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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

Alex Anthony

7/15/2018
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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 (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 off disagreeing on...

Duration:01:29:26

Lauren Howe

7/6/2018
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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

6/28/2018
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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:01:04:46

Matthew Scianitti

6/20/2018
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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:01:08:46

Gavin Day

6/13/2018
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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:01:09:54

Mackenzie Thirkill

5/25/2018
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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:01:06:54

Tyson Geick

5/17/2018
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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:00:56:18

Mike Valente

4/27/2018
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Mike Valente by Clayton Hansler

Duration:01:01:55

Caroline Szwed

4/19/2018
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The always kindhearted Caroline Szwed (Sportsnet) sits down with Clay to talk about her coach’s “secret” play in college (06:34), how she had no life outside of school and soccer (10:33), and living off the McDonald’s value menu (28:42). She opens up about her dogs struggles as a puppy (31:36), why we should always adopt don’t shop (34:44), how her return to Canada was more sudden than expected (44:37), her favourite women in the industry (47:28) and how at the end of the day one should...

Duration:01:00:34

Dan Gladman

4/10/2018
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Rack it up Danny G! Dan Gladman (Toronto Raptors) and Clay talk about the legendary Todd Shapiro (12:25), boxed Coca-Cola (15:53) and what ultimately will be written on Dan’s headstone (21:07). The pair then discuss how to stay sane on long road trips (23:48), discover that you shouldn’t ask Dan if he’s been to Iowa (29:35), reminisce about the hoops one must jump through to drink in Utah (30:51) and, of course, life with the award winning Jack Armstrong (32:30). It takes up until now for...

Duration:01:04:18

Mike Augello

4/4/2018
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Mike Augello (HockeyBuzz/Sporting News) and Clay start off talking about the early days of knowing each other (8:07), Mike’s life in finance (13:28), his intriguing TV habits as a child (15:08) and the origins of ‘Mike in Buffalo’ (17:00). Mike tells us about his transition from fan to pro (32:39), how to translate the voice in his head into writing (39:22) and how there is nothing wrong with being wrong (1:01:45).

Duration:01:06:26

Crossover: 416 Sports Show

3/29/2018
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It’s another crossover episode! Matt Di Nicolantonio, host of the 416 Sports Show, reveals that he in fact was actually the first ever Stringer Podcast guest (7:32) before giving his two cents on Universal Studios’ Harry Potter World (9:04), how he can no longer afford to go on vacation (11:12), his complete immersion in sports (24:38) and his journey to becoming a broadcaster (28:18). When trying to relate his story of meeting Marina Sirtis Clay finds absolutely no allies (45:06), which...

Duration:00:58:35

Megan Robinson

3/13/2018
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Megan Robinson (Global News) and Clay talk about stalking on social media (11:05), the story behind her first twitter handle (17:58), her trips to Newfoundland (21:20), living in a van (24:23) and embracing the #GrandmaLife (29:35). Megan shares her motto (38:58), how her grandmother watches her on mute (45:08) and leaves us with her own take of the Stringer sign-off (52:50).

Duration:00:53:52

Armen Bedakian

3/6/2018
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Armen Bedakian (The Score) joins Clay to talk about his traumatic adventures in Montreal (8:10), Satan’s Cat (9:20), not saving lives (21:15), why Canadians are so polite (27:00) and Canadian Tire’s fight against winter (29:40). Armen brings up the time he skipped out on Sean FitzGerald for Jermain Defoe (37:20), how the internet hates everything (44:45) and going from typos to tapas (46:00).

Duration:00:53:59

Simon Bennett

2/27/2018
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Simon Bennett (Sportsnet) starts the podcast off by shocking Clay with why his kids can’t watch Star Wars (05:45), before continuing to discuss his decade-long career with the Marlies (15:20) and his journey from Germany to Canada at the ripe ‘ol age of 11 (19:50). Simon discusses how he started as an intern at the Score (29:01) and learning from the consummate professional that is Elliott Freidman (37:15) before taking his anger out on the aristocracy (44:05). Simon and Clay compare notes...

Duration:00:57:47

Taylor Shold

2/21/2018
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Taylor Shold (Hockey Night in Canada)opens up his chat with Clay with some mad love for Ryerson's RTA program (5:58) before pondering the viability of a poorly thought out joint podcast venture (21:02). Clay gets called out for being an ass (24:31), we discover how a millennial removes a bat from his home (30:46), Taylor's rules for TV watching (38:13), that one time Taylor was on Suits (40:22), birthing Shold Media Group (49:51) and getting shoutouts from Ron and Grapes on Coach's Corner...

Duration:01:03:13

Gareth Wheeler

11/21/2017
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Gareth Wheeler (TSN) and Clay talk about Wheeler's college years (10:23), story telling in the sports world (13:28), how social media is just weird (22:09), Gareth's 12 year battle with malignant melanoma (26:40), how Gareth and Clay are just steps away from being two old men sitting on a porch (33:04), Stranger Things 2 (39:18), Gareth's guilty pleasure (46:06), an ode to Looch & Eryn (55:12), Clay's embarrassing confession #6 (1:03:42) and Wheeler's words of wisdom (1:08:00).

Duration:01:13:58

Devang Desai

11/7/2017
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Long time friend Devang Desai (EA Sports) makes a special visit to Toronto and stops by the podcast to talk about that time our airplane got a flat tire (5:52), the days when Devang was in politics (11:41), getting too close to the DMZ (14:31), Baltimore, a prosthetic leg and Barack Obama (16:52), the Devang & Clay origin story (26:47), early days at the Score (27:44), how Roger Federer changed Devang's relationship with his dad (29:30), how most of us aren't shit heads (32:24), Devang's...

Duration:00:40:37

Duane Watson

10/19/2017
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Duane Watson (TSN / NBATV Canada) joins the podcast this week and takes us on a magical journey that spans almost more topics than Clay can keep up with. Starting with a subject we all wish was better enforced; sports scrum etiquette (4:51) we move to Lego, the building blocks of champions (11:03), then to the origin of Duane's nickname (15:46), TV binge habits (24:43), the Janet Jackson story (35:31), Duane's move to sports (41:18), Star Trek vs Star Wars (53:35), NBA talk (1:16:56) and...

Duration:01:23:25

David Alter

10/3/2017
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If a gear, gadget and tech expert shacked up with a hockey reporter, their offspring would be David Alter. David takes us on a magical journey that involves tech talk (3:50), a love affair with U2 (11:30), what you should know about Toronto (27:33), digital timeouts (37:15), Alter the innovator (42:29), hacker renegades (46:01), Sandra Bullock and The Net (48:13), Nazem Kadri's cat (51:27) and some app and website talk (53:23).

Duration:01:02:37