What is Cited?

Cited is an award-winning documentary radio show about ideas that change the world, sometimes in troubling ways. Each week we tell stories about higher education and research; the birth, life and death of academic ideas; and expertise–who has it, what are they doing with it, and what are its limits?

Our work has played nationally on the CBC Radio shows The Doc Project and Podcast Playlist as well as on NPR-affiliate station KUOW and over 100 campus and community radio stations across North America. We have won numerous national radio awards in Canada for campus and community radio programming, as well as a Jack Webster Award–BC’s top journalism prize. 

When does Cited air?

In the 2017/2018 season (September to May) we air weekly interviews with academic researchers, as well as news and analysis about higher education and radio documentaries. We post our podcast on iTunes every Thursday. We also air on terrestrial radio at CiTR 101.9FM in Vancouver, CJSF 90.1FM in Burnaby, and CKDU 88.1FM in Halifax. If you like our program and you don’t live in one of those three cities, you should tell your local campus or community radio station to air Cited (we’ll give it to them for free!).

A partnered approach

Our work is created in collaboration with media organizations and research institutes. The University of Washington Centre for Human Rights, the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, The Tyee, and the Georgia Straight are our key partners (shown below). We have also collaborated with the CBC Doc Project, the Inquiring Minds Podcast, Life of the Law, Historica Canada, the Centre for Addictions Research BC, and the Dig from Jacobin magazine. You can read more about our method, our partners, and our funding here.

Who makes Cited?

The program is hosted and produced by Gordon KaticSam FennAlexander B. Kim and Josh Gabert-Doyon.

Our leadership team includes Allen Sens (principal investor), Kathryn Gretsinger, Amanda Cooper, and Philip Savage. We are also advised and supported by faculty at the Michael Smith Laboratories, including Dave Ng and Joanne Alison Fox. Our funding comes from UBC and by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

We produce the program out of the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Faculty Steering Committee

Core Production Team