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mamaeps
 Mar 20, 2022
this podcast always has very interesting subject matter. they investigate it and report it in a way that's very engrossing. I always love when a new season comes out.


 Apr 18, 2021

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 Dec 1, 2020
This is the longest, most boring way to tell a story possible. Save yourself time and only listen to the first and second to last episodes. Everything else is repetitive busy work.

J. Juric
 Aug 28, 2020


 May 28, 2020

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Uncover is a true crime series from CBC Podcasts. Each season brings you deep into a new investigation, with a host deeply connected.

Episode Date
Uncover Introduces: Love, Janessa
00:36:38
Behind every catfish, there’s the bait. Who is Janessa Brazil? Stolen images of an adult entertainment star are being used to con victims out of thousands of dollars, breaking hearts in the process. Journalist Hannah Ajala embarks on a quest to find Janessa, in this 8-part true crime series. And who is responsible for catfishing scams? Produced for the BBC World Service and CBC Podcasts by Antica Productions and Telltale Industries. More episodes are available at: https://link.chtbl.com/aEI-Z336
Jan 23, 2023
S18: "Pressure Cooker" E1: Project Souvenir
00:35:17
Police intercept two homegrown – and very peculiar – extremists intent on murder and mayhem at a national holiday festival. Pressure cooker bombs. Just like the Boston Marathon. But something about the official version of the story doesn’t add up.
Jan 13, 2023
S18: "Pressure Cooker" E2: The Mysterious Uncle Abe
00:47:50
Meet the misfit suspects behind the foiled attack. Learn how they fell down a rabbit hole of conspiracy, hate and terror. And how they crossed paths with a mysterious financier who pledged to fund their diabolical plot.
Jan 13, 2023
S18: "Pressure Cooker" E3: Point of No Return
00:51:28
John and Amanda’s struggles with addiction complicate their fledgling plot. Will these oddballs be able to pull off an attack? Police spending escalates as Project Souvenir gets more elaborate by the day.
Jan 13, 2023
S18: "Pressure Cooker" E4: Ticking Time Bombs
00:52:51
John and Amanda are losing their grip on reality, frustrating Abe and his shadowy accomplices. John has doubts and asks for spiritual guidance from an imam, but time is running out as zero hour approaches.
Jan 13, 2023
S18: "Pressure Cooker" E5: Trapped
00:55:23
John and Amanda piece together their shattered reality while facing a possible lifetime in prison. As the full picture of Project Souvenir emerges in court, they start to wonder if the deception goes even deeper.
Jan 13, 2023
S18: "Pressure Cooker" Bonus: Finding Kaz
00:34:36
A mystery lingers about what role Canada's spy agency may have played in John and Amanda's case. The puzzling character known as Kaz could be the key to solving that mystery.
Jan 13, 2023
S17: "The Kill List" E1: Death of an Icon
00:51:04
A leading human rights activist is found dead. Many immediately suspect murder. The assassinations of dissidents like her have become commonplace in Pakistan. But Karima Baloch's body was discovered off the shores of Toronto, the city where she fled for her life.
Dec 22, 2022
S17: "The Kill List" E2: A Death in Sweden
00:43:03
Months before Karima’s death, another prominent Baloch dissident is found drowned in a river in Sweden. Sajid Hussain had also fled Pakistan to start a new life in safety. His death bears a striking resemblance to Karima’s. Could the two be connected?
Dec 22, 2022
S17: "The Kill List" E3: The Dissident Club
00:47:02
Mary meets those who have been told they are on a kill list. Exiles from Pakistan have sought safety through the Western world. But do they remain in danger, no matter how far they flee?
Dec 22, 2022
S17: "The Kill List" E4: ‘I am not a terrorist’
00:58:52
We learn about Karima’s final days from those closest to her, including a man who’s finally ready to speak. After escaping death in Pakistan, what evidence is there that Karima may have taken her own life?
Dec 22, 2022
S17: "The Kill List" E5: Living Ghosts
01:03:49
We follow Karima’s dramatic return to Balochistan — where even in death, she’s considered a threat. And hear from those in her homeland still willing to risk their lives by speaking out.
Dec 22, 2022
S17: "The Kill List" E6: The Pier
01:05:23
New documents, witnesses and a renowned forensic scientist all lead to the same, unsettling conclusion about what really happened to Karima.
Dec 22, 2022
Introducing: Kuper Island
00:02:54
Long after the Kuper Island Residential School was torn down, the survivors are still haunted by what happened there. Investigative reporter Duncan McCue exposes buried police investigations, confronts perpetrators of abuse and witnesses a community trying to rebuild — literally on top of the old school’s ruins and the unmarked graves of Indigenous children.
Aug 02, 2022
S16: “Kuper Island” E1: A School They Called Alcatraz
00:31:53
Duncan McCue travels to Penelakut, an island off the coast of B.C., and the site of the Kuper Island Residential School. The community has torn down the reviled building, but the dark memories of what happened at the nearly-century old institution linger. Survivors James and Tony Charlie give a tour of their old school grounds, and we look into the mystery of what happened to one boy, Richard Thomas, who did not make it out alive.
Aug 02, 2022
S16: “Kuper Island” E2: Nights on the Boys’ Side
00:39:19
What was it like to be a student at one of the most notorious residential schools in Canada? Survivors James and Tony Charlie share their own account of recurring sexual abuse at the hands of their teachers, starting with a fateful trip to Montreal's Expo '67. Their stories speak to how abuse rotted all facets of school life — and how at Kuper Island, no child was spared.
Aug 02, 2022
S16: “Kuper Island” E3: Sink or Swim
00:35:57
Survivor Belvie Brebber tells us about her five years at Kuper Island Residential School, a time filled with fear, cruelty and sexual violence. Belvie makes it out alive, but her younger brother Richard Thomas does not. She describes a terrible phone call that shattered her family forever, and why she never believed the school's story that her beloved brother died by suicide.
Aug 02, 2022
S16: “Kuper Island” E4: What happened to Richard?
00:44:17
Richard Thomas was smart, kind and well-loved. He was having no problems in school and he wanted to go further in education. Then inexplicably, days before his graduation, he’s found dead in the Kuper Island school gym. His death was ruled a suicide — with no further questions as to why. We piece together a portrait of the teenager through his own writings, and find an old coroner’s report that raises more questions than answers about how Thomas died.
Aug 02, 2022
S16: “Kuper Island” E5: Feeding the Dead
00:36:48
An archaeologist uses the stories of survivors and a ground-penetrating radar machine to pinpoint where children who died at the Kuper Island school were buried, sometimes in places where no one ever wanted them to be found. And we explore how the Hul'qumi'num people honour their ancestral dead, and why this work is important when it comes to unsettled spirits and unmarked graves.
Aug 02, 2022
S16: “Kuper Island” E6: It Didn't Feel Like Justice
00:36:48
We explore what really happened during a 1990s RCMP task force investigation triggered by the high number of allegations of sexual abuses at the Kuper Island Residential School, and track down a former staff member who witnessed the horrors firsthand. We learn one of the abusers at the school, Brother Glenn Doughty, is still alive. We try to reach him and learn troubling information about his whereabouts.
Aug 02, 2022
S16: “Kuper Island” E7: Hurt People Hurt People
00:45:53
The children who attended Kuper Island Residential School faced a terrible aftermath trying to process what happened. The abuse they suffered there often coloured their relationships with family and community — with devastating results. Meanwhile, the team learns one of the perpetrators from the school spent his later years being taken care of in relative comfort — all paid for by the Oblates. They demand to know why.
Aug 02, 2022
S16: “Kuper Island” E8: Every Child Matters
00:52:01
The team tracks down the last person to ever see Richard Thomas alive at Kuper Island Residential School. Donnie Sampson was just 10 years old at the time and has disturbing memories of the day — that include a familiar and problematic name from the past. Host Duncan McCue takes the results of the investigation back to Richard’s sister Belvie who must decide what to do next. In Penelakut, the community rallies around their children — the new generation, the adult survivors still healing, and all the ones who never came home.
Aug 02, 2022
S15: "The Village 3" E7: Atonement
00:33:06
Years of sustained pressure finally pay off as the policing culture shifts to include activists’ input into their investigations.
Jul 19, 2022
S15: "The Village 3" E6: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
00:35:24
When one of its priests is found murdered in Montreal, the Anglican Church has to publicly reckon with its sins.
Jul 12, 2022
S15: "The Village 3" E5: Out With Them All
00:42:52
Faced with a deadly disease, surrounded by death, AIDS activist Roger Leclerc resorts to controversial tactics to confront discrimination and violence against gays and lesbians.
Jul 05, 2022
S15: "The Village 3" E4: A Murder is a Murder is a Murder
00:27:23
A married man is murdered while on a business trip in Montreal. The case highlights the challenges of investigating the murders. Delayed investigations and unsolved cases are a dear price to pay when a serial killer may be on the loose.
Jun 28, 2022
S15: "The Village 3" E3: Chicken Little
00:27:37
Montreal, 1991 – Fearing a serial killer, activists decide to take matters into their own hands.
Jun 21, 2022
S15: "The Village 3" E2: Sex Garage
00:38:01
Scores of police remove their badges and slip on rubber gloves before beating and arresting queer partygoers in downtown Montreal. The violence escalates in the coming days, and many more are beaten and jailed. A stronger front emerges.
Jun 14, 2022
S15: "The Village 3" E1: La Vie en Rose
00:44:51
Joe Rose, a queer activist living with AIDS, is murdered in cold blood on a city bus. So public, so brutal – the city is shocked. The killing becomes a catalyst for ACT UP’s takeover of the 1989 Montreal AIDS conference.
Jun 07, 2022
Introducing: The Village: The Montreal Murders (Trailer)
00:02:42
A sneak peek into season three. Montreal in the 90s was a great time, but it had a dark side. For many men, being in – or out – of the closet during the AIDS epidemic was the difference between life and death. Unsolved murders stack up. And in the absence of police protection, a community of activists are forced to take matters into their own hands.
May 31, 2022
S15: "The Village 3" E0: Return to The Village
00:03:43
Justin hands over the season to Francis at Parc de L’Espoir, the memorial to people who died from HIV/AIDS in Montreal’s gay village. We’re going back 30 years. The world was a different place. What we learned about how to live through a pandemic and how to solve a murder.
May 31, 2022
Uncover Introduces: Someone Knows Something: The Abortion Wars
00:33:24
Host David Ridgen joins victims' family members as they investigate cold cases, tracking down leads, speaking to suspects and searching for answers. In Season 7 of Someone Knows Something, Ridgen and investigative journalist Amanda Robb dig into the 1998 murder of her uncle, a New York doctor killed for performing abortions. They uncover a network of anti-abortion movements linked to violence in North America and Europe. Twenty years later, with debates about reproductive rights heating up in the U.S., could more violence be on the horizon? More episodes are available at hyperurl.co/sks
May 16, 2022
S9 "Evil By Design" E9: Nothing Sticks
00:40:02
New criminal charges have been laid against Peter Nygard. New survivors have come forward. And much older allegations have surfaced. But for accusers in Nygard’s hometown — some who were among the most vulnerable in society — justice seems as far away as ever.
Mar 10, 2022
S14: "Boys Like Me" E1: A Moment of Silence
00:36:15
Hours after a deadly van attack in Toronto, the media starts hunting for clues. One of those clues leads to a surprise phone call and a shocking discovery.
Jan 07, 2022
S14: "Boys Like Me" E2: A Supreme Gentleman
00:34:32
Evan and Alek are in the same special-needs program in high school, where they’re both bullied and ostracized. But while Evan tries to break out of his shell, Alek retreats further into himself and finds solace in some of the most disturbing corners of the internet.
Jan 06, 2022
S14: "Boys Like Me" E3: Boys Will Be Boys
00:39:20
Alek frequented incel sites for years, lurking in forums that celebrated or even encouraged the kind of attack he’d go on to commit. What draws young men into this toxic world? Ellen connects with a prominent incel who takes her down the rabbit hole.
Jan 05, 2022
S14: "Boys Like Me" E4: A Soldier for the Cause
00:37:36
Evan shares a troubling period from his past and reflects on the different paths he and Alek took. What pushes someone to kill in the name of an ideology? Ellen speaks to a former Jihadi recruiter about the murky path from radicalization to terrorism.
Jan 04, 2022
S14: "Boys Like Me" E5: Welcome to the Manosphere
00:44:56
Incels are only part of the threat. Ellen speaks with a woman who spent years undercover among a vast network of online communities — among them so-called mens’ rights activists and pickup artists — all united in their desire for total male supremacy. They orchestrate harassment campaigns, glorify violence against women and actively recruit vulnerable young men. Few people are talking about it. And no one knows how to stop it.
Jan 03, 2022
S13: "White Hot Hate" E1: 'Save Your Race, Join The Base'
00:36:06
When recruitment posters for a white supremacist network start appearing around town, Winnipeg Free Press journalist Ryan Thorpe decides to go undercover and infiltrate the group.
Dec 31, 2021
S13: "White Hot Hate" E2: 'Best of Both Worlds'
00:36:52
A tipster reveals that Patrik — who talked about derailing trains and setting off explosives — was a member of the Army Reserve. Does the military have a problem with neo-Nazis in its ranks?
Dec 30, 2021
S13: "White Hot Hate" E3: Hate Camps
00:35:10
Outed as a member of The Base, Patrik Mathews disappears. His abandoned truck is discovered near the Canada-U.S. border. He could be heading to a training camp. But what exactly are they training for?
Dec 29, 2021
S13: "White Hot Hate" E4: 'It only takes a few'
00:28:38
Some members of The Base are planning deadly attacks that they hope will spark a race war. Will they be stopped, before it's too late?
Dec 28, 2021
S13: "White Hot Hate" E5: The ‘Network Administrator’
00:48:11
We speak with ‘Roman Wolf,’ the founder of The Base. Who is he really? Why did he start a white supremacist network? And with half a dozen members behind bars, what comes next?
Dec 27, 2021
S13: "White Hot Hate" E6: 'Give them what they deserve'
00:39:04
Patrik Mathews could be facing up to 25 years in prison for U.S. firearm offences. His and others’ arrests may have destroyed the appeal of accelerationist groups like The Base — but where is the movement heading now?
Dec 26, 2021
S12: "A Death in Cryptoland" E1: The Body
00:37:00
Upon checking into a luxury resort in India, Gerald Cotten complains to staff he’s feeling ill. He and his wife are taken to a hospital and within 24 hours the young CEO is declared dead. A month passes before word gets out to customers that QuadrigaCX’s CEO is gone — along with their money.
Dec 13, 2021
S12: "A Death in Cryptoland" E2: Hunting Ghosts
00:38:53
QuadrigaCX collapses and there’s widespread panic. An online sleuth searches for answers through a tangle of websites, hidden identities and a trail of emails. He uncovers a pattern of deception that predates his exchange, linking Gerry to a shadowy underworld of fraudsters.
Dec 12, 2021
S12: "A Death in Cryptoland" E3: Cracks in the Empire
00:33:50
Gerald Cotten and his business partner, Michael Patryn, launch QuadrigaCX on Boxing Day, 2013. There’s hype in the budding Bitcoin community and the small exchange seems to have a meteoric rise. But cracks begin to appear, problems with the banks, a software bug, and delays in paying back customers. Meanwhile, online rumours of a criminal past dog Michael Patryn.
Dec 11, 2021
S12: "A Death in Cryptoland" E4: Voleur
00:36:56
Despite Michael Patryn’s denials that he’s a fraudster named Omar Dhanani, customers aren’t buying it. They’re demanding proof. A mugshot. A secret service agent, a felon-turned podcaster, and a childhood friend tell the story of Omar, the man Michael insists he’s not.
Dec 10, 2021
S12: "A Death in Cryptoland" E5: Where’s the Money Gerry?
00:40:47
As financial investigators struggle to find any of the missing quarter of a billion dollars, they begin to make some bizarre discoveries around how the exchange had operated — finding funny business from the very start.
Dec 09, 2021
S12: "A Death in Cryptoland" E6: The End Game
00:46:26
The revelation that Gerry’s house of cards had been falling apart — just as he’s reported dead in India — leaves people wondering: is this an exit scheme? Could Gerry still be alive? From buying a death certificate to Haitian zombie powder, people talk about the conspiracy theories.
Dec 08, 2021
S11: "Carrie Low VS." E1: Taken
00:26:48
Carrie Low goes to the police to report she’s been drugged, kidnapped and assaulted. But the investigation does not go as she expects.
Nov 06, 2021
S11: "Carrie Low VS." E2: Aftermath
00:30:06
Carrie tries to launch a complaint against police but is thrown a surprising curveball.
Nov 05, 2021
S11: "Carrie Low VS." E3: Believed
00:23:45
The original investigator assigned to Carrie's case reveals what he says happened behind the scenes.
Nov 04, 2021
S11: "Carrie Low VS." E4: Charged
00:30:56
An arrest is finally made in Carrie’s case, but she wonders why only one man has been charged. CORRECTION: Sunny Marriner was Executive Director of the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre for 5 years, not 17 years as mentioned in the episode. She also worked at the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa for 17 years previously. We regret the error.
Nov 03, 2021
S11: "Carrie Low VS." E5: Unstoppable
00:36:35
Carrie faces shocking roadblocks in her criminal case, including a publication ban prohibiting her from telling her story publicly, unless she hides her identity. But she refuses to back down.
Nov 02, 2021
S11: "Carrie Low VS." Epilogue: A Death in Dartmouth
00:13:24
Carrie’s criminal case is upended by a homicide.
Nov 01, 2021
Introducing: Carrie Low VS.
00:03:24
Carrie Low’s story begins on an average night out at a bar but turns into a nightmare. And Carrie’s public fight against the institutions she thought would help her leads to an offer of help from the person she least expected.
Oct 14, 2021
S10 "The Village 2" E1: Alloura
00:50:28
Alloura Wells finds a vibrant and supportive community, growing up and coming out on the streets of Toronto. But she also finds herself entangled in the criminal justice system. Note: If you're in crisis or just looking for someone to talk to, try the Trans Lifeline’s Hotline — a peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning folks: CAN (877) 330-6366 or US (877) 565-8860
Jul 05, 2021
S10 "The Village 2" E2: 'Not a high priority'
00:36:26
When Alloura disappears her friends and family organize to find her, only to be brushed off by police. A stranger reaches out and provides some unsettling answers, but many questions remain. Note: If you're in crisis or just looking for someone to talk to, try the Trans Lifeline’s Hotline — a peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning folks: CAN (877) 330-6366 or US (877) 565-8860
Jul 04, 2021
S10 "The Village 2" E3: Cassandra
00:47:41
Cassandra Do comes to the Village, trying to escape discrimination back home. When Cassandra pursues sex work to finance her transition, she finds herself part of a community targeted by the Toronto police. Note: If you're in crisis or just looking for someone to talk to, try the Trans Lifeline’s Hotline — a peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning folks: CAN (877) 330-6366 or US (877) 565-8860
Jul 03, 2021
S10 "The Village 2" E4: We belong
00:48:35
Police believe someone knows who killed Cassandra; all he has to do is talk. Meanwhile, trans activists and their allies embark on a long fight for inclusion in human rights laws — in Canada and around the world. Note: If you're in crisis or just looking for someone to talk to, try the Trans Lifeline’s Hotline — a peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning folks: CAN (877) 330-6366 or US (877) 565-8860
Jul 02, 2021
S10: "The Village 2" E5: Accountability and Apologies
00:53:51
Justin discovers a shocking failure in the investigation into Alloura's death and poses tough questions to Toronto’s police chief. Trans activists honour Alloura and others who have inspired change, and who deserved better. Note: If you're in crisis or just looking for someone to talk to, try the Trans Lifeline’s Hotline — a peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning folks: CAN (877) 330-6366 or US (877) 565-8860
Jul 01, 2021
S10: The Village returns (trailer)
00:04:28
Justin Ling explores the unexplained deaths of Alloura Wells and Cassandra Do, the communities that loved them, the systems that failed them, and a police investigation gone wrong
Jun 16, 2021
S9 "Evil By Design" E1: The Jane Does
00:46:06
The world would not be talking about ‘Peter Nygard, the predator’ if it weren’t for a group of ten mostly Bahamian girls and young women who accused the fashion mogul of raping them. Two original ‘Jane Does’ tell their stories. They say, in their early teens, they were lured with false promises to Nygard’s palatial estate in the Bahamas, and attacked. We also learn about the so-called “pamper parties”: events thrown by Nygard made to sound luxurious and fun ... but whose purpose was far more sinister. This is Uncover: Evil By Design.
Mar 31, 2021
S9 "Evil By Design" E2: Carte Blanche
00:37:41
Who is Peter Nygard? The son of Finnish immigrants to Canada, he rose to become boss of an eponymous fashion label that once boasted hundreds of stores around the world. Nygard’s success gave him the means to move to the Bahamas and build a fantastical resort estate, which he also named after himself. But it was Nygard’s limitless ambitions for this property that would eventually see him forced out of the country… setting the stage for the wave of allegations to come. This is Uncover: Evil By Design.
Mar 30, 2021
S9 "Evil By Design" E3: Richette
00:50:57
If girls and women had been abused at Nygard Cay, Richette Ross would be key in exposing those secrets. The former employee tells us what she witnessed; why she worked for Nygard for as long as she did; and how someone can be an accomplice, whistleblower, and a victim. This is Uncover: Evil By Design.
Mar 29, 2021
S9 "Evil By Design" E4: ‘A Thursday Night in November’
00:48:51
It didn’t just happen at Nygard Cay; it wasn’t just in the Bahamas. There are sexual assault allegations against Nygard that date back more than 40 years ago, in his hometown of Winnipeg. This is Uncover: Evil By Design.
Mar 28, 2021
S9 "Evil By Design" E5: ‘It’s always been known in Winnipeg’
00:41:44
Journalists have been trying to report on the allegations against Peter Nygard for decades now. How has so much been kept so quiet for so long? This is Uncover: Evil By Design.
Mar 27, 2021
S9 "Evil By Design" E6: 'Peter Says Hi'
00:41:14
Surveillance, threats, and criminal prosecutions. Host Timothy Sawa saw, up close, the extreme lengths that Peter Nygard and his associates were willing to go to, in order to stop the CBC’s reporting. This is Uncover: Evil By Design.
Mar 26, 2021
S9 "Evil By Design" E7: Flesh and Blood
00:52:36
Once thought to be the heir to the international clothing empire, he is now a fierce defender of his father’s accusers. Meet Peter Nygard’s son, Kai. This is Uncover: Evil By Design.
Mar 25, 2021
S9 "Evil By Design" E8: The Enablers
00:54:36
Nygard now sits in a Manitoba jail cell, awaiting extradition and a possible criminal trial. But what of the many others who have been accused of helping him along the way? This is Uncover: Evil By Design.
Mar 24, 2021
S8 "Brainwashed" E1: Ravenscrag
00:23:06
This is Uncover: Brainwashed. The Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal was an innovative new hospital where patients sought cutting-edge psychiatric care. But instead of being helped, many were subjected to shockingly brutal experiments: massive doses of LSD or other drugs, electroshocks, and sensory deprivation. How — and why — could this be allowed to happen?
Sep 29, 2020
S8 "Brainwashed" E2: Psychic Driving
00:33:32
Dr. Ewen Cameron, an internally renowned psychiatrist, was once the director of the World, American and Canadian Psychiatric Associations. So how did he come to develop his controversial treatments? And what was the real purpose behind his experiments? This is Uncover: Brainwashed.
Sep 28, 2020
S8 "Brainwashed" E3: Exposing MKULTRA
00:29:43
Communist brainwashing, mind control experiments, a government cover up... MKULTRA sounds like the stuff of conspiracy theories or science fiction. But it was real. John Marks, author of The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, and Stephen Kinzer, author of Poisoner in Chief, reveal the shocking details of the bizarre and expansive secret CIA project. This is Uncover: Brainwashed.
Sep 27, 2020
S8 "Brainwashed" E4: Suing the CIA
00:30:49
After discovering that they were the unwitting victims of human experiments, nine of Dr. Cameron’s victims band together to take on a Herculean task – to make the CIA pay. How do you sue one of the most powerful intelligence agencies in the world? This is Uncover: Brainwashed.
Sep 26, 2020
S8 "Brainwashed" E5: We tortured some folks
00:39:40
MKULTRA was supposed to have ended in the 1960s. The torturous experiments didn’t work. So why did these techniques evolve and continue to be used by American trainers throughout Latin America, and then get revived once again in the era that followed the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks? The CIA’s Black Sites and a courtroom inside the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base may hold some of the answers. This is Uncover: Brainwashed.
Sep 25, 2020
S8 "Brainwashed" E6: Never too late to say sorry
00:34:09
MKULTRA has entered popular culture, becoming the butt of jokes, television plot points, and the darling of internet conspiracy theorists. At the very least, the secrecy that still surrounds MKULTRA, or the CIA’s post-9/11 programs, sows distrust of governments, and medical professionals. At worst, it gives credence to online conspiracies, like Pizzagate, that end up having real world consequences. Meanwhile, the families of the victims continue to suffer. And continue to fight for justice and recognition. This is Uncover: Brainwashed.
Sep 24, 2020
The downfall of NXIVM's Keith Raniere: A conversation with Josh Bloch
00:21:42
In a U.S. federal courtroom Tuesday, Keith Raniere was sentenced to 120 years—having been convicted of a slew of crimes related to his alleged sex cult NXIVM. During the trial and sentencing, victims told of how the self-professed empowerment "vanguard" had turned some of his followers into sex slaves and branded them with his initials. Front Burner's Jayme Poisson discusses with Uncover: NXIVM host Josh Bloch.
Sep 23, 2020
S7 "Dead Wrong" E1: Pitbull
00:45:58
On November 12, 1995, 28-year-old Brenda Way is found murdered behind an apartment building in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Investigative journalist Tim Bousquet discovers, right in his own neighbourhood, a community of sex workers and a pattern of violence that indicates this is not the first time.
Jun 24, 2020
S7 "Dead Wrong" E2: Psychic Visions
00:38:24
The police investigation into Brenda Way’s murder is going nowhere until a new investigator is assigned to the case. Suddenly, new witnesses and evidence start to appear, and all of it points in one direction.
Jun 23, 2020
S7 "Dead Wrong" E3: The Trial
00:48:39
The trial of Glen Assoun for the second degree murder of Brenda Way starts on June 1, 1999. But within days, the trial takes an expected turn, and events begin to unfold that place Glen in an impossible situation.
Jun 22, 2020
S7 "Dead Wrong" E4: Fresh Evidence
00:45:03
The day after Glen is convicted of murder he starts to work on his appeal. A new lawyer and an ex-RCMP private investigator find fresh evidence that should help get Glen a new trial.
Jun 21, 2020
S7 "Dead Wrong" E5: The Cold Walls of Prison
00:43:06
Glen faces new horrors while being locked up in prison. But then he makes a connection with someone on the outside who provides a lifeline — and possibly, a route to freedom.
Jun 20, 2020
S7 "Dead Wrong" E6: The Trail of a Killer
00:45:44
An RCMP profiler and analyst is put on a killer’s case. He starts to make links that lead to a shocking discovery. Can this be helpful to Glen?
Jun 19, 2020
S7 "Dead Wrong" E7: No Malicious Intent
00:39:21
Glen’s last hope — a federal lawyer opens a new investigation that leads to a hearing at the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. Tim works to get sealed court documents released to the public. The result is a bombshell.
Jun 18, 2020
S7 "Dead Wrong" E8: Still Waiting
00:45:33
What now? Bousquet reviews the original police investigation, talks with Glen and his family, and wonders: What does justice look like? Will anyone be held accountable? And what other innocent person might be in prison?
Jun 17, 2020
S7: Dead Wrong - Trailer
00:03:29
Twenty-five years ago, Brenda Way was found murdered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. A botched investigation followed, resulting in the wrongful imprisonment of Glen Assoun—who served more than 17 years for the crime. How could one investigation go so wrong? And where is the justice for Brenda?
Jun 11, 2020
S6 "Satanic Panic" E1: 'It was such a perfect place'
00:36:53
Police Officer Claudia Bryden is drawn into a bizarre case unfolding in the peaceful Prairie town of Martensville, Saskatchewan. What starts with a single complaint about an alleged sexual assault in a home daycare grows into something bigger and more disturbing than anyone could have imagined.
Feb 11, 2020
S6 "Satanic Panic" E2: 'It was hell'
00:40:19
By June 1992, nine people face nearly 180 charges related to the sexual abuse of children who have attended a home daycare in Martensville. Journalist Dan Zakreski revisits the sites of the story that dominated everyone's attention, including a ‘Devil Church,’ and reflects on his own role in spreading the story. Then, we meet a young mother searching for answers who shares her own heartrending story of a childhood turned upside down by the Martensville Nightmare.
Feb 10, 2020
S6 "Satanic Panic" E3: ‘You got to be friggin’ kidding me’
00:38:05
As the number of suspects continues to grow, rumours of an underground Satanic cult whose members include police officers have taken root. Saskatoon Police Officer John Popowich finds himself facing “the worst things that a human being can be accused of.”
Feb 09, 2020
S6 "Satanic Panic" E4: ‘There is still time to wake up'
00:48:09
A local activist in Saskatoon, Marjaleena Repo, says she knew instantly that the accused were innocent, victims of nothing less than mass hysteria. Though she sounds the alarm in any forum she can find, her warnings are ignored.
Feb 08, 2020
S6 "Satanic Panic" E5: The Many Martensvilles
00:50:05
As devastating as the Martensville Nightmare is for all involved, it’s just one piece of a much bigger picture. FBI special agent Ken Lanning spent the ‘80s trying to figure out what the hell was happening across North America, and why.
Feb 07, 2020
S6 "Satanic Panic" E6: ‘I remember telling them nothing happened to me’
00:43:28
How does it come to be that hundreds of children across North America and beyond report such similar crimes? How has a phenomenon that’s never seen a proven case become so real in the minds of so many? And what does it mean for the children at the centre of it all?
Feb 06, 2020
S6 "Satanic Panic" E7: What good can come of this?
00:50:42
Far from healed, the Martensville Nightmare remains an open wound for those who lived through it. And yet for the rest of us, the history is all but lost — a symbol of the broader failure across the board to face the effects of the Satanic Panic head on or to learn its lessons. But, some surprising good did emerge out of all the pain.
Feb 05, 2020
S6: Satanic Panic - Trailer
00:03:30
Throughout the 1980s, Satanic cults were widely believed to be preying on children — torturing and terrorizing them as part of dark rituals. Across North America, there were hundreds of false allegations, scores of unjust criminal trials and countless lives torn apart. But never any real proof. By the early 90s, the panic reached the tiny Prairie town of Martensville, Saskatchewan. And nearly 30 years later, the people touched by it all are still picking up the pieces. So what happened? And why do so many still believe to this day?
Jan 22, 2020
S1, S3 & S5 BONUS: The Story I Didn’t Tell
00:43:59
Join Ian Hanomansing and the hosts of Uncover, Missing and Murdered and Hunting Warhead as they share never-before-told stories from their podcasts in front of a live audience at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival. Josh Bloch asks if he was duped by his friend and subject of Uncover: Escaping NXIVM, Sarah Edmondson. Connie Walker reveals why she became a journalist and her hidden motivation behind her true crime podcast Missing and Murdered. Justin Ling, host of Uncover: The Village dives deep into Hollywood's connection to so-called "homosexual murders." Uncover: Sharmini host Michelle Shephard shares her approach for getting subjects to talk, and Daemon Fairless, host of Hunting Warhead questions if we should show sympathy to pedophiles.
Dec 20, 2019
S5 "Sharmini" E1: The Crime Beat
00:31:30
Sharmini, Episode 1 - On June 12, 1999, 15-year-old Sharmini Anandavel left her family’s Toronto apartment around 9 a.m. She never returned. Her remains were found in a wooded ravine four months later. Investigative journalist Michelle Shephard revisits the case that has haunted her for twenty years and hears—for the first time—police theories about the only suspect.
Sep 16, 2019
S5 "Sharmini" E2: Saturday Morning
00:29:07
Sharmini, Episode 2 - Michelle visits Woodbine Junior High in North York to learn about Sharmini’s life as a Grade 9 student. Her friends, teachers, and community recall the days after the teen's disappearance, and the false stories born out of prejudice.
Sep 15, 2019
S5 "Sharmini" E3: Stranger to the Truth
00:35:52
Sharmini, episode 3 - In the years between being a suspect in Sharmini's killing and his 2009 conviction, Stanley Tippett exhibited disturbing patterns. Michelle talks to law enforcement officers, old neighbours, and witnesses about Tippett's behaviour as he moved from Oshawa to Collingwood to Peterborough.
Sep 14, 2019
S5 "Sharmini" E4: Behind Bars
00:30:19
Sharmini, episode 4 - Michelle talks to Stanley Tippett for the first time in twenty years. Face to face.
Sep 13, 2019
S5 "Sharmini" E5: I Don't Recall
00:29:50
Sharmini, episode 5 - Michelle questions Tippett on the shifting details of his stories, while he firmly maintains his innocence. His own words from months ago —and from 1999— contain many contradictions.
Sep 12, 2019
S5 "Sharmini" E6: Searching for Justice
00:34:39
Sharmini, episode 6 - Sharmini's brother Kathees shares the last time he saw her and recalls their interactions with Stanley Tippett before she went missing. The Toronto Police shares why no one was charged for Sharmini's murder, with context of another case around the same time. We hear her voice for the first time. Also, after the credits, an update from the team.
Sep 11, 2019
S5 E7 Sharmini Bonus: Potential Witnesses Emerge
00:26:46
Two new sources come forward with statements on Sharmini Anandavel’s murder. One claims he has carried the image of Sharmini with Stanley Tippett for twenty years. The other says that a photograph of Tippett published in fall 2019 brought back a memory — a jog near where her body was found.
Sep 09, 2019
The ethical true crime podcast: How to make one, what not to do
00:43:03
Rebecca Lavoie, host of Crime Writers On..., speaks with four distinguished podcasters who work with true crime: Justin Ling, host of Uncover: The Village, Connie Walker, host of Missing & Murdered, Natalie Jablonski, producer on In The Dark, and Amber Hunt, host of Accused. They break down the ethics behind true crime podcasts, what good podcasts should work to achieve, and what to take into consideration when dealing with stories that affect real lives. This bonus episode was recorded in front of a live audience at Podcast Movement.
Sep 04, 2019
S5: Sharmini - Trailer
00:03:16
On June 12, 1999, 15-year-old Sharmini Anandavel disappeared. Michelle Shephard returns to an investigation that has haunted her for 20 years.
Sep 03, 2019
S4 "The Cat Lady Case" E1: Silhouettes
00:33:08
The Cat Lady Case, Episode 1 - A witness remembers gunshots and a mysterious fire around the same time an elderly woman goes missing.
Jul 15, 2019
S4 "The Cat Lady Case" E2: The Man in the Cowboy Hat
00:38:53
The Cat Lady Case, Episode 2 - A suspicious-looking man is seen interacting with the so-called “Cat Lady” shortly before her disappearance.
Jul 14, 2019
S4 "The Cat Lady Case" E3: Three More Missing
00:36:56
The Cat Lady Case, Episode 3 - Police learn that the missing woman, Joan Lawrence, is not the only one to disappear from the small community.
Jul 13, 2019
S4 "The Cat Lady Case" E4: A Cold Case Turns Blue
00:45:36
The Cat Lady Case, Episode 4 - With evidence and suspects, police try to press charges related to the disappearances.
Jul 12, 2019
S4 "The Cat Lady Case" E5: Find Bones
00:36:03
The Cat Lady Case, Episode 5 - Information arises about where the missing seniors may be. Zander goes on a search and gets a surprise call.
Jul 11, 2019
S4 "The Cat Lady Case" E6: Joan
00:48:41
The Cat Lady Case, Episode 6 - An insider finally speaks, and new details emerge about Joan.
Jul 10, 2019
S4: The Cat Lady Case - Trailer
00:03:50
What happened to Joan Lawrence? Investigative journalist Zander Sherman sheds light on one of cottage country’s darkest crimes.
Jul 09, 2019
S4 E7 Bonus: The Cat Lady Case - The Press Conference
00:21:49
Season 4 update: Detective Rob Matthews keeps his promise, and someone phones Zander with a tip.
Jul 09, 2019
S3 Bonus: The Village at Stonewall (World Pride New York)
00:36:18
Join host Justin Ling and a panel of special guests in front of a live audience at the Human Rights Conference as part of World Pride in New York City marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Panelists from around the world reflect on the movement since Stonewall and what's next for LGBTQ+ rights today.
Jun 26, 2019
S1 Escaping NXIVM Bonus: Inside the Trial
00:37:05
The team behind season one of Uncover: Escaping NXIVM takes us inside the trial of NXIVM co-founder Keith Raniere and speaks with former member of the group Sarah Edmondson about her thoughts on the trial.
May 14, 2019
S1 Escaping NXIVM Bonus: Case Update
00:25:39
In this update to season one, Josh Bloch sits down with Jayme Poisson, host of CBC's daily news podcast Front Burner, to unpack a number of significant developments in the case against NXIVM members. The full season of Escaping NXIVM is available in the Uncover podcast feed.
Apr 11, 2019
S3 "The Village" E1: How Can You Not See This?
00:40:13
The Village, Episode 1 - In 2010, men with similar characteristics start mysteriously disappearing from Toronto's gay village. They are all linked to one man. Investigative journalist Justin Ling follows the case as friends search for loved ones and police provide few answers.
Apr 10, 2019
S3 "The Village" E2: Shame and Blame
00:43:50
The Village, Episode 2 - The community rallies as more men go missing and frustration and anger build. An anonymous source reveals how close police come to catching a serial killer, then let him go.
Apr 09, 2019
S3 "The Village" E3: Meet Me Under The Clock
00:54:19
The Village, Episode 3 - A string of unsolved murders in the 1970s share a disturbing pattern. A retired homicide detective has regrets about not solving one case: he had evidence and a sketch. But a victim's sister says police had blind spots when the victims were gay.
Apr 08, 2019
S3 "The Village" E4: Do. Your. Job.
00:48:35
The Village, Episode 4 - The head of the Toronto Police cold case team insists the historic, unsolved murders were fully investigated at the time. But Justin discovers otherwise, and learns these men lived and died in a time of no rights, and no protection, including from police.
Apr 07, 2019
S3 "The Village" E5: Last Call At David's Disco
00:46:32
The Village, Episode 5 - Justin traces Sandy Leblanc's steps from beloved brother with humble beginnings to well-known discoteque owner in the Village's burgeoning club scene. When he's killed, rumours are rampant about who was responsible.
Apr 06, 2019
S3 "The Village" E6: Getting Away With Murder
00:47:25
The Village, Episode 6 - The American police who investigated Mark's murder open their files to Justin, who learns Mark's and Sandy's deaths were connected, in an unexpected way. A retired beat cop who worked the Village in the 70s shares his suspicion about who murdered Sandy.
Apr 05, 2019
S3 "The Village" E7: Out Of The Closet
00:54:10
The Village, Episode 7 - When close to 300 men are arrested in one night in Operation Soap, Toronto's largest bathhouse raid, the queer community rises up against what they see as decades of police repression. An internal struggle in the force keeps murders unsolved.
Apr 04, 2019
S3 "The Village" E8: A Confession
00:42:47
The Village, Episode 8 - Toronto's queer community comes to grips with the truth about Bruce McArthur's crimes and pushes for changes in how violence against marginalized people is handled by police. The Toronto police cold case team has some answers in the 23 re-opened cases.
Apr 03, 2019
S3 "The Village" E9 Bonus: The Justice Project
00:47:46
The Village, Bonus Episode - Trans women of colour in Detroit are confronting an epidemic of violence with the support of The Justice Project, a task force that investigates and prosecutes serious crimes against LGBTQ people. After aspiring designer and dancer Kelly Stough is murdered in Detroit, they take on her case.
Apr 02, 2019
S3: The Village - Trailer
00:04:04
For The Village, Uncover season 3, host Justin Ling explores the numerous cases of missing and murdered men in Toronto's gay community, dating back to the 1970s. What social forces allowed these cases to go unsolved, or even unnoticed?
Mar 06, 2019
S2 "Bomb On Board" E1: The Crash
00:37:45
Uncover: Bomb On Board - Episode 1. A bomb exploded on Canadian Pacific Flight 21 killing all 52 people on board. Chuck was on the ground. Didi's dad was on the plane. Witnesses offer insight into what happened July 8, 1965 - and why no one has ever been held responsible.
Nov 17, 2018
S2 "Bomb On Board" E2: The Suspects
00:28:48
Gambling, gunpowder, murder charges and insurance claims. Almost immediately police narrowed in on four suspects. Ian and Jo find out why.
Nov 16, 2018
S2 "Bomb On Board" E3: A Fifth Man
00:40:46
Last moments from the cockpit and evidence of a fifth suspect.
Nov 15, 2018
S2 "Bomb On Board" E4: The Bomb
00:35:46
Could the bomb have been placed by someone who wasn't on board? And what can we learn from the sister of a suspect?
Nov 14, 2018
S2 "Bomb On Board" E5: Explosive Reports
00:53:23
Medical records show one suspect had a "deep madness towards the world," while confidential documents rule out another theory.
Nov 13, 2018
S2 "Bomb On Board" E6: Full Circle
00:53:00
Ian and Jo weigh all the evidence, and Didi returns a ring that went missing on July 8, 1965.
Nov 12, 2018
S2: Bomb On Board - Trailer
00:03:05
This season, co-hosts Ian Hanomansing and Johanna Wagstaffe investigate one of the largest unsolved mass murders on Canadian soil. A bomb exploded on Canadian Pacific Flight 21 July 8, 1965, killing all 52 people aboard - and yet no charges were laid. Uncover explores what happened that night, how it affects those left behind, and the unanswered question: Who put that bomb on the plane? Note: mayday call is a reenactment
Nov 05, 2018
Season 1 Handover
00:11:35
Uncover hosts Josh Bloch and Ian Hanomansing discuss the making of Season 1 and reveal what's in store for Season 2.
Nov 01, 2018
S1 E8 Bonus: The Fright Experiments
00:22:12
Jennifer Kobelt - Sarah Edmondson's former assistant in NXIVM - tells her story of joining NXIVM at a moment of crisis in her life and being involved in the group's so-called "fright study."
Oct 17, 2018
S1 "Escaping NXIVM" E1: The Branding
00:35:26
Uncover: Escaping NXIVM - Episode 1. Sarah Edmondson is a high-level member of a self-help group called NXIVM, but an invitation to join a secret women's group called DOS leads her to do something she later regrets.
Sep 18, 2018
S1 "Escaping NXIVM" E2: The Epiphany
00:53:24
Sarah takes us inside her journey with NXIVM, from signing up for a personal growth workshop to becoming a star recruiter for the group she now calls a cult.
Sep 17, 2018
S1 "Escaping NXIVM" E3: Sex, Money and Nazis
00:55:21
Those who knew Keith Raniere intimately reveal his early life, how he started NXIVM and ended up being accused by the FBI of running a criminal enterprise.
Sep 16, 2018
S1 "Escaping NXIVM" E4: The Suppressives
00:41:52
What happens when you leave NXIVM? Those who have left or spoken out reveal the price they paid.
Sep 15, 2018
S1 "Escaping NXIVM" E5: Blow It Up
00:40:42
Sarah and her husband try to escape NXIVM and take it down while warning others who are still inside.
Sep 14, 2018
S1 "Escaping NXIVM" E6: The Defence
00:38:40
Josh speaks to one of Keith Raniere's lawyers, Marc Agnifilo, and hears a different point of view on NXIVM and DOS.
Sep 13, 2018
S1 "Escaping NXIVM" E7: The Reckoning
00:43:56
Sarah faces criticism about her role in NXIVM and tries to come to terms with the 12 years she spent as a high-level member of the group.
Sep 12, 2018
S1 "Escaping NXIVM" E8 Bonus: The Fright Experiments
00:21:41
Jennifer Kobelt — Sarah Edmondson's former assistant in NXIVM — tells her story of joining NXIVM at a moment of crisis in her life and being involved in the group's so-called "fright study."
Sep 11, 2018
S1: Escaping NXIVM - Trailer
00:02:10
Over the past few months, CBC documentarian Josh Bloch has been investigating NXIVM, a self-help group led by Keith Raniere. In this season of Uncover, we take you into NXIVM, and reveal how Raniere won the endorsement of actors, politicians and even a visit from the Dalai Lama.
Mar 27, 2018