South Park was named one of Rolling Stone’s greatest TV shows of all time. The animated series earned four Emmys and a cult-following, catapulting its creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone to billionaire status. But rewind 25 years, South Park was rejected.
Misty Copeland made history as the first Black female principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. But along her incredible journey to the front of the stage, Copeland was told she had the wrong body for ballet. That she was too curvy, too short, too old, that her skin colour ruined the “aesthetic.”
This is my interview – well, mostly morning coffee and jam session with the artist known as Aradia.
In this episode, Steve and Diana go on an EPIC journey with none other than legendary comedian and weed aficionado, Tommy Chong. What do they talk about? WHAT DO THEY NOT TALK ABOUT?! In a beautifully unique twist, Tommy then shines a posthumous light on someone we should all know more about in Canada – poet Patrick Lane.
In Part Two of Rejecting Rocky Bleier, Bleier visits his old coach at Notre Dame who gives him some upsetting news. The Steelers have a changing of the guard. And the team that drafted Bleier for his heart, gets to see it in action.
The global online dating market is expected to reach $11B USD by 2028. With websites like Match.com and eHarmony and apps like Tinder and Hinge, today’s singles have the world at their fingertips. But back when Hinge was in its infancy, founder Justin McLeod was rejected by investors. Then users. Then the Apple app store. Then Vanity Fair magazine. Before becoming one of the leading dating apps in North America and the most-mentioned dating app in the New York Times wedding section.
This week, Diana and Steve chat with the songwriter’s songwriter of songwriters. None other than Mr. Ron Sexsmith. Ron then shines the spotlight on his fellow musician, songwriter and friend Lori Cullen.
This week, I ask my advertising colleagues for their most outrageous ad stories. The advertising business is a big money, high stress industry. And so much can go sideways.
Cyndi Lauper has sold over 50 million records worldwide. She’s a singer, songwriter and activist whose first album ’She’s So Unusual’ landed her on the list of top female debut artists of all time. But before landing a record deal, Lauper was ridiculed for her eclectic look and fired from bands time after time. Then came the WWE. (Yes, you read that right.)
This week we head east to celebrate Canada’s Queen (and Princess Warrior) of Comedy, Mary Walsh. Mary then shines the spotlight on her fellow Newfoundland comedian and writer, Dave Sullivan.