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Hot Docs Podcast Festival

Hot Docs’ annual celebration of audio storytelling was presented online from January 27 - February 28, 2021.

Curated for both podcast-makers and enthusiasts alike, the digital festival featured 30+ live and on-demand sessions, including:

• Live in-conversation events with star creators and hosts
• Panels, masterclasses and listening parties
• Dynamic on-demand sessions including one-on-one talks with acclaimed podcasters, as well as exclusive micro meetings with Festival partners

Extended Festival streaming is now closed.

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Catch up on 2021 Programming

View the library of content from our virtual edition, held online from January 27-February 28.

Programming includes recordings of our live in-conversations with Roxane Gay, Roman Mars and more—plus 25+ on demand sessions made for watching from home.


Hot Docs Podcast Career Accelerator

For a second year, we welcomed a cohort of 70 emerging Canadian audio creators between 18 and 34 to gain invaluable skills and knowledge at the Podcast Festival.

Supported by RBC Foundation


Opening Act

Meet the next wave of great Canadian podcasts, selected from submissions from across the country to be featured before live events at our virtual edition.

Sponsored by The Walrus Lab


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