Special Guests

  • Vishavjit Singh — Sikh Captain America!
    Is he Christian? Is he Handsome? Is he Indian? Is he from a place far away? Is he from the land of wars? Is he American? These are questions addressed and prompted by NYC based cartoonist, writer & costume player in his artistic pursuits. The 9/11 attacks in United States and the subsequent hate crime wave adversely affecting many Sikhs, created the right conditions for an artistic spark. Inspired by the creative response of American editorial cartoonists to the tragic events, Vishavjit started creating cartoons focusing on Sikh news/events. As a survivor of 1984 genocidal killings of Sikhs in India his cartoons focus on the latest political, social, economic and religious developments within the Sikh community around the world. His work has been featured in museum exhibits, film festivals, youth retreats/camps and conferences. Many Sikh news and portal websites/magazines publish his work on a regular basis. For the last two years, Vishavjit has been engaged in a costume playing journey pushing our collective perceptual boundaries to shatter stereotypes and create possibilities for new connections and conversations. He dressed as Captain America in a turban and beard walking the streets of NYC in the summer of 2013 for a photo shoot and has since been on a wild uplifting road trip from NYC to Los Angeles to Kansas, and hopefully many more stops to come. His short film, Red & White Beard captures some of his experiences.

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

  • This Week's Recording Artists — Fred Penner
    Fred Penner is probably one of the most recognized names in the world of children's entertainment. This is the man who crawled magically out of that hollow log for 12 seasons and nearly 900 episodes in the hit CBC TV show Fred Penner’s Place, which ran from 1985 - 1997. He still receives fan mail to this day from some of the 55 million American viewers where the show ran for four years on Nickelodeon. However, he's so much more - singer/songwriter, composer, actor, writer, author, TV host and keynote speaker! 12 Children’s Albums, countless energetically packed live shows for throngs of eager audiences across North America, composing the music for APTN/YTV’s Tipi Tales, and writing the score and hosting the TV documentary The Simple Way, Fred Penner was the first children’s entertainer to headline at the Los Angeles Amphitheater. This four time recipient of the Parents’ Choice Award and the man Los Angeles Parent called the "Canadian Minister of Positivity" was also a humble recipient of the Order of Canada, the highest recognition given to a Canadian citizen. One of his albums, Happy Feet was named Best Children’s Album of the Year by the U.S.A’s Entertainment Weekly and he is the first ever winner of the Prairie Music Award for Outstanding Children’s Recording.

    Fred singing his iconic song "The Cat Came Back" on our buddy Strombo's show and THIS VIDEO might bring back some memories for some of you!

  • Ken Whiteley
    Ken Whiteley’s is a Canadian roots music legend. His musical journey has taken him from jug band, folk and swing to blues, gospel and children’s music. Among numerous accolades, he has been awarded a Canadian Folk Music Award, Genie Award for Best Original Song in a Canadian film, Lifetime Achievement recognition from the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals and Mariposa Folk Festival. He has also been nominated for 7 Juno awards and 14 Maple Blues Awards. Ken’s live performances showcase his outstanding musicianship on guitars and mandolin, award winning original songs and his powerful vocals, called “…a cross between Pete Seeger and Tony Bennett on 11!” Whether leading his own group, solo or collaborating with peers at blues, folk, children’s festivals and concerts of all sizes, his “…deep knowledge and infectious passion” guarantee good times for all. As a producer of over 125 recording projects, Ken’s productions have garnered 10 Canadian Gold and Platinum records, 4 American Gold records, 22 Juno and 2 Grammy nominations, and sold over 8 million copies.

    Ken Whiteley’s popular Sunday afternoon gospel music series at www.hughsroom.com is celebrating it’s 12th season with an amazing selection of both local and international gospel artists. Each show highlights the interaction of award winning guest vocalists and musicians sharing the stage with Ken for a joyous afternoon of uplifting musical magic. Whether you are coming for the terrific music, or to sing and clap along, or for the spiritual experience, this Gospel series promises to be an accessible and exciting blend of musical styles that is appropriate for music lovers of all ages. *This month's show is on Sunday January 25th @ 2:00 PM. (Come early, grab lunch & a few drinks!) Jane Siberry, Len Udow, George Koller and Juno Award Winning Singer/Songwriter – Fred Penner!

    This is the kind of thing you'll get at the Ken Whiteley Gospel Matinee – THIS SUNDAY @ www.hughsroom.com

    AND Check out our Drewtubepage to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!

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

  • Greg Paul — Author of Simply Open: A Guide to Experiencing God in the Everyday
    Simply Open teaches readers that moment by moment, you can invite God to open you up—eyes, ears, nostrils, hands and mouth, heart and mind. And moment by moment, as you open yourself, you’ll find yourself closer to God’s grace-filled and wide-open heart. This practice is so simple that you can integrate it into the most complex schedule and pick it up again immediately if you forget about it for weeks at a time. Simply Open is a practical book of three-word prayers that will help readers connect more deeply with God and with others. The lessons within these pages will allow you to open up your senses, your heart and your mind to the messages of love and hope God has for you. Simply Open invites you to a practice of prayer and awareness that can turn each ordinary work day into a deepening spiritual journey.
    *Greg Paul is a pastor and member of Sanctuary (Toronto), a ministry where the wealthy and poor share their experiences and resources daily and care for the most hurting and excluded people in the city. His other published works include Close Enough to Hear God Breathe, EPCA’s 2012 Non-fiction Christian Book Award winner, The Twenty-Piece Shuffle, and God in the Alley.

TDMS Dating Game

  • Introducing our NEW Dating Game Contestant...
    James has just won A FREE 1 year subscription to ChristianMingle AND… after Drew & Tim The Tool help him find the best possible match, we’ll pick up the tab for an exquisite date night out on the town with HOPEFULLY that special someone! James and his date will be chauffeur driven in a black escalade to one of the GTA’s most exclusive French restaurants – Sassafraz - and then off to discover one of the best views of the city at Panorama Lounge! James joins us in studio and the boys will walk him through the process of signing up for ChristianMingle To find out more about James and to follow his journey on the Dating Game, go to www.drewmarshall.ca/datinggame

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)

    This week on The Pub Crawl:
    Lillian Daniel - Yale Divinity Graduate, Author of When Spiritual But Not Religious Is Not Enough www.lilliandaniel.com


    1/ Makayla Sault is the 11-year old First Nations girl who's parents fought for the right to stop chemotherapy treatment on her (because it was making her so sick) and instead, use natural remedies and faith to heal her. Makayla died this week. Her family says it was the chemo that killed her. Medical professionals say that it was probably the Cancer bouncing back because the chemotherapy had been stopped. It would have been great if her church and parents, who are pastors, had been able to say that God had healed her, but since that didn't happen... Should the wishes of an 11 year old / the wishes of the religious parents / the demands of an aboriginal community... should they all have overshadowed the medical testimony which revealed that the original course of action had 90-95% success rate?

    2/ A jury awarded $150,000 to a man who was forced to retire because he refused to use the companies newly installed biometric hand scanner to track employee time and attendance. The man repeatedly told his employer that submitting to a biometric hand scanner violated his religious beliefs as an Evangelical Christian. (Mark Of The Beast, Antichrist, Revelation, yadda yadda yadda) Even if the employer could have accommodated this man, did they really violate his religious rights? Did the man have another option other than a/ use the scanner and go to Hell or b/ force the company to fire him then sue for religious discrimination?

    3/ After last week's show, someone with a Jamaican accent called the studio and complained about our show. During the conversation, the gentleman wondered why Drew even had a radio show on a Christian radio station and questioned his “salvation.” He finished the call by saying, “Drew only has a radio show because he's white.” Is this racism? If it is, are white people even allowed to call it racism? Happy Martin Luther King Day!

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Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he Faith?
    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: Emma Green – Assistant Managing Editor at The Atlantic