Special Guests

  • Lynne Spears — Mother Of Britney, Jamie Lynn & Bryan
    What a ride it's been for one of the most famous celebrity mom's in the world. A number of years ago, Lynne Spears poured out her heart and shared a lot of that ride in her book, Through The Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World.

    “There’s nothing noble about holding on to guilt. Remember that, all you mothers reading this book who are blaming yourselves for the things you may have done wrong with your children. The truth is, we could have been perfect mothers, and our children may still have gone off the rails at one time or another. At some point, children are going to make their own choices, regardless of the parenting they received.”

    “Someone told me once that no one is immune to prayer, no one is so rich, so famous, so lost, that she is outside the power of petitioning God on her behalf. So I move toward God and pray for fresh eyes and fresh faith to see His hope for my child. She is not out of His reach.”

    Not often in the media, Lynne Spears joins us today for our Mother's Day Special.

  • Tracy Lindsey Melchior — Soap Opera Actress & Author of Breaking The Perfect 10
    Tracy began acting in high school, and continued learning her craft at Colorado State University. She later moved to California and did commercials for Old Spice, Nike, and Coca-Cola before guest-starring on such television shows as My So-Called Life and feature films including Beverly Hills Cop III. Best known for her dynamic soap opera roles, Tracy has appeared on The Young and the Restless, Sunset Beach, The Bold & the Beautiful, and One Life to Live. However, the real life story of soap opera star Tracy Lindsey Melchior is far more interesting than any daytime drama. All but abandoned in childhood, she grew up way too fast; her upbringing an almost unbelievable roller coaster ride of excitement and emptiness. Then, in her quest to become Hollywood's next "perfect 10", Tracy broke all of God's Ten Commandments. Yes, every single one of them. Her book, Breaking the Perfect 10, is a beautiful story of forgiveness and love.
    **Tracy was our Pub Crawl guest this week - to listen to Drew and Tracy chat about this weeks topics scroll down to the Pub Crawl Segment

  • Lydia Dominick — NBC Sports TV Host, Model
    Lydia Dominick is a God-fearing, blonde farmer from Western New York. She's a sports TV Host for NBC in Buffalo at Channel 2, WGRZ. Her journey as a single mom in the world of TV and modeling, brought her to a realization that this life is not about what happens on earth or about what is seen, but rather, the things that are unseen. Her born-again radical views on faith encourage her to think Biblically rather than conventionally and she wants the world to know about Christ; that God has a plan, and He can even use a hopelessly flawed TV Host to be an example of how the broken can be healed, and they can live their lives to build up the Kingdom of Heaven; that labels like, "model" "tv host" and "single mom" take their proper place in light of the label "Christ follower."

  • Laura Sobiech — Author of Fly A Little Higher - How God Answered a Mom’s Small Prayer in a Big Way
    When it became clear in May 2012 that Zach had months left to live, his mom Laura suggested that he write letters to family and friends. He picked up his guitar and began to write songs instead, and one of them, “Clouds,” went viral online. The song’s official video has been viewed more than 10.1 million times to date! The celebrity tribute to the tune & Zach featuring Jason Mraz, Bryan Cranston, Rachel Bilson, Passenger, Ed Helms, Rainn Wilson, Sarah Silverman, the Lumineers, and many more of Zach’s favorite artists and actors has captured more than 4 million eyes and ears. The week of May 22, 2013, “Clouds” hit no. 1 on iTunes, and in June 2013, debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 at no. 26, and clinched the no. 1 slot on the Billboard Rock Digital Songs chart. It is the first song in music history to ever reach those benchmarks without any major label support or national radio airplay, relying solely instead on the backing of non-profit label Rock the Cause and digital media. Today, the conversation Zach started continues: he is mentioned on Twitter an average of once every hour. Months after his death, more than 5,000 people gathered at the Mall of America in his honor. In FLY A LITTLE HIGHER, Laura writes, “God’s plan unfolded before our eyes. He was using a Midwestern boy with a simple song and a simple message to deliver hope to damaged souls across the globe. ‘Clouds’ was like a little capsule of God’s grace that had been prescribed to the world to sooth the broken hearted.”
    Zach’s birthday was May 3, 1995, and he died on May 20, 2013, at the age of 18. FLY A LITTLE HIGHER’s release date serves as an anniversary of both beginnings and goodbyes, as well as a nod to Mother’s Day.

  • Diane Cowan — Religion / Food / Health Editor at The Houston Chronicle
    More than half of all North American families eat dinner together at least five times a week in order to stay close. With Sunday Dinners: Food, Family, and Faith From Our Favorite Pastors, readers can sit down with thirteen of America’s favorite pastor families, learn their family traditions, and cook the same delicious homestyle dinners. As the pastors featured in Sunday Dinners attest, Sundays are a time to bring everyone together over a delicious meal, teach children manners and social skills, stay connected, learn about family history and values, and nourish the body and soul. For these leaders of prominent churches like Joel Osteen, George Foreman (yes he's a pastor), and Bishop TD Jakes, connecting to family and friends over some good home cooking is an integral part of every week.

  • 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!
    **To catch up on Tim's progress, scroll down to our W.T.F segment and have a listen!

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

  • This Weeks Recording Artist: Lester McLean
    Lester McLean is a native of Toronto and has been active on the city’s busy music scene since the early 90’s. He studied jazz as a saxophonist while earning a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications and Sociology at York University. The instrumental funk-fusion band The Colour of Soul was the first outlet for McLean’s songwriting. Under his leadership, the band recorded and released 3 independent records. The next endeavor was The Lester McLean Trio, featuring Lester on lead vocals and Soprano Sax, Juno award winning and nationally recognized Michael Occhipinti on acoustic guitar, and multi-instrumentalist Louis Simao on upright acoustic bass. The trio released a full-length CD entitled Best Foot Forward. Then the band went into John “Beetle” Bailey’s Drive Shed Studio for sessions that resulted in the EP Lester McLean – LMXL Just a Taste. Lester’s versatility with a wide array of musical styles and genres, great melodies, thoughtful lyrics, ear catching grooves, thick harmonies, are all ingredients in the soulful, eclectic sound that defines Lester McLean!
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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:

    1. Every Mother's Day, North Americans spend almost $2 Billion on flowers. Is this a complete waste or does this kind of 1st world spending get a pass because of the day?

    2. According to the Toronto Star, Toronto's public health authority is spending $25,000 of tax payer's money to distribute 288,000 condoms during World Pride week. And that's just the “tip” of the pride-berg. City council will kick in approximately $200,000 to host the event this year. Have we reached the point where no one really cares about this use of tax dollars, or does this “outrage” you?

    3. TDMS SURVEY: Who would you put on the Top 5 Famous Mother's list, and why?

  • 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: Kevin Eckstrom - Editor-in-Chief of Religion News Service