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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

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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.

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    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...

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

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.

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    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
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Talkback, etc.

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

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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

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  • 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

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Pub Crawl

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

    This Week on The Pub Crawl:

    #1 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

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

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Special Guests

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

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

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

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  • 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.

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Pub Crawl

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

    This Week on The Pub Crawl:

    #1 Is Bill Maher onto something with this rant about the how thin skinned our liberal society seems to be these days? Why is everyone offended so easily? And should people of faith be the least easily offended because they’re “above” it? Or should persecuted parishioners fight for their right to PARTY publicly about their beliefs? (CAUTION: If you are offended by bad words, then please watch this! PLEASE!
    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

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Special Guests

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

  • Paul Henderson — Canadian Hockey Legend
    Paul Henderson will forever be recognized and remembered for his goal with 34 seconds remaining in the 8th game of the 1972 Summit Series, giving Canada the lead and winning them the series. With that, the team became known as “the Team of the Century” and Paul’s goal as “the Goal of the Century.” But, there is more to Paul Henderson than just that one goal. Despite his recent diagnosis with cancer, his positive demeanor and zest for life remain. In his memoir The Goal of My Life, Henderson opens up about his success both on and off the ice. Henderson’s career spanned 19 professional seasons during which he played over 1,000 major league games in the NHL and WHA. He was a two-time NHL all-star, playing in the 1972 and 1973 All-Star Games. Sportswriters and fans have frequently called for Henderson to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on the strength of his performance. Commentator and former coach Don Cherry argued that Henderson’s status as hero of the “greatest series in hockey history” was enough to qualify him. Henderson has been inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame on two occasions. He was first inducted as an individual in 1995, and again ten years later along with his 1972 teammates. He has been honoured by Hockey Canada with the Order of Hockey in Canada as part of its 2013 class. Henderson was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2012 in recognition of “his engagement in support of a range of social and charitable causes” along with his achievements on the ice. Paul had a lengthy and exciting hockey career with a loving and supportive wife always by his side. Paul and Eleanor have also been involved with FamilyLife for over 20 years, and are still speaking occasionally at Weekend Getaway marriage conferences. A Weekend Getaway is a marriage conference uniquely designed to enrich your relationship. To register for the Family Life Canada’s Weekend Getaway at Niagara Falls Ontario on March 10-12 go to

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Special Guests

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

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

Journey

  • Journey to The Shack
    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.

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Pub Crawl

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

    This Week on The Pub Crawl:

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

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

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

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

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
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Special Guests

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TERRORISM UPDATE

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

Meanwhile, Back On The Farm...

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

Pub Crawl

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

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

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
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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

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

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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