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We need to talk about abortion access in Canada, too

After her own abortion experience left her surprised at Canada’s system, Rachel Cairns was inspired to launch her new, timely podcast series, Aborsh
A small group of family and friends of Soleiman Faqiri, hold a vigil at Nathan Phillips Square on February 7, 2017, for the man who died during an altercation with guards in jail in Lindsay, Ont. (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star/ Getty Images)

Soleiman Faqiri died after 11 days in a prison cell. A new podcast lays bare what happened.

Craig Offman: Filmmaker Yusuf Zine hosts the TVO series ’Unascertained,’ a methodical and moving reconstruction of events leading to Faqiri’s death
Karl Pilkington poses backstage after meeting fans at HMV on Nov. 24, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom. He features in a new 2020 podcast called Plot Twitst (Shirlaine Forrest/Getty)

Podcasts to listen to during coronavirus lockdown

Four fascinating podcasts, from gold-standard interviews to 2020 releases to a pre-bedtime must
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The woman who reimagined the modern city: The Power of One, episode 5

With no formal training as a planner, Gabriella Gómez-Mont unleashes the talents and energy of ordinary citizens to tackle the challenges of today’s mass metropolis
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The man who blew the whistle on uber rich tax cheats: The Power of One, episode 4

Bradley Birkenfeld spent years working for a Swiss bank that helped billionaires avoid paying taxes. Then he yanked back the curtain.
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The woman who hunts illegal arms dealers: The Power of One, episode 3

Kathi Lynn Austin has targeted, investigated and helped to bring down some of the world’s most dangerous arms dealers—in some cases meeting them face-to-face
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Sergei Magnitsky’s heroic sacrifice: The Power of One, episode two

The latest episode of The Power of One, a Maclean’s podcast, tells the story of the brilliant tax lawyer who died defending rule of law in Vladimir Putin’s Russia
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Introducing The Power of One, a new Maclean’s podcast

We tell the stories of ordinary people whose actions have changed the world
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How an Alberta professor’s lecture series went viral

Cancer surgeon’s podcasts use everything from muppets to Lego
How to make it in comedy: cut the jokes

How to make it in comedy: cut the jokes

Marc Maron is a pioneer of an inward-looking style embraced by the likes of Louis C.K.