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January 12, 2023


New Podcast Free Lunch by The Peak Dives Deep into Major Business and Economic News Stories that Impact Canadians


For Immediate Release

TORONTO, January 12, 2023 – Corus Entertainment’s award-winning podcast network Curiouscast has announced its latest partnership with The Peak, the weekly podcast Free Lunch by The Peak. Free Lunch takes listeners deep inside the major business news stories that everyone is talking about, breaking it down in a simplified way and explaining how it impacts all of us. Hosted by Sarah Bartnicka and Taylor Scollon, the podcast will include some of the brightest minds in business, economics, finance, and technology. Free Lunch marks Curiouscast’s second partnership with The Peak, having previously launched The Peak Daily in 2022.

“What happens in the economy and business impacts everyone, but it can be difficult to grasp, We created Free Lunch by The Peak to fix that,” said Free Lunch host Taylor Scallon. “Through interviews with subject matter experts, we’ll reveal information beyond the surface-level to really understand the big forces in tech, finance and the economy that are shaping our lives. In our first few episodes, we’ll explore some of the most important topics facing Canadians today including housing, the job market, and our supply chains. We have learned a lot by speaking to people who know these subjects better than almost anyone else in the country, and I think listeners will too.”

“We’re excited to partner with The Peak on our next project to bring Free Lunch to our audiences,” said Chris ‘Dunner’ Duncombe, Director of Podcasting and Streaming, Curiouscast/Corus Entertainment. “What makes Free Lunch so unique is that it is an intelligent, fact-based, entrepreneurial show that connects the dots on the major trends and business news in a way that allows listeners to understand why it matters.”

New episodes will be released every Tuesday morning. To listen to each episode of the podcast for free, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or anywhere else podcasts are available. For more information visit or

Curiouscast is Corus Entertainment’s multi-award-winning podcast network home to a host of internationally recognized brands with diverse audio storytelling. Its’ slate of award-winning podcasts includes: Crime Beat (adapted for TV on Global News and Hulu), Dark Poutine, NighttimeThe Ongoing History of New MusicHistory of the 90s, Everything 80s, The Peak Daily, 13 Hours: Inside the Nova Scotia Massacre, Escaping Denver and Global News What Happened To?. Launched in 2018, Curiouscast has won numerous prestigious national and international awards for their excellent audio content including two Edward R. Murrow International Awards, multiple RTDNA Awards, and Canadian Podcast Awards. Curiouscast also hosts all of Corus Radio’s news and talk radio shows on demand for listeners to access their favourite daily and weekly shows whenever they like on all major platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, and anywhere you find your favorite podcasts. For more information visit


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Curiouscast is a Corus Entertainment Network.

About Corus Entertainment Inc. 
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, digital and streaming services, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an internationally-renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world class animation studio expert in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software supplier Toon Boom and children’s book publishing house, Kids Can Press. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Magnolia Network Canada, The HISTORY® Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News,, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with streaming platforms STACKTV, TELETOON+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. Corus is the domestic advertising representative and an original content partner for Paramount Global’s Pluto TV, the world’s leading free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service. For more information visit

About The Peak

The Peak provides busy Canadian professionals with the news they need every morning to understand business, tech, and other must-know stories of the day. Our daily newsletter arrives in your inbox every day before 6:00 a.m. ET and tells you everything you need to know in an entertaining email that only takes five minutes to read. In addition to our newsletters we offer a The Peak Daily podcast and weekly Free Lunch by The Peak podcast on all podcast platforms.


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Michelle Brykman

Communications Specialist, Curiouscast, Corus Radio & Global News



Rishma Govani
Director, Communications, Curiouscast, Corus Radio & Global News