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Flagship Podcasts

Produced in collaboration with scholars and community groups, Cited Media's flagship podcasts have amassed large audiences, won major industry awards, generated national press coverage, and impacted policy-making in Canada and abroad.

Darts & Letters

Launched in November 2020, our newsmagazine podcast Darts & Letters explores emerging forms of public intellectualism through feature interviews with scholars, lay experts, community activists and journalists. Released weekly, Darts & Letters is Cited Media’s latest series-length program, and is funded with support from SSHRC Connection Grants.

CRACKDOWN (Seasons 1-3)

Produced in collaboration with community activist groups and research scientists based at Yale and UBC, CRACKDOWN airs monthly, has been praised by the A/V Club as “the podcast most likely to save lives” and by CANADALAND as “the best new podcast in Canada” and has received major awards from Third Coast, the NY Podcast Festival, and the Hillman Foundation.

Cited Podcast

An original series about the politics of expertise, Cited Podcast mobilizes scholarly research into compelling long-form radio documentaries. Cited Podcast was awarded multiple Jack Webster Awards for feature reporting, was a finalist for two Canadian Journalism Association Awards, and aired in syndication through major media partners like The Tyee, 99% Invisible, Life of the Law, CBC Radio, the Georgia Straight, Mother Jones, the Jacobin, Dissent Magazine, and others.


Partnered Podcasts

Aside from our flagship programs, Cited Media also partners with organizations seeking to leverage podcasting and other digital media to advance their public engagement or professional practice mandates. 

Blue and Goldcast

Produced in partnership with UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono, Blue and Goldcast (now in its 4th season) features newsmagazine-style roundtables and interviews that highlighted research activities and broader campus life at the University of British Columbia.

Addiction Practice Pod

In 2020-2021, we partnered with the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use to produce a six-part pilot series focussed on addiction and substance use care for health care providers in British Columbia and the Yukon.

Addiction Practice Pod offers practical tips and guidance to health care providers seeking to improve their skills in addiction care.

Expected release (Seasons 2 and 3): Fall 2021 and Winter 2022

Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

Since 2020, we've collaborated with the UBC-affiliated Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre to co-create an Indigenous-led podcast featuring Indigenous youth in conversation with Indigenous voices from across.

Expected release: Winter 2022

LIP Network National Secretariat

As part of an ongoing collaboration with the Local Immigration Partnership Network's National Secretariat, we are producing a limited run series of podcasts that highlight newcomer contributions to Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Expected release: Fall 2021

Smokestack Sandra

Produced in partnership with the BC First Nations Health Authority, Smokestack Sandra and Tobacco Nation are culturally-attuned smoking cessation public health programming, and was distributed on Canadian First Nations Radio and CBC North.

Medieval Art Matters Podcast

We have worked with scholars at the University of Toronto (Mississauga) Visual Studies Department since 2019 to produce a series of podcasts for release alongside the publication of a forthcoming art history textbook.

Expected release: Spring 2022