Frequency Podcast Network has unveiled its slate of new and returning titles for fall 2021 that leverages the talent of Rogers Sports & Media’s journalists to introduce the network’s first bilingual podcast and a true crime series focused on Ontario cold cases.
New to the lineup are:
The Reheat – Hosted by Sadaf Ahsan and Sarah Sahagian, The Reheat looks at pop culture stories of yesteryear, re-examining them through the lens of today. The podcast aims to challenge your pop culture world view, revisiting celebrity stories from Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s divorce to The House of Gucci murders.
Pinoy Nation – Frequency’s first bilingual podcast, produced in partnership with OMNI News: Filipino Edition, is available in both English and Tagalog. Beginning Sept. 8, the bi-weekly series takes a deep dive into events and stories that resonate with Filipinos in Canada and overseas. The podcast will explore topics like immigration, permanent residency and temporary foreign workers, to lighter stories about basketball and Filipino-Canadian rap.
Tracking a Killer: The Cold Case Files – Every year, thousands of people in Ontario are reported missing and dozens end up being victims of homicide. Starting Oct. 18, CityNews reporters Fil Martino and Madison Fitzpatrick take a closer look at the cold cases that refuse to crack. Hear from victims’ friends and family and the detectives who spend years searching for answers.
Fireside Canada – Frequency picks up David Williams’ podcast exploring Canadian legends, myths, and ghost stories. The remastered first season drops in its entirety on Aug. 27, with Season 2 debuting with weekly episodes in October.
Returning titles include:
The Big Story: Canada Votes – Frequency’s flagship daily show, The Big Story, closely follows the campaign trail ahead of the upcoming federal election. Listeners can look forward to in-depth policy review of each of the party platforms, commentary on polling trends and an inside look at key battleground ridings from now until Sept. 20.
Black Tea– Returning for Season 3 on Sept. 27, Melayna Williams and Dalton Higgins spill the tea on timely, topical issues in Black popular culture spanning politics, media, art, lifestyle, sports, fashion, and straight up gossip. Topics this season include the history of Nova Scotia’s Africville, the intersection of academia and pop culture, Black moms, and weed.
Parkdale Haunt – The serialized horror fiction pod returns for a second season Sept. 27. Parkdale Haunt is about friendship and identity, trauma, cults, demons, and rituals, and, most frighteningly, the Toronto real estate market.
Hot Plate: Inside the System – COVID-19 has affected almost everything in our lives, food and drink being no exception. On Oct. 7, contemporary food culture critics Mirella Amato and Joshna Maharaj are back with a 12-episode mini-series looking at how our food system has been impacted over the past year and a half. From food waste reported early on in the pandemic to food security and the struggle and resilience of restaurants, bars, and cafes. This season highlights an opportunity to rebuild a stronger, better connected, more sustainable food system.
How 2 Dog – A podcast for dog lovers, animal expert Sherri Davis (and dog handler from Citytv original series Hudson & Rex) returns for a second season on Nov. 1, speaking to fellow experts and using her own experience to answer your questions about our four-legged friends. This season’s topics include bonding with a new puppy, understanding dog communication, dog dreams, and tips for travelling with your canine friend.
“With more and more Canadians tuning into podcasts, we’re incredibly excited to expand our fan-favourite roster of shows to reach more diverse audiences,” said Jordan Heath-Rawlings, Director of Frequency Podcast Network and Host of The Big Story, in a release. “Plus, this season’s collection offers a variety of unique stories and conversations that are all proudly made by Canadian creators.”
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