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CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster, has added two new shows to its 2021 podcast slate. Stuff The British Stole, a series about the not-so-polite history behind artifacts locked up in respectable institutions around the world; and _Carrie Low V_S., the story of one woman taking on an entire police force. Here are the details about the new shows.
All of CBC’s original podcast series can be found on CBC Listen.
STUFF THE BRITISH STOLE Season two launches Wednesday, October 20 (5 episodes) Throughout its reign, the British Empire stole a lot of stuff. Today, those objects are housed in museums and cultural institutions across the U.K. and the world. They usually come with polite plaques. This award-winning series is about the not-so-polite history behind them. Each episode, award-winning journalist Marc Fennell picks one artifact and takes listeners on the wild, evocative, sometimes funny, often tragic adventure of how it got to where it is now. Ultimately, this isn’t really a series about the past. It’s about making sense of the world we have today.
CARRIE LOW VS. Launching Thursday, October 21 (5 episodes) Carrie Low is taking on an extraordinary battle; one that could determine how rape investigations are conducted in RCMP detachments nationwide. In spring 2018, Carrie was having drinks at a neighbourhood bar in Halifax, when she was abducted and brutally gang raped. She immediately reported the rape but what followed were roadblocks and multiple failures on the part of the police to investigate the assault. She had to become her own investigator, and her fight, originally against her attackers, became a fight against the police, and a system that she thought was there to help. Now, she’s on a mission to hold these institutions accountable to every sexual assault victim in Canada and fighting for the rights of future victims. This all-new investigation is hosted by award-winning investigative journalist Maggie Rahr.