Out In The Open
By CBC Radio
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
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#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?||8/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#62: After 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?||8/4/2018||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?||7/28/2018||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?||7/21/2018||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.||7/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#82: Sense of Dread||Dread, that gnawing-and for some debilitating-feeling that something bad is going to happen, it's in the air. Just look at how much of our entertainment these days is based on a doomsday premise. From facing it head on, to working really hard to ignore||7/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#46: Hyphen State||As Canada marks 151 years as a country we repeat our Canada Day episode from last year. Piya speaks with people about the words that so often live on the left side of our national identities and their relationship to the identifier on the right, 'Canadi||6/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#81: Done and Done||From confronting addiction to quitting your job, there are myriad ways we all hit the brakes in life. But sometimes the toughest part can be knowing when to stop. This week, Piya asks: When is it time to say, 'I'm done'?||6/23/2018||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?||6/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#79: Family Tree||We all inherit so much from our families. And whether what gets passed down to you is helpful or hurtful, it's common to want to set yourself apart from what's handed down. This week, Piya asks: How do you branch out from your family tree?||6/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#78: Youth Mental Health||From geographic location to social place, this week Piya speaks with young people across Canada about how where they are affects their mental health.||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEXTRA: Why one woman had to leave her religious community to get treatment for buried childhood trauma||While one woman was growing up in a rural, isolated, religious community, she was sexually abused. But she says she didn't get the mental health care she needed at the time, in part because of where she was raised. She speaks with Piya about how it wasn||6/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#77: The Lonely Road||It cuts across ages, genders, relationships, and classes. New research suggests it can lead to an early death. And in the United Kingdom, a minister has been appointed to tackle it with policy. This week, Piya asks: How do you confront loneliness?||5/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#39: Perfect Strangers||This week, Out in the Open asks: What's behind the kindness of strangers? Piya speaks with people who share their homes, time, bodies... and bodily functions... all for the greater good of others.||5/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#76: Letting Go||We all have it. Some of us hoard it. It can give you a sense of power, agency and self-worth. But ceding control — whether by choice or circumstance — can open doors to a whole new kind of empowerment. This week, Piya asks: When is it time to let go||5/12/2018||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||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Other People's Problems||Normally, therapy sessions are totally confidential — but this podcast opens the doors. Hillary McBride and her clients want to help demystify mental health. In this episode of Other People's Problems, we hear from Steve who wants to have more sex wit||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#34: Deception Effects||This week, Out in the Open brings you some very real talk about faking it. Piya speaks with people peddling lies — and people buying them — to find out: What's the effect of deception?||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#74: Neighbours||You may think you're pretty similar to your neighbours. But you might be surprised by what you don't know about the people who live right next door. This week, Piya brings you stories of neighbours who have great differences, despite their close proximi||4/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#73: Protection||For some, it's their children or their prospect of having kids. For others, it's their land and community, their past and their future. This week, Piya speaks with people who stood up to defend what they value and asks: What would you do to protect what||4/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEXTRA: 'People deserve a second chance' in wake of #MeToo movement, says online reputation manager||Matt Earle, founder of Reputation.ca, works with individuals and businesses whose reputations have taken a hit online. Some of his clients are victims of untrue rumours posted to blogs. But others are high-profile people whose reputations have taken a h||4/8/2018||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:||4/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#71: Enablers||You might do it out of love, fear or duty. It can be done with great purpose, or completely unintentionally. And it can happen for worse and for better in some truly surprising ways. This week, from the workplace to the bedroom, Piya asks: Why do we ena||3/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#70: Untruth Be Told||In a time of so-called "fake news", spin and stories going viral before people check the facts... it can be hard for any of us to know where to draw a line between what's real and what's not. But imagine how much harder it would be if you were a charact||3/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#33: Invisible Illness||When you can see symptoms, hear pain and touch scars, you can sympathize with sickness. But sometimes, it wears a mask. This week, Piya speaks with people whose disabilities, disorders and diseases live beneath the surface and asks: What's it like to li||3/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#69: Estrangement||The model family is often depicted as close, loving and in contact. But new research shows a less-romanticized reality: estrangement from a loved one is more common than we think, and yet we still don't fully understand or accept it. This week, Piya spe||3/10/2018||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||3/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#67: Breaking Silence||For months, we've been hearing countless people speak out about sexual assault and harassment, as part of the #MeToo movement. As a whole, it can look very emboldening. But for the people who choose to go public and make their voices heard, that empower||2/24/2018||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?||2/17/2018||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!