The Secret Life of Canada

Series produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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The Secret Life of Canada is a history podcast about the country you know and the stories you don't.

The Secret Life of Canada highlights the people, places and stories that probably didn't make it into your high school textbook. Join hosts Leah and Falen as they explore the unauthorized history of a complicated country.


14 Pieces

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We dive into the history of The Hudson's Bay Company and unpack the very complicated story of the iconic striped blanket.

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2020
  • Length: 37:25
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Nunavut has the largest landmass out of all the provinces and territories in Canada - and yet, it is an area that many of us know the least about.

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 35:32
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This episode, a look at the early history of Chinese people this side of the Pacific, and the historic Chinatown in B.C. that predates Confederatio...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 28:04
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From Pizza Pops to ketchup chips, we dive into the history of Canadian food.

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 21:03
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Just how did a Greek god become a beacon for gay men in the Prairies?

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 46:50
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What is the Indian Act and why does Canada still have it on the books? The Secret Life team looks at the roots of this complicated policy.

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 44:41
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A mailbag episode! You asked and we answered your burning history questions.

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 29:35
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In this episode we look at the thing that literally defines Canada - the border.

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 40:26
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There is no doubt that the Klondike Gold Rush was an iconic event. But what did the mining industry cost the original people of the territory?

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 32:54
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In this episode we take a look at early Caribbean migration to Canada and reveal which islands could have become Canadian provinces.

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 50:07
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Can the foundation of Canada be traced back to Indigenous trade routes?

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 50:33
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It's our first live show! Recorded in front of an audience for the Hotdocs Podcast Festival, we try to answer the age-old question: why is Toronto ...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 45:04
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Is Canada a haunted place? In this bonus Halloween episode, Falen and Leah travel to some of Canada's more obscure haunts.

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 31:33
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In a special shout out for International Women's Day, The Secret Life of Canada asked listeners to share stories about the matriarchs hidden in the...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 13:42
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