My new favorite CBC program is The Late Show, and it kind of snuck up on me. Each episode is a thirty-minute obituary of a recently deceased Canadian, in the form of interviews with people who knew them, and narrated by Gordon Pinsent. Getting Pinsent was a bit of inspired casting: his steady stage actor’s voice creates just the right tone.

I can’t say I expected to be an avid listener to a show about the lives (and deaths) of “deceivingly ordinary” people, but I’ve caught three or four episodes now and each time I’ve been riveted.