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The Expensive Realities Podcast
132 minutes | Jan 20, 2019
Episode 14 - Thoughts & Predictions on COVID-19; Jordan Peterson
We’re back! In this episode, we launch into a broad discussion of life under COVID-19 lockdown, and how this is affecting our lives. This Great Pause has caused a lot of emotional, social and mental shifting and introspection. We explore that with reference to Andreas’ thoughts on what Jordan Peterson thinks about responsibility and knowing and being true to yourself.
56 minutes | Nov 19, 2018
Episode 12 - How Creative Centres are Shifting; Toronto and the GTA (Regent, Liberty Village and its 'Cookie-Cutter' residents); Living in a Computer Simulation (Ryan and Andreas Free-for-All #4)
In this episode, we talk about how creative centres are shifting outside of the GTA; how Liberty Village is essentially made for cookie-cutter people; and, are we living in a computer simulation? Our podcasts are never edited – this is as real as it gets! Please subscribe if you like what you here!
73 minutes | Nov 14, 2018
Episode 11 - Motorcycles, Martial Arts, Life (Ryan + Andreas "Free for All")
In this episode, Ryan and Andreas share stories about the stupid things they did as teenagers, and the craziness that is the Isle of Man TT and the UFC.
120 minutes | Jun 1, 2018
Episode 9 - Atom Martin: Music, Culture and Life
In this episode, we talk with Atom Martin about the evolution of music, culture, life and growing up with an older brother. Atom is a Toronto musician, songwriter, producer and graphic artist.
131 minutes | May 22, 2018
Episode 9 - Mindfulness, Food & Hunting, Diverse Viewpoints in Culture
In this episode, we discuss our own strategies for mindful living, the culture of food production, and diversity in media.
97 minutes | May 7, 2018
Episode 8 - Nadine Guimond: Environmental Stewardship, Reducing Consumption & #BringYourOwnContainer
In this episode, we welcome Nadine Guimond to discuss her new initiative ‘Bring Your Own Container’ which encourages us to be good stewards for our world by reducing our use of plastic, be more mindful about our carbon footprint, and take the time to slow down. This is what Nadine’s talking about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeCiihx-JsA&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop
56 minutes | May 2, 2018
Episode 7 - Shifting Urbanization Demands; Community Building; Trends in Tech ("Ryan and Andreas Free-for-All #1")
This episode is a Free-for-All! We discuss shifting urbanization demands in Toronto, from Regent Park to Liberty Village; food security in Canadian cities; macro-level trends in international development; and, social implications of VR, big-data, privacy and tech. We hope you enjoy, and please don’t forget to hit that subscribe button! Music Courtesy of: Art of Shades
97 minutes | Apr 23, 2018
Episode 6 – Monika Rau: Development in Toronto; Looking to the Future of Toronto and Housing; City-Building and Getting into Urban Planning
We chat with Monika Rau about the future of Toronto, and development trends regarding commercial and mixed-use retail, as well as affordable housing – from lane-way homes to tiny homes. Overall, we are bullish on the future of this City. Monika also shares her story on getting involved in the industry and development policy, from her involvement with ULI to OPPI to NXT City. Oh – and we discover that we all agree that Bounty chocolate bars are, well….amazing. Monika is an urban planner currently working on the mixed-use commercial team at Dream.
64 minutes | Apr 17, 2018
Expensive Realities - Episode 5: Rob Pelaccia on Toronto Real Estate, New Mortgage Rules and Views from the Ambulance
In this episode, we welcome Rob Pelaccia to the show Rob is a mortgage broker with Dominion Lending Centres and a paramedic. This conversation is about where Toronto real estate may be headed, new mortgage rules and how changing demands from millennials are influencing the market. Rob also talks about his time travelling around in the back of an ambulance…
92 minutes | Apr 6, 2018
Expensive Realities - Episode 4: Motorcycle Stories; Michael Jackson, Resilience & Struggle; Tribalism and Media Spin
In this episode, we get into motorcycles, freedom and fatherhood; how we can learn about resilience from Michael Jackson; ‘tribalism’ in journalism; and building skills & developing yourself as a person. We also welcome Sheldon D’Souza to the show. Sheldon is a musician, music programmer and producer.
53 minutes | Apr 4, 2018
Expensive Realities - Episode 3: Toronto Music City's Affordable Housing + Hub for Musicians
In this episode, Ryan and Andreas discuss Toronto Music City's first affordable housing project - a 100-unit co-op + music hub in Regent Park, exclusively for Toronto musicians. Andreas discusses the vision for the project, the business + social case for incorporating creative elements and place-making into new developments, and how innovation, disruptive technology and the need for physical spaces are impacting the music industry. Read the CBC Article Read the Toronto Star Article https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibWO5W-BOgw
76 minutes | Apr 4, 2018
Expensive Realities - Episode 2: Roselyn Kelada-Sedra on Failure and Lawyer-Life
In this episode, we welcome lawyer, actress and storyteller Roselyn Kelada-Sedra to talk about her new web series Fail Better. We also get into balancing lawyer-life with creative pursuits, failure, articling horror-stories and emotional well-being in the law. We....get her name wrong several times....
62 minutes | Apr 3, 2018
Expensive Realities - Episode 1: Real Estate Co-Ownership, Culture and Community
Have you ever thought about co-owning a home in the GTA? And what happened to Mitzi's Sister, anyway? In this episode, we speak with co-ownership and mortgage experts Lesli Gaynor (Goco Solutions) and Lesley Tenaglia (Lesley's Mortgages) about home co-ownership, community and how neighbourhoods and culture are evolving in Toronto.
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