Latest NewsAudible expands cancon offerings with 'Canadian Audible Originals'

Audible expands cancon offerings with ‘Canadian Audible Originals’

Audible has introduced Canadian Audible Originals, a new series of podcasts, audio series and audiobooks, featuring Canadian creatives like actor Colm Feore, CBC Dragons’ Den star and tech entrepreneur Michele Romanow, and Anishinaabe author and Globe and Mail columnist Tanya Talaga, among others.

Romanow hosts The Revisionaries, in which she talks to startup founders about the crucial missteps that led to big breakthroughs, while Feore (The Umbrella Academy, House of Cards) narrates True North Heists, a true crime podcast that looks at some of Canada’s most infamous robberies. Both are being offered to Audible members outside the platform’s paywall until Oct. 27.

2021 releases will include Imminent Disaster, a sketch comedy series from Canadian screenwriter and performer Catherine Hernandez (Crosshairs); Oracle and Oracle: The Dreamland Murders, a psycho-thriller audiobook and series from Toronto writer Andrew Pyper; and The Secret Diaries of Detective Murdoch, a 10-part companion to the long-running Murdoch Mysteries television series, narrated by its star Yannick Bisson and produced by Shaftesbury. Audible says several projects originating in Quebec are also in development.

“We’re thrilled to expand storytelling opportunities for the Canadian creative community into the audio universe and to amplify the work of local, diverse writers, performers and producers. This is an electrifying collection of Canadian-grown audiobooks, drama podcasts and non-fiction podcasts that we are confident our Canadian and global listeners will enjoy,” said Aurelie de Troyer, Audible’s SVP of Content, in a release.

Audible has also announced plans for a new mentorship and workshop program for Indigenous writers in Canada, with details to be announced in the coming months.

Starting at the end of October, the Amazon-owned platform is also entering into a sponsorship arrangement with Metrolinx that will allow riders in the Greater Toronto Area to scan a QR code to download a title for free. launched in 2017. Among the original Canadian audio content it’s already produced are audiobook versions of Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse, Mordecai Richler’s Barney’s Version and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

Subscribe Now – Free!

Broadcast Dialogue has been required reading in the Canadian broadcast media for 25 years. When you subscribe, you join a community of connected professionals from media and broadcast related sectors from across the country.

The Weekly Briefing from Broadcast Dialogue is delivered exclusively to subscribers by email every Thursday. It’s your link to critical industry news, timely people moves, and excellent career advancement opportunities.

Let’s get started right now.

* indicates required


Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

The Weekly Briefing - Subscribe Now – Free!

It’s your link to critical industry news, timely people moves, and excellent career advancement opportunities.

Events / Conferences