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Hot Docs Podcast Festival - 2018 Lineup

Thursday, November 1


9:00 AM - 6:00 PM - CREATORS FORUM | Expert panels, masterclasses and networking opportunities for professional and emerging podcasters.


6:00 PM

Podcast All Stars

Canada's Podcast All-Stars — Opening Night Extravaganza

  • STC

Hosted by Matt Galloway and Lindsay Michael

Discover the rich voices and extraordinary talent of Canada’s storytellers in this first of two variety-style showcases presented by CBC’s Podcast Playlist.


9:00 PM

Nancy

Nancy

  • STC

Hosted by Tobin Low and Kathy Tu

Laugh, cry and laugh again with the WNYC hit Nancy as it explores all things LGBTQ and beyond through provocative stories and frank conversations on the journeys we take to define ourselves.


Friday, November 2


9:00 AM - 6:00 PM - CREATORS FORUM | Expert panels, masterclasses and networking opportunities for professional and emerging podcasters.


6:30 PM

Cta Levar

LeVar Burton Reads LIVE!

  • STC

Hosted by LeVar Burton, featuring a special guest author

Legendary actor and master storyteller LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life and experience a great story, as only he can bring it to life.


9:30 PM

Thirst Aid Kit

Thirst Aid Kit

  • STC

Hosted by Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins

Lust out loud with hosts Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins as they dissect the ways women express desire alongside savvy pop culture commentary in this hit Buzzfeed podcast.


Saturday, November 3


12:00 PM

Startup

StartUp

  • STC

Hosted by Eric Mennel ft. Lisa Chow

The pioneering hit that crafts riveting portraits of the entrepreneurial strivers in Silicon Valley and beyond makes its Canadian premiere, presenting a preview of its hotly anticipated fall season.


4:00 PM

Espn3030

ESPN's 30 for 30

  • STC

Hosted by Jody Avirgan

Inspired by the Emmy award-winning TV series, this chart-topping podcast showcases original sports stories like you've never heard them before. 


8:30 PM

Criminal This Is Love

Criminal featuring This is Love

  • STC

Hosted by Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer

True crime meets true love when the team behind Criminal return to our stage with stories from both their award-winning show and its acclaimed spinoff, This is Love.


11:30 PM

Shaunofthe Dead

Shaun of the Dead — Late-Night Screening with Rewatchability

  • STC

Hosted by J.M. McNab, Blain Watters and Rob Laronde

Join us for a laugh-out-loud, drink-along screening of this classic "zomromcom" hosted by Rewatchability, a podcast dedicated to re-visiting movies of the recent past.


Sunday, November 4


12:30 PM

Allusionist

The Allusionist

  • STC

Hosted by Helen Zaltzman, with live music by Martin Austwick

This award-winning British podcast is a word-lover’s dream. Set aside those Sunday crosswords and join host Helen Zaltzman on a fascinating and irreverent adventure into the English language. 


4:30 PM

Reveal

Reveal

  • STC

Written and performed by Al Letson, directed by Rob Urbinati

From the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, Reveal Live: The Center Cannot Hold combines in-depth journalism and dramatic theatre to reveal the motivations that are fueling eruptions of extremism in America.


8:30 PM

Opp

Other People's Problems

  • STC

Hosted by Hillary McBride

This chart-topping CBC podcast is demystifying mental health by taking listeners inside real therapy sessions. 


Monday, November 5


6:00 PM

Podcast All Stars

Canada's Podcast All-Stars // Closing Night Spectacular

  • STC

Hosted by Matt Galloway and Lindsay Michael

Close the Festival with a bang with the second all-Canadian storyteller showcase, presented by CBC’s Podcast Playlist and featuring podcasters from across the country.


9:00 PM

Secret Life Series

The Secret Life of Canada

  • STC

Hosted by Leah-Simone Bowen and Falen Johnson

The country you know, the stories you don’t. Discover the forgotten histories that make up Canada’s past in this revelatory homegrown hit. 

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