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Coming Soon! New Podcast: Strong and Free

Coming October 5, 2021: Tracing stories from the earliest Black settlers to recently arrived Canadians, Strong and Free captures just a few of the crucial stories of Black Canadians thriving and contributing to building this country. Listen to Strong and Free, a six-part podcast from Historica Canada, produced by Media Girlfriends. Find it wherever you get your podcasts. Because Black history is Canadian history.

New Podcast - A Place to Belong: A History of Multiculturalism in Canada

Coming May 26, 2021: A podcast series about the history of multiculturalism in Canada. A Place to Belong: A History of Multiculturalism in Canada is a five-part podcast series that aims to commemorate the people who make up Canada as we know it today.

New Podcast: Residential Schools

Coming March 3, 2020: A three part podcast series hosted by Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais about the history of residential schools in Canada. The Residential Schools podcast series aims to commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools, and honour the stories of Survivors, families, and communities. Subscribe today, wherever you get your podcasts.

D-Day

June 6, 2019 marked the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy, France during the Second World War. This bonus episode of Record of Service, Historica Canada’s new podcast, features the lived experiences of veterans who participated in the operation through testimonies from The Memory Project Archive.

The Prisoner

Edward Carter-Edwards served on a Halifax heavy bomber with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. He was one of 168 Allied airmen temporarily imprisoned in the Buchenwald Concentration camp after his aircraft was shot down over German-occupied France.

The Tomkins Brothers

Following in the footsteps of his brothers and many members of his Métis community, Frank Tomkins enrolled in the Canadian Army in 1945. His story touches on his family’s connection to the North-West Resistance, Cree Code Talkers, and the benefits denied to Indigenous veterans after the Second World War.

Do No Harm

Stories from Canadian medical personnel serving during the Second World War, and a sly ship doctor treating sailors during the Korean War, highlight gruesome and absurd moments of both conflicts.

Codebreakers

Thousands of women served in intelligence facilities like Britain’s Bletchley Park and Canada’s Camp X during the Second World War. The Memory Project Archive contains stories from women who were recruited for these secret roles through the British Women’s Royal Naval Service and the Canadian Women’s Army Corps. Find out about more what they were doing and their oaths of secrecy.

New Podcast: Record of Service

Coming soon! Our Record of Service podcast is almost here, with remarkable stories from codebreakers and code talkers, medical personnel and prisoners of war. We're excited to share the first episode with you next week: stay tuned!