Episodes

71: Brian Clark: Don't Ask Unanswerable Questions

Jan. 14, 2022

On September 11, 2001, in the south tower of the World Trade Center, only 18 people at or above the point of impact survived. Brian Clark was one of those 18 people. More than 20 years later, Brian joins the Digging Deep Pod…

70: Jean Chrétien: Hard Work, Determination, and Luck

Jan. 7, 2022

Former Canadian prime minister Jean Chrétien made a career out of being underestimated. In this episode of the Digging Deep Podcast, Chrétien talks about how he became successful, why he was so competitive, and what principl…

Digging Deeper : A Look Back at the Top Takeaways

Dec. 31, 2021

Writer, journalist, and expert parallel parker Chris Jones joins Mark to look back on some of the most impactful moments from the show so far. Mark and Chris reflect on the top takeaways from Murray Sinclair, Janice Dean, Ro…

69: Paul Myers: The Importance of Taking Chances

Dec. 24, 2021

Author and podcaster Paul Myers wanted to be a rock star, not a journalist and storyteller. But his career has taken him to some amazing places. He’s written books about Long John Baldry, Todd Rundgren, the Barenaked Ladies,…

68: Amanda Jette Knox: Change Happens; Get Ready For It

Dec. 17, 2021

Only a few years ago, Amanda Jetté Knox was living a relatively quiet existence with the love of her life and their three children. An email from her middle child changed all that. And then, only a year later, a conversation…

67: Jay Van Bavel: You Are the Company You Keep

Dec. 10, 2021

Jay Van Bavel is not your average Manhattanite professor, and this is not your average conversation. Jay explains how group identity shapes our minds and our behaviours – giving us common goals, but in some cases, driving de…

66: Stewart Reynolds (a.k.a. Brittlestar): Don't Rail Against Your Own Success

Dec. 3, 2021

How do you generate a big following on social media? What does it take to make a video go viral? No one knows better than Stewart Reynolds, whose videos have been viewed more than 600 million times. Better known as Brittlest…

65: Kate Bowler: Everything Doesn't Happen for a Reason

Nov. 26, 2021

At 35 years of age, Kate Bowler was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, and was told she had a very small chance of surviving. She has outlived her prognosis, and now takes on mortality with wisdom, thoughtfulness, and humour. In…

64: Rick Hansen: The Power of Hope and Mindfulness

Nov. 17, 2021

Thirty-five years ago, Rick Hansen wheeled his way around the world, covering 40,000 kilometres through 34 countries. The Man in Motion continues to inspire people every day with his outlook on life, his optimism, and his gr…

63: Vincenzo Guzzo: The Memories Don't Come from the Finish Line

Nov. 12, 2021

You may know Vincenzo Guzzo best as “Mr. Sunshine” on Dragon’s Den but he has his hand in a lot of different projects. In this episode of the Digging Deep Podcast, Vincenzo shares his thoughts on giving things up in the name…

62: Michael Landsberg: Finding Your Place in the World

Nov. 5, 2021

In 2009, television host Michael Landsberg made a last-minute decision to share his story about struggling with mental illness. It launched him on a path that would redefine his life and his work. In this candid and inspirin…

61: Michael Bungay Stanier: Deeply Defeated by Ever-Greater Things

Oct. 29, 2021

How can you do great work instead of good work, say yes and no to the right things, and choose the impact you have on the world? Michael Bungay Stanier, bestselling author of The Coaching Habit and founder of Box of Crayons,…

60: Bob Miller: Getting to the Start Line

Oct. 22, 2021

Veteran multi-sport athlete Bob Miller from the World’s Toughest Race shares the story of how he left a career on Bay Street to travel the world, and compete in some of the most beautiful -- and difficult -- terrain. He expl…

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

Oct. 15, 2021

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 informatio…

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

Oct. 8, 2021

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 i…

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

Sept. 24, 2021

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 mu…

56: Natan Obed: Celebrate Diverse Thought

Sept. 17, 2021

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…

55: Senator Vern White: Look Around the Corner

Sept. 10, 2021

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 sto…

55: Senator Vern White: Look Around the Corner

Sept. 10, 2021

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 sto…

54: Kevin Newman: Leading with Kindness and Authenticity

Sept. 3, 2021

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 Sept…

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

Aug. 27, 2021

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 soci…

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

Aug. 19, 2021

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 nee…

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

Aug. 12, 2021

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 pat…

50: Perdita Felicien: Clearing Hurdles and Discovering Your Strength

July 9, 2021

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 ta…