Special Guests

  • Ted McGinley — Actor, Jefferson D'Arcy on Married With Children (And he's IRISH!)
    Ted McGinley is perhaps best known to audiences for his portrayal as the Bundys’ neighbor ‘Jefferson D’Arcy’ for seven successful seasons on the hit series “Married...With Children,” and as ‘Stan Gable’ in the popular “Revenge of the Nerds” films. Ted’s extensive television credits include roles on the series “Hope and Faith,” “The West Wing,” “Sports Night,” “Dynasty,” “The Love Boat” and “Happy Days.” Notable guest appearances include “Mad Men,” “Breaking In,” “Psych,” “The Practice,” “The John Larroquette Show,” “Evening Shade,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Hotel,” “B.L. Stryker” and “Dream On.” On the silver screen, McGinley has appeared with Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett in the blockbuster “Pearl Harbor.” He co-starred with Roy Scheider in the thriller “Daybreak,” acted in the comedy “The Big Tease” opposite Frances Fisher and Mary McCormack and shared the screen with Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams in “Dick.” Ted McGinley had leading roles in “Major League: Back to the Minors” and “Wayne’s World 2.” He's is a true southern Californian, born and raised in Newport Beach. He graduated from Newport Harbor High School, the same high school as Olympic gold medalist and fellow “Dancing With the Stars” competitor Misty May-Treanor. He attended the University of Southern California, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and captain of the water polo team. Ted stars in the new movie - Do You Believe? (written by the same team as God's Not Dead) which features Oscar winner Mira Sorvino, Golden Globe winner Cybill Shepherd, SAG Award winner Sean Astin, Lee Majors, Alexa PenaVega, Andrea Logan White, Brian Bosworth and Delroy Lindo.
    *Do You Believe? tells the story of diverse lives that intersect on the streets of Chicago – rich lives, poor lives, and desperate lives. A dozen different souls—all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each discover the power in the Cross of Christ … even if they don’t believe in it. When a local pastor (McGinley) is shaken to the core by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher (Lindo), he is reminded that authentic belief always requires action. His response ignites a faith-fueled journey that powerfully impacts everyone and touches their lives in ways that only God could orchestrate. More than a movie, it is the question we all must answer (confront) in our lives: DO YOU BELIEVE?

  • Sarah Jane Murray — Emmy Nominated Film Maker, Writer, Producer, Story Designer, Professor (And she's IRISH!)
    Stories graft themselves into our minds, hearts, and imaginations. They bridge geographical and cultural boundaries. They’re the key to great marketing, great education, and making the NYT Best Seller list. At the end of the day, a civilization that forgets how to tell its story crumbles and dies. Scientific research corroborates that our brains process stories like nothing else. That’s because stories tap into our faculties of memory and emotion. We carry stories with us and within us. When it comes to engaging culture - Why trumps What - and story always trumps fact. Dressed in story, ideas are welcome at every hearth, every dinner table, and every bedside. As a vehicle for ideas, story touches us and stays with us; it becomes part of who we are. Emmy-nominated screenwriter Sarah-Jane Murray helps us to think about why insanely great storytelling matters and why it’s the key to our future. She'll also tell us her story!
    *Born in Ireland and educated in France, SJ earned a BA from Auburn University and PhD from Princeton. She is also a graduate of the Ecole-Normale and an alumna of the UCLA professional program in screenwriting, where she studied under chairman Richard Walter. She is a tenured associate professor of creative writing and great texts at Baylor University and the founder of StoryRhetoric

  • Tribute To Marcella Immacolata Trichilo
    Just before the show last Saturday, Drew was told that a former guest / turned friend had just died. MS finally took Marcella from us at the age of 38. Since she was first interviewed by Drew in 2006, especially these last few years of his “public doubt”, Marcella was a pebble under his soul. Over time, her body slowly trapped and betrayed her and Drew was in complete awe of her unwavering dedication to the God who didn't answer her hope to be healed. Drew was honoured to have been asked by the family to lead the funeral service on Wednesday. Her family (Vicki & Vince and Marcella's three sisters – Juliana, Gabriella, Victoria) celebrated Marcella's life in such a way that after the service, many told them how incredibly moved they were. Today, Marcella's family will join Drew in studio to remember this incredible woman. Marcella was tenacious grace! This was reflected best in her poetry, which can be found at
    CLICK HERE To Listen To Marcella's Last Interview

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

  • John Dominic Crossan — Author of How To Read The Bible And Still Be A Christian: Struggling with Divine Violence From Genesis Through Revelation (And he's IRISH!)
    John Dominic Crossan Revered Bible scholar John Dominic Crossan challenges Christians to fully participate and engage in a dialogue with their reading of the Bible, and in doing so, shape their faith more deeply, reflectively, and within community with others who share their questions. When reading the Bible, modern Christians are faced with two conflicting versions of Jesus and God that raise doubt and troubling questions about which God they are being asked to worship: either a compassionate, forgiving Jesus who encourages followers to love their enemies, turn the other cheek, and show grace to all; or, a Jesus who seems to rejoice in vengeance and violence against those who oppose God’s righteous people. According to Crossan, we cannot pretend that the Bible provides a single, unified vision of God or Jesus, and as such, the Bible appears to be undermining itself with these conflicting descriptions: which version is the true Christian God? Should we pick one and ignore the other? How do we read the Bible without losing our faith? In How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian, Crossan confronts these two conflicting visions that run side-by-side throughout the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation: the radical, peace-loving, holy vision where every need is provided for and love and grace is extended widely; and the other vision that subverts this narrative by emphasizing judgment and punishment, propping up the status quo and social norms that were in place well before the books of the Bible were even written.
    * John Dominic Crossan, professor emeritus at DePaul University in Chicago, is widely regarded as the foremost historical Jesus scholar of our time. Born in Tipperary, Ireland, in 1934, he was educated in Ireland and the United States, received a Doctorate of Divinity from Maynooth College, Ireland, in 1959, and did post-doctoral research at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome from 1959 to 1961 and at the École Biblique in Jerusalem from 1965 to 1967. He was a member of a thirteenth-century Roman Catholic religious order, the Servites (Ordo Servorum Mariae), from 1950 to 1969 and an ordained priest from 1957 to 1969. He joined DePaul University in 1969. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Historical Jesus, God and Empire, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, The Greatest Prayer, and his latest, The Power of Parable.
    Sponsored by www.faithbooks.ca

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

  • NUA — Celtic Trio
    NUA is an innovative new trad-trio, bringing a fresh and unique sound to traditional music, creating their own distinctive original compositions, balanced with traditional and contemporary tunes drawn from Irish and Scottish traditions. NUA consists of three award-winning members: fiddle player James Law, guitarist Graeme McGillivray and bodhrán player Jacob McCauley. The interaction between the three is what really makes the music shine, whether it be their soaring melodies or tasteful grooves. The original tune-writing of NUA gives their music its groundbreaking, adventurous quality, as demonstrated on their debut album BOLD. Bordering on progressive, while hinting at the traditions of the past, NUA’s compositions will take you on an exhilarating journey, creating an atmosphere and mood unique to the listener. The trio is also well known for their exciting incorporation of odd time. Each member adds his own distinctive sound and influence to the music. Although NUA is a trio with a sole melody player, the brilliant multi-tasking of each member is demonstrated countless times with perhaps a guitar-driven flat-picked melody, rhythmic fiddle playing, or melodic bodhrán playing to add to the mix. The ability for each member to take on multiple roles is one of the staples of NUA. This adds to a thrilling live experience, and a “you just don’t know what’s coming next” approach!

    AND Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!
    ***We appologize for the sound quality of this recording, sometimes our "Tool"s don't work right, but we're working on it ;)

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!
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    This week on The Pub Crawl:
    The (Dis)Honourable John McAuley (He's Irish)


    1/ The founder of www.larche.ca, Jean Vanier (one of our favourite guests over the years) has been awarded the $1.7 million 2015 Templeton Prize for “an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works.” Who else is alive today that you might call a “spiritual hero”? Or is that an oxymoron? Why does it seem that our spiritual champions are mostly in our past?

    2/ An incredibly accurate, multimillion dollar study on American society now shows that since 2012, about 7.5 million have lost their religion. Does this surprise you? Why do you think this is happening? What do you think this information is telling us about the future?

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