, technicians and producers who battle the clock each day to make deadline.
||Clean#OtterWatch2018||It sounds like the premise of a bizarre screenplay: a voracious otter attracts international attention for terrorizing a Vancouver garden, snacking on pricey koi fish and eluding Park Board traps while swiping the bait. But for nearly two weeks, the...||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Mysterious Scandal Rocks the Legislature||When the two senior administrators of the British Columbia Legislature were suspended and removed from the compound by police amidst allegations of criminal wrongdoing, it was a political bombshell the likes of which have been rarely seen in the pro...||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElection Special Pt 2: The Field||For a journalist, there are few things more stimulating than being in the field on an election night. Witnessing and reporting on the human drama while immersed in delighted cheers and disappointed groans is a milestone experience -- and a powerful ...||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElection Special Pt 1: The Newsroom||Elections are often called "news olympics" by journalists and the province-wide municipal elections on October 20th was no exception for the dedicated team at CTV Vancouver. In Part 1 of our Election Spec...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Legislative Bureau Chief Tells All||Working the phones, elbows out at pressers, not backing down in the face of a minister dodging questions: just a typical day in the life of CTV Vancouver's legislative bureau chief, a href="http://www.t...||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCannaboss: Our Editorial Guru on Pot Day Coverage||The legalization of marijuana in Canada has taken years of discussion and planning by policymakers and politicians -- with journalists documenting each step of the process and giving voice to the concerns of citizens and businesspeople impacted by t...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUninvited: The Art of the Unscheduled Interview||Usually interviews are scheduled with a consenting subject, but sometimes people avoiding media attention find themselves face-to-face with a camera anyhow. It's a delicate balance between reporter and videographer as they work to hold accountable t...||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnconventional Brothel: A Real Story About Synthetic Sex||When the sex workers aren't real people, what are the issues around a sex doll "mansion" opening in the city of Vancouver? While the idea of silicone sex dolls for rent at a specialty brothel prompted much joking and snickering, the implications of ...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen the News Gods Smile: Luck in the Field||Some days are hard, pulling teeth to get information and interviews on stories that should be easy. Other times the opposite is true and we fall into great, memorable interviews, stories and visuals without really trying. In newsroom parlance, w...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho Killed Marrisa Shen?||When a body was found in a popular park in a Metro Vancouver community, journalists knew the five Ws would take time -- who, what, when, where, why. What they hadn't anticipated was that the victim would be a young teen, seemingly targeted at random by.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleaneSports to Influencers: Covering Tech & Trends in our Community||There isn't a single person in our community who isn't impacted by technology on one level or another, but how do you choose which tech and trends to report on with such a large and diverse audience? How do you make a story relatable to middle-aged or .||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Two Sides of the Social Media Coin||Social media has become such a huge part of our lives, it's easy to forget how much work goes into the content you see from the journalists toiling in newsrooms across Canada. But every post is carefully phrased and summarized both to educate and engag.||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSweaty Palms and Laser Focus: The Producers Behind Breaking News||Every time you see a breaking news item on CTV News at Six , there's been a lot of careful writing, fact-checking and coordination to get it on the broadcast. It takes a lot of people to make that happen, but two team members are key: the Breaki...||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThreatened with Arrest: Journalists Clash with Police at a Protest Camp||Most days, journalists and police know where the boundaries are and respect each others' work and their space to do it. But the dismantling of a longtime protest site that had grown to a dangerous extent prompted a clash that culminated in RCMP threate.||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Eye of Sauron: Big Cameras Make for Big Problems on Small and Furry Subjects||Some of the most memorable TV news stories revolve around the smallest subject: little kids and animals. But documenting those characters can prove a real challenge for videographers, who have to chase, convince or wait-out the most entertaining and he.||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit"I Tell Myself I'm Watching it on TV": The Burden of Shooting Graphic Video||Some things you can't unsee. Most of us are lucky in that we'll likely only ever have a handful of graphic, gory or unpleasant things pass in front of our eyes, but for news shooters it's a regular occurrence. The bloody fallout of gang turf wars, the .||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Justice has to be seen to be done": The Power of Video Evidence||Canadian courtrooms and inquests are almost always closed to cameras, meaning the process is often opaque and difficult for the public to understand and connect with. CTV News is always trying to access video and photo evidence available in open court .||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn the Field: "This story stinks!"||It isn't all sunshine and roses for our field crews -- sometimes it's sewage and corpse flowers! BTS with CTV Vancouver host Penny Daflos talks about the most putrid, repellent and malodorous assig...||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"There was nothing left": The Structure Fires that Change Lives||Structure fires are a sadly common on local newscasts, but they require a sensitivity and tact on the part of the reporters covering them, no matter how often they occur. BTS with CTV Vancouver host Pen...||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPersonal Privacy vs The Public Interest: A Discussion with the IIO||Should personal privacy rights trump the public interest when it comes to police-involved shootings? The director of the agency overseeing British Columbia's police watchdog says that's the case -- but the answer is much more complicated and nuanced th.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Love this! Yay CTV Vancouver!
What a great podcast!!!
The 1st podcast episode, I just finished, and it was awesome! I hope more are made soon, and I can listen to some more!