Out In The Open
By CBC Radio
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Out in the Open is an adventurous and wide-ranging weekly show about the nitty-gritty of real life. Host Piya Chattopadhyay and her team look at how one timely topic is affecting regular people, and invite listeners to join in on the conversations we need to have ... out in the open.
||Clean#66: Last Words||The last words you ever say -- or the ones said about you -- can be like the closing chapter of your life story. This week, Piya explores the cultural weight we give to them and asks: What do you say on the way out?||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanENCORE: What Does Colten Boushie Say About Us?||NOTE: This episode originally aired in January 2017 | On February 9, 2018, Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley was found not guilty in the 2016 shooting death of Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Indigenous man. Boushie's death resurfaced divisions in the ar||2/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#42: Public Shaming||It burns when you feel shame. But the pain and humiliation is something else when being shamed is blown up for the world to see. This week, Piya asks: What are the consequences of public shaming?||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#65: Freedom Ltd.||Most of us give up certain liberties to maintain peace and live in civil society, like agreeing not to kill, steal or take justice into our own hands. But some freedoms are more nuanced, challenging... and can even define who you are. This week, Piya as||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#64: That F Word||One year after the Women's March, months after #MeToo took off, and fresh off Merriam-Webster crowning 'feminism' as 2017's word of the year, discussion and activism around women and equality are dominating our cultural conversations. And yet, divisions||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEXTRA: 'I had to tell myself I'm not like him': When your friend becomes a mass shooter||When Andrew Page found out his good friend Kimveer Gill was the Dawson College mass shooter, it was hard to take. It also made him question who he is as a person.||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#63: A Complicated Closeness||The recent rash of public figures accused of sexual misconduct, assault and violence has compelled us to consider how we view them and their work. But what most of us share in these cases is the safety and comfort of distance. This week, Piya speaks wit||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAfter Escape||We love stories of escape. They're high stakes. There's drama. They often have happy resolutions. But we don't often consider the other side of getting out... and that can be the really tough part. This week, Piya asks: What happens after you escape?||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#61: Cut Through Hate||From strident political divides, to protesting other people at rallies, to numerous stories of harassment and assault...it feels like hate is all around us today. This week, Piya speaks with haters and their targets, and asks: How do you cut through hat||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#30: Past Lives||You can't change the past. But can you ever leave it behind? This week, we bring you stories of criminal, familial, traumatic and famous pasts that some are struggling to let go, and others are trying to repair.||12/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23: Holiday Survival Guide||The holidays can be uncomfortable, difficult and downright awkward. Out in the Open's got your back with this hour all about how to survive the season...from dealing with family differences to reconciling who you are with what the holidays demand of you||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#60: See Ya, 2017||This week, Piya speaks with those at the crux of Canada's top stories of 2017, including Canada 150, the Quebec City mosque shooting, illegal border crossings in Manitoba, and Quebec's religious neutrality law.||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#59: Unintended Consequences||You have the best of intentions. You can almost taste that golden carrot dangling in the distance. The dream may be alive. The problem is...sometimes reality gets in the way. This week, Piya asks: How do you recover when things don't go according to pla||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#58: Stranger in Your Own Land||It can be tough when you're the odd one out, whether it's because of what you do for a living, where you reside, or simply because of who you are. This week, Piya speaks with people who feel like strangers in their own land.||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#57: Rewriting History||We're at a time of reckoning over what to do with people, objects and facts of history that are at once significant... but also troubled. This week, Piya explores collective and personal takes on the question: How far should we go to rewrite history?||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#56: Singles||There's all kinds of stigma, the way we romanticise it, the awkward drama of the third wheel, the kindly concerns from others that you'll, you know, die alone... well, there's a lot. This week, Piya asks: What's wrong with being single?||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#41: Sexual Consent||Recent high profile sexual assault cases have prompted widespread conversations about consent, fuelled campaigns to stop the problem, and revealed that there's still a lot of contradiction at play. This week, OITO explores how to navigate consent.||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEXTRA: How a sex worker negotiates consent||As a sex worker, Alice has a lot of experience navigating consent. She explains how to translate it to personal relationships.||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#55: Can Robots Be Human?||We often talk about technology as a matter of threat versus convenience. But now more than ever, it's encroaching on the things that make us... us. This week, Piya asks: Can robots be human?||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#54: Double-Edged||From the art that inspires us, to the junk TV that entertains us, to whatever gets us off in the bedroom...the things that bring us happiness can often also leave a bittersweet aftertaste. This week, Piya asks: Why does it feel so bad to feel good?||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#53: The Violent Hour||Sometimes, it's sanctioned by society. Most of the time it's not. And for some, it's a necessary tool... no matter what other people think. This week, Piya asks: How does committing violence change you?||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#52: Ageing*||When we imagine old age, we tend to picture — and fear — mental decline, physical breakdown, and loss of independence. This week, Piya speaks with people facing additional challenges in the process of getting older... just because of who they are.||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEXTRA: Prescribed Fentanyl||Greg Carney wants fentanyl off the shelves after his wife, Ann, died from a prescription to it.||9/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#51: Faces of Fentanyl||It killed hundreds last year. This year, thousands more will die. And the crisis is cutting across regions, class lines, and ages. This week, Piya talks to people directly affected by fentanyl, the lethal drug that's moving its way across Canada.||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPREVIEW: Faces of Fentanyl||Christine Zinni is a harm reduction worker and a former addict who's become a de facto first responder when people overdose in her Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale.||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#50: Caregivers by Circumstance||Their loved ones fell ill, struggled with addiction, found themselves in need and had nowhere else to turn. This week, Piya speaks with people who've become caregivers by circumstance.||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#49: Modern Family||What does your family look like? If you're on trend [and we're sure you are]... it's probably more complex than mom, dad and 2.3 kids. This week, Piya goes nuclear on the so-called 'nuclear family' and asks: What makes a modern family?||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#48: Blacklisted||It's one thing to feel left out and excluded from opportunities. But what happens when you're officially cut out or cut off? Piya will speak with people who've been blacklisted.||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Preview||Get ready to hear from people who have been blacklisted, stories about how families are being redefined, moving portraits of people who became caregivers by circumstance, and a tough journey to the front lines of the fentanyl crisis.||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#26: Sorry States||From not holding the door to entire histories of discrimination, we use the same word to try and make up for it all. This week, Piya puts those five letters Out in the Open and asks: What is 'sorry' worth?||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#47: Man Up||Traditional notions of masculinity prize toughness, strength, protection and provision. But what it means to be a man is changing. This week, guest host Duncan McCue asks: "What does it mean to 'man up' in 2017?"||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Favourite new podcast.
CBC is figuring out how to do podcasts
The host of this show is a highly skilled interviewer that the CBC often does not know what to do with. Well. This new show may finally be what she does best.
Great, varied content. Nice mix of casual but professional tone. Best of all: perfect length. Long enough to have substance, short enough that I feel I can commit to a whole episode.
Nuanced and Insightful
Out in the Open is one of my favorite CBC podcasts - every topic they pick to explore is interesting and Piya Chattopadhyay is a thoughtful and skilled interviewer. It's always a pleasure to listen to a news show that picks nuance and insight over sensationalism and vitriol. Especially loved the two Belonging podcasts!