Episodes

Jane Philpott: I’m A Misfit But I Still Belong

June 24, 2022

Physician, academic administrator, and former Canadian cabinet minister Jane Philpott uses the advantages she’s been given in life to figure out ways to lift others up. She shares her thoughts on fixing the healthcare system…

Rob Ashe: Brutal Optimism

June 17, 2022

Businessman and philanthropist Rob Ashe describes growing up in a family of nine living in a three-bedroom house, trying out for the Olympic basketball team, and his road to becoming an accidental CEO. He also shares the sto…

Adrienne Clarkson: Resilience and Acceptance

June 10, 2022

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Donovan Bailey: Listening and Speaking Your Truth

June 3, 2022

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Gurdeep Pandher: Spreading Joy, Hope, and Positivity

May 27, 2022

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Catriona Le May Doan: Making Mistakes and Doing Great Things

May 20, 2022

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David Hein and Irene Sankoff: Kindness is Complicated

May 13, 2022

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Alan Frew: It’s About the Performance, Not the Applause

May 6, 2022

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Scott Patles-Richardson: Invest in Kindness

April 29, 2022

CEO, negotiator, business advisor, and board director Scott Patles-Richardson advocates for the growth and advancement of Indigenous communities, and works to normalize doing business with Indigenous companies and people.

Eliza Reid: We Are All Role Models

April 22, 2022

Author and First Lady of Iceland Eliza Reid joins Digging Deep for a conversation about gender equality, diversity, inclusion, and how every one of us is a role model.

Naheed Nenshi: Selfless Sacrifice

April 15, 2022

Former Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi joins The Digging Deep Podcast to talk optimism, selflessness, wearing purple, and how an answering machine message caused untold chaos.

Allen Lau: Each Chapter is a Bigger Surprise

April 8, 2022

Wattpad co-founder and CEO Allen Lau joins The Digging Deep Podcast to talk about Lego, rocket science, finding joy, and why just having an idea isn’t enough.

82: Cameron Passmore: Luck and the Long Game

April 1, 2022

Cameron Passmore takes a very different approach from a lot of other people in the investment world. He doesn’t promise to pick winning stocks or outperform the market, and he doesn’t claim to have some special knowledge or …

81: Sheldon Kennedy: Fight for Yourself, Fight for Others

March 25, 2022

Twenty-five years ago, Sheldon Kennedy was playing at the highest level of hockey in the world, living the dream of millions of Canadian boys. But he was facing an impossible decision: whether to go public with his story of …

80: Julie Adam: How to Be Imperfectly Kind

March 18, 2022

Julie Adam didn't set out to be a high-ranking media executive. In fact, her early experience with leaders turned her off to the idea of being a boss. But she eventually learned that becoming a leader didn't mean she had to …

79: Clara Hughes: Walking the Healing Path

March 11, 2022

You might think that becoming an Olympic champion would automatically lead to joy and happiness. But for Clara Hughes, the only person in the world to have won multiple medals in both the winter and summer games, the Olympic…

78: Erica Ehm: The Art of Reinvention

March 4, 2022

Many people remember Erica Ehm as a pioneering television host. But she's so much more than that. She's a serial entrepreneur, a passionate storyteller, an award-winning songwriter, and the driving force behind a not-for-pro…

77: Joanne Liu: Everyone Needs a Bandaid

Feb. 25, 2022

Dr. Joanne Liu has a fascinating life story. She is currently a pediatric emergency medicine physician, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Montreal, and Professor of Clinical Medicine at McGill University. …

76: Brent Butt: A Stubbed Toe is Worse than a Punch in the Face

Feb. 18, 2022

There are likely very few people from Tisdale, Saskatchewan who have thrown out the first pitch at Wrigley Field or performed for Queen Elizabeth. Brent Butt has done both. In this episode of The Digging Deep Podcast, the wr…

75: Ginny Sutcliffe: The Questions that Lead to Love

Feb. 11, 2022

In this special Valentine’s Day episode of Digging Deep, Mark is sitting down to talk with his wife, Ginny Sutcliffe. Ginny is Chief of Staff to the President at Canada School of Public Service, and is a mother, who with Mar…

Digging Deeper: Champions and Challenges

Feb. 9, 2022

The most decorated figure skater in Olympic history, world champion athletes and all-star Olympians dig deep as Mark revisits these record-breaking highlights. This special bonus episode of Digging Deep features gold-medalis…

74: Marie Henein: Resilience and Self-Confidence

Feb. 4, 2022

If you have followed any of her high-profile cases, you know a little bit about Marie Henein, the prominent criminal lawyer. But there’s probably a lot you don’t know. In this episode of Digging Deep, Marie shares her fascin…

73: Michael Ignatieff: We Are Not Alone

Jan. 28, 2022

Writer, historian, academic, and former politician Michael Ignatieff joins Digging Deep for a wide-ranging conversation on one of the most poignant and enduring aspects of human life: how we cope with loss. Drawing on his ne…

72: Matt Holland: Always Bet on Yourself

Jan. 21, 2022

Not every entrepreneur begins their career in the world of espionage, but that's where Matt Holland, the co-founder and CEO of Field Effect, got his start. Since then, he's taken his frustration with the state of cybersecuri…