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38 minutes | Apr 2, 2019
22: Tantoo Cardinal
Tantoo Cardinal is ready for her close-up. At 68 years old, and after 48 years as an actress on stage and screen a run thats earned her everything from the Order of Canada to the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Televisions Earle Grey Award for lifetime achievement the Indigenous actress has finally landed her first starring role in a feature film. It seems improbable, after a celebrated career that includes roles in films like Dances With Wolves and Legends of the Fall, that Cardinal had never received top billing, but Falls Around Her, a film about an Anishinaabe musician (Cardinal) who returns to her northern Ontario community in a futile attempt to return to the land and leave fame behind, corrects that oversight. Mike conducted this interview with Cardinal last September via cellphone, as the actress was out and about preparing for the films world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Nevertheless, Cardinal discussed everything from Falls Around Her to her childhood artistic influences, activism, the importance of Indigenous filmmaking and so much more.
45 minutes | Mar 28, 2019
21: Mary Walsh
Canadian comedy legend Mary Walsh has enough Awards to, well, last a lifetime. The 66-year-old CODCO alum, who created and co-starred on This Hour Has 22 Minutes appearing most famously as political reporter Marg Delahunty, taking Prime Ministers and other politicos to task in hilarious fashion has previously been honoured with both the Governor Generals Performing Arts Lifetime Achievement Award and the Order of Canada. And now, at the Canadian Screen Awards on Sunday, March 31, shell receive the Earle Grey Award for her extensive career and influence on Canadian comedy. Using the term wrinkled radicals to describe women in their third act of life, Walsh is on a personal crusade, both personally and professionally, to redefine the boundaries of what can be accomplished by people in their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond. As such, she sat down with Ages & Icons in the Zoomerplex in downtown Toronto for one of the funniest episodes weve ever recorded.
50 minutes | Mar 22, 2019
20: David Hasselhoff and Billy Baldwin
Its two for the price of one in this Ages & Icons double-header, featuring a pair of hunky 1990s Hollywood heroes discussing how theyve stepped up once again to save the day. The Hoff - David Hasselhoff is back to save Berlin, and the world, against the backdrop of the Cold War in the brand new Audible audiobook Up Against the Wall which he also wrote, narrates and voices all the characters for. We talk to the 66-year-old about this new international adventure as well as his career, Knight Rider reminiscences and more before Gina does the unthinkable and, you guessed it, hassles the Hoff. Next up is Billy Baldwin, the 56-year-old brother of Alec, Daniel and Stephen and the sibling whos most earned the moniker the Canadian Baldwin. In our interview, the star of the 1991 firefighter drama Backdraft recalls decades spent filming movies and TV shows in every corner of Canada, as well as championing countless philanthropic efforts in the Great White North, and the one obscure film of his that Canadian fans love.
59 minutes | Mar 1, 2019
19: Erin Davis
In the most candid and personal Ages & Icons interview to date, Canadian broadcasting great Erin Davis, 56, sits down for a poignant and, yes, humorous one-on-one discussion about her journey from unimaginable grief to rediscovering happiness following the sudden death of her 24-year-old daughter Lauren in 2015. Davis, the long time, top-rated morning host on Torontos CHFI station and author of the new book Mourning Has Broken: Love, Loss and Reclaiming Joy, received the worst news a parent can hear just before going on air one morning in early May, 2015. Using her unique insight and trademark wit, Davis holds nothing back in guiding us through the struggles and successes on her road to regaining happiness in her life, offering an uplifting example for overcoming grief to smile, laugh and be joyful again.
27 minutes | Feb 21, 2019
18: Foreigner's Mick Jones
Welcome to season two of Ages & Icons! Were back with legendary Foreigner founding member, guitarist and songwriter Mick Jones, as he continues to ramp up the music. The 74-year-old is preparing for the bands upcoming Cold As Ice Canadian tour and the possible release of new Foreigner music with another of the groups founding members, Lou Gramm. The songs Jones contributed to Foreigner include I Wanna Know What Love Is, Hot Blooded, Waiting for a Girl Like You, Cold As Ice, and Feels Like The First Time, helping to propel the band to record sales topping 80 million worldwide, making Foreigner one of the best-selling groups of all time. Here, Mick Jones discussed his legendary career, his memories of meeting the Beatles in the 1960s and how it feels to be musically relevant and performing at the age of 74.
50 minutes | Dec 22, 2018
17: Ages and Icons Holiday Jam
Join Ages & Icons hosts Mike and Gina as they dig into the year that was, pop culture of the holidays and of course silly wishes for mankind. Also, they invited some special Zoomer guests to riff on this years royal wedding, which royal baby names they prefer (Wayne, anyone?), the progression of the Me Too movement, aging rock & rollers, a holiday trivia game and so much more.
40 minutes | Dec 12, 2018
16: Alan Arkin
Funny, fascinating and thoughtful, this is the most personal interview we have ever conducted on Ages & Icons. Ages & Icons caught up with actor Alan Arkin to discuss everything from his terrifying past life experience to his long psychological journey and how its affected him as he ages. And, of course, we asked him about his career, The Kominsky Method, why he and his wife love keeping a residence on Cape Breton Island and so much more. A terrifying past life experience. Unexplained miracles. The fruits of Freudian analysis. Its all part of Oscar and Tony-winning actor Alan Arkins latest Audible audiobook, Out of My Mind, in which he chronicles 50 years of living as a spiritual and psychological work in progress, attempting to carve out a belief system of his own.
35 minutes | Nov 27, 2018
15: Rick Mercer
Rick Mercer spoke with Mike about his book, the state of political satire today and the one person he wishes he could have hung out with on his show. Mercer is definitely not retired. Sure, he stepped away from his top-rated Canadian comedy show, The Rick Mercer Report, this past April after 15 seasons. If you think, however, that that means the 49-year-old is sitting at home twiddling his thumbs, think again. In fact, Mercers used his newfound free time to build a cabin and compile a new book, Rick Mercer Final Report, a collection of his most memorable rants a RMR trademark from the shows run, covering everything from politics to elevator etiquette. We would call certain rants evergreen, meaning that they could go anytime and that would be a perfect example, how Canadians dont know how to get on and off elevators. And you know, thats as relevant today as it was when it was written. Zoomer Magazine's arts & entertainment editor Mike Crisolago (along with trusty sidekick Gina B) sits down with legends from stage and screen, literature, music and more...
50 minutes | Nov 8, 2018
14: Ted Barris on the Untold Heroics of Canadian Soldiers
Ages and Icons is commemorating Remembrance Day with celebrated author, journalist and broadcaster Ted Barris, 69. Barris has dedicated himself to chronicling the oft-untold heroics of Canadian men and women in the theatre of war. From shedding light on the Canuck contingent behind the famed Second World War POW prison break dubbed The Great Escape popularized in the classic Hollywood film that ignores the Canadian effort to the largely forgotten Canadian effort in Korea to the stories of the men and women who fought in Afghanistan, youd be hard-pressed to find a conflict that the Barris hasnt covered. Seventeen bestselling non-fiction books later not to mention a Veterans Affairs Commendation (2011), the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) and a Libris Best Non-Fiction Book Award (in 2014 for The Great Escape: A Canadian Story) the Toronto native returns with his latest tome, Dam Busters: Canadian Airmen and the Secret Raid Against Nazi Germany.
30 minutes | Oct 22, 2018
13: Michael Palin
We welcomed Monty Python great Michael Palin, who celebrated his 75th birthday in North Korea earlier this year an occasion that proved surprisingly festive, as the comedian told us recently during a stopover in Toronto.
30 minutes | Sep 24, 2018
12: Michael Caine
Despite a time zone mix-up that led to our interview with Michael Caine, occurring an hour early at least Mike had a chance to swallow the mouthful of lunch he was scarfing down when he answered the early call Caine discussed not only his recollections of the 1960s but how his generations unique spirit continues to shape the world and the very way we think about aging itself. Michael Caine, serves as narrator and co-producer of the new documentary My Generation, an exploration of the music, fashion, rebellion, free love and hippie haze of the 1960s.
27 minutes | Aug 24, 2018
11: Jane Seymour
We caught up with Jane Seymour in Toronto for our latest episode of Ages & Icons and talked everything from cooking to self-care to Playboy and a possible Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman reboot, along with Little Italy, which hits theatres across Canada on Aug. 24. As well, the actress gave us a tip on what she calls the best facelift. And guess what? Its free!
42 minutes | Aug 7, 2018
10: Darrell Hammond
In this episode of Ages & Icons, the 62-year-old Hammond who has two new Audible audiobook releases this week, including his memoir, God, If Youre Not Up There, Im F*cked and Thats Clinton, an assortment of stories from his book opens up about his time on SNL, including being the oldest cast member in history, his addiction struggles and the ongoing process of becoming a healthier, better version of himself. Of course, he also tosses in a few impressions for good measure.
31 minutes | Jul 26, 2018
9: Rob Reiner
Ahead of the release of his new film Shock and Awe, Zoomer Arts & Entertainment Editor Mike Crisolago spoke with director Rob Reiner about the movie, his filmmaking career, his famous father and what it's like, years after wrapping All in the Family, to essentially have Archie Bunker in the White House. Please forgive Gina for the Spinal Tap joke right off the top, she can't help herself. For more Ages & Icons, please visit: http://www.everythingzoomer.com/tag/podcasts-ages-and-icons/
32 minutes | Jul 17, 2018
8: George Stroumboulopoulos on The Tragically Hip
Zoomer Magazine's arts & entertainment editor Mike Crisolago, along with trusty sidekick Gina B, sit down with legends from stage and screen, literature, music and more...
39 minutes | Jun 28, 2018
7: David Sedaris
Arts & Entertainment Interviews and discussion show
34 minutes | May 18, 2018
6: Molly Johnson
This week on Ages & Icons, hosts Mike Crisolago and producer Gina Bucci bring you a live, in-studio interview with Canadian music icon Molly Johnson. Molly Discuss her latest album "Meaning to Tell Ya", some behind the scenes challenges surrounding her beloved Billie Holiday tribute album, her encounters with Princess Diana and her sons, as well as the Toronto music scene in the 80's and 90's. Molly's a trip and we hope you enjoy her as much as we did.
34 minutes | Apr 2, 2018
5: Brent Butt
Arts & Entertainment Interviews and discussion show
54 minutes | Feb 26, 2018
4: Donald Sutherland & Christopher Plummer
Arts & Entertainment Interviews and discussion show
34 minutes | Feb 22, 2018
3: Oscar Talk 2018
Mike and Gina sit down other Zoomer editors to discuss this year's Oscars and engage in a heated round of trivia.
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