Special Guests

  • Fred Penner — Juno Award Winning Family Entertainer, Singer/Songwriter
    Fred Penner is probably one of the most recognized names in the world of children's entertainment. However, he's so much more - composer, actor, writer, author, TV host and all round nice guy! A gentle giant with an undeniable ability to make you feel good about yourself, this musical master brings 25 years of commitment, consistency and depth to a career that skilfully blends the many genres of performing and communication.
    Fred Penner Live in Concert
    Saturday, June 19 at 1 p.m.
    690 Riddell Road, Orangeville ON
    Community Carnival - Saturday, June 19th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Admission is free with registration at the gate. Come and experience Canada's premiere children's entertainer in a free outdoor concert, beginning at 1 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs! Carnival Activities: Inflatable Obstacle Course, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Carnival Games and Prizes, Concession Stand

  • Dr. James Beverley — Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion in Santa Barbara, California
    Rev. Moon is finding it hard to be "the saviour of the world" and "the true father" and "the true parent" because there have been some problems with his "sinless children" and Rev. Moon has chosen one over the other. It also seems that more prominent Scientologists are leaving the organization and telling their stories. Dr. Beverley is back to fill us in on the crazy world of religion. Dr. Beverley's specialties include studies in World and New Religions, Charismatic Christianity, Roman Catholic Theology, and Christian Ethics. He's also a faculty member of Tyndale College in Toronto.

  • Amy Scobee — Author of Scientology: Abuse At The Top
    Amy Scobee was a staff member for the Church of Scientology for 27 years. She escalated up the ranks to the top of church management by the time she was twenty, where she remained for two decades. For much of that time, she served as a member of the Watchdog Committee, the highest management body in Scientology, which supervises every sector that makes up the church today. In this book, Amy relates her experiences from her discovery of Scientology as a 14-year-old to her episodes in building the Celebrity Center network for the likes of Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kirstie Alley. Amy's shares her chilling accounts of what she both experienced and witnessed first hand that lead to her departure in 2005 and subsequent decision to speak out against what she now classifies as a "dangerous cult."


  • Cole & Nettie Brown
    A few years ago, Drew interviewed Pastor Peter Rigo from Dominion Christian Centre in Hamilton. Peter's ministry was featured on the investigative journalism show W-5 which claimed that he's a controlling and manipulative leader of a cult who has convinced many of his parishioners to abandon their families for the church. Since then, the church has had it's charitable tax status revoked. Cole and Nettie were volunteer leaders at this church, but have since moved on - with God and this thing we call "church."

Talkback, etc.

  • The Counsel Of Many!
    Brought to you by family lawyer Dawn Bennett. With a reputation built on Trust, Respect and Integrity, protecting your family's interests is Dawn's primary concern. Visit bennettlaw.ca today.

    Need Help or Advice On An Issue In Your Life?
    Tell us your situation and Drew will ask the listeners of TDMS!

    This week on the Counsel Of Many: a listener wants to know if he should stay overnight with his sister and her common-law boyfriend because they're living "in sin."

    "I am an evangelical Christian who has family in Montreal. One of my sisters has been living common-law with her boyfriend for a number of years. On a few occasions she has asked me to stay with them when I visit Montreal. I've told her that I would consider it in the future, but I am not sure whether or not it would be prudent for me to agree to staying with them, since they are living in sin. If I agree to stay with them, I'm afraid that it may give our family the message that I condone their living arrangement. Should I continue avoiding staying with them unless they make marriage vows to God?"

  • Which religion scares you the most?
    Extremism, legalism, extortion, pedophilia, violence, abstinence, intolerance, brainwashing, hate, fear, guilt, sexism, racism, homophobia. and that's just Christianity. Is there another world religion or alternative religious movement or community of believers that actually sends shivers up your spine?

  • TDMS Banter
    Sometimes it's worth listening too....sometimes not so much!