Or find yourself hungry for more about the story that’s buzzing on social media, but without the time to sort through all the noise? We’ll take care of that for you in 15 minutes or less, every day. Welcome to the Big Story. Going beyond the headlines, we tackle the topics on the minds of Canadians with intelligence and wit, drawing on our network of the country’s best journalists.
From real estate prices and looming elections, to legal pot and the latest front in the culture war, we have the viral and vital discussions that arm listeners with the knowledge to dive right into the topic that will shape the conversation today.
We’ll do it with humour, empathy and wit and no shortage of the little details you didn’t know existed. Each episode will be published at 6 a.m., ensuring listeners are informed and entertained as they start their day.
Jordan Heath-Rawlings has been a journalist for more than 15 years, including time as a reporter on the news beat at the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star, city editor of several daily commuter papers across Canada, a founding editor of Sportsnet Magazine and director of editorial planning for magazines and websites including Maclean’s, Chatelaine, FLARE, MoneySense and more. He’s made a career out of bothering very smart people with very weird questions, and that’s about to come in handy.
Claire Brassard has been a storyteller her entire life. She was that kid who went to theatre camp every year, and was furiously involved in the production of school plays. Before venturing into the podcast world, she was a news anchor & editor at 680 News, and wrote for various blogs. Claire enjoys travelling, going to comedy shows, keeping wayward interviews on track and referring to herself in the third person.
Meghan Collie fervently believes in the power of storytelling. Armed with a degree in philosophy and an unending curiosity, she’s always wondering “why?” Previously an assistant features editor at FLARE, you’ll find her questions range in topic from “why is Antoni Porowski so friggen cute?” to “what can we do to give more women a seat at the table?” Now in the world of podcasts, you’ll find her tweeting and ‘gramming all day long, asking “why?” just a little bit louder than before.
Stefanie Phillips is a young reporter inspired to share important stories that matter to Canadians. She has been cultivating a career in multimedia reporting since 2013 and is currently finishing a degree in journalism at Ryerson University. After working for CJRU 1280 in Toronto, Stefanie fell in love with audio storytelling and has been pursuing a career in radio and podcasting ever since. Let her follow you around with a microphone and challenge her to find the perfect music for your #mood.