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Cadence Weapon and The Black Experience in Sound

Cadence Weapon was a nineteen-year-old in Edmonton, battle rapping on the internet when he released his first mixtape, Breaking Kayfabe. He wanted to make “the most fucked up rap anyone’s ever heard.” And it was. It got him a record deal with a major American label, and helped bring Canada’s rap underground to light.  Since … Continued

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Music for Plants and the People Who Love Them

At the height of the New Age movement, there was a lot of music for plants. But there was only one Plantasia.

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The Man Who Scored the World

The story of the most innovative instrument of the 20th century, and the Maritimer who invented its sound.

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Towards a Theory of the Hoser

From Bob and Doug McKenzie to Letterkenny, the story of Canadian film and television is littered with Hosers. But what do they mean?         

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Aliya’s First Set

Aliya does her first 5 minutes of stand-up and gets two pro comedians to dissect it.

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Alanis Obomsawin: 85 Years of Resistance

Alanis Obomsawin is an Abenaki filmmaker who's been challenging Canada's image of itself for the last 50 years. And she got funding from the National Film Board to do it.

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Aliya Tries Comedy

At the end of this season, Aliya will do a live comedy set onstage at Second City. But first—she needs to learn how to tell a joke. On the first episode of this harrowing journey, Aliya recalls the 1968 comedy that ruined laughter for her, phones her dad up to talk about brownface, and goes … Continued

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I Pity The Country (Pt. 2)

An operatic tenor takes turn-of-the-century field recordings out of the museum and back to their original community by fusing them with new, avant-garde songs.

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I Pity The Country (Pt. 1)

Rare recordings of Indigenous folk, rock and country are re-issued, turning the spotlight back on trailblazing musicians from across the continent.

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The Heart Says No

In the new season of The Heart podcast, Kaitlin Prest gets men to open up about that time when they didn't get consent, but did it anyway. We ask how she pulled it off.

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