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

  • Ariana Gillis
    Hailing from just outside Toronto, Ariana Gillis started taking singing lessons at the age of six, but she was hardly thrilled. So, her father encouraged her to write her own material and learn to play the guitar. An award-winning songwriter himself, he gave her invaluable insight into the process. However, music’s importance didn't really become apparent until her final year of high school, when she got double pneumonia. She missed three months of school, and couldn't sing properly for about a year. "Within that span of time, I realized I needed music. I craved it." With renewed focus, Gillis made an immediate impact on the Niagara music scene, winning Songwriter of the Year at the 2009 Niagara Music Awards, followed by Female Vocalist and Album of the Year in 2010. She networked at music conferences, which led to a quick, two-song performance for Dave Marsh in a stairwell in Memphis, following the release of her second album, Forget Me Not. Marsh then played Gillis on his Sirius XM radio show, which caught the attention of Elton John's songwriting partner. “I'm staggered by how good she is. There's not much that impresses me these days but after hearing her available tracks, I can honestly say she's the single most exciting artist I've heard in a long time.” Grammy Award-winning Lyricist, Bernie Taupin. Gillis gained Canadian national attention via her recordings and live performances. As a performer she has toured with such artists as Josh Ritter, Eliza Gilkyson, Jeremy Fisher and Ani Difranco, and opened for Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin and John Prine. Her other appearances have included festival dates throughout North America, a one-year residency at New York City’s The Living Room, and a SXSW endorsed showcase.

    CHECK this video out: ARIANA GILLIS on The Drew Marshall Show

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Special Guests


  • Maddi Runkles & Angel Holscher Hatfield
    Pregnant and unwed teenager Maddi Runkles was the subject of countless news reports earlier this year after the administration at her private Christian high school refused to allow her to walk in its graduation ceremonies in order to “teach a lesson regarding her immorality.” Angel Holscher Hatfield is executive producer of "Because of Gracia," which releases in theaters nationwide on September 15. Because of Grácia follows the story of four teenage seniors in their final year of high school and the life altering decisions that they have to make. An extraordinary and life moving tale of faith through persecution, and connections through God from the producers of God’s Not Dead and This is Our Time. Because of Gràcia tells a touching story about grace. Dramatic, heartwarming, and funny by turns, Gràcia reminds us that everyone has a story that matters, and a past that doesn’t.

Talkback, etc.

  •'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: Sarah Pulliam Bailey – Religion Reporter for the Washington Post
    Sarah is a religion reporter for the Washington Post, covering how faith intersects with everything. She runs Acts of Faith, a mix of news and commentary on anything to do with religion and co-founded Her.meneutics, a popular site for women. Previously, she was a national correspondent for Religion News Service, covering how faith intersections with politics, entertainment, technology and other beats. Sarah also spent four years as online editor for Christianity Today, where she covered news, politics and helped oversee and write for blogs and social networking.

    Mubin Shaikh — Ex-Muslim Extremist / Turned Undercover Intelligence Operative, Author of Undercover Jihadi
    Mubin Shaikh was born and raised in Toronto, amidst twenty-first century, Western values. He attended public school. But at night, his parents insisted he also attend Islamic madrasa. Mubin joined the Canadian Army Cadets, used drugs, had sex and partied just like the other kids. He fit right in—until he didn’t. Going through an acute identity crisis at age nineteen, Mubin recommitted himself to Islam. But a chance encounter with the Taliban in Pakistan and then exposure to Canadian extremists took him down the militant jihadi path. Mubin initially celebrated the 9-11 attacks, although he found the killing of innocent civilians in the name of Islam disturbing. 9-11 prompted him to travel again, to Syria—to become involved in the “great jihad”—the Muslim version of the final apocalypse in “the land of Sham and the Two Rivers.” There he learned the truth of his religion and faced a fork in the road. Mubin went back in—but this time working undercover with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Ultimately joining the “Toronto 18”, Mubin walked a tightrope between Western culture and Islamic jihad. Risking everything, he gathered inside information about the group’s plans for catastrophic terror attacks—to detonate truck bombs around the city of Toronto, behead the Prime Minister, and storm the Parliament Building in retaliation for Western intervention in Muslim lands. Their cadres included Americans who had similar ideas for Washington, D.C. Mubin Shaikh is one of the very few people in the world to have actually been undercover in a homegrown terror cell. His is a story of growing up Muslim in an age where militant jihad is glorified, of being caught between two identities and finally emerging victorious. Because of this courageous experience, Shaikh is considered an expert for topics related to radicalization and violent extremism and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBC, CNN and multiple outlets to speak on these topics. He remains closely connected to various governments and their national security functions.


    Daveed Gartenstein-Ross - Counter Terrorism Scholar & Analyst
    Daveed is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, an adjunct assistant professor in Georgetown University’s security studies program, and a lecturer at the Catholic University of America. His research and professional work are focused on the challenges posed by violent non-state actors, with a concentration on al-Qaeda and other jihadist organizations. Gartenstein-Ross is the author or volume editor of fifteen books and monographs, including Bin Laden’s Legacy: Why We’re Still Losing The War On Terror, and has published widely in the popular and academic press, including in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Terrorism & Political Violence, and The Yale Journal of International Affairs. He also frequently conducts field research in relevant regions, including North Africa, the Persian Gulf, and South Asia. In addition to his academic work, Gartenstein-Ross consults for clients who need to understand violent non-state actors and twenty-first century conflict. His client work has included live hostage negotiations in the Middle East, risk assessments for oil and gas companies, border security work in Europe, and story and series development for major media companies. He also regularly lectures for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace (LDESP) program, and has designed and led training for the U.S. State Department’s Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance. He is a senior fellow at George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute and a visiting research fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism—The Hague. Gartenstein-Ross can conduct research in five languages.

  • Tim The Tool & Drew Take A Relationship Quiz - Together
    It’s been 64 days since the boys have done a show together. Since they’re both very insecure/immature, they’ve decided to take a Relationship Quiz (from one of those chick magazines) to try and rekindle the bromance.

  • Free Radio Advertising! (OUR GIFT TO YOU At The Start Of Season 15)
    During our Season 15 Premiere show, we are opening up the phone lines and inviting everyone to call in to advertise whatever they want - FOR FREE! Your small business, charity, an upcoming event, something for sale, or maybe you’re hiring or need a babysitter or a dog walker. Whatever it is, call us on 877-JOY-1250 / 877-569-1250
    (This is just our way of thanking you for putting up with Drew for 15 seasons!)

    We play the soundtrack from an old television show and if you're the first caller to guess which TV show it's from - YOU WIN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!