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CBC Original Podcasts announces new project with Kaitlin Prest

PRESS RELEASE — February 27, 2018 · 1.4 minutes to read

CBC ORIGINAL PODCASTS today announced that Kaitlin Prest, award-winning creator and host of The Heart (Radiotopia), a podcast about intimacy and humanity, will be working with the team on a new podcast project launching this September. More information will be released in June 2018. In the meantime, Kaitlin will drop special hints about the project.

“We are very excited about the collaboration,” says Leslie Merklinger, Senior Director of Audio Innovation, CBC Original Podcasts. “Kaitlin is one of the most unique and exciting creators working in audio today and the project is perfect for CBC Original Podcasts’ expanding slate of shows.”

Kaitlin has moved to Toronto for the production of the series, where she works out of a candlelit bedroom studio.

For Kaitlin, it’s a bit of a homecoming. “Every morning growing up in rural Canada, I would hear CBC News wafting out of my parents’ bedroom. It’s always been a dream to work with the CBC. I'm thrilled to be joining the Mother Corp on my next project.”

Kaitlin Prest @kaitlinprest, is an award-winning artist, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2008, Kaitlin Prest started producing a radical sex positive radio show with a group of women and queers in Montreal. Six years and many audio experiments later, she founded The Heart on PRX’s Radiotopia, and serves as its Director and Host. With The Heart, Kaitlin won the Prix Italia Award (2015, Movies In Your Head), the Third Coast International Audio Award for Best Documentary (2016, Mariya), and was a Peabody Award Finalist (2017, Silent Evidence). She has performed and exhibited sound installations worldwide. Kaitlin and her production team (Phoebe Wang, Sharon Mashihi, Shani Aviram) are all artists with art practices outside of this audio project.

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