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CBC to adapt Tai Asks Why, Someone Knows Something podcasts for screen

CBC to adapt Tai Asks Why, Someone Knows Something podcasts for screen

Tai Asks Why, Someone Knows Something and Personal Best are among a batch of popular CBC podcasts poised to get new life on the small screen.

The public broadcaster announced plans on Thursday to adapt five of its original podcasts into TV and streaming productions.

CBC teams will work with both Canadian and international production partners to create a slate of scripted, unscripted and documentary series.

The podcasts selected for adaptation cover a diverse range of topics, from true crime to humour to relationships.

"As Canada's national public broadcaster and number-one podcaster, we are uniquely positioned to lead in this new area of opportunity for rich and diverse storytelling," Barbara Williams, executive vice-president of CBC English Services, said in a statement.