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Josiah Sinanan is a reporter, journalist and award-winning podcast host; most recently recognized for "Outstanding Society and Culture" from the 2021 Canadian Podcast Awards for his show, anticulture.
Coming from a mixed-race, Canadian family and experiencing a wide array of international experiences, Josiah's passion is people, diplomacy and connectedness. His educational background is a degree in International Relations from the University of Calgary, with focuses on Security and Strategy and French, undertaking a portion of his studies at the prestigious SciencesPo institution in Paris, France.
As part of his studies, Josiah was also deployed to Sierra Leone in West Africa during the summer of 2016, where he helped author and develop a locally sustainable and asset-based curriculum to combat the unusually high maternal and infant mortality rates in the country, in partnership with the NGO, Freedom Tree. The curriculum is still in use today and has restored healthy birthing practices to a number of remote villages. This is the second time Josiah has co-authored a program, also implementing a course at the Calgary Drop-in and Rehab Centre for Calgarians re-entering the workforce.
No stranger to the online world, Josiah previously held the role as "Digital Lead" at the digital marketing agency, Arcade Studios, where he managed over $1M in digital advertising budgets, managed social media accounts and was part of the social media team for John Krasinski's "Some Good News" project.
Currently, Josiah is based in Windsor, ON, where he works as a Reporter for Afternoon Drive, a CBC program broadcast between Windsor and London in Southwestern Ontario. The opportunity arose following a year of freelance work for the CBC, appearing as a culture panelist on "Canada Tonight" with Ginella Massa, and guest hosting the Alberta radio program, "The Key of A".
You can follow Josiah on Twitter at @josiahsinanan.