Episode #77: Jay Soule aka CHIPPEWAR

Jay Soule aka CHIPPEWAR is an Indigenous multimedia artist from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation located twenty minutes south west of London, Ontario on the north bank of the Thames River.

In this episode we talk about cultural appropriation, truth and reconciliation, missing and murdered Indigenous women and children, how residential schools is still happening today, the problem with Canada 150 and so much more!

CHIPPEWAR

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Episode #75: Sameer Vasta and Jay Menard

Sameer Vasta is a Digital Anthropologist with the Government of Ontario. Jay Menard is a Content Strategist with Digital Echidna. Both are friends. And both currently call London, Ontario home. I recently met up with both of them in London to talk about London and so much more!

Recorded live at Covent Garden Market.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Covent Garden Market
Covent Garden Market

Street Art: London

Many urban cities across Canada and around the world feature street art of one kind or another.

London is one of these cities. Located a couple of hours in between Toronto and Detroit, London is a city that is “stuck in the middle.” Recently, while in London, I had the opportunity to walk around the city that is home to the University of Western Ontario and the London Knights.

Here are some photos of the amazing street art found in London, Ontario.

Episode #74: Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro is one of Toronto’s foremost experts on baseball and the Toronto Blue Jays. His work has appeared in Sportsnet and Jays Journal. He can also be heard on radio stations across Canada. On the Blue Jays 2017 home opener, Ari and I sat down inside Pacific Junction Hotel to chat about your Toronto Blue Jays!

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Street Art: Hamilton

Many urban cities across Canada and around the world feature street art of one kind or another.

In my first of this series: “Street Art: City” I present Hamilton, ON. Hamilton was known as Steel Town at point in time. At other times it has been known as the armpit of Canada. Today, Hamilton is known as the home of a world class university, hundreds of water falls, beautiful hiking and of being an affordable place to live not so far from Toronto.

 

Episode #73: Ameet Nathwani

Ameet Nathwani had an improbable journey from dropping out of the University of Toronto to being the Creative Director and co-founder of Canadian e-commerce mattress company, Endy Sleep.

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Episode #71: Dawn Cuthbertson

Dawn Cuthbertson is a Managing Editor for the Global News website. In journalism for nearly 12 years, Dawn started out as a newspaper reporter with stints at The Observer in Sarnia, Ont., The Kingston Whig-Standard and Windsor Star before moving online with Microsoft, AOL and Huffington Post.

Dawn Cuthbertson with Karim Kanji

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

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Escape Station

You’ve by now heard about the phenomenon known as Escape Rooms. Well, I finally went to my first escape room experience in Toronto on Friday night. And it was amazing!

Escape Station is located 2252 Queen Street East near Victoria Park in the Beaches area of Toronto. It features four distinct rooms each with a different level of difficulty. Knowing that there  was going to be 5 people much smarter than me I thought I’d go ahead and book the toughest room. A level five room with a success rate of a measly 3%!

The goal was to stop an alien attack on Toronto by shutting down the power source of the alien space ship.

How did we do? We were probably 10-15 away from accomplishing the mission.

Who am I kidding?! Without the 4 timely clues given to us we probably would not have accomplished even half of the tasks. But a fun time was had by all of us.

Check out Escape Station!