Canadians are pretty damn hilarious and luckily for us, some of the country’s best comics have their own podcasts. But even the best Canadian comedy podcasts usually don’t bring in as many listeners as their American counterparts—not because they aren’t funny, but because most people don’t know they exist.
 
We believe it’s our patriotic duty to fix that. So, without further ado, we present a list of five Canadian comedy podcasts that you should listen to ASAP.

 


Big Gross Movies is hosted by comics Dave Atkinson and Meg Mackay, who every week discuss the top grossing movie from a particular year. Sometimes the big gross movie is predictable (1975 and Jaws) and sometimes surprising (2002 and Mission Impossible 2), but Atkinson and Mackay nonetheless manage to find the humour in every single film they watch—even the unbearably sad ones (we’re looking at you, Titanic).
                         
Before Atkinson and Mackay talk about the Top 10 grossing films of the year in each episode, they also dive into the general history of the year. Who knew that a ten minute discussion about the Cold War can actually be funny? They even have a special segment called “Canada Corner,” where they devote a chunk of time to talking about Canadian history. Honestly, who needs Heritage Minutes when you have two hosts who preface discussions about Canada by singing “Timbits, I’m sorry”?
 
Run Time: 60 to 90 Minutes
Episodes: 97
Recommended Episode:
Episode 2 (Gone With the Wind)



 
 
After realizing that several well-known, acclaimed songs were supposedly written in under an hour (The Beatles’ “Yesterday,” Kanye West’s “All Falls Down”), Graham Clark and Dave Shumka decided to create a show where they try to do just that, every single month.
 
Clark and Shumka let themselves tweak the songs once their time is up, but the bulk of the songwriting is done within the hour and recorded for our listening pleasure. And we’re serious about the pleasure part – they’re no Lennon and McCartney, but for two white guys from Vancouver they’re actually not half bad. And even though Clark and Shumka’s rule is that their songs have to be “Ween or more serious,”
Our Debut Album is still undoubtedly a comedy podcast.
 
Run Time: 45 to 60 Minutes
Episodes: 10
Recommended Episode:
Episode 4: "Sharon Shockwave" Featuring Aaron Read”

 


 
On Killed to Death, hosts Steve Cooke and Griffin Toplitsky attempt to solve “murders” by asking probing questions and creating convoluted backstories for the characters who were apparently involved in the crimes. 
 
The podcast is kind of like a murderous
Comedy Bang Bang—Cooke and Toplitsky act as a sort of two-pronged Scott Aukerman, the “straight-people” that balance out the kookiness of the characters their guests create for themselves.  And, similar to Bang Bang, on each episode, “other than the guest, nothing is planned out beforehand”.
 
From uppity librarians to pageant queens-turned-farmers, Killed to Death features every quirky, unhinged character you can imagine. Plus, Cooke and Toplitsky usually invite up-and-coming comics onto the show, which means you can brag about listening to their early work once they finally make it big.
 
Run Time: 45 to 60 Minutes
Episodes: 79
Recommended Episode:
Episode 36: Amanda Brooke Perrin and Eric

 


 
The Crimson Wave is an unapologetically feminist podcast about anything and everything related to menstruation—first periods, period sex, period pain—you name it.
 
Hosts Natalie Norman and Jess Beaulieu talk openly about their periods and how it affects their day-to-day lives as well as their platonic and romantic relationships. And if you think talking about periods has to inevitably lead to wacky stories about blood-related mishaps and misunderstandings, you’re 100 per cent correct. The two hosts also get into general sex and relationship talk, as well as discussions about sexual preference, identity, and mental health. And even though the podcast hasn’t updated in a few months, Norman and Beaulieu are still going strong with frequent Crimson Wave
live shows in Toronto.
 
Run Time: 45 to 60 Minutes
Episodes: 100
Recommended Episode:
 Episode 99: Gwen Cumyn

 


 
That’s How I Remember It is hosted by Raul Delgado, Michael Mongiardi, Sharjil Rasool, and John Richardson, four Canadian comics who recap famous movies by improvising based on what they remember having happened in those movies.
 
If you’re a film scholar who scoffs at anyone who can’t recite every scene from Citizen Kane by heart, this probably isn’t the podcast for you. But if you like movies, like comedy, and find the concept of five guys butchering the plot of Spice World utterly hilarious, then give That’s How I Remember It a try.
 
Even though the hosts sometimes cover movies that are already pretty crazy and campy (like the aforementioned Spice World), they clearly don’t pull any punches, having recapped the likes of universally beloved films like The Shawshank Redemption. And if you’re still not convinced to listen,
Colin Mochrie performed with them at the Toronto Fringe Festival this summer— ‘nuff said.
 
Run Time: 30 to 60 Minutes
Episodes: 136
Recommended Episode:
 Episode 99: Jumanji