On July 10 2020, Karim Kanji sat down with Jesse Thistle . Thistle is Métis-Cree, an author, assistant professor in the Department of Equity Studies at York University in Toronto. He is also the author of the best-selling memoir, From the Ashes. Thistle is an advocate for the homeless.
Munira Premji is the author of the book, “Choosing Hope: One Woman, Three Cancers – a Story of Inspiration, Resilience and Courage. Munira is also a podcaster and friend. Please visit her blog at https://i-will-survive.org/.
This is Episode #228 of the Welcome! podcast.
Tanya Talaga is an award wining Anishinaabe author and former investigative reporter for the Toronto Star. Her 2017 book Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City, won the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize for non-fiction and the 2017 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. Her latest book, All Our Relations served as the focus for her recent Massey Lectures across Canada.
My next guest is the author of Toe Blake: Winning Is Everything. This is the first biography of the Montreal Canadiens legend. He is also a former Associated Press sports writer who contributes to The Guardian and Deutsche Press-Agentur. He spent over a decade reporting from the Olympics, F1, World cup and Champions League finals while working as a correspondent in London and Madrid. He now lives in his hometown of Montreal.
Please welcome to the show, Paul Logothetis.
This is Episode #207 of the Welcome! podcast.
Find out more information at www.PaulLogothetis.com
Ron Tite just might be one of the nicest guys in the advertising and marketing industry. He is the founder of Church + State, host of the podcast, The Coup, an author, speaker, comedian, host and most importantly a husband and father.
Please Welcome back to the show, Ron Tite.
This is Episode #202 of the Welcome! podcast.
“Listen Up! Recording Music with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, U2, REM, The Tragically Hip, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Waits…” is an album-by-album account of my next guest’s work with these iconic artists and others.
He has spent more than two decades recording, mixing, engineering and producing some of my favourite albums and concerts.
It is both an honour and a pleasure to welcome to the show Grammy award-winning producer, Mark Howard.
This is Episode #182 of the Welcome! podcast.
When my next guest walked on stage the crowd at The Great Hall in Toronto popped. A giant of a man with long, dark, wavy hair and wearing a dark, long coat came on stage and read from his book. This was March 29, 2018.
I had no clue who this person was. Why did he read from a book?
My next guest was raised in Hamilton, ON. He is an award-winning musician, singer, songwriter, an author, painter and visual artist.
The liner notes in his book, “Beautiful Scars”, reads, “Along the way he became a father and a grandfather, battled demons and addiction, and he waited, hoping for the truth to emerge. and when it did, it would sweep across the St. Lawrence River to the Mohawk reserve of Kahnawake in Quebec , on to the heights of the Manhattan skyline.” I now understood why he read from his book.
Please Welcome to the show, Tom Wilson.
This is Episode #179 of the Welcome! podcast.
Song: Out Of My Head, Junkhouse
My next guest is a fiction writer and educator. She has a PhD in Sociology and Equity Studies from the University of Toronto. Her debut novel, “The Wonderous Woo”, was shortlisted for the 2014 Toronto Book Award.
An award-winning author who has recently returned to the place where her most recent book, “That Time I Loved You”, is set: Scarborough. She can currently be found at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough Campus as it’s Writer-In-Residence.
I’m excited to welcome to the show, Carrianne Leung.
This is Episode #159 of the Welcome! podcast.
Christine Estima has been professionally writing since she was 18. Since then, Christine has continued to write articles, essays, novels and even plays. You can find her on Twitter @christineestima.
This is Episode #147 of the Welcome! podcast.
- Christine Estima is half Portuguese and half Lebanese.
- Christine grew up near Montreal and currently calls Toronto home.
- Christine is also a professional house sitter!
- We chatted about her two more recent from The Walrus (about Christine reporting her assault) and the New York Times (racism and ethnicity).
- Christine has also had Twitter wars with the “most hated man in the world”, Martin Shkreli!
- We argued about the recent Banksy exhibit in Toronto.
- Christine has a love of urban art and graffiti and has also had a piece of art created in her honour!
- Christine Estima has also appeared at various Spoken Word events.
- Christine also shared her opinions on the #MeToo movement and her thoughts on Jian Ghomeshi and CK Lewis.
Music by Afraaz Mulji.
Jeremiah Brown was part of Team Canada’s Men’s 8 rowing team that captured the silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He is also the author of the new book, The 4 Year Olympian (published by Dundurn Press).
This is Episode #127.
Here are some of the things we discussed:
- How being bullied as a kid helped form his character.
- His stint in jail after robbing a delivery man.
- How his relationship with Amy, his ex-girlfriend helped his stay focused on training and his Olympic dream.
- Jeremiah Brown’s two most important coaches: Coach Riley (his football coach at Hamilton’s McMaster University) and Doug White (his rowing coach).
- How Jeremiah Brown made the McMaster football team as a walk-on.
- His 4 year journey to the Olympics (including all his failures and stumbles)
- The amount of money Team Canada athletes make to be full-time athletes
- Why Jeremiah Brown decided to leave the rowing team and not pursue a Gold medal in 2016.
- His work with the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Game Plan program.
Jeremiah Brown’s next challenge: Playing drums in a successful stadium-filling band!
Recorded live at Girth Radio.
If you liked this episode you will also like:
- Episode #126 with former World Champion hurdler, Perdita Felicien.
- Episode #58 with Canada’s top archer, Crispin Duenas.