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Simu Liu: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Simu Liu is the star of the new Marvel movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Prior to earning worldwide fame for this role Simu was one of the stars of the hit Canadian comedy, Kim’s Convenience.

Listen to this episode from 2017 to learn the back story of Marvel’s newest superhero!

This is Episode #261 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Ari Shapiro | Let’s Start Thinking About The Children

Ari Shapiro returns to the podcast. Instead of talking about baseball we chat about politics and world events. Specifically, Islamophobia; the role of governments in addressing Islamophobia; the conflict between Palestine and Israel; Ari’s view on the situation in the Middle East as a Jewish person born in Israel and now living in Canada; and finally how the West has it all wrong about Russia.

This is Episode #260 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Road To Peace: Karim Awad on Israel and Palestine

Karim Awad’s family is originally from historic Palestine prior to it being taken over by Israel. In this conversation, Karim gives me his family’s history in Israel/Palestine. We also hear stories of the many times Karim went back to visit Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. We also take a deep dive into the ongoing conflict between Palestine and Israel and look at things from both sides to better understand the motivations of everyone. In the end, Karim leaves us with what a solution for peace could look like in the future.

Further reading:

Resources: Support Palestinian Resistance: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eMBJimqZ1YTvG5TQtEPdChWzYX7NpoVcsRSOnrOM4y0/edit?usp=sharing

Mapping Israel Occupation:
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/5/18/mapping-israeli-occupation-gaza-palestine

This is Episode #259 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Farhan Lalji | TSN Reporter

 

Farhan Lalji is the Vancouver Bureau Reporter for SPORTSCENTRE, Canada’s #1 sports news and information program.

Lalji, who joined TSN in 1997, covers the Canucks, Lions, and Whitecaps FC, as well as other sports stories from around the Vancouver area.

Along with covering the Vancouver sports scene, Lalji has reported from many of the biggest sporting events in North America, including the Stanley Cup Final, NBA Finals, Grey Cup, MLB and NBA All-Star Games, golf’s U.S. Open and PGA Championship, and the 2004, 2006, and 2010 Olympic Games.

This is Episode #258 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Perdita Felicien | My Mother’s Daughter

Perdita Felicien is a third time guest. And third time’s a charm! Perdita is officially now an author. I’m so excited for her. In this episode we talk about her car, her book, Catherine – her mom, her daughter Nova, her relationship with her dad and some advice for a young first time book author to be, Morgan!

This is Episode #257 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Nabil Karim | ESPN SportsCenter Anchor

Prior to joining ESPN, Karim was an anchor and reporter on Canada’s leading sports network (TSN) since 2011. He hosted TSN’s news and information show SportsCentre and covered a variety of major sporting events including the 2013 and 2014 IIHF World Junior Championships and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Karim also hosted TSN’s coverage of NCAA March Madness, the 2016 FIBA Americas, and TSN’s live coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games and Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games.

A native of Vancouver, Karim graduated from Simon Fraser University where he majored in Communications and received a broadcast journalism degree from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

This is Episode #256 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Anuk Karunaratne

Anuk Karunaratne is the Executive Vice President of Business Operations for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Before the start of the 2021 regular season we sat down for a look back at the 2020 season as well as a look forward to the 2021 season and beyond.

This is Episode #255 of the Welcome! podcast.


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Danny Miles of July Talk | Welcome To The Music

Danny Miles is best known as the drummer of Juno Award-winning alternative band July Talk. Danny is also drummer and co-producer of the Alternative Hip Hop group Tongue Helmet and an avid bird photographer.

This podcast episode was originally published on Welcome To The Music.

Image: www.drummerswholovebirds.com/drummers-w…love-birds

Tapes by Gumbel used under Creative Commons license Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
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Bad Breed | Welcome To The Music

Toronto-based Bad Breed started out as a hard-edged combination of punk rock and 60s R&B. Inspired by the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Betty Davis and Led Zeppelin, the muscular funk, lightning-sharp guitar riffs and soulful songs of love and despair from their latest album are a testament to the transformative and ferocious power of love.

Original episode can be found at Welcome To The Music.

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Zulekha Nathoo

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Zulekha Nathoo is an award-winning Canadian multimedia journalist currently based in Atlanta, Georgia. After almost two full decades with CBC she is currently a contributor for BBC Worklife.

In this episode we talk about her career in journalism, sacrificing for her career, living in the US as a Canadian, her past ball hockey career, her short stint as a world class air guitarist, and what it’s like to raise a young mixed race child with her husband.

This is Episode #254 of the Welcome! podcast.


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