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Camino De Santiago

Hi everyone, this is Drew Marshall. I’m taking a sabbatical between August & December 2016 to try and recalibrate my soul. During my break I’ll be writing as well as walking one of the world’s oldest pilgrimages called The Camino de Santiago AND I’ve decided to take a vow of silence while I’m on this ancient 800 KM trail. (Me not talking for 2 months? I guess there really is a God!) Anyway, If you’d like to follow my awkward encounters during my journey of silence on The Camino, I’ll be posting regular updates at www.caminoconfessions.com. Subscribe to our Facebook page to be notified each time I post an update from the trail.

Each Saturday while I’m away, we are going to play you The Best Of 13 Seasons of Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show. Back to back to back conversations with some of the biggest names I’ve interviewed over the years. You can either LIVE Stream the show Saturdays 1-5 PM ET. or you can simply type a guest’s name into our ‘Handy-Dandy’ search engine at the top of every page and listen at your leisure.

We’ll be back live in January 2017!

OH…and if you gotta second – would you mind praying for me? Thanks.


Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show December 17, 2016

Season 123

On today’s show, it’s the best of The Drew Marshall Show from Season 13 featuring…
  • Sir Ken Robinson — Has THE Most Watched TED Talk
  • Petri Hawkins Byrd — Officer Byrd from Judge Judy?
  • Suzanne Somers — Chrissy Snow from Three's Company, Las Vegas Female
  • Entertainer Of The Year, Health & Wellness Guru, Author, Entrepreneur
  • Ms. Michael Learned — Olivia Walton from THE WALTONS
  • Alan Longmuir — Founding Member of The Bay City Rollers
  • Rob Mathes — Emmy-Winning, Grammy, Tony Award Nominated Arranger/Composer, Legendary Music Producer

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show December 10, 2016

Season 12

On today’s show, it’s the best of The Drew Marshall Show from Season 12 featuring…
  • Paul Michael Glaser — Perchik from Fiddler On The Roof / Starsky from Starsky & Hutch
  • Corbin Bernsen — Emmy & Golden Globe Nominated Actor (LA Law, PSYCH)
  • Stephen Tobolowsky — One Of Hollywood's Leading Character Actors
  • David Keith — Golden Globe Nominated Actor (An Officer And A Gentleman)
  • Noel “Paul” Stookey — Grammy Winning Recording Artist (Peter Paul & Mary)
  • Rainn Wilson — Played Dwight from Hit TV Show The Office

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show December 3, 2016

Season 11

On today’s show, it’s the best of The Drew Marshall Show from Season 11 featuring…
  • Penn Jillette — From legendary Las Vegas act Penn & Teller
  • Lisa Whelchel — “Blair” from Facts Of Life, Survivor Philippines
  • Les Stroud — Survivorman
  • David Ellefson — Founding Member of Grammy-nominated MEGADEATH
  • Taraji P. Henson — Academy Award Nominated Actress
  • Jon Anderson — Founding Member/Lead Singer of YES
  • Jase Robertson — Star of Duck Dynasty
  • Lynne Spears — Britney’s Mom

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show November 26, 2016

Season 10

On today’s show, it’s the best of The Drew Marshall Show from Season 10 featuring…
  • 10 Year Anniversary Surprise Guests:
    Gary Burghoff "Radar" from M*A*S*H*
    Crissy Moran - Ex Porn Star
    Paul Young - Author of "The Shack"
    Grant Marshall - Drew's Dad
  • George Canyon —Juno Award Winning Country Recording Artist
  • Nik Wallenda — Acrobat, Aerialist, High-Wire Artist
  • Pattie Mallette — Justin Bieber's Mom
  • Gloria Gaynor — Grammy Award Winning Recording Artist, Disco Queen!
  • Cheryl Ladd — Charlie's Angel
  • Mark Burnett — Emmy Award Winner & Creator of "The Voice", "Survivor" , "The Celebrity Apprentice" , "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?” , “Shark Tank” AND Roma Downey — Emmy and Golden Globe Nominated Actress, “Monica” on Touched By An Angel
  • Randy Stonehill — Christian Rock Pioneer

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show November 19, 2016

Season 9

On today’s show, it’s the best of The Drew Marshall Show from Season 9 featuring…
  • Bailee Madison - Film & Television Actress
  • Janine Turner - Actress from the hit TV show Northern Exposure
  • Tom Shadyac - Director of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Liar Liar, The Nutty Professor, Bruce Almighty, Patch Adams
  • Jean Vanier — Order of Canada Recipient, Philosopher & Founder of L'Arche
  • Dyan Cannon — Hollywood Actress
  • Sinead O'Connor — Recording Artist, Irish trouble maker

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show November 12, 2016

Season 8

On today’s show, it’s the best of The Drew Marshall Show from Season 8 featuring…
  • Michael Sweet — Frontman for Stryper
  • Jane Seymour — Award Winning Actress, Dr Quinn Medicine Woman
  • Kevin Sorbo — Actor, Played Lead In Hit TV Show Hercules
  • Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams — The Man Behind The Movie!
  • Larry King — Broadcasting Legend, Author of TRUTH BE TOLD: Off the Record about Favorite Guests, Memorable Moments, Funniest Jokes, and a Half Century of Asking Questions
  • Colin Mochrie — Comedy Writer, Improv Artist, TV Personality
  • Victoria Jackson — Actress, Comedian, Musician

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show November 5, 2016

Season 7

On today’s show, it’s the best of The Drew Marshall Show from Season 7 featuring…
  • Brian “Head” Welch — Grammy Winner Formerly of "Korn"
  • Larry King — Television Icon
  • Jesse "The Body" Ventura — Former Pro Wrestler, Governor, Conspiracy Talk Show Host
  • Fred Penner — Juno Winning Children’s Entertainer, The Cat Came Back guy
  • Dan Hill — Grammy/Juno Award Winning Singer/Songwriter
  • Scott Stapp — Front-Man for the band CREED!

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show October 29, 2016

Season 6

On today’s show, it’s the best of The Drew Marshall Show from Season 6 featuring…
  • Dionne Warwick — Grammy Award Winning Recording Artist
  • Chuck Woolery — Iconic TV Game Show Host
  • Kristin Chenoweth — Star of Musical Theatre, Film & Television
  • Marie Osmond — Actress, Recording Artist, brother of Donny
  • Wynonna Judd — Country Music Sensation

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show October 22, 2016

Season 5

On today’s show, it’s the best of The Drew Marshall Show from Season 5 featuring…
  • George Stroumboulopoulos — CBC’s golden boy
  • Tim Conway — Comedian, Actor, the guy that made the entire cast of The Carol Burnett Show bust up laughing
  • Alice Cooper — The original shock rocker
  • Graham Kerr — The Galloping Gourmet!

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show October 15, 2016

Season 4

On today’s show, it’s the best of The Drew Marshall Show from Season 4 featuring…
  • John Schneider - Bo from Duke’s Of Hazzard
  • John Ratzenberger — Cliff from Cheers & the voice of Pixar!
  • Lieutenant-General, Senator Roméo Dallaire - Led the UN peacekeeping mission during the Rwandan genocide
  • Ted DiBiase - Wrestling's "Million Dollar Man"
  • George Foreman — Former Heavyweight Champion of The World

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show October 8, 2016

Season 3

On today’s show, it’s the best of The Drew Marshall Show from Season 3 featuring…
  • Chuck Norris - Martial Arts Expert & Action Movie Star
  • Mr. James Brown - The Godfather of Soul
  • B.B. King - King Of The Blues
  • Don Cherry - Canadian Icon
  • Aaron Neville - Grammy Winning Recording Artist
  • Amy Grant - Grammy Winning Recording Artist
  • Randy Travis - Country Music Legend

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show October 1, 2016

Season 2

On today’s show, it’s the best of The Drew Marshall Show from Season 2 featuring…
  • Gary Burghoff - Played Radar on M*A*S*H
  • Paul Brandt - The most awarded male Country artist in Canadian history
  • John Tesh - former host of Entertainment Tonight and recording artist
  • Stephen Harper - Former Leader Of The Conservative Party of Canada & Prime Minister
  • Kathy Ireland - Supermodel and entrepreneur

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show September 24, 2016

Season 1

On today’s show, it’s the best of The Drew Marshall Show’s very first season from 13 years ago, featuring…
  • Kathie Lee Gifford - The very first interview I did with my good friend and co-host of the Today Show
  • Bruce Cockburn - Juno Award winning recording artist and one of my other favorite theologians
  • Drew Marshall - Host of The Drew Marshall Show (hey it was our first season so we must have been short of guests!)
  • Dr. Tony Campolo - Author & the first theologian who rocked my world

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show September 17, 2016

Journeys

On today’s show, some incredibly moving and profound personal stories of messy lives with hopefully a real God in the middle of it all, including...
  • Crissy the Ex Porn Star
  • Rachel Barkey, a 37 year old mother of two battling Cancer who was celebrating her last Mother’s Day
  • Pam (French) Radunsky, the sister of Kristen French who was abducted, tortured, and murdered by two of Canada’s most notorious serial killers - Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka
  • Michelle Methven, who lost her two-year old daughter from an aggressive brain tumor
  • Katarina MacLeod, a survivor of exploitation, sexual & physical abuse, drug addiction, kidnapping, and domestic prostitution and trafficking

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show September 10, 2016

LIVE! on TDMS

On today’s show, just a few LIVE on The Drew Marshall Show performances (devoted SOULY to the art of music) that left all of us in the studio feeling inspired, including...
  • Roots country duo - The Lovelocks
  • Jazz sensation - Laila Biali
  • Welsh singer songwriter - Martyn Joseph
  • Australian guitar phenomenon - Tommy Emmanuel

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show September 3, 2016

Professional Athletes

On today’s show, a variety of professional athletes including...
  • R.A. Dickey — MLB All Star Knuckleballer & Toronto Blue Jay
  • Frank Gifford — Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee (who we just lost last year)
  • Ted DiBiase — Wrestling's "Million Dollar Man"
  • CFL Hour — With Chuck Ealey, Bob O'Billovich, Hank Ilesic & Zenon Andrusyshyn
  • Mike Singletary - NFL Legend
  • Then three NHL guys join us…
    Mark Osborne - Former NHL Winger turned TV Sports Broadcaster!
    Stu Grimson - Former NHL Tough Guy turned Lawyer!
    Valeri Bure - Former NHL All Star turned husband of Candace Cameron!

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show August 27, 2016

Religiousleaders

On today’s show, some fascinating religious leaders including…
  • Magus Peter Gilmore — High Priest Of The Church Of Satan
  • Jesus Christ — Host of The Jesus Christ Show
  • Bhaktimarga Swami — Canada's Leader of The Hare Krishnas
  • Dr. Deepak Chopra — Oprah’s guru
  • Arun Gandhi - Grandson of THE Gandhi
  • Shaykh Hamza Yusuf — One of the West's Most Influential Islamic Scholars

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show August 20, 2016

Made Us Go HUH?

On today’s show, a bunch of interviews that made us all shake our head, like...
  • Dr. Terry Jones - The Pastor Behind "International Burn A Koran Day"
  • Tim LaHaye - the author of the Left Behind books who once told me that his understanding of the end times is THE only view that’s right
  • Rev Fred Phelps - patriarch of the most hated family in America and pastor of Westboro Baptist church AKA godhatesfags.com
  • Winston Blackmore - leader of Canada’s polygamist colony
  • Howard 'Humble' Glassman - from the Humble & Fred Show & comedian Andy Kindler played HOW JEW ARE YOU with a local Rabbi.
  • Sylvia Browne — tv’s most famous psychic thanks to Montel Williams

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show August 13, 2016

Escaping Scientology

On today’s show, back to back interviews with some of the most notorious ex-scientologists, including...
  • Ron Miscavige — the Father of The Leader of Scientology, Author of RUTHLESS: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me
  • Tony Ortega — Author Of The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How The Church Of Scientology Tried To Destroy Paulette Cooper AND Paulette Cooper — Award Winning Journalist, Author of The Scandal Of Scientology
  • Tory Christman — one of the most charismatic and outspoken critics of Scientology
  • Spanky Taylor — Ex-Scientologist, Former Liaison to John Travolta
  • Hana Eltringham Whitfield — Ex-Scientologist Featured in HBO's Going Clear
  • Amy Scobee — Author of Scientology: Abuse At The Top

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show August 6, 2016

Escaping Religion

On today’s show, a bunch of people who are thankful they escaped the religious groups they used to belong to, like...
  • Tal Bachman - Ex Mormon & the guy behind the hit song “She’s So High” (yes, Randy’s kid)
  • Will Allen - Former cult member & star of Jared Leto’s film Holy Hell
  • Flor Edwards - Grew up in The Family International
  • Sean Hillman - Former Buddhist Monk who experienced physical, emotional and financial abuse in a Buddhist cult
  • Leslie Wagner - Wilson - Survivor of the Jonestown Massacre
  • Gabrielle Lavallée - Experienced such horrific abuses by a cult leader that you might not want the kids listening to this one

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show July 30, 2016

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

  • 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 13 and each of them “accidentally” left Drew their CD. So during the first 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! ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

    *LIVE on TDMS Recording Artists NOW On YouTube!
    Each week we’ll be releasing a flock/bunch/herd/plethora/gaggle of videos from our LIVE on TDMS in-studio performances.

    This week’s featured videos Click here to view on DrewTube
    Mike Todd
    Nathan Hiltz
    Martyn Joseph
    Ginger St. James
    Michele Mele
    Dan Bettridge
    Cara Matthew
    Andria Simone
    Laila Biali
    Vito Loschiavo
    The Small Glories
    CJ Cooper
    Avery Raquel

DREW’S PILGRIMAGE PREPARATION!

  • The Camino De Santiago
    This October 2016 (right after his 1st grandchild is born) Drew will be heading out on The Camino De Santiago. For well over a thousand years, millions of pilgrims have walked The Way of St James - the most popular route being almost 800KM's. (Beginning in France, over the Pyrenees Mountains, across Northern Spain to the Atlantic) And just to make things interesting, Drew will be doing the entire trail in a vow of silence. Along The Way he’ll be writing about his experiences interacting with other pilgrims, without being able to speak, and posting on The Drew Marshall Show Facebook Page. The plan is to finish the Camino on his 50th birthday on November 30th. Every Saturday in July (the last month of Season 13) Drew will be interviewing a variety of “Camino Gurus” in order to prepare for his upcoming “bucket list” experience.

    TODAY’S CAMINO GURUS:

    Andrew McCarthy - Director, Actor (St. Elmo’s Fire, Pretty In Pink, Weekend At Bernie’s) Author of The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down

    Andrew McCarthy is a director, an award winning travel writer, and—of course—an actor. He made his professional début at 19 in Class, and has appeared in dozens of films, including such iconic movies as Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo’s Fire, Less Then Zero, and cult favorites Weekend At Bernie’s and Mannequin. He has starred on Broadway and on television, most recently appearing in The Family, on ABC. McCarthy is also a highly regarded television director; having helmed Orange is the New Black, The Blacklist, Grace and Frankie, and many others. Simultaneously, McCarthy is an award winning travel writer. He is an editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler, and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Travel+Leisure, AFAR, Men’s Journal, Bon Appetit, and many others. He has received six Lowell Thomas awards, and been named Travel Journalist of the Year by The Society of American Travel Writers. His travel memoir, THE LONGEST WAY HOME, became a New York Times Best Seller, and the Financial Times of London named it one of the Best Books of the year. His debut novel, JUST FLY AWAY, will be published in the spring of 2017. www.andrewmccarthy.com

  • Robert Ward — Author of All The Good Pilgrims: Tales of the Camino de Santiago
    From his first journey along the Camino de Santiago, Robert Ward fell in love with the landscape, history, art and romance of this old pilgrimage path. Above all, he fell in love with the people of the Camino, both the welcoming Spaniards and the steadfast pilgrims who come from all over the world to discover what it means to travel five hundred miles, one step at a time. In All the Good Pilgrims, Ward returns for a fifth trip along the Camino, sharing the way with a Canterbury Tales cast of characters – a wizard from Brazil, a Bavarian Buddha, a repentant French legionnaire, a hard-drinking Quixote in a wheelchair, Our Lady of the Bundle Buggy, Spice Pilgrims and Templars, and Saint James himself in the guise of a sturdy Dutchman. Ward thinks he knows what he’s getting into, but each day brings new lessons, encounters, questions, gifts and challenges, reminding him once again that it isn’t the pilgrim who walks the Camino – it’s the Camino that walks the pilgrim. *Robert Ward is a writer and traveller with a special interest in pilgrimages. He is also the author of Virgin Trails, an agnostic’s guide to the history and worship of the Virgin Mary. Robert’s freelance travel articles have appeared in newspapers including The Globe and Mail, The LA Times and The Chicago Tribune.

Journey

  • Best of Journey Replay
    Without question, TDMS Journey segments have been the most popular with our listeners over the last 13 years. Throughout the last month of Season 13, Drew will replay some of the most powerful personal stories of overcomers you will ever hear.

    THIS WEEK: Gabrielle Lavallee
    (Originally Aired September 20, 2014)

    Gabrielle was a member of The Ant Hill Kids, a cult led by Roch Theriault and was forced to endure humiliating torture for years. She was made to smear her face with the excrement that another disciple evacuated on the floor while he was being beaten up. After that, Thériault smashed her nose against the door and ripped her skull open with the door handle. Members of the cult had their pubic hair ripped out, their genitals crushed, some castrated, skulls balded by the handful, black eyes, lacerations, broken ribs, forced enemas, flogging, their vaginal areas burned with a blowtorch, scaldings, and other atrocities we can't mention. Gabrielle assisted Thériault when he decided to operate on a member. He opened her abdomen, cut out a piece of her he deemed unhealthy, then asked his right-hand man to stitch it all up with a knitting needle. After that, the poor girl, who had to endure this hellish operation un-sedated, was commanded to stand up and walk without complaining. The next day this woman was very close to death, but Thériault demanded that she get up as usual. Then, realizing that she actually wasn't well, he made her swallow six eggs, put a mushroom and saliva plaster on the wound, made her take a very hot bath followed by an icy cold one. After all that, he was surprised when she died. The following night, he demanded that the remains be stretched out naked on his bed, and he spent the night alone with her. One night, Gabrielle tried to escape but was caught. She was brought back to the isolated commune, where Thériault pinned her hand to a wooden table with a hunting knife, removed one of her fingers with wire cutters, then amputated her entire arm. Drew was able to track down Gabrielle and she agreed, with some reluctance, to a rare interview in order to clarify exactly what happened during her time in one of Canada's most brutal cults. *Make sure you go to our website and listen to Part 2 of Gabrielle’s unbelievable story (Originally Aired October 4, 2014)

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

    TODAY’S TOPICS:
    Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Say To Drew But Haven’t!
    Today is the last show of Season 13. And since this will be Drew’s last live show until January 2017, we thought it might be time for us to open the phone lines and invite our listeners to call and offer him some advice or a good stern talking to before he heads out on his sabbatical (Aug - Dec) and his 800 KM silent pilgrimage on The Camino de Santiago. Whether you’re a long time listener or relatively new to the insanity that is Drew Marshall, give us a call on 877-569-1250.

Talkback, etc.

  • 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 (hence the “Useless”) but every July we clean out Drew's Tickle Trunk! (And that TV reference is from… ?)
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show July 23, 2016

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

  • 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 13 and each of them “accidentally” left Drew their CD. So during the first 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! ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

    *LIVE on TDMS Recording Artists NOW On YouTube!
    Each week we’ll be releasing a flock/bunch/herd/plethora/gaggle of videos from our LIVE on TDMS in-studio performances.

    This week’s featured videos Click here to view on DrewTube
    Liam Titcomb
    The Ault Sisters
    Tara Beier
    Gracie
    AHI
    Amir Brandon
    Dione Taylor
    Monica Chapman
    Rebecca Binnendyk
    Jeff Gunn
    Sean Pinchin
    Rant Maggie Rant
    Ken Whiteley & Kat Danser
    Jacob Moon

DREW’S PILGRIMAGE PREPARATION!

  • The Camino De Santiago
    This October 2016 (right after his 1st grandchild is born) Drew will be heading out on The Camino De Santiago. For well over a thousand years, millions of pilgrims have walked The Way of St James - the most popular route being almost 800KM's. (Beginning in France, over the Pyrenees Mountains, across Northern Spain to the Atlantic) And just to make things interesting, Drew will be doing the entire trail in a vow of silence. Along The Way he’ll be writing about his experiences interacting with other pilgrims, without being able to speak, and posting on The Drew Marshall Show Facebook Page. The plan is to finish the Camino on his 50th birthday on November 30th. Every Saturday in July (the last month of Season 13) Drew will be interviewing a variety of “Camino Gurus” in order to prepare for his upcoming “bucket list” experience.

    TODAY’S CAMINO GURUS - Mony and Alberto
    Authors of Walking For Peace: An Inner Journey
    Mony Dojeiji (Canada) and Alberto Agraso (Spain) are award-winning authors, artists and pilgrims who have chosen to dedicate their life's journey to the inner transformation, to awakening the sacred within and sharing its gifts with the world. They each walked the 800-kilometre Camino in northern Spain (where they met and fell in love) and later that same year, another 5000 kilometres from Rome to Jerusalem on a pilgrimage for peace that lasted 13 months and took them through 13 countries. “Our experiences form the basis of our belief that change begins within, and that action grounded in a consciousness of love is the most powerful elixir to heal all that is wounded in our world.”

Journey

  • Best of Journey Replay
    Without question, TDMS Journey segments have been the most popular with our listeners over the last 13 years. Throughout the last month of Season 13, Drew will replay some of the most powerful personal stories of overcomers you will ever hear.

    THIS WEEK: Priscilla Halfyard
    (Originally Aired May 2, 2015)

    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 Drew know that his 23-year old daughter had just died. But not before getting married - two days earlier - from her hospice bed! *Make sure you go to our website and listen to Priscilla’s father Stephen Halfyard, share what it was like to watch his daughter get married, only to lose her two days later. (Originally Aired May 23, 2015)

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

    TODAY’S TOPICS:
    Pokemon Go - Millennials - And a new game we’re calling: Which Religion Says That? (Islam, Christianity, or Satanism?)

Talkback, etc.

  • 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 (hence the “Useless”) but every July we clean out Drew's Tickle Trunk! (And that TV reference is from… ?)
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show July 16, 2016

JULY SLOOOOOO-MO MONTH!

  • 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 13 and each of them “accidentally” left Drew their CD. So during the first 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! ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

    *LIVE on TDMS Recording Artists NOW On YouTube!
    Each week we’ll be releasing a flock/bunch/herd/plethora/gaggle of videos from our LIVE on TDMS in-studio performances.

    This week’s featured videos Click here to view on DrewTube
    Birds of Bellwoods
    Orit Shimoni
    Dirty Dishes
    Kevin Komisaruk
    Annie Bonsignore
    Rebecca Stephens
    Danielle Todd
    Mick Bennett
    Brother Neil
    JP Cormier
    Coco Love Alcorn
    Ken Whiteley
    The Wiebes

DREW’S PILGRIMAGE PREPARATION!

  • The Camino De Santiago
    This October 2016 (right after his 1st grandchild is born) Drew will be heading out on The Camino De Santiago. For well over a thousand years, millions of pilgrims have walked The Way of St James - the most popular route being almost 800KM's. (Beginning in France, over the Pyrenees Mountains, across Northern Spain to the Atlantic) And just to make things interesting, Drew will be doing the entire trail in a vow of silence. Along The Way he’ll be writing about his experiences interacting with other pilgrims, without being able to speak, and posting on The Drew Marshall Show Facebook Page. The plan is to finish the Camino on his 50th birthday on November 30th. Every Saturday in July (the last month of Season 13) Drew will be interviewing a variety of “Camino Gurus” in order to prepare for his upcoming “bucket list” experience.

    TODAY’S CAMINO GURU - Sue Kenney
    Barefoot Pilgrim, Author of My Camino & Confessions of a Pilgrim
    Sue is a world class keynote speaker and expert pilgrim who has walked the Camino many times. Her first journey in 2001 was from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago, the English Route, the Portuguese Route and has walked to Finisterra and Muxia. She has led 12 groups, and has directed a documentary film about the Camino called Las Peregrinas and has written 2 books. She is renowned for her work as a storyteller, speaker, author, coach and workshop facilitator who uses the Camino as a metaphor for a life journey. Her best-selling book My Camino is development as a feature film and she co-wrote the screenplay. Her second book walking the Portuguese route is called Confessions of a Pilgrim. Sue has been recognized in Spain as someone who has had an effect on the increase of pilgrims from North America who are walking the Camino. She is also the inventor/designer of a new style of barefoot footwear called Barebottom Shoes that was pitched to the hit CBC TV show Dragons’ Den.

Journey

  • Best of Journey Replay
    Without question, TDMS Journey segments have been the most popular with our listeners over the last 13 years. Throughout the last month of Season 13, Drew will replay some of the most powerful personal stories of overcomers you will ever hear.

    THIS WEEK: Michelle Stewart & Linda Masson - 2 Mothers 2 Daughters 1 Disease
    (Originally Aired November 10, 2012)

    Not too long ago, Michelle Stewart got the news that her 15-year old daughter, Emma Grace, has Leukemia. Michelle did this interview from Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. During her time there, Michelle met Linda Masson, the mother of 12 year old Mackenzie, who had the same type of Leukemia as Emma. After a courageous 18 month battle, Mackenzie passed away just a few weeks prior to this interview. Today, both mothers graciously agreed to share their own journeys through one of life's seemingly unnatural injustices - helplessly watching their own child suffer beyond what any child should have to bear. *Emma Grace died six months after this interview with her mom. Michelle Stewart ended up being the one to comfort Drew during her funeral.

Special Guests

  • Dan Murray & Jennie Nadeau — Teen Challenge Canada
    Teen Challenge is a 12-month, faith-based, residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program that is part of a network of over 15 Teen Challenge Centres across Canada and more than 1,000 worldwide. The program has a strong faith-based approach and offers spiritual, academic and vocational training that helps equip individuals to return to society as responsible citizens. Their mission is to help men and women overcome substance addictions to lead full and productive lives.
    *Today Drew chats with Dan Murray, Ceo of Teen Challenge Canada & Jennie Nadeau, Development Officer, Teen Challenge Women’s Centre - Aurora. Jennie shares her own story of alcohol and cocaine addiction and how Teen Challenge helped her take back control of her life.

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

    TODAY’S TOPICS:
    Nice France - Cops, Black Lives Matter, Dallas Texas, The Tenors - White Evangelicals Back Trump - Pokemon Go - Treatment of Women in Religion…and other topics Drew doesn’t understand.

Talkback, etc.

  • 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 (hence the “Useless”) but every July we clean out Drew's Tickle Trunk! (And that TV reference is from… ?)
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show July 9, 2016

JULY SLOOOOOO-MO MONTH!

  • 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 13 and each of them “accidentally” left Drew their CD. So during the first 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! ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

    *LIVE on TDMS Recording Artists NOW On YouTube!
    Each week we’ll be releasing a flock/bunch/herd/plethora/gaggle of videos from our LIVE on TDMS in-studio performances.

    This week’s featured videos Click here to view on DrewTube
    Sarah Hiltz
    Kiran Ahluwalia
    Harry Manx
    Joanna Chapman Smith
    Jesse Maranger
    Karyn Ellis
    Michael Bennett - Wordman of Alcatraz
    Michael Occhipinti
    Carmanah
    Danielle Todd
    Mackenzie McRuer
    Shawna Caspi

DREW’S PILGRIMAGE PREPARATION!

  • The Camino De Santiago
    This October 2016 (right after his 1st grandchild is born) Drew will be heading out on The Camino De Santiago. For well over a thousand years, millions of pilgrims have walked The Way of St James - the most popular route being almost 800KM's. (Beginning in France, over the Pyrenees Mountains, across Northern Spain to the Atlantic) And just to make things interesting, Drew will be doing the entire trail in a vow of silence. Along The Way he’ll be writing about his experiences interacting with other pilgrims, without being able to speak, and posting on The Drew Marshall Show Facebook Page. The plan is to finish the Camino on his 50th birthday on November 30th. Every Saturday in July (the last month of Season 13) Drew will be interviewing a variety of “Camino Gurus” in order to prepare for his upcoming “bucket list” experience.

    TODAY’S CAMINO GURU #1 - Dr. George Greenia
    Founder of the Institute for Pilgrimage Studies; Professor Emeritus of Hispanic Studies, Honorary Knight of Spain
    George Greenia did his undergraduate work at Marquette University and PhD at the University of Michigan. He is a specialist in the languages, literatures and linguistics of medieval Spain and teaches courses on Spanish Language, Epic and Nationalism, Hispanic Folktales, and Love and Prostitution in Medieval Spain (not a how-to course!). He is co-founder of the Wm & Mary Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and founder of the Wm & Mary Institute for Pilgrimage Studies. His interest in world pilgrimage spans many times, territories and traditions and he is an authority on the legendary Camino de Santiago in northern Spain where he has trekked over 4,000 miles, half on bicycle, half on foot.
    www.wm.edu/sites/pilgrimage

    TODAY’S CAMINO GURU #2 - Dr. Arthur Boers
    Author of The Way is Made by Walking: A Pilgrimage Along the Camino de Santiago
    Pilgrimage is a spiritual discipline not many consider. Aren't the destinations far? Don't they involve a lot of time and walking? Not too long ago, Arthur Boers wasn't thinking about pilgrimage either. But he began to sense a deep call from God to walk the five-hundred-mile pilgrimage route known as Camino de Santiago, ending in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, at a cathedral that is said to hold the relics of the apostle James. In these pages he opens to us his incredible story of renewed spirituality springing from an old, old path walked by millions before him. It's a story of learning to pray in new ways, embracing simplicity, forming community, living each day centered and focused, depending on God to provide. Joined by hundreds of others from all over the world, Boers points the way to deeper intimacy with God--a way made by walking in faith. *Dr. Boers was Associate Professor and RJ Bernardo Family Chair of Leadership at Tyndale University College & Seminary.

Journey

  • Best Of TDMS Journey Replay
    Without question, TDMS Journey segments have been the most popular with our listeners over the last 13 years. Throughout the last month of Season 13, Drew will replay some of the most powerful personal stories of overcomers you will ever hear.

    THIS WEEK:

    Marcella Cross (Originally Aired April 23, 2011)
    We originally spoke with Marcella back in April 2006. She had been dealing with Multiple Sclerosis as it slowly began to steal away her mobility. Today’s interview was five years later, with Marcella’s physical condition much worse, we’ll find out how she’s been getting along with God – or not. *Just before Drew went to air on March 7th 2015 show, he was told that this former guest / turned friend had just died. MS finally took Marcella at the age of 38. Since the first time Drew met Marcella, especially during these last few years of his “public doubt”, she 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 or prayers to be healed. Drew was honoured to have been asked by the family to lead the funeral service. Marcella was tenacious grace! This was reflected best in her poetry, which can be found at www.endured.com

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few! — Extended Summer 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

    TODAY’S TOPICS:

    1/ Drew first met his two pub-crawl panellists today in kindergarten. Andy & Larry were the cool guys who always stood out because they were twins. Drew - well Drew was the village idiot who wanted to be like Andy & Larry. Drew & the twins have kept in touch throughout the years and as it happens - one of them is an atheist and one of them is a believer. Today we’ve asked them to share their vastly different spiritual journeys.

Talkback, etc.

  • 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 (hence the “Useless”) but every July we clean out Drew's Tickle Trunk! (And that TV reference is from… ?)
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show July 2, 2016

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. Drew will play you some incredible music from this season’s LIVE on TDMS performers, interview some Camino Gurus (to help Drew prepare for his 2 month pilgrimage on The Camino de Santiago), he’ll replay some of the most compelling personal journeys that made a real impact on him, talk about some current issues with some of his buddies on an extended version of The Pub Crawl, and of course play some Useless TV Trivia with YOU! Happy 2 Months Of Summer Canada!

JULY SLOOOOOO-MO MONTH!

  • 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 13 and each of them “accidentally” left Drew their CD. So during the first 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! ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

    *LIVE on TDMS Recording Artists NOW On YouTube!
    Each week we’ll be releasing a flock/bunch/herd/plethora/gaggle of videos from our LIVE on TDMS in-studio performances.

    This week’s featured videos Click here to view on DrewTube
    Brian Houston
    Angie Saini
    Ken Whiteley
    Evan Champagne
    Patrick Ballantyne
    The Elwins
    Melanie Brulée
    Sahra Featherstone
    Ambre McLean
    Anne Lindsay
    Angie Nussey
    Mark Masri

DREW’S PILGRIMAGE PREPARATION!

  • The Camino De Santiago
    This October 2016 (right after his 1st grandchild is born) Drew will be heading out on The Camino De Santiago. For well over a thousand years, millions of pilgrims have walked The Way of St James - the most popular route being almost 800KM's. (Beginning in France, over the Pyrenees Mountains, across Northern Spain to the Atlantic) And just to make things interesting, Drew will be doing the entire trail in a vow of silence. Along The Way he’ll be writing about his experiences interacting with other pilgrims, without being able to speak, and posting on The Drew Marshall Show Facebook Page. The plan is to finish the Camino on his 50th birthday on November 30th. Every Saturday in July (the last month of Season 13) Drew will be interviewing a variety of “Camino Gurus” in order to prepare for his upcoming “bucket list” experience.

    TODAY’S CAMINO GURU - Rebekah Scott
    Rebekah Scott, an acknowledged "Camino Busybody" was born in Pittsburgh, USA but now lives in Spain on The Camino. She grew up in a military family and moved 10 times in 15 years. Rebekah attended university and Anglican seminary, then worked in daily newspaper and magazine journalism for 22 years for a variety of US publications, specializing in travel, religion, and features. It was on a travel assignment in 1993 that she discovered the Camino de Santiago, (just as it was breaking on the North American consciousness), and fell in love with Spain. Rebekah returned to walk the 500-mile Camino Frances trail in 2001, and life was never the same afterward. She trained in Toronto to became a hospitalera (volunteer hostel host) in 2002, and finally dropped out of media, sold up, and moved to Spain in 2006. Since then she has lived and worked on the Camino at Peaceable Kingdom Spain, a house in a tiny pueblo that's open to pilgrims and other wanderers on a donation basis. Rebekah also oversees an annual Camino litter pickup program and staffing at two pilgrim hostels. She keeps a popular blog ("Big Fun in a Tiny Pueblo") and has written several Camino trail guides as well as "The Moorish Whore," a best-selling historical novel (2012), and "Holy Year," a new memoir, soon to be released.

Journey

  • Best Of TDMS Journey Replay
    Without question, TDMS Journey segments have been the most popular with our listeners over the last 13 years. Throughout the last month of Season 13, Drew will replay some of the most powerful personal stories of overcomers you will ever hear.

    THIS WEEK:

    Karl & Lenore Wirtz (Originally Aired May 7, 2011)
    Nothing would have ever prepared Lenore for the worst half-hour of her life. She’d only been working at a local clothing shop in Orangeville a couple of weeks and this was her first shift by herself. Then, on July 11th, 2009, with only five minutes left in her shift, a man entered the store and proceeded to strangle her, kick her, and stab her 31 times. Somehow, Lenore had the presence of mind to fake her own death just so the assailant would stop. The man eventually did stop, shut off the lights, lock the front door of the store and left out the back of the building. Laying there hearing the sound of blood leaving her body, Lenore knew that if she didn’t at least try to go for help that she would bleed to death. She would never see her three girls or husband again. So with everything she had, Lenore began to get up. However, the man who had so savagely and randomly attempted to murder her hadn’t actually left. He’d only gone into the washroom to clean the blood from his hands. When he saw that Lenore was still alive, he came back to finish the job. Somehow – someway – eventually, Lenore found her way to the front door and collapsed on the sidewalk in front of the shop, where she was able to get the attention of a man who called 911. She had only one unit of blood left in her and to this day is called “a walking miracle” by the local police. Today, Lenore and her husband talk about “life after” and how this traumatic event has impacted even their spiritual lives.

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few! — Extended Summer 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

    TODAY’S TOPICS:

    1/ Should an evangelical, for profit, Disney type theme park (that has a 510 foot by 85 foot by 8 stories high Noah's Ark) get an $18 million tax break when their employees have to sign a statement of faith disavowing homosexuality, same-sex marriage, premarital sex, and believe in the literal 6-day creation account in Genesis? (Namely, that dinosaurs lived beside people about 6000 years ago.) And is this a good use of "God's money"? Would you visit?

    2/ A new poll suggests that almost 70% of Canadians are cool with legalizing marijuana. So now that it’s almost legal, what impact will this have on religious people whose main reason for being “against” it was that marijuana was illegal? Will Christians lighten up on pot the same way they’ve lightened up on booze, especially in the last 30 years?

    3/ Ontario will be introducing gender-neutral driver's licences in 2017. Drivers will be able to select X, instead M or F. The government of Ontario just recently started issuing health cards that no longer display people’s gender. Schools have also been forced to figure out how to best tackle the issue of genderless washrooms. Today, two males and one female will share their thoughts on genderlessness.

    4/ A YouTube Video posted last year shows a boat full of yahoos coming along side of a swimming moose, then one idiot jumps onto the moose’s back and rides it like he’s in a rodeo. Two men have been have each been charged with three offences under The Wildlife Act: harassing wildlife with the use of a boat / attempting to capture wildlife / hunting big game that is swimming. Is this karma or tree hugging politically correct craziness?


Talkback, etc.

  • 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 (hence the “Useless”) but every July we clean out Drew's Tickle Trunk! (And that TV reference is from… ?)
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show June 25, 2016

Special Guests

  • Rob Mathes — Emmy-Winning, Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk Award Nominated Arranger/Composer, Music Producer/Director and Singer/Songwriter
    (We tried to make Rob’s bio shorter but the guy was an expert witness for the Led Zeppelin Stairway To Heaven plagiarism trial - COME ON!)
    Rob has produced recordings by Sting (his last 3 records), Rod Stewart, Carly Simon, Beth Hart, Vanessa Williams, Bettye LaVette, Matthew Morrison and the band Panic at The Disco. He is an Emmy winner for his yearly music direction of the Kennedy Center Honors for CBS and he arranged and was music director on Sting’s world tour with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He musically directed HBO’s We Are One - Obama Inauguration Concert at the Lincoln Memorial featuring Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, John Legend, U2, Beyonce and others and has been the musical director for the Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame Awards for the past 15 years. He has performed on the Grammys with Bruce Springsteen in 2012 and done the orchestral arrangements for his last two records (Wrecking Ball and High Hopes). Bruce personally requested MusicCares to hire Rob as Music Director of his Grammy week Person Of The Year tribute in 2013 featuring, among others, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello and Ben Harper. This year Rob musically directed two evenings for the David Lynch Foundation including a Spring concert in LA featuring Moby, The Flaming Lips, Lykke Li and Angelo Badalamenti and another concert at Carnegie Hall in November featuring Katy Perry, Angelique Kidjo, Jim James and Sting. Rob musically directed the concert for Pope Francis at Madison Square Garden in September featuring Jennifer Hudson, Tony winner Kelli O’Hara, Gloria Estefan and others and has been the musical director of the Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame show in NYC for 14 years.

    As an arranger Rob has written orchestrations and conducted for a number of stars all over the stylistic spectrum from Elton John, Tony Bennett, Celine Dion, and Tim McGraw to Lou Reed, Mavis Staples, Jay Z, Lenny Kravitz, Sade, Eric Clapton, Avril Lavigne, Beck, Aretha Franklin, Hall and Oates, Harry Connick Jr., Fall Out Boy, Tori Kelly, Christina Perri, Butch Walker, and Mariah Carey, also working with Classical artists such as Renée Fleming, Bryn Terfel, Deborah Voigt and Yo Yo Ma. His arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner for the 2013 Super Bowl for Renée Fleming was universally praised and will be published by Hal Leonard this year. His arrangement of Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin for Heart (Ann and Nancy Wilson), performed at the Kennedy Center Honors has been watched over 17 million times on YouTube. He arranged “You’ll Never Walk Alone” for The Three Tenors-Live In Paris CD and was the arranger and guitarist on the last six Pavarotti and Friends concerts held each year in Modena, Italy, Luciano Pavarotti’s hometown. Many of these collaborations came from Rob’s longtime relationship with his mentor, legendary producer Phil Ramone (Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra among many, many others). Rob arranged Crazy Love for Van Morrison and Ray Charles on Ray’s Genius Loves Company, the Grammy winning Album Of The Year of 2004, produced by Phil.

    As a composer, Grammy-winning conductor Leonard Slatkin commissioned Rob to write a score based on Gershwin themes called “Gershwiniana” for The Los Angeles Philharmonic. His “A Standing Ground: Concertino For Orchestra” was premiered by The Nashville Symphony conducted by Slatkin in 2009. He was nominated for a Best Original Score Emmy twice, for the HBO movie Thurgood, starring Lawrence Fishburne, and the HBO documentary Herblock. His songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Oleta Adams, Aaron Neville, The Rascal Flatts, David Sanborn, Wynonna Judd and Vanessa Williams among others. He co-wrote a number of songs with Sting for his most recent album The Last Ship (featuring songs written for Sting’s first musical).

    Rob was the guest artist for The 2000 Boston Pops National Christmas Tour and, at the same time, PBS televised Rob’s Christmas special featuring Michael McDonald, Vanessa Williams, David Sanborn, and the late great Ossie Davis. His Pop record "Evening Train" came out in 2003. He then released a double CD “Orchestral Songs” in 2008 featuring settings of Poetry by William Carlos Williams, Yeats and others recorded at Abbey Road with members of the London Symphony. He just released a new record called “Flesh and Spirit” (2014) and musically supervised and orchestrated Sting’s Broadway show The Last Ship, for which he was nominated for both a Tony and a Drama Desk Award.

    Rob is an alumnus of Berklee College Of Music and studied counterpoint, harmony and orchestration for many years with Composer Myron Fink (SUNY-Purchase, Hunter College). His parents were both graduates of Yale School Of Music. (Show off!)

  • Dr. Jeffrey Long — Author Of God And The Afterlife: The Groundbreaking New Evidence for God and Near-Death Experience
    Based on the largest scientific near-death experience (NDE) study in history, involving 4,000 people from diverse backgrounds and religious traditions, including non-believers, God and the Afterlife (co-written with Paul Perry) presents startling evidence that a Supreme Being exists—and there is amazing consistency about what God is like. In his New York Times bestselling book Evidence of the Afterlife, Dr. Jeffrey Long showed us that there is a strong scientific case for life after death. In his new book he goes further, revealing evidence that indeed God is real. At the Near Death Experience Research Foundation, Dr. Long studied the stories of thousands of people who have journeyed to the afterlife. Many near-death experiences describe an encounter with God during a close brush with death. Those having these NDEs come from all walks of life, including physicians, scientists, and people all around the world. Remarkably, regardless of their prior cultural or religious beliefs, there was exceptional consistency in their descriptions of God. The evidence from near-death experiences is that God loves us all. NDE accounts repeatedly share that God loves everyone for who they are and what they are regardless of their religious belief, lack of religious belief, age, gender, sexual preference, social status, education, or wherever in the world they live. Expanding on his analysis begun in Evidence of the Afterlife, God and the Afterlife is the first intensive exploration of the people who have reported going to the frontier of heaven, met God, and have returned to share their journey. What is described about God in NDEs is so consistent that it fulfills a basic scientific principle: What is real is consistently observed. Groundbreaking and profound, it offers a profound message of reassurance, hope, and comfort with the evidence-based conclusion that God is, in a word, real.
    *Jeffrey Long, M.D., is a nationally recognized expert on near-death experiences and a radiation oncologist. He has served on the board of directors of The International Association for Near- Death Studies and has been actively researching near-death experiences (NDEs) for over a decade. He established the nonprofit Near Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF) and a website to collect NDE stories and scientifically study them, and is the author of Evidence of the Afterlife. Dr. Long has appeared on NBC's Today Show, ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, FOX's The O'Reilly Factor, and The Learning Channel. A medical doctor, Long is a skeptic-turned-believer thanks to the overwhelming scientific evidence he has discovered.

  • Gayle Scott — Senior Faculty of The Enneagram Institute
    *Over the last 6 months, Gayle has taught us all about the 9 Enneagram personality types. If you missed any of her previous interviews and would like to hear a summary of all the types - TODAY’S YOUR LUCKY DAY!

    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.

  • Jay Tropianskaia (Eagle Sky Rider) — Gestalt Shamanism Instructor
    To help us understand Shamanism - Jay Tropianskaia has studied the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path since 1992. Jay was one of the founding members of the Institute for Contemporary Shamanic Studies. A Gestalt therapist, Senior Faculty and Trainer at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto since 1985, Jay is a respected teacher and trainer of human potential and holistic therapy in Canada and the United States. The driving force in her life has been bridging spirit to substance in people’s everyday lives, and she facilitates people’s ability to make conscious life choices that will support not only their own dreams, but the dreams of others. For the past twenty years Jay has lead shamanic medicine journeys along with Barbara Butterfly Dreamer to power spots in Central and South America, Scotland and France. She has studied shamanism with shamans in Arizona and South and Central America since 1992 and received traditional teachings in ceremony, rites of passage, and healing work. She has taught intensive programs in the shamanic approach to addictions as well as in shamanic psychotherapy.

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

  • This Weeks Recording Artist: CJ Cooper — (Last Performances of 2016 - “The Rookies” Part 1)
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    CJ Cooper is a young singer/songwriter based in Guelph, Ontario. She's played with the likes of Ambre McLean, D'Eve Archer and Danielle Todd and plays various instruments including guitar and piano. CJ has been a part of KW Glee for 3 terms and has won "Show Choir Canada" with them, as well as taken part in various charity activities such as the "Sleep Tight Campaign" and "Courage for Carly". "Voices from the Vault" in May featured CJ and several other artists as part of Canadian Music Week in Toronto. 2015 saw CJ playing at Hillside Inside-Girls and Guitars and Edgewood Festival. CJ is also a promoter for the TC Helicon Voice Cross Trainer app. "Art on the Street", various dance and musical theatre experience and National Anthem singing for CFL games and mayoral events accompany CJ as well. CJ has a music video for her debut single "Look Ahead" produced by Matt Connell and is hoping to release her debut EP this fall. CJ is also set to perform on "The Drew Marshall Show" June 25th. (Wait a second… THAT’S US!!)

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Avery Raquel — (Last Performances of 2016 - “The Rookies” Part 2)
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Avery Raquel has developed her love for music and performing since the age of 4 becoming an aspiring triple threat performer. Though Avery has acted in various films, television, animation and professional stage musicals across Canada, her greatest passion is singing. Now at 14 years old, Avery Raquel is already a veteran of the performing arts. She has a resume, the envy of many artists twice her age. From the Birdland Jazz Club and Metropolitan Room in New York City to The Jazz Bistro, Lula Lounge and Hugh’s Room in Toronto, Avery has wowed audiences with her solo vocal performances. Avery has performed in provincial jazz festivals such as; The Oakville Jazz Festival, Brantford International Jazz Festival, and the South Coast Jazz Festival, sharing the stage with the likes of June Garber, Lou Pomanti, Rob Reed, and the Dave Restivo Trio, to name a few. Avery has also garnered many awards including the London Rise2Fame Youth Talent Search, and as the runner-up in the 2015 Hamilton Music Awards Rising Star Competition. Recently released to the public, Avery’s debut album, “Life Lessons” is receiving critical acclaim and airplay on CBC Radio One, JazzFM and other stations across the country. The album was also recently nominated for ‘Jazz Recording of the Year’ at the 2016 Hamilton Music Awards. Avery is currently working on her next album project, writing originals and working with Juno winning producer, Greg Kavanagh. She has also been working with veteran publicist Jane Harbury for the last nine months, benefitting from Jane’s knowledge, her years and many connections across this country in music and media. From the City of London 2015 Canada Day Celebrations, to the World Aids Day Concert in Toronto, and numerous Government of Ontario events, Avery has enjoyed sharing her talents. She has even sung for the 2015 AL East Champion Toronto Blue Jays in front of 43,000 people.

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday's performance & win a CD!
    (We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's show, then contact them for shipping details. To win you must be from Canada eh!)

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show June 18, 2016

Special Guests

  • Sandra Martin — Award Winning Canadian Journalist, Author of A Good Death: Making The Most Of Our Final Choices
    We can’t avoid death, but the prospect is a lot less terrifying since the Supreme Court of Canada legalized physician-assisted death. Competent adults, suffering grievously from intolerable medical conditions, will have the right to ask for a doctor’s help in ending their lives. That much is clear. The challenge now is to pass legislation that reflects this landmark decision and develop regulations that reconcile the Charter rights of both doctors and patients. If we get the balance right between compassion for the suffering and protection of the vulnerable, between individual choice and social responsibility, we can set an example for the world. A Good Death is timely, engaging and inspiring. In taking on our ultimate human right, award-winning journalist Sandra Martin charts the history of the right to die movement here and abroad through the personal stories of brave campaigners like Sue Rodriguez, Brittany Maynard and Gloria Taylor. Martin weighs the evidence from permissive jurisdictions such as the Netherlands, Oregon, California, Switzerland and Quebec and portrays her own intellectual and emotional journey through the tangled legal, medical, religious and political documentation concerning terminal sedation, slippery slopes, and the sanctity of life. Modern death has become a wrenching political dilemma, one that becomes more pressing as the population ages. A Good Death confronts our fears about dying, our struggle for meaning, and our dread of being trapped by voracious medical technology in a nightmare world that has abandoned caring in pursuit of curing, no matter the cost or the suffering to patients and their families. A Good Death asks the tough question none of us can avoid: How do we want to die? The answer will change your life-and your death.
    *Sandra Martin has written for Maclean’s, Toronto Life, The Walrus, Zoomer, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star, Saturday Night, Weekend and The Canadian. She currently writes The Long Goodbye column for The Globe and Mail. Her previous books include Working the Dead Beat: 50 Lives that Changed Canada, The First Man in My Life: Daughters Write about Their Fathers and Card Tricks: Bankers Boomers and the Explosion of Plastic Credit.

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

TERRORISM UPDATE

  • TERRORISM UPDATE with Da Bomb — Mubin Shaikh
    Join us as Da Bomb gives us Da Truth about the latest acts of terrorism.

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

  • This Week's Recording Artists: The Small Glories
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic new duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. They are a study in contrasts; Cara, all earth mother on her 21-speed bike, helmet and backpack, environmentally friendly and wholesome, ebullient and engaging; and burly JD, looking like a cross between a biker and long-haul trucker in scruffy beard, ball cap, t-shirt and jean jacket, slightly intimidating (until you meet him). At first glance few would peg them for a highly creative musical partnership. Yet these two veteran singer/songwriters have teamed up and are building a buzz around their tight harmonies, authenticity and visceral performances. Luft is a Juno award winner, co-founder of folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys, and a touring road warrior. She has earned a solid reputation as an exciting live performer, accomplished guitarist, clawhammer banjo player and insightfully honest songwriter. Edwards has a voice that defies categorization, one that easily ranges from gentle and melodic to fierce and powerful, leaving listeners begging for more. He is truly one of the finest singers of his time. Together as The Small Glories, Luft and Edwards are a tour de force, a case of 1 + 1 = 3.

    *The Small Glories will be performing LIVE on Saturday June 18th @ 2:00 PM at The Sound Of Music Festival in Burlington ON, then Sunday June 19th @ 8:30 PM at Hugh’s Room in Toronto.

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Journey

  • Michelle
    Michele grew up in a loving Christian home. She even served in her family’s Christian ministry. Michelle gave her life to Jesus as a child and has loved Him ever since. At age 20, she finally admitted to herself that she was attracted to another woman. Although she never turned her back on Jesus, Michelle eventually withdrew from the family and the ministry, feeling that God couldn't use her and that she would bring shame on them because she was a lesbian. Throughout the years, Michelle and her father have never really gotten too deep into the subject of her “lifestyle” as both were probably afraid what that conversation might do to their relationship. Recently though, they both sat down and had one of the most in-depth talks ever. Although Michelle’s life in the shadows has mostly been out of respect for her family’s ministry, she has felt God calling her out of the shadows, saying "Come, face me, lay your life at my feet and see what I will do." She’s finally starting to see that both her fathers are proud of who she is.

Meanwhile, Back On The Farm...

  • With Grant Marshall (Drew's Dad)
    (Mr Marshall Sr. joins us IN-STUDIO for a special Father’s Day Edition of Meanwhile!)
    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!
    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:

    Andy Kindler - Comedian
    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

    John Fugelsang — Actor-Comedian-Writer-TV & Radio Presenter-Rank Amateur Photographer-Political Satirist-Recovering Cynic
    John is the host of "Tell Me Everything" on SiriusXM Insight #121 2-5pm ET M-F. "Tell Me Everything" features political figures, comedians, journalists, actors, filmmakers, theater folk, musicians, satirists, artists, authors and you. He’s appeared on “Politically Incorrect” more than 20 times, debating Jerry Falwell, David Duke, Erica Jong, Ariana Huffington, Ralph Nader, Michael Steele & Christine O'Donnell; Bill Maher called him ‘one of my favorite comedians’. He’s appeared at Montreal’s ‘Just for Laughs’ Festival, HBO’s U.S Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, The Las Vegas Comedy Festival, and the South Beach Comedy Festival in Miami. He was named 'Outstanding NY Monologist' at Lincoln Center by the M.A.C. He also runs standup/spoken word shows in NYC and LA that combine comedians, spoken-word artists, hip-hop poets, celebrity storytellers and monologists. Although his parents are both ex-clergy he’s come to view Jesus the way he views Elvis – loves the guy, but the fan clubs freak him out.
    John's Facebook Page

    TODAY'S TOPIC:

    What’s happening down there in the home of “IN GOD WE TRUST”?

    Orlando shootings / A bigoted preacher saying he wished more were killed / Gun control / Islamophobia, Homophobia, Religiophobia / A potential President responding with "Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism" / Politically Correct Insanity. Nothing changed after 20 children were shot in Sandy Hook, but maybe now that adults who are used to fighting for their rights have been gunned down, things will change? Except - Americans would still have to use liquid paper to change their “right to bear arms”. No wonder Millennials are a sociological phenomenon! What’s wrong with the U. S. Eh?

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
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Special Guests

  • Imam Suhaib Webb — American Muslim Scholar
    We thought Imam Suhaib Webb would be a great person to explain to us non-Muslims why Muslims are starving themselves this month. He is the Imam of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and the founder of Center DC. He also runs City Sundays in Washington DC. Suhaib Webb is a Graduate of University of Central Oklahoma with a background in Education & Azhar University from the College of Shariah (Islamic Law & Jurisprudence). Imam Suhaib has over sixteen years of experience by serving various communities in North America and is currently managing an Institute for training Imams in Washington DC. Imam Webb was named one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in 2010. His website was voted the best "Blog of the Year" by the 2009 Brass Crescent Awards and his tweets won him the vote of "Best Muslim Tweeter" of 2010.

  • Claudia Riemer Boutote — SVP, Publisher of HarperElixir
    Claudia Riemer Boutote is SVP, Publisher of HarperElixir, a new line of conscious living books from HarperOne, the west coast imprint of HarperCollins. HarperElixir books are dedicated to exploring the essence of the human spirit, personal growth and transformation; ancient wisdom and its application to modern life, and the convergence of ideas between culture, spiritual practice, wellness and healing. For the past eleven years, Claudia Boutote has overseen HarperOne’s innovations in marketing, public relations, and packaging as well as sitting on HarperOne's editorial board. Her strategies have been instrumental in propelling over 120 books (and counting) onto the New York Times bestseller list, including Clean by Dr. Alejandro Junger, Love Wins by Rob Bell, and authors such as Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Arielle Ford, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Paulo Coelho and many more; as well as national and regional bestsellers in spiritual, wellness, metaphysical and business books and ebooks. She spearheaded the successful marketing launch of HarperBibles, including the top selling The Green Bible, and the re-branding of HarperSanFrancisco to HarperOne. Prior to joining HarperOne, she held management positions at a variety of major New York publishing companies including Workman Publishing, St. Martin’s Press, Scribners, among others. She was Deputy Editor-in-Chief at Seventeen Magazine and in the editorial department of Good Housekeeping magazine. She was the editor of Meet The Press: Fifty Years of History in the Making by Tim Russert; The Disease to Please by Harriet Braiker; and edited a special digest edition of Seventeen Magazine.

Journey

  • Jen
    Jen was sexually abused by her brother when she was a young child and then in her 20’s she experienced further abuse by a fiancé. That was it for her. She no longer looked for love from men. Within a couple of months she had met a woman who treated her the way she’d always hoped to be treated. Then after 20 years of identifying as a lesbian, Jen eventually dated then married a male friend who had once said to her, “You know if you weren’t a lesbian, I’d ask you out.” Throughout her life, Jen has never walked away from her faith. There was a long period of time when she sort of put her faith on hold because she felt hypocritical living a life that was contrary to what she had been taught in the Evangelical Christian world. This isn’t a lesbian story. This isn’t a heterosexual story. This is the story of a bi woman who still loves God and is married to a man.

  • Michelle
    Michelle is a young mom whose entire world shifted in June 2011 when her two-year old daughter was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor and given just months to live. Michelle and her wife Aimee were determined that if they “couldn’t add days to her life, they would add life to her days” and learned the true meaning of living like there is no tomorrow. When Stella died, the “magical” funeral Michelle and her family experienced inspired her to enter the profession so that she could make a difference in the lives of others. The same way the funeral directors made a difference for her. Since Stella’s death, Michelle has teamed up with the life-cycle celebrant and funeral director who helped plan Stella’s service and spoken to many groups about what it truly takes to celebrate life in the face of such a devastating loss.

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

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Vito Loschiavo
    Vito became passionate about classical guitar after he suffered a brain injury from a car accident in 2005. As part of his rehabilitation it was recommended that he volunteer playing at local senior residences. This really inspired him to share his talent and love of music. As a result of his brain injury, Vito has become an incredibly talented classical guitarist. He as no website. He has no recording contract. He has no Canadian tour. All he has is an unexpected gift that he uses to bless others with.

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Special Guests

  • Ron Miscavige — Father of The Leader of Scientology, Author of RUTHLESS: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me
    Along with Dan Coon, Ron Miscavige is the author of RUTHLESS - the only book to examine the origins of Scientology's current leader. Ron’s book is the revealing story of David Miscavige's childhood and his path to the head seat of the Church of Scientology as seen through the eyes of his father. David Miscavige, successor to Scientology's founder L. Ron Hubbard, hasn't always ruled with an iron fist. It was his father, who first introduced his family to Scientology. As a young boy, David embraced it immediately. Years later, Ron could only watch with dismay as his bright, carefree son transformed into the leader he is today. RUTHLESS explores the Miscavige family’s gradual immersion into the church and the seeds that were planted for David’s meteoric ascendancy. Ron traces the arc of David's life, from the early years to David's stellar rise to power in Scientology, his brutal approach at running the organization today, and the disastrous effects that his leadership has had on countless numbers of Scientologists and their families.

    *Ron Miscavige is the father of David Miscavige, the leader of the Church of Scientology. He and his family joined Scientology in 1970, and he worked for the Sea Org for almost 27 of those years before leaving the Church entirely in 2012. He is a Marine veteran and professional musician who lives in Milwaukee, WI.

  • Dr. James A. Beverley — Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion, Author of Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions
    James Beverley is Professor of Christian Thought and Ethics at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto. He is also Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion in Beaumont, Texas. Professor Beverley is the author and editor of fifteen books and specializes in the study of new and world religions. He is a columnist for Faith Today magazine and has written often for Christianity Today magazine. He has taught all over North America and in Europe, Central America, Africa, India and Southeast Asia.

    *Last year, Dr. Beverley assembled one of the largest gatherings of Scientology critics & ex-Scientologists for the GETTING CLEAR CONFERENCE. Professor Beverley has been studying Scientology since 1978 and has lectured on Scientology at various international conferences.

  • Will Allen — Former Cult Member, Filmmaker
    From Executive Producer Jared Leto, Holy Hell was a huge hit at The Sundance Film Festival. “Just out of college, Will Allen, a young idealist filmmaker, joined a secretive spiritualist community led by a charismatic guru. With his camera in hand, he documented 20 years of living inside a cult that changed how he would see the world forever. Allen recorded everything, offering us a juicy and unparalleled look into the extreme ideals and expectations that make up this community, born out of Los Angeles, the city of cults. From total devotion turned to paranoia, the cracks began to unfold as unexpected truths were revealed about the enlightened leader they built every fiber of their lives around. For the first time, Allen turns the camera on himself and asks fellow ex-cult members to come to terms with their past and the unbelievable deceit they experienced. Holy Hell leaves us with many burning questions, but ultimately this one: What are we willing to believe to sustain our greatest happiness?”

  • Dr. Kenneth Pargament — Expert on Mental Health & Religion
    Kenneth Pargament is professor of clinical psychology at Bowling Green State University. Dr. Pargament has been a leading figure in the effort to bring a more balanced view of religious life to the attention of social scientists and health professionals. He has published over 250 articles on religion and mental health. He is author of The Psychology of Religion and Coping: Theory, Research, Practice and Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy: Understanding and Addressing the Sacred. He is editor-in-chief of the recently published two-volume APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality. Dr. Pargament has consulted with several foundations, the National Institutes of Health, the United States Army, the World Health Organization, and the John Templeton Foundation. He was Distinguished Scholar at the Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center. His awards include the William James Award for excellence in research in the psychology of religion from Division 36 of APA and the Virginia Staudt Sexton Mentoring Award from APA for guiding and encouraging others in the field. He was awarded the 2009 Oskar Pfitzer Award from the American Psychiatric Association and the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ohio Psychological Association in recognition of his research and practical efforts to understand and enhance the links between religion and mental health. He received the National Samaritan Center Award in November, 2012 in honor of his contributions to human health and growth, the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Professional Chaplains in June, 2015, and was awarded an honorary doctor-of-letters from Pepperdine University in 2013.

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

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Laila Biali
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    "It is the ultimate task given to the musician, whether as singer or instrumentalist, to create a unique signature or fingerprint that is instantly recognisable 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 singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega, and recorded with and supported Sting. Her accolades include "SOCAN Composer of the Year" and "Keyboardist of the Year" at Canada's National Jazz Awards. She takes the best of pop, rock, classical, world and soul, informs it with her expertise in jazz, and weaves it into her musical arrangements and original songs. Laila has presented her music at prestigious venues spanning five 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 studio recording, Tracing Light, received a JUNO nomination in 2011 for “Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year ”, and her follow-up album, Live in Concert, was given an enthusiastic four-star review and named one of the “Best Albums of 2013” by DownBeat Magazine. In 2015, Laila released her first album of entirely original music, House of Many Rooms – an indie-pop project featuring Lisa Fischer (Rolling Stones, 20 Feet From Stardom), Jo Lawry (Sting, Paul Simon), Alan Hampton (Robert Glasper), and the Toronto Mass Choir. Laila is currently working on her second studio album of original music, expanding on her unique “ability to meld traditional jazz with contemporary pop so effortlessly that neither style seems out of place on the same record” (Spinner Magazine). This project will highlight collaborations with several award-winning songwriters including Randy Bachman, Ron Sexsmith, Marc Jordan, Royal Wood and Sonia Johnson, and is slated for release in summer of 2016. She currently divides her time between New York City and Toronto.

    *Laila will be joined in-studio by legendary bassist George Koller and renowned percussionist Ben Wittley. She is currently on her Canadian Tour so check out her website for upcoming shows in your town. (June 4 – Waterloo – The Jazz Room / June 17 – Burlington – Sound of Music Festival, Cogeco Stage / Then Alberta / June 25 – Ottawa – TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, Main Stage (*double bill with Sarah McLachlan!) / June 26 – Toronto – TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Jazz Bistro (*with special guest Phil Dwyer) / Then BC, Montreal, London ON, Halifax!)

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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: Jonathan Merritt - Senior Columnist for Religion News Service

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Special Guests

  • Jane Harbury — Legendary Canadian Publicist
    Drop her name with anyone who is anyone in the Canadian music scene and you’ll look like you know what you’re talking about! Jane Harbury’s career as a publicist began after tackling multiple roles in the entertainment business starting in the late '60s - from managing the Riverboat, a Yorkville coffee house, to working as personal assistant to record producer Brian Ahern, and booking Eastern Sound, the leading Toronto recording studio of the day. She began work in publicity in the early '80s when she took on management roles for singers Peter Pringle and Micah Barnes; in 1985 she spent several months with the fledgling record label, Duke Street. A brief spell with a veteran publicist to work on a project for Toronto Arts Against Apartheid, stretched to almost two years. During this time, Ms. Harbury handled publicity for the Juno Awards, the national tour of the Moscow Circus, and was the external consulting publicist for the Ontario Place Forum. She’s worked with CBC Country Canada Television and Northern Blues Music, North By Northeast Festival, Just For Laughs Comedy Tour, Gemini Awards, Niagara International Chamber Music Festival, Toronto Music Expo, Toronto City Roots Festival, Earth Day Galas, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, TNN: The Nashville Network and CMT: Country Music Television, Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards Festival and PowWow, Smooth Jazz Awards, The Total Health Show, and the National Jazz Awards. But check this out - Jane Harbury has worked with a litany of incredible artists that include Kris Kristofferson, John Lee Hooker, Jackson Browne, Harry Chapin, Dan Hill, Murray McLauchlan, James Taylor, Doc Watson, Buddy Guy, Seals & Crofts, Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Bruce Cockburn, Cat Stevens, Jeff Healey, Andrea Bocelli, Dan Hill, Hagood Hardy, The Chieftains, Ian Tyson, Andy Kim, Ian Thomas, Ian Tyson, JD Souther, Valdy and… Kermit the Frog!

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

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Andria Simone
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Singer-songwriter Andria Simone has a style that can be described as “soul-flavoured”. More a force of nature than an instrument, her vocals will send shivers up your spine while tugging at your heart. Andria’s role models are the powerhouse singers like Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Amy Winehouse. She is not a conventional 12-bar blues singer, but she can certainly excel in that format. That was vividly demonstrated when she participated in the famed Women’s Blues Revue at Toronto’s historic Massey Hall. Sharing the spotlight alongside such veterans as Shakura S’Aida, Divine Brown and Lori Yates, she dazzled with killer versions of tunes by Etta, Janis and Little Walter, earning a standing ovation. Since 2012, Andria has performed extensively with her ace young group, whom she affectionately dubs “Those Guys”. They comprise bassist Mark Wilson, guitarist Dave Kirby, saxophonist Brian Dhari, and drummer George Nikolov. Word that Andria Simone and Those Guys is a live act not to be missed has spread like wildfire on the Toronto scene, leading to regular sold-out gigs at such major live music venues as Hugh’s Room, Drake Underground, 3030 and Mod Club. Andria has rapidly made the move up to major music festivals without skipping a beat. She has made converts and sold huge numbers of CDs via electrifying performances at such events as the Beaches Jazz Festival, Toronto Beer Festival and The Southside Shuffle. Even more excitingly, she has now earned committed fans across the Atlantic. In June 2014, Andria Simone and Those Guys won the Hennessy Talent Quest, a prestigious international competition for new musical talent. The prize was an all-expenses paid week in Cognac, France, during which the band performed several shows at the Blues Passion Festival, a star-studded fest that featured such names as Robert Plant, George Benson and Lily Allen. October 2014 Andria Simone and Those Guys were chosen to be a major part of the 6th Annual Lancaster Music Festival in the U.K. They performed a marathon seven shows in six days, including playing a concert at Lancaster Castle and headlining the closing night show.
    www.andriasimone.com

    *Andria will be performing Saturday June 4th @7:45 PM Main Stage at The Orangeville Jazz & Blues Festival www.orangevillebluesandjazz.ca

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Journey

  • Katarina MacLeod
    Katarina MacLeod is a survivor of exploitation, sexual & physical abuse, drug addiction, kidnapping, and domestic prostitution and trafficking. In 2008, she finally escaped ‘the game’ and now works to raise awareness regarding the truth behind this industry, as well as walk alongside women who, like her, want to start over and realize they cannot do it on their own. Joining Katarina will be a young girl she has been mentoring, who was trafficked for sex.

Special Guests

  • Andrew Marin — Author of Us Versus Us: The Untold Story of Religion and the LGBT Community
    Here Are The Stories Behind The Largest-Ever Scientific Study Conducted On The Religious History, Practices, And Beliefs Of The LGBT Community.

    The data and underlying stories in Us Versus Us have never been told before, and the vacuum left by that neglect has been filled with conjecture, presumption, prejudice, anger, insecurity, paranoia, and a host of other unfortunate distractions. And so we find ourselves in a place where LGBT people feel persecuted by the church, and people of conservative faith feel persecuted by the LGBT community. There is no common ground or desire to engage in meaningful conversation apart from the expectation that one side drops what they believe to join the other. The outcome is a minefield across which we lob accusations, threats, and insults - and which hardly any would dream of crossing. For the first time ever, this research shows that the stories of the LGBT community and the religious community are interwoven in the most intimate ways. This makes our stories more complex, and yet more hopeful through our shared experiences. The facts are startling. The verdict is clear: We don’t have to agree in order to love each other well. Whether your position is pro-gay or traditionalist, progressive or conservative, welcoming or affirming, we are all people who desire to be loved by God. In a dialogue defined by opposition, one small act of kindness is all it takes for reconciliation to begin.

    *Andrew Marin, a world-renowned voice on the intersection of faith and sexuality, is the author of Love Is an Orientation and Our Last Option. He is researching and teaching in the divinity school at the University of St. Andrews, and has spoken on issues of faith, sexuality, and reconciliation to the US Congress, the United Nations, the Australian Parliament, and churches and conferences throughout the world. Andrew resides in St. Andrews, Scotland, with his wife.

  • Dr. Harold G. Koenig — Director, Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health / Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences / Associate Professor of Medicine Duke University Medical Center
    Dr. Koenig has published extensively in the fields of mental health, geriatrics, and religion, with over 400 scientific peer-reviewed publications, nearly 70 book chapters, and 40 books. His research on religion, health and ethical issues in medicine has been featured on dozens of national and international TV news programs (including ABC’s World News Tonight, Dr. Oz Show, and several times on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and NBC Nightly News), over a hundred national or international radio programs, and hundreds of newspapers and magazines (including Reader's Digest, Parade Magazine, Newsweek, Time, and Guidepost). Dr. Koenig has given testimony before the U.S. Senate (1998) and U.S. House of Representatives (2008) concerning the benefits of religion and spirituality on public health, and travels widely to give seminars and workshops on this topic. His latest book is Health and Well-being in Islamic Societies. His research interest of late focuses on the development of a spiritually-integrated psychotherapy for the treatment of moral injury in Veterans and active duty military with PTSD.

  • Gayle Scott — Senior Faculty of The Enneagram Institute
    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.

    LAST MONTH:
    Type 4 THE INDIVIDUALIST
    - The Sensitive, Withdrawn Type:
    Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental

    Type 5 THE INVESTIGATOR - The Intense, Cerebral Type:
    Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated

    THIS MONTH:
    Type 6 THE LOYALIST
    - The Committed, Security-Oriented Type:
    Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious

    Type 7 THE ENTHUSIAST - The Busy, Fun-Loving Type:
    Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered

    *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.

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Special Guests

  • Alan Longmuir — Founding Member of The Bay City Rollers
    S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT! When the Bay City Rollers were big, they were the biggest. For two years, everything they touched turned to gold, then platinum, then double platinum. The band sold 120 million records, generating income worth $8 billion in today's money and conquering the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Japan - everywhere. They were the world's biggest band since the Beatles. They were — and still are, in so many hearts — the ultimate boy band, the One Direction of their age. The Rollers — and their tartan uniform, worn by everyone and her sister — defined the era. For an shining period (nicknamed "Rollermania"), they were worldwide teen idols. The group's line-up featured numerous changes over the years, but the classic line-up during its heyday included guitarists Eric Faulkner and Stuart John Wood, singer Les McKeown, bassist Alan Longmuir, and drummer Derek Longmuir. “Move Back” a 40th Anniversary Celebration for fans of the Bay City Rollers is happening this summer in Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto. This fan driven event takes place on June 26, 2016. The event commemorates the 40th anniversary of “Bay City Rollers Day” which happened on June 27, 1976. The event was meant to celebrate two of the Bay City Rollers albums going platinum. This celebration will begin with a fan “meet up” at Nathan Phillips Square in the afternoon, followed by an after party at the HOTEL with an acoustic performance by Bay City Rollers Founding member, Alan Longmuir, who will also be bringing his Edinburgh Fringe Festival play, AND I RAN WITH THE GANG as part of this 40th Anniversary Celebration.
    www.irstageworks.com/and-i-ran-with-the-gang

  • Jason McCoy — Frontman for The Road Hammers
    As a 25 year veteran of the entertainment industry, and two time CCMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Jason McCoy appears to be the king of reinvention. Growing up in the small town of Minesing Ontario, Jason admired the well-rounded artistry of classic entertainers Roger Miller and Johnny Cash, to Merle Haggard and Glen Campbell. Armed with a guitar and a dream, Jason set out at the age of 19 to follow his own path to stardom. As a Country Music Artist, he’s racked up multiple CCMA and CMA awards along with a Gold album. As creator and frontman of the highest selling band in Canadian Country Music history, The Road Hammers, Jason took on the Country Rock genre and guided the band to unprecedented success throughout Canada and the United States, picking up a platinum album, CCMA Band of the Year award, and a Juno along the way....but music is only part of the story. Ever engaging and entertaining, Jason has become a popular host on many fronts. From voicing the nationally syndicated Country Radio show ‘Sounds Canadian’, (2007-2010), to stepping in front of the camera as host of Smashtown (CMT Canada/USA), and two seasons of CMT’s Pet Heroes (2010/2011). The release of the album ‘Everything’, marked Jason’s first solo studio album since 2001, and spawned the top 10 hit, ‘She’s Good for Me’, as well as the title track ‘I’d Still Have Everything’. Equally comfortable behind the mic, or in front of the camera, Jason McCoy has reinvented himself time and again to become a bonafide all round ‘entertainer’. Jason continues to write and record music, and prizes the time he spends with his wife and two children at their home farm, just two miles from the small town of Minesing where it all began.
    *Jason will be hosting the Country Music Association Ontario Awards on May 30, for the 3rd time!
    www.theroadhammers.com/tour

  • Pete Enns — Author of The Sin Of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More Than Our “Correct” Beliefs
    In his new book, The Sin of Certainty, Enns makes the case that the problem with the evangelical church is its preoccupation with the idea of “correct” and “proper” Christian thinking that dictates faith should be based on certainty, and that questioning or doubting church doctrine is not “safe” Christian conduct. Enns believes it’s time for Christians to think differently about faith. He argues that the religious systems we have constructed around our beliefs block us from questioning, wondering, and ultimately growing – in turn hindering us from having complete faith and trust in God to guide us in living a true Christian life. By exploring scripture and reflecting on his own journey, Enns reveals why thinking is good, and skepticism, questioning and debate does not mean a loss of belief but instead offers an opportunity to deepen religious conviction, courage, and confidence. In fact, he argues that God is not the enemy of questions but is often the one pushing us to grow deeper in our faith. The Sin of Certainty offers Christians the permission to move past the demand for certainty and to view their faith as a relationship with God. For those who have experienced their once rock-solid beliefs beginning to falter, Enns offers hope and guidance.

    *Dr Peter Enns (PhD, Harvard University) is the Abram S. Clemens professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University, St. David’s, PA. He has taught courses at several other institutions including Harvard University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary. He speaks at schools, churches, and seminars across the country and is a frequent contributor to journals and encyclopedias. He is the author of several books, including The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It, Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and The Problem of the Old Testament, The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins and The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously (with Marc Brettler and Daniel Harrington).

  • Sara R. Dormon — Author of If You’re a Christian and Everybody Likes You.... Something’s Wrong
    Sara Dormon is an author, counselor, mother, advocate and Christian. She is known to tell it like it is and in her most recent book, “If You’re a Christian and Everybody Likes You.... Something’s Wrong” she offers readers a self-reflective journey on what it means to be a Christian in today’s society. Sara is also the co-author of the book, “I’m Pregnant...Now What?” and “So You want to Adopt...Now What?” written with Ruth Graham and published by Regal Books. As an experienced and humorous speaker, Sara brings a refreshing and honest look at some very difficult issues from Christianity to adoption. She has been a speaker for the Ruth Graham & Friends ministry and has also spoken for pro-life, church groups and women’s organizations. Sara has served on the board of Amnion Crisis Pregnancy Center, Ruth Graham and Friends Ministry and is currently on the board of Hope Pregnancy Center in Philadelphia.

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: Jen Lane
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Saskatoon-based recording artist Jen Lane has created what is thus far her most personal, most compelling, and most powerfully evocative album. This Life of Mine was produced by Vancouver multi-instrumentalist John MacArthur Ellis, and is a strong statement by an artist who is able to sing about life with great passion and depth. Jen’s previous releases garnered a lot of attention within the Canadian music scene. Her self-titled 2006 album and the 2010 follow-up, For The Night, generated buzz each time out with nominations for Western Canadian Music Awards. Jen has also performed many times at notable showcases including CMW, NXNE, OCFF, Prairie Scene, and 3 trips to SXSW. This Life of Mine finds Jen Lane in the exact place that she has always been meant to be; at the very heart of where country, roots, and folk music harmoniously intertwine. Jen Lane will is currently on a National CD release tour and just recently performed during Canadian Music Week.
    (*Accompanying Jen in studio is John Antoniuk, AKA www.smokekiller.com AKA her husband!)

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Special Guests

  • Michael Coren — Author of Epiphany: A Christian’s Change of Heart and Mind Over Same-Sex Marriage
    “In February 2015, a conservative Roman Catholic blog, Contra|Diction, gave me perhaps my best headline ever: ‘Michael Coren Complicit in Destruction of Souls Who Practice Homosexuality, Pt 1’ (I’m still waiting for part two). It was one of countless posts, tweets, and articles that have condemned me for coming out in favour of same-sex marriage. I’ve also been fired from columns that I wrote for years, been banned from various Catholic TV and radio stations, had speeches cancelled, and been accused of cheating on my wife. My children have been called gay, and I have been compared to a child molester and a murderer. These are new experiences for me. Until last year, I was considered something of a champion of social conservatism in Canada and was well known among politically active Christians. I hosted a nightly show on Crossroads Television for twelve years, was a syndicated Sun columnist, and wrote briskly selling books with such titles as Why Catholics Are Right.” How and why did it go so terribly wrong? What went “terribly wrong” is that Michael Coren had a profound spiritual and personal change of heart. Epiphany is about how and why that happened; the reaction from both sides of the fence; and how the Christian doctrine, when studied closely and without bias, heartily supports Michael’s findings. As a middle-aged, very white, very straight, very Christian man, he was obliged, first reluctantly and then eagerly, to explore the complex dynamic between faith and homosexuality and to work out a new narrative. The crux of that narrative: God is love. Honest, brave, and rigorous in its scholarship, Epiphany is a groundbreaking book on one of society’s most pressing issues.

  • Robert Spitzer — Author of God So Loved the World: Clues to Our Transcendent Destiny from the Revelation of Jesus
    Even if we accept that God is real, why believe that he has personally revealed himself to mankind? In God So Loved the World, Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., probes this major question. He shows how it is reasonable to believe that the Creator has revealed himself because he is completely intelligent and completely positive. As such, he is in possession of a completely positive virtue—namely, love. Fr. Spitzer then explores whether it is rational to believe that God is unconditionally loving, and if so, whether it follows to believe that God would want to make a personal appearance to us in a perfect act of empathy. He then reviews all of the world religions to see if there is one that presents such a God. This leads us to the extraordinary claim of Jesus Christ, who taught that God is the unconditionally loving Father. Jesus’ claims go further, for he said that he himself is also unconditional love, and that his mission is to give us that love through an act of complete self-sacrifice. He also claimed to be the exclusive Son of the Father, sent by God to save the world, and the one who possesses divine power and authority. Fr. Spitzer does an in-depth examination of Jesus’ forgiveness of sinners, his teachings, his miracles, and his rising from the dead. He also examines Jesus’ gift of the Holy Spirit, which enabled his disciples to perform miracles in his name and is present among us today. This is part 3 of Father Spitzer’s four part series that include Finding True Happiness and The Soul’s Upward Yearning.

    *Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, is a philosopher, educator, author and former President of Gonzaga University. He is founder and President of the Magis Institute, dedicated to public education on the relationship among the disciplines of physics, philosophy, reason, and faith. He is the head of the Ethics and Performance Institute which delivers web-based ethics education to corporations, and he is also President of the Spitzer Center of Ethical Leadership, which delivers similar curricula to non-profit organizations. His other books include Finding True Happiness, The Soul's Upward Yearning and Healing the Culture.

  • Lorelie Rozzano & Dr. Merville Vincent

    A public health emergency was declared in British Columbia because drug overdose deaths have reached an average of 64 per month. Joining us from BC to discuss this and the legalization of marijuana:

    Lorelie Rozzano - Recovering Addict, Alcohol & Drug Addictions Counsellor, Author
    18 years ago Lorelie took the most difficult walk of her life – through the front doors of a local treatment centre. She found in recovery, everything she’d been searching for in alcohol and drugs. Growing up in an alcoholic home she understands firsthand, the importance of a healthy family. Lorelie has worked in the field of addiction for the past 16 years at the Edgewood treatment center in Nanaimo, BC. She is an author, mother, wife, foster parent, and friend. She has written a series of books on addiction - Jagged Little Edges, Jagged Little Lies and soon to be released, Jagged No More. Lorelie has also written a book for children who are growing up with addiction, Gracie’s Secret. She hopes the honesty found in her books and blog, will inspire addicts and their families to reach out for help.
    www.jaggedlittleedges.com

    AND...

    Dr. Merville Vincent - Author of Diagnosing and Treating Addiction: An Integrated Look at Substance Use Disorders and Concurrent Disorders
    Dr. Vincent is a licensed physician registered with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia since 1993 and a faculty member in the Addiction Psychiatry Division, University of British Columbia. Dr Vincent is a certified Medical Review Officer with the American Association of Medical Review Officers. He graduated from medical school at McMaster University in 1984. He completed his psychiatric residency in 1988. This was followed by five years at the Homewood Health Center, two years of which were spent doing general adult inpatient psychiatry and three years doing addiction psychiatry on a full-time basis on the addiction unit. He successfully passed the American Society of Addiction Medicine examination in 1992 and has been a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, International Society of Addiction Medicine and Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Vincent moved to British Columbia in 1993 where he practiced community psychiatry in the Comox Valley. He is Past President of the British Columbia Psychiatric Association. He is currently the Director of Psychiatric Services at EDGEWOOD, a private 120 bed residential treatment program in Nanaimo British Columbia. Dr.Vincent has done numerous presentations at conferences, hospital rounds and various continuing medical education events. He is the co-director of a community training program in addictions for practicing physicians, which has provided training in addiction medicine to over 100 physicians and psychiatrists.
    www.edgewood.ca

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

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Cara Matthew
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Cara Matthew fell in love with jazz and blues at age 14 in high school when a chamber choir teacher exposed her to the genre. Three years later she won the BC Interior Female Jazz Vocalist of the Year Award. In 2006 she left Vancouver to pursue her music dream in Toronto. Since then, she has been featured on Entertainment Tonight Canada, played to sold-out venues nationwide, garnered radio play in countries as diverse as the Netherlands and Japan, and performed at the Burlington Sound of Music Festival on the OLG Stage in 2015. In 2009, Matthew released her debut album, Make You Feel My Love, through Awesome Music and EMI Music Canada. The album, produced by Juno Award-winner Greg Kavanagh, featured jazz renditions of classic tunes by Joni Mitchell, Elton John, Bob Dylan, and Aerosmith. The album garnered praise from a variety of media outlets, with Doug Gallant of Canadian Music declaring, “Cara Matthew has the potential to become Canada’s next international jazz star.” A year after the release of her debut album, Matthew went to the drawing board and began work on her second album, Everybody Hurts, which was released in March of 2016. The album includes jazz covers of songs from artists as diverse as Katie Perry, the BeeGees, and even 80’s pop sensation Erasure. The album immediately hit #1 on the coveted iTunes Canada jazz chart. True to its title, a nod to the classic R.E.M. song, the album is “about reaching out to people so they feel like they’re not alone". The album also features a first for Matthew: a song she co-wrote with producer Greg Kavanagh. “Greg and I wrote something for this album that we both loved and wanted to share with the world.” Inspired by the brave example of individuals like Malala Yousafzai, Matthew encourages her fans to pursue their dreams, whatever those might be. “What is your dream and are you awakened enough to go after it?” Matthew asks. “Are you daring enough to dream?”

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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:

    Gary Chapman - Grammy Nominated Recording Artist
    Gary has racked up an impressive list of Dove Awards, GRAMMY nominations and writing credits for legendary artists such as Kenny Rogers, Alabama, T.G. Sheppard, Wynonna and his former wife, Amy Grant. Gary Chapman and his wife Cassie recently starred in the new TNT reality series, Private Lives of Nashville Wives.
    www.facebook.com/garychapmanmusic

    Lara Dewar - Chief Marketing & Development Officer at World Vision Canada
    www.worldvision.ca

    Today's Topics:

    1/ Will you stop spanking your child if spanking becomes illegal in Canada?
    A Canadian couple has been convicted of assault for spanking their 14-year old daughter with a mini hockey stick and skipping rope after they found out that she had sent nude photos of herself to her boyfriend. The Liberal government is considering removing Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada which states: “Every schoolteacher, parent or person standing in the place of a parent is justified in using force by way of correction toward a pupil or child, as the case may be, who is under his care, if the force does not exceed what is reasonable under the circumstances.” Do you think Canada should be like 40 other countries and make spanking illegal?

    2/ Should a Confederate flag have been removed from a history classroom after a parent complained?
    A Toronto school removed a Confederate flag from a history classroom after parent Rhoda Clarke, complained saying, “I felt despair that this flag was in that classroom, my son’s classroom,” she told CityNews. “It’s promoting hatred, It’s promoting racism, it’s promoting violence against a certain particular group, which is blacks.” The flag has been part of a display in this classroom for years. “It’s part of a display on the US Civil War which also includes an American flag, a National Geographic map on the battles of the Civil War and other historical information,” Toronto District School Board spokesperson Ryan Bird told CityNews. Did the school board make the right move or is this another case of giving power to the politically correct? Would you be offended if there was a Nazi flag hanging in the same history classroom?

    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: Jack Jenkins – Senior Religion Reporter for ThinkProgress
    thinkprogress.org/person/jjenkins

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Special Guests

  • Ms. Michael Learned — Olivia Walton from THE WALTONS
    The cast of the Waltons recently celebrated their 40th anniversary of the hit series that ran for a decade, making Michael the quintessential TV Mom, as Olivia Walton, beating Shirley Partridge by 6 years, Carol Brady by 4 years and even Caroline Ingles by 1 year. Audiences could and still can relate to families living in the depression era. Though times were tough, much like today, love and sharing are abundant in this family. As a result of the show, which she had been told wouldn't survive its first season, Michael Learned has gone on to become a four-time Emmy award-winning actress (three for "The Waltons" and one for "Nurse"). She has received a People's Choice Award and has been a three-time Golden Globe nominee. On stage, she starred in "Steel Magnolias" at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, in the national tour of "On Golden Pond" and in Lewis Black's "One Slight Hitch." Other theatre credits include "Elizabeth the Queen" at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Edward Albee's "All Over" at the Gramercy and McCarter Theatres. She starred in the West Coast premieres of "Woman in Mind" and "Hapgood," both for the American Conservatory Theatre Co, for whom she was the leading lady for three years. Her Broadway appearances include Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" and Wendy Wasserstein's "The Sisters Rosenweig" and recently completed a Broadway production of "The Out Going Tide" in New York and a tour with "Driving Miss Dazy.”

    ***Drew surprised Michael with a special Mothers Day phone call from her TV daughter Judy Norton www.judynorton.com - 'Mary Ellen' from The Waltons.

  • Candace Cameron Bure — DJ from Full AND Fuller House, Co-Host on The View
    Actress, producer, New York Times Best-Selling Author, inspirational speaker, mother of 3 and wife, Candace began her acting career as ‘D.J. Tanner’ in the beloved television series “Full House.” Viewers watched her grow up during the show's eight-year run and after taping its final episode in 1995, “Full House” still ranks as one of the most successful series of all time. Now Candace continues to flourish in the entertainment industry as a role model to women of all ages. Candace is currently filming Season 2 as the lead in Netflix's highly anticipated new series "Fuller House," where she reprises her role as ‘D.J. Tanner.’ The hilarious and buzzed about series follows her (‘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 and best friend. Andrea Barber (‘Kimmy Gibbler’) and Jodie Sweetin (‘Stephanie Tanner’) also appear in the series, with guest appearances from the remaining original cast including John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier. After finishing a three year run as her character ‘Summer Van Horn’ on ABC Family Network’s “Make It Or Break It,” Candace became the Executive Producer with her production company iCandy Productions and lead star of the new hit mystery series “Aurora Teagarden” on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. The series is based on the beloved books by New York Times Best-Selling Author Charlaine Harris, who also penned the series of which HBO’s “True Blood” was based. A woman of many talents, Candace released her third book, Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction, 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. While making it to the finals and finishing 3rd with her dance partner Mark Ballas, it was here that she stood with courage and conviction as she displayed her Christian faith on one of the largest primetime stages of her career. 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. Cameron Bure has starred in multiple movies for Hallmark Channel including “Puppy Love,” “Moonlight & Mistletoe,” “Finding Normal,” the Emmy nominated “The Heart Of Christmas” and “Let It Snow,” which rated as the #2 all-time most-viewed original release for the Hallmark Network. 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. With a philanthropic spirit that shines through her work with Skip1.org, Compassion International, Sheraton House and Children's Hunger Fund, as well as being the National Ambassador for National House of Hope, she also travels the country speaking at various churches, colleges, and women's conferences sharing her Christian faith. A devoted wife to her husband, former NHL star Val Bure (the two were introduced at a hockey game by Dave Coulier) the two have been happily married since 1996. Together with their 3 children, Natasha, Lev and Maks, they split their time between Los Angeles and Napa Valley, California which is home to their highly rated boutique wine label, Bure Family Wines.

    ***Barbra Cameron (Candace's mom) also joined Drew for a surprise Mother's Day call!

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

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

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Dan Bettridge
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    “I just love his music!” ~ Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
    “Really, really talented guy” ~ Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
    “Beautiful troubadour voice” ` Dermot O’Leary, BBC Radio 2
    “Sounds a bit Van Morrison” ~ Clare Balding, BBC Radio 2
    “Not some flash in the pan, his songwriting's already at a level well beyond his years, a man who is getting closer & closer to the big time” ~ Stereoboard
    “Dan’s vocals flit effortlessly between the butter of John Mayer & grit of Paolo Nutini” ~ ASOS Likes
    “His voice pushes him past a normal singer songwriter to being a real future talent” ~ Bounce SIN
    “A singer adorned with a bourbon-soaked vocal oozing with pure soul” ~ Cardiff AfterDark
    “The soulful voice of a life well lived and his lyrical content is well beyond his years” ~ IamMusicTV

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Talkback, etc.

  • CALL DREW & TALK ABOUT YO MAMMA
    Drew’s mom died the same night his son Josh was born, 27 years ago. So since he can’t wish his own mom a Happy Mother’s Day, he’s opening up the phone lines @ 3:30 PM ET to let you call in and tell the world how awesome YOUR mom is. Make sure yo mamma is listening (1250 AM or via Live Streaming @ www.drewmarshall.ca) then call us Toll Free From USA & Canada on 877-569-1250

  • USELESS TELEVISION TRIVIA
 - Mother’s Day Edition
    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! (Except for any moms who call in. We’ll actually send you a prize!)
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

  • 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
    www.chicagotribune.com/manya
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

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Special Guests

  • Gayle Scott — Senior Faculty of The Enneagram Institute
    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.

    LAST MONTH:
    Type 2 THE HELPER
    - The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive
    Type 3 THE ACHIEVER - The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious

    THIS MONTH:
    Type 4 THE INDIVIDUALIST
    - The Sensitive, Withdrawn Type: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental
    Type 5 THE INVESTIGATOR - The Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated

    *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.

  • Lance Hahn — Author of How To Live In Fear: Mastering The Art of Freaking Out
    When was the last time you freaked out? Like REALLY freaked out, with heart palpitations, nausea, can’t breathe? Let’s face it: we are afraid. Our world is riddled with fear-inducing headlines, financial meltdowns, family crises, and phobias of every stripe. No wonder the New York Times now reports one in ten Americans is now taking antidepressant or anxiety medication. So how do we cope or even succeed in a world spinning out of control? As someone who has battled panic attacks and anxiety most of his life, Lance Hahn can relate. In How to Live in Fear, Lance tackles the pervasive problem of fear and panic head-on by inviting readers into his world. In this genuine and practical book, he invites readers into the life of a pastor living with anxiety disorder. Through humorous personal stories—like losing it on an airplane or collapsing onstage as he is about to preach—Lance will win you over with his transparency. He also shares the remedies that have helped him recover and overcome throughout the years.
    SPONSORED BY Faithbooks.ca

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

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Michele Mele
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Michele Mele’s albums of original material range from jazz to latin, pop and rock. She has also written for and conducted a symphony orchestra as well as large choral ensembles. Her widely acclaimed one woman show "Naked on the Rocks" displays her talents as a singer, songwriter and pianist and speaks a powerful musical and personal message. Her voice has been compared to Ani DiFranco by the 20-year-old set and to Peggy Lee by older jazzers, but she is, however, a true original with a vibrancy of her own.

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Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few! — PART 1
    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:

    Steve Austin - Speaker, Writer, & Advocate of Second Chances
    Steve writes about the messiness of grace, finding Christ in the midst of mental illness, the struggles with childhood trauma and the ordinary, powerful ways God heals us. He also complains about how it sucks to be a Christian right now, but how he’s doing it anyway.
    www.iamsteveaustin.com

    David Peck - Social Justice Guru
    David Peck is a Canadian international development consultant, public speaker and writer, who is active in the academic, entertainment, and international development sectors. He is the Founder of SoChange, a regular contributor to Rabble.ca, and The MindMarket, and a lecturer at Humber College in Hamilton, Ontario. He has worked with Stephen Lewis, David Miller, Jigme Thinley, Plan Canada and UNICEF.
    www.davidpecklive.com

    Today's Topics:

    1/ Would you have a problem with someone who may “feel like a natural woman” but is biologically a man, using the Ladies Room? (or vice versa) #BoycottTarget has reached over 500,000 signatures after Target recently announced that transgender customers may use the restroom that “corresponds with their gender identity.” The American Family Association then announced the boycott, saying, “Target’s policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims. Target’s dangerous new policy poses a danger to wives and daughters.”

    2/ Bono thinks Christian music sucks - as in it's shallow & dishonest. Do you agree?
    Bono was chatting with theologian Eugene Peterson in the newly released documentary, THE PSALMS. The lead singer of U2 said, “The psalmist is brutally honest about the explosive joy that he’s feeling and the deep sorrow or confusion. And I often think, ‘Gosh, well, why isn’t church music more like that?’ Bono goes on to say that he hopes this documentary might “inspire people who are writing these beautiful… gospel songs, to write a song about their bad marriage. Write a song about how they’re pissed off at the government. Because that’s what God wants from you, the truth. And that truthfulness .... will blow things apart. Why I am suspicious of Christians is because of this lack of realism, and I’d love to see more of that — in art and in life and in music.”

  • Pub Crawl — Part 2
    Joining us for an unprecedented Part 2 to our Pub Crawl are:

    David Peck - Social Justice Guru www.davidpecklive.com

    Mrs. Salwa Mowafi - Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt Salwa Mowafi

    Dr. Marty Makary - Author of Mama Maggie: The Untold Story of One Woman's Mission to Love the Forgotten Children of Egypt's Garbage Slums
    *Dr. Marty Makary is a professor at Johns Hopkins University and New York Times best-selling author of Unaccountable. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, TIME and Newsweek, and is a frequent health commentator for CNN and FOX News. He has led projects for the World Health Organization and is an advocate for transparency in healthcare. He lives in the Washington D.C. area.
    www.mamamaggiebook.com

    TODAY’S TOPIC:

    1/ Nobel Peace Prize nominee Mama Maggie - “The Mother Teresa of Cairo” - is visiting Toronto for the first time on May 12th @ 7 pm at Rexdale Alliance.
    What can Canadians learn from Egyptian culture? Muslim culture? What are the root problems of extreme poverty and social justice issues, of all kinds, but especially as it pertains to the large number of orphans in Egypt?

    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: Emma Green - Managing Editor at The Atlantic

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Special Guests

  • Ask "MIKI" — Psychic
    Toronto Spring Psychic Fair & Expo is on this weekend so we thought we should talk with Miki - North America's #1 Celebrity psychic. She has been regularly featured as a guest in numerous major media markets including City TV, The Life Network, Breakfast Television, CBC, CTV News, Global News, YTV ,Report on Business TV and CTV Talk Television. Her portfolio also includes Q107 Radio, Edge 102, CBC Radio, CFRB Essential Talk Radio, The XZONE Radio Show and 680 News Radio. Print Media features include Toronto Life Magazine, EYE For The Future Magazine, Toronto Sun, Ottawa Sun, Globe and Mail, Metro Daily Newspaper, Report on Business Magazine, and 24 hours Daily Newspaper. Miki is also the author of the number #1 Psychic question and answer column in North America "Ask Miki", a regular daily feature in 24 Hours Newspapers across the country, syndicated by Toronto Sun Media. Miki is a fourth generation psychic medium who has been using her gift more than three decades. Over the years, she has established a solid reputation and is ranked at the top of her field. She is a highly sought after professional whose client base spans two continents. Miki's many talents have made her a welcome guest, lecturer, and advisor on radio, television and in numerous newspapers and magazines. A gifted and talented clairvoyant, Miki has been called upon to use her natural talents to assist with police cases and paranormal investigations including spirit activities and hauntings. An honest, warm, and down to earth individual, Miki continues on her life path to help, and nurture those she comes in contact with. Miki has followed in the footsteps of her ancestors, working as a psychic and medium since she was twelve. She balances her clairvoyant abilities with emotional healing experiences. Her professionalism and accuracy is tempered with the gentleness, caring and respect.

  • THE HELL OF GRENVILLE — PART 2
    W5 is a Canadian news magazine television series produced by CTV News. It’s the longest-running current affairs/newsmagazine program in North America and the third longest-running Canadian television program. W5 recently featured an exposé of alleged abuses that took place at Grenville Christian College. (The segment was called “In The Name Of God”) Grenville, now closed, was one of Canada’s premier boarding schools. A couple of week’s ago on our show, two former students talked about their experiences - Heather Bakken and Andrew J. Hale-Byrne. (Andrew wrote about his experiences in his book called GRENVILLE.) Since that show aired on April 9th, we’ve been contacted by other students. Today, we speak with four former Grenville students. Some have similar stories of abuse and others claim that their time at Grenville Christian College were some of the best years of their lives.

  • Dr. James Christie — Apocalypse Scholar, Author of The Gold Mine
    Is big change coming? Will we soon see the world as we have never seen it before? Mass shootings. Terrorism. Anarchy. Passenger jets downed. Rampant homicide. Cartel violence. Beheadings. Whole communities taken hostage. Suicide bombers. “And another horse came forth, a red one, and authority was given to its rider to withdraw peace from the earth, and that people would kill one another; and a great sword was given to him.” ~ Apocalypse 6.4 This is just one of the global predictions from the Apocalypse of St. John the Divine that point to imminent, drastic changes ahead. This and five other “precursor” prophecies, although almost 2,000 years old now, are coming to fulfillment before our very eyes. Is it time to take them seriously? Is it time to pay attention and prepare ourselves? Are worse things yet to come? After years of dedicated study, Dr. Christie has written a book entitled, The Gold Mine, to lead readers in a careful journey through the Apocalypse (also known as the book of Revelation.) He does not tell us that we have to accept his interpretations; instead, he repeatedly points us back to the text of the Apocalypse and invites us to evaluate for ourselves whether his conclusions are consistent with it.

    *On MAY 5th @ 6:30 PM, come and hear a talk about the accuracy of 2000 year old prophecies that will challenge your view of the future for the human race on earth. The Patmos Project presents - Big Change Coming! - at the Palmerston Theatre in Toronto. It is the purpose of The Patmos Project to inspire much awareness and conversation about the prophecies of the Apocalypse and in so doing to help shape what will become the final product, an audio-video interpretive reading of this ancient book. It is hoped that the newly released book,The Gold Mine, will seem a credible starting point for discussions to follow. The main premise of Dr. Christie’s book is that, according to the Apocalypse itself, the future of humanity is in the hands of its Creator God. All that is predicted to come upon the earth is in perfect conformity to the purposes of this God; conversely, this means that the earth and its inhabitants are not merely subject to random or cause and effect outcomes. What is coming is by design.

  • Shelene Bryan — Author of Ridiculous Faith:Experience the Power of an Absurdly, Unbelievably Good God
    What if you could live your entire life with the kind of split-second faith that crying out to God brings? In Ridiculous Faith, founder of Skip1.org and bestselling author of Love, Skip, Jump, Shelene Bryan shares simple truths that have changed her life from self-centered and fear-driven to a life of supernaturally empowered confidence. Bryan calls on Christians to live a life of faith – a faith that conquers all fear and is “absurdly, unbelievably good because it depends on an absurdly, unbelievably good God". Intertwining personal stories with examples from Scripture, Bryan encourages readers to take a leap of faith, even if it’s only one step at a time, to truly experience life as God created. Bryan shares practical ways to combat fear in today’s troubled world with the kind of faith only God can provide, and the importance of moving beyond what’s comfortable to live a full life. “When I got out of my comfortable church seat to see Jesus where He said He would be, my faith began to change, radically change,” writes Bryan.
    www.ridiculousfaithbook.com

    *Shelene Bryan is a former Hollywood producer whose life took a dramatic turn when she took a trip to Africa to see if the children her family had sponsored through a food program were real. Before leaving Africa, she made a promise to the children that she would do all she could to help their plight. Out of that experience, Shelene founded Skip1.org, a charity dedicated to providing food and clean water to children in America and around the world. Shelene is an accomplished speaker who now turns her extraordinary ability to challenge and inspire to the written word.
    www.shelenebryan.com

    **About SKIP 1: More than a billion people are undernourished. Skip1.org taps into the world’s wealth to bring food and water to children and families in need. The idea is simple: instead of spending a few bucks on that latte, a car wash, that magazine, a manicure or even lunch – SKIP IT! And donate the money instead to Skip1.org. 100% of your PUBLIC donation goes to the acquisition and distribution of food and water projects worldwide.
    www.skip1.org

    SPONSORED BY Faithbooks.ca

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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.

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  • This Week's Recording Artist: Ginger St. James
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    With her sultry and powerful voice, her sassy and commanding stage presence, and a repertoire that blends country, rock n’ roll and blues, Ginger St. James packs a lot of entertainment into her 5-foot frame. Following the tradition of country songbirds like Loretta Lynn, Ginger writes and sings music from real experience; growing up on the family farm, being broke, having fun, and love gone wrong. Her early life in Binbrook, Ontario was heavily influenced by American southern culture, listening to country radio in the barn. Although trips with Dad to the vintage car and rockabilly shows had their impact, her signature song ‘Ramblin’ Country Bumpkin’, proves that this gal is more Hee Haw than Happy Days. A born entertainer, St. James began writing songs and telling jokes at 3 years old. Inspired by watching musicals, cabaret and listening to Big Band 8 tracks at Nanny and Grandad’s, she enrolled in jazz and tap dance lessons, performed in school plays and spent a summer at the Theatre Aquarius acting camp. She began a successful career as a dancer, actress and model, driven by her natural charisma and passion for the stage. Feeling the most “in her own skin” expressing herself musically, St. James began writing tongue-in-cheek songs that were entertaining lyrically as well and visually and musically. Focusing on singing and learning guitar licks, she eventually moved to Toronto to break into the local roots music scene. There she was contacted by guitarist Snowheel Slim, who became her songwriting partner and bandleader. St. James moved back to Hamilton where she has established a solid fan base, expanding her reach across Ontario and Eastern Canada with countless major festival, fair, theatre and headline appearances.

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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:

    Victoria Lean - Filmmaker
    Filmed over five years, After the Last River is a point of view (POV) documentary that follows Attawapiskat’s journey from obscurity and into the international spotlight during the protests of Idle No More. Filmmaker Victoria Lean connects personal stories from the First Nation to entwined mining industry agendas and government policies, painting a complex portrait of a territory that is a imperiled homeland to some and a profitable new frontier for others.
    www.afterthelastriver.com

    David Peck - Social Justice Guru
    David Peck is a Canadian international development consultant, public speaker and writer, who is active in the academic, entertainment, and international development sectors. He is the Founder of SoChange, a regular contributor to Rabble.ca, and The MindMarket, and a lecturer at Humber College in Hamilton, Ontario. He has worked with Stephen Lewis, David Miller, Jigme Thinley, Plan Canada and UNICEF.
    www.davidpecklive.com

    Today's Topic: Attawapiskat - Why are the kids from this remote indigenous community killing themselves?

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Special Guests

  • Emily Maynard Johnson — Author of I SAID YES: My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and True Love
    America’s sweetheart, Emily Maynard, is known by millions for her unprecedented appearances on both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. When her high-profile search for true love led Emily to a dead end, she felt empty and utterly embarrassed. Yet somehow in the wake of her nationally televised failures at romance, Emily discovered strength she never knew she had and a truth she just couldn’t shake. In Emily’s new tell-all, I SAID YES, she candidly reveals her never-before-told-story of life before and after The Bachelorette and the profound new reality she discovered when she forsook fame in favor of serving God. “Heartbroken, embarrassed, and feeling completely unlovable, God found me, picked me back up and showed me His love was all I’ve ever needed all along,” says Emily. “I finally said ‘yes!’ to something much more than a guy’s love. I said ‘yes!’ emphatically to finally resting in the peace and love that can only come from Christ. And that love has dramatically changed my life.” From the heartbreaking and tragic loss of her fiancé, to the events that led her to a psychiatric wing in high school, to her new-found ‘normal life’ with 10-year-old daughter Ricki, husband Tyler Johnson and brand-new baby Jennings, readers will come to know Emily like never before and be inspired to discover the same love she found in the arms of God. “This is a book about God’s love and redemption, no matter how many mistakes you’ve made. Or in my case, failed television engagements! I want the reader to be encouraged to know that there is hope and you can say ‘yes!’ to a life of joy and peace.”
    www.ISaidYesBook.com

    *Emily Maynard Johnson experienced the tragic and sudden loss of her fiancé, NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick, when she was eighteen. Days after his death, she discovered she was pregnant with her now ten-year-old daughter, Ricki. Navigating life as a single mom spawned an initial whirlwind of trying to balance finding her identity as an individual and being a parent. Known best for hoping to find love on camera, Emily appeared on season 15 of The Bachelor and season 8 of The Bachelorette. In 2014, Emily found the real deal and married Tyler Johnson. A fashionista at heart, she fulfilled one lifelong dream and created her own jewelry line. Emily lives in Charlotte with her husband Tyler, daughter Ricki, and son Jennings.
    SPONSORED BY Faithbooks.ca

  • Kenneth B. Hertz — Entertainment Attorney
    Ken and his partners specialize in representing talent and new media companies in the sports and entertainment industries. His clients include Will and Jada Smith, No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, Idris Elba, The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, Sir Ken Robinson, Keith Richards, Herbie Hancock, Jason Mraz, Britney Spears, David Blaine, Shaun White, Jamie Oliver, James Patterson, Lionel Richie, Calvin Harris, Annie Leibovitz and Ariana Grande. Ken is also a principal in memBrain - an entertainment marketing and strategy consulting firm.memBrain's clients include Hasbro, McDonald's, Intel, MillerCoors, Logitech, and Keds. Ken is a frequent speaker and commentator on the subjects of entertainment, marketing and convergence; is often quoted in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal; has appeared on CNBC's monthly newsmagazine "Business Nation;" has been an instructor at UCLA's Anderson Graduate School of Management, and an adjunct professor of law at USC. Ken is also the host of TEDxHollywood.

  • Luke Cawley — Author of The Myth Of The Non-Christian: Engaging Atheists, Nominal Christians And The Spiritual But Not Religious
    There's no such thing as a non-Christian. Somebody might self-identify as spiritual but not religious. Or they might be a practicing Hindu, Buddhist or Muslim. Or they might call themselves an atheist, freethinker or agnostic. But the one thing that people never describe themselves as is a "non-Christian." So Christians who want to "reach non-Christians" need to realize that they're not all the same. Evangelism is not one-size-fits-all. Luke Cawley shows how Christians can contextualize the gospel in different ways to connect with different kinds of people. Here he unpacks the religious identities of three key demographics: the spiritual but not religious, committed atheists and nominal Christians. Each group has particular characteristics and requires specific approaches and practices to make the Christian faith plausible, desirable and tangible to them. Filled with real-life stories of changed lives, this book is a practical and hopeful resource for helping people to encounter God.

    *Luke is a writer and former newspaper columnist, currently working with a non-profit he helped set up. He spends a lot of his time speaking in settings like universities about issues of spirituality, culture and religion. He studied at Oxford University, Wheaton College and Cardiff University.

  • Dr. Jeffrey Rediger — Faculty Member, Harvard Medical School / A Doctor looks at scientific evidence for miracles
    Jeffrey Rediger (MD, MDiv) is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, the Medical Director of McLean SE and Community Affairs at McLean Hospital, and the Chief of Behavioral Medicine at Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center. A licensed physician and board-certified psychiatrist, he also has a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. His research with remarkable individuals who have recovered from illnesses considered incurable has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Oz Shows, among others. He has been nominated for the National Bravewell Leadership Award, and has received numerous awards related to leadership and patient care. According to a recent article he wrote for The Washington Post, “When I went to see ‘Miracles from Heaven,’ I saw more laughter, crying and applause than I’ve ever seen in a movie theater. Clearly, this new movie — the real-life story of a young girl, suffering from an incurable illness, who was inexplicably healed after a nearly fatal accident — touches a chord, at least in the theater in Boston where I saw it. To doctors, events like the story that this girl’s mother (played in the film by Jennifer Garner) recounted in her memoir are impossible to explain. Scientists call them ‘spontaneous remission’ or ‘placebo responses.’ Religious people generally use a different word: ‘miracle.’ I’m trained in both medicine and theology. I’ve been investigating the medical evidence in stories like these since 2003. And I can say unequivocally that much of physical reality, remarkable as it may sound, is created in our minds. I do not believe that we can think ourselves into health. But I do believe that principles of mind and spirit exist that we have not even begun to scientifically map in the West, and that we should be doing so.”

  • Misty Wallace & Keith Blackburn — Authors of Face to Face: Our Story of Crime, Repentance, and Forgiveness
    Eighteen-year-old Keith Blackburn was trying to steal Misty Wright’s car. In the process, he shot her through the head and left her for dead. Keith was apprehended and charged with attempted murder. He denied everything, but was convicted and sentenced to twenty-one years in prison. Misty survived the shooting, but was consumed by fear, hate, and vengeance. Keith turned his life around and was released after nine years behind bars. Eighteen years after the shooting, Misty contacted Keith and forgave him. Keith has earned a Master of Divinity degree, is a Chaplain in the Indiana prison system, and is pastor of a church with an outreach to ex-cons. Misty is Indiana Regional Coordinator of a large restorative justice ministry that works with people who are incarcerated. The two of them have become friends and travel together around the country speaking about their downfall and redemption.

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

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Martyn Joseph
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Martyn Joseph’s new album, Sanctuary, is the Welsh singer-songwriter’s twenty first studio release in a prolific career spanning four decades. Martyn reunited with Ben Wisch, the three time Grammy Award-winning producer. Joseph and Wisch recorded the guts of Sanctuary with a stellar cast of musicians, including guitarist Kevin Barry (Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ray LaMontagne), bassist Zev Katz (Jeff Beck, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen) and drummer Ben Whittman (Paul Simon, Laurie Anderson, Rosanne Cash), all providing “added vibe and nuance”. According to Martyn, this album has “history, reflection, social justice, an instrumental piece, songs for mothers and lovers, and a certain promise that has not been around for some time.” Sanctuary affirms his reputation as the Welsh Springsteen, an amazing live performer, renowned craftsman and guitarist whose songs profoundly articulate the human condition, emphasized by a stout social conscience. As Joseph himself explains, “Really what I do is to try and write songs that might step up and make some sense of a moment in time. A good song makes you feel like you’re not alone in the world.”

    *Martyn is touring Canada until the end of April. Click Here to find out if he’s performing near you.

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Talkback, etc.

  • USELESS TELEVISION TRIVIA
 — It's time to bring back one of our most popular segments - 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!
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

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Special Guests

  • Suzanne Somers — Chrissy Snow from Legendary TV Show Three's Company, Las Vegas Female Entertainer Of The Year, Health & Wellness Guru, Author, Entrepreneur
    Suzanne Somers has played Las Vegas for 36 years and just completed a 2 month residency at the Westgate Resort & Spa, formerly the Las Vegas Hilton where she spent 3 years in the 80’s. Most people know her as Chrissy from Three’s Company, Carol from Step by Step, the author of 26 books on Health & A New Way to Age (most, New York Times Bestsellers) or a savvy entrepreneur who develops and markets products that improve lives. Suzanne is also partnered in other businesses that create unique products and technologies that improve lives. She has starred in her own one woman show at the Brooks Atkinson on Broadway and in many TV music specials and movies. Most people who have never seen her on stage in Las Vegas, really have no idea what she does. Yes, she sings, she dances and she's HILARIOUS. Might be why she was chosen as “LAS VEGAS FEMALE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR”.

    *Suzanne Somers will be performing LIVE at Casino Rama on Saturday, May 14th @ 8:00 PM Tickets are $29/$39/$49
    www.casinorama.com

  • THE HELL OF GRENVILLE — With Andrew Hale-Byrne & Heather Bakkin
    (Both recently featured in W5's exposé of Grenville Christian College - “In The Name Of God”)

    Andrew J. Hale-Byrne - Author of GRENVILLE
    Andrew is one of many students who are telling their story of abuse at one of Canada's premier boarding schools, Grenville Christian College. He is the author of Grenville. In 2007, he exposed the cult boarding school, known as Grenville Christian College, in the Canadian press. Subsequently, there has been an Anglican Church enquiry, Ontario Provincial Police investigation and an ongoing class-action lawsuit. Indeed, Andrew attended Grenville in the 1990's and saw first-hand the horrific abuse that was inflicted on minors. Currently, he serves as a representative plaintiff and press officer for the Grenville Christian College Class Action. His book is the culmination of his research going back nine and half years. Andrew is British. He and his family reside and work in the United Kingdom, but he travels regularly to Canada to brief the media on matters pertaining to the cult, which damaged numerous lives. Andrew has a long history of social justice and human rights activism, and his exposure of abuse at Grenville is in keeping with that tradition. Andrew is a practising Anglican.

    *GRENVILLE - “Andrew Hale-Byrne tells the bizarre story of how an elitist cult on Cape Cod, founded by two self-proclaimed holy women, managed to infiltrate and take over a preppy Anglican boarding school in Ontario, Canada with an international student body. This happened with patronage from the highest levels in Canada's government, political class, and business community, and in some cases included their active participation in covering up abuse. What followed were many years of institutional abuse -- psychological, physical and sexual -- of the children under the protective camouflage of Anglicanism. Andrew tells the history of the abuse victims and how he exposed the school, the cult and the Ontario establishment. The upper-crust cult on Cape Cod was a “who’s who” list of the cream of society, including a Rockefeller heiress, a Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a Chairman of Arthur Young. It is a look inside the peculiar world of a cult at the apex of American and Canadian societies. Due to Andrew's exposé the victims of abuse have been re-victimized by retaliation launched by the defendants and the corrupt Anglican hierarchy. Death threats have not intimidated Andrew from his mission and the fight for justice continues in the courts.”
    www.grenvillebook.com

    Heather Bakken - Freelance Writer and Photographer, Social Justice Advocate, Agnostic.
    Heather's life story of grit and determination is highlighted by her full recovery from a debilitating spinal cord injury and her survival skills while enrolled at a cult-run boarding school in Eastern Ontario. Heather has written a fictional screenplay based on her experiences at Grenville Christian College. "Crossed" is the tale of three teenage girls who are boarding students at a private school run by wolves in sheeps' clothing. They bond in their rebellion against an elite corps of staff members who have signed a contract for immortality in exchange for fealty to satanic cult leaders. Their fight against the church hierarchy lands them in social purgatory and takes them on a journey of faith, sisterhood and discovery. Heather recently shared her personal account of one of her interrogations at the school in an excerpt for "Grenville", written by former Grenville student Andrew Hale-Byrne.
    www.heatherbakken.com

  • Latania Christie — Author of Take Me To Church
    Take Me To Church is a testimony of God’s love in spite of horrible life circumstances. The experiences of the character Valene, based on Latania Christie’s life, lead her toward faith instead of away from it. When a life-altering event occurs in her preteen years at the hands of a church leader, she is left devastated and disillusioned. Take Me to Church is an emotional exposé of how sexual abuse, victimization, and shame, were handled in an independent black church in Ontario, Canada. The character Valene finds that the problem is humanity and although she struggles, she concludes that the love of God can help anyone through it all. Exposing her story to the world was never her intention, but when Latania decided to start writing, her memoir is what came out. Immigrating to Canada as a young child, Latania chronicles her difficulties in fitting in with her peers in her new Canadian neighbourhood and at school. Get to know Latania Christie: wife, mom, legal professional and author. Through the character Valene, Latania gives the reader a window into a teenager's conflict with her mother, the abuse scandal that rocked her Ontario church and how she got the help that she needed. Now married with a daughter of her own, a promising career and another book in progress, Latania is a shining example of what the human spirit can overcome. (Take Me To Church is available to order or download on Amazon, Kindle or Indigo's Kobe reader.)

  • Larry Alex Taunton — Author of The Faith of Christopher Hitchens:The Restless Soul of the World’s Most Notorious Atheist
    For many people, Christopher Hitchens stands as a symbol of unbelief, and one of the past century’s most antagonistic voices to organized religion. For author and Christian apologist Larry Alex Taunton, however, Hitchens was more than a worthy debate opponent or enemy — he was a friend. In The Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul of the World’s Most Notorious Atheist, Taunton offers a personal perspective on one of Western culture’s most interesting and misunderstood public figures. In an uncompromising but compassionate narrative, readers are given a unique view of Hitchens as he really was. We travel along with these two on their road trips, we see their debates, and we even listen in as they study the Bible together during Hitchens’ last days. Speaking of The Faith of Christopher Hitchens, author and speaker Ravi Zacharias says, “Christopher Hitchens was a force to be reckoned with, whether one was a theist or an atheist. While I never met him, I know firsthand through friendships with those of other world-views that ultimate issues can be discussed without compromise, yet without animosity, with gentleness and with respect. Larry Alex Taunton traveled this road with Hitchens and reveals a man few knew: brash and confident in public, in quieter moments he wrestled with deep questions about ultimate truth that would not go away. In the end, Larry demonstrates that while arguments and debate have their place in winning the mind and heart, it is love that is the most powerful apologetic for the truth and beauty of the gospel. This book will surprise and challenge you — and I hope, open fruitful conversation among atheists and theists alike.” Ultimately, The Faith of Christopher Hitchens provides readers with a candid glimpse into the inner life of an intriguing and unexpectedly vulnerable man, and offers a useful reflection on the dangers of pride and the promise of faith.
    SPONSORED BY Faithbooks.ca

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

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Nathan Hiltz
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    It’s been ten years since jazz guitarist Nathan Hiltz released his first and only solo album Your Love Is A Plane Crash (2007). He’s spent that decade touring Canada several times in addition to lending his immense talent to a wide variety of recording projects and song-writing collaborations including Jill Barber, Hawksley Workman, The Griffith Hiltz Trio, Melissa Lauren, and many others. At long last, Hiltz finally hit the studio to record his second solo project Songs Poetic. The setting is an intimate guitar trio, the songs are choice standards, and most importantly this live-off-the-floor session is swinging. Songs Poetic, recorded in August 2015 in Toronto, is a collection of songs that represent the real Nathan Hiltz: an open-eared guitarist steeped in the bop tradition. Hiltz makes each musical moment count. He offers every audience his very natural, organic melodic instincts. In tandem with bassist Pat Collins and drummer Morgan Childs, Hiltz and company create multi-dimensional improvisations together. Throughout this record of original arrangements of classic tunes, the band supports each other with the ‘give and take’ that makes small group jazz so exciting.
    *Songs Poetic Release Date: May 1st 2016 *Release Concert: June 9th, 2016 @ The Rex Hotel, Toronto

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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:
    Cathy Lynn Grossman - Senior National Reporter with Religious News Service

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Special Guests

  • Ali Husnain — Author of The Cost: My Life On A Terrorist Hit List
    Born into a prominent Shia Muslim family in Pakistan, Ali had it all – prestige, security, wealth, social status. But a dramatic encounter with Jesus changed everything. When Ali made a life-altering choice to follow Jesus, he went from a typical teenager to a terrorist target overnight. “The Cost” is Ali’s riveting and remarkable journey of leaving everything behind to follow the one thing he knew to be true. Through excommunication from his community and family, near-death experience, a miraculous healing, and a cross-continental chase for his life, Ali's faith sustained him while also compelling him to bring the gospel to Muslims, no matter the cost. This modern epic is a must-read for anyone who wants to be informed about the state of Christian-Muslim relations today, and inspired by how a single light in the darkness can make a difference.
    SPONSORED BY Faithbooks.ca

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

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Mike Todd
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Mike Todd is an up-and-coming solo artist based out of Guelph, Ontario. No stranger to the music scene, Mike has performed professionally at thousands of gigs as the sideman to many talented musicians for over 13 years. However for the first time, Todd will finally step into the spotlight as solo artist as he debuts his anticipated album – real soon! Mike Todd is best known by his peers for having a natural “feel” for music, an ability to channel it with a ferocious effortlessness and authenticity that would normally be elusive for a ‘white boy’ from Canada. If there’s anything else that separates Todd as a performer, it’s his ability to engage his audiences with his charisma and larger than life personality - something he plans to take along with him in this exciting new chapter of his career.

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April Fool's Day Special

  • Howard “Humble” Glassman — Toronto Radio Personality, Comedian-ish
    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 / CIKR – FM / 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 Regis & Kathie Lee. 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 terrestrial AND satellite radio once again.

  • Angela Hoover — Comedian, Celebrity Impressionist
    Angela was the winner of California’s Funniest Female, a semi-finalist on Nick at Nite’s Funniest Mom in America, and was a semi-finalist (top 20) on season 8 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent where Howie Mandel was quoted as saying, “You are by far, the best impressionist working today.” Angela started out performing at The Comedy Union where club owner Enss Mitchell was taken with her impression of her overly-friendly mother. She began performing at clubs like The Laugh Factory, The Ice House and The Improv where she was able to develop her comedic voice incorporating impressions and characters to share her perspective on life and being a regular mom. She wrote and performed her 2nd one woman show, Have you Seen My Funnel Cakes at the Comedy Central Stage to critical acclaim, which incorporated her family’s struggle to get out of the Las Vegas suburbs. Angela starred in and co-wrote Lifetime’s first ever web series Mommy Madness. She has performed stand-up on Nickelodeon’s Mom’s Night Out, has been a re-occurring panelist on Parental Discretion, and guest starred as the makeover expert Lisa, along side Amy Schumer on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer. She currently produces and writes the Angela Hoover Show; on YouTube, has a development deal with Awestruck, was a regular on the TLC series, WhatSheSaid, and plays recurring characters on Disney’s new show Walk the Prank. Her new passion is comedic speaking and coaching others on how to be themselves and get laughs on stage.
    www.angelahoovercomedy.com

Journey

  • Susannah (Hicks) Eldridge — Comedy Writer
    Susannah Eldridge is a Los Angeles-based Christian writer, wife, and mom-to-be. Eldridge was raised by a single mother, a public school teacher in Orange County, Ca. Her biological father chose not to be a part of her life despite the fact that he considered himself a strong Christian. Eldridge was predominantly raised around educated Christian women, and in her home she was encouraged to ask questions about God and faith. She felt free to doubt and question not only God, but pastors and church leaders as well. As she grew older, her curiosity about her biological father grew as well. During her teen years, Eldridge asked her mother to help her find her biological father. With the help of a private investigator, he was located living just twenty minutes away. He was working as a businessman and would eventually become a pastor. Through her younger years, Eldridge had been easily able to separate the character Christ verses the judgement and lifestyles of Christians. However, after meeting her biological father, and during the years that followed as he tried to become a large part of her life and her "spiritual leader,” she found it much harder to relate to, and believe in, the faith of her youth. After enrolling in a Christian university her freshman year of college, she found that her views of Christianity and Jesus were challenged by students who had grown up in more traditional nuclear families. In fact, she found she had a much more difficult time relating to Christians than she did to non-Christians, which caused her to question what it means to live as an authentic Christian in America. Today Eldridge writes most passionately about struggling with Jesus, faith, doubt, failure, and fear.

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!
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    This Week on The Pub Crawl:
    CHICK #1 - Susannah (Hicks) Eldridge www.susannaheldridge.com
    CHICK #2 - Kristin Weber www.kristinweberonline.com
    CHICK #3 - Kerri Pomarolli www.kerripom.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: Buck Wolf – Crime & Weird News Executive Editor for The Huffington Post
    www.huffingtonpost.com/weird-news

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Special Guests

  • Rob Bell — New York Time's Bestselling Author of How to Be Here: A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living
    The popular pastor and New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins and What We Talk About When We Talk About God shows us how to pursue and realize our dreams, live in the moment, and joyfully do the things that make us come alive. Each of us was created for something great—we just need to figure out what it is and find the courage to do it. Whether it’s writing the next great American novel, starting a business, or joining a band, Rob Bell wants to help us make those dreams become reality. Our path is ours and ours alone to pursue, he reminds us, and in doing so, we derive great joy because we are living our passions. How to Be Here lays out concrete steps we can use to define and follow our dreams, interweaving engaging stories, lessons from biblical figures, insights gleaned from Rob’s personal experience, and practical advice. Rob gives you the support and insight you need to silence your critics, move from idea to action, take the first step, find joy in the work, persevere through hard times, and surrender to the outcome. Like Stephen Pressfield’s classic The War of Art, How to Be Here will inspire readers to seek the lives they were created to lead.
    SPONSORED BY Faithbooks.ca

  • Christy Beam — Portrayed by Jennifer Garner in MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN
    Miracles From Heaven (in theatres now) is produced by T.D. Jakes, DeVon Franklin and Joe Roth; the same team who produced Heaven is For Real, and is being distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment in association with AFFIRM Films, known for faith-and-family hits such as SOUL SURFER, COURAGEOUS and RISEN. Miracles from Heaven is based on the incredible true story of the Beam family and the book of the same name by Christy Beam. When Christy (played by Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna, has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident and falls three stories, a miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired. *Christy Wilson Beam is the author of MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN: A Little Girl, Her Journey to Heaven, and Her Amazing Story of Healing. She was born and raised in Abilene, Texas and graduated from Hardin Simmons University with a degree in Education and specialization in Reading. Christy is happily married to her husband, Kevin, and mom to three beautiful, amazing girls! Christy and her family currently reside near Burleson, Texas where they are grateful members of Alsbury Baptist Church. Christy and her family witnessed a live miracle through their daughter Annabel. It is because of God’s unending mercies and faithfulness that Christy felt the story of this miracle must be told. Christy’s Message: “This journey has taught me to remember that no matter how hard things get, I am now and have been BLESSED beyond measure and for that I am so GRATEFUL! I have always been passionate about reading and developing readers which has led me to write my first book and share God’s message. The message I want to share is to stay faithful to God in all times whether it be trials and tribulations or seasons of blessings because God is FAITHFUL!”

  • Jerry Agar — Conservative Talk Radio Host on NEWSTALK 1010
    Jerry Agar is the conservative host of the Jerry Agar Show, which launched in 2010 and airs on Toronto's NEWSTALK 1010 weekdays 9am to noon. He grew up in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba and started his radio career as an all-night DJ in Dauphin, Manitoba. He married an American and moved to the United States where he started his talk radio career in 2000 with a show in Raleigh, North Carolina. From there he went to KMBZ in Kansas City and then to Chicago, where he worked on WLS in the morning, while doing an evening show for WABC in New York from studios in Chicago. He was a writer for a think tank, The Illinois Policy Institute. He now does a weekly column for the Toronto Sun.

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

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Jacob Moon
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Every artist starts out with heroes. But not every artist gets asked by their heroes to join them, as artists, on their stage. It's a compliment that Jacob Moon keeps getting from the musicians who have inspired him since he started as a singer-songwriter out in Hamilton, Ontario. Artists like Rush, Marillion and Gordon Lightfoot have taken a shine to Moon's renditions of their songs and have lavished him praise and a spotlight that has gained him international attention. It is these inventive covers that draws the fans in, but it's Moon's original material and his compelling live show that make them pull up a chair. Ron Sexsmith has said: "Jacob Moon is an exceedingly gifted and watchable performer....seems completely at home on stage" and Danny Miranda (bassist for Queen) concurs "Tremendous command of the instrument...amazing voice. I can honestly say that I am overwhelmed by his music". Jacob Moon is known for his giftedness as a singer, songwriter of award-winning pop and folk songs. He is also a master of the art of ‘live looping’, a performance style where he records what he’s playing in real time and layers sound on sound to make one guitar sound like an orchestra.

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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: Tal Bachman & Jerry Agar

    TOPICS:
    1/ Is extending grace to Rob Ford after his death hypocritical or the right thing to do?
    Toronto's media seemed to gush about a man they used as sarcastic news fodder for so long. Is that hypocritical or graciously Canadian/classy? Apparently, this was a man who subjected his family to some not so great treatment. Does that side of a Rob Ford get swept under the carpet now that he's sadly passed at the age of 46? I guess we all say nice stuff at funerals, but should he be honoured as opposed to simply remembered? What is grace?

    2/ What's the REAL question behind the Ghomeshi trail?
    CBC icon Jian Ghomeshi has been found innocent of all charges against him. (four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking) Lawyers have praised the decision even amidst a groundswell of #IBelieveSurvivors protest. Is this simply “battle of the sexes” played out in an extreme and public forum? Oscar Wilde said “Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” Or is it just an isolated incident of a bad man doing bad things to women?

    3/ Who would you rather have lead the fight against ISIS? Hilary or Trump?
    If the American election comes down to:
    A/ a “political woman” on the inside
    or
    B/ a “misogynistic man” on the outside
    Who would you vote for when it comes to protecting Canada from terror? ('Cause our Prime Minister Justin might need a really big brother!)

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JIHADI JENGA

  • With NABEEL QURESHI & MUBIN SHAIKH

    Nabeel Qureshi - Author of Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward
    From New York Times bestselling author and former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi comes this personal, challenging, and respectful answer to the many questions surrounding jihad, the rise of ISIS, and Islamic terrorism. San Bernardino was the most lethal terror attack on American soil since 9/11, and it came on the heels of a coordinated assault on Paris. There is no question that innocent lives were slaughtered in the name of Allah and in the way of Jihad, but do the terrorists’ actions actually reflect the religion of Islam? The answer to this question is more pressing than ever, as waves of Muslim refugees arrive in the West seeking shelter from the violent ideology of ISIS. Setting aside speculations and competing voices, what really is Jihad? How are we to understand Jihad in relation to our Muslim neighbors and friends? Why is there such a surge of Islamist terrorism in the world today, and how are we to respond? In Answering Jihad, Nabeel Qureshi (author of the New York Times bestseller Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus) answers these questions from the perspective of a former Muslim who is deeply concerned for both his Muslim family and his American homeland. www.answeringjihad.com
    SPONSORED BY Faithbooks.ca

    AND

    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. 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. www.tacticaldecisionmaking.org

Special Guests

  • Kat Danser — Edmonton's Queen Of The Swamp Blues
    Kat Danser is a slide guitar slinger and powerhouse vocalist who channels the spirits of legendary Mississippi blues and gospel pioneers with her work. She takes audiences on a mesmerizing musical journey, using songs, storytelling and humour, to evoke the musical spirits of the Deep South. Kat’s 2013 recording Baptized By The Mud was nominated for Spiritual Recording of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards. She was a Semi Finalist for Best Self-Produced Blues Album at The International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. The recording addresses the dichotomy of ‘church-blues’: blues music as devilish and church music as angelic. This sub-genre demonstrates that human truth and the divine are one in the same – “one is preached from behind the pulpit and the other from behind the plow”. The album received significant airplay throughout Canada and USA and positive reviews from critics around the world. Kat is also a nationally award winning scholar and has presented at conferences throughout North America. She holds a Masters in Musicology from the University of Alberta and has completed her PhD coursework toward a full doctorate in Musicology specializing in blues and roots music in the American South. *Kat Danser will bring her rambunctious, powerful, and educational live performance to The Oakville Centre For The Performing Arts Saturday, March 19th at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $44.00 and available online, by phone at 905-815-2021 or toll free at 1-888-489-7784 or in person at the box office.

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  • 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.

    *Ken Whiteley will be celebrating the release of one of his deepest and most exciting albums yet, FREEDOM BLUES, at Hugh’s Room on Friday, April 1, 2016, 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30pm Concert starts at 8:30pm Tickets are $20 in advance, $22.50 @ the door. Contact Hugh's Room at (416) 531-6604 for concert tickets and dinner reservations. (Joining Ken will be the glorious vocal harmonies of the Fabulous Levy Sisters, a 3 piece horn section that includes Shuffle Demon saxophonists Richard Underhill and Perry White with trumpeter Ewan Divitt, Denis Keldie wailing on the organ, all anchored by the heartbeat rhythm of Alastair Whitehead on bass and Bucky Berger on drums.)

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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: Frank Schaeffer & Lillian Daniel

    Frank Schaeffer – www.frankschaeffer.com
    Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books. Frank is a survivor of both polio and an evangelical/fundamentalist childhood, an acclaimed writer who overcame severe dyslexia, a home-schooled and self-taught documentary movie director, a feature film director of four low budget Hollywood features Frank has described as “pretty terrible.” He is also an acclaimed author of fiction and nonfiction and an artist with a loyal following of international collectors who own many of his paintings. Frank has been a frequent guest on the Rachel Maddow Show on NBC, has appeared on Oprah, been interviewed by Terri Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air and appeared on the Today Show, BBC News and many other media outlets. He is a much sought after speaker and has lectured at a wide range of venues from Harvard’s Kennedy School to the Hammer Museum/UCLA, Princeton University, Riverside Church Cathedral, DePaul University and the Kansas City Public Library.

    AND

    Lillian Daniel – www.lilliandaniel.com
    When Spiritual But Not Religious Is Not Enough: Seeing God In Surprising Places, Even the Church is a provocative case for why religious community matters. This much talked about book has been described as biting, hilarious, pitch perfect, tender and often stunningly beautiful. Lillian co-authored This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers with Martin B. Copenhaver. Noteworthy for its humor and honesty, it has been read by clergy and laity alike. And her first book, Tell It Like It Is: Reclaiming the Practice of Testimony is the story of one church’s attempt to get people to talk to each other about God. An editor at large for the Christian Century Magazine, and a contributing editor at Leadership Journal, her work has also appeared in The Huffington Post, Christianity Today, Relevant Magazine, Books and Culture, The Journal for Preachers and in the daily email devotionals available at ucc.org, with over 20,000 subscribers. She has taught preaching Chicago Theological Seminary, the University of Chicago Divinity School and at her alma mater, Yale Divinity School, where she received the 2010 distinguished alumni award for “Distinction in Congregational Ministry.” A frequent speaker around the country, Lillian has preached at the National Cathedral, Duke Chapel, and the Festival of Homiletics and delivered lectures to clergy at Kings College, London and Queen’s College, Ontario. After leading three churches, most recently a 1,400 member congregation in the suburbs of Chicago, Lillian is currently a pastor in Iowa.

    TOPICS:
    1/ Is it too soon for ex-Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll to be starting up a new church? Would you go?
    Former Mars Hill megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll, is launching his new church this Easter Sunday. Driscoll is being sued for soliciting donations for one reason then using that money for other reasons. In October 2014, Mark resigned from one of the largest megachurches in the States because of allegations of plagiarism and abusive behaviour. Later that year, the church closed their 15 campuses.

    2/ Megachurch Pastor Andy Stanley said that parents who want to go to a smaller church are selfish and don't care about their kids. He has since apologized, but did he go too far?
    Megachurch pastor Andy Stanley recently said in a sermon: “When I hear adults say, “Well I don’t like a big church, I like about 200, I want to be able to know everybody,” I say, “You are so stinking selfish. You care nothing about the next generation. All you care about is you and your five friends. You don’t care about your kids [or] anybody else’s kids … If you don’t go to a church large enough where you can have enough middle schoolers and high schoolers to separate them so they can have small groups and grow up the local church, you are a selfish adult. Get over it. Find yourself a big old church where your kids can connect with a bunch of people and grow up and love the local church. Instead… you drag your kids to a church they hate, and then they grow up and hate the local church. They go to college, and you pray that there will be a church in the college town that they connect with. Guess what? All those churches are big.”

    3/ Apparently, America is a “Christian” nation, so American Christians tend to vote for the candidate who is the most forthright about their faith. GOP candidate Donald Trump claims to be a Christian. UH-OH?
    Television evangelist Joel Osteen endorses Trump. Jerry Falwell Jr. Endorses Trump. The Pope – not so much. Who Would Jesus Endorse?

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  • USELESS TELEVISION TRIVIA

    It's time to bring back one of our most popular segments - 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!
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

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St. Patrick's Day Special

soulSURVIVOR

  • soulSURVIVOR GRAND FINALE — Religious Tribes Compete For The Soul Of One Person!
    Tribal Leaders explain to our soulSURVIVOR what it is that their Tribe actually believes! And the Tribal Leaders will NOT have immunity! Our soulSURVIVOR will be able to challenge, critique, or question any aspect of all Tribal codes! At the end of the contest, our soulSURVIVOR will then decide which Tribe presented the most compelling case for faith – Then reveal to us if they’ll be joining that Tribe!

    THIS WEEK: THE GRAND FINALE
    After 5 Tribes have “competed” for the soul of our soulSURVIVOR...

    Robert Millet – Tribe Mormonism
    Arun Gandhi (Gandhi’s Grandson) - Tribe Hinduism
    Sheikh Hamza Yusuf - Tribe Muslim
    Robert Thurman - Tribe Buddhism
    William P. Young – Tribe Christianity

    ... today we'll find out which Tribe our soulSURVIVOR has chosen as the one he is now most interested in either joining or just exploring further.

Special Guests

  • Pádraig Ó Tuama — Irish Poet, Theologian, Leader at The Corrymeela Community
    Corrymeela is Northern Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation. They began before “The Troubles” and continue on in Northern Ireland’s changing post–conflict society. Pádraig has worked with groups in Ireland, Britain, the US and Australia. With interests in storytelling, group-work, theology and conflict, Pádraig lectures, leads retreats and writes both poetry and prose.

    “Pádraig Ó Tuama is an extraordinary person, whose influence extends quietly and gracefully across the world. His poetry bears these same qualities and brings him close. It is a gift to us all.” Krista Tippet ~ Creator & Host of On Being

    “You’re publishing a book of poetry? That’s nice I suppose. Did you hear the woman down the road died? It was a lovely funeral. Packed out.” ~ Pádraig's Ma, Creator of Pádraig
    www.padraigotuama.com

  • Gayle Scott — Senior Faculty of The Enneagram Institute
    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.

    LAST MONTH:
    Type 9 THE PEACEMAKER - The Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type: Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable, and Complacent.
    Type 1 THE REFORMER - The Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic

    THIS MONTH:
    Type 2 THE HELPER - The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive
    Type 3 THE ACHIEVER - The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious

    *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.

  • Bart Ehrman — Author of Jesus Before The Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior
    Many believe that the Gospel stories of Jesus are based on eyewitness testimony and are therefore historically reliable. Now, for the first time, a scholar of the New Testament, New York Times bestselling author Bart D. Ehrman (Misquoting Jesus; and Jesus, Interrupted), surveys research from the fields of psychology, anthropology, and sociology to explore how oral traditions and group memories really work and questions how reliable the Gospels can be. Focusing on the decades-long gap between when Jesus lived and when these documents about him began to appear, Ehrman looks to these varied disciplines to see what they can tell us about how the New Testament developed. In the book, Ehrman examines:
    - How cultural anthropologists studied the oral traditions of Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Ghana to reveal how stories always change as they are passed along.
    - How psychologists have discovered the routine phenomena of “false memories” and how strongly people contend that these false memories really happened.
    - How modern legal scholars and psychologists have shown how unreliable eyewitness testimonies really are, with people regularly distorting what they experienced.
    - How sociologists have shown that a group’s collective memory is strongly shaped by the issues and concerns of the remembering community just as much by the events themselves
    Jesus Before the Gospels is a compelling narrative that not only demonstrates Ehrman’s deep knowledge and meticulous scholarship, but also challenges the historical accuracy of the Gospels and what they tell us about the historical Jesus, the way we read and think about these sacred texts, and how we view history.

  • John McAuley — Author of Leading From The In Between: Crossing Bridges with Emerging Leaders
    The nurture and care provided to potential leaders during the early years of their development are crucial to ensuring they become healthy and mature leaders of the future. In Leading from the In-Between, John McAuley demonstrates the principle as he draws on his many years working with emerging leaders and shares his poignant insights into successful leadership development. He shares how he systematically built into the lives of these younger leaders the mindset and skills that eventually nurtured them into strong, well-rooted "oaks." The depth of his understanding is evident throughout the book. His invaluable experience with both younger and seasoned leaders is brilliantly captured in his insights, which he compares to a bridge that will help others avoid the pitfalls and celebrate the prizes to be won as we equip future leaders for their maximum impact and success. John's faith story is equally part of the interlacing that underscores the importance of each individual's relationship to leadership and spiritual formation. His concept of "cadence," which invites emerging leaders to "be in step with wisdom," is refreshing. This book in enriched be John's decades of leadership experiences at Muskoka Woods. His passion for developing emerging leaders into their full potential will inspire the rest of us to do the same.

    *Born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, John specializes in emerging leader and organizational leadership development. Known for his humour and relevant teaching, he is a sought-after public speaker and consultant. John completed his master's degree in organizational leadership at Cairn University. He recently received an honorary doctorate in divinity from Briercrest College and Seminary. John is an Adler-trained coach and a graduate of the Renovaré Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation and the Haden Institute for Spiritual Direction. He is an active mentor, coach and spiritual director.

Meanwhile, Back On The Farm...

  • With Grant Marshall (Drew's Dad) — A SPECIAL ST PATRICK'S DAY EDITION
    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.
    *Drew's Great Great Grandfather was from County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. Drew's father had an uncle who wrote a book called The Marshalls Of Mono, which chronicles the Marshalls of Tyrone's journey from the farm in Ireland to a farm in Mono just North of Toronto in the 1850's. Today, the Marshall men have a big announcement to make about the Marshall legacy continuing!

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  • Recording Artists: Rant Maggie Rant
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    This energetic Celtic ensemble has performed on Canada’s east and west coasts and central USA, as well as more than 150 shows in almost every corner of Ontario. Their 2015 Canadian concert dates included a sold-out performance at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. They've performed at the Folk Alliance International Showcases in Kansas City, MO and the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference in Kerhonkson, NY. In 2014, they performed at London's Home County Music Festival, where they shared the stage with Ashley MacIsaac, The Bills and The Beauties; Stratford’s Knox Church with internationally-renowned musician Loreena McKennitt and Trent Severn, as well as the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. The band recently won International Artist of the Year at the 2015 Australian Celtic Music Awards and received a 2013 Jack Richardson Music Award in the Traditional Folk/Roots category, which recognizes musical excellence in the City of London, Ontario. They have been nominated eight times for Traditional Folk/Roots, World and Celtic Music awards. Rant Maggie Rant has released three CDs to date: Rant Maggie Rant, (2013) Frost & Fire: A Celtic Christmas Celebration (2011) and World’s Edge (2009). Their fourth recording effort is currently underway.
    *Rant Maggie Rant will be performing on St Patrick's Day March 17th at Hugh's Room, Toronto 8:30 PM

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  • William P. Young — International Bestselling Author Of The Shack
    Religious Tribes Compete For The Soul Of One Person!
    Tribal Leaders explain to our soulSURVIVOR what it is that their Tribe actually believes! And the Tribal Leaders will NOT have immunity! Our soulSURVIVOR will be able to challenge, critique, or question any aspect of all Tribal codes! At the end of the contest, our soulSURVIVOR will then decide which Tribe presented the most compelling case for faith – Then reveal to us if they’ll be joining that Tribe!

    Tribe Christianity: www.wmpaulyoung.com
    A movie adaptation of The Shack is currently in production and will be released by Lionsgate Films on August 16, 2016. Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash Of The Titans) and Octavia Spencer (The Help) will star in it. The book has sold over 25 million copies and was #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list for forty-nine consecutive weeks. The demand for this debut novel sparked international attention and has been translated into thirty-four languages. Book Synopsis: In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever.

    TRIBAL COUNCIL: At the end of today's segment, one of our finalists who weren't chosen to be this year's soulSURVIVOR, will join us to give their thoughts on our 2016 soulSURVIVOR'S interview with each Tribal Leader. So stay tuned to hear what the Tribal Council has to say!

Special Guests

  • Jason R. Goode — Director of NUMB
    Jason's previous films include the award-winning short film The Hitchhiker, Pop Switch, and The Planting. His film Late was one of Telefilm Canada's top selections for its Perspectives Canada program at the Cannes Marché du Film. He also directed a production of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley at Pacific Theatre, for which he received a “Best Director” nomination at the Vancouver Theatre Awards (“The Jessies”). NUMB (with an anticipated rating of 14A for some violence and swearing) is a feature thriller starring Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica, NCIS) and Marie Avgeropoulos (The 100). The film’s synopsis: When a couple in financial distress discover GPS coordinates that promise to lead to stolen gold, they must partner with a pair of mysterious hitchhikers to enter the remote winter wilderness and recover the coins. Numb is ripe with a moral underpinning. Jason R. Goode, director of Numb, has a Master of Arts in Christian Studies from Regent College and has taught Christianity and Cinema courses at a number of Bible Colleges across Western Canada. His passion is for storytelling, and he seeks to encourage and guide Christians to courageously follow the Spirit’s call to be culture makers. He also wants to equip Church communities to thoughtfully and critically engage with arts and culture. You can view the trailer here: NUMB MOVIE

  • Marina Nemat — Tortured In Prison, Author of International Bestseller Prisoner Of Tehran, Human Rights Advocate

    Marina Nemat was born in 1965 in Tehran, Iran. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, she was arrested at the age of sixteen and spent more than two years in Evin, a political prison in Tehran, where she was tortured and came very close to execution. She came to Canada in 1991 and has called it home ever since. Her memoir of her life in Iran, Prisoner of Tehran, was published in Canada by Penguin Canada in 2007, has been published in 28 other countries, and has been an international bestseller. In 2007, Marina received the inaugural Human Dignity Award from the European Parliament, and in 2008, she received the prestigious Grinzane Prize in Italy. She was the recipient of the Morris Abram Human Rights Award from UN Watch in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2014. In 2008/2009, she was an Aurea Fellow at University of Toronto’s Massey College, where she wrote her second book, After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed, which was published in 2010. Marina regularly has spoken and continues to speak at high schools, universities, and conferences around the world, including University of Milan, Oxford University, Yale, Tufts, and Stanford, and sits on the Board of Directors at the CCVT (Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture) and the Writers in Exile Committee at PEN Canada, in addition to volunteering at her church’s Refugee Committee since 2010. She has a Certificate in Creative Writing from the School of Continuing Studies at University of Toronto and currently teaches memoir writing at the SCS. In 2014, she was a recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award at the School. Occasionally, she writes book reviews and opinion pieces for the Globe and Mail and is a regular contributor to the Oslo Freedom Forum.
    www.marinanemat.com

    AND

    Rev. Majed El Shafie - Tortured In Prison, Subject of Award Winning Documentary Freedom Fighter, Human Rights Advocate
    Rev. Majed El Shafie’s human rights journey started in his native Egypt. After being severely tortured and sentenced to death for his conversion to Christianity and bringing awareness to human rights violations, Majed was forced to flee his homeland. Belonging to a very prominent legal and political family in Egypt, Rev. El Shafie had tried to work within the Egyptian system to reform the country’s human rights regime. Between the challenges he faced in these efforts, his firsthand experience as a survivor of religious persecution, the work he has engaged in since advocating for religious freedom, confronting governments that violate this fundamental right, and conducting fact-finding missions and humanitarian/rescue operations, he has obtained significant knowledge and insight into the dynamics of persecution of religious minorities by religious extremists and totalitarian governments alike. He has organized and led delegations of parliamentarians and religious leaders to address minority rights and humanitarian issues with government leaders, including several cabinet ministers and other high-level officials, opposition leaders, and religious leaders among others in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, and Cuba. Rev. El Shafie has developed excellent relationships with members of the Canadian House of Commons, Senate, and Cabinet, and has built bridges with the US Congress in order to educate decision-makers about violations of religious freedom around the world. He has advocated on behalf of Christians, Falun Gong, Jews, Bahá’í’s, Ahmadiyya Muslims, and China’s Uyghur Muslims, among others. Leading North American and international news media have featured his work which has also been the subject of an award-winning feature-length documentary entitled the “Freedom Fighter” and subsequently the book the “Freedom Fighter” was published depicting Rev. El Shafie’s fight for “one free world”. In 2012 Rev. El Shafie was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his ongoing work fighting for freedom of religion and the rights of minorities around the world.
    www.onefreeworldinternational.org

  • Alex Cooper — Author of Saving Alex: When I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay & That's When My Nightmare Began
    Saving Alex is an inspiring, harrowing, and brave memoir by a young Mormon lesbian woman whose captivity and escape from an unlicensed “residential treatment program” resulted in a groundbreaking battle for LGBTQ rights that has impacted society and individual lives. Two days after Alex Cooper told her parents that she was gay, they took their fifteen-year-old daughter to Utah, where they signed over their parental rights to a group of fellow Mormons who promised to “cure” Alex from her homosexuality. For eight harrowing months, Alex was held captive in an unlicensed “residential treatment program,” one of several “therapeutic” boot camps scattered across southern Utah: a virtual gulag where thousands of American teenagers have been sent by fundamentalist parents. Forbidden from attending school, Alex was beaten and verbally abused, and forced to stand facing a wall for up to eighteen hours a day wearing a heavy backpack full of rocks that literally broke her back. “God’s plan does not apply to gay people,” her captors told her, using faith as a cudgel to punish and terrorize her. With the help of a dedicated legal team in Salt Lake City, Alex would eventually escape and make legal history in Utah by winning the right to live under the law’s protection as an openly gay teenager. For the first time, Alex speaks out about her ordeal and its aftermath. Saving Alex is a traumatic yet uplifting story of identity, faith, courage, acceptance, and freedom that reveals what happens when religion goes too far, and how a group of dedicated Americans and one young woman fought for her rights—and ultimately for us all.
    *Co-author JOANNA BROOKS is a recognized expert on Mormonism and gender and LGBT issues, and is Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs at San Diego State University. She is the author of The Book of Mormon Girl.
    SPONSORED BY Faithbooks.ca

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

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Sean Pinchin
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Sean Pinchin’s breakthrough 2013 release Rustbucket got music lovers attention in a BIG way: It nabbed him a nomination for New Artist Of The Year at the 2014 Maple Blues Awards, and was touted by many as "one of the best, if not the best, Canadian Blues release for 2013" (Blues Underground Network). One reviewer's description summed up many people's reaction to Pinchin's arresting brand of modern roots music: "Fresh, vibrant, and oozing with personality. The only question is where has someone this good been hiding all this time? This release should prove a career- maker”. (Eric Thom, Penguin Eggs) Sean's new release Monkey Brain is a guitar tour de force, a gritty mash-up of the history of roots guitar music torn down and built back up again. Throughout the album, Sean Pinchin delivers stories of personal struggle and triumph after living with depression for many years. Realizing that his grief could be put to constructive use, he began writing about everything that caused him pain, fear and heartache. Monkey Brain is his blues and he comes by it honestly. The album was recorded with JUNO Award-winning producer Rob Szabo, who also co-wrote the album. Like it's predecessor Rustbucket, the songs were recorded quickly with many takes done live off the floor with Pinchin playing and singing the tunes in one complete pass. Old school. He spent the summers of 2014-15 performing at many nationally and internationally renowned Festivals including Montreal Jazz Festival, Mont Tremblant International Blues Festival, Orangeville Blues Festival, Donnaconna Blues Festival, Kitchener Blues Festival and many more. Sean Pinchin has done multiple cross-Canada tours and will continue to expand his intense regional and national touring schedule in 2016-17 to bring blues fans his Monkey Brain.
    *Monkey Brain CD Release Party is March 18th @ The Dakota Tavern 7-9pm Tickets available here: Ticketfly.com
    www.seanpinchin.ca

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  • Religious Tribes Compete For The Soul Of One Person!
    Three years ago we did it and people thought we were crazy. Well make room for crazy because it's back... soulSURVIVOR!
    Tribal Leaders explain to our soulSURVIVOR what it is that their Tribe actually believes! And the Tribal Leaders will NOT have immunity! Our soulSURVIVOR will be able to challenge, critique, or question any aspect of all Tribal codes! At the end of the contest, our soulSURVIVOR will then decide which Tribe presented the most compelling case for faith – Then reveal to us if they’ll be joining that Tribe!

    THIS WEEK: Due to personal and health issues, our previous soulSURVIVOR Ryan is unable to continue participating with the show. So today we would like to introduce to you our new soulSURVIVOR 2016 - GREGG!
    CLICK HERE to learn more about our NEW soulSURVIVOR.

    Also joining us: Dr. James A. Beverley Jim Beverley's books have been a constant resource for Drew as he interviews various religious leaders. Today, our soulSURVIVOR will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Beverley questions after listening to four religious Tribal leaders explain their faith.

    TRIBAL COUNCIL: At the end of today's segment, one of our finalists who weren't chosen to be this year's soulSURVIVOR, will join us to give their thoughts on our 2016 soulSURVIVOR'S interview with each Tribal Leader. So stay tuned to hear what the Tribal Council has to say!

Special Guests

  • Gayle Scott — Senior Faculty of The Enneagram Institute
    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.

    LAST WEEK: We discussed Personality Type 8 The Challenger - The Powerful, Dominating Type: Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational

    THIS WEEK: Type 9 The Peacemaker - The Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type: Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable, and Complacent.
    Type 1 The Reformer - The Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic

    *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.

  • Dr. Paul Metzger — Author of Evangelical Zen: A Christian's Spiritual Travels With a Buddhist Friend
    Evangelical Zen is part "Augustine's Confessions" and part Robert Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." Paul Louis Metzger, an Evangelical Christian, reflects on his spiritual journey -an inner pilgrimage of sorts- that weaves through a physical forty-day journey with his family to Japan. The experiences of that journey, the beauties of Japan, its culture, and its religion become for him a lens on a deeper quest. Paul is searching for and, he believes, finding a global humanity in conversation with Kyogen, his Buddhist friend.

  • Sammy Rhodes — Author of THIS IS AWKWARD: How Life’s Uncomfortable Moments Open the Door to Intimacy and Connection
    Sammy Rhodes may share funny satirical bits about Christianity and other things on Twitter, but behind the 140 characters he is limited to share with his 117,000+ followers, is deeper wisdom gained from a lifetime of feeling, what Rhodes so fondly calls, awkward. It’s a feeling everyone can relate to, and according to Rhodes it’s a feeling we shouldn’t ignore or avoid. He explains why in his debut book release appropriately titled THIS IS AWKWARD. According to Rhodes, although feeling awkward is uncomfortable, it is also necessary in order to break down the barriers we as humans so easily put up in order to protect ourselves. “Awkwardness is an invitation to vulnerability, and vulnerability is where intimacy and connection are found,” he writes. Rhodes is not shy about addressing topics often skirted or glossed over in the name of not being awkward. He writes honestly about depression, pornography, addiction, shame, and he even opens up about the scandal surrounding his previous Twitter persona @ProdigalSam, in which he was accused of plagiarism. In his vulnerability and characteristic wittiness, he exposes that beneath the uncomfortable feeling of awkwardness is a deep and commonly felt need to be known by others and accepted fully. “The truth about awkward moments is that they’re awkward because we long to be embraced as we are, not as we should be,” he explains. “I genuinely believe that our awkwardness and awkward moments are invitations to know more deeply the grace of God.”
    SPONSORED BY Faithbooks.ca

  • 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: Jeff Gunn
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Jeff Gunn is Juno nominated guitarist, songwriter and producer for his work on Emmanuel Jal's The Key (Gatwitch/Universal). He is the author of the Hidden Sounds: Discover Your Own Method on Guitar series with Mayfair Music Publications and regular “guitar tips” contributor with Acoustic Guitar, Canadian Musician and The Guitar Mag (Thailand). He co-wrote the song "Scars" with Jal and Nelly Furtado for the film The Good Lie (Warner Brothers) soundtrack. He has recorded with Emmanuel Jal, Nelly Furtado, Bibi McGill, K'naan, Kae Sun, Rayzak, performed with Emmanuel Jal, Rayzak, Swizz Beatz, DMC, and continues to serve as musical director for Jal opening for such acts as Nico & Vinz, Peter Gabriel, Bonnie Raitt, Angelique Kidjo, Mumford & Sons and Ellie Goulding.
    www.jeffgunn.ca

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soulSURVIVOR

  • Robert Thurman — First American Ordained Tibetan Monk

    Religious Tribes Compete For The Soul Of One Person!
    Tribal Leaders explain to our soulSURVIVOR what it is that their Tribe actually believes! And the Tribal Leaders will NOT have immunity! Our soulSURVIVOR will be able to challenge, critique, or question any aspect of all Tribal codes! At the end of the contest, our soulSURVIVOR will then decide which Tribe presented the most compelling case for faith – Then reveal to us if they’ll be joining that Tribe!

    Tribe Buddhism: www.bobthurman.com
    Having been named by Time as one of the “25 Most Influential Americans,” Robert Thurman has cultivated a worldwide awareness of Tibet through his writing, translation of important Buddhist texts, and activism. He is the co-founder and president of Tibet House U.S., along with actor Richard Gere and modern composer Philip Glass (among others) at the behest of the 14th H.H. Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. Mr. Thurman is also the Je Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, holding the first endowed chair in this field of study in the United States. Bob has been a personal friend of the Dalai Lama for over 40 years and has been hailed by the New York Times as "the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism”.

    UPDATE: Due to personal and health issues, our soulSURVIVOR RYAN is unable to continue participating with the show. But the competition MUST go on! So, we would like to introduce to you our new soulSURVIVOR 2016 - GREGG!
    CLICK HERE to learm more about Gregg.

    TRIBAL COUNCIL: At the end of today's segment, one of our finalists who weren't chosen to be this year's soulSURVIVOR, will join us to give their thoughts on our 2016 soulSURVIVOR'S interview with each Tribal Leader. So stay tuned to hear what the Tribal Council has to say!

Special Guests

  • Tony Kriz — "Tony the Beat Poet" from Donald Miller's Blue Like Jazz, Author of ALOOF & Neighbors And Wise Men

    NEIGHBORS AND WISE MEN
    Neighbors and Wise Men introduces captivating dialogues and unexpected moments with God that go beyond the confines of a conventional religious system and offer the chance for powerful life transformation. Get to know Tony Kriz (known by many as "Tony the Beat Poet" in Donald Miller's best-selling book Blue Like Jazz) through his real-life conversations and experiences which prove that God can and will use anyone and anything— from Muslim lands to anti-religious academics to post-Christian cultures—to make Himself known.

    ALOOF
    We have all longed for God to be tangible. Some might sway to worship music, others go on missions, others fast from food. The universal quest is to feel the divine . . . and yet the divine seems aloof, even shy. In this narrative-driven book, Tony Kriz leads the reader on a journey of “orchestrated epiphanies” along the eternal quest to tangibly encounter God, including the unpredictable moments that give us hope, and even more so, the long gaps between those moments that challenge our faith.

  • Dr. Michael Guillen — Author of Amazing Truths: How the Bible and Science Agree
    Is biblical faith inconsistent with today’s science? In Amazing Truths, renowned Emmy-winning ABC News science editor and former Harvard physics instructor, Dr. Michael Guillen uses his down-to-earth style and lifelong study of the universe to reveal ten astonishing truths affirmed by both ancient Scripture and modern science. For Christians this means a stunning affirmation of the Bible. For everyone, it means that no one needs to choose between reason and faith. The two complement each other spectacularly. Dr. Guillen’s education, experience and passion for science combine to produce a book that will help readers see the true connection between science and faith, answering some of life’s biggest questions, such as: Does absolute truth exist? Are humans truly unique? Is it possible to communicate with God? How much about the universe do we actually know? How could Jesus be fully God and fully man? Dr. Guillen shares fascinating stories from his many years as science editor at Good Morning America, Nightline and 20/20, relevant stories from today’s headlines and jaw-dropping discoveries about the universe, all of which prove that faith is not simply an ancient, outdated concept with no modern-day value. Indeed, in some cases, science is only now discovering fundamental truths that the Bible has presented for centuries – which is likely to surprise many readers. A fascinating read, Amazing Truths will help the reader see the innate harmony between the scientific worldview and God. Readers will see for themselves what Dr. Guillen, a theoretical physicist and a devout Christian, has discovered in a lifetime of serious exploration: that science and faith aren’t at odds but, in fact, are the ultimate power couple.
    SPONSORED BY Faithbooks.ca

  • Dr. Craig A. Evans — Author of Jesus And The Jihadis:Confronting The Rage Of ISIS – The Theology Driving The Ideology
    As ISIS dominates news headlines, attention is given to the terrorist group’s ideology when the true motive of their mayhem is actually revealed in their theology! Major General Michael K. Nagata of the Special Operations forces in the Middle East explains that “we do not understand the movement… and until we do, we are not going to defeat it.” The key to defeating ISIS’ regime of terror is understanding its theology. This is why two leading Biblical scholars offer this go-to guide to understanding ISIS’ distorted theology. Through fresh historical and Biblical insights, discover how ISIS’ acts of violence, terrorism, and persecution impact your life and your faith today.
    www.jesusandthejihadis.com

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

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Rebecca Binnendyk
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Jazz/pop vocalist and songwriter Rebecca Binnendyk makes a dazzling recording debut with her new album Some Fun Out Of Life (ALMA/Universal). It features fresh reworkings of standards and hits from songwriters ranging from Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael to Joni Mitchell, Phil Collins, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Bon Jovi, plus two new and emotionally eloquent original compositions. The classically-trained vocalist possesses a fluid and pure singing style and receives ace accompaniment here from an A-list band of Toronto players (including horns and strings), all produced with clarity by John "Beetle" Bailey. As the title suggests, the mood here is predominantly light and upbeat, making for a fun listening experience.

    *SOME FUN OUT OF LIFE Album Release will be at Toronto's Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria Street • March 18 & 19, 2016 • Tickets $20. Rebecca will be joined by an all-star band that includes: Kevin Laliberte, Attila Fias, Mark Kelso, Drew Birston, Drew Jurecka & Chris Gale
    www.rebeccabinnendyk.com

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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: Lauren Markoe - National Reporter with Religion News Service

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  • Shaykh Hamza Yusuf — The West's Most Influential Islamic Scholar

    Religious Tribes Compete For The Soul Of One Person!
    Tribal Leaders explain to our soulSURVIVOR what it is that their Tribe actually believes! And the Tribal Leaders will NOT have immunity! Our soulSURVIVOR will be able to challenge, critique, or question any aspect of all Tribal codes! At the end of the contest, our soulSURVIVOR will then decide which Tribe presented the most compelling case for faith – Then reveal to us if they’ll be joining that Tribe!

    Representing Tribe Muslim: www.facebook.com/shaykhHamzaYusuf
    Shaykh Hamza Yusuf is a co-founder and current president of Zaytuna College, located in Berkeley, California. He is an advisor to Stanford University’s Program in Islamic Studies and the Center for Islamic Studies at Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union. He also serves as vice-president for the Global Center for Guidance and Renewal, which was founded and is currently presided over by Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah, one of the top jurists and masters of Islamic sciences in the world. Recently, Hamza Yusuf was ranked as “the Western world’s most influential Islamic scholar” by The 500 Most Influential Muslims. The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom reported that "Hamza Yusuf is arguably the west's most influential Islamic scholar." Similarly,The New Yorker magazine reported that Yusuf is "perhaps the most influential Islamic scholar in the Western world". Hamza Yusuf has authored several encyclopedia articles and research papers. Shaykh Hamza was born in Washington State and raised in Northern California. In 1977, he became Muslim and subsequently traveled to the Muslim world and studied for ten years in the U. A. E., Saudi Arabia, as well as North and West Africa. He received teaching licenses in various Islamic subjects from several well-known scholars in various countries. After ten years of studies abroad, he returned to the USA and earned degrees in Religious Studies and Health Care. He has traveled all over the world giving talks on Islam. He also founded Zaytuna Institute which has established an international reputation for presenting a classical picture of Islam in the West and which is dedicated to the revival of traditional study methods and the sciences of Islam. Shaykh Hamza is the first American lecturer to teach in Morocco's prestigious and oldest University, the Qarawiyin in Fes. In addition, he has translated into modern English several classical Arabic traditional texts and poems. Shaykh Hamza currently resides in Northern California with his wife and five children.

    TRIBAL COUNCIL: At the end of today's segment, one of our finalists who weren't chosen to be this year's soulSURVIVOR, will join us to give their thoughts on our 2016 soulSURVIVOR'S interview with each Tribal Leader. So stay tuned to hear what the Tribal Council has to say!

Special Guests

  • Tyler Beddoes — Author of Proof Of Angels: The Definitive Book on the Reality of Angels and the Surprising Role They Play in Each of Our Lives
    From the collaborator of the blockbuster bestseller Proof of Heaven, comes the definitive book proving angels are real, all around us, and interacting in our lives every day. In March 2015, millions worldwide were captivated by news reports of the dramatic rescue of an eighteen month old girl, Lily Groesbeck, who’d somehow survived fourteen hours in an overturned car partially submerged in an icy-cold Utah river after her mother apparently lost control of the vehicle. A voice the four responding officers assumed was the child’s mother still trapped inside spurred them on: “Help me, help me.” Yet, once the two victims were recovered, it was clear that the voice could not have come from Lily’s mother: she’d been killed on impact.

 New York Times bestselling author Ptolemy Tompkins, with the help of Tyler Beddoes, one of the responding officers who helped rescue Lily, share details of this modern-day miracle and explore the evidence for the existence of angels in our world. 
Proof of Angels weaves real-life stories into a rich narrative, exploring the history, nature, and significance of angels in our lives. With an introduction by Colleen Hughes, the editor-in-chief of Angels on Earth magazine, Proof of Angels proves that the barrier between the spiritual and the scientific is less certain than we often think. Not only does Tompkins offer a highly entertaining look into a universally fascinating topic, but he also delivers a fresh and deeply reassuring message: we are not alone.

  • Preston Sprinkle — Author Of People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just an Issue
    The topic of homosexuality was at one time suppressed in church settings. Today though, it is being discussed at length, from the pulpit, in coffee shops, in Sunday school, in books by Christian leaders. But the conversation often becomes a debate of “us” versus “them”. Author and biblical scholar Preston Sprinkle wants to change the tone of this often-hostile conversation. In his new release, People to Be Loved, Preston argues that the topic of homosexuality from a Christian perspective is more convoluted and complex than many make it out to be. “The question of homosexuality defies simple answers,” says Sprinkle, “so I refuse to give thin answers to thick questions.” He believes you can hold a traditional view of marriage and sex without dismissing those who disagree with you. Through listening to the stories of his LGBT friends and honestly considering their viewpoints, he has written a rare book on this subject from a Christian perspective. One that claims homosexuality is not an “issue” it’s an entire people group who deserve more respect and love than they are often given in church settings. As Preston points out, “The people who are most repelled by Jesus are the religious hypocrites. As I think about the question of homosexuality, I see many gay and lesbian people repelled by the church. And so I am asking myself, Why?” With People to Be Loved, Sprinkle will simultaneously release Living in a Gray World: A Christian Teen’s Guide to Understanding Homosexuality. As a college professor and an author who often speaks to teens, Sprinkle understands the many questions students have about homosexuality and the great need for a studied voice to speak into those questions. “I’m not going to tell you what to believe,” he writes. “What I’m going to do is simply point out some basic truths in the Bible that will help guide our thinking about homosexuality.”
    SPONSORED BY Faithbooks.ca

  • Dawn Bennett — Valentine's Day Divorce Attorney
    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.
    www.bennettlaw.ca

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.

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

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Monica Chapman
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    “Monica Chapman is in some stellar company on her new album P.S. I Love You! But the singer’s voice is the real attraction here…there’s a touch of the exotic in her tone, giving these standards and classics a life they’ve never had before. Listening is a big reward!”
    ~ Mark Rheaume, CBC Radio, Canada.

    Monica’s new CD, P.S. I Love You! has now been released and been received with great enthusiasm and reviews, as well as air play on BBC, CBC, Jazz.fm 91 and worldwide. Monica released her new album in January, 2015 titled P.S. I Love You! on itunes, CD Baby and Amazon, produced by the multi-talented, Juno award-winning producer/arranger/pianist Bill King, featuring world-renowned trumpeter William Sperandei. She is honoured to have Dave Young on side (Juno award-winning bassist and band leader who played in Oscar Petersons’ great trios). Bill assembled an A-list of renowned players on this album including Bill himself on piano, Mark Kelso/drums and Nathan Hiltz/guitar. Bill made stunning arrangements for each song, recorded at Inception Sound Studios in Toronto and engineered by the brilliant Michael Haas.
    www.monicachapman.net

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Special Guests

  • Arun Gandhi - Grandson of THE Gandhi

    Last week, Arun Gandhi represented Tribe Hindu during soulSURVIVOR. But we really didn't have much of an opportunity to actually get to know the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. So this week, Drew has invited Mr. Gandhi back on the show for a personal one on one interview.

    Born in 1934 in Durban, South Africa, Arun is the fifth grandson of India’s legendary leader, Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi. Growing up under the discriminatory apartheid laws of South Africa, he was beaten by “white” South Africans for being too black and “black” South Africans for being too white; so, Arun sought eye-for-an-eye justice. However, he learned from his parents and grandparents that justice does not mean revenge, it means transforming the opponent through love and suffering. Grandfather taught Arun to understand nonviolence through understanding violence. For years, he has participated in the Renaissance Weekend deliberations with President Clinton and other well-respected Rhodes Scholars. Other engagements have included speaking at the United Nations, Chicago Children’s Museum, the Women’s Justice Center in Ann Arbor, Young President’s Organization in Mexico, the Trade Union Leaders’ Meeting in Milan, Italy, the Peace and Justice Center in St. Louis, Missouri, The Scottish Parliament and many more. Arun has also spoken at Universities and Colleges in all 50 states of the USA. Shortly after Arun married his wife Sunanda, they were informed the South African government would not allow her to accompany him there. Sunanda and Arun decided to live in India, and Arun worked for 30 years as a journalist for The Times of India. Together, Arun and Sunanda started projects for the social and economic uplifting of the oppressed using constructive programs, the backbone of Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence. The programs changed the lives of more than half a million people in over 300 villages and they still continue to grow. Sunanda died in February of 2007 and the family is working to establish a school in poorest rural India in her name. Arun is the author of several books. The first, A Patch of White (1949), is about life in prejudiced South Africa; then, he wrote two books on poverty and politics in India; followed by a compilation of M.K. Gandhi's Wit & Wisdom. He also edited a book of essays on World Without Violence: Can Gandhi’s Vision Become Reality? And, more recently, wrote The Forgotten Woman: The Untold Story of Kastur, the Wife of Mahatma Gandhi, jointly with his late wife Sunanda.
    www.arungandhi.org

  • Damien Echols — Former Death Row Inmate, Member of The West Memphis Three
    At the age of eighteen, Damien Echols and two other teenagers were wrongfully convicted of murdering three 8-year old boys. They would become known as The West Memphis Three. Echols received a death sentence and spent almost eighteen years on death row until he was released in 2011. The WM3 have been the subject of Paradise Lost, a three-part documentary series produced by HBO, and West of Memphis, a documentary produced by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh. Echols is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Life After Death and Yours for Eternity, which he co-wrote with his wife, Lorri Davis. Echols is an artist, and has had two sold-out shows at Sacred Gallery in New York City. In March, 2016, he has an upcoming show with the art collective The Hand in Los Angeles. Damien currently resides in New York.

  • Aspen Baker — Founder & Executive Director of Exhale Author of Pro-Voice: How to Keep Listening When the World Wants a Fight
    Aspen Baker is the leading voice in the nation on how to transform the abortion conflict. She gave the first TED talk on abortion at TED Women 2015. She was a finalist for the 2014 Express NGen Leadership Awards; was called a "fun, fearless female" by Cosmopolitan in 2013; was awarded the Gerbode Professional Development Fellowship in 2012; was named a "Women's History Hero" in 2009 by San Francisco's KQED during Women's History Month; and was named "Young Executive Director of the Year" in 2005 by the Bay Area's Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. Aspen served on the City of Oakland's Public Ethics Commission 2011-2014. As a spokesperson for Exhale, she has been featured by media outlets across the country, among them CNN Headline News, Fox National News, Ladies' Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, the New York Times, National Public Radio, Newsweek, the New Republic, Alternet, and Bust. Her essay "My Abortion Brought Us Together" was included in the anthology Nothing but the Truth So Help Me God: 51 Women Reveal the Power of Positive Female Connection. She often writes for sites like the Stanford Social Innovation Review and Huffington Post.
    www.exhaleprovoice.com www.aspenbaker.com

  • Alicia Britt Chole — Author Of 40 Days of Decrease: A Different Kind of Hunger
    As the Lenten season leading into Easter approaches, many Christians will be asked, “What are you giving up for Lent?” Many will answer with the same response they give year after year: chocolate, coffee, social media. But author Alicia Britt Chole asks, “What might be the fruit of fasting stinginess? What would happen if our churches fasted spectatorship? What might occur if our families fasted accumulation?” In 40 Days of Decrease, Alicia guides readers through a Lenten journey aimed at more fully understanding Jesus’ call to abandon the world’s illusions and embrace the power of decrease. After all, as Alicia explains, “Faith, in general, is less about the sacrifice of stuff and more about the surrender of our souls. Lent, in kind, is less about well-mannered denials and more about thinning our lives in order to thicken our communion with God.” 40 Days of Decrease is designed to prepare people for Easter, but it can also be experienced year-round. Each day of this book features a devotional based upon Jesus’ life, guidance for reflection, suggested daily fasts, an inspiring quote for meditation, and an optional Scripture reading with journaling space. A former atheist, Alicia's love for God and His Word overflows to bring ancient truth to life. Alicia is an international speaker, an author of a dozen books and bible studies, a seasoned mentor, and the founding director of Leadership Investment Intensives, Inc., a non-profit devoted to providing personal soul-care to leaders in the marketplace and church. Her book, Anonymous: Jesus' Hidden Years and Yours, is highly regarded by leaders and learners around the globe. Alicia and her husband joyfully parent their three extraordinary adopted children in a country home off of a dirt road surrounded by loads of laundry, laughter, and love. Her favorite things include thunderstorms, questions, honesty, and anything with jalapeños. In a culture obsessed with things countable and tweetable, Alicia brings ancient truth to life.
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soulSURVIVOR

  • Religious Tribes Compete For The Soul Of One Person!
    Tribal Leaders explain to our soulSURVIVOR what it is that their Tribe actually believes! And the Tribal Leaders will NOT have immunity! Our soulSURVIVOR will be able to challenge, critique, or question any aspect of all Tribal codes! At the end of the contest, our soulSURVIVOR will then decide which Tribe presented the most compelling case for faith – Then reveal to us if they’ll be joining that Tribe!

    THIS WEEK: Ryan, our soulSURVIVOR 2016, is currently battling some private issues. So we thought that we would take a break from the “contest” and just check in with Ryan to see how he's doing and what impact, if any, soulSURVIVOR has had on him so far.
    www.soulsurvivor.ca

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

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Dione Taylor
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    The prairie sky, expansive and wide, covers a great deal of North American real estate. And of all the emotions contained therein, it's the prairie blues, a rural feeling that sings louder than all others on Dione Taylor's new EP Born Free. Music has always been an important and integral part of Dione Taylor's life. A pastor's daughter from Regina, Saskatchewan, she was born and raised in a family she describes as "really connected to the gift of song. My whole family sings and plays instruments in church," praises Ms. Taylor, who began playing the organ at age four and by ten was the music director and organist at The Shiloh Assembly Church (Apostolic) in Regina. Born Free is a powerful, soulful and spiritual album, taking an honest look at some difficult, but necessary conversations. It's an album that "is dedicated to Pastor's kids (PK's) who deal with the very high standards and expectations that are placed on their shoulders by their families and community to live perfectly within an imperfect world." explains Taylor. In trying times personal faith and beliefs are constantly being challenged. The injustice we are confronted with in the world on a daily basis ("Love Is"); temptation ("Resist"); death ("Grandma's Hands"); love ("Leave Me Alone"); freedom ("Born Free"); potential of man ("Higher Ground") and acceptance ("Beer and A Bible"). This is a narrative of trial and faith told through a passionate blend of fiery gospel vocals with sounds from the delta blues. "The word gospel means ‘truth." And this is a very personal and truthful record, one that does not attempt to preach or impose anyone's concept of truth upon listeners but rather acknowledges that everyone has their own truth to be told and song to be sung. Born Free is Dione Taylor's truth. Having first burst onto the music scene with her Juno nominated debut album "Open Your Eyes", Taylor's career trajectory has been truly remarkable. With performances at festivals and concert theatres across the United States, Canada and Asia for audiences that have included the President of the United States and the Queen Elizabeth II, Taylor has made a worthy name for herself as one of this country's most talented musicians and songstresses. Taylor was nominated for a Gemini Award for her rendition of Oscar Peterson's "Hymn to Freedom," which she performed alongside Oliver Jones at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala. Taylor is also the recipient of the Governor General's Performing Arts Award Mentorship Program. Coming full circle, Taylor finds herself reconnecting with her childhood. "The sounds and music of my youth are all present on Born Free. From the gospel music and blues at church to even the southern country gospel at home on the record player. It's all in there!" Finally, "Spirituality isn't about being perfect," states Taylor, "It's knowing that The Creator is omnipresent in the midst of our fragmented lives."
    www.dionetaylor.com

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soulSURVIVOR

  • Arun Gandhi — Grandson of THE Gandhi

    Religious Tribes Compete For The Soul Of One Person!
    Tribal Leaders explain to our soulSURVIVOR what it is that their Tribe actually believes! And the Tribal Leaders will NOT have immunity! Our soulSURVIVOR will be able to challenge, critique, or question any aspect of all Tribal codes! At the end of the contest, our soulSURVIVOR will then decide which Tribe presented the most compelling case for faith – Then reveal to us if they’ll be joining that Tribe!

    Tribe Hindu: www.arungandhi.org
    Born in 1934 in Durban, South Africa, Arun is the fifth grandson of India’s legendary leader, Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi. Growing up under the discriminatory apartheid laws of South Africa, he was beaten by “white” South Africans for being too black and “black” South Africans for being too white; so, Arun sought eye-for-an-eye justice. However, he learned from his parents and grandparents that justice does not mean revenge, it means transforming the opponent through love and suffering. Grandfather taught Arun to understand nonviolence through understanding violence. For years, he has participated in the Renaissance Weekend deliberations with President Clinton and other well-respected Rhodes Scholars. Other engagements have included speaking at the United Nations, Chicago Children’s Museum, the Women’s Justice Center in Ann Arbor, Young President’s Organization in Mexico, the Trade Union Leaders’ Meeting in Milan, Italy, the Peace and Justice Center in St. Louis, Missouri, The Scottish Parliament and many more. Arun has also spoken at Universities and Colleges in all 50 states of the USA. Shortly after Arun married his wife Sunanda, they were informed the South African government would not allow her to accompany him there. Sunanda and Arun decided to live in India, and Arun worked for 30 years as a journalist for The Times of India. Together, Arun and Sunanda started projects for the social and economic uplifting of the oppressed using constructive programs, the backbone of Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence. The programs changed the lives of more than half a million people in over 300 villages and they still continue to grow. Sunanda died in February of 2007 and the family is working to establish a school in poorest rural India in her name. Arun is the author of several books. The first, A Patch of White (1949), is about life in prejudiced South Africa; then, he wrote two books on poverty and politics in India; followed by a compilation of M.K. Gandhi's Wit & Wisdom. He also edited a book of essays on World Without Violence: Can Gandhi’s Vision Become Reality? And, more recently, wrote The Forgotten Woman: The Untold Story of Kastur, the Wife of Mahatma Gandhi, jointly with his late wife Sunanda.

    TRIBAL COUNCIL: At the end of today's segment, one of our finalists who weren't chosen to be this year's soulSURVIVOR, will join us to give their thoughts on our 2016 soulSURVIVOR'S interview with each Tribal Leader. So stay tuned to hear what the Tribal Council has to say!)

Special Guests

  • Gayle Scott — Senior Faculty of The Enneagram Institute
    Today we begin a monthly series on The Enneagram. 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.

  • Reggie Dabbs — Author Of Just Keep Breathing: A Shocking Exposé of Letters You Never Imagined a Generation Would Write
    “I get abused and hurt so much, and no one seems to care....” These are real words written by a real girl. Her pain is real. Her story is true. And in the new book, Just Keep Breathing, co-authors Reggie Dabbs and John Driver shed light on the thousands more just like her. Just Keep Breathing is an inside look at the letters Reggie has received from students over his 25 years as one of the most sought-after public school speakers in the world. The messages reveal a generation that is hurting and in need of someone who will simply listen and care. After each letter, the book includes Reggie’s actual response of hope to that individual, equipping readers to in turn help others in crisis by providing both the inspiration and the information needed to respond confidently and appropriately. As John, a former public school teacher, community youth advocate and mentor, says, “Reggie does not fill a role; he fills a hole. In other words, he offers them what he has to give: genuine concern and love. We cannot always fill roles, but we can always fill holes.” John adds additional commentary and observations at the end of each chapter, as well as “Breathable Moments” throughout the book that offer snippets of wisdom for to educators, parents, friends, and family— anyone facing the issues of today’s generation.

    *Reggie Dabbs has spoken to professional athletes, stay-at-home moms and high school students relentlessly chasing his personal passion around the globe by sharing his own astonishing story of tragedy, redemption, and hope with millions of people each year. www.reggiedabbsonline.com
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  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks - It's time for our monthly visit with our favorite Hollywood Correspondent!
    www.kerripom.com

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: Amir Brandon
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Creating music has always been Amir Brandon's passion, and to share this passion with the world at large. Presently, Brandon has released a body of original work, including a music video reflecting on his childhood and eventful upbringing. His music has been positively received by blogs, magazines and fans, and is continuously promoted through live performances and social media. Most recently, he is the winner for best original song in a national songwriting competition hosted by the Songwriting Association of Canada for his original song titled "Millions." Brandon is known for his soulful, melismatic vocals through both originals and cover videos posted on YouTube. He is grabbing the attention of the public for his true-to-self songwriting as he steadily builds his repertoire of original music.
    www.amirbrandon.com

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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: Manya Brachear Pashman – Religion Reporter For The Chicago Tribune
    www.chicagotribune.com/manya

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soulSURVIVOR

  • Dr. Robert L. Millet — Leading Mormon Scholar

    Religious Tribes Compete For The Soul Of One Person!
    Tribal Leaders explain to our soulSURVIVOR what it is that their Tribe actually believes! And the Tribal Leaders will NOT have immunity! Our soulSURVIVOR will be able to challenge, critique, or question any aspect of all Tribal codes! At the end of the contest, our soulSURVIVOR will then decide which Tribe presented the most compelling case for faith – Then reveal to us if they’ll be joining that Tribe!

    Tribe Mormon:
    Bob Millet is Coordinator of the Office of Religious Outreach and Professor Emeritus of Religious Education at Brigham Young University. After joining the BYU faculty in 1983, he served as chair of the department of Ancient Scripture, dean of the College of Religious Education, and Richard L. Evans Professor of Religious Understanding. He is the author or editor of over 70 books and 200 articles and book chapters dealing mostly with the doctrine and history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its relationship to other faiths. Some of his books include A Different Jesus? The Christ of the Latter-day Saints; Claiming Christ: A Mormon/Evangelical Debate, co-authored with Professor Gerald R. McDermott of the Beeson Divinity School; Bridging the Divide: The Continuing Conversation Between a Mormon and an Evangelical, co-authored with Pastor Gregory Johnson, President of Standing Together Ministries; and Talking Doctrine: Mormons and Evangelicals in Conversation, co-edited with Professor Richard J. Mouw of Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also the co-author of the encyclopedic work, LDS Beliefs. He and his wife Shauna have six children and twelve grandchildren and reside in Orem, Utah.

    TRIBAL COUNCIL: At the end of today's segment, one of our finalists who weren't chosen to be this year's soulSURVIVOR, will join us to give their thoughts on our 2016 soulSURVIVOR'S interview with each Tribal Leader. So stay tuned to hear what the Tribal Council has to say!)

Special Guests

  • Dr. Larycia Hawkins — Suspended Wheaton College Professor
    Evangelical debate has been fired up recently about whether the hijab-wearing Wheaton College professor, Dr. Larycia Hawkins, broke the Evangelical rules by saying that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. This debacle makes us wonder – Who is included in the evangelical Christian tent, and who decides who gets kicked out? This dispute is pitting Jesus lover against Christian at the alma mater of evangelist Billy Graham. Some Alumni suggested that this issue might be the writing on the wall for the conservative Wheaton College.

    BREAKING NEWS: Wheaton College (Evangelical Harvard) has just unanimously recommended that the administration withdraw their efforts to get rid of Dr. Larycia Hawkins. About a month ago, Dr. Hawkins expressed on her Facebook page, a solidarity with Muslims by stating that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. HOLY SHIITE!

  • Michael Bennett MD & Sarah Bennett — Authors of F*CK FEELINGS: One Shrink's Practical Advice for Managing All Life's Impossible Problems
    The only self-help book you’ll ever need, from a psychiatrist and his comedy writer daughter,who will help you put aside your unrealistic wishes, stop trying to change things you can’t change, and do the best with what you can control—the first steps to managing all of life’s impossible problems.

    Here is the cut-to-the-chase therapy session you’ve been looking for! *Need to stop screwing up? Want to become a more positive person?
    *Do you work with a jerk? Think you can rescue an addicted person?
    *Looking for closure after abuse? Have you realized that your parent is an a-hole?
    *Feel compelled to clear your name? Hope to salvage a lost love?
    *Want to get a lover to commit? Plagued by a bully?
    *Afraid of ruining your kid? Ready to vent your anger?

    In this brilliantly sensible and funny book, a Harvard-educated shrink and his comedy-writing daughter reveal that the real f-words in life are “feelings” and “fairness.” While most self-help books are about your feelings and fulfilling your wildest dreams, F*ck Feelings will show you how to find a new kind of freedom by getting your head out of your backside and yourself onto the right path toward realistic goals and feasible results. F*ck Feelings is the last self-help book you will ever need!

  • Dr. John C. Wathey — Author Of The Illusion of God’s Presence:The Biological Origins of Spiritual Longing
    An essential feature of religious experience across many cultures is the intuitive feeling of God’s presence. More than any rituals or doctrines, it is this experience that anchors religious faith, yet it has been largely ignored in the scientific literature on religion. Starting with a vivid narrative account of the life-threatening hike that triggered his own mystical experience, biologist John Wathey takes the reader on a scientific journey to find the sources of religious feeling and the illusion of God's presence. His book delves into the biological origins of this compelling feeling, attributing it to innate neural circuitry that evolved to promote the mother-child bond. Dr. Wathey, a veteran neuroscientist, argues that evolution has programmed the infant brain to expect the presence of a loving being who responds to the child’s needs. As the infant grows into adulthood, this innate feeling is eventually transferred to the realm of religion, where it is reactivated through the symbols, imagery, and rituals of worship. The author interprets our various conceptions of God in biological terms as illusory supernormal stimuli that fill an emotional and cognitive vacuum left over from infancy. These insights shed new light on some of the most vexing puzzles of religion, like the popular belief in a god who is judgmental and punishing, yet also unconditionally loving; the extraordinary tenacity of faith; the greater religiosity of women relative to men; religious obsessions with sex; the mysterious compulsion to pray; the seemingly irrepressible feminine attributes of God, even in traditionally patriarchal religions; and the strange allure of cults. Finally, Dr. Wathey considers the hypothesis that religion evolved to foster reproductive success, arguing that, in an age of potentially ruinous overpopulation, magical thinking has become a luxury we can no longer afford, one that distracts us from urgent threats to our planet. Deeply researched yet elegantly written in a jargon-free and accessible style, this book presents a compelling interpretation of the evolutionary origins of spirituality and religion.

    *John C. Wathey is a computational biologist whose research interests include evolutionary algorithms, protein folding, and the biology of nervous systems. From 1991 to 1995, he was a senior applications scientist at Biosym Technologies (now named Biovia), a company that develops molecular modeling software for the pharmaceutical industry. In 1996, he founded his own business, Wathey Research, and since that time, most of his scientific research has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health. He is currently writing a follow-up work to The Illusion of God’s Presence, which explores in detail the neurobiology of religious emotion and behavior.

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

  • This Weeks Recording Artist: AHI
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    AHI is an undeniable talent whose timeless Indie Soul sound has carried him over 50,000 miles, armed with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a voice described as “gravel on silk”. Along the way, AHI has recorded with leading acoustic sessions Ont’ Sofa (London), Hauskonzerte (Münich), Cardinal Sessions (Köln), Southern Souls (Toronto), SOFAR Sounds (Nashville), and Rockstone Sessions (Netherlands). Here in Canada, AHI’s Indie Soul EP made CBC Radio One’s top 10 Toronto records of the year alongside stellar releases from Cold Specks and The Wilderness of Manitoba, and continues to see local and nationwide airplay. AHI managed to reach many more when his rendition of ‘No Woman No Cry’ appeared among celebrity covers on BobMarley.com and Bob Marley’s official social media pages, earning him thousands of new fans, hundreds of thousands of views, and a personalized note of congratulations from Mrs. Rita Marley herself, all in less than 24 hours – an unparalleled experience for an artist who cites Bob Marley as his greatest musical inspiration. 2015 saw AHI perform in Nashville, NYC, Saskatchewan, the Netherlands, and the UK; and his talent has been recognized and awarded by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) as One To Watch, F.A.C.T.O.R., SOCAN Foundation, Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) the Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts. AHI recently completed a 3-month mentorship with award-winning Canadian songwriter Royal Wood, courtesy of CIMA, SiriusXM Canada and the OMDC, and he is now back in the studio recording new material with Grammy award winning producer Mark Neill (The Black Keys, ‘Brothers’), to be released early 2016. No matter where his journey takes him, AHI’s undeniable gift continues to turn heads and capture hearts.
    www.ahimusic.com

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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: Emma Green – Managing Editor at The Atlantic
    www.theatlantic.com/emma-green

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Special Guests

  • Zack Braunstein & Sam Wrigglesworth — Soul Researcher & Photographer
    According to a recent article in the Huffington Post by Antonia Blumberg:Zack Braunstein was reading the Bhagavad Gita, an ancient Hindu scripture, several months back when he stumbled upon a compelling term: Shraddha, a Sanskrit word that translates loosely as "faith" or "devotion" but can more broadly reflect the driving force within a person's being. The word seemed to capture something Braunstein had searched for in his own life -- and he imagined it might resonate with others, as well. Shortly after Braunstein, a writer and meditator, and his girlfriend, photographer Sam Wrigglesworth, decided to quit their jobs and explore what shraddha means to different people around the country. They embarked on a cross-country journey in September to ask people: "What is the thing at the center of your being that if you woke up without you would be a totally different person living a different life?" The pair has conducted 62 interviews around the country, Braunstein said, for a project they're calling "Searching for Shraddha." They've met with teachers, writers, Hindu yogis, orthodox Jews, Buddhist monks, interfaith priests, activists, lawyers, as well as people they've randomly encountered on the street. Hindu chaplain Gadadhara Pandit Das said faith is key to what shraddha represents. "It is upon this faith that we can move forward in our lives," Das told HuffPost. "For example, we can't know for sure whether God exists. However, if we choose to have faith then we can move forward to investigate whether or not there is a God." It's that inner spark that Braunstein hoped to uncover in each of his interview subjects.

    So - what makes “you” you? Zack Braunstein and Sam Wrigglesworth are traveling across the country asking the question, “What lies at the core of who you are?” In Sanskrit, Shraddha means, “That which is placed in the heart.” It consists of the things we trust in without reservation, the convictions that color our perception, the structural beliefs out of which our own self-identities are formed. Unquestionable and unassailable, these are the rocks upon which the rest of our lives are built. As they make their way across the US, they want to know, “What is the cornerstone that holds your Self together?”

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

  • This Weeks Recording Artist: GRACIE
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Playing her guitar and grabbing the attention of the music industry with her powerful voice. 'GRACIE' is a 22 year old upcoming Canadian recording artist. Her vocals have been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, and Jill Scott. Her style ranges from RnB soul funk, to jazz, to folk and even alternative acoustic. GRACIE hasn't been performing long but ever since the Tom Barlow open jam night in 2014, she has been communicating and collaborating with a variety of artists like Thomas Barlow, Tyler Yarema, Chuck Jackson, and Derek Lathrop. She is now performing three Monday nights each month at Spice on Lakeshore in Port Credit with blues guitarist Gary White accompanying her on electric guitar. As well as her duo with Gary, GRACIE performs with piano player, Tyler Yarema, guitar player John Bride and has just recently started her own RnB band. This young songwriting talent continues to surprise her audience with new material and always puts her own twist on the covers that she performs.
    www.gracie4.bandcamp.com

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Journey

  • Alanna — (Alanna first shared her journey on our show back in 2011)
    In the summer of 2007, Alanna had just finished her third year of University studying International Development. She was hoping to go oversees and work for an NGO after completing her degree. However, life took a drastic detour. Alanna’s mother, who had been sick with breast cancer for nine years, was now dying. Within months of the family realizing just how bad the Cancer had really gotten, she was gone. Then, within months of her mother’s death, her father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and passed away. Unexpectedly, in a six month period, seven children had become orphaned. Suddenly, Alanna was left with many questions and concerns: "How are they going to live? Will they be able to stay together? Who will come along side them and make sure they get through this? Where was God in this?" Alanna, who was 22 and being the oldest of seven kids, went right into the role of guardian/parent. She started working at the school her siblings were attending. Over the last decade, her siblings got their degrees and went on to do great things. Some travelled. Some taught. Some got into ministry. Some took work abroad. But even after the youngest turned 18, Alanna remained at the same job she took when she became an instant parent of six. “Now I am almost 32 and a perfect storm of life has engulfed me. I'm left with the disappointment of the season asking, 'What about me?' Realizing that it's finally time for her to pick up where she left off when she was 22, Alanna just recently left her job and finds herself on a terrifying new road after almost 10 years of deferred dreams. Sure, she did the “right thing”. She put her life on hold for her family. But now she's ready to step into her life again. But Alanna has no clue what road to take and wonders how to choose her path. (Alanna is open to advice, prayer, suggestions and even job offers, especially with an NGO!)

Talkback, etc.

  • Random Phone Calls — And Other Useless Stuff
    How about a little useless banter? Then, how about we open the phone book and call random people and ask them questions like, “Which is more important, Peace or Happiness?” & "What is the one thing you would ask God?" & "Which religion makes the most sense to you and which one scares you?" & "Do you believe in Angels/Demons and have you ever experienced evil?" & "Do you believe in Angles?" Let's see how this goes...

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Special Guests

  • Neil Osborne — Lead Singer/Songwriter & Founding Member of 54-40
    54-40 is one of the most important popular music groups to emerge from the Canadian cultural landscape. Celebrating their thirty-year anniversary – a remarkable achievement in itself – the band has an unbelievable catalogue of hit songs, including “Baby Ran”, “I Go Blind” and “Ocean Pearl”. Lead by chief songwriter Neil Osborne, 54-40 have carved out a legacy of gold and platinum albums and a outstanding reputation for their live performances that carries through to this day. The secret to their longevity is their ability to redefine and reinvent themselves, taking longtime fans on a ride that is bound to pick up new young fans on the way. To experience 54-40 in concert is to experience how songs have touched and continue to touch people’s lives: each show is an extraordinary affair that bridges the gaps of generations through a shared love of music. “A band has to evolve with its audience to keep their interest,” explains bassist Brad Merritt. “We make records based on where we’re at, at that time. So it’s kind of like a time capsule.” *After 30 years, 16 releases and more than 2000 performances, 54-40 will be performing LIVE January 23 at The Rose Theatre Brampton. www.rosetheatre.ca

  • Paul Henderson — Canadian Hockey Hero
    Paul Henderson became a Canadian sports legend on September 28, 1972. With 34 seconds remaining in Canada’s game against the Soviet Union, Henderson scored the winning goal and lifted Canada to victory in the “Series of the Century.” Today, Henderson shares the lessons of leadership, teamwork, and commitment he learned during his professional hockey career to help motivate organizations and individuals to reach their own incredible goals. Henderson’s career spanned 19 professional seasons during which he played over 1,000 major league games in the NHL and WHA. He was a two-time NHL all-star, playing in the 1972 and 1973 All-Star Games. Sportswriters and fans have frequently called for Henderson to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on the strength of his performance. Commentator and former coach Don Cherry argued that Henderson’s status as hero of the “greatest series in hockey history” was enough to qualify him. Henderson published his memoir, The Goal of My Life, in 2012. Henderson has been inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame on two occasions. He was first inducted as an individual in 1995, and again ten years later along with his 1972 teammates. He has been honoured by Hockey Canada with the Order of Hockey in Canada as part of its 2013 class. Henderson was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2012 in recognition of “his engagement in support of a range of social and charitable causes” along with his achievements on the ice.

    *Paul and his wife are speakers and supporters of the Family Life Weekend Getaways. Register for the next one at Niagara-on-the-Lake, March 4-6 - “A marriage conference uniquely designed to enrich your relationship. For most couples it’s a chance to reconnect, re-­establish the foundation and rekindle romance. For others, it’s a fresh start. For some, it will be the weekend that saves a marriage. Wherever you’re at in your relationship, it’s a weekend to remember. The atmosphere is relaxed and warm & fun. You’ll hear from real couples doing real life together… God’s way. You’ll be given time to process what you’re learning and, you’ll make a plan for a marriage that lasts a lifetime. Special guest speakers are Sheila & Keith Gregoire and Dave & Rushia Klassen. The 2 for 1 Special is on NOW so reserve today.

  • Dr. John D. Caputo — Philosopher/Theologian, Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Humanities at Syracuse University, Author of Hoping Against Hope: Confessions of A Postmodern Pilgrim
    John D. Caputo has a long career as one of the preeminent postmodern philosophers in America. The author of such books as Radical Hermeneutics, The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida, and The Weakness of God, Caputo now reflects on his spiritual journey from a Catholic altar boy in 1950s Philadelphia to a philosopher after the death of God. Part spiritual autobiography, part homily on what he calls the “nihilism of grace,Hoping Against Hope calls believers and nonbelievers alike to participate in the “praxis of the kingdom of God,” which Caputo says we must pursue “without why.” Caputo’s conversation partners in this volume include Lyotard, Derrida, and Hegel, but also earlier versions of himself: Jackie, a young altar boy, and Brother Paul, a novice in a religious order. Caputo traces his own journey from faith through skepticism to hope after the “death of God.” In the end, Caputo doesn’t want to do away with religion; he wants to redeem religion and to reinvent religion for a postmodern time.

  • Steve Wiens — Author of BEGINNINGS: The First Seven Days Of The Rest Of Your Life
    Have you ever found yourself at the beginning of a big life change? Maybe you’re getting married, or divorced. Maybe you’re having a child, or burying a parent. Maybe you’ve been promoted, or lost a job you loved. Maybe you’ve moved; maybe you feel stuck. These big changes hit us hard―it’s easy to lose our way. It’s easy to think that God is leaving us alone in them. The good news is that the God who spoke the world into existence, who lovingly brought into being everything seen and unseen, is speaking into your big change. Drawing from the story of creation in Genesis, Beginnings offers an empowering message of how God works through the transition in our lives. As God orchestrated the ultimate transition when he created everything from nothing, he can handle the overwhelming details in your life. Beginnings is for everyone who faces significant transition―in career, in relationships, in life stage, whether good or bad. By exploring the first chapter in Genesis―day by day, creative act by creative act.

    *About Steve: “I’m a sucker for a good sentence and a great story. I run marathons. I father boys. I read lots and lots and lots of books. I used to stutter. I used to live in Belgium. I used to have a pony tail (and man, it was a thing of beauty). I tend to thrive in the fertile middle, the unchartered territory where it’s not my turf or your turf. Where new things can burst to life. Where hope can grow. I am a 3 on the Enneagram, I am an introvert, and I don’t like roller coasters. One day, I’d love to learn how to surf. I love words and I scatter them everywhere, hoping they might set people free. I am married to a wise woman who knows how to laugh. I started a weekly podcast called This Good Word, where I explore what’s holy about our humanity, one word at a time.”

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  • This Week's Recording Artist: Tara Beier
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    Born and raised in Vancouver, Tara Beier is a Canadian folk singer-songwriter who divides her time between Toronto and Los Angeles. Nostalgic for a time she never knew, Tara embodies ideals of what some would call the “flower child” mentality. She has a deep passion for nature and the social cause. PopMatters compares her sound to the music of Neil Young and Joni Mitchell and “one-of-a kind in Canadian indie rock - definitely worth hearing”. Quickly on the rise, with her debut album unreleased, Tara and her band - The Silverthorns are standing out as a unique folk act. She is already playing in high profile venues such as the Hugh’s Room and the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto and The Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. Tara was just featured in Indie Underground for her indie music video “Guns Road” shot in the gritty Stockyards of Toronto with motorcycle stunt riders. Her unreleased album “Hero & The Sage” was recently reviewed by NYC Deli Magazine. Willie Nelson’s film company “Luck Films” just picked Tara up to play the lead in a Western feature film called “The Poacher” which she co-wrote with writer Alex Whitmer. They have also expressed an interest in some of her songs for the movie. This is set for production in Summer 2016. Tara began writing her own songs just a few years ago after her performance as Buffy Sainte-Marie in “Covered", a docudrama film interpretation of a long lost television interview in 1964. Covered was awarded Best Experimental Film at the ImagineNative Film & Media Arts Festival in Toronto and screened in over 12 festivals worldwide, including the TIFF monthly series and The Whistler Film Festival.
    tarabeier.bandpage.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: A couple of Drew's childhood buddies join him to discuss:

    1/ Who is more important - 2250 homeless Canadian veterans or 25,000 Syrian refugees?

    2/ Should a priest have gotten in trouble for using a hover board during a Christmas Eve service?

    3/ Does Donald Trump actually make sense on some issues?

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