We’ve always wanted to find a different way of telling a story.
There is always more to share, more to learn about the fascinating characters we profile.
Off Script gave us that opportunity to push creative boundaries and allowed us to go beyond the traditional television broadcast news stories.
Over the past 2 years it’s been a gratifying and rewarding journey. The podcast was the first of its kind in our network. We were charting a new path.
In our first year we won the RTDNA’s first ever podcast award for a story about a small Alberta town teaching lessons of acceptance.
Over the years, we talked to a guy who says he lives with a ghost, met a millennial who traded her dorm room for a seniors home, got introduced to a grandpa who had a wish to go on an unbelievable trip of a lifetime, interviewed skateboarders who delivered prom dresses to Mexican orphans and profiled a paralyzed high school student who was told he would never walk again – but he actually walked again, on Graduation Day.
BELOW: A selection of photos from the Off Script podcast
It’s been a joy and a humbling privilege to have a front row seat to the extraordinary moments in people’s lives.
Thank you to those of you who have come along for the ride with us.
LISTEN: Jill Croteau and Nate Luit join The Morning News with Gord Gillies and Sue Deyell to look back at two years of the Off Script podcast
Here are our top ten Off Script episodes, in no particular order:
- Faces in the Crowd
- The Rosebud Project
- Kickstart My Heart
- The Skateboarders Ball
- Make A Wish
- Big Girls Don’t Cry
- The High Life
- The Trojan Horse
- My Senior Roommate
- An Atheist and a Hindu Walk Into a Church
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