Ottawa’s Best Podcasts

Friday April 23, 2021

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Lifestyle + Entertainment

  1. At The Pass with Adam Vettorel

    A show about the Ottawa restaurant scene for the Ottawa restaurant scene

    1. Latest Kevin Kent

      10 May 2021, 2:38 pm

  2. Big Little Books

    Yuli and Sam like books, and now they are going to talk about books. Based in Ottawa, Canada.

    1. Latest EP 23: Firekeeper’s Daughter Discussion feat. Book Bangers. January 4, 2022

      5 January 2022, 12:27 am

  3. Ego & Vice

    Ego & Vice Podcast covers all things Ottawa. Local music, arts and business. Hosted by Mike Mitani. E&V has been an active podcast since 2017. Based out of Ottawa, ON Canada

    1. Latest Episode 79: Episode #79 - Happy Halloween

      17 January 2022, 6:11 pm

  4. The Interview Dudes Podcast!

    A podcast by 3 - 11 yr olds interviewing people with interesting jobs.

    1. Latest S11E10 NGen CEO Jayson Myers

      15 January 2022, 12:17 am

  5. It's Not That Deep Podcast

    Join Deepak as he seeks to explore the premise that all humans are fundamentally the same. This podcast aims to CONNECT COMMUNITIES through CONVERSATION!

    1. Latest Tony Greco | Building Bodies, Strengthening Minds

      1 December 2021, 5:02 pm

  6. Mayfair Theatre

    The Mayfair Theatre Podcast is a weekly show that takes you behind the scenes of one of Canada's oldest, and Ottawa's oldest movie theatre - open since 1932!

    1. Latest 358: Perfectly Cromulent Toys.

      14 January 2022, 1:43 pm

  7. Writers Festival Radio

    About the Writers Festival The imagination is our most valuable renewable resource. So, twice a year we convene an international celebration of ideas to recharge our imaginations. From politics to poetry, science to music, history to thrillers, we celebrate the full diversity of the word and the gifted writers who guide us in our exploration of the world. Our year-round special events keep the ideas coming between Festivals. We believe that a love of reading and learning should be nurtured throughout our lives and that literacy is a birthright. Whether offering writing workshops to the homeless, hosting a Nobel Laureate, organizing our biannual literary celebrations or bringing authors into area schools, our goal is the same: to create an environment that activates creativity and encourages the love of reading, learning and self-expression.

    1. Latest The Weight of Sand with Edith Blais

      26 November 2021, 5:01 pm

  8. Backbox Pinball Podcast

    A podcast focused on women in the sport and hobby of pinball. In each episode, we will sit down with a guest and chat about news and events related to the silver ball!

    1. Latest Remembering Marc Mandeltort - Part 2

      14 January 2022, 6:00 pm

  9. Queers, Questions and Cocktails: Pop culture trivia LGBT podcast

    Queers, Questions and Cocktails is a news, trivia and cocktail recipe LGBT podcast that is informative, interactive and instructional. Every episode we mix up a creative cocktail that becomes the game's theme. SHOTS: Five questions that relate to alcohol, cocktails or our drink of the episode; NEWS: Three questions in Queer, Canadian and Cosmopolitan news; WHERE IN THE WORLD: Players guess which country we're looking for from facts and tidbits; PECKER ORDER: Placing five items in correct sequence; QUESTIONABLE QUOTES: Lines from a movie, a song and a work of literature; LAST CALL: Each player gets three questions from categories relating to our theme.

    1. Latest QQC039 Gold Rush (Consumerism)

      23 December 2021, 2:35 am

  10. The Small Machine Talks

    The Small Machine Talks is a monthly conversation that explores the poetry scene of Central Canada and beyond. Its hosts are Ottawa poets, Amanda Earl and a.m. kozak. The podcast features interviews with poets, publishers, and literary event organizers, discussions of recent and upcoming poetry events, calls for submission, talks on poetics, recent issues of online and print journals, books and chapbooks and sometime in the future, topics of interest to writers and readers of poetry. The podcast is part of AngelHousePress, a Canadian micropress that publishes raw talent, ragged edges and rebels in the form of chapbooks, two online magazines, a transgressive prose imprint, DevilHouse, and an essay series.

    1. Latest Episode 85: Forthcoming from AngelHousePress

      3 January 2022, 4:24 pm

  11. Tall Can Audio

    Tall Can Audio is an Ontario-based sports, craft beer, comedy and culture pod with a focus on the NHL and beyond. Join Matt Robinson, Rob Christy, Michaela Schreiter and the rest of the TCA Crew as we sample a local craft beer on each show while discussing whatever's on our minds from the world of sports, music, or anything else that's making us laugh that day. Plus tons of great guests thrown in to the mix as we go. Yes - we could be accused of occasionally going a little overboard on the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators. Join us for a pint and a chat! Visit us at Follow us on social media @TallCanAudio

    1. Latest TCAEp925: Novak Djokovic Gets Deported From Australia & The Aussie Open, The NHL All Star Game Leaves Much To Be Desired, News & Notes Around The Ottawa Senators & Lots More

      17 January 2022, 5:00 am

  12. THE CANADIAN IN ME by Mutu Jean

    This podcast is all about sharing stories and experiences....we want to build communities one story at a time. My name is Jean Claude Mutuku, an African Immigrant who believes in community building and civil participation. I believe that everyone has a story to hope is that this platform will become a space on which we all share our stories and experiences. Lots of great stuff in the pipeline. I hope you will stay tuned. Also, I hope to bring more guests to the podcast.

    1. Latest EP 03: Mindful Thanksgiving Celebrations

      11 October 2021, 11:47 am

  13. The Julien Dionne Show with Jen Grant

    Recorded live, Mondays and Wednesdays, The Julien Dionne Show with Jen Grant features long-time comedy couple, Jen Grant and Julien Dionne, bringing you their take on current events, news, comedy and entertainment. The show features guest interviews, The Daily Dose with Jen Grant and a whole lot of bickering. 2 brand new episodes every week on Apple Podcasts, Spotify & YouTube! Lemon-Press productions #jdshow #jdchpod

    1. Latest 448 - Comment Section Performance

      17 January 2022, 12:00 pm

  14. Time For Your Hobby

    The world is full of people with hobbies, so why not share them with the world? The podcast, ‘Time For Your Hobby’ does exactly that. Tune in every week and listen to Alex interview passionate people from all walks of life to discuss their hobbies. Learn about the importance of having an interest outside your career, how it can play an important role in your life, and what misconceptions exist within it. So until the next episode, make some time for your hobby.

    1. Latest Ep.177 Deep Diving History (Rob - Collecting Marine Fossils)

      16 January 2022, 7:00 am


  1. City and Nuuchimii

    We're an independent, non-partisan current affairs podcast hosted by Jenn Jefferys (in the city) and Maïtée Saganash (in nuuchimii). Every episode is funded by listeners like you. Sustain our work by supporting us today:

    1. Latest 2021 IS DONE (plus happy first birthday to us!)

      2 January 2022, 5:10 pm

  2. The Hill Times Hot Room

    The Hot Room is a podcast by The Hill Times, Canada's all-politics, all-the-time newspaper in the heart of Parliament Hill. We talk to politicians, experts, and other reporters about the biggest stories of the day and bring you behind the scenes of the reporting process. Music by Kevin MacLeod "Faster Does It" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License "Acid Trumpet" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Common

    1. Latest Marc Miller, minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

      13 January 2022, 9:45 pm

  3. The Bad + Podcast

    Critical analysis of politics and pop culture through the lens of intersectional feminism.

    1. Latest Minister Marci Ien *SUBSCRIBER PREVIEW*

      17 January 2022, 10:00 am

  4. Unpublished Cafe

    Unpublished Cafe, hosted by veteran radio journalist Ed Hand, provides an unfiltered prospective on Canadian current affairs free of bias and political partisanship. Unpublished Cafe is the official podcast of Unpublished Media Inc.

    1. Latest Should Canada go to the Beijing Olympics?

      14 January 2022, 8:08 pm


  1. Beyond the Bake Sale

    At Beyond the Bake Sale, we're all about how you can give, and raise, more time, talent and treasure for the causes you care about. We'll share some tried and true tips, tactics, and tools to help you take your fundraising and cause marketing "beyond the bake sale" without having to have to spend a ton of money to do it, or even having a ton of experience

    1. Latest Extended Cut: Testing your Fundraising Messages with Ronen Tal

      10 November 2021, 3:00 pm

  2. Podcast Addict Changelog

    See the latest new features, bug fixes and improvements from Podcast Addict

    1. Latest v2022.1

      1 January 2022, 8:00 am



    CITY SLANG is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring killer tunes and actually good interviews with your favourite bands! Produced and hosted by Emmanuel Sayer and Travis Boisvenue.

    1. Latest SOOK-YIN LEE

      9 April 2021, 7:44 pm

  2. Down to the Beat

    Down to the Beat features interviews with rising artists from the underground scene and offers fresh takes on the music industry, as well as moments in time that are important for appreciating hip hop culture as a whole. Listen every Tuesday for insights in the rap community from two hosts that genuinely care about what their audience takes away from each episode. Instagram: @dttwentertainment Website:

    1. Latest Dawn FM Review & 2022 Pop Smoke Release Reaction

      18 January 2022, 12:00 pm


  1. Law Bytes

    In recent years the intersection between law, technology, and policy has exploded as digital policy has become a mainstream concern in Canada and around the world. This podcast explores digital policies in conversations with people studying the legal and policy challenges, set the rules, or are experts in the field. It provides a Canadian perspective, but since the internet is global, examining international developments and Canada’s role in shaping global digital policy is be an important part of the story. Lawbytes is hosted by Michael Geist, a law professor at the University of Ottawa, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law and where he is a member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society.

    1. Latest Episode 113: The Year in Canadian Digital Law and Policy

      21 December 2021, 2:40 pm

  2. The Docket

    Criminal lawyer Michael Spratt and human rights and employment lawyer Emilie Taman discuss issues at the intersection of law, politics, and policy. What happens in our courts and the halls of power affects you. Feed your brain with answers to your most burning political and legal questions. Check out more at: And join the Docket's discord channel to chat and listen to live recordings:

    1. Latest Race in sentencing

      18 October 2021, 2:00 am


  1. Disgruntled Life Coach Podcast

    I'm Pierre Hamel, your experienced, non-certified life coach just trying to make the world a better place, one disgruntled individual at a time.

    1. Latest S2-Episode 23 – Don’t Be Anxious For A New Year

      14 January 2022, 3:00 am

  2. I'm Not Your Shrink

    A Podcast for Women Looking to Change the Dialogue in their Life.

    1. Latest I Answer Your Questions - Season Finale

      8 June 2021, 5:50 pm

  3. Minding the Brain

    Cognitive & brain science episodes from Jim Davies & Kim Hellemans

    1. Latest #46 Testosterone

      1 January 2022, 3:00 am

  4. Positively Happier

    Join Alayna West and Jessie Sousa, two lifelong best friends from Canada's capital, as they embark on a quest to find that balance, positivity and fulfillment in our their own lives and, in turn, help you find yours. If you’re looking to cultivate new healthy habits and positively shape your outlook on life than you’ve found the right place. They will be interviewing special guests, sharing their own personal experiences, and learning right alongside all of you. Follow along on their pursuit of greater happiness today, tomorrow and all the days to come.

    1. Latest Creating a Mental Health Checklist Minisode

      29 December 2021, 5:11 pm

  5. Pulse: The Ottawa Hospital Foundation Podcast

    Pulse will introduce you to the patients, healthcare providers, researchers, and donors of The Ottawa Hospital. You’ll hear how they are changing the future of medicine through new discoveries, by expanding treatments and improving the patient care.

    1. Latest Episode 52: Putting the spotlight on men's health

      19 January 2022, 6:00 am


  1. The Green Room by EnviroCentre

    In this series we shine a light on the people working to stem the tide of climate change. From activists to entrepreneurs, they all share a common goal – take action today to ensure a greener tomorrow.

    1. Latest Native plants, trees, and shrubs with Melanie Ouellette, founder of the Wildflower Seed Library

      13 October 2021, 4:00 am


  1. Dynes Sports Podcast

    Bringing you the best in sports news and entertainment. With a rotating crew of coaches, athletes, sports execs, members of the media and more, we break down the latest happenings in the world of sports.

    1. Latest Dynes Sports Podcast Ep. 107 - NFL Playoffs Preview with Jake from Downtown Rams

      13 January 2022, 8:09 pm

  2. Fifth Liners

    From armchair literary juggernauts to armchair hockey commentators, this blog is designed to spread the word: my friends and I have opinions about hockey.

    1. Latest WTYKY Podcast: Episode 29 - 2021 NHL Entry Draft Chat with Brad Allen

      21 July 2021, 5:33 pm

  3. Front Office Podcast - Presented by Dynes Sports

    A journey behind the scenes of Pro and Amateur sports. Hosted by Kevin Kelly, Jethro Constant & Kyle Kirkwood. This ain't your normal sports show!

    1. Latest Front Office Podcast Ep. 74 - Expansion Talks: Atlantic Schooners

      13 January 2022, 7:36 pm

  4. Locked On Senators - Daily Podcast On The Ottawa Senators

    Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller provide a safe space for Sens fans through lottery pick rebuilds, double overtimes in the Eastern Conference Finals and everything in between. The Locked On Senators podcast supplies insight, stats, opinions and interviews on all things surrounding the Senators organization. The key to staying up to date daily with the Ottawa and Belleville Senators is listening to Locked On Senators Podcast: Part of the Locked On Podcast Network. (@SensCentral on Twitter)


      19 January 2022, 3:26 am


  1. Make the Future - Ottawa's Tech Podcast

    Make the Future - Ottawa's Tech Podcast Join uOttawa’s Jacques Beauvais, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, as he connects with alumni, students, industry partners and researchers to explore the future of tech and innovation and how, through creativity and collaboration they can make the future.

    1. Latest S2-E12 - uOttawa Kanata North - Community Contributor with Guy Lévesque and Heather Tyrie

      30 June 2020, 3:03 pm

Up + Coming

  1. boringtastic

    You're riding shotgun on a disaster train to Boringtown! The worst married couple ever tackles their passion for the Food Network Canada, top 5 lists, covid experiences, drunk stories, being childless, owning a cat and renting for the rest of their life - it’s boring and fantastic.

    1. Latest Beat boringtastic

      8 December 2021, 3:00 am

  2. Filler Academy

    An anime podcast where two nerds watch filler episodes of anime and find out what's the good, the bad, and the cringey.

    1. Latest Naruto: Road to Ninja!

      4 January 2022, 2:57 am

  3. On the Line With

    A podcast focused on the creatives around Canada and Internationally. Interviewing his guests about all things art, a large focus on Mental Health, as well as social issues and causes supported, advocated, and/or led from the voice of the people behind the talent. "On the Line With" is sure to have listeners captivated by the plethora of stories told to Hanley from every guest he features on the show. Interviewing both the creatives you may have heard of, or may not have heard of, to get a perspective on the podcasts topics we get into. New Episodes every second Monday of the month @ 8PM EST

    1. Latest Episode 10 feat. Holden Stephan Roy (HSR)

      11 January 2022, 1:00 am

  4. The Rap Music Plug Podcast

    My name is Rohan Patra. I am The Rap Music Plug, at your service. The Rap Music Plug Podcast is the remedy to the “I don't have anything good to listen to” problem. This show is your one-stop shop to knowing what to add to your queue, play next, or pop into your record player.  Are you a rap music fan? And not just any fan... but a true rap music fan that wants to move past the surface level discussion, and get into the nitty-gritty of what makes rap music so great? Are you someone who loves the feeling of discovering new music, but find it hard to navigate through the thousands upon thousands of new albums that get released every single day? If any of this applies to you, this show is EXACTLY what you need.  My absolute PASSION is music. So I gladly do the dirty work of virtual crate digging, searching for the next great rap album... so you don’t have to.  I am into all kinds of music, bringing you fresh album and song reviews, and passionate commentary on all that the mainstream and underground rap scenes have to offer. I LIVE for this. Nothing makes me feel better than expressing my thoughts and feelings about music. -- For music submissions and/or private feedback, DM me @rapmusicplugpod on Twitter and Instagram, or shoot me an email at [email protected] Let's stay connected! Find me here:

    1. Latest #92 - The 2nd Annual Rap Music Plug Podcast Awards

      19 January 2022, 12:30 pm