In June of 2018, Canada’s first daily news podcast, The Big Story, was born. Since then, The Big Story has released over 1,000 episodes, amassed more than 16 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.
Joe joined the team at Frequency as a producer after first working here as an intern while completing his Masters of Journalism degree at Toronto Metropolitan 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.
Robyn Simon is a podcast producer and audio maker based in Toronto. They have a BSc in Zoology from the University of Guelph and a BA in journalism from the University of King’s College. After going back to school for journalism, Robyn worked as an associate producer in current affairs radio for CBC Nova Scotia. In 2021, they started at Pacific Content and worked on various branded shows, including IRL for Mozilla. Robyn has been a producer at TBS since the beginning of 2023.