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Hi, I am Clayton Hansler. I have been working in TV for 15 years (but do not tell anyone, it ages me). This podcast is simply me chatting and laughing with so many of the people that I met along the way and then recording it (generally they know). The guests are usually people way more popular than me and their stories are pretty darn cool. Do not forget your earmuffs, the podcast is not always PG. I screw up a lot, say the wrong thing, sometimes I misquote people and do not always relate every small detail of every event. It is not on purpose, but it happens. Feel free to yell at me over the internet when I do, just avoid doing it at the grocery store. I hope this all gives you a reason to laugh too.

Hi, I am Clayton Hansler. I have been working in TV for 15 years (but do not tell anyone, it ages me). This podcast is simply me chatting and laughing with so many of the people that I met along the way and then recording it (generally they know). The guests are usually people way more popular than me and their stories are pretty darn cool. Do not forget your earmuffs, the podcast is not always PG. I screw up a lot, say the wrong thing, sometimes I misquote people and do not always relate every small detail of every event. It is not on purpose, but it happens. Feel free to yell at me over the internet when I do, just avoid doing it at the grocery store. I hope this all gives you a reason to laugh too.
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Canada

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Hi, I am Clayton Hansler. I have been working in TV for 15 years (but do not tell anyone, it ages me). This podcast is simply me chatting and laughing with so many of the people that I met along the way and then recording it (generally they know). The guests are usually people way more popular than me and their stories are pretty darn cool. Do not forget your earmuffs, the podcast is not always PG. I screw up a lot, say the wrong thing, sometimes I misquote people and do not always relate every small detail of every event. It is not on purpose, but it happens. Feel free to yell at me over the internet when I do, just avoid doing it at the grocery store. I hope this all gives you a reason to laugh too.

Language:

English

Contact:

905-758-2529


Episodes

Amira de Vera: PR, Ugly Sweaters and Working With Hugh Jackman

2/27/2019
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Amira de Vera (Project 4 PR) pops by the studio for an hour of laughter with Clay. The two kick it all off by chatting about Amira's now infamous ugly sweater parties (7:22), being perfectly happy with grilled cheese and a glass of wine (16:05) and breaking into the public relations industry (22:08). Clay and Amira then vibe on the entrepreneurial spirit (35:41), those times when you have to turn down clients (43:26), working with Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal (54:04) and being a positive...

Duration:01:12:36

Terry Dunfield: Crowdsurfing, John Herdman and the Cinnamon Challenge

2/18/2019
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Terry Dunfield (TSN) joins Clay this week just as Toronto FC make their way back into the Champions League for a spirited chat filled with plenty of laughs.

Duration:01:13:38

Tim Thompson: Hockey Night, Maple Leafs Forever and his Friendship with Gord Downie

2/12/2019
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Tim Thompson (Tim Thompson Films) stops by to chat with Clay about mutual pal Sean Fitz-Gerald and the wonderful article he did about the Hockey Night in Canada opening montages that really launched Tim into the public eye (6:52), the drive many of us have just to create (15:49) and how the Maple Leafs Forever video was both a passion project and also an important jumping-off point in Tim's career (28:15). Clay surprises Tim with a copy of his own film (34:33) before the two go down a long...

Duration:01:13:42

Crossover - Pro Wrestling LookBack: NXT, Lucha Libre and Villainous Commissioners

2/3/2019
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For this crossover edition we team up with the boys from Pro Wrestling LookBack. Nick and Donovan join producer Sean (from A Football Podcast) to help kickstart Clay's education in the world of professional wrestling. The group of four discuss podcast origins (6:29), NXT being the AHL of wrestling (19:33), Vince McMahon as the ultimate villain (25:09), once upon a time at Luca Libre in Mexico (30:24) and what on earth referees do in wrestling (41:18). The show couldn't end before a classic...

Duration:01:17:44

Andrew Zuber: Growing Up, Failing Math and Pranking the Operator

1/30/2019
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Sportsfeld's back, baby, and we've got Andrew Zuber (Yahoo! Canada) in to tell us all about growing up Zubes (14:07), failing math twice (17:26), imposter syndrome (21:41), growing up champions (28:53) and video games on easy (33:21). Zubes and Clay ask each other the hard hitting questions like; did the writers of Spider-Man 3 know it was going to suck (44:47), how many times is too many times to prank call the operator (50:38), how does one actually get fired from Wal-Mart (54:42), and if...

Duration:01:12:04

Jake Goldsbie: Sportsfeld, Degrassi and a Tough Day at the Auditions

1/21/2019
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Jake Goldsbie (Sportsfeld) joins Clay for a last minute podcast to help announce that Sportsfeld is back, baby (07:45)! After laughs surrounding all those tough days at the auditions (16:08) and living the good life with voice work (22:03), the two look back at the early days at Degrassi: The Next Generation (25:52) and where Jake was at as his seventh season came to a close (36:44). Amongst all the laughs the conversation turns serious as they shed light on their individual experiences with...

Duration:01:06:24

Steven Caldwell: Retirement, TSN and No Peanut Butter in Scotland

1/11/2019
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Did you know; Steven Caldwell (TSN) and Clay combine for more than 300 football matches played throughout the English top flight, championship and Major League Soccer? The two kick things off by talking about their early days at Toronto FC (7:44) and how peanut butter and jam isn’t a thing in Scotland (12:33). Steven then gives us a peek inside the locker room and how the smallest hints can lead to disaster (31:02), he takes “credit” for Danny Lovitz's sucess (34:20), how he went from being...

Duration:01:03:47

Kristian Jack: Football, Spice Girls and Elevator Etiquette

1/6/2019
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Kristian Jack (TSN) is one of the newest members of The Stringer family with the announcement of A Football Podcast hosted by Kristian and Steven Caldwell. He joins the podcast this week to share his tips on how to keep things sterile while travelling (6:36), how he handled the move to North America (13:11) and how he never expected to be on the air in the first place (24:44). The two chat about the music scene and the time Kristian interviewed Noel Gallagher (29:41), the time he...

Duration:01:10:04

The Best We Got: 2018

12/29/2018
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For this episode we thought it was a good idea to countdown the top moments of a show that isn't all that old. Sounds fun, right? Well it is. We make it fun (read: ridiculous) by throwing in some of our favourite sound effects from movies, video games and other stuff to introduce each guest. Hear some of your favourite anecdotes from the past year(ish)which we should probably tease out in the description but we won't because it'll also spoil the whole point of the podcast. Happy New Year...

Duration:01:19:13

Tessa Bonhomme: Olympic Gold, Poutine and Smuggling Cigars

12/22/2018
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Olympic gold medal winner Tessa Bonhomme (TSN) stops by and joins Clay on the podcast to reminisce over the good times, the really good times, and then the all day affairs at MasterCard Centre (13:04). Tessa tells the story of how hockey got her out of chores (17:18), how you better keep your paws off her poutine (22:22) and how her friends use tequila to keep you away from social media (26:08). The two discuss that legendary Olympic gold medal win in 2010 and the widely publicized...

Duration:01:07:03

Mike Veerman: Fatherhood, the New Show and Crashing the Junos

12/15/2018
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Mike Veerman (Mike on Much) makes his first solo visit to the pod so he and Clay can laugh over crashing the Junos (17:04). They tease out the new Mike on Much CraveTV show (22:20), look back on 120 episodes of the Mike on Much podcast (25:20) and relive the wild moments surrounding the birth of Mike's daughter (29:02). As always, the boys share some solid laughs over tales involving JFL42 (38:22), Max Kerman's battle with paper-towel (50:46) and the Champagne Boys annual Twelve Pubs of...

Duration:01:07:27

Kevin Briones: Brionesverse, the Comic Book Gene and Bingeworthy Television

12/9/2018
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Kevin Briones (Neon Black) stops by for a chat - on his birthday, no less! The boys open up with how Kev believed his future held only two likely outcomes - drill sergeant or garbage man (19:49), and so he obviously became a security guard (24:31), before igniting the comic book gene buried deep within his DNA (28:11). Kevin shares some insight into his own personal Brionesverse (38:24) before having to listen to Clay's pitch for a new comic book character (45:58). Thankfully that passes...

Duration:01:09:38

Crossover - Toronto Mike'd: CanCon, 90's Radio Nostalgia and the Molly Johnson Story

12/2/2018
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We've got another crossover comin' atcha as Mike Boon from Toronto Mike'd drops by for an entertaining chat that kicks off with how Mike broke the eggs so that we could all enjoy podcast omelettes (5:39), the theory of how CanCon rules gave all us Canadians an identity (14:19) and that time Clay met Sloan... kind of... twice (17:58). The two remember fondly the glory days of nu metal (21:40) before Mike spills Stringer secrets (24:54). The Molly Johnston incident comes up (35:04) and the...

Duration:01:05:45

Alex Anthony: Grey Cups, Getting Cut and The Sandlot

7/8/2018
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Let’s get some rings in the room! Alex Anthony (Filmmaker & Retired CFL Player) joins Clay on the podcast and immediately brags about his home province of British Columbia (8:04), how he knew he’d have a future in football (17:21), winning his first Grey Cup (35:00) and the day his football career ended (37:51). Alex then opens up about how he moved into his second life in football (51:02), his all-time favourite movie (57:43), his favourite collaborations with Clay (1:11:38) and they finish...

Duration:01:29:27

Lauren Howe: Pageants, Pickup Lines and Lauren's Fiery Alter Ego

7/1/2018
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Lauren Howe (Miss Universe Canada) sits in this week for a doozie of a convo where she offers up her theory on what Y2K really is (6:49), how she fell into pageants (20:02), the time she learned that shaky hands might not cut it in bio-med (32:15), and then uncovers Clay’s alter ego (41:58). Lauren talks about the video she recorded for a class in the Philippines (55:17), Clay lobbies for flamethrowers (1:08:09) and Gloria stops by the podcast (1:11:44).

Duration:01:28:01

Candice Kaye: Cannoli, Popcorn and Creating a Design Empire

6/24/2018
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Candice Kaye (Candice Kaye Design) joins Clay to share the age old secret of enticing people with sweets (9:09), how every street/alley/runway in LA has traffic on it (12:01), explains the right (and now only) way to share popcorn (15:53), and reminisce over their mutual love of a certain TV show (24:23). They jump through Candice’s career from deciding to return to Canada (28:18), designing for Maman (31:25), the method to her numbering system (45:28), her life as a dancer (53:45) before...

Duration:01:04:47

Matthew Scianitti: Drake, Shoes and Mooning a NASCAR Driver

6/17/2018
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Matthew “Shooter” Scianitti (TSN) joins Clay on the podcast where they jump right in and discuss ‘dude fashion’ and more specifically shoes and hats (9:25), then they go vintage tech like Nokias and Ataris (12:43). Matthew shares a few of his more surprising accolades for his CV (22:17), explains that finding your threshold for pain is key (24:26), being prepared is critical (29:33) and how he split his pants at one of the biggest events in North America (31:52). The pair trade Batman...

Duration:01:08:47

Gavin Day: Jermain Defoe, Mexican Police and the Evolution of Breaking News

6/10/2018
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Gavin Day (CP24) sits down with Clay to brag about the perks of his neighbourhood (10:49) and discusses how many chicken fingers is too many (28:45) before Clay gives everyone a tip for their next trip to the farmers market (21:45). Gavin talks about his experience with trunk tacos (43:38), his miserable flights back from Mexico (46:01), being the sad alone guy at the bar (55:12) and how news breaks in 2018 (58:19).

Duration:01:09:55

Mackenzie Thirkill: Skate Chick, Moving to China and Going From Craigslist to ESPN

5/20/2018
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Mackenzie Thirkill (Orlando City SC) brings the warm weather with her as she talks to Clay about the time she had to survive winter in Toronto (14:35), how she’s the raddest chick out there (17:01), her move to China at 12 years old (29:46) and the moment she realized she was sold a lie (33:51). They go over the time she set the land speed record when running to set (41:43), how Craigslist turned into ESPN (47:59), lessons on obscure sports (1:01:41) and that point in life when she refined...

Duration:01:06:55

Tyson Geick: Sock Talk, Vegas Flu and LBJ's Acting Career

5/13/2018
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Clay and Tyson Geick (NLL) start off talking about…..how they store their socks (6:12)? Thankfully they quickly move to Tyson’s lacrosse playing days (11:11), the only credit Lebron James deserves (17:36), creating own breaks in the industry (20:21) and that his birthdate is better than Clay’s (30:13). Tyson offers up why he won’t go to Vegas (40:33), praises the work of both Paul Bissonnette (46:13) and Kevin Bieksa (47:34) and the pair keep you “up to date” on the NHL Playoffs (52:23)...

Duration:00:56:19