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Uncover is an investigative series from CBC Podcasts. Season 9: Evil By Design. Season 8: Brainwashed. Season 7: Dead Wrong. Season 6: Satanic Panic. Season 5: Sharmini. Season 4: The Cat Lady Case. Season 3: The Village. Season 2: Bomb on Board. Season 1: Escaping NXIVM.

Uncover is an investigative series from CBC Podcasts. Season 9: Evil By Design. Season 8: Brainwashed. Season 7: Dead Wrong. Season 6: Satanic Panic. Season 5: Sharmini. Season 4: The Cat Lady Case. Season 3: The Village. Season 2: Bomb on Board. Season 1: Escaping NXIVM.

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Canada, ON

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Uncover is an investigative series from CBC Podcasts. Season 9: Evil By Design. Season 8: Brainwashed. Season 7: Dead Wrong. Season 6: Satanic Panic. Season 5: Sharmini. Season 4: The Cat Lady Case. Season 3: The Village. Season 2: Bomb on Board. Season 1: Escaping NXIVM.

Language:

English


Episodes

S9 E1: The Jane Does

3/31/2021
The world would not be talking about ‘Peter Nygard, the predator’ if it weren’t for a group of ten mostly Bahamian girls and young women who accused the fashion mogul of raping them. Two original ‘Jane Does’ tell their stories. They say, in their early teens, they were lured with false promises to Nygard’s palatial estate in the Bahamas, and attacked. We also learn about the so-called “pamper parties”: events thrown by Nygard made to sound luxurious and fun ... but whose purpose was far more...

Duration:00:47:44

S9 E2: Carte Blanche

3/30/2021
Who is Peter Nygard? The son of Finnish immigrants to Canada, he rose to become boss of an eponymous fashion label that once boasted hundreds of stores around the world. Nygard’s success gave him the means to move to the Bahamas and build a fantastical resort estate, which he also named after himself. But it was Nygard’s limitless ambitions for this property that would eventually see him forced out of the country… setting the stage for the wave of allegations to come. This is Uncover: Evil...

Duration:00:39:10

Introducing: Spy Affair

3/30/2021
A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, everyone has secrets and almost nothing is what it seems. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes Spy Affair a story...

Duration:00:06:25

S9 E3: Richette

3/29/2021
If girls and women had been abused at Nygard Cay, Richette Ross would be key in exposing those secrets. The former employee tells us what she witnessed; why she worked for Nygard for as long as she did; and how someone can be an accomplice, whistleblower, and a victim. This is Uncover: Evil By Design.

Duration:00:52:31

S9 E4: ‘A Thursday Night in November’

3/28/2021
It didn’t just happen at Nygard Cay; it wasn’t just in the Bahamas. There are sexual assault allegations against Nygard that date back more than 40 years ago, in his hometown of Winnipeg. This is Uncover: Evil By Design.

Duration:00:50:22

S9 E5: ‘It’s always been known in Winnipeg’

3/27/2021
Journalists have been trying to report on the allegations against Peter Nygard for decades now. How has so much been kept so quiet for so long? This is Uncover: Evil By Design.

Duration:00:43:19

S9 E6: 'Peter Says Hi'

3/26/2021
Surveillance, threats, and criminal prosecutions. Host Timothy Sawa saw, up close, the extreme lengths that Peter Nygard and his associates were willing to go to, in order to stop the CBC’s reporting. This is Uncover: Evil By Design.

Duration:00:42:52

S9 E7: Flesh and Blood

3/25/2021
Once thought to be the heir to the international clothing empire, he is now a fierce defender of his father’s accusers. Meet Peter Nygard’s son, Kai. This is Uncover: Evil By Design.

Duration:00:54:00

S9 E8: The Enablers

3/24/2021
Nygard now sits in a Manitoba jail cell, awaiting extradition and a possible criminal trial. But what of the many others who have been accused of helping him along the way? This is Uncover: Evil By Design.

Duration:00:56:14

Introducing: Unsolved Mysteries

2/17/2021
Before there were Reddit sleuths and dedicated true-crime forums, there was Unsolved Mysteries. The popular television series, which started in 1987, shed light on cold cases, paranormal phenomena and perplexing disappearances. In its original run, the show was responsible for cracking over 200 seemingly unsolvable mysteries. Unsolved Mysteries returned in 2020 on Netflix, where it debuted at #1 on the streaming platform. Now the series that gave rise to the true-crime craze is getting a...

Duration:00:03:33

Introducing: Evil by Design

1/28/2021
More than 80 women from around the world have accused the fast-fashion mogul Peter Nygard of rape, sexual assault, and human trafficking in incidents across four decades and at least four countries. He denies it all, and claims his accusers are lying as part of a vast conspiracy. Nygard had built a sprawling international retail empire over the past 50 years — but now, his professional achievements are being overshadowed by a sinister personal life, earning him the moniker, ‘Canada’s Jeffrey...

Duration:00:49:00

Introducing: The Apology Line

1/19/2021
If you could call a number and say you’re sorry, and no one would know…what would you apologize for? For fifteen years, you could call a number in Manhattan and do just that. This is the story of the line, and the man at the other end who became consumed by his own creation. He was known as “Mr. Apology.” As thousands of callers flooded the line, confessing to everything from shoplifting to infidelity, drug dealing to murder, Mr. Apology realized he couldn’t just listen. He had to do...

Duration:00:07:15

The downfall of NXIVM's Keith Raniere: A conversation with Josh Bloch

10/28/2020
In a U.S. federal courtroom Tuesday, Keith Raniere was sentenced to 120 years—having been convicted of a slew of crimes related to his alleged sex cult NXIVM. During the trial and sentencing, victims told of how the self-professed empowerment "vanguard" had turned some of his followers into sex slaves and branded them with his initials. Front Burner's Jayme Poisson discusses with Uncover: NXIVM host Josh Bloch.

Duration:00:23:07

Introducing: Dr. Death Season 2

10/27/2020
If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret. Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the...

Duration:00:04:49

S8 E1: RAVENSCRAG

9/29/2020
This is Uncover: Brainwashed. The Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal was an innovative new hospital where patients sought cutting-edge psychiatric care. But instead of being helped, many were subjected to shockingly brutal experiments: massive doses of LSD or other drugs, electroshocks, and sensory deprivation. How — and why — could this be allowed to happen?

Duration:00:24:34

S8 E2: PSYCHIC DRIVING

9/28/2020
Dr. Ewen Cameron, an internally renowned psychiatrist, was once the director of the World, American and Canadian Psychiatric Associations. So how did he come to develop his controversial treatments? And what was the real purpose behind his experiments? This is Uncover: Brainwashed.

Duration:00:34:53

S8 E3: EXPOSING MKULTRA

9/27/2020
Communist brainwashing, mind control experiments, a government cover up... MKULTRA sounds like the stuff of conspiracy theories or science fiction. But it was real. John Marks, author of The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, and Stephen Kinzer, author of Poisoner in Chief, reveal the shocking details of the bizarre and expansive secret CIA project. This is Uncover: Brainwashed.

Duration:00:31:13

S8 E4: SUING THE CIA

9/26/2020
After discovering that they were the unwitting victims of human experiments, nine of Dr. Cameron’s victims band together to take on a Herculean task – to make the CIA pay. How do you sue one of the most powerful intelligence agencies in the world? This is Uncover: Brainwashed.

Duration:00:32:14

S8 E5: WE TORTURED SOME FOLKS

9/25/2020
MKULTRA was supposed to have ended in the 1960s. The torturous experiments didn’t work. So why did these techniques evolve and continue to be used by American trainers throughout Latin America, and then get revived once again in the era that followed the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks? The CIA’s Black Sites and a courtroom inside the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base may hold some of the answers. This is Uncover: Brainwashed.

Duration:00:41:04

S8 E6: NEVER TOO LATE TO SAY SORRY

9/24/2020
MKULTRA has entered popular culture, becoming the butt of jokes, television plot points, and the darling of internet conspiracy theorists. At the very least, the secrecy that still surrounds MKULTRA, or the CIA’s post-9/11 programs, sows distrust of governments, and medical professionals. At worst, it gives credence to online conspiracies, like Pizzagate, that end up having real world consequences. Meanwhile, the families of the victims continue to suffer. And continue to fight for justice...

Duration:00:35:34