Sleepover host Sook-Yin Lee brings together three complete strangers for 24 hours to talk about what’s difficult and try to make it better.


Native Child and the Full Moon 1: The Search

Sook-Yin Lee, on a quest for an institution to sleep over in, finds Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, a Children’s Aid Society, where she meets three Indigenous youth. Hear what life is like for them, their experiences and challenges.
29/05/1830m 31s

Native Child and the Full Moon 2: Caterina

Caterina Sinclair (Saulteaux Ojibway Nation, Spawning & Manila, Philippines) spent 6 difficult years in foster care. She’s grounded, smart, resilient, and committed to living healthy. How can she maintain her friendships and stay on her own path?
29/05/1826m 51s

Native Child and the Full Moon 3: Tegan

Tegan Smallwood, 15, isn’t sure which nation she's from because her mom was adopted during the Sixties Scoop. A few years ago, her family went through a rough patch. Now, she wants to unpack it. How can she approach this difficult conversation?
29/05/1830m 11s

Native Child and the Full Moon 4: Jordan

Jordan Lonechild-Lavalley (Plains, Cree & Ojibway, Saskatchewan). Childhood struggles helped build his strong character. Now he wants to be a social worker but can be quick to snap at people. How can he curb his temper and excel professionally?
29/05/1833m 28s

Sleepover Check In 2: Perfect Strangers Return to an Imperfect World

Perfect strangers sequester themselves for 24 hours to help each other. But what happens when they return to an imperfect world? Sook-Yin Lee checks in with guests from Toronto and Peterborough to find out.
26/06/1726m 51s

Peterborough I: Trudy's Family Feud

Deep in the Canadian wilderness arrives Trudy Wilson— realtor, long distance swimmer, and devoted mom. Family is important to Trudy, but since her mom’s death, she’s been battling with her big brother. Can strangers solve Trudy’s sibling rivalry?
19/06/1727m 26s

Peterborough II: Orville Needs Out

Orville Thertell -- a typical affable Canadian--might be too nice. Orville’s being taken advantage of, but can’t put his foot down. Sequestered in a boathouse in the woods, can tough talk from a city guy and a realtor help him stick up for himself?
19/06/1727m 0s

Peterborough III: Oseko's Secret Life

Oseko Ogega is a working class hero with a gift of the gab. He leads a double life, and it’s got him at a crossroads: should he be a working stiff or follow his passion? A rap battle in the wilderness helps unlock the secret of his struggle.
19/06/1727m 26s

Toronto Coach House I: Davinder’s Decision

Davinder Mahli, 18, is passionate about theatre, and has written award-winning plays. Davinder’s parents worked hard to send him to theatre school, but his inspiration is slipping. Does he stick it out, or does tell his parents he’s switching majors?
12/06/1727m 30s

Toronto Coach House II: Walter’s Wall

Walter Callaghan is a former military medic, forced out after a serious back injury. Over ten years later, Walter still clings to his military identity and ghosts of the past. Can Walter learn to let go of the guilt he’s been harbouring all these years?
12/06/1727m 26s

Toronto Coach House III: Eryn Faye and the Fire Down Below

As a “passion coach”, Eryn Faye Frans helps confused Christians navigate sex and intimacy. But for all of her expertise, Erin Faye is struggling with her own problem: after being diagnosed with colon cancer, she's trying to get her own passion back.
12/06/1727m 43s

Sleepover Live I: Hot Docs Power Nap Edition

In the Sleepover Live Power Nap Edition, three mystery guests meet for the first time in a king-sized bed on stage with Sook-Yin Lee to share their deepest dilemmas.
05/06/1727m 26s

Sleepover Live II: Hot Docs Power Nap Edition

Hear part two of 'Sleepover Live Power Nap Edition', where three mystery guests meet for the first time in a king-sized bed on stage with Sook-Yin Lee to share their deepest dilemmas.
05/06/1727m 27s

Sleepover Check-In: What Becomes of Your Problem?

Sook-Yin Lee checks in with guests from Vancouver, Salt Spring Island, and Toronto after they’ve checked out. The big question remains: Once you return to the world post-sleepover, what happens to your problems?
29/05/1727m 26s

Toronto Skyscraper I: Judy Doesn’t Have A Problem

Judy, the “NO. 1 GRANNY”, sings, dances, golfs, skis, and loves driving. That’s her problem. Her family is worried about her and wants Judy to give up the wheel. Faced with the realities of ageing, should Judy park the car?
22/05/1727m 26s

Toronto Skyscraper II: Ben Wants Friends

Ben Goodes, 13, loves eating junk food and playing with his dog and best friend, Maya. Ben is looking for human friends, but has social anxiety related to his autism. People confound him, but he’s braved a sleepover to learn the secret to making buds
22/05/1727m 7s

Toronto Skyscraper III: Kai Cheng Unplugs

Kai Cheng is a social worker, poet, and workaholic. Her experiences growing up trans inspires her help. She’s always there for others, but it’s exhausting. She needs to set boundaries, and focus on herself. Can she learn to say "no"?
22/05/1727m 26s

Salt Spring I: Cody Goes to Syria

Young activist, Cody Bergerud was raised in a progressive idyllic paradise. But when he becomes disillusioned with local politics, he takes off for war-torn Syria. Can he keep his promise to help his Syrian friends?
15/05/1727m 26s

Salt Spring II: Cathy’s Vanishing Legacy

Cathy Roland’s ancestors were sent by Hawaiian King Kamehameha to help with Canada’s 19th century fur trade! She’s proud of her Hawaiian-Salish heritage, but the next generation doesn’t get it. How can she keep their legacy alive?
15/05/1727m 26s

Salt Spring III: Scott, Come Down From that Tree!

Scott Nyuli is an arborist who swings from the tallest trees but problems begin when he hits the ground. He wants romance but gets completely tongue-tied talking to women. Will Scott unlock the mysteries of love?
15/05/1727m 26s

Vancouver I: Soheil's Millionaire Blues

Vancouver’s Soheil Biniaz is a self-made millionaire, who's learning deep connection is something his money can't buy.
08/05/1727m 18s

Vancouver II: Tru's Survival Skills

Groundbreaking Vancouverite, Tru Wilson, is part of a new generation of empowered trans kids demanding to be heard. Tru's got enough optimism to light up a room. How will this bright tween face a dark world?
08/05/1727m 27s

Vancouver III: Sacha Separates

Sacha Ouellet is a tough and tender twenty-something, juggling two jobs. She left a tumultuous home life at the age of 17, but recently reconciled with her mom. Will her dreams of moving away to be a full-time artist threaten their relationship?
08/05/1727m 30s

A Sneak Listen

Meet the incredible cast of strangers that slept over with Sook-Yin Lee and spilled their problems for Season 2.
01/05/172m 5s

Sleepover SEASON 2 launches May 8

Sleepover Season 2 is unleashed online May 8. For the first time ever binge on an entire Sleepover three episodes at a time. When strangers collide incredible things happen.
29/03/171m 29s

Tiny repairs in reality

Sleepover hints at Season 2 and makes their live debut at Hot Docs Podcast Festival. Sleepover Live: Power Nap Edition is where three mystery guests meet for the first time in a king-sized bed on stage to share their deepest dilemmas.
17/02/1727m 27s

Sleepover Live: Power Nap Edition

Sleepover hints at Season 2 and makes their live debut at Hot Docs Podcast Festival. Sleepover Live: Power Nap Edition is where three mystery guests meet for the first time in a king-sized bed on stage to share their deepest dilemmas.
08/11/161m 50s

Jagmeet’s Disarming Style

Punjabi-Canadian Jagmeet Singh is a politician and martial artist, who loves serving his constituents. He wears brightly colored turbans to disarm racism, but worries that his stylish reputation is taking center stage.
22/08/1626m 39s

Judy Wants Romance

Judy Kennedy, 61, is unable to walk because of a neurological disease. She wants romance but is finding it hard to meet new people. Politician Jagmeet Singh, math prodigy Tai Poole and host Sook-Yin Lee help Judy find ways to new connections.
15/08/1627m 26s

Tai’s Trouble

Boy genius Tai Poole is struggling with a problem that he can't quite solve: accepting his ailing grandfather's mortality. Sook-Yin and strangers suggest ways they can stay close and offer insight from their own experiences with death and sickness.
08/08/1627m 26s

Josis Moves Out

Teen Josis Thomas is set to attend Laurentian University on a scholarship. It is a dream opportunity but he’s worried about leaving behind his beloved Regent Park, making ends meet, fitting in and living up to all his expectations.
04/08/1627m 26s

Sheila vs. the Internet

Author Sheila Heti is a shining literary light. But it seems the more popular she is, the more detractors there are. She doesn’t want to be paralyzed by online comments, but she refuses to ignore valid criticism
25/07/1627m 26s

Jon the Good Doctor

Dr. Jon Fiddler is “a wild child queer kid at heart”, who works on a Pikangikum First Nation reserve. The reservation's living conditions impede his ability to treat those in need. Jon has to decide whether or not he wants to work there.
16/07/1627m 26s

Alan Takes Control

Alan Zweig is a documentary filmmaker and self-described ‘old dad’. He has major control issues that he's encouraged to let go of at the sleepover. What will Alan hang onto when his problems are unleashed in
11/07/1627m 30s

Scaachi and the Silent Treatment

Scaachi Koul is an outspoken writer with an undeniably bold presence. As night falls, she reveals the weight of her upsetting personal problem: the deterioration of an important relationship that has turned into a silent standoff. She says it's unsolvable
03/07/1627m 30s

Charlie's conundrum

Charlie McGettigan is eight years old, freckled and fearless. Despite her confidence, Charlie wrestles with a problem that has the kids at school making faces at her. Will strangers Scaachi Koul and Alan Zweig be able to help solve Charlie's troubles?
27/06/1627m 29s

Sleepover teaser

Sleepover with Sook-Yin Lee finds connections between strangers in a hotel room. It launches June 27. Here's Sook-Yin on what the show’s all about.
20/06/161m 10s
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