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Critical Technology Podcast Nominated in the 6th Annual Canadian Podcast Awards

We are proud to announced that our podcast Critical Technology it has been nominated in the Outstanding Technology Series category at the the 6th Annual Canadian Podcast Awards. These distinguished accolades celebrate excellence in podcasting, recognizing the exceptional contributions of Canadian podcasters, editors, and producers. 

Critical Technology explores new and emerging research into the social, cultural, and political implications of new/recent technological developments, in the form of one-on-one interviews with the researchers and authors of the studies themselves. 

“This nomination is a huge honour. The Critical Technology podcast started out as a ‘pandemic pivot,’ but it quickly turned into the most incredible way to collaborate and connect with our enormously talented University of Toronto students and alumni,” says Dr. Grimes.

“Not to mention giving me the opportunity to chat with several of my all-time favourite technology scholars and showcase their brilliant research.”


Winners will be announced during a live stream event online in December. 



The Critical Technology podcast explores cutting edge research on the social, cultural, and political implications of new technological developments. The Critical Technology podcast is an initiative of the Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI) at the University of Toronto, and is produced, edited and hosted by Professor Sara Grimes (Faculty of Information). In each episode, Dr. Grimes introduces a new academic publication or study that she thinks is a game changer for how we understand a particular technological application or innovation — its role, meaning, and impact on our lives. Through interviews with the lead author, Critical Technology delves into the specifics of that publication/study providing listeners with a firsthand account and insight into the work, its major findings and most wide-reaching conclusions, as well as how it fits within both the broader academic literature and our common knowledge about the technology examined. 



The Canadian Podcast Awards were established in 2018 by Podcamp Toronto to showcase the very best in Canadian on-demand digital audio production. The awards feature categories across topic areas such as documentary, politics, arts, and culture. Past winners include Front Burner, Parkdale Haunt, Minds of Madness, and Our Native Land. A full list of previous winners can be found at canpodawards.ca/award.