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Out In The Open

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Out in the Open brings you real talk about real life. Each week, Piya and the team tackle one timely topic from many different angles with energy, wit, and journalistic rigour. We hear directly from a diverse range of people with personal stories to tell and passionate opinions to share, and invite challenging perspectives into the conversation. We say to the audience: "You're thinking about it - let's talk about it. Out in the open."

Out in the Open brings you real talk about real life. Each week, Piya and the team tackle one timely topic from many different angles with energy, wit, and journalistic rigour. We hear directly from a diverse range of people with personal stories to tell and passionate opinions to share, and invite challenging perspectives into the conversation. We say to the audience: "You're thinking about it - let's talk about it. Out in the open."

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Toronto, ON

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Out in the Open brings you real talk about real life. Each week, Piya and the team tackle one timely topic from many different angles with energy, wit, and journalistic rigour. We hear directly from a diverse range of people with personal stories to tell and passionate opinions to share, and invite challenging perspectives into the conversation. We say to the audience: "You're thinking about it - let's talk about it. Out in the open."

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@cbcradio

Language:

English


Episodes

#96: If Memory Serves

5/30/2020
We tend to be more confident in our memories than we should be. And yet, memory is still held to be such an important decider in the criminal justice system, social conversations and everyday life. This week, Piya explores just how much you can really trust your memory.

Duration:00:54:45

Introducing Season 3 of Other People’s Problems

5/26/2020
On Season 3 of Other People’s Problems, host Hillary McBride takes you where microphones rarely go, into her therapy office where her clients hurt, heal, and ultimately thrive. This is what people sound like when they talk with someone they trust about difficult childhoods, ongoing mental health struggles, and the sudden changes we’re all facing right now living through a pandemic. Here’s the first bonus episode of Season 3 of the CBC podcast, Other People’s Problems. More episodes are...

Duration:00:27:29

#99: Opening Up Adoption

5/16/2020
Adoption can be bittersweet for everyone involved. At best, it results in a happy, healthy family. But it can also carry a load of conflict, confusion, and unanswered questions. This week, Piya wades into some of those things we don't tend to discuss when we talk about adoption.

Duration:00:54:42

#83: The Secret Lives of Parents

5/2/2020
How well do you really know your parents? This week, Piya speaks with people who discovered bombshells about their folks that didn't just change how they saw them, but how they saw themselves, their childhoods and their places in the world.

Duration:00:54:56

#101: Esther Perel

4/25/2020
Relationships are central to our health, happiness and even lifespan. And yet, loneliness is cutting across generations, hurting our health, and its rise has been called an "epidemic". So where does that leave us? This week, Piya speaks with world-renowned psychotherapist Esther Perel about why connection is so important, why we're so bad at it, and how we can do better... both within couples and across social and political divides.

Duration:00:54:41

#105: If Truth Be Told

4/4/2020
From so-called 'fake news' to reports of gaslighting by survivors of abuse, we're wrestling with the nature of truth on political and cultural levels everyday. This week, Piya speaks with people whose personal truths have been question, dismissed, distorted, and even denied, to find out how they fought back and held on to their reality.

Duration:00:54:49

#116: Holding On

3/28/2020
Soon after Paris's Notre-Dame Cathedral burned, a global fundraiser was launched to rebuild it. The effort sparked debate among those who believed in preserving the historic structure, and those who contend we should move on and use the money for other needs. This week, Piya dives into that tension, asking: What's worth holding onto... even when it's almost gone?

Duration:00:54:36

#107: Call-out Culture

3/14/2020
A phenomenon known as "call-out culture" has emerged, where people publicly denounce words and actions they consider to be untoward, and often prejudiced. And its rise has led to a lot of conflict about just how healthy that culture is today. This week, Piya asks: What does calling people out really achieve?

Duration:00:54:49

#91: Crisis Reactors

3/7/2020
Between natural disasters, targeted attacks, and everyday run-of-the mill accidents, we hear about crises happening to other people on the news all the time. This week, Piya speaks with people who were there when crisis struck, to find out how they responded... and what their reaction says about them.

Duration:00:54:44

#80: Impostors

2/22/2020
No matter how confident you are in your own skin or how experienced you are at what you do, both in work and in life, many of us have times when we feel like we're faking it. This week, Piya asks: How do you deal with feeling like an impostor?

Duration:00:58:20

#113: Put to the Test

2/15/2020
DNA tests have exploded over the past few years. And while they have a scientific basis, their accuracy is debatable. But what the results have led some people to discover has been truly life-changing. This week, Piya asks: How much does family DNA really matter?

Duration:00:54:33

#125: Ibram X. Kendi Wants to Reframe Racism

2/8/2020
By choice and by circumstance, Ibram X. Kendi has devoted his life to this thing we call race. As a black man, he says he's both experienced and perpetrated racism throughout his life. As an author and historian, he's come up with a case to overcome it. This week, Piya speaks with Kendi about "How to Be an Antiracist", his rallying cry for all of us to reframe how we think about racism in order to remedy it. If we don't, Kendi says racism may well threaten our very existence.

Duration:00:51:28

Introducing Uncover: Satanic Panic

2/5/2020
Throughout the 1980s, Satanic cults were widely believed to be terrorizing and torturing children. There were hundreds of false allegations and countless lives torn apart — but never any real proof. Uncover: Satanic Panic from CBC Podcasts is out now. Subscribe at cbc.ca/uncover

Duration:00:38:47

#130: Beyond the Con

2/1/2020
From those annoying phone scams to email hacks, bank fraud to catfishing... it can sometimes feel like everywhere you turn, there's a con just waiting to happen. But being taken advantage of like this can cut way deeper than your pocket book. This week, Piya explores how people recover after it happens to them.

Duration:00:54:09

#111: Legacy Projects

1/25/2020
We all want to build a strong legacy for ourselves - something we can be proud of. But when a wrench gets thrown into your life story, you've got to find a way to make it right. This week, Piya asks: How do you manage a complicated legacy?

Duration:00:54:38

#117: We Need to Talk About Stalking

1/18/2020
About 1 in 20 Canadians say they've been victims of stalking, according to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada. And yet, some victims say we don't take it seriously enough as a society. This week, Piya digs into why, with people who have been on different sides of stalking.

Duration:00:54:56

#115: The Special Edition

1/11/2020
When we call someone 'exceptional', it's often for something enviable, like being top of your class, or most successful in your field of work. But being exceptional also makes you different, which can lead to isolation and a whole lot of expectation. This week, Piya asks: Is being exceptional a blessing or a curse?

Duration:00:54:33

#129: Inside Infertility

1/4/2020
Infertility affects about one in six couples in Canada and many individuals not in partnerships. And while there are many ways to make a family, not being able to conceive can deeply affect some people's identities and worldviews. This week, Piya explores how infertility can complicate your sense of self.

Duration:00:54:16

#108: Switching Sides

12/28/2019
In this time when people are so polarized, dug into their camps, and listening to their own echo chambers, changing our minds and actions can be harder than ever. This week, Piya asks: What compels us to switch sides?

Duration:00:54:49

#118: Believe It or Not

12/21/2019
How do you choose what to believe? Most of us are drawn to mainstream consensus, but some don't want to let facts get in the way of their convictions. This week, Piya explores why people believe in things most others would dismiss... and what that says about how they see the world.

Duration:00:54:09