Jase Robertson — Star of Duck DynastyJase is the second oldest Robertson son and one of the favorite stars of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. He's been involved in the family business making duck calls since he was a boy. Jase graduated from Bible college after high school and worked part-time in ministry for two years before becoming Duck Commander’s first paid employee in the mid ‘90s. Now, family, hunting, and helping the family business succeed consume most of his time. Jase runs the manufacturing part of Duck Commander, making sure that every call is hand-tuned to be the best possible call. In his new book, Good Call: Reflections on Faith Family & Fowl, Jase Robertson gives us a deep look behind his funnyman exterior. In addition to stories of life in the Robertson family and epic tales of hunting of all kinds, readers will get an inside look at Jase’s personal faith in the Creator of the outdoors he so dearly loves. You'll read stories about: Jase's youthful musings about the similarities between women and fish; The innocence of his honeymoon night! “Our first night together was more of an exploratory expedition than a blissful adventure. That's what happens when neither one of you has had sex before.”; His hard-won lessons on living with a yuppie woman. “When Missy saw the frogs in the sink later that morning she literally passed out.” You'll also find hilarious stories about "facial profiling", being kicked out of a hotel in New York, as well as amazing stories of the hunt that even non-hunters will enjoy.
Charlene Montgomery — Author of The Legend Of George JonesSaturday April 26th is the one year anniversary of the death of Country Music icon, George Jones. Charlene and Peanutt Montgomery remember their best friend of 30 years in a new tell-all biography, The Legend of George Jones - a collection of stories spanning many decades, five marriages and a marvellous career unequaled in the genre of Country Music. From humble beginnings playing the guitar and singing on the streets of Beaumont, Texas, George Jones became one of the most important and influential singers in music history. He was the voice behind many of Country music’s most enduring hits, such as “White Lightning,” “She Thinks I Still Care,” “Walk Through This World With Me,” “The Door,” “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” which is widely regarded as one of the greatest country music singles of all time. With The Legend of George Jones, Charlene and Peanutt wanted to set the record straight. Throughout Jones’ life, the tabloids chronicled his struggle with personal demons and often painted a less-than-flattering picture. Throughout the book, Charlene and Peanutt tell it like it is and make no excuses, but they document the real heart and soul of George Jones. Peanutt wrote seventy-three songs for George Jones including some of his best-loved number one hits. Charlene, Peanutt’s wife and partner, is a prolific songwriter in her own right, and she had a personal relationship with Jones that spanned decades, and she remains today a revered and beloved friend of all the Jones children. The book contains many never-before-told stories about the attempted murder of Peanutt by George Jones; the culprits who brought Jones to bankruptcy, and his knees, are revealed; unexplained mysteries concerning Jones’ fifth wife Nancy, and the way that his children were treated at his funeral.
Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
Project 'Slim Tim'As some of you may know, our good buddy - Tim The Tool - has mentioned a few times during the show how frustrated he is with his weight. So we surprised Tim and reached out to Whole Fitness Canada to see if they could help him out. For the next 10-weeks, Tim will be “Under Construction” with the gang at Whole Fitness Canada! Join us each week as we rally behind our friend Tim The Tool and cheer him on during PROJECT SLIM TIM!
Gord & MichaleneThis is the story of how a woman who grew up in a family that was pretty seriously impacted by alcohol and who once said that she would never date or marry someone who drank, ended up marrying an alcoholic. Both Gord & Michalene grew up in pretty broken families that were less than ideal. Gord's mom died when he was 17 and after being rejected by most of his family, life spun out of control. The only thing that kept him going was the booze. Eventually Gord & Michalene met, fell in love, got pregnant, got married at a very young age, and within the next few years lost two other babies. Lack of money, trust and stability; never knowing or trusting that there would be enough for the rent, the bills or the food; and always being in a state of instability was how we lived. Addiction eventually took over. Michalene became codependent - Every moment was spent trying to figure out how to make things better … make someone happier … make up for the hurts of THEIR past. In the meantime, Michalene lost herself, in the midst of waves of depression. And Gord – well he kept his best friend (alcohol) closer than his family. Being 8 months pregnant with her second child was probably not the best time to leave Gord, but something had to be done. Fast forward to today – over 30 years married, four children, 3 grandchildren, and 25 years of sobriety for Gord. The road to recovery still has temptations and battles for both of them, but now they help others Celebrate Recovery!
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This Weeks Recording Artist: Anwar KhurshidBefore making the sitar his primary focus, Amwar studied vocals, flute and tabla. These instruments still permeate his playing, giving it a fluid, lilting quality that has become his signature. His major influences in the Hindustani tradition are Ustad Nasiruddin, Ustad Vilayat Khan and Ustad Amir Khan. Anwar regularly plays with musicians from other genres, including Blues with Paul Deslauriers, Jazz with Bruce Cassidy, African music with Waleed Kush as well as Middle Eastern, Japanese and Chinese music. Through these innovative collaborations, Anwar's music transcends categorization.
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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:
1. Do you think it's possible to have a “near death” experience, go to “Heaven” and see what things are like – hang out with God, then come back? The new movie called Heaven Is For Real is based on the story of a guest we had on our show, Todd Burpo. His 4- year old son Colton, apparently had one of these experiences. Do you believe it?
2. A couple of days before the canonization of Pope John Paul II, a giant statue of Jesus erected in his honor collapsed in Italy, killing a 21 year old man. In 2004, a 72-year-old woman was crushed by a 7 foot tall metal cross. Are these just flukey accidents or..........?
3. Horrific stabbing headlines in the news over the last couple of weeks:
- A 16-year-old girl has been stabbed to death inside a Connecticut high school. A teenage boy is in custody, and police are investigating whether she was stabbed because she declined to be his date at the junior prom.
- Four people were injured when a youth started randomly stabbing people at a Regina mall last week.
- Five university students were stabbed to death at a house party in the Brentwood neighbourhood of Calgary.
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: Eric Marrapodi - CNN Sr. Producer & CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor