Ottawa’s Best Podcasts

Friday April 23, 2021

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Lifestyle + Entertainment

  1. Big Little Books

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

    1. Latest Ep 20: Fiction & Flora. March, 20, 2021.

      21 March 2021, 1:37 am

  2. Ego & Vice

    Mike Mitani and Steph Goodwin are from Ottawa, ON Canada involved in local entertainment arts. Ego & Vice Podcast covers all things Ottawa. Local music, arts and business. E&V has been an active podcast since 2017.

    1. Latest Episode #72 - Side hustles and rash decisions.

      4 June 2021, 4:39 am

  3. The Interview Dudes Podcast!

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

    1. Latest S10E4 Stu Angie And Janel Move 100 Final

      12 June 2021, 5:38 pm

  4. 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 Trill AC | Evolving from Idea to Income with Krew Season

      23 April 2021, 9:00 am

  5. 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 327: It's Amazing How Quick They Gave Up.

      10 June 2021, 6:57 pm

  6. 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 What You Are with M.G. Vassanji

      11 June 2021, 4:01 pm

  7. Backbox Pinball Podcast

    A weekly podcast about women in the sport and hobby of pinball. News, interviews and great conversations about our favorite thing, pinball! Hosted by Lauren Gray and a different guest host(s) each episode.

    1. Latest 2020 TWIPY Recap

      2 April 2021, 4:00 pm

  8. Queers, Questions and Cocktails: Pop culture trivia LGBT podcast

    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 QQC037 Messy Brain (Mental Health)

      8 April 2021, 11:51 pm

  9. 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, Michaela Schreiter 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 Follow us on social media @TallCanAudio

    1. Latest TCA Ep840: It’s A Good Life If You Don’t Weaken

      10 June 2021, 3:23 am

  10. 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 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 EP 27: Happy Black History Month 2021

      28 February 2021, 4:05 pm

  11. 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.146 All About Offence And Defence (Jessica - Boxing)

      13 June 2021, 6:00 am


  1. City and Nuuchimii

    we're an independent, non-partisan current affairs talk show hosted by Jenn Jefferys (in the city) + Maïtée Saganash (in nuuchimii). subscribe now!

    1. Latest E5 — Anna Mehler Paperny

      22 March 2021, 5:19 am

  2. 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 and bring you behind the scenes of the reporting process. Music by Kevin MacLeod "Faster Does It" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License "Acid Trumpet" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Common

    1. Latest After Kamloops: the way forward, with Rose LeMay

      9 June 2021, 7:28 pm

  3. The Bad + Bitchy Podcast

    A no-nonsense conversation about politics and pop culture through the lens of intersectional feminism.

    1. Latest MOTW: Kim's Convenience

      11 June 2021, 1:31 pm

  4. 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 Residential Schools in Canada

      12 June 2021, 2:40 am



    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

  2. Down to the Beat

    Down to the Beat covers rising artists from the underground scene and offers fresh takes on the music industry, as well as moments in time that are important for appreciating hip hop culture as a whole. Listen every Thursday for insights in the rap community from two hosts that genuinely care about what their audience takes away from each episode. Instagram: @dttwentertainment Website:

    1. Latest Pray For Haiti & The Bridge Wars

      10 June 2021, 11:57 am


  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 91: "This is No Way to Regulate" - Former CRTC Chair Konrad von Finckenstein Speaks Out on the CRTC and Bill C-10

      7 June 2021, 6:00 am

  2. The Docket

    Criminal lawyer Michael Spratt and legal expert 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: And join the Docket's discord channel to chat and listen to live recordings:

    1. Latest Only FOUR times

      6 June 2021, 8:19 pm


  1. I'm Not Your Shrink

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

    1. Latest I Answer Your Questions - Season Finale

      8 June 2021, 5:50 pm

  2. 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 Declutter Your Life and Your Mind Minisode

      9 June 2021, 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 38: How a serendipitous moment led to transformational MS care

      9 June 2021, 5:00 am


  1. 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. 82 - Craig Medaglia From the WAM Show & 12 Because Founder Alex Dorward

      2 June 2021, 3:54 pm

  2. 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 27 - Talking Craigs: Stop Making Sens

      15 March 2021, 2:41 am

  3. 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 Stanley Cup Semifinals Preview + Senators Off-Season Checklist

      11 June 2021, 2:49 pm


  1. 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.

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

      30 June 2020, 3:03 pm

Up + Coming

  1. boringtastic

    The worst married couple ever tackles top 5 lists, covid experiences, drunk stories, being childless, owning a cat and renting for the rest of their life - it’s boring and fantastic.

    1. Latest SEASON PREMIERE - Starting Something New!

      14 June 2021, 12:00 am

  2. 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 Anime Review: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal (parts 1 & 2) !

      7 June 2021, 8:20 am

  3. 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 8 feat. JSTN.DMND

      8 June 2021, 12:00 am

  4. The Rap Music Plug Podcast | presented by QLC TV

    My name is Rohan Patra. I am The Rap Music Plug, at your service. The Rap Music Plug Podcast, presented by QLC TV, is the remedy to the “I don't have anything good to listen to” problem. This show 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.  I am into all kinds of music, bringing you fresh album and song reviews, and passionate commentary on all that the mainstream and underground rap scenes have to offer. I LIVE for this. Nothing makes me feel better than expressing my thoughts and feelings about music. -- For music submissions and/or private feedback, DM me @rohview on Twitter and Instagram, or shoot me an email at [email protected] Let's stay connected! Find me here:

    1. Latest #56 - Big Flowers INTERVIEW

      9 June 2021, 8:00 am