Personal Best

Personal Best


Personal Best turns tiny goals into grand adventures. From CBC Original Podcasts.


A Big Announcement! And Check Out Radiotopia Presents: Shocking, Heartbreaking, Transformative

Rob and Andrew are back with some news. Also, a preview of a new show from Personal Best's very own Jess Shane. What really happens when stories about people’s lives are collected, edited, and consumed? Radiotopia Presents: Shocking, Heartbreaking, Transformative, a four-part non-fiction series created by Jess Shane, about the nuts and bolts of documentary storytelling, the power dynamics between makers and subjects, and rewriting unwritten rules of the documentary and non-fiction content industry. To learn more visit:
23/01/2439m 55s

Introducing: Limited Capacity

Limited Capacity is a collection of six short stories about the strange and twisted ways we interact with the internet, and with each other. Each immersive episode is packed with intimate and jarring stories that are both completely familiar and somehow confoundingly alien. It’s like Black Mirror for your ears. From the fiendishly clever mind of Rob Norman, co-creator of the hit podcast Personal Best. More episodes are available at:
18/11/2133m 15s


Joe is a hobo punk anarchist who wants to jettison part of his old self, so that he can step out onto the dance floor. Our final episode of season 2.
02/07/1932m 47s

I Know What You Packed Last Summer

Two stories. Sienna cries when confronting authority figures. Also, four strangers wake-up chained in a spooky basement...
25/06/1927m 35s

Yours in Trial and Error and Error

Fan is a poet and writer of love letters. He basks in fantasy, but he's never been able to muster any passion for cooking.
18/06/1932m 29s

Timidly Fierce

Nick is an actor who has auditioned for over 100 commercials with very little success. Is it possible he's just too cool?
11/06/1934m 39s

Know More, Carry Less

Cihang is afraid of running out of things to say. She wishes for a database of interesting tidbits to pull from at parties.
04/06/1936m 59s

48 Hours

Rob and Andrew hit the streets to find a random stranger's problem and solve it within 48 hours.
28/05/1937m 57s

The Power of You

Colleen is a very big fan of her brother-in-law's abstract paintings. She offers to sell them on his behalf, withholding the fact she has no idea how to sell.
21/05/1941m 5s

The Egg Bag

Chandler is a woman in her thirties without a credit card. The answer might be found in an unusual self-help book.
14/05/1936m 16s

Season 2 Teaser

Eight weeks of new episodes start May 14th.
30/04/191m 8s

A Ride on the Desert Bus

In our final episode of the season, Julia (different Julia than before) is a messy eater. But instead of a problem with table manners, she's convinced it's something else. Something that goes all the way back to ancient Buddhist teachings.
03/04/1834m 39s

Tragedy + Time

Two stories. Oriana can't lie and it's hurting those close to her. Also, Kevin wants to make his grandma laugh.
27/03/1833m 36s

Jackie Chan's Sleeveless Turtleneck

Yaw loved action movies as kid. As an adult, Yaw wants to land a backflip.
20/03/1836m 55s

Cow Watch 2018

Sheryl is a city person. But she feels like she hasn't had a chance to express her inner self - her true country self. Sheryl wants to deliver a baby cow.
13/03/1830m 23s


Two stories. Michael is a musician who goes by the stage name Non-Swimmer. To no one's surprise, he can't swim. Also, Toula hates cancelling plans.
06/03/1830m 18s

The Doppelgänger

Julia struggles flirting over text messages and it's hampering her love life. But it's not just dating - she struggles with all text messages. Is it possible to communicate your authentic self via text, or are you doomed to prop up a performative husk dancing on a touch screen forever?
27/02/1831m 23s

Let's Go Schwimmin'

Two stories. It's tragic when you can't communicate to those closest to you. For Manu, it's his local cashier. Also, Jan is overwhelmed by menu options.
20/02/1830m 27s

Nine Fiver

Brent is a punk musician, radio announcer and an all-around fun guy who is completely unable to celebrate himself. His only hope might be a man with a keytar.
13/02/1836m 21s

One Time Snooze

Robin is a chronic snoozer. She's constantly late for work, sleeping in for upwards of two hours. She's also been keeping an elaborate secret since high school.
12/02/1835m 47s


A self-improvement show that helps you be your best you. As best we can. Given the constraints. Coming February 14
22/12/171m 47s
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