Win Tickets to The Secrets We Keep at Hot Docs Podcast Fest!

Event kicks off the worldwide festival on Jan. 25

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The Hot Docs Podcast Festival returns virtually January 25. The popular showcase for audio storytelling is available to stream worldwide this year. The podcast fest features exclusive live recordings and conversations with celebrated voices like Ira Glass and Michael Lewis, Samantha Bee, and Anna Maria Tremonti. On the industry side, listeners eager to learn more about the art and business of podcasting may attend the three-day Creators Forum featuring sessions with audio makers and industry leaders. Panels and masterclass speakers include This American Life‘s Alix Spiegel, The New Yorker’s Ngofeen Mputubwele, Director X, and Dan Taberski.

Thanks to Hot Docs, POV has tickets to give away to the attend the Hot Docs Podcast Festival event The Secrets We Keep. This opening night event explores the stories we tell and the ones we don’t, as well as the subjects that many Canadians still avoid discussing. Building on the theme of their popular podcast, The Secret Life of Canada, co-hosts Leah Simone Bowen and Falen Johnson return to the festival on opening night with a storytelling showcase. The Secrets We Keep includes stories by podcasters Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Amil Niazi, and Kevin Fallon (Pop Chat), Leah Simone Bowen and, Falen Johnson (The Secret Life of Canada); Ryan Thorpe (White Hot Hate), and Anna Maria Tremonti and Farzana Doctor (Welcome to Paradise).

Want to see The Secrets We Keep at Hot Docs Podcast Festival?

To enter, simply email with the subject “The Secrets We Keep” and tell us which series got you hooked on podcasts! Bonus entries go to anyone who shares this contest on Facebook and Twitter.


The Hot Docs Podcast Festival kicks off January 25 with The Secrets We Keep and runs through January 28. Get the full line-up here.


Pat Mullen is the publisher of POV Magazine. He holds a Master’s in Film Studies from Carleton University where his research focused on adaptation and Canadian cinema. Pat has also contributed to outlets including The Canadian Encyclopedia, Paste, That Shelf, Sharp, Xtra, and Complex. He is the vice president of the Toronto Film Critics Association and an international voter for the Golden Globe Awards.

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