20 Best Canadian Investigative Podcasts of 2022

Are you wanting to learn more about canadian investigative? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best canadian investigative podcasts of 2022.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

Best Canadian Investigative Podcasts 2022

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The Next Call with David Ridgen

  • Publisher: CBC Podcasts
  • Total Episodes: 15

From David Ridgen, the creator of Someone Knows Something, comes the investigative podcast The Next Call. Ridgen works with victims’ family members, police and eye-witnesses to find answers. From investigators to potential suspects, the investigation unfolds with The Next Call. In Season 3, Ridgen investigates the 2017 disappearance of Canadian kindergarten teacher Nadia Atwi. Episodes drop weekly, starting Feb 8, 2022.

Tom Brown’s Body

  • Publisher: Texas Monthly
  • Total Episodes: 16

In 2016, a popular high school senior mysteriously disappeared on the night before Thanksgiving. His remains were found two years later. What happened to Tom Brown in the small town of Canadian, Texas that night? It seems everyone in town’s become a suspect, including Tom’s family, friends, the local sheriff, and a high-flying private investigator. Acclaimed writer Skip Hollandsworth digs into the mystery that’s torn this town apart in this eight-part true crime podcast series.

From the Texas Monthly team behind “Boomtown”—a popular eleven-part podcast series about the culture and economy of the West Texas oil fields—“Tom Brown’s Body” launches September 29 and is the first narrative podcast series from Hollandsworth.

Simple Money Podcast – Canadian Personal Finance

  • Publisher: Matthew Siwiec: Personal Finance Expert and Educator – Canada
  • Total Episodes: 99

A fun and exciting personal finance podcast that gets to the point! Join Personal Finance Expert and Educator, Matthew Siwiec as he explores what matters to you and investigates how current events will affect your finances. With a Canadian focus and short episodes, we’ll venture through topics like budgeting, debt, investing, housing, retirement, and much more. We’ll also directly answer questions from you the listener! Simply email [email protected] or visit See you in the digital realm!

Someone Stole Something

  • Publisher: Apollo Studios
  • Total Episodes: 7

A 6-part serialized mocu-mystery podcast that parodies the True Crime genre. We follow married couple Ira and Julia Leiser, (Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus) new residents of a fictional Canadian cottage town. When three of their patio chairs go missing, they embark on an investigative journalism quest to uncover the truth about where they went. The couple are compelled to ask their lake neighbours some pretty uncomfortable questions and as accusations fly in every possible direction, it’s not long before they turn on the last possible suspects; each other.

Off The Beat Podcast

  • Publisher: DJ Seals
  • Total Episodes: 36

Off The Beat Podcast, featuring public safety expert DJ Seals, explores the challenges and changes facing the law enforcement industry. Hear DJ’s unique and experienced perspective covering topics from command center best-practices and current events, to important legislation and community engagement techniques. DJ has earned a wide range of policing knowledge and hopes this platform can help to educate and extend the conversation for all agencies. Stay diligent. Stay educated. Stay safe. DJ SEALS: Daniel Seals began his law enforcement career with the Covington Police Department in Covington, Ga., a suburb of metro Atlanta. In less than two years, he was promoted to the Criminal Investigations Division where he was in charge of investigating major felonies to include Murder, Rape, Armed Robbery, Child Pornography, Copper Theft, Identity Theft and Embezzlement in the millions of dollars. Many of his cases have led to other states and foreign countries where he worked with various state and federal law enforcement agencies to apprehend the suspects. Detective Seals has amassed nearly 2000 hours of POST training and is a master of interview/interrogation techniques, a certified Computer Voice Stress Examiner, and a certified Crime Scene Tech as well as serving as point man/entry leader on the Newton County/Covington SWAT team for nearly 10 years. In 2009, he was tasked to create an Intelligence Division and to direct the entire department toward the Intelligence Led Policing Model of law enforcement. Detective Seals became a graduate of the Alpha Group (a world leader in Intelligence Officer training), set up a secure intelligence database using, among other tools, the Public Engines software suite, including CrimeReports, CommandCentral and TipSoft. Since the inception of that unit, he has received hundreds of training hours with regard to Intelligence, including Intelligence Analysis, Criminal Investigative Analysis, Intelligence Gathering, Terrorism, Security and Integrity, Human Trafficking and Gang Investigations. His intelligence division became a model in the State of Georgia, with agencies from within Georgia, as well as from neighboring states, coming to him for direction for their department. In 2010, Detective Seals was appointed to the Georgia Crime Information Center board as the only Intelligence Officer to ever do so. In 2013, Detective Seals joined Public Engines full time as the Director of Public Safety and Strategy. Seals worked directly with law enforcement agencies across the globe to ensure they have the best tools and training to most effectively utilize the Public Engines product suite. He was also integral in implementing tools such as; Intelligence Sharing and Predictive Technologies. In 2015, PublicEngines was purchased by Motorola and Seals was named as a Motorola Industry Specialist, where he now leads their Professional Services Division. Seals has trained over 2000 law enforcement officers in nearly all 50 US states and 8 countries. Seals has taught classes on: Gang Investigations, Intelligence Sharing, Social Media Investigations, Child Pornography/Human Trafficking, Intelligence-Led Policing and Predictive Technologies. He has trained on various topics such as; Intelligence Led Policing, Social Media Investigations, and Predictive Policing methodologies. He has been a featured speaker for many organizations including; The Georgia State Intelligence Network, the International Association of Crime Analysts, the FBI National Academy Continuing Education Division, International Association of Chiefs of Police, the 19th Annual Violent Gang Information Sharing Conference in New York, NASA Langley, the Pentagon, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police, and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.

Canadian SPIRIT

  • Publisher: SPIRIT Shack Productions
  • Total Episodes: 39

Hosts Kelly McMillan and Darcy Baruta of the Supernatural/Paranormal Investigations and Research Institute (SPIRIT) Explore the Supernatural, Paranormal and downright weird cases of Canada using the skills they’ve honed as paranormal researchers. This Podcast contains adult language and disturbing themes. Keep out of reach of Children…..and the elderly. This is Canadian SPIRIT.

Pining for Penny

  • Publisher: Heather & Emily
  • Total Episodes: 11

This is the one and only fan podcast exclusively for the Three Pines Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny. For fans of the series or those who are simply investigators at heart who love murder mysteries, join us each episode as we summarize the chapters, discuss and eat delicious French Canadian foods from the book, and (attempt) to speak French.

What the Phuc

  • Publisher: Phuc Truong & Roberto Souza
  • Total Episodes: 20

Podcast about science, honest opinions and how to live your best life! Follow Phuc, an entrepreneur In Boston as he chases the American Dream, works on cool startups (using cutting edge science/tech) and investigates spirituality, family, UFO’s (UAP’s) and the meaning of life. Hosted by Roberto Souza, an entrepreneur that’s living the Canadian Dream in sunny Dominican Republic (with his wife/kids) working remotely as a videographer/digital animator/graphic designer.

Reported Missing

  • Publisher: Rebbeca Marroquin
  • Total Episodes: 9

A podcast that investigates WHY Canadians go missing, HOW it affects society, and WHAT our country is doing to effectivley prevent and respond to the issue. We give families a chance to tell the stories of their loved ones, their search for answers, and any challenges along the way. @reportedmissingpod on Instagram.

Squatch Ranger Files

  • Publisher: Squatch Ranger
  • Total Episodes: 14

Sasquatch and Bigfoot stories from all over the country are told here! We are stationed in Oklahoma and we work closely with the Native Oklahoma Bigfoot Research Organization, The North Canadian River Project, and the Red Dirt Cryptid‘s Investigation team. Fasten your seatbelt‘s if you are ready to hear some real life Bigfoot encounter stories from the eyewitness’s point of view, Narrated by your host, the Squatch Ranger! Support this podcast:

Plain Bicycle

  • Publisher: Erin Riediger
  • Total Episodes: 6

“This is not a bike shop, this is a culture bomb” Plain Bicycle is a 6 part mini-series that asks the question; can bicycle culture be imported? The podcast follows a group of Canadians who travel to the Netherlands to fill a shipping container with second hand Dutch bicycles to bring home to Canada. Host Erin Riediger speaks to the Plain Bicycle Project team and Dutch cycling experts Herbert Tiemens and Modacity’s Melissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett. Plain Bicycle investigates why cycling is so prevalent in the Netherlands, what Dutch bicycle culture is and how it may have the power to influence everyday transportation in North America.

Mystery Canucks

  • Publisher: Mystery Canucks
  • Total Episodes: 11

We are the Mystery Canucks – a team of Canadian idiots who love all things mysterious! Join us as we investigate the bizarre, the unsolved, the macabre, the paranormal, the extraterrestrial, and yes, even… THE MYSTERIOUS!

Future Frontiers in Residential Real Estate

  • Publisher: Sean Zahedi
  • Total Episodes: 2

In the midst of an affordable housing crisis, the Canadian Real Estate industry must come together to find innovative solutions to build a stronger future. Future Frontiers in Residential Real Estate is a Canadian podcast produced by RAD Marketing and hosted by Sean Zahedi, VP, created to investigate the key factors affecting the residential market and find the solutions in revolutionary technology, design, and processes.

James Rose’s Audiobooks

  • Publisher: James Rose
  • Total Episodes: 15

This is the place to find the audio recordings of my writing endeavours.Run For Roses is a prequel to Chung Piece. Run For Roses is a road trip novel featuring two road trips. That of Meko and the dog Foxworth headed down the west coast. And of Sunny and Meko, cousins who think of themselves as brothers on a road trip from New Orleans to Lousville Kentucky. They aim to win money at the Kentucky Derby to help a friend out struggling with late-stage cancer. The two road trips are connected, but how?Chung Piece tells the story of Meko Torres, a roving freelance journalist in the twilight of his twenties with a lust for romance, art, skiing, and the natural world. When Meko moves to Aspen from Taos, NM, he’s soon immersed in investigative reporting a story about an opaque charitable foundation with dubious intention.Fastest Course in the West is the story of a man’s quest to run the California International Marathon in hopes of qualifying for the oldest and most prestigious road racing event: the Boston Marathon. It showcases the physical and mental agony and also the ecstasy of running with purpose 26.2 miles.Six and Sunny tells of the adventures of Chuck Bailey, a young, workaholic management consultant. Bailey grows tired of living his life out of a suitcase and decides to leave it all behind to work as a lift operator at a small Canadian ski resort. Just as Bailey starts to settle into his new lifestyle, an unexpected visit from an ex-girlfriend changes everything.Boo Hoff tells the story of Layla, a resourceful young woman in search of self. Layla attends the SoCal youth rite of passage that is the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival with mixed horror and pleasure. It is about finding one’s inner compass and the recovery of

The Primary Source

  • Publisher: Steve Wyer
  • Total Episodes: 6

On the Primary Source we investigate moments and movements in the Canadian Historical narrative. We try to employ multiple perspectives from the historical sources. Each episode features a new guest who completes research on their own. We join together in synergy to create a podcast of informal conversation on the topic

In the Arctic Seas by Francis McClintock (1819 – 1907)

  • Publisher: LibriVox
  • Total Episodes: 38

In 1857, Lady Jane Franklin, the wife of Sir John Franklin, who went missing with his entire crew during his 1845 expedition to discover the Northwest Passage, commissioned Captain Francis McClintock to investigate what had happened to the expedition, and purchased for him the small steam yacht known as the ‘Fox’. This is McClintock’s own account of the two year voyage of the ‘Fox’. Following an initially unsuccessful attempt to cross the Davis Strait, the ‘Fox’ was forced to spend the first winter trapped in the sea-ice off the coast of Greenland. After the next year’s thaw, McClintock eventually reached the islands of the Canadian Arctic, where an extensive search finally revealed the grisly truth of the fate of Franklin. (Summary by Patrick Eaton)

Taken Abroad

  • Publisher: Taken Abroad
  • Total Episodes: 7

On April 16, 2009, while on a trip to Kaduna, Nigeria, Canadian Julie Mulligan is ripped from her car, assaulted with a machine gun and taken hostage by unknown assailants. Hours later she’s forced to call her husband John and demand a cash ransom. What happens next, sets off an unbelievable 14 days, that brings an Albertan family to their breaking point. Host Marci Ien relives every moment of the kidnapping through emotional interviews from Julie and John Mulligan – and further conversations with their closest family and friends. These dramatic recollections are interwoven with Marci’s narration and an original soundtrack, creating a suspenseful podcast series that’s engaging and informative. Additionally, Marci reaches out to the world’s top kidnap and ransom experts, occasionally pivoting from Julie’s story to investigate the many questions that come up around international hostage taking. In the end Marci reunites with Julie to reveal an answer to the one question Julie has been left asking – what happened to her kidnappers.

Through The Cracks – The untold story of Mbuyisa Makhubu

  • Publisher: Primedia Broadcasting
  • Total Episodes: 4

Do you know who Mbuyisa Makhubu is? His tortured face stares out from Sam Nzima’s famous photograph of the 1976 Soweto Uprising but little is known about the tall, lanky man in dungarees carrying a wounded Hector Pieterson. This four part podcast series investigates his journey from the most wanted man in Soweto, into exile and to his disappearance in 1978. For decades speculation swirled about what happened to Makhubu until in 2013 it was revealed that a man languishing in a Canadian prison could be the iconic June 16 hero. This tumultuous story is told through the voices of those who were close to Makhubu and through exclusive documents and archive images. This investigation also delicately uncovers a long buried family secret which may hold the key to whether fourty years later, Mbuyisa Makhubu has been found.


  • Publisher: Lazy Geniuses Productions
  • Total Episodes: 8

When dead bodies begin piling up in a small Canadian town, a journalist for the local paper, Daniel Bishop, begins to investigate. However, it quickly becomes apparent that Bishop has dark secrets of his own.

A Check-Up on Healthcare

  • Publisher: Kuldeep Bhangu
  • Total Episodes: 7

A Check-Up on Healthcare dives deep to investigate and uncover the hidden controversies of the Canadian healthcare system. From the disturbing relations of nurses and physicians to the COVID-19 blues running through every person, this podcast researches it all. During this rough time, it is more crucial to address current health concerns which impact each person. Whether you are an aspiring medical professional or simply an individual trying to become your healthiest self, this podcast will expand your perspective, as I speak to healthcare professionals about their opinions and experiences.

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