Kris and Nigel are two of the nicest and funniest people I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with on this podcast.
Bit Playas is a comedy series on CBC Gem/Amazon Prime created by Kris Siddiqi and Nigel Downer – two friends/actors that met while working at The Second City Toronto. Season One deals with Race, Nerd Culture, Dating, Marijuana and navigating the Canadian Entertainment scene as actors of color. The show originally came out December 2019 and was just released this past summer on Amazon Prime in the US and the UK.
Harnarayan Singh is the author of the brand new book, ONE GAME AT A TIME.
Bonino Bonino Bonino!
Video clips of the Hockey Night in Punjabi broadcast of Nick Bonino’s goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins immediately went viral, amplifying the profile of Harnarayan Singh, the voice behind the call.
In this conversation with Harnarayan we talk about his love of hockey and Canada while also challenging both to be better. We talked about his relationship with Ron MacLean and his sister Gurdeep. Of course we talked about his journey from calling games with a toy microphone as a kid to calling Hockey Night in Canada games across the country and everything in between.
We also discover the one thing most people don’t know about Harnarayan Singh. You will be surprised!
Sami Jo Small is a three-time Canadian Olympic ice hockey goalie (two golds and one silver) and a five-time World Champion. A graduate of Stanford University in mechanical engineering, she now works as a Certified Speaking Professional, delivering messages on how to build successful teams as well as successful teammates. From Winnipeg, Manitoba, she now lives in Mississauga, Ontario.
Latif Nasser is a producer and director of research with Radio Lab, the host of the amazing podcast, The Other Latif and now the host and executive producer of the hit Netflix documentary series Connected.
On August 11 2020, Karim Kanji sat down with actor and filmmaker, Steve Kaszas . Kaszas is the lead actor in the award-winning feature, Speak Your Mind. The film recently won Best Feature at last year’s Toronto Independent Film Festival.
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.