Category Archives: podcast

Welcome! Episode #18: Morgan P. Campbell

The following post was originally posted on my Girth Radio-Welcome! page last week. Take a look at it HERE.

Morgan P. Campbell is an award-winning sports writer with the Toronto Star. He has written about the Canadian Football League, MMA, Boxing, Baseball and even rugby. In this episode we talk about Campbell’s journey playing football with Northwestern University to writing for Canada’s largest daily newspaper.

We discuss racism in sports (specifically baseball), football and the issue of concussions, and even steroids in professional and amateur sports.We also discuss the future (and current state) of newspapers.

Enjoy!

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Welcome! Episode #17: Sammy Younan

This post was originally posted on Girth Radio on January 5, 2016.

Sammy Younan has his own IMBD page, has been nominated for an Oscar (or at least a movie he worked on has), is a published author and has interviewed Dallas Green (City & Colour and Alexisonfire), Gerry Dee, and many others. He is also an entrepreneur and the curator for Girth Radio.

Enjoy!

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#TBT with Ryan Holmes of HootSuite

The following post was originally published on Girth Radio on December 31 2015.

This podcast was originally recorded in May 2011 as part of the XConnect series.

Ryan Holmes is the CEO and founder of Vancouver-based HootSuite. What started as a simple social media dashboard has now grown into a billion dollar company. Take a listen to one of the early interviews with this Canadian startup success story.

Welcome! Season One

Season One of my latest podcast project, Welcome!, is now in the can. Welcome! is designed to showcase conversations with members of Toronto’s creative community. They can be musicians, artists, and even entrepreneurs. Essentially, anyone who lives or works in Toronto that is doing interesting things.

I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing serial entrepreneurs, agency executives, teachers, designers, musicians, and even someone who was running for office in the last federal election.

I’m looking forward to Season Two of Welcome! You can expect to hear from people whom you know. And many that you don’t know. However, there is one thing you can expect: The conversations will shed light on the lives, success and failures of these people. I hope you enjoy this ride as much as I will enjoy bringing it to you.

Remember to follow my episodes of Welcome! on Girth Radio. You can also follow me on the Welcome! MixCloud station.

Season One episodes:

#16 – Ian Chalmers

#15 – Steve Hulford

#14 – Mark Farmer #2

#13 – Dan Demsky

#12 – Laura Casselman

#11 – Toronto Mike 

#10 – Farid Kassam

#9 – Kevin Kennedy

#8 – Uncle Neil

#7 – Gregg Tilston

#6 – Hessie Jones

#5 – Andrew Jenkins

#4 – Kerry Morrison

#3 – Laurie Dillon-Schalk

#2 – Mark Farmer

#1 – Karim Awad

Welcome! Episode #16: Ian Chalmers

This episode was previously published on Girth Radio on October 30, 2015.

Ian Chalmers is the Creative Director of Pivot Design Group and an avid collector of watches, mobile phones, wearables and a pre-historic hammer.

You can follow Ian Chalmers on Twitter @chalmers.

You can follow me on Twitter @karimkanji.

Enjoy!

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Welcome! Episode #16: Ian Chalmers by Welcome! By Karim Kanji on Mixcloud

Welcome! Episode #15: Steve Hulford

This post was previously published on Girth Radio on October 23, 2015.

Steve Hulford has had a lifelong dream of getting paid for traveling the world. And so far, he’s done a great job of fulfilling this dream. First as a competitive swimmer, then as a filmmaker, and now with Filemobile.

Enjoy my conversation with one of Toronto’s most successful entrepreneurs.

You can follow Steve on Twitter @hulford

You can follow me on Twitter @karimkanji

Enjoy!

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Welcome! Episode #15: Steve Hulford by Welcome! By Karim Kanji on Mixcloud

Welcome! Episode #14: Mark Farmer Part Deux

Published on: October 9 2015

This past week I sat down again with Mark Farmer. For the second time. He was on the show back in Episode #2. In this episode we chat about all things social media. I hope you enjoy this episode.

You can find Mark on Twitter @markus64. You can find me on Twitter @karimkanji.

Enjoy!

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Welcome! Episode #14: Mark Farmer Part Deux by Welcome! By Karim Kanji on Mixcloud

Welcome! Episode #12: Laura Casselman

Episode #12 features my friend, Laura Casselman. She’s running as the NDP candidate in Scarborough Guildwood. Listen to how she got her start in local politics and her reason for running in this month’s election.

Enjoy!

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Welcome! Episode #12: Laura Casselman by Welcome! By Karim Kanji on Mixcloud

Happy #PodcastDay

It’s #PodcastDay! At least on Twitter it is. To honour this day (and it’s a good thing it’s being honoured!) here are my favourite podcasts:

Canadaland – Hosted by Jesse Brown, this podcast critiques the Canadian media and political machinery.

Stuff You Should Know – Hosts Chuck and Josh tackle everything from alcoholism to blood donations.

This American Life – Great storytelling about life (not just in America – one of their more recent episodes had major Canadian content!)

WTF with Marc Maron – One of comedy’s great storytellers sits down with folks from entertainment and even Barack Obama to talk life and…shit.

Toronto Mike’d Podcast – Listen to Mike talk to Toronto’s media personalities.

Welcome! – This is my podcast! Listen to it. Please? 🙂