The Secret Life of Canada
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A podcast about the untold and undertold history of Canada - with a twist. Hosted and written by Leah-Simone Bowen and Falen Johnson, produced by Katie Jensen.
||ExplicitSeason One Wrap Up||Season 1 is done, and we're taking a month off to work on season 2!||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShout Out to Fred Sasakamoose||Meet Chief Running Deer, Fred Sasakamoose of Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, first Indigenous player in the NHL. Visit us: http://www.thesecretlifeofcanada.com. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/secretlifeofcanada||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Secret Life of Statues||What do you have to do to get a statue in Canada? We put some of our most lauded historical figures on trial and deliberate their pros and cons. Who should be torn down and who should stay up? From the Famous Five to Terry Fox, we look at some of the...||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShout Out to Irene Uchida||Meet Irene Uchida. A Japanese Canadian scientist, she was one of thousands of Japanese Canadians who were imprisoned as part of the Japanese Internment during WW11. Dr. Uchida went on to become a groundbreaking geneticist, transforming maternal and...||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Secret Life of Canadian Snacks||Canada is full of its own weird and wonderful snacks. From Pizza Pops to ketchup chips, we dive into the history of Canadian food. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/secretlifeofcanada||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShout Out to Tom Longboat||Meet Tom Longboat, an Onondaga long distance runner born in 1887 on Six Nations. Tom became one of the most celebrated athletes of all time, despite struggles and encountering racism throughout his career. Visit...||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Secret Life of the North||Nunavut has the largest landmass out of all the provinces and territories in Canada—and yet, it is the area that many of us know the least about. In this episode, we look at the forced relocation of the Inuit, the Eskimo Identification System, and...||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShout Out to Jackie Shane||Meet Jackie Shane, the singer and trailblazer that came to prominence during Toronto's bustling Yonge Street music scene during the 60's. Visit us: http://www.thesecretlifeofcanada.com. Support us on Patreon:...||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShout Out to Kenojuak Ashevak||Bonus! Meet Kenojuak Ashevak, the world-renowned and multi-award winning artist and first lady of Inuit Art. Visit us: http://www.thesecretlifeofcanada.com. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/secretlifeofcanada||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Secret Life of New Brunswick (Bilingual)||How would we get anything done if not for New Brunswickers? Visit the country’s only bilingual province and meet the Acadians, the Maliseet, and generations of migrant workers. Hear local French dialects, and learn for yourself why NB’s...||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Secret Life of New Brunswick (Translated)||How would we get anything done if not for New Brunswickers? Visit the country’s only bilingual province and meet the Acadians, the Maliseet, and generations of migrant workers. Hear local French dialects, and learn for yourself why NB’s...||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShout Out to Beryl Potter||Bonus! Meet Beryl Potter, an early activist and advocate for rights of persons with disabilities who didn't take no for an answer.||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Secret Life of Niagara Falls||We dive into one of Canada’s most-visited tourist destinations—and self-professed honeymoon capital of the world—Niagara Falls, Ontario. First, we explore the falls’ geological formation and how they were divided between Canada and the United...||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShout Out to Les Mouches Fantastiques||Meet Elsa Gidlow and Roswell George Mills, creators of North America’s first LGBTQ publication, Les Mouches Fantastiques.||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Secret Lives of Subversive Women||This episode might be the strangest piece of Canadiana we’ve found yet: and warning, it’s not suitable for children. First, we go deep down a rabbit hole to investigate Bear by Marian Engel, a novella that won the Governor-General’s Literary...||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShout Out to Abby Hoffman||Bonus! Meet Abby Hoffman former Olympian and trailblazer.||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Secret Life of Birchtown||What we do really know about the history of black people in Canada? Sure, there’s the Underground Railroad and the jazz prowess of Oscar Peterson—but what else? How about 200 years of slavery in Canada; the first race riot in North America; the...||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShout Out to Susan Olivia Poole||Bonus! Meet Susan Olivia Poole, the first Indigenous woman to receive a patent with an invention that has been sold all over the world.||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Secret Life of Ipperwash||Ah, dock life—a crackling fire and the sound of loons on the water. But where does cottage country come from? In one part of Ontario, we look at how the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation were pushed off their land to make way for...||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShout Out to Rosemary Brown||A new episode is coming soon! But before that happens, we need to shout out someone wonderful named Rosemary Brown.||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Secret Life of Banff||How did Banff come to be? A look back at how Indigenous people were kicked off their land—and then how the national park was built by the forced labour of interned Ukrainian-Canadians. Skiing at Lake Louise will never feel the same again.||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.0 - Introducing The Secret Life of Canada||A podcast that looks at all the people, places and events regularly left out of Canadian history. Hosted and written by Leah-Simone Bowen & Falen Johnson, produced by Katie Jensen.||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I can't wait for this!
it already sounds interesting.
Leah Simone-Bowen is a Canadian storytelling gem. Funny, serious, candid - she knows how to get o the bottom of a good story and leave you laughing, crying and wanting more. I can't wait to hear this!
Super-excited for this.
Great premise that I can't wait to hear the results of!