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#105: If Truth Be Told||From so-called 'fake news' to reports of gaslighting by survivors of abuse, we're wrestling with the nature of truth on political and cultural levels everyday. This week, Piya speaks with people whose personal truths have been question, dismissed, disto||3/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#80: Impostors||No matter how confident you are in your own skin or how experienced you are at what you do, both in work and in life, many of us have times when we feel like we're faking it. This week, Piya asks: How do you deal with feeling like an impostor?||3/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#104: Doing Justice||As Canadians have been debating what a fair and just punishment should look like for the driver in the Humboldt Broncos crash, one perspective has been absent: the guilty. This week, Piya speaks with those inside and outside prison to hear how they thin||3/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#103: Inside Job||When someone asks "What do you do for a living?", you might have an easy answer. But for people who've been laid off, have unfulfilling jobs, and take part in the gig economy... the answer can be a lot more complicated. This week, Piya explores how the||3/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#102: Helplessness||Do you ever feel helpless? Like you have no power to effect change? This week, Piya speaks with people who've been there to discover how they cope with feelings of helplessness in the face of big, global challenges... and deeply personal ones.||2/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#101: Esther Perel||Relationships are central to our health, happiness and even lifespan. And yet, loneliness is cutting across generations, hurting our health, and its rise has been called an "epidemic". So where does that leave us? This week, Piya speaks with world-reno||2/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||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?||2/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#100: Hidden Homlessness||Nearly one in 10 Canadians have reported experiencing "hidden homelessness", when you temporarily have nowhere to stay, so you resort to things like couch surfing and sleeping in your car. This week, Piya sheds light on some of the many different ways h||2/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#99: Opening Up Adoption||Adoption can be bittersweet for everyone involved. At best, it results in a happy, healthy family. But it can also carry a load of conflict, confusion, and unanswered questions. This week, Piya wades into some of those things we don't tend to discuss wh||1/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#98: Whither Gender?||We hear more and more everyday how people are rejecting the genders male and female, and embracing different ways to identify. This week, Piya explores whether traditional gender as we know it is becoming obsolete, whether it should, and what happens wh||1/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#97: Close Calls||Death... is not something most people really want to think about. And that's actually a luxury. Because when you come face to face with the end, you have no choice but to stare mortality square in the eyes. From terminal illness to a near-fatal drug ove||1/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#96: If Memory Serves||We tend to be more confident in our memories than we should be. And yet, memory is still held to be such an important decider in the criminal justice system, social conversations and everyday life. This week, Piya explores just how much you can really t||1/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#72: Reputation||How you are seen in the wider world can change on a dime, whether you're caught up in a major news story, called out in public or make a misstep online. This week, Piya speaks with people whose characters became warped for all kinds of reasons and asks:||12/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23: Holiday Survival Guide||The holidays can be uncomfortable, difficult and downright awkward. So 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 holiday demands.||12/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#95: See Ya, 2018||The media may move on... but for the people behind the headlines, the story continues. This week, Piya speaks with people affected by some of the year's top news stories of 2018 to find out what their lives are like after trending.||12/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#94: Community Creators||More Canadians are living in cities than ever before. But research shows that as these centres grow, social supports aren't keeping up, and all that crowding leads people to feel isolated. This week, with that ongoing rise in urbanization and isolation,||12/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#93: World AIDS Day Turns 30||This week, Piya asks Canadians who have HIV what's changed about life with the virus in the 30 years since the first World AIDS Day in 1988.||12/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#68: Crossing Divides||We have more ways than ever to communicate with each other. Yet even with all our discourse, it seems we're more divided than ever too, entrenched in camps by our politics, identities, abilities and values. This week, meet people who stepped over the li||11/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#92: Make it Right||Over the last year, we've heard countless stories of women who say they've been wronged and seen powerful men called out for their bad behaviour. So much time has been spent bringing the problems to the fore. But with new stories surfacing every day, it||11/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#75: Split Loyalty||Have you ever been torn between two ideals, causes or people... and can't quite figure where your allegiance should lie? This week, Piya speaks with people who found themselves with split loyalty and either felt like they had to choose a side or embrace||11/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroducing Season Two of Other People's Problems||Other People's Problems takes listeners behind the doors of real life therapy sessions. In season two, therapist Hillary McBride and her clients tackle heartbreak, new love, and, as you're about to hear, co-parenting with an abusive ex. If you like wh||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#91: Crisis Reactors||Between natural disasters, targeted attacks, and everyday run-of-the mill accidents, we hear about crises happening to other people on the news all the time. This week, Piya speaks with people who were there when crisis struck, to find out how they resp||11/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#90: Allies||The word "ally" is thrown around a lot these days, especially by people who work to support women, people of colour, and those in the LGBT community. This week, we go beyond the buzz of the word to see what it really means to be an ally... and whether i||10/27/2018||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||10/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#89: #MeToo and You||It was one year ago this month that the hashtag #MeToo took off, motivating victims of sexual harassment and assault to go public about their experiences. This week, Piya speaks with people about how it has, or has not, changed their own lives.||10/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEXTRA: 'They are the forgotten victims': Ex-inmate says kids of incarcerated parents need more support||How do you rebuild after family separation, especially when it happened as a result of a choice you made to break the law? In this podcast extra, Piya speaks with a woman separated from her kids after she was convicted of fraud.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#88: Parent-Child Separation||North Americans were shocked when they discovered thousands of kids were divided from their families as part of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy earlier this year. This week, Piya delves into different ways parent-child sep||10/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#87: Inside Haley House||This week, Piya Chattopadhyay visits an Ontario halfway house that specifically caters to older offenders on parole. Prison advocates argue we need more places like it to address the growing number of aging federal offenders in Canada.||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Intelligent, compassionate, deeply interesting
Piya Chattopadhyay is very special, and so is the team that initiates and researches these accounts. Move over Barbara Frum, Ira Glass, Rosemary Barton, Eleanor Wachtel — you’ve got company!
I love listening to whatever project Piya is involved with, but this podcast is her best work to date.
Always engaging and always makes me think and rethink.