Special Guests

  • Diamond Dallas Page (DDP) — WWE Hall Of Fame Wrestler, Yoga Guru, Author of POSITIVELY UNSTOPPABLE: The Art of Owning It
    What would you attempt to do if you knew that your success was a certainty? Most often it’s what we believe we are capable of that determines our path to greatness…or mediocrity. Diamond Dallas Page, former pro-wrestling champion turned fitness guru and inspirational powerhouse, knows all too well that, with the right attitude and a relentless work ethic, it’s possible to overcome any obstacle and become healthy and successful beyond your wildest dreams. He has proven it time and again; first with his own life, and then, over the last 15 years, as he’s helped his close friends and complete strangers completely transform their lives with his DDPY fitness system. Dallas also knows that the primary reason so many of us are stuck—whether in unhappy relationships, dead-end jobs, or with self-destructive habits—is because we choose not to truly take ownership of our own lives. Now with POSITIVELY UNSTOPPABLE: The Art of Owning It, he gets to the core of what may be holding you back from profound life change—physically, mentally, and emotionally—and offers a stepwise, no bullsh*t roadmap for achieving your ultimate goals… *DDP is a retired pro-wrestling champion. After rupturing multiple discs in his back and discovering the restorative effects of yoga, he created the phenomenally successful DDPY fitness program that integrates sports rehabilitation techniques, body weight calisthenics, dynamic resistance, and yoga. DDP has inspired countless men, women and even children - many who have lost hope - to believe in themselves and as a result transform their lives. These results include: dramatic weight loss, relief of chronic back, neck + shoulder pain and break addiction to drugs + alcohol. He is a sought-after inspirational speaker and fitness guru who holds live fitness workshops around the world. In 2017, he was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame.

  • Shirley Thiessen — JOURNEY
    It’s not if, but when. Those who love will also grieve. Six years ago, Shirley Thiessen experienced what she describes as her worst nightmare. . . the death of child. Twelve days after celebrating her twenty-three-year old son’s wedding, Shirley was thrown into the unimaginable task of planning his funeral. Grief threatened to extinguish her divine spark. A crisis of faith and the loss of purpose led Shirley to the end of herself. Gradually, a new choice was made. With a promise to always say “yes” to participating, Shirley began to fervently ask God for opportunities to leverage her grief for His glory. She was, and is, desperate to see redemptive purposes in the pain. The resulting adventures are evidence that God’s power finds it full expression through brokenness. Shirley has written about her journey in the book, “The Little Black Funeral Dress – Five Things I wish I Had Known About Grief”.

  • Christina Rasmussen — Author of WHERE DID YOU GO?: A Life-Changing Journey to Connect with Those We’ve Lost
    “Where did you go?” This was the first question Christina Rasmussen asked after the death of her husband. A young widow with two daughters, Christina would go on to become an esteemed grief educator who helped countless others rebuild their lives after loss. Yet, even as she learned to thrive again, that first heartbreaking question persisted. Even as she and her clients forged new paths and discovered new joy, the same questions remained: Are we capable of connecting to those who have passed on? What really happens after we die? As a professional grounded in science, Christina was a skeptic who shied away from the conventional mystical, supernatural, and religious descriptions of the afterlife—so she turned to what seemed “provable” to unravel the mystery of life beyond life: physics. What she found was beyond anything she could have expected: not only is there life after death, but we all have the ability to connect with loved ones who have passed on. Sharing an inspiring message of hope, optimism, and love, Where Did You Go? is a transporting step-by-step guide to journeying to the other side, from one of our most trusted voices on life after loss. Bridging the gap between the metaphysical and the measurable, it will change the way we grieve, the way we live and how we define our potential—in this life and the hereafter.

    Last week, Drew interviewed JOY Radio’s own Davina Japaul and two of her friends about what it was like for single black ladies to be out there in today’s dating scene. Today, it’s the men’s turn! Joining Drew to talk about what it’s like for single men trying to navigate the world of dating apps, judgemental attitudes and figuring out just how forward women actually want them to be, will be a single white dude in his 50s, a single asian guy in his 40s and a single black man who is almost 30!

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks, it's time for our monthly visit with our favourite Hollywood Correspondent!

  • 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

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

  • The Barrel Boys
    A 5-piece bluegrass powerhouse featuring rich vocal harmonies, killer picking, and a fun-loving, down-to-earth stage presence, The Barrel Boys are a unique staple of the Toronto music scene. Informed by the deep traditions of bluegrass, country, old-time, and Americana, The Boys have crafted their own unmistakable sound into an exuberant and deeply soulful musical experience. *The Barrel Boys will be performing during Ken Whiteley’s 16th year of his legendary Gospel Brunch, Sunday January 27th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM (come early and reserve a table for lunch) at www.hughsroomlive.com. This month’s lineup ("Bluegrass to Blues") also features Colin Linden, and The Beulah Band.

    **AND… Check out our DrewTube page to watch over 100 videos from some of our previous recording artists.