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the dot: Canada's Internet Podcast

New from CIRA, a podcast dedicated to highlighting the best of what Canada's internet has to offer.

The Dot: Canada's Internet Podcast will feature interviews with Canadians that are making a difference online. Whether it be in e-commerce, cybersecurity, internet governance, or simply doing something interesting online, the goal of the podcast is to be a home for discussion on the internet in Canada.

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Where to listen

You can find our podcast on all your major podcast listenings and players. Here's a few popular ones:

On this midsummer edition of The Dot, we chat with Canadian sci-fi author Cory Doctorow about everything from privacy to COVID-19 contact tracing apps. We also chat with Kathryn Hill, executive director of Media Smarts, about a program to help stop the spread of misinformation online.


Cory Doctorow

Media Smarts: Check First, Share After

Canada's Internet Factbook 2020


Past Episodes

Episode 1

On the first episode of The Dot, we chat with Amber Mac about e-commerce in Canada and her outlook for 2020.

We also chat with Zeina Osman, co-executive director of CompuCorps about a project that is helping indigenous women start their own businesses online.


CIRA Stock Photos

Amber Mac


Episode 2

In episode 2 The Dot, we chat with Jason Besner from the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security about cybersecurity in Canada.

We also chat with Gautam Srivastava, a professor from Brandon University, about a project that is looking at cybersecurity training through an indigenous lens.


Canadian Centre for Cyber Security

CIRA Community Investment Program

Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Report

Episode 3

After a long pandemic pause, episode 3 features an interview with Michael Geist on the Broadcast and Telecommunications Legislative Review.

We also chat with Mohammad Mannan about a CIP project looking at the implications of online tracking.


Broadcast and Telecommunications Legislative Review

Michael Geist website

Mohammad Mannan: Towards a Global Perspective on Web Tracking