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Sean Fitz-Gerald

According to his LinkedIn profile, my next guest has spent the last 4-5 years herding elementary school aged children through their first steps in house-league soccer, ball hockey and ice hockey.

In 2015, he was named Sportswriter of the year by Sports Media Canada.

In 2016, he joined The Athletic to help build, lead and grow it’s Toronto operations.

This past spring, Penguin Random House published his book, “Before The Lights Go Out: A Season Inside A Game Worth Saving”.

Please Welcome! to the show, the senior national writer for Canada for The Athletic, Sean Fitz-Gerald.

This is Episode #195 of the Welcome! podcast.

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BRITTLESTAR

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His videos have been seen over 500,000,000 times!

If you’ve ever watched one of his videos on YouTube, Twitter, Tik Tok, Facebook or Instagram then you most likely have laughed out loud. And for that, you owe my next guest some cash; as they say, laughter is the best medicine.

Please Welcome to the show, the Internet’s favourite dad, Stewart Reynolds aka BRITTLESTAR!

This is Episode #194 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Eric Shenkman

My next guest sold millions of albums in the late 80s and early 90s as part of the blues, funk, rock outfit Spin Doctors. He continues to tour and play as a solo act as well as with the Spin Doctors. His latest project, “Who Shot John?” will be familiar to fans who have grown accustomed to his raw and infectious energy.

Please Welcome to the show singer, songwriter, and an awesome guitar player Eric Shenkman.

This is Episode #193 of the Welcome! podcast.

Songs by Spin Doctors and Eric Shenkman.

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Renée Wynter

Renée has established herself as a must-­watch artist in the industry and has worked with some of the music industry’s most notable producers and songwriters such as Bigg Wu, Luney Tunez, Tone Mason, Oshea Hunter and Cory Rooney, among others. For her latest single Speak, Renée collaborated with Andreeena Mill whose repertoire includes collaborations with Drake and Delisha Thomas who has worked with the likes of Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, Brandy, Justin Bieber, and Rodney Jenkins (DarkChild).

Please Welcome! to the studio, Renée Wynter.

This is Episode #192 of the Welcome! podcast.

Songs courtesy of Renée Wynter. Check her out on Spotify.

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Jeff Teravainen

Few people can boast a resume that includes the following:

  • racing school scholarship winner
  • lead singer of two rock bands; one of them award-winning; one of them featuring a young Mike Turner who would later go on to be a founding member of Our Lady Peace
  • played with the likes of Harem Scarem, Frozen Ghost and Andy Curran
  • the voice of two Olympics
  • voice of Hockey Night In Canada
  • was mistaken to be Gord Downie by Erica Ehm

Please Welcome! to the studio, Jeff Teravainen.

This is Episode #192 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Charlene Nadalin

Charlene Nadalin is the founder and CEO of Amintro: a FREE online community and resource for people over 50 looking for new ways to live happier, healthier lives.

Whether you want to make new friends who share your interests, find new activities and hobbies, or you want to stay up to date on health, recreation or financial news that matters to you, Amintro helps you get more involved and live a healthier life.

This is Episode #191 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Aiza

We’ve had many people from the music industry on the podcast. Musicians, producers, singers and songwriters.

We’ve had guests such as Our Lady Peace, Jim Creeggan from the Barenaked Ladies, Maestro Fresh Wes, and Bif Naked to name a few.

We’ve also had newcomers such as Lu Kala.

Today, we have another newcomer. She’s already been recognized around the world for her singing and songwriting.

Please welcome to the Cadillac Fairview Toronto Eaton Centre studio Aiza!

This is Episode #189 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Nicole Simone

Today’s episode is a reunion of sorts.

You see, one of my earliest interactions with Gregg Tilston was being interviewed by him for a job with Flight Centre. After I turned him down I told him one of my goals was to have him as a client. And while it didn’t happen while he was with Flight Centre he did sponsor an event I led: MusicConnectTO.

And today’s guest actually performed at that event as Late July. My next guest has been writing songs and performing for well over a decade. She is also the founder of the charity, Redemption Paws that has rescued hundreds and hundreds of dogs from the ravages of climate change and hurricanes.

Please Welcome to the Cadillac Fairview Toronto Eaton Centre studio, Nicole Simone.

This is Episode #188 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Sammy Younan

After our summer vacation Gregg Tilston and I got back in studio for a chat with Girth Radio founder Sammy Younan.

We discussed the rise and fall (but not dead!) of Girth Radio’s longtime home at the Pacific Junction Hotel, what’s coming up at the Toronto International Film Festival, movie spoilers, and the all too important topic of urinal etiquette.

Thanks to CF Toronto Eaton Centre for hosting us in their pop-up studio!

This is Episode #187 of the Welcome! podcast.

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