Special Guests

  • Delilah — Syndicated Radio Host
    Delilah hosts a nationally syndicated radio show that is the number one listened-to night-time radio program in the US. Her listeners call in to share their stories and dedicate songs to someone they love. She is the mother of 13 children, one of whom is in heaven, and 18 grandchildren. She works closely with a non-for-profit she founded called Point Hope; a voice for forgotten children, which also works in the US to support kids in the foster-care system, and in Ghana, West Africa to help impoverished Liberian refugees become self-sustaining. Delilah has been married four times and divorced three times. She is the perfect Valentine's Day Show guest!

  • Paul Henderson — Canadian Hockey Legend
    Paul Henderson will forever be recognized and remembered for his goal with 34 seconds remaining in the 8th game of the 1972 Summit Series, giving Canada the lead and winning them the series. With that, the team became known as “the Team of the Century” and Paul’s goal as “the Goal of the Century.” But, there is more to Paul Henderson than just that one goal. Despite his recent diagnosis with cancer, his positive demeanor and zest for life remain. In his memoir The Goal of My Life, Henderson opens up about his success both on and off the ice. Henderson’s career spanned 19 professional seasons during which he played over 1,000 major league games in the NHL and WHA. He was a two-time NHL all-star, playing in the 1972 and 1973 All-Star Games. Sportswriters and fans have frequently called for Henderson to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on the strength of his performance. Commentator and former coach Don Cherry argued that Henderson’s status as hero of the “greatest series in hockey history” was enough to qualify him. Henderson has been inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame on two occasions. He was first inducted as an individual in 1995, and again ten years later along with his 1972 teammates. He has been honoured by Hockey Canada with the Order of Hockey in Canada as part of its 2013 class. Henderson was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2012 in recognition of “his engagement in support of a range of social and charitable causes” along with his achievements on the ice. Paul had a lengthy and exciting hockey career with a loving and supportive wife always by his side. Paul and Eleanor have also been involved with FamilyLife for over 20 years, and are still speaking occasionally at Weekend Getaway marriage conferences. A Weekend Getaway is a marriage conference uniquely designed to enrich your relationship. To register for the Family Life Canada’s Weekend Getaway at Niagara Falls Ontario on March 10-12 go to

  • CAMINO CONFESSIONS: Nate & Faith Walter — Founders of The Pilgrim House Santiago
    The Camino can be more than just a walk. It can truly be a pilgrimage of the heart and soul. The Pilgrim House Welcome Center is a place for pilgrims to find respite from their walk and take time to reflect... reflect on their Camino, reflect on their life, reflect on what may lie ahead. They offer a safe place to explore and engage the deeper questions concerning the love and mystery of God, life, and our resilient frailty. This time of reflection is sacred and the Welcome Center’s purpose is to foster space (physical, mental, and spiritual) for this time. Nate & Faith, being pilgrims themselves, know that sometimes pilgrims just need a place in tune with the Camino spirit; a place where others, too, are exploring and wrestling with their thoughts and emotions. If you are seeking, searching, or just needing a moment of respite, you are welcome at The Pilgrim House. “Let us offer you a cup of coffee and a listening ear, or maybe just laundry and quiet place to be alone. Whatever your needs, our doors are open.

  • Dr. John Izzo — Author of The Five Thieves Of Happiness
    Happiness is our natural state, for each of us and for humanity as a whole, argues John Izzo. But that happiness is being stolen by insidious mental patterns that he depicts as thieves: the thief of control, the thief of conceit, the thief of coveting, the thief of consumption, and the thief of comfort. He discovered these thieves as he sought the true source of happiness during a year-long sabbatical, walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain and living in the Andes of Peru. This thoughtful and inspiring book describes the disguises these thieves wear, the tools they use to break into our hearts, and how to lock them out once and for all. Izzo shows how these same thieves of personal happiness are destroying society as well. This book will help us all discover, develop, and defend the happiness that is our true nature while creating a world we all want to live in.
    *Dr. John Izzo has been a pioneer on creating successful businesses and emerging work trends for over twenty-five years. He has spoken to over one million people, advised over 500 companies, authored six bestselling books and helped some of the world’s most admired companies. Known for his compelling combination of leading edge research, riveting storytelling, practical ideas to make a difference starting now and a keen sense of where the future is going your organization will leave inspired and ready to act. His clients have included IBM, Qantas, the Mayo Clinic, Verizon, RBC, TELUS, Westjet, DuPont, Humana, Microsoft and McDonalds.

  • Karolyn Smardz Frost — Author of Steal Away Home: One Woman's Epic Flight to Freedom - And Her Long Road Back To The South
    For readers of The Book of Negroes, Bound for Canaan, House Girl and The Illegal comes the story of a fifteen-year-old escaped slave named Cecelia Reynolds, who slips away to freedom in Canada while her Kentucky owners holiday at Niagara Falls. In this compelling work of narrative non-fiction, Governor General’s Award winner Karolyn Smardz Frost brings Cecelia’s story to life. Cecelia was a teenager when she made her dangerous bid for freedom from the United States, across the Niagara River and into Canada. Escape meant that she would never see her mother or brother again. She would be cut off from the young mistress with whom she grew up, but who also owned her as a slave holder owns the body of a slave. This was a time when people could be property, when a beloved father could be separated from his wife while their children were auctioned off to the highest bidder, and the son of a white master and his black housekeeper could become a slave to his own white half-sister and brother-in-law. Cecelia found a new life in Toronto’s vibrant African American expatriate community. Her rescuer became her husband, a courageous conductor on the Underground Railroad helping other freedom-seekers reach Canada. Widowed, she braved the Fugitive Slave Law to cross back into the United States, where she again found love, and followed her William into the battlefields of the Civil War. Finally, with a wounded husband and young children in tow, she returned to the Kentucky she had known as a child. But her home had changed: hooded Night Riders roamed the countryside with torches and nooses at the ready. When William disappeared, Cecelia relied on the support and affection of her former mistress—the Southern belle who had owned her as a child. Only five of the letters between Cecelia and her former mistress, Fanny Thruston Ballard, have survived. They are testament to the great love and the lifelong friendship that existed between these two very different women. Reunited after years apart, the two lived within a few blocks of each other for the rest of Fanny’s life.
    *Karolyn Smardz Frost is an archaeologist, historian and award-winning author. Her biography of freedom-seekers Thornton and Lucie Blackburn was the first book on African Canadian history to win the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction. A visiting professor at Acadia University, Karolyn is senior research fellow for African Canadian history at York University's Harriet Tubman Institute.
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    In Theatres March 3rd
    During the month of February (the month of love) we will speak with people whose lives have been deeply and profoundly impacted by the international bestselling book, The Shack. In Drew’s opinion, one of the best love stories he’s ever read. Coming to a theatre near you on March 3rd, is the major motion picture The Shack! Starring Academy Award winner, Octavia Spencer (The Help) & Sam Worthington (Hacksaw Ridge, Clash Of The Titans, Avatar) This film will take you on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips [Sam Worthington] spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa [Octavia Spencer]. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.

    TODAY'S JOURNEY: Maggie Maloy
    On the morning of September 16th, 1994, while returning from an early morning cross-country run in her hometown of Galion, Ohio, Maggie was kidnapped at gunpoint. She was led into a nearby wooded area, bound, raped twice, strangled, buried under some brush for a time, and eventually shot five times and left for dead. She survived this horrific ordeal but it left her with with three bullets permanently lodged in her body—two in her right lung and one in her head. Today, Maggie shares how The Shack helped her kick at the darkness until it bled daylight.

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

  • Lindy Vopnfjörð
    Lindy Vopnfjörd is a Canadian-Icelandic musician with the rare ability to capture poetically in lyric and sound such profound nuance in modern stories. Humble and heroic human dramas seldom sang so spectacularly as this. Vopnfjörd is a proficient storyteller who distills human experience into the vital emotions that define a moment so crisply, and memorably. Hope, despair, triumph and loss, are feelings framed by Vopnfjörd’s sixth album, Frozen In Time, cast as a melodious folk soundtrack with a retro feel. The effect is stunning. The collection of 13 songs explores an immense landscape from the common and dulcet-light, to epic and dark tales. Consistent with the magic of his live performances, the new album was recorded live in studio, and emanates an organic resonance, void of technical manipulation. Stripped down and folky, Vopnfjörd plucks his acoustic guitar sensitively to songs about courageous stories of freedom champions, Vikings, and the love for his wife. There are also tracks of quiet betrayal haunted by the eerie guitars of Canadian musician, Luke Doucet. Residing now in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood, Vopnfjörd and his ongoing artistry are a testament to both the continued support of an artistic family, and reflect the musical pedigree of the artistic community in which he is immersed. Frozen In Time is produced by award-winning composer Todor Kobakov, who has worked with many prominent acts such as Lights, Metric, Stars, and Dan Mangan. Frozen In Time, like its title, will throw you back to an era where folk artists like Bob Dylan sang songs as calls to action against social injustice and when Leonard Cohen wrote you with a challenge to contemplate your attractions. Vopnfjörd’s quiet confidence permeates the album, inviting the listener into his world of wisdom and attention to social consciousness, human rights, political oppression – and tenderness.

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Talkback, etc.

  • Happy Valentine’s DUH!
    If anyone knows about screwing up Valentine’s Day, it’s Drew. So he wants to hear the story of how YOUR special guy also blew it on Valentine's Day. (Just so he doesn’t feel like he’s the only Valentine’s DUH out there!) So ladies, call our show Saturday at 4:00 PM ET. on 877-569-1250 (toll free in Canada & The States) and tell us about your Valentine's DUH OR post your Valentine's DUH story on The Drew Marshall Show Facebook page OR leave us a voicemail message through our website (click on the pop-up on the right side of the page) OR send us your story through www.drewmarshall.ca

    The guy who Drew feels the most sorry for will win 2 VIP Preview & Reception Night passes for the 2017 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL AUTOSHOW on Thursday Feb 16th! (7:30 - 11:00 PM) Tickets include drink tickets and parking pass at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. (Must Be 19 YOA or Older / Black Tie or Business Suit & Tie Required)