Special Guests

  • Ken Whiteley — 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 Folk Music Ontario (Ontario Council of Folk Festivals) and Mariposa Folk Festival. He has also been nominated for 7 Juno awards and 14 Maple Blues Awards. 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 Sunday Gospel Matinee at www.hughsroom.com is Drew's Church! This Sunday March 29th is the Series 12 Finale – LAST ONE UNTIL ???? Joining Ken on stage will be Sacred Steel guitarist Lonnie “Big Ben” Bennett and his wife gospel vocalist Cherlyn Bennett coming up from Rochester, NY for this season's finale.  Ken also welcomes back, gospel series favourites The Fabulous Levy Sisters, drummer Bucky Berger and bassist Ben Whiteley. Sunday, March 29 at Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas Street West, Toronto. Music from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Lunch reservations and/or concert tickets are available now from Hugh's Room (416) 531-6604.

  • Liam Matthews — Stage & Film Actor
    Liam Matthews has been performing on stage and in film for more than twenty years. His standout theater productions include To Kill a Mocking Bird, Scapino, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Chaps, Much Ado About Nothing, Dancing at Lughnasa, and Lost in Yonkers. His most recent film credits include Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice; Isra 88; Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy; The Book of Daniel; Jerusalem Countdown and War Prayer. His latest film Do You Believe? (written by the same team as God's Not Dead) 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. It 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:

Meanwhile, Back On The Farm...

  • With Grant Marshall (Drew's Dad)
    We're losing a generation. A generation of respect, integrity and honour. A generation who were not afraid of hard work and sacrifice. Drew's father IS that generation. Growing up on the farm taught him more about life than Google. So maybe we should take the time to listen – before that generation is gone.

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

  • Lauren F. Winner — Author of Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God
    The Bible is filled with hundreds of metaphors for God - drunkard, clothing, mother hen, beekeeper, homeless man, tree, fire, comedian, sleeper, water, dog - yet Christians tend to limit themselves to three or four beloved but timeworn images: shepherd, father, judge, king etc. Fixating on a handful of images has landed the church in a rut, says author Lauren Winner, and has “truncated our relationship with the divine.” In her new book, Wearing God, Lauren explores unconventional ways to think about God with the intention of provoking curiosity, inspiring imagination and inviting us all to explore our friendship with God in our daily lives today. Lauren's goal is not to persuade the reader “to stop thinking about God as your shepherd and start thinking about God as a cardigan sweater,” she says. Rather, she aims to provoke your curiosity and inspire your spiritual imagination in ways that will deepen your relationship with God.
    *Lauren F. Winner is an Episcopal priest and the author of numerous books, including Still, Girl Meets God and Mudhouse Sabbath, and teaches at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Books & Culture, and other periodicals.

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

  • This Week's Recording Artist — Beth Moore
    Beth Moore has been writing and performing her interpretation of modern folk since 2006. Beth was named “Artist of the Year” and “Folk Artist of the Year” at the 2011 Niagara Music Awards. Beth tours constantly, and has played over 600 live shows including high profile events such as the 2012 Canada Day Concert on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and prestigious festivals across southern Ontario including Scene Fest, In the Soil, and Toronto’s Indie Week. Her music has also been licensed to hit shows like Degrassi. She was also the winner of the CBC Expand Your Bandwidth competition which received over 70,000 votes. Her song writing has been praised as honest, to the point and from the heart. She released her debut LP ‘The Road’ in January 2011. She has recently finished recording her sophomore record FIVE OUT OF TEN (Avail on iTunes March 31st) with award-winning producer Timothy Abraham (Rob Szabo, Peter Katz, Glen Hansard, Ron Sexsmith, Grand Analog, Garth Hudson).
    Beth's CD release concert is at The Drake Underground on April 11th @ 8:00 PM. Tickets are $10.
    AND Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!

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:
    Mubin Shaikh — Ex-Muslim Extremist - Turned Undercover Intelligence Operative, Author of Undercover Jihadi — www.undercoverjihadi.com


    It's not a very PC topic, but this week Drew watched the un-edited version of a video showing an angry mob of Muslim men beating a women to death then setting her body on fire. Apparently this happened because she was accused of tearing pages out of the Koran. Some reports claim that the woman might have been mentally ill. Some claim that she was actually an educated woman who was simply speaking out against the selling of occult trinkets in the area. Some might say that every religion has committed atrocities throughout the centuries, and that even people today who claim to be Christians, do horrible things in the name of their God. REALLY? When was the last time we saw a group of angry Christians beat another human being to death then set their body on fire? So is the problem with the faith/religion or is it with the barbaric backwards ignorance of the Afghan culture? Figuring out where the problem lies might be something Canadian immigration should figure out – and quick! Until then, should immigration allow Muslims from other countries to come to Canada?

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Talkback, etc.

  • 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: Manya Brachear Pashman – Religion Reporter For The Chicago Tribune