Episodes

October 15, 2021

59: Dr. Jen Gunter: Pushing Through Walls; Damn the Consequences

She is known as Twitter's resident gynecologist. She's a best-selling author and New York Times columnist. She is a fearless fighter of myths and misconceptions about women's health and the people who spread false information...

October 08, 2021

58: Sasha Suda: Sheer Will, Curiosity, and Enthusiasm

The director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada describes stepping into her first role as a CEO -- taking over the leadership of a historic, national institution that had been through a lot of public controversy and in...

September 24, 2021

57: The Honourable Murray Sinclair: It Could Have Been Different

Former Senator, First Nations lawyer and chancellor of Queens University, the Honourable Murray Sinclair talks about a box of encyclopedias that changed the course of his life, the profound effect of losing his brother to mur...

September 17, 2021

56: Natan Obed: Celebrate Diverse Thought

The president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Natan Obed tells the story of a childhood torn between two countries and two cultures, and the struggles he has faced as someone of mixed race. He shares the story of how his parents ...

September 10, 2021

55: Senator Vern White: Look Around the Corner

Senator and former police chief Vern White describes how his childhood in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where his father worked in the coal mine, taught him the importance of community, compassion, and fairness. He tells the stor...

September 10, 2021

55: Senator Vern White: Look Around the Corner

Senator and former police chief Vern White describes how his childhood in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where his father worked in the coal mine, taught him the importance of community, compassion, and fairness. He tells the stor...

September 03, 2021

54: Kevin Newman: Leading with Kindness and Authenticity

Award-winning broadcaster Kevin Newman joins Mark and shares lessons from decades in the news business, including as host of Good Morning America, and discusses his new documentary about 20 years of disruption since the Septe...

August 27, 2021

53: Andrew Potter: I Think Elon Musk Will Die on Mars

Philosopher, author, and former newspaper editor Andrew Potter shares his predictions for the future of Western society (it’s not great) and his thoughts on what could happen to Elon Musk. He explains why the decline of socie...

August 19, 2021

52: Evan Dunfee: Dream It. Think It. Live It.

Evan Dunfee walks us through his step-by-step journey from premature birth to being a sore loser to creating an iconic moment of Olympic sportsmanship. He shares why missing out on the podium in Rio taught him he doesn’t need...

August 12, 2021

51: Dr. Yoni Freedhoff: 48 Words to Help You Live a Healthier Life, and Stop Beating Yourself Up

Doctor, professor, author, obesity expert, and health advocate, Dr. Yoni Freedhoff tells the story of how one less-than-healthy weekend in Montreal led to a career in medicine. From the advice he received from a very ill pati...

July 09, 2021

50: Perdita Felicien: Clearing Hurdles and Discovering Your Strength

Olympian, world champion, broadcaster and author of ‘My Mother's Daughter’ Perdita Felicien speaks with humour and insight on her lessons growing up under difficult conditions but with a mother’s love and compassion which tau...

July 02, 2021

49: David Adams Richards: Courage, Frailty, and Winning the Internal Battles

Prolific author and Canadian Senator David Adams Richards has explored courage, integrity, morality, and human nature throughout his life. In this fascinating, inspiring, and emotional conversation, the esteemed and highly de...

June 25, 2021

48: Dr. Samantha Nutt: Leading with Curiosity

Could war be solved in our lifetime? Human rights activist, author, and War Child Canada founder Dr. Samantha Nutt believes we have the power, the resources, and the capacity to make peace possible. In this inspiring and stim...

June 18, 2021

47: Hassan Al Kontar: Owning Your Destiny

Hassan Al Kontar was living in Dubai when civil war broke out in his home country of Syria. Unwilling to fight his own people and unable to stay in the United Arab Emirates, he eventually found himself trapped in a Malaysian ...

June 11, 2021

46: Aydin Mirzaee: Irrationally Optimistic

How many times do you have to show up at-bat before you get lucky? NYC-born serial entrepreneur and founder of Fellow.app Aydin Mirzaee believes the secret to success is irrational optimism, and that great managers are made, ...

June 04, 2021

45: John Ruffolo: Fighting for Life and What Matters

When accomplished investor John Ruffolo was struck by a transport truck while cycling in September 2020, emergency officials feared he wouldn't survive. In the months since then, he has applied his strength and determination ...

May 28, 2021

44: Passion, Storytelling, and Doing the Right Thing

Author, Order of Canada recipient and Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips shares the lessons he's learned from a lifetime of storytelling and engaging audiences. Phillips has turned his fascination with wea...

May 21, 2021

43: Darrell Fox: Building a Legacy One Step at a Time

In the summer of 1980, Darrell Fox left high school early to join his big brother Terry in New Brunswick for the Marathon of Hope. And since then, for more than four decades, he has been following in Terry’s footsteps in the ...

May 14, 2021

42: Henry Burris: On Heart, Hustle, and Finding a Way to Win

Football hall of famer, three-time Grey Cup winner, broadcaster, and now assistant coach for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League, Henry Burris leads teams to championships through discipline, devotion, and a pos...

May 07, 2021

41: Andre Picard

Canada's most-respected health care journalist and author André Picard has become an indelible voice in Canada's fight against COVID-19. In this episode, he discusses how the research behind his new book Neglected No More: Th...

April 30, 2021

40: Chris Jones: On Storytelling, Luck and Opportunity

Chris Jones has reached the highest levels of storytelling. His work for Esquire magazine generated widespread attention and won him numerous awards. More recently, Jones has been screenwriting for the Netflix series Away, wh...

April 23, 2021

39: Dr. Greg Wells: Ceaseless Improvement

Performance physiologist, medical researcher, athlete, and author Dr. Greg Wells shares a long list of highly useful takeaways about sleep, nutrition, fitness, managing stress, happiness, and reaching your full potential. Aft...

April 16, 2021

38: Janice Dean: Weathering Any Storm

With talent, determination, and an unabiding belief in herself, Janice Dean jumped from working in radio in Ottawa to a high-profile broadcasting career on national television in the U.S. She shares the lessons she has learne...

April 09, 2021

37: Celina Caesar-Chavannes: Relentless Authenticity

Grenada-born entrepreneur and Canadian politician Celina Caesar-Chavannes, author of Can You Hear Me Now? , shares the story of sending out 732 resumes and receiving no job offers, launching her own business, and eventually r...