In June of 2018, Canada’s first daily news podcast, The Big Story, was born. Since then, The Big Story has released almost 1,000 episodes, amassed more than 15 million downloads, and received several awards and nominations.
The Big Story promises to take listeners inside the events, topics and moments that matter to Canadians from coast to coast to coast, and to tell these stories with context, heart, and humour. The show’s mission has stayed the same throughout: a really curious person talks to a really smart person, and we bring that conversation to you.
In less than 30 minutes every weekday, we’ll give you a better understanding of something that matters to the world around you.
New episodes are released every weekday morning at 4 a.m. Eastern. We love listener feedback and topic suggestions and you can email the team directly right here!
Jordan has spent more than two decades at all levels of Canadian media. He began his career as a newspaper reporter and editor with various Toronto dailies. He was a founding editor of Sportsnet Magazine in 2011 and went on to revamp and lead Sportsnet.ca’s newsroom as Deputy Editor. As Director of Special Projects at Rogers Media, he worked with magazines like Maclean’s, Today’s Parent, and Chatelaine on their biggest editorial initiatives. In 2018, he moved to podcasting and launched Frequency Podcast Network, where he oversees a network of 30+ shows and hosts Frequency’s award-winning flagship daily news show, The Big Story. Jordan is also the host of the critically acclaimed narrative podcast The Gravy Train, which details the life and legacy of the late Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. He lives in Toronto with his wife and young daughter and enjoys sports, reading, whiskey, asking questions and getting answers.
Stefanie is the lead producer of The Big Story. She puts the show together and ensures it’s ready to go each morning. Before working at Frequency, Stefanie was a producer at the CBC and wrote for a number of Toronto-based publications. When she’s not chasing guests, recording interviews or editing episodes for The Big Story, Stefanie has her hand in a number of other projects at the network, including The Gravy Train and Paradigm.
Joe joined the team at Frequency as a producer after first working here as an intern while completing his Masters of Journalism degree at X University. He loves podcasts that make him laugh, cry, or furrow his extremely pronounced brow. He enjoys all facets of audio work, from scripting to hosting and sound design, and has thus far worked on a diverse array of projects, including The Reheat, Fireside Canada, and The Big Story.
Braden is Frequency’s resident sound designer. He joined the network after a stint at the CBC working on sound design for long-form narrative podcasts. After acquiring a taste for crafting soundscapes from his work on This Place and Pieces, Braden is excited to share these skills with the Frequency team and take the listener with him. Comedy podcasts (especially niche, improv shows) are his favourite to listen to in his spare time.