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Uncover

Uncover is an investigative series from CBC Podcasts. Season 15: The Village: The Montreal Murders. Season 14: Boys Like Me. Season 13: White Hot Hate. Season 12: A Death in Cryptoland. Season 11: Carrie Low VS. Season 10: The Village 2. 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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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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S4 "The Cat Lady Case" E1: Silhouettes

The Cat Lady Case, Episode 1 - A witness remembers gunshots and a mysterious fire around the same time an elderly woman goes missing.

33mins

15 Jul 2019

Rank #1

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S3 "The Village" E1: How Can You Not See This?

The Village, Episode 1 - In 2010, men with similar characteristics start mysteriously disappearing from Toronto's gay village. They are all linked to one man. Investigative journalist Justin Ling follows the case as friends search for loved ones and police provide few answers.

40mins

10 Apr 2019

Rank #2

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S1 "Escaping NXIVM" E2: The Epiphany

Sarah takes us inside her journey with NXIVM, from signing up for a personal growth workshop to becoming a star recruiter for the group she now calls a cult.

53mins

17 Sep 2018

Rank #3

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S7 "Dead Wrong" E3: The Trial

The trial of Glen Assoun for the second degree murder of Brenda Way starts on June 1, 1999. But within days, the trial takes an expected turn, and events begin to unfold that place Glen in an impossible situation.

48mins

22 Jun 2020

Rank #4

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S1 "Escaping NXIVM" E3: Sex, Money and Nazis

Those who knew Keith Raniere intimately reveal his early life, how he started NXIVM and ended up being accused by the FBI of running a criminal enterprise.

55mins

16 Sep 2018

Rank #5

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S1 "Escaping NXIVM" E1: The Branding

Uncover: Escaping NXIVM - Episode 1. Sarah Edmondson is a high-level member of a self-help group called NXIVM, but an invitation to join a secret women's group called DOS leads her to do something she later regrets.

35mins

18 Sep 2018

Rank #6

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S6 "Satanic Panic" E2: 'It was hell'

By June 1992, nine people face nearly 180 charges related to the sexual abuse of children who have attended a home daycare in Martensville. Journalist Dan Zakreski revisits the sites of the story that dominated everyone's attention, including a ‘Devil Church,’ and reflects on his own role in spreading the story. Then, we meet a young mother searching for answers who shares her own heartrending story of a childhood turned upside down by the Martensville Nightmare.

40mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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S3 "The Village" E3: Meet Me Under The Clock

The Village, Episode 3 - A string of unsolved murders in the 1970s share a disturbing pattern. A retired homicide detective has regrets about not solving one case: he had evidence and a sketch. But a victim's sister says police had blind spots when the victims were gay.

54mins

8 Apr 2019

Rank #8

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S3 "The Village" E7: Out Of The Closet

The Village, Episode 7 - When close to 300 men are arrested in one night in Operation Soap, Toronto's largest bathhouse raid, the queer community rises up against what they see as decades of police repression. An internal struggle in the force keeps murders unsolved.

54mins

4 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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S3 "The Village" E2: Shame and Blame

The Village, Episode 2 - The community rallies as more men go missing and frustration and anger build. An anonymous source reveals how close police come to catching a serial killer, then let him go.

43mins

9 Apr 2019

Rank #10

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S6 "Satanic Panic" E1: 'It was such a perfect place'

Police Officer Claudia Bryden is drawn into a bizarre case unfolding in the peaceful Prairie town of Martensville, Saskatchewan. What starts with a single complaint about an alleged sexual assault in a home daycare grows into something bigger and more disturbing than anyone could have imagined.

36mins

11 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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S7 "Dead Wrong" E6: The Trail of a Killer

An RCMP profiler and analyst is put on a killer’s case. He starts to make links that lead to a shocking discovery. Can this be helpful to Glen?

45mins

19 Jun 2020

Rank #12

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S7 "Dead Wrong" E1: Pitbull

On November 12, 1995, 28-year-old Brenda Way is found murdered behind an apartment building in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Investigative journalist Tim Bousquet discovers, right in his own neighbourhood, a community of sex workers and a pattern of violence that indicates this is not the first time.

45mins

24 Jun 2020

Rank #13

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S3 "The Village" E4: Do. Your. Job.

The Village, Episode 4 - The head of the Toronto Police cold case team insists the historic, unsolved murders were fully investigated at the time. But Justin discovers otherwise, and learns these men lived and died in a time of no rights, and no protection, including from police.

48mins

7 Apr 2019

Rank #14

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S2 "Bomb On Board" E3: A Fifth Man

Last moments from the cockpit and evidence of a fifth suspect.

40mins

15 Nov 2018

Rank #15

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S1 "Escaping NXIVM" E4: The Suppressives

What happens when you leave NXIVM? Those who have left or spoken out reveal the price they paid.

41mins

15 Sep 2018

Rank #16

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S7 "Dead Wrong" E5: The Cold Walls of Prison

Glen faces new horrors while being locked up in prison. But then he makes a connection with someone on the outside who provides a lifeline — and possibly, a route to freedom.

43mins

20 Jun 2020

Rank #17