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 Torta Boyz

      9 March 2023, 3:04 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. Ego & Vice

    Ego & Vice Podcast covers all things Ottawa. Local music, arts and business. Hosted by Mike Mitani, guitar player for Ottawa band The Riptides and GOAT!. E&V has been an active podcast since 2017. Based out of Ottawa, ON Canada

    1. Latest Episode 101: Isøbel

      25 May 2023, 12:33 am

  4. 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

  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 Dallas Blanton | No BS Real Estate

      2 June 2023, 7:00 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 430: We Love Money.

      1 June 2023, 3:51 pm

  7. 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 E6 Jenalee Kluttz: Teaching in the Anthropocene

      16 February 2023, 5:01 pm

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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 103 - Shloka Shankar

      13 May 2023, 2:31 pm

  11. 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 - Also be sure to email us at [email protected] with any thoughts/questions/suggestions that you may have.

    1. Latest Episode 250 - Ghost Writer

      28 May 2023, 1:00 pm

  12. 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 Ep1123: Toronto Maple Leafs Hire Brad Treliving, NHL Stanley Cup Final Thoughts, Conor McGregor Is A Bust On UFC "The Ultimate Fighter" & More

      1 June 2023, 9:30 am

  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 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 03: Mindful Thanksgiving Celebrations

      11 October 2021, 11:47 am

  14. The Julien Dionne Show with Jen Grant

    Recorded live, Mondays and Wednesdays, The Julien Dionne Show with Jen Grant features long-time comedy couple, Jen Grant and Julien Dionne, bringing you their take on current events, news, comedy and entertainment. The show features guest interviews, The Daily Dose with Jen Grant and a whole lot of bickering. 2 brand new episodes every week on Apple Podcasts, Spotify & YouTube! Lemon-Press productions #jdshow #jdchpod

    1. Latest 522 - Flip Flop

      2 June 2023, 3:45 am

  15. 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.218 Controller Or Keyboard? (Richard - Playing Video Games)

      28 May 2023, 6:00 am


  1. City and Nuuchimii

    Become a Paid Subscriber: We're an independent, non-partisan current affairs podcast hosted by Jenn Jefferys (in the city) and Maïtée Saganash (in nuuchimii). Every episode is funded by listeners like you. Sustain our work by supporting us today:

    1. Latest E26 ⁠— Holiday Kirk

      2 June 2023, 5:54 pm

  2. Digging Deep with Mark Sutcliffe

    I meet people every day with incredible life stories and lessons to share in leadership, entrepreneurship, failure, and success. But the vast majority of daily media is focused on superficial, transactional news. So I started doing in-depth interviews with those people to find out what they’ve learned and how all of us can benefit from their experience. Get ready to start digging deep.

    I am currently off through October 24 as I announced his candidacy for Mayor of Ottawa.

    1. Latest Mark Sutcliffe: Turning the Tables

      30 June 2022, 11:11 am

  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 Three weeks, 32 bills: Previewing silly season in Parliament

      2 June 2023, 7:02 pm

  4. The Bad + B*tchy Podcast

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

    Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

    1. Latest Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

      2 June 2023, 10:00 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

    1. Latest Mark Sutcliffe - feature interview with Ottawa mayoral candidate Mark Sutcliffe

      24 October 2022, 3:00 am

  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 UTV: Chinese Interference in Canada's elections

      11 April 2023, 12:00 am


  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. 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 Babe Beyond the Brand - The June Motel

      31 May 2023, 1:25 am

  3. 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 Arlington Five

      27 March 2023, 5:37 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. The Down to the Wire Podcast

    News done different. New stories every week that weren’t on your radar.

    1. Latest Bouncy Castle Turf War Sets Fire... Literally

      28 May 2023, 4:11 pm


  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 168: Privacy Commissioner of Canada Philippe Dufresne on How to Fix Bill C-27

      29 May 2023, 10:00 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: And join the Docket's discord channel to chat and listen to live recordings:

    1. Latest Changing Minds on Decriminalization

      22 June 2022, 11:00 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 330 – The Fowler Twins

      31 May 2023, 6:00 am


  1. 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

  2. I'm Not Your Shrink

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

    1. Latest Get Close and Intimate with These 100 Questions with Your Partner – with Greg Stewart

      1 June 2023, 10:00 am

  3. Minding the Brain

    Cognitive & brain science episodes from Jim Davies & Kim Hellemans

    1. Latest #63 Schizophrenia

      1 June 2023, 5:00 am

  4. 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

  5. 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 84: How Julia Wagg’s legacy is giving others an extra shot at life

      17 May 2023, 5:00 am

  6. 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


  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 Revealing Why Women Grow Gardens - Alice Vincent

      8 February 2023, 9:00 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. 136 - Ottawa Senators Ownership Saga

      30 May 2023, 3:23 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 34

      16 November 2022, 7:47 pm

  3. 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

  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 Another Week Without Ottawa Senators Ownership Clarity + NHL Draft Rankings: 2-3

      2 June 2023, 2:43 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. 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 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond

        17 April 2023, 8:20 am

    2. 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

    3. The Rap Music Plug Podcast

      My name is Rohan. I am The Rap Music Plug, at your service. The Rap Music Plug Podcast 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 @rapmusicplugpod on Twitter and Instagram, or shoot me an email at [email protected] Let’s stay connected! Find me here:

      1. Latest #143 - Willie Green INTERVIEW

        24 May 2023, 12:30 pm