Special Guests

  • Paul Michael Glaser — Perchik from Fiddler On The Roof / Starsky from Starsky & Hutch
    Something's Gotta Give, Ray Donovan, Numb3rs, Criminal Minds, The Closer, Faceless, Ladies Night, Third Watch, Total Cops, The Streets of San Francisco, The Sixth Sense, The Waltons, Kojak,  and "The Rockford Files" are a few things you may have seen him in. But playing Detective David Starsky is what got him his own “hunk poster” back in the 70's! Paul grew up with a Jewish father, a VERY Jewish grandfather and an agnostic mother. Today, Paul considers himself a "Jew-Bu" (Jewish-Buddhist). His wife Elizabeth, contracted HIV in a blood transfusion while giving birth in 1981. Their daughter, Ariel, became HIV-positive through breast milk and died of AIDS in 1988. The couple's next child, Jake, contracted HIV in utero. Desperate to save their son and other children suffering from AIDS, the Glasers created the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation to spur research for children. Elizabeth died of AIDS in 1994.
    Part 2 of Drew's One Hour Interview

  • Prof. Imam Syed B. Soharwardy — Author New Checklist Warning Muslim Converts Of Extremist Recruitment Tactics & Ideologies
    Prof. Imam Soharwardy is the first Muslim Canadian who walked across more than 6,500 kms leading the Multifaith Walk Against Violence. (April 14 to October 27, 2008). He is the founder of Muslims Against Terrorism (MAT) and the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada (ISCC). He has authored several papers on various topics such as, challenges for Muslims in the western world, conflicts within the Muslim community, Intra and Inter religion conflicts, terrorism, political Islam, etc. Mr. Soharwardy has addressed hundreds of gatherings in Pakistan, USA, UK and Canada on various topics of Islamic faith. Imam Soharwardy is a strong advocate of Islamic Tasawuf (Sufism) and believes that the world will be a better place for everyone if we follow what Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has said, "You will not have faith unless you like for others what you like for yourself". He believes that the spiritual weakness in humans causes all kinds of problems.

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks - It's time for our monthly visit with our favorite Hollywood Correspondent!

A Radio Host And A Preacher Walk Into A Book...

  • “Hurricane” Hazel McCallion — One of Canada's Longest Serving Mayors, Author of Hurricane Hazel: A Life With Purpose
    Hurricane” Hazel McCallion Throughout her ground-breaking career in business and politics, Hurricane Hazel McCallion has seen it all. In 1978, she defeated a popular incumbent to win election as mayor of Mississauga, a rising city near Toronto that was, until then, a collection of towns, villages and farms. No one would have foreseen that the indomitable Hurricane Hazel would become so wildly popular that she would remain mayor until 2014, retiring at age 93. In her memoir, McCallion writes about her early years as the feisty mayor of a growing city; battles with politicians and business leaders; her love of hockey and abhorrence of on-ice violence; where the feminist movement misses its mark; and how she watched and dealt with her beloved husband's fall into the grip of Alzheimer's. Hazel's run as the leader of one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada has been nothing short of remarkable. The book is the story of Hazel's political, personal and business life, with all of its bumps and bruises along the way, as honest, bold and straightforward as the woman herself.

    *Co-Hosting this www.faithbooks.ca interview is Doug Rhind from www.porticocanada.ca

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

  • This Week's Recording Artist — Andria Simone
    Andria Simone is... well she's... ummm... how can we say it? You know what? Here's what others are saying about this incredible Toronto talent:

    "Andria is a big fan of R&B but unlike so many of her contemporaries, she thankfully doesn't resort to vocal histrionics to impress. Nor does she fancy glossy, overproduced music. In fact, there's a nice retro vibe to some of her songs, and by that I mean her love of classic soul and R&B arrangements really comes through.”
    ~ Errol Nazareth - CBC Radio's Big City Small World

    “Like Serena Ryder, Alicia Keys, or Little Willie John, Andria Simone has one of those strong, distinctive voices, full of soul and character, that you know you're going to remember the minute you first hear it. Simone's also got the songs, the backing band (led by ace guitarist Adam Beer-Colacino), and the vocal attitude to cement that first impression. Just listen to "Show Me How to Love" or "Nothing Comes Easy" from her debut recording, and you'll know she's a new talent to watch. Did I mention the voice?”
    ~ Howard Druckman - Editor, Words + Music magazine

    AND Have a look at some of our LIVE in-studio performances on DrewTube

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)


    Benjamin L. Corey - Author of UNDILUTED, Blogger www.formerlyfundie.com

    Eric Metaxas - Author of “BONHOEFFER” & “MIRACLES” www.ericmetaxas.com
    1.  Last week, Reba Riley (Post Traumatic Church Syndrome) and William P Young (The Shack) discussed Brittany Maynard, the 29-year old woman who had brain cancer and ended up taking her life by doctor assisted suicide. Time magazine picked up Benjamin L. Corey's Patheos blog this week No, Brittany Maynard Did Not Commit Suicide: What We Can Learn From 9-11's 'Fallen man'".  So far, the post has received over 640 comments. Now that Brittany's story has ended, what will be her legacy? What have we learned from Brittan's journey?

    2. Recent News Headlines:
      It's a Miracle Anyone Survived the Virgin Galactic Crash!
      Police say it's a miracle no one was killed in a dangerous driving spree!
      It's a miracle! Devils finally victorious in a shootout!
      It's a miracle F1 driver Jules Bianchi is still alive!
      It’s a miracle: Oregon volunteers rescue dog that survived 150-foot fall!
      A miracle: Lava spares headstone in Hawaii cemetery!
      It's a miracle that Keith Richards is still alive!
      It's a miracle that Jian Ghomeshi didn't get beat up by any women!
      It's a miracle that people pay that much to watch the Leafs NOT win the Stanley Cup!

      MIRACLES – some believe in them, some don't. Some think that a flower is a miracle, some think that a flower is a flower. So what is a “miracle”? Does God always have something to do with them? Have you ever encountered one? If you got the one you've been asking for, would that save your faith? Do you think that we have any influence on whether miracles happen or not?

Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he F.aith (W.T.F?)
    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: Michael Paulson - National Religion Reporter for The New York Times