The strange story of Madame Henault, a peddler of a so-called miracle elixir that took Toronto by storm in 1882. Somehow, she roped in Canada’s greatest living athlete and inadvertently made history.
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The story of Larrupin’ Larry Gains, a black boxer from turn-of-the-century Cabbagetown who took the boxing world by storm. Larry’s lifelong battle against racism in the sport he loved remains sadly relevant today.
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Our first ever Halloween episode examines the truth behind Toronto’s most famous ghost story.
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Tonight’s episode focuses on the uniquely Canadian intersection of hockey and faith through the story of Fr. Les Costello, the promising young Maple Leaf who gave up a hockey career to become a wildly unconventional Catholic priest.
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Well, folks, I did it. It’s not exactly Serial but I have here for your enjoyment the very first episode of the Church & Carlton podcast. In light of recent events, I think it’s especially prescient.
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Tonight’s episode features an infamous baseball game that would change Toronto forever and calls into question some of the stories we like to tell ourselves about our city.