Episode 16: Liv B - Halifax-based YouTube sensation and author of Vegan on a Budget

Episode 16: Liv B - Halifax-based YouTube sensation and author of Vegan on a Budget

A little over two years ago, Olivia Biermann started posting videos on YouTube about how to make healthy, inexpensive vegan recipes. She slogged away, making those weekly videos for about eight months, for a relatively small audience of faithful viewers. Then, something happened that could only happen in this era of social media. One of her videos went viral, garnering over 90,000 views within a few days. The rest, as they say, is history. Although that story is still being written.

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Episode 15: Carly Weeks - An episode affectionately titled 'Spoiler Alert'

Episode 15: Carly Weeks - An episode affectionately titled 'Spoiler Alert'

Carly Weeks is a health reporter and columnist at The Globe and Mail in Toronto. Before working at the Globe, she worked as a Parliamentary reporter specializing in consumer issues for the now-defunct CanWest News Service. Today, she spends most of her days tracking down stories related to healthcare, writing about issues that touch the lives of Canadians. In a time when the public is increasingly surrounded by myths, misinformation, lies and fake news, Carly has made it her mission to find the ‘hidden’ stories that some organizations and individuals would rather not be told.

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Episode 10 - Tim Hudak

Episode 10 - Tim Hudak

Tim Hudak is currently the CEO of the Ontario Real Estate Association. In addition to his day-job, Tim also hosts a live, weekly radio show called The Tim Hudak Show, on News Talk 1010 in Toronto. He was one of the youngest people to ever be elected as an MPP in Ontario (at the age of 27) and served in politics for more than 21 years, including three consecutive cabinet appointments and a stint as the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.

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Episode 9 - David Bastedo: Photographing the Tragically Hip

Episode 9 - David Bastedo: Photographing the Tragically Hip

While you might not know his name, you’ve definitely seen his work. David Bastedo is the man behind the lens who photographed one of Canada’s most beloved bands - the Tragically Hip. His iconic images have been reproduced everywhere and became the definitive chronicle of the band’s career and, in particular, their farewell tour in 2016. In this interview, David shares behind-the-scenes stories from his time with the band, he talks about some of the technical challenges of concert photography, the story about that famous photo of Gord Downie and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and much more.

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Episode 7 - Terry O'Reilly: The host of CBC Radio's 'Under the Influence'

Episode 7 - Terry O'Reilly: The host of CBC Radio's 'Under the Influence'

After a very successful career as an ad man (he’s created over 10,000 ads and won scores of awards), Terry O’Reilly became the host of a radio show called Under the Influence. In that show, which has more than a million listeners per week (in addition to more than 25 million podcast downloads), Terry gives listeners a

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Episode 5 - Barbara Rybicka: Profile of a Medium

Episode 5 - Barbara Rybicka: Profile of a Medium

What happens after we die? Is death the end? Or do we and our loved ones live on some way? And if their souls do continue to live on, is it possible for us here on Earth to communicate with them? Today's guest would say our souls absolutely do continue to live on and that yes, we can definitely communicate with our loved ones after they've crossed over…

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Episode 4 - Brett Wilson: Redefining success in a wealth-obsessed world

Episode 4 - Brett Wilson: Redefining success in a wealth-obsessed world

Brett Wilson is an Alberta-based entrepreneur who's probably best-known for his time on CBC's Dragon's Den, during which he did more deals than any of his fellow Dragons. If you've ever seen him in action, you'll know that Brett marches to the beat of his own drum. He's got a unique perspective on life and business and it's a perspective that he earned the hard way...

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Episode 2 - Sarah Johnston: How her worst day in business became a major turning point

Episode 2 - Sarah Johnston: How her worst day in business became a major turning point

There are thousands of realtors in Canada but Sarah Johnston's story is a little bit different than most. After having been in the industry for 10 years and at the beginning of a downturn in her local market of Calgary, Alberta, she had a bad day. A really bad day. Two deals that she had been working on for months crashed and burned almost simultaneously. It was, as she describes it, the worst day of her professional career. But a seemingly inadvertent series of events one night in October of 2015 led to the birth of Sarah's personal brand and became a huge turning point in her career.

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