The Secret Life of Canada

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Subscribers: 935
Reviews: 4
Episodes: 97

Bill
 Jan 19, 2022
propoganda

Gregory Oh
 Jul 10, 2020
Indispensable


 Dec 27, 2018

cherie G
 Nov 30, 2018
What I heard in one episode was enough to ensure that I NEVER listen again. Secret Life of the North was the episode, cruel jokes about extraordinary human suffering was the issue. issue.

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The Secret Life of Canada is a podcast about the country you know and the stories you don't. Join hosts Leah-Simone Bowen and Falen Johnson as they reveal the beautiful, terrible and weird histories of this land. Season 6 is here! New episodes every second Thursday.


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Episode Date
S6: General Idea
Apr 11, 2024
S6: Crash Course on Icelandic Canada
Mar 28, 2024
The Secret Life of Canada Introduces: Canadian Time Machine | ‘Humiliation Day’, A Look Back at the Impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act
Mar 21, 2024
S6: The Secret Life of the Canadian Teen Drama
Mar 14, 2024
S6 Crash Course: How Black students led Canada's largest student protest
Feb 29, 2024
S6: Sorry not Sorry
Feb 22, 2024
The Secret Life of Canada returns with Season 6!
Jan 23, 2024
BONUS | The story Falen never thought she’d tell: On stage at Hot Docs
Jun 13, 2023
S5: Crash course on losing the Shanghai Restaurant
Jun 08, 2023
S5: The Potlatch Ban
Jun 01, 2023
S5: Crash Course on Bread and Cheese
May 25, 2023
S5: Eugenics in Canada: Leilani Muir's fight for justice
May 18, 2023
S5: Crash Course on homeless memorials
May 11, 2023
S5: The Forgotten War
May 04, 2023
S5: Crash Course on a patty by any other name isn't a patty
Apr 27, 2023
S5: Crash Course on the Moose Jaw Tunnels
Apr 20, 2023
S5: Jewish Montreal: A culinary history
Apr 13, 2023
S5: Newfoundland, the one who almost got away
Apr 06, 2023
S5: Crash Course on Rat-berta
Mar 30, 2023
S5: Dead Malls
Mar 23, 2023
We're back! It's Season 5 of The Secret Life of Canada
Mar 20, 2023
S4: Shanawdithit
Jul 01, 2022
S4: Crash Course on Kanata
Jun 23, 2022
S4: The Halifax Donair
Jun 09, 2022
S4: Crash Course on Ukrainian Canadians
May 26, 2022
S4: Crash course on Puffed Wheat Squares
May 12, 2022
S4: Pro Wrestling
May 05, 2022
Porter Primers: Building a multicultural Canada
Apr 18, 2022
S4: Crash course on Mary Ann Shadd
Apr 14, 2022
Porter Primers: A historic fight to unionize
Apr 11, 2022
Porter Primers: Side hustles
Apr 04, 2022
S4: The Fruit Machine
Mar 31, 2022
Porter Primers: The rise of jazz
Mar 28, 2022
Porter Primers: How porters created Black neighbourhoods
Mar 21, 2022
S4: Crash course on beavers
Mar 17, 2022
Porter Primers: Why were all porters called ‘George’?
Mar 14, 2022
S4: The Punjabi Market
Mar 03, 2022
S4: Crash Course on Nora’s Place in Hogan’s Alley
Feb 17, 2022
S4: The Boy in the Picture
Feb 03, 2022
S3: Mailbag!
May 12, 2021
S3: Crash Course on animals — only in Canada
May 04, 2021
S3: The Indian Pavilion at Expo 67 (Part 2)
Apr 28, 2021
S3: Crash Course on the "Whiskey War"
Mar 02, 2021
S3: The Indian Pavilion at Expo 67 (Part 1)
Feb 16, 2021
S3: Crash Course on Mohawk ironworkers
Jan 27, 2021
S3: Project Habakkuk, Jasper’s top secret ice ship
Jan 13, 2021
S3: Crash Course on Canada’s First Mosque
Dec 29, 2020
S3: You should know The Indian Film Crew
Dec 16, 2020
S3: Crash Course on Trees
Nov 25, 2020
S3: The Mounties Always Get Their Land (Part 2)
Nov 11, 2020
S3: Crash Course on British Home Children
Oct 06, 2020
S3: The Mounties Always Get Their Land (Part 1)
Sep 16, 2020
S3: Crash Course on L. M. Montgomery (a.k.a. Maud without an E)
Aug 19, 2020
S3: Kanesatake 300 Years Later (Part 2)
Aug 05, 2020
S3: Crash Course on Superheroes!
Jul 15, 2020
S3: Kanesatake 300 Years Later (Part 1)
Jun 24, 2020
S3: Crash Course on Dr. James Barry and Victoria’s Transgender archives
Jun 16, 2020
S3: What's the deal with blackface?
Jun 10, 2020
S3: Crash Course on Black Nurses
May 27, 2020
S3: Where is Japantown?
May 12, 2020
S3: Crash Course on "Uncle Tom"
Apr 21, 2020
S3: Sasquatch in the Gift Shop
Apr 14, 2020
S3: Crash Course on Friendship Centres
Mar 30, 2020
Season 3 is self-isolating
Mar 16, 2020
Introducing: CBC Podcasts in Class
Sep 26, 2019
S2: The Nanny
Aug 27, 2019
S2: Shout out to Autumn Peltier
Aug 06, 2019
S2: Your Letters
Jul 23, 2019
S2: Shout out to Atuat Akittirq
Jul 09, 2019
S2: The Indian Act
Jun 25, 2019
S2: Shout out to Gay Asians of Toronto
Jun 04, 2019
S2: Chinatown
May 28, 2019
S2: Shout Out to Dr. O
May 07, 2019
S2: The Medicine Line
Apr 25, 2019
S2: Shout Out to Bernelda Wheeler
Apr 02, 2019
S2: The Golden Boy
Mar 26, 2019
S2: Shout Out to Your Grandma
Mar 08, 2019
S2: The province of Jamaica
Feb 19, 2019
S2: Shout Out to John Ware
Feb 05, 2019
S2: Water
Jan 22, 2019
S2: Shout Out to Madhu Verma
Jan 08, 2019
S2: Shout Out to Eleanor Collins
Dec 18, 2018
S2: Your questions answered! (Bonus from Toronto Live show)
Dec 11, 2018
S2: Toronto vs. Everyone (Live!)
Dec 04, 2018
S2: The Gold Rush
Nov 27, 2018
S2: Shout Out to Private Buckam Singh
Nov 06, 2018
S2: You don't wanna sleep here (Halloween Special)
Oct 30, 2018
S2: Shout Out to C.D. Hoy
Oct 15, 2018
S2: Bay Blanket
Oct 01, 2018
Season One Wrap Up
Aug 27, 2018
S1: Shout Out to Fred Sasakamoose
Aug 27, 2018
S1: Shout Out to Tom Longboat
Aug 27, 2018
S1: Shout Out to Jackie Shane
Aug 27, 2018
S1: Shout Out to Irene Uchida
Aug 27, 2018
S1: The Secret Life of Statues
Aug 27, 2018
S1: The Secret Life of Canadian Snacks
Aug 27, 2018
S1: The Secret Life of the North
Aug 27, 2018