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20 Best Canadian Theatre Podcasts of 2022

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

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

O Canada w/ Earl Jive

  • Publisher: KX FM
  • Total Episodes: 116

Earl brings Canadian Music to Laguna Beach, with “O CANADA” on KX FM 104.7, a blend of Firesign Theatre wit, Jive Story Telling, and Canadian Music from the past 9 decades, blended into a Musical Smoothie.

Reprint: A Series of Short Canadian Musicals

  • Publisher: Victoria Barber
  • Total Episodes: 3

The Musical Stage Company, the largest and leading charitable musical theatre company in Canada, is thrilled to release 3 new Canadian musicals by some of our Country’s most exciting musical writers and composers. These musicals were developed and presented as part of the inaugural production of Launch Pad, a ground-breaking musical development residency from The Musical Stage Company and Yonge Street Theatricals. This innovative program offers a 10-month residency in which musical theatre creators and artistic teams navigate a full developmental process, shepherding 30-minute musicals from conception to production, with guidance from internationally renowned mentors. These three original musicals were prompted by major breaking news and surprising niche headlines and were inspired by the archives at The Globe and Mail. Following the development process, these new works premiered August 2019 on the 17th Floor of The Globe and Mail building in a public performance titled ‘REPRINT’.

Behold Dianna

  • Publisher: Borderland Pride
  • Total Episodes: 12

Behold Dianna is a podcast miniseries celebrating the late Dianna Boileau, one of the first Canadians to receive gender-affirming surgery, back in the 1970s. In this series, you will hear Dianna’s story in her own words, through a reading of her autobiographical novel, “Behold, I Am a Woman”, originally written by Dianna with author Felicity Cochrane. This podcast is produced by Borderland Pride, the LGBTQ2 Pride organization serving the Rainy River District in Northwestern Ontario – the unconventional queer frontier where Dianna spent some of her formative years and gained support for her transition from a local physician. The series features present-day commentary, dramatic readings by members of Fort Frances Little Theatre, and audio of Dianna herself. Credits for individual episodes are provided in the descriptions and audio content. See the episode descriptions for content warnings. Inquiries may be directed to [email protected]

Xing The Gap, with Rick Miller

  • Publisher: Rick Miller
  • Total Episodes: 20

An inter-generational podcast hosted by Canadian theatre creator Rick Miller, star of the BOOM Trilogy. In each episode, Miller (a GenX-er) speaks with 2 guests from 2 different generations to uncover gaps in how we see the world. Through conversation, competition, cooperation and (sometimes) karaoke, we build bridges of understanding, find a shared humanity, and save the world from itself. BOOM!

The Boringville Chronicles

  • Publisher: Friendly Rich & Cory McCallum
  • Total Episodes: 8

Written and produced by Canadian duo of writer/performer Cory McCallum (Olde, Pant City) and composer Friendly Rich Marsella (The Tom Green Show), this 7-episode podcast is theatre for the mind, borrowing equally from SCTV as it does old-time radioplays.

Overly Dramatic with Brent and Patrick

  • Publisher: Patrick Russell
  • Total Episodes: 15

A couple of former drama teachers, Patrick and Brent, have funny takes on mostly Canadian topics. Patrick taught high school drama for many years. He’s an improv performer and a standup comedian. Brent is a musician, actor, and also a stand up comic. He travelled around Canada for years doing theatre and film and TV. He also taught high school drama. Follow us on Instagram: @overlydramaticpodcast

The Canadian Play Thing

  • Publisher: Canadian Play Thing
  • Total Episodes: 7

Canadian Play Thing is a playwright-centered virtual theatre featuring the work of artists from coast to coast to coast working to connect our theatre family across the country.

ThisGen Podcast

  • Publisher: Why Not Theatre
  • Total Episodes: 8

In ThisGen Podcast, Toronto-based theatre director and playwright Rimah Jabr interviews Fellows and Mentors from Why Not Theatre’s inaugural ThisGen Fellowship, inviting audiences for a chance to listen to the journeys of the incredible artists who participated in the 2020 Fellowship. ThisGen Fellowship is an accelerator to support BIPOC women and non-binary artists get to the next level in their careers through mentorship, networking and training opportunities. Listen in as they engage in complex and international conversations about art and the industry, and discover how mentorship can address systemic barriers to access and support artists to re-imagine the future of leadership in Canadian theatre. Learn more: whynot.theatre/thisgenpod

Riesling and Raven

  • Publisher: Raven S Klawe
  • Total Episodes: 28

From theatre and arts and culture, to drag race Canada, and Canadian politics, Riesling and Raven is the newest podcast where we join Canadian Evil drag queen, Raven S Klawe, as she discusses various topics over a glass of chilled Riesling. Riesling and Raven is sure to entertain, inspire, and ruffle a few feathers. So strap in, lower the blinds, pop open a bottle and put on your heels, cause she knows exactly what we need. Find me on all my social media’s here: https://instabio.cc/Ravensklawe

Daily Dawless

  • Publisher: 59 Perlen
  • Total Episodes: 15

59 Perlen is the solo music project from Matthias Rosenkranz. He was born in Gemany and lives nowadays in Zurich, Switzerland. Making electronic music since 20 years, he started releasing tracks started under the alias 59 Perlen in 2019 with his very first pop-oriented single “Arabische Nacht”, which expresses his deep love for sounds from the Middle East. The release was accompanied by a music video, which was created in collaboration with the German / Costa Rican artist Bernardo San Rafael. In early 2020, 59 Perlen played his first 1 hour performance of deep house music titled “Explorations”. It marked the step towards a new artistical direction and it got later released as a collection of tracks titled “Dawless”. The single “By Far” (June 2020) proved that 59 Perlen understands how real deep progressive house should work. It’s a deep and intense track that takes the listener to a journey to its childhood and got supported by DJs around the globe.  In September 2020, 59 Perlen releases another pure dawless Minimal EP, “Blackbox Sessions”. And this journey continued with his project “Lunation 1209”, 59 Perlen’s very first conceptual 4 Track EP. It’s also the very first time he collaborates with a number of guest vocalists and artists. “Lunation 1209” dropped on Oct. 9. ​ During the COVID pandemy, 59 Perlen developed more and more towards a computerless way of producing music and tracks. This development started with his release “Dawless”, and lead to a series of ambient- and house releases. In October 2020, he started sharing his passion for dawless music with other musicians through his brandnew daily podcast “Daily Dawless” where he presents a new dawless produced track every day. 2020 marks the year when 59 Perlen started to score soundscapes for contemporary art and theatre projects, starting with “Tension” from artist Bernardo San Rafael. His music podcast „The Life of Music“ airs once a month. Co-hosted by Canadian artist Twilight Music Sculpture, the show supports indie music artists across all dance and house subgenres.

PTC Podcast: Audio adventures inside PTC Projects

  • Publisher: PTC
  • Total Episodes: 4

PTC is a dramaturgically-focused theatre company that finds, nurtures, and advances the Canadian playwright, supporting new plays from creation to performance. We collaborate on new work with emerging and established theatre artists. Through carefully curated programs and deep conversations with artists, we help them transform their practice and ideas.

Theatre 10:30

  • Publisher: Entertainment Radio
  • Total Episodes: 8

Theatre 10:30 was a Canadian Old Time Radio show. The date of the broadcast for the episodes is generally unknown. The shows are in the genres of horror, fantasy and mystery. It was a production of CBC Radio.

Disability Stage Right

  • Publisher: Disability Stage Right
  • Total Episodes: 11

Welcome to Disability Stage Right: a podcast about putting artists, access and disability on stage, right. DSR examines access to, and the barriers faced in, training, physical spaces and attitudes through interviews and discussions with incredible Canadian theatre and performing artists with disabilities. We’d love to hear what you think, and continue the conversations we have in each episode. You can find us: On Twitter @DisabilityStage On Instagram or FB @disabilitysr or email us at: dsrpodcast at gmail.com Or join our mailing list: https://mailchi.mp/5ed7a4511483/kip8b0vovd

Made in Canada: an agricultural podcast

  • Publisher: rice & beans theatre
  • Total Episodes: 10

Where does our food come from? Who grows it? Who is nourished by it? Made in Canada: an agricultural podcast goes in-depth to illustrate the issues surrounding Canada’s migrant workers. We speak with activist, artist and experts on the Seasonal Agricultural Program in Canada and the injustices faced by the folks who ensure that Canadian stores, famers markets and plates have food. Working as a companion podcast to Made in Canada: an agricultural song cycle, we also go behind the mic for the creation of each song on the album week by week.The podcast is written and narrated by Pedro Chamale, edited and co-produced by Kathleen Flaherty, and produced by Derek Chan and Howard Dai of rice & beans theatre. Made in Canada Song Cycle is possible by the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, The BC Arts Council, The Province of British Columbia, and the City of Vancouver. You can find out more about the Podcast and Made in Canada: an agriculture song cycle, or support us and purchase the album at micsongcyle.ca.

The Revolutions

  • Publisher: SpiderWebShow
  • Total Episodes: 5

Join host Camila Diaz-Varela as she explores the process of creating The Revolutions this past September at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts in Kingston. We have always been challenged by process based blog posts about creation, and we hope this podcast will continue to feature discussions on the dramaturgical question: what defines Canadian theatre now? SpiderWebShow.ca is the first and only nationally-driven performing arts website of its kind in Canada. It is a practice-based network where cultural change is captured and examined.

Victim Impact Podcast

  • Publisher: Theatre Conspiracy
  • Total Episodes: 3

The Victim Impact podcast series investigates one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Canadian history. Rashida Samji’s complex and mysterious fraud scheme involved over $110 million and affected the lives of hundreds of victims. The podcast is created by Theatre Conspiracy with a live theatre production premiering in June 2018. The podcast is written and narrated by Tim Carlson and co-produced by Kathleen Flaherty and David Mesiha. Artwork by Belinda Bruce and Music by David Mesiha. conspiracy.ca/events/2018/6/9/pr…pact-at-the-cultch

Great Alumni Roundup Tour podcast

  • Publisher: Canadian Improv Games
  • Total Episodes: 8

The Canadian Improv Games is Canada’s largest high school theatre festival. Since 1977 we’ve brought students together to explore improv in a supportive and fun environment. For the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Improv Games, CIG all-stars Spencer Dunn and Michelle Hart are hitting the good ol’ Trans Canada highway to kick off the CIG40 Celebration. This podcast is their record of that trip.

Cinépeg

  • Publisher: Viva! Manitobaville
  • Total Episodes: 3

In 1897 the first Canadian produced films were the work of Manitoban James Freer, a farmer whose works depicted everyday life on the Prairies. Today, this tradition is alive and well as witnessed, in the darkened theatres with the silver screens…

The Tarragon Podcast

  • Publisher: Tarragon Theatre
  • Total Episodes: 6

A podcast from the home of the Canadian playwright, Tarragon Theatre. Since 1970, Tarragon has been creating engaging performances that challenge the heart, mind and spirit. We look for opportunities to explore the world around us through the eyes of our artists. Featuring thought-provoking discussions about the core of our work, The Tarragon Podcast will take you deeper inside an iconic part of the Canadian theatre community. Join us as we unpack the Tarragon way through talkbacks, lectures, interviews and more. For more information, visit www.tarragontheatre.com.

Stefan Kaegi – ON BINOCULARS AND REMOTE CONTROLLED SPECTATORS (O DALJNOGLEDIH IN DALJINSKO VODENIH GLEDALCIH)

  • Publisher: radioCona, http://www.cona.si/radio
  • Total Episodes: 1

Stefan Kaegi – ON BINOCULARS AND REMOTE CONTROLLED SPECTATORS (O DALJNOGLEDIH IN DALJINSKO VODENIH GLEDALCIH), 8 March 2010, 7.00 – 10.00 p.m., Cankarjev dom, M3/M4, Stefan Kaegi is an established international multidisciplinary artist. He stages living ready-mades or transplants experts onto the stage and into the grey zone between reality and fiction, using documentary material and theatrical interventions. Stefan Kaegi will show and comment short videos on recent productions of the Rimini Protocoll including Egyptian muezzins, Swiss airport-kids as well as 200 avatars remote controlled by a Canadian audience. Stefan Kaegi (Swiss) is a theatre director who focuses on the question of drama in everyday life. His works reflect documentary theatre, radio shows and works in urban places of diverse collective participation. The basis of his work is his research method combined with auditions and a conceptual process. His work stems from his desire to make the invisible voices be heard and identified as the voices of professionals. He is part of the Rimini Protokoll artistic group. He lives in Berlin, where Rimini Protokoll members are artists in residency at HAU. Project of Stefan Kaegi is supported by Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Republic of Slovenia, Pro Helevtie. Thanks to Embassy of Embassy of the Republic of Switzerland. Maska project is supported by: Anna Lindh Foundation, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia

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