Category Archives: podcast

Welcome! #42: Richard Peddie (former President + CEO of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment)

To many Toronto sports fans the name Richard Peddie is a familiar one. He was the President and CEO, for almost a decade and a half, of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment.

Today Richard Peddie is my guest. We chat about his career before he was in the Toronto sports spotlight, various MLSE events and what continues to drive Richard Peddie today.

This is a conversation you will enjoy!

Music by Aafraz Mulji.

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Welcome! #41: The Tragically Hip with Gregg Tilston

In today’s episode I speak former musician and good friend Gregg Tilston. Back on Episode #7 we chatted about Gregg’s career to date. Today, Gregg and I discuss the recently completed Man Machine Poem Tour.

Gregg has a unique perspective on Canada’s favourite band, The Tragically Hip. In the mid to late-80s Gregg was in a new wave pop band called International Boundaries (INB). The management company they signed with also had a new band from Kingston on their roster: The Tragically Hip.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

Also features music by The Tragically Hip: Last American Exit and Ahead By A Century.

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Welcome! Episode #40: Morgan P. Campbell

Earlier this month all eyes were on Rio, Brazil as the best athletes competed in the latest edition of the Summer Games. In a few episodes I’m going to speak with Georgia Sapounas. Georgia is the digital team lead for Team Canada and was my guest on Episode #28. When Georgia comes back from her vacation after the Olympics she’ll be joining me in studio to chat about Team Canada’s athletes.

Today I speak with the award-winning writer from the Toronto Star, Morgan Campbell. Morgan is a returning guest of the podcast. He made his first appearance on Episode #18.

Today, instead of talking about how Canada fared against the world’s best, we talk about how the media covered these games.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Episode #39: Adam Virani: Baseball and Toronto Blue Jays

In today’s episode I speak with the founder of The Real Sports Zone website and podcast, Adam Virani.

In this episode we discuss:
– The first 100 days of the 2016 Toronto Blue Jays season
– Adam’s recent visit to the Dominican Republic to coach and teach baseball

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Episode #38: Joanna Cornish aka HumandChuck

Today I speak with the woman behind the popular Blue Jays blog, HumandChuck.com, Joanna Cornish.

In today’s episode we talk about the 2016 Blue Jays after 100 games; women reporting on baseball and the issue of athletes and domestic abuse.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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He’s Muslim. He’s in the Armed Forces. And he’s gay. Only in Canada.

In today’s episode I speak with Aly Hirji.

I’ve known Aly since we were both in Boy Scouts. I’m speaking with Aly today about his experience as a Muslim in the Canadian Military. He also happens to be gay.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Episode #36: Saul Colt – The Smartest Man In The World

Saul Colt is The Smartest Man In The world. Just ask Google. In this exclusive chat we discussed how Saul went from sideburns to a full beard, how the Pope crashed his bar mitzvah, why Pokemon Go will fail, Ghostbusters and, for some reason, my toes.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Episode #35: Chris Jancelewicz

Today’s episode I speak with Chris Jancelewicz. Chris is a seasoned online entertainment editor with almost a decade of experience in the publishing world. He has run multiple websites, contributed to AOL.com, Huffington Post and now is the National Entertainment Online Reporter at Global News.

Listen to his thoughts on Pokemon Go and the hit Netflix docuseries, Making A Murderer.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Welcome! is now out of beta

After more than 30 episodes my podcast, Welcome!, is now out of beta. What does this mean?

Well, before today, the only way to listen to my conversations with some really cool people was through the Girth Radio website, MixCloud or here. As of today, you can now listen to Welcome! on any computer or smartphone from anywhere in the world on your favourite app.

Yes, besides the places mentioned above, Welcome! is also available on iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher and TuneIn. You can also subscribe to the podcast via RSS Feed if you’re so inclined.

You might be asking yourselves, what do I do now? Great question! If you haven’t done so, download one of the above apps to your smartphone (or computer). Then go to my show (links are provided above) and subscribe/start listening.

I welcome (see what I did there?) all feedback. In fact, it would be amazing if you could comment and leave a rating (the more starts the merrier!) on the app you use to listen to me. You can also comment below.

Coming soon: A professionally designed logo!

 

Episode #34: Sean O’Shea

Today’s guest is award-winning investigative and consumer reporter Sean O’Shea. Sean is regarded as one of the most tenacious reporters in television today.. He has exposed organized crime figures, scam artists and unscrupulous contractors – at frequent risk (he was once assaulted on air by biker gang members who had attacked him with a fire extinguisher.) I hope you enjoy my conversation with Global TV’s Sean O’Shea.

Music by Afraaz Mulji

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