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Africafiles: The Pulse
News from Africa via our regular podcast - produced and compiled by Heather Yundt
Alert! Radio from Canadian Dimension
Radio for people who want to change the world!Weekly Canadian news and current affairs presenting diverse voices and topics missing from mainstream media. Feature Interviews, news from theback-burner to the front, upcoming events across the country, and Mitch Podoluk's Music is the Weapon spotlighting politically active artists. Alert! Radio is a production of Canadian Dimension magazine.
Alternatives Podcast
Since 1971 Alternatives Journal has been Canada's informed voice of environmentalism to everyday readers. Our podcast complements AJ's bi-monthly peer-reviewed print issues. Segments will include contributor interviews, in depth discussions of feature articles, and an editorial overview of the current and upcoming issues.
Asia Pacific Currents
APC first went to air in the mid 1980s. We broadcast stories and issues from the Asia Pacific region from a labour and grassroots perspective. The programs feature regular interviews with labour and human rights activists of the Asia Pacific region, updates on solidarity campaigns and reports of labour and progressive struggles in the region.Presented by Pier, Kavitha and Jiselle (pictured) as well as Diana and Budi.
rabble.ca's interview series
Aw@l
Peace and social justice discussions from campus radio Waterloo.
Beyond the Wall
Tired of hearing the same old stories about the Israel-Palestine conflict? Looking for a window into what's happening on the ground? Tune into Beyond the Wall, a Podcast from the Occupied West Bank and Israel. We're talking to people on the front lines and seeking out innovative peacebuilding initiatives.
boilingfrog's Green Town Times
This podcast series explores some of the fantastic people and projects the boilingfrog producers encounter along the way on their exploration of off-grid, activist-friendly living. boilingfrog.ca moved to Craik on Earth Day 2007. Since then, Kelly and Bridget have been working on their dreams to develop an off-grid, activist friendly, live/work space. When they're not busy with extensive renovations and construction you can find them involved in a variety of community events.
Citizen Science
Citizen science has exploded in the last few years, thanks to smartphones that, with the right apps, can become powerful scientific instruments. And, thanks to the Internet, that's connected citizen scientists and their data to the scientists who collect, analyze and share the results -- in scholarly journals and online. A special seven-part series by the Western University Citizen Science Project is investigating the basics of the citizen science movement, the important questions and concerns in the field as well as discovering what lies ahead. Through text, videos, maps, audio, and infographics we'll be providing in-depth coverage as well as analysis of the movement.
CitizenShift
The National Film Board of Canada presents CITIZENShift, a series of podcasts created by media-savvy citizens who tell their stories their way, and want to share their experiences with you!
Comeuppance
Celebrating oral storytelling and all things narrative: wisdom and wonder tales, folktales and legends, myth and mayhem, gossip and news, riddles and lies. Toronto storyteller chris cavanagh brings you tales and storytellers from near and far.
Constructing change: the activist toolkit
Constructing Change is the biweekly-podcast showcasing tools from the Activist Toolkit, interviews with local activists, mini-docs on resistance and more. To be a toolkit beta tester, comment on the show or suggest themes, contact editor@rabble.ca. Go to www.rabble.ca/toolkit for more organizing tools.
Coolwater4animals
Raising awareness of animal exploitation in all facets of human society in order to foster the abolition of these cruel established social norms through adoption of a totally compassionate, environmentally responsible, and healthy vegan lifestyle.
Council Of Canadians Podcast
Decoder
This is Decoder. Helping you make sense of the new world of media. Produced by radio specialization students in the Graduate Program for Journalism at the University of Western Ontario.
Democracy North
Democracy North (formerly This Week on Media Mornings) is a weekly independent Canadian and global news hour, featuring the week's top grassroots headlines and commentators reported daily by our team of progressive journalists. Visit democracynorth.net.
Election Fallout
Co-hosts Mike Cook and Tony Loeffen speak with Canada's premiere political thinkers, do in depth explorations of issues of the day and supply listeners with the kind of conversational ammunition a progressive type might need in order to win hearts and minds at the water cooler or lunch table.

Mike Cook has had careers in underground publishing (Gadfly Productions) and retail (Logos Book Store). He currently resides in Orillia ON, where he is an active member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union and the New Democratic Party. Despite being dedicated to the NDP, he is strongly in favour of inter-party cooperation to restore progressive values to Canadian government.

Tony Loeffen is an entrepreneur, journalist, and multi-media artist with a passion for seeing Conservatism in Canada marginalized once and for all. He co-founded Opposition Radio with Mike Cook the day after Harper won his majority, and while loyal to no organization, the NDP is the party of his conscience.

Everybody Knows
The french expression 'entre chien et loup' refers to that moment of the day when the light is such that it is difficult to discern a dog from a wolf. Everybody knows loves the twilight, and craves diverse interpretations of the visions it has to offer. As the vividness of our lives is dependant upon the depth of our ability to imagine it, thank god everybody knows something that will add a bit for everybody.
face2face
This is a show about change and what’s next. It’s a show that wants to ask questions and peel back the layers of our everyday experience and go beyond scratching the surface. We interview amazing people with incredible stories who have done wild, weird, wacky and wonderful things. Each podcast leaves you with a desire to learn more about the given topic of our discussion and lessons learned that can be applied just about anywhere.
Feminist Current
A progressive, feminist perspective on everything from pop culture to politics, from hot-off-the-press news stories to cultural trends. Through interviews and discussion, Meghan Murphy takes risks and brings you a fresh and powerful voice that feels like a rip tide in a sea of same-old.
FierceLight
An exploration of Spiritual Activism in a time of global crisis: merging the depth of spirit with the power of action. Join award winning media artist Velcrow Ripper and a cast of visionaries on a journey to the frontlines of compassion in action.
We love films and we love community art initiatives. Film festivals are an amazing way to highlight great art, interesting ideas, important cultural movements, and a fun way to see films. In Toronto there are countless film festivals (70? 100? we're still looking). We have long-term goals of reviewing at one film from every film festival in Toronto in one year (maybe next year?) Well, not every festival, we figure TIFF gets a lot of coverage, so with our project we are hoping to put more spotlight on the many small, diverse festivals that also call Toronto home. We're calling this project Film Festivals in Toronto (or FFIT). Our reviewers range from professors of films studies, students of film studies, Cinephiles and some folks who just love film. Reviews and festival reflections may be written, be on video, be a podcast, be on social media, etc. All will appear on rabble.ca
GroundWire
GroundWire Community Radio News is a bi-weekly 29-minute news radio program featuring headlines, reports and features from the community radio sector in Canada. The program engages Canadians with geographically and culturally diverse stories of interest to a national audience.
Habitat is a podcast about how we live in our environment. We present conversations about transportation, energy, design, development, climate change, agriculture, oceans, natural resources, pollution, air and water quality, and more. Habitat is produced in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Healing the Earth
Environmental news and interviews with scientists, authors and activists. Matt Soltys explores the scientific, social, and spiritual issues behind western culture's relationship with the natural world, inspiring healthy action, healing, and change. Produced in relationship with CFRU at the University of Guelph. Visit Matt at www.resistanceisfertile.ca.
Homebrew
House of Sound and Story
Community radio veteran Victoria Fenner explores the role of the arts in community-building and cultural vitality. Featuring artists, activists, and noise-makers from the local and international scene. And ideas to help you explore your own inner artist too!
I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!
Two American ex-pats, separated by 7500 kilometers and their levels of optimism, take on the issues of the day in the United States, Canada, Europe and the world. They hunt down news you might have missed, sometimes provide good insights, and shake their heads at the rampant idiocy in the world more often than can be considered healthy ... good thing they live in countries with socialized medicine!
If you love this planet
International guests? Yes. Generation-defining issues? Absolutely. Controversial commentary? You bet. Dr Helen Caldicott hosts If You Love This Planet, broadcast in Australia, US and Canada.
John Bonnar Audio Blog
John Bonnar is an independent journalist producing print, photo, video and audio stories about social justice issues in and around Toronto.
Journalists for Human Rights
Get the most up-to-date human rights news and headlines at home and abroad from jhr. Our team of journalists in Canada and around the world strive to make everyone fully aware of their rights. Produced at CKUT Montreal.
Labour Show
An up close and personal look at the labour movement in the world today.
Living On Purpose
Lynn Thompson is the host and producer of "Living on Purpose", a thoughtful, nourishing blend of ideas, conversation and music offered in a spirit of health and well-being. Guests are invited to share their insights and inspirations through how they embrace life's challenges and opportunities.
Maker Culture
Taking things into our own hands.
Migrant Matters
Migrant Matters navigates through the interconnected issues that limit the freedom of people to move across borders (of all kinds) and stay wherever they choose. We bring into focus the individual faces and unique stories of migrant workers, "non-status" people, and racialized working-class immigrants, who are often left out of mainstream media. Airs monthly.
MsRepresent
Ever wonder what makes a woman fierce? Join Charlene Sayo every week for lively conversations with unique, trailblazing women in the arts, sciences, literature, music, politics, activism, feminism and more. Behind the Face, a Fierce Woman.
Needs No Introduction
A series of speeches and lectures from the finest minds of our time. Fresh ideas from speakers of note.
When you at Vancouver’s Chinatown, you know you’re in the heart of one of the city’s most special neighbourhoods. Tanya Hill will be reporting from the revamped Chinatown Night Market, capturing the area’s sounds and stories. She’ll be talking with vendors, tasting the food, chatting with the neighbourhood’s old guard.
No One Is Illegal
No One Is Illegal Radio is part of a worldwide movement of resistance, fighting for justice and dignity, and the right to self-determination for migrants, refugees and indigenous people. We broadcast live every month on CKUT 90.3fm, part of grassroots community radio on the island of Montreal. www.nooneisillegal.org
Nodcast
Occasionally Disturbs Others
Off the Hour
Listen to the best of CKUT Radio's revolutionary news show direct from Montreal.
Online Tools for the 21st Century
Web 2.0, or social media tools have put the community in charge of content. We can upload photos, videos, bookmarks and even word processing docs and spreadsheets to shared online spaces. We can tag, use RSS feeds and social bookmarking and personal web pages. So many tools, so little time. In this podcast emerging media consultant Wayne MacPhail (http://w8nc.com), boils down the freshest, hottest Web 2.0 apps and tells you about them in less time that it takes to boil an egg.
Pak|Cast
Join producer Nasir Aziz and host Ethan Casey in a weekly dialogue between Pakistan and the West.
People's Health Radio
A weekly conversation about how racism, sexism, and class shape the health of our families and communities. People's Health Radio also shares news and views from grassroots struggles for health and justice.
Pivot Legal Society
Advancing the interests and improving the lives of marginalized persons through law reform, legal education, and strategic legal action.
Podcast DIY
Didn't think you could do a podcast, or don't know how? This is the podcast for you. From the very basics, on, you'll learn all you need to know to create compelling audio on a budget.
Progressive Voices
Progressive Voices, hosted by McMaster alumnus and community activist Riaz Sayani-Mulji, examines Canadian domestic and foreign policy with a critical eye and based in anti-oppression, anti-imperialism, and anti-poverty theory. From coup d’etats in Haiti and Honduras, to mining companies operating on Indigineous land, Progressive Voices provides an alternative perspective rarely found in mainstream media.
Prosecast
Cathi Bond leads some of Harper Collins Canada's authors in discussions about their latest work.
rabble radio
rabble radio is the flagship show of the rpn. It's a mix of political commentary, soundseeing tours, movie reviews, and the latest in Canadian music. It's all produced by a country-wide cadre of volunteers.
rabble radio special
rabble radio is the flagship show of the rpn. The program broadcasts every two weeks, but some breaking news calls for special coverage.
Debate debacles.
rabble.ca/donate: you know what to do!
rabble.ca is holding our donation drive right now, and rpn volunteers have put together some audio to give you some ideas of what you can give. You can listen here.
Rabbledocs
From the South Pacific to big city streets, from big media to your inner ear, rabbledocs takes you on journeys of discovery with the best Canadian independent radio documentaries.
Rabblevision
A collection of short videos created or shared by members of the rpn. This is an experimental video channel. All feedback on its content welcome.
radio book lounge
Love lit? Tune in to dive between all sorts of covers. Find author interviews, readings, audio reviews, and story-casts for kids and grown-ups. And a few surprises too. Browse the book lounge online at http://www.rabble.ca/lounge.
Radio Tadamon!
Tadamon! Join Tadamon! (Solidarity! in Arabic), a Montreal-based collective of media activists and social justice organizers reporting from Lebanon, as they develop connections with grassroots organizations and independent media networks to build political solidarity across borders.
Rank and file radio
Rank and File Radio is a program about work, the labour movement and politics in Canada.
Redeye
On the issues of the day - political, social and cultural - Redeye digs deeper. Open your ears to alternative voices. Hear incisive and challenging interviews with activists and progressive thinkers. Produced by an independent media collective, broadcasting over 25 years on Vancouver Cooperative Radio.
Reel Women
Every two weeks Judy and Cathi surprise (and occasionally shock) one another with unexpected cinematic delicacies they've found tucked into the wall at the video hut. Tune in while these two radio sirens talk about intriguing new video releases sliding into home entertainment centres across the country.
Resonating Reconciliation
Resonating Reconciliation” is a project that uses radio to help reconcile all Canadians with the history of Indian Residential Schools. The documentaries were made by over 70 Indigenous producers across Canada, and they share the stories of survivors, their family members, friends, communities, and many more people whose lives have been impacted and shaped by the legacy of Indian Residential Schools.
Sizzle
Follow your ears into the kitchen and relax as your host takes you on an auditory culinary tour. Equal parts ingredients, technique, trivia and chatter (with a few banging pots and sizzling pans), Sizzle is the audio cooking show where you can hear how good it's going to taste!
South Africa Student Sounds
News and views from the students at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, in South Africa.
Speak!
Speak! is a peace and human rights podcast produced by Journalists for Human Rights at Ryerson University. We talk to activists, grassroots NGO executives and analysts to help make you aware of what's going on in our increasingly globalized community.
Speaking Aloud
Commentary from writers, thinkers, and journalists.
Stark Raven: Prison Justice
Stark Raven takes a critical look at incarceration and criminalization in Canada and around the world. Hear in-depth analysis of the criminal justice system that goes beyond the corporate media. Produced by the Stark Raven Media Collective in Vancouver, BC. More info, prison news & resources www.prisonjustice.ca.
Street Cred
A journalistic endeavour containing interviews, reports and documentaries from a year of screaming dangerously.
Talking Radical Radio
Talking Radical Radio brings you grassroots voices from across Canada. Each week, we hear from an active participant in one of this country's many grassroots groups, organizations, movements, and communities-in-struggle to learn about what they do, how they do it, and why they do it. Learn more at http://TalkingRadical.ca/radio/!
The Dispatch
On the Dispatch, Briarpatch Magazine invites you to dip into our audio arsenal of essays, interviews, music, spoken word, and satire. With what we're packing, we'll have errorists from the boardrooms of Bay Street to the quail-hunting ranches of Texas quaking in their boots!
The Dominion
News From The Grassroots
The F Word
The F Word explores various issues and debates within feminism as well as looking at politics, media, culture, trends, and music through a feminist lens. The F Word radio show is produced and hosted by members of The F Word Media Collective, a feminist group based in Vancouver, B.C. For more on The F Word, please visit: www.feminisms.org
The Green Planet Monitor
Communities in Asia, Africa and Latin America are achieving development goals using local knowledge, skills and energy. This half-hour magazine program features original documentaries, news reports and music from around the world.
The Looking Glass
The looking glass will engage with key artists, thinkers, theologians, musicians & local and global activists around issues of global justice & Christian spirituality. Hear voices and tunes from around around the world. Listen, pray, act & give - another world is possible! The Looking Glass comes to rabble.ca from the Youth Initiative of The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund of The Anglican Church of Canada.
The Reason
Produced by radio specialization students in the Graduate Program for Journalism at the University of Western Ontario.
The Roaming Ear
Around the World with a Mike – most people travel with a camera .. Victoria travels with her microphone too. With over 20 years as a radio producer and field recording tech, her ears are well tuned to hear the world in a surprising ways. She doesn’t just present the sound as she hears them. She turns them into documentaries, sound poems and audio portraits of a world alive with sound.
The Ruckus
The Ruckus is an exploration of Canadian music. Anything from old prairie folk songs to the latest underground hip-hop and alt-rock. Your guide, Kevin McGowan, will lead you through monthly episodes of genre-bending Canadiana.
The Shades Within
Writer Sara Beck reads her fictional account of a Canadian development worker living in post-apartheid South Africa. Each story is an encounter with a landscape, with cultures, a run-in with wildlife, discussions with former freedom fighters, a brush with Mandela, and words from the countless, faceless voices of the struggle against apartheid among them.
The Simple Journalists
A Mohawk College journalism student, Andrea Lozynsky brings you the news from the youngest newscaster on Planet Canada.
The Sniffer
What's that smell? Cathi Bond and Nora Young dish on the latest in technology.
The Speakeasy
Stop by the Speak Easy for smart perspectives on stories both familiar and unheard of. Sometimes silly, often irreverent, a visit to the Speak Easy always makes you think. The Speak Easy is staffed by students in the graduate program in journalism at the University of Western Ontario.
The Swan Song
Hosting live artist interviews and discussing contemporary social issues.
Tikkun Toronto
The Israel Stories are recordings by Tikkun Toronto members exploring complexities, changes, and tensions in the evolution of our personal relationships to Israel. Tikkun Toronto is a community inspired by a diversity of spiritual and social justice traditions and committed to Tikkun Olam, a Jewish belief in healing and transforming the world and ourselves.
Tim Postgate’s Canadian Jazz Life
An insider's look at the day-to-day life of Canadian jazz recording artist Tim Posgate. Tune in for honest and passionate reflections on everything from Toronto's jazz scene, full-time parenting, guitars, the music industry and Tim's not-so-secret Canadian passion: hockey! Plus some great music and interviews.
Watch me: movie reviews with Cathi Bond
Tune in as author and arts broadcaster Cathi Bond talks about unusual new releases you can't afford to miss. This is your podcast if you are looking for a cinematic snack that's different than what the rest of the herd is chowing down
Who Are You?
An exploration of identity on the edge of tech.
Who’s on Second?
Second Life is a rich, virtual online world populated with 1.2 million citizens worldwide. Everything, including non-profit storefronts, libraries, campuses, and yes, nightclubs and strip joints, is built by the folks who live a second life online. In this podcast, host Wayne MacPhail interviews educators and activists who have discovered that a Second Life can change their first one.
Winter Message
A winter message from the rpn.
Write Along Radio
Write Along Radio about writing. It's about thinking differently about writing and having fun doing it. Kevin Johns & Catherine Brunelle (fellow writers), invite you to join them each episode as they tackling yet another writing challenge. Everyone is welcome! Come write along. #WriteAlongRadio
Youth Delegation to the UN Conference on Climate Change
A delegation of young Canadians from across the country are at the UN climate change talks. While lobbying Canada's government for strong climate action, they are podcasting to people at home about what is at stake, what is negotiated, what are the issues, and how Canada's government is representing Canadians.