Special Guests

  • George Stroumboulopoulos — TV & Radio Guru!
    Since it's Drew's birthday... he wanted to talk to the guy in broadcasting he looks up to (sort of) the most - George “Strombo” - because after all some of Drew's best Atheists are friends! From MuchMusic & CFNY to CBC Radio & CNN... yadda yadda yadda. His meat and potatoes come from a little thing called “George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight,” which brings you a smart, sharp and intimate conversation with some of the world’s biggest stars and original thinkers. From icons and legends to new voices and emerging talent, George doesn’t just ask questions, he creates a space for every guest to tell stories and share experiences. Now in its 10th season, the show reaches millions of viewers on multiple platforms and has won four Gemini awards for best talk series in Canada and a Gracie for outstanding talk show.

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

  • Alysha Brilla
    Since it's Drew's birthday... one of Drew's all time favourite musos has agreed to come back and do her thang! Alysha Brilla is a critically acclaimed Tanzanian-Canadian musician who is known for her unique roots-pop fusion musical style. In August 2013, Alysha completed her first full-length record called “In My Head” in which she wrote and produced all the songs and also collaborated with Mike Jones (Juno winning engineer) and had the album mastered by Tom Coyne (Grammy Winner who has worked with Amy Winehouse and Adele). True to Brilla’s musical style, In My Head, features an eclectic musical arrangement of drums, bass, guitar, keys, sax, trumpet, congas, and djembe. Her debut album is available now on iTunes and in select record stores across Canada. Her music has also been featured on television shows including: CTV's “Degrassi: The Next Generation” &  “Seed” and Showcase Network’s “King”. Alysha Brilla has played across Canada and the United States including shows opening for K-OS, The Montreal International Jazz Festival, The Mariposa Folk Festival, The L.A. Angel City Music Festival, The Kitchener Blues Festival
-Stratford Blues Festival, CBC Metro Morning Live, TEDxYouth Waterloo, The KW Multi-Cultural Festival, Dalhousie University, Residency at The Reservoir Lounge, Toronto, Residency at C’est What, and The Amsterdam Bicycle Club in Toronto.


  • Since it's Drew's birthday... He wanted to talk with people whose journeys really messed with his soul!

    The Stewart Family
    On November 10th last year, Drew did one of the most difficult interviews of his career. He spoke with two mothers whose families had been torn apart by Leukemia. One mother (Michelle Stewart) joined Drew by phone from Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. She had been there for weeks by the bedside of her 15-year old daughter, Emma Grace. The other (Linda Masson), along with her husband, joined Drew in studio and shared their heart-wrenching story of loosing their 12-year old daughter Mackenzie, just three weeks earlier. Emma Grace Stewart died on May 30th, six months ago. Today the Stewart family will join us in studio to share their journey through one of life's seemingly unnatural injustices - helplessly watching your own child/sister suffer beyond what any child should have to bare, and then having to bury them...

  • Marcella Cross
    Drew first interviewed Marcella in 2006. She was in her twenties and walked into the studio with little signs of the disease but an infectious spirit of boldness. Then in 2011, Marcella agreed to come back and give us an update on her battle with MS. This time though, she had to be pushed in a wheelchair by her sister. Her speech was more laboured and body more contorted. Today Marcella is trapped in her bed – trapped in her body. Her hope of God's healing has taken one beating after another. Her boldness exhausted with the frustration of a body betraying her. Yet Marcella remains a woman who desperately loves God, despite the fact that He hasn't healed her. Her prayers/poems have been recorded in a book entitled, ENDURED. The heart-cries of a young woman who loves God but has had to Endure a life inside a body slowly shutting down. Over the years, Drew & Marcella have kept in touch and she has agreed to make the painstaking trip back, with her sister, as a special birthday gift to Drew!

God Blogger

  • Jamie — The Very Worst Missionary
    Since it's Drew's birthday... he wanted today's God Blogger to be his favourite God Blogger (apologies to all the other God Bloggers) Jamie Wright has one of the most refreshing God Blogs for those who aren’t ultra-sensitive-conservative-fundamentalists. Inappropriate remarks, embarrassing antics, and generally lame observations about living life as a Christian missionary. 

    I'm Jamie Wright. I'm the Very Worst Missionary.... This is what I'm about:
    I'm about procrastinating. I'm not about administrating. I can't even handle my own inbox. It's embarrassing. I'm about loving my husband and sons. I wish I was way, WAY better about this. I'm about organic discipleship. The kind that happens naturally. Although, I usually just call it... ya know... friendship. I'm about strippers, and crack-whores, and spreading Jesus faster than herpes. I'm not about Klout. Or Alexa. Or Analytics. Or any of the other false measures that tempt us into thinking we're more significant than anyone else. (This is the internet, people. Easy come, easy go.) I'm about coffee. I'm about food. Sometimes I'm not healthy about food. I'm about changing the way we do missions. I'm about hair and makeup and clothes, and feeling pretty, and twirling in skirts, and being adorable, and wishing “he loves me” on a daisy, and asking “does this make my ass look huge?”, and hating my ankles, and all the other bullshit girls do and say in a misguided effort to know that they are loved. I'm not about leading. But I am about instigating. I'd rather we walk alongside each other in this life, than one in front of the other. But, if I see that you need a push, I'll get behind you... and I hope you'll do the same for me. I'm about words. All of them. Even the ones you don't like. I'm about people. I'm not about turning people into projects. If I'm spending time with you, it's because I like you. I'm so not about speaking Spanish. I wish I was about running. I'm not about home-making. Or home-schooling. Or? Home-wrecking. These things just aren't for me. I'm about second chances. I'm learning to be more about Jesus and less about me. It's way harder than it sounds!

Talkback, etc.

  • The Pub Crawl
    “Drew & His Mates” crack open a few - topics! 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... Since it's Drew's birthday... his 24 year old son Josh will join him to discuss...
    • Why does it seem so horrifying to think about today's 20-somethings taking on the five milestones of adulthood: completing school, leaving home, becoming financially independent, marrying and having a child? Are today's young adults actually more stupid, lazy & selfish then previous generations, or were the last crop just as socially, vocationally & relationally retarded?
    • When should parents tell their children the truth about Santa Clause, The Easter Bunny & The Tooth Fairy? Should they just never start with the stories in the first place and reveal everything right from the start? And if they decide to continue telling their kids about these fascinating characters who secretly enter their homes and bedrooms in the middle of the night, what's the best way for their kids to find out about the lies? Friends? Internet? Radio shows??
    (They'll also surprise Drew's daughter Jessie, who shares the same birthday, and call her at work!)

  • Useless TV Trivia
    Since it's Drew's birthday... he wants to play his favourite game - USELESS TV TRIVIA! We play the soundtrack from an old television show and if you're the first caller to guess which TV show it's from - YOU WIN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!