Radio & Podcasts

Debra Thompson leaning against an orange tile wall Society

‘A million dimensions of inequality’

In her podcast series In/Equality, Debra Thompson, an associate professor in McGill’s Department of Political Science, interviews leading academic experts about different aspects of inequality. She wants to ‘create shortcuts’ to provide her audience with nuanced and accessible information about complicated issues.

Ali Hassan Culture

Wrestling with identity (and laughing about it)

Ali Hassan, BA'95, is familiar to Canadians as a comedian and a prominent voice on CBC Radio. His recent book 'Is There Bacon in Heaven?' tackles the complexity of his identity as a cultural Muslim with a humorous touch.

Jesse-Brown standing outside Culture

The surprising rise of Canadaland

How Canadaland founder Jesse Brown, BA’00, built a thriving podcast network that breaks big news stories, attracts 100,000 listeners each week and does something that few media organizations in Canada have managed to do – it makes a profit.  


On laughs and literary pursuits

Ali Hassan, BA’95, the host of CBC’s wildly popular Canada Reads literary competition, offers his thoughts on how to build a comedy career in the digital age and the role his Muslim faith plays in his comedy.

Jayme Poisson People

Guiding us through the hot story of the day

After making her mark as a prize-winning investigative journalist for the Toronto Star, Jayme Poisson, BA’06, is now the voice behind Front Burner, the new CBC News daily podcast.

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