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The Generators with Trent McClellan
50 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Dwayne De Rosario
Dwayne De Rosario is one of the best soccer players Canada has ever produced. He was always a legit threat to score a goal or create a chance for all the clubs he played for including Toronto FC as well as being a constant offensive presence for the Canadian National Team. Dwayne and I discuss how looking back on your childhood can be therapeutic as he's done in his new book DeRo: My Life. You'll learn plenty about him in this chat regarding his motivations and mentality. Here we go! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
59 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Getting to know David Suzuki
Dr. David Suzuki has been showing us ways to be kinder to the earth and wildlife since I was a kid and at 85 years of age, he still displays the same passion for his work. This episode shows a more personal look at the man behind the science and he reveals what keeps him going. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
38 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
A Solo Episode with Trent
Just me rambling this week in a solo episode as I go off about the European Champions (that’s soccer for you who don’t know), the beauty of short-distance day trips, ill-timed construction, and how summer has a slow leak. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Behind the music with Rob Baker
Tragically Hip guitarist Rob Baker joins me this week and we get into the band's artistic process and work ethic. He describes his early relationship with the guitar plus the Hip's mentality when touring and recording. I ask some questions from listeners but we learn what Rob's musical plans are going forward. This is a rare look inside the workings of Canada's most iconic band through a very open and honest conversation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
A tribute to the late comedian Kevin McGrath and the best advice I've received
One piece of advice has served me well in my career and I share that this week. I also take some time to reflect on the life of the late comedian Kevin Mcgrath. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
77 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Solving a long standing problem with Geoff Mackay
Geoff Mackay is a talented standup comic out of Ottawa who I met many years ago. Geoff has always been a very together guy and even then he gave me the sense he would go on to do bigger things. Although he still has a foot in the standup world, he's gone on to found a new clean tech company called The Aggressive Good which looks to change how bulk products are distributed in grocery stores. This new system is far more economical and much better for the environment. Find out how Geoff is not just looking to make us laugh, but also making us rethink our grocery store experience. Do it up! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
68 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
The importance of being extraordinary with talent manager Barry Katz
Barry Katz has managed some of the most talented comedians in the business namely Dave Chapelle, Bill Burr, Dane Cook, and Whitney Cummings. He was also an Executive Producer on the long-running series Last Comic Standing on NBC. Barry shares the secret to making a successful career in show business. If you wanted a glimpse into the business side of an art form then this episode will provide it. This is a fascinating chat about some of the greatest of all time. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
88 minutes | May 25, 2021
Serlin Greaves - Two longtime musical friends are back with honest songs to sell
Joey Serlin and Daniel Greaves are one half of The Watchmen and 100 percent of the new duo Serlin Greaves. Both guys felt they had fresh songs in them and it spiraled into a brand new album called Sad Songs For Sale. I've heard the album already and I honestly think it's some of the best work they've done to date. It's beyond catchy but non-repetitive with various changes of pace and arrangements. We get into the origins of this new project and walk through each track individually. This is as up close and personal as I've ever seen these two so if you're a fan you'll really enjoy this one. If you're not already, then you will be. Enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
78 minutes | May 18, 2021
Episode 82: Lisa Moore
Author Lisa Moore takes us inside life as a writer on this episode. She shares her process and her journey to creative work. We met during my time on the show Canada Reads back in 2013. I defended her book February and it won the competition but she’s gone on to write more amazing books and plays. In addition, she paints and is a professor at Memorial University. Today we chat to a true artist! Enjoy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Jumping Scared Into Stand-up Comedy Full Time
This week I share a story that I've not told too often. Many people know about my first experience on stage but not about how I finally decided to become a full time comedian. Even when you know what you want to do with your life it can be terrifying to chase it with no safety net. My decision to leave a steady job and dive into standup comedy was definitely not an easy one.In this episode I take you inside my decision and inside my head at that point in my life. The biggest decisions come with the biggest doubt. Enjoy and thanks for listening! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
75 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Longing For the Return of Standup Comedy with Arthur Simeon
Arthur Simeon is a Ugandan-born, Toronto-based comic who is as funny and clever as comedians get. We met several years ago in Ottawa and hit it off right from the start. His standup special The Blackest Panther is available now and playing to rave reviews. If you need some laughs, then this episode is for you as we get into the oddness of comedy club dynamics and how fragile a comedian's set can be. Basically, you're about to listen to two friends catch up who happen to be comedians. Enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
76 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Moving to Move Forward with Natasha Staniszewski
Natasha Staniszewski is a sports broadcaster from Edmonton, Alberta. She's best known for her ten years on TSN as an anchor on SportCentre. We get into her early life and how she had to recalibrate her career goals after graduating with a business degree. Find out why she was willing to leave what she knew to follow a brand new career. She also reveals why she decided to travel to different cities to hone her craft and what her plans are after her surprise departure from TSN. You've heard her tell you the score for many years but now let her tell you her story. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
68 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Using your platform for social progress with Dr.Jennifer Chung
Dr. Jennifer Chung earned her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine and completed residency training at New York University Langone Medical Center, where she served as chief resident. She is currently a physician at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati specializing in many areas including non-surgical spine and musculoskeletal medicine and regenerative medicine. We talk candidly about a million things including the Asian experience in America, the Covid-19 vaccine realities, and how empathy is vital to being a good doctor. This might be as interesting and informative a conversation as you'll hear this week! Enjoy and have a great week! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
63 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Following the Flames with Ryan Leslie
Ryan Leslie is a broadcaster who acts as the fan's eyes and ears for all that happens with the Calgary Flames. Ryan's job is to walk the line between asking the questions fans want answers to, while also maintaining trust with the Flames players and management. We learn about Ryan's road to this unique job at Sportsnet and how he approaches his work. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
62 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Never Tell Yourself You Suck With Former NHLer Kris Versteeg
Kris Versteeg has won two Stanley Cups and has had a long career in the NHL. He reveals how much of his success is the result of some mental training he did very early in his career. Kris believes the Blackhawks team in 2010 had a certain swagger that led to their success and how coaches trusted players in the moment to change the game plan. We also get into what all players want from a coach in terms of communication. Enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
He Said, She Said with Christine Goudie
This week we change it up with an episode called “He Said, She Said.” Christine Goudie and I give our advice on advice! How do we handle it? What’s the worst we’ve received? What’s the best? How do you offer it? Hope you enjoy this one! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
72 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Losing Your Mom But Finding Your Way with Comedian & Writer Laurie Kilmartin
Laurie Kilmartin has been doing standup since 1987 and has appeared on CONAN, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Comedy Central. Her Seeso special "45 Jokes About My Dead Dad" made Vulture's list of Top Ten Comedy Specials of 2016. She's written two books, Shitty Mom (2012) and Dead People Suck (2018). She is currently a writer for CONAN on TBS, and previously wrote for Tough Crowd w/Colin Quinn (Comedy Central) and The Late Late Show with Craig Fergusion (CBS). She has also appeared at the Montreal Comedy Festival. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
This week I take you back and behind the scenes of the first 12 episodes of the podcast. We started TGP back in May of 2017 and hit the ground running with a dozen great guests. Today I recap each episode, tell you the lead-up to each one, describe the episode that had to be done a second time, and my mindset going into each chat. If you are just discovering this podcast then this episode is a great guide to the early shows. Tell your friends and share on your socials because there's some great stuff for everyone in the first 12. Enjoy the inside stories! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
68 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Are you who you are perceived to be with Ron Maclean
Ron Maclean has been the face of hockey and broadcasting in Canada for 35 years. Such an iconic and lengthy career brings with it many experiences that shape a life. Ron and I discuss his early days in radio, his influences, work ethic, and how now is a time to listen instead of talk. I think this is a side of Ron you may not have heard before because even though we talk a little about sports, we talk more about life and how we've both tried to navigate the valleys of public opinion. Enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
75 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Where Is Your Anxiety with Russ Kennedy
Dr. Russell Kennedy is a physician and a stand-up comedian. For many years he was doctor-by-day, comedian-by-night. Dr. Russ is also a neuroscientist who specializes in an atypical approach to treating anxiety. In his interview with Trent and in his newly released book Anxiety Rx, he talks candidly about his own healing from decades of anxiety, resulting from the trauma that resulted from growing up with a dad who suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. They also discuss why there is so much anxiety in the world, why men suffer in silence, and the steps both men and women we can take to ease the emotional pain they feel in this challenging time in human history. Dr. Kennedy says laughter is truly the best medicine unless you have an STI and then he says Penicillin. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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