Jodie Martinson

Jodie Martinson is a journalist and documentary maker who works at CBC Radio in Vancouver. She is the creator of the CBC Original Podcast Other People's Problems that takes listeners inside real life therapy sessions. She has made radio, web, and television documentaries for CBC, the National Film Board, and PBS. Titles include Freedom Singer about a musician's journey to resurrect the music that guided his great-great-great grandmother to freedom through the Underground Railroad; Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground, about electronic waste dumping from rich countries to poor; To Have and To Hold, about a woman forced to "marry" rebel warlord Joseph Kony in Uganda; and Cue the Muse about creativity. Her work has been recognized by several journalism and documentary awards including an Emmy. 

Other People's Problems is a hit CBC Podcast that bravely went where microphones have rarely gone before: the therapy office. Real people. Real problems. Real talk.

Normally, therapy sessions are totally confidential -- but this podcast opens the doors. Hillary McBride and her clients want to help demystify mental health. No actors. No auditions. No artifice.

Other People's Problems

Producer and show creator Jodie Martinson describes the years of persistence, ethical dilemmas, journalism debates, and ultimate creation of a little podcast about mental health that shot to the top of the podcast charts in Canada.

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