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17 minutes | 2 years ago
Chatting with Casey Children's Mental Health Week 2019 Special — Episode 004: Get a Check Up from the Neck Up!
Our fourth episode in the Children's Mental Health Week podcast series is a conversation with Laurie McCann — mom, police officer, and anti-bullying advocate — on her experience with children's mental health and what we need to do to build a future that takes it seriously. Notes: Join CMHO's #KidsCantWait movement at https://www.cmho.org/stay-informed! Laurie McCann on Twitter Laurie McCann on Instagram
14 minutes | 2 years ago
Chatting with Casey Children's Mental Health Week 2019 Special — Episode 003: Toronto Isn't Everything: Mental Health Across the Province
In the third podcast in the Chatting with Casey Children's Mental Health Week Special, we chat with Patti Rantala from Thunder Bay who helps remind us that Ontario's more than just the Greater Toronto Area. Things can be very different in the north, and we need to understand where everyone's coming from if we want to find a solution. Courtesy of Children's Mental Health Ontario, it's episode three—Toronto Isn't Everything: Mental Health Across the Province! Make sure to visit my Children's Mental Health Week page for more great content!
20 minutes | 2 years ago
Chatting with Casey Children's Mental Health Week 2019 Special — Episode 002: Let's Not Take Mental Health for Granted!
For the second podcast in the Chatting with Casey Children's Mental Health Week Special, I'm chatting with Irwin Elman—the former Ontario Child Advocate—about the state of children's mental health services in our province, what he learned in more than a decade of service in the role, and the things we can do to build a future that our children can feel safe in. Courtesy of Children's Mental Health Ontario, it's episode two—Let's Not Take Mental Health for Granted! Make sure to visit my Children's Mental Health Week page for more great content!
22 minutes | 2 years ago
Chatting with Casey Children's Mental Health Week 2019 Special — Episode 001: Why Children's Mental Health Matters
It's Children's Mental Health Week, and I've partnered with Children's Mental Health Ontario to bring some additional exposure to some very real stories about children and the struggles they've endured in a world that's only growing more complicated. To kick the week off, I chatted with Kimberly Moran, Chief Executive Officer of Children's Mental Health Ontario about what CMHO does, why Children's Mental Health Week is important, and what we can all do to be part of the solution. Come give it a listen!
53 minutes | 2 years ago
Playing with People's Attention
In Chatting with Casey #17, I sit with Nelson Caetano, Toronto artist, husband and father to chat about our shared histories as comic book fans and creators and his upcoming project The Gathering Place! You can find Nelson on Twitter!
26 minutes | 2 years ago
"Where You From?" — Why 'Black Canadian' isn't JUST ONE THING.
In Live from the 3.5's third chapter for 2019, we examine the question "Where are you from?"—one that every Canadian person of colour's been asked at one point or another. Not what block, not what city—what country your roots trace back to. In this episode, I got together with Sherley Joseph from the Black Canadian Content Creators Facebook group, who's Haitian-Canadian, familiar with podcasting, and has some things to say! Make sure to check this out! If you want to jump on one of these podcasts yourself, check out the list of topics and let me know that you're interested!
26 minutes | 2 years ago
Being Black in the Great White North
In the midst of interviewing all these guests for Live from the 3.5, I get to bounce bits of my story off of theirs, but I never really get to dive into my story itself. But in Chapter 2: "Being Black in the Great White North", we look back at a community talk I gave last year to give you some insights on what it's been like for me being Black in Canada! It's not always easy, but it doesn't need to be impossible—we talk about all that and more in this episode!
29 minutes | 2 years ago
What IS Blackness, Exactly?
In 2019's Live from the 3.5 Episode 1, we chat with Asante Haughton, Dad, Black Canadian, and mental health advocate about his views on Blackness and some things we can do to better it. You can catch his work on Twitter or through one of his two TEDx Talks on YouTube. If you want to jump on one of these podcasts yourself, check out the list of topics and let me know that you're interested!
75 minutes | 2 years ago
Of Flour, Fables, and Fleeing to the North
It's Chatting with Casey episode 16, where we connect with traveller and story strategist Christine Tremoulet, who tells us about her adventures, why she's cut flour from her life, and why she secretly wants to be a Canadian. There's a few things we cover in this one, like: 2018's Dad 2.0 conference, where we first met, and the thoughts I had on it afterwards Flour and how it can affect our health, and Why it's so important to have a great story to share with the world
46 minutes | 2 years ago
I'm Where I Need to be Right Now.
In Chatting with Casey 15, we wrap up my conversation with Errol Elumir, covering things like One Piece, Studio Ghibli, and how Korean dramas pack so much into a mere sixteen episodes of content! And that's not all—the second half of the episode brings out none other than Mr. Rick Campanelli, who spared some time to talk fatherhood, fun, and the insights you can have from places as far away as Bangladesh on the podcast! Show Notes: Errol Elumir's daily comic My Neighbor Errol Casey and Rick's previous run-ins with Hallmark and LG
65 minutes | 2 years ago
I Don't Want to Talk to Anyone; Just Give Me the Puzzles!
It may be our nerdiest episode yet, but I don't think I've laughed harder on any Chatting with Casey to date! In Episode 14, I interview Errol Elumir, proud nerd and escape room enthusiast as he shares a number of stories about game design, puzzle culture, and the things that can go wrong when you plan events of your own. From killing text-based kittens to hoarding fake money and more, it's all here in Chatting with Casey 14 — I Don't Want to Talk to Anyone; Just Give Me the Puzzles! Show Notes: Everything Errol Mentions: My Neighbor Errol - My Webcomic About Writing NaNoWriMo NaNoToons - Comic I make for NaNoWriMo NaNoMusical - Webseries musical I helped write about NaNoWriMo About Music FAWM.ORG - February Album Writing month (org is really important. com is a bad site) Debs & Errol on Wikipedia - Wiki page of my old nerd duo band. Debs & Errol - Oh, the original site is still up. Hah. We're still paying for that? About Escape Rooms Panic Factory - Nick and Ray helped with my Train Event TheCodex.ca - Personal site dedicated to escape room posts I make Room Escape Divas - Although I didn't mention it, this is my escape room podcast (And this is the one with Elan Lee) Cryptex Hunt - The puzzle hunt with the cryptex
62 minutes | 2 years ago
It Takes Two to Tango in Friendship
A great convo between Carlos Diaz, Rob Tinkler and myself on 8 Tiny Reindeer debuting Saturday, December 1st, their friendship of more than twenty years and fatherhood with all its foibles! 8 Tiny Reindeer will be released advent calendar style with episodes released every day from December 1st through 24th—I hope you're ready for it! Shout out to Robin Read Griffin for making this happen!
57 minutes | 2 years ago
In a Nutshell, What Craft Chocolate's All About
There's a lot going on that so many of us never even think about when it comes to chocolate, like the allegations of modern slavery in West Africa linked to 95% of the world's chocolate production. Or that Canada's making chocolate that competes on an international level, with brands like Hummingbird and Sirene taking awards from European companies who've been at this for hundreds of years. Richard wants you to learn about one of Canada's best-kept secrets, and on Chatting with Casey's thirteenth episode, he's here to tell you all about it. Additional Notes: Here's where you can check out the Climate Pledge Collective and download your pledge sheet My post on hustling 'til you drop The Rebel Chocolates x Blissdom Canada #RebelGiving Twitter Party That time Richard met Adrian Grenier Photos courtesy of Anna Epp Photography
54 minutes | 2 years ago
Don't be Afraid of the Doula
In episode 11, I chat with Rhiannon Langford, the doula behind Birth Boss Maternity Care about the need for doulas and her devotion to Toronto's art scene. You can check out her site, and she's also active on Instagram and Pinterest! Additional Notes: 1:07: My Black History Month series is Live from the 3.5 (formerly known as Tales from the 2.9) 1:11: I did a list of 100 goals every January from 2013-2017. Here's the 2016 version mentioned. 2:44: Rewatchability 316, where the gents and I discussed The Lion King 2:47: Sam Kemp-Jackson's episode 15 of Parenting Then and Now
41 minutes | 2 years ago
Ain't No Parent Got Time for That!
What would it be like to take your six-person family and live in a 270-square foot school bus you converted into a mobile home? That's the question my longtime friend Kenna Côte can answer, having lived the bus life for a little over a year now! In episode ten, you get to hear Kendra and me have tons of fun talking soap, parenthood, and why no one loves working a job every. Waking. Moment. Of their lives.
40 minutes | 2 years ago
The Life and Times of the Single Mom
In the months since I wrote my incendiary Father's Day post, I learned from the experience and the things we could all do better in a world that has but two days recognising the myriad of parenting situations out there. For this episode, I teamed up with Jennifer Tammy of Sugar, Spice and Glitter fame, who'd called me out on my views back when this all started. With her life as a single Mom, Jennifer helped me see things I took for granted in my two-parent household and learn some of the stigmas that still exist against single parents to this day. Includes a shout-out to André Proulx from the award-winning podcast Two Guys Talking Wine for keeping on me to get back to the 'cast.
52 minutes | 3 years ago
We Are the Sum of Our Experiences
An interview with author, world traveller and fellow Dad Blogger Ricky Shetty as we discuss his life, his new book series Exploring the Continents: A Family's Journey to Visit Every Country in the World, and what it's like to live a life so unconventional!
56 minutes | 3 years ago
SEE Each Other.
It takes a while to switch my mind back on once it's gone into vacation mode, but I'm back (right before I'm out in the sticks again) with the second part of my conversation with the lovely Drekken Pownz! In this episode, you'll find the following: A discussion on why there are likely so many more gay people than we think because they largely live life having to hide who they are, A look at some perspectives we can ALL take to make ourselves better people, And why driving a school bus is such a good gig for entrepreneurs! Drekken's a masterful storyteller whose narrative you won't find anywhere else, so I suggest you sit down, strap in, and get yourself ready for an excellent hour ahead, because this episode's one for the books!
59 minutes | 3 years ago
Everybody Wants to be Fabulous
In what are some of my favourite interviews to date on Chatting with Casey, I chat it up with Jemmie Robles, a colleague of mine who's co-parenting her two daughters not with their father, but with his wife; and Drekken Pownz, in the first part of his 90-minute interview on a story about being Black and gay that I can only call inspiring. This episode is most definitely worth the listen!
34 minutes | 3 years ago
You Don't Want to be That Guy
With Father's Day just around the corner, I had the privilege of speaking with a Wish Dad whose son made a wish through the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada to go see Mickey in Disney World! I also spoke with Gloria Chik of ROGUESTORIES fame about the Flight Pack—a carry-on sized travel case that any stylish Dad would love to have! All this and more in the fifth episode!
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