Category Archives: podcast

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

Girth Radio
MixCloud 
iTunes
Google Play Music
Stitcher 
TuneIn
You can also subscribe to the podcast via RSS Feed if you’re so inclined.

Episode #33: Huse Madhavji

Today’s guest is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts Program. He started his broadcasting career in Winnipeg, Manitoba before moving to Sacramento, California. Today he has a role on TV’s Saving Hope.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

Girth Radio
MixCloud 
iTunes
Google Play Music
Stitcher 
TuneIn
You can also subscribe to the podcast via RSS Feed if you’re so inclined.

Sportsnet Fan 590 Producer JD Bunkis

This podcast was originally published on Girth Radio.

Welcome! Episode #30: Sportsnet Radio The Fan 590 Producer and Host JD Bunkis

JD Bunkis is the Producer for The Andrew Walker Show on The Fan 590 in Toronto. He is also the host of Free Association, a podcast all about basketball.

In this episode we chat about JD’s young career, how he got his lucky break in sports radio, and his thoughts about the 2015-2016 Toronto Raptors season.

Episode #31: Jon Sinden

Jon Sinden is the former Director of Marketing + Promotions for CFNY 102.1 The Edge, the former Director of Integrated Marketing for the Toronto’s Leafs, Raptors and TFC and is now VP Marketing for Toronto’s Festival of Beer.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

Listen to the episode:

Girth Radio
MixCloud 
iTunes
Google Play Music
Stitcher 
TuneIn
You can also subscribe to the podcast via RSS Feed if you’re so inclined.

Storytelling with Global TV’s Liem Vu – Welcome! Episode #29

This post was originally published on June 7 2016 on Girth Radio.

Former Scarborough resident Liem Vu joins Karim Kanji to discuss:

  • Growing up in Scarborough to Vietnamese immigrants
  • The pressure that children of immigrants face in obtaining a professional designation
  • How Liem found his passion for storytelling
  • Liem’s newspaper career
  • Liem’s broadcast career starting with MTV Canada and now with Global TV’s The Morning Show.

Welcome! Episode #28: Georgia Sapounas

Georgia Sapounas is a former Canadian and World Champion figure skater and current Senior Manager of Digital Marketing for Team Canada (Canadian Olympic Committee).

In this episode we talk about her journey from a child wanting to be in the Olympics to being on the women’s team figure skating team at the Canadian and World Championships. We also chatted about her retiring from elite athletics and getting into digital and social media.

Today, Georgia heads up strategy and planning for Team Canada’s digital and social team.

Listen here:

Girth Radio
MixCloud 
iTunes
Google Play Music
Stitcher 
TuneIn
You can also subscribe to the podcast via RSS Feed if you’re so inclined.

Welcome! Episode #27: Arturo Marcano

This podcast was originally published on: May 31, 2016 on Girth Radio.

Arturo Marcano is a Toronto-based author who writes about the problems in Latin American countries caused by the globalization of baseball, specifically Major League Baseball (MLB).

In this hour-plus long conversation Marcano shares with us:
– how MLB has helped shape the cycle of poverty in the baseball-talent rich nations of Venezuela and the Dominican Republic
– why this same problem doesn’t exist in Mexico or Japan
– why there are not a lot of players in MLB from Mexico
– the upcoming battle between Cuban baseball and MLB
and much, much more!

Enjoy!

Listen below:

Girth Radio
MixCloud 
iTunes
Google Play Music
Stitcher 
TuneIn
You can also subscribe to the podcast via RSS Feed if you’re so inclined.

Welcome! Episode #26: Sonya Gill

This podcast was originally published on: May 10 2016 on Girth Radio.

Sonya Gill is a serial entrepreneur, former ad agency owner and executive, author, social media and Pr professional, fitness model and Tim Hortons employee. Wait! What?! Yes!

You need to listen to this conversation!

Listen below:

Girth Radio
MixCloud 
iTunes
Google Play Music
Stitcher 
TuneIn
You can also subscribe to the podcast via RSS Feed if you’re so inclined.

Sonya and I discuss dropping out of university, lying to her parents about grad school, moving to Toronto as a single South Asian woman with no job, her life in broadcast media, how women should deal with trolls (online and off), her agency Youzus, buyer’s remorse, her new app, what she’s doing with Tim Hortons, and SO MUCH MORE!