Listening to podcasts is a great way to get to know aspects of Canadian culture as a newcomer, as there are so many different topics to choose from. Whether you’re into history, sports, music, or you like to keep up with current events; there are many Canadian podcasts available to you. In this article, we have selected ten of the most popular Canadian podcasts that can help you learn about the diverse culture and history of Canada. Podcast episode lengths typically range from 20 minutes to 3 hours, so you can pick the time and commitment level that works best for you.
You may also find podcasts helpful for becoming familiar with various Canadian accents and practising your English or French — Canada’s two official languages.
Listen to Canadian podcasts in English and French
Tip: Most podcasts are completely free to listen to as long as you have internet access. There are many ways to access your favourite podcasts. Simply searching for them and listening to them online, listening in the “Podcasts” app on your iPhone, listening in the “Google Podcasts” app on your Android device, or audio apps like Spotify, RadioPublic, or PocketCasts.
|Born and Raised||Huffington Post Canada||A dive into modern Canadian immigration stories focusing on keystones of the immigration experience such as food, family, and identity.|
|Front Burner||Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)||A daily Canadian news podcast with an investigative tone by Jayme Poisson.|
|Catch Up||Boosie Fade||A fresh look at Toronto’s dynamic hip-hop music scene.|
|Personal Best||CBC||A self-improvement podcast dedicated to helping you reach your “personal best” through story.|
|Sportsfeld||StringerLabs||A Canadian sports and comedy podcast.|
|Canadaland||Jesse Brown||An all-encompassing podcast covering current events, culture, politics, and much more.|
|The Secret Life of Canada||CBC||A history podcast about some of the lesser-known pieces of Canadian culture and history.|
|Cool Canadian History||Cool Canadian History||The most pivotal moments in Canadian history described in a family-friendly podcast.|
|C’est le plus beau jour de ma vie||Radio-Canada||Anne Dorval and Marc Labrèche provide lots of laughs in this French-language podcast.|
|Corde sensible||Radio-Canada||A French-language interview-based podcast on various funny and serious topics.|
Tip: For even more great Canadian podcasts, see Rocketman’s 13 recommended podcasts to listen to on your commute.
Podcasts are just one of many ways to become familiar with Canadian culture. If you have a bit more time on your hands, you can watch Canadian TV shows, movies, or settle down with a classic Canadian book. If you loved these podcast titles, you can search for more Canadian content on your favourite podcast-listening app, or look to see if the creator of your favourite podcast is featured on other podcasts.