"Podcast Playlist" curates the best stories from the podcast world. Each week, your audio host Leah-Simone Bowen brings you some of the most intriguing content. "Podcast Playlist" is a place for discovery, introducing listeners to new ideas and perspectives. We “give voice” to a wide variety of podcasts from around the world, from the most popular to undiscovered gems, all tied to our weekly theme. We also feature interviews with some of the most brilliant minds in podcasting. The result is always a surprising and engaging hour of radio that connects listeners to new audio discoveries.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Leah-Simone Bowen

Feed scheduled via Exchange
Files delivered every Friday at 1500 ET


Number of programs
Ongoing, weekly 

Broadcast rights
Available to all PRX affiliate stations on a time-period-exclusive basis. Stations may air each program two times within seven days of the feed. The series must be carried on a regular, weekly basis. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this series. Prior to carrying this series, stations must contact their PRX Station Services contact.

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Leah-Simone Bowen
Leah-Simone Bowen was born in Edmonton, Alberta. She is a first-generation Canadian whose family is from Barbados. Bowen currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Bowen attended the University of Alberta's theatre program. She was the artistic producer at Obsidian Theatre.

In 2016 Bowen was appointed as the theatre grants officer for the Toronto Arts Council. In 2018 Bowen's book “The Flood” was published by Playwrights Canada Press. The book is based on the history of the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto, Ontario, and the history of female prisoners in Canada.

Bowen is the creator of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation podcast, “Secret Life of Canada,” which she co-hosts with Falen Johnson. This podcast focuses on little-known parts of Canadian history and explores the histories of marginalized communities in Canada.