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20 Best Canadian Fiction Podcasts of 2022

Are you wanting to learn more about canadian fiction? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best canadian fiction podcasts of 2022.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

Best Canadian Fiction Podcasts 2022

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MacroMicroCosm Literary Reviews

  • Publisher: macromicrocosm lit journal
  • Total Episodes: 27

Reviews of novels, poetry, non-fiction & graphic novels with a distinctly geek-driven Canadian focus. The vocal version of MacroMicroCosm Literary & Art Journal (ISSN 2368-979/X) features articles and reviews, discussions, author interviews and the philosophy of literature.We tend to highlight sci-fi, spec fic & magic realism, and love poetry for its’ experimentalism and edge.

The ‘X’ Zone Radio/TV Show

  • Publisher: The ‘X’ Zone Broadcast Network
  • Total Episodes: 12657

Welcome to The ‘X’ Zone Radio Show…. a place where Fact is Fiction and Fiction is Reality where Canadian broadcaster and media personality, the host, creator and executive producer, Rob McConnell has been at the helm of this Internationally syndicated terrestrial radio and satellite programming since 1990 and broadcasting/producing TV programming, commercials, and specials since 1981.

Topics that are discussed with those that Rob interviews from around the world include:

11:11, 2012, 666: The Number Of The Beast, 9/11, Alien Abduction, Aliens, Angels, Apocalypse, Astrology, Atlantis, The Bible, Chinese Astrology, Conspiracy Theories, Cosmology, Crop Circles, Cryptozoology, Crystals, Demonology, Dreams And Dream Interpretation, Electronic Voice Phenomena, End Times, End-Time Prophecies, ESP, Exorcism, Extraterrestrial Communication, Fairies, Forbidden Knowledge, Ghosts, Government Cover-ups, Hauntings, Herbalism, Kennedy Assassination, Kirlian Photography, Life After Death, Lost Tribes And Civilizations, Mind Over Matter, Near-Death Experience, Nostradamus, Numerology, Occult, Ouija Boards, Palmistry, Paranormal Hoaxes And Frauds, Paranormal, Parapsychology, Past Life Regression, Precognition, PSI, Psychic Phenomena, Psychic Phenomenon, Psychic Surgery, Raelians, Reincarnation, Remote Viewing, Sacred Geometry, Science Fiction, Séances, Shadow People, Shamanism, Spiritualists, Tarot Cards, The Apocalypse, The Bermuda Triangle, The Dalai Lama, The Dead Sea Scrolls, The Michigan Triangle, Time Travel, UFO Crashes, UFOs, Unsolved Mysteries, Vile Vortices, VooDoo, Wicca, Zombies and much more!

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I Go To Therapy

  • Publisher: Sydney Warner Brooman
  • Total Episodes: 4

I Go To Therapy is a collection of conversations with creatives about mental health. Fiction author Sydney Warner Brooman hosts candid discussions with Canadian visual artists, poets, musicians, actors, and creatives of all kinds. How does artistic practice impact mental illness? How can we as creatives work to subvert narratives of sufferance equating to better work?

The Best of The ‘X’ Zone Radio/TV Show with Rob McConnell

  • Publisher: The ‘X’ Zone Broadcast Network
  • Total Episodes: 3770

Welcome to The ‘X’ Zone…. a place where Fact is Fiction and Fiction is Reality where Canadian broadcaster, the host, creator, and executive producer, Rob McConnell has been at the helm of this Internationally syndicated terrestrial radio, TV and satellite program since 1990.

Topics that are discussed with those that Rob interviews from around the world include:

11:11, 2012, 666: The Number Of The Beast, 9/11, Alien Abduction, Aliens, Angels, Apocalypse, Astrology, Atlantis, The Bible, Chinese Astrology, Conspiracy Theories, Cosmology, Crop Circles, Cryptozoology, Crystals, Demonology, Dreams And Dream Interpretation, Electronic Voice Phenomena, End Times, End-Time Prophecies, ESP, Exorcism, Extraterrestrial Communication, Fairies, Forbidden Knowledge, Ghosts, Government Cover-ups, Hauntings, Herbalism, Kennedy Assassination, Kirlian Photography, Life After Death, Lost Tribes And Civilizations, Mind Over Matter, Near-Death Experience, Nostradamus, Numerology, Occult, Ouija Boards, Palmistry, Paranormal Hoaxes And Frauds, Paranormal, Parapsychology, Past Life Regression, Precognition, PSI, Psychic Phenomena, Psychic Phenomenon, Psychic Surgery, Raelians, Reincarnation, Remote Viewing, Sacred Geometry, Science Fiction, Séances, Shadow People, Shamanism, Spiritualists, Tarot Cards, The Apocalypse, The Bermuda Triangle, The Dalai Lama, The Dead Sea Scrolls, The Michigan Triangle, Time Travel, UFO Crashes, UFOs, Unsolved Mysteries, Vile Vortices, VooDoo, Wicca, Zombies and much more!

Since 1990, Rob has interviewed more than 4,500 guests, a list of which can be view at www.guestsofthex.com

To read what guests have said about their visit to The ‘X’ Zone Radio/TV Show, go to www.xzoneguestcomments.com

If you would like to be a guest on The ‘X’ Zone Radio/TV Show, go to www.xzoneradiotv.net/become-a-guest and tell us about yourself and why you would like to come on the show.

Now, our The Best of The ‘X’ Zone Radio/TV Show with Rob McConnell

Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882)

  • Publisher: LibriVox
  • Total Episodes: 20

Evangeline is one of Longfellow’s most popular poems and was once a great favorite with the American people. For many years almost every school child studied this poem during the middle school years. Although the decline of the reputation of the once-idolized poet has also brought neglect to this classic, it is still a very touching and expertly written work of art. It is based upon the tragic expulsion of the French settlers from Acadia (located in the Canadian maritime provinces) during the French & Indian War (1754-1763). Many Acadians died as a result of their exile, and many families were separated, including the heroine of this poem and her betrothed. Although she is a fictional character, statues of her and other memorials exist in Nova Scotia and other places now inhabited by descendants of the Acadians, later frequently known as “Cajuns.” (Introduction by Leonard Wilson)

Great Gold Rush: A Tale of the Klondike, The by William Henry Pope Jarvis (1876 – 1944)

  • Publisher: LibriVox
  • Total Episodes: 80

Canadian journalist William Jarvis’ gently fictionalized work recounts many of the countless fascinating tales of the Klondike Gold Rush in Canada’s Yukon. (Introduction by Cathy Barratt)

Soaked In Seaweed and 7 other nonsense novels by Stephen Leacock (1869 – 1944)

  • Publisher: LibriVox
  • Total Episodes: 16

8 great spoofs of ‘types’ of fiction by the premier Canadian humorist Leacock, taken from his book Nonsense Novels. The title of each parody gives away its genre: Soaked in Seaweed or, Upset in the Ocean; Maddened by Mystery: or, The Defective Detective; “Q.” A Psychic Pstory of the Psupernatural; Guido the Gimlet of Ghent: A Romance of Chivalry; The Man in Asbestos: an Allegory of the Future; Sorrows of a Super Soul: or, The Memoirs of Marie Mushenough; A Hero in Homespun: or, The Life Struggle of Hezekiah Hayloft and Caroline’s Christmas: or, The Inexplicable Infant. If you enjoy take offs and parodies, the stories in this collection are for you. See how many types you recognize as you listen and laugh. (Summary by phil chenevert)

Jesuits in North America in the 17th Century, The by Francis Parkman, Jr. (1823 – 1893)

  • Publisher: LibriVox
  • Total Episodes: 80

Parkman has been hailed as one of America’s first great historians and as a master of narrative history. Numerous translations have spread the books around the world. The American writer and literary critic Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) in his book “O Canada” (1965), described Parkman’s France and England in North America in these terms: “The clarity, the momentum and the color of the first volumes of Parkman’s narrative are among the most brilliant achievements of the writing of history as an art.” Parkman’s biases, particularly his attitudes about nationality, race, and especially Native Americans, has generated criticism. The Canadian historian W. J. Eccles harshly criticized what he perceived as Parkman’s bias against France and Roman Catholic policies, as well as what he considered Parkman’s misuse of French language sources. However, Parkman’s most severe detractor was the American historian Francis Jennings, an outspoken and controversial critic of the European colonization of North America, who went so far as to characterize Parkman’s work as “fiction” and Parkman himself as a “liar”. Unlike Jennings and Eccles, many modern historians have found much to praise in Parkman’s work even while recognizing his limitations. Calling Jennings’ critique “vitriolic and unfair,” the historian Robert S. Allen has said that Parkman’s history of France and England in North America “remains a rich mixture of history and literature which few contemporary scholars can hope to emulate”. The historian Michael N. McConnell, while acknowledging the historical errors and racial prejudice in Parkman’s book The Conspiracy of Pontiac, has said: “…it would be easy to dismiss Pontiac as a curious perhaps embarrassing artifact of another time and place. Yet Parkman’s work represents a pioneering effort; in several ways he anticipated the kind of frontier history now taken for granted…. Parkman’s masterful and evocative use of language remains his most enduring and instructive legacy.” (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline) Part 1: Pioneers of France in the New World Part 2: The Jesuits in North America in the 17th Century Part 4: The Old Régime in Canada Part 5: Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV Part 6: Montcalm and Wolfe Part 7: A Half Century of Conflict

In the ’Cosm

  • Publisher: Cait Gordon
  • Total Episodes: 8

Canadian speculative fiction author Cait Gordon interviews humans who arrange the alphabet while she tries not to squee like a fangirl.

Glengarry School Days by Ralph Connor (1860 – 1937)

  • Publisher: LibriVox
  • Total Episodes: 30

With international book sales in the millions, Ralph Connor was the best-known Canadian novelist of the first two decades of the Twentieth Century. Glengarry School Days (1902), hugely popular in its time, is based on his memories of growing up in rural Ontario around the time of Canadian confederation. Although Connor saw himself as writing moral fiction for adults, generations of younger readers have also enjoyed these affectionate and gently amusing sketches, and excerpts from Glengarry School Days have appeared in school anthologies. (Summary by Bruce Pirie)

Someone Stole Something

  • Publisher: Apollo Studios
  • Total Episodes: 7

A 6-part serialized mocu-mystery podcast that parodies the True Crime genre. We follow married couple Ira and Julia Leiser, (Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus) new residents of a fictional Canadian cottage town. When three of their patio chairs go missing, they embark on an investigative journalism quest to uncover the truth about where they went. The couple are compelled to ask their lake neighbours some pretty uncomfortable questions and as accusations fly in every possible direction, it’s not long before they turn on the last possible suspects; each other.

Books North

  • Publisher: booksnorthpodcast
  • Total Episodes: 10

BOOKS NORTH highlights Canadian authors, editors, and projects within the realm of suspense fiction in all genres, and is hosted by Eddie Generous.

Chronicles of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 – 1942)

  • Publisher: LibriVox
  • Total Episodes: 56

Chronicles of Avonlea is a collection of short stories by L.M. Montgomery, related to the Anne of Green Gables series. It features a number of stories relating to the fictional Canadian village of Avonlea, and was first published in 1912. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Fear Less Mini Pod – Virtual Book Club

  • Publisher: Fear Less Mini Pod – Virtual Book Club
  • Total Episodes: 13

In this FREE, “mini” podcast series of 14 short-and-sweet eps., Canadian authors Kristen and Rebecca discuss snippets of each chapter in the book Fear Less: Transforming Fear into Courage Within Relationships, Career, Society and Self. It’s a narrative non-fiction anthology, co-authored by 14 women from across Canada and the USA, and THIS is our Virtual Book Club! Need a copy? Find it on Amazon.com or Amazon.ca , then subscribe to this mini pod, leave us a voice message, AND/OR hang out with our Virtual Book Club on instagram to find out about #whereisgoldenbrickbook22 !! @ktrjminipod

Chronicles of Canada — Dawn of Canadian History: Aboriginal Canada by Stephen Leacock

  • Publisher: Loyal Books
  • Total Episodes: 6

Most readers of Stephen Leacock’s works are familiar with his witty and humorous writings, but few may be aware that he was also a gifted teacher, political ideologue, economist and fiction writer. Though he wrote six books on Canadian history, none of them attained the status of a standard text on the subject and were regarded more as opinion pieces without much academic foundation. Yet, the Chronicles of Canada series by Stephen Leacock remains an interesting and entertaining read. In this volume, Dawn of Canadian History: Aboriginal Canada, which is part of a thirty-two book series of short and simple essays, Leacock explores the little known origins of Canada’s past. Leacock begins with his theories on the geological formation of the country and the beginnings of the earth’s structures. The emergence of human beings and the original settlers of the North American Continent, the Native Americans as we know them today, is also well described, though in terms that may seem outdated to modern readers. The “Canadian aborigines” and their culture is also described in terms of the different tribes and their relationship to the Eskimos in the extreme northern part of Canada. The advent of the white races like the Vikings or Norsemen is also one of the important events in Canada’s history, as it changed the course of civilization in this country. Legends of Greenland and Iceland are well retold in the chapter entitled The Legend of the Norsemen. Another crucial event was the arrival of John Cabot of Bristol somewhere on the Labrador coast in the sixteenth century. Politics in the sixteenth and seventeenth century Europe and the rivalry between nations like Spain, Portugal, England and France, seeking to explore new worlds and enrich their own countries is also well described. Leacock ends his book with the arrival of French explorer Jacques Cartier, known today as the Father of Canada. In historical terms, this would be set in the seventeenth century, when another great French explorer, Samuel de Champlain was making the first accurate map of the country. For present day readers, Chronicles of Canada…, is a pleasant blend of facts with myths and legends. It is this quality which makes it much more entertaining than a pure historical account.

King Arthur and His Knights by Maude L. Radford

  • Publisher: Loyal Books
  • Total Episodes: 21

Published in 1903, King Arthur and His Knights by Maude L. Radford is an easy to read version of the Arthurian legends, made simple and interesting for children. Maude Lavinia Radford Warren was a Canadian born American who taught literature and composition at the University of Chicago between 1893-1907. Following the success of some of her books, she left teaching to take up writing as a full time career. She also served as a war correspondent for the New York Times magazine during WWI and contributed several remarkable features on the role of women in the conflict. Some of the books she wrote for adults like The White Flame of France are non-fiction accounts of her wartime experiences in Europe. Some of her other novels like Barbara’s Marriages deal with social issues of the day. The book begins with the traditional childhood invocation so beloved of children all over the world, “Once upon a time…” and opens with the miraculous incident through which young Arthur realizes that he is the heir to the throne and the rightful owner of the fabulous sword, Excalibur. The rest of the chapters deal with several well known stories connected with the legend of Camelot. How each one of the famous Knights of the Round Table arrives at Camelot, Arthur’s marriage to Guinevere, the quest for the Holy Grail and finally, Arthur’s poignant death at the hands of the evil Sir Mordred on the lake isle of Avalon and the final return of Excalibur to the depths of the lake are all dramatically presented. King Arthur and His Knights is indeed a captivating read for children and makes a great read-aloud book for bedtime. For older children, it may perhaps spur them on to further research into this blend of fact and fiction, legend and myth, history and fable. The charming illustrations by Walter J. Enright add to the book’s appeal for children. Maude L Radford wrote several other books for young readers, among them Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Mother Hubbard’s Wonderful Cupboard, Mother Goose and Her Friends, Peter-Peter, Adventures in the Old Woman’s Shoe and many more, making her one of the best loved writers of children’s books in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Though most of her works are forgotten today, her books are sure to capture childhood imagination and are told in a simple, easy to grasp style.

Ukraizy Canadian

  • Publisher: Marlana
  • Total Episodes: 9

Привіт! Мене звати Марлана. I’m a Canadian writer and producer. I’ve published two historical fiction novels set in Canada and I’ve produced two full-length audio dramas. The amount of creative copy and online articles…well, after twenty-seven years, I’ve just lost count. I am devoting this space to talk about my Ukrainian lineage and the journey of reconnecting with my familial language. If you also share Ukrainian or Eastern European ancestry, I’m glad you stopped by. If you’re not, I’m still glad you stopped by. Coats on the bed, and the bathrooms are to the right. Grab a coffee and come sit with me by the fire. I’m so happy you dropped in for a visit!

Further Chronicles of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 – 1942)

  • Publisher: LibriVox
  • Total Episodes: 60

Further Chronicles of Avonlea is a collection of short stories by L.M. Montgomery and is a sequel to Chronicles of Avonlea. Published in 1920, it includes a number of stories relating to the inhabitants of the fictional Canadian village of Avonlea and its region, located on Prince Edward Island.(Summary from Wikipedia)

Further Chronicles of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • Publisher: Loyal Books
  • Total Episodes: 30

Further Chronicles of Avonlea is a collection of short stories by L.M. Montgomery and is a sequel to Chronicles of Avonlea. Published in 1920, it includes a number of stories relating to the inhabitants of the fictional Canadian village of Avonlea and its region, located on Prince Edward Island. The book was published without the permission of L.M. Montgomery, and was formed from stories she had decided not to publish in the earlier Chronicles of Avonlea. Montgomery sued her publishers, L.C. Page & Co, and won $18,000 in damages after a legal battle lasting nearly nine years.

Nightfall

  • Publisher: Entertainment Radio
  • Total Episodes: 71

Nightfall is the title of a radio drama series produced and aired by CBC Radio (see Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) from July 1980 to June 1983. While primarily a supernatural/horror series, Nightfall featured some episodes in other genres, such as science fiction, mystery, fantasy, and human drama. One episode was even adapted from a folk song by Stan Rogers. Some of Nightfall's episodes were so terrifying that the CBC registered numerous complaints and some affiliate stations dropped it. Despite this, the series went on to become one of the most popular shows in CBC Radio history, running 100 episodes that featured a mix of original tales and adaptations of both classic and obscure short stories.

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