CBC Radio 1 Canada Radioshow on Beards CBC Stripped


CBC Canada did make a radioshow about beards. There are several interesting reports starting with a report about a man getting TRANSPLANTED A BEARD! and more about peoples beards.

The interview I gave is from minute 18:54




Friday July 31, 2015

Episode Six: Rebellion, Conformity & Facial Hair

(Ben Shannon)

Listen to Full Episode 27:30

Throughout time, men have styled their facial hair as a way to mark themselves as insiders and outsiders, rebels and conformists. Sometimes these distinctions can be taken to extremes.

“I will give up my life, but I won’t give up my moustache.”

                                                                                                    – Malik Afridi

This episode airs on Monday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, August 5 at 9:30 a.m. on CBC Radio One.

Special music thanks to Kira May for composing our theme. We also played a bit of “A Little Respect” by Erasure.

Also, thanks to Jack Fritscher for this pic of the first gay magazine to use the term “Bear” on its cover.

Illustration by Ben Shannon.

*Note: this episode is a remixed and updated version of our pilot, which first aired last year.


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