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Episode #47: Desmond Cole

Desmond Cole is an award-winning journalist and activist. A former staff writer at Torontoist, his work has also appeared in The Walrus, Toronto Life, VICE, NOW Magazine, and Ethnic Aisle.

Cole’s work focuses primarily on social justice, equity, immigration, systemic racism, and poverty.

Cole currently writes for the Toronto Star and can also be heard on Toronto’s CFRB 1010.

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Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Episode #46: Angie Seth

Today I speak with the award winning journalist, 2012 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient and Weekend News Anchor for Global News, Angie Seth.

In today’s episode we talk about her early work with OMNI Television, working at CBC Radio, running the Boston marathon, her biggest news stories, and why her Twitter handle is @kateygoalie.

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Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Welcome! #45: Mackay Taggart

Today we chat with Global News News Director, Mackay Taggart. First up, he claims to not be related to former Our Lady Peace drummer, Jeremy Taggart. We discussed the Obama inauguration in 2008; the rise of Donald Trump, Newsroom, Canadaland, and the sex symbol that is Justin Trudeau.

Here’s my conversation with Mackay Taggart.

Music by Aafraz Mulji.

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Welcome #43: MP Salma Zahid

As many of you know I live in Scarborough. Last year we had an election that saw the Federal Liberals, led by Justin Trudeau, defeat Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party. During the election, only one person running for office came to my home: Salma Zahid. I wasn’t going to vote for Roxanne James who was with the Conservative Party. I was actually leaning towards the NDP.

But when Salma came to my office one of the things she promised me was that if the Liberals won and she was my MP, that I could count on her to help fix Bill C 51.

Here’s my conversation with the MP for Scarborough Centre, Salma Zahid.

Music by Aafraz Mulji.

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Welcome! #42: Richard Peddie (former President + CEO of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment)

To many Toronto sports fans the name Richard Peddie is a familiar one. He was the President and CEO, for almost a decade and a half, of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment.

Today Richard Peddie is my guest. We chat about his career before he was in the Toronto sports spotlight, various MLSE events and what continues to drive Richard Peddie today.

This is a conversation you will enjoy!

Music by Aafraz Mulji.

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Welcome! #41: The Tragically Hip with Gregg Tilston

In today’s episode I speak former musician and good friend Gregg Tilston. Back on Episode #7 we chatted about Gregg’s career to date. Today, Gregg and I discuss the recently completed Man Machine Poem Tour.

Gregg has a unique perspective on Canada’s favourite band, The Tragically Hip. In the mid to late-80s Gregg was in a new wave pop band called International Boundaries (INB). The management company they signed with also had a new band from Kingston on their roster: The Tragically Hip.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

Also features music by The Tragically Hip: Last American Exit and Ahead By A Century.

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Welcome! Episode #40: Morgan P. Campbell

Earlier this month all eyes were on Rio, Brazil as the best athletes competed in the latest edition of the Summer Games. In a few episodes I’m going to speak with Georgia Sapounas. Georgia is the digital team lead for Team Canada and was my guest on Episode #28. When Georgia comes back from her vacation after the Olympics she’ll be joining me in studio to chat about Team Canada’s athletes.

Today I speak with the award-winning writer from the Toronto Star, Morgan Campbell. Morgan is a returning guest of the podcast. He made his first appearance on Episode #18.

Today, instead of talking about how Canada fared against the world’s best, we talk about how the media covered these games.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Episode #39: Adam Virani: Baseball and Toronto Blue Jays

In today’s episode I speak with the founder of The Real Sports Zone website and podcast, Adam Virani.

In this episode we discuss:
– The first 100 days of the 2016 Toronto Blue Jays season
– Adam’s recent visit to the Dominican Republic to coach and teach baseball

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Episode #38: Joanna Cornish aka HumandChuck

Today I speak with the woman behind the popular Blue Jays blog, HumandChuck.com, Joanna Cornish.

In today’s episode we talk about the 2016 Blue Jays after 100 games; women reporting on baseball and the issue of athletes and domestic abuse.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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He’s Muslim. He’s in the Armed Forces. And he’s gay. Only in Canada.

In today’s episode I speak with Aly Hirji.

I’ve known Aly since we were both in Boy Scouts. I’m speaking with Aly today about his experience as a Muslim in the Canadian Military. He also happens to be gay.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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