Month: May 2017

Episode 042 – Claire Eccles, Scenic Route To Alaska, Gail Suderman

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Claire Eccles is a former softball player with the UBC Thunderbirds who recently signed to play summer baseball with the Victoria HarbourCats, becoming their first female athlete. A pitcher, she will use her fastball and knuckleball out of the HarbourCats bullpen until September. Her idol growing up was Ichiro.

Gail Suderman is the director of the Vancouver Gospel Choir, who are performing with Juno-winner Warren Dean Flandez in “Soul Gospel II” – Saturday June 3rd in Vancouver.

Scenic Route To Alaska are an Edmonton trio of indie-rockers who are currently touring Europe. They joined me a couple weeks ago to discuss the tour, their new album Long Walk Home, and their of baseball and the Toronto Blue Jays.


From Scenic Route To Alaska’s Long Walk Home
Love Keeps
Coming Back
Young Free Wild

Photo of Claire Eccles – The Province

Episode 041 – Cory Doctorow, Erica Westly, LP

Sunny sunny sunny!

Cory Doctorow is a “polymath” – author, blogger, activist, amongst other things. He has long been an advocate for the liberalization of copyright laws and a proponent of the creative commons license. He currently serves as the editor of Boing Boing and has been involved with the electronic frontier foundation. His latest book – a novel – is Walkaway, a futuristic, utopian story that explores the themes of technology and transhumanism.

LP is Laura Pergolizzi, a singer-songwriter from Long Island, New York. As a songwriter, she has written tunes for Cher, backstreet Boys, Rihanna, and Christina Aguilera. A noted and innovative musician in her own right, her fourth album is Lost on You. The lead single – Muddy Waters – was used in the powerful final scene of season 4 of the hit Netflix show Orange Is The New Black.

Erica Westly is an author and journalist whose writings have appeared in Smithsonian, Slate, and The New York Times, among others. Her non-fiction chronicle Fastpitch: The Untold History of Softball and the Women Who Made The Game,   was a finalist for the 2017 PEN/ESPY Award for Literary Sports Writing.


From LP’s Lost On You
Lost On You
While We’re High
Muddy Waters

Episode 040 – Colm Feore & Patrick Huard, Emel Mathlouthi, Jesse Brown

En chante! What does Canada mean to you?

Colm Feore (24, Trudeau, House of Cards) and Patrick Huard (Les Boys) are the stars of Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2, the sequel to the wildly successful 2006 film. Colm and Patrick talk about re-teaming after a decade, making fun of Americans and their relationship with Canada, and the importance of bilingualism in this country.

Emel Mathlouthi is a Tunisian singer-songwriter, whose first album became a rallying cry during the Tunisian revolution and uprising. She is back with her sophmore effort Ensen, which was recorded in seven different countries.

Jesse Brown is the host of Canadaland, the country’s number one podcast on media criticism. Jesse chats about his book project Canadaland’s Guide to Canada, Trump’s affect on the media, the CBC, PC culture and a host of other topics

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From Emel’s Ensen
Shkun Eno
Ensen Daif

Episode 039 – Mary Walsh, Seth Anderson, Jeremiah Tower

April showers bring May flowers! Happy Revenge of the fifth!

Mary Walsh is a member of the Order of Canada and 18-time Gemini Award winner for Comedy. Most well-known for her role on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, she has also appeared in Hatching, Matching and Dispatching, CODCO, and Republic of Doyle. Her film work includes New Waterford Girl, The Divine Ryans, Young Triffie (which she also directed), The Grand Seduction, and Closet Monster. She  even teamed up with CBC Radio to create Mary Walsh: Open Book, and was the original host of Canada Reads. She can now add novelist to her list of accomplishments. Her debut, Crying For The Moon is out now.

Seth Anderson is a singer-songwriter currently based in Canmore, Alberta. His “truth-inspired” folk rock includes both fast-paced tempos, and slower, melodic ballads. His self-titled Seth Anderson is being released in limited edition vinyl.

Jeremiah Tower might be the most famous chef you’ve never heard. In the culinary world, he is perhaps the original celebrity chef. Getting his start at Chez Panisse, he is often credited as one of the fathers of new American and California cuisine. He then started his own restaurant – Stars – headlining the San Francisco scene until he walked away from it all. While the subject of a documentary about his life, he re-surfaced in NYC, to try and salvage Tavern On The Green. The film Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent is in theatres now to rave reviews.


Mary Walsh – courtesy of The Limelight Group
Seth Anderson – courtesy of Chris Wedman and One Week Records
Jeremiah Tower – courtesy of The Orchard

From Seth Anderson
More Than Killers

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