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Top Ten Welcome! Episodes of 2017

I’m currently reading Jason Zinoman’s Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night. So, in the spirit of Letterman’s Top Ten List here are my top episodes of 2017 (based on listens):

1.) When he made his appearance on Welcome!, Jagmeet Singh was still an NDP MPP in Ontario and had not yet decided on running for the leadership of the NDP federal party. Soon after his appearance, well, as they say, the rest is history.

2.) In early 2017, I had Mathew Ingram on. Part of our conversation centered around Donald Trump’s impact on the current media landscape which continues to change.

3.) More than a year ago (in 2016) Morgan P. Campbell made his first of two appearances. We discussed racism in sports (specifically baseball), football and the issue of concussions, and even steroids in professional and amateur sports.

4.) Sulemaan Ahmed is one of the parents behind the #NoFLyListKids initiative that (crazy as it sounds) still continues today.

5.) Twitter remains my personal favourite social media platform. And it was a pleasure to have Cameron Gordon, Twitter Canada’s Head of Communication on.

6.) One of the first female veejay’s on Much Music was Erica Ehm. She’s also a successful entrepreneur.

7.) Salim Naran and I used to run together while in primary school. I’m so proud to see all the success he has had over the years.

8.) In this episode with Jay Soul (aka CHIPPEWAR) 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!

9.) Mark Evans is a consultant helping fast growing companies grow faster. In this episode we talked about startups, technology, journalism and urban planning.

10.) Brett Wilson is a former Dragon on CBC’s popular Dragon’s Den, head of Prairie Merchant Corporation and part owner of the NHL’s Nashville Predators.

Tech Talks – Episode #1: Tech Talks with Karim Kanji (Seth Greene)

Hello!

I got my first start in media with Techvibes as their Toronto Community Manager (if we don’t include a couple of appearances on York University’s community radio station in the early 1990s).  I’ve been removed as an “author” from Techvibes but most of my work still remains on the website.

Recently, I’ve contributed to itbusiness.ca as a community blogger.  However, I had not contributed for a while until very recently. Moving forward, I’ll be doing my best to contribute on a weekly basis. This time via the spoken word.

Introducing: Tech Talks with Karim Kanji.  Hosted on Mixcloud and distributed by itbusiness, Tech Talks will feature bite-sized conversations with leaders in technology and business.

My first conversation was with Seth Greene. Businesses are using podcasts as a platform for marketing now more than ever and leading this trend is Seth Greene. I hope you enjoy!

Episode #51: Jim Creeggan

Jim Creeggan is 1/4 of the Canadian pop-rock band, Barenaked Ladies.

In this episode we talk about:
– his friendship with Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip
– the influence The Hip has had on him and Barenaked Ladies
– How Jim started in music and ended up with BNL
– How Jim almost quit BNL
– Why Steven Page left the band
– Jim’s favourite BNL song and album
– Jim’s new project with his wife called, The Together Project
– Listener questions and so much more!

Intro music by Aafraz Mulji

Listen below:

Girth Radio
MixCloud 
iTunes
Google Play Music
Stitcher 
TuneIn
Pocket Casts
You can also subscribe to the podcast via RSS Feed if you’re so inclined.

Episode #50: Two Left Feet

Two Left Feet is an acoustic guitar duo featuring Neil Haden and Mark Caruana. During their appearance they played:

Thank You – Led Zeppelin
I’ve Just Seen A Face – The Beatles
My Life – Billy Joel
Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who

Neil Haden is founder of the Uncle Neil and Friends Toy Drive. Mark Caruana is a high school teacher in Toronto.

Neil shared stories about meeting Jeff Healey and Rik Emmett and his wildly popular annual Toy Drive.

Mark shared stories about repairing guitars for RUSH and his one of a kind phonograph collection.

Join Neil and Mark on December 11th at The Birchmount in Toronto.

Enjoy!

Music by Afraaz Mulji.
Produced by James Khan and Adam Deacon.

Listen below:

Girth Radio
MixCloud 
iTunes
Google Play Music
Stitcher 
TuneIn
Pocket Casts
You can also subscribe to the podcast via RSS Feed if you’re so inclined.

Episode #49: Ron Tite

Trained at Toronto’s legendary Second City, Ron was named one of the “Top 10 Creative Canadians” by Marketing Magazine. His work has been recognized by organizations from The London International Advertising Awards to The Advertising & Design Club of Canada.

He is founder and CEO of The Tite Group and Executive Producer & Host of the Canadian Comedy Award-winning show Monkey Toast. He has written for a number of other television series, penned a children’s book, and wrote, performed, and produced the play, The Canadian Baby Bonus.

His new book, Everyone’s An Artist (Or At Least They Should Be), was recently published.

Oh, he’s also a big Blue Jays fan just like me!

Enjoy!

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

Listen below:

Girth Radio
MixCloud 
iTunes
Google Play Music
Stitcher 
TuneIn
You can also subscribe to the podcast via RSS Feed if you’re so inclined.

Ron Tite | Karim Kanji