Out in the Open
If things that are hard to talk about are the things you most like to hear about, then this consistently excellent program from the Canadian national broadcaster - which aims to drill wormholes through our filter bubbles and drag uncomfortable subjects into the light - is made for you. This episode navigates questions about sexual consent and begins with host Piya Chattopadhyay interviewing Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger. When the two were teenagers, Tom raped Thordis, and they did not speak for years before eventually reconnecting and writing a book together. The conversation between Chattopadhyay and her two subjects is tense and difficult, but it's only the tip of the iceberg in this fascinating episode: we also meet a high school consent educator, hear down-to-earth advice from a sex worker, and stop by a Toronto bar to survey its patrons.
Released: 20 May 2017