Special Guests

  • Gary & Cassie Chapman — Stars of Private Lives Of Nashville Wives
    Gary Chapman and his wife Cassie are starring in the new TNT reality series, Private Lives of Nashville Wives, which premiered on February 24th. TNT is turning the spotlight on the women of Music City in the new unscripted series. Private Lives of Nashville Wives will follow a group of accomplished, opinionated and driven women--who happen to be married to some of the biggest players in the country music industry--as they deal with professional challenges, family issues and social relationships. Cassie Chapman is married to Christian music icon Gary Chapman, and they are exploring starting their own family. Cassie's sweetness masks a toughness that comes out when others question their 23-year age difference. The Chapmans are attempting to prove that for all of the town's songs of heartbreak and woe, their love is enduring. In November, Gary released his latest album, THE TRUTH - his first studio album in over a decade features 16 new songs with special appearances by Alison Krauss, John Rich, Tanya Tucker, Rebecca Lynn Howard and more. For over three decades, Chapman has seamlessly blurred the lines of contemporary Christian pop, country and southern gospel, racking up an impressive list of Dove Awards, GRAMMY nominations and writing credits for legendary artists such as Kenny Rogers, Alabama, T.G. Sheppard, Wynonna and his former wife, Amy Grant. Chapman is also widely remembered as the host of TNN’s popular Prime Time Country television series and the Sam’s Place concert series and radio program.

  • Dr. Daniel Gottlieb — Broadcaster & Author of The Wisdom We're Born With
    Most people suffer from living a “too-hurried” life. We’re often too busy with superficial things to truly experience awe the way children naturally do. We’re all born with this ability to experience joy, love compassion, trust – and the ability to experience awe with every new encounter. And then life intervenes. Trusted psychologist, therapist, lecturer and award winning radio host Dr. Daniel Gottlieb reminds us of this in his latest book The Wisdom We’re Born With. In addition to drawing on stories about his patients, he also offers his own experience as the survivor of a traumatic car accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down more than thirty years ago. With his unique wisdom, openness and honesty, he lets readers know they are not alone in their struggle no matter how deep their suffering may be. He offers a path back to a perspective that every infant intuitively understands, but one that is often lost on the road to adulthood.
    *Daniel Gottlieb, a practicing psychologist and family therapist, is the host of “Voices in the Family” on WHYY, Philadelphia’s National Public Radio affiliate. From 1993 until 2008, he wrote a highly regarded column for the Philadelphia Inquirer called “Inside Out,” reflecting his perspective on world events and the ways we experience them. He is the author of five books, including the bestselling 'Letters to Sam and Learning from the Heart' (winner of the “Books for a Better Life” Award), which have been translated into eighteen languages. The author's royalties from sales of this book will be donated to the Khulani Special School, Mduku Community, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.

    Are the white people really screwing things up or are the aboriginal people and the tree-huggers just creating hype about nothing?

    Caleb Z. Behn - Eh-Cho Dene & Dunne-Za/Cree, Articling Student with the Law Society of British Columbia, Activist
    Caleb Behn is Eh-Cho Dene and Dunne Za/Cree from the Treaty 8 Territory of Northeastern BC. He has recently graduated from the University of Victoria with a Juris Doctor degree and is among the first UVic law students granted the Concentration in Environmental Law and Sustainability. Prior to law school, he was the oil and gas officer for the West Moberly First Nations and a lands manager for the Saulteau First Nations. Caleb is the subject of a documentary film called Fractured Land, which focuses on the impact of hydraulic fracturing in Canada and Aotearoa, New Zealand. He is recognized as one of the most dynamic young indigenous leaders and activists making his mark on the Canadian landscape.


    Heather Gingerich – Medical Geologist
    “Genetics loads the gun, environment pulls the trigger.” Of the 300 or so Medical Geologists in the world today, Heather Gingerich is one of the few who specializes in mother-child health and drinking water chemistry and the only one who also develops smartphone apps for caregivers. A member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Science and Human Right Coalition, she’s combined all of the strategies and techniques of the Olympic drug squad, gold and oil prospectors, arson investigators and Batman’s super computer and come to some unsettling conclusions about the safety of municipal tap water and the “accidental” genocide of First Nations people in the name of economic development that every consumer, healthcare provider and municipal councilor needs to know about.

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

  • This Weeks Recording Artist: Suzie Vinnick
    A Saskatoon native living in Toronto, Suzie Vinnick, is the owner of a gorgeous, powerful voice and performs with a sweet mixture of engaging candidness and unparalleled musicianship. Ten time Maple Blues Award winner, three time Juno Nominee and Finalist in the 2013 International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Category in Memphis, TN. She was the winner of the 2012 CBC Saturday Night Blues Great Canadian Blues Award and the 2012 SIRIUS/XM Blues Artist of the Year. Suzie has released a new album entitled Live At Bluesville, a collection of roots, blues and gospel tunes featuring Suzie and her parlour guitar, Mabel. Back in 2011 Suzie sent a copy of her first solo acoustic blues album Me ‘n’ Mabel to Bill Wax and the album ended up charting for seven weeks on B. B. King’s Bluesville “Picks to Click” reaching number three. Suzie has been featured nationally on CBC Radio Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Café, and has performed across Canada and the US, and for Canadian Peacekeeper in Bosnia and the Pursian Gulf. Live At Bluesville features Suzie and her parlour guitar, Mabel, and will appeal to fans of her album Me ‘n’ Mabel and her earlier, roots-music based album, Happy Here. Suzie’s music is available on iTunes

God Blogger

  • Caleb Wilde — Confessions Of A Funeral Director – Working at the crossroads of this world & the next!
    “For all of us who have been confronted with death in our personal lives, we know all too well the questions that can come: Is death the end? Is there a God? What is the meaning of life? It seems that those who live in death’s shadow have a greater understanding of what it means to be human. This blog is a forum … it’s a middle space, for those who realize their thoughts are neither divine or dirt. This is a place for conversation, where we can create and mold each others ideas about death and life.”

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)


    1/ Fred Phelps, the founder of Westboro Baptist Church and www.godhatesfags.com has just died. He and his congregation/family became the most hated group in America because of their message of hate. These were the people who would protest funerals of soldiers because they represented a country & a government that condoned homosexuality. If you were one of his children who left the flock, would you attend his funeral?

    2/ A church offering drive-through prayer, a musical that tells the story of Jesus through Britney Spears' songs, or performing exorcisms online – which one of these wins the Spiritually Tackless Award?

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: Carol Kuruvilla – Religion Reporter for The New York Daily News