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.
Ali Hassan (Laugh Out Loud and Canada Reads) and Dave Merheje (Ramy and Mr D) release their comedy album We Ain’t Terrorists this Friday. It’s available on all streaming platforms from Howl and Roar Comedy Records.
Nadia George is an award-winning actress, and Indigenous Rights and Youth Advocate.
Nadia George works closely with organizations such as The Child Welfare Political Action Committee of Canada; a not-for-profit which advocates for positive outcomes for youth aging out of care and MotiV8 Canada which works collaboratively with Public Figures and Influencers, to shed light around Mental Health and Well-being in Indigenous Communities, through the use of various Art forms and Workshops.
Nadia George stars in “Along the Water’s Edge ” which is a short lyrical film that addresses the water crises being faced by countless Indigenous communities across Canada. Set in the near future, the film explores the potential impacts these crises can have on Indigenous people’s living in these communities should the issues continue to be ignored.
This is Episode #233 of the Welcome! podcast.
Farah Nasser is an award-winning Canadian news journalist. Farah came on the podcast the week of June 15, 2020. We discussed her career, how her and her family are coping with social distancing during COVID-19, her inspirations, what her favourite stories she’s covered are, racism and Black Lives Matter, and why she is still hopeful in 2020.
This is Episode #232 of the Welcome! podcast.
Eric Smith is the radio play-by-play voice for the 2019 NBA Champions Toronto Raptors. We had this conversation the week of June 8th 2020.
This is Episode #229 of the Welcome! podcast.
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.
I spoke with Scarborough Walk of Fame inductee Dwayne Morgan less than two weeks after the brutal murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. We spoke about racism, privilege, the impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s Black community and why they’ve been impacted more than others, and why we have measured hope for the future.
Keith McArthur is the co-lead for the CureGRIN Foundation and has developed the amazing podcast, Unlocking Bryson’s Brain. The series tells the story of Bryson, his rare disease and his family’s search for a cure.
This is Episode #226 of the Welcome! podcast.
Heidi Lynch is an actor, writer and producer.
Her new series, Avocado Toast The Series (2020) is out now on OUT TV GO in Canada and Amazon Prime in the US and UK.
This is Episode #225 of the Welcome! podcast.