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CBC announced the launch of CBC Listen, a new audio streaming service offering best-in-class Canadian content across award-winning CBC Podcasts, CBC Radio and CBC Music on the easy-to-navigate website and app. A one-stop destination, CBC Listen transports audiences into a world of sound, providing access to more than 200 free, curated CBC Music playlists featuring brand new releases from Canadian artists; CBC’s full podcast catalogue, including critically acclaimed series Someone Knows Something, Uncover, Front Burner and Love Me; and the ability to listen to CBC Radio One and CBC Music radio shows live, with select shows on-demand.

Key features of CBC Listen include:
● A personalized audio experience with the ability to bookmark content for future listening and access recently played content
● The versatile service allows users to cast audio to any AirPlay or Chromecast enabled device
● The ability to stream CBC Podcasts such as Party Lines, Chosen Family or Uncover anytime, or download them for offline listening on-the-go
● CBC Music playlists are sorted by genre, including folk, jazz, electronic, pop, rock, classical, hip-hop and country as well as themed playlists such as Chill Out , Indigenous Hip-Hop, Film Scores, and Workout Mix for easy discoverability
● The ability for a user to pick up where they left off with continuous play on bookmarked and downloaded content
● A sleep timer to customize listening to the user’s schedule
● 100% free access to CBC Listen, with no fees or subscriptions required

CBC Listen is available for free as an app for iOS and Android devices and online at cbc.ca/listen .

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I'll update this thread as CBC issues new press releases for podcast announcements, etc.
 

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CBC has announced the worldwide release of true crime podcast series, HUNTING WARHEAD (6x45), a unique international co-production between CBC Podcasts and Norway’s Verdens Gang (VG) newspaper. The first two episodes of the six-part series are now available to download on the new CBC Listen app and all podcast platforms including, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts, with two new episodes released weekly. (CBC Press Release)
 

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Expect Theatre and CBC Podcasts announce a new season of PlayME, the podcast series that turns the hottest Canadian plays into audio fiction. PlayME kicks off the season with the thriller Butcher by Governor General Award-winning writer Nicolas Billon. All three episodes of Butcher are available now on the new CBC Listen App, or wherever you get your podcasts including, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and PlayMEpodcast.com.

In addition to Butcher, the new season will feature: The Boy In The Moon (January 21, 2020); Crawlspace (March 3, 2020); Take da Milk, Nah? (May 5, 2020); and carried away on the crest of a wave (June 9, 2020). Each play will be recorded in three episodes, followed by an in-depth interview with the respective writer.

A selection of 15 plays from PlayME’s previous seasons are also available now at cbc.ca/playmeCBC.

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CBC Calgary announced the launch of the new political podcast WEST OF CENTRE. Hosted by Kathleen Petty, the weekly podcast explores the voices, experiences and misunderstandings of the western part of the country, Alberta in particular. The first three episodes are currently available on the CBC Listen App, at cbc.ca/westofcentre or wherever you get your favourite podcasts. (Full Press Release)
 

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CBC Calgary announced the launch of the new political podcast WEST OF CENTRE. Hosted by Kathleen Petty, the weekly podcast explores the voices, experiences and misunderstandings of the western part of the country, Alberta in particular. The first three episodes are currently available on the CBC Listen App, at cbc.ca/westofcentre or wherever you get your favourite podcasts. (Full Press Release)
how exciting! can't wait to listen to this one.
 

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Wish CBC gave more exposure to its podcasts/limited run shows on Radio One instead of playing reruns during weekday afternoons...
 

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They do in the summer.

But a reason for making programs as podcasts is advertising, which they cannot do on their radio broadcasts.
 

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CBC announced THIS IS NOT A DRAKE PODCAST will launch on Wednesday, June 3, with new episodes weekly on CBC Listen and everywhere podcasts are available. The five-part limited-run series explores the history and evolution of hip-hop, R&B and Black culture through the lens of Drake, (CBC Press Release)
 

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CBC Podcasts, Canada’s #1 podcaster with more than 100 titles and millions of downloads each month, will offer a diverse range of new original podcast storytelling this fall including:
  • RECALL: HOW TO START A REVOLUTION (September)
  • SICKBOY (September)
  • TONY HO (September)
  • BRAINWASHED (October)
  • UNCOVER: NYGARD (November)
See the upfront press release for program descriptions.
 

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CBC CELEBRATES PRIDE AND NATIONAL INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTHS WITH NEW ORIGINAL STORYTELLING

Highlights from CBC’s Pride Month

Additional programming across CBC platforms includes: CBC Podcasts’ special episodes of CHOSEN FAMILY: PRIDE AT HOME (June 15) and INAPPROPRIATE QUESTIONS: HOW DID YOU GET PREGNANT? (June 16), available on CBC Listen and everywhere podcasts are available; CBC Music’s PRIDE PLAYLIST featuring classic hits and new tracks by some of the best-loved LGBTQ2+ artists from around the world, available now on CBC Listen; and CBC Sports’ weekly digital series REWIND WEDNESDAY.

Highlights from CBC’s National Indigenous History Month

The 27th Annual INDSPIRE AWARDS
Broadcast and streaming Sunday, June 21 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One and the CBC Listen app
 

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CBC British Columbia released an original podcast exploring gender identity, They & Us. It can be found on CBC Listen, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast streaming platforms. For more information go to cbc.ca/theyandus. (Press Release)
 

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CBC Podcasts’ PlayME launches new audio fiction series, THE QUARANTINE CHRONICLES

The Quarantine Chronicles is a new summer podcast series, featuring seven newly commissioned short plays (20 - 40 minutes) transformed into audio fiction. Recorded by actors remotely while isolating earlier this spring, each play captures the spirit of these distanced, disorienting and deranged times. The QUARANTINE CHRONICLES is presented by PlayME, the award-winning podcast series that turns Canadian plays into audio fiction, and episodes will be available each Wednesday on CBC Listen and everywhere podcasts are available.

See the press release for details.
 

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CBC ANNOUNCES ROBUST FALL 2020 ORIGINAL PODCAST SLATE

SEAT AT THE TABLE (6x30)
Launches Thursday, August 27; new episodes released weekly

PARTY LINES: PARTY IN THE U.S.A. (weeklyx30)
Launches Tuesday, September 8; new episodes released weekly

RECALL: HOW TO START A REVOLUTION (7x30)
Launches Tuesday, September 8; new episodes released weekly

SICKBOY (weeklyx60-90)
Launches Monday, September 14; new episodes released twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays

POP CHAT (weeklyx30)
Launches Thursday, September 17; new episodes released weekly

BRAINWASHED (7x30)
Launches Wednesday, September 23; new episodes released weekly

TONY HO (10x5-15min)
Launches Thursday, October 8; binge release

In addition, other returning/ongoing CBC original podcast series include: FRONT BURNER (new episodes daily); THE QUARANTINE CHRONICLES (new episodes weekly); THE DOSE (new episodes weekly); SECRET LIFE OF CANADA (new episodes twice monthly); MIC DROP (season two, September 24); CHOSEN FAMILY (season three, mid-October); THE STORY STORE (season three, December); and TAI ASKS WHY (season three, December). To learn more about CBC’s upcoming titles as well as its extensive library, audiences are encouraged to check out THE CBC PODCAST SHOWCASE, a weekly radio show hosted by Nana aba Duncan.

All of the series premiering as part of CBC Podcasts’ Fall 2020 line-up can be found on CBC Listen and everywhere podcasts are available.
 

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This Sunday, September 13, will mark the launch of THE SUNDAY MAGAZINE with Piya Chattopadhyay on CBC Radio One and the CBC Listen app at 9 a.m. (9:30 NT), featuring a live format. (Press Release)
 

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A friend tells me that the CBC radio sites do not work in the USA. Is there a way around the problem? I assume it's a copyright issue.
 
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