Special Guests

  • John O’Hurley — Played J. Peterman on “Seinfeld”, “Dancing With The Stars” Champion, “Family Feud” Host
    Award-winning John O’Hurley has catapulted into one of television's most versatile actor/show host, Broadway star, advertising hero as well as being New York Times Bestselling author and Billboard chart topping composer. O’Hurley is best known as “J.Peterman” on “Seinfeld” which is now the number one syndicated show in the world and can be seen in 85 countries. John won a Screen Actors Guild Award for his work on Seinfeld. It was John's unique portrayal of the wry and witty Peterman that led to dozens of advertising campaigns for companies earning him multiple advertising and marketing industry awards. He captured America's heart on Dancing With The stars, where he officially won the ABC series with a highly contested “Dance Off”. He was also named one of People Magazine's “Sexiest Men Alive”. John is now the regular host of NBC Sports' highest rates yearly show, “The National Dog Show presented by Purina”, a 13 year old tradition to 22 million viewers. He was also the host of television's hit shows Family Feud and To Tell The Truth. One of the most recognizable voices in entertainment, John is also the voice of many animated characters like King Neptune on Sponge Bob Square Pants” and the mayor on Disney's hit Phineas and Ferb.” On Broadway and on stages across America, he is best known for his many performances as King Arthur on Monty Python's “Spamalot” and his continuing portrayal of slick lawyer, Billy Flynn in the Broadway legend “Chicago.” As a composer/pianist, both of his albums “Secrets From The Lake” and “Peace Of Our Minds” have reached the Billboard charts. *John currently stars with Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie, Scary Movie) in the movie Swing Away: “Following a meltdown that leads to a suspension, professional golfer Zoe Papadopoulos (Shannon Elizabeth) travels to her grandparents' village in Greece to escape the harsh spotlight of the international sports world. Between baking bread and eating baklava, she meets and mentors a ten-year-old girl who is determined - against all odds - to become the next golf sensation. Along the way, Zoe rediscovers her Greek heritage, her love of the game, and the hidden strength within herself as she inspires the townspeople in an epic showdown against a greedy American developer. (John O’Hurley) Releases October 13 in select markets & VOD!

  • Brother David Steindl-Rast — Benedictine Monk, Co-Founder of www.gratefulness.org, Author
    Brother David was born July 12, 1926, in Vienna, Austria, where he studied art, anthropology, and psychology, receiving an MA from the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and a PhD from the University of Vienna. In 1952 he followed his family who had emigrated to the United States. In 1953 he joined a newly founded Benedictine community in Elmira, NY, Mount Saviour Monastery, of which he is now a senior member. In 1958/59 Brother David was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Cornell University, where he also became the first Roman Catholic to hold the Thorpe Lectureship, following Bishop J.D.R. Robinson and Paul Tillich. After twelve years of monastic training and studies in philosophy and theology, Brother David was sent by his abbot to participate in Buddhist-Christian dialogue, for which he received Vatican approval in 1967. His Zen teachers were Hakkuun Yasutani Roshi, Soen Nakagawa Roshi, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, and Eido Shimano Roshi. He co-founded the Center for Spiritual Studies in 1968 and received the 1975 Martin Buber Award for his achievements in building bridges between religious traditions. Together with Thomas Merton, Brother David helped launch a renewal of religious life. From 1970 on, he became a leading figure in the House of Prayer movement, which affected some 200,000 members of religious orders in the United States and Canada. Since the 1970s Brother David has been a member of cultural historian William Irwin Thompson‘s Lindisfarne Association.” For decades, Brother David divided his time between periods of hermit life and extensive lecture tours on five continents. His wide spectrum of audiences has included starving students in Zaire and faculty at Harvard and Columbia Universities, Buddhist monks and Sufi retreatants, Papago Indians and German intellectuals, New Age communes and Naval Cadets at Annapolis, missionaries on Polynesian islands and gatherings at the United Nations, Green Berets and participants at international peace conferences. He has contributed to a wide range of books and periodicals from the Encyclopedia Americana and The New Catholic Encyclopedia, to the New Age Journal and Parabola Magazine. His books have been translated into many languages. Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer and A Listening Heart have been reprinted and anthologized for more than two decades. Brother David co-authored Belonging to the Universe (winner of the 1992 American Book Award), a dialogue on new paradigm thinking in science and theology with physicist, Fritjof Capra. His dialogue with Buddhists produced The Ground We Share: Buddhist and Christian Practice, co-authored with Robert Aitken Roshi. His most recent books are Words of Common Sense, Deeper than Words: Living the Apostles’ Creed, 99 Blessings: An Invitation to Life, and the upcoming The Way of Silence: Engaging the Sacred in Daily Life, and Faith beyond Belief: Spirituality for our Times. At present, Brother David serves a worldwide Network for Grateful Living, through Gratefulness.org, an interactive website with several thousand participants daily from more than 240 countries and territories.

    His TED talk, “Want To Be Happy? Be Grateful.” is a must watch this Canadian Thanksgiving Day weekend!

  • Ron & Reynold Mainse — Former Hosts Of 100 Huntley Street, Sons of David Mainse (Founder of Crossroads/100 Huntley)
    Ron & Reynold were last on TDMS back in 2004. Today they join Drew to remember with thankfulness, their father, Crossroads (100 Huntley Street) and YES TV founder Rev. David Mainse, who passed away on September 25, 2017 at 81 years old after a five-year battle with MDS leukemia. Rev. Mainse lived the last years of his life (even while he fought the disease) as he’d lived his entire life: proclaiming the Good News – to any and all who would listen – that Jesus loved them. Even though “Christian TV” never really sat well with Drew, he still had a lot of respect for Canada’s God Guy, David Mainse. Which is why he had him as a guest on the show a couple of times, including his last conversation with Drew on October 10th 2015.

  • William P. Young — Author of “The Shack” & “Lies We Believe About God”
    About 10 years ago, The Shack, was a self published novel originally written as a Christmas gift for Paul Young’s kids. Then, with a marketing budget of a few hundred dollars, eventually the book sold over a million copies within a year, out of his garage. Today, The Shack has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. William P. Young’s latest book, Lies We Believe About God, is a compelling, conversational exploration of the wrong-headed ideas we sometimes have and share about God. Paul has been called a heretic for the ways he vividly portrays God’s love through his novels. Here he shares twenty-eight commonly uttered and sometimes seemingly innocuous things we say about God. Paul exposes these as lies that keep us from having a full, loving relationship with our Creator. With personal anecdotes and sharing the compassion readers felt from the “Papa” portrayed in The Shack—now a major film starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer—Paul encourages readers to think anew about important issues including sin, religion, hell, politics, identity, creation, human rights, and helping us discover God’s deep and abiding love.

  • Greg Zanis — Retired Carpenter Who Creates Wooden Cross Memorials for Shooting Victims
    Greg Zanis has made over 20,000 crosses at places like Columbine, Sandy Hook, Las Vegas and the Orlando night club shootings, just as a quiet way to help families grieve. According to Greg, the crosses are simply 'an act of kindness.' He recently dropped off 58 crosses to the Las Vegas mass shooting. Today, Greg told us a little bit more about why he does what he does.

  • 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 Grant Marshall more about life than Google. So maybe we should take the time to listen – before that generation is gone

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