Episode #90: TIFF 2017 Director Karim Sayad

Karim Sayad is at TIFF 2017 to show his film, Of Sheep And Men.

Sixteen-year-old Habib dreams of becoming a veterinarian. Unable to study for his hoped-for profession, he has bought a sheep named El Bouq. His hope is to train the animal to become a fighting champion.
With the Eid celebration fast approaching, Samir who only wants to sell sheep, has a unique opportunity  to maximise his profits, as everyone in the country will be buying sheep for slaughter. But for Habib, it’s another story… Will El Bouq become a champion ? Or will he face a more tragic destiny?
Recorded (most of the time) live at Girth Radio.
Music by Afraaz Mulji.
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Episode #89: Jackie Perez

Jackie Perez is Canada’s fastest rising television host and sports personality currently acting as the digital and in-game host for the Toronto Argonauts Football Club.

Recorded live at Girth Radio.
Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Gordon Is 25

Happy birthday Gordon!

Yesterday was the 25th birthday of The Barenaked Ladies’ first studio album, Gordon. Formed in 1988, a few years prior to the release of Gordon, The Barenaked Ladies formed in Scarborough with Ed Robertson, Steven Page, Andy Creeggan, Jim Creeggan, and Tyler Stewart.

In 1991, thanks to the massive success of the band’s independently released cassette The Yellow Tape, Barenaked Ladies won the “Discovery To Disc” contest hosted by a Toronto radio station. The Canadian quintet used the prize money to record Gordon with producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda. Following its release on July 28, 1992, the Diamond certified album topped the Canadian charts for eight weeks. (AMAZON)

Front Side:

  • Hello City
  • Enid
  • Grade 9
  • Brian Wilson
  • Be My Yoko Ono
  • Wrap Your Arms Around Me
  • What a Good Boy
  • The King Of Bedside Manor

Back Side:

  • Box Set
  • I Love You
  • New Kid (On The Block)
  • Blame It On Me
  • The Flag
  • If I Had $1000000
  • Crazy

 

Episode #88: Mike Downie

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.

Recorded live at Girth Radio.
Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Episode #87: Marc Weisblott, Part Two

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!

Recorded live at Girth Radio.
Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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DevTO #68: Some people play in beer hockey leagues. I podcast.

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.”

Welcome! is part of the Girth Radio line-up and taped live inside the Pacific Junction Hotel.

Street Art: Graffiti Alley St Catherines

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)

 

Episode #85: W Ryan Dodge

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.

(Usually) recorded live at Girth Radio.
Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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