A celebrated storyteller, Mike Downie is a writer, director, and producer of numerous television shows and documentaries, as well as the co-founder of the The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.
Marc Weisblott is the curator of Toronto’s 1236 newsletter.
On this episode, Marc and I discuss identity politics, why some people are tired of brown men falling in love with white women, cultural appropriation, white supremacy and so much more!
Simu Liu is an actor, writer, producer and stuntman. But you know him best as Jung in CBC’s hit comedy series, Kim’s Convenience.
Find Simu on Twitter at @SimuLiu
Recently, I was invited to speak at Toronto’s popular DevTO meetup. Here is what I shared on that special evening:
Stories from inside Girth Radio. I delve into some of the do’s and dont’s on how to be successful on the Podcast circuit!
“After being one of Toronto’s pioneers in podcasting in 2010 with SMS (aka Social Media show), Karim Kanji is back with his newest show. Welcome! features conversations with innovators, thought leaders, politicians, media personalities, entrepreneurs, and some of the most interesting people from around the world.”
Our visits of “small town” Ontario continued to St. Catherines, Ontario.
The official nickname of St. Catharines is “The Garden City” due to its 1,000+ acres of parks, gardens and trails.
As a way to erase St. Catharines’ graffiti problem, local businesses Fulton Fitness and Mahtay Café teamed up to showcase the work of dozens of graffiti artists from across the province. The alleyway in between James Street and the parallel Garden Park is now a dedicated area for serious artists to spend days straight on their pieces without having to worry about policing. Every year since 2003 there has been a convergence of artists during the Garden Park Urban Art Festival Graffiti Jam where artists are encouraged to let their creative flair free. (source)
W. Ryan Dodge spends his days as the Royal Ontario Museum’s Digital Engagement Coordinator focused on digital content creation, campaign and community management, as well as building digital capacity within the institution. Experienced in building content and digital strategies that have value for communities, Ryan is particularly interested in how best to connect the physical and digital and provide visitors onsite and online with the best possible experience.
Stacey May Fowles is a Toronto-based award-winning writer. Her recent book, Baseball Life Advice, is a collection of essays that looks at everything from bat flips to the politics of booing and everything in between. Fowles currently writes about books for The Globe and Mail, baseball for Jays Nation and The Athletic, and is author of the popular weekly Baseball Life Advice e-newsletter.
Mariah Owen is a Toronto-based actor, writer and producer. She is also an accomplished athlete, becoming a world champion with Team Canada Cheerleading as well as doing both Alpine Ski Racing and Synchronized swimming at the provincial level.
Recorded live at Girth Radio.