Personal Best

Personal Best
Personal Best turns tiny goals into grand adventures. From CBC Original Podcasts.

Jul 2, 2019 • 32 min
Joe is a hobo punk anarchist who wants to jettison part of his old self, so that he can step out onto the dance floor. Our final episode of season 2.
I Know What You Packed Last Summer
Jun 25, 2019 • 27 min
Two stories. Sienna cries when confronting authority figures. Also, four strangers wake-up chained in a spooky basement…
Yours in Trial and Error and Error
Jun 18, 2019 • 32 min
Fan is a poet and writer of love letters. He basks in fantasy, but he’s never been able to muster any passion for cooking.
Timidly Fierce
Jun 11, 2019 • 34 min
Nick is an actor who has auditioned for over 100 commercials with very little success. Is it possible he’s just too cool?
Know More, Carry Less
Jun 4, 2019 • 36 min
Cihang is afraid of running out of things to say. She wishes for a database of interesting tidbits to pull from at parties.
48 Hours
May 28, 2019 • 37 min
Rob and Andrew hit the streets to find a random stranger’s problem and solve it within 48 hours.
The Power of You
May 21, 2019 • 41 min
Colleen is a very big fan of her brother-in-law’s abstract paintings. She offers to sell them on his behalf, withholding the fact she has no idea how to sell.
The Egg Bag
May 14, 2019 • 36 min
Chandler is a woman in her thirties without a credit card. The answer might be found in an unusual self-help book.
Season 2 Teaser
Apr 30, 2019 • 1 min
Eight weeks of new episodes start May 14th.
A Ride on the Desert Bus
Apr 3, 2018 • 34 min
In our final episode of the season, Julia (different Julia than before) is a messy eater. But instead of a problem with table manners, she’s convinced it’s something else. Something that goes all the way back to ancient Buddhist teachings.
Tragedy + Time
Mar 27, 2018 • 33 min
Two stories. Oriana can’t lie and it’s hurting those close to her. Also, Kevin wants to make his grandma laugh.
Jackie Chan’s Sleeveless Turtleneck
Mar 20, 2018 • 36 min
Yaw loved action movies as kid. As an adult, Yaw wants to land a backflip.
Cow Watch 2018
Mar 13, 2018 • 30 min
Sheryl is a city person. But she feels like she hasn’t had a chance to express her inner self - her true country self. Sheryl wants to deliver a baby cow.
Mar 6, 2018 • 30 min
Two stories. Michael is a musician who goes by the stage name Non-Swimmer. To no one’s surprise, he can’t swim. Also, Toula hates cancelling plans.
The Doppelgänger
Feb 27, 2018 • 31 min
Julia struggles flirting over text messages and it’s hampering her love life. But it’s not just dating - she struggles with all text messages. Is it possible to communicate your authentic self via text, or are you doomed to prop up a performative husk…
Let’s Go Schwimmin’
Feb 20, 2018 • 30 min
Two stories. It’s tragic when you can’t communicate to those closest to you. For Manu, it’s his local cashier. Also, Jan is overwhelmed by menu options.
Nine Fiver
Feb 13, 2018 • 36 min
Brent is a punk musician, radio announcer and an all-around fun guy who is completely unable to celebrate himself. His only hope might be a man with a keytar.
One Time Snooze
Feb 12, 2018 • 35 min
Robin is a chronic snoozer. She’s constantly late for work, sleeping in for upwards of two hours. She’s also been keeping an elaborate secret since high school.
Dec 22, 2017 • 1 min
A self-improvement show that helps you be your best you. As best we can. Given the constraints. Coming February 14