Special Guests

  • Paul Brandt — Country Recording Artist
    Paul Brandt is the most awarded male Canadian country artist in history. Although his roots started far from stardom, today his fan base, music and philanthropic efforts reach small towns, across big cities and beyond international borders. 2011 has been a big year for this Juno Award winner. Paul had the distinct honour of being asked by the Prime Minister’s Office and the Calgary Stampede to represent the Country Music industry and perform for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (AKA Will & Kate) during their tour of Canada. He launched his tenth album, entitled “Give It Away”, and a box set collection of his music, called “NOW”, and launched Paul Brandt’s BUILD IT FORWARD, a television documentary series that follows seven families as they create a new home for themselves while building it forward for others. The series is the largest television initiative to date for CMT (Canada). And NOW, he's about to head out on the road again so check out his website for all the NOW Tour dates!

  • Journey To Christmas — Drew's First Reality/Documentary (Begins Saturday December 3rd!)
    Last December, Drew was asked to join a reality/documentary filmed in Israel. Journey to Christmas is a fascinating new television special which explores Jesus’ birth through five modern-day explorers. Filmed on ultra-high-definition film, this unique series chronicles the experiences of five very different people—an Eritrean artist, a First Nations woman, a poet, an agnostic, and Drew —as they journey through the Holy Land. Guided by a local historian, with on-camera commentary from a team of Bible experts, Journey to Christmas includes stunning photography, a reality show format, and exotic locations.

    Joining us today: Dr. Stephen Pfann, President of the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem, has significantly contributed to the publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls as a member of the International Team of Editors. As a Dead Sea Scroll editor, Dr. Pfann has published one of the manuscripts of the Book of Daniel from Qumran cave 4 and is responsible for the decipherment of more than fifty manuscripts written in the "cryptic" scripts found exclusively in the caves of Qumran. As an archaeologist, Dr. Pfann was a member of the staff of the excavations of Beth Shean and the City of David. Also joining us is Dr. Pfann's wife, Professor Claire Pfann, academic dean and instructor in New Testament at the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem and an expert in first century Jewish life.

    *Journey To Christmas premieres on CTS on Saturday December 3rd from 7-9 PM EST then Part 2 on Sunday December 4th from 6-8 PM EST. (Watch for other listings throughout December!)

  • Chris Juen — Co-producer of Sony Pictures' ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
    One of this holiday seasons’ most highly-anticipated films, ARTHUR CHRISTMAS releases in theatres on Friday, November 23. (Starring James McAvoy – X-Men: First Class / Hugh Laurie, House/ Jim Broadbent – Harry Potter / Joan Cusack - Runaway Bride) Arthur Christmas is a story with the ingredients of a Christmas classic - a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns. Arthur Christmas is a fun-for-the-whole-family film that explores the fun and joy of Christmas like you’ve never seen before while uncovering some key lessons, including: standing up for what you believe in, everyone is important, accepting your family for who they are and loving them despite your differences and putting others first, among others. Chris Juen has worked on Stuart Little 2, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Polar Express, Imageworks’ first Oscar winning animated short The Chubbchubbs!, Academy Award nominated films Hollow Man and Spider-Man, as well as The Astronaut’s Wife, Godzilla, Contact, and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers!

  • Karen Schenk — Director of TruthMedia
    Online Mentoring! Ever heard of it? With today’s technology and fragmented society, even the most isolated or shy individual can connect with someone older and wiser to help walk them through life! The conversation is free, confidential and non-judgemental. TruthMedia, a ministry of Power to Change, uses technology to build communities of evangelism and discipleship in three main avenues - websites, chat rooms and online mentoring. TruthMedia’s network of sites has been consolidated into one super-site, making their content available to more audiences than ever before. Karen Schenk also oversees The Mentor Center which allows hundreds of volunteer mentors to speak into the lives of thousands of people who write in each month.

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks! It's time for our semi-regular visit with our favourite (and only) Hollywood Correspondent!

Talkback, etc.

  • The Counsel Of Many!
    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 man wants to know if his wife should be keeping pictures of old boyfriends in her purse? Is that normal?

    "My wife and I have been married 7 years now and I just found out that she's been keeping pictures of her old boyfriends in her purse! I was totally shocked and feel kind of betrayed a little. When we got married she wanted a couple of her old boyfriends to come to the wedding but when I found out I decided to put my foot down. We fought about that issue for a while but in the end she agreed to NOT invite them. In my way of thinking, once you marry someone, the old flames need to completely die out. End of discussion. Marriages have a hard enough time surviving these days what with Facebook hook-ups and secret texting. I don't consider myself to be overly jealous when it comes to strangers noticing or interacting with my wife, but when it comes to old boyfriends – it's hands off! So needless to say, with my wife knowing how I feel about this issue, I felt completely betrayed by her when I found these pictures in her purse. Some of my friends totally agree with me and some of her friends totally agree with her. I'd like to know whose right? Could you and your listeners please settle this argument for us? I really think that if she knows I don't want her to have ANYTHING to do with her old boyfriends that she should not be carrying around old pictures of them. I mean, if she's doing that knowing I wouldn't be cool with it, then what else has she been keeping from me?"

  • TDMS Realtor Network
    We'll talk “real estate” with our three TDMS Realtors – George Kloet, covering Oakville, Mississauga & Burlington / LynneMarie Snarr covering Toronto, Pickering & Oshawa / Paula Mitchell covering Brampton, Caledon & Georgetown. According to Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2012, a survey of 950 real estate executives by the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute, Canadian real estate remains the most stable in North America. So with that in mind, what moves should and shouldn't people be making during these uncertain economic times?

  • God Stuff
    Join Drew & Tim The Tool as they catch up on current events and the week's happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults – Oh My! Religion & Faith & Cults - Oh my! (Feel free to call in and join the discussion.)