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The Life Game
28 minutes | Aug 29, 2016
Janey Lee reveals what happens when she brings home her first non-Chinese boyfriend
Elementary school teacher Janey Lee shares the joys and challenges of growing up in a tight-knit, working poor, Chinese-Canadian family in Vancouver.
28 minutes | Aug 22, 2016
Canadian scientist Maria Issa fought for recognition in male-dominated profession
As a PhD student Maria Issa's groundbreaking research uncovered a key element in understanding how HIV affects the human body. But the discrimination she faced as a female scientist led her to become a tireless advocate for women in science.
28 minutes | Aug 15, 2016
Tech writer and researcher Alexandra Samuel frets about the collapse of civilization
Social media expert Alexandra Samuel tells stories of talking back to teachers, exploding spermicide, and the pending apocalypse.
28 minutes | Aug 8, 2016
Olympic athlete Valerie Jerome talks about growing up black in Canada
Valerie Jerome is a former Canadian track and field star who represented Canada at the 1960 Olympics in Rome alongside her brother Harry Jerome. Valerie opens up about the racism she faced as a black woman growing up in Canada.
28 minutes | Aug 1, 2016
Canadian Musician Kathryn Calder says goodbye to her mother
Indie musician Kathryn Calder's debut album is called Are you my Mother. She wrote and recorded it in 2009 in a room adjacent to where her mother lay dying from ALS. Kathryn shares her story of saying goodbye.
28 minutes | Jul 25, 2016
Olympic Snowboarder Ross Rebagliati shares his journey from boards to bongs
Canadian Olympic Snowboarder Ross Rebagliati opens up about the pressures of being the world’s top snowboarder, his fear of bears, and his new career running a medical marijuana company, all with the help of improv actors
28 minutes | Jul 18, 2016
Becky Smith - on growing up in a cult
We randomly selected a member of our studio audience to share their life story for this episode. Becky Smith proves that every life has a story. She reveals what it was like to grow up in and then escape from a strict religious organization.
28 minutes | Jul 11, 2016
Willie Aames - former teen idol on fame, homelessness, and a surprising new career
Former teen idol Willie Aames who starred in Eight is Enough and Charles in Charge shares his story of fame, homelessness, love and a surprising new career.
28 minutes | Jul 4, 2016
Judy Graves - Vancouver's first homeless advocate on her conversations with god
Vancouver’s former homeless advocate Judy Graves shares stories of intimidating landlords, surly residents of a homeless shelter, and a god that talks back. All told with the help of improv actors
28 minutes | Jun 27, 2016
Gavin Kade - writer, musician, gender activist
Gavin Kade is a writer, musician and gender activist who goes by the pronouns them, their, they. With the help of improv actors, Gavin gives a candid account of discovering their own gender identity and coming out to their mom.
1 minutes | Jun 20, 2016
Introducing The Life Game
The Life Game is a new CBC radio show that tells people's life stories through interviews animated by improv actors
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