About "Explore Podcast"

Explore: A Canadian Geographic podcast, hosted by David McGuffin.

Perry Bellegarde at an event held Nov. 4, 2021 at Canada’s Centre for Geography and Exploration in Ottawa to celebrate his appointment as Honorary President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
The First Nations political leader and Honorary President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society reflects on his childhood on reserve and his role as an oskâpêwis — a Cree word meaning helper

Dave Bidini holds up a copy of the West End Phoenix, which he founded in response to the disappearance of community newspapers in Toronto. (Photo courtesy of Dave Bidini)

Photo courtesy of Dave Bidini
The Rheostatics frontman, bestselling author and community newspaper publisher shares why hyper-local storytelling matters more now than ever before

Dr. Daniel Pauly, a marine biologist and expert on the decline of the world’s fisheries, warns we are approaching “the end of fish.” (Photo: Sea Around Us)

Photo: Sea Around Us
The marine biologist on why we’re asking too much of the ocean — and how to protect the future of fish

Former federal minister Catherine McKenna speaks at an event celebrating her Honourary Fellowship to the Royal Canadian Geographical Society on Aug. 19, 2021. (Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo)

Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo
A century after the first woman was elected to the Canadian Parliament, one of the most prominent figures in present-day politics shares her thoughts on how to amplify diverse voices in the Commons

Emily Choy studies murres, small, deep-diving seabirds that nest by the tens of thousands on the high, barren cliffs of Coats Island in the Canadian Arctic. The murres are vulnerable to increasing summer heatwaves and are changing their diet as their preferred food, Arctic cod, shifts north in search of colder waters.

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s newest Explorer-in-Residence shares insights from her summers studying murres in the High Arctic — a region she calls an “early warning system” for climate change
Canada’s former Poet Laureate gives us a tour of the cultural geography of Black Nova Scotia

Photo courtesy Harvey Locke

Photo courtesy Harvey Locke
The UN Climate Change Conference taking place now in Glasgow might be the planet’s last best chance to prevent a climate and biodiversity catastrophe, according to one of the world’s foremost conservationists
A man holds binoculars while looking out over a brown field

Patrick Nadeau is the new president of Birds Canada. (Photo: Martin Lipman)

Photo: Martin Lipman
The new president of Birds Canada gives us an inside look at Canada’s largest citizen science movement
David McGuffin and Adam Shoalts

Explore host David McGuffin, left, interviews Adam Shoalts about the inspiration for his latest book, The Whisper on the Night Wind.

Gather ’round and listen as explorer and bestselling author Adam Shoalts spins a spine-tingling tale of tracking a legendary creature in Labrador’s Mealy Mountains

Left: Former Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner Marie Wilson. Right: Messages written by schoolchildren as part of Orange Shirt Day, which has now been recognized as a federal statutory holiday, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photos: CBC; Lisa Charleyboy)

Photos: CBC; Lisa Charleyboy
For the former Commissioner of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30 is akin to Remembrance Day
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