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Uncover is an investigative series from CBC Podcasts. Season 7: Dead Wrong. Season 6: Satanic Panic. Season 5: Sharmini. Season 4: The Cat Lady Case. Season 3: The Village. Season 2: Bomb on Board. Season 1: Escaping NXIVM.


S7 E8: Still Waiting

What now? Bousquet reviews the original police investigation, talks with Glen and his family, and wonders: What does justice look like? Will anyone be held accountable? And what other innocent person might be in prison?
28/07/2045m 35s

S7 E7: No Malicious Intent

Glen’s last hope — a federal lawyer opens a new investigation that leads to a hearing at the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. Tim works to get sealed court documents released to the public. The result is a bombshell.
21/07/2039m 23s

S7 E6: The Trail of a Killer

An RCMP profiler and analyst is put on a killer’s case. He starts to make links that lead to a shocking discovery. Can this be helpful to Glen?
14/07/2045m 46s

S7 E5: The Cold Walls of Prison

Glen faces new horrors while being locked up in prison. But then he makes a connection with someone on the outside who provides a lifeline — and possibly, a route to freedom.
07/07/2043m 8s

S7 E4: Fresh Evidence

The day after Glen is convicted of murder he starts to work on his appeal. A new lawyer and an ex-RCMP private investigator find fresh evidence that should help get Glen a new trial.
30/06/2045m 5s

S7 E3: The Trial

The trial of Glen Assoun for the second degree murder of Brenda Way starts on June 1, 1999. But within days, the trial takes an expected turn, and events begin to unfold that place Glen in an impossible situation.
23/06/2048m 41s

S7 E2: Psychic Visions

The police investigation into Brenda Way’s murder is going nowhere until a new investigator is assigned to the case. Suddenly, new witnesses and evidence start to appear, and all of it points in one direction.
16/06/2038m 26s

S7 E1: Pitbull

On November 12, 1995, 28-year-old Brenda Way is found murdered behind an apartment building in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Investigative journalist Tim Bousquet discovers, right in his own neighbourhood, a community of sex workers and a pattern of violence that indicates this is not the first time.
16/06/2046m 0s

S7: Dead Wrong - Trailer

Twenty-five years ago, Brenda Way was found murdered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. A botched investigation followed, resulting in the wrongful imprisonment of Glen Assoun—who served more than 17 years for the crime. How could one investigation go so wrong? And where is the justice for Brenda?
11/06/203m 29s

Introducing Someone Knows Something: Donald Izzett Jr.

In Someone Knows Something Season 6, Debra has been searching for her son, Donald Izzett Jr. for 25 years. The last time she spoke with him was Mother’s Day. He had called from a road trip, but sounded upset, saying he needed money. Then the phone went dead. Donnie’s friend told police that he dropped him off in New Orleans. But Debra thinks he was murdered. And decides to investigate the case herself. Here's an excerpt from the first episode. Full episodes are available at hyperurl.co/skscbc
12/05/204m 18s

Bonus: Hidden Messages, Backmasking and the Satanic Panic

From the '60s to the '90s, parents worried messages hidden in rock albums would make their children do drugs and worship the devil. The truth could only be revealed if these records were played backwards. Twenty Thousand Hertz — a podcast about the world’s most recognizable and interesting sounds — unveils the history behind the backmasking panic and why our brains hear hidden messages. Subscribe to the podcast at 20k.org
17/03/2028m 42s

S6 E7: What good can come of this?

Far from healed, the Martensville Nightmare remains an open wound for those who lived through it. And yet for the rest of us, the history is all but lost — a symbol of the broader failure across the board to face the effects of the Satanic Panic head on or to learn its lessons. But, some surprising good did emerge out of all the pain.
10/03/2050m 44s

S6 E6: ‘I remember telling them nothing happened to me’

How does it come to be that hundreds of children across North America and beyond report such similar crimes? How has a phenomenon that’s never seen a proven case become so real in the minds of so many? And what does it mean for the children at the centre of it all?
03/03/2043m 30s

S6 E5: The Many Martensvilles

As devastating as the Martensville Nightmare is for all involved, it’s just one piece of a much bigger picture. FBI special agent Ken Lanning spent the ‘80s trying to figure out what the hell was happening across North America, and why.
25/02/2050m 7s

S6 E4: ‘There is still time to wake up'

A local activist in Saskatoon, Marjaleena Repo, says she knew instantly that the accused were innocent, victims of nothing less than mass hysteria. Though she sounds the alarm in any forum she can find, her warnings are ignored.
18/02/2048m 11s

S6 E3: ‘You got to be friggin’ kidding me’

As the number of suspects continues to grow, rumours of an underground Satanic cult whose members include police officers have taken root. Saskatoon Police Officer John Popowich finds himself facing “the worst things that a human being can be accused of.”
11/02/2038m 7s

S6 E2: 'It was hell'

By June 1992, nine people face nearly 180 charges related to the sexual abuse of children who have attended a home daycare in Martensville. Journalist Dan Zakreski revisits the sites of the story that dominated everyone's attention, including a ‘Devil Church,’ and reflects on his own role in spreading the story. Then, we meet a young mother searching for answers who shares her own heartrending story of a childhood turned upside down by the Martensville Nightmare.
04/02/2040m 21s

S6 E1: 'It was such a perfect place'

Police Officer Claudia Bryden is drawn into a bizarre case unfolding in the peaceful Prairie town of Martensville, Saskatchewan. What starts with a single complaint about an alleged sexual assault in a home daycare grows into something bigger and more disturbing than anyone could have imagined.
04/02/2036m 56s

S6: Satanic Panic - Trailer

Throughout the 1980s, Satanic cults were widely believed to be preying on children — torturing and terrorizing them as part of dark rituals. Across North America, there were hundreds of false allegations, scores of unjust criminal trials and countless lives torn apart. But never any real proof. By the early 90s, the panic reached the tiny Prairie town of Martensville, Saskatchewan. And nearly 30 years later, the people touched by it all are still picking up the pieces. So what happened? And why do so many still believe to this day?
22/01/203m 30s

S5 Sharmini Bonus: Potential Witnesses Emerge

Two new sources come forward with statements on Sharmini Anandavel’s murder. One claims he has carried the image of Sharmini with Stanley Tippett for twenty years. The other says that a photograph of Tippett published in fall 2019 brought back a memory---a jog near where her body was found.
20/01/2026m 48s

Introducing Chasing Cosby by the L.A. Times

For decades, Bill Cosby brought warmth and laughter across the country, cementing his image as “America’s Dad.” But behind that disguise was the real Bill Cosby – the monster who preyed on women by promising them mentorship, only to then drug and violate them. Hosted by Nicki Egan, the lead investigative journalist on this case, the series features jurors, lawyers, and over a dozen survivors telling their story together for the first time. “Chasing Cosby” is the definitive take on the rise and fall of America’s Dad. All six episodes out NOW: https://link.chtbl.com/r2L0Fdhf.
14/01/207m 52s

S1, S3 & S5 BONUS: The Story I Didn’t Tell

Join Ian Hanomansing and the hosts of Uncover, Missing and Murdered and Hunting Warhead as they share never-before-told stories from their podcasts in front of a live audience at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival. Josh Bloch asks if he was duped by his friend and subject of Uncover: Escaping NXIVM, Sarah Edmondson. Connie Walker reveals why she became a journalist and her hidden motivation behind her true crime podcast Missing and Murdered. Justin Ling, host of Uncover: The Village dives deep into Hollywood's connection to so-called "homosexual murders." Uncover: Sharmini host Michelle Shephard shares her approach for getting subjects to talk, and Daemon Fairless, host of Hunting Warhead questions if we should show sympathy to pedophiles.
20/12/1944m 1s

Introducing Hunting Warhead

A new investigative series from CBC Podcasts and the Norwegian newspaper VG. Hunting Warhead follows an international team of police officers as they attempt to track down the people behind a massive child-abuse site on the dark web. Listen at hyperurl.co/huntingwarhead
05/11/194m 4s

Introducing Bad Batch

When a group of patients wind up in a Texas hospital in critical condition, the trail leads back to one stem cell company and its charismatic CEO. What happens when a supposed miracle cure leaves you worse off than before? Listen to Wondery’s new series Bad Batch at wondery.fm/UncoverBadBatch
23/10/195m 30s

S5 E6: Searching for Justice

Sharmini, episode 6 - Sharmini's brother Kathees shares the last time he saw her and recalls their interactions with Stanley Tippett before she went missing. The Toronto Police shares why no one was charged for Sharmini's murder, with context of another case around the same time. We hear her voice for the first time. Also, after the credits, an update from the team.
24/09/1934m 41s

S5 E5: I Don't Recall

Sharmini, episode 5 - Michelle questions Tippett on the shifting details of his stories, while he firmly maintains his innocence. His own words from months ago —and from 1999— contain many contradictions.
24/09/1929m 53s

S5 E3: Stranger to the Truth

Sharmini, episode 3 - In the years between being a suspect in Sharmini's killing and his 2009 conviction, Stanley Tippett exhibited disturbing patterns. Michelle talks to law enforcement officers, old neighbours, and witnesses about Tippett's behaviour as he moved from Oshawa to Collingwood to Peterborough.
17/09/1935m 54s

S5 E4: Behind Bars

Sharmini, episode 4 - Michelle talks to Stanley Tippett for the first time in twenty years. Face to face.
17/09/1930m 21s

S5 E2: Saturday Morning

Sharmini, Episode 2 - Michelle visits Woodbine Junior High in North York to learn about Sharmini’s life as a Grade 9 student. Her friends, teachers, and community recall the days after the teen's disappearance, and the false stories born out of prejudice.
09/09/1929m 9s

S5 E1: The Crime Beat

Sharmini, Episode 1 - On June 12, 1999, 15-year-old Sharmini Anandavel left her family’s Toronto apartment around 9 a.m. She never returned. Her remains were found in a wooded ravine four months later. Investigative journalist Michelle Shephard revisits the case that has haunted her for twenty years and hears—for the first time—police theories about the only suspect.
09/09/1931m 32s

The ethical true crime podcast: How to make one, what not to do

Rebecca Lavoie, host of Crime Writers On..., speaks with four distinguished podcasters who work with true crime: Justin Ling, host of Uncover: The Village, Connie Walker, host of Missing & Murdered, Natalie Jablonski, producer on In The Dark, and Amber Hunt, host of Accused. They break down the ethics behind true crime podcasts, what good podcasts should work to achieve, and what to take into consideration when dealing with stories that affect real lives. This bonus episode was recorded in front of a live audience at Podcast Movement.
04/09/1943m 3s

S5: Sharmini - Trailer

On June 12, 1999, 15-year-old Sharmini Anandavel disappeared. Michelle Shephard returns to an investigation that has haunted her for 20 years.
03/09/193m 16s

S4 The Cat Lady Case Bonus - The Press Conference

Season 4 update: Detective Rob Matthews keeps his promise, and someone phones Zander with a tip.
01/09/1921m 51s

Introducing Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic

Joe Exotic loves his animals, his husbands and his animals. He’s a liger-breeding, gun-slinging, polygamous zoo owner from Oklahoma. And throughout his career, he’s made some major enemies. Listen to season 2 of Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic at wondery.fm/uncoveromdb
27/08/194m 13s

S4: The Cat Lady Case - Trailer

What happened to Joan Lawrence? Investigative journalist Zander Sherman sheds light on one of cottage country’s darkest crimes.
09/07/193m 50s

S4 E1: Silhouettes

The Cat Lady Case, Episode 1 - A witness remembers gunshots and a mysterious fire around the same time an elderly woman goes missing.
08/07/1933m 10s

S4 E2: The Man in the Cowboy Hat

The Cat Lady Case, Episode 2 - A suspicious-looking man is seen interacting with the so-called “Cat Lady” shortly before her disappearance.
07/07/1938m 55s

S4 E3: Three More Missing

The Cat Lady Case, Episode 3 - Police learn that the missing woman, Joan Lawrence, is not the only one to disappear from the small community.
06/07/1936m 58s

S4 E4: A Cold Case Turns Blue

The Cat Lady Case, Episode 4 - With evidence and suspects, police try to press charges related to the disappearances.
05/07/1945m 38s

S4 E5: Find Bones

The Cat Lady Case, Episode 5 - Information arises about where the missing seniors may be. Zander goes on a search and gets a surprise call.
04/07/1936m 5s

S4 E6: Joan

The Cat Lady Case, Episode 6 - An insider finally speaks, and new details emerge about Joan.
03/07/1948m 43s

S3 Bonus: The Village at Stonewall (World Pride New York)

Join host Justin Ling and a panel of special guests in front of a live audience at the Human Rights Conference as part of World Pride in New York City marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Panelists from around the world reflect on the movement since Stonewall and what's next for LGBTQ+ rights today.
26/06/1936m 18s

Introducing Man in the Window

From the partnership that brought you Dirty John, comes Man in the Window. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Paige St. John investigates The Golden State Killer, and traces his path of devastation through the eyes of his victims. Listen at wondery.fm/uncover or wherever you get your podcasts.
11/06/1914m 33s

Escaping NXIVM Bonus: Inside the Trial

The team behind season one of Uncover: Escaping NXIVM takes us inside the trial of NXIVM co-founder Keith Raniere and speaks with former member of the group Sarah Edmondson about her thoughts on the trial.
15/05/1937m 7s

S3 E9: The Justice Project

The Village, Bonus Episode - Trans women of colour in Detroit are confronting an epidemic of violence with the support of The Justice Project, a task force that investigates and prosecutes serious crimes against LGBTQ people. After aspiring designer and dancer Kelly Stough is murdered in Detroit, they take on her case.
13/05/1947m 48s

S3 E8: A Confession

The Village, Episode 8 - Toronto's queer community comes to grips with the truth about Bruce McArthur's crimes and pushes for changes in how violence against marginalized people is handled by police. The Toronto police cold case team has some answers in the 23 re-opened cases.
06/05/1942m 49s

S3 E7: Out Of The Closet

The Village, Episode 7 - When close to 300 men are arrested in one night in Operation Soap, Toronto's largest bathhouse raid, the queer community rises up against what they see as decades of police repression. An internal struggle in the force keeps murders unsolved.
29/04/1954m 13s

S3 E6: Getting Away With Murder

The Village, Episode 6 - The American police who investigated Mark's murder open their files to Justin, who learns Mark's and Sandy's deaths were connected, in an unexpected way. A retired beat cop who worked the Village in the 70s shares his suspicion about who murdered Sandy.
23/04/1947m 27s

S3 E5: Last Call At David's Disco

The Village, Episode 5 - Justin traces Sandy Leblanc's steps from beloved brother with humble beginnings to well-known discoteque owner in the Village's burgeoning club scene. When he's killed, rumours are rampant about who was responsible.
22/04/1946m 34s

S3 E4: Do. Your. Job.

The Village, Episode 4 - The head of the Toronto Police cold case team insists the historic, unsolved murders were fully investigated at the time. But Justin discovers otherwise, and learns these men lived and died in a time of no rights, and no protection, including from police.
15/04/1948m 37s

Escaping NXIVM Bonus: Case Update

In this update to season one, Josh Bloch sits down with Jayme Poisson, host of CBC's daily news podcast Front Burner, to unpack a number of significant developments in the case against NXIVM members. The full season of Escaping NXIVM is available in the Uncover podcast feed.
11/04/1925m 41s

S3 E3: Meet Me Under The Clock

The Village, Episode 3 - A string of unsolved murders in the 1970s share a disturbing pattern. A retired homicide detective has regrets about not solving one case: he had evidence and a sketch. But a victim's sister says police had blind spots when the victims were gay.
09/04/1954m 21s

S3 E2: Shame and Blame

The Village, Episode 2 - The community rallies as more men go missing and frustration and anger build. An anonymous source reveals how close police come to catching a serial killer, then let him go.
02/04/1943m 52s

S3 E1: How Can You Not See This?

The Village, Episode 1 - In 2010, men with similar characteristics start mysteriously disappearing from Toronto's gay village. They are all linked to one man. Investigative journalist Justin Ling follows the case as friends search for loved ones and police provide few answers.
01/04/1940m 15s

S3: The Village - Trailer

For The Village, Uncover season 3, host Justin Ling explores the numerous cases of missing and murdered men in Toronto's gay community, dating back to the 1970s. What social forces allowed these cases to go unsolved, or even unnoticed?
06/03/194m 4s

Introducing Over My Dead Body

What happens when a seemingly-perfect marriage ends in a nasty divorce and someone ends up dead? Listen to Wondery's Over My Dead Body wherever you get your podcasts.
14/02/195m 49s

S2 E6: Full Circle

Ian and Jo weigh all the evidence, and Didi returns a ring that went missing on July 8, 1965.
10/12/1853m 3s

S2 E5: Explosive Reports

Medical records show one suspect had a "deep madness towards the world," while confidential documents rule out another theory.
03/12/1853m 25s

S2 E4: The Bomb

Could the bomb have been placed by someone who wasn't on board? And what can we learn from the sister of a suspect?
26/11/1835m 49s

S2 E3: A Fifth Man

Last moments from the cockpit and evidence of a fifth suspect.
19/11/1840m 48s

S2 E2: The Suspects

Gambling, gunpowder, murder charges and insurance claims. Almost immediately police narrowed in on four suspects. Ian and Jo find out why.
11/11/1828m 50s

S2 E1: The Crash

Uncover: Bomb On Board - Episode 1. A bomb exploded on Canadian Pacific Flight 21 killing all 52 people on board. Chuck was on the ground. Didi's dad was on the plane. Witnesses offer insight into what happened July 8, 1965 - and why no one has ever been held responsible.
11/11/1837m 47s

S2: Bomb On Board - Trailer

This season, co-hosts Ian Hanomansing and Johanna Wagstaffe investigate one of the largest unsolved mass murders on Canadian soil. A bomb exploded on Canadian Pacific Flight 21 July 8, 1965, killing all 52 people aboard - and yet no charges were laid. Uncover explores what happened that night, how it affects those left behind, and the unanswered question: Who put that bomb on the plane? Note: mayday call is a reenactment
05/11/183m 5s

Season 1 Handover

Uncover hosts Josh Bloch and Ian Hanomansing discuss the making of Season 1 and reveal what's in store for Season 2.
01/11/1811m 35s

S1 E8 Bonus: The Fright Experiments

Jennifer Kobelt - Sarah Edmondson's former assistant in NXIVM - tells her story of joining NXIVM at a moment of crisis in her life and being involved in the group's so-called "fright study."
17/10/1822m 12s

S1 E8 Bonus: The Fright Experiments

Jennifer Kobelt - Sarah Edmondson's former assistant in NXIVM - tells her story of joining NXIVM at a moment of crisis in her life and being involved in the group's so-called "fright study."
17/10/1821m 43s

Introducing Someone Knows Something: Kerrie Brown

Fifteen-year-old Kerrie Brown disappeared from a house party in Thompson, Manitoba. Her body was found two days later. Host David Ridgen joins Kerrie's friends and family on their search for answers. Subscribe to Someone Knows Something now.
16/10/181h 4m

S1 E7: The Reckoning

Sarah faces criticism about her role in NXIVM and tries to come to terms with the 12 years she spent as a high-level member of the group.
25/09/1843m 58s

S1 E6: The Defence

Josh speaks to one of Keith Raniere's lawyers, Marc Agnifilo, and hears a different point of view on NXIVM and DOS.
25/09/1838m 42s

S1 E5: Blow It Up

Sarah and her husband try to escape NXIVM and take it down while warning others who are still inside.
18/09/1840m 44s

S1 E4: The Suppressives

What happens when you leave NXIVM? Those who have left or spoken out reveal the price they paid.
11/09/1841m 54s

S1 E3: Sex, Money and Nazis

Those who knew Keith Raniere intimately reveal his early life, how he started NXIVM and ended up being accused by the FBI of running a criminal enterprise.
11/09/1855m 23s

S1 E2: The Epiphany

Sarah takes us inside her journey with NXIVM, from signing up for a personal growth workshop to becoming a star recruiter for the group she now calls a cult.
04/09/1853m 26s

S1 E1: The Branding

Uncover: Escaping NXIVM - Episode 1. Sarah Edmondson is a high-level member of a self-help group called NXIVM, but an invitation to join a secret women's group called DOS leads her to do something she later regrets.
04/09/1835m 28s

S1: Escaping NXIVM - Trailer

Over the past few months, CBC documentarian Josh Bloch has been investigating NXIVM, a self-help group led by Keith Raniere. In this season of Uncover, we take you into NXIVM, and reveal how Raniere won the endorsement of actors, politicians and even a visit from the Dalai Lama.
27/03/182m 10s
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