Ottawa’s Best Podcasts

Friday April 23, 2021

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Lifestyle + Entertainment

  1. At The Pass with Adam Vettorel

    A show about the Ottawa restaurant scene for the Ottawa restaurant scene

    1. Latest Tracy Turnbull

      3 January 2024, 3:55 pm

  2. The Dawg and Gus Show

    Introducing the "Dawg and Gus" podcast, where laughter and banter collide with insightful conversations! Join hosts Dawg and Gus as they navigate the wild terrain of pop culture, music, arts and everything Ottawa. With their infectious energy and razor-sharp wit, this dynamic duo keeps you entertained and engaged. Tune in for hilarious anecdotes, thought-provoking discussions, and interviews with fascinating guests. Whether you're a die-hard fan or first-time listener, "Dawg and Gus" is the perfect blend of entertainment and enlightenment. This podcast experience is filled with "Charismatude".

    1. Latest The " Two" with The New Hires

      19 February 2024, 1:29 pm

  3. Down to the Wire

    Home of Back Page News; stories you won't find on the front page. (Comedy)

    1. Latest BANNED OnlyFans Mom Speaks Out (w/Filet)

      16 February 2024, 4:30 pm

  4. Ego & Vice

    Ego & Vice Podcast showcases, music, arts, business and all things created with passion, guts and heart. 

    Now in it's 6th year, Ego & Vice powers on as a true independent, DIY, shoot from the hip podcast. No shilling, no flashy graphics or marketing.  E&V exsists souly as a platform for the guests that grace it's airwave. A true labour of love. The way it started, the way it will always be.  

    Ego & Vice Podcast is an inclusive space for all guests and artists. 

    Hosted by Mike Mitani. An active musician and proud member of the Ottawa music scene since 1998. Currently, lead guitarist for veteran Canadian pop/punk band "The Riptides" and vocalist/guitarist for the Ottawa rock/punk band, GOAT!

    Ego & Vice Podcast™
    Ottawa, Canada
    Established 2017

    Egoandvice@gmail.com 

    1. Latest Episode 125: Backseat Dragon - Season 7 Premiere

      21 February 2024, 1:31 pm

  5. It's Not That Deep Podcast

    Join Deepak as he seeks to explore the premise that all humans are fundamentally the same. This podcast aims to CONNECT COMMUNITIES through CONVERSATION!

    1. Latest Adam Chapman | Home Services King

      13 October 2023, 2:49 pm

  6. Mayfair Theatre

    The Mayfair Theatre Podcast is a weekly show that takes you behind the scenes of one of Canada's oldest, and Ottawa's oldest movie theatre - open since 1932!

    1. Latest 468: Movies Are Movies.

      22 February 2024, 2:47 pm

  7. Insights

    Welcome to Insights. A series of thought provoking discussions by leaders in arts, medicine and technology recorded live at Canada’s National Arts Centre.

    1. Latest Humour as a Form of Resistance

      20 November 2023, 9:26 pm

  8. The Small Machine Talks

    The Small Machine Talks is a monthly conversation that explores the poetry scene of Central Canada and beyond. Its hosts are Ottawa poets, Amanda Earl and a.m. kozak. The podcast features interviews with poets, publishers, and literary event organizers, discussions of recent and upcoming poetry events, calls for submission, talks on poetics, recent issues of online and print journals, books and chapbooks and sometime in the future, topics of interest to writers and readers of poetry. The podcast is part of AngelHousePress, a Canadian micropress that publishes raw talent, ragged edges and rebels in the form of chapbooks, two online magazines, a transgressive prose imprint, DevilHouse, and an essay series.

    1. Latest Episode 112 Poetic Elements of Fiction with Frances Boyle

      31 December 2023, 6:12 pm

  9. So Do We Still Like This?

    So Do We Still Like This? is a podcast where we revisit our childhoods to see if the things we used to love still hold up as adults. One person picks something they have nostalgia for (movie, TV show, book, album, video game, etc) and they go back to it along with one or more people who are experiencing it for the first time. Then we all get together to ask the question - so, do we still like this? Theme song done by Tev Sound - http://tevsound.com/main/ Also be sure to email us at likethispodcast@gmail.com with any thoughts/questions/suggestions that you may have.

    1. Latest Episode 288 - Jade

      18 February 2024, 2:00 pm

  10. Tall Can Audio

    Tall Can Audio is an Ontario-based sports, craft beer, comedy and culture pod with a focus on the NHL and beyond. Join Matt Robinson, Rob Christy and the rest of the TCA Crew as we sample a local craft beer on each show while discussing whatever's on our minds from the world of sports, music, or anything else that's making us laugh that day. Plus tons of great guests thrown in to the mix as we go. Yes - we could be accused of occasionally going a little overboard on the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators. Join us for a pint and a chat! Visit us at www.tallcanaudio.com Follow us on social media @TallCanAudio

    1. Latest TCA Ep1259: Andrew Stoeten On The Opening Of Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training And What's Ahead This MLB Season

      21 February 2024, 10:30 am

  11. The Honest Talk | Podcast for women

    The Honest Talk is a Canadian podcast for women who are looking for more – out of themselves, out of their businesses and elected leaders, and out of the world around them. ​At The Honest Talk, we interview North America’s most influential and inspiring women. Our guests are famous TV hosts and journalists, entrepreneurs and business leaders, and politicians. We break down silos so women can connect through shared stories, experiences and also our differences.

    1. Latest Silken Laumann — Three-time Olympian, Canadian champion rower, and mental health advocate

      19 January 2024, 10:00 am

  12. The Rhetorizer

    The world's greatest book show. Each season, we do a deep dive into one topic. For season 2, we're covering the gritty world of Noir, filled with murder, betrayals and schemes gone wrong. Season 1: Philip K. Dick.

    1. Latest NOIR shorts: The Lady Says Die (Mickey Spillane)

      9 February 2024, 3:36 pm

  13. This is Ottawa

    What would it take to make the Rideau Canal swimmable? Where do you go to find love in Ottawa when you've given up on online dating? Every week, host Robyn Bresnahan seeks out people to answer one question about the city we love. New episodes every Monday.

    1. Latest Episode 5: What's Ottawa's next quintessential food?

      19 February 2024, 9:09 am

  14. Time For Your Hobby

    The world is full of people with hobbies, so why not share them with the world? The podcast, ‘Time For Your Hobby’ does exactly that. Tune in every week and listen to Alex interview passionate people from all walks of life to discuss their hobbies. Learn about the importance of having an interest outside your career, how it can play an important role in your life, and what misconceptions exist within it. So until the next episode, make some time for your hobby.

    1. Latest Ep.227 The World At My Finger Tips (Brendan - Cartography)

      22 February 2024, 2:08 pm


Politics

  1. City and Nuuchimii

    We're an independent, non-partisan current affairs podcast hosted by Jenn Jefferys (in the city) and Maïtée Saganash (in nuuchimii).

    1. Latest who will set Palestine free?

      17 November 2023, 5:11 pm

  2. Digging Deep with Mark Sutcliffe

    I am really excited to be relaunching my Digging Deep Podcast after taking a break in the summer of 2022 when I launched my campaign to be the next mayor of Ottawa. I am so grateful to have been elected by the people of Ottawa. Now, I'm restarting my podcast with a renewed focus on #TeamOttawa, on my city and the incredible people that I get to meet in my role as Mayor. Let's start digging deep!

    Je suis très enthousiaste à l'idée de relancer ma balado Digging Deep après une pause à l'été 2022, lorsque j'ai lancé ma campagne pour devenir le prochain maire d'Ottawa. Je suis très reconnaissant d'avoir été élu par les citoyens d'Ottawa. Maintenant, je redémarre ma balado avec un accent renouvelé sur #ÉquipedOttawa, sur ma ville et sur les gens incroyables que j'ai l'occasion de rencontrer dans mon rôle de maire. Commençons à creuser profondément !

    1. Latest Digging Deep with Caroline Mulroney

      20 November 2023, 3:05 pm

  3. The Hill Times' Hot Room

    The Hot Room is a podcast by The Hill Times, Canada's all-politics, all-the-time newspaper in the heart of Parliament Hill. We talk to politicians, experts, and other reporters about the biggest stories of the day. Hot Room podcast theme music written and performed by Gavin Gardiner for The Hill Times.

    1. Latest Stolen cars and the Port of Montreal

      16 February 2024, 7:06 pm

  4. The Bad + B*tchy Podcast

    Critical analysis of politics and pop culture through the lens of intersectional feminism.


    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    1. Latest Kenney to Smith to Poilievre Pipeline

      16 February 2024, 11:00 am

  5. The Ottawa Life Podcast

    Steps away from Parliament Hill, we are the Voice of Canada's Capital. The issues that matter in Ottawa, matter to us. Whether it is politics or policing, arts or entertainment, we promise to dig deeper and to ask questions that get to the heart of the matter. We are the largest, longest-running magazine in Canada's National Capital Region. To read more, visit ottawalife.com.

    1. Latest A Chat With Music Maestro Devin Cuddy

      19 December 2023, 12:30 pm

  6. Unpublished Cafe

    Unpublished Cafe, hosted by veteran radio journalist Ed Hand, provides an unfiltered prospective on Canadian current affairs free of bias and political partisanship. Unpublished Cafe is the official podcast of Unpublished Media Inc.

    1. Latest Will Canadians go the polls in 2024?

      20 January 2024, 6:35 am


Business

  1. OV Boss Babes

    Your source to learning about ambitious female entrepreneurs, business owners, co-founders and business professionals in the Ottawa Valley, Lanark County and surrounding areas and their successful businesses in industries such as beauty, wellness, business, fashion and much more! New episodes released every Monday on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your favourite podcasts.

    1. Latest Episode #167 - Connect to the Cause with Renfrew County OSPCA Heather Jobe

      19 February 2024, 6:04 pm

  2. Business Baby with Little Jo

    Get to know the folks behind some of your favourite local brands and businesses. Talking small business with pals in our community. Each episode we will dig into work boundaries, expectations and obstacles that we all face while building our brands. Hosted by Little Jo, owner of Little Jo Berry's. Recorded on unceded Algonquin Territory. NEW EPISODE EVERY OTHER MONDAY! 💕✨🍪🌈

    1. Latest Renée Yoxon

      5 February 2024, 10:00 am

  3. Why Bother?

    Why Bother? is a podcast produced by Maker House Co. It's an exploration of why we choose to do things the hard way, from creating products, to community change, to TikTok! Ultimately, why we BOTHER to do these things when there are so many shortcuts & access to unlimited products through larger retailers online. WHY do we bother to do things the hard way? Learn more about the people behind the products you love, hear interesting stores about them and their business, the importance of human connection & more! Join us for discussions with local makers with host: Gareth Davies.

    1. Latest *BONUS* WHY BOTHER? S1E13 - The Artery Community Roasters

      28 December 2023, 8:01 pm


Music

  1. Down to the Wire

    Home of Back Page News; stories you won't find on the front page. (Comedy)

    1. Latest BANNED OnlyFans Mom Speaks Out (w/Filet)

      16 February 2024, 4:30 pm


Law

  1. Law Bytes

    In recent years the intersection between law, technology, and policy has exploded as digital policy has become a mainstream concern in Canada and around the world. This podcast explores digital policies in conversations with people studying the legal and policy challenges, set the rules, or are experts in the field. It provides a Canadian perspective, but since the internet is global, examining international developments and Canada’s role in shaping global digital policy is be an important part of the story. Lawbytes is hosted by Michael Geist, a law professor at the University of Ottawa, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law and where he is a member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society.

    1. Latest Episode 192: Kate Robertson on the Privacy, Expression and Affordability Risks in Bill C-26

      12 February 2024, 11:00 am

  2. The Docket

    Criminal lawyer Michael Spratt and human rights and employment lawyer Emilie Taman discuss issues at the intersection of law, politics, and policy. What happens in our courts and the halls of power affects you. Feed your brain with answers to your most burning political and legal questions. Check out more at: www.michaelspratt.com And join the Docket's discord channel to chat and listen to live recordings: https://discord.gg/2TzUamZ

    1. Latest MAiD Delayed

      9 February 2024, 2:17 am

  3. The Trail Went Cold

    The Trail Went Cold is a weekly true crime podcast which explores baffling unsolved mysteries and cold cases. On each episode, host Robin Warder examines a new murder or missing persons case, tackling a wide variety of mysteries from different countries and time periods.

    1. Latest The Trail Went Cold – Episode 367 – Lynne Harper, Part 1

      21 February 2024, 6:00 am


Health

  1. I'm Not Your Shrink

    A Podcast for Women Looking to Change the Dialogue in their Life.

    1. Latest Unpacking Envy with Elise Loehnen

      22 February 2024, 11:00 am

  2. Minding the Brain

    Cognitive & brain science episodes from Jim Davies & Kim Hellemans

    1. Latest #70 Aloneliness and the Value of Solitude

      1 February 2024, 10:00 am

  3. Pulse: The Ottawa Hospital Foundation Podcast

    Pulse will introduce you to the patients, healthcare providers, researchers, and donors of The Ottawa Hospital. You’ll hear how they are changing the future of medicine through new discoveries, by expanding treatments and improving the patient care.

    1. Latest Episode 94: Making sure cancer isn't a big scary word

      7 February 2024, 6:04 am

  4. The Unashamed Alcoholic

    Working to take the shame and stigma out of talking about alcoholism, addiction and recovery through open and honest conversation. My name is Becca, I'm an alcoholic and I am proud of it. Proud because it's changed my life for the better but unfortunately it is still socially unacceptable to talk about being an alcoholic - let's change that. Join me as I chat with people about how they came forward publicly about their sobriety, how their lives are different today and what are some misconceptions and stigmas around talking about alcoholism, addiction and recovery.

    1. Latest Episode 53: Conversation with Jason Ritter

      14 April 2023, 1:00 pm


Environment

  1. The Green Room by EnviroCentre

    Welcome to the Green Room, Ottawa’s climate action podcast! In this series we dive into local climate solutions and chat with the people making them happen.

    1. Latest Le vélo comme outil d'émancipation et d'équité social avec Sophie Dorion-Boisvert

      3 March 2023, 5:20 pm

  2. Reseed

    Thoughtful conversations about repairing our relationship with nature. The guests of Reseed are the RE generation: people who are embracing redesign, reduction, repair, reuse, and regeneration, and cultivating a world rooted in care, justice, and well-being. Join farmers, builders, designers, artists, and makers to delve into our collective journey from takers - to caretakers.

    1. Latest Our Tenderness Needs to Match the Brutality – Kerri ní Dochartaigh

      16 February 2024, 12:00 pm



Sports

  1. Coming In Hot with Brent Wallace, Jason York & Bobby Ryan

    It's all things hockey on Coming in Hot w/ Brent Wallace and former NHLer Bobby Ryan and Jason York. The trio will give you fantastic insight and commentary on everything going on around the Ottawa Senators. 


    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    1. Latest Korpisal-oh! | Coming in Hot LIVE - February 22

      22 February 2024, 3:13 pm

  2. Dynes Sports Podcast

    Bringing you the best in sports news and entertainment. With a rotating crew of coaches, athletes, sports execs, members of the media and more, we break down the latest happenings in the world of sports.

    1. Latest Dynes Sports Podcast Ep. 153 - Super Bowl LVIII Breakdown

      12 February 2024, 7:30 pm

  3. Fifth Liners

    From armchair literary juggernauts to armchair hockey commentators, this blog is designed to spread the word: my friends and I have opinions about hockey.

    1. Latest WTYKY Podcast: Episode 39

      26 January 2024, 12:35 am

  4. Locked On Senators - Daily Podcast On The Ottawa Senators

    Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller provide a safe space for Sens fans through lottery pick rebuilds, double overtimes in the Eastern Conference Finals and everything in between. The Locked On Senators podcast supplies insight, stats, opinions and interviews on all things surrounding the Senators organization. The key to staying up to date daily with the Ottawa and Belleville Senators is listening to Locked On Senators Podcast: Part of the Locked On Podcast Network. (@SensCentral on Twitter)

    1. Latest Ottawa Senators Mount Third Period Comeback, Fall To Florida Panthers In OT + SensCentral Citizen

      21 February 2024, 7:54 pm



Up + Coming

  1. Its Missing Some Zest!

    "Its missing some zest" said every Food Network judge ever. Join Sarah and Alec as they document their favourite Food Network Canada shows weekly, while also talking about being mundane millennials. Often guest starring the podcat, Pepper Kozmo.

    1. Filler Academy

      An anime podcast where two nerds watch filler episodes of anime and find out what's the good, the bad, and the cringey.

      1. Latest One Piece: Boss Luffy Appears Again

        3 July 2023, 8:20 am

    2. The Rap Music Plug Podcast

      The Rap Music Plug Podcast is the remedy to the “I don’t have anything good to listen to” problem. Through in-depth artist interviews, album reviews, and general rap commentary on the best that the underground rap scene has to offer, this is your one-stop shop to knowing what to add to your queue, play next, or pop into your record player. Are you a rap music fan? And not just any fan... but a true rap music fan that wants to move past the surface level discussion, and get into the nitty-gritty of what makes rap music so great? Are you someone who loves the feeling of discovering new music, but find it hard to navigate through the thousands upon thousands of new albums that get released every single day? If any of this applies to you, this show is EXACTLY what you need.  My absolute PASSION is music. So I gladly do the dirty work of virtual crate digging, searching for the next great rap album... so you don’t have to. My name is Rohan. I am The Rap Music Plug, at your service. -- Fiending for some more quality rap content? Visit the RMPP website: https://rmpp.squarespace.com/ Want to support and help us grow? Become a RMPP Patron, and gain access to exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/therapmusicplugpodcast Looking to connect? DM me @rapmusicplugpod on Twitter and Instagram, or shoot me an email at qlctv.podcast@gmail.com

      1. Latest #164 - Heems INTERVIEW (feat. Lapgan)

        14 February 2024, 1:30 pm


    Demoted for not being current

    1. Beyond the Bake Sale

      At Beyond the Bake Sale, we're all about how you can give, and raise, more time, talent and treasure for the causes you care about. We'll share some tried and true tips, tactics, and tools to help you take your fundraising and cause marketing "beyond the bake sale" without having to have to spend a ton of money to do it, or even having a ton of experience

      1. Latest Ditching ‘Reluctant Fundraising’ with Cindy Wagman

        20 May 2022, 6:34 pm

    2. Big Little Books

      Yuli and Sam like books, and now they are going to talk about books. Based in Ottawa, Canada.

      1. Latest EP 25: A Lifetime of Reading — An Interview with Yuli’s Mother. May 19, 2022.

        19 May 2022, 7:44 pm

    3. CITY SLANG

      CITY SLANG is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring killer tunes and actually good interviews with your favourite bands! Produced and hosted by Emmanuel Sayer and Travis Boisvenue.

      1. Latest SOOK-YIN LEE

        9 April 2021, 7:44 pm

    4. Disgruntled Life Coach Podcast

      I'm Pierre Hamel, your experienced, non-certified life coach just trying to make the world a better place, one disgruntled individual at a time.

      1. Latest S2-Episode 34 – What Did Working Too Hard Ever Give You?

        24 June 2022, 1:00 am

    5. Front Office Podcast - Presented by Dynes Sports

      A journey behind the scenes of Pro and Amateur sports. Hosted by Kevin Kelly, Jethro Constant & Kyle Kirkwood. This ain't your normal sports show!

      1. Latest Front Office Podcast Ep. 100 - Hunnid, Who Dunnid?

        3 November 2022, 2:12 am

    6. The Interview Dudes Podcast!

      A podcast by 3 - 11 yr olds interviewing people with interesting jobs.

      1. Latest S14E1 Phil Rosenthal Final

        21 January 2023, 3:43 pm

    7. Make the Future - Ottawa's Tech Podcast

      Make the Future - Ottawa's Tech Podcast Join uOttawa’s Jacques Beauvais, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, as he connects with alumni, students, industry partners and researchers to explore the future of tech and innovation and how, through creativity and collaboration they can make the future. https://engineering.uottawa.ca/podcast

      1. Latest S2-E12 - uOttawa Kanata North - Community Contributor with Guy Lévesque and Heather Tyrie

        30 June 2020, 3:03 pm

    8. On the Line With

      A podcast focused on the creatives around Canada and Internationally. Interviewing his guests about all things art, a large focus on Mental Health, as well as social issues and causes supported, advocated, and/or led from the voice of the people behind the talent. "On the Line With" is sure to have listeners captivated by the plethora of stories told to Hanley from every guest he features on the show. Interviewing both the creatives you may have heard of, or may not have heard of, to get a perspective on the podcasts topics we get into. New Episodes every second Monday of the month @ 8PM EST

      1. Latest Episode 3 feat. FFD Ross

        4 February 2023, 11:00 pm

    9. Writers Festival Radio

      About the Writers Festival The imagination is our most valuable renewable resource. So, twice a year we convene an international celebration of ideas to recharge our imaginations. From politics to poetry, science to music, history to thrillers, we celebrate the full diversity of the word and the gifted writers who guide us in our exploration of the world. Our year-round special events keep the ideas coming between Festivals. We believe that a love of reading and learning should be nurtured throughout our lives and that literacy is a birthright. Whether offering writing workshops to the homeless, hosting a Nobel Laureate, organizing our biannual literary celebrations or bringing authors into area schools, our goal is the same: to create an environment that activates creativity and encourages the love of reading, learning and self-expression.

      1. Latest S6 E02 William Ping

        15 February 2024, 5:30 pm

    10. Backbox Pinball Podcast

      A podcast focused on women in the sport and hobby of pinball. In each episode, we will sit down with a guest and chat about news and events related to the silver ball!

      1. Latest Jessica Thaxton

        14 January 2023, 10:00 pm

    11. Positively Happier

      Join Alayna West and Jessie Sousa, two lifelong best friends from Canada's capital, as they embark on a quest to find that balance, positivity and fulfillment in our their own lives and, in turn, help you find yours. If you’re looking to cultivate new healthy habits and positively shape your outlook on life than you’ve found the right place. They will be interviewing special guests, sharing their own personal experiences, and learning right alongside all of you. Follow along on their pursuit of greater happiness today, tomorrow and all the days to come.

      1. Latest Taking a Winter Break Minisode

        17 February 2022, 3:36 pm

    12. Queers, Questions and Cocktails

      Queers, Questions and Cocktails is a news, trivia and cocktail recipe LGBT podcast that is informative, interactive and instructional. Every episode we mix up a creative cocktail that becomes the game's theme. SHOTS: Five questions that relate to alcohol, cocktails or our drink of the episode; NEWS: Three questions in Queer, Canadian and Cosmopolitan news; WHERE IN THE WORLD: Players guess which country we're looking for from facts and tidbits; PECKER ORDER: Placing five items in correct sequence; QUESTIONABLE QUOTES: Lines from a movie, a song and a work of literature; LAST CALL: Each player gets three questions from categories relating to our theme.

      1. Latest QQC040 Lazarus (Resurrection)

        22 December 2022, 11:27 pm

    13. THE CANADIAN IN ME by Mutu Jean

      This podcast is all about sharing stories and experiences....we want to build communities one story at a time. My name is Jean Claude Mutuku, an African Immigrant who believes in community building and civil participation. I believe that everyone has a story to share...my hope is that this platform will become a space on which we all share our stories and experiences. Lots of great stuff in the pipeline. I hope you will stay tuned. Also, I hope to bring more guests to the podcast.

      1. Latest How Did We Get Here: The Rise of Crime Among Canadian Youth? (EP #1)

        28 January 2024, 3:25 pm

    14. The Julien Dionne Show with Jen Grant

      Join married stand-up comedian power-couple, Julien Dionne and Jen Grant every week where they discuss current events, hot topics, trending issues and guest interviews. Julien’s sharp tongue and oft-outrageous takes are kept in check with his wife Jen’s no-nonsense attitude. Together, they bring you a dynamically hilarious podcast with a whole lot of bickering. Producer Jordan is also there to add her two cents and act as the voice of reason when things get heated. And when all else fails, she's the tiebreaker. Join them every Thursday for brand new episodes recorded fron Lemon-Press Studios in the Beautiful Gatineau Hills.

      1. Latest 524 - Hot Raw Fish

        8 July 2023, 5:00 pm