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 14: André Picard: Health reporter and columnist with The Globe and Mail

Episode 14: André Picard: Health reporter and columnist with The Globe and Mail

André Picard is one of Canada’s most well-known and influential health journalists. He’s been writing for The Globe and Mail since 1987 and is the author of five best-selling books. He is an eight-time nominee for the National Newspaper Awards, Canada’s top journalism prize and he is a past winner of the Michener Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism. We talked about the challenges facing Canada’s health care system, the state of journalism in 2019, running (which has

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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 8 - Annie Duke: Thinking in Bets

Episode 8 - Annie Duke: Thinking in Bets

Today, Annie Duke is an author and speaker. But for nearly two decades, she was one of the top poker players in the world with career earnings in excess of $4 million and a World Series of Poker bracelet in 2004. That same year, she triumphed in the $2 million winner-take-all, invitation-only WSOP Tournament of Champions.

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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 6 - Melissa Agnes: Conversation with a Crisis Management Expert

Episode 6 - Melissa Agnes: Conversation with a Crisis Management Expert

Any company can be hit with a crisis. It’s how the organization’s leaders respond that will determine how they’ll be judged - by the markets, their customers, the general public and, in some cases, the courts. This week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Melissa Agnes, one of the world’s leading experts on crisis preparedness, reputation management and brand protection. We talked about why some organizations get it so wrong, how to make your organization crisis ready and we chatted about her new book, Crisis Ready, which

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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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