Latest NewsCBC News launches seven new localized podcasts

CBC News launches seven new localized podcasts

CBC has launched seven new podcasts from CBC News, the first in a series of weekly, localized regional shows spotlighting community stories.

“These new offerings in the podcast space will expand our regional programming and bring more local conversations to wider audiences across the country,” said Brodie Fenlon, General Manager and Editor in Chief, CBC News, in a release. “As the national public broadcaster, we strive to connect listeners to Canada and to each other with compelling content that reflects their communities, lived experiences and diverse perspectives.” 

Organized into two formats, This ispromises to highlight the “people behind the essential, sometimes random, and occasionally infuriating stories shaping your community every week.” 

This is Vancouver Island will be hosted by CBC Victoria reporter Kathryn Marlow; This is Calgary by CBC Calgary’s Anis Heydari; This is Edmonton by Clare Bonnyman, a digital associate producer with CBC Edmonton’s Radio Active; and This is Ottawa by Ottawa Morning host Robyn Bresnahan. 

Good Question, a podcast devoted to answering listener questions about their community, will air across three provinces: Good Question Saskatchewan, anchored by Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski; Good Question Montreal, hosted by local CBC journalist Ainslie MacLellan; and Good Question P.E.I., helmed by reporter/producer Nicola MacLeod. 

The first episode of each podcast is now available on CBC Listen, among other platforms. 

The public broadcaster says additional local CBC News podcasts will be announced soon.

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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 -

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