A recent radio documentary on assisted dying was originally produced for a company that sells customer-support software.
March 28, 2018
By Robert Hiltz
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 then, he released two more albums, and was anointed the poet laureate of Edmonton. He just released his fourth album, the self-titled Cadence Weapon.
On this episode, we talk about how Canadian radio failed Canadian hip hop artists, Cadence’s legendary DJ dad, and why he’s rapping about Pinot Grigio these days.
February 7, 2018
What CBC Radio Gets Right
Not everything outside current affairs is frivolous or misguided. Stories, Siobhan Özege writes, bring us together, too.
August 23, 2017
By Siobhan Özege
Here’s What’s Wrong With CBC Radio
An emphasis on personal storytelling has come at the expense of engagement with larger issues, writes Nick Fillmore
August 22, 2017
By Nick Fillmore
That Time The CBC Aired 10 Hours Of Crickets And Church Bells
For two weeks in 1974, the CBC broadcast ten hours of field recordings from across the country on their flagship show, Ideas. A group of twentysomething composers and an avant-garde acoustic ecologist were trying to capture Canada through sound. On this episode, we ask whether that’s even possible.
May 24, 2017
We Just Need Some More Grinders
Aliya takes a trip to New York to talk to an Albertan running a radio station out of a shipping container.
November 2, 2016
Jonathan Goldstein Can’t Let Go
The former host of CBC's WireTap has moved to New York, but he's having trouble moving on.
October 19, 2016
Jonathan Goldstein’s Wiretap: an Appreciation
Yesterday, it was announced that Jonathan Goldstein's Wiretap was ending after an 11-year run on CBC Radio.
August 10, 2015
By Maayan Kreitzman
Radio is Not TV Minus Pictures
Radio has its own craft and discipline. You might not appreciate, say, a book editor suddenly having absolute power over your TV company. If a book...