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The rabble podcast network offers an alternative take on politics, entertainment, society, stories, community and life in general. All opinions belong to the podcaster; however, podcasters are expected to adhere to our guidelines. We welcome new podcasters -- contact us for details.

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.

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.'s interview series

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. 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.


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!


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.


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

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 (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

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

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.

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.


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


Product forecaster and change agent Kelly Okamura shares how we can all make better choices and feel good, (really good!) when we spend, and how we can stop acquiring more stuff on a finite planet. It's about conscious consumption, our complicity in over-consumption and fast fashion spin and how we can all make better choices.

Green Majority Radio

Green Majority Radio is an eco-news and politics show broadcasting from CIUT 89.5FM in Toronto and syndicated across Canada since 2006. Nuanced enough for hardcore greens and accessible for casual listeners, GMR's mission is to keep you informed AND smiling, no matter what the weeks news brings.

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

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!

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 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.

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.


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.

My Personal Canada (MPC) is the podcast series that explores the untold experiences of Canadian immigrants through interviews and storytelling. Each episode highlights the universal and unique challenges of Canadian life through the lens of one person. Hosted and produced by TK Matunda, MPC will show you the ever-changing face of Canada, because honestly it is so much more than what we are shown.

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 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.

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 (, boils down the freshest, hottest Web 2.0 apps and tells you about them in less time that it takes to boil an egg.


Join producer Nasir Aziz and host Ethan Casey in a weekly dialogue between Pakistan and the West.

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, 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.

Cathi Bond leads some of Harper Collins Canada's authors in discussions about their latest work.

Debate debacles.