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BC Lions and CFL football are discussed in this podcast hosted by Brian Wawryshyn of and his co-host Mojo Kemp. We bring BC Lions discussion and interviews to you throughout the CFL season.

BC Lions and CFL football are discussed in this podcast hosted by Brian Wawryshyn of and his co-host Mojo Kemp. We bring BC Lions discussion and interviews to you throughout the CFL season.




BC Lions and CFL football are discussed in this podcast hosted by Brian Wawryshyn of and his co-host Mojo Kemp. We bring BC Lions discussion and interviews to you throughout the CFL season.








Episode 147: Jordan Williams & Farhan Lalji

Episode 147: Jordan Williams and Farhan Lalji What a world we're living in right now with the Covid 19 pandemic. I never thought we would be interviewing the CFL's first overall draft pick and talking about the survival of the CFL in the same episode. However, that's exactly what we're doing in Episode 147, as we welcome the BC Lions newest linebacker Jordan Williams to the show to get his thoughts on the Lions trading up to get him, what type of player Lions fans can expect to see, and...


Episode 146: A Chat With CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie

Episode 146: Randy Ambrosie Well, I finally got around to posting this. Sickness, self-isolation and dealing with Covid 19 ramifications at work delayed it. Just over two weeks ago I was invited by the BC Lions to their practice facility in Surrey to have a one on one chat with CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie. He talked about his tour across Canada, CFL 2.0 year two and answers some of your questions. It's an abbreviated episode and I'm flying solo without Mojo, but given our current...


Episode 145: Rick Campbell, Justin Renfrow

The Pawdcast is back to kick off Season 8 of the show and we're coming in hot with Rick Campbell, new head coach of the BC Lions and offensive lineman Justin Renfrow, who helped improve the Lions offensive line last year, and is a pending CFL free agent. We also announce our new sponsorship partnership with Justin and his non profit clothing line, JR Football. Rick Campbell talks about being a kid during the Eskimos dynasty years, building a program from scratch in Ottawa and how excited...


Episode 144: Farhan Lalji (TSN)

DeVone Claybrooks was the first casualty of a 5-13 season on Wednesday, as the Lions announced he had been relieved of his duties. Was he a scapegoat or were there solid reasons for the decision not to bring him back? Ed Hervey hinted there may be, while many fans were not happy with the news. Farhan Lalji was at the Ed Hervey press conference and stops in to offer his thoughts, and after listening to him, you may feel the answer to the above questions lies a little more in the middle than...


Episode 143: Mike "Super Fan" Knutsen

Riding a four game winning streak the BC Lions will be looking to make the noose a little tighter around the necks of the Edmonton Eskimos as they visit Commonwealth Stadium this Saturday. A win and the Lions stay alive, a loss and they are officially eliminated from the playoffs. Mike Knutsen, aka "Super Fan Mike", of the Eskimo Empire Podcast stops by to chat about CFL collectibles, the slump in Edmonton, and what he expects to see this weekend. Brought to you by...


Episode 142: Lemon Drops

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When you need to improve your pass rush, you bring in Shawn Lemon. Shawn Lemon has been a big part of reviving the BC Lions defence, racking up 8 sacks and a forced fumble over the six games he's played since rejoining the Lions. He stops by to chat with Brian and Mojo to give his thoughts on why he can't seem to find a long term home in the CFL, if the XFL will impact CFL recruiting and what he would do to put more people in the seats in CFL...


Episode 141: Michaela Schreiter & Rod Villagomez

Michaela Schreiter of the Mouchoir Podcast and Rod Villagomez join the show ahead of Saturday's rematch against the Redblacks in Ottawa. Three podcasts, two losing teams, what could be more exciting than that? We have a win to talk about! The Lions finally won at home and did so in convincing fashion over the Redblacks. All three phases of the game were solid as the Lions roared to a 29-5 victory over the spiralling Redblacks. Can they make it two in a row this week? Lot's of Lions and...


Episode 140: Dante Marsh

Episode 140: Dante Marsh We're back after almost a month off, and as we put Labour Day in the rear view mirror, the BC Lions playoff hopes are nearly done. Hands up if you saw that coming? The BC Lions fired offensive line coach Bryan Chiu in hopes of turning things around. The first shot fired by Ed Hervey, with more likely to come at the end of the year. We try and take a look at what lies ahead for the Lions in a season which has basically become an extended 2020 training camp, for...


Episode 139: Giulio Caravatta and Marshall Ferguson

Giulio Caravatta of TSN1040 and Marshall Ferguson of TSN1150 join Brian and Mojo as the BC Lions return from their first bye week of the season. What does Giulio think about this Lions team, who at 1-6 are at a crossroads in their season? With only one meangingful addition over the bye week, it will be on this group of guys to get things turned around. Marshall Ferguson steps into talk about the 5-2 Ticats who have run into some injury problems of late but are still going to be a challenge...


Episode 138: Rick LeLacheur and Alex Dormuth

Episode 138: Rick LeLacheur and Alex Dormuth Rick LeLacheur, President of the BC Lions stops by the Den to chat about the business side of the football club. What the club can do for fans outside of Vancouver, why the roof was closed last game and his desire to have it open for every game. Alex Dormuth of the Piffles Podcast stops by to chat about the Riders ahead of this week's rematch with the Green and White. Brian and Mojo talk frankly about the deficiencies of the 1-5 Lions and how a...


Episode 137: Matt Baker and Rod Pedersen

Matt Baker and Rod Pedersen stop by the show to chat with Brian about BC Lions Social Media, and the new Rod Pedersen Show which is quickly becoming a national success. Rod also gives a few thoughts on the Riders, who are sporting 1-3 record and need wins almost as bad as the Lions do. So, who wants to talk about last week's game? Yeah we don't either, but Brian has a few thoughts on this BC Lions team that faces the first of a critical back to back this week against the Riders in...


Episode 136: Farhan Lalji

We're back after a week off. Brian may be playing hurt with a bad chest cold, but we power through and discuss the last two weeks of Lions football while looking ahead to Thursday's rematch with the Edmonton Eskimos. Farhan Lalji of TSN joins us to chat about where the Lions are after four weeks of the season, and the tough test they face returning home on a short week, after three straight road games to take on a rested Eskimos squad coming off a bye week. What's all the fuss about the...


Episode 135: Sukh Chungh

Episode 135: Sukh Chungh and Ryan Ballantine With Mojo away Brian chats with BC Lions offensive lineman Sukh Chungh about the debacle in Edmonton, his journey from BC High School football to the pros, and being a mentor in the Sikh and Indo-Canadian community. We also look ahead to this week's game against the Stampeders, which after two losses to West rivals to open the season, is almost a must win for the BC Lions. Ryan Ballantine of the CFL Horsemen Podcast stops by to talk about the...


Episode 134: Dave Campbell

Episode 134: Dave Campbell Following an opening night loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the BC Lions head to Edmonton to take on the Eskimos in what will be Mike Reilly's first game against his former team. Brian and Mojo review the game against the Bombers, and talk about what has to change this week against Eskimos. With their first three games against West Division opponents, the Lions must sort things out quickly to stay with the pack. Eskimos radio colour analyst Dave Campbell of...


Pawdcast Episode 133: John Hodge

Episode 133: John Hodge The wait is over and the 2019 CFL Season is here! John Hodge of the Blue Bomber Talk Podcast and joins Brian and Mojo for a breakdown of this week's opposition as West division rival Winnipeg rolls into BC Place. Brian and Mojo go through the Lions roster and give you a preview of how the Lions will line up in their first meaningful game of the DeVone Claybrooks / Mike Reilly era. We also chat about player safety in the CFL, following the hit by...


Pawdcast Episode 132: Travis Currah

Episode 132: Travis Currah With Mojo taking in the premiere of the new Godzilla movie, Brian is joined by Travis Currah of the 2 and Out CFL Podcast. They review some of what happened in a 22-7 Lions preseason loss to the Edmonton Eskimos, a game where the Lions only brought 2 projected starters to Edmonton. Special teams were a concern, the defence fared pretty well, and the Lions got no answers when it comes to the question of who will backup Mike Reilly at quarterback. The also give...


Pawdcast Episode 131: Andrew Hoskins

Episode 131: Andrew Hoskins With the CBA behind us and training camps underway it's time to talks some football! The BC Lions are working hard in Kamloops preparing for their first exhibition game this weekend against the Edmonton Eskimos. Mojo sounds off about his disapproval of the Rolly Lumbala release while Brian argues that Ed Hevery's logic is sound, and in the end it's just a football decision. Eskimo Empire Podcast host Andrew Hoskins stops by to talk about the Eskimos and how...


Pawdcast Episode 130: Mike Reilly

Episode 130: Mike Reilly After a long off-season full of changes we have a lot to talk about in Episode 130. And since we made you wait so long for a new show, we thought you should be rewarded with a big guest. BC Lions quarterback Mike Reilly joins us to chat abot being back in BC, what sold him on Ed Hervey's vison and much more! We'll also review the Lions roster as they head into training camp, and talk about some of the regulars that are no longer with the club. It's football...


Pawdcast Episode 129 - Randy's Road Trip - BC Stop

Randy's Roadtrip touched down in Vancouver, as CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie outlined his vision for CFL 2.0 to BC Lions season ticket holders. Among the things discussed? What would fans think of moving playoff games to Saturdays? How about the Grey Cup, should that be moved from it's traditional Sunday? How many challenges should a team get per game? The Lions also introduced their 2019 coaching staff, and players Bryan Burnham, Will Watson and Claudell Louis stopped by. Oh and some...


Pawdcast Episode 128: DeVone Claybrooks

DeVone Claybrooks is the new head coach of the BC Lions and he joins us for our last show of 2018. Honestly, this is one of the most open and awesome interviews we have ever done. Claybrooks personality shines through in this episode, and you get the feeling that the players are going to love playing for the big man. He talks about growing up "Country" in Virginia, his time in the NFL and the coaching legends he's plaid for, including the key to the Tampa Bay's Super Bowl win under Jon...