The Secret Life of Canada

The Secret Life of Canada

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The Secret Life of Statues
May 21 • 26 min
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 best…
Shout Out to Irene Uchida
May 7 • 2 min
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 fetal…
The Secret Life of Canadian Snacks
Apr 17 • 21 min
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
Shout Out to Tom Longboat
Apr 3 • 1 min
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. Support us on Patreon:…
The Secret Life of the North
Mar 19 • 37 min
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 the dog…
Shout Out to Jackie Shane
Mar 8 • 3 min
Meet Jackie Shane, the singer and trailblazer that came to prominence during Toronto’s bustling Yonge Street music scene during the 60’s. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/secretlifeofcanada
Shout Out to Kenojuak Ashevak
Feb 12 • 2 min
Bonus! Meet Kenojuak Ashevak, the world-renowned and multi-award winning artist and first lady of Inuit Art. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/secretlifeofcanada
The Secret Life of New Brunswick (Translated)
Jan 26 • 41 min
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 “drive-through”…
The Secret Life of New Brunswick (Bilingual)
Jan 26 • 42 min
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 “drive-through”…
Shout Out to Beryl Potter
Jan 5 • 3 min
Bonus! Meet Beryl Potter, an early activist and advocate for rights of persons with disabilities who didn’t take no for an answer.
The Secret Life of Niagara Falls
Dec 21, 2017 • 33 min
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 States.…
Shout Out to Les Mouches Fantastiques
Dec 14, 2017 • 2 min
Meet Elsa Gidlow and Roswell George Mills, creators of North America’s first LGBTQ publication, Les Mouches Fantastiques. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/secretlifeofcanada
The Secret Lives of Subversive Women
Nov 30, 2017 • 30 min
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 Award decades…
Shout Out to Abby Hoffman
Nov 8, 2017 • 2 min
Bonus! Meet Abby Hoffman former Olympian and trailblazer.
The Secret Life of Birchtown
Oct 27, 2017 • 38 min
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 false…
Shout Out to Susan Olivia Poole
Oct 16, 2017 • 1 min
Bonus! Meet Susan Olivia Poole, the first Indigenous woman to receive a patent with an invention that has been sold all over the world.
The Secret Life of Ipperwash
Oct 5, 2017 • 31 min
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 cottages,…
Shout Out to Rosemary Brown
Sep 25, 2017 • 2 min
A new episode is coming soon! But before that happens, we need to shout out someone wonderful named Rosemary Brown.
The Secret Life of Banff
Aug 31, 2017 • 35 min
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.
Ep.0 - Introducing The Secret Life of Canada
Aug 28, 2017 • 0 min
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.