Special Guests

  • Rainn Wilson — Actor (Dwight from The Office)
    Best known for playing Dwight on NBC's Emmy Winning, The Office, Rainn Wilson has also acted in Super, Hesher, Juno, Monsters Vs Aliens and The Rocker and co-hosted Saturday Night Live. He co-founded SoulPancake, a media company that seeks to tackle "Life's Big Questions". He's a board member of Mona Foundation and co-founded Lidè, an educational initiative in rural Haiti that empowers young, at risk women through the arts.

  • BB King — King Of The Blues (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015)
    10 years ago when Drew interviewed BB King, he asked him this question: "Let's say God gives you another 10 years on the planet, what do you want to do before you say Bye-Bye?" Mr King talked about regrets. He talked about women - "I don't want to sleep with them today but I still love 'em!" He talked about wanting to work with Oscar Peterson. He talked about his spiritual beliefs. Drew recalls, “I remember BB telling me that this was the first time he's ever been interviewed by someone like me. Wish I knew what he meant by that!!” We've lost another legend so today we'll replay one of Drew's most favourite interviews, with the King Of The Blues – Mr BB King.
    *If you are unable to tune in Saturday you can listen to this interview on

  • Michael Coren — Journalist, Broadcaster, Author
    One of Canada's most famous Catholics - turned Evangelical - turned Catholic - has now turned Anglican. Michael has been on our show numerous times talking about his various books. (Why Catholics Are Right being one of them.) Today we speak to Michael about this new transition in his Christian journey. According to an interview he gave to The National Post, one of the main reasons Michael just couldn't be a Catholic was because of their stance on homosexuality. “I felt a hypocrite being part of a church that described homosexual relations as being disordered and sinful. I just couldn’t be part of it anymore. I could not do that. I couldn’t look people in the eye and make the argument that is still so central to the Catholic Church, that same-sex attraction is acceptable but to act on it is sinful. I felt that the circle of love had to be broadened, not reduced.”

  • Michael Ruse — Philosopher of Science, Author of Atheism: What Everyone Needs To Know
    Over the last decade, "New Atheists" such as Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have pushed the issue of atheism to the forefront of public discussion. Yet very few of the ensuing debates and discussions have managed to provide a full and objective treatment of the subject. Atheism: What Everyone Needs To Know provides a much-needed balanced look at this contentious topic, considering atheism historically, philosophically, theologically, sociologically and psychologically. Written in an easily accessible style, the book uses a question and answer format to examine the history of atheism, arguments for and against atheism, the relationship between religion and science, the issue of the meaning of life, and whether or not one can be a happy and satisfied atheist. Above all, author Michael Ruse stresses that the atheism controversy is not just a matter of the facts, but a matter of burning moral concern, both about the stand one should take on the issues and the consequences of one's commitment.
    *Michael Ruse was born in 1940 in England. He is the author or editor of over fifty books, the founding editor of Biology and Philosophy, the recipient of four honorary degrees, a Guggenheim Fellow, a Gifford Lecturer, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In recent years, his attention has been turned increasingly towards the relationships between science and religion. He is not a believer, but thinks that the two can exist together harmoniously.

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

  • This Week's Recording Artist — Melanie Brulée
    “Indie-spaghetti-western-surf-folk-cabaret” is the best way to describe this indescribable Canadian talent. There are many characters in Melanie's performances. The sassy French-Canadian arsonist, the twangy country star and the family-minded folkie are among her musical disguises, and none of these personalities outweighs the others. "These are all parts of my experience; they are just intense, heightened versions of what I've been through and how I've felt. There’s absolute freedom in being able to explore these facets to their depth. I’ve only just scratched the surface." Melanie Brulée is known for her charismatic live performances, a bilingual mix of folk, cabaret, country and pop. A “quirky and inventive” live performer, her latest offering is a indie French album with plenty of synth and spaghetti-western-surf guitar. Previous knowledge of the French language not required, she charms easily with her rich voice and sweetly sassy stage presence.
    *Melanie will be releasing her latest album – Débridée – May 26 @ www.burdockto.com Doors open at 8:00. Gig at 9:00. Tickets are $10 in advance / $15 at the door.
    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:
    Christian Piatt – Author of Post Christian www.myjesusproject.com
    Reba Riley – Author of Post Traumatic Church Syndrome www.rebariley.com

    1/ Only one topic today and it's a big one. WHAT'S WRONG WITH CHRISTIANITY!
    Is it true? All of it? Is Christianity what Jesus had in mind? Is it simply the organization/institutionalization of Christianity that's the main issue? Will Christianity ever become One Love? People are leaving the church in droves so what are Christians not getting? Abortion, women, homosexuality, hell, sin, judgment, legalism, unanswered prayers, false promises, consumeristic faith, the devil, horrible music, hard pews, rules, robes, boredom, hypocrisy, hierarchy, patriarchal ignorance, erotophobia, (INSERT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE).

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