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CBC Announces Two New Shows

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CBC announced its CBC Podcasts Spring 2021 slate, which includes two new original investigative journalism series: Life Jolt, launching on Tuesday, April 27, and A Death in Cryptoland, on Tuesday, May 25.

Life Jolt and A Death in Cryptoland are amazing examples of the rigorous investigative and storytelling talents of the teams who work tirelessly to bring our podcasts to life,” said Arif Noorani, Executive Producer of CBC Podcasts. “Both series take listeners deep inside different worlds: behind the walls of a women’s prison and into the shadows of the cryptocurrency underground. We’re pleased to bring these stories to audiences this spring, and to share the powerful and engaging insights on these top-of-mind topics with audiences in Canada and throughout the world.”

Life Jolt – prison slang for a life sentence – examines the lives of women navigating Canada’s correctional system over nine episodes. The series was recorded over two years in the Grand Valley Institution for Women, a federal penitentiary in Kitchener, Ontario.


A Death in Cryptoland is a six-part investigative series about Gerald Cotten, the young CEO of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange – QuadrigaCX – who is reported to have died while honeymooning in India.

The April/May 2021 docket of CBC Podcasts also features returning shows Innapopriate Questions (Season 3; April 21), and Other People’s Problems (Season 3; May 18).

Life Jolt trailer here and A Death in Cryptoland trailer here.

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