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June 6, 2023

Natalie MacLean: Glass Half Full

How do you remain an expert wine taster while watching your intake? A lot of spitting, obviously, although Natalie MacLean’s career is nothing to spit at. Natalie, who was gifted with an uncanny ability to pair wine with food...

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May 30, 2023

Jody Vance: The Fighter

Jody Vance calls herself a Mama Bear. Don’t mess with her. If she wants something, like hosting her own prime-time sportscast, she goes for it. The first woman ever in that role. But when a stalker came after her, then …

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May 23, 2023

Brittlestar: Return of the Straight White Man

He's a middle aged white guy, backed by Disney, who makes dad jokes on the internet ... with an edge. Amidst all the hatred on social media, Brittlestar actually makes people feel better, or at least laugh at the things …

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May 16, 2023

Jen Sookfong Lee: Superfan

Jen Sookfong Lee makes no apologies: she’s a superfan. That’s the name of her latest book, a deeply personal compilation of essays on how her life has been touched and affected by the likes of Anne of Green Gables, Princess …

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May 9, 2023

Beverley McLachlin: Full Disclosure

Beverley is not retiring. Beverley McLachlin was told in grade 8 that she wasn’t very alert. That she probably wouldn’t amount to much. Ha! She went on to become the chief justice of our Supreme Court, the first woman in …

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May 2, 2023

Suzette Mayr: Giller Girl

Suzette Mayr thinks happy endings are important, (not that kind of happy ending). She just won the Giller Prize for The Sleeping Car Porter and tells us why it was so important and so difficult to tell the story of …

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April 25, 2023

Jonathan Torrens: What Is Normal?

What is normal anyway? We may have spent our childhoods trying to fit in, but now being a “normie” is an insult. When Jonathan Torrens moved to L.A., surrounded by buff guys in v-necks, he realized his future was not …

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April 18, 2023

Lauren Hough: The Hardest Thing

Lauren Hough is living a remarkable life. Author of a collection of essays called “Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing”, Lauren causes us to consider what IS the hardest thing? Growing up in a doomsday sex cult? Joining the Air F...

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April 11, 2023

Cynthia Loyst & Josie Dye : Unmentionables

Women talk, they say, but do we really? So much of the female - or even the human - experience is caught up in shame: shame about our bodies, our feelings, our, well, our “unmentionables”. Enter Cynthia Loyst and Josie …

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April 4, 2023

Bif Naked: Super Beautiful Monster

Bif Naked is so many things: rock star, activist, tattooed lady … survivor. How Beth Torbert, the daughter of missionary parents adopted in India, came to be Bif Naked, the artist we know today, is a story of courage and …

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March 28, 2023

Roz Weston: A Little Less Broken

He says he’s written more books than he’s read, but Roz Weston wrote a bestseller. A Little Bit Broken is a deeply personal memoir about growing up in a small town with a loving family, yet still being compelled to …

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March 21, 2023

Jessica Holmes: Everything Is Funny Eventually

Laugh? I thought I’d cry. Why do comedy and depression go hand in hand? They often do, and Jessica Holmes says that’s not necessarily a bad thing. We talk about supportive husbands, surly teenagers, hosting corporate events f...

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March 14, 2023

Cindy Blackstock: The Changemaker

Cindy Blackstock wants to fix things. She has fought for Indigenous kids to be treated with the same respect as everyone else. Which means better care and much more funding. And then we talk about why “Pretend Indians” are so...

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March 7, 2023

Zabrina Douglas: Life Death & Laughter

You think YOU’re busy? Zabrina Douglas is a nurse, a mother of five AND a Juno nominated stand up comic. How does she do it all? With a lot of help from family, but one role informs the others. Not …

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Feb. 28, 2023

Kathleen Wynne: Love and Leadership

Kathleen Wynne got so worked up about the John Tory story (stepping down as Toronto mayor re: affair with staffer 38 years younger) she spilled her guts about an inappropriate affair when she was 21, and he, uh, wasn’t. She …

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Feb. 21, 2023

Ann Medina: The Badass of Badasses

The Badass of Badasses Ann Medina says “The CBC fired me, and now they’re honouring me?”. Yup, as they should. Medina was a foreign correspondent back when it was “revolutionary” for a woman to be in the field. She tells …

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Feb. 14, 2023

Danielle Martin: The Good Doctor

Canada may not have the best health care system on the world, but it’s better than most. That’s largely due to people like Dr. Danielle Martin. Read her bio for all her achievements, but just know that we have a …

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Feb. 7, 2023

Spaz Williams: Monster Maker

Are all geniuses rebels? Steve “Spaz” Williams changed movie history creating the first realistic monsters in James Cameron’s Abyss, Terminator 2, and Jurassic Park. Now the big new doc “Jurassic Punk” reveals how he refused ...

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Jan. 31, 2023

Jessi Hempel: The Family Outing

Jessi Hempel was the first in her family to come out. Not long after, her father, sister, brother and mother followed suit, each one coming to terms with their gender, sexuality and secrets from their past. An accomplished wr...

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Jan. 24, 2023

Aisha Brown: The First Black Woman Ever

Aisha Brown is the first Black Women Ever … to have a comedy special on Crave TV. That was back in 2020, and a lot has changed since then, but maybe not enough. Aisha fights the same demons that many …

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Jan. 17, 2023

Lana Payne: Tough Cookie

Lana Payne is a firecracker. She’ll answer anything. As the new head of UNIFOR Canada’s biggest private sector union, she talks about dealing with Doug Ford, allegations of corruption, making nice with other unions and the th...

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Jan. 10, 2023

Rick Mercer: The First Man

Well OUR first man anyway. We’ve decided to open up the floodgates and talk to anyone fearless and/or funny enough to want to talk to US, and no one fits that bill better than Rick. He’s been called a national …

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Dec. 13, 2022

Erin Davis: Joy To The World

Erin Davis makes us think of Christmas. Not only because she was a long time morning host at CHFI, Canada’s biggest holiday music station. Not just because played the Fairy Godmother in one of Ross Petty’s Christmas pantomime...

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Dec. 6, 2022

Mayor Jyoti Gondek: Because It Matters

It’s easy to get cynical about politics. But Calgary mayor Jyoti Gondek says to heck with that. She’s going all in. And it’s not just the hats. She has 5 cowboy hats and 5 pairs of boots. Calgary is now …

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