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(REPODCAST) WELCOME #44: GEORGE SMITHERMAN

The following is a podcast rebroadcast. In late September we spoke with the one-time Toronto mayoral candidate, former Liberal MPP and Ontario’s first openly gay MPP and Ontario cabinet minister, George Smitherman.

Here’s my conversation with George Smitherman.

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(RePodcast) Episode #1: Karim Awad

The following is a podcast rebroadcast. Or a repodcast! March 10, 2015 I recorded my first Welcome! podcast with my good friend, Karim Awad. Karim is an entrepreneur, designer, teacher, artist and award winning deejay.

Here’s my very first Welcome! podcast. Enjoy!

(Sorry about the sound quality. It improves after a dozen or so episodes!)

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Episode #57: Steve Paikin, host of TVO’s The Agenda

Today, I welcome Canadian journalist, author, and documentary producer at TVO, and anchor of TVO’s flagship current affairs program The Agenda, Steve Paikin.

We talk about:

Podcasts
Take listener questions
Steve’s love of public broadcasting and TVO
Preparing for election debates
Steve’s many books
Steve’s love of the Boston Red Sox
Steve’s fascination with political leadership
And so much more!

Intro music by Afraaz Mulji

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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

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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.

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Ron Tite | Karim Kanji

Episode #48: Nora Young

Today, I welcome Canadian broadcaster and author, Nora Young into the Girth Radio studios.

Nora was the founding host and producer of CBC’s award winning show, DNTO, is the founding host and co-producer of Spark and has authored a book called, The Virtual Self. She also hosts the indie podcast, The Sniffer: a podcast about trends in technology.

In today’s episode we discuss:
– Twitter
– Why Nora doesn’t blog anymore
– Why Nora is thankful Twitter was not around when she started hosting DNTO
– Tracking apps
– VR/AR
– Listener question
– What technology has both changed and not changed since it was invented
– And socks!

Enjoy!

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Nora Young | Karim Kanji

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.

Enjoy!

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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