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Special Guests

  • Kathie Lee Gifford — CoHost of NBC's Today Show
    August 9th, 2015 - “It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and friend, Frank Gifford. Frank died suddenly this beautiful Sunday morning of natural causes at his Connecticut home. We rejoice in the extraordinary life he was privileged to live, and we feel grateful and blessed to have been loved by such an amazing human being. We ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time and we thank you for your prayers.” ~ The Gifford Family

    In her first broadcast interview since the passing of her her husband (NFL legend Frank Gifford) Kathie Lee is our very special guest for our 2015 Christmas Special.

    Kathie Lee Gifford has enjoyed a diverse and successful four-decade career as a television host, actress, singer, playwright, songwriter and author. Though best known for her 15 years on Regis and Kathie Lee (11 Emmy nominations), and currently acting as the three time Emmy-winning co-host of the fourth hour of the Today Show with Hoda Kotb, Gifford has always pursued projects which inspire and challenge her. In 2013, Gifford launched her podcast, ”Kathie Lee & Company,” with Podcast One. Each week, Gifford is joined by a friend from the world of TV, film, music, sports and news for a special one-on-one conversation. Gifford made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Putting it Together’ in 2000, then originated the role of Marta Dunhill in Rupert Holmes’ ‘Thumbs’ and played Miss Hannigan in a record-breaking run of “Annie” at Madison Square Garden. In 2005 her first musical ‘Under The Bridge’ (book and lyrics, contributing composer) opened off Broadway. In November of 2012, her musical, ‘Scandalous’ (book/lyrics) opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theater and received a Tony nomination. She is the NY Times best-selling author of many books including, “Just When I Thought I’d Dropped My Last Egg-Life and Other Calamities,” “Party Animals” and “The Legend of Messy M’Cheany”. Her ninth book, “The Three Gifts” was released in November 2012 with proceeds going to Childhelp. She currently writes a weekly article for the NY Daily News with Hoda Kotb. Gifford devotes much of her time to the Association to Benefit Children, which spawned the Cody Foundation. The resources from the Association continue to support Cody House and Cassidy’s Place. Cody House provides a transitional home for infants and children who have severe disabilities and serious medical problems. Named for Gifford’s daughter, Cassidy’s Place, is the home of the Association to Benefit Children’s (ABC) national children advocacy.

  • HOW JEW ARE YOU? — With 'Humble' Howard & Andy Kindler

    Howard 'Humble' Glassman — Toronto Radio Personality, Reluctant Jew
    The legendary team of Humble & Fred have been part of the Toronto radio scene since 1989. They began ruining the airwaves of the GTA at CFNY-FM and for the next 12 years they tortured their audience with a mixture of humor, irreverence and goofiness while CFNY morphed into 102.1 The Edge. They've been on CFNY 102.1 The Edge / Mix 99.9 CKFM / Mojo 640 / CIKRFM / CHAM Funny 820 / CKSL / and even the mighty Newstalk 1010. Their careers have been used to pave the way for the likes of Mad Dog & Billy, Dean Blundell, and David Mainse from 100 Huntley Street. After being named Best Morning Show in Canada four times by the Canadian radio industry, then fired and screwed over by that same Canadian radio industry, these guys are back like a bad rash and are ruining, not only podcasting, but radio once again.
    www.humbleandfredradio.com

    AND

    Andy Kindler — Comedian, Jew(ish)
    You’ve seen him on, The Late Show with David Letterman and on Everybody Loves Raymond. Each summer at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal he delivers the State of the Industry address. But he is probably best known for his mockery of himself, as well as other comedians more deserving of his wrath. This is the guy the other comics go out of their way to watch him tell it like it is and rip the industry a new one.
    www.andykindler.com

    AND

    Rabbi Stephen Wise — Rabbi at Shaarei-Beth El Congregation, Oakville
    Unbeknownst to our good friend, radio legend Howard (Humble) Glassman, Rabbi Wise (what a great name!) joins us today to help us find out once and for all just how Jewish Howard really is! Join us as we play HOW JEW ARE YOU! And Happy Belated Hanukkah to all our REAL Jewish friends! *Rabbi Stephen Wise currently chairs the Interfaith Council of Halton and serves as the treasurer for the RRGT (Reform Rabbis of Greater Toronto). Before joining Shaarei-Beth El, Rabbi Wise spent two years as the assistant Rabbi at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, FL. Rabbi Wise was ordained from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in May of 2005. Rabbi Wise was born in Toronto, Ontario and grew up at Holy Blossom Temple, spending his summers at the Young Judea sponsored Camp Shalom. He majored in History at the University of Toronto and received a Masters in Jewish Communal Service with a focus in Jewish education at the Hornstein Program at Brandeis University. Following graduation from Brandeis, he served for two years as the full-time Youth Educator at Temple Shir Tikvah in Wayland, MA and then spent a year in Israel to begin his rabbinic studies, continuing his studies at the NYC campus of HUC. Rabbi Wise has focused much of his rabbinate in striving passionately to connect Jews of all ages to their Judaism. Whether its through prayer services, learning or social action, each presents a gateway to stronger Jewish identity. Rabbi Wise has worked recently developing programming for young adults in their 20-30's, starting ongoing successful groups in NYC and Florida, reigniting their connections to Judaism.
    www.sbe.ca

  • Mahtob Mahmoody — Author My Name Is Mahtob: The Story That Began The Global Phenomenon Not Without My Daughter Continues
    More than two decades ago, Not Without My Daughter told of an American mother and her young daughter, kidnapped and held captive in Iran by an abusive and fanatical husband and father. The tale of their imprisonment and harrowing escape across the snow-capped mountains into Turkey was a global sensation, captured in an international best-selling book and a film starring Sally Field. Not Without My Daughter was the story of maternal love set amid international political turmoil. Now, twenty-five years later, the daughter at the center of it all finishes the story. In her new memoir My Name Is Mahtob, Mahtob Mahmoody recounts not only what she experienced and endured as a precocious yet frightened little girl, but also her life after fleeing Iran: living in fear of re-abduction, battling recurring nightmares and anxiety attacks, taking on an assumed name, and surviving life-threatening illness—all under the menacing shadow of her father.
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks - It's time for our monthly visit with our favorite Hollywood Correspondent!

Meanwhile, Back On The Farm...

  • With Grant Marshall (Drew's Dad)
    We're losing a generation. A generation of respect, integrity and honour. A generation who were not afraid of hard work and sacrifice. Drew's father IS that generation. Growing up on the farm taught him more about life than Google. So maybe we should take the time to listen – before that generation is gone. (On today's show, Mr. Marshall shares his Christmas memories growing up on the farm.)

TDMS 7 Weeks of Christmas

  • From now until Christmas, Drew is proud to present to you 7 different charities over 7 weeks. Hopefully his personal endorsement will help you get your 'give on'! — Please consider partnering with at least one of these charities this Christmas. PLEASE?
    TODAY'S CHARITY: Canadian Feed The Children
    For millions of children, being born into poverty means limited life chances and choices. Greater risk of contracting disease. Greater risk of dropping out of school. Greater risk of early child marriage and child exploitation. Around the world, one in five children die of malnutrition before their fifth birthday. And right here in Canada, staggering inequalities mean one in two First Nations children go to bed hungry each night. An award-winning, Canadian development agency, Canadian Feed The Children brings life-saving change to children in need in Africa, Bolivia and in First Nations communities in Canada. It helps to create opportunities for children to be fed and educated, for parents to earn adequate incomes, and for communities to build sustainable, prosperous futures where children can thrive. You can help change the world for some of the world’s most vulnerable children. Call Canadian Feed The Children today at 1-800-387-1221 or visit them online.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Weeks Recording Artists: The Ault Sisters
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Experience the joy of sweet sibling harmony from The Ault Sisters. Amanda, Alicia and Alanna Ault have been producing music together for over a decade. The trio are currently making a name for themselves in vocal jazz, a genre in which their signature and sublimely seamless vocal harmonies really shine. As Greg Kavanagh has described, “the sisters have an uncanny ability to match voices. They chase each other around harmonically, so the blends are very interesting. They have very sharp ears!” The Ault Sisters first performed in public as a trio in 2004, at a benefit concert in Brampton. Their Christmas Feelings album then brought them national exposure, and it helped launch what has become a welcome Yuletide musical tradition in Toronto. Every holiday season for the past nine years, The Ault Sisters have played a Christmas benefit concert at Hugh’s Room. “That has become an annual thing for our family and friends and fans and even the people who work at the club. They say ‘it’s not Christmas until The Ault Sisters come,’” laughs Amanda. The group has also captivated audiences at such prestigious venues as Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre, ~Brampton’s Rose Theatre, and notable Toronto clubs, Lula Lounge & The Jazz Bistro.

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Special Guests

  • Scott MacIntyre — Recording Artist, American Idol Finalist
    Scott MacIntyre has come a long way. From his early days as a classical concert pianist to capturing the hearts of millions of American Idol viewers with his engaging presence and vocal prowess, he has never let challenges keep him from achieving his dreams. Having performed with such noteable acts as Michael W Smith, Jeremy Camp, and The Band Perry, he has traveled the globe inspiring audiences with his music and story. MacIntyre’s latest project, Lighthouse, boasts incredible songwriting, vocal aptitude, and inspiring testimony that could make even the most wary of listeners hopeful. Produced by MacIntyre, Matt Bronleewe (Jars of Clay, Natalie Imbruglia), and Kyle Lee (Michael W. Smith, TobyMac), Lighthouse offers eleven strong tunes which speak of faith, hope, love, and the power of a transformed life for Christ. Included are the first single “Fifty Second Chances” and two tracks featuring fellow Idol alumni Danny Gokey and Skylar Laine. Blind from birth, MacIntyre’s journey of faith has been anything but easy. At nineteen years old, he was diagnosed with stage-four kidney failure. After a year on dialysis, his college piano teacher’s wife donated her kidney to MacIntyre and saved his life. It was less than a year later that he auditioned for American Idol. In 2014, just a few days before the release of Lighthouse, MacIntyre shared with the world his need for a second kidney transplant. Through prayer and the sharing of his story, that kidney came in the spring of 2015, when a young woman heard his story on the radio and decided to give the gift of life. MacIntyre had his second successful transplant in the summer of 2015. As an author and in-demand key-note speaker, MacIntyre has shared his story with corporations, health care and education institutions, non-profits, and churches across North America and beyond. In his autobiographical book By Faith, Not By Sight he writes about how he learned to face his fears and trust God’s plan for his life, even in the midst of incredible adversity. The book was recently translated and re-published in Indonesian.

  • Jefferson Bethke — YouTube Sensation, Author of It's Not What You Think: Why Christianity is About So Much More Than Going to Heaven When You Die
    Jefferson Bethke is a millennial who gets why his generation is leaving religion behind. Christianity, he explains, is a bounced cheque for his generation. It hasn’t delivered what it promised. But Jefferson isn’t walking away from the faith, instead, he’s pointing his peers back to the beautiful truths of a Jewish rabbi who lived two thousand years ago. Jefferson is a spoken-word artist who shot to YouTube fame with a provocative video -- “Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus” – which has almost 30 million views to date. He continues to bring truth to the people with his YouTube videos (more than 100 videos totalling 62 million views), speaking around the world and a New York Times best-selling book under his belt - Jesus > Religion. His latest book, It’s Not What You Think challenges the status quo of contemporary Christianity with the world-changing message Jesus actually lived. “One of the scariest questions we have to ask ourselves is: what if we aren’t seeing Jesus properly? What implication does that have for our lives? What if Jesus isn’t who we think?” writes Bethke. “When we step back into the world Jesus experienced, the stories of the New Testament shift from black & white to vibrant color.”
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

  • Dawn Bennett — Divorce Attorney, Family Law (Today's topic: Top 10 Things Divorced or Divorcing Couples Do To Ruin Christmas!)
    Whether you've been married for 25 years or one year, divorce is never easy. Dividing your belongings and finances, sorting out custody of children and support payments is a stressful and complicated process. It can be overwhelming when your marriage breaks down, but the fact is that people of faith end up divorcing and unfortunately, many feel a sense of rejection from their place of worship rather than support and healing. When the painful decision to divorce has been made, it's important to have someone that really knows the law but also understands your personal & spiritual needs. Dawn Bennett is a Family Lawyer who appreciates that divorce is a reality, and there are many in need of legal council.

Journey

  • Alex The Intern
    For the last few months, we have had one of the best interns we've ever had, working hard as our Social Media Intern. Alex has patiently endured all the in-studio nonsense (and smells) as well as all the “spiritual/religious” nonsense. You see, Alex grew up in an Orthodox Christian house but has since become agnostic. Since this is Alex's second last show with us, we thought we'd ask her what her experience was like having to sit through 4 hours of “spiritual” radio each week and then post about all our guests on our social media. We know she loved the interview with The High Priest Of The Church Of Satan, but who else made an impact on her, and why? What actually makes sense to 20-somethings who have given up on religion?

TDMS 7 Weeks of Christmas

  • From now until Christmas, Drew is proud to present to you 7 different charities over 7 weeks. Hopefully his personal endorsement will help you get your 'give on'! — Please consider partnering with at least one of these charities this Christmas. PLEASE?
    TODAY'S CHARITY: Yonge Street Mission
    Imagine your child going back to school after Christmas. She has no stories to share of your celebrations because there weren’t any. She is isolated. Her friends tease her. You feel devastated. You’re mystified by Christmas and Canada. For the many people who are served at The Yonge Street Mission, this is all too often the reality of Christmas. You can help change that. You can help The Yonge Street Mission make Christmas meaningful for families. You can help each family member belong and feel welcomed. More than 900 families experience the joy of sharing through The Yonge Street Mission’s Christmas Toy Market. And more than 700 families are able to prepare a special feast thanks to our Christmas Food Market. Go to ysm.ca/donate. Or call 416 929-9614. That’s 416 929-9614. Or ysm.ca/donate. Thank you for helping the Yonge Street Mission share love at Christmas.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • Today's Recording Artist: Liam Titcomb
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    When singer/songwriter Liam Titcomb was 13, performing at the Bamboo Club in Toronto, a Sony Music exec took note of his vocals and ease on stage and offered him a development deal. Liam had grown up backstage at festivals with his singer/songwriter dad, Brent. He signed to Sony when he was 15. Now 26, Liam is a seasoned and respected musician and writer. Even before the release of his first album (age 17) he was touring across Canada with established acts like Tom Cochrane, Great Big Sea, David Usher, Colin James, and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings etc. In 2003, he contributed the song "War" to the benefit album Peace Songs (along with Leonard Cohen, Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney) in support of War Child’s humanitarian programs.This album earned gold status in Canada. Still a staunch supporter, in 2009 he fundraised for War Child by busking coast to coast – 99 shows in 60 days. Reporting on air to the CBC his weekly adventures, Liam proudly raised and donated well over $50,000. In support of his latest album “CICADA”, Liam has completed 2 Canadian cross-country tours which saw him opening for Colin James in world-class venues like; the National Arts Centre and Edmonton’s Jubilee Auditorium as well as headlining many of his own shows. Liam also opened for Jann Arden at Massey Hall with his new material. Recently he had the huge honor of playing for and singing with Joni Mitchell at her Birthday Tribute in Massy Hall alongside Rufus Wainright and Kathleen Edwards.
    www.liamtitcomb.com

    “We have a community here in Toronto of singer-songwriters trying to break out of the mold and go somewhere... Occasionally I'll spot one who's really good... and the one who comes to mind right now is Liam Titcomb. You'll have to check that one out.” ~ Gordon Lightfoot

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Talkback, etc.

  • USELESS CHRISTMAS TRIVIA
    This is your opportunity to call in with the correct answer to some useless Christmas trivia in order to win – ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
    *AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

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Special Guests

  • Patrick McKenna — Nephew Harold on The Red Green Show, Marty Stephens on Traders
    Patrick McKenna gained notoriety portraying Marty Stephens, the frenetic head trader on the television series Traders, and the loveable and naive nephew Harold, on The Red Green Show. His exuberance and talent has been rewarded several times including a double Gemini win at the Gemini Awards — one for “Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Dramatic Series” for his work on Traders, and one for “Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series” for his role as Harold Green in The Red Green Show. Patrick set a precedent by winning in both categories, which had never been done before – or since. He has also hosted the Gemini Awards on two occasions. McKenna is set to star in the mini-series Insomnia which shoots in Russia this summer. He also recurred heavily over two seasons of Global’s medical drama Remedy, and recently starred in TVO’s drama series Hard Rock Medical. Patrick has made guest appearances in numerous series including: Murdoch Mysteries, Stargate SG-1, ABC’s The Music Man, Trudeau, The Listener, Less Than Kind, The Ron James Show, Rick Mercer Report, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Satisfaction and Saving Grace. He also had roles in the feature films Red Green’s Duct Tape Forever, and Writer’s Block with Kelsey Grammer, Everywhere, John. A: The Rivals, Margarita, Sunshine Sketches Of A Little Town, and is thrilled to have been part of his latest release, A Masked Saint. McKenna honed his comic skills with Second City troupes in Toronto and Vancouver, as well as by performing his stand-up comedy routines throughout Canada and the United States.

    *The Masked Saint follows the journey of former professional wrestler Chris Samuels, who retires from the ring to settle down as a small town pastor. When the pastor witnesses rampant problems in the community, he decides to moonlight as a masked vigilante fighting the injustice. While facing crises at home and at the church, the Pastor must evade the police and somehow reconcile his secret, violent identity with his calling as a pastor. Inspired by true events in the life of Pastor Chris Whaley, The Masked Saint is based on the highly popular book of the same name by Whaley.
    www.themaskedsaint.com

  • BECAUSE SOMETIMES CHRISTMAS WITH THE FAMILY CAN BE LIKE A SOAP OPERA...

    Judi Evans - Adrienne Kiriakis on Days Of Our Lives
    Judi Evans made her television debut on the CBS drama Guiding Light in 1983 as the troubled Beth Raines. Her performance won her the 1984 Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actress. In 1986 Evans joined NBC's Days Of Our Lives, where she portrayed the popular Adrienne Kiriakis opposite Wally Kurth's (ex-Ned, General Hospital) Justin. From 1991 to 1999 Evans played Paulina Carlino on Another World, a character that she described as "sweet and devilish." The role won her the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 1998. Evans was nominated for two additional Soap Opera Digest awards — Hottest Female Star in 1993 and Favorite Daytime Supercouple on a Daytime Serial — shared with Vincent Irizarry (ex-Lujack, GL; now David, Y&R) in 1986. After the cancellation of AW, Evans took time off to focus on her family and moved back to California following her husband, an L.A.-based cameraman for CNBC. She returned briefly to acting in 2000 when she played Patsy Ramsey in the made-for-TV movie Getting Away with Murder: The JonBenet Ramsey Mystery. To the delight of her fans she came back to daytime in 2003 to play Mimi's trashy mother Bonnie Lockhart on Days Of Our Lives. Bonnie left Salem in early 2007, but Adrienne soon returned to town. In 2008 she was again nominated for an Emmy, but this time for the dual roles of Adrienne Kiriakis and Bonnie Lockhart. This was a first for daytime since the characters were not on the air at the same time. She appeared briefly on As The World Turns in 2009, before returning once again to Days Of Our Lives as Adrienne Kiriakis. At the 2010 Daytime Emmys in Las Vegas, Judi was voted by TV Guide as the “Best Dressed All Around” for the 4 day celebration of the Daytime Emmys with its Pre-Emmy parties and after-parties. She again won the award for Best Dressed by TV Guide in 2011 and 2012. Besides her work on Days Of Our Lives, Judi has a moonlighting job working at Rose Hills Memorial Park, a cemetery-mortuary [in Los Angeles], as a family service counselor and sales executive. In the fall of 2013 Judi launched her first make-up line called “Simpli Judi” showcasing make-up for “Daytime” and “Nightime”. The line was launched by TNT Cosmetics.
    www.facebook.com/TheTeamJudi

    AND

    Jen Lilley - Theresa Donovan on Days Of Our Lives
    Jen Lilley has been a series regular on NBC's Days of Our Lives since 2013. Jen previously starred as Maxie Jones on General Hospital. She was also in Weinstein's critically acclaimed feature film, The Artist, winner of 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Jen is also known for her comedic skills, and starred on MTV's improvised comedy series, Disaster Date. Other recent projects include the films The Spirit of Christmas for Hallmark Channel, The Book of Esther, Turnaround Jake, Revelation Road, The Olivia Experiment, The Back-up Bride, and One Small Hitch, as well as television appearances on The Crazy Ones, Castle, Two and a Half Men, Rules of Engagement, Criminal Minds, and iCarly. Born in Roanoke, Virginia, Jen didn't start acting until college (University of VA) when she played the lead in an indie film called The Loss of Life. After that, Jen fell in love with acting and averaged six indie films a semester. In addition to acting, she is also a talented singer and comedian, performing in many improv casts including the Upright Citizens Brigade. In 2014 Jen released her first Christmas single with Days of our Lives co-star, Eric Martsolf, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, produced by Rob Christie for RoboRecords. In 2015 she followed that up with her first full length Christmas CD, “Tinsel Time” and recorded a Christmas single (not on CD), with legendary Grammy® artist, Gloria Gaynor. ​​She is active in various charities and garnered the National Educators Award for her work in Guatemala. She also supports charities that focus on protecting children against physical and sexual abuse and building wells to provide water to those in need. She is currently a celebrity ambassador for the child abuse and treatment organization Childhelp, and recently became an advisory board member for the Innocent Justice Foundation.
    www.JenLilley.com

  • John Mark Comer — Author of Garden City: Work, Rest, and the Art of Being Human
    In a culture of individuals striving, and often failing, to have a healthy work/life balance, work can often become misinterpreted as the enemy. In his latest release Garden City: Work, Rest, and the Art of Being Human, pastor John Mark Comer calls readers to radically rethink their views on work, rest and what they have to do with eternity. Comer says, “In the church we need to talk about all of life. All too often there is a massive disconnect between “spiritual life” and life. What it means to be a disciple of Jesus at church and at our job, school, gym, coffee shop, on our day off, when we go shopping or to the theater or on a date, and so on. Because it’s in work and rest that we invest the lion share of our lives.”
    Garden City is a counter-culture take on the church’s typical “spiritual” answer of life calling and purpose with a different biblical answer from Genesis 1 and 2. Divided into three sections, Comer delves into the theology of work, the theology of Sabbath – a topic rarely addressed, and what these two topics have to do with our roles in eternity. Addressing new insights, readers are challenged to evaluate God’s call and direction in their lives.
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

TDMS 7 Weeks of Christmas

  • From now until Christmas, Drew is proud to present to you 7 different charities over 7 weeks. Hopefully his personal endorsement will help you get your 'give on'! — Please consider partnering with at least one of these charities this Christmas. PLEASE?

    TODAY'S CHARITY: RZIM Canada
    Faith certainly doesn’t come easy for everyone. Skepticism and doubt seem to be the culture norms. That means that for many, there are more questions than answers. For over 30 years Ravi Zacharias International Ministries has been helping people engage in matters of the heart and mind—connecting faith and life. Behind every question is a person with a reason for asking that question. RZIM seeks to address the individual with a thoughtful response—dialoguing with people of different faiths or those who claim to have no faith at all. Addressing diverse audiences all over the world, the RZIM team present a compelling Christian faith perspective to important issues like ‘why we are here’? ‘is there purpose to life?’ where are we going?' They are real people with real answers to real questions. As Christmas rushes upon us, the folks at RZIM would like to help thinkers believe and believers think and to take a moment to reflect on a God who offers the gifts of love, life and hope. Take that conversation a step further. Visit rzim.ca for details. AND... For this weekend only - in connection with the Drew Marshall Show - for every gift of $40 or more, you’ll receive a copy of Dr. Andy Bannister’s book “The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist.” Andy is the Canadian Director of RZIM and recurring guest on The Drew Marshall Show.
    www.rzim.ca

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artists: The Wiebes
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    As we head into the Christmas season, Drew wanted to have two of his friends share some of their inspirational music during this show. Shane and Angela Wiebe have been singing together since the day they met. In 2004, Shane began his journey to a TOP FIVE spot on CTV’s hit television show, “Canadian Idol”, where he had the privilege of working with musicians like Lionel Richie and Gordon Lightfoot. In June of 2009, THE WIEBES officially formed and released, Into Your Light, which won Inspirational Album of the Year at the 2010 Covenant Awards. In December 2009 The Wiebes released their Christmas record, Christmas With You. The album was nominated for two Covenant Awards, and ended up on the Canadian Top 50 Radio Charts among artists like Michael Buble and Elton John! In 2012, The Wiebes released their fourth studio album, The Hymns Collection, which brought them their second Covenant Award. Their fifth album, Arise O Sleeper was released in June 2014 and features internationally renown worship leader Brian Doerksen, as well as Fraser Campbell, and Shane and Angela’s daughter, Joelle. This album also won a 2015 Covenant Award for Inspirational Album of The Year!
    www.thewiebesmusic.com

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Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open a Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
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    This week on The Pub Crawl: Linda Stuart - Founder of Toronto Death Cafe
    Linda Stuart is Life-Cycle Celebrant specializing in funerals and weddings who creates and performs one-of-a-kind ceremonies for life’s milestone occasions. She has always been a Celebrant at heart, organizing celebrations, designing ceremonies, and reinventing rituals for as long as she can remember. Her longtime connection with the bereaved, coupled with her passion for Celebrancy, led her to found the Toronto Death Café, a space where people gather to discuss death in order to better understand how to make the most of their finite lives. The Death Café concept illuminates Linda’s belief that we as humans can’t come close to understanding the meaning of life if we’re not willing to explore the reality of death. Linda frequently speaks to funeral professionals about the importance of personalized memorials, particularly for families who have lost children. She also serves as chair of The Unforgettables Fund Toronto Chapter, an organization providing financial assistance for the costs of a dignified funeral to families caring for dying children.
    www.linda-stuart.ca

    TOPIC:
    Why does Christmas drive some people into depression? And is it possible to “choose” your way out of it? What are some tricks to help keep the darkness away?

    Having grown up in the family funeral business and also currently serving as a hospital chaplain, Drew is very aware that many people seem to die in December, naturally or even by suicide. Christmas can also be a very tough time for those who have lost loved ones. Not everyone has a “jolly” time this month. So how can grievers “celebrate” Christmas when celebrating makes them feel guilty? When the darkness seems to thick?

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
    Got something to say about today's Pub Crawl topics? Call 877-569-1250 (toll free in Canada & The States) OR Tweet us your thoughts on @tdms OR post your thoughts on our Drew Marshall Show Facebook page OR send us a message or voicemail through our website www.drewmarshall.ca OR just mutter to yourself like an angry octogenarian!

Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he F.aith?
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!) Today's W.T.F. Guest: Cathy Lynn Grossman – Senior National Corespondent for Religion News Service
    www.religionnews.com

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Special Guests

  • Dr. Gary Chapman — Bestselling Author of The 5 Love Languages
    Written more than two decades ago and with more than 9.5 million copies in print, The 5 Love Languages continues to help strengthen relationships around the world as couples learn to communicate better by speaking each other’s “love language”. Based on the simple concept that each one of us has a primary love language, which when spoken fills up our emotional “love tanks,” in his book, Dr. Chapman helps couples identify, understand, and speak their spouse’s primary love language:
    • quality time
    • words of affirmation
    • gifts
    • acts of service
    • physical touch
    Now updated to reflect the complexities of relationships in today’s world, the new edition of The 5 Love Languages also contains a profile for a couple that pinpoints the reader’s primary love language, what it means, and how it can be used to connect with a spouse with intimacy and fulfillment. “How do we meet each other’s deep emotional need to feel loved? If we can learn that and choose to do it, then the love we share will be exciting beyond anything we ever felt when we were infatuated,” says Dr. Chapman.

    *Dr. Gary Chapman is the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. and travels the world presenting seminars. His radio programs air on more than 400 stations.

  • Barnet Bain — Oscar Winning & Emmy Nominated Producer, Author ofThe Book Of Doing And Being: Rediscovering Creativity In Life, Love and Work
    Barnet Bain is an award-winning motion picture producer and director, radio broadcaster, and creativity expert. Select film credits include Oscar-winner ‘What Dreams May Come’ (producer), Emmy-Award nominee, Outstanding TV Movie, ‘Homeless to Harvard’ (executive producer), ‘The Celestine Prophecy’ (writer, producer), ‘Jesus’ (aka The Jesus Film) (writer), and ‘The Lost and Found Family’ (director). Upcoming productions include ‘Milton’s Secret’, based on the book by Eckhart Tolle and Robert Friedman, ‘Illusions’ based on the novel by Richard Bach and directed by Zack Snyder (300, Man of Steel) and the documentary feature ‘When I Was Young I Said I Would Be Happy: the Story of Project LIGHT Rwanda’ currently in post production.

    *The Book Of Doing And Being: With clarity, humor, and insight, award-winning motion picture producer Barnet Bain guides readers to unlock the raw power of the creative self. Sharing principles and practices at the leading edge, he offers a life-altering map for stepping beyond what we already know into a dimension of imagination from which innovation is born. Known for his inspiring movies and powerful creativity workshops, Barnet makes available his teachings for the first time in book form. Working with more than 40 exercises, discover how the dynamic qualities of will and action come together with the receptive qualities of imagination and feeling to form the foundation of creativity. The lessons, tools, and techniques serve to open untapped reservoirs of creativity in every individual, whether it’s in jumpstarting a new project or business, creating a work of art, experiencing more fulfilling relationships, or making other dreams come true. Barnet’s unique approach includes:
    • Rewiring your brain to unleash ultra creativity
    • Finding freedom from self-criticism, perfectionism, and other obstructions to creative expression
    • Harnessing the two forces of creativity: inspiration and action
    • Discovering your emotions as the doorway to creative ingenuity
    • Heeding the call of your Real Work, regardless of age, education, or experience
    Step by step, you will make the discovery of a lifetime: how to stop being created by your past and start consciously creating your present and future. You will learn that any time you are willing to be surprised — by your next creative impulse, the next idea that excites you, the next experience that moves you — you are living a creative life.

  • Bruce Poon Tip — Founder of G Adventures, Bestselling Author of Looptail & Do Big Small Things
    Everything you put out there comes back to you. So: Are you ready to throw yourself into the world with everything you’ve got? Embark on a wondrous, eclectic journey with this rough-and-tumble field journal, packed with inspiration and activities from around the globe. Page by page, you’ll be challenged to write, rip, make and share as you escape your comfort zone and pay it forward. Wherever you are—in your living room or in Nepal—, the result is a vibrant record of your adventures, a deeply personal gallery of shared surprises, hidden treasures, sudden epiphanies, meaningful connections and lasting changes. Your guide on this journey is Bruce Poon Tip, the founder of international adventure travel company G Adventures and author of the international bestseller Looptail, an Inc. Top Ten Business Book of 2013. Full of simple, playful prompts and eye-opening visuals, and brimming with worldly wisdom, healthy irreverence and a sense of boundless possibility, this is a trip that just might change your life. After returning from a backpacking tour of Asia in 1990, Poon Tip was driven to share his passion and vision for authentic and environmentally sustainable travel. With nothing more than his own personal credit cards, he created G Adventures. What began as a one-man show has grown to become the world’s largest adventure travel company.
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

  • Gayle Scott — Senior Faculty of The Enneagram Institute
    The Enneagram Institute is dedicated to the work of human liberation and transformation. For thousands of years, spiritual teachers from many different traditions have reminded us of the richness of the human spirit and its potentials. But without real self-knowledge, it is not possible to awaken to the deeper truths of the soul or to sustain whatever degree of realization we have attained. One of the most powerful tools for understanding ourselves and others is the Enneagram, an ancient symbol of unity and diversity, change and transformation.

    *Gayle Scott has been teaching Authorized Riso-Hudson Enneagram Workshops, Riso-Hudson Trainings, and Teacher Certification courses in the US and internationally since 2005. She leads the Enneagram Institute’s Teacher Certification Program, supervising and certifying students to teach Authorized Workshops, and facilitating the required Master Class: Practicum on Workshop Teaching. Scott Is a Certified Integral Life Coach with New Ventures West in San Francisco. She maintains an Enneagram teaching and consulting practice as well as her Integral Coaching practice in Boulder, Colorado. She facilitates various Enneagram and film-related workshops and seminars across the US and Canada. Gayle is a veteran of the Hollywood and Canadian film and television industries with over 20 years’ experience in production. In the mid ’90’s, her work with actors inspired her to combine her professional expertise with her passion for the Enneagram. She began employing the Enneagram as a tool for psychological character development in scriptwriting and film acting, leading to her pioneering specialty of Enneagram Consultant to Actors and Screenwriters. Her clientele has included many well-known actors, opera singers, writers, and directors.

  • Drew Does Yoga — LIVE On Radio (Something you'd never want to watch!)
    For decades, Drew was taught by the religious tribe he hung out with, that Yoga was “an evil instrument of Satan!” So this past summer, he decided to stop judging it as an ignorant outsider and actually try it for himself. Today, he wants you to judge for yourself. Listen in as Drew and his son Josh, are taken through a Kripalu Yoga session by the owner of Discover Your Yoga, Lindsay Vandenhurk.
    *Located in the heart of downtown Orangeville, Discover Your Yoga is your yoga, barre and wellness sanctuary. The beautifully restored historic building is equipped with 2 spacious practice rooms offering both heated and non-heated classes, private change areas, 2 treatment rooms and a prominent retail display. You will feel the energized calm of the welcoming space the moment you walk through the door. Discover Your Yoga provides a safe, peaceful and inviting space for your practice as well as a community-based environment attracting individuals who share an interest in health and wellness.

TDMS 7 Weeks of Christmas

  • From now until Christmas, Drew is proud to present to you 7 different charities over 7 weeks. Hopefully his personal endorsement will help you get your 'give on'! — Please consider partnering with at least one of these charities this Christmas. PLEASE?

    TODAY'S CHARITY: ShelterBox Canada
    Imagine the walls of your home suddenly collapsing around you. This is what happened to thirteen year old Raju and his family during the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes. By donating $25 this holiday season, you can sponsor a Children’s activity pack that provides children like Raju with entertainment and a sense of normalcy. Whether for a teacher, family member, friend or colleague, ShelterBox Global Gifts are an easy way to give something that is both unique and meaningful. Start a new holiday tradition and give a ShelterBox Global Gift from your family to a family in need through www.shelterboxcanada.org/gifts What happens when disaster hits? Power lines go down – and power shuts off. The result is chaos. For families left with no shelter after a disaster, light will be far more than a festive decoration this holiday season. Light will be a lifesaver. With no light, violent conflicts leave families in an intensely vulnerable position. In tropical countries deadly snakes can lurk in latrines. Without access to electrical light, in the pitch black, there is no way of knowing who or what is outside your ShelterBox Tent. ShelterBox Canada provides high tech tents and the supplies families need to survive after a disaster - including solar powered lights. In their darkest hours after a disaster, families desperately need light – they need a ShelterBox. For only fifty dollars this holiday season you can provide a family with lifesaving light. Are ShelterBox Global Gifts on your holiday with list!? Support ShelterBox Canada today at www.shelterboxcanada.org or by calling 1-855-875-4661

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Ken Whiteley
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Ken Whiteley is a Canadian roots music legend. His musical journey has taken him from jug band, folk and swing to blues, gospel and children's music. Among numerous accolades, he has been awarded a Canadian Folk Music Award, Genie Award for Best Original Song in a Canadian film, Lifetime Achievement recognition from Folk Music Ontario (Ontario Council of Folk Festivals) and Mariposa Folk Festival. He has also been nominated for 7 Juno awards and 14 Maple Blues Awards. Ken’s live performances showcase his outstanding musicianship on guitars and mandolin, award winning original songs and his powerful vocals, called "...a cross between Pete Seeger and Tony Bennett on 11!" Whether leading his own group, solo or collaborating with peers at blues, folk, children’s festivals and concerts of all sizes, his “...deep knowledge and infectious passion” guarantee good times for all. As a producer of over 125 recording projects, Ken’s productions have garnered 10 Canadian Gold and Platinum records, 4 American Gold records, 22 Juno and 2 Grammy nominations, and sold over 8 million copies.

    *Have you ever wished you could participate in a gospel performance where the rhythm is rocking, the organ is wailing and the singing is full of soulfulness and sincerity - BUT THERE AIN'T NO PREACHIN? That’s what you’ll get on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2:00 p.m. at Hugh’s Room. George Olliver (Mandala) and Jeremiah Sparks (Stand By Me: The Music of the Brill Building, The Lion King) will join Ken Whiteley in leading the singing, with the superb support of Lance Anderson on the Hammond organ, Bucky Berger (Fathead) on drums and Ben Whiteley on bass. Tickets are $20 Advance/ $22.50 Door. Group 10+ $18 (includes HST). Get there around 1:00 for a fantastic lunch and guarantee yourself some fantastic seats!
    www.hughsroom.com
    www.kenwhiteley.com

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TERRORISM UPDATE

  • Mubin Shaikh — Ex-Muslim Extremist / Turned Undercover Intelligence Operative, Author of Undercover Jihadi
    Join us today for a special extended segment with terrorism expert Mubin Shaikh as we discuss last week's attacks in Paris. Feel free to call in during the show to speak with Mubin or to send us your comments/questions.

    Mubin Shaikh was born and raised in Canada but at age 19, became a supporter of the militant jihadi culture. The 9/11 attacks prompted him to travel to Syria and study Arabic and Islamic Studies deepening his knowledge of Islam. Mubin eventually relinquished his violent interpretations of Islam and volunteered with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) to fight international and domestic terrorism. Working for CSIS he infiltrated several radical groups and conducted surveillance on suspects as an undercover operative on cases which remain CLASSIFIED, eventually traversing to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET). He went undercover with and was instrumental in prosecuting Canada’s largest domestic terrorism investigation known as the “Toronto 18” case. He spent four years testifying in five legal hearings as a Fact Witness resulting in eleven admitting their guilt or being found guilty and seven members released due to Mubin’s testimony. Mubin then completed a Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (MPICT) and is currently doing his Ph.D in Psychological Sciences, Tactical Decision Making Research Group at the University of Liverpool. He is one of the very few people in the world to have actually been undercover in a homegrown terror cell. Because of this experience, Mubin is considered a primary source for the study of Islamist radicalization and terrorism by academics worldwide and remains an active trainer of military, police and government intelligence on violent Islamist extremists.

Special Guests

  • Rich Wilkerson Jr. — Author of Sandcastle Kings: Meeting Jesus In A Spiritually Bankrupt World
    Known around the world as the pastor who performed the wedding ceremony for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Rich Wilkerson Jr. explains why all the material success in the world won't make you happy or fill the void in your heart through his debut book. Sandcastle Kings hit shelves Nov. 10, 2015 and features cover art created by Kanye West and his team at DONDA, which was unveiled exclusively today on People.com. Wilkerson believes the world has figured out the formula for manufacturing material success, but when it comes to finding true, lasting happiness, we are as lost as ever. “We yearn for more, or less, or something that’s just different from what we have right now,” he says. “Deep down, we know there must be satisfaction for our longing. We just don’t know where to find it.”

    “Pastor Rich is one of those rare people who always lights up the room and makes everyone feel like a priority. His optimistic advice and his passion for the Word of God are contagious. He has had such a positive and enlightening influence on my family; we are so blessed to call him our Pastor and our friend.” ~ Kim Kardashian West
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada
    www.thevous.com

  • Dr. Dominic Erdozain — Author of Soul Of Doubt: The Religious Roots of Unbelief from Luther to Marx
    Dr. Erdozain joins us to discuss the rise of doubt and religious skepticism today. He sees it as an expression of Christian conscience and sensibility and offers a bold reinterpretation of several Enlightenment thinkers, including Spinoza and Voltaire. It is widely assumed that science is the enemy of religious faith. The idea is so pervasive that entire industries of religious apologetics converge around the challenge of Darwin, evolution, and the "secular worldview". This book challenges such assumptions by proposing a different cause of unbelief in the West: the Christian conscience. Tracing a history of doubt and unbelief from the Reformation to the age of Darwin and Karl Marx, Dominic Erdozain argues that the most powerful solvents of religious orthodoxy have been concepts of moral equity and personal freedom generated by Christianity itself. Revealing links between the radical Reformation and early modern philosophers such as Baruch Spinoza and Pierre Bayle, Erdozain demonstrates that the dynamism of the Enlightenment, including the very concept of "natural reason" espoused by philosophers such as Voltaire, was rooted in Christian ethics and spirituality. The final chapters explore similar themes in the era of Darwin and Marx, showing how moral revolt preceded and transcended the challenges of evolution and "scientific materialism" in the unseating of religious belief. The picture that emerges is not of a secular challenge to religious faith, but a series of theological insurrections against divisive accounts of Christian orthodoxy.

TDMS 7 Weeks of Christmas

  • From now until Christmas, Drew is proud to present to you 7 different charities over 7 weeks. Hopefully his personal endorsement will help you get your 'give on'! — Please consider partnering with at least one of these charities this Christmas. PLEASE?

    TODAY'S CHARITY: The Gideons International In Canada
    Christmas is all about light. Hanging lights on your house, stringing them on your Christmas tree, lighting candles in your living room. This Christmas you can literally share Light with someone who’s exploring their faith. There’s a special Scripture magazine from The Gideons called Light that was designed to share the Light of Jesus with people who don’t know Him. The Gideons have been around almost as long as light bulbs. They’ve been sharing God’s Word with people since 1911, starting with hotel Bibles and moving on to hospitals, prisons, and those little New Testaments you might have received in Grade 5. But in the past couple of years Gideons Canada has been shaking things up and doing some new things:
    -They've launched a global outreach app for smartphones called NewLife
    -They’ve started creating new kinds of Scriptures that make it easy for someone to understand the gospel
    - And they’re taking this innovation and passion literally all over the world.
    If you’re up for sharing something with your friends or neighbours this Christmas—something that looks professional and stirs people’s hearts—you’re going to want one of these Light magazines.
    Go to www.gideons.ca/lightmagazine and order your Christmas pack today. You can share the Light this Christmas.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • Recording Artist: Coco Love Alcorn
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Coco Love Alcorn has always followed her spirit, but never so literally as with her current project, "The Spirit Sessions", to be released in 2016. The songs spring from her personal journey, but true to her generous nature, Coco offers a universal interpretation of the spirit that invites all listeners to jump in and sing along. Combine that with her “leap and the net will appear” performance style that comes from a lifetime of improvisation, and you have a powerful and passionate new offering. Coco's music has charmed and thrilled audiences for more than twenty years. That powerful energy has guided Coco through numerous festival appearances, award nominations, licensing opportunities on hit TV shows and national headlining tours. But it is safe to say that she has never been more literally driven by that spirit than on The Spirit Sessions. It’s the record she’s been working toward her whole life, and she reveals “I feel more excited and passionate about this project than anything else I’ve ever written.” Coco has appeared on the stages of over twenty-five prominent festivals, headlined many of Canada’s notable music venues, and has opened for respected artists from Burton Cummings to Ani DiFranco to Chantal Kreviazuk. Her music has also been placed on hit shows such as The L Word and Felicity, and her previous solo projects have resulted in ECMA, WCMA, and NSMA nominations. But this latest project really resonates with her musical core – The Spirit Sessions is perhaps the most authentic expression of Coco’s uncanny gift for connecting with her listening audience.
    www.cocolovealcorn.com

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Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open a Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
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    This week on The Pub Crawl:

    Imam Shazim Khan - Last Friday night, Paris was attacked by ISIS followers and many were horrifically killed. Then on Saturday night, The Masjid Al-Salaam mosque in Peterborough Ontario was set on fire. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the attack as a hate crime. The mosque's crowd funding project to raise $80,000 for repairs has already been reached.
    www.kmra.org

    Rick Love - With a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and having served as an Adjunct Professor in Islamics for Fuller Theological Seminary and Columbia International University, Rick Love is an internationally-recognized expert in Christian-Muslim relations. He is President of Peace Catalyst International and serves as Associate Director of the World Evangelical Alliance Peace and Reconciliation Initiative. www.ricklove.net

    TOPIC:
    To bomb or to “Love Bomb” - that is the question many people of faith are struggling with when it comes to ISIS, especially after last week's deadly attacks in Paris.

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
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  • W.here's T.he F.aith?
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!) Today's W.T.F. Guest: Sarah Pulliam Bailey – Religion Reporter for The Washington Post
    www.washingtonpost.com/people/sarah-pulliam-bailey

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Special Guests

  • MC YOGI — Hip Hop (h)Indie Yogi
    From headlining international music festivals to teaching some of the largest yoga classes in America, MC YOGI is widely becoming known as yoga’s modern day ambassador to the West. Blending his love & knowledge of yoga culture with hip hop, reggae, and electronic music, MC YOGI is recognized as a leading voice in the emerging genre of conscious music. With three #1 World albums and hundreds of appearances each year, MC YOGI’s music is moving yoga to large, mainstream audiences. “Perhaps no performer embodied the Wanderlust ethos more than MC YOGI, a San Franciscan who practiced yoga in Adidas shell toes, which didn’t stop him from putting his leg over his shoulder. He beatboxed over the om chant, & with the help of some stilt-walkers, led a parade from an arm-balancing class on Sunday to the stage underneath the gondolas, where he did a yogacentric hip-hop show.” ~ New York Times

    *Hey Canada! MC YOGI is namaste-ing his way up this way eh! Each tour stop includes a 60-90 min yoga class with MC Yogi with music by Dj Drez, 30 minute dharma talk with Amanda Giacomini and 1-1.5hr concert/dance to follow. Hit them up in Kelowna Nov 12, Banff Nov 14, Calgary Nov 15, Edmonton Nov 16, Toronto Nov 18, Montreal Nov 19.

  • Mitch Albom — Author of The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto
    Mitch Albom is a bestselling author, screenwriter, playwright, and nationally syndicated columnist. He is the author of six consecutive number one New York Times bestsellers—including Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time—and his books have collectively sold more than thirty-five million copies in forty-two languages. He has founded eight charities in Detroit and operates an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

    The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto - Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character—Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth—in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives. In his most stunning novel yet, the voice of Music narrates the tale of it's most beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankie’s talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis and even KISS. Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realizes, through his music, he can actually affect people’s futures—with one string turning blue whenever a life is altered. At the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, does he reappear—just before his spectacular death—to change one last life. With its Forest Gump-like romp through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers a remarkable novel, infused with the message that “everyone joins a band in this life” and those connections change us all.
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

  • Henri Nouwen Remembered — With Sister Sue Mosteller
    The internationally renowned priest and author, respected professor and beloved pastor Henri Nouwen wrote over 40 books on the spiritual life. Since his death in 1996, ever-increasing numbers of readers, writers, teachers and seekers have been guided by his literary legacy. Nouwen’s books have sold over 2 million copies and been published in over 22 languages. Born in Nijkerk, Holland, on January 24, 1932, Nouwen felt called to the priesthood at a very young age. He was ordained in 1957 as a diocesan priest and studied psychology at the Catholic University of Nijmegen. In 1964 he moved to the United States to study at the Menninger Clinic. He went on to teach at the University of Notre Dame, and the Divinity Schools of Yale and Harvard. For several months during the 1970s, Nouwen lived and worked with the Trappist monks in the Abbey of the Genesee, and in the early 1980s he lived with the poor in Peru. In 1985 he was called to join L’Arche in Trosly, France, the first of over 100 communities founded by Jean Vanier where people with developmental disabilities live with assistants. A year later Nouwen came to make his home at L’Arche Daybreak near Toronto, Canada. He died suddenly on September 21st, 1996, in Holland and is buried in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

    *Sister Sue Mosteller was a colleague and close friend of Father Henri Nouwen when he lived at L'Arche Daybreak, founded by Jean Vanier. Father Nouwen credited her with being instrumental in fostering a maturity in his spirituality. As he states in his book The Return of the Prodigal Son, Mosteller "opened up the third phase of my spiritual journey. Her words struck me like a thunderbolt." When Nouwen died in 1996, he entrusted Sister Sue with his estate, making her the literary executrix of his works.
    **The First Annual Henri Nouwen Lecture with Jim Wallis, presented by the Henri Nouwen Society, takes place Saturday November 14th, 8:00 PM at Convocation Hall at the University of Toronto’s downtown campus. Tickets are $20 at www.UofTtix.ca or at the door.

  • Bob Fraser — Author of DoomBusters: Eight End-Time Myths Debunked
    Have you been frightened by current events or prophecies? Are you concerned for the future? Today we are bombarded by a constant stream of bad news, advancing darkness, and dire prophecies. Many believe the Bible confirms that we have a dim future on earth. Most Christians have put all their hope in the afterlife. But have they given up too soon? With a clear-minded and fact-based approach, Robert Fraser shares a refreshing, big-picture perspective on the biblical and historical trajectory of the earth. Fraser draws not only on scripture, but also on his extensive expertise in science, economics and history to unravel eight common End Times myths at the root of this hopeless view. Find new courage and inspiration to engage your earthly assignment. Welcome to a bright future. Go ahead, step into the light. Are we doomed? Time to bust some myths.

TDMS 7 Weeks of Christmas

  • From now until Christmas, Drew is proud to present to you 7 different charities over 7 weeks. Hopefully his personal endorsement will help you get your 'give on'! — Please consider partnering with at least one of these charities this Christmas. PLEASE?
    TODAY'S CHARITY: Samaritan's Purse www.samaritanspurse.ca

    Figuring out what to get your family or friends for Christmas can get really old. We all have so much stuff – is there any point to giving people more? How about this: For just $150, you can provide a family with a BioSand Water Filter that will make the dirty water in their pond safe to drink for years to come. They’ll get health and hygiene training, too. Or for only $50, you can help another family plant a garden to grow food for themselves. Or for just $15, you can feed a schoolchild for an entire week. All these things are in the Samaritan’s Purse Catalogue. Go online at www.samaritanspurse.ca or call 1-800-663-6500 and they’ll put one in the mail for you. OR how about filling a Shoebox for a child in countries like Haiti, Senegal and Nicaragua? Last year, generous Canadians packed more than 700,000 shoeboxes. Samaritan’s Purse collected them, processed them, shipped them to developing nations, and distributed them to children. In many cases, these boxes are the first gift children have ever received. Imagine that? Many of us get upset if we don’t get just what we want on our birthdays or at Christmas. These kids are thrilled just to get a toothbrush, some pencils and notepads, a foam football or another toy. You can learn more at www.samaritanspurse.ca/occ And if you don’t have time to shop and pack shoeboxes, go to www.packabox.ca and do it online. It’s just like shopping at Amazon.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Weeks Recording Artisit: JP Cormier
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    J.P. (John Paul) Cormier is a Canadian bluegrass/folk/Celtic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. To date he has won thirteen East Coast Music Awards and one Canadian Folk Music Award. Cormier was born in London, Ontario and began playing guitar around age five. As a child he displayed an unusual ability to play a variety of instruments by ear and won a guitar contest at age nine. Appearances on Up Home Tonight, a television show devoted to bluegrass music, followed at age fourteen. Cormier has stated that he learned to play guitar by listening to such noted country / bluegrass musicians as Chet Atkins and Doc Watson. Other instruments J.P. has played on his albums include fiddle, twelve string guitar, upright bass, banjo,mandolin, drums, percussion, synthesizer, cello, tenor banjo and piano. By age sixteen Cormier had recorded his first album (a collection of bluegrass instrumentals) and he began working the U.S. festival circuit. This led him to move to the United States and to begin working as a session musician. He continued to perform live on the festival circuit and at the Grand Ole Opry with country artists Waylon Jennings, Marty Stuart, Earl Scruggs, Bill Monroe and others. In 1989 he attended the now-named Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Mississippi, where he majored in music education. At the time it was one of only three colleges in North America that offered a specialty in bluegrass instruments. During his stay at Northeast he began playing the dobro and piano. Cormier was involved in a serious truck accident in 2009, resulting in a fractured vertebra and a halt to his touring in 2012. He went back into the studio, focused on his singer-songwriter abilities, and released Somewhere In The Back of My Heart in the same year. In April 2015 Cormier released a new album, The Chance, which included the previously released single Hometown Battlefield, about soldiers experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder. The song, inspired by Cormier's 2007 Afghanistan tour and news about soldiers' suicides went viral, with millions of Facebook visits and 800,000 YouTube views.
    www.jp-cormier.com

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  • W.here's T.he F.aith?
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!) Today's W.T.F. Guest: Tom Krattenmaker - Columnist for USA Today, Communications Director at Yale Divinity, Author of The Evangelicals You Don't Know & Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower (Oct 2016)
    www.tomkrattenmaker.com

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Journey

  • Ian & Larissa Murphy — Featured On Oprah's New Series: BELIEF
    What if that thing you really feared happened? Would the joy you hold pop? Or would you experience love and joy deeper than you can imagine? They met in college and fell in love. They talked about getting married, and he started looking for a ring. They dreamed about life together, a life of beauty and joy, raising babies and laughing with friends and growing old. They did not imagine a car accident. They did not imagine his brain injury. They did not dream about the need for constant care and a wheelchair and fear that food might choke him. And they could not have imagined how persistent love would be. Theirs and God's. Ian and Larissa Murphy tell their story of love in their book, Eight Twenty Eight. Except, it's not just their love story. Really, it's yours as well. Read and gain a picture of love that will challenge all you think you know about what is true and what persists.

Special Guests

  • John Townsend — Author of The Entitlement Cure: Finding Success in Doing Hard Things the Right Way
    If you have people in your life who avoid taking ownership of their responsibilities, who don’t pull their weight or who assume special unearned privileges, you are experiencing an attitude of entitlement. It can range from an adult child who refuses to find work, to a friend who insists that you treat her as a special case, to co-workers who expect a great deal for little effort. Entitlement is all around us in varying degrees, and it is debilitating our culture, attacking marriages, families, businesses and relationships. In The Entitlement Cure, Dr. John Townsend, New York Times bestselling author of Boundaries, helps readers recognize the problem and hands us clear-cut solutions to prompt change and success. Whether you are living with or working with an entitled person, there is hope in finding a more balanced and productive life for you and for them. According to Dr. Townsend, The Entitlement Cure is taking a path he calls the Hard Way. The term is about how real success comes to those who face difficult realities, instead of avoiding them. Using a practical, biblical and research-supported approach, the book provides direction and hope for individuals who will, in turn, change the whole. The Entitlement Cure does not single out any generation, but deals with the issue as a multi-generational problem that is shaping our culture. Townsend presents the inspiring success stories of those who have applied his principles to the way they think and behave and relate to others in order to provoke positive change. “There aren’t shortcuts to cure entitlement,” says Dr. Townsend. “It is a path of behaviors and attitudes that undo the negative effect of entitlement, whether in ourselves or in others.” The entitled person must learn to diligently make choices that form a “habit of doing what is best, rather than what is comfortable, to achieve a worthwhile outcome.”
    *Dr. John Townsend is a psychologist, leadership coach and organizational consultant and has led numbers of individuals and companies to achieve greater goals. He is a New York Times bestselling author of Boundaries and has authored or co-authored 27 books, selling over eight million copies. John founded the Institute of Leadership and Counseling at Huntington University. He also conducts the Townsend Leadership Program
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

TDMS 7 Weeks of Christmas

  • From now until Christmas, Drew is proud to present to you 7 different charities over 7 weeks. Hopefully his personal endorsement will help you get your 'give on'! — Please consider partnering with at least one of these charities this Christmas. PLEASE?
    TODAY'S CHARITY: HENRI NOUWEN SOCIETY www.henrinouwen.org

    Jim Wallis - Social Justice Junkie, New York Times Bestselling Author, Spiritual Advisor to President Obama, President & Founder of Sojourners
    Join Jim for the First Annual Henri Nouwen Lecture Saturday, November 14 at 8:00 PM at Convocation Hall at the University of Toronto. Jim will be speaking on a topic that was close to Henri’s heart – The Spirituality of Social Justice. It promises to be an enlightening and engaging evening, well worth the trip to downtown Toronto. Ticket are $20, available through UofTtix.ca. Or at the door.
    *Jim Wallis is president and founder of Sojourners in Washington, DC. a non-profit faith-based organization, network, and movement whose mission statement calls for “putting faith into action for social justice.” He is editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine and web site which has a combined print and electronic media readership of more than a quarter million people with several million unique visitors to their website each year. Wallis is a bestselling author, public theologian, national preacher, social activist, and international commentator on ethics and public life. Wallis has written ten books, including The (Un)Common Good and the New York Times bestsellers God’s Politics and The Great Awakening. He is a frequent speaker in the United States and abroad, has written for major newspapers, does regular columns for Huffington Post and TIME.com, and appears frequently on ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and NPR; on shows from Jon Stewart’s Daily Show to the O’Reilly Factor and Sunday shows like This Week and Meet the Press. Wallis also teaches at Georgetown University and has taught at Harvard University. He served on President Obama’s first White House Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and as the chair of the Global Agenda Council on Values of the World Economic Forum.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Weeks Recording Artist: Brother Neil
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Brother Neil represents the singer/songwriter side of Neil Parent's fascinating musical split personality. This multi-faceted creative talent has shone as a big band jazz crooner and member of an acapella vocal group, but of late he has been focused upon writing and singing his own original material. The first fruits of those labours have just emerged on his debut solo album, Bonfire Confessions. This lovely record introduces Brother Neil as a triple threat. He's a fluent fingerstyle acoustic guitarist, and this provides the ideal sonic accompaniment for emotionally eloquent folk-rooted songs that are delivered via a warm and welcoming vocal style. "Bonfire Confessions is the first time I've gone public performing my own compositions," Brother Neil explains. "The words and music are all deeply inspired by the life I live and the people and many musical influences I've encountered on my journey." His choice of album title is a fitting one. Sitting in front of a fire often induces the type of soul-searching and philosophical meditation that makes good raw material for a song, and Neil finds this setting helps him free the muse. "I'm always drawn to the fire and my guitar," he says. "Every single song I've really honed, I did in front of a fire."

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
    Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? (Click here)

    This week on The Pub Crawl:

    Jim Henderson - www.oamchurch.com
    USA TODAY describes Jim this way “Henderson has blazed a new path as an innovator, author, church-evaluator, self-professed subversive, and leader in the creation of new ways to be publicly and persuasively Christian in the 21st century”. Following twenty-five years working as a pastor Jim formed Off The Map, an organization that produced live events designed to help people recover the lost art of being unusually interested in others, especially outsiders. Jim is a speaker, author and producer. His most subversive act to date was buying an Atheist's soul on eBay. On the heels of that project he hired another Atheist (Matt Casper) to attend church services with him and write reviews. They recount their experiences in their best seller Jim and Casper Go To Church. Jim’s company Jim Henderson Presents produces live events and television projects that look at the important and fascinating role religious spirituality plays in our lives. He calls it looking at religious spirituality from the side. Jim holds a Doctorate in Transformational Leadership and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox News and on This American Life with Ira Glass. *Jim Henderson has just launched the Once A Month Church! OAM Church gathers one Sunday morning each month, meets face to face in groups and events whenever the church feels like it, has no paid leaders, offers no tax write offs, and develops emotionally mature adults who follow Jesus.

    David Hayward - www.nakedpastor.com
    Baptized Anglican as a baby, came to faith in a Baptist church as a teenager, changed to Pentecostal in his late teens, married another Pentecostal named Lisa, was ordained Presbyterian, pastored a Vineyard church, went Independent, and planted others. The Naked Pastor has been around the theological the block! With a Masters in Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Diploma in Religious Studies and Ministry from McGill University in Montreal, David left the professional paid clergy after almost 30 years of ministry in 2010. Still passionate about how people can find and follow their own spiritual path with courage and joy, David constantly explores how people can freely gather and form community in healthy ways. He loves helping people deconstruct without self-destructing. In 2006 he started the blog nakedpastor, which initiated his public undressing of religion, religious community and spirituality through his writings, art and cartoons. “I love helping people undress religion to the core essential of their own unique spirituality. This makes me happy!” In 2012, David launched The Lasting Supper, an online resource site and community for spiritually independent people to help themselves to find companionship and support for their spiritual journeys. Even though there’s over 400 members and growing, it’s like nakedpastor’s small group.
    *David Hayward has just released his latest book Questions Are The Answer: nakedpastor and the search for understanding. This book uses David’s cartoons and accompanying text to tell his own story from being a ‘Closed’ Christian, with a black and white, fundamentalist view of the world to the freedom of becoming an ‘Open’ Christian with the courage to ask questions and wrestle with some of the tougher challenges of faith.

    TOPICS:
    1/ Spiritual Leaders – why are so many of them bullies?
    2/ Would you go to church if it only met once a month?
    3/ Why does doubt and asking the “wrong” questions not go over so well in religious institutions?


    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
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Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he F.aith?
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!) Today's W.T.F. Guest: Kimberly Winston - National Correspondent, Religion News Service
    www.religionnews.com

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Special Guests

  • Magus Peter Gilmore — High Priest Of The Church Of Satan
    Magus Gilmore has represented the Church of Satan since "The Satanic Panic" of the 1980s, being interviewed on numerous television and radio programs dealing with the topic of Satanism, including appearances on The History Channel, BBC, The Sci-Fi Channel, and Point of Inquiry. His audio, video, and print interviews are numerous and continue to grow, making him the most interviewed Satanist in history. In 2001 he was appointed High Priest of the Church of Satan by Magistra Blanche Barton. Gilmore studied music composition at New York University where he earned B.S. and M.A. degrees. His solo album Threnody for Humanity presents orchestral-styled electronic music composed and performed by Gilmore. His book The Satanic Scriptures was published in 2007 and is currently available in a number of translations.

  • Starhawk — Author, Activist, Pagan & So Much More Than Just A “Witch
    Starhawk is one of the most respected voices in modern earth-based spirituality. She is known as a theorist of feminist Neopaganism and ecofeminism. Her book The Spiral Dance was one of the main inspirations behind the Goddess movement. In 2012, she was listed in Watkins' Mind Body Spirit magazine as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People. Starhawk is one of the prominent leaders in the revival of earth-based spirituality and Goddess religion. She is a cofounder of Reclaiming, an activist branch of modern Pagan religion, and continues to work closely with the Reclaiming community. Her archives are maintained at the Graduate Theological Union library in Berkeley, California. In the late ’80s she consulted on and co-wrote the popular trio of films known as the Women’s Spirituality Series, directed by Donna Read Cooper for the National Film Board of Canada: Goddess Remembered, The Burning Times, and Full Circle. Starhawk is a veteran of progressive movements, from anti-war to anti-nukes, and is deeply committed to bringing the techniques and creative power of spirituality to political activism. Her tapes and CDs include “Wicca for Beginners”, “Wiccan Rituals and Blessings”, and a four-CD set “Earth Magic”. She holds a B.A. in Fine Arts from U.C.L.A. In 1973, as a graduate student in Film at U.C.L.A, Starhawk won the prestigious Samuel Goldwyn Creative Writing Award. She received an M.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Feminist Therapy from Antioch University West in 1982. She has taught in many Bay Area colleges and universities, including John F. Kennedy University, Antioch West, the Institute of Culture and Creation Spirituality at Holy Names College, and Wisdom University. She is presently adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

  • Ann Spangler — Author of Wicked Women Of The Bible
    Wicked bad and wicked good—Ann Spangler highlights 20 of the wickedest women in the Bible:
    A Wicked Woman of the Night: The Story of Rahab
    A Wicked Sorceress: The Story of the Medium/Witch of Endor
    A Wicked Girlfriend: The Story of Delilah
    A Wicked Surprise: The Story of Deborah & Jael
    Wicked Funny: The Story of Esther
    Wicked Desire: The Story of Bathsheba
    A Wicked Birthday Party: The Story of Herodias & Salome
    Wicked Crazy: The Story of Mary Magdalene
    Wicked Smart: The Story of Abigail
    Wicked Old: The Story of Sarah
    *Ann Spangler is an award-winning writer and the author of many bestselling books. She is also coauthor of the best-selling Women of the Bible and Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus and the general editor of the Names of God Bible. Ann’s fascination with and love of Scripture have resulted in books that have opened the Bible to a wide range of readers.
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks - It's time for our monthly visit with our favorite Hollywood Correspondent!
    (And today – Halloween – is Kerri's birthday!)

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Weeks Recording Artist: Mick Bennett
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    He's been called a lyrical Lauriate. He's been compared to Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen for his lyrical gaming. A genuine lone punk troubadour with an uncluttered singular mission, Mick has been on the road for thirty five years. Living in the UK, the USA and now back in his homeland Canada, Mick continues to write and perform his unique minamilist gems with an unending passion for song and it's ability to ignite and unite almost any audience in any venue. Even if they haven't heard the songs before, they still sing along with his catchy and quirky choruses. Mick has supported many artists along the way. Like Ron Sexsmith. The Fall. And one of his heroes Jonathan Richman. "...From Toronto to Tokyo. New York to New Orleans. You can always fit a uke in a backpack. Sometimes two. I've spent my life wandering and singing songs I wrote. I just have one job to do. I like it simple that way. I always record on the go. Wherever I am with whatever I got. The studio this time was a Nokia Lumia 635 I got for fifty bucks.The uke was a $27 fifteen inch mini uke I ordered from China. It barks like a junkyard dog, after I sanded off the gloss finish. The drums were cheap too, I slapped my knees."

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
    Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? (Click here)

    This week on The Pub Crawl:

    Meanwhile Back At The Funeral Home – with Grant Marshall
    As a special Halloween treat, Drew and his father will discuss the family business. Feel free to call in or contact us with those questions you've always wanted to ask about what happens to your body from the moment you die, through the embalming procedure and preparation of the body for viewing at the funeral home, then burial or cremation.

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
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  • W.here's T.he F.aith? (W.T.F?)
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!) Today's W.T.F. Guest: TERRORISM UPDATE with 'Da Bomb' Mubin Shaikh,Ex-Muslim Extremist / Turned Undercover Intelligence Operative, Author of Undercover Jihadi
    Join us as Da Bomb gives us Da Truth about the latest acts of terrorism in this crazy world of ours.

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Special Guests

  • Mike Janzen — Canadian Jazz FREAK
    On Friday November 6th at 8:00 PM, join Mike Janzen, Larnell Lewis, George Koller and a 19 piece string orchestra at Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio for the world premiere performance of the Nudging Forever Project. Nudging Forever is an 8 movement piece that explores themes of Kairos and Chronos following the Benedictine hours of prayer. Joined by some of Canada's finest musicians this concert beautifully melds the beauty of the classical world with the spontaneity of jazz improvisation. Unique, moving and powerful this evening promises to be a soul-stirring experience in one of this country's finest concert halls.
    *Mike Janzen is a Manitoba-raised, Toronto based jazz pianist/composer/singer whose music is an engaging blend of Broadway standards, explorative versions of popular songs (Mrs. Robinson, God put a smile/Coldplay), and well-crafted originals. Mike’s primary group, “The Mike Janzen Trio”, has toured across Canada and has been featured at the Toronto International Jazz Festival, the Wreckhouse International Festival and Winnipeg International Jazz Festival (duo). The trio’s members include Mike Janzen (piano/vocals), the luminous George Koller (bass) and the phenomenal Larnell Lewis (drums). The Mike Janzen Trio is a regular national fixture on both CBC (Tonic) and Jazz 91.1 and his song, “There’s no escaping spring” recently won best jazz/blues song of the year at the GMA awards in Calgary, AB. Mike has worked and performed with luminary musicians such as Hugh Marsh, Daniel Lanois, Steve Bell, Kevin Breit, Phil Dwyer, Terry Clarke, Ben Riley, Davide DiRenzo, and Andrew Downing.
    www.cbc.ca/glenngould
    www.imago-arts.org

  • Gretta Vosper — Atheist & United Church Minister

    Named one of 2009’s Most Compelling Women in Canada by More Magazine, Gretta Vosper is the author of the national bestseller, With or Without God: Why the Way We Live is More Important that What We Believe, and Amen: What Prayer Can Mean in a World Beyond Belief, an exploration of prayer stripped of supernatural expectations. Gretta continues to lead West Hill United, a congregation of The United Church of Canada located in Scarborough, Ontario. Recently, the United Church has initiated a review of Gretta’s effectiveness as a minister based on her atheistic beliefs. Non-exclusive inspirational liturgical and music resources prepared for use at West Hill - where those who hold traditional beliefs share the pews with others who don’t - are used internationally. West Hill is featured in the documentary Godless and the upcoming film, Losing My Religion, by Zoot Media. Gretta serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Centre for Progressive Christianity. She is also a Director and Officer of The Clergy Project, an international network for clergy who no longer believe, and serves as a Governor of Centennial College.

  • Corban Addison — Author of The Tears of Dark Water
    Daniel and Vanessa Parker are an American success story. He is a Washington, D.C., power broker, and >she is a doctor with a thriving practice. But behind the facade, their marriage is a shambles, and their teenage son, Quentin, is self-destructing. In desperation, Daniel dusts off a long-delayed dream–a sailing trip around the world. Little does he know that the voyage he hopes will save them, may destroy them instead. Half a world away, on the lawless coast of Somalia, Ismail Adan Ibrahim is plotting the rescue of his sister, Yasmin, from the man who murdered their father. Driven to crime by love and loyalty, he hijacks ships for ransom money. There is nothing he will not do to save her, even if it means taking innocent life. Paul Derrick is the FBI’s top hostage negotiator. His twin sister, Megan, is a celebrated defense attorney. When Paul is called to respond to a hostage crisis at sea, he has no idea how far it will take them into their traumatic past–or the chance it will give them to redeem the future. Across continents and oceans, through storms and civil wars, their paths converge in a single, explosive moment. It is a moment that will test them, and break them, but that will also leave behind a glimmer of hope–that out of the ashes of tragedy the seeds of justice and reconciliation can grow, not only for themselves but also for Somalia itself.
    *Corban Addison is the author of three international bestselling novels, A Walk Across the Sun, The Garden of Burning Sand, and The Tears of Dark Water, which address some of today’s most pressing human rights issues. An attorney, activist, and world traveler, he is a supporter of numerous humanitarian causes, including the abolition of modern slavery, gender-based violence, and HIV/AIDS. He lives with his wife and children in Virginia.
    *We’re giving away a copy of Midnight Jesus on the TDMS Facebook page, in partnership with HCCFaith Books. CLICK HERE To Find Out More
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

Journey

  • Emily Armstrong — Baha'i, Porn, Epilepsy & Jesus
    Growing up, Emily was a perfectionist and a "gifted" kid. She became a Bahai in college and started dating a "hostile agnostic" shortly after converting. Trying to balance those two things, she eventually gave up her spiritual efforts in defeat and decided that making money was the most important thing. Then Emily started into a get-rich-quick scheme, populating sites with porn links, but actually made no money at all. Emily and her hostile agnostic boyfriend were invited to an introduction to Christianity course called Alpha. She went for all ten weeks, but the hostile agnostic just said "that's nice, good for you." Eventually she started reading the Bible, then creepy things started happening. One night, she was scared so much that she decided to become a Christian. Now she she deals everyday with three kids, epilepsy, and homeschooling!

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Danielle Todd
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Danielle can silence a room with her nightingale voice, capture a crowd with her gripping songwriting, and move each soul to tears with her delicate story telling. From the moment she steps on stage to the very last note that echoes through the room, Danielle manages to invite each audience member into her life and to become part of her family. Both on and off stage Todd believes that it is important for each fan to relate to her. Whether it is through a cheerful song about her first love, a spine chilling story about her best friend’s heartbreak, or a quiet and intimate one on one conversation offstage, Danielle opens her heart up to each and every one of her fans. She invites them into her life. She lets them become her family. “One of my favourite moments that I’ve ever experienced in this industry was at a show in Sauble Beach. I sang a song that I wrote about mental health and talked about how mental health awareness is important to me. After my set that night, a woman came up to me almost in tears and thanked me for the song. All I could do was hug her because I knew she was struggling. I will never forget the moment we shared. I was happy that I helped her even if it was just a little bit.” In 2011, Danielle released her first CD “Between You and Me…” with wild success. Since then she has been touring Canada, Australia, and the States. In 2014, Danielle released her next 4 song EP “The One for Me” recorded at Northwood Studios. This EP was sold offstage for a year while she planned her next project. Danielle has just released her most recent CD “Danielle Todd Live at Two Chick’s Café” which was recorded live in Sauble Beach on the May 24 weekend of 2015. With fireworks in the background, Danielle serenaded the crowd all weekend. “I am so happy I decided to do a live CD. The audience became a part of the recording which I think is very special. Music is like my journal. I literally wrapped up my weekend in a melody and my fans and I will be able to relive it over and over.”

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
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    This week on The Pub Crawl:

    Bruxy Cavey – Author Of The End Of Religion, Teaching Pastor at The Meeting House
    www.bruxy.com

    AND

    Dr. Paul Metzger – Author, Founder and Director of The Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins at Multnomah University, Professor of Christian Theology and Theology of Culture. Editor of Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture, Blogs at Uncommon God, Common Good.
    www.paullouismetzger.com


    TOPIC

    1/ Where is the interfaith trend taking us? Will we all eventually become liberal, pluralistic & kumbaya about our faiths (and is that a bad thing) or will it eventually hit a wall and reveal just how different our world religions are?
    "A Muslim, a Jew, a Christian, a Pagan, and an Atheist walk into a coffee shop. And they talk, laugh, drink coffee and become good friends. It's not a joke. It's what happens when you're not an asshole."

    So here's the question: Is it only the Evangelical Christians who can't play nice with others (assholes) and if so, why? Does this all come down to them needing to convert people in order to save them from Hell? And if that's the case, isn't that kinda sorta... admirable? And isn't there some truth to the fact that at the core of all major world religions, there are clear and vast differences in their doctrines? So much so, that if discussed, wouldn't the end of that discussion arrive sooner rather than later? Maybe the only way to actually keep the interfaith discussions going is to shelve or sweep under the carpet those major theological / doctrinal differences? And if someone just keeps avoiding the divisive issues, doesn't that make them a wimpy liberal watered down believer? Or is that just what Evangelicals teach? These days it certainly seems that anyone who actually stands for a religious belief, in it's entirety, seems to be one of society's new pariah/assholes.

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
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Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he F.aith (W.T.F?)
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!)
    Today's W.T.F. Guest: Paul Brandeis Raushenbush - Senior Religion Editor for The AOL/Huffington Post Media Group

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Special Guests

  • Candace Cameron Bure — Co-Host of The View, DJ Tanner on Full House & Fuller House, Finalist on Dancing With The Stars
    Viewers watched Candace grow up as ‘D.J. Tanner’ in the beloved television series “Full House” during the show's eight-year run. After taping its final episode in 1995, “Full House” still ranks as one of the most successful series of all time. Candace is currently filming the lead in Netflix's highly anticipated new original comedy series "Fuller House", where she reprises her role as ‘D.J. Tanner.’ The much buzzed about series follows Candace (‘D.J.’) as a widow and mother of three, and when things become too much to handle, she calls in the help of her sister ‘Stephanie’ (Jodie Sweetin) and best friend ‘Kimmy Gibbler’ (Andrea Barber.) Guest appearances throughout the series include the original legacy cast members John Stamos, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin. After finishing a three year run as her character ‘Summer Van Horn’ on ABC Family Network’s “Make It Or Break It,” Candace is Executive Producer with her production company iCandy Productions to her new hit mystery movie series AURORA TEAGARDEN on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries in which she plays the title character. The series is based on the books by New York Times Best-Selling Author Charlaine Harris. A woman of many talents, she just recently released her third book, Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction on August 1st of this year, which chronicles her journey of self discovery on season 18 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” that came by leaping out of her comfort zone. The book includes the highs and lows, the roadblocks, and the personal victories that she experienced while competing. Her first two books, Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness and Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose made her a New York Times Best-Selling Author. Candace has starred in multiple movies for Hallmark Channel including “Puppy Love,” “Moonlight & Mistletoe,” and “Let It Snow,” along with “Finding Normal,” Emmy nominated “The Heart Of Christmas” and soon to be released, “Christmas Detour.” Her most recent movie “Christmas Under Wraps” broke records becoming Hallmark's most watched telecast ever and cable’s second most-watched original movie of 2014. (Oh – and she's married to Valeri Bure who apparently used to play hockey! Their marriage endures because of Bure Family Wines!)

  • Petri Hawkins Byrd — Officer Byrd from Judge Judy

    Byrd - as he’s known to friends and fans alike - graduated from High School in Brooklyn and attended Community College in the Bronx. In 1986, after being transferred from Brooklyn Family Court to Manhattan Family Court, Byrd met his future TV boss, Judge Judith Sheindlin. In 1989, Byrd received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. “Some folks graduated ‘magna cum laude’. I graduated ‘Thank you, Lordy”’! In 1990, Byrd and his family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he worked for the U.S. Marshal Service. It was in 1995, while working as a campus supervisor at a local high school that he received a call from Judge Judy, asking whether he would be interested in reuniting with her to do a TV court show. Judge Judy is currently in its seventeenth season and shows no signs of slowing down. While enjoying the role that has brought him worldwide recognition, his pursuits in theatre, commercials, voiceovers and film have also kept him busy. A published and recorded songwriter, the former Brooklynite is currently working on animation and spoken word projects, for children and adults. A staunch community activist, Byrd is the chairman of the national board for the O.K.Program,- a mentorship organization designed to address social issues confronting young African-American males. He is also a board member of Teen Center USA, a faith-based youth program. When not working on the Judge Judy Show, Byrd is a much sought after emcee and “inspirational” speaker. He’s emceed shows for Gerald Albright, Smokey Robinson, Howard Hewitt, Brian Culbertson, War, Heatwave, Norman Brown, CeCe Winans and Take 6.

  • Jamie Blaine — Author of Midnight Jesus: Where Struggle, Faith and Grace Collide...
    Jamie Blaine has worked as a DJ in dive bars, roller rinks and rock and gospel stations. He’s worked in mental hospitals and drug rehab centers. He’s made his way through college and earned a master’s degree in counselling psychology. Now he’s an unconventional, and quite accidental, psychiatric crisis interventionist whose work takes him to “the least of these”. In his book, Midnight Jesus, Jamie shares heart-wrenching and sometimes hilarious stories of the everyday people he’s met through his work as the “late- night psychiatric crisis guy”. He spends time with people who need to know God is there in their darkest hours – people dealing with secret shame, doubt, and desperation, even suicide. “I drive from jails to bridge rails, backwoods hospitals, and rundown trailer parks in the middle of the night,” Jamie says. “Meeting people on their worst days, in the worst of places. I don’t have enough grace or faith or patience to handle this job on my own, so I made a deal with Jesus that wherever I go, he rides along with me. Because the truth is, most times I don’t have a clue what to say or do. Other than show up and simply listen to whatever story a person needs to tell.”

Journey

  • Shannon MacKinnon
    Shannon MacKinnon is a twenty-three year old actress, writer and commercial model. She graduated top of her class from Seneca College's Acting for Camera and Voice Program in Toronto in June 2012. Recently Shannon has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions. She was selected out of 5000 submissions. The book went on sale on September 22nd 2015 and is available in all bookstores. Chicken Soup sells in over 100 countries and has sold over 500 Million copies worldwide. Currently, Chicken Soup: Dreams and Premonitions is on the Bestsellers list on Amazon. Shannon's story, "Her Final Lesson" is about her best friend, Pitrice, who prematurely passed away at the age of nineteen and how Pitrice was able to guide Shannon through her dreams into living a more fulfilling life. Her message is that there is more to sleep than what we think there is. “I think God works in mysterious ways and contacts us while we’re at our more comfortable – sleeping.” So how much should we pay attention to our dreams?
    www.shannonmackinon.ca

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  • This Weeks Recording Artist: Rebecca Stephens
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    Rebecca Stephens is an independent pop/country singer-songwriter from Wasaga Beach, Canada. From a very young age, Rebecca has been perfecting her craft with a beautiful blend of her love for country music and soulful lyrics. Her music is most comparable to country new comers Kacey Musgraves & Miranda Lambert yet has a unique spin on country music that puts her sound into a category of its own. Rebecca was selected by country music icon Sara Evans as the only Canadian top five finalist in the Sing with Sara Evan’s Contest in June 2013 and ended her summer with a trip to Nashville where she experienced the heart of country music for the first time while performing in Music City. Throughout her career she's opened up for Canadian folk pop grass band The Strumbellas, The Martels, & Jillian Jensen of American Idol/X Factor. Rebecca's music has also been played on several radio stations in Ontario and has been featured on CMT Canada. Rebecca released her debut EP "There Is A Light" in the spring of 2014 which was produced by New York City based producers Ben Lionetti and Tyler Guida of IdreAM, Creative Group. The music video for the title track filmed in her hometown found its way to The Wasaga Beach Film Festival winning an award for best music video. In January 2015 Rebecca followed up her debut release with her sophmore EP "The Fight" which is quickly building a loyal fanbase from all over the world. Rebecca is currently in the midst of writing her third EP "Back in the Hollow" which is set to be released in the fall of 2015 & was busy performing in Canada during summer of 2015.

Pub Crawl

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    From New Brunswick: Dr. John Stackhouse
    John Stackhouse was educated in history and religious studies at three of North America’s leading institutions: Queen’s University in Ontario (B.A., First Class Honours), Wheaton College Graduate School in Illinois (M.A., with Highest Honors), and The University of Chicago (Ph.D.). Formerly a professor of European history at Northwestern College in Iowa, a professor of religion at the University of Manitoba, and the Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology and Culture at Regent College (University of British Columbia), he now serves Crandall University in Moncton, New Brunswick, as the Samuel J. Mikolaski Professor of Religious Studies and Dean of Faculty Development. John is the author of eight books, the editor of four more, and the author of over 600 articles, book chapters, and reviews in academic publications, major newspapers, and magazines. His writings range over history, sociology, philosophy, theology, ethics, and comparative religion. He has spoken throughout North America, in the United Kingdom, and in China, India, Israel, Korea, and Malaysia. His commentary on religion and contemporary culture has been sought by major broadcast and print media as diverse as The New York Times, The Atlantic, ABC News, CBC Radio, Time, and Reader’s Digest.
    www.johnstackhouse.com

    From Ottawa: Dr. Janet Epp Buckingham
    Janet Epp Buckingham is an associate professor at Trinity Western University and the Director of the Laurentian Leadership Centre, an Ottawa-based, live-in, extension program focusing on leadership in public policy, business and communications. Dr. Buckingham has lived and studied in England, France and South Africa. It was while studying at bible college and working with the Jubilee Centre in Cambridge, England, that she developed a passion for applying Christian principles to public policy. Dr. Buckingham served in an advocacy role as Executive Director of Christian Legal Fellowship and with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada as general legal counsel and director, law and public policy. Cardus is is a think tank dedicated to the renewal of North American social architecture. They conduct independent and original research, produce several publications, and regularly stage events with Senior Fellows and interested constituents across Canada and the U.S.
    Sr. Fellow with www.cardus.com

    From British Columbia: Dr. Angus Reid
    The Angus Reid Institute was founded in October 2014 by Dr. Angus Reid, Canada’s best-known and longest-practicing pollster. He’s spent more than four decades asking people what they think and feel about top social, governance and economic issues. From 1979 to 2001, he was founder and CEO of Angus Reid Group, which grew into the largest research firm in Canada, with revenues of $60 million. It was sold to Ipsos SA in 2000. From 2004 to 2013 Angus was CEO of online panel company Vision Critical. He retired from the VC board in May 2014. Angus has written numerous columns on economic, social and governance issues and well as the best-seller; “Shakedown: How the New Economy is Changing our Lives” (1996). He has a B.A. and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Manitoba, and in 1974 he received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Carleton University in Ottawa. He is the recipient of a Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship, the Entrepreneur of the Year award, and was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Legends (2010).
    www.angusreid.org

    TOPIC

    1/ There's only one topic this week folks – Canada's Federal Election 2015.
    Of course on our show, we want to know how people of faith might be voting on Monday. What are the issues that will be swaying these communities? There's been a history of Evangelical Christians voting Conservative but are there really enough evangelicals to make any leader care about their agenda? Maybe it's the Catholics that should be pandered to? Immigrants typically vote Liberal but don't Muslims favour Conservative values? What are the “moral” issues on the table this time?

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  • W.here's T.he F.aith (W.T.F?)
    
Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!) Today's W.T.F. Guest: Emma Green Managing Editor at The Atlantic

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Special Guests

  • Sir Ken Robinson — Human Hand-Grenade To Standardized Testing & Our Current Educational Systems
    “If there was a moment when our crisis in education hit critical mass it may well have been the date Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk went up on YouTube. In just 19 minutes his wry but eviscerating presentation gave voice to what so many of us are living through: our schools are failing to recognize creativity; we’re failing to prepare the next generation for the challenges that lie ahead.” ~ VANITY FAIR

    Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business. He is also one of the world’s leading speakers on these topics, with a profound impact on audiences everywhere. The videos of his famous 2006 and 2010 talks to the prestigious TED Conference have been viewed more than 25 million times and seen by an estimated 250 million people in over 150 countries. His 2006 talk is the most viewed in TED’s history. In 2011 he was listed as “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” by Fast Company magazine, and was ranked among the Thinkers50 list of the world’s top business thought leaders. In 2005 he was named as one of Time/Fortune/CNN’s Principal Voices. In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts.

  • David Mainse — Founder Of 100 Huntley Street

    Canadians have welcomed 100 Huntley Street into their living rooms daily for nearly four decades, and on October 14th, Canada’s longest running daily talk show will air its 10,000th episode. It is a significant milestone for any broadcast production, let alone a Christian donor funded ministry. Faithfully, viewers have watched and supported 100 Huntley Street’s presentation of life-changing testimonies and teaching, anchored for many years by the organization’s Founder, David Mainse. David and Norma-Jean Mainse are pioneers in the broadcast industry. In 1962 they began the Crossroads TV ministry and the daily 100 Huntley Street in 1977. The ministry expanded beyond a television show to help people around the globe, with an important focus on relief and development. To date more than $36-million has been provided in aid to help people and causes in more than 25 countries. Social and spiritual care has also been provided to millions of people who have called the Crossroads Ministry through its Prayer Lines, equipped with trained volunteers and staff who respond to calls around the clock. As 100 Huntley Street reaches its 10,000th episode, the show will celebrate by honouring its legacy and looking towards the future of the ministry. David Mainse and special guests will return to host the live 9:30am episode on Global Television on Wednesday, October 14th and repeat at 11:00am on YES TV. A second special live broadcast will air at 9:00pm that same day on YES TV, with John Hull and the 100 Huntley Street on-air team, featuring Christian band The City Harmonic.

  • Jen Hatmaker — Author of For The Love: Fighting For Grace in a World of Impossible Standards
    In her anticipated new book FOR THE LOVE, Austin-based bestselling author Jen Hatmaker writes about grace like she lives it: passionately, hilariously, and exceedingly well. Through her 11 books, hugely popular blog, HGTV hit “My Big Family Renovation” and recent pilot “Your Big Family Renovation,” speaking at conferences and more, Jen proclaims counter cultural truths with wit, wisdom, and an irrepressible love for people and God. FOR THE LOVE is hilarious but thoughtful, a nourishing break but unflinchingly real. Jen emerges as a firm but gentle encourager, pushing women to laugh, love, and live. “I think part of my role in my time and place is to help lead our tribe to be healers instead of hurters,” she says. “So much of the message of For the Love is this: Let’s really give this grace thing a try.”
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

Journey

  • Kelly Lepley
    “My transition from male to female cost me my home, marriage, retirement, friends, and acceptance within my church. As painful as it was, I would not have traded it for the life lessons it taught me.”
    Pain can make us selfish, while truly becoming oneself has the potential to make us selfless in ways we never imagined. In her deeply personal TEDtalk, UPS pilot Kelly Lepley considers how the things we choose to hide – or embrace – can ultimately define who we are. With a steadfast commitment to a single path that is rarely seen, Kelly Lepley has grown from pointing at pictures of airplanes in every book she could find to flying one of the largest cargo planes that UPS holds. In stark contrast, her personal life follows a complex and twisting path. Riddled with the shadows of deception and self-doubt, she is familiar with the painful stops, starts, and questions that come with becoming who you are. With immense love for her two daughters who she adopted from China, Kelly Lepley profoundly understands the complexity of chasing the longings that consume us.

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  • This Week's Recording Artist: Annie Bonsignore
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    Annie Bonsignore is a multi-talented singer/songwriter. Annie was born into an incredibly musical family. She could sing before she could talk, was competing in Regional Esteddfodua’s by the age of six years old and composed her first song at age nine. This South African native grew up on the stage, performing and exploring everything from Mozart to musical theatre, folk, country and jazz. Annie has performed in London, New York, South Africa and of course Toronto, which has been her home now for the last twelve years. She has over 18 years of experience as a vocal coach and choir director and continues to teach voice in Toronto where she is quickly making a name for herself in the Toronto Music Scene. Annie Bonsignore’s self produced debut album, Shades of Red is a collection of 11 original songs with her extraordinary voice accompanied only by piano and violin, with minimalist traces of guitar and percussion. Mini operatic excursions take the place of solos, in this air tight production that really breathes. Ranging from early Brill Building era songcraft to modern Disney stylings, Annie has made an exceptionally beautiful, emotive album, all about the darker shades of love.
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Pub Crawl

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    This week on The Pub Crawl:
    Tripp Fuller - Host Of the Homebrewed Christianity Podcast www.homebrewedchristianity.com
    Scott Paeth - Host Of the Associate Professor of Religious Studies at DePaul University in Chicago www.scottpaeth.com

    TOPICS

    1/ Have the Muppets gone too far or has Franklin Graham?
    Before the premiere of ABC’s new remixed version of The Muppets even had a chance to air, evangelist Franklin Graham posted his disgust on Facebook and asked his followers to contact ABC and demand it's removal from the airwaves. “Tonight ABC is premiering a new “mature version” of the Muppets that reports say will cover a range of topics from sex to drugs to “interspecies relationships” with no subject being off limits. It sounds to me like the whole show should be off limits! Hollywood seems to be in a frenzy to see what new moral low they can reach in their programming. Their agenda is to promote sin to a younger and younger audience. I applaud the group One Million Moms for speaking out against this and urging parents to call on ABC to take it off the air. The Bible says, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil.” That goes for Kermit the Frog as well!”

    2/ Anyone else's head tilt to one side with a Christian music artist being named “One of Nashville's 25 Most Beautiful People”?
    Sure Toby Mac is a good looking guy and I guess that looks unfortunately count when it comes to the entertainment industry, but should Christian recording artists be “different”? Should they maybe decline such acclamation or is it just another smart marketing move to help TobyMac sell more of his new album?

    3/ What happens when you combine 320 million people, guns and God? USA! USA! USA! USA!
    *Another mass shooting on an American campus where Christianity & Satan were part of the story
    *Yet another American Christian ministry falls short on their claim that the world would end this week
    *American Christian preachers (Dr. Robert Jeffress, Dr. David Jeremiah, Paula White, Kenneth Copeland, Jentezen Franklin) have aligned themselves with 2016 GOP presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

    Is it possible that the United States Of America deserves to be led by a Christian billionaire with bad hair? (Speaking of Armageddon.)

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  • W.here's T.he F.aith (W.T.F?)
    
Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!) Today's W.T.F. Guest: Manya Brachear Pashman – Religion Reporter For The Chicago Tribune

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Special Guests

  • Stephen Jenkinson — Spiritual Activist, Teacher, Author & Ceremonialist
    With Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto (Social Work), Stephen Jenkinson is revolutionizing grief and dying in North America. Stephen is redefining what it means to live, and die well. Apprenticed to a master storyteller, he has worked extensively with dying people and their families, is former programme director in a major Canadian hospital, former assistant professor in a prominent Canadian medical school, consultant to palliative care and hospice organizations and educator and advocate in the helping professions. He is the author of Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, Homecoming: The Haiku Sessions – a live recorded teaching, How it All Could Be: A work book for dying people and those who love them, Angel and Executioner: Grief and the Love of Life – a live recorded teaching , and Money and The Soul’s Desires: A Meditation, and contributing author to Palliative Care – Core Skills and Clinical Competencies. Stephen Jenkinson is also the subject of the feature length documentary film Griefwalker (National Film Board of Canada), a lyrical, poetic portrait of his work with dying people.
    www.orphanwisdom.com

  • Peter Baldwin Panagore — Author of Heaven Is Beautiful: How Dying Taught Me That Death Is Just The Beginning
    In the tradition of Heaven Is for Real (with a twist of Into Thin Air), Heaven is Beautiful is a new book that explores what really happens when we die. In March 1980, Peter Panagore went ice climbing on the world-famous Lower Weeping Wall, along the Ice Fields Parkway in Banff National Park in Alberta. His climbing partner was an experienced ice climber, but Panagore was a novice. On their descent, they became trapped on the side of the mountain. As the sun set, Panagore was overcome by exhaustion and hypothermia and died on the side of that mountain. In his minutes on the other side, he experienced hell, forgiveness, and unconditional love. Heaven was beautiful. In Heaven Is Beautiful, Panagore explores how his near death experience (NDE) changed his life and resulted in an intense spiritual journey that has continued for decades. It impelled him to pursue a master’s degree at Yale Divinity School focusing on systematic theology and Christian mysticism. His educational background coupled with 30 years of yogic and meditative practice and 20 years of professional work with the dying and grieving has given him unique insight, language, and perspective on heaven, God, death, life, love, beauty, and hope. In Panagore's own words: “This book is about hope. It is meant to provide real hope to the dying, hope to the fearful, hope to the hopeless, hope to the grieving.”
    www.peterpanagore.com
    *We’re giving away a copy of Heaven Is Beautiful on the TDMS Facebook page, in partnership with HCCFaith Books.
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  • Dr. Naheed Dosani — Founder of PEACH (Palliative Education And Care for the Homeless)
    Naheed Dosani is a Palliative Care & Family Physician at Inner City Health Associates (ICHA) and William Osler Health System. He recently completed his fellowship in Palliative Medicine at the University of Toronto and prior to that, his Residency in inner-city Family Medicine, where he served as Co-Chief Resident of St. Michael’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. After completing his training, he founded PEACH (Palliative Education And Care for the Homeless), ICHA's newest program. He is a researcher, with projects underway investigating the impact of housing on health, social media as a tool for communication among healthcare providers and palliative care for heart failure patients. He teaches medical students & residents, serves on the Board of Directors for the Agincourt Community Services Association and is on the steering committee Health Providers Against Poverty (HPAP). Naheed is passionate about the social determinants of health, inner city health, global health equity and social media. (You can follow Naheed on Twitter @NaheedD)

DEATH CAFE

  • John Underwood — Founder Of Death Cafe
    Jon founded Death Cafe in 2011, offering group directed conversation about death in 31 countries. He is also a Funeral Advisor with the Natural Death Centre, a 'Trip Advisor' for the funeral industry and works with Find Me Help with Dying Matters, UK's most comprehensive directory of services for dying people and their families, carers and friends.

  • AND... Linda Stuart — Founder of Toronto Death Cafe
    Linda Stuart is Life-Cycle Celebrant specializing in funerals and weddings who creates and performs one-of-a-kind ceremonies for life’s milestone occasions. She has always been a Celebrant at heart, organizing celebrations, designing ceremonies, and reinventing rituals for as long as she can remember. Her longtime connection with the bereaved, coupled with her passion for Celebrancy, led her to found the Toronto Death Café, a space where people gather to discuss death in order to better understand how to make the most of their finite lives. The Death Café concept illuminates Linda’s belief that we as humans can’t come close to understanding the meaning of life if we’re not willing to explore the reality of death. Linda frequently speaks to funeral professionals about the importance of personalized memorials, particularly for families who have lost children. She also serves as chair of The Unforgettables Fund Toronto Chapter, an organization providing financial assistance for the costs of a dignified funeral to families caring for dying children.

Journey

  • Paul Moore
    36 year old Paul Moore and his beautiful wife, Joni, are the parents of two daughters, Ellie and Reese. They are 3 and 5 years old and both on the autism spectrum. Paul was diagnosed with kidney cancer just a few months ago and has bravely faced every challenge with a strong will and a positive outlook. Since his diagnosis, the cancer has progressed despite multiple surgeries and excruciating treatments which have included a hip replacement, kidney removal, and a surgery to remove tumors from his head. Through it all, Joni has been by his side. She has cheered him on, has shown love and support, and has done everything a wife and mother can do to sustain them through their darkest days. In August 2015, Paul was told he had just a few months left to live.

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  • This Week's Recording Artist: Kevin Komisaruk
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    Kevin Komisaruk (D.Mus, M.Mus, B.Mus, McGill) is a Canadian-American historical keyboard musician based at the University of Toronto since 2003. His scholarship explores intersections between performance practice, rhetoric, flow theory, and improvisation, and how these impact the spiritual, emotional, and physical health of artists and listeners. In practice he develops applications for advanced musical performance in medicine, especially palliative care, exploring the relevance of minute interpretative variables such as timing, phrasing, instrument tone, and performer intention in developing complementary therapies for pain and anxiety.
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Pub Crawl

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    This week on The Pub Crawl: Carla Collins – Comedian, Actor, Writer, TV/Radio Host www.carlacollins.com

    TOPICS

    1/ Are you afraid of death? Or dying? Do you think how you feel about death affects how you grieve for others?
    Would you like to be cremated or buried in a casket? Would you like a traditional funeral or would you rather use the services of www.iwantafunfuneral.com? Some feel that death is a taboo subject and still prefer the black clothes and mourning, the religious rituals and cultural traditions. While others would prefer to have a party and hire a comedian, have balloons and booze, perhaps take the body golfing one last time. But maybe both are still just different ways to sterilize death. Most of us do whatever we can to push grief away. Why are we so afraid of death?

    2/ Should death be part of the primary school curriculum? When is the right age to begin preparing children for death? Parents seem to be concerned about Ontario's new sex ed curriculum, but is the subject of death even more taboo than sex? Why? Will it do a child irrevocable harm to explain to them that everyone dies, including them? Or can we learn from other cultures who don't shelter their children from inevitability of death?

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Special Guests

  • Randall Wallace — Author of Living the Braveheart Life:Finding the Courage to Follow Your Heart
    In Living the Braveheart Life, Finding the Courage to Follow Your Heart, Wallace takes readers on a journey from Lizard Lick, Tennessee, to the Highlands of Scotland to recount how Braveheart came to life and how readers can draw from its lessons to live their own Braveheart lives. On the 20th anniversary of the movie, fans of the drama about 13th century Scottish hero William Wallace will be enthralled to learn of the author’s motivation to write the screenplay, behind-the-scenes stories, facts about the Scottish hero and more. Living the Braveheart Life is about warriors, family, friendship, love, passion, heartbreak, and even betrayal. But, most important Living the Braveheart Life is about faith. “It is stronger to believe than to know,” writes Wallace.
    *Randall Wallace is a screenwriter, director, producer, novelist, and songwriter who rose to prominence through his original screenplay for the film BRAVEHEART which earned him an Oscar® nomination for Best Original Screenplay. He is also the writer and/or director behind THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK, WE WERE SOLDIERS, PEARL HARBOR, SECRETARIAT, and HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, movies that celebrate the value of faith, courage, and honor. He graduated from Duke University and put himself through a year of Divinity School by teaching karate. He is also the founder of Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity, and is the father of three sons.
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

  • Andy Bannister — Author of The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist
    Blending comedy and popular philosophy, The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist has been described as “Jon Stewart meets C. S. Lewis” and is a fast-paced, rip-roaring, laugh-out-loud, thought-provoking engagement with some of the popular arguments advanced by media-savvy atheists like Richard Dawkins. Whether you’re a skeptic suspicious of shallow-thinking, or a believer wanting something more than another boring work of apologetics, The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist is unlike any book you’ve ever read. You may not agree with everything: but we can promise you to have your thinking stretched whilst laughing out loud.
    **Andy is the Canadian Director for Ravi Zachariah International Ministries, speaking and teaching regularly around the world, addressing audiences of all faiths on culture, politics, faith and society. Andy holds a PhD in Islamic studies and has taught extensively at universities across Canada, the USA, the UK and further afield on both Islam and philosophy. He is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths at Melbourne School of Theology.
    www.andybannister.net

  • Elizabeth Esther — Speaker & Author of Girl at The End of the World: My escape from fundamentalism in search of faith with a future.
    “I grew up inside a homegrown Christian fundamentalist church–which is a nice way of saying I'm classically trained in apocalyptic stockpiling, street preaching, and the King James Version of the Bible. I know hundreds of obscure nineteenth-century hymns by heart and have such razor sharp "modesty vision" that I can spot a miniskirt a mile away. Verily, verily I say unto thee, none of these highly specialized skills ever got me a job, but at least I'm all set for the end of the world.”
    Elizabeth is a popular, award-winning blogger and advocate for children's rights. She appeared on Anderson Cooper LIVE to confront the abusive child spanking practices of Mike & Debi Pearl. Her writing has appeared in Mothering Magazine, OC Family and The Orange County Register. She is a contributing writer for Deeper Story. Elizabeth is a mother of five and lives with her husband and family in Tustin, California.
    www.elizabethesther.com

    AND... Reba Riley - Speaker & Author of Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: A Memoir of Humor and Healing
    “I’m the author of Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: A Memoir of Humor and Healing in 30 Religions about my journey through thirty religions before my thirtieth birthday, a project that helped me kick Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome in the, um, teeth, and find spiritual peace after a tumultuous break with my former faith. When my Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome article went viral, I also became the accidental founder of the PTCS community. I believe in reverent irreverence, the power of spiritual healing, and a Godiverse that meets us exactly where we are, no matter who we are. Seeker, artist and Ohio State Buckeye fan, I enjoy painting (badly), dancing (even worse), and drinking cheap wine with priceless friends (at this I excel).”
    www.rebariley.com

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  • This Week's Recording Artist: Dirty Dishes
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    Imagine the Andrew Sisters and the Stanley Brothers having triplets...The result would be none other than these sharp-witted ladies with a 1950’s Nashville sound and killer charm. Bringing a shine to every space they fill with their beautiful blend of country-bluegrass-gospel sounds and extraordinary energy, the Dishes have spent the last five years (often backed by their rhythm section "The Plate Rails") breaking hearts and soothing souls at clubs, fairs, festivals and events throughout Canada. Presenters love their hard-working attitude and that their down-home music, tight harmonies and sassy style get folks stirred up. From house parties to city squares to opening for Canadian superstars, these ladies always cause a ruckus!! Suzy, Lisa & Ali are The Dirty Dishes!
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Pub Crawl

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    This week on The Pub Crawl: Two of Drew's buddies Andy Walton & Gord Tranter join the discussion.

    TOPICS

    1/ Should God people sue those who have wronged them or is the higher ground, forgiving?
    Drew has a friend who's daughter was sexually assaulted by her boss. She has settled out of court for an undisclosed sum of money instead of pursuing criminal prosecution. While we all know that money will never heal or fix things, it will help her with therapy bills and being unemployed while she transitions out of this horrible situation. But should she have held him criminally responsible? What if he's done this to others? Or would going through a trial be even more detrimental to her healing process? And where does forgiveness fit into this equation? Would Jesus tell her to turn the other cheek?

    2/ If plants like Marijuana, and more specifically Ayahuasca, aren't illegal and might actually help bring about spirtual enlightenment, then why not?

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  • W.here's T.he F.aith? (W.T.F?)
    
Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!) Today's W.T.F. Guest: Bob Smietana, Sr News Editor for Christianity Today.

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Season 13 Premiere!

Special Guests

  • Eric Metaxas — New York Times Best Selling Author of Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness
    New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas details the lives of seven of history’s greatest women in his new book, Seven Women. The enthusiastic response to Metaxas’s previous book, Seven Men, confirmed his belief “that there is a great hunger for heroes in our culture”. Here he presents captivating portraits of women who changed the course of history by following God’s call upon their lives: Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah Moore, Marie Skobtsova, Corrie ten Boom, Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks. Metaxas reveals how these extraordinary women achieved their greatness, inspiring readers to lives shaped by the truth of the gospel and “to see yourself and your own time and world all the more clearly”. These remarkable women have left their mark on history and on the church, Metaxas shows. Some of their lives may have been messy or complicated, just like ours. “When I consider the seven women I chose, I see that most of them were great for reasons that derive precisely from their being women, not in spite of it.” Metaxas says. “What made them great has nothing to do with their being measured against or competing with men. In other words, their accomplishments are not gender-neutral but are rooted in their singularity as women. All of them existed and thrived as women.”

    *Eric Metaxas is the author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller, Bonhoeffer. His other New York Times bestsellers include Miracles and Amazing Grace. He is the host of the nationally syndicated radio program, “The Eric Metaxas Show.” His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, Washington Post, Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Mars Hill Review, and First Things. He is founder and host of Socrates in the City in New York City, where he lives with his wife and daughter.
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks - It's time for our monthly visit with our favorite Hollywood Correspondent!

Journey

  • Dion Oxford
    Dion was diagnosed with MS 18 years ago. Over the past three years he has transitioned from the first stage of the disease known as 'relapsing/remitting MS' to the 2nd stage known as 'secondary progressive MS'. Dion is the ‘Director of Mission Integration’ for the Salvation Army’s five homeless shelters in downtown Toronto. He has been working with people experiencing homelessness for the past 25 years. He is married to Erinn and has a 12 year old daughter Cate. He likes to play and listen to music, read and write, fly kites, and hang out with his friends and family. Dion and Erinn see the solution to homelessness as taking seriously the two great commandments of loving God and neighbour.

TERRORISM UPDATE with Da Bomb

  • TERRORISM UPDATE with Da Bomb: Mubin Shaikh — Ex-Muslim Extremist / Turned Undercover Intelligence Operative, Author of Undercover Jihadi
    Join us as Da Bomb gives us Da Truth about the latest acts of terrorism in this crazy world of ours.

Meanwhile, Back On The Farm...

  • With Grant Marshall (Drew's Dad)
    We're losing a generation. A generation of respect, integrity and honour. A generation who were not afraid of hard work and sacrifice. Drew's father IS that generation. Growing up on the farm taught him more about life than Google. So maybe we should take the time to listen – before that generation is gone.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Orit Shimoni
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT
    "I am in love with words. They can contain love and they can change people. They can shape our understanding, and they can be our weapon, or our guard. They grant us with humour, and self-reflection. Words are what give breath meaning, and they are one of the only things we have that will survive past our corporeal demise. Our words and our voices. Let us use both with sincerity, wisdom, passion, and creativity, and by that I mean love." ~ Orit Shimoni
    AND Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!

Talkback, etc.

  • Useless Television Trivia
    By far THE most popular segment on our show. We play theme songs from old television shows, you call in to guess which TV show the song is from – and if you're right, YOU WIN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
    **AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE**

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show August 29, 2015

Best of 'More' Celebrities

This week on The Drew Marshall show, it's our privilege to bring to you a collection of Unforgettables. That's right… it's The Best Of The Drew Marshall Show… Of course this either means that it's summer holidays or Drew just didn't want to come into work today! Either way you’ll want to join us as we replay some of our Classic Unforgettable Interviews with a few celebrities Drew spoke with recently, like... Emmy & Golden Globe nominated actor from LA Law, Corbin Bernson / one of Hollywood's leading character actors, Stephen Tobolowsky (you might not know his name but we'll guarantee – if you Google him you'll recognize him immediately / the neighbour on Married With Children, Ted McGinley (he was also on Happy Days & The Love Boat )/ Drew's good friend Candace Cameron Bure who of course played DJ on Full House / and from The Office, Drew's first Bahai guest ever, Rainn Wilson.

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show August 22, 2015

Best of Sports

This week on The Drew Marshall show, it's our privilege to bring to you a collection of Unforgettables. That's right… it's The Best Of The Drew Marshall Show… Of course this either means that it's summer holidays or Drew just didn't want to come into work today! Either way you’ll want to join us as we replay some of our Classic Unforgettable Interviews with athletes from a bunch of different sports, like wrestling superstar Shawn Michaels, Toronto Blue Jay knuckleballer RA Dickey, then a few NHL greats like Paul Henderson, Mark Osborne, Valeri Bure, and Clint Malarchuk, then a few CFL greats like Chuck Ealey, Hank Ilesic, Zenon Andrusyshun and Bob Obilovich, then finally, the guy who has covered sports for decades with CTV, he's the guy Drew's watches – Mr. Lance Brown.

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show August 15, 2015

Best of Musos

This week on The Drew Marshall show, it's our privilege to bring to you a collection of Unforgettables. That's right… it's The Best Of The Drew Marshall Show… Of course this either means that it's summer holidays or Drew just didn't want to come into work today! Either way you’ll want to join us as we replay some of our Classic Unforgettable Interviews with some pretty incredible recording artists like Skip Prokop from Lighthouse, Tal Bachman who had that big hit, She's So High (oh and he's also the son of Randy Bachman from The Guess Who & BTO) and Canadian music industry icon, Bruce Cockburn's long time manager, Bernie Finkelstein, that was a great chat with the three of them - then Drew catches up with Bruce Cockbun himself, Noel Paul Stookey from Peter Paul & Mary, (remember Puff The Magic Dragon?), the founding member of The Tower Of Power, Emilio Castillo, David Ellefson from Megadeath, from The Corrs - Sharon Corr, and from the band YES, Jon Anderson.

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show August 8, 2015

Best of Authors

This week on The Drew Marshall show, it's our privilege to bring to you a collection of Unforgettables. That's right… it's The Best Of The Drew Marshall Show… Of course this either means that it's summer holidays or Drew just didn't want to come into work today! Either way you’ll want to join us as we replay some of our Classic Unforgettable Interviews with some of Christianity's most prolific authors who are out there giving some of us great insight and others of us massive headaches, like Brian McLaren, Tony Jones AND Bruxy Cavey, Richard Rohr, Max Lucado, Kay Warren, NT Wright, Rob Bell & Phillip Yancey.

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show August 1, 2015

Best of Summer Celebrities

This week on The Drew Marshall show, it's our privilege to bring to you a collection of Unforgettables. That's right… it's The Best Of The Drew Marshall Show… Of course this either means that it's summer holidays or Drew just didn't want to come into work today! Either way you’ll want to join us as we replay some of our Classic Unforgettable Interviews with a few celebrities Drew spoke with recently, like... television's Survivorman, Les Stroud / from the original Starsky & Hutch, Paul Michael Glaser / Oscar nominated actress now starring in the TV drama EMPIRE, Taraji P Henson / from Duck Dynasty, Jase Robertson / Charlie's Angel Cheryl Ladd / a finalist on Survivor & Blair from Facts Of Life, Lisa Whelchel / and magician, comedian & star of the new hit television show Fool Us, Penn Jillette




July is Slow Mo Month

JULY IS OUR SLOOOO-MO MONTH!
It's summertime up here in the Great White North, which means people right across Canada are hopefully taking some time off to relax! So, during July we're gonna slooooow things down a bit. We'll replay some of the most compelling personal journeys that made a real impact on Drew, interview a few authors we thought you might be interested in, talk about some current issues with some of Drew's buddies on an extended version of The Pub Crawl, play some Useless TV Trivia, and Drew will play you some incredible music from our LIVE on TDMS performers! So here's the entire schedule for the month of July.
Happy 2 Months Of Summer Canada!



Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show July 25, 2015

Summer Reading

  • Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow — Author of The Shed That Fed a Million Children
    Scotland has had great missionary heroes like David Livingstone and Eric Liddell (Chariots of Fire). Now Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow has been named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People because his organization, Mary’s Meals, is feeding almost 1 million school children across 12 countries every day. In 1992, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow was enjoying a pint with his brother when he got an idea that would change his life - and radically change the lives of others. After watching a news bulletin about war-torn Bosnia, the two brothers agreed to take a week's hiatus from work to help. What neither of them expected is that what began as a one-time road trip in a beaten-up Landrover rapidly grew to become Magnus's life's work - leading him to leave his job, sell his house and direct all his efforts to feeding thousands of the world's poorest children. In The Shed That Fed a Million Children Magnus retells how a series of miraculous circumstances and an overwhelming display of love from those around him led to the creation of Mary's Meals; an organization that could hold the key to eradicating child hunger altogether. This humble, heart-warming yet powerful story has never been more relevant in our society of plenty and privilege. It will open your eyes to the extraordinary impact that one person can make.

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few! — Summer Extended Edition
    Listen in as Drew and his guests crack open a few! Crawling from topic to topic - current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff. (Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? CLICK HERE)

Journey

  • Summer Journey Replay — Stephen Halfyard
    During Season 12 of TDMS we heard some heart wrenching and soul twisting stories from “normal” people who's journeys have been far from “normal”. They all touched our hearts but Drew has picked a few to replay for our live radio listeners - stories that personally rocked his world!
    CLICK HERE for original interview

Talkback, etc.

  • Get Rid of Your Pastor Contest FINALE! — The Entries Are In...
    Larry Law (owner of Cranberry Village) joins us as we randomly draw a name and determine which church will be Getting Rid Of Their Pastor For The Weekend AND WIN ...

    A Getaway For Two at Cranberry Village! Including a two night stay at the Living Water Resort in a one bedroom condo, a round of golf for two with lesson from the Golf Pro, spa session for two, dining for two at Memories Restaurant or Agua Tapas & Wine Bar, the marina experience (boating or watercraft rental) for two & bicycle rentals for two. Package valued at over $1800.00!

    AND we'll also draw the 'Best Submission' letter and that person will win...

    A Getaway For Two at Cranberry Village! Including a one night stay at the Living Water Resort – Deluxe Room, PLUS ONE of the following: A round of golf with cart for two / a spa session for two / outdoor bicycle & marina experience OR dining for two at Memories Restaurant or Agua Tapas & Wine Bar. Package valued at over $500.00!

  • ALMOST...LIVE! on TDMS (Devoted SOULY To The Art Of Music)
    We've had some pretty incredible recording artists perform live in studio during Season 12 and each of them left Drew their CD. So during the last hour of each show in July, he'll live out one of his childhood dreams and play DJ – spinning tracks and showing off how talented these artists really are! *In the meantime, go to DrewTube and check out the videos from when some of these artists performed live in-studio.
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

  • USELESS TV TRIVIA — Summer Edition
    Join us as we play soundtracks and clips and quotes from various television shows and if you're the first caller to guess which TV show it's from – we'll send you a book from one of the authors Drew has interviewed. (Typically YOU WIN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING but every July we clean out Drew's Tickle Trunk!)
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show July 18, 2015

Summer Reading

  • Dale Partridge — Author of People Over Profit: Break the System. Live with Purpose. Be More Successful
    There is a dramatic shift taking place in the marketplace right now, affecting not only businesses but the marketplace as a whole. Shoppers once concerned with securing the lowest price by any means are now willing to spend more money for products made with higher ethical standards. Often referred to as “conscious capitalism,” nearly 50 percent of consumers support causes with their purchases, and nearly 75 percent say they would recommend a brand or company that supports a good cause over one that doesn’t. In People Over Profit, Dale Partridge, a serial entrepreneur and social media influencer at the forefront of this movement, makes the compelling case that businesses and startups looking to succeed in this new environment must stop passively participating in broken systems, reject greed-focused capitalism, and embrace the new model for socially-focused enterprise. Most critically, they must value people first.
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada www.faithbooks.ca

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few! — Summer Extended Edition (1-2 PM Every Saturday in July)
    Listen in as Drew and his guests crack open a few! Crawling from topic to topic - current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff. (Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? CLICK HERE)

Journey

  • Summer Journey Replay — Priscilla Halfyard
    During Season 12 of TDMS we heard some heart wrenching and soul twisting stories from “normal” people who's journeys have been far from “normal”. They all touched our hearts but Drew has picked a few to replay for our live radio listeners - stories that personally rocked his world!
    CLICK HERE for original interview

Talkback, etc.

  • ALMOST...LIVE! on TDMS (Devoted SOULY To The Art Of Music)
    We've had some pretty incredible recording artists perform live in studio during Season 12 and each of them left Drew their CD. So during the last hour of each show in July, he'll live out one of his childhood dreams and play DJ – spinning tracks and showing off how talented these artists really are! *In the meantime, go to DrewTube and check out the videos from when some of these artists performed live in-studio.
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

  • USELESS TV TRIVIA — Summer Edition
    Join us as we play soundtracks and clips and quotes from various television shows and if you're the first caller to guess which TV show it's from – we'll send you a book from one of the authors Drew has interviewed. (Typically YOU WIN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING but every July we clean out Drew's Tickle Trunk!)
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show July 11, 2015

Summer Reading

  • Nadia Hashimi — Author of When The Moon Is Low
    The unforgettable story of an Afghan family’s escape from the Taliban and perilous trek across Europe to seek asylum, led by one extraordinarily courageous woman. WHEN THE MOON IS LOW is the second novel by Nadia Hashimi, the author of last year’s breakout, The Pearl that Broke Its Shell. In Kabul we meet Fereiba, a schoolteacher, and her husband, Mahmoud, a man whose love for her was greater than any love she’d ever known. But Fereiba’s middle-class world of education, work and comfortable family life implodes when the Taliban rises to power. Mahmoud, a civil engineer, becomes a target of the new regime and is murdered by local henchmen. Forced to flee Taliban- controlled Kabul with her three children, Fereiba has only one option: find a way to cross Europe and reach her sister’s family in England, who have offered them asylum. With forged papers and help from kind strangers, they cross the mountains into Iran by night. Exhausted and brokenhearted but undefeated, Fereiba manages to smuggle them as far as Greece—but in a busy market square, their fate takes another turn for the worse when her teenage son Saleem becomes separated from the rest of the family. Faced with an almost unimaginable choice, Fereiba makes the desperate decision to continue on to London with her daughter and baby while Saleem falls into the shadowy underground network of undocumented Afghans who haunt the streets of Europe’s capitals. From the refugee camps of Greece, through Rome and even Paris, Fereiba and Saleem struggle to reunite, to survive and to find a place where they can begin to reconstruct their lives.
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada www.faithbooks.ca

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few! — Summer Extended Edition
    Listen in as Drew and his guests crack open a few! Crawling from topic to topic - current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff. (Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? CLICK HERE)

Journey

  • Summer Journey Replay — Gabrielle Lavallee - Part 2
    During Season 12 of TDMS we heard some heart wrenching and soul twisting stories from “normal” people who's journeys have been far from “normal”. They all touched our hearts but Drew has picked a few to replay for our live radio listeners - stories that personally rocked his world!
    CLICK HERE for original interview

Talkback, etc.

  • ALMOST...LIVE! on TDMS (Devoted SOULY To The Art Of Music)
    We've had some pretty incredible recording artists perform live in studio during Season 12 and each of them left Drew their CD. So during the last hour of each show in July, he'll live out one of his childhood dreams and play DJ – spinning tracks and showing off how talented these artists really are! *In the meantime, go to DrewTube and check out the videos from when some of these artists performed live in-studio.
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

  • USELESS TV TRIVIA — Summer Edition
    Join us as we play soundtracks and clips and quotes from various television shows and if you're the first caller to guess which TV show it's from – we'll send you a book from one of the authors Drew has interviewed. (Typically YOU WIN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING but every July we clean out Drew's Tickle Trunk!)
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show July 4, 2015

Summer Reading

  • Dean Jobb — Author of The Empire of Deception:
    The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City & Captivated the Nation
    It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties. Speakeasies thrived, gang war shootings announced Al Capone's rise to underworld domination, Chicago's corrupt political leaders fraternized with gangsters and the frenzy of stock market gambling was rampant. Enter a slick, smooth-talking, charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz, who enticed hundreds of people to invest as much as $30 million—upwards of $400 million today—in phantom timberland and non-existent oil wells in Panama. When Leo's scheme finally collapsed in 1923, he vanished, and the Chicago state's attorney, a man whose lust for power equaled Leo's own lust for money, began an international manhunt that lasted almost a year. When finally apprehended, Leo was living a life of luxury in Nova Scotia under the assumed identity of a book dealer and literary critic. His mysterious death in a Chicago prison topped anything in his almost-too-bizarre-to-believe life.
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada www.faithbooks.ca

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few! — Summer Extended Edition
    Listen in as Drew and his guests crack open a few! Crawling from topic to topic - current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff. (Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? CLICK HERE)

Journey

  • Summer Journey Replay — Gabrielle Lavallee Part 1
    During Season 12 of TDMS we heard some heart wrenching and soul twisting stories from “normal” people who's journeys have been far from “normal”. They all touched our hearts but Drew has picked a few to replay for our live radio listeners - stories that personally rocked his world!
    CLICK HERE for original interview

Talkback, etc.

  • ALMOST...LIVE! on TDMS (Devoted SOULY To The Art Of Music)
    We've had some pretty incredible recording artists perform live in studio during Season 12 and each of them left Drew their CD. So during the last hour of each show in July, he'll live out one of his childhood dreams and play DJ – spinning tracks and showing off how talented these artists really are! *In the meantime, go to DrewTube and check out the videos from when some of these artists performed live in-studio.
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

  • USELESS TV TRIVIA — Summer Edition
    Join us as we play soundtracks and clips and quotes from various television shows and if you're the first caller to guess which TV show it's from – we'll send you a book from one of the authors Drew has interviewed. (Typically YOU WIN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING but every July we clean out Drew's Tickle Trunk!)
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show June 27, 2015

Today's Co-host is Brian Houston - Recording Artist, Belfast Boy! www.brianhouston.com
Brian was on our first show of Season 12 so it's fitting that he's on our last show before our Summer Programming mode kicks in!


Special Guests

  • Gavin MacLeod — Captain Merrill Stubing from The Love Boat; Murray Slaughter from The Mary Tyler Moore Show & Joseph Happy Haines from McHale's Navy
    Gavin MacLeod's career spans almost six decades in TV, Film, and Broadway. He's also been an Ambassador for Princess Cruises since 1986 and The "Captain" continues to travel throughout the world making appearances. The consummate storyteller, Gavin has worked with countless stars, such as Cary Grant, Steve McQueen, Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman, Ella Fitzgerald, Ronald Reagan, Milton Berle and Fred Astaire. From his humble theatrical beginnings in upstate New York, to Radio City Music Hall and on to Hollywood, Gavin MacLeod was on the fast track to success. Three years after divorcing his wife, his remarriage to her proves that a great struggle can culminate in a happy ending. He continues to act on and off the screen. Gavin recently released his biography entitled, This Is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith & Life!
    *Gavin joins us to pay tribute to an old friend who passed away this week, star of Eight Is Enough – Mr. Dick Van Patten.

  • Hana Eltringham Whitfield — Ex-Scientologist Featured in HBO's Going Clear
    According to one of the world's leading experts on Scientology (www.tonyortega.org) “Hana was one of Scientology’s original Sea Org members in 1967, and captained a couple of the vessels in L. Ron Hubbard’s small armada when he ran Scientology from sea until 1975. In the film, she provides key insights about what it was like to work with Hubbard.” Apparently, Scientology conducted a smear campaign against Hana, accusing her of helping to murder her father, who was killed by her brother. Prior to becoming a Scientologist, Hana had escaped a “family cult”. *Hana is here in Toronto taking part in the largest gathering of ex-Scientologists at the Getting Clear conference www.gettingclear.co

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks - It's time for our monthly visit with our favorite Hollywood Correspondent!

  • TERRORISM UPDATE with Da Bomb: Mubin Shaikh — Ex-Muslim Extremist / Turned Undercover Intelligence Operative, Author of Undercover Jihadi
    Join us as Da Bomb gives us Da Truth about the latest acts of terrorism.

Back On The Farm...

  • With Grant Marshall (Drew's Dad)
    We're losing a generation. A generation of respect, integrity and honour. A generation who were not afraid of hard work and sacrifice. Drew's father IS that generation. Growing up on the farm taught him more about life than Google. So maybe we should take the time to listen – before that generation is gone.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Weeks Recording Artisits: Birds of Bellwoods
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Currently based in Toronto, Birds of Bellwoods are the city folk quartet with a natural sound and an urban heart. Known for rustic melodies and haunting lyricism, they are Stevie Joffe (Mandolin/Lead Vocals), Adrian Morningstar (Guitar/Vocals), Chris Blades (Banjo/Vocals), and Kintaro Akiyama (Upright Bass/Vocals). The group has enchanted venues including Soho House, The Mod Club, Lee's Palace, The Horseshoe Tavern, and The Drake Underground. Their EP Livewires is now available worldwide through www.soundcloud.com/birdsofbellwoods
    www.birdsofbellwoods.com

    AND check out our DREWTUBE page to see LIVE PERFORMANCES from previous recording artists!

Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he F.aith (W.T.F?)
    
Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!) Today's W.T.F. Guest: Manya Brachear Pashman – Religion Reporter For The Chicago Tribune

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show June 20, 2015

Special Guests

  • Tal Bachman — Recording Artist
    Tal has turned into a bit of a regular on TDMS. Today though, he joins us live in-studio for the entire show. We'll see if we can get Tal to open up about the correlation between world peace & women, the grandeur of Christian music centuries ago compared to the relentlessly insipid nature of contemporary Christian music today, why he's no longer a Mormon, if Donald Trump should be President of The Unites States, why he had 8 kids, if he'll ever have another hit as big as She's So High, and if his father (Randy Bachman) will ever spend the money for a promotional campaign to help educate his fans about how to actually pronounce the family name. (Tal is in town to celebrate his father's SOCAN Lifetime Achievement Award.)
    *After many years of diligent research into why he believed what he believed, Tal came to the conclusion that the faith of his family was false. He was featured in Bill Maher's mocumentary, Religulous, as an ex-Mormon. As the son of legendary guitarist Randy Bachman from The Guess Who (American Woman) and Bachman Turner Overdrive, (Takin' Care Of Business), Tal's self-titled debut scored a smash hit with "She's So High".

  • Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson — High Priest of Asatru (Norse Paganism)
    Asatru is the natural and native religion of the Northern European people and their descendants. Long before Christianity made its way to Europe from the Middle East, Asatru was their spiritual path. It is a religion of family values and kinship, it is deeply connected to nature, and teaches people to lead an honorable life. It is a religion of self sufficiency and strength, one that respects life and strong will. It is a spiritual path which places great importance on their elders and ancestors. Asatru recognizes many different Gods that are deeply connected with the forces of Nature and also with the basic forces which rule over our society. In Asatru, the Gods are both the fathers and mothers as well as brothers and sisters. Asatru teaches to build a relationship with the Gods rather than to grovel in fear of them. “The Gods are divided into two tribes. The Aesir and the Vanir. The Vanir Gods are the Gods of the Earth and Nature. Frey - The Lord of Nature , wild animals, the forest and all that grows. Twin Brother of Freya. Freya - Lady of Nature , patron of strong women, Goddess of womanhood. Twin Sister of Frey. Ullr - God of winter, archery and hunting. Travels on snowshoes. The God of the Northern Lights and evergreen forests. Skadi - Goddess of ice, skiing and hunting. Faithful to her followers and brings justice to those harmed. Njord - God of the sea, calms storms and saves those on the ocean. Father of Frey and Freya Erda - The Earth, and Goddess of nature. The Aesir Gods are the Gods of Order and Justice, military necessity and Agriculture. Odin - The All Father. Loving creator of humanity, he gifted man with a spirit and a fiery will. Master shaman and wizard and the lord of battle. Odin is the teacher of man, in all things hidden. Frigg - Wife of Odin, All Mother, protector of children, marriage and fidelity. Frigg unites husbands and wives after death who wish to remain together forever in the afterlife. Baldur - Son of Odin and Frigg. God of light and holiness, the slain God who is resurrected. Thor - God of agriculture and farmers, of the working man labouring in the fields and forges. Protector of our folk and the warder of Earth. The God of thunder and lightning and the slayer of demons and giants. He wields a mighty hammer and his chariot is pulled by two goats. He is know as Thor the red. Tyr - God of the sky, justice and truth. Tyr is the God who deals judgment and settles disputes. The keeper of order in society. Heimdall - The watchman of the Gods. Heimdall guards the gate and bridge into the Gods heaven. He came to Earth long ago and taught man how to organize society. A teacher and a father, he is said to have sired three sons of human mothers and their blood is taught in legend to run through our veins.”

  • Michael Foley — Author Of Drinking with the Saints:The Sinner's Guide to a Holy Happy Hour
    -Over 370 entries, covering all of the major holidays and feasts of the Catholic calendar
    -Almost 350 cocktails, ranging from forgotten classics of yesteryear to more than two dozen original creations appearing for the first time
    -A wide array of beers and ales, including those once made or still made by monks
    -Hundreds of wines from around the world named after the Blessed Virgin Mary and the saints
    -The Catholic origins of whiskey, tequila, sparkling wine, and much more
    -Everything you want to know about the communion of saints, from Adam and Eve to Pope John Paul II, including details of their drinking habits
    -Tips on giving the perfect toast and on mixing the perfect drink
    -28 original cocktails, including two for St. Augustine of Hippo: one for his sinful past and one for his holy conversion
    www.drinkingwiththesaints.com

  • Dr. David Sloan Wilson — Evolutionary Biologist
    Dr. Wilson is an evolutionist who studies all aspects of humanity in addition to the biological world. He manages a number of programs designed to expand the influence of evolutionary theory in higher education (EvoS), public policy (The Evolution Institute), community-based research (The Binghamton Neighborhood Project), and religion (Evolutionary Religious Studies). He communicates to the general public through his ScienceBlogs site and his trade books, including Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin’s Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives and The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve my City, One Block at a Time.
    www.evolution-institute.org

  • Larry Law — Owner of Cranberry Village
    Larry Law purchased the property in Collingwood, ON in 1992, where he and his family had been vacationing every weekend since his kids were small. At the start, Cranberry was just a typical business venture for Larry where his main interest was to make Cranberry Resort profitable. However, in 2001 his life completely changed after his wife passed away. He realized that even with all his money he could not save her life, which made him question the meaning of life. These days, one of the wealthiest businessmen in Ontario now lives “a purpose-driven life.” www.livingwaterresort.com
    www.thecranberryresort.com

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Jesse Maranger
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Jesse Maranger is a singer/songwriter creating his music in Waterloo, Ontario. His empathetic stylings are inspired by the way we interact with each other and with the earth we stand on. His music does not shy away from the pains of life and it certainly does not ignore its joys. Jesse's strong, emotive melodies will reverberate with something inside of you - something that realizes the beauty of raw, honest expression and the mystery of a room full of very different people singing in harmony.
    www.jessemaranger.com

    AND check out our DREWTUBE page to see LIVE PERFORMANCES from previous recording artists!

Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he F.aith?
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!)
    Today's W.T.F. Guest: Emma Green Managing Editor at The Atlantic

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show June 13, 2015

Special Guests

  • Shannon McNevan — Co-Founder of BOOTS & HEARTS!
    Yup! This is the guy. Shannon is the former hockey player who started Boots & Hearts - with no money, no experience and no music background. “Boots and Hearts is the largest country music festival of its kind ever to be hosted on Canadian soil. It is a three-day celebration of country music where music lovers of all genres can escape from the rigors of daily life, band together with thousands of other country music fans and experience a once-in-a-lifetime event that they will never forget.” The first 3 years included appearances by Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Kid Rock, Lionel Richie, Sheryl Crow, Alabama, Paul Brandt, Big & Rich, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, The Band Perry, Dean Brody, Jason McCoy, Toby Keith, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Hunter Hayes, Gord Bamford, Emmerson Drive, The Road Hammers, and even Duck Dynasty. This year it's at Burl's Creek Event Grounds just North of Barrie, ON August 6-9 and will feature Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Justin Moore, Little Big Town and a whole bunch of other rock stars from the world of Country Music.

  • Chris Shelton — Ex-Scientologist
    Chris Shelton is a survivor of Scientology, having been involved with it for 27 years and working at its highest levels as an executive and recruiter before he left, only two years ago. Since then, he's been researching and speaking about critical thinking and recovery from cult mind-control indoctrination in order to help those who may still be stuck in such situations and their families. Chris has put together some of the best videos that help outsiders clearly understand Scientology’s complex layers of management. Chris also wants these videos to help those still involved with Scientology.
    www.mncriticalthinking.com
    *Chris will be a guest at the upcoming GETTING CLEAR CONFERENCE. Jon Atack (author of A Piece of Blue Sky) and Dr. James A. Beverley (Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion & Author of Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions) have organized THE largest gatherings of Scientology critics & ex-Scientologists for the GETTING CLEAR CONFERENCE - June 22-26 @ Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre. Sign up for the entire conference or register for a day. www.gettingclear.co

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Michael Occhipinti
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Michael Occhipinti’s Sicilian Jazz Project has been dazzling audiences world-wide with its intriguing mix of rare Old World Sicilian folk material and a New World mix of chamber music, modern jazz, global rhythms, and modern grooves. Using music sung by Sicilian fishermen, sulphur miners, and folk musicians as a starting point, the group takes the audience on a journey that reveals the drama and passion of Sicily’s past and showcases the global sound and great musicianship of modern day Canada. The Sicilian Jazz Project has been called “a masterpiece of cultural fusion” and received a 2009 JUNO Award nomination (Canada’s Grammy). An eight-time JUNO Award nominee for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, Michael Occhipinti is a modern guitarist with a broad sonic palette, and a composer/bandleader interested in creative music of all kinds. Michael is one of few guitarists anywhere leading a 16-piece jazz orchestra (NOJO), and his other groups include Shine On: The Universe of John Lennon, instrumental funk group The Triodes, and Creation Dream: The Songs of Bruce Cockburn. Michael has performed with such notable musicians as Sam Rivers, Bruce Cockburn, Joe Lovano, Ray Anderson, Jeff Coffin, and Don Byron, who has appeared on four of Michael’s albums.
    *On Monday, June 22 @ 8:30 pm, come celebrate the release of the new Sicilian Jazz Project album “Muorica” as brilliant Rome-based vocalist Pilar and innovative clarinetist Don Byron join the Sicilian Jazz Project at one of Toronto’s best live music venues Hugh's Room! Featuring some of Toronto’s most celebrated musicians including Dominic Mancuso (vocals), Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), Ernie Tollar (saxophone), Mark Kelso (drums), Louis Simao (accordion and bass), and the group’s leader Michael Occhipinti (guitar). Don’t miss the only Toronto show of the group’s cross-Canada tour featuring Pilar and Don Byron. There’s no better way to celebrate Italian Heritage Month! Tickets are $25 Advance/$27.50 at the door.
    Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!
    www.hughsroom.com

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
    Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? (Click here)

    This week on The Pub Crawl:
    Recording Artist Tal Bachman & Lara Dewar

    TOPICS
    1/ Franklin Graham is asking his donors to boycott all LGBTQ friendly businesses.
    Does this want to make you boycott The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association or are you more inclined to share his Facebook post:
    “Have you ever asked yourself–how can we fight the tide of moral decay that is being crammed down our throats by big business, the media, and the gay & lesbian community? Every day it is something else! Tiffany’s started advertising wedding rings for gay couples. Wells Fargo bank is using a same-sex couple in their advertising. And there are more. But it has dawned on me that we don’t have to do business with them. At the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, we are moving our accounts from Wells Fargo to another bank. And guess what—we don’t have to shop at Tiffany & Co., there are plenty of other jewelry stores. This is one way we as Christians can speak out—we have the power of choice. Let’s just stop doing business with those who promote sin and stand against Almighty God’s laws and His standards. Maybe if enough of us do this, it will get their attention. Share this if you agree”
    (Turns out his new bank is even gayer than his old bank!)

    2/ Do you think that ESPN should give the Aurthur Ashe Courage Award to Caitlyn Jenner?
    The person who receives this award every year, possesses “...strength in the face of adversity, courage in the face of peril and the willingness to stand up for their beliefs no matter what the cost.” So is the female identity of Olympian Bruce Jenner more courageous than Lauren Hill, the Mount St. Joseph basketball player who lost her fight to brain cancer in April but who impacted millions of people around the world before her death? Is Jenner more courageous than wounded Army veteran, CrossFit competitor and Dancing With The Stars competitor Noah Galloway, who lost his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the knee during the Iraq War but who now runs marathons and competes in Spartan death races? Where does Caitlyn's “courage” rate in the world of TV ratings?

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
    Got something to say about today's Pub Crawl topics? Call 877-569-1250 (toll free in Canada & The States) OR Tweet us your thoughts on @tdms OR post your thoughts on our Drew Marshall Show Facebook page OR send us a message or voicemail through our website www.drewmarshall.ca OR just mutter to yourself like an angry octogenarian!

Talkback, etc.

  • Useless Television Trivia
    We play the soundtrack from an old television show and if you're the first caller to guess which TV show it's from - YOU WIN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
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  • W.here's T.he F.aith (W.T.F?)
    
Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!) Today's W.T.F. Guest: Manya Brachear Pashman – Religion Reporter For The Chicago Tribune

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Special Guests

  • Suze Yalof Schwartz — Founder & CEO of Unplug Meditation
    Before becoming a spiritual entrepreneur, Suze enjoyed decades as a fashion editor, director and stylist. The New York Times touted her as the “fairy godmother of makeovers”. She has worked at Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Glamour. She was a regular on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show and The View and made appearances on Oprah and CNN. Suze had an aha moment in late 2012 when she wanted to learn how to meditate and couldn’t find a place that fit her schedule, budget or aesthetic. So she decided to build it herself. After taking dozens of meditation classes, devouring lots of podcasts, books and Web sites and collaborating with Maha Yoga’s Steve Ross and MBSR teachers Stefanie Goldstein Ph.D. and Nicholas Bruss she came up with a program that works for the hurried, modern American. Suze's teaching approach is minimalistic and filled with easy tips for a meditation practice on the go.
    www.unplugmeditation.com

  • Spanky Taylor — Ex-Scientologist, Former Liaison to John Travolta
    Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, is a 2015 documentary film about Scientology. It's based on Lawrence Wright's book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief. During this exposé, eight former Scientologists are interviewed. Among them, Oscar-winning director - Paul Haggis; the church's former second-in-command - Mark Rathbun; the former head of the church's Office of Special Affairs - Mike Rinder; actor Jason Beghe; and former liaison to John Travolta - Spanky Taylor. Spanky became interested in Scientology when she was in her early teens, because of the guys she met in the band – People! By 15, she was working on staff at Scientology’s Santa Clara mission, and then a few years later she signed a billion-year contract to join the Sea Org. Spanky doesn't give many interviews but today she's agreed to share her journey into & out of Scientology and how they pursue and recruit celebrities.

  • Dr. James A. Beverley — Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion, Author of Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions
    Jon Atack (author of A Piece of Blue Sky) and Professor Jim Beverley have organized one of the largest gatherings of Scientology critics & ex-Scientologists for the GETTING CLEAR CONFERENCE - June 22-26 @ Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre. Professor Beverley has been studying Scientology since 1978 and has lectured on Scientology at various international conferences.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Mackenzie McRuer
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Born in Calgary, Mackenzie McRuer spent his formative years in Markham. McRuer drew inspiration from artists such as Ray LaMontagne, John Butler, Noah Gundersen and Neil Young as a young singer-songwriter striving for honesty and intimacy in his music. Performance opportunities have grown from local venues in York Region to The Rivoli and Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto and The Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival in Owen Sound. McRuer signed with Cameron Kennedy of Splintered Wood Records to produce his debut album "Running" that was released December 2014. The album features an array of instruments and is the culmination of dedication and maturity for McRuer.
    AND Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
    Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? (Click here)

    This Week on The Pub Crawl:

    Bruxy Cavey - Teaching Pastor at The Meeting House & Author of The End Of Religion
    www.bruxy.com

    Lisa Salazar — Transgendered Author of Transparently: Behind the Scenes of a Good Life
    www.transparently.ca


    TOPICS
    1/ Only one topic this week – Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner
    From Olympic gold medalist, Wheaties eatin man to Vanity Fair cover model with almost 2.5 million Twitter followers – what does this all mean?

    “These people have a very serious problem, and they need treatment. They need help, not encouragement.”
    ~ Rush Limbaugh

    “Now I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that I could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE. I’m pretty sure that I would have found my feminine side and said, ‘Coach, I think I’d rather shower with the girls today.’”
    ~ Mike Huckabee - Next President Of The United States?

    “If you want one snapshot of just how corrupt, how morally corrupt, how morally bent, how morally twisted, how morally confused, how morally bankrupt we have become, all you’ve got to do is take a look at the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. My heart, frankly, goes out to Bruce Jenner. I’m not going to call him Caitlyn Jenner because that’s not his name and I’m not going to refer to him as a she. He’s a he. He’s a he in every single solitary cell of his body, he will be until the day that God calls him home. So he’s a male in every single cell of his body, so he’s always going to be a he in the terminology that I’m going to use. I’m never going to refer to him as a she because that would be a lie.”
    ~ Bryan Fischer, Radio Host

    “I loved Bruce and I still love Bruce, and I'm going to learn to love Caitlyn.”
    ~ Kathie Lee Gifford, Television Personality

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
    Got something to say about today's Pub Crawl topics? Call 877-569-1250 (toll free in Canada & The States) OR Tweet us your thoughts on @tdms OR post your thoughts on our Drew Marshall Show Facebook page OR send us a message or voicemail through our website www.drewmarshall.ca OR just mutter to yourself like an angry octogenarian!

Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he F.aith (W.T.F?)
    
Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!) Today's W.T.F. Guest: Manya Brachear Pashman – Religion Reporter For The Chicago Tribune

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show May 30, 2015

We apologize for the audio quality this week. Drew would like to attribute the background static to his magnetic personality but we a think it had more to do with area thunderstorms ;)

Special Guests

  • Paul Henderson — Canadian Icon / NHL Alumni / Hall of Fame Inductee / Team Canada '72 Hero
    Paul played over 1,000 games in his professional career with the NHL and WHA, during which he scored 376 goals. But it was his goal for Team Canada versus the Soviet Union in the 1972 Summit Series that made him a national hero. Since retiring from hockey, Paul has invested his life mentoring and teaching countless men and women. His latest book, The Goal of My Life: A Memoir, was released in 2012, and he and his wife, Eleanor, have recently recorded a 12-week DVD series entitled Talking Faith with Paul Henderson. Today we'll catch up with Paul about his ongoing battle with Cancer, his ongoing love affair with his wife, and find out some of his secrets to living life to the fullest!

  • Tory Christman — Ex-Scientologist
    According to her Wikipedia page: “Tory Christman is a prominent American critic of Scientology and former member of the organization. Originally brought up to believe in Catholicism, Christman turned to Scientology after being introduced to the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health authored by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard while staying with her parents inChicago, Illinois. She identified with concepts described in the book including the idea of attaining the Scientology state of clear, and became a member of the organization in 1969. She hitchhiked from Chicago to Los Angeles, California, in order to begin the process of studying Scientology, and initially felt that it helped improve her life. In 1972, she joined the elite division within Scientology called the Sea Org. After being a member of the Scientology organization for ten years, Christman reached the spiritual Operating Thetan level of OT III, and learned the story of Xenu. She subsequently rose to a higher Operating Thetan level of OT VII, the second-highest within the organization. Her medical condition of epilepsy caused difficulty while in Scientology, as the organization did not approve of taking medication in order to manage her condition.” Today we'll find out the rest of the story!
    Tory's YouTube Channel
    *Tory will be one of the guests at one of the largest gatherings of Scientology critics & ex-Scientologists - GETTING CLEAR CONFERENCE June 22-26 @ Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre. www.gettingclear.co The Getting Clear conference is planned by Jon Atack and Professor Beverley. Jon is author of A Piece of Blue Sky, one of the most famous books on Scientology. Professor Beverley has been studying Scientology since 1978. He has lectured on Scientology at various international conferences.

  • Andria Spindel — March of Dimes President & CEO

    On June 4th, Drew Marshall will be once again be the official auctioneer at the March Of Dimes Ability & Beyond Gala, which has raised close to $3,000,000! This event has an illustrious history, having hosted very special guests and speakers including Amy Grant - American Music Icon, Alan Thicke - Actor, Debbie Reynolds - Legendary Hollywood Star, Bob Woodruff - ABC News Anchor, David Plouffe - President Obama’s Campaign Manager, H.R.H. The Princess Royal (Princess Anne), The Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, Senator Elizabeth Dole, former Ontario Premiers Hon. Mike Harris, Hon. Ernie Eves, Hon. David Peterson, disability advocate Kyle Maynard, Hollywood Actor Leslie Neilsen and musician Liona Boyd. On Thursday, June 4, 2015 guests at the Ability & Beyond Dinner presented by Bell will be inspired by Captain Mark Kelly's "Endeavour to Succeed" keynote address. Captain Mark Kelly is an American astronaut, who flew missions aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, the Space Shuttle Discovery, and is one of only two individuals who has visited the International Space Station on four different occasions. He is also a retired US Navy Captain, bestselling author, prostate cancer survivor, and an experienced naval aviator. Named one of Esquire’s 2011 Americans of the Year, Kelly exemplifies leadership, the importance of teamwork, and courage under pressure. Captain Kelly will speak about his incredible life and his personal experience caregiving for his wife, former US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, during her recovery from a traumatic brain injury, the result of an assassination attempt in 2011.
    *Andria Spindel was recruited to March of Dimes in 1981 as Executive Director, and was appointed President and CEO in 2001. She began her career with a bachelor's degree in sociology and went on to teach in East Africa and the Northwest Territories (now Nunavut) before returning to the University of British Columbia to complete a Masters degree in Social Work. In June 2013, Andria received an honarary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Guelph.

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks - It's time for our monthly visit with our favorite Hollywood Correspondent!

Meanwhile, Back On The Farm...

  • With Grant Marshall (Drew's Dad)
    We're losing a generation. A generation of respect, integrity and honour. A generation who were not afraid of hard work and sacrifice. Drew's father IS that generation. Growing up on the farm taught him more about life than Google. So maybe we should take the time to listen – before that generation is gone.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Angie Nussey
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT
    If one could imagine an uncompromising union between Josh Groban, Sarah McLaughlin and The Barenaked Ladies, it would only begin to set the stage for this unique Canadian talent. Award winning recording artist, Angie Nussey is best known for her emotional, philosophical and at times autobiographical ballads. However, she also doesn’t miss an opportunity to poke fun at everyday situations, the human condition, not to mention herself. Her world-class performances never fail to take her audiences on an emotional journey from totally ridiculous to deeply intense. After five full-length albums, 12 years of touring, and over 15 industry awards for songwriting, vocals, and performance, including Best Song, Best Vocal performance and Female Performer of the year, Nussey is currently recording her new album, Wisdom and Foolishness. Nussey’s secondary passion lies in spirituality and self-discovery. Having battled with depression and acute sensitivities to the world around her, she speaks publicly about her past and enjoys sharing ideas about what our ideal future will look like from the humanistic side. In the spring of 2014, Nussey was featured as a speaker at TEDx Nickle Centre’s Think in 3D. Through words, music, and understandings influenced by leaders such as Eckhart Tolle, Wayne Dyer, Nelson Mandella, and Marianne Williamson, Nussey eloquently expressed her own points of view on being true to ourselves, and how we all must prepare for the discomfort of the future and the mourning of our past.
    AND Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!

Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he F.aith?
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!) Today's W.T.F. Guest: Terrorism Update with DA BOMB Mubin Shaikh. Ex-Muslim Extremist / Turned Undercover Intelligence Operative, Author of Undercover Jihadi

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show May 23, 2015

Special Guests

  • Bobby Schuller — Host Of Hour Of Power, Author of Happiness According to Jesus: What it Means to be Blessed
    Bobby Schuller has experienced enough loss and family struggle to understand that being blessed is not about glory, money or fame. In this book, Bobby draws from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and explores ten contemporary truths about what it means to live a blessed life.
    He asks:
    • If God loves me, why won't he answer my prayers?
    • Is it wrong to be materially blessed?
    • What does it mean to be "poor in spirit"?
    • How can I find fulfillment whatever the circumstances?
    Bobby Schuller serves as the pastor for the Hour of Power, a long-running broadcast ministry seen by millions around the world. He also serves as the teaching pastor of Shepherd’s Grove Church in Garden Grove, CA, and as the president of the St Patrick Project, a social services outreach in Orange County, CA. He has been featured on TV shows like Canada’s 100 Huntley Street and TLC’s ‘The Messengers’. Notably, he was the youngest serving chaplain in the Chautauqua Institute’s 150-year history. Bobby graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2003 and received his Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2008.

  • Johnny Barnes — Mr. Happy Man!
    For decades - come rain or shine or even hurricanes, 91-year-old Johnny Barnes has gone out into the darkness of early morning and greeted Bermudians on their way to work with a wave, a kiss, and an “I LOVE YOU”. His stories are fantastic. His faith is simple. His reason for doing this – pure. Bermuda's legendary Johnny Barnes joins Drew to carry on the discussion they had a few weeks ago when he visited Johnny.
    Watch Johnny's Short Documentary HERE

  • Tony Ortega & Paulette Cooper
    Tony Ortega — Author Of The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How The Church Of Scientology Tried To Destroy Paulette Cooper
    In 1971 Paulette Cooper wrote a scathing book about the Church of Scientology. Desperate to shut the book down, Scientology unleashed on her one of the most sinister personal campaigns the free world has ever known. The onslaught, which lasted years, drove her to the brink of suicide. The story of Paulette’s terrifying ordeal is told in full for the first time in The Unbreakable Miss Lovely. It reveals the shocking details of the darkest chapter in Scientology’s checkered history, which ended with senior members in prison, and the organization’s reputation permanently damaged.
    www.tonyortega.org

    AND

    Paulette Cooper — Award Winning Journalist, Author of The Scandal Of Scientology
    Paulette Cooper has written 19 books plus approximately 1,000 articles (New York Magazine, New York Times, Washington Post, Parade, TV Guide, Cosmopolitan, The Sunday Times of London, National Law Journal, National Enquirer, Star, The New York Post, etc.) and has won 7 prestigious writing awards. She launched her career as a freelance writer after graduating from Brandeis in 3 years with Honors. She spent a summer at Harvard studying comparative religion, and then completed an M.A. degree in psychology. Her first major article -- which appeared all over the world -- was the true story of how Paulette spent a week as a (successful) stowaway in order to write about it. Her first book, "The Scandal of Scientology", which has become world-famous, is still a classic after 40 years. What she learned about this cult lead to an almost full-time crusade on her part to expose Scientology and help those they were hurt by them at a time when few outsiders knew much about the cult and those who did were afraid to speak out. The Scientologists retaliated by harassing her for 15 years, including suing her 19 times all over the world, and almost successfully criminally framing her in a bizarre plot titled "Operation Freakout." (All this was the subject of a "60 Minutes" TV Segment).

Journey

  • Stephen Halfyard
    On May 2, 2015 Priscilla Halfyard came into the studio with her dad, Stephen (whom she'd been estranged from for 4 years) to share one of the most inspirational stories we've ever had on our show. Priscilla had been injured in a car accident, which killed her 6 year old brother, Spenser. Shortly afterwards, the doctors discovered that Priscilla had Cancer. Then on Tuesday May 12, Priscilla's dad Stephen called to let me know that his 23-year old daughter had just died. But not before getting married - two days earlier - from her hospice bed! (To listen to Priscilla's interview CLICK HERE) Today, Stephen Halfyard joins us to share what it was like to watch his daugher get married, only to lose her two days later. (Here is the 5 min Wedding Video. Check out the smile on this girl's face!)

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artist — Patrick Ballantyne
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT
    In an era where many independent artists opt to go alone rather than sign with a label, the new alliance of Patrick Ballantyne with Northwood Records reflects a shared synergy not often found between labels and artists, and the most salient ingredient is their mutual love of songwriting. Patrick Ballantyne was recently named “best songwriter of 2014” by Now Readers. He is an established songwriter, having written with Canadian staples like Big Sugar and The Trews as well as emerging artists like Tim Chaission and Meredith Shaw. Patrick is launching a new project he (sardonically) calls “Hit-A-Month". His first single released February 13th was “She Loves A Man” -- a light hearted, rockabilly via Dylan number that somehow reflects both its release date of Friday the 13th and Valentines Day! He has also released "Someone You Should Know" (featuring the Oh Chays) in April & a Digital 45 with two songs - "The Look of You Gone" & "Stay in Heaven" in May.
    AND Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
    Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? (Click here)

    This week on The Pub Crawl:
    Drew's buddies — Corey Lacey & John McAuley

    TOPICS
    1/ Should people lose their jobs because of stupid stuff they say in public?
    Apparently people are losing their jobs because of dumb things they say. A Hydro One employee was fired after he yelled out a pretty brutal profanity (a d-bag move, which seems to be trending around the world) into the microphone of a female TV reporter. A female comedian walked off the stage as a result of one guy at a private corporate event, harassing her with “come on” comments like “there’s a 51 per cent chance that my buddy here will have sex with you, and I will take the other 49 per cent.” The company the man works for has reported that he will be “disciplined.” Would these situations be in the news if the “victims” were men? Have we become too sensitive or is our society finally starting to speak out about things that have been tolerated for too long?

    2/ When it comes to donating blood or organs to people who have abused their bodies, should “God people” turn the other cheek or be “good stewards” of their own “temples”?
    With the owner of the NHL's Ottawa Senators going public about needing a liver donor, some have speculated about whether his drinking should have made him less of a priority on the organ donor list. Even if he is an alcoholic, should that matter to people of faith when it comes to offering to be his liver donor? What if you knew that your blood, or even your donated organs after you die, were going into a person to help sustain a life of “poor choices”? Should people of faith be above such distinctions or would God want them to obey scripture and be a “good steward” of their “temple”?

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
    Got something to say about today's Pub Crawl topics? Call 877-569-1250 (toll free in Canada & The States) OR Tweet us your thoughts on @tdms OR post your thoughts on our Drew Marshall Show Facebook page OR send us a message or voicemail through our website www.drewmarshall.ca OR just mutter to yourself like an angry octogenarian!

Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he F.aith?
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!)
    Today's W.T.F. Guest: Paul Brandeis Raushenbush - Senior Religion Editor for The AOL/Huffington Post Media Group

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show May 16, 2015

Special Guests

  • Rainn Wilson — Actor (Dwight from The Office)
    Best known for playing Dwight on NBC's Emmy Winning, The Office, Rainn Wilson has also acted in Super, Hesher, Juno, Monsters Vs Aliens and The Rocker and co-hosted Saturday Night Live. He co-founded SoulPancake, a media company that seeks to tackle "Life's Big Questions". He's a board member of Mona Foundation and co-founded Lidè, an educational initiative in rural Haiti that empowers young, at risk women through the arts.
    @rainnwilson

  • BB King — King Of The Blues (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015)
    10 years ago when Drew interviewed BB King, he asked him this question: "Let's say God gives you another 10 years on the planet, what do you want to do before you say Bye-Bye?" Mr King talked about regrets. He talked about women - "I don't want to sleep with them today but I still love 'em!" He talked about wanting to work with Oscar Peterson. He talked about his spiritual beliefs. Drew recalls, “I remember BB telling me that this was the first time he's ever been interviewed by someone like me. Wish I knew what he meant by that!!” We've lost another legend so today we'll replay one of Drew's most favourite interviews, with the King Of The Blues – Mr BB King.
    *If you are unable to tune in Saturday you can listen to this interview on

  • Michael Coren — Journalist, Broadcaster, Author
    One of Canada's most famous Catholics - turned Evangelical - turned Catholic - has now turned Anglican. Michael has been on our show numerous times talking about his various books. (Why Catholics Are Right being one of them.) Today we speak to Michael about this new transition in his Christian journey. According to an interview he gave to The National Post, one of the main reasons Michael just couldn't be a Catholic was because of their stance on homosexuality. “I felt a hypocrite being part of a church that described homosexual relations as being disordered and sinful. I just couldn’t be part of it anymore. I could not do that. I couldn’t look people in the eye and make the argument that is still so central to the Catholic Church, that same-sex attraction is acceptable but to act on it is sinful. I felt that the circle of love had to be broadened, not reduced.”
    www.michaelcoren.com

  • Michael Ruse — Philosopher of Science, Author of Atheism: What Everyone Needs To Know
    Over the last decade, "New Atheists" such as Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have pushed the issue of atheism to the forefront of public discussion. Yet very few of the ensuing debates and discussions have managed to provide a full and objective treatment of the subject. Atheism: What Everyone Needs To Know provides a much-needed balanced look at this contentious topic, considering atheism historically, philosophically, theologically, sociologically and psychologically. Written in an easily accessible style, the book uses a question and answer format to examine the history of atheism, arguments for and against atheism, the relationship between religion and science, the issue of the meaning of life, and whether or not one can be a happy and satisfied atheist. Above all, author Michael Ruse stresses that the atheism controversy is not just a matter of the facts, but a matter of burning moral concern, both about the stand one should take on the issues and the consequences of one's commitment.
    *Michael Ruse was born in 1940 in England. He is the author or editor of over fifty books, the founding editor of Biology and Philosophy, the recipient of four honorary degrees, a Guggenheim Fellow, a Gifford Lecturer, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In recent years, his attention has been turned increasingly towards the relationships between science and religion. He is not a believer, but thinks that the two can exist together harmoniously.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artist — Melanie Brulée
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    “Indie-spaghetti-western-surf-folk-cabaret” is the best way to describe this indescribable Canadian talent. There are many characters in Melanie's performances. The sassy French-Canadian arsonist, the twangy country star and the family-minded folkie are among her musical disguises, and none of these personalities outweighs the others. "These are all parts of my experience; they are just intense, heightened versions of what I've been through and how I've felt. There’s absolute freedom in being able to explore these facets to their depth. I’ve only just scratched the surface." Melanie Brulée is known for her charismatic live performances, a bilingual mix of folk, cabaret, country and pop. A “quirky and inventive” live performer, her latest offering is a indie French album with plenty of synth and spaghetti-western-surf guitar. Previous knowledge of the French language not required, she charms easily with her rich voice and sweetly sassy stage presence.
    *Melanie will be releasing her latest album – Débridée – May 26 @ www.burdockto.com Doors open at 8:00. Gig at 9:00. Tickets are $10 in advance / $15 at the door.
    AND Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
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    This week on The Pub Crawl:
    Christian Piatt – Author of Post Christian www.myjesusproject.com
    Reba Riley – Author of Post Traumatic Church Syndrome www.rebariley.com

    1/ Only one topic today and it's a big one. WHAT'S WRONG WITH CHRISTIANITY!
    Is it true? All of it? Is Christianity what Jesus had in mind? Is it simply the organization/institutionalization of Christianity that's the main issue? Will Christianity ever become One Love? People are leaving the church in droves so what are Christians not getting? Abortion, women, homosexuality, hell, sin, judgment, legalism, unanswered prayers, false promises, consumeristic faith, the devil, horrible music, hard pews, rules, robes, boredom, hypocrisy, hierarchy, patriarchal ignorance, erotophobia, (INSERT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE).

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
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Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he F.aith?
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!)
    Today's W.T.F. Guest: Kevin Eckstrom - Editor-in-Chief of Religion News Service

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Special Guests

  • Kelita — Juno Nominated Recording Artist
    What a career! Five Juno Award Nominations (Canada’s equivalent of the Grammy), CCMA’s (Canadian Country Music Association) Entertainer of the Year Nomination, CCMA’s Vista Rising Star of the Year Award, Appearances on Tommy Hunter Show, Nashville Now, CMT and Much Music. She has shared stages with such notables as k.d. Lang, Reba McEntire and Jim Carrey. She gave a break to an aspiring 19-year-old from Timmins Ontario named Eileen Twain who sang back up on Kelita’s hit Song “Too Hot to Handle”. Today we know her as the Canadian great - Shania Twain. However, Kelita has had more than her fair share of tragedy as well. All of it though, has helped to make her performances incredibly vulnerable and honest. From slapstick comedy delivered by her host of zany unique characters, up tempo country and Gospel, to ballads that stir deep emotions, Kelita’s versatility and diversity causes her to captivate the hearts of her listeners and open their minds to messages with universal appeal. She has become a superstar with a mission.

  • Patricia & Alana Raybon — Authors of UNDIVIDED: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path To Peace
    They didn’t talk. Not for 10 years. Not about faith anyway. Instead, this Christian mother and her Muslim daughter tiptoed with pain around the deepest gulf of their lives – the daughter’s choice to leave the church, convert to Islam and become a practicing Muslim. In their new book UNDIVIDED, award-winning author Patricia Raybon, a devout Christian, and her impassioned daughter Alana, a devout Muslim, explore their impasse and struggle. It’s an intimate, vulnerable look at their brave attempt to face their differences, learn to hear each other, forge mutual respect and peace—while finally discussing what they avoided for 10 painful years. Written as a real-time back-and-forth, the book relies on both women to transparently disclose feelings in alternating sections, with Patricia opening every chapter and Alana closing each one. Readers witness an intense, private conversation, as both writers respond to one another, grappling with the previous portions’ revelations, responses, and accusations.
    www.patriciaraybon.com

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artist — Carmanah
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Carmanah is a musical collaboration of friends old & new, drawing from their collective hearts to create one sonorous source. Male and female harmonies, a fiddle, rhythmic guitars, a lap slide guitar and a funky drum and bass section all drive the energy of Carmanah's music. Their multifaceted range of influence elicits the band's self-described "folk rock world" sound tag. Carmanah will leave you feeling loved, cherished, raptured & exhausted. (Oh and they opened for Ziggy Marley!)
    AND Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
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    This week on The Pub Crawl:
    Kelita www.kelita.com

    1/ Ashley Madison (website for married people looking for a little something on the side) reports that more women sign up right after Mother's Day than any other time of the year. WHY?
    The feeling is that these women have an expectation that their husbands will do something special for them on this day and when the man doesn't (maybe because he's thinking that his kids should do something special, not him) apparently it becomes “the last straw”! So – in order from most responsible to least responsible, who's to blame for this statistic? The women? The husbands? The kids? Our consumeristic society? Ashley Madison? 50 Shades Of Grey? The mother-in-law?

    2/ MOM-ISMS – What are some nuggets of wisdom your mom used to say to you?
    *After leaving the front door open - “Were you raised in a barn?
    *When you didn't want to eat your vegetables - “There are people starving in Africa who would be happy to have this!
    *Just before giving you a spanking - “This will hurt me more than it hurts you!

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  • Useless Mother's Day Trivia
    Wait! We're not saying that Mother's Day is useless! We're saying that if you get get your mother to call in to answer some useless trivia questions, we'll send her a prize - A book – A CD – A Hand Written Love Note From Tim The Tool! Whichever she wants!
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  • W.here's T.he F.aith?
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!)
    Today's W.T.F. Guest: Michelle Boorstein - Religion Reporter for The Washington Post
    The Washington Post - Michelle Boorstein

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Special Guests

  • Mark Masri — Recording Artist, Tenor, Pianist
    "Music is kind of like medicine, I guess; it heals the body and soothes the soul." This philosophy is what guides Mark to create the haunting lyrics and melodies that have become his trademark. With his powerful tenor voice, Mark is taking on the songs of love and loss, sorrow and hope. In his upcoming 2015 release, by multi-platinum producer Patrick Hamilton of Belgium, Mark is showcasing his unique theatrical pop style and exceptional writing skills with songs that will make you dance and songs that will make you cry. Whether he’s performing with The Vivaldi Orchestra in Moscow, headlining his own North American tour, or guesting on David Foster’s, Hitman Returns Television Special... Mark is opening hearts and minds with thought provoking songs, a charismatic stage presence and his sensuous tenor voice. Mark’s genre bending style and eclectic taste in music is evident in his previous releases. "See My Face" is a collection of covers and originals that lean toward soulful. “La Voce” includes songs in six languages and collaborations with Jon Secada and Jim Brickman, highlighting Mark’s jaw dropping range and classical training. Mark’s 2011 album “Intimo” is a tribute to the most loved Italian songs set to classical guitar. Duets with international stars Olivia Newton-John and Delta Goodrem have become instant classics on adult contemporary radio.
    *Riding the recent success of his televised PBS special, Canadian Music Week presents Mark Masri and special guests, The Maple Syrups Wednesday May 6th, 8:00 PM @ The Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street, Toronto. Tickets are $47.50/$37.50/$27.50.

  • Dave Blundell — Brother of Canadian Radio Shock Jock, Dean Blundell Author of
    Professionally Religious: The Spiritual Poverty of Spiritual Leaders
    We are all tired of hearing about the failure and recession of the Western Church. We are also tired of trying to find methods to resuscitate it and see a resurgence of its impact. Church leaders need to stop looking at ways to renovate the Church and first look at themselves. They need to examine their own spiritual poverty as the leading cause of the Church’s failure to be more than it is now. Spiritual leader Dave Blundell, strongly believes that the spiritual transformation of the church's leaders will result in the spiritual transformation of the Church. Professionally Religious is for pastors, directors, CEO’s, boards, elders, teachers, managers, parents, and anyone concerned about spiritual influence.
    *Dave Blundell is the Founder and Executive Director of Hungry For Life International. Hungry For Life works with Pastors and ministry leaders around the world to help alleviate spiritual and physical poverty. He served as a Pastor in the Christian & Missionary Alliance and was ordained in 1998. Dave holds a Bachelor of Theology and a Master of Arts in Leadership.
    www.daveblundell.ca

Journey

  • Priscilla Halfyard
    On March 22, 21-year old Priscilla Halfyard was driving her 6 year old brother to his hockey game. Tragically, they never made it to the game. They were in a head-on collision and her little brother Spenser was killed. Priscilla survived the accident, but broke her arm and crushed her foot. Approximately six weeks later, Priscilla was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma, one of the rarest forms of soft tissue cancer that fiercely targets adolescents and young adults. Although this cancer is aggressive, more aggressive is Priscilla's faith in God and determination to complete her bucket list which includes attending her own living-funeral and to finally marry her fiancé who has been by her side through all of this.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artist — Ambre McLean
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Some things need to be felt rather than summed up with words. Some things are better understood by that shiver down your spine, that smile on your face, or that tear that sneaks down your cheek. Whatever soul means to you, experiencing the music of Ambre McLean, may just leave you with a new definition. A veteran of the Canadian music scene, with her genre defying style and indie approach, Ambre McLean has carved her own path along the way. After years of performing with bands Kyn, and Sharon Said, Ambre released her debut solo EP “Just Passing Through” back in 2004, showcasing her ever-evolving craft. Since then Ambre has released 3 studio album’s, garnered numerous accolades and has appeared regularly on the Canadian music festival circuit. Currently touring in support of her brand new album “Me”, McLean is truly one of Canada’s rising stars. She has been called “Canada’s best kept secret”. With songs that will stick with you, and a voice bound to haunt you, this is one secret you’ll want to be in on.
    AND Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
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    This week on The Pub Crawl:
    Lara Dewar Laurie

    TOPICS:

    1/ Would you give money to a ministry that wanted to fly to another planet and tell it's inhabitants about Jesus? (Yup – we just asked THAT question!)
    Televangelist Creflo Dollar wants his supporters to buy him a $65 Million dollar jet so he can fly to countries that really need to hear about Jesus from him. He also said to his church that if they think asking for money to buy a jet is crazy, wait until he asks for a Billion dollars in order to fly to another planet to tell it's people about Jesus! He drives luxury cars and lives in a multi million dollar mansion. In contrast, people seem to have fallen in love with this new Pope (possibly for the first time ever) because Pope Francis has set aside papal luxury afforded to most Popes. So do you think that Jesus would be cool with a rich pastor? Do you think Jesus would be cool with a rich Christian – period? Should ANY spiritual leader of ANY faith be“rich”? Yes, having it means that you can use it for good and give more away, but if that's true, then how could that person still be “rich”? Rich Pastors – Oxymoron? How rich is too rich?

    2/ Should officials allow a swingers' club to open up shop right beside a Christian school?
    But wait! There's more! Should the swingers' club be allowed to call themselves a “church”? Seems that becoming a “church” is the only way that the club would be allowed to move into this facility – first amendment rights and all. When the zoning plans were originally submitted, two rooms were called “Dungeons”. Now one is called “Choir” and the other “Handbells”. Their religious belief system is brief: “Do not steal, do not lie, do not cheat, do not take the life of another, do not commit adultery — without the knowledge and consent of your spouse.”

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Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he F.aith?
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!) Today's W.T.F. Guest: Emma Green – Managing Editor at The Atlantic
    www.theatlantic.com/emma-green

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TERRORISM UPDATE with Da Bomb

  • Mubin Shaikh — Ex-Muslim Extremist / Turned Undercover Intelligence Operative, Author of Undercover Jihadi
    Mubin Shaikh was born and raised in Canada but at age 19, became a supporter of the militant jihadi culture. The 9/11 attacks prompted him to travel to Syria and study Arabic and Islamic Studies deepening his knowledge of Islam. Shaikh eventually relinquished his violent interpretations of Islam and volunteered with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) to fight international and domestic terrorism. Working for CSIS he infiltrated several radical groups and conducted surveillance on suspects as an undercover operative on cases which remain CLASSIFIED, eventually traversing to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET). He went undercover with and was instrumental in prosecuting Canada’s largest domestic terrorism investigation known as the “Toronto 18” case. He spent four years testifying in five legal hearings as a Fact Witness resulting in eleven admitting their guilt or being found guilty and seven members released due to Mubin’s testimony. Mubin then completed a Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (MPICT) and is currently doing his Ph.D in Psychological Sciences, Tactical Decision Making Research Group at the University of Liverpool. He is one of the very few people in the world to have actually been undercover in a homegrown terror cell. Because of this experience, Shaikh is considered a primary source for the study of Islamist radicalization and terrorism by academics worldwide and remains an active trainer of military, police and government intelligence on violent Islamist extremists.

Special Guests

  • Fr. Richard Rohr — Franciscan Friar, Author
    Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard's teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized. Fr. Richard is the author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, Adam’s Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water, Falling Upward, Immortal Diamond, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi. Fr. Richard is academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Drawing upon Christianity's place within the Perennial Tradition, the mission of the Living School is to produce compassionate and powerfully learned individuals who will work for positive change in the world based on awareness of our common union with God and all beings.

  • Charles Camosy — Associate Professor, Theological & Social Ethics – Fordham University
 & Author of Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for a New Generation
    The abortion debate in the United States is very confused. Ratings-driven media coverage, highlight extreme views and creates the illusion that we’re stuck in a hopeless stalemate. Charles Camosy argues that our polarized public discourse hides the fact that most Americans actually agree on the basic issues at stake in abortion morality and law. Unpacking the real complexity of the abortion issue, Charles shows that placing oneself on either side of the typical polarizations — pro-life vs. pro-choice, liberal vs. conservative, Democrat vs. Republican — only serves to further confuse the debate and limits our ability to have fruitful dialogue. He also proposes a new public policy that is consistent with the beliefs of the broad majority of Americans and supported by the best ideas and arguments about abortion from both secular and religious sources. In re-framing this entire debate, Charles Camosy claims:
    *There is MUCH more common ground on the issue than is reported by the mainstream media. Where is it? Who agrees? Why won't the mainstream media tell us about it?
    *Conventional wisdom around this issue is terribly outdated. It's time the debate is re-framed around the new realities/facts
    *There is a way forward. He proposes legislation entitled the Mother and Prenatal Child Protection Act and details it in the book.

    www.charlescamosy.com

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks - It's time for our monthly visit with our favorite Hollywood Correspondent!

Meanwhile, Back On The Farm...

  • With Grant Marshall (Drew's Dad)
    We're losing a generation. A generation of respect, integrity and honour. A generation who were not afraid of hard work and sacrifice. Drew's father IS that generation. Growing up on the farm taught him more about life than Google. So maybe we should take the time to listen – before that generation is gone.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artist — Karyn Ellis
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Guelph Mercury calls her “a revelation”. Globe and Mail says Karyn Ellis is a “must-see” songstress and has “a magical way with song.” Whether singing heartfelt tunes or leading raucous sing-a-longs, Karyn is engaging, funny and smart and her fine acoustic guitar playing complements her sweet, dynamic voice. A modern folk darling, her thoughtful lyrics are about every day wonders, beauty and hope. Calgary Herald gives four stars to Karyn’s newest album, Even Though The Sky Was Falling, adding: “This is a woman with stories.” Karyn was twice nominated for the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award (Ontario Arts Council) and her acclaimed recordings are regularly heard on the CBC. Live, Karyn delivers a riveting show that enraptures audiences and brings them together. Brought over as a babe-in-arms from the UK, Karyn grew up in Ontario in a household steeped in jazz and classical music. She studied two years of opera in University and through high school played trumpet in the marching band. Meanwhile she spent hours singing along to records by her favourite classic singer-songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and she was also a devout fan of David Bowie and the Beatles. A wide range of influences gave her a solid, eclectic musical foundation and enriched her distinctive folk / roots style.

    AND Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
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    This week on The Pub Crawl:

    Dr. John Stackhouse - www.johnstackhouse.com
    Matthew Paul Turner - www.jesusneedsnewpr.net

    TOPICS:

    1/ Why do us humans continue to commit horrifying religious acts?
    From circumcision to sacrificing animals & humans - from cannibalism to self immolation – from terrorism to mass manipulation – what makes us justify these things in our minds? Is it ignorant superstition? Is it supernatural evil? Or is it all just a rational response to a situation the rest of us simply don't understand.

    2/ What's with Americans and their God?
    Since the Puritans arrived 400 years ago, God's story became a rather fluid entity that America began to edit, add to, capitalize on, theologize into revolutions, politicize into slogans, doctrinize into laws, movements, ideas, and lifestyles. Often, God's story has been used to fit whatever headlines are going on at the time. So has God changed America, or has America changed God?

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Talkback, etc.

  • Calling All Long Time Listeners!
    The Drew Marshall Show has been around for 12 YEARS - that's the longest Drew's held any job! AND as incredible as it seems, we've heard from people who have been listening just as long... but we're having a hard time convincing Drew it's true! So today we want to hear from our listeners, the ones who have stuck with us year after year, through all the ups and downs, the doubts, the adolecent behavior, the rants & raves and the plain ole silliness. Drew will open up the phone lines for just a few minutes around 3:00 ET during the show to finally find out if the rumours are really true - are there truly long time listeners of TDMS?
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  • W.here's T.he F.aith?
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!)
    Today's W.T.F. Guest: Heidi Hall – Religion Writer for The Tennessean & Religion News Service

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Special Guests

  • William P. Young — Author of The Shack & Crossroads
    Award winning and bestselling author Paul Young joins the show today to discuss gender disparity and why we need to have our thinking turned upside down when it comes to the role/s of women in today's society. Stephen Lewis said that, “There is no more important issue than women’s rights.” White, rich men still rule the world to a large degree and we need to keep processing the implications as we teach and raise our children to think otherwise. “UN Women” say that, “Gender equality is not only a basic human right, but its achievement has enormous socio-economic ramifications. Empowering women fuels thriving economies, spurring productivity and growth. Yet gender inequalities remain deeply entrenched in every society. Women lack access to decent work and face occupational segregation and gender wage gaps. They are too often denied access to basic education and health care.…”

  • Ian Smillie — Foreign Aid Critic, Author of Blood on the Stone: Greed, Corrunption and War in the Global Diamond Trade
    Ian Smillie has lived and worked in Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Bangladesh. He was a founder of the Canadian NGO, Inter Pares, was Executive Director of CUSO and is a long-time foreign aid watcher and critic. He is the author of several books, including: Freedom from Want; The Remarkable Success Story of BRAC & Blood on the Stone: Greed, Corruption and War in the Global Diamond Trade. Ian served on a UN Security Council Expert Panel examining the relationship between diamonds and weapons in West Africa, and helped develop the 48-government ‘Kimberley Process. He was the first witness at Charles Taylor’s war crimes trial in The Hague and he chairs the Diamond Development Initiative. Ian Smillie was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2003. Why does caring about extreme poverty matter and what is the Canadian government NOT doing about it?
    *Ian will be speaking at BeyondGDP in Toronto on May 1st 2015 www.beyondgdp.org Read his article on The Rise of Poverty Porn

  • Dr. Peter Singer — The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically
    Peter Singer’s books and ideas have been disturbing our complacency ever since the appearance of Animal Liberation. Now he directs our attention to a new movement in which his own ideas have played a crucial role: effective altruism. Effective altruism is built upon the simple but profound idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the "most good you can do. Such a life requires an unsentimental view of charitable giving: to be a worthy recipient of our support, an organization must be able to demonstrate that it will do more good with our money or our time than other options open to us." Singer introduces us to an array of remarkable people who are restructuring their lives in accordance with these ideas, and shows how living altruistically often leads to greater personal fulfillment than living for oneself. The Most Good You Can Do develops the challenges Singer has made, in the New York Times and Washington Post, to those who donate to the arts, and to charities focused on helping our fellow citizens, rather than those for whom we can do the most good. Effective altruists are extending our knowledge of the possibilities of living less selfishly, and of allowing reason, rather than emotion, to determine how we live. The Most Good You Can Do offers new hope for our ability to tackle the world’s most pressing problems.
    *Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University, and Laureate Professor, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne. The most prominent ethicist of our time, he is the author of more than twenty books including Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, and The Life You Can Save. He divides his time between New York City and Melbourne, Australia.

  • David Peck — Today's Host, Executive Director of SoChange
    David is a professional public speaker, university lecturer, and social entrepreneur. He began his professional life as an electrician more than 18 years ago, and has since developed a wide range of skills and interests, ranging from magic to poetry. Since earning his Master's degree in Philosophy from the University of Guelph in 2006, David has developed a reputation as an innovative and engaging public speaker. He has been employed by various actors & international development organizations, to address topics ranging from personal motivation to social justice causes. In 2008, he founded SoChange, a groundbreaking organization which works alongside members of the non-governmental community in areas such as fundraising, advocacy, and capacity building.
    www.sochange.ca

  • Wendy Gritter — Executive Director of New Direction (Advocates for LGBTQ+ Christians)
    New Direction works to foster hospitable space for those navigating questions of faith and sexuality and seeking to explore and grow in faith in Christ. It's their desire to build bridges where there has been division and hostility, nurturing safe and spacious places for sexual minority persons to explore and grow in faith in Jesus Christ. New Direction has a desire to see sexual minorities encounter and grow in Christ-centered discipleship marked by radical trust, robust hope, and fearless love.
    *Wendy Gritter is a passionate advocate for those who have been hurt or marginalized by the church. She believes that the church is impoverished if any voices are missing from the conversation. She is grateful to have learned so much from the courage, capacity for grace, and tenacious faith of the many gay Christians she has come to know. Wendy is an internationally recognized contributor in the conversations around faith and sexuality. As an avid student of the church, she is committed to equipping the local congregation to nurture radical hospitality.
    www.newdirection.ca

  • Smita Singh — Director of The Mahima Care Home
    Smita Singh grew up in a Christian home where she was inspired to help others. She knew at a young age that she would pursue a degree in clinical psychology. Once she graduated, she worked as a counsellor for a drug and rehabilitation clinic. Then continuing to follow her heart, she made the transition into an international justice organization that rescued young girls who were sold into the sex trade in Kolkata. As she participated in this work, helping to rescue over 171 girls, Smita noticed that many times they were rescuing the same girls and realized the need for good aftercare to prevent re-trafficking. She set out to start a holistic aftercare home that was dramatically different than the existing institutions that were like “processing warehouses” for rescued girls. In 2010 her vision became a reality when Mahima opened its doors to their first aftercare home.
    www.partnersinternatinal.ca

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  • Noah Thrall — Recording Artist
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    A guy with no bio - just a new EP! HOWEVER – Noah will be performing at LymeAid4Grace on Saturday April 18 at 7:00 PM in Hamilton. LymeAid4Grace is a fundraiser for Drew's friend's daughter - Grace McWaters. Grace is a grade 9 student who is in Florida receiving very expensive treatment for Lyme disease which was diagnosed about 2 years ago but has progressed significantly. She may be in Florida for 3 - 6 months, each week costing approx. $4500 US. The fundraiser will be at the Lincoln Alexander Centre on King St. in Hamilton and will include performances by Jim Witter, Jaclyn Kenyon, Joel Auge and yes, Noah Thrall! Please support Grace and her family! Read Grace's Story Here

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
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    This week on The Pub Crawl: Trevor Brisbin & Wendy Gritter

    TOPICS:

    1/ What exactly is “The New Atheism” and why does Conrad Black despise them so much?
    Conrad Black recently posted two articles in response to the new atheist movement and said “his atheist friends protest too much.” English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist Stephen Fry lets loose with a tirade against God. Which one do you side with more? How do we know God really exists and why does it matter? Isn’t it all just about story anyway?
    Conrad Black - The Shabby Shallow World of the Militant Athiest
    Conrad Black - A Reply to my Athiest Critics: They Protest TOO Much
    Stephen Fry's Tirade

    2/ Do you worry that Canada's Bill C-51 will take away your rights or do you feel it's about time this country got tougher on terrorists?
    Bill C-51 provides a sweeping range of measures that would allow suspects to be detained based on less evidence and lets CSIS actively interfere with suspects' travel plans and finances. This new bill has caused quite a stir. Is it really about our security here in Canada or are we talking about something darker at its core? What are the implications? Are we becoming too much like the US? Are you concerned that we are becoming more and more of a “police state” with fewer and fewer freedoms? Is Bill C-51 actually just an extension of the growing anti-muslim rhetoric in this country?

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
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Special Guests

  • CANADIAN MUSIC SUCKS! — Really? Maybe we should ask these guys...

    Skip Prokop - Juno Award Winning Founding Member of LIGHTHOUSE
    In 1969, Skip founded the rock group “LIGHTHOUSE” (with long time friend and co-founder Paul Hoffert) who brought us "Sunny Days" & "One Fine Morning". The world’s first 13 piece rock orchestra that went on to achieve international success as Canada’s leading rock group. A four time Juno Award winner, Skip has written eleven North American and international “top 40” hits, he's been the composer and arranger of four Gold Records and one Platinum. Skip was the first rock musician to ever address Parliament and was the honoured guest of Pierre Elliot Trudeau as well as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He established Canada’s first underground group “The Paupers”, who were the first Canadian group to sign a major US record deal and spent their first hours on a live stage opening for The Rolling Stones. Skip played and recorded with: Peter, Paul and Mary, Alvin Bishop, Mama Cass Elliot, Janis Joplin, Carlos Santana, Ritchie Havens, Steve Miller, and Super Session with Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield. Since 1965 he has been composer of several film scores and popular advertising jingles.
    www.lighthouserockson.com

    AND

    Tal Bachman - Recording Artist, Ex-Mormon
    After many years of diligent research into why he believed what he believed, Tal came to the conclusion that the faith of his family was false. He was featured in Bill Maher's mocumentary, Religulous, as an ex-Mormon and now finds it hard to believe how anyone could go from "one set of lies to another". As the son of legendary guitarist Randy Bachman from The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive, "Takin' Care Of Business", Tal's self-titled debut scored a smash hit with "She's So High".
    www.facebook.com/TalBachman


    AND

    Bernie Finkelstein - Canadian Recording Industry Legend, Author of True North: A Life in the Music Business
    One of the all-time greats in Canadian music recounts his life and times in the business from the 1960s to the present. Whether acting as a producer, record label owner, or manager of great singer/songwriters and bands, Bernie Finkelstein, recipient of the 2006 Juno Special Achievement Award, has played a pivotal role in bringing great Canadian music to the rest of the world. Bernie has been a prominent figure in the Canadian music industry for nearly five decades. Now, a couple years after selling his beloved True North label (now Canada's oldest and longest running indie record label) and only recently stepping down from his role at MuchFACT, which has given out more than $63 million in grants to Grammy-winning acts like Sarah McLachlan, Nelly Furtado and Arcade Fire, Bernie is finally ready to talk. In his wildly entertaining and outspoken memoir, the producer, label owner, and artist manager opens up about his childhood, breaking into the Greenwich Village scene with The Paupers at age 19, discovering & managing Bruce Cockburn, producing the "loudest band in the world," Kensington Market, managing and producing Murray McLauchlan, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, and Rough Trade, winning 40 Junos, and much more.
    www.berniefinkelstein.com

  • Lance Brown — CTV Toronto's Sports Director
    Lance Brown has been Sports Anchor for CTV NEWS TORONTO since 1985, and today he also serves as CTV Toronto's Sports Director. Over his long career in sports broadcasting, Lance has covered the Olympic Games, specifically Calgary 1988, Barcelona 1992 and Lillehammer 1994. One of his career highlights is being the first to interview Wayne Gretzky after his arrival in Edmonton from Indianapolis in 1977. Gretzky was 17 years old at the time and Lance was a mere 19 years old, himself. He's been part of NHL broadcasts in Edmonton, CFL broadcasts in Regina, and Blue Jays broadcasts in Toronto. Lance has received recognition professionally and from the community while working at CTV Toronto, devoting much of his spare time to extensive work for children's charities in Southern Ontario. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and an active member of Big Brothers in North Durham. Lance also spearheads an annual event, building ice rinks for deserving families in need. He was also instrumental in helping to build a community safety village in York Region with proceeds from a golf tournament that he organized. Graduating with Honours in Television Broadcasting from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), the Edmonton native's broadcasting career has included stops at BCTV in Vancouver, CKCK-TV Regina and CITV Edmonton. These videos are exactly why Toronto loves Lance Brown.
    Re. Leafs Horrible Season 2011/12
    Re. Leafs Horrible Season 2014/15
    Christmas Singing Sportscast

  • Linda Lundström — Fashion Designer, Professional Speaker, Award-Winning Entrepreneur
    Canadian-born Linda Lundström founded Linda Lundström Inc. in 1974. Her beloved line of clothing and accessories was sold across North America and in select shops in Europe. A champion of Made in Canada and ethical manufacturing practices, Lundström was named to the Order of Ontario and is the recipient of many awards, including three honorary Ph.D.s. Lundström sold her namesake brand in 2008 and ended her design role in 2009. A dynamic public speaker, she continues to be asked to share her story of over 35 years in fashion with elite audiences across Canada. Linda also teaches at George Brown College and advises clients in the apparel industry and as a sought after speaker, she combines her talents to create unique statement fashions with her natural ability as a storyteller to inspire and entertain audiences. Linda Lundström has been named Christan Children's Fund of Canada's Honorary Patron for the Campaign to One Million! Every child has the right to be free from violence and exploitation. CCFC partners with families, communities, and local and national governments to protect and promote the rights of children and ensure their voices are heard. Their goal is to raise $1 million for child protection by March 31, 2016. “It is a privilege to be chosen as Honorary Patron and to support the global initiatives bringing the essentials of life to entire communities, the news of strife and desperation is all around us every day. We see the images of families trying to protect their children, and even more heartbreaking, children alone. From my vantage point here in Canada, I know there’s more we can all do to help. I support Christian Children’s Fund of Canada’s work to safeguard children, particularly young girls, from harmful practices like early and forced marriages, harmful work, exploitation and abuse. I strongly encourage Canadians to give generously to this important cause.”
    www.lindalundstrom.ca

  • Becca Stevens — Author, Speaker & Episcopal Priest
    Becca Stevens is one of the premiere speakers in the United States proclaiming love as the most powerful force for social change. She is an author, Episcopal priest and founder of Thistle Farms-Magdalene, a community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. She founded the residential community in 1997, and the social enterprise in 2001. Thistle Farms employs residents and graduates of Magdalene, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio, Thistle Stop Café, and its new global initiative, Shared Trade. She demonstrates that love is good business and raises millions of dollars annually. In the anti-human trafficking movement Stevens believes in a housing first model with economic independence for survivors. Most recently she has been featured in the PBS documentary, “A Path Appears”. She is a prolific writer and has been featured in the New York Times, on ABC World News, NPR, PBS, CNN, and Huffington Post and named by the White House as one of 15 Champions of Change for violence against women in 2011. She was named 2014 Humanitarian of the Year by the Small Business Council of America, has been inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame, and was conferred an honorary doctorate by Sewanee: The University of the South. Her newest book is, “The Way of Tea & Justice: Rescuing the World’s Favorite Beverage from its Violent History.” She lives in Nashville with her husband, Grammy-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon, and their three sons.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • Emily Reid — Recording Artist
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT
    With a voice that goes down like moonshine – strong but with a smooth finish – and a sincere perspective on what it means to be human, singer-songwriter Emily Reid effortlessly blurs the line between alternative country and indie pop. The journey began for Emily in 2009 when she migrated from the land of beer and hockey (Victoria, BC) to the buckle of the Bible Belt (Nashville, TN). Three years later, Emily released her self-titled debut album: a collection of ten “unapologetically honest and unashamedly catchy” pop songs that chronicled her transition to the south. From there, Emily moved from studio to stage, making stops at the Billboard Film & Television Showcase, SXSW, and Canadian Music Fest. In 2013, Emily’s southern soul and new material draws inspiration from the likes of James Taylor and Allison Krauss, all the while holding true to her love of pop. The end result culminates in campfire jams that implore you to sing-along, cherishing the moments you have and cheering on the people you love. Recently, Emily was selected as a finalist in the Canadian Country Music Association Discovery Program!

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
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    This week on The Pub Crawl:
    Rev. Heather Joy James
    Dr. David Peck - Author, Speaker, Psychotherapist


    TOPICS:

    1/ Are the “sex rules” in Christianity changing and if so, is that a good or bad thing? Not too long ago, pretty much all of Christianity felt that homosexuality was WRONG! Now, complete “Western denominations” no longer see homosexuality as a sin. Not too long ago, pretty much all of Christianity felt that a divorced person getting married again was WRONG! Now, pretty much every “Western denomination” no longer sees remarriage as a sin. Over the last few decades, some of the “sex rules” seem to have changed, especially here in North America. Throughout history, Christianity has changed it's official teaching on a variety of things. Mainstream Christianity used to teach that slavery was okay but that drinking & dancing, especially on the Sabbath (AKA Sunday, which isn't actually the Sabbath) would send you to hell. Now, owning a slave will send you to Hell and those who drink and dance and call themselves a Christian don't even believe in literal Hell. It was only in 1829 when the church held it's last execution for heresy. (A school teacher was strangled to death.) Whenever the church had power, they never gave it up. It wasn't until the secular society forced the church to rethink something, that they decided to stop and repent. So does this mean that society eventually dictates whether or not “rules” stay “rules”? Are sacred texts supposed to be that fluid? If scriptural interpretation is fluid, then what rule is to be thrown out next?

    2/ Should Catholic schools be forced to hire gay teachers? A substitute teacher who identifies as Lutheran, had been offered a full time position at a Catholic school. However, after the school officials discovered the man was openly gay through his social media profiles, the offer was rescinded. Should Catholic schools be allowed to hire people who adhere to Catholic teaching or should they be forced to hire the best people for the job?

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
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Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he F.aith?
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!)
    Today's W.T.F. Guest: Kimberly Winston - National Correspondent Religion News

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Special Guests

  • R.A. Dickey — MLB All Star Pitcher, Toronto Blue Jay
    A starting knuckleball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, R.A. Dickey is one of the unique figures in professional sports—noted for both his off-field eloquence and his on-field accomplishments. In 2012, with the New York Mets, he became the only knuckleball pitcher to win the National League Cy Young Award. But the road to glory was strewn with hazards. In 1996, Dickey was the Texas Rangers’ No. 1 draft choice. Then, a routine physical revealed that his right elbow was missing its ulnar collateral ligament, and his lifelong dream—along with his $810,000 signing bonus—was ripped away. Yet, despite twice being consigned to baseball’s scrap heap, Dickey battled back. He has played with the Rangers, the Seattle Mariners, the Minnesota Twins, the Mets, and the Blue Jays. Dickey is also the author, with Wayne Coffee, of Wherever I Wind Up, a New York Times bestselling memoir.

  • Candace Cameron Bure — Actress, Producer, New York Times’ Bestselling Author, Inspirational Speaker
    Millions worldwide know her as “D.J. Tanner” on the iconic family sitcom Full House. With an acting career that started at the age of five, Candace grew up in show business alongside her brother Kirk Cameron and has appeared in countless national television commercials, prime-time hits, made for t.v. movies and feature films. She has also starred in multiple made-for-television movies for Hallmark Channel and UPtv. After finishing a three year run as her character Summer Van Horn on ABC Family Network’s Make It Or Break It, Candace will bring Aurora Teagarden to life from the NY Times best selling books by Charlaine Harris in a series of movies for Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel in which she’ll star in and produce with her production company iCandy Productions. Candace added NY Times best selling author to her many titles with her book Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness that inspires women to embrace a healthier lifestyle by moving faith to the forefront of their relationship with food. In her book Balancing It All, she shares her stories of juggling priorities and purpose. Book number three is in the works, Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction which will reflect the life lessons she learned while dancing her way to the finals finishing in third place on season 18 of Dancing with the Stars. Candace and her husband, former NHL star Val Bure, split their time between Los Angeles and Napa Valley, California which is home to their boutique wine label, Bure Family Wines.

  • Harry Manx — Recording Artist
    "Watching Harry play tonight I feel like I learned something new... " ~ Bruce Springsteen
    Harry Manx has been dubbed an “essential link” between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. Born on the Isle of Man, Manx spent his childhood in Canada and left in his teens to live in Europe, Japan, India and Brazil. He honed his hypnotic live show on street corners, in cafes, bars and at festivals. But it was Indian music that captured his attention and in the mid 80s he began a five-year tutelage with Rajasthani Indian musician Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Grammy winner with Ry Cooder for A Meeting by the River). Receiving the gift of Bhatt’s custom-made, self-designed Mohan Veena (a 20-stringed sitar/guitar hybrid) was the catalyst for Harry to forge a new path with his now signature east-meets-west style of music. While the Mohan Veena itself is beyond exotic, Manx uses it within traditional Western sound structures. A successful touring performer, Manx has brought his “breathtaking” solo shows across Canada and into the USA, Australia, and Europe. He has appeared at many prestigious festivals, world-class theatres, concert halls and infamous Blues clubs around the globe. Playing the Mohan Veena, lap steel, harmonica, stomp box, and banjo, Manx quickly envelops the audience into what has been dubbed “the Harry Zone” with his warm vocals and the hauntingly beautiful melodies of his original songs. It’s in the live setting, Manx says, that the bridge between “heavenly” India and “earthy” American blues is most effectively built. “Indian music moves inward,” he explains. “It’s traditionally used in religious ceremonies and meditation, because it puts you into this whole other place. But Western music has the ability to move out, into celebration and dance. So when we play the Indian stuff on stage, it has the tendency to draw people into something really deep; they’ll get kind of quiet and spacey. Then we’ll play some more Western music, and it grounds them once more, they sort of come out of the mood the Indian music had put them in and get into the performance. I love to see that working — that effect on the audience. My goal has always been to draw the audience as deep as possible into the music.” Manx is a prolific artist, releasing nine albums in an eight-year span with no signs of stopping. He has received seven Maple Blues Awards and his mantel shelf also holds honours from the Canadian Folk Music Awards, Vancouver magazine Georgia Straight, and the South Australia Blues Society. He received CBC Radio’s Great Canadian Blues Awards for 2007 and his albums have garnered five Juno nominations. Blend Indian folk melodies with slide guitar blues, add a sprinkle of gospel and some compelling grooves and you’ll get Manx’s unique “mysticssippi” flavour. It’s hard to resist, easy to digest and keeps audiences coming back for more.

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks - It's time for our monthly visit with our favorite Hollywood Correspondent!

  • The Wiebes — Recording Artists
    It's Easter weekend, so Drew wanted to have two of his friends share some of their inspirational music during this show. Shane and Angela Wiebe have been singing together since the day they met. In 2004, Shane began his journey to a TOP FIVE spot on CTV’s hit television show, “Canadian Idol”, where he had the privilege of working with musicians like Lionel Richie and Gordon Lightfoot. In June of 2009, THE WIEBES officially formed and released, Into Your Light, which won Inspirational Album of the Year at the 2010 Covenant Awards. In December 2009 The Wiebes released their Christmas record, Christmas With You. The album was nominated for two Covenant Awards, and ended up on the Canadian Top 50 Radio Charts among artists like Michael Buble and Elton John! In 2012, The Wiebes released their fourth studio album, The Hymns Collection, which brought them their second Covenant Award. Their fifth album, Arise O Sleeper was released in June 2014 and features internationally renown worship leader Brian Doerksen, as well as Fraser Campbell, and Shane and Angela’s daughter, Joelle.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • Sahra Featherstone — Recording Artist
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Sahra Featherstone is a multi-instrumentalist, and has been playing music for over 15 years. She has two solo albums, and the most recent, Born of a Summer’s Day, was nominated for a 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award. The album features her harp, violin and low whistle playing, and her arrangements of beautiful pieces written by her talented tune-smithing friends, as well as some original and traditional pieces. In addition to her solo work, Sahra has joined many artists on stage and in the studio, playing concerts and music festivals across Canada and the USA, as well as various private and corporate events. She has recorded on over 50 albums by artists including Jill Barber, Jaymz Bee, Matt Berry, Michael Birthelmer, Teresa Doyle, Melissa McClelland, Brooke Miller, Jacob Moon, Brian Pickell, Leah Salomaa and Scarlett Jane. She has also collaborated and performed with numerous singers and groups including Bonzai Suzuki, Duncan Cameron, Lori Cullen, Emaline Delapaix, Cindy Doire, Donovan, Nelly Furtado, Great Lake Swimmers, Danny Michel, John McDermott, Carlos Nuñez, Marta Pacek, Kevin Quain, Corin Raymond, Don Ross, Oliver Schroer, Ron Sexsmith, Kurt Swinghammer, Tanya Tagaq, and the Tartan Terrors. In addition, she has played opening sets for Dervish, David Essig, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, and Leahy.
    AND Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!

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Special Guests

  • Ken Whiteley — Canadian Roots Music Legend
    His musical journey has taken him from jug band, folk and swing to blues, gospel and children's music. Among numerous accolades, he has been awarded a Canadian Folk Music Award, Genie Award for Best Original Song in a Canadian film, Lifetime Achievement recognition from Folk Music Ontario (Ontario Council of Folk Festivals) and Mariposa Folk Festival. He has also been nominated for 7 Juno awards and 14 Maple Blues Awards. As a producer of over 125 recording projects, Ken’s productions have garnered 10 Canadian Gold and Platinum records, 4 American Gold records, 22 Juno and 2 Grammy nominations, and sold over 8 million copies. *Ken Whiteley's Sunday Gospel Matinee at www.hughsroom.com is Drew's Church! This Sunday March 29th is the Series 12 Finale – LAST ONE UNTIL ???? Joining Ken on stage will be Sacred Steel guitarist Lonnie “Big Ben” Bennett and his wife gospel vocalist Cherlyn Bennett coming up from Rochester, NY for this season's finale.  Ken also welcomes back, gospel series favourites The Fabulous Levy Sisters, drummer Bucky Berger and bassist Ben Whiteley. Sunday, March 29 at Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas Street West, Toronto. Music from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Lunch reservations and/or concert tickets are available now from Hugh's Room (416) 531-6604.

  • Liam Matthews — Stage & Film Actor
    Liam Matthews has been performing on stage and in film for more than twenty years. His standout theater productions include To Kill a Mocking Bird, Scapino, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Chaps, Much Ado About Nothing, Dancing at Lughnasa, and Lost in Yonkers. His most recent film credits include Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice; Isra 88; Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy; The Book of Daniel; Jerusalem Countdown and War Prayer. His latest film Do You Believe? (written by the same team as God's Not Dead) features Oscar winner Mira Sorvino, Golden Globe winner Cybill Shepherd, SAG Award winner Sean Astin, Lee Majors, Alexa PenaVega, Andrea Logan White, Brian Bosworth and Delroy Lindo. It tells the story of diverse lives that intersect on the streets of Chicago – rich lives, poor lives, and desperate lives. A dozen different souls—all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each discover the power in the Cross of Christ … even if they don’t believe in it. When a local pastor (McGinley) is shaken to the core by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher (Lindo), he is reminded that authentic belief always requires action. His response ignites a faith-fueled journey that powerfully impacts everyone and touches their lives in ways that only God could orchestrate. More than a movie, it is the question we all must answer (confront) in our lives:
    DO YOU BELIEVE?

Meanwhile, Back On The Farm...

  • With Grant Marshall (Drew's Dad)
    We're losing a generation. A generation of respect, integrity and honour. A generation who were not afraid of hard work and sacrifice. Drew's father IS that generation. Growing up on the farm taught him more about life than Google. So maybe we should take the time to listen – before that generation is gone.

A Radio Host And A Preacher Walk Into A Book...

  • Lauren F. Winner — Author of Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God
    The Bible is filled with hundreds of metaphors for God - drunkard, clothing, mother hen, beekeeper, homeless man, tree, fire, comedian, sleeper, water, dog - yet Christians tend to limit themselves to three or four beloved but timeworn images: shepherd, father, judge, king etc. Fixating on a handful of images has landed the church in a rut, says author Lauren Winner, and has “truncated our relationship with the divine.” In her new book, Wearing God, Lauren explores unconventional ways to think about God with the intention of provoking curiosity, inspiring imagination and inviting us all to explore our friendship with God in our daily lives today. Lauren's goal is not to persuade the reader “to stop thinking about God as your shepherd and start thinking about God as a cardigan sweater,” she says. Rather, she aims to provoke your curiosity and inspire your spiritual imagination in ways that will deepen your relationship with God.
    *Lauren F. Winner is an Episcopal priest and the author of numerous books, including Still, Girl Meets God and Mudhouse Sabbath, and teaches at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Books & Culture, and other periodicals.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artist — Beth Moore
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Beth Moore has been writing and performing her interpretation of modern folk since 2006. Beth was named “Artist of the Year” and “Folk Artist of the Year” at the 2011 Niagara Music Awards. Beth tours constantly, and has played over 600 live shows including high profile events such as the 2012 Canada Day Concert on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and prestigious festivals across southern Ontario including Scene Fest, In the Soil, and Toronto’s Indie Week. Her music has also been licensed to hit shows like Degrassi. She was also the winner of the CBC Expand Your Bandwidth competition which received over 70,000 votes. Her song writing has been praised as honest, to the point and from the heart. She released her debut LP ‘The Road’ in January 2011. She has recently finished recording her sophomore record FIVE OUT OF TEN (Avail on iTunes March 31st) with award-winning producer Timothy Abraham (Rob Szabo, Peter Katz, Glen Hansard, Ron Sexsmith, Grand Analog, Garth Hudson).
    Beth's CD release concert is at The Drake Underground on April 11th @ 8:00 PM. Tickets are $10.
    AND Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
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    This week on The Pub Crawl:
    Mubin Shaikh — Ex-Muslim Extremist - Turned Undercover Intelligence Operative, Author of Undercover Jihadi — www.undercoverjihadi.com

    TOPIC:

    SHOULD CANADA ALLOW MUSLIMS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES TO COME HERE?
    It's not a very PC topic, but this week Drew watched the un-edited version of a video showing an angry mob of Muslim men beating a women to death then setting her body on fire. Apparently this happened because she was accused of tearing pages out of the Koran. Some reports claim that the woman might have been mentally ill. Some claim that she was actually an educated woman who was simply speaking out against the selling of occult trinkets in the area. Some might say that every religion has committed atrocities throughout the centuries, and that even people today who claim to be Christians, do horrible things in the name of their God. REALLY? When was the last time we saw a group of angry Christians beat another human being to death then set their body on fire? So is the problem with the faith/religion or is it with the barbaric backwards ignorance of the Afghan culture? Figuring out where the problem lies might be something Canadian immigration should figure out – and quick! Until then, should immigration allow Muslims from other countries to come to Canada?

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
    Got something to say about today's Pub Crawl topics? Call 877-569-1250 (toll free in Canada & The States) OR Tweet us your thoughts on @tdms OR post your thoughts on our Drew Marshall Show Facebook page OR send us a message or voicemail through our website www.drewmarshall.ca OR just mutter to yourself like an angry octogenarian!

Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he F.aith?
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!)
    Today's W.T.F. Guest: Manya Brachear Pashman – Religion Reporter For The Chicago Tribune

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Special Guests

  • Rick Hall — Grammy Award Winning Producer, Father of the Muscle Shoals Sound
    Everyone knows the music—from Wilson Pickett’s Mustang Sally, to Etta James’ Tell Mama, to Aretha Franklin’s I Ain’t Never Loved A Man, to Alicia Keys’ Pressin On - but not many know the complicated, volatile and impossibly driven man behind the elusive “Muscle Shoals Sound”; that rare and coveted ‘secret sauce’  that made droves of successful artists, and literally hundreds of gold and platinum records possible. Rick Hall is the “Father of the Muscle Shoals Sound” and the unofficial father of the funky, catchy and distinctively Southern vibe of music that helped define a generation. Seemingly from its founding, Hall’s FAME Studios and Muscle Shoals itself - a rural town of 8000 residents - became an almost mystical breeding ground for transcendent music; inexplicably attracting the biggest names in music history to fly in for creative recording sessions produced and engineered by Rick Hall. Pillars like Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett. Groups like The Osmonds, Alabama and the Allman Brothers. Pioneers like Mac Davis, Clarence Carter, and Arthur Alexander. Superstar solo artists like Paul Anka, Liza Minneli, Alicia Keys, Tom Jones, Andy Williams and Bobbie Gentry and many more. And now, Heritage Builders is proud to release the official autobiography of Rick Hall; an eye-opening first-hand account of one of music’s most fascinating untold stories, and a telling portrait of the “imperfect perfectionist” who’s forever intertwined into the fabric of music history. The Man from Muscle Shoals is the compelling memoir of Rick Hall, who came from extreme poverty in rural America to build one of the most famous recording studios in the world, pioneering a new sound that would inspire artists, give birth to new kinds of music and launch the careers of hundreds of superstars.

  • David DeSanctis — Actor Starring in Where Hope Grows
    In honor of World Down Syndrome Day (March 21st) WHERE HOPE GROWS’ actor David DeSanctis, who has Down syndrome, joins us. WHERE HOPE GROWS has broken new ground by casting David in a lead role. He lights up the room with his charismatic, funny and smart personality. At 22 years-old, he is a Louisville native who has a passion for motivating others and prides himself on his abilities rather than his disabilities. When cast in the film’s starring role, the director (Chris Dowling) asked David if he could read; David licked his finger to turn the first page of the script and speedily memorized 130 lines. An ardent music lover, David used his own self-curated music playlists to help memorize scenes and for dance breaks. He can also cite thousands of song titles, lyrics and artists off the top of his head. * WHERE HOPE GROWS is the winner of the 2014 Heartland Film Festival Audience Choice Award and stars Kristoffer Polaha (Life Unexpected, North Shore, Made in Jersey, Mad Men) Billy Zabka (Johnny from The Karate Kid) Brooke Burns (Baywatch, Melrose Place, Ally McBeal) Danica McKellar (Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years) and McKaley Miller (The Hart of Dixie, Partners, Wizards of Waverly Place). It's the moving story about former professional baseball player Calvin Campbell (Kristoffer Polaha) who was sent to an early retirement due to panic attacks at the plate. Even though he had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggled with the curveballs life has thrown him. Today he mindlessly sleepwalks through his days as he copes with the challenges of raising his teenage daughter (McKaley Miller). As he continues in a slow, downward spiral, a chance meeting with the most unlikely person – “Produce” (David DeSanctis) a young-man with Down syndrome who works at the local grocery store – invigorates and awakens his life. WHERE HOPE GROWS is a film about finding redemption through faith, hope and love. WHERE HOPE GROWS opens in theatres on May 15th.

A Radio Host And A Preacher Walk Into A Book...

  • Tony Jones — Author of Did God Kill Jesus: Searching for Love in History’s Most Famous Execution
    Tony Jones Christianity is about love (“God is love,” “Jesus loves me”), and Christians are to love self, neighbors, even enemies. So why is “love” not listed when people are asked what Christians are known for today? Tony Jones, popular theologian, speaker, blogger, and a founder of the emergent church movement, claims that much of the fault can be placed at the foot of the church’s most common explanations of Jesus’ crucifixion. While the Bible and Christian experience tell us the cross is all about love, today’s most popular model for understanding the cross leaves us feeling guilty, ashamed, even unlovable, and thus disinclined to love others. How did the meaning of the cross change so radically from its biblical roots? In Did God Kill Jesus? Jones takes us on an intriguing biblical and historical journey revealing just how this message of love was subverted and how it can be restored. He shows how many doctrines we think of as “biblical” were actually invented centuries later: how Augustine invented “original sin”; how Calvin added “guilt”; and how Anselm, an eleventh-century bishop, came up with the current majority view: God hates us sinners and so sent Jesus to be executed and pay our sin penalty so that God can pretend to see Jesus when looking at us. This is how we go from the Bible’s assurance that God loved us “while we still were sinners” to becoming “sinners in the hands of an angry God”. Jones argues that it should not be a surprise, then, that Christians feel guilty and unlovable—the very things the cross was meant to remedy. *Tony Jones (M.Div., Ph.D.) is theologian-in-residence at Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis. He teaches theology at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and Fuller Theological Seminary and writes the popular blog Theoblogy. Jones is the author of a dozen books, including The Sacred Way and The New Christians, and the editor of the Theology for the People series.
    *Co-Hosting this www.faithbooks.ca interview is Bruxy Cavey from www.themeetinghouse.ca

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • Melanie Peterson — Recording Artist
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    This Saskatoon born, Toronto-based, singer-songwriter has quietly become on of the brightest lights on the Toronto folk scene. With her aching vibrato and prairie roots, her work has been consistently praised by listeners and music critics alike for her captivating voice and exceptional songwriting. She earned a spot within the independent music scene in Toronto March 2012, when she showcased her original music during Canadian Music Week, at the Royal York Library Bar and then again at the Cameron House for Indie Week. She was invited back to perform two showcases at CMW 2013 and was listed by Richard Flohil as one of the top ten Toronto artists not to be missed at CMW. She launched her first full-length album UNBREAKABLE, April 2013 at The Piston in Toronto. And followed that up with a triumphant NXNE showcase.
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Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
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    This week on The Pub Crawl:
    Ian Morgan Cron - Author, Speaker, Psychotherapist www.iancron.com

    TOPICS:


    1/ Here's a generic version of a story that Drew wants some advice on. A spiritual leader and author has an ex-wife who is telling people that her ex-husband was emotionally, physically, and spiritually abusive. Should Drew interview this man or not? If the accusations are true, then Drew wouldn't want to give him a platform and cause further pain to the ex-wife. If the accusations are false, then Drew would want to help this man out as much as he could. However, as an outsider who has heard from supporters of both sides, isn't this pretty much a “he said / she said” scenario? Even documents can be fabricated, especially online. And at what point does Drew decide to draw a line and decide not to interview a guest? Without knowing all the details, it seems impossible to know the truth as an outsider. So should he interview this spiritual leader or not?

    2/ There seem to be many Evangelical Christians who are deciding to leave that tribe. So what exactly is an Evangelical Christian and what would be a good reason not to be one? That brand of Christianity certainly seems to either have really bad PR or it has some fundamental problems. Would you say that Evangelical Christians believe down deep (and some, not so deep) that if you aren't one of them, then you probably aren't really a Christian and your chances of getting into Heaven are pretty slim? Drew keeps telling people he's no longer one of “them” but some of “them” keep telling Drew that he actually IS still one of “them”. He wants to know if he is or isn't an Evangelical Christian – once and for all!

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
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Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he F.aith?
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!)Today's W.T.F. Guest: Sarah Pulliam Bailey – Religion Reporter The Washington Post

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HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY!

Special Guests

  • Ted McGinley — Actor, Jefferson D'Arcy on Married With Children (And he's IRISH!)
    Ted McGinley is perhaps best known to audiences for his portrayal as the Bundys’ neighbor ‘Jefferson D’Arcy’ for seven successful seasons on the hit series “Married...With Children,” and as ‘Stan Gable’ in the popular “Revenge of the Nerds” films. Ted’s extensive television credits include roles on the series “Hope and Faith,” “The West Wing,” “Sports Night,” “Dynasty,” “The Love Boat” and “Happy Days.” Notable guest appearances include “Mad Men,” “Breaking In,” “Psych,” “The Practice,” “The John Larroquette Show,” “Evening Shade,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Hotel,” “B.L. Stryker” and “Dream On.” On the silver screen, McGinley has appeared with Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett in the blockbuster “Pearl Harbor.” He co-starred with Roy Scheider in the thriller “Daybreak,” acted in the comedy “The Big Tease” opposite Frances Fisher and Mary McCormack and shared the screen with Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams in “Dick.” Ted McGinley had leading roles in “Major League: Back to the Minors” and “Wayne’s World 2.” He's is a true southern Californian, born and raised in Newport Beach. He graduated from Newport Harbor High School, the same high school as Olympic gold medalist and fellow “Dancing With the Stars” competitor Misty May-Treanor. He attended the University of Southern California, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and captain of the water polo team. Ted stars in the new movie - Do You Believe? (written by the same team as God's Not Dead) which features Oscar winner Mira Sorvino, Golden Globe winner Cybill Shepherd, SAG Award winner Sean Astin, Lee Majors, Alexa PenaVega, Andrea Logan White, Brian Bosworth and Delroy Lindo.
    *Do You Believe? tells the story of diverse lives that intersect on the streets of Chicago – rich lives, poor lives, and desperate lives. A dozen different souls—all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each discover the power in the Cross of Christ … even if they don’t believe in it. When a local pastor (McGinley) is shaken to the core by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher (Lindo), he is reminded that authentic belief always requires action. His response ignites a faith-fueled journey that powerfully impacts everyone and touches their lives in ways that only God could orchestrate. More than a movie, it is the question we all must answer (confront) in our lives: DO YOU BELIEVE?

  • Sarah Jane Murray — Emmy Nominated Film Maker, Writer, Producer, Story Designer, Professor (And she's IRISH!)
    Stories graft themselves into our minds, hearts, and imaginations. They bridge geographical and cultural boundaries. They’re the key to great marketing, great education, and making the NYT Best Seller list. At the end of the day, a civilization that forgets how to tell its story crumbles and dies. Scientific research corroborates that our brains process stories like nothing else. That’s because stories tap into our faculties of memory and emotion. We carry stories with us and within us. When it comes to engaging culture - Why trumps What - and story always trumps fact. Dressed in story, ideas are welcome at every hearth, every dinner table, and every bedside. As a vehicle for ideas, story touches us and stays with us; it becomes part of who we are. Emmy-nominated screenwriter Sarah-Jane Murray helps us to think about why insanely great storytelling matters and why it’s the key to our future. She'll also tell us her story!
    *Born in Ireland and educated in France, SJ earned a BA from Auburn University and PhD from Princeton. She is also a graduate of the Ecole-Normale and an alumna of the UCLA professional program in screenwriting, where she studied under chairman Richard Walter. She is a tenured associate professor of creative writing and great texts at Baylor University and the founder of StoryRhetoric

  • Tribute To Marcella Immacolata Trichilo
    Just before the show last Saturday, Drew was told that a former guest / turned friend had just died. MS finally took Marcella from us at the age of 38. Since she was first interviewed by Drew in 2006, especially these last few years of his “public doubt”, Marcella was a pebble under his soul. Over time, her body slowly trapped and betrayed her and Drew was in complete awe of her unwavering dedication to the God who didn't answer her hope to be healed. Drew was honoured to have been asked by the family to lead the funeral service on Wednesday. Her family (Vicki & Vince and Marcella's three sisters – Juliana, Gabriella, Victoria) celebrated Marcella's life in such a way that after the service, many told them how incredibly moved they were. Today, Marcella's family will join Drew in studio to remember this incredible woman. Marcella was tenacious grace! This was reflected best in her poetry, which can be found at
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A Radio Host And A Preacher Walk Into A Book...

  • John Dominic Crossan — Author of How To Read The Bible And Still Be A Christian: Struggling with Divine Violence From Genesis Through Revelation (And he's IRISH!)
    John Dominic Crossan Revered Bible scholar John Dominic Crossan challenges Christians to fully participate and engage in a dialogue with their reading of the Bible, and in doing so, shape their faith more deeply, reflectively, and within community with others who share their questions. When reading the Bible, modern Christians are faced with two conflicting versions of Jesus and God that raise doubt and troubling questions about which God they are being asked to worship: either a compassionate, forgiving Jesus who encourages followers to love their enemies, turn the other cheek, and show grace to all; or, a Jesus who seems to rejoice in vengeance and violence against those who oppose God’s righteous people. According to Crossan, we cannot pretend that the Bible provides a single, unified vision of God or Jesus, and as such, the Bible appears to be undermining itself with these conflicting descriptions: which version is the true Christian God? Should we pick one and ignore the other? How do we read the Bible without losing our faith? In How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian, Crossan confronts these two conflicting visions that run side-by-side throughout the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation: the radical, peace-loving, holy vision where every need is provided for and love and grace is extended widely; and the other vision that subverts this narrative by emphasizing judgment and punishment, propping up the status quo and social norms that were in place well before the books of the Bible were even written.
    * John Dominic Crossan, professor emeritus at DePaul University in Chicago, is widely regarded as the foremost historical Jesus scholar of our time. Born in Tipperary, Ireland, in 1934, he was educated in Ireland and the United States, received a Doctorate of Divinity from Maynooth College, Ireland, in 1959, and did post-doctoral research at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome from 1959 to 1961 and at the École Biblique in Jerusalem from 1965 to 1967. He was a member of a thirteenth-century Roman Catholic religious order, the Servites (Ordo Servorum Mariae), from 1950 to 1969 and an ordained priest from 1957 to 1969. He joined DePaul University in 1969. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Historical Jesus, God and Empire, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, The Greatest Prayer, and his latest, The Power of Parable.
    Sponsored by www.faithbooks.ca

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • NUA — Celtic Trio
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    NUA is an innovative new trad-trio, bringing a fresh and unique sound to traditional music, creating their own distinctive original compositions, balanced with traditional and contemporary tunes drawn from Irish and Scottish traditions. NUA consists of three award-winning members: fiddle player James Law, guitarist Graeme McGillivray and bodhrán player Jacob McCauley. The interaction between the three is what really makes the music shine, whether it be their soaring melodies or tasteful grooves. The original tune-writing of NUA gives their music its groundbreaking, adventurous quality, as demonstrated on their debut album BOLD. Bordering on progressive, while hinting at the traditions of the past, NUA’s compositions will take you on an exhilarating journey, creating an atmosphere and mood unique to the listener. The trio is also well known for their exciting incorporation of odd time. Each member adds his own distinctive sound and influence to the music. Although NUA is a trio with a sole melody player, the brilliant multi-tasking of each member is demonstrated countless times with perhaps a guitar-driven flat-picked melody, rhythmic fiddle playing, or melodic bodhrán playing to add to the mix. The ability for each member to take on multiple roles is one of the staples of NUA. This adds to a thrilling live experience, and a “you just don’t know what’s coming next” approach!

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    ***We appologize for the sound quality of this recording, sometimes our "Tool"s don't work right, but we're working on it ;)

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
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    This week on The Pub Crawl:
    The (Dis)Honourable John McAuley (He's Irish)


    TOPICS:

    1/ The founder of www.larche.ca, Jean Vanier (one of our favourite guests over the years) has been awarded the $1.7 million 2015 Templeton Prize for “an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works.” Who else is alive today that you might call a “spiritual hero”? Or is that an oxymoron? Why does it seem that our spiritual champions are mostly in our past?

    2/ An incredibly accurate, multimillion dollar study on American society now shows that since 2012, about 7.5 million have lost their religion. Does this surprise you? Why do you think this is happening? What do you think this information is telling us about the future?

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Special Guests

  • Noel “Paul” Stookey & Betty Stookey — Noel Is A Grammy Winning Recording Artist (Peter Paul & Mary) Betty An Ordained Minister
    Singer/songwriter Noel Stookey has been altering the musical and ethical landscape of this country and of the world for decades, both as 'Paul' of the legendary trio Peter Paul and Mary, and as an independent musician who believes passionately in bringing the spiritual element into the practice of daily life. Funny, irreverently reverent, thoughtful, compassionate - Stookey's vocal sound is known across this land, from the iconic "Wedding Song" to "In These Times". Noel moved to New York City, he was 20, looking for independence, but what he found were “Peter” and “Mary,” and a career that took on a life of its own, with their first album shooting to the top of the charts, where it stayed for two years. He has performed in intimate coffeehouses, at the White House, and in massive stadiums. At the 1963 March on Washington when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, Peter, Paul and Mary delivered the compelling “If I Had a Hammer” and “Blowin’ in the Wind”. Noel Paul Stookey has recorded over 45 albums, both as part of the legendary trio and as a soloist.
    www.noelpaulstookey.com

    Elizabeth Bannard Stookey, known as Betty to friends and family, is an ordained UCC minister, business woman, teacher, wife and mother. She holds masters degrees in ESL (Columbia University), French (Universite de Grenoble) and Divinity (Harvard). Since her childhood, Betty has understood the  beauty of diversity, rather than its problems. Hers is a multi-faith vision, one that she believes will help us learn to appreciate, honor and respect the communal truth of another's faith tradition.

  • BeBe Winans — Grammy Winning Gospel Recording Artist, Author Of The Whitney I Knew
    Critically acclaimed inspirational, R&B and gospel vocalist BeBe Winans is best known as part of the celebrated Winans family. Similar to the Jackson family’s impact on pop music, and the Carter and Cash families’ history with country, the Winans family is truly gospel music royalty. Also an award-winning songwriter and producer, BeBe Winans has achieved notoriety both as part of the hit-making duo BeBe & CeCe Winans and as a solo artist. Winans is a groundbreaking inspirational, R&B, and gospel vocalist, writer, and producer whose albums have reached platinum status and who has recorded with such entertainers as Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, and many more. He has won six Grammy Awards, three NAACP Awards, 10 Dove Awards, six Stellar Awards, and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with sister CeCe Winans. He also launched a syndicated radio show and enjoys acting in both film and theater. In the years between the first time BeBe Winans and Whitney Houston met in 1985, to the day he delivered the tribute that touched a watching nation at Houston's funeral, a deep and unique friendship bloomed and thrived. They considered each other family in the truest sense of the word, which is why he just had to write The Whitney I Knew.

    *Grammy Winner BeBe Winans will join President Obama, Tamar Braxton, Harry Belafonte, Kirk Franklin, & Doug E. Fresh to celebrate The 50th Anniversary of Selma with An All-Star Concert set to stream online live this Sunday, March 8, 2015 on BET.COM and CentricTV.com at 5P|4C hosted by AJ Calloway. The concert will be held on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where the original march took place in 1965, and will feature performances by Bebe Winans, Aloe Blacc, Anthony Hamilton, Arrested Development, Fantasia, Bell Biv DeVoe, D-Nice, Donnie McClurkin, Eddie Levert, Eric Benet, Flavor Flav, Keith Sweat, Kelly Price, MC Lyte, Virtue, Rick Ross, Tank, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Tyrese, and Vanilla Ice. President Obama will deliver civil rights speech and Harry Belafonte and Peter Yarrow (two original Selma marchers), Bill Withers, Cicely Tyson, Malcolm Jamal Warner, and Tom Joyner are slated to make appearances.

  • Laila Biali — Award-Winning Canadian Jazz Pianist, Vocalist and Songwriter
    "It is the ultimate task given to the musician, whether as singer or instrumentalist, to create a unique signature or fingerprint that is instantly recognizable as their own. What is surprising and delightful in Laila Biali is that both as vocalist and pianist she accomplishes this with equal aplomb. She is an exciting and unique talent, and I admire her greatly." ~ Sting.

    Award-winning Canadian Jazz pianist, vocalist and songwriter Laila Biali has toured with Suzanne Vega, Chris Botti and Paula Cole and recorded with and supported Sting. She takes the best of pop, rock and soul, informs it with her knowledge of Jazz and weaves it into her musical arrangements. Laila's music has been presented at prestigious venues spanning four continents including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo's Cotton Club, Peru's El Festival Internacional de Lima, and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Her latest studio recording Tracing Light received a JUNO nomination for "2011 Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year" and her most recent release Live in Concert, recorded live in February 2012 in front of a gracious audience at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Canada, captures the spirit of live performance so essential to Jazz. Live in Concert was in rotation at 73 radio stations in North America. Laila is also a member of the all female New York based neo-Classical crossover quartet Rose & the Nightingale whose members tour with Grammy award-winner Esperanza Spalding. Her accolades include "SOCAN Composer of the Year" and "Keyboardist of the Year" at Canada's National Jazz Awards. She currently splits her time between New York City and Toronto.

    *March 25 is Laila's Oakville Fundraising Concert @ Saint Matthew Parish (7:30 pm drinks & hors d'oeuvres / doors open at 7 pm, 8:15 pm video presentation & concert) Join Laila for an exclusive evening and private concert in support of her new album, House of Many Rooms, which has been 8 years in the making. Known primarily for her work as a cover artist, this offering of solely original material invites us into Laila's world as never heard before. Please RSVP to reserve your seat. *minimum tax-deductible donation of $100 per person ($175 per party of 2) will support the promotional and marketing costs, including tour support, for the new album. All fundraising initiatives of The Radiance Project are under the auspices of Imago.

  • Lisa Pak — Missing Pastor's Spokesperson
    According to various news reports, Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, 60, is being held captive by the North Korean government. Rev. Lim was a regular traveler to North Korea where his church said he was engaged in humanitarian work. He has not been heard from since he arrived at the end of January. North Korea periodically detains foreign nationals, particularly those linked to religious activity - which is restricted inside the country. The Lim family and the church community is asking fellow Canadians and the international community to continue praying for his release and safe return home.
    AND
    Wilma Derksen — Mother of 13 year old girl who was abducted and murdered
    Wilma Derksen came on our show and shared her heart wrenching journey of every parent's nightmare - her child didn't arrive home after school! Six and a half weeks later, Wilma and Cliff Derksen's 13-year old daughter Candace was found in a shed not that far from their home. Her hands and feet were bound. The cause of death was hypothermia. Someone had taken Candace to this shed that Friday afternoon, on her way to school, tied her up and left her to die in the freezing temperatures. This week, Wilma and her husband received the news that the man held responsible for her abduction and murder will be getting a new trial. Mark Edward Grant was found guilty by a jury of second-degree murder in February 2011 and sentenced to life in prison with no parole eligibility for at least 25 years. He repeatedly denied killing Candace Derksen and appealed that decision to the Manitoba Court of Appeal.
    www.wilmaderksen.com

A Radio Host And A Preacher Walk Into A Book...

  • Shawn Michaels — Wrestling Legend, Author of Wrestling for My Life: The Legend, the Reality, and the Faith of a WWE Superstar
    In 2010, Shawn Michaels retired from the WWE after a successful run of over twenty years in the ring. A native of San Antonio, TX, Shawn officially became a part of the WWF (now the WWE) in 1988. An eleven-time winner of Pro Wrestling Illustrated and WWE’s Match of the Year Award, Michaels has been blessed enough to be the WWE World Champion, World Heavyweight Champion, Royal Rumble winner (twice), Intercontinental Champion, World Tag Team Champion along with many other noteworthy accolades. He also has compiled a list of memorable nicknames that fans across the world associate with his career in the WWE, including: The Heartbreak Kid, The Showstopper, The Headliner, The Main Event, The Icon and Mr. Wrestlemania. In Wrestling for My Life, Shawn Michaels shares from his heart about the highs and lows of his life inside the WWE. Included are some never-before-shared stories and an intimate look into his career as well as stories of hunting, family, and faith. With millions of fans, Shawn had adulation and all the attention he could ask for, but he discovered there was something more. When he became a committed Christian during his years in the WWE it had to affect everything. Shawn reveals what it is like to be a man of faith in this unusual world.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • Lily Frost — Recording Artist
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Singer-songwriter Lily Frost is a rare Canadian gem. She's always danced the line between indie and jazz, thus creating a niche of her own. Lily draws from her real life experiences in her lyrics – in performance, there is an intimacy, a gentle passion that can take you somewhere else and evokes a certain nostalgia – the rainy streets of Paris, a winter picnic or perhaps a beat café in San Francisco. Lily Frost has won West Coast Vocalist of the Year, a SOCAN award for Situation and also a Gemini Award nomination for co-writing the theme song and score for the CBC hit television show, Being Erica. Following upon the success of LILY SWINGS, Lily continues her exploration of the Great American songbook, especially the great songs associated with Billie Holiday. Infectious and charming are the best words to describe her new album, TOO HOT FOR WORDS. Lily Frost brings new and fresh interpretations to these classic songs. Backed by a great band and arrangements that recall the heyday of swing - with just a hint of western swing, Lily blends a period feel with a contemporary sensibility. This recording appeals to both veteran jazz fans and a young contemporary audience.
    *Lily will be performing at the Drake Underground in Toronto on March 28

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Journey

  • Glenn & Colleen Allan
    Sometimes people aren't what they seem. Glenn & Colleen are the parents of three kids. Glenn was a little league coach and sports broadcaster. Collen was a busy mom. What their friends didn't know was that Glenn & Colleen were both sexually abused in their younger years – Glenn by a hockey coach and Collen... well she ended up being trafficked throughout Europe, Mexico and Canada. Later in life, at night, Glenn would hang out with his organized crime buddies, sometimes lending a fist – Colleen was a biker chick. Somehow they were able to live double lives. Today they try to cope with their past, support others who have been abused, and raise three autistic kids.

TDMS Dating Game

  • THE DATING GAME
    On Friday night, James & Kate finally had their date night! Today we'll chat with James to find out how things went. If it went well – Kate will show up with James at the studio. If it didn't go well – Kate's attorney will be at the courts filing a restraining order! Picked up by a chauffeur driven black Cadillac Escalade and driven to The Royal Ontario Museum, then a short stroll to one of Canada's premiere French restaurants (Sassafraz in Yorkville) and finally the goodnight kiss/slap!

    *To follow the entire Dating Game experience, go to www.drewmarshall.ca/datinggame (If you'd like to be our NEXT Dating Game Contestant - send your contact details, your picture, and as much information about you as possible, including why YOU would make the best choice as our next contestant on THE DATING GAME - to mingle(at)drewmarshall.ca *Contestants must be over 21 and live in the Greater Toronto Area.

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A Radio Host And A Preacher Walk Into A Book...

  • Martin Pistorius — Author Of Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body
    WATCH THE INTERVIEW!
    Ghost Boy, tells the story of Martin's terrifying misdiagnosis and mysterious return to life. While everyone thought he was in a vegetative state for twelve years, he was fully aware and trapped inside his own body. In January of 1988, at the age of twelve, Martin came home from school complaining of a sore throat. He never went back. An inexplicable illness took over his body, symptom by symptom. First, he lost his voice and stopped eating. Then he slept constantly and shunned those around him. Within a year and a half he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Doctors told Martin’s parents their son had an unknown degenerative disease and he was given two years to live. In a matter of months, Martin had gone from a happy, healthy boy to a hollow shell. He was in a virtual coma, and doctors would never find the cause of his condition. Four years later, at the age of 16, Martin started to regain consciousness. But no one knew. He was still trapped in his broken body, and he completely unable to communicate. “Have you ever seen one of those movies in which someone wakes up as a ghost but they don’t know that they’ve died?” he writes. “That’s how it was, as I realized people were looking through and around me. However much I tried to beg and plead, shout and scream, I couldn’t make them notice me.” For an unimaginable twelve years, Martin was fully conscious while trapped inside his unresponsive body, secretly aware of everything happening around him and utterly powerless to communicate it. He recounts how much he wanted to die in those days, how alone and powerless he felt. Martin’s journey back to communication—back to life—was a slow one. He first gained small amounts of body control, such as the ability to squeeze a hand. Even then, medical professionals declared he only had the intelligence of an infant. It was a special nurse named Virna who was convinced that there was something more going on in Martin’s mind, something very alive below the surface. Ghost Boy is Martin’s story, as written – shockingly and triumphantly – by Martin himself.
    www.faithbooks.ca

Special Guests

  • Brian McLaren — Author of We Make the Road By Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation
    Brian's latest book, We Make The Road By Walking, offers 52+ chapters that give an overview of the biblical story and a fresh introduction or re-orientation to Christian faith. Each chapter is written to be read aloud in ten to twelve minutes, and is accompanied by a set of Scripture readings, reflection/discussion questions, and liturgical resources - so the book can be useful in a variety of ways for classes, small groups, new faith communities, and churches. And of course, it's an inspiring and formative read for individuals too.
    *Brian D. McLaren's writing spans over a dozen books, including his acclaimed Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road, A New Kind of Christian trilogy, A Generous Orthodoxy, and his most recent titles, Naked Spirituality and the ebook The Girl with the Dove Tattoo (June 2012). A former college English teacher and pastor, he is an ecumenical global networker among innovative Christian leaders. Brian has been active in networking and mentoring church planters and pastors since the mid 1980's, and has assisted in the development of several new churches. He is a popular conference speaker and a frequent guest lecturer for denominational and ecumenical leadership gatherings - across the US and Canada, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. His public speaking covers a broad range of topics including postmodern thought and culture, Biblical studies, evangelism, leadership, global mission, spiritual formation, worship, pastoral survival and burnout, inter-religious dialogue, ecology, and social justice. A frequent guest on television, radio, and news media programs, Brian has appeared on All Things Considered, Larry King Live, Nightline, and Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. His work has also been covered in Time (where he was listed as one of American's 25 most influential evangelicals), Christianity Today, Christian Century, the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and CNN.com

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks - It's time for our monthly visit with our favorite Hollywood Correspondent!

Journey

  • Trudy Metzger
    Trudy, who grew up Mennonite, suffered severe violence at the hands of her father, and abuse within the the Mennonite community she grew up in. When she finally spoke out, she encountered fierce resistance from those with an agenda to hide abuse, but she was welcomed by many victims. “There wasn’t a day in childhood when I wasn’t fearful. Starting before age ten, I lost all will to live and often wished for death, eventually becoming suicidal. My parents, both Mennonite, also suffered abuse and violence —especially my father—and both passed it on to us. I had to break the cycle; enough was enough.” Trudy is speaking out because there are many still suffering in silence. She wants to let those who are being abused, especially within religious communities, know that they can speak up! Maybe somehow, those who feel trapped could maybe get a hold of her book, Between 2 Gods. Trudy mentors and coaches victims of abuse, and works with churches to tackle this problem. Her organization, Generations Unleashed, helps victims and creates awareness.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • Jon Brooks — Recording Artist
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    “I write songs to calm those who’ve looked into, and seen, what is in their hearts. I also write songs to terrify those who have not.” ~ Jon Brooks Jon will be performing at www.themoonshinecafe.com in Oakville March 4 @ 8:00 PM AND at www.hughsroom.com in Toronto on April 8th at 8:30 PM.
    Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE - Newest addition - THE ELWINS!

Meanwhile, Back On The Farm...

  • With Grant Marshall (Drew's Dad)
    We're losing a generation. A generation of respect, integrity and honour. A generation who were not afraid of hard work and sacrifice. Drew's father IS that generation. Growing up on the farm taught him more about life than Google. So maybe we should take the time to listen – before that generation is gone

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Listen in as Drew and his guests crack open a few! Crawling from topic to topic - current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff. (Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? Click Here)

    This Week on The Pub Crawl:
    We thought it would be fun for our Dating Game couple (James & Kate) to join us for the Pub Crawl. Who knows, it might either give them some great ice breakers during their chauffeur driven ride to Sassafraz in Yorkville on their FIRST date next week – OR – it might completely ruin everything and make Date Night a living hell!


    *James has just won A FREE 1 year subscription to ChristianMingle AND… after Drew & Tim The Tool help him find the best possible match, we’ll pick up the tab for an exquisite date night out on the town with HOPEFULLY that special someone! James and his date will be chauffeur driven in a black Escalade to one of the GTA’s most exclusive French restaurants – Sassafraz - and then off to discover one of the best views of the city at Panorama Lounge! To find out more about James and to follow his journey on the Dating Game, go to www.drewmarshall.ca/datinggame (If you'd like to be our NEXT Dating Game Contestant - send your contact details, your picture, and as much information about you as possible, including why YOU would make the best choice as our next contestant on THE DATING GAME - to mingle(at)drewmarshall.ca) *Contestants must be over 21 and live in the Greater Toronto Area.

    TOPICS

    1/ Ontario's new sex ed curriculum to be taught to our kids has been released – and so have the protests. The last time it was updated was in the 1900's! (Prince wrote a song about it) Most would agree it was time to be updated, considering the changes in our kids' world since then (whether we like it or not). However, there are those that disagree about the age that certain subjects should be discussed. (masturbation, anal & oral sex, sexting, gender identity & same gender attraction) And some would rather have their kids learn this stuff at home. Bottom line – this is a lose, lose situation for any government. What do you think is at the heart of people's concern? If we teach our kids stuff without moral boundaries, they'll do it? How do we determine what age a child should be before teaching them “X”?

    2/ During a legislative debate in the House Of Commons about the new sex ed curriculum this week, Education Minister Liz Sandals punched back at Torie protests by sarcastically suggesting that they might also “want to make the teaching of evolution optional.” Progressive Conservative MPP Rick Nicholls shouted that it's “not a bad idea” to stop teaching evolution in schools. He told reporters later, “For myself, I don’t believe in evolution.” Now people are questioning whether he's fit to be one of our country's leaders. Should someone who doesn't believe in evolution be allowed to hold a position of political leadership?

    3/ Pope Francis recently said that spanking is OK as long as it preserves the dignity of the child and is not done in the face. So we thought we'd ask our Dating Game contestants about this “touchy” subject! (Why? Because Drew thinks this is a great first date conversation!)

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
    Got something to say about today's Pub Crawl topics? Call 877-569-1250 (toll free in Canada & The States) OR Tweet us your thoughts on @tdms OR post your thoughts on our Drew Marshall Show Facebook page OR send us a message or voicemail through our website www.drewmarshall.ca OR just mutter to yourself like an angry octogenarian!

Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he F.aith (W.T.F?)
    
Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!) Today's W.T.F. Guest: Manya Brachear Pashman – Religion Reporter For The Chicago Tribune

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show February 21, 2015

Special Guests

  • David Keith — Golden Globe Nominated Actor (An Officer And A Gentleman)
    Keith had a supporting role in The Rose starring Bette Midler, and in the movie Brubaker, and also co-starred with Richard Gere in An Officer and a Gentleman. He played a local thug in The Great Santini, starred in The Lords Of Discipline and White Of The Eye, and held a prominent supporting role opposite Matthew McConaughey in U-571. He played opposite Drew Barrymore in the science fiction horror film Firestarter, and opposite Brooke Shields and Martin Sheen in Running Wild. Keith played Elvis Presley in Heartbreak Hotel, the cowboy “Boo-Hoo” Boone in The Indian In The Cupboard and the leading role of Nate Springfield in the horror film, Hangman's Curse. He also co-starred in the sitcom The Class as Yonk Allen, a retired professional football player. He has appeared in the horror remake Carrie, Daredevil, Raise Your Voice starring Hilary Duff, and Expiration Date. He has also appeared on the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, CSI: Miami, NCIS, and Hawaii Five-0. He co-starred as Robert Allen’s father John Allen on the short-lived Fox drama series Lone Star. His most recent project is www.christianminglethemovie.com also starring Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls, Party of Five), Jonathan Patrick Moore (L.A. Complex, William and Kate), Stephen Tobolowsky (Groundhog Day), Erin Bethea (Fireproof) and John O’Hurley (Seinfeld, All My Children). The film was written and Directed by Corbin Bernsen (LA Law, Major League, Beyond the Heavens)

  • Dr. Jerry L. Walls — Author of Heaven, Hell & Purgatory: Rethinking The Things That Matter Most
    Will heaven be boring? How can a good and loving God send people to hell? Is there such a place as purgatory? If so, why is it necessary, if we’re saved by grace? Questions about the afterlife abound. Given what is at stake, they are the most important questions we will ever consider. Recent years have seen a surge of Christian books written by people claiming to have received a glimpse of the afterlife, and numerous books, films, and TV shows have apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic themes. Jerry Walls, a dynamic writer and expert on the afterlife, distills his academic writing on heaven, hell, and purgatory to offer clear biblical, theological, and philosophical grounding for thinking about these issues. He provides an ecumenical account of purgatory that is compatible with Protestant theology and defends the doctrine of eternal hell. Walls shows that the Christian vision of the afterlife illumines the deepest and most important issues of our lives, changing the way we think about happiness, personal identity, morality, and the very meaning of life.
    *Jerry L. Walls (PhD, University of Notre Dame), a world-class expert on the afterlife and a sought-after speaker, has appeared on NPR's Talk of the Nation and in the documentary film Hellbound. Walls, professor of philosophy and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas, is the coauthor of Why I Am Not a Calvinist and the Christianity Today Book Award Winner Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality. He has authored or edited a dozen books, including a trilogy on the afterlife--Hell: The Logic of Damnation,Purgatory: The Logic of Total Transformation, and Heaven: The Logic of Eternal Joy--and is a senior speaking fellow for the Morris Institute for Human Values.

A Radio Host And A Preacher Walk Into A Book...

  • Korie Robertson — Author Of Duck Commander Devotions For Kids
    The mother and daughter team of Korie Robertson and Chrys Howard has released a new children’s book! Duck Commander Devotions for Kids is the first children’s devotional release under the Duck Commander brand, and the project features selected scripture passages, anecdotal stories from the Robertson family members, prayers, and a Duck Commander In Action section. These motivational messages contain wit, humor and outdoor activities to help young believers grow stronger in their faith and are based on the core values of the Robertson family that have resonated with Americans across the country through A&E’s Duck Dynasty and the Robertsons’ Duck Commander franchise.
    *Korie Robertson is a New York Times best-selling author, the wife of Duck Commander® CEO Willie Robertson and star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. A mother of five, Korie balances family life and her role at Duck Commander with several ventures of her own, including her retail store Duck & Dressing, overseeing licensing for the family’s brands and philanthropic work with a children’s home in the Dominican Republic, Help One Now and adoption and foster care advocacy in Louisiana. Her writing credits include Duck Commander Devotions for Kids, The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work, Faith Commander: Living Five Values from the Parables of Jesus and The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artist — Danielle Todd
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT
    Maybe the best way to describe Danielle would be by quoting some of her influences:

    "For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness." ~ Reba McEntire

    "I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music." ~ Billy Joel

    "I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water." ~ Ray Charles

    "If music be the food of love, play on." ~ William Shakespeare

    "It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony." ~ Benjamin Britten

    "Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music." ~ Jimi Hendrix

    "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." ~ Bob Marley

    "Without music, life would be a mistake." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

    AND Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!

TDMS Dating Game

  • THE DATING GAME — Sponsored by ChristianMingle.com
    Last week James was all ready to chat with two women he'd chosen to potentially join him on his date night, but just prior to our show, one of the ladies backed out. (Being on the radio isn't for everyone!) So James ended up having a lovely conversation with Kate. This week, he'll let us know if he's still interested in inviting Kate on the big date!
    (Hopefully he won't try rhyming like that. Cause if he does, Kate will soon scat!)

    *James has just won A FREE 1 year subscription to ChristianMingle AND… after Drew & Tim The Tool help him find the best possible match, we’ll pick up the tab for an exquisite date night out on the town with HOPEFULLY that special someone! James and his date will be chauffeur driven in a black Escalade to one of the GTA’s most exclusive French restaurants – Sassafraz - and then off to discover one of the best views of the city at Panorama Lounge! To find out more about James and to follow his journey on the Dating Game, go to www.drewmarshall.ca/datinggame

    (If you'd like to be our NEXT Dating Game Contestant - send your contact details, your picture, and as much information about you as possible, including why YOU would make the best choice as our next contestant on THE DATING GAME - to mingle(at)drewmarshall.ca)
    *Contestants must be over 21 and live in the Greater Toronto Area.

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
    Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? (Click here)

    This week on The Pub Crawl:
    A couple of Drew's good friends - Lara Dewar Laurie & Karl Wirtz


    TOPICS:

    1/ Around 4:00 AM on a night this week in Toronto where the temperature outside was -20C, a 3-year old boy wandered out of his relative's apartment into the deadly cold wearing only a shirt and diapers. He was found dead later that morning in the yard of a nearby home. So many questions! How did this happen? Who was supervising him? Was this merely a situation that couldn't have been expected/prevented or was this as a result of neglectful child care? And if there is a God, surely God would have intervened and saved an innocent child from slowly freezing to death outside in the middle of the night?

    2/ A Peel Regional police officer was videoed being slapped and hit by two teenage girls, who then simply walked away from her as she tried to hold on. Is it time to ask why “smaller weak people” are being hired to protect our communities? Or have women, in particular, been a good balance to the large, ego driven males that have tended to dominate police forces?

    3/ Students from a Catholic school in San Francisco chose the first day of Lent to protest their church. They're upset with the fact that their teachers are required to adhere to a morality clause, which now includes language that reaffirms the church’s stance against homosexuality, same-sex marriage, abortion, contraceptives and artificial insemination. If a teacher violates or even shows support for these issues, they could be disciplined. Should Catholic school teachers be allowed to express their opinions about these issues, even if they don't align with the Catholic church? Or should Catholic school teachers be... Catholic?

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
    Got something to say about today's Pub Crawl topics? Call 877-569-1250 (toll free in Canada & The States) OR Tweet us your thoughts on @tdms OR post your thoughts on our Drew Marshall Show Facebook page OR send us a message or voicemail through our website www.drewmarshall.ca OR just mutter to yourself like an angry octogenarian!

Talkback, etc.

  • USELESS SUMMERTIME TRIVIA
    It's shaping up to be the coldest February EVER in this neck of the woods. So since the warmth ain't coming to us, we thought we'd bring the warmth to you! We'll play some sound effects, beachy type music and themes from TV shows set in warm locations. All you have to do is call in and tell us what we're playing and you win absolutely nothing!
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

  • W.here's T.he F.aith (W.T.F?)
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!)

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show February 14, 2015

A Radio Host And A Preacher Walk Into A Book...

  • Sean Lowe — Author Of For the Right Reasons: America's Favorite Bachelor on Faith, Love, Marriage, and Why Nice Guys Finish First
    Sean Lowe, one of the three finalists on Emily Maynard's popular season of The Bachelorette, later starred in the 2013 season of The Bachelor. Credited by the New York Times for "reinvigorating the franchise," he has been voted America's favorite Bachelor and is the only one to marry his match from the show. In his tell all memoir, For the Right Reasons goes behind the scenes of ABC's mega-hits The Bachelor and The Bachelorette and into the private life of the shows' most captivating leading man. After two intense seasons on primetime's most popular reality shows-culminating in his fairytale wedding to Catherine Giudici, Lowe finally bares the secrets of life in (and beyond) the spotlight. His gripping tell-all uncovers: the backstage drama that fuels The Bachelor and The Bachelorette; the personal struggles and Christian faith that have made him the man he is today; how he overcame heartbreak to find his true love; the keys to pursuing purity in the cynical, sexually charged Hollywood culture. In the end, Lowe found that good does win, that truth brings deception to light, and that "nice guys" do ultimately finish first.

Special Guests

  • Craig (and Jeanette) Gross — Producer of Best Sex Life Now
    The "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie, releasing on Valentine's Day this year, has caused quite a stir, and many are questioning the behaviors portrayed in the film. Pastor Craig Gross, co-founder of XXXchurch.com, says movies like this have led some to believe they have to go to extremes to have great sex and has caused the sex industry to become increasingly dark and violent. Many married couples feel trapped in lack-luster sex lives, yet the fantasies presented in "Fifty Shades of Grey" seem like something they can never attain. Craig wants individuals to know they can have great sex in their marriage and experience true intimacy without taking the extreme measures modeled by Christian and Anastasia. Together with Dave Willis, founder of StrongerMarriages.org, Craig produced a new video series called "Best Sex Life Now," intended to address Christian couples' top questions about the bedroom. Many of these questions, such as "Are sex toys okay for married Christians?" have been raised because of the "Fifty Shades" hype. Because of his work with XXXchurch.com, which ministers to those addicted to porn or in the porn industry, Gross has attended many adult trade shows throughout the years to witness to those attending. He has noticed that paraphernalia and subject matter has been getting increasingly dark in the last few years – something he largely attributes to the popularization of BDSM in "Fifty Shades." In "Best Sex Life Now," Gross explains that there is a lot of freedom for married couples to explore and experiment, but believes that fantasies like porn and "Fifty Shades" miss the point of sex. "Sex is a gift from God, and it brings intimacy and connection to marriage," said Gross. "It is meant for you to show your love for your spouse, and how much you cherish him or her." "Best Sex Life Now" encourages couples to open up with each other about the bedroom and make intimacy a priority in their marriage.
    www.craiggross.com

  • Dawn Bennett — Today's topic: Top 10 Myths Singles Believe About Marriage! Top 10 Myths Marrieds Believe About Divorce
    Divorce Lawyer Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like a divorce lawyer! It can be overwhelming when your marriage breaks down, but the fact is that even people of faith end up divorcing. And unfortunately many people feel a sense of rejection from their place of worship rather than support and healing. When the painful decision to divorce has been made, it's important to have someone that really knows the law but also understands your personal & spiritual needs. Dawn Bennett is a Family Lawyer who appreciates that divorce is a reality, and there are many in need of legal council.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Weeks Recording Artist — Samantha Martin
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Toronto based roots and blues ensemble Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar are set to release their full-length album Send The Nightingale officially on February 18th at The Lula Lounge in Toronto. A rising star on the Canadian roots and blues scene, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar have quickly gained attention and praise from soul, gospel and blues fans alike. Martin's rich, soulful voice has been compared with Mavis Staples and Sharon Jones. Along with Delta Sugar (Mikey McCallum, Sherie Marshall and Stacie Tabb), the latest incarnation of this artist results in "gorgeous triple part harmonies and distinct guitar tones" (Exclaim! Feb. 2014). Samantha, who also plays acoustic and resonator guitar on the recording, fuses gospel, roots and blues that is ripe for 21st century audiences. Send The Nightingale is the soundtrack for courage, anger, love, and vulnerability all rolled in to one stunning package. In a short time, Samantha Martin has been featured at festivals of all kinds, including: Calgary Folk Festival, Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, Dawson City Music Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, Summerfolk Festival and Shelter Valley Folk Festival. In November 2014, Toronto blues fans were introduced to Martin’s dynamic voice when she was featured in the Toronto Blues Society’s annual Women’s Blues Review at Massey Hall, followed by, opening for the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama at Roy Thompson Hall. Her upcoming official showcases at the Toronto Blues Society’s Blues Summit (Toronto, Jan. 2015) and Folk Alliance International Conference (Kansas City, Feb. 2015) are sure to keep this big- voice-little-lady busy for future years to come.
    "***We apologize to the ladies for our difficulty with sound engineering. We had new equipment that day and our engineer's meds weren't working!"

    AND Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!

TDMS Dating Game

  • Today is the big day!!! — Sponsored by ChristianMingle.com
    Our Dating Game contestant James has found TWO women who he'd like to bring on his all expenses paid chauffeur driven date night to Sassafraz in Yorkville then to the best view of the city at the Panorama Lounge. James will call up his two prospective dates and ask them his top 5 questions! (Drew & Tim The Tool will join in like immature 6th graders, so as a thank you to the girls for being such good sports, ChristianMingle.com will give each of them a free 1 year membership!)

    *James has just won A FREE 1 year subscription to ChristianMingle AND… after Drew & Tim The Tool help him find the best possible match, we’ll pick up the tab for an exquisite date night out on the town with HOPEFULLY that special someone! James and his date will be chauffeur driven in a black Escalade to one of the GTA’s most exclusive French restaurants – Sassafraz - and then off to discover one of the best views of the city at Panorama Lounge! To find out more about James and to follow his journey on the Dating Game, go to www.drewmarshall.ca/datinggame

    (If you'd like to be our NEXT Dating Game Contestant - send your contact details, your picture, and as much information about you as possible, including why YOU would make the best choice as our next contestant on THE DATING GAME - to mingle(at)drewmarshall.ca)
    *Contestants must be over 21 and live in the Greater Toronto Area.

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
    Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? (Click here)

    This week on The Pub Crawl:
    Sheila Wray Gregoire - Author of The Good Girls Guide to Great Sex
    www.tolovehonorandvacuum.com

    TOPICS:

    1/ If women aren't “harmed” by reading erotica like “50 Shades Of Grey” then why can't men look at porn?

    2/ If sex inevitably gets boring in most marriages, then as long as we don't get all “Ghomeshi” on our spouse, what's wrong with a little bondage and a little pain and a few toys?

    3/ Is it realistic to expect that a marriage can honestly recover from an affair? And is “hanging in” because divorce is a “sin” ever NOT the “right” thing to do?

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
    Got something to say about today's Pub Crawl topics? Call 877-569-1250 (toll free in Canada & The States) OR Tweet us your thoughts on @tdms OR post your thoughts on our Drew Marshall Show Facebook page OR send us a message or voicemail through our website www.drewmarshall.ca OR just mutter to yourself like an angry octogenarian!

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A Radio Host And A Preacher Walk Into A Book...

  • Bruce Cockburn — Author Of Rumours Of Glory
    Best known for his memorable songs including ‘Pacing the Cage’ (1995), ‘If a Tree Falls’ (1988), ‘If I Had a Rocket Launcher’ (1984), ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Time’ (1984) and ‘Wondering Where the Lions Are’ (1979), the award‐winning songwriter and pioneering guitarist, whose life and music has been shaped by politics, protest, romance, and spiritual discovery, has released over 30 albums spanning five decades. In his much anticipated memoir, Rumours of Glory, Bruce Cockburn invites us into his private world, providing an intimate commentary on his life and work, focused on the roots of his songwriting and the stories behind his best‐known songs (referencing over 104 songs and lyrics throughout). From Ottawa in 1945 (where he was born) through to Baghdad in 2004, Bruce shares his family life, personal relationships, Christian convictions, and the social and political activism that has defined him and his music, and has both invigorated and incited his fans worldwide. The book also offers his fascinating tour through five decades of North American history, politics, and culture.
    *Bruce Cockburn's extensive repertoire of musical styles and skillfully crafted lyrics have been covered by such diverse artists as Jerry Garcia, Chet Atkins, Judy Collins, Elbow, Barenaked Ladies, Jimmy Buffett, and k.d. lang. A devoted and deeply respected activist, he has worked with organizations such as Oxfam, Amnesty International, Doctors without Borders, Friends of the Earth, and USC Canada. Bernie Finkelstein, founder of True North Records, has been his management partner for 40 years. Cockburn lives in San Francisco.

Special Guests

  • Tribute To Jim Leek — Morning Man & Music Director of JOY 1250
    The station that airs our show suffered a tragic loss last week. Their morning man and music director, Jim Leek, died after scuba diving while on vacation in Florida at the age of 58. Jim had been with this broadcast family for over 18 years. He was a caring, warm, funny, and gracious man who was a blessing to his family, friends and thousands of listeners. Today, our show will pay tribute to Jim Leek as we hear from some of those in the industry that Jim championed: Danny Brooks, Steve Bell, Kelita, Ali Matthews, Mark Masri, Jacob Moon, Ken Michell (Dustkickers) Kevin Pauls (Tenore), Joel Auge (Capstone, Six Days, Hewitt) Marlene O'Neill (Tonettes), Karen Burke (Toronto Mass Choir), Sharon Riley (Faith Chorale), Hiram Joseph

  • Vicky Beeching — Theologian, Writer, Broadcaster, Recording Artist
    Vicky Beeching is an Oxford-educated theologian, writer, broadcaster and keynote speaker. She appears regularly on BBC TV, Sky News and writes for publications like The Guardian and The Independent. She’s been profiled by The Huffington Post, BBC World Service and Time Magazine Online. Vicky is an advisor to the United Nations on LGBT equality and religion. She is based between London, England and Washington D.C., USA. After Oxford, Vicky trained as a management consultant and during this season she was offered a full-time recording contract with music label giant EMI, so she took the leap, signed with them and moved to the USA to record and tour. Touring for almost a decade across North America and Europe, Vicky sang and spoke regularly in front of 20,000 people. A key part of Vicky’s story took place on August 14th, 2014. In an interview that featured on the front page of two major UK newspapers, Vicky came out as gay. Coming from such a conservative Christian background and having ‘star status’ in the Bible belt gospel music industry meant her announcement created international shock-waves. For Vicky, taking this step was to face her greatest fear and do what she’d never thought possible.

  • Doctor Assisted Suicide Is Now Legal?
    The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously struck down the ban on providing a doctor-assisted death to mentally competent but suffering and "irremediable'' patients. What does this mean for our society? What does this mean for people of faith? Joining us to discuss this landmark ruling are:

    Dr. Margaret Somerville
    World Renowned Ethicist / Founding Director of McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law / Samuel Gale Professor of Law / Professor, Faculty of Medicine at McGill University

    AND

    Geoffrey Trotter
    Lead Counsel for The Evangelical Fellowship Of Canada before the Supreme Court of Canada in the landmark Carter v. Canada physician-assisted suicide case

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Weeks Recording Artists — The Elwins
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    The Elwins have garnered an impressive pile of attention and praise considering their relative youth. From performing alongside acts like Tokyo Police Club, Arkells, Born Ruffians, Brendan Canning, and Walk Off The Earth or at festivals including SXSW, CMW, POP Montreal, and the Halifax Pop Explosion to being heralded an “act to watch” by tastemakers like Exclaim!, CBC Radio 3, and Torontoist.com, The Elwins have rapidly risen the rungs of the Canadian independent music scene. Dripping with fun (and facial hair), The Elwins’ notoriously high-energy sets are full of smile-inducing sing-alongs and plenty of crowd participation. The energy emitted by the band is absorbed by audiences and reciprocated tenfold, resulting in an ever-escalating give-and-take that makes instant fans of any casual listeners within earshot.

    AND Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!

TDMS Dating Game

  • THE DATING GAME
    It's time to check in with our new Dating Game contestant, to see how his search for Ms. Right is going on ChristianMingle.com

    *James has just won A FREE 1 year subscription to ChristianMingle AND… after Drew & Tim The Tool help him find the best possible match, we’ll pick up the tab for an exquisite date night out on the town with HOPEFULLY that special someone! James and his date will be chauffeur driven in a black Escalade to one of the GTA’s most exclusive French restaurants – Sassafraz - and then off to discover one of the best views of the city at Panorama Lounge! To find out more about James and to follow his journey on the Dating Game, go to www.drewmarshall.ca/datinggame

    (If you'd like to be our NEXT Dating Game Contestant - send your contact details, your picture, and as much information about you as possible, including why YOU would make the best choice as our next contestant on THE DATING GAME - to mingle(at)drewmarshall.ca)
    *Contestants must be over 21 and live in the Greater Toronto Area.

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show January 31, 2015

Special Guests

  • Stephen Tobolowsky — One Of Hollywood's Leading Character Actors
    Stephen Tobolowsky has appeared over 200 movies and television shows and is probably best known for playing Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, Sammy Jankis in Memento, Werner Brandes in Sneakers, Happy Chapman in Garfield, and Mr. Bates in Freaky Friday. On television, he has played Tor Ekland on Seinfeld, Hugo Jarry on Deadwood, Bob Bishop on Heroes, and is currently seen as Sandy Ryerson on Glee, Stu Beggs on Californication, and Alan Dolfe in Big Time in Hollywood Florida, premiering this season for Comedy Central. He wrote and performed Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party that premiered at the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen. He wrote True Stories with David Byrne and Beth Henley. He has written and performed his stories on the “The Tobolowsky Files” for Slashfilm.com and on iTunes. PRI (Public Radio International) is now producing broadcasts of his stories to air on stations across the country. His first book of stories, The Dangerous Animals Club, was published by Simon and Schuster in September 2012. His second book, My Adventures With God will be released in 2015. Stephen's most recent film - Christian Mingle The Movie - which also stars Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls), was just released on DVD!

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks - It's time for our monthly visit with our favorite Hollywood Correspondent!

  • We Love Tim The Tool!
    Last week, Tim The Tool happened to mention to Drew that his depression had been getting worse lately. So this week, Drew decided he would surprise Tim by having Mark Vander Vennen (Executive Director of Shalem Mental Health Network) call in to the show. Mark was able to get Tim to share a little about what's been going on and the boys all had a meaningful yet light hearted discussion about the intersection of mental health and faith. #letsREALLYtalkaboutit

A Radio Host And A Preacher Walk Into A Book...

  • N.T. Wright — Author of Simply Good News: Why The Gospel Is News & What Makes It Good
    The bishop, Bible scholar, modern heir to C. S. Lewis, and revered author of Simply Christian and Simply Jesus offers a fresh look at the Gospel, explaining why Jesus’ message is “good news” and why it is more timely and transforming today than we know. The Gospel means good news. But if the message has been around for 2,000 years, what makes it significant today? What’s so “good” about stories involving damnation, violence, and a God who sacrifices his only son? Noted Bible scholar N.T. Wright shows us how Christians today have lost sight of what the “good news” of the gospel really is. In Simply Good News, he takes us back in time to reveal how the people of the first-century—the gospel’s original audience—would have received Jesus’ message. He offers a clear and thoughtful analysis of what the “good news” really is, and applies it to our lives today, revealing its power to transform us.
    *N. T. Wright is the former bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world's leading Bible scholars. He is now serving as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For twenty years he taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford Universities, and he has been featured on ABC News, Dateline, and The Colbert Report.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artist — Anne Lindsay
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Anne Lindsay has established herself as one of the most engaging and versatile instrumentalists in Canada. She has three award winning CD's of her own and has been named Jazz Violinist of the Year (National Jazz Awards) and Solo Instrumentalist and Producer of the Year (Canadian Folk Music Awards). Anne has played on hundreds of recordings and is a featured performer with Jim Cuddy, Blue Rodeo, The Skydiggers and John McDermott. She was the resident fiddler for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the stage production of The Lord of the Rings and is an exuberant fireplug of a session-player-to-the-stars (Led Zeppelin, The Chieftains, Blue Rodeo, James Taylor, Roger Daltrey). Her new CD, SOLOWORKS is a departure. It consists of 13 solo compositions that Anne performs alone, on violin, voice, piano and nyckelharpa. From toe tapping fiddle tunes to lyrical ballads, SOLOWORKS is a major artistic accomplishment, and a personal triumph.
    *Anne's CD RELEASE for her latest album, SOLOWORKS will be Friday February 6th at The Heliconian Hall in Yorkville/Toronto

    AND Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!

TDMS Dating Game

  • THE DATING GAME
    Last week we met our 4th Dating Game Contestant – James - who joined us in studio. This week, we check in with our new contestant, to see how his search for Ms. Right is going on ChristianMingle.com

    *James has just won A FREE 1 year subscription to ChristianMingle AND… after Drew & Tim The Tool help him find the best possible match, we’ll pick up the tab for an exquisite date night out on the town with HOPEFULLY that special someone! James and his date will be chauffeur driven in a black Escalade to one of the GTA’s most exclusive French restaurants – Sassafraz - and then off to discover one of the best views of the city at Panorama Lounge! To find out more about James and to follow his journey on the Dating Game, go to www.drewmarshall.ca/datinggame

    (If you'd like to be our NEXT Dating Game Contestant - send your contact details, your picture, and as much information about you as possible, including why YOU would make the best choice as our next contestant on THE DATING GAME - to mingle(at)drewmarshall.ca)
    *Contestants must be over 21 and live in the Greater Toronto Area.

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
    Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? (Click here)

    This week on The Pub Crawl:
    Paul Robertson - Youth Culture Specialist www.paulrobertson.ca
    Kevin Miller - Film Maker www.hellbound.com

    TOPICS:

    1/ The Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson, thinks that God made him throw 4 interceptions in order to set up his team's dramatic comeback. And according to a new study, 1 in 4 Americans actually believe that God decides who will win the Superbowl. (Now we know why the good ol' USofA is no longer the world's greatest superpower!) Are Americans really that theologically ignorant OR if God cares about the sparrow, then is there a chance that God cares about sports as well?

    2/ Now that marijuana is being legalized in more and more places, what does this mean for those who believed marijuana to be an illegal substance and therefore not an “approved activity” by their sacred scriptures? Christianity used to be pretty hung up on drinking and now seems to be pretty much accepted in most churches. Do you see pot going the same way? If your clergy legally smoked pot, for medical reasons or otherwise, would you want them to resign?

    3/ Rapid Fire: Are teens worser than ever before? If marriages don't last, why bother? Why not just really commit to each other and live together? Do you think Hell scares anyone anymore?
    (Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? CLICK HERE


    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
    Got something to say about today's Pub Crawl topics? Call 877-569-1250 (toll free in Canada & The States) OR Tweet us your thoughts on @tdms OR post your thoughts on our Drew Marshall Show Facebook page OR send us a message or voicemail through our website www.drewmarshall.ca OR just mutter to yourself like an angry octogenarian!

Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he Faith?
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!)
    Today's W.T.F. Guest: Michelle Boorstein - Religion Reporter for The Washington Post

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show January 24, 2015

Special Guests

  • Vishavjit Singh — Sikh Captain America!
    Is he Christian? Is he Handsome? Is he Indian? Is he from a place far away? Is he from the land of wars? Is he American? These are questions addressed and prompted by NYC based cartoonist, writer & costume player in his artistic pursuits. The 9/11 attacks in United States and the subsequent hate crime wave adversely affecting many Sikhs, created the right conditions for an artistic spark. Inspired by the creative response of American editorial cartoonists to the tragic events, Vishavjit started creating cartoons focusing on Sikh news/events. As a survivor of 1984 genocidal killings of Sikhs in India his cartoons focus on the latest political, social, economic and religious developments within the Sikh community around the world. His work has been featured in museum exhibits, film festivals, youth retreats/camps and conferences. Many Sikh news and portal websites/magazines publish his work on a regular basis. For the last two years, Vishavjit has been engaged in a costume playing journey pushing our collective perceptual boundaries to shatter stereotypes and create possibilities for new connections and conversations. He dressed as Captain America in a turban and beard walking the streets of NYC in the summer of 2013 for a photo shoot and has since been on a wild uplifting road trip from NYC to Los Angeles to Kansas, and hopefully many more stops to come. His short film, Red & White Beard captures some of his experiences.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artists — Fred Penner
    Fred Penner is probably one of the most recognized names in the world of children's entertainment. This is the man who crawled magically out of that hollow log for 12 seasons and nearly 900 episodes in the hit CBC TV show Fred Penner’s Place, which ran from 1985 - 1997. He still receives fan mail to this day from some of the 55 million American viewers where the show ran for four years on Nickelodeon. However, he's so much more - singer/songwriter, composer, actor, writer, author, TV host and keynote speaker! 12 Children’s Albums, countless energetically packed live shows for throngs of eager audiences across North America, composing the music for APTN/YTV’s Tipi Tales, and writing the score and hosting the TV documentary The Simple Way, Fred Penner was the first children’s entertainer to headline at the Los Angeles Amphitheater. This four time recipient of the Parents’ Choice Award and the man Los Angeles Parent called the "Canadian Minister of Positivity" was also a humble recipient of the Order of Canada, the highest recognition given to a Canadian citizen. One of his albums, Happy Feet was named Best Children’s Album of the Year by the U.S.A’s Entertainment Weekly and he is the first ever winner of the Prairie Music Award for Outstanding Children’s Recording.

    CHECK THESE VIDEOS OUT!
    Fred singing his iconic song "The Cat Came Back" on our buddy Strombo's show and THIS VIDEO might bring back some memories for some of you!

  • Ken Whiteley
    Ken Whiteley’s is a Canadian roots music legend. His musical journey has taken him from jug band, folk and swing to blues, gospel and children’s music. Among numerous accolades, he has been awarded a Canadian Folk Music Award, Genie Award for Best Original Song in a Canadian film, Lifetime Achievement recognition from the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals and Mariposa Folk Festival. He has also been nominated for 7 Juno awards and 14 Maple Blues Awards. Ken’s live performances showcase his outstanding musicianship on guitars and mandolin, award winning original songs and his powerful vocals, called “…a cross between Pete Seeger and Tony Bennett on 11!” Whether leading his own group, solo or collaborating with peers at blues, folk, children’s festivals and concerts of all sizes, his “…deep knowledge and infectious passion” guarantee good times for all. As a producer of over 125 recording projects, Ken’s productions have garnered 10 Canadian Gold and Platinum records, 4 American Gold records, 22 Juno and 2 Grammy nominations, and sold over 8 million copies.

    Ken Whiteley’s popular Sunday afternoon gospel music series at www.hughsroom.com is celebrating it’s 12th season with an amazing selection of both local and international gospel artists. Each show highlights the interaction of award winning guest vocalists and musicians sharing the stage with Ken for a joyous afternoon of uplifting musical magic. Whether you are coming for the terrific music, or to sing and clap along, or for the spiritual experience, this Gospel series promises to be an accessible and exciting blend of musical styles that is appropriate for music lovers of all ages. *This month's show is on Sunday January 25th @ 2:00 PM. (Come early, grab lunch & a few drinks!) Jane Siberry, Len Udow, George Koller and Juno Award Winning Singer/Songwriter – Fred Penner!

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    This is the kind of thing you'll get at the Ken Whiteley Gospel Matinee – THIS SUNDAY @ www.hughsroom.com

    AND Check out our Drewtubepage to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!

A Radio Host And A Preacher Walk Into A Book...

  • Greg Paul — Author of Simply Open: A Guide to Experiencing God in the Everyday
    Simply Open teaches readers that moment by moment, you can invite God to open you up—eyes, ears, nostrils, hands and mouth, heart and mind. And moment by moment, as you open yourself, you’ll find yourself closer to God’s grace-filled and wide-open heart. This practice is so simple that you can integrate it into the most complex schedule and pick it up again immediately if you forget about it for weeks at a time. Simply Open is a practical book of three-word prayers that will help readers connect more deeply with God and with others. The lessons within these pages will allow you to open up your senses, your heart and your mind to the messages of love and hope God has for you. Simply Open invites you to a practice of prayer and awareness that can turn each ordinary work day into a deepening spiritual journey.
    *Greg Paul is a pastor and member of Sanctuary (Toronto), a ministry where the wealthy and poor share their experiences and resources daily and care for the most hurting and excluded people in the city. His other published works include Close Enough to Hear God Breathe, EPCA’s 2012 Non-fiction Christian Book Award winner, The Twenty-Piece Shuffle, and God in the Alley.

TDMS Dating Game

  • Introducing our NEW Dating Game Contestant...
    James has just won A FREE 1 year subscription to ChristianMingle AND… after Drew & Tim The Tool help him find the best possible match, we’ll pick up the tab for an exquisite date night out on the town with HOPEFULLY that special someone! James and his date will be chauffeur driven in a black escalade to one of the GTA’s most exclusive French restaurants – Sassafraz - and then off to discover one of the best views of the city at Panorama Lounge! James joins us in studio and the boys will walk him through the process of signing up for ChristianMingle To find out more about James and to follow his journey on the Dating Game, go to www.drewmarshall.ca/datinggame

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
    Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? (Click here)

    This week on The Pub Crawl:
    Lillian Daniel - Yale Divinity Graduate, Author of When Spiritual But Not Religious Is Not Enough www.lilliandaniel.com

    TOPICS:

    1/ Makayla Sault is the 11-year old First Nations girl who's parents fought for the right to stop chemotherapy treatment on her (because it was making her so sick) and instead, use natural remedies and faith to heal her. Makayla died this week. Her family says it was the chemo that killed her. Medical professionals say that it was probably the Cancer bouncing back because the chemotherapy had been stopped. It would have been great if her church and parents, who are pastors, had been able to say that God had healed her, but since that didn't happen... Should the wishes of an 11 year old / the wishes of the religious parents / the demands of an aboriginal community... should they all have overshadowed the medical testimony which revealed that the original course of action had 90-95% success rate?

    2/ A jury awarded $150,000 to a man who was forced to retire because he refused to use the companies newly installed biometric hand scanner to track employee time and attendance. The man repeatedly told his employer that submitting to a biometric hand scanner violated his religious beliefs as an Evangelical Christian. (Mark Of The Beast, Antichrist, Revelation, yadda yadda yadda) Even if the employer could have accommodated this man, did they really violate his religious rights? Did the man have another option other than a/ use the scanner and go to Hell or b/ force the company to fire him then sue for religious discrimination?

    3/ After last week's show, someone with a Jamaican accent called the studio and complained about our show. During the conversation, the gentleman wondered why Drew even had a radio show on a Christian radio station and questioned his “salvation.” He finished the call by saying, “Drew only has a radio show because he's white.” Is this racism? If it is, are white people even allowed to call it racism? Happy Martin Luther King Day!

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
    Got something to say about today's Pub Crawl topics? Call 877-569-1250 (toll free in Canada & The States) OR Tweet us your thoughts on @tdms OR post your thoughts on our Drew Marshall Show Facebook page OR send us a message or voicemail through our website www.drewmarshall.ca OR just mutter to yourself like an angry octogenarian!

Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he Faith?
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!)
    Today's W.T.F. Guest: Emma Green – Assistant Managing Editor at The Atlantic

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show January 17, 2015

Special Guests

  • Mark Hapka — Zach from Ghost Whisperer, Nathan Horton from Days Of Our Lives
    With roles in Criminal Minds, Hannah Montana, Cold Case, and Greek, Mark is probably best known for his roles in Ghost Whisperer, The Other Side and Days Of Our Lives. Mark recently had one of his most challenging roles in the Dylan Baker film 23 BLAST. This inspirational movie is about the remarkable true life events of Travis Freeman who played football for Corbin High School in the mid 1990’s despite being blind. Travis is suddenly stricken with irreversible, total blindness, and must decide whether to live a safe, protected life or to summon the courage through playing football to step back into the world. Having been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, NBC's Today and Dateline NBC, Freeman’s story was the winner of Heartland Film Festival’s Audience Choice Award for Narrative Feature. 23 Blast is directed/produced by Dylan Baker (Spider-Man 2 & 3, 13 Days) and stars Stephen Lang (Avatar, Terra Nova), Alexa Vega (Spy Kids, Nashville), Mark Hapka (Day of Our Lives, Criminal Minds), Max Adler (Glee), Bram Hoover, Kim Zimmer (Guiding Light, One Life to Live), Becky Ann Baker (Men in Black, Freaks and Geeks, A Simple Plan) Timothy Busfield (Field of Dreams, Thirtysomething), Dylan Baker (Anchorman 2, Spiderman 2 &3, The Good Wife), and Fred D. Thompson (Sinister, Law & Order, Die Hard 2). Following the nationwide theatrical release, the family-friendly drama 23 BLAST will be available on DVD and Digital HD on January 20th.

  • Mubin Shaikh — Ex-Muslim Extremist - Turned Undercover Intelligence Operative, Author of Undercover Jihadi
    Mubin Shaikh was born and raised in Canada but at age 19, became a supporter of the militant jihadi culture. The 9/11 attacks prompted him to travel to Syria and study Arabic and Islamic Studies deepening his knowledge of Islam. Shaikh eventually relinquished his violent interpretations of Islam and volunteered with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) to fight international and domestic terrorism. Working for CSIS he infiltrated several radical groups and conducted surveillance on suspects as an undercover operative on cases which remain CLASSIFIED, eventually traversing to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET). He went undercover with and was instrumental in prosecuting Canada’s largest domestic terrorism investigation known as the “Toronto 18” case. He spent four years testifying in five legal hearings as a Fact Witness resulting in eleven admitting their guilt or being found guilty and seven members released due to Mubin’s testimony. Mubin then completed a Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (MPICT) and is currently doing his Ph.D in Psychological Sciences, Tactical Decision Making Research Group at the University of Liverpool. He is one of the very few people in the world to have actually been undercover in a homegrown terror cell. Because of this experience, Shaikh is considered a primary source for the study of Islamist radicalization and terrorism by academics worldwide and remains an active trainer of military, police and government intelligence on violent Islamist extremists.

  • John W. Loftus — Author of Christianity Is Not Great: How Faith Fails
    The contributors in this book begin by dissecting the many problematic aspects of religious faith generally. They repeatedly demonstrate that, with faith as a foundation, almost anything can be believed or denied. And almost any horrific deed can be committed. The authors then take a good hard look at many of the most important political, institutional, scientific, social, and moral harms committed in the name of Christianity. These range from the historical persecutions of the Inquisition and witch hunts to the current health hazards of faith healing. Finally, the authors answer three common Christian retorts to criticisms from nonbelievers: (1) that atheists cannot judge a harmful action without an objective moral standard; (2) that atheists need faith to solve the world’s problems; and (3) that atheists cannot live a good life without faith. Loftus and the contributors generally conclude that, given both the well-documented historical record and ongoing problems raised by the faith, Christianity decisively fails empirical tests of its usefulness to humanity.
    John W. Loftus earned M.A. and M.Div. degrees in theology and philosophy from Lincoln Christian Seminary under the guidance of Dr. James D. Strauss. He then attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he studied under Dr. William Lane Craig and received a Th.M. degree in philosophy of religion. Before leaving the church, he had ministries in Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana, and taught at several Christian and secular colleges. Loftus is the author of Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity; The Outsider Test for Faith: How to Know Which Religion Is True; and the coauthor with Randal Rauser of God or Godless? One Theist. One Christian. Twenty Controversial Questions. In addition, he is the editor of The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails, and The End of Christianity.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artist — Shawna Caspi
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Shawna Caspi is a guitar-picking, classically-trained folkie with a sweet-tooth for a good story, a sly lyrical wit, and a rich, powerful voice. She sings of love, travel, home, and heart, distilling each experience into a series of vibrant snapshots, coloured with humour and grace and arranged with care and craft. Her latest release, Apartments for Lovers, is a solo guitar and voice album that showcases her rich voice and remarkable fingerstyle guitar technique.

    AND Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!

TDMS Dating Game

  • IT’S DATING GAME #4! — The Search Is On For Our NEXT Dating Game Contestant!
    ChristianMingle wants to help YOU find that special someone! So if you’re up for a bit of fun, then we’ll pick up the tab while you look for love. This year’s Dating Game contestant will receive a free 1 year membership to ChristianMingle as well as an all expenses paid, chauffeur driven date night to one of Canada’s most exclusive restaurants.

    TO BECOME A CONTESTANT all entries must be received before MIDNIGHT January 22nd.

    Send to mingle(at)drewmarshall.ca
    1/ Your contact details
    2/ Your picture
    3/ As much information about you as possible, including why YOU would make the best choice as our next contestant on THE DATING GAME!
    *Contestants must be over 21 and live in the Greater Toronto Area.
    **Contestants must be available for DATE NIGHT on Friday March 6th and be able to join us in our Oakville studio on Jan 24, Feb 14 & March 7.

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
    Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? (Click here)

    This week on The Pub Crawl:
    Two of Drew's buddies from when he used to live in California – Ken Cross & Scott Koop.

    TOPICS:

    1/ Pope Francis has said that there are limits to free speech, especially when it comes to making fun of someone's religious beliefs. Do you feel the same? In other words, should the atheistically militant Charlie Hedbo magazine be allowed to continually insult Muslims? How about Catholics?

    2/ A young boy who was in a horrible car accident that left him in a coma for two months and now a quadriplegic, told his story about going to heaven during his coma. He now says he lied and made the whole thing up because he wanted to be popular. Now the publisher has decided to remove all the books from stores. First – do you believe ANY stories of going to Heaven and coming back? Second – should religious publishers even print these types of stories?

    3/ A church interrupted a funeral happening in it's sanctuary and announced that “due to technical difficulties” the funeral needed to be moved. Apparently the “technical difficulty” was that the video to be played during the funeral showed the deceased kissing her wife. Should this church have allowed the funeral despite the fact that there would have been “overt homosexuality” taking place in their sanctuary or do churches have a right to their own rules and regulations?

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
    Got something to say about today's Pub Crawl topics? Call 877-569-1250 (toll free in Canada & The States) OR Tweet us your thoughts on @tdms OR post your thoughts on our Drew Marshall Show Facebook page OR send us a message or voicemail through our website www.drewmarshall.ca OR just mutter to yourself like an angry octogenarian!

Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he Faith?
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!) Today's W.T.F. Guest: Paul Brandeis Raushenbush - Senior Religion Editor for The AOL/Huffington Post Media Group

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show January 10, 2015

Special Guests

  • Corbin Bernsen — Emmy & Golden Globe Nominated Actor (LA Law, PSYCH)
    Corbin Bernsen comes from an entertainment family. His Emmy Award winning mother played Katherine Chancellor on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless for 35 years. A graduate of UCLA where he earned a bachelors degree in Theater and a Masters degree in Playwriting, he most recently starred as Henry Spencer on USA Network’s hit original series PSYCH. He was first catapulted to stardom during the 1980s by the hit NBC TV series, L.A. Law. He was nominated for both Emmy and Golden Globe awards for his performance as Arnie Becker on the show that virtually created the ensemble drama as we now see it today. Along the way he hosted Saturday Night Live, and guest starred on Seinfeld and Star Trek to name a few notable television appearances. In the feature film arena, he starred in the comedy Hello Again, followed by other critically acclaimed roles in Disorganized Crime, Wolfgang Peterson’s Shattered, The Great White Hype, and as the Cleveland Indians’ third baseman-turned-owner Roger Dorn in the extremely popular Major League series of films. Other film credits include Lay the Favorite with Bruce Willis and The Big Year with Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. He also appeared with Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Recently, Bernsen has moved to the other side of the camera, directing the films Carpool Guy, Dead Air and Rust, which was distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment. With Rust, Bernsen shifted his focus to family friendly movies and formed Home Theater Films. His most recent film, Christian Mingle The Movie, starring Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls) was released in October 2014 by Capital. Bernsen lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 24 years, actress Amanda Pays, and their four sons.

Journey

  • Flor Edwards
    Twin sisters, Flor & Tamar, never realized that they'd grown up in a cult until one day when Flor was 15, she picked up a copy of Seventeen magazine and saw a quiz entitled, “Did You Grow Up In A Cult?” Flor and her sister began to answer “YES” to the following questions:
    1/ Did you grow up in a secluded environment?
    2/ Were you under the influence of a charismatic leader?
    3/ Were you coerced to recruit members to your group?
    4/ Were you taught that the outside world was a forbidden place, and did you feel guilty for wanting to leave?
    Flor has agreed to be interviewed for the first time, about her life in The Family International

  • John Summerfield
    Back in the early years of The Drew Marshall Show, we invited a regular caller/listener to co-host the show a few times. Toshi Hunt had a brilliant understanding of the world around her and a quick wit to boot. A few months ago, another listener named Paul Wilkinson sent us an email letting Drew know that Toshi had passed away. Her death came after being married for only 18 months. Her husband John, has agreed to share her story – to share their story – their far too short of a story.
    (Feb 2012 - their first date. April 2013 - their wedding. April 2013 - Toshi is diagnosed with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Sept 2014 Toshi passes away.)

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artist — Joanna Chapman-Smith
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Joanna has toured extensively to Canada, USA, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, England, Wales, Scotland, Denmark, Italy and Australia. She has been nominated for the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award and was the winner of the 9th Independent Music Award for “Best Acoustic Song” for which the judges included songwriting legend Tom Waits. Joanna has performed in music festivals worldwide, including the Roepaen Festival (The Netherlands), the Vancouver Island Music Festival (CAN), ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art (CAN) and S.W.I.D. (USA). She has received international airplay in over fifteen countries - including on CBC, BBC and NPR and has shared stages with the likes of Ane Brun, Devon Sproule, Tom Paxton, Anais Mitchell, Eric Taylor, Ken Whiteley, The Good Lovelies, and Catherine McLelland.

    Check out our DrewTube page new muso video - LIVE in-studio Evan Champagne
    www.hughsroom.com

TDMS Dating Game

  • IT’S DATING GAME #4! — The Search Is On For Our NEXT Dating Game Contestant!
    ChristianMingle wants to help YOU find that special someone! So if you’re up for a bit of fun, then we’ll pick up the tab while you look for love. This year’s Dating Game contestant will receive a free 1 year membership to ChristianMingle as well as an all expenses paid, chauffeur driven date night to one of Canada’s most exclusive restaurants.

    TO BECOME A CONTESTANT all entries must be received before January 20th.

    Send to mingle(at)drewmarshall.ca
    1/ Your contact details
    2/ Your picture
    3/ As much information about you as possible, including why YOU would make the best choice as our next contestant on THE DATING GAME!

    *Contestants must be over 21 and live in the Greater Toronto Area.
    **Contestants must be available for DATE NIGHT on Friday March 6th and be able to join us in our Oakville studio on Jan 24, Feb 14 & March 7.

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
    Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? (Click here)

    This week on The Pub Crawl:
    Darryl Dash — www.dashhouse.com
    David Hayward — www.nakedpastor.com

    TOPICS:

    1/ Some feel that it's harder to believe that Bill Cosby & Jian Ghomeshi could be completely innocent of sexual assault charges because of the sheer number of women who have come forward in both their cases. So does this mean that Pastor Melnichuk from Toronto's Prayer Palace is probably innocent because only two women have come forward and accused him of sexual assault?

    2/ Considering how many acts of “terrorism” have transpired in democratic western countries alone since 911, is this just the new normal or can change really take place? If so... any suggestions as to how?

    3/ According to Religious News Service, Cardinal Raymond Burke feels that the church has become to “feminized”? He says that the vast majority of attendees are women because the services have been focused on women’s issues and “rampant liturgical experimentation”. Apparently, men “respond to rigor and precision and excellence”, Burke said. Also, the reason for a drop in men enrolling to become priests is because of the appointment of altar girls. Cardinal Burke also blames gay priests for the church's sexual abuse crisis. But Cardinal Burke, if gay priests are attracted to boys and not girls, then having altar girls pretty much resolves the problem, correct?

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
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Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he Faith?
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!)
    Today's W.T.F. Guest: Kevin Eckstrom - Editor-in-Chief of Religion News Service