Paul Teutul Jr. — Star of “American Chopper”, Author of THE BUILD: Designing My Life of Choppers, Family, and FaithPaul Teutul Jr. was just 27 when American Chopper: Jet Bike premiered on the Discovery Channel, featuring “Paulie” and his father, Paul Sr., building a custom chopper for 2002's Laconia Bike Week. Part of Bike Weekend, the one-off special and the intrinsic family dynamics so captivated audiences that a full series following the Teutuls and their business, Orange County Choppers, soon followed in 2003. Six years of family ups and downs ensued, culminating in 2009 with Senior firing Junior, who waited out his one-year non-compete clause before establishing his own business, Paul Jr. Designs. Today, Paul Jr. Designs continues to thrive, producing custom bikes for a variety of individual and corporate clients. THE BUILD reveals the "behind the scenes" story of the popular TV reality series American Chopper for the show's millions of fans. Paul Teutul, Jr., is arguably the most creative builder of custom "chopper" motorcycles in the world. His talents were revealed to millions of TV viewers worldwide on American Chopper, as well as later on a spinoff series, American Chopper Senior vs Junior. The Build also gives the reader a glimpse into Paul Jr.'s life behind the camera, which included volcanic conflict with his father and business mentor, Paul Sr. Using his own story of improbable success as an illustration, Paul Jr. offers insights on how anyone can find and activate often hidden talents. In a charming, often humorous way, The Build is a rallying cry to unleash God-designed creativity and live life to the fullest.
Barry Slauenwhite — Author of STRATEGIC COMPASSION: Reuniting the Good News and Good Works In The Fight Against PovertyJesus proclaimed good news for the poor. Have we distorted His message? The complexity of poverty itself can be paralyzing for everyone—especially those called to lead others in following Jesus. In his book Strategic Compassion, Compassion Canada’s President and CEO Barry Slauenwhite invites pastors and ministry leaders to learn about the gospel-centric strategy to winning the fight against poverty—requiring more than “relief efforts” or “evangelism.” It requires us to be strategic in our compassion. God has always had a plan to restore the brokenness, and He is inviting us to be part of it. *Barry Slauenwhite joined Compassion’s ministry in 1983 and was appointed the third president of Compassion Canadian in 1993. During Barry’s 35 years of leadership with Compassion Canada—25 as President and CEO—Compassion experienced more than a tenfold growth. As a spokesperson for the poor and an advocate for children, Barry travels the globe motivating Christians to reach out and help children at risk.
Alka Sharma — Executive Director of Folk Music OntarioLast weekend, Drew dropped into the 32nd annual Folk Music Ontario Conference, which is the key event for Ontario’s folk, roots, and traditional music community. He ran into over 20 previous LIVE on TDMS performers and discovered numerous new recording artists, which will be performing on the show during the upcoming weeks. Alka will let us know about one of the most incredible weekends of music in Canada and explain why it’s such a secret to “outsiders”.
Patrick Crean — Editor at HarperCollins CanadaPatrick Crean joins us to talk about “WASHINGTON BLACK” by Esi Edugyan (which has just been shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize - something Patrick knows a little about), a dazzling, original novel of slavery and freedom, from the author of the international bestseller HALF-BLOOD BLUES.
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 let’s listen to that generation.
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Patti Callahan — Author of BECOMING MRS. LEWIS: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. LewisFrom New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan, comes an exquisite novel of Joy Davidman, the woman C. S. Lewis called “my whole world.” When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis—known as Jack—she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn’t holding together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill-matched for an Oxford don and the beloved writer of Narnia, yet their minds bonded over their letters. Embarking on the adventure of her life, Joy traveled from America to England and back again, facing heartbreak and poverty, discovering friendship and faith, and against all odds, finding a love that even the threat of death couldn’t destroy. In this masterful exploration of one of the greatest love stories of modern times, we meet a brilliant writer, a fiercely independent mother, and a passionate woman who changed the life of this respected author and inspired books that still enchant us and change us. Joy lived at a time when women weren’t meant to have a voice—and yet her love for Jack gave them both voices they didn’t know they had. At once a fascinating historical novel and a glimpse into a writer’s life, Becoming Mrs. Lewis is above all a love story—a love of literature and ideas and a love between a husband and wife that, in the end, was not impossible at all.
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Tragedy AnnThe music of Guelph folk duo Tragedy Ann inspires chills, provokes smiles, and reminds you to breathe. With the occasional nod to alt. blues and handshake with contemporary folk-rock, Liv Cazzola and Braden Phelan intertwine the storytelling power of Tom Waits with the musical nuance of Mandolin Orange, crafting something simultaneously familiar and fresh. Rooted in passionate vocal harmony, Tragedy Ann’s songs tackle topics from love-drunkenness to hospital visits with equal intimacy. Cazzola’s multi-instrumental menagerie and Phelan’s dynamic guitar flavours provide a lush backdrop to these powerful narratives, reminding you that you do indeed love the accordion—you just never heard it played this sweetly. Tragedy Ann captured these sounds on their debut EP, Stumbling, released in 2016. The pair has since charmed audiences across Canada, “...delivering finely crafted and carefully arranged songs with the honesty and enthusiasm of people who can’t help but create and perform.” (Jon Farmer, Georgian Bay Roots). *They’ve just released their first full-length album, produced by Toronto audio-genie James Paul, called MATCHES. And check out Tragedy Ann LIVE on their Canadian Tour NOW!
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