GO AHEAD - STEALING IS ALLOWED!!!

We're more than happy for you to link to our site! It helps us out when more people visit drewmarshall.ca. If you'd like to link to a particular show, just right-click on the actual show date to bookmark or copy a link to a segment on that particular show. Copying the date-specific link location will help your visitors find the exact spot on our always changing LISTEN page. Thanks for spreading the love!
For additional information, please refer to our Copyright Policy

Listen Click to listen.   Download Right-click and choose "Save Target As..." to download.
more Listen to other interview(s) with the Guest


IF YOU ENCOUNTER PROBLEMS WHILE LISTENING CLICK HERE TO LET US KNOW

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show July 22, 2017

Special Guests

  • Sister Joan Chittister — Award Winning Author of Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life
    Joan Chittister is one of the most influential religious and social leaders of our time. For 40 years she has passionately advocated on behalf of peace, human rights, women’s issues, and church renewal. A much sought-after speaker, counsellor and clear voice that bridges across all religions, she is also a best-selling author of more than 50 books, hundreds of articles, an online column for the National Catholic Reporter, and a blog for the the Huffington Post. She has received numerous writing awards and honours for her work, and is a noted international lecturer as well as a former fellow at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge University, England. In 2015 Sister Joan was the featured guest of Oprah Winfrey on "Super Soul Sunday." She has appeared on “Meet the Press” with Tim Russert, “60 Minutes,” “CBS News,” “NOW” with Bill Moyers and numerous BBC and NPR programs including “Weekend Edition Sunday” with Liane Hansen and “On Being” with Krista Tippett. She is one of the most popular and requested speakers at the iconic Chautauqua Institution in southwestern New York State. In 2014 the Joan Chittister Lecture Series was inaugurated at Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA, in conjunction with the dedication of the The Helen Boyle Memorial Archive in Honour of Joan D. Chittister. In 2015 Sister Joan was "In Conversation" with Maria Shriver for the lecture series. Joan Chittister currently serves as co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women, a partner organization of the UN, facilitating a worldwide network of women peace builders. She was an adviser for the groundbreaking report, “A Woman’s Nation,” led by Maria Shriver (2009) and was a member of the TED prize-sponsored “Council of Sages,” an interfaith group that developed a Charter for Compassion (2009) being promulgated worldwide with all faith organizations. She served as president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an organization of the leaders of Catholic religious women in the US, president of the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses, and was prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie for 12 years. She received her doctorate in speech communications from Penn State University, the primary site of her archive collection. Joan Chittister is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, PA. She is executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research centre for contemporary spirituality and the founder and animator of Monasteries of the Heart, a web-based movement sharing Benedictine spirituality with contemporary seekers.

  • Terry Real — Family Therapist, Author of The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Make Love Work
    Terry Real is an internationally recognized Family Therapist, Speaker and Author. Terry founded the Relational Life Institute (RLI), offering workshops for couples, individuals and parents around the country along with a professional training program for clinicians wanting to learn his RLT (Relational Life Therapy) methodology. A family therapist and teacher for more than twenty five years, Terry is the best-selling author of I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression, the straight-talking How Can I Get Through to You? Reconnecting Men and Women, and most recently The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Make Love Work. Terry knows how to lead couples on a step-by-step journey to greater intimacy — and greater personal fulfillment. A senior faculty member of the Family Institute of Cambridge in Massachusetts and a retired Clinical Fellow of the Meadows Institute in Arizona, Terry has worked with thousands of individuals, couples, and fellow therapists. Through his books, the Institute, and workshops around the country, Terry helps women and men, parents and non-parents, to help them create the connection they desire in their relationships. Terry’s work, with its rigorous common sense approach, speaks to both men and women. His ideas on men’s issues and on couple’s therapy have been celebrated in venues from the Good Morning America, The Today Show and 20/20, to Oprah and The New York Times. A proponent of “full-throttle marriage,” as described in The New Rules of Marriage, Terry has been called “the most innovative voice in thinking about and treating men and their relationships in the world today.

  • Father Brendan McManus — Jesuit Priest, Author of Redemption Road: Grieving On The Camino
    Jesuit priest Brendan McManus decided to walk the Camino de Santiago, the famous Spanish pilgrimage route, while struggling to come to terms with his brother's suicide. On the way he undergoes a profoundly transformative journey of rebirth and renewal that moves through grief and anger to hope, gratitude, and acceptance. He describes with honesty, humor, and great humanity both the hardships and the moments of joy and beauty experienced along this long, hard road to recovery. This is a book for all of us who wish to think more deeply about the meaning of loss and death and discover how such devastating experiences enrich and shape our own journeys through life.

  • FAITH STRONG TODAY
    During July, Drew will be speaking with some of the hosts of a NEW digital broadcasting platform launched by JOY Radio called Faith Strong Today. www.faithstrongtoday.com

    TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT - Donna & Kevann Carter: Hosts of Grow On The Go
    Join Donna and her daughter Kevann as they talk about faith and everyday life. Understanding the busy lives of women, Donna is passionate about helping people find faith, teaching them to apply it to everyday life, and live with purpose. Find some time to listen to this encouraging and challenge women’s podcast.

almost...LIVE! on TDMS

  • Devoted SOULY to The Art of Music
    We've had some incredibly gifted recording artists perform live in studio 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! (Most will be from this past Season #14)

    This week’s featured videos:
    Chris Antonik / Wax Mannequin / Jamie Oakes
    Preetam Sengupta / Tommy Emmanuel / Brother Neil
    *Click on any of the featured musicians above to see their LIVE in-studio performances!

    AND… Check out our DrewTube page to watch over 80 videos from just some of the recording artists who have performed LIVE on TDMS!

Talkback, etc.

  • Two TDMS Listeners Talk About Their Camino
    One of our listeners from Australia contacted Drew to let him know that they just came back from walking The Camino de Santiago and another listener from The USA let him know that they will be leaving to walk this ancient pilgrimage soon. So we’re going to let them talk with each other during the show.

  • USELESS TV TRIVIA
    For the last time in Season 14, we’ll play the soundtrack or audio clip from an old television show and if you're the first caller to guess which TV show it's from - normally YOU WIN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! However, on today’s show we are going to give one caller the entire collection of books and CD’s we’ve collected during Season 14! The only catch is that you’ve got to pick them up from our studios.
    *AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show July 15, 2017

Special Guests

  • Phil Cousineau — Writer, Teacher, Editor, Independent Scholar, Documentary Filmmaker, Travel Leader, Storyteller
    Phil Cousineau is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, teacher and editor, lecturer and travel leader, storyteller and TV host. His fascination with the art, literature, and history of culture has taken him from Michigan to Marrakesh, Iceland to the Amazon, in a worldwide search for what the ancients called the “soul of the world.” With more than 30 books and 15 scriptwriting credits to his name, the “omnipresent influence of myth in modern life” is a thread that runs through all of his work. His books include Stoking the Creative Fires, Once and Future Myths, The Art of Pilgrimage, The Hero's Journey, Wordcatcher, The Painted Word, Burning the Midnight Oil, The Oldest Story in the World, The Book of Roads, and The Accidental Aphorist. He lectures frequently on a wide range of topics--from mythology, film, and writing, to beauty, travel, sports, and creativity. Before turning to writing books and films full-time in the 1980s, Cousineau’s peripatetic career included stints as a sportswriter, playing semi-professional basketball in Europe, harvesting date trees on an Israeli kibbutz, painting 44 Victorian houses in San Francisco, and teaching screenwriting at the American Film Institute. Phil is also the host and co-writer of Global Spirit, a cross-cultural and transnational television series which premiered on PBS stations in summer 2012. The program explores global issues ranging from sacred music and spiritual activism, to the search for ecstatic experience, forgiveness, and attitudes toward death and dying. Guests include Robert Thurman, Karen Armstrong, Deepak Chopra, Joanne Shenandoah, Chief Oren Lyons, Andrew Harvey, Peter Russell, Pico Iyer, and more.
    *Phil is leading two upcoming travel programs: The Wild West of Ireland from September 18 - 28, 2017 and The Connemara Writer’s Retreat from October 1 - 8, 2017.

  • Brittni De La Mora — Ex Porn Star
    For seven long years, Brittni's life was bound to the chains of suffering. Manipulated into starting a career as a porn star and escort as an 18-year-old college student, all she wanted was a sense of belonging. Growing up her life had been full of rejection and now here was an industry holding out its arms to her in a welcoming embrace. Brittni quickly took the adult world by storm—never anticipating that it would turn on her. She appeared in approximately 275 adult films before the age of 25, and gained enough notoriety to be nominated for an AVN Award for Best New Starlet in 2008. Her reputation was only further solidified when Maxim magazine named her one of the Top 12 Female Porn Stars in 2010, while Howard Stern dubbed her “the smartest girl in porn” after she made two appearances on his popular radio show. But this intelligent, articulate woman was on a downward spiral into a life of degradation, drugs, substance abuse, prostitution, depression, and several suicide attempts. What started with a skyrocketing career, awards, accolades, and unimaginable popularity soon became the source of her greatest pain. Then Brittni did the unimaginable for someone who seemed to be at the pinnacle of success—she got out. But why? Today, she is a wife, young adults ministry leader, and passionate advocate for women involved in the sex industry. She founded, Always Loved, in 2017 to assist women who want to leave the industry and help ensure a smooth transition in all areas of life.

  • FAITH STRONG TODAY
    During July, Drew will be speaking with some of the hosts of a NEW digital broadcasting platform launched by JOY Radio called Faith Strong Today. www.faithstrongtoday.com

    TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT - Johnnie & Hollie: Hosts of The WHY ME Project
    Hosts of The Morning Spin on Edmonton’s Shine-FM, Johnny Rocket and Hollie Taylor search for life's unscripted moments as part of the Why Me Project, a weekly podcast discussing incredible "Why Me?" moments with God.

almost...LIVE! on TDMS

  • Devoted SOULY to The Art of Music
    We've had some incredibly gifted recording artists perform live in studio 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! (Most will be from this past Season #14)

    This week’s featured videos:
    Andrew Collins & Patrick Ballantyne / Tim Gibbons / The Kitchen Party Trio
    Manitoba Hall / Abdominal / Sarah Beatty
    *Click on any of the featured musicians above to see their LIVE in-studio performances!

    AND… Check out our DrewTube page to watch over 80 videos from just some of the recording artists who have performed LIVE on TDMS

Talkback, etc.

  • What Do The Interns Think Of All This Spiritual Stuff?
    Throughout the year, Drew invites various interns to help out with social media and video production. Three of the most recent interns will share their thoughts about what it’s been like working on Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show. What did they think they were getting themselves into? And now that the end of Season 14 is only weeks away, what have they observed and possibly even learned about spirituality/religion/etc.?

  • USELESS TELEVISION TRIVIA
    We play the soundtrack from an old television show and if you're the first caller to guess which TV show it's from - YOU WIN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! (Actually - we’ve got a whole bunch of books to giveaway! So during our remaining July shows, our Useless TV Trivia, ain’t so useless.) *We’ll also be playing that game with the thing that goes into your mouth that spreads your lips wide open and then you have to read something silly while saliva drools out of your face - sponsored by Kleenex! Check out The Drew Marshall Show Facebook page for a live video stream of these precious dribble moments!
    *AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show July 8, 2017

Special Guests

  • TODAY'S SUMMERTIME CO-HOSTS — Madolyn Smith-Osborn and Leah Oster

    Madolyn Smith-Osborne
    According to the oh-so-trustworthy website Wikipedia: “Madolyn Smith first came to public attention with her role as Pam in the 1980 John Travolta film Urban Cowboy, and later co-starred in the films All of Me, a Steve Martin-Lily Tomlin comedy, and 2010, the science fiction sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey. In the early 1980s she also appeared in several TV movies, including Pray TV, Rehearsal for Murder and Deadly Intentions. She portrayed Jehan Al Sadat, wife of Egyptian president Anwar Al Sadat, in the 1983 TV miniseries Sadat, and played Ernie Kovacs' wife Dorothy in the 1984 TV movie Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter. But Madolyn may be best known for her starring role as Tracy Whitney in the 1986 TV miniseries If Tomorrow Comes, based on the Sidney Sheldon novel of the same name. She subsequently co-starred in films like Funny Farm opposite Chevy Chase, The Super with Joe Pesci, the 1990 TV movies The Plot to Kill Hitler and The Rose and the Jackal, and the 1990 miniseries The Kennedys of Massachusetts. Madolyn also guest-starred in a 1989 episode of the sitcom Cheers titled "What's Up, Doc?" and appeared in multiple episodes of the 1993 drama series Class of '96. One of her last TV appearances was an episode of the Canadian television hit, Due South.” But Drew only knows that Madolyn is married to former NHLer & Toronto Maple Leaf alumni Mark Osborne.

    Leah Oster
    Leah Oster is a Canadian singer and actor based in Toronto. Leah has appeared in plays and musicals at regional theatres across Canada including three of the top Canadian Theatre Festivals. As an apprentice actor, early in her career, Leah Oster was a member of the Shaw Festival ensemble, she performed for two seasons as part of the company at the Charlottetown Festival and she’s also acted at the Stratford Festival where she played Diana in All’s Well that Ends Well and her critically acclaimed portrayal of Marian Paroo in The Music Man. Leah has made a career playing leading ladies in musicals and plays across Canada including: Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins (Western Canada Theatre and Persephone Theatre), Sonia in They’re Playing Our Song (Lighthouse Festival Theatre and Showboat Festival Theatre), Belle in A Christmas Carol (Theatre Orangeville), Meg Snider in Leading Ladies (Victoria Playhouse), Fiona in Brigadoon (Drayton Entertainment), Laurie in Oklahoma! (Port Hope), Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls (Stage West), Maria in The Sound of Music (Port Hope). Her dedication to Canadian theatre can be seen in the volume of work she has done on original Canadian pieces. She originated the role of Tate in the World Premiere of Norm Foster’s The Ladies Foursome (Upper Canada Theatre/ Theatre Orangeville), Della in Leslie Arden’s The Gift of the Magi (Smile Theatre) as well as the role of Laurie Pargeter in Dan Needles’ Fair Play (Theatre Collingwood). She appeared in Blue Champagne (Drayton Entertainment), played Aunt Laura in Emily (Talk is Free Theatre), Rebecca in Jasper Station (Capitol Theatre), Jan in I’ll Be Back Before Midnight (Lighthouse Festival Theatre), Sarah Schorr in Trying (Globe Theatre), and Lucilla and Miss. Stacey in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown). At the Charlottetown Festival she also performed in Richard Ouzounian and Marek Norman’s Dracula - a chamber musical and appeared in a new Canadian two-person play based on Ethel Wilson’s We Have to Sit Opposite. Leah’s workshop contributions to Canadian and International musicals include Moll by Leslie Arden (Talk is Free Theatre), Wanderlust by Morris Panych and Marek Norman (Stratford Festival), The Wonder of it All by Donald Harron, Norman Campbell and Elaine Campbell (Charlottetown Festival), and Hannah Can Dance by Norm Foster and Steve Thomas (Theatre Aquarius) and Sousatzka by Craig Lucas, Richard Maltby and David Shire (Teatro Proscenium).
    *Leah Oster will be playing multiple roles in Bedtime Stories (a play by Norm Foster) at the Orillia Opera House from July 26 - August 11.
    www.orilliaoperahouse.ca

  • Daniel Mattson — Author of Why I Don't Call Myself Gay: How I Reclaimed My Sexual Reality and Found Peace
    Daniel Mattson once believed he was gay. Raised in a Christian family, and aware of attractions to other boys at age six, Mattson's life was marked by constant turmoil between his faith in God and his sexual attractions. Finding the conflict between his sexual desires and the teachings of his church too great, he assumed he was gay, turned his back on God, and began a relationship with another man. Yet freedom and happiness remained elusive until he discovered Christ and his true identity. In this frank memoir, Mattson chronicles his journey to and from a gay identity, finding peace in his true identity, as a man, made in the image and likeness of God. Part autobiography, part philosophy of life, and part a practical guide in living chastely, the book draws lessons from Mattson's search for inner freedom and integrity, sharing wisdom from his failures and successes. His lifelong search for happiness and peace comes full circle in his realization that, above all else, what is true about him is that he is a beloved son of God, loved into existence by God, created for happiness in this life and the next. Mattson's book is for anyone who has ever wondered who they are, why they’re here, and, in the face of suffering, where to find joy, happiness, and the peace that surpasses all understanding.

  • FAITH STRONG TODAY
    During July, Drew will be speaking with some of the hosts of a NEW digital broadcasting platform launched by JOY Radio called Faith Strong Today. www.faithstrongtoday.com

    TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT - Matt Caine: President of Faith Strong Today
    Matt represents three generations of broadcasting for the Caine family, presenting the biggest Christian hits in the GTA every week on the 'Joy Top 20' countdown, Saturday’s at 5:00 PM. With thousands of listeners interacting over the years, various Canadian and United States based artists joining the program (including Lauren Daigle, Marika, Duncan Phillips, Melina Dulluku, Leina), and massive social media reach, the 'Joy Top 20' quickly established itself as Canada's leading Christian music countdown! Matt has also developed and is President of Faith Strong Today. You can hear Matt's artist interviews via JOYcast, and listen the 'Joy Top 20' on-demand using the 'My Joy Radio' app!

Journey

  • Bianca Salvo
    Bianca is a 26 year old woman who has Cerebral Palsy. When she was born, her parents were told that she would never walk, but they refused to believe that prognosis. So they took Bianca to Budapest, Hungary because at the time, there were no effective therapies for CP offered in Canada. They ended up staying in Budapest for six years, two to three months at a time. Bianca did her therapy at the Peto Institute, where she learned how to crawl, sit and walk - eight hours a day / five days a week. They made her walk through ladders, walk up and down boxes, walk up and down the stairs, and participate in a “lying program” which consists of hours and hours of muscle stretching. All of this while being homeschooled. Bianca made a lot of friends in Budapest, but she missed out on school and relationships at home. When she was 17, she found out that the March of Dimes in Toronto was doing the same kinds of therapy. So she moved back to Canada. “I am so glad that my parents found out about the Peto and March of Dimes, because if it wasn't for Conductive Education, I wouldn't be where I am today. My mom and grandmother are the people I look up to the most. Ever since my mom found out I had Cerebral Palsy, my mom has been there for me. I remember one day I came home when we were living in Budapest and she had wiped down the whole floor, then got on her hands and knees and taught me how to crawl. My mom is my role model. Ever since she found out I had CP, she has always tried to make things better for me. She took me to all kinds of doctors and therapies, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. She also took me to Florida to receive biofeedback, where they put electrons on my legs and monitored my walking on a computer. My mom even quit her job as soon as she found out, so she could take care of me. I love my mom so much, she's my inspiration. She still continues to fight for me everyday and does as much as she can to help me. I would not be here if it wasn't for my mother.

almost...LIVE! on TDMS

  • Devoted SOULY to The Art of Music
    We've had some incredibly gifted recording artists perform live in studio 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! (Most will be from this past Season #14)

    This week’s featured videos:
    Ambre Mclean / Luke Nicholson / Mikalyn Hay
    Lindy Vopnfjörð / The Vaudevillian / Emma Cook
    *Click on any of the featured musicians above to see their LIVE in-studio performances!

    AND… Check out our DrewTube page to watch over 80 videos from just some of the recording artists who have performed LIVE on TDMS!

Talkback, etc.

  • USELESS TELEVISION TRIVIA — with Matt Cane, Leah Oster and Madolyn Smith-Osborne
    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! (Actually - we’ve got a whole bunch of books to giveaway! So during our remaining July shows, our Useless TV Trivia, ain’t so useless.) *We’ll also be playing that game with the thing that goes into your mouth that spreads your lips wide open and then you have to read something silly while saliva drools out of your face - sponsored by Kleenex! Check out The Drew Marshall Show Facebook page for a video of these precious dribble moments!

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show July 1, 2017

Special Guests

  • HELP A FORMER TDMS GUEST (VADEN EARLE) BRING HIS ADOPTED CHILD HOME TO CANADA
    Widlene is an eleven year old Haitian girl who was orphaned at a very young age. Due to the grips of extreme poverty, Widlene’s grandmother had no choice but to send her from Dominican Republic to Haiti. Sleeping on a dirt floor and eating every third or fourth day were the only things that Widlene had to look forward to. That and a near certain life as a household slave. Two years prior, a Canadian couple met Widlene and her late mother at a garbage dump in Dominican Republic. The couple was there conducting a humanitarian trip with a large group of Canadian teenagers and one of their projects was to help the Haitian refugees that combed the local garbage dump for food and recyclables. On that fateful day, little Widlene captivated the hearts of the people that would later become her adoptive parents. On June 15, 2009 a local MP offered to help the couple adopt the, now orphaned, Widlene. He not only committed his personal unconditional support, but he also connected them with the, then, Minister of Immigration. After spending considerable time with the file, the Minister gave the couple the green light to bring Widlene from Haiti to DR and prepare to move to Canada. A short time later, the Haiti earthquake happened. That event started a chain of events that all but decimated Widlene’s chances of getting to Canada. The Canadian government withdrew its support for this adoption and the couple was stranded in Dominican Republic with their newly adopted 4 year old daughter. Today, after an eight year struggle to keep her safe, the Canadian couple is, once again, faced with a sense of urgency to get Widlene out of Dominican Republic where Haitians are no longer welcome. Widlene, as a member of the most vulnerable people group on earth, has been targeted for exploitation on several occasions and has access to none of the basic human rights afforded to all citizens.

  • HAPPY 150TH BIRTHDAY CANADA!
    As a special treat to our radio audience, Drew will be playing portions from interviews he’s done over the last 14 Seasons with 10 very notable Canadians! (*Pssst! Hey online & podcast listeners! Download or stream any or all of these during this Canada Day weekend and rediscover your inner Hoser eh!)

    Hockey Night In Canada Star, Don Cherry
    Former Prime Minister, Stephen Harper
    Broadcasting Icon, George Stroumboulopoulos
    Recording Artist, Bruce Cockburn
    Children’s Entertainer, Fred Penner
    Canadian Senator & United Nations Lt. General During Rwandan Genocide, Romeo Dallaire
    Star of Whose Line Is It Anyway, Colin Mochrie
    Hockey Legend, Paul Henderson
    Country Music Star, Paul Brandt
    Humanitarian & Companion of The Order Of Canada, Stephen Lewis
    *Click on guest name to hear full interview

almost...LIVE! on TDMS

  • Devoted SOULY to The Art of Music
    We've had some incredibly gifted recording artists perform live in studio 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! (Most will be from this past Season #14)
    *Check out our in-studio performances during LIVE on TDMS - NOW On YouTube!

    This week’s featured videos:
    (Performing next weekend at The Mariposa Folk Festival)
    Anne Lindsay / Coco Love Alcorn / Ginger St. James
    *Also performing at Mariposa next weekend, the legendary Bruce Cockburn. Have a listen to one of many INTERVIEWS Drew has done with Bruce over the years

    Click on any of the three featured musicians above to see their LIVE in-studio performances! AND… Check out our DrewTube page to watch over 80 videos from just some of the recording artists who have performed LIVE on TDMS!

Talkback, etc.

  • USELESS CANADIAN TRIVIA
    From Canadian TV trivia (like Beachcombers, Hilarious House of Frightenstein & Due South) to Canadian music trivia (like Guess Who, Stompin’ Tom Connors, Tommy Hunter, Gordon Lightfoot & Anne Murray) to Canadian food (like Ketchup chips, Coffee Crisp, Poutine & Beavertails), Drew will test your knowledge of all things CANADIAN! If you know the answer then call into the studio on 977-569-1250 from anywhere in Canada and you could win one of the numerous books from our HarperCollins authors that we’ve interviewed throughout the year OR a CD from one of our LIVE on TDMS recording artists who performed during the show.
    *AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show June 24, 2017

Special Guests

  • Remi Adeleke — Former U.S. Navy SEAL, Cast Member of Transformers: The Last Knight
    As a part of America’s most elite fighting unit, Remi Adeleke has had the opportunity to see and do things men and women have only dreamt about. But what is even more remarkable is his story which begins in a small country in Western Africa. The son of a well-known Nigerian engineer and a homemaker, Remi lived the life of opulence. But in 1987, that all changed when his father suddenly died. With his father’s death also came the death of their luxurious lifestyle and the beginning of a life filled with constant adversity and struggles. Stripped of everything by the Nigerian government, Remi and his mother permanently relocated to one of the toughest inner cities in America - Bronx, N.Y. Though austere, the Bronx proved to be the perfect environment to prepare Remi for his future as a Navy SEAL and also, to instill a key lesson that he teaches to this day - perseverance. After years of running the streets, fighting, and participating in nefarious activities, Remi decided to make a change in his life. In the early summer of 2002 he enlisted in the U.S Navy, and embarked on a journey that reads like a Hollywood Script. Oh… did we mention that Remi is also an actor and will be featured in the upcoming Paramount Pictures film, Transformers: The Last Knight...?
    Ya - that just happened!

  • Ted DiBiase — WWE Hall Of Fame’s Million Dollar Man!
    Ted DiBiase is a WWE Hall Of Fame professional wrestler, best known for his role as the villainous “Million Dollar Man” of the World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE). Ted literally travelled the world with the WWF, wrestling in some of the biggest venues in the world, like Madison Square Garden, The Superdome, The Skydome, The Tokyo Dome, and Wembley Stadium. After six years with the WWF, seeing his likeness made into action figures, characters in video games and his face on everything from T-shirts to pin-ball machines, he ended his active career at the end of 1993 due to a neck injury. He then went on to be a ringside manager and commentator with the WWF from 1994 to the fall of 1996. During that time, he managed such wrestling superstars as “Stone” Cold Steve Austin and Bam Bam Bigelow. Ted finished his career working for the Ted Turner owned World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from the Fall of 1996 to the Fall of 1999, spending a total of twenty-five years in the industry. Today, after authoring a book about his life entitled Every Man Has His Price, Ted is a full time minister and motivational speaker. He is also a spokesperson for and board member of The Sunshine Foundation. This organization grants wishes to terminally ill and handicapped children.

  • Scott Marshall — Author of BOB DYLAN: A Spiritual Life
    Never before has a book like this one delved into the spiritual odyssey of cultural icon Bob Dylan. Tracking an American original--from his Jewish roots to his controversial embrace of Jesus to his enduring legacy as the composer of the Tempest album--Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life delivers the story of a man in dogged pursuit of redemption. Based on years of research and original interviews, this book sorts through the myths and misunderstandings and reveals Dylan to be both traditional and radical in the way he expresses his spiritual quest for purpose and meaning. "Call Dylan whatever you want, but the name won't stick", said foreword writer and film director Scott Derrickson. What does stick is his music, in part because his songs contain a deep, abiding spirituality that moves listeners more than the songs of any other artist. Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life bridges the gap between purpose and meaning in grand fashion. It offers readers an informative, entertaining, and nuanced look into Bob Dylan's spiritual odyssey. Today, there is not a Dylan book in existence that exclusively focuses on his spiritual odyssey through years of research and interviews.

  • Mel & Tim Stevens — Founder & Director of Teen Ranch “CELEBRATING 50 YEARS”
    In 1961, Mel and Janet Stevens took a step of faith and went to Australia with their month old baby boy, Tim, along with four other couples from a gospel music group to start Teen Ranch Australia. Mel and Janet directed the camp there, drawing no wage for six years before returning to start Teen Ranch Canada in 1967. They had 10 dollars in their pockets, two more children, and faith in God’s leading and proven goodness. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Teen Ranch Canada. The first summer camp started in 1967 with 6 kids and has now grown to 130 per week. There are also now Teen Ranches in Scotland, France, Romania, Poland, Kenya, Zambia and Indonesia. (Tim The Tool & Drew first met at Teen Ranch when they were both teenagers and had hair. So basically, Teen Ranch is to blame for everything you hear on the show!)
    www.teenranch.com
    *ATTENTION ALL TEEN RANCH ALUMNI - Registration closes on Monday June 26th for the 50th Anniversary Celebration, which will be held on Saturday July 1st. So email [email protected] or call 519-941-4501 ASAP! Bring your families and celebrate 50 years of Teen Ranch Canada by catching up with some friends from the past!.

TERRORISM UPDATE

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

  • Catherine Daniel
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Catherine Daniel (mezzo- soprano) joins us to wrap our our LIVE on TDMS performances for Season 14. A few recent highlights for Catherine have been: Edmonton Opera’s production of Elektra, Jezebel and the Angel in Elijah with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Elisabetta in Knoxville Opera’s production of Maria Stuarda, First Maid in Opéra de Montréal’s production of Elektra, Mercedes in the Edmonton Opera’s production of Carmen, Porgy and Bess tour in Germany, Third Lady with Edmonton Opera’s Magic Flute, European tour of Porgy and Bess, Performed the Messiah with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Sherbrooke, Kate Pinkerton in Edmonton Opera’s production of Madama butterfly for their 50th anniversary season. In 2013, Ms. Daniel released her first Album “Songs Dear to my Heart”. The project is a collection of hymns and spirituals. Catherine participated in several local concerts and events in her native city, Edmonton. Catherine participated in the Franz Schubert Institute. There she worked with master teachers: Robert Holl, Elly Ameling and Bernarda Fink. The FSI, run by Dr. Deen Larsen is an annual masterclass aimed at the perfection of German Lied taking place in Baden, Austria. Catherine graduated from the University of Manitoba with an Integrated Music/Education degree in 2007. There she studied voice with Coloratura soprano Tracy Dahl.
    www.catherinedaniel.com

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

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

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show June 17, 2017

FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL

Special Guests

  • Terry Fator — Ventriloquist, Celebrity Impressionist, Las Vegas Entertainer, Winner of America’s Got Talent
    Terry Fator became a household name in 2007 when he won Season 2 of “America’s Got Talent” with his unique brand of entertainment that combines singing, comedy, and unparalleled celebrity impressions. After 25 years of honing his skills at county fairs and venues across the country, the Dallas-bred entertainer’s big “AGT” win at age 42 catapulted him into the upper echelon of entertainers, landing him at No. 3 on Forbes’ list of the top-earning comics behind Jerry Seinfeld and Kevin Hart in 2015. The feat is due largely to his multi-million dollar deal with the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas where his award-winning show, “Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment,” has been running since 2009. With a cast of characters including Winston, the Impersonating Turtle; Emma Taylor, the little girl with the big voice; Maynard Thompkins, the Elvis Impersonator; Duggie Scott Walker, the annoying neighbour and many others, Fator has been raking in awards, accolades, and industry admiration ever since. Within the last year, Fator has released a DVD “Terry Fator: Live In Concert,” a country music CD “It Starts Tonight,” as well as a series of children’s books including Lamu, The Christmas Kitten.
    *Terry Fator will be performing Friday June 23 @ 9:00 at Casino Rama. www.casinorama.com

  • Pat Williams — Co-founder & VP of Orlando Magic, Basketball Hall Of Fame Inductee, Father of 19 (14 adopted), Cancer Survivor, Author of 100+ Books
    Pat Williams is a basketball Hall-of-Famer, currently serving as co-founder and senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic. Also one of America’s top motivational and inspirational corporate speakers, Pat has addressed employees from many of the Fortune 500 companies. Pat is also the author of over 100 books, his most recent title highlighting the secrets to peak performance in THE SUCCESS INTERSECTION. He has been the general manager with NBA teams in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Orlando, including the 1983 World Champion 76ers. In 1996, Pat was named as one of the 50 most influential people in NBA history. In 2012, he received the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Pat was diagnosed in February of 2011 with Multiple Myeloma, an incurable form of cancer. However, after several rounds of chemo, his doctors have told him that they are unable to detect any myeloma in his body and have given him a clean bill of health. Pat and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of 19 children, including 14 adopted from four nations. Additionally, Pat has been blessed with 17 grandchildren. Pat and his family have been featured on CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and Mike and Mike as well as in such diverse publications as Sports Illustrated, Reader’s Digest, Good Housekeeping, The Wall Street Journal, and Focus on the Family.

  • Roger Thompson — Author of We Stood Upon Stars: Finding God in The Lost Places
    We are made for freedom and adventure, friendship and romance. Yet too much of life is spent unfulfilled at work, restless at home, and bored. All the while knowing there is something more. You’ll find some of life’s best moments waiting for you over a campfire, on a river—even in that coffee shop or brewery you didn’t know you’d discover along the way. It’s time to begin the search. In the literary spirit of well-worn tales about America’s open road, this poetic, honest, often hilarious collection of essays shows how to embark on adventures that kindle spiritual reflection, personal growth, and deeper family connections. From surfing California’s coastlines, stargazing southwestern deserts, and fly-fishing in remote mountains of Montana, you’ll be inspired to follow Roger’s footsteps and use the hand-drawn maps from each chapter to plan your own trips. There you will hear God’s voice – and it may help you find what you’re searching for. “We search mountaintops and valleys, deserts and oceans, hoping sunrises and long views through the canyons will help us discover who we are, or who we still want to be. The language of our hearts reflects that of creation because in both are fingerprints of God.”
    ~ Roger W. Thompson

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

  • Ashley David Chapman — Vice President of Chapman’s Ice Cream
    Back in 1973, David and Penny Chapman bought a small creamery in Markdale Ontario. The Chapman family began with four employees and two trucks, and moved into the cramped and primitive rooms above an old creamery in town. In 2001, Chapman's opened a distribution center in New Brunswick to better serve its customers in Atlantic Canada. Although Chapman's Ice Cream has grown substantially, it is still firmly rooted in the community and deeply loyal to its employees. The distribution centre in Ontario covers about 140,000 square feet and can house over 6 million units of product, which gets delivered right across Canada on over 50 trucks. At 10 am on September 4th 2009, someone noticed smoke coming out of one of the buildings. By mid-afternoon, the fire was almost under control when the Municipality of Grey Highlands under-sized water tower ran dry. At 5 pm the Chapman family withdrew to their family home outside of Markdale, after witnessing 36 years of hard work go up in smoke. But within an hour of getting home, the family made the quick decision to rebuild their business. Worried about the local economy, and their 350 employees who make up the extended Chapman family, the Chapman's refused to go down without a fight! Shortly after this, the entire management team gathered around David and Penny's dining room table and started planning the rebuild. Within 7 weeks from the fire, Chapman’s produced their first 2 Litre brick of ice cream! In the ensuing months, the community and Chapman's worked tirelessly to build their new manufacturing facility, appropriately named Phoenix. Within a year and a half from the fire, they had rebuilt bigger and better than ever! Today, Chapman's is Canada's largest independent ice cream company.

Meanwhile, Back On The Farm...

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

  • The Reklaws
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    The Reklaws have burst on to the scene as a 2013 CCMA Discovery Program Artist. Canada's own "dynamic country duo", this brother and sister act from Cambridge, ON have travelled to Nashville to write with some prestigious songwriters, and hit radio waves across Canada with their new single "Kiss Kiss"! "Country Music in our blood... literally" exclaims the Brother-Sister Duo, growing up on a working farm has shaped them in many ways, and taught them to understand the true meaning and appreciation behind country music!
    www.thereklaws.com

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

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

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:

    Madolyn Smith Osborne - Former Hollywood actress, you’ve seen her in Urban Cowboy with John Travolta, All of Me with Steve Martin, Funny Farm with Chevy Chase and The Super with Joe Pesci!

    TOPICS:

    1/ Who would you like to see be awarded Canada's highest honour?
    The Order Of Canada has been awarded 6000 times since it’s inception back in 1967, with one of the most controversial recipients being abortion Dr. Henry Morgentaler. Disgraced runner, Ben Johnson, still has his. Media mogul Conrad Black and hockey icon Alan Eagleson, both had theirs taken away.

    2/ As our country celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday… does it actually matter to you?
    Will this July 1st just be another summer holiday for you or will it actually mean more? Why aren’t Canadians as wound up about their patriotism as the Americans?

    3/ Another Wallenda stunt over the Niagara Falls - cool or lame?br> This week, the wife of Nik Wallenda (daredevil acrobat/tightrope walker who walked over Niagara Falls a few years ago) hung by her teeth below a helicopter. Do these sorts of things make you curious, or bored? Which one would you actually watch: Evel Knievel crashing into the side of the Grand Canyon after failing to fly over it in a rocket? Houdini escaping from a straight jacket while hanging far above the city sidewalk? Mrs. Wallenda hanging by her teeth? Donald Trump hanging by his small hands from the balcony of The Kremlin?

    4/ When was the last time you cried, men? (And “after a lousy round of golf” doesn’t count!) Apparently, the “new man” is sensitive and men crying is now more acceptable than ever. Is this a good thing? Or has society been chickified too much?

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

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show June 10, 2017

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

Special Guests

  • Jason McCoy — Country Recording Artist, Front Man for The Road Hammers
    A 25-year veteran of the entertainment industry, and two-time CCMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Jason McCoy is a man of many talents. Growing up in the small town of Minesing, Ontario, Jason admired the well-rounded artistry of classic entertainers Roger Miller, Johnny Cash and Glen Campbell. Jason set out at the age of 19 to follow his own path to stardom, compiling multiple CCMA and CMA Awards, along with a Gold album and CMA Global Artist Award (Nashville CMA) along the way. 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, gold single, CCMA Band of the Year Award (2 years in a row), and a Juno Award. 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), two seasons of CMT’s Pet Heroes (2010/2011), and Jason McCoy Eats America. Equally comfortable behind the mic or in front of the camera, Jason McCoy has become an incredibly well-rounded ‘entertainer’. Continuing to write and record music, Jason 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. A brand new album from The Road Hammers, The Squeeze, has JUST been released!

  • Robert Thurman — President of Tibet House US, Je Tsongkhapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, Author of Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet
    Friend of the Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman along with actor Richard Gere, founded Tibet House in New York. A recognized worldwide authority on religion and spirituality, Asian history, world philosophy, Buddhist science, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Robert is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of Buddhist ideas to our daily lives. In doing so, he has become a leading voice of the value of reason, peace and compassion. He was named one of Time Magazine’s 25 most influential Americans and has been profiled by The New York Times and People Magazine. Thurman travels internationally lecturing to universities, companies, conferences and think tanks. He is a gifted communicator who can make complex concepts understandable, introducing challenging ideas with intelligence and humor in a down to earth and comprehensible way. He reasons passionately that H. H. the Dalai Lama, a true man with no worldly rank, is the most practical leader of world leaders, with principles that must be heeded by them to avert the worst outcomes of our present global crisis: nonviolent dialogue in place of war, environmental restoration in place of consumerist exploitation, inter-religious mutual affirmation in place of ideological competition, hope and determination in place of cynicism and denial. When these are widely implemented, we cannot fail to have a world renaissance of an amazing peace, beauty, compassionate justice, and shared joy.

  • Bruxy Cavey — Teaching Pastor at The Meeting House, Author of The End Of Religion and (re)union
    Is it possible that over the centuries the church has altered the message of Christ? Has modern Christianity wrapped itself so tightly in a fragmented, inactive version of the gospel that the life-changing message of God has been smothered? Bruxy Cavey thinks the answer is yes. He speaks to a new generation interested in Jesus but embarrassed by Christians in his latest book, (re)union: The Good News of Jesus for Seekers, Saints, and Sinners. “The message of Jesus changed the world . . . until the world changed the message,” says Cavey. “But I’m happy to say that there is a growing movement of truth-seekers and Jesus-lovers who are calling for a return to the first and foundational good news message of Jesus. This book is inspired by them, and it is an invitation to join their ranks.” In (re)union, Cavey explains why Christians shouldn’t follow the Bible—but why they will want to read it to learn how to follow Jesus. He encourages readers to discover their true citizenship in the Jesus nation, where they might be ready to die for a cause but never willing to kill for one.

  • Dr. Jordan B. Peterson — Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, Clinical Psychologist, Author of Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief
    Dr. Jordan B Peterson has been a dishwasher, gas jockey, bartender, short-order cook, beekeeper, oil derrick bit re-tipper, plywood mill labourer and railway line worker. He’s taught mythology to lawyers, doctors and businessmen, consulted for the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Sustainable Development, helped his clinical clients manage depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and schizophrenia, served as an advisor to senior partners of major Canadian law firms, identified thousands of promising entrepreneurs on six different continents, and lectured extensively in North America and Europe. He has flown a hammer-head roll in a carbon-fiber stunt plane, piloted a mahogany racing sailboat around Alcatraz Island, explored an Arizona meteorite crater with a group of astronauts, built a Native American Long-House on the upper floor of his Toronto home, and been inducted into the coastal Pacific Kwakwaka’wakw tribe. With his students and colleagues, Dr. Peterson has published more than a hundred scientific papers, transforming the modern understanding of personality, and revolutionized the psychology of religion with his now-classic book, Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief. As a Harvard professor, he was nominated for the prestigious Levinson Teaching Prize, and is regarded by his current University of Toronto students as one of three truly life-changing teachers. He’s a Quora Most Viewed Writer in Values and Principles and Parenting and Education with 125,000 Twitter followers and 35,000 Facebook likes. His YouTube channel has over 200 videos, 275,000 subscribers, and 12,000,000 views and his classroom lectures on mythology were turned into a popular 13-part TV series on TVO. Dr. Peterson’s online self-help program, the Self Authoring Suite, featured in O: The Oprah Magazine, CBC radio, and NPR’s national website, has helped over 150,000 people resolve the problems of their past and radically improve their future.
    *Dr. Peterson will be lecturing throughout the summer on the psychological significance of the Bible. The lectures are organized as a 12 part series on Tuesday evenings at the Isabel Bader Theatre on U of T campus.

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show June 3, 2017

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

  • The Young Novelists
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Toronto based americana husband and wife duo The Young Novelists are known for their beautiful harmonies and songs culled from their small-town roots. After the release of their second full-length album Made Us Strangers, they’ve been touring Canada and the US relentlessly, earning accolades wherever they go. They were recognized as Emerging Artist of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, won the Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition at the Connecticut Folk Festival, and were recently named finalists at the NewSong Music Competition.
    www.theyoungnovelists.com

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

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

Special Guests

  • Jeff Guinn — Author of The Road To Jonestown: Jim Jones & The Peoples Temple
    With the same riveting detail and unmatched investigative reporting that made Jeff Guinn’s book on serial killer and cult leader Charles Manson an acclaimed national bestseller, The Road To Jonestown sheds new light on a subject we thought we knew: Jim Jones, the man responsible for the deaths of more than nine hundred people at Jonestown in Guyana. Drawing on a host of new, often exclusive interviews and sources, Guinn delivers the most authoritative and comprehensive account yet of one of the most notorious figures in American history and answers the question, how could this tragedy have happened? Before the public knew him as a monster, Jim Jones had made a name for himself as a young minister in Indianapolis, preaching a curious blend of the gospel and Marxism to a racially integrated congregation. Gaining recognition as a progressive leader in the civil rights movement, Jones created his own church, the Peoples Temple, and moved his followers to northern California, where his gospel drew hundreds of new followers. But Jones was using drugs, engaging in extramarital affairs with women in his congregation, and becoming ever more erratic in his behavior. The image of the Peoples Temple began to darken as Jones’ serious misconduct became public. Increasingly paranoid, Jones decided to move the Peoples Temple to a location far from the eyes of the U.S. government. This was Jonestown, deep in the jungles of Guyana. After being contacted by worried relatives of Peoples Temple congregants, California Congressman Leo Ryan decided to travel to Jonestown to investigate for himself. Guinn’s masterful account of the final days of Jonestown draws on new interviews and documents, as he tells of the assassination of Congressman Ryan and the chilling events surrounding the fatal day in November 1978 when more than nine hundred people—including almost three hundred infants and children - perished after being ordered to swallow a cyanide-laced drink. Communities like Peoples Temple have always captivated the American public, even as they have cast a dark shadow over our history. Skillfully placing Jim Jones in the context of his times, Guinn shows why Jones’ message resonated with his followers, how a charismatic figure like Jones could maintain his congregation despite his misbehavior, and why the tragedy at Jonestown has had such a broad and lasting significance on our culture.

  • Karen Kingsbury — #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Love Story
    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a new book featuring everyone’s favorite family—the Baxters. From the day they met, John and Elizabeth were destined to fall in love. Their whirlwind romance started when they were young college students and lasted many years … Journey back to the breathless first moments, secret heartbreak, and the love that brought John and Elizabeth together. Whether you’re meeting the Baxter family for the first time or finding them all over again, LOVE STORY will touch your heart forever. Available everywhere June 6!
    *Karen Kingsbury has been called America’s favorite inspirational author. There are more than 25 million copies of her award-winning books in print, including several million copies sold in the past year. Karen’s last dozen titles have topped national bestseller charts and many of her novels are under development as feature films and television movies. In addition, Roma Downey and MGM Studios announced that they are developing 22 of Karen’s Baxter Family novels into a TV series. She lives in Tennessee with her husband Don and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their actress daughter Kelsey lives nearby and is married to recording artist Kyle Kupecky. The couple recently welcomed their first child, Hudson, making Karen and Don grandparents for the first time.

  • Peter Kreeft — Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, Author of Catholics and Protestants: What Can We Learn from Each Other?
    The widely read author and philosopher Peter Kreeft presents a unique book that focuses on the important beliefs that Catholics and Protestants share in common. He says this book is inspired by Christ's high priestly prayer in the Gospel of John "that they may be one," and by St. John Paul II's ecumenical encyclical, Ut Unum Sint, which is also based on Christ's prayer for unity. While there are still significant differences, Kreeft says that there has been a radical step of agreement on the single most important issue, justification. Kreeft says the style of the book is that of Pascal, Nietzsche, Solomon, and Jesus: short answers, single points to ponder rather than long strings of argument. It is direct, simple, and confrontational, but vertically rather than horizontally, "directing arrows not against each other (Protestant or Catholic) but against our own hearts and minds and wills." It is timely because, as Pope St. John Paul II said, this next millennium is destined to be the millennium of Christian reunification as the first millennium was that of Christian unity, and the second one of Christian disunity. Above all, Kreeft says that this work is simple, not easy, or obvious, but condensed. It like all of reality is Christocentric. Its purpose is to be "like an Australian sheep dog, herding and hectoring Christ's separated sheep back to His face. For that is the only way they can ever return back to each other."

    *Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, is one of the most respected Christian authors of our time. His many bestselling books cover a vast array of topics in spirituality, theology, and philosophy. They include How to Be Holy, Practical Theology, Back to Virtue, Because God Is Real, You Can Understand the Bible, Angels and Demons, Heaven: The Heart's Deepest Longing, and A Summa of the Summa.

  • Andrea Lucado — Author of English Lessons: The Crooked Path of Growing Toward Faith
    In this engaging memoir, Andrea speaks to all of us who wrestle with doubt and identity. What she didn’t expect was that God would be much bigger than she’d believed.The church wasn’t just a part of Andrea Lucado’s childhood. It was her childhood. It provided more than happy moments. It provided an invitation to know Jesus. When Andrea arrived in Oxford the year after she graduated from college, she expected to meet God there. “So many nights I felt like the details of my faith were getting fuzzier. Nights turned restless with questions. I questioned God’s existence, and the doubt was getting into my bones.” In English Lessons, Andrea takes us through the roads of England and, more importantly, the paths of the soul. Here she explores the journey of a changing faith and an unchanging God—and why growing up starts with realizing just how small we are.

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:
    Cheryl Weber - Co-Host and Senior Executive Producer at 100 Huntley Street
    www.100huntley.com
    Sofia Stanidis - Marketing Coordinator for The Rose Theatre, Brampton
    www.rosetheatre.ca TOPICS:

    1/ Are people being too hard on convicted serial killer Karla Homolka for volunteering at a Montreal Christian academy where her kids attend? I mean after all - it’s a Christian school where they teach forgiveness. Would you be okay with Karla supervising your kids?

    2/ Elizabeth Wettlaufer (former nurse who is being charged with murdering eight seniors and attempting to kill or assault six others) said that she reached out to her pastor for help to try and stop killing. But it wasn’t the pastor that informed the police about her, it was the staff at the psychiatric hospital. Should the pastor be arrested for the role they played in one of Ontario’s worst serial killing sprees or should clergy be allowed to keep confessions a secret? And do you think that there were supernatural forces at work (she said that God or Satan had compelled her to murder) or was it just mental illness?

    3/ Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Pillar received a two game suspension for using a “homophobic slur” during a recent game. He also donated $7,000 to two gay rights groups. Do you support the MLB punishment? Should it have been more? Should the “incident” just have been ignored? What words hurt your feelings the most?

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

Talkback, etc.

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

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show May 27, 2017

Special Guests

  • Natasha Bure — Daughter of Candace Cameron Bure (DJ from Full House), Contestant on The Voice, Author of Let’s Be Real: Living Life As An Open And Honest You
    From singer, model and YouTube celebrity Natasha Bure, the daughter of Candace Cameron Bure, comes a real, honest conversational book that doesn’t hold back. Everywhere she goes and every video she posts has one basic message: this is real, this is life, and we all go through it. Whether it’s acne, boyfriends, faith, stress, or having fun, Natasha’s view is to simply be honest, simply be real, no matter what you face. Natasha’s real and relatable tone paired with personal notes and stories will help readers see that living a “real” life is the best life. Natasha Bure is the daughter of actress and New York Times bestselling author, Candace Cameron Bure, and former NHL All-Star forward, Valeri Bure. Her passion for music and entertainment began at the age of 10. She has appeared in ABC Family’s hit show Make It or Break It as well as in Hallmark’s The Heart of Christmas. Natasha’s unique vocal style and creative songwriting have been featured in national performances on ABC’s daytime talk show, The View, and she was a participant on NBC’s top-rated reality singing competition, The Voice. In addition to Natasha’s core values of faith and family, she enjoys playing tennis and staying active with her friends. She grew up in South Florida and now happily resides in Southern California with her family.
    Check out Natasha’s posts on YouTube, Instagram & Twitter.

  • Tony Campolo — Social Justice Advocate, Activist, Theologian, Bestselling Author of Why I Left, Why I Stayed: Conversations on Christianity Between an Evangelical Father and His Humanist Son
    Tony Campolo and his son Bart, an avowed Humanist, debate their spiritual differences and explore similarities involving faith, belief, and hope that they share. Over a Thanksgiving dinner, fifty-year-old Bart Campolo announced to his Evangelical pastor father, Tony Campolo, that after a lifetime immersed in the Christian faith, he no longer believed in God. The revelation shook the Campolo family dynamic and forced father and son to each reconsider his own personal journey of faith—dual spiritual investigations into theology, faith, and Humanism that eventually led Bart and Tony back to one another. In Why I Left, Why I Stayed, the Campolos reflect on their individual spiritual odysseys and how they evolved when their paths diverged. Tony, a renowned Christian teacher and pastor, recounts his experience, from the initial heartbreak of discovering Bart’s change in faith, to the subsequent healing he found in his own self-examination, to his embracing of his son’s point of view. Bart, an author and Humanist chaplain at the University of Southern California, considers his faith journey from Progressive Christianity to Humanism, revealing how it affected his outlook and transformed his relationship with his father. As Why I Left, Why I Stayed makes clear, a painful schism between father and son that could have divided them irreparably became instead an opening that offered each an invaluable look not only at what separated them, but more importantly, what they shared.

  • Kay Warren (Round 2) — Co-Founder of Saddleback Church, Wife Of Best Selling “Purpose Driven Life” Author Rick Warren, Mother of A Son With Mental Illness Who Took His Life, Author of Sacred Privilege: Your Life and Ministry as a Pastor's Wife
    *A couple of weeks ago, Kay joined us on our Mother’s Day Special. During that interview, she and Drew got into their usual no holds barred “brother/sister banter” with Kay winning Round #1. Tune in to see how Round #2 turns out!
    In Sacred Privilege, Kay Warren confirms that being a pastor's wife does not mean being perfect. More vulnerable than ever, Warren reveals the brokenness that resulted from childhood molestation - the allure of pornography, intense marital conflict and temptation, as well as depression and a distorted view of her worth. Losing a child to suicide could easily have been the catalyst for leaving ministry, but Kay's resilient faith and confidence in God's redemptive plan for her life has kept her feet firmly planted. The road has not been easy, but she has learned much along the way and can now confidently say that being a pastor's wife is truly a "sacred privilege." According to Kay, “This is not a book from a perfect woman telling you about her perfect life. Yes, I’ll tell you a little bit about the good times of ministry – the things I’m grateful for; the lessons I’ve learned about resilience and how to make it to the finish line. I’ll talk to you about keeping the end in mind from the very beginning and how to finish well. But it is also about the real challenges inherent along the way. The challenges of living in the spotlight, the sleepless nights filled with anxiety over my son with mental illness, the shame over choices I made early in my life and in my marriage. It’s about letting go of the attempts to try to please everyone, it is about choosing joy in the midst of tragedy, and developing an eternal perspective that allows resilience to take deep root in your soul.”

  • J. Warner Wallace — Author Of Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels
    Christianity could be defined as a "cold case". It makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence. In Cold-Case Christianity, J Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs. Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses artistic illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity. A unique apologetic that speaks to readers' intense interest in detective stories, Cold-Case Christianity inspires readers to have confidence in Christ as it prepares them to articulate the case for Christianity.
    *J . Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective who has been featured on Dateline, FOX News, and Court TV. A former atheist, he is the author of Cold-Case Christianity and God’s Crime Scene. He continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as an adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University.

TERRORISM UPDATE

Journey

  • Wendi Sasso
    “When I first checked into the hospital, the doctors told me that I only had a couple of weeks to live.” Wendi will be speaking to Drew from her Palliative Care bed at Sunnybrook Hospital, where she’s been for three weeks. She has the same rare type of Cancer that the former Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford had - leimyosarcoma - a death sentence from the first day of diagnosis. A single mom for the last 24 years, Wendi has had to carry a load she was never designed to carry alone, yet she’s quick to give thanks to a God that might not heal her. Somehow, she’s feeling stronger everyday. Is she being healed or is this just a brief respite before the end? Is false hope better than no hope? How does someone keep their “light” when things seem so dark?

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

  • Andrea Ramolo
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Andrea Ramolo, one half of acclaimed Canadian folk-pop duo Scarlett Jane, has a new solo album, NUDA (Italian for naked). The album emerged out of a deep depression following a romantic breakup and a shift in her artistic path; but brought about a hugely positive metamorphosis, personally and creatively. Cool, dark, understated and melancholy, the alternative-folk album produced by Michael Timmins — a man who knows about melancholy and understated in his own band Cowboy Junkies — has a companion version of the same songs without a full band. Stripped down to its barest form, Da Sola (meaning by myself), was produced by her pal Faye Blais and features Andrea singing and playing either baritone or acoustic guitar. “It was written during an exceptionally dark time where I was painfully shedding pieces of who I thought I was — as an artist, as a lover, as a woman,” says Andrea. “I wanted the project to unabashedly expose that process; that battle with ego and identification in an attempt to just be, to reveal all my cuts and bruises in this process of becoming. I thought I’d shovel out my insides for listeners in my never-ending attempt to connect because all of us on this earth have two things in common: love and pain.” Born in Toronto to Italian immigrants — hence the cover of the Italian love song “Caruso” on NUDA — Andrea began her artistic life as a dancer and actress, but picked up the guitar in 2003 when her mom was going through breast cancer treatment “to heal myself and do something productive.” The rudimentary country-folk tracks ended up on her 2008 debut, Thank You For The Ride. She followed it up in 2011 with the Tim Thorney-produced The Shadows and the Cracks, which earned her a nomination at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. She then formed Scarlett Jane with Cindy Doire and spent five years extensively touring behind two albums, 2012’s Stranger and 2015’s eponymous offering, earning accolades from press and fellow musicians across the country and two more CFMA nominations.
    www.andrearamolo.com

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

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

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show May 20, 2017

Special Guests

  • Eri Inazato — Happy Science Toronto, Deputy Minister
    Eri was born in Japan then raised in the United States. She has been working for Happy Science for the past 9 years, after graduating from International Christian University in Tokyo. Eri is currently working at the Toronto branch to spread the message of Master Ryuho Okawa. According to happy-science.org, “Ryuho Okawa is a renowned author in Japan with a simple goal: to help humankind overcome religious and cultural conflicts and achieve peace. His first book, The Laws of the Sun has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, and is translated into more than 8 languages. Okawa started receiving spiritual messages from Heaven in 1981. Holy beings appeared before him with impassioned messages urging him to deliver God’s words to Earth. Within the same year, Okawa’s deepest subconscious awakened and revealed his calling to become a spiritual leader, inspiring the world with the power of God’s Truths. Through these conversations with divine beings and profound spiritual contemplation, Okawa developed the philosophy that would become the core of his teachings. His communications with Heaven deepened an understanding of God’s designs and intentions — how God created our souls, all worlds, and the Laws that are the very fabric of the universe. The universal meaning and integrity of Okawa’s spiritual teachings, are delivered in a uniquely simple and pragmatic way that have attracted millions of readers in over one hundred countries. In addition to publishing over 1,400 books, Okawa has given more than 2,100 lectures, and continues to share God’s Truths throughout the world.” Master Ryuho Okawa’s book, The Laws of Success: A Spiritual Guide to Turning Your Hopes Into Reality, is a classic in Japan and is touted as the modern world’s universal guide to happiness and success in all aspects of life.

  • David Essel — Author of Positive Thinking Will Never Change Your Life But This Book Will: The Myth of Positive Thinking, The Reality of Success
    The following message from David Essell is why he’s on the show today:
    One of the greatest teachers that has ever walked this earth has to be Mahatma Gandhi. When we look in the world of personal growth, he was a leader because he wasn't engaged in the nonsense of wishful thinking, or affirmations for success. He did the hard work every day. I try to emulate his work as a best-selling author, counselor and coach and international speaker, but I will tell you it's a lot to live up to… it's hard to do on a daily basis. But there is one of his teachings that I have fallen in love with and I am currently practicing every minute, of every day, in my professional life. And what is that one special teaching? The ability to call yourself out, to be vulnerable and honest, when your teachings in the past have been wrong. This is a trait that very few people know about Gandhi. Before he went into his complete non-violence stance, he actually encouraged his brothers in India to take up guns, and the stand side-by-side with the British government, and defend the British rule against Indian dissenters. 30 days later, after encouraging his Indian brothers to do this very thing… He made a complete turnaround! He said I was wrong! I apologize! I told you 30 days ago to pick up arms, but now I am saying don't. Put them down. Peaceful resolution, nonviolence, is the only way we will reclaim our country India. In my own professional practice, I have done the same thing. I used to teach the ridiculous statements like "the universe is conspiring to meet all of your wishes, your thoughts become things so if you think about becoming a millionaire you will become a millionaire… Visualize the perfect soulmate and they must come into your life…"And on and on and on. I was wrong. Dead wrong. And I am sorry. For the past several years I have totally changed my approach to teaching the reality of success, not the wishful, fantastical thinking that is being promoted by such well-meaning books like The Secret and The Law of Attraction. I was wrong. I am sorry. For misleading anyone in the first 20 years of my work. In the last 17 years I have made it quite clear on every radio interview, television interview, blog post, and most importantly in my number one best-selling book "Positive thinking will never change your life… But this book will! The myth of positive thinking, the reality of success." Now, I have made a 180° turnaround. I tell people that when I used to say that positive thinking can change your life not only was I wrong, but also that all of the positive thinking, affirmation, and vision boards in the world will only account for 20% of someone's success when they're going after a huge goal. Unless of course a miracle happens. So I try to live like Gandhi, apologizing for my earlier errors, and working harder than I've ever worked in my entire life to get the correct message out there. And I pray, that the end result in my professional career will be just like Ghandi's. That my reversal of my earlier teachings, will have the most profound effect on this world. When Gandhi started teaching his new truth, and apologized for his earlier beliefs, India then found her own independence from the British rule. I hope, every person that I come in contact with in anyway, will learn from my error, pick up my new teachings, and get the hope they desire, to create the life of their dreams. With their money, relationships, body, career drive and more. This is my new destiny. My new purpose for living. And I'm giving it all I got.
    *David Essel. M.S., is a Master Teacher, Author, Storyteller, Radio/TV Host, Little Kid in a Man's Body, Adjunct Professor, Seeker, Finder, Addiction Recovery Coach, Inspirational Speaker and All Faiths Minister who marvels at the beauty of life...the life that God has blessed him with.

  • Natalie Harris — Author Of Save-My-Life School: A First Responder's Mental Health Journey
    This true story chronicles Natalie's mental health journey after attending a high profile double murder at a Barrie motel in 2012. Treating her patient, the accused and now convicted Mark Dobson, caused Natalie to experience what experts call a "moral injury." Save-My-Life School is a raw, compelling, emotional and sometimes laugh-out-loud first-person account of Natalie's journey with three overdoses, a suicide attempt, hospitalization and rehab. This is a story of reclamation that candidly reveals some of the challenges and stigma many people with PTSD, depression and addiction face.

  • Michelle Mary Lelwica — Author of Shameful Bodies: Religion and the Culture of Physical Improvement
    What happens when your body doesn't look how it's supposed to look, or feel how it's supposed to feel, or do what it's supposed to do? Who or what defines the ideals behind these expectations? How can we challenge them and live more peacefully in our bodies? Shameful Bodies: Religion and the Culture of Physical Improvement explores these questions by examining how traditional religious narratives and modern philosophical assumptions come together in the construction and pursuit of a better body in contemporary western societies. Drawing on examples from popular culture such as self-help books, magazines, and advertisements, Michelle Mary Lelwica shows how these narratives and assumptions encourage us to go to war against our bodies-to fight fat, triumph over disability, conquer chronic pain and illness, and defy aging. Through an ethic of conquest and conformity, the culture of physical improvement trains us not only to believe that all bodily processes are under our control, but to feel ashamed about those parts of our flesh that refuse to comply with the cultural ideal. Lelwica argues that such shame is not a natural response to being fat, physically impaired, chronically sick, or old. Rather, body shame is a religiously and culturally conditioned reaction to a commercially-fabricated fantasy of physical perfection. While Shameful Bodies critiques the religious and cultural norms and narratives that perpetuate external and internalized judgment and aggression toward “shameful” bodies, it also engages the resources of religions, especially feminist theologies and Buddhist thought/practice, to construct a more affirming approach to health and healing - an approach that affirms the diversity, fragility, interdependence, and impermanence of embodied life.

  • Vahen King — Author of Going Farther: Experience the Power and Love of God That Turns Tragedy Into Triumph
    One year after graduating college, Vahen received an engagement ring from the love of her life Vaughan. She was overjoyed and filled with so much love and excitement; her life seemed perfect! Then things took a drastic turn and exactly one week after Vaughan put the ring on her finger, she was rushed to hospital. After a week of tests, Vahen was finally diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis, a condition that left her physically disabled and dependent on the use of a wheelchair. However, her biggest question was, "Did she still have a fiance?" With a resounding, "YES! I still want you," from the love of her life, Vahen adapted to her life and surroundings as a Person with a Disability and views her disability as an advantage, and changing people’s perspectives gives her great satisfaction. Vahen believes that all the events in her life–both good and bad, have given her a unique platform to show God’s glory and unfailing love. Vahen currently lives with her husband Vaughan in Alberta, Canada and has devoted her life to sharing her journey with others, in the hope that people will be challenged and inspired to Go Farther.

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

  • Brother Neil
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Neil K. Parent, aka Brother Neil, is dropping by to announce his soon-to-be released second album called Away Avenue Away. Brother Neil recruited a bunch of professional musicians, many he had performed with in the past, to help record the album in an old dance hall that longtime friend Mike Whaling (who was also featured on his last album) purchased and turned into a recording studio. The two musicians have toured together in the past and spent the last two-plus years working on the album. In Neil’s earlier years he was also into jazz and is known in those circles as Neil Kristian. He also has performed with the a cappella group FATE and the 10-piece Uptown Swing Band. In one of the highlights of his life, Parent took his team, Airborne 11, to the winner’s circle on the Global television series “Canada Sings!” in 2011. His group, named for the airport where they worked, won a $10,000 donation for Ronald McDonald House.
    www.brotherneil.com

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

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

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show May 13, 2017

Mother's Day Special

Special Guests

  • Carla Collins — Award-Winning Comedian, Actress, Television Host & Best-Selling Author
    Carla headlines comedy venues across the US and Canada and the Huffington Post calls her “hilarious, masterful and belly-achingly funny.” Collins is currently filming The Last Laugh, a sitcom she created loosely based on her life in LA performing stand-up comedy at funerals. Carla joins us to talk about her recent Huffington Post article entitled, “Telling Dark Jokes Helped Me Cope With My Mother's Death”.

  • Kay Warren — Co-Founder of Saddleback Church, Wife Of Best Selling “Purpose Driven Life” Author Rick Warren, Mother of A Son With Mental Illness Who Took His Life, Author of Sacred Privilege: Your Life and Ministry as a Pastor's Wife
    In Sacred Privilege, Kay Warren confirms that being a pastor's wife does not mean being perfect. More vulnerable than ever, Warren reveals the brokenness that resulted from childhood molestation - the allure of pornography, intense marital conflict and temptation, as well as depression and a distorted view of her worth. Losing a child to suicide could easily have been the catalyst for leaving ministry, but Kay's resilient faith and confidence in God's redemptive plan for her life has kept her feet firmly planted. The road has not been easy, but she has learned much along the way and can now confidently say that being a pastor's wife is truly a "sacred privilege." According to Kay, “This is not a book from a perfect woman telling you about her perfect life. Yes, I’ll tell you a little bit about the good times of ministry – the things I’m grateful for; the lessons I’ve learned about resilience and how to make it to the finish line. I’ll talk to you about keeping the end in mind from the very beginning and how to finish well. But it is also about the real challenges inherent along the way. The challenges of living in the spotlight, the sleepless nights filled with anxiety over my son with mental illness, the shame over choices I made early in my life and in my marriage. It’s about letting go of the attempts to try to please everyone, it is about choosing joy in the midst of tragedy, and developing an eternal perspective that allows resilience to take deep root in your soul.”

  • Djanet Sears — Writer, Playwright, Editor, Director, Performer, Educator
    One of Canada’s most respected women of the theatre, Djanet Sears has been honored with the Canadian Governor General's Literary Award and the Trillium Book Award shortlist, both for The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God. She was also awarded the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award, the Timothy Findley Award (Stratford Festival), the Martin Luther King, Jr., Achievement Award, the Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in the Cultural Industries, the Phenomenal Women of the Arts Award, and the Dora Mavor Moore Award (multiple recipient). Her theatre credits include The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (National Arts Centre, Centaur Theatre, Mirvish Productions, Obsidian Theatre Company, Nightwood Theatre); Harlem Duet (Stratford Shakespeare Festival; Canadian Stage; Nightwood Theatre); Penelopiad (RSC, National Arts Centre); Charming and Rose (Nightwood Theatre); The Mother Project (Crossroads Theatre). Her film and television credits include Da Kink in my Hair; One Heart Broken into Song; Step; In His Father’s Shoes.
    *Djanet is currently directing the live stage production of FOR COLORED GIRLS! (Winner of The Obie Award for Distinguished Production & nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play) Through music, poetry and dance, seven women weave their stories of love, heartache, violence and joy into a powerful mosaic of the experiences of African-American women. This seminal work celebrates the power of reclaiming one’s voice. According to Djanet, “FOR COLORED GIRLS who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf... is more than a poetic drama, more than a dance performance, more than a celebration of the dreams and aspirations, or the profound losses of the women of colour whose stories populate this extraordinary work. At its very core, for colored girls... is a powerful enchantment; an aesthetic exultation; a love song; a healing.” FOR COLORED GIRLS runs throughout May 2017 at Soulpepper in The Distillery at The Young Centre For The Performing Arts.

    CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks - It's time for our monthly visit with our favorite Hollywood Correspondent!
    (What’s life been like for this single mom who hides behind the laughter?)

  • Dawn Bennett — Divorce Attorney
    Nothing says “Happy Mother’s Day” like a divorce lawyer! Becoming a single mom can be unbelievable scary and overwhelming, but the fact is that even people of faith end up divorcing and it’s critical that moms are aware of how to navigate the divorce process. 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 counsel.

Meanwhile, Back On The Farm...

Journey

  • Royce & Keri Young
    Imagine being told that your baby would be born without a brain? Imagine deciding that your baby girl would continue to live and be born, only to die shortly after coming into this world so that other babies could live? Royce and Keri shared their heart wrenching journey on FACEBOOK and then all of a sudden it seemed like every major news outlet around the world began talking about one of the most inspirational Mother’s Day stories ever. Here’s a few words from the post that went around the world: "I thought back to the moment where we found out Eva wasn't perfect, and how literally 30 seconds after our doctor told us our baby doesn't have a brain, somehow through full body ugly crying, Keri looked up and asked, 'If I carry her full term, can we donate her organs?' I remember our doctor putting her hand on Keri's shoulder and saying, 'Oh honey, that's so brave of you to say.' Like, how nice of you, but come on. Keri meant it. There I was, crestfallen and heartbroken, but I momentarily got lifted out of the moment and just stood in awe of her. I was a spectator to my own life, watching a superhero find her superpowers. In literally the worst moment of her life, finding out her baby was going to die, it took her less than a minute to think of someone else and how her selflessness could help. It's one of the most powerful things I've ever experienced…"

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

  • Tommy Emmanuel
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    An accomplished fingerstyle player, Tommy Emmanuel frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords and the bass all at once. That expert layering is exemplified during his latest album, LIVE! At The Ryman. Given his first guitar at age four, he started working professionally just two years later in a family band, the Emmanuel Quartet. He never learned to read and write music, but he and his brother Phil were dedicated students of the instrument, creating games that helped them identify chords and patterns. They became adept at picking out the nuances of complex chords, a talent that takes most musicians years to develop. Emmanuel pursued it with a passion and after graduating, Emmanuel became one of Australia’s most in-demand rock musicians, playing guitar in a succession of bands, including one of Australia’s best-known acts, Dragon. He supplemented that with a side job as a studio musician, playing on albums by the likes of Air Supply and Men At Work, and on commercial jingles. Eventually Emmanuel ventured out on his own and began to treat his shows like a jazz musician would, eschewing set lists, improvising his way through many of his songs to capture and shape the mood of the room. He could certainly sense the support. In addition to the standing ovations from his audiences, the recognitions rolled in, including two Grammy nominations, two ARIA Awards from the Australian Recording Industry Association (the Aussie equivalent of the Recording Academy) and repeated honors in the Guitar Player magazine reader’s poll. He’s also been named a Kentucky Colonel, received several honorary degrees and shared a key moment with brother Phil on the world stage, performing during the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sydney. Emmanuel also earned the opportunity to work with the likes of Eric Clapton, Doc Watson, John Denver and the incomparable Chet Atkins. Emmanuel teamed with Chet on a 1997 project, The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World, which proved to be Atkins’ final project. Atkins practically handpicked Emmanuel as his creative heir.
    www.tommyemmanuel.com

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

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

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show May 6, 2017

Special Guests

  • Scott Hamilton — Figure Skating Icon, Olympic Gold Medalist
    Scott Hamilton is the living example that good guys CAN finish first!! He is an Olympic Champion, cancer survivor, television broadcaster, motivational speaker, author, husband/father and eternal optimist! During his figure skating career, Hamilton’s list of achievements includes his Olympic gold medal, over 70 titles, awards, and honors. In 1990, Hamilton was inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame and in that same year, he became a member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Following his mother’s passing from and his own survival of testicular cancer, Hamilton launched the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship) in 2014, with a mission to improve cancer patient survivorship by supporting world class cancer research and the highest quality patient treatment and care.The same year, he founded the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy, in partnership with the NHL’s Nashville Predators, at Ford Ice Center in Antioch, TN to offer students programs to help them fall in love with ice skating.

    *Time Inc.’s People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN) announced the new original weekly six-episode docuseries “Scott Hamilton Today,” featuring American figure skating icon and Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton in his deeply personal, moving and inspirational journey as he faces a health issue and contends with the trials and tribulations of life with humor, grace and love. An intimate look into the day-to-day life of this extraordinary man through sickness and health, the first two episodes of “Scott Hamilton Today” premiered on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, with all-new 10 to 15-minute episodes streaming weekly through the season finale on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Go to People.com/PEN or download the PEN app on mobile or connected-TV devices.

  • Gary Chapman — Author of The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts
    As anyone who has attended one of his marriage conferences knows, Dr. Gary Chapman’s expertise in marriage begins with the success and failures he and his wife Karolyn have experienced in their marriage for more than 45 years. He is just the man to turn to for help on improving or healing our most important relationships. His own life experiences, plus over thirty-five years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish his first book in the Love Language series, The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts. Many of the millions of readers credit this continual New York Times bestseller with saving their marriages by showing them simple and practical ways to communicate love. Since the success of his first book, Dr. Chapman has expanded his 5 Love Languages series with special editions that reach out specifically to singles, men, and parents of teens and young children. He is the author of numerous other books published by Moody Publishers/Northfield Publishing, including Anger, The Family You’ve Always Wanted, The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, Desperate Marriages, God Speaks Your Love Language, How to Really Love Your Adult Child, and One More Try. With Dr. Jennifer Thomas, he co-authored When Sorry Isn’t Enough, which introduces readers to the 5 languages of apology.
    www.5lovelanguages.com

    *Dr. Gary Chapman is back in Canada on the 25th Anniversary of the release of The 5 Love Languages. With over 300 weeks on the New York Best Seller's List, Dr. Chapman's book has been read by over 10 million people and continues to impact lives, marriages and families. Dr Chapman will be speaking at Forward Church in Cambridge on May 15th @ 7:30 PM and in Buffalo on May 16. (Other Canadian dates are sold out!)
    For tickets got to www.funandfaith.com

  • SATE — International Recording Artist, Star of FOR COLORED GIRLS
    (SATE [definition]: Satisfy a desire to the full.) With her trademark black lips and platinum Mohawk, the Toronto vocalist and songwriter leads a dynamic band combining blistering hard rock with gritty funk. The empowering messages embedded in her music, and her soul-shaking live show, have quickly built SATE’s reputation as an artist impossible to ignore. Even Canada’s national daily newspaper, the Globe & Mail, declared her full-length debut album, RedBlack&Blue one of 2016’s most anticipated releases. It only takes seeing SATE in concert once to feel the impact of everything she represents. Toronto’s NOW Magazine described her as having “a tornado of a stage presence,” while Lithium’s live reviewer proclaimed, “I can tell you sincerely that she is one of the most resounding artists I’ve heard.” When each show inevitably reaches its climax with the indelible image of SATE, fist in the air, and an entire audience raising its hands in unity, the full spectrum of human emotions—anger, joy, vulnerability—suddenly comes into sharp focus through the music. RedBlack&Blue is the natural result of that live experience, and the culmination of a lifetime spent fully immersed in music of all forms and shades. As the daughter of Canadian blues and jazz pioneer Salome Bey, SATE learned at the feet of countless music legends that passed through Toronto during her childhood. She soon found her own voice by adding the sounds and attitudes of punk and hard rock that shaped her own identity and set her upon her journey.
    www.stateofsate.com

    *SATE is currently starring in the live stage production of FOR COLORED GIRLS! (Winner of The Obie Award for Distinguished Production & nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play) Through music, poetry and dance, seven women weave their stories of love, heartache, violence and joy into a powerful mosaic of the experiences of African-American women. This seminal work celebrates the power of reclaiming one’s voice. According to the show’s director, Djanet Sears, “for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf is more than a poetic drama, more than a dance performance, more than a celebration of the dreams and aspirations, or the profound losses of the women of colour whose stories populate this extraordinary work. At its very core, for colored girls... is a powerful enchantment; an aesthetic exultation; a love song; a healing.” FOR COLORED GIRLS runs throughout May 2017 at Soulpepper in The Distillery at The Young Centre For The Performing Arts.
    CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

  • Ian Morgan Cron — Author of The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery
    What would you give for a tool that opened your eyes to who you really are, and helped you become your truest self? Ignorance is bliss―except in self-awareness. What you don't know about yourself can hurt you and your relationships―and even keep you in the shallows with God. Do you want help figuring out who you are and why you're stuck in the same ruts? The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system with an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively and negatively. In The Road Back to You Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile forge a unique approach―a practical, comprehensive way of accessing Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connections with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of ourselves, compassion for others, and love for God. Witty and filled with stories, this book allows you to peek inside each of the nine Enneagram types, keeping you turning the pages long after you have read the chapter about your own number. Not only will you learn more about yourself, but you will also start to see the world through other people's eyes, understanding how and why people think, feel, and act the way they do. Beginning with changes you can start making today, the wisdom of the Enneagram can help take you further along into who you really are―leading you into places of spiritual discovery you would never have found on your own, and paving the way to the wiser, more compassionate person you want to become.

    *Ian Morgan Cron is a bestselling author, Enneagram teacher, nationally recognized speaker, psychotherapist, and Episcopal priest. His books include the novel 'Chasing Francis' and spiritual memoir 'Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me'. Ian draws on an array of disciplines—from psychology to the arts, Christian spirituality to theology—to help people enter more deeply into conversation with God and the mystery of their own lives.

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

  • Preetam Sengupta
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    "Melodic storytelling" describes his music best, and Preetam Sengupta's live show is built around simple performance, playful stage banter, and very little pyro. While the comparison most often goes the other way, Preetam’s niece has said that Paul Simon sounds like him. Patience is both the title of Preetam’s new album, and a skill he needed to exercise in its release. After his debut album, HopeFull, a personal issue set Preetam back temporarily. He needed to re-learn how to play and sing songs he'd written in the past, unsure he’d ever be able to write another. In time, Preetam found his way back to good health, and in the studio with JUNO-winning producer Byram Joseph (aka Slakah the Beatchild). Joseph's imagination and "musical wizardry" pushed the limits of what Preetam perceived as his abilities, and how his music fit into a particular genre. The result is the album PATIENCE, a labour of love and celebration of life’s joys and sorrows. You'll find Patience, and more of Preetam's music, on Spotify or iTunes.
    www.preetam.ca

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

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

Talkback, etc.

  • Drew & Tim The Tool Do The Love Language Test — TOGETHER On Air
    First, Oprah did it. Now Drew & Tim The Tool will take the Love Language Test live on air to find out if their primary Love Language is Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, or Physical Touch. (Hopefully this will help them get along better on air. Maybe not in real life, but at least on air!)

  • FOR CHRISTIANS ONLY — ATTENTION ALL CHRISTIANS:
    Over the years, some people have accused Drew of being too hard on Christians, which has cause them to ask, “What the H-E-DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS is your problem dude?” Today, Drew will finally clear up what his problem is. (With Christians & Christianity. We don’t have time to go into all of his other problems.)
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show April 29, 2017

Special Guests

  • Bear Rinehart — Lead Singer of Grammy Nominated NEEDTOBREATHE
    Fresh off the heels of their new new hit single HARDLOVE featuring R&B powerhouse Andra Day, Grammy nominated rock group NEEDTOBREATHE is coming to Canada May 2017, beginning with a stop at the legendary Danforth Music Hall on May 11th. Their latest album,
    H A R D L O V E, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Albums, Top Current Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts and #2 on the Billboard 200 and has amassed over 8 million streams on Spotify. This South Carolina foursome that Rolling Stone calls “an anomaly in pop music” will also launch their ALL THE FEELS TOUR on Saturday, Sept. 16 in Memphis Tenn.’s Mud Island Amphitheatre, then take the dynamic rock group through iconic American venues including Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, San Francisco’s The Fillmore, Chicago’s House of Blues, and stops at Nashville, Tennessee's historic Ryman Auditorium, as well as a multiple-night stint at the band’s hometown of Charleston, S.C.
    Tickets on sale now!
    (*Some of our regular listeners might be familiar with their song OUTSIDERS.)

  • Sheldon Kennedy — Ex-NHL Player, Order Of Canada Recipient for Child Abuse Advocacy
    Sheldon Kennedy won a Memorial Cup, World Junior Gold Medal and skated for three teams in his eight-year NHL career - the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames. He is best known for his courageous decision to charge his Major Junior Hockey league coach with sexual assault for the abuse he suffered over a five year period while a teenager under his care. Through this disclosure, and the important work that Sheldon continues to do, he has become an inspiration to millions of abuse survivors around the world. Sheldon has been instrumental in bringing governments, public and private sector partners together to work collaboratively to influence policy change and improve the way child abuse is handled. He has influenced changes in Canadian law and has taken his message to the International Olympic Committee and the US Senate. Sheldon is the Lead Director at the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre, the first-of-its-kind in Canada, offering full wrap-around services for victims of child abuse. He is also the Co-Founder of Respect Group, which provides empowering online abuse, bullying and harassment prevention education to sport organizations, schools and the workplace.
    *Building Better Tomorrows with Sheldon Kennedy, Former NHL Player and Author of Why I Didn't Say Anything is a fundraising event in support of Dufferin Child and Family Services' Dufferin Children's Fund. The event is May 3, 2017 from 11:30 am-2:30 pm at the Caledon Ski Club. Tickets are $100 pp and can be purchased at

  • Bryn Freedman — Editorial Director/Curator, TED Institute
    Award-winning TV producer, investigative journalist and author, Bryn Freedman joined TED in 2014 as the Editorial Director and Curator for the TED Institute. In her work with TED, Bryn creates and executes TED conference events for fortune 500 companies, overseeing all editorial content, as well as managing speaker coaches and determining both the topics for each talk and the overall conference theme. In addition to curating these events, Bryn works as an executive speaker coach for professionals who want to give the “talk of their lives” in a clear, passionate and authentic way. Over the course of her career Bryn has been recognized repeatedly for setting new standards for storytelling. She was the original executive producer and show-runner of Intervention, the groundbreaking documentary series about addiction that won both an Emmy and a President’s Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Public Relation Society of America (PRISM.) In addition she oversaw operations for ABC News in Los Angeles and won several awards as an investigative reporter. Bryn was named Best Reporter by Philadelphia Magazine, and won both an AP Award and a Society for National Journalists Award for her work. Throughout her professional life, Bryn has demonstrated an ability to clearly articulate and promulgate ideas, stories and goals. Through countless public speaking engagements, TV appearances, media interviews and creative presentations, she has proven herself to be an uncommonly effective motivator, communicator and storyteller. Bryn taught journalism to graduate students at USC for seven years and is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book “In Eddie’s Name.” Bryn is also co-founder of Voices4Freedom, an international organization aimed at eradicating slavery through education and media.

  • Scott Harrison — Founder, CEO of charity:water
    Scott Harrison and his pal, Erwin McManus (another TDMS guest) were attending this year’s TED Talks in Vancouver, when Scott remembered that he was in the home of Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show. After chatting, Drew invited Scott back on the show to talk about his experience at TED this week (where the Pope was a surprise guest speaker) as well as bring us up to speed on his organization charity:water, which is celebrating 10 years of making a difference. In the last decade, Scott went from being a New York nightclub promoter to raising $250 million from 1 million generous people and funded 22,936 water projects to help 7 million people in 24 countries get clean water. (A little over 1% of the global problem.) What does your last decade look like?
    *ATTENTION: Do Not watch THIS VIDEO if you are 100% content with your life. Some scenes may cause viewers to become more than just emotional.

  • Lillian Daniel — Author of Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don't Belong To:
    Spirituality without Stereotypes, Religion without Ranting
    When Lillian Daniel apologized to a total stranger for every bad thing that had ever been said or done in the name of Christianity, he was surprised that she was responsible for all that. "The Inquisition? Don't even raise it, I'm way ahead of you. I was mad about it before you even heard of it, that's how open-minded I am. Salem witch trials? I know! So embarrassing. Can I hang out with you anyway? You're too kind." "Religion is responsible for all the wars in history," they would say, and I'd respond, "You're so right. Don't forget imperialism, capitalism, and racism. Religion invented those problems too. You can tell that because religious people can be found at all their meetings." In this book, Lillian Daniel argues that it's time for Christians to stop apologizing and realize that how we talk about Christian community matters. With disarming candor laced with just the right amount of humor, Daniel urges open-minded Christians to explore ways to talk about their faith journeys that are reasonable, rigorous, and real. After the publication of the much talked about When Spiritual But Not Religious Is Not Enough: Seeing God In Surprising Places, Even the Church, Lillian Daniel heard from many SBNRs as well as practicing Christians. It was the Christians who scolded her for her forthright, unapologetic stand as one who believes that religious community matters. The Christians ranted that Christians, by definition, tend to be judgmental, condemning hypocrites, which is why people hate them. By saying religion matters, she was judging those who disagree, they said, proving the stereotype of Christians. Better to acknowledge all that's wrong with Christianity and its history, then apologize. In this book, Daniel shows why it matters how we talk about Christian community while urging open-minded Christians to learn better ways to talk about their faith.
    *Featured in the New York Times and on PBS, Lillian Daniel’s writing is described as “biting, hilarious, pitch perfect, tender, and often stunningly beautiful.” She has taught at a number of schools, including Chicago Theological Seminary, the University of Chicago Divinity School and at her alma mater, Yale Divinity School. Lillian Daniel has spoken at the National Cathedral, Duke Chapel, Kings College, London and Queen’s College, Ontario, but on Sundays you can find her preaching at First Congregational Church in Dubuque, Iowa.

  • Katrina Onstad — Award Winning Journalist, Author of THE WEEKEND EFFECT: The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Time Off and Challenging the Cult of Overwork
    In a book that is part investigation, part personal odyssey, award-winning Toronto based journalist Katrina Onstad searches for the lost weekend, and, crucially, how we can get it back. The weekend - the once-sacred forty-eight hours of leisure - has been lost to overbooked schedules, pinging devices and encroaching work demands. Many of us are working more hours than we did a decade ago, and worse, we allow those hours to slide over seven days a week, giving us no respite to tune out and recharge. We don’t need the research to tell us that this is hurting us. Our health is deteriorating, our social networks (the face-to-face kind) are weak and our productivity is down. It wasn’t long ago that working less and living more was considered an American virtue. So what happened? In The Weekend Effect, journalist Katrina Onstad, suffering herself from Sunday-night letdown, digs into the history, the positive psychology and the cultural anthropology of the great missing weekend. She pushes back against the all-work-no-fun ethos and follows the trials of people, companies and countries who are vigilantly protecting their weekends for joy, for adventure and, most importantly, for meaning. Readers of The Happiness Project, All Joy and No Fun and Thrive will find personal and business inspiration in Onstad’s well-researched argument to re-frame our weekends. A well-lived weekend is the gateway to a well-lived life. The Weekend Effect shows us how by saving the weekend we can save ourselves.
    *Katrina Onstad is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, and Elle. Her critically lauded novels include How Happy to Be, a NOW Magazine Best Book of 2006, and national bestseller Everybody Has Everything, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award. A former film critic at the National Post and co-host of the Rogers movie show Reel to Real, Katrina lives in Toronto with her husband and two children, and she swears that next weekend she is not going to work at all.

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

  • Jamie Oakes
    The music of Jamie Oakes is soul music for the mind. Spawned from the blues, raised by folk and honed by rock, country and R & B, Oakes' sound is as much about earthbound existence as it is about spiritual enrichment. A singer, a guitarist, a songwriter and a bandleader, Oakes' talents continue to evolve almost as quickly as his reputation. With his emotive voice, his ethereal guitar work and his natural musicality, it wasn't long before Oakes' talents became noticed. Studio session work for film, television and commercials began to fill out his schedule, giving his artistry an added cinematic scope. Despite its "independent" status, the tunes that made up his album, Shadows in Dreams transcended and would be utilized to great effect in an episode of the hit television drama Queer As Folk, in the Touchstone Pictures film The Perfect Son and in the documentary The Last Stand (The Struggle for Ballona Wetlands) which also featured music by Joe Walsh, Kenny Loggins and fellow Canadian Joni Mitchell. The strength of Oakes' musicianship has not gone unnoticed by his peers either. Tom Cochrane, Holly Cole, Marc Jordan, Amy Sky and Rob Lamothe regularly call upon this multi-talented artist to fill out their own sounds while exposing Oakes' gifts across Canada, in Europe and as far away as Japan. Yamaha Canada has also acknowledged Oakes' considerable abilities by inviting him to join Randy Bachman, Rik Emmett and Jason McCoy among others, as one of only a handful of guitarists nation wide to be officially endorsed by the legendary company.
    www.jamieoakes.com

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

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

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show April 22, 2017

Hug a Whale & Kiss a Tree - It's Earth Day Folks!

Special Guests

  • Paul Rodriguez — Comedian, Actor
    Longtime comedian Paul Rodriguez has been making audiences laugh all over the world (in Spanish and English) for decades. As an actor and comedian, Paul Rodriguez’s multi-faceted career includes starring roles and featured appearances in over 45 films and countless television series and comedy specials. Voted one of the most influential Hispanics in America, Rodriguez's film credits include "Without Men" with Eva Longoria and Christian Slater; "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore;" "The Deported,", Disney’s blockbuster hit "Beverly Hills Chihuahua," "The World’s Fastest Indian," "A Cinderella Story," "Ali," "Tortilla Soup," "Crocodile Dundee in LA," "Rat Race," "Bloodwork," "Chasing Papi" and "D.C. Cab". The multifaceted entertainer recently wrote and performed his first-ever one-man show "Just for the Record," which is now available on DVD. Rodriguez has hosted several hit series, including the entertainment talk show "El Show de Paul Rodriguez," an entertainment talk show for Univision which reached over 50 markets throughout the United States and an international audience in over 17 countries in Central and South America. As an accomplished writer, director and producer for television, motion pictures and feature shows, Rodriguez has several hit projects to his credit including the comedy concert film "The Original Latin Kings of Comedy," which he executive produced and starred in along with Cheech Marin, George Lopez and Carlos Mencia; six comedy specials for HBO including "Loco Slam," "Live in San Quentin" and "Idiots and Armadillos." Among his many credits, Rodriguez has also made guest appearances on several Late Night shows including "The Wanda Sykes Show," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Last Call with Carson Daly," and "Politically Incorrect." Additionally, he has guest starred in several television series including "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," and "American Family." He has also lent his voice to popular animated series including "King of the Hill," "Dora the Explorer" and "The Proud Family."

    *Paul also stars in the movie, “VOICELESS” (out now on DVD) which is about a young, reserved war veteran who risks his marriage and new ministry job by opposing a neighborhood abortion clinic. VOICELESS stars Rusty Joiner (Dodgeball, The Closer, Bones), Jocelyn Cruz (This Is Our Time), James Russo (Beverly Hills Cop, Donnie Brasco, Django), and Paul Rodriguez. Watch The Trailer

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks - It's time for our monthly visit with our favorite Hollywood Correspondent!
    (And now for something completely different: Kerri wants to finally come out! And she’s choosing TDMS to tell the world. It’s taken two years for Kerri to be comfortable enough to share a secret that she’s been hiding from the Christians that she performs for. Mainly because she feared that once the Christians found out about her secret, they might not hire her to perform at their churches, conferences and festivals. Tune in to hear Kerri Pomarolli finally unburden herself. *This is not a joke.)

  • Camino Clothes — And other outdoor advice from Sojourn Outdoors in Barrie
    Make sure you tune into our live video stream on The Drew Marshall Show Facebook page as Drew puts on everything he had with him for his 1000 KM pilgrimage on The Camino de Santiago. And, since hiking weather is finally upon us here in Southern Ontario, that means that summer holidays need to be properly planned and equipped. So he’ll be joined in studio by Cheri from Sojourn Outdoors in Barrie to talk about the good, the bad and the butt ugly in outdoor equipment this year!

TERRORISM UPDATE

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

  • Wax Mannequin
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Strange-folk phenomenon Wax Mannequin has traversed a range sonic and physical terrain this past decade. Through his catalogue of secretly renowned recordings and his riotous live performances at countless venues and festivals, Wax continues to bring his essential voice and vision to both sides of the Atlantic. His legend grows through word-of-mouth as his music is passed from hand-to-hand — his influence trickles down from the minds of wayward kindred souls, insidiously seeping into the poetic heart of this country. While his personal idiosyncrasies, lyrical depth and other-worldly melodic sensibilities have kept Wax Mannequin safely out of mass-appeal, they also make him impossible to dismiss or forget. With a name that is muttered with alternating bewilderment, scorn and reverence in galleries, garages and pubs throughout Canada and Europe, Wax Mannequin continues defiantly and indefinitely to bring his timeless brand of strange folk and absurdist pop music to the far reaches of the western world. www.waxmannequin.com

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

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

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:
    Cheri & Mandy - Sojourn Outdoors, Barrie www.sojournoutdoors.com
    Shannon McNevan - Former Founder & Managing Partner at Republic Live (Boots & Hearts Music Festival)

    TOPICS:

    1/ Getting bumped from flights you’ve paid for because the airline oversold it (otherwise you might get physically dragged off a plane) / Ontario Liberals and your hydro bill / the classic rental car reservation Seinfeld fiasco / sitting in the Emergency waiting room for hours and hours… tell us your worst customer service experience.

    2/ Have we really changed our thinking on how and why we should take care of our planet? Is there such a thing as taking “tree hugging” too far? Why do people care more about the earth than they do about their armpit stink?

    3/ Is it time to stop taking our kids to The Zoo or Marineland/Seaworld? Or should we appreciate their mandate to rescue, rehabilitate and research? Do you think that wild animals kept in captivity helps the conservation and preservation of animals, or is it barbaric, voyeuristic capitalism?

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

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show April 15, 2017

Special Guests

  • Makoto Fujimura — Internationally - Renowned Artist, Arts Advocate, Author of Silence and Beauty
    “It's been a quite a journey being a special advisor to the film "Silence". It was my meeting with Martin Scorsese that began this journey toward "Silence and Beauty" www.silenceandbeauty.com, and he kindly invited me to join him and a few others to preview the film before it was released. I was waiting for the film to begin, but we were all waiting for Martin Scorsese to be seated when his assistant pulled me aside and told me "Marty would like to speak to you." We met for ten minutes privately, while everyone else waited. He told me that he had enjoyed reading my book. We spoke of our various journeys and how this film had both challenged and created a new vista for him. A few weeks later, he sent me the following endorsement for my book: "Makoto Fujimura is a remarkable artist and writer and his engagement with the writings of the great Shusaku Endo—and Silence in particular—is deep and impassioned, as you will discover on every page of this book. By way of response to a great artist, Fujimura has created a quietly eloquent meditation on art and faith, and where they converge." ~ Martin Scorsese on "Silence and Beauty"

    *Makoto Fujimura, recently appointed Director of Fuller's Brehm Center, is an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural shaper. A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003-2009, Fujimura served as an international advocate for the arts, speaking with decision makers and advising governmental policies on the arts. In 2014, the American Academy of Religion named Makoto Fujimura as its ’2014 Religion and the Arts’ award recipient. This award is presented annually to an artist, performer, critic, curator, or scholar who has made a significant contribution to the understanding of the relations among the arts and the religions, both for the academy and for a broader public. Fujimura’s work is represented by Artrue International and has been exhibited at galleries around the world, including Dillon Gallery in New York, Sato Museum in Tokyo, The Contemporary Museum of Tokyo, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts Museum, Bentley Gallery in Arizona, Gallery Exit and Oxford House at Taikoo Place in Hong Kong, and Vienna’s Belvedere Museum. He is one of the first artists to paint live on stage at New York City’s legendary Carnegie Hall as part of an ongoing collaboration with composer and percussionist Susie Ibarra. A popular speaker, he has lectured at numerous conferences, universities and museums, including the Aspen Institute, Yale and Princeton Universities, Sato Museum and the Phoenix Art Museum. Makoto’s second book, Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art and Culture, is a collection of essays bringing together people of all backgrounds in a conversation and meditation on culture, art, and humanity. In celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible, Crossway Publishing commissioned and published The Four Holy Gospels, featuring Fujimura’s illuminations of the sacred texts. In 2011 the Fujimura Institute was established and launched the Four Qu4rtets, a collaboration between Fujimura, painter Bruce Herman, Duke theologian/pianist Jeremy Begbie, and Yale composer Christopher Theofanidis, based on T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets.

  • Laila Biali — Award-Winning Canadian Pianist & Vocalist
    Laila Biali has been garnering world-wide recognition for her music which she has performed at prestigious venues including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, and Carnegie Hall. She has toured with GRAMMY award winners Chris Botti, Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega, and recorded with and supported international icon, Sting. 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. Her accolades include “SOCAN Composer of the Year” and “Keyboardist of the Year” at Canada’s National Jazz Awards.”
    *Laila will be performing at The Rose Theatre in Brampton on April 18, but you’ll have to see her next time because the tickets are SOLD OUT!

  • Tom Doyle — Author of Standing in the Fire: Courageous Christians Living in Frightening Times
    Not even ISIS can scare them off. Christians continued to be the most persecuted group across the globe in 2016. According to a recent study, 600 million Christians were prevented from practicing their faith. The findings continue a disturbing trend from the previous year in which Christians around the world endured horrific acts of persecution, including imprisonment and beheadings. The powerless deserve to be protected, but their stories also deserve to be told to replenish Christians across the world with hope that God is in control. Tom Doyle wrote Standing in the Fire to demonstrate the church was triumphant through the lives of people who stood strong and didn’t run away in the face of overwhelming danger. The flames of persecution are blazing. But new heroes of the faith are not afraid. Their stories will inspire you, and show you a way to a deeper, fearless faith.
    Sponsored By HarperCollins Canada

  • Dane Johansen & Tristan Cooke — Cellist/Ex. Producer (Dane) & Director (Tristan) of Camino Documentary Strangers on the Earth
    Strangers on the Earth encounters a disparate array of characters – lovers whose entire relationship plays out in a matter of a few weeks on the walk, self-styled philosophers, wounded people recovering from illness or mourning the loss of loved ones – all of whom traverse the storied paths of Europe’s famed Camino de Santiago. Over goat-skins of wine, we hear their thoughts on life, love, the nature of reality and the existence of a higher power. With a title taken from the New Testament, Strangers on the Earth follows the remarkable, almost foolishly-ambitious mission of cellist Dane Johansen. At first a pilgrim among many, Johansen’s singular drive to walk the 600-mile, month-long journey carrying his cello on his back sets him apart. His purpose: to perform and record Bach’s Cello Suites in 36 ancient churches along the Camino. Johansen's stumbling, recorded takes and retakes of his narration mirror the unexpected difficulty of not just his own challenge, but that of every pilgrim in the film who seeks personal meaning from the Camino. The musician, who foresaw the walk primarily as a recording project, is surprised by the demands of the hiker/performer lifestyle that greet him daily as he arrives exhausted at each church only to find it filled with an expectant audience. Along the way, his take on Bach’s Cello Suites provides the film’s own moody and contemplative soundtrack. The subject of previous documentary works like Walking the Camino and the Emilio Estevez/Martin Sheen feature narrative The Way, Tristan Cook’s acclaimed Strangers on the Earth is an all-new experiential piece of filmmaking – marking a musical artist’s personal journey against a universal backdrop.
    *Strangers On The Earth will be playing at the Toronto Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema for 1 week beginning April 22. Check out the trailer!

Meanwhile, Back On The Farm...

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

  • This Week's Recording Artists: Chris Antonik & Brian Houston

    Chris Antonik
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    What does it take to forgive? When is it time to let go and let live? The answers to these questions are always found in deeply personal, closely guarded corners of every heart and mind. Until we shine a light to explore those corners, we just might be driving blind on a collision course with heartbreak. We can all suffer setbacks in life, but it is in the aftermath where the heart and soul can find healing. While creating his third album Monarch, critically-acclaimed guitarist/singer/songwriter, and Maple Blues Award nominee, Chris Antonik focused inward on his own deeply personal corners, against the backdrop of a marriage coming to an end. Following up his self-titled debut in 2010 and his sophomore release Better For You in 2013, (named Blues-Rock Album of the Year by Canada’s Blues Underground Network), Monarch closes a trilogy of self-expression. Traveling from an earnest desire to give more and make things better to a destination of peace and forgiveness, Monarch embodies an artist moving on with newfound energy, momentum and an understanding of the past. While forgiveness is free, there are most certainly tolls to pay along the journey. The songs on Monarch cover every mile of that emotional terrain as they ride through a rich and varied blues landscape punctuated by Antonik's searing guitar work. Joining Antonik are Chuck Keeping (Big Wreck) on drums, Guenther Kapelle (Wild T and the Spirit) on bass, Jesse O’Brien (Colin James) on keyboards, former TDMS guests Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar on harmony vocals, and many others. Monarch was recorded by multiple Grammy and Juno award-nominated engineer Jeremy Darby (U2, Pink Floyd), and co-produced by Antonik and Ted Onyszczak. While Kris Kristofferson may have surmised that “freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose,” then perhaps forgiveness is just another word for everything to gain.
    www.chrisantonik.com

  • AND
    Brian Houston
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Brian Houston is a professional singer songwriter and experienced worship leader from Belfast Ireland. As a songwriter and performer he has shared stages with the likes of Van Morrison, Robert Plant, Chuck Berry and Elvis Costello. Houston’s debut gig in America was opening the first ever Worship Together event in Franklin Tenn with Chris Tomlin. In the CCM world Brian has worked with Third Day, Michael W Smith, Delirious?, Rend Collective, Matt Redman. Bethel Music, Chris McClarney, Larry Norman, Kirk Franklin, Jason Upton and Kevin Prosch. Signed as a recording artist and songwriter with Capitol Records and Thank You Music, Brian is also an accomplished record producer and skilled recording engineer. Producing more than 25 albums for artists such as Robin Mark (Days of Elijah, Revival in Belfast) as well as being an influential worship leader at CFC Belfast, Ireland and Catch the Fire Raleigh NC. Brian has conducted worship and songwriting workshops all over the globe, including the UK, Europe, Canada and more than 30 states in the US. Hailed as one of Britain’s great songwriters by veteran DJ Bob Harris, Houston recently relocated back to Ireland from Raleigh, North Carolina where he lived and worked for two and a half years serving various churches.
    www.brianhouston.com

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook Liker during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

    AND Check out ourDrewTube page to watch previous LIVE recording artists!

Talkback, etc.

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

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show April 8, 2017

Special Guests

  • Kevin Sorbo — Hercules
    In 1993, Kevin emerged as a full fledged international TV star when he was cast as the lead role of Hercules in a series of TV films that would lay the groundwork for the immensely popular series, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Kevin also guest-starred as Hercules in episodes of the successful spin-off series Xena: Warrior Princess as well as providing his voice to the animated Hercules films. In 1997 Kevin accepted his first leading film role in the fantasy action feature Kull the Conqueror. Along the way, Kevin played characters in video games such as Mortal Kombat 4, God of War and The Conduit. Kevin guest starred on the sitcom Two and a Half Men and played a recurring role on the final season of The O.C. One glimpse at Kevin's IMBD and it's clear that this hard working actor takes no breaks! In addition to his work onscreen, Kevin now also produces films, recently serving as Executive Producer and star of the movie Abel's Field. Kevin recently authored the widely praised book, True Strength, that recounts the painful recovery from serious health setbacks that changed his life during his Hercules years.

    *The Breathe Bible Audio New Testament is a remarkably vivid listening experience that transports you into the world of the Bible. Performed in the New Living Translation by a cast of internationally acclaimed film, television and recording artists, this captivating multi-million dollar audio production features cinema-quality sound with an original music score. It’s an experience you will never forget. The Breathe Bible Audio New Testament—“It’s like being there.” Not only are 18 CDs included in this premium audio product, it also includes a code to receive the user friendly mobile App for free! Listen however you like! Created by an award-winning team, this dramatic production features a cast of leading Hollywood entertainers, over 80 supporting actors, a full-orchestral score, and cutting-edge sound design. Stars of stage and film such as Kevin Sorbo (Voice of God), Josh Lucas (Jesus), John Rhys-Davies (narrator), Jesse McCartney (Matthew), Hill Harper (Mark), Corbin Bleu (John), Christian Stolte (Luke), Marshall Allman (John the Baptist), Wintley Phipps (Peter), and Bailee Madison (Young Mary Mother of Jesus) headline this $2 million production, bringing a new level of excitement to the forefront of Bible audio innovation. Features the New Living Translation, the first translation created to be read aloud.
    www.breathebible.com

  • Devarshi Steven Hartman — Yoga Guru
    Devarshi Steven Hartman is the Co-Founder of The Pranotthan Yoga School. He Currently leads 200-Hour and 500-Hour Yoga Certification Programs around the country. He has been a student and teacher of yoga and yoga philosophy since 1974, lived in a spiritual community (ashram) for nearly a decade, was the Director of Professional Trainings and the dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga from 2004-2014, and has dedicated his life to the study and practice of the art and science of yoga. Devarshi is the author of the best-selling audio series, “The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita”, as well as, “The Simple Secrets of Inner Peace” and the new Kripalu Yoga DVD, viewed by over 250,000. He has personally trained over 4,500 yoga teachers in a 200 and 500-hour certification programs. Devarshi’s training has included many years in personal growth classrooms, training with Werner Ehrhardt in EST, Lifespring, LifeStream, ARAS, The New Warrior Program, Avatar Master/Wizard, and of course, yoga with almost every leading yoga teacher of the past three decades. He has been a student and teacher of A Course in Miracles since 1976. Devarshi currently teaches Pranotthan Yoga Teacher Trainings and at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, All That Matters Studio in Wakefield, Rhode Island, Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica, and 1440 Multiversity, in Santa Cruz, California, as well as conferences and workshops around the globe. He maintains a private practice in Yoga Therapy, Spiritual Support, Transformational Breathwork, and Bodywork in Palm Springs, CA.

  • Stephen Marche — Author of The Unmade Bed:The Messy Truth About Men And Women In The 21st Century
    In response to books such as Anne Marie Slaughter’s Unfinished Business, cultural commentator Stephen Marche examines the state of male-female relations in the twenty-first century—with the help of his wife, writer and editor Sarah Fulford. One warm spring morning in New York City, Stephen Marche, then a new father and tenure-track professor got the call: his wife had been offered her dream job...in Toronto. Their mutual decision to move home, prioritizing her career over his, shed new light on the gender roles in their marriage and in the world they saw around them. As Marche provocatively argues, we are no longer engaged in a war of the sexes, but rather stuck together in a labyrinth of contradictions. And these contradictions are keeping women from power and confounding male identity. The Unmade Bed, is a deeply researched, yet acutely personal exploration into the moments in everyday life where women and men meet. After all, within offices and homes, on the street, online, and in bed, we constantly ask ourselves: Who has the power? How much can we say? What are we expected to sacrifice? Is it possible to be equal? As he attempts to answer these questions, Marche explores the phenomena that have come to define our modern conversations on gender, from mansplaining and sexual morality to parenthood and divisions of the domestic sphere. In the process, he discovers that amid all this chatter, we are not actually facing the real issues—that true power remains shockingly elusive for women while the idea of masculinity, trapped between iconographies of power and powerlessness, struggles in a state of uncertainty to the point where manliness and crudity are almost synonymous. The only way out of these mutual struggles is together. With footnote commentary throughout the book from Sarah Fulford, Marche’s wife and Toronto Life editor-in- chief, The Unmade Bed, is a uniquely balanced and honest approach to the revolution going on in our everyday lives, a thought-provoking work of social science that is sure to ignite conversation.
    *STEPHEN MARCHE is a contributing editor at Esquire magazine. He also writes regular features and opinion pieces for The Atlantic, the New York Times, The Walrus, and is a weekly contributor on CBC Radio. His books include four novels, The Hunger of the Wolf, Raymond and Hannah, Shining at the Bottom of the Sea, and Love and the Mess We’re In, as well as a work of non-fiction How Shakespeare Changed Everything.
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

  • “Amazing” Grace Kennedy — 2017 Provincial Easter Seals Ambassador
    At 15 years old and in Grade 9, Grace was born with Spina Bifida and wears AFO's on her lower legs. She also uses a wheelchair for long distances or trips. Grace says of kids with physical disabilities, “We are special, but all children are special. We are unique and wonderfully made and should be accepted for all that we are, not just what people see.” As a 2017 Provincial Easter Seals Ambassador, Grace wants to bring awareness about accessibility, inclusivity and acceptance for children like her. “I want to share my story of hope,” says Grace. “Of being born at 25 weeks weighing 1lb, 10 ounces and of my parents being told I would never walk or talk.” Certainly Grace has defied doctors’ predictions. She’s a spunky teenage girl who has overcome tremendous obstacles and challenges and has faced the world with unapologetic courage! “Look beyond my braces,” she says. “Look beyond the way I walk and see me, meet me, speak to me, look me in the eyes and let’s talk. And I will do the same with you.” In her own words being a 2017 Easter Seals Ambassador will give Grace the opportunity to “be the voice of those who may not have a voice and to speak about acceptance for all people.” Each year, Easter Seals designates a girl and boy from Ontario to be Provincial Easter Seals Ambassadors, a role which asks them to represent children and youth with physical disabilities across the province. As Ambassadors, their mission is to speak at public events, educate people about the work of Easter Seals and inspire other kids with physical disabilities to make themselves heard.
    *For the past 94 years, Easter Seals has played an important role in providing support for children and youth with physical disabilities from all ethnic and religious backgrounds. Thanks to its generous donors, Easter Seals continues to offer programs to allow kids to experience freedom, independence and a sense of accomplishment. Easter Seals helps by providing financial assistance for mobility equipment and communication devices, as well as fully accessible summer camp opportunities at its two properties, Camp Merrywood and Camp Woodeden. Easter Seals helps kids BE KIDS. For more information or to donate, visit

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

  • Sarah Beatty
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Quirky and captivating, songwriter and scientist Sarah Beatty sounds a bit like Dusty Springfield coming off a science bender. With a voice as sharp as a silver-spur and dangerous as a diamond-backed sidewinder (Raw Ramp), she's an amble adventurer of the inner and outer workings of being a human being. Her new album, Bandit Queen, released in February of this year peaked at #1 on Canada's Roots charts, has become a staple in Top 30 charts across the country, has appeared in the Earshot Top 20, and keeps on being recognized by bloggers and industry insiders as one of those albums that people need to hear (Beehive Candy, Mother Church Pew, Running After My Hat). Far beyond the mainstream, it has landed on international playlists all the way from Nashville to France and as a live performer, she's known for enchanting audiences with warmth, wit, and messages that make people think.
    *Sarah will be performing songs off her new CD on Apr 11th 8:00pm @ Door FiftyFive in Mississauga / Apr 22nd 8:00pm @ St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage in Alexandria / Apr 29th 4:00pm @ Merchant Ale House in St. Catharines / Apr 29th 8:00pm @ The Cameron House in Toronto. www.sarahbeatty.ca

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

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

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:

    David Peck www.davidpecklive.com
    Kevin Pauls www.kevinpauls.com
    Nathan Colquhoun www.storyboardsolutions.com


    TOPICS:

    A/ What are the top dumbest things to say at a funeral? Why does everyone presume that the deceased and their family are religious or believes in God or the afterlife? And even if they do think that their loved one is in a “better place” is saying that really a comfort to the family?
      1) "God only gives you what you can handle"
      2) "It's all part of God's plan"
      3) "Everything happens for a reason"
      4) "He's one of God's special little angels"
      5) "He's at peace now."
      6) "He's in a better place"
      7) "He's looking down from Heaven"
      8) "He was too perfect for this world"
      9) "God called him home"
      10) "He's in my prayers"
      11) "Now you have a guardian angel"
    Former TDMS guest Hemant The Friendly Atheist, posted these COMMENTS and also shared in his blog a sign that someone actually posted at the entrance to the funeral home, asking visitors to not say certain things. Was that a good move, or taking it a bit too far?

    B/ An Indian man visiting Toronto was charged with practicing witchcraft, extortion and fraud of over $5,000. He claimed he could expel evil spirits and that he “Solves – Love, Marriage, Health, Business, Money, and Court Problems” Should some charismatic, pentecostal, “prosperity gospel” churches also be charged with practicing witchcraft, extortion and fraud? Or is that different? Oh and… YOU CAN STILL GET CHARGED FOR PRACTISING WITCHCRAFT?

    C/ Brad Trost, a Saskatchewan MP who wants to be the next leader of the federal Conservative Party of Canada, does not believe that climate change is threatening the planet, is against same-sex marriage, is anti-abortion and opposes transgender rights. Does he have a shot? And more importantly, are we at a time in history when Christians will stop voting Conservative simply because they’re morally conservative? Or do Christians still feel the same way as Brad Trost (and Donald Trump) about these issues?

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

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show April 1, 2017

APRIL FOOL'S SHOW

Special Guests

  • Andy Kindler — Comedian, Actor (Everyone Loves Raymond)
    Andy Kindler is known in comedy circles as a troublemaker. Originally from New York, and now complaining from California, he annoys people all over the world. Andy was a frequent guest and correspondent for The Late Show with David Letterman with over 40 appearances. Each summer at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal he delivers the State of the Industry address to a packed ballroom filled with comics and Hollywood industry types. He is infamous for his scathing attacks on the world of entertainment, including the previously taboo practice of making fun of his fellow comedians. Just as the comedy boom of the nineties was imploding, Andy wrote the "Hack's Handbook" for National Lampoon. This "how-to" guide satirized and exposed tired comedy formulas. Andy currently recurs on IFC's Maron, Fox's hit animation, Bob's Burgers and Comedy Central's Tosh.0. He was a judge on the seventh season of NBC's Last Comic Standing and starred in two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials. Other noteworthy credits include the HBO Young Comedians Special, Conan, The Daily Show, Wizards of Waverly Place, Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, Home Movies and The Larry Sanders Show. He is also the host of Season 4 and 5 of Hulu's standup series, Coming to the Stage. Andy is often recognized for playing the life-affirming character "Andy" on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.

  • Simon Donato — Host of Television’s BOUNDLESS, Author of The Boundless Life: 13 Lessons Learned the Hard Way
    Filming the hit television series Boundless, Simon Donato has raced thousands of human-powered kilometres across the globe—from the frigid tundra of Iceland to the searing heat of the Sahara, journeys that strip away the regular trappings of life and pit us against ourselves and the natural world. There are no modern conveniences to lean on as crutches, and every metre gained is earned through both physical and mental effort. In his compelling first book, Simon details the quest for adventure and the opportunities to test ourselves in a very primal way—in ways that we aren’t able to in our lives very much anymore. Describing the key moments and adventures that put him on the path to Boundless, Simon takes you on an adventure-filled journey around the globe and shows how you can apply his lessons and experience to your everyday life. Adventurous, ambitious and competitive, Simon Donato is the driving force behind the hit television series Boundless. With a PhD in geology, Donato has travelled extensively to race and explore the planet. When not testing the limits of his body, he also runs his oatmeal company, Stoked Oats and Adventure Science. Donato is a Fellow International of the Explorers Club and past chair of the Canadian Chapter. He is also a member of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society College of Fellows. Today, Adventure Science collaborates with industry, governments and researchers to conduct discovery expeditions, map uncharted territory and contribute to search-and-rescue missions around the world. Check Out this trailer for BOUNDLESS
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

  • Jason Micheli — Author of Cancer Is Funny: Keeping Faith in Stage-Serious Chemo
    Jason Micheli is a young pastor battling a rare and aggressive cancer. He turns his very healthy sense of humor - dark, ironic, and charmingly silly - to his situation, along with profound theological reflections. “Being deadly serious in the chemo room is the surest way to feel seriously dead already," he says. He has mantle cell lymphoma, a rare and aggressive cancer -- one that almost always affects only men in their old age—not 37 year olds like Micheli, executive pastor at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria VA. “I like to think I’m unique in all things, and it turns out I am, in the case of diseases,” he says. But here’s what Micheli wants you to know if you or someone you love has cancer: “Cancer is funny, too. No, wait, it really is. Any ailment that results in pubic hair wigs being actual products in the marketplace simply is funny.” As he struggled with despair and faced his mortality, he resolved that cancer would not kill his spirit, faith, or sense of humor. Bracing, irreverent humor animates his new book, “a no-BS take on what it’s like to journey through stage-serious cancer,” Micheli says. “I hope this book will help you or someone you love laugh through the crucible of cancer.” The laughter that Micheli encourages is not to be confused with happiness. “I have stage serious cancer, I’d be crop circles crazy if I were happy about it," he acknowledges. But after eight cycles of nine chemo drugs, he's convinced that laughter is still the best medicine: “Laughter is the surest sign you’re not alone, because joy is the most unmistakable indication of God’s presence." After eight excruciating rounds of chemo, Micheli’s tumors were gone. Doctors don’t talk about remission with mantel cell lymphoma—he could still have mantle cell percolating in his bone marrow—but it’s as good news as he could have hoped for. “I don’t know what the future will bring. I don’t know if this story is over,” he writes. “In whatever life my family and I have left are more marvels than we can count.”

  • How To Fire A Millennial — (The Biggest Fools On The Planet?)
    Today, Drew will try to teach his interns (Jessica, Elyse & Jay) how not to get fired from the “real jobs” they hope to get in the future by speaking with employment lawyer, Leslie J Smith.
    ATTENTION EMPLOYERS: Find out how to legally get rid of one of the most despised demographic of employees today - THE MILLENNIAL!

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

  • Abdominal
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    “The finest in middle-aged hip-hop!” For fourteen years, DJ Format and rapper Abdominal have been entertaining crowds from Toronto to the UK. Now the hip-hop stars are back at it in 2017 with their new album and a 16-date UK tour, which includes a show at London’s legendary venue Electric Ballroom in Camden. The new album, Still Hungry, will be released April 28th 2017 on AAF Records via Kartel Music Group. The new album comes off the heels of a huge UK winter tour in 2015 that commemorated ten years since their last performance together in the country. The tour quickly sold out in several cities, which cemented the duo’s desire to return to the studio to create their first full-length album together. While they both have collaborated on each other’s solo records, Still Hungry marks their first joint album. The brand new LP boasts the best of what they each bring to the hip-hop community: funky, up-tempo and slick beats, coupled with intelligent, savvy lyrics. The LP also showcases a grittier, harder sound, reflecting the maturity of the two, giving their audience some head-bobbing bangers that could rock any concert hall. (Wanna know why Drew finally invited a rapper on the show? Check out his YouTube video below!)
    www.abdominal.bandcamp.com

  • The Wordman of Alcatraz
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    He's been compared to Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen for his lyrical gaming. A genuine lone punk troubadour with an uncluttered singular mission, The Wordman of Alcatraz has been on the road for over thirty five years. Living in the UK, the USA and now back in his homeland Canada, he continues to write and perform his unique minimalist gems with an unending passion for song and it's ability to ignite and unite almost any audience in any venue. Even if they haven't heard the songs before, they still sing along with his catchy and quirky choruses. He has supported many artists along the way, like Ron Sexsmith, The Fall and one of his heroes Jonathan Richman. www.thewordmanofalcatraz.bandcamp.com

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

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

Talkback, etc.

  • Useless TV 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! (We’ll also be playing that game with the thing that goes into your mouth that spreads your lips wide open and then you have to read something silly while saliva drools out of your face!)
    *AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show March 25, 2017

Special Guests

  • Lisa Whelchel — Blair from Facts Of Life, Certified Life Coach, 2016 Camino Pilgrim
    “I am grateful to have played many roles in my lifetime (and some of them on screen). I discovered acting at the age of eight and proceeded to perform in musical theater for the next four years. At the age of twelve, I was chosen from a nationwide talent search for new Mouseketeers and moved to California to be on ‘The New Mickey Mouse Club.’ After taping 186 episodes, I spent the next couple of years filming a variety of movies (that went straight to video,) telefilms, and guest appearances on television shows. I spent the majority of the eighties as ‘Blair’ on ‘The Facts of Life.’ We filmed the last episode in March of ‘88. I got married in July of ‘88. Then had a child in ‘90, ‘91 and ‘92. (Obviously, Mrs. Garrett taught me the facts of life well). At that point, I left showbiz to be a stay-at-home wife and mother and that has been my favorite role yet.”
    www.contigolifecoach.com

  • Eric Metaxas — #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author of Everything You Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask)
    Best known for his #1 New York Times best-selling book “Bonhoeffer” and the more recent “If You Can Keep It”, Eric Metaxas provides a witty and highly accessible resource for those who want to explore honest questions about God and Christianity but may not be planning to crack open a Bible anytime soon. What makes this book stand apart is that it avoids the usual religious and theological jargon often found in books on apologetics. Presented in a straightforward Q & A format, Metaxas addresses common questions people have, including:
    How can a good God create a world that has evil and suffering?
    Is God anti-sex? Is God anti-women?
    How can anyone take the Bible seriously?
    How does prayer work?
    Doesn’t science make God obsolete? What does the Bible say about evolution?
    What’s the real story on miracles?
    If God is everywhere, why go to church? Don’t we already have God within us?
    Isn’t God too busy running the universe to care about the details of my day?
    What does the Bible say about things like UFOs, ESP and the afterlife?


    Metaxas, who is also a nationally syndicated radio host, notes that regardless of the title, Everything You Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask) is not meant to be definitive or exhaustive. He hopes it will start important conversations that will go far beyond its pages.

  • That Canadian Guy (Glen Foster) — Comedian
    Glen Foster has been one of the top headliners in Canada for over three decades. He didn't just work the road, he's one of the guys who helped to build it. Glen appeared in his first one hour comedy special, "That Canadian Guy" in 2000 and, since then, the moniker has stuck. Many of his fans, don't even know his actual name, but they do know one thing: "That Canadian Guy" is one of the funniest comedians anywhere. Glen's comedy appeals to those who appreciate a more intelligent, but slightly "edgy" brand of humour. His material is mostly clean and always clever, topical and timely, reflecting his own experiences as well as current events and popular culture. He's also not afraid to inject his own political and often "politically incorrect" opinions and social commentary. Glen recently appeared in his second one hour Comedy Network special and has also performed on numerous other television shows including EIGHT appearances with CBC's "Just for Laughs", as well as "The Winnipeg Comedy Festival", "Halifax Comedy Festival", and "The Mike Bullard Show". He can also be heard frequently on CBC Radio's "The Debaters". Glen has released three full length concert CDs, His latest is "Prickly: Live at The Rose".
    *That Canadian Guy's Canadian Guys Comedy Tour will be stopping by Oakville Saturday April 1st 8:00 PM at The Pic-A-Deli Restaurant in Oakville Ontario. Also joining Glen will be our good friend Howard “Humble” Glassman from The Humble & Fred Show.

  • Howard “HUMBLE” Glassman — Radio Legend, Comedian
    Listen to Humble & Fred every morning LIVE from 7am-9am on SiriusXM Channel 168, and anytime at www.humbleandfredradio.com
    Howard will be performing his version of “comedy” at That Canadian Guy's Canadian Guys Comedy Tour during the April Fool's Day show Saturday April 1st 8:00 PM at The Pic-A-Deli Restaurant in Oakville Ontario.
    *Listen to Humble as he chats with Drew & 'That Canadian Guy' Glen Foster (see above). Then head over to the 'Pub Crawl' and listen in as they discuss this weeks topics with Tal Bachman!

  • Drew Sokol (Pastor) & Cory Markum (Atheist) — Hosts of the HINGE Podcast
    HINGE is the podcast of two men whose lives have led them to different conclusions about the most important questions in life. Cory and Drew, also wrestle with one of the most polarizing questions in history: Who was Jesus Christ?

    *Drew is a Christian pastor who, in 2014, found himself confronted with doubts about his own beliefs. After spending months re-evaluating everything he believed about Christianity, Drew is now carrying his own private wrestling into public conversations about Jesus. Drew is currently moving with his wife to New York City, where he will be working with Redeemer Presbyterian Church.

    *Cory is a writer/philosopher who grew up Christian but, for numerous reasons, lost his faith and became an atheist late in his teens. After years of study, Cory seeks out discussions with people of faith, out of curiosity and in hope to bring together those who stand on different sides of the theological aisle. Cory recently moved to the Philadelphia with his puggle, Darwin.

  • Heather Avis — Author of The Lucky Few: Finding God’s Best in the Most Unlikely Places
    Heather Avis, founder of popular Instagram account, @macymakesmyday, is sharing the story of how she and her husband became adoptive parents to their three children, Macyn, Truly and August – two of which have Down syndrome – and recounts the joys that come out of being willing to accept the unexpected. In her debut book, The Lucky Few, Heather is upfront with readers that she was broken hearted as a young married woman after learning she would not be able to have children. She never planned to adopt, especially not children with special needs. While her path to motherhood was completely unexpected, today she is incredibly grateful for the journey. “The three children Josh and I have the privilege of parenting today are not the ones I would have found on the path I had set out for myself,” said Avis. “They are my wildflowers, pushing their way through the dirt and stretching up to the sun. My wildflowers have required me to be a certain kind of wild myself—the kind of wild I couldn’t have become on my own. Today I can see I was created for profound experiences far beyond the reach of simple expectations.” Avis confesses that it has not been an easy path, with the stressful adoption process and the added complications of Macyn and August’s health struggles related to Down syndrome, she and her husband had to learn to rely on their faith to make it through the darkest times. Throughout The Lucky Few, Avis recounts the steps in their journey and even though many of them were harrowing, she is extremely grateful for the lessons she has learned along the way and would not change a thing.
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

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

  • The Small Glories
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. A self-professed “study in contrasts,” Luft's folkie yin proves a perfect match for Edwards’ rocker yang. Thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg’s venerable West End Cultural Centre, The Small Glories is a partnership that could almost make you believe in fate. Straight out of the gate these two veteran singer/songwriters built a buzz around their tight harmonies, authenticity, visceral live performances and equally well-matched guitar prowess that doesn’t come around often. Luft packs a mean banjo as well. The Winnipeg Free Press asks, "can two singer-songwriters be better than one? Yes, emphatically, yes, if the two in question are Cara Luft and JD Edwards... It’s our loss they didn’t [join forces] sooner... It’s magic.” Their 2016 debut album “Wondrous Traveler” is steeped in classic song structure, delivering instantly appealing melodic Americana with first-rate playing. The album found its way onto many critic’s Top 10 lists across North America and Europe, and The Small Glories are finding themselves on stages from Vancouver to London and beyond.
    www.thesmallglories.com
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

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

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:

    Howard “HUMBLE” Glassman - Radio Legend, Comedian
    Listen to Humble & Fred every morning LIVE from 7am-9am on SiriusXM Channel 168, and anytime at www.humbleandfredradio.com

    AND

    Tal Bachman - Recording Artist
    He’s the She’s So High Guy! Tal was also featured in Bill Maher's mocumentary, Religulous, as an ex-Mormon. He’s the son of legendary guitarist Randy Bachman from The Guess Who (American Woman) and Bachman Turner Overdrive, (Takin' Care Of Business). He’s also really good friends with THIS GUY
    Tal's Facebook Page

    TOPICS:
    1/ We’ll ask a Jew and an ex-Mormon: “Which bugs you more? That Canadian Senator Don Meredith - who allegedly groomed a teenage girl for years so that when she turned 18 he could have sex with her - is a Senator or a Pentecostal Pastor? READ ARTICLE

    2/ Three guys discuss how they’ve screwed up their own kids. Drew has 2, Howard has 2, Tal has... more than 2.

    3/ If you had US$100,000 would you join eight other people and travel 4,000 metres below sea level in a titanium and carbon-fibre submersible to visit the Titanic? What WOULD be on your bucket list?

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

Talkback, etc.

  • Listener Feedback
    For the first time since we began doing our hugely popular "Live on TDMS" segment we had a guest cancel (due to the flu) with no time to re-book! So Drew figured it was a good opportunity to share with you, some of the listener feedback he's received over the years via email and Speakpipe. Turns out people kinda like what Drew does... well most of them...
    P.S. - Why not let us know how YOU feel about the show? Send us a note though our contact page OR click on the SEND VOICEMAIL tab on the right hand side of our home page and record a live message - we'd love to hear from you!

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show March 18, 2017

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY! ~ As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction!

Special Guests

  • Peter Rollins — Writer, Philosopher, Storyteller, Irish Troublemaker
    Peter Rollins has gained an international reputation for overturning traditional notions of religion and forming “churches” that preach the Good News that we can’t be satisfied, that life is difficult, and that we don’t know the secret. Challenging the idea that faith concerns questions relating to belief, Peter’s incendiary and irreligious reading of Christianity attacks the distinction between the sacred and the secular. It blurs the lines between theism and atheism and it sets aside questions regarding life after death to explore the possibility of life before death. Peter gained his higher education from Queens University, Belfast where he earned degrees (with distinction) in Scholastic Philosophy (BA Hons), Political Theory and Social Criticism (MA) and Post-Structural thought (PhD). He's the author of numerous books, including Insurrection, The Idolatry of God, and The Divine Magician. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, currently lives in Los Angeles and will die somewhere as yet not known.

  • The Bard of Tyrone… W.F. Marshall — Poet, Preacher & Relative of Drew Marshall
    A number of years ago, Drew’s father - the legendary Grant Marshall from our show’s most popular segment “Meanwhile Back On The Farm” - traveled with his sister, back to Omagh in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. They were trying to locate the family homestead. Along their travels, they found a book of poems written by one of Mr. Marshall’s distant relatives, W.F. Marshall - The Bard Of Tyrone. Today, Drew will unabashedly share with his listeners, the works and history of this man who became an actual legend in Northern Ireland.

  • John McAuley — President of Muskoka Woods, Author & Irishman!
    John joins us to talk about being a cop in Northern Ireland, terrorism, the Peace Wall (Mr. Trump take notes!) and our biggest question of the day - is EVERYTHING the Irish say really a question?!
    *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."

  • Elena Lappin — Author of What Language Do I Dream In?
    Born into Russian, transposed into Czech, then German, introduced to Hebrew, and finally adopted by English, Elena Lappin has written a moving memoir on the importance of language to who we are. Taking its title from a question often asked of people who’ve lived in many countries and gather languages as they go, What Language Do I Dream In? is a stunning memoir about how language runs throughout memory and family history to form identity. When asked which language is her mother tongue, Lappin’s answer is not so simple. She speaks Russian to her parents and Czech to her brother. Her husband is Canadian and each of her three children was born in a different country. English is the language she mostly thinks, writes, and yes, often dreams in. It’s not her mother tongue, yet it’s the one she chose. But maybe it’s more than an accidental preference? In late middle age, Lappin discovered that although she was born in Russia, her biological father was actually an American. In each piece of Lappin’s rich family mosaic, she reconstructs not just her own life but the stories and secrets of her parents and grandparents with the tenderness of a novelist and the eye of a documentary filmmaker. By following the languages in her life, Elena Lappin found her inner home. What Language Do I Dream In? is a deeply felt story about love, family and memory. Elena Lappin is a writer and editor. Born in Moscow, she grew up in Prague and Hamburg, and has lived in Israel, Canada, the United States and — longer than anywhere else — in London. She is the author of Foreign Brides and The Nose, and has contributed to numerous publications, including Granta, Prospect, the Guardian, and the New York Times Book Review.
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

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

  • PART 1 - Kitchen Party Trio
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    The Kitchen Party is a live, acoustic musical performance and workshop involving historical background and stories, demonstrations and blasts of lively jigs and reels to get your feet dancing. The trio consists of three award-winning veterans of the Canadian Celtic music community: Dan Macdonald (Fiddle) originally from the north side of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and current member of Toronto-based trio North Atlantic Drift, dance production Brogue and is in demand as a fiddle teacher throughout fiddle communities. Brian Taheny (Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle and Mandolin) originally from County Sligo, Ireland who is a fellow member in North Atlantic Drift, one of the most sought-after multi-instrumentals around the globe and has been an active teacher in the community for many years. Jacob McCauley (Irish Bodhrán) is a Toronto native and current member of Toronto-based trio NUA, a popular freelance percussionist and an experienced Bodhrán teacher having taught many workshops and classes throughout the community and festival circuit.

  • PART 2 - Manitoba Hal
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Over the past fifteen years Manitoba Hal Brolund has forged an international reputation for engaging performance, storytelling and masterful ukulele playing. His strong foundation in American roots / blues music, confident expressive vocals, and distinctive original music have made him a solid draw and in demand workshop leader at festivals, house concerts and soft seat theatres in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Hal’s performances are all about engaging and connecting with his audience and he makes music that takes his audience from the deep south to the islands with songs that are mournful, hopeful, silly, romantic and introspective. He proves that the uke can be small but mighty as he pulls out powerful blues riffs and melodies adding background beats with looping technology showcasing the blues in all it's passion and groove. Many wouldn’t associate the ukulele as a blues instrument, but Hal takes out all the hula, leaving only room for deep blues to prevail. Hal’s own blues tunes breathe with hints of cajun, rock, gospel, and folk. He is influenced by artists like Robert Johnson, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Colin Linden, and Big Dave Mclean. Internationally recognized as a master of the ukulele, Hal’s instruments include a custom made double necked ukulele and a steel strung baritone slide ukulele that are both driven to the edge as he bangs, plucks and squeezes every ounce of emotion and groove from the four strings.
    www.manitobahal.com

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

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

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show March 11, 2017

Special Guests

  • Kimberlin Brown — 'Sheila Carter' on The Bold & The Beautiful and The Young & The Restless
    Kimberlin Brown is a true renaissance woman. Best know as popular villainess Sheila Carter on CBS’s multi award winning international soap operas, “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful,” she is now a successful business woman and passionate political activist. Kimberlin began her career modeling for the famed modeling agent Nina Blanchard in the 80’s. Moving into acting was a natural progression and she quickly captured rolls in films including “Who’s That Girl” with Madonna, “Eighteen Again” with George Burns, “The Opposite Sex” with Courtney Cox and “Eye Of The Tiger” with Gary Busy. Kimberlin also landed many television guest roles on shows including “Matt Houston,” “TJ Hooker,” “Diagnosis Murder” and many more. In 1991, she landed the roll of Sheila Carter on CBS’s “The Young And The Restless”. Together with producer/writer William Bell, Kimberlin created one of daytime dramas most popular villains ever. The already popular show witnessed the highest ratings share to that point in their history prompting William Bell to cross Kimberlin’s character over to his sister show “The Bold And The Beautiful.” The week Kimberlin started airing, "The Bold And The Beautiful” soared to number two in the ratings giving the Bells the top two rated shows in daytime television both nationally and internationally. For the next fifteen years, Kimberlin played the part of Sheila Carter on both shows crossing back and forth and enjoying her time equally on each. Kimberlin also had long term rolls on daytime’s “Port Charles,” “One Life To Live” and most recently on “All My Children.” With her own children now grown, Kimberlin has had the time and ability to travel for film work. She had roles in the independent film, “American Hero,” film short “The Necklace,” winning several audience choice and outstanding actress awards for that part, and most recently the independent release of “Five Hour Friends” staring opposite Tom Sizemore. Recently, Kimberlin has engaged in yet another passion, political activism. As a proud American and Republican, she was a prime time featured speaker at the Republican Convention in Ohio following Dr. Ben Carson. She fervently spoke about small business and women in business. She is a member of California Business Women for Trump.
    LISTEN TO THE PUB CRAWL BELOW TO HEAR KIMBERLIN

  • Lindsay Vandenhurk — Owner of Discover Your Yoga
    It was Lindsay’s first time professionally speaking and she was incredibly nervous. Her biggest fear was getting up and speaking in front of a group of women. And for some reason, she accepted an invitation to… speak in front of a bunch of women! In Lindsay’s experience, women have been judgemental, catty, cruel, condemning, backstabbing & untrustworthy. However, when she was done her talk, the room erupted into applause. Her talk about vulnerability - about facing fears - about experiences early in her life with “mean girls” - turned into a beautifully awkward exhortation about how women need to encourage other women instead of judging them on what they wear and how they talk. Today, we’ll hear this talk and then speak to the woman who resigned from her “safe” job as a school teacher in order to take the leap into teaching yoga full time and pursue her dream of opening up her own studio.
    *Lindsay has always fearlessly lived her life with passion, curiosity, trust and an open heart. Following the breadcrumbs the universe lays before her, she is a seeker of truth, a dreamer of dreams and a lover of this beautiful practice. Known for her inspirational teaching style and ability to create a safe and sacred space for students to practice, Lindsay supports students in finding their own expression of each posture while exploring and flirting with their growing edge. Her classes are a blend of Kripalu/Vinyasa Flow yoga infused with yoga philosophy, technical alignment and her heartfelt humour. Her classes emphasize non-judgmental self-awareness, developing witness consciousness, being present in the moment and the practice of yoga beyond the yoga mat. She has travelled extensively around the globe and draws on these life experiences to bring a truly multi dimensional practice. Lindsay is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher as well as the owner and director of Discover Your Yoga. She has filmed yoga classes for
    www.discoveryouryoga.com

  • Alan Graham — Author of WELCOME HOMELESS: One Man's Journey of Discovering the Meaning of Home
    HOMELESS! No other word better describes our modern-day suffering. It reveals one of our deepest and most painful conditions-not having a sense of belonging. However, Alan Graham, founder of Mobile Loaves & Fishes and Community First! Village, is improving the quality of life for a large quantity of people through sharing his personal story of becoming more human through humanizing others. Graham believes the more we can give people dignity, the power of choice, and genuine community, the better we'll be able to offer solutions that will have impact on the world at large. And while his missionary work is focused on giving a home to the physically homeless, he also wants to transform the lives of every living person by shifting the paradigm in understanding what it means to be "home." In Welcome Homeless, Graham delves deep into what it means to be connected to God, the earth, and each other. In doing so, he shows us the home we've all longed for but never had. Welcome Homeless is about becoming fully human by being fully present. It is about finally connecting with the disconnected and finding our identity through knowing the true identity of others. Graham wants to engrain the human story in you so deeply that you start being who you were made to be-that you start finally being like the image from which you were made and start empathizing instead of sympathizing with the people around you. Alan Graham also shares his personal story, the stories of the homeless, and the stories of those whose worldviews have been shifted by the homeless. Because of his raw, humorous, and honest voice, he achieves a rare and profound universality. Houses become homes once they embody the stories of the people who have made these spaces into places of significance, meaning, and memory. Home is fundamentally a place of connection and of relationships that are life-giving and foundational. Graham invites you to make everyone feel truly at home by finally inviting those living on the fringes of society into your heart.
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

  • Angie Draskovic — President & CEO of Yonge Street Mission
    After 16 years as an executive in Telecommunications, Angie moved into the social profit sector in order to support initiatives that invest in people and work toward the end of poverty. Just prior to joining YSM in 2013, Angie founded and led ZOE Alliance Inc, a for profit social enterprise that equipped and empowered village based businesses in developing nations for sustainable growth. Angie serves on the Advisory Panel to the City of Toronto for the Poverty Reduction Strategy and currently co-chairs the Executive Directors Network in Regent Park.

Journey

  • Outi Hakkarainen
    One of the many journeys Drew heard while he was walking 1000 KM’s on The Camino de Santiago in a vow of silence, was from a Finnish woman named Outi. One night at dinner, she shared her story of growing up with a mother who told Outi that she was worthless. That she would never grow up to be anything - to mean anything, to anyone. However, her older brother was spoiled with money and cars and loads of encouragement. This despite the fact that her brother was incredibly selfish and cruel. So cruel, that when Outi was 8 years old, he shot her in the eye with an air pistol, causing her to lose almost all of her vision in that eye. But Outi rose up out of those ashes of lies and became a nurse. Taking care of others was something she had learned to do at the age of 5 when her mother decided that she was old enough to take care of her 2 year old sister. Then, when this beautifully courageous woman began to have children of her own, she laid down her career and invested everything she could into their lives. Yet, even today, Outi has a hard time wondering why Drew would even bother to ask her to share her story on the radio. “Why would anyone want to hear my story? I’m nobody special.”

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

  • Tim Gibbons
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    It was in the hazy days of the late sixties that two young Blues music enthusiasts first met in front of the Sherwood Lanes pool hall in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. For guitarist 'TG' Gibbons and bassist 'Swampy Joe' Klienfiltr, it was to be the auspicious start of a longtime musical collaboration. "I had started out playing drums at some local teen things and occasionally backing up strippers," says TG. "I guess I felt more drawn to the guitar for I sold my kit to a guy who worked at the local gas station, named Patch. This guy was so over the top he set the kit up right on the station lot. Whenever he could get a minute from pumping gas he would play a mean boogaloo on those drums. He was great and it wasn't long before me and Joe were playing the blues with Patch." SWAMP TOOTH COMB is the new c.d. release for TG and the Swampbusters, featuring an exciting You Tube video for the top track, 'Bayou Preacher'.
    www.swampbusters.ca

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

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

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:

    Kimberlin Brown - Actress on The Bold & The Beautiful and The Young & The Restless
    AND
    Lindsay Vandenhurk - Owner of Discover Your Yoga

    TOPICS:
    1/ Does it bother you that the wife of Canada’s Prime Minister celebrated International Women’s Day by suggesting in a Tweet that women should “celebrate the boys and men in our lives who encourage us to be who we truly are, who treat girls & women with respect, and who aren’t afraid to speak up in front of others”? Was that disrespecting the women and the point of the day?
    CLICK HERE FOR THE STORY

    2/ A couple’s dog ran out onto the road and was hit by a car and killed. Heart wrenching. Then, they received a $2500 bill for damages to the car. Fair or cold?
    CLICK HERE FOR THE STORY

    3/ Which women’s group do you think made more of an impact this past International Women’s Day?
    a/ “#DayWithoutAWomen”, who encouraged women to protest, strike, not shop and not show up for work
    OR
    b/ “#WeShowUp”, who encouraged women "to continue working, serving, giving, sharing and loving their communities, their families and their endeavors?"
    CLICK HERE FOR THE STORY

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

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show March 4, 2017

Special Guests

  • Gracia Burnham — Missionary Held Hostage For Over A Year: Shot During A Rescue Attempt & Her Husband Killed
    For 17 years, Gracia and her husband Martin served with New Tribes Mission in the Philippines where Martin was a jungle pilot delivering mail, supplies, and encouragement to other missionaries, and transporting sick and injured patients to medical facilities. Gracia served in various roles supporting the aviation program and also home-schooling their children – all of whom were born in the Philippines. On May 27, 2001, while celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary at Dos Palmas Resort off Palawan Island, the Burnhams were taken captive by a militant group of Muslims called the Abu Sayyaf Group. In addition to the Burnhams, the group seized several more guests and took them to Basilan Island, an ASG stronghold. In the ensuing months, some of the hostages were killed, but most were set free. From November 2001, only the Burnhams and one other hostage remained in captivity. For more than a year, and under the total control of their captors, they were constantly on the move living in primitive conditions in the jungle, evading capture from the Philippine military, enduring gun battles, and witnessing unspeakable atrocities committed by the men of Abu Sayyaf Group. Soon after the events of September 11, the news media took a greater interest in Gracia and Martin’s plight and kept their story in the national headlines. On the afternoon of June 7, 2002, over a year since their abduction, the Philippine military attempted another rescue. Tragically, Martin was killed during the gunfight. Wounded, but alive, Gracia was rescued and returned home under a national spotlight. Since that time, Gracia has authored two books, In The Presence Of My Enemies, and To Fly Again. Her talks about the spiritual lessons she learned during her captivity and how God has blessed her and her family since Martin’s death is something that forces even the hardcore doubter to rethink Faith.

  • Steven Hassan — Leading Authority on Cult Mind Control, Former Cult Member
    Recently featured on A&E’s hit TV series “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath", Steven Alan Hassan is one of the foremost authorities on undue influence (mind control) and destructive, authoritarian people and cults. He understands the subject from the unique perspective as both a former cult member and as a clinical professional who has been working full time in the field since 1976. Hassan holds a Masters degree in counseling psychology from Cambridge College. As a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Hassan is the author of several books that have received extensive praise from international mental health professionals, educators, law enforcement, former cult members, families of former members, clergy and other professionals. Combating Cult Mind Control: The #1 Best Selling Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery from Destructive Cults / Releasing the Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves / Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults & Beliefs. Steve is the founder and Director of the Freedom of Mind Resource Center Inc., a counseling and publishing organization dedicated to helping people become psychologically empowered, upholding human rights, promoting consumer awareness and exposing abuses of undue influence. He is also the Co-Developer of Ending the Game, a non-coercive curriculum designed to educate and empower sex trafficking victims to leave pimps and traffickers. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of the Child Friendly Faith Project as well as the Open Minds Foundation. He has pioneered a breakthrough approach called the Strategic Interactive Approach (SIA) to help loved ones rescue cult mind control victims. Unlike stressful and sensationalized "deprogramming", this non-coercive method is an effective and legal alternative for families to help cult members. SIA teaches family and friends how to strategically influence the individual involved in the cult. Using this unique technique, Hassan has helped thousands of people victimized by destructive cult-related mind control groups. Steve was a featured speaker and at the U.S. Department of Justice’s 2009 National Amber Alert Symposium, where he explained why victims like Elizabeth Smart and Jaycee Lee Dugard denied their real identity to police and others due to psychological coercion. In 2013, Hassan participated, at the invitation of Carissa Phelps’ Runaway Girl in training over 600 Law Enforcement professionals at JRIC.org on psychological coercion used by pimps and traffickers. In 2014, My Life, My Choice sponsored Hassan’s 4-hour workshop on understanding traffickers mind control methods and how to help survivors. Hassan has written and spoken out about the importance of viewing ISIS and other terrorist groups as destructive cults. With over 40 years of cult awareness activism, Steve Hassan’s insightful perspective and expert commentary have made him the definitive source for hundreds of national and international media outlets including: 60 Minutes, CNN, Fox News, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Newsweek, ABC NightLine, NPR, Oprah Winfrey Show, The O’Reilly Factor, USA Today and Washington Post.
    www.endingthegame.com

  • Wilma Derksen — Author of THE WAY OF LETTING GO: One Woman’s Walk Toward Forgiveness
    In November 1984, 13 year-old Candace Derksen set home from school on a sleepy, wintry afternoon in Winnipeg. She didn’t make it home that night, and her disappearance set off Winnipeg’s most comprehensive missing person’s search to date. Seven weeks later, Candace’s body had been found. She had been abducted and left to die in a shed as Winnipeg’s winter temperature plummeted. In the face of unfathomable loss, violence, and heartbreak, how could the Derksens reorient their lives? How could they move forward? If they allowed themselves to be consumed with revenge, would they lose their future in addition to their daughter? Could they create something life-giving out of this total darkness? It took 22 years for charges to be brought in the case of the abduction and murder of Candace Derksen. And in that time, the Derksens made the conscious, daily, and grueling decision to choose a radical way: forgiveness. As Wilma said, “Little did I know that the word forgiveness would haunt me for the next 30 years – prod me, guide me, heal me, label me, enlighten me, imprison me, free me and in the end define me.” This path of forgiveness is the story that Wilma Derksen shares in her first book. In THE WAY OF LETTING GO, Wilma recounts the harrowing first hours, days, and years that unfolded after they lost Candace and waited with the unknown before charges were brought. Wilma describes the grief of the trial, and the ongoing pain and uncertainty as the case is currently still under appeal. A final decision is expected to be made in this case in March of this year, so it’s very much a timely story. The trial has ended and the family is awaiting a verdict. Wilma is an important figure in the restorative justice movement and a game-changing advocate of a new way forward. As Malcolm Gladwell realized when he interviewed her for his bestseller David and Goliath, “Wilma reminds us that there is another way out of tragedy. It is a long and hard and rocky path, but it ends in a place of peace and joy…. The Way of Letting Go is a beautiful and important book. It will open your heart.”
    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!
    www.kerripom.com

Meanwhile, Back On The Farm...

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

  • Patrick Ballantyne
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Patrick has been writing songs since he first picked up a guitar at the age of 14. Heavily influenced by the sounds of his hometown station CKLW, you can hear echoes of the motor cities in his timeless songs. When not lawyering or songwriting, in addition to releasing two solo albums and a series of singles, Patrick has co-written with award winning artists. Early on, Patrick Ballantyne forged a strong bond with Gordie Johnson who later formed Big Sugar and Grady. Together they have written songs that have become staples of Canadian radio, including “If I Had My Way”, “Girlwatcher”, “I Want You Now” and “All Hell For a Basement”. Patrick also co-wrote the Trews’ single “Poor Old Broken Hearted Me,” which charted well for the band in 2007. “Beat This Heart,” co-written with Tim Chaisson, received nominations in the category of ‘song of the year’ by the East Coast Music Association and Music PEI. He has been an active performer, writer, and industry panelist. He has a passion for co-writing with artists of all levels. Patrick spends his time serving on industry panels, performing at songwriting circles, mentoring, running, and spending time with his family.
    www.patrickballantyne.com

    AND

    Andrew Collins
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    Andrew Collins is the 5x JUNO-nominated/7x Canadian Folk Music Award winning mando-maestro behind two of Canada’s top-billed string bands – The Foggy Hogtown Boys and the Creaking Tree String Quartet. Together with fellow members of his Trio – string guru Mike Mezzatesta and in-the-pocket bassist James McEleney – The Andrew Collins Trio invite you to a special live filming of their And It Was Good concert at The Great Hall, March 19 @ 3pm ($18 adv/$20) www.thegreathall.ca They’ll be joined by the Phantasmagoria String Quartet comprised of Andrew's long time musical co conspirator John Showman (Foggy Hogtown Boys, CTSQ, New Country Rehab), Trent Freeman, Ben Plotnick and Eric Wright (of the newly JUNO nominated The Fretless). Showcasing a popular collision of bluegrass, folk, jazz, swing, and classical, not to mention a dizzying number of instruments on stage, Collins and Co. appear to live by the old adage, “idle hands are the devil’s workshop” – all the more because And It Was Good tackles the Creation story itself – likely keeping him just ahead of the devil’s grasp. And It Was Good is a labour of love inspired by the late, avant-garde fiddler Oliver Schroer. (Who walked and played/recorded along The Camino before his passing) The result is a lush-sounding, multi-layered album bringing fresh and universal appeal to an age-old story while demonstrating the depth of musicianship from each of these three inspirational players.
    www.andrewcollinstrio.com

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

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

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/ Should a university class have been cancelled because someone drew swastikas on the classroom walls? Was turning the classroom into a crime scene as they determined if this was a “hate crime” going over board OR should this type of graffiti always be taken seriously?
    CLICK HERE FOR THE STORY

    2/ Does it worry you that Islam will takeover Christianity as the world’s #1 faith by the year 2100? Or will that statistic make absolutely no difference in your world?
    CLICK HERE FOR THE STORY

    3/ If you were to plan the perfect funeral FOR YOURSELF… Who would speak? Would it be in a church or pub? What would be your funeral song? Burned or buried? What would you wear?

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

Talkback, etc.

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

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show February 25, 2017

Special Guests

  • CAMINO CONFESSIONS: Justin Skeesuck & Patrick Gray — I’ll Push You: A Heartfelt Film about 500 Miles, Two Best Friends & One Wheelchair
    It All Started With Three Little Words. In the spring of 2012, Justin Skeesuck asked his best friend of nearly 40 years, Patrick Gray, to tackle the epic 500-mile pilgrimage across Northern Spain called the Camino de Santiago. The challenge? Justin lives life in a wheelchair. When asked, Patrick's response was simple and direct, he said, “I’ll push you.” Two years later, they started their journey and had absolutely no idea how they would make the 500 miles from France to the Cathedral in Santiago; over several mountain ranges like the Pyrenees, through rivers, and across the vast “desert of Spain" called the Meseta… they just knew they had to get there. Justin and Patrick had to rely on the help and strength of friends, acquaintances and even complete strangers in order to navigate the many challenges they faced on their 34-day journey. Since returning from Spain, they have used their heartfelt storytelling to share the comical details of their journey… the joys, the struggles, the beautiful relationships, and the lessons they learned in faith, hope, love and friendship. Their goal with the film is for others to walk away recognizing each life is not defined by its limitations, but is defined by what is accomplished in spite of those limitations.
    *Born just over 36 hours apart, Justin & Patrick are life-long friends with a rich, deep relationship that spans beyond 40 years. They travel together, live life together through its ups and downs, and most importantly, will do anything for each other. Over the past 20+ years, a progressive neuromuscular disease has slowly taken away Justin’s ability to use his arms and legs. From each morning until night, Justin requires daily assistance in every aspect of life such as eating, getting dressed, bathing and even using the restroom. Though immensely challenging, Justin continues to live life to the fullest and maintains a positive attitude through it all!

  • JOURNEY TO THE SHACK — William P. Young - Author of The Shack
    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: William P. Young
    About 10 years ago, The Shack, was a self published novel originally written as a Christmas gift for Paul Young’s kids. Then, with a marketing budget of a few hundred dollars, eventually the book sold over a million copies within a year, out of his garage. Today, The Shack has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Recently, while staying at a Benedictine monastery on an island off the coast of the Western Sahara, Drew asked one of the monks to show him the oldest books they had in the library. The Brother placed this ancient document on a table but Drew quickly recognized the book underneath it. “A Cabanas” by William P. Young. Even though Drew was in a vow of silence, he was able to question the monk as to why this book was part of their library, since in Drew’s mind, The Shack is a book that challenges religion. The young Brother said that it was his favorite book. As a matter of fact, The Shack was a favourite amongst all the monks.

  • Cea Person — Author of NEARLY NORMAL: Surviving the Wilderness, My Family and Myself
    A few years ago, Cea Sunrise Person wrote a memoir which became an instant bestseller and has been selling steadily ever since. In North of Normal, Cea wrote with grace and candour about her unconventional childhood—her early years living in a tipi in Alberta with her pot-smoking, free-loving counterculture family; the numerous misadventures she survived with her mother and her mother’s boyfriends; and the bold escape Cea made from her family at the age of thirteen through a modelling career. It is also the story of one girl’s deep-seated desire for normality—a desire that enabled her to risk everything, overcome adversity and achieve her dreams. After putting such a unique life on paper, one would expect Cea’s tale to be all told—but that’s far from the case. Her new book, Nearly Normal, is a continuation and furthering of her story, outlining pieces of her life she omitted from the first book. At the age of thirty-seven, Cea has built a life that looks like the normal one she craved as a child—husband, young son, beautiful house, enviable career. But her carefully art-directed world is about to crumble around her. As she confronts the death of her still - young mother, the disintegration of her second marriage and the demise of her business, all within just a few months, she finally faces the need to look at her past to make sense of her present. But even as she bared her soul through writing North of Normal, stories too difficult to reveal failed to make it to the page. Nearly Normal chronicles the many stories that were too difficult for Cea to reveal and were left untold. Settled into a new and much happier life after the release of her first book, she is nonetheless compelled to continue searching for answers about her enigmatic family. Drawing connections between her early experiences and later life mistakes, Cea identifies how her family’s extreme and often selfish behaviour contributed to her downfall. But more importantly, she discovers the value in the lessons they taught her, and the power of taking responsibility for her own choices in the face of great challenge.
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

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

  • Emma Cook
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    2016 FACTOR Juried Sound Recording recipient Emma Cook combines a powerful and haunting voice reminiscent of Sarah McLachan with the song stylings of Feist, Jenn Grant or Hannah Georgeas. She also knows what it means to struggle. The Toronto indie-folk singer was well on her way to making a name for herself before a falling tree branch caused a serious head injury and forced her to take a hiatus from music to focus on recovery. After a three year battle with Post-Concussive Syndrome, Emma drew 2016 to a close with the release of her third album Same Old Song, produced by Mitch Girio (Emma-Lee’s Never Just a Dream). The cover of Same Old Song shows a single tree branch, an ode to the artists ongoing fight to recover from her injuries and the power of music to get us through the hardest of times. Same Old Song debuted at #3 on the folk charts in Edmonton and landed Emma a synch licensing deal with Community Tree Music in Vancouver. Before her injury, Emma had logged over 100 shows across Canada, the US and the UK and had official showcases at NXNE, CMW & Indie Week. She was a 2008 Toronto Independent Music Awards nominee and received an Ontario Arts Council grant to record her second album “Hit & Run.” Written and co-produced by Emma, both of her albums have garnered fantastic reviews and sought the attention of campus radio, CBC and the Verge on XM Satellite Radio. The Ontario Arts Council again backed the young artist, awarding her an International touring grant which took her from Toronto down to Mississippi and back in Feb and March 2009, with stops at SXSW, and NYC’s famed Bitter End

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

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

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 Should the “anti-vaccine teacher” have been suspended for discouraging students from getting vaccinated during a school clinic?
    CLICK HERE FOR STORY

    #2 Should the bus driver who refused to drop kids off at home until they settled down (which took an hour) have been cleared?
    CLICK HERE FOR STORY

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

Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he F.aith?
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!)
    Today's W.T.F. Guest: Julie Zauzmer - Religion Reporter for the Washington Post www.washingtonpost.com/people/julie-zauzmer
    ***AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show February 18, 2017

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.
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

Journey

  • JOURNEY TO THE SHACK
    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: Pastor Kevelin Jones
    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
    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
    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.

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

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

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!
    CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

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

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show February 11, 2017

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.
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

Journey

  • JOURNEY TO THE SHACK
    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: Maggie Maloy
    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.

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

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

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)

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show February 4, 2017

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
    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
    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.

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

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

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


Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show January 28, 2017

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.

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

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

TERRORISM UPDATE

Meanwhile, Back On The Farm...

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!)

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

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show January 21, 2017

Special Guests

  • CAMINO CONFESSIONS: Pilgrim's Party 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 Party 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.

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD!
    We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.

    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

    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