Now or Never

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Hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen leap into the action with Canadians who are making things happen. Sometimes things go right. Sometimes they go off the rails. Either way, Now or Never nudges you to make a change, big or small.

In Canada, one in every 68 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. It is the fastest growing and most commonly diagnosed neurological disorder in the country — but not a lot of people truly understand what it is. On this Now or Never, you'll learn about autism from people …
Teen Takeover March 17, 2018
For better and for worse, teenagers today are growing up with the world at their fingertips. All this while still dealing with the pressures of figuring out who you are, who you want to be, and what is important to you. From the pressure of being the best 13-year-old basketball …
A lot of people look at a vehicle and see nothing but an engine, four tires and a tank of gas. Or simply a way to get from point A to point B. But cars can mean so much more. On this Now or Never, meet people whose lives have …
People turn to the online classifieds — like Kijiji, Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace — for deeply personal reasons. On this episode we bring you stories behind the surprising things and incredible people found in the online listings.
Meet Black artists in Canada who are using their creativity to tell stories of identity and community.
Family Traditions Feb. 16, 2018
What's the family tradition you're desperately trying to re-boot or keep alive?
A young woman who decided to stop dating for a year. A 12-year-old ballet dancer who left home to chase her dreams. A guy who stayed silent and alone with his thoughts for ten whole days. What does it take to strike out on your own?
Do you remember the feeling of dread, knowing that your parents were about to start a conversation that you absolutely didn't want to have? On this Now or Never, families gather their courage and dive in to difficult conversations. A Mom answers her seven-year-old's questions about slavery. Fathers have conversations …
What's so funny? On this Now or Never, meet women who are storming the stand- up stage for the very first time. Sit in the audience for a performance that was 10 years in the making. Listen as a seasoned comic rediscovers her voice after transitioning. Meet a group of …
The blink of an eye: that's how fast life can be turned upside down. And there's no going back, no matter how much you may want to. You just have to figure out what comes next.
On this Now or Never, meet people who are singing for some very personal reasons... even if they don't all sound like Celine.
Out with the old! Jan. 6, 2018
Meet Canadians who are starting 2018 by lightening their load and getting rid of the things they don't need anymore - from a comic book collection to deep- seated shame.
Whether it's donating bone marrow, mastering an endangered Indigenous language, or finally learning how to drive - meet Canadians who are on a personal mission in 2018.
From the Mom who decked out her entire house in purple decorations in honour of Prince to a retired oil executive who finally enrolled in Santa Claus School... this year, people are giving the heave-ho-ho-ho to holiday traditions.
It's the time of year when a lot of us are thinking of ways we can give back. So today on Now or Never, jump in with Canadians coming together to help each other out.
From an aspiring comedian who needs a confidence boost to a lifelong teacher on the cusp of retirement, listen along as Canadians get some encouragement to tackle their own Now or Never moments.
Living with OCD Dec. 1, 2017
Trevor Dineen has been living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - OCD - since he was 21 years old. It's a debilitating mental illness that almost took Trevor's life, and today he reveals his fight to overcome it.
When Arif Jaffer was in high school, Mr. Burns gave him some advice he never forgot. Now he's at another crossroads in his life, and could really use another Burnsy pep talk.
'I really need a solid Burnsy pep talk': Reconnecting with the teacher who changed my life
Meet Canadians who took a risk and reconnected with somebody from their past. A young man gets a pep talk from his old high school teacher. Two brothers, ripped apart by war, reunite. A woman thanks the lifeguard who saved her from drowning.