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Special Guests

  • CAMINO CONFESSIONS — Nico Kornhass
    One of the most fascinating people Drew met during his 1000 KM pilgrimage on The Camino de Santiago was a German man named Nico. The first time he saw him, Drew thought Nico was drunk. So he did what Drew does best. He judged Nico and avoided him. Then this drunk man started talking with Drew and during the conversation, Drew discovered that the drunk man he judged wasn’t actually drunk. Nico has ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). They said goodbye and Nico went on his way. Bothered by his unfair judgment, Drew chased Nico down on The Way and both of them walked the rest of the day together. Turns out that this Camino legend (who had to ask Drew to help do up his pants because his hands weren’t working properly) used to be a world champion kickboxer. Turns out Nico was a walking lesson plan for Drew.

  • Larry W. Hurtado — Author of Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in The Roman World
    "Silly," "stupid," "irrational," "simple." "Wicked," "hateful," "obstinate," "anti-social." "Extravagant," "perverse." The Roman world rendered harsh judgments upon early Christianity including branding Christianity "new." Novelty was no Roman religious virtue. Nevertheless, as Larry W. Hurtado shows in "Destroyer Of The Gods," Christianity thrived despite its new and distinctive features and opposition to them. Unlike nearly all other religious groups, Christianity utterly rejected the traditional gods of the Roman world. Christianity also offered a new and different kind of religious identity, one not based on ethnicity. Christianity was distinctively a "bookish" religion, with the production, copying, distribution, and reading of texts as central to its faith, even preferring a distinctive book-form, the codex. Christianity insisted that its adherents behave differently: unlike the simple ritual observances characteristic of the pagan religious environment, embracing Christian faith meant a behavioral transformation, with particular and novel ethical demands for men. Unquestionably, to the Roman world, Christianity was both new and different, and, to a good many, it threatened social and religious conventions of the day. Christianity’s novelty was no badge of honor. Called atheists and suspected of political subversion, Christians earned Roman disdain and suspicion in equal amounts. Yet, as "Destroyer Of The Gods" demonstrates, in an irony of history the very features of early Christianity that rendered it distinctive and objectionable in Roman eyes have now become so commonplace in Western culture as to go unnoticed. Christianity helped destroy one world and create another.

  • Steph Jagger — Author of UNBOUND: Finding Myself On Top Of The World
    In the tradition of Wild and Eat, Pray, Love comes an epic new story about one woman’s triumph of spirit. After a lifetime of checking all the right boxes, Steph Jagger decided to leave her paint-by-numbers life and follow winter across five continents on a physical and spiritual journey. In the process, she tests the mettle of her body, breaks a world record for the most vertical feet skied in a year, falls in love, and learns to live a truly authentic life. Steph Jagger had seen the ski lift sign thousands of times before—”Raise Restraining Device”—but one day she took it personally: a rallying cry to shake off the life she had for the life she wanted. Dissatisfied with the passive, limited roles she saw for women as she was growing up, Steph emulated the men in her life—chasing success, climbing the corporate ladder, ticking the boxes, playing by the rules. She was accomplished. She was living “The Dream.” But it wasn’t her dream. In a moment, the sign on the ski lift became her mantra, and she knew she had to change her life. So Steph walked away from the success and security she had worked long and hard to obtain. She quit her job, took a second mortgage on her house, sold everything except her ski equipment and her laptop, and bought a bundle of plane tickets. For the next year, she followed winter across North and South America, Asia, Europe, and New Zealand – and up and down the mountains of nine countries on a mission to ski more than four million feet in a year. What hiking was for Cheryl Strayed, skiing became for Steph: a crucible in which to crack open her life, melt it down to its elements, and get to the very center of herself. But she would have to break herself down – first physically, then emotionally – before she could start to rebuild. And it was through this journey that she came to understand how to be a woman, how to love, and how to live authentically.

Journey

  • JOURNEY TO THE SHACK — Pastor Kevelin Jones
    In Theatres March 3rd
    During the month of February (the month of love) we will speak with people whose lives have been deeply and profoundly impacted by the international bestselling book, The Shack. In Drew’s opinion, one of the best love stories he’s ever read. Coming to a theatre near you on March 3rd, is the major motion picture The Shack! Starring Academy Award winner, Octavia Spencer (The Help) & Sam Worthington (Hacksaw Ridge, Clash Of The Titans, Avatar) This film will take you on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips [Sam Worthington] spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa [Octavia Spencer]. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
    www.theshackmovie.ca

    TODAY'S JOURNEY:
    On May 1st 2004, Pastor Jones was asked by his daughter, 28 year old Alicea, to help her move apartments that day. But he was hosting a seminar at his church so he suggested they move her the next day. He had no idea that a man his church had invited into their midst would end up being the cause of Pastor Jones’ great sadness - while he was at church. They found Alicea’s body hung by handcuffs in the closet. She had been raped and murdered, then bleach was poured all over her body in an attempt to remove any DNA evidence. “If I had helped her move that day, this wouldn’t have happened.” Find out how watching The Shack released him of a guilt he had been carrying for almost 13 years.

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

  • The Vaudevillian
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    Roaring tunes from a 1920's band, The Vaudevillian will make you get off your doggone caboose & do the lindy hop! The old fashioned gentleman, Jitterbug James, the mouthy Norah Spades & the Southerner Piedmont Johnson bring you dancing numbers from the prohibition period! Get ready to shine your shoes to do the skoodle um skoo!
    *The Vaudevillian is playing at The Grand Trunk Saloon in Kitchener on Wednesday February 22nd @ 7:30 PM and at The Dakota Tavern in Toronto on Thursday March 16th @ 9:00 PM.

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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! (Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? CLICK HERE)

    This Week on The Pub Crawl:

    #1 Is Bill Maher onto something with this rant about the how thin skinned our liberal society seems to be these days? Why is everyone offended so easily? And should people of faith be the least easily offended because they’re “above” it? Or should persecuted parishioners fight for their right to PARTY publicly about their beliefs? (CAUTION: If you are offended by bad words, then please watch this! PLEASE!
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    #2 Should “spiritual leaders” be older? Not that being older makes you smarter, but shouldn’t spiritual leaders have a little more life experience under their belt before they are put into positions of leadership? Would you be okay with sitting under the “guidance” of a 25-35 year old “guru”? Surely this attention seeking pastor’s church is now rethinking their decision to make this 29 year old man a pastor after he live streamed his vulgarity laden suicidal rant? Obviously, anyone can get to a dark place of thinking they want to end their life and we hope he gets some help. But it’s hard to imagine a spiritual leader over 50 wanting to live stream their suicide.
    VIDEO 1 & VIDEO 2

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
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Special Guests

  • Delilah — Syndicated Radio Host
    Delilah hosts a nationally syndicated radio show that is the number one listened-to night-time radio program in the US. Her listeners call in to share their stories and dedicate songs to someone they love. She is the mother of 13 children, one of whom is in heaven, and 18 grandchildren. She works closely with a non-for-profit she founded called Point Hope; a voice for forgotten children, which also works in the US to support kids in the foster-care system, and in Ghana, West Africa to help impoverished Liberian refugees become self-sustaining. Delilah has been married four times and divorced three times. She is the perfect Valentine's Day Show guest!

  • Paul Henderson — Canadian Hockey Legend
    Paul Henderson will forever be recognized and remembered for his goal with 34 seconds remaining in the 8th game of the 1972 Summit Series, giving Canada the lead and winning them the series. With that, the team became known as “the Team of the Century” and Paul’s goal as “the Goal of the Century.” But, there is more to Paul Henderson than just that one goal. Despite his recent diagnosis with cancer, his positive demeanor and zest for life remain. In his memoir The Goal of My Life, Henderson opens up about his success both on and off the ice. 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 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 had a lengthy and exciting hockey career with a loving and supportive wife always by his side. Paul and Eleanor have also been involved with FamilyLife for over 20 years, and are still speaking occasionally at Weekend Getaway marriage conferences. A Weekend Getaway is a marriage conference uniquely designed to enrich your relationship. To register for the Family Life Canada’s Weekend Getaway at Niagara Falls Ontario on March 10-12 go to

  • CAMINO CONFESSIONS: Nate & Faith Walter — Founders of The Pilgrim House Santiago
    The Camino can be more than just a walk. It can truly be a pilgrimage of the heart and soul. The Pilgrim House Welcome Center is a place for pilgrims to find respite from their walk and take time to reflect... reflect on their Camino, reflect on their life, reflect on what may lie ahead. They offer a safe place to explore and engage the deeper questions concerning the love and mystery of God, life, and our resilient frailty. This time of reflection is sacred and the Welcome Center’s purpose is to foster space (physical, mental, and spiritual) for this time. Nate & Faith, being pilgrims themselves, know that sometimes pilgrims just need a place in tune with the Camino spirit; a place where others, too, are exploring and wrestling with their thoughts and emotions. If you are seeking, searching, or just needing a moment of respite, you are welcome at The Pilgrim House. “Let us offer you a cup of coffee and a listening ear, or maybe just laundry and quiet place to be alone. Whatever your needs, our doors are open.
    www.caminoconfessions.com
    www.thesweetroad.com

  • Dr. John Izzo — Author of The Five Thieves Of Happiness
    Happiness is our natural state, for each of us and for humanity as a whole, argues John Izzo. But that happiness is being stolen by insidious mental patterns that he depicts as thieves: the thief of control, the thief of conceit, the thief of coveting, the thief of consumption, and the thief of comfort. He discovered these thieves as he sought the true source of happiness during a year-long sabbatical, walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain and living in the Andes of Peru. This thoughtful and inspiring book describes the disguises these thieves wear, the tools they use to break into our hearts, and how to lock them out once and for all. Izzo shows how these same thieves of personal happiness are destroying society as well. This book will help us all discover, develop, and defend the happiness that is our true nature while creating a world we all want to live in.
    *Dr. John Izzo has been a pioneer on creating successful businesses and emerging work trends for over twenty-five years. He has spoken to over one million people, advised over 500 companies, authored six bestselling books and helped some of the world’s most admired companies. Known for his compelling combination of leading edge research, riveting storytelling, practical ideas to make a difference starting now and a keen sense of where the future is going your organization will leave inspired and ready to act. His clients have included IBM, Qantas, the Mayo Clinic, Verizon, RBC, TELUS, Westjet, DuPont, Humana, Microsoft and McDonalds.

  • Karolyn Smardz Frost — Author of Steal Away Home: One Woman's Epic Flight to Freedom - And Her Long Road Back To The South
    For readers of The Book of Negroes, Bound for Canaan, House Girl and The Illegal comes the story of a fifteen-year-old escaped slave named Cecelia Reynolds, who slips away to freedom in Canada while her Kentucky owners holiday at Niagara Falls. In this compelling work of narrative non-fiction, Governor General’s Award winner Karolyn Smardz Frost brings Cecelia’s story to life. Cecelia was a teenager when she made her dangerous bid for freedom from the United States, across the Niagara River and into Canada. Escape meant that she would never see her mother or brother again. She would be cut off from the young mistress with whom she grew up, but who also owned her as a slave holder owns the body of a slave. This was a time when people could be property, when a beloved father could be separated from his wife while their children were auctioned off to the highest bidder, and the son of a white master and his black housekeeper could become a slave to his own white half-sister and brother-in-law. Cecelia found a new life in Toronto’s vibrant African American expatriate community. Her rescuer became her husband, a courageous conductor on the Underground Railroad helping other freedom-seekers reach Canada. Widowed, she braved the Fugitive Slave Law to cross back into the United States, where she again found love, and followed her William into the battlefields of the Civil War. Finally, with a wounded husband and young children in tow, she returned to the Kentucky she had known as a child. But her home had changed: hooded Night Riders roamed the countryside with torches and nooses at the ready. When William disappeared, Cecelia relied on the support and affection of her former mistress—the Southern belle who had owned her as a child. Only five of the letters between Cecelia and her former mistress, Fanny Thruston Ballard, have survived. They are testament to the great love and the lifelong friendship that existed between these two very different women. Reunited after years apart, the two lived within a few blocks of each other for the rest of Fanny’s life.
    *Karolyn Smardz Frost is an archaeologist, historian and award-winning author. Her biography of freedom-seekers Thornton and Lucie Blackburn was the first book on African Canadian history to win the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction. A visiting professor at Acadia University, Karolyn is senior research fellow for African Canadian history at York University's Harriet Tubman Institute.

    *We’re giving away a copy of today’s HarperCollins Canada book to one of our Facebook followers. But there’s a catch - you have to be one of our Facebook followers AND you have to ask nicely for the book. So send us a message on The Drew Marshall Show Facebook page and you could win a copy of today’s book from

Journey

  • JOURNEY TO THE SHACK — Maggie Maloy
    In Theatres March 3rd
    During the month of February (the month of love) we will speak with people whose lives have been deeply and profoundly impacted by the international bestselling book, The Shack. In Drew’s opinion, one of the best love stories he’s ever read. Coming to a theatre near you on March 3rd, is the major motion picture The Shack! Starring Academy Award winner, Octavia Spencer (The Help) & Sam Worthington (Hacksaw Ridge, Clash Of The Titans, Avatar) This film will take you on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips [Sam Worthington] spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa [Octavia Spencer]. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
    www.theshackmovie.ca

    TODAY'S JOURNEY:
    On the morning of September 16th, 1994, while returning from an early morning cross-country run in her hometown of Galion, Ohio, Maggie was kidnapped at gunpoint. She was led into a nearby wooded area, bound, raped twice, strangled, buried under some brush for a time, and eventually shot five times and left for dead. She survived this horrific ordeal but it left her with with three bullets permanently lodged in her body—two in her right lung and one in her head. Today, Maggie shares how The Shack helped her kick at the darkness until it bled daylight.

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

  • Lindy Vopnfjörð
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Lindy Vopnfjörd is a Canadian-Icelandic musician with the rare ability to capture poetically in lyric and sound such profound nuance in modern stories. Humble and heroic human dramas seldom sang so spectacularly as this. Vopnfjörd is a proficient storyteller who distills human experience into the vital emotions that define a moment so crisply, and memorably. Hope, despair, triumph and loss, are feelings framed by Vopnfjörd’s sixth album, Frozen In Time, cast as a melodious folk soundtrack with a retro feel. The effect is stunning. The collection of 13 songs explores an immense landscape from the common and dulcet-light, to epic and dark tales. Consistent with the magic of his live performances, the new album was recorded live in studio, and emanates an organic resonance, void of technical manipulation. Stripped down and folky, Vopnfjörd plucks his acoustic guitar sensitively to songs about courageous stories of freedom champions, Vikings, and the love for his wife. There are also tracks of quiet betrayal haunted by the eerie guitars of Canadian musician, Luke Doucet. Residing now in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood, Vopnfjörd and his ongoing artistry are a testament to both the continued support of an artistic family, and reflect the musical pedigree of the artistic community in which he is immersed. Frozen In Time is produced by award-winning composer Todor Kobakov, who has worked with many prominent acts such as Lights, Metric, Stars, and Dan Mangan. Frozen In Time, like its title, will throw you back to an era where folk artists like Bob Dylan sang songs as calls to action against social injustice and when Leonard Cohen wrote you with a challenge to contemplate your attractions. Vopnfjörd’s quiet confidence permeates the album, inviting the listener into his world of wisdom and attention to social consciousness, human rights, political oppression – and tenderness.

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Talkback, etc.

  • Happy Valentine’s DUH!
    ATTENTION LADIES:
    If anyone knows about screwing up Valentine’s Day, it’s Drew. So he wants to hear the story of how YOUR special guy also blew it on Valentine's Day. (Just so he doesn’t feel like he’s the only Valentine’s DUH out there!) So ladies, call our show Saturday at 4:00 PM ET. on 877-569-1250 (toll free in Canada & The States) and tell us about your Valentine's DUH OR post your Valentine's DUH story on The Drew Marshall Show Facebook page OR leave us a voicemail message through our website (click on the pop-up on the right side of the page) OR send us your story through www.drewmarshall.ca

    The guy who Drew feels the most sorry for will win 2 VIP Preview & Reception Night passes for the 2017 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL AUTOSHOW on Thursday Feb 16th! (7:30 - 11:00 PM) Tickets include drink tickets and parking pass at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. (Must Be 19 YOA or Older / Black Tie or Business Suit & Tie Required)

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Special Guests

  • CAMINO CONFESSIONS: Lydia B. Smith — Director & Producer of Walking The Camino: Six Ways To Santiago
    500 miles on foot. Bunk-beds. Blisters. Stunning landscapes. World-class snorers. Hot searing sun, freezing cold rain. Kindness from strangers. Debilitating injury. Unexpected romance. No toilet paper when you really need it. Profound grief and deep doubt. Hunger. Laughing with new friends. Total exhaustion. You are guaranteed to experience all of this when walking the ancient pilgrim path, the Camino de Santiago. Across Spain, this sacred path stretches westward to the city of Santiago de Compostela where the bones of the apostle St. James are said to be buried. The Camino is world-renowned; UNESCO named it a World Heritage Site and the Council of Europe declared it the first European Cultural Itinerary. Millions of people from all over the world have traveled this trail for over 1,000 years – in 2010 alone, over 270,000 people attempted the arduous trek – each one a seeker of something. In the Middle Ages, pilgrims sought forgiveness of their sins and admission to heaven. The Camino remains, for many, a quest of faith. Others begin with no spiritual impetus in mind, but nevertheless are drawn to examine their personal beliefs and life purpose. And others are in it simply for the intense physical challenge. Whatever their motivation, no one can predict just how their path will unfold, who they will meet, what personal demons or angels they will face, or what transformations they will undergo by the trail’s end. Walking the Camino is an up-close look at one of humanity’s most time-honored traditions. By following pilgrims from all walks of life as they attempt to cross an entire country on foot with only a backpack, a pair of boots and an open mind, we witness the Camino’s magnetic and miraculous power to change lives. Driven by an inexplicable calling and a grand sense of adventure, each pilgrim throws themselves heart-and-soul into their physical trek to Santiago and, most importantly, their personal journey to themselves.
    *Drew ran into Lydia on The Camino and ended up becoming good pals as they walked together for a few days.
    www.caminoconfessions.com

  • Michele Cushatt — Author of I AM: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is
    From the moment a woman wakes until she falls, exhausted, on her pillow, one question plagues her at every turn: Am I enough? After all, the pressure to do more, be more, has never been more intense. Online marketing. Self-help books. Movies, magazines and gym memberships. Even church attendance and social media streams have become a means of comparing ourselves to impossible standards. Am I pretty enough? Hip enough? Spiritual enough? We fear the answer is “No.” When a brutal bout with cancer changed how she looked, talked, and lived, Michele Cushatt embarked on a soul-deep journey to rediscover herself. The typical self-esteem strategies and positivity plans weren’t enough. Instead, she needed a new foundation, one that wouldn’t prove flimsy when faced with the onslaught of day-to-day life. With raw personal stories and radical truths on which to rebuild your life, I Am will help you:
    • End the barrage of negative self-talk with an empowering new narrative.
    • Refuse to ride the rollercoaster of others’ opinions and start believing what God says about you.
    • Break the people-pleasing cycle and find rest from the ruthless drive to prove your worth.
    • Stop agonizing over past regrets and failures and make peace with God’s sovereign plan for your life.
    • Leave insecurity behind as you exchange temporary fixes for an identity established on God’s unchanging affection.
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

Journey

  • Journey to The Shack — Lorie & Dwight
    In Theatres March 3rd
    During the month of February (the month of love) we will speak with people whose lives have been deeply and profoundly impacted by the international bestselling book, The Shack. In Drew’s opinion, one of the best love stories he’s ever read. Coming to a theatre near you on March 3rd, is the major motion picture The Shack! Starring Academy Award winner, Octavia Spencer (The Help) & Sam Worthington (Hacksaw Ridge, Clash Of The Titans, Avatar) This film will take you on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips [Sam Worthington] spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa [Octavia Spencer]. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
    www.theshackmovie.ca

    TODAY'S JOURNEY:
    Lorie & Dwight raised 5 children, Adriana being the youngest. On Saturday May 26th, 2012, 16-year old Adri ended her own life. Her mom recalls: “We were out for dinner and I became violently nauseated and went straight home rather than going to a special event we had planned. We arrived home just in time to have three police officers walk in our door and ask to see a photo of Adri. I had seen this in the movies and somehow found my way to the computer to pull up a recent photo of Adri. They said yes, that was her. The horror of all horrors unfolded. I had a year where I put God on the back burner because it was so painful and I was angry and sad.” Lorie was stuck in her “Great Sadness", just like Mackenzie from The Shack. Today, we’ll find out how they kicked at the darkness until it bled daylight.

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

  • Mikalyn Hay
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Mikalyn’s smooth vocals, flowing melodies and harmonies are instinctive and she operates at a speed and capacity at a level much beyond her years. Mikalyn combines this natural ability with relentless learning and is constantly seeking to collaborate and study from the best. Already a seasoned performer, she spends weekends jamming at open-mics, festivals, and gigs, accompanying herself on the keys, doing originals and covers ranging from Radiohead to Cohen. Her 5 songs released over the past year have been earning accolades and awards and inspires her to continue writing and performing, in order to connect artistically with her growing audience. Here are just a few of Mikalyn’s recent achievements:
    • Finalist in the ISC 2015 Song writing Contest (Teen Category)
    • 3rd and 2nd Place in the Indie International Songwriting Contest (Summer 2015, 2016)
    • Scholarship for 2016 Song Studio Songwriting Camp (Toronto in July) Rising Star Award
    • Winner of the Tabletop Talent Watch Record Competition
    • 2nd place in the 2016 UK Songwriting Competition with Save Yourself
    • Live Interviews on Local and Internet Radio (Black Sky Radio)
    • Recently the winner of the TalentNation.com - Tabeltop Records Competition.
    * Mikalyn will be performing at Jane Harbury’s (legendary Canadian publicist) DISCOVERIES SERIES @ THE TRANZAC, 292 BRUNSWICK AVENUE TORONTO Featuring EZRA JORDAN • TYLER SIMMONS • MIKALYN HAY • LILLY MASON on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017 • DOORS 7:30PM • MUSIC 8PM TICKETS $15 AT THE DOOR.

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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! (Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? CLICK HERE)

    This Week on The Pub Crawl:

    #1 Canada’s most famous gay minister and a leading LGBT rights advocate, Reverend Brent Hawkes, was found not guilty of indecent assault and gross indecency this week, dating back to when Hawkes was a teacher over 40 years ago. However, the judge also said that he did not believe Rev. Hawkes and did not accept a great deal of his testimony as being true. The judge was especially concerned about the fact that Hawkes allowed his students to enter his home and serve themselves enough alcohol as to affect their memories of the night’s events in question.

    QUESTION: Even though Rev. Hawkes was found innocent, should this incident and the judges comments be enough for him to reconsider being in spiritual leadership? Should his church ask him to resign or at the very least, put him on a leave of absence? Or was this “indiscretion” so long ago that the phrase, “but by the grace of God go I” applies here?

    #2 President Trump’s executive order banning travel into the United States by citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries, including refugees, has many saying that if you are truly a religious person, you would want all borders to be open to anyone, especially to anyone declaring refugee status, legally or not.

    QUESTION: Since the utopian dream of a borderless kumbaya world is not a reality, should we not limit who and how many come into our countries? Should everyone be able to go wherever they want, whenever they want, without abiding by the rules of the land they want to go to? What do you say to the immigrant who just spent thousands trying to follow the rules and hours filling out the right forms and months waiting in line? What do you say to your loved one who can't get the medical care they need now because of a funding shortage, but funds are being used to assimilate illegal refugees and pay for their medical care? Would you be okay opening up your home to a family that lives under Sharia Law? Honour killings, genital mutilation and other faith based gender inequality issues are not part of Canada, so should we not be vetting new Canadians? Or is that being a xenophobic, racist, redneck, Conservative, Christian? WWJLI? (Who Would Jesus Let In)

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
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Special Guests

  • CAMINO CONFESSIONS: John Brierley — Author of A Pilgrim’s Guide to Camino de Santiago
    During Drew’s pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago, he carried only one piece of reading material the entire way - John Brierley’s A Pilgrim’s Guide to Camino de Santiago. John is a former chartered surveyor and his Camino guides are world renowned as THE guides to take with you. The Camino is without question, John Brierley’s passion. “My calling to write the guidebooks came while walking in the silence of my own heart along the Camino. That is when I heard the still small voice within. I was left in no doubt that my life was to take a different direction! I am always happy to talk about all things Camino related. The Camino translates simply as the way and when capitalised refers to the Way of life which, after all is said and done, is a spiritual journey and doesn’t end in Santiago.”
    www.caminoconfessions.com

  • Maggie Rowe — Comedy Writer (Arrested Development & Flaked for Netflix) Author of Sin Bravely: A Memoir of Spiritual Disobedience
    As a young girl, Maggie Rowe took the idea of salvation very seriously. Growing up in a moderately religious household, her fear of eternal damnation turned into a childhood terror that drove her to become an outrageously dedicated Born-again Christian — regularly slinging Bible verses in cutthroat scripture memorization competitions and assaulting strangers at shopping malls with the “good news” that they were going to hell. Finally, at nineteen, crippled by her fear, she checked herself into an Evangelical psychiatric facility—and that is where her journey really began. Surrounded by a ragtag cast of characters, including a former biker meth-head struggling with anger management issues, a set of identical twins tormented by erotic fantasies, a World War II veteran and artist of denial who insists that he’s only “locked up for a tune-up,” and a warm and upbeat chronic depressive who becomes the author’s closest ally, Maggie launches a campaign to, in the words of Martin Luther, “Sin bravely in order to know the forgiveness of God.” Both funny and heartfelt, Sin Bravely is a tour de force, voice-driven debut that examines how one woman finally found the middle ground between Heaven and Hell.
    *For the last fifteen years, Maggie Rowe has performed in and produced the Comedy Central stage show Sitnspin, Los Angeles’ longest running spoken word show, having taken over the reigns from creator Jill Soloway in 2002. She has written for Arrested Development and Flaked for Netflix. She co-wrote the screenplay for and directed the New Age religious mockumentary “Bright Day” and is the creator of the theatrical satires Hollywood Hellhouse and Hollywood Purity Ball.

  • Esther Emery — Author of What Falls from the Sky: How I Disconnected from the Internet & Reconnected with the God Who Made the Clouds
    Esther Emery’s life was in pieces when she decided to go offline. Her marriage was holding on by a thread after her husband betrayed her with her best friend. She was reeling after walking away from a demanding career as a playwright and theater director in Southern California. After a cross-country move with her husband and two small children, she found herself in a new city, without a job, not knowing who she truly was. Her year without the internet began on a whim. In a matter of minutes the idea was fully born. She was tired of the frenzied pace her life had taken, and she partially blamed her screens. First, Esther didn’t want a cell phone. Then she cancelled the internet all together. What Falls from the Sky chronicles Esther’s year of being disconnected. What began as an exercise in discipline slowly brought stillness and rest. As she found space under the brilliant sky God created, she began to rebuild her marriage and reconnect with a God she had shoved away. “If you’ve heard it said that God can be found in the silence, or that silence can be found in God, then it is fair to say that I found both at the same time,” writes Esther. Esther thought she had firmly left her Christian faith in her childhood and tucked away any remaining remnants when she married an established atheist. Yet Emery felt drawn to her discarded faith when she was disconnected and started attending church, ultimately rediscovering her faith. Esther and her husband had always embraced the idea of living simply. Now, living on one income and facing days unhindered by screens, Esther dove headfirst into minimalist living. At the close of What Falls from the Sky, Esther and her family are moving to a yurt on an Idaho mountainside, beginning an off-grid homesteading adventure. Today, Esther has launched herself back into cyber connection and is sharing her newfound passions of organic gardens, DIY economics, whole food and homestead family values. Their YouTube channel has over 30,000 subscribers and Esther and her family post weekly videos on living off the grid.
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

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

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

  • Luke Nicholson
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Originally from Lakefield, Ontario, Luke Nicholson had his first major breakthrough in 2008, when the track “Breathe” from the film Poor Boys Game earned a Genie nomination for Best Original Song. Nicholson’s debut album Mad Love, debuted on 2012, which spawned three CBC Radio 2 Top 20 singles and earned glowing reviews in Europe, most notably from Rolling Stone Germany who described Nicholson as a “young Elton John or Billy Joel.” Nicholson released the follow-up, Frantic City, in 2015 following a whirlwind year on the road, touring and performing at vaunted European showcases Midem and Reeperbahn. The material on that album reflected Nicholson’s life as a new father, and his regrets over the time spent apart from his newborn daughter while on tour. Following the philosophy “Write what you know,” Luke Nicholson’s new single, “All Your Dresses” fully displays his gifts for melody and poignant storytelling. The first single from the Toronto singer/songwriter’s forthcoming album, Shape and Sound, pays tribute to two significant relationships for Nicholson. Through the metaphor of clothes, the special moments shared between a husband and wife are beautifully illustrated, while the ideals his father instilled in him, to be a good man and father, are captured through the simple image of a tie. Shape and Sound is proof that pop music still has the capacity to be intelligent yet catchy, mature but fun, and above all, talk about experiences to which we can all relate.

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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.

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 Grant Marshall 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: Drew is still having a hard time putting words on his recent experience walking over 1000 KM’s on The Camino de Santiago during his three month vow of silence. And since there are only a couple of people who have been up to the task of interviewing Drew, we thought we’d reach out to one of our all time favorite Pub Crawl panelists to see if she’d be up to the task. World Vision Canada’s Chief Marketing & Development Officer, Lara Dewar, interviews Drew Marshall. (THERE’S A SWITCH!)

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Special Guests

  • CAMINO CONFESSIONS: Pilgrim's Part Line — Part 1 - The Oldies
    As most of you know, Drew recently walked over 1000 KM’s on an ancient pilgrimage called The Camino de Santiago (from France across Spain to the Atlantic) and spent three months in a vow of silence. Since he’s been back, Drew has been finding it hard to explain this enormously enlightening experience. So he’s decided to call up some of the pilgrims he met with along The Way (from Germany, Israel, Switzerland, Ireland & Spain) in order to help him figure out WHAT THE HECK JUST HAPPENED!

  • CAMINO CONFESSIONS: Pilgrim's Part Line — Part 2 - The Kids
    As most of you know, Drew recently walked over 1000 KM’s on an ancient pilgrimage called The Camino de Santiago (from France across Spain to the Atlantic) and spent three months in a vow of silence. Since he’s been back, Drew has been finding it hard to explain this enormously enlightening experience. So he’s decided to call up some of the pilgrims he met with along The Way (from Germany, Israel, Switzerland, Ireland & Spain) in order to help him figure out WHAT THE HECK JUST HAPPENED!

  • Esther Fleece — Author of No More Faking Fine: Ending the Pretending
    From a young age, Esther Fleece learned to suck it up and hold it together while the world around her was falling apart. A victim of childhood trauma and abuse, she ignored her hurting heart and channeled her energies to extreme hustle, performance and achievement. In her new book No More Faking Fine: Ending the Pretending, Esther shares how the practice of lament—a word rarely discussed—changed her life and sets readers on an encouraging path toward healing. “Lament is expressing honest emotions to God when life is not going as planned,” writes Fleece. “Whether we’re hurt, frustrated, confused, betrayed, overwhelmed, sad or disappointed, lament is the language that God has given us to talk to Him right in the middle of life’s messes…it is a prayer to which God always responds.” As a 10-year-old on the witness stand in a courtroom filled with family on opposing sides, Fleece quickly learned how to silence her cries. Her family was torn apart and in the years that followed she continued to shut down any painful emotions that haunted her on her fast track to success. A vice president at a consulting firm by the age of 25, Esther earned national recognition as one of CNN’s “5 Women in Religion to Watch” and one of Christianity Today’s “Top 50 Women Shaping the Church and Culture.” But Esther silenced her pain through personal success, and over time found that keeping her laments inside left her relationships superficial, including her relationship with God. In No More Faking Fine, Esther Fleece vulnerably shares her journey and gives readers permission to lament—to give voice to the hurt, frustration and disappointment they’ve kept inside and silenced for too long. “God meets us where we are at, and not where we pretend to be” she says. Esther has launched a nationwide campaign called “Ending the Pretending,” to encourage others to share their own No More Faking Fine stories. Readers can submit their “Ending the Pretending” story by visiting www.EstherFleece.com/Laments
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

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

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

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    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

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    AND Check out our DrewTube page to see some of our previous LIVE recording artists!

Talkback, etc.

  • Tim & Drew Catch Up!
    Well folks, it's been a while since Drew and 'Tim The Tool' have assaulted the airwaves with their unique brand of - actually we're not even sure what to call it! But the boys are back and filling us in on what's been going on over the past 6 months. Drew just returned from a 1000 km walk on the Camino de Santiago - The Way of St. James in Spain & France where he spent three months in a vow of silence. Tim insisted on telling Drew about his life as well.

  • USELESS TV TRIVIA
    Drew and Tim The Tool missed each other so much that the first thing they want to do after five months off from doing the show, is goof around. They’ll 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! *The best part is that Drew gets to hear from you, his listeners. So call in with your answers and say “Welcome Back” to Drew. (He's kinda needy that way!)
    *AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE