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Welcome is a series of in depth conversations with interesting people doing interesting things.

Welcome is a series of in depth conversations with interesting people doing interesting things.




Welcome is a series of in depth conversations with interesting people doing interesting things.








NEW: Tina Jung | Actor, Producer

Tina Jung is an award-winning Korean-Canadian actor, writer, and producer. she stars in the upcoming feature film QUEEN OF THE MORNING CALM which follows her character, a 29-year-old immigrant sex worker and her self-aware 10-year-old daughter Mona, as they embark on a journey of emancipation.


Dr Greg Wells

Dr. Greg Wells has a PhD in Physiology, has served as an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Toronto, and is currently a senior scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Wells is also the CEO and founder of Wells Performance, a global consulting firm committed to achieving the moonshot of helping teams, schools, and businesses become places where people get healthy, perform optimally, and reach their potential.


Helena Marie

Helena Marie is an award-winning actor born in Montreal, Quebec and is currently based in Toronto, Canada.


Chris Birkett | Welcome to The Music Podcast

The following episode is from the Welcome To The Music Podcast! Chris Birkett is an award winning producer, arranger, and composer and a talented singer, guitar player and percussionist. His music collaborations with A-list artists like Sinead O’Connor, Alison Moyet, Talking Heads, The Pogues, Bob Geldof, Quincy Jones, Thomas Dolby, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Steve Earle have sold over 100 million records and earned a Grammy, four Junos, the Polaris Music Prize and three international AMPEX...


Jennifer Evans

Jennifer Evans is one of the nicest people in Toronto. She is also a very successful Toronto-based entrepreneur. During our conversation we chatted about her current volunteer work as well as her work with SqueezeCMM.


Comedian Ali Hassan

Ali Hassan is a comedian who has delighted audiences around the world with quick wit and charm. And if you're a fan of Canadian public radio you can also hear Ali on popular CBC Radio shows such as Laugh Out Loud, q, Canada Reads, As It Happens, Here and Now and many others.


Ali Ghafour 20/20 Armor

Ali Ghafour is former Team Canada Taekwondo member who represented Canada at multiple international competitions worldwide. He is also a former Board member of Taekwondo Canada. Today, Ali Ghafour is the founder and CEO of 20/20 Armor. The vision of 20/20 Armor is: - To be the standard scoring & training equipment for all martial arts. - Be the foundation technology for and create a spectator friendly professional martial art league 20/20 Armor is backed by sports investors including LeAD...


Alex Krotz | Welcome To The Music

The following episode is from the Welcome to The Music Podcast. Alex Krotz is a freelance music producer, audio engineer and mixer. He has worked with artists such as Barenaked Ladies, Arkells, Billy Talent and The Tragically Hip. Alex now spends his time in Vancouver and Toronto.


Comedian Moe Ismail

Stand-up comedian Moe Ismail has been touring across Canada and the U.S. for the past decade. His comedic style has often been described as energetic, diverse, and most of all, honest. Moe has been featured on the JFL42 Festival, NXNE Festival, and SiriusXM. His material draws from his experiences as an Egyptian immigrant growing up in Canada, various life struggles, and finding humor in the hardest of times.


Paul Logothetis: Author of Toe Blake biography

My next guest is the author of Toe Blake: Winning Is Everything. This is the first biography of the Montreal Canadiens legend. Paul Logothetis is a former Associated Press sports writer who contributes to The Guardian and Deutsche Press-Agentur. He spent over a decade reporting from the Olympics, F1, World cup and Champions League finals while working as a correspondent in London and Madrid. He now lives in his hometown of Montreal.


Greg Nisbet

Greg Nisbet is the founder of MEDIAZOIC, Canada's artist-friendly music & technology company. Their flagship solution, RadioMogul, is a unique custom radio solution that allows businesses to connect with their customers within a fully-customized music and audio broadcasting space.Greg is also the founder and partner in The Hogtown Hang, a recurring one-day hangout for extraordinary musicians, in one of Toronto's coolest studios.Pre-Show: John Epping is a world class curler and friend of the...


Owen Barney

The following episode was recorded as part of the new podcast, Welcome To The Music. Born and raised in Toronto, country artist Owen Barney has been playing guitar since he was just seven years old, influenced by country heavy-hitters Eric Church, Dean Brody, and Jason Aldean. He has played shows around Toronto from the age of 14, and has spent the last few years honing his skills as a performer.


NEW: Patrick Bizindavyi

Patrick Bizindavyi is an author, speaker, coach and the President and Co-Founder of Unleashed Possibilities Inc., a company that helps individuals reach their peak potential by pursuing and achieving their dreams and goals. Patrick was a successful radio host and a top ranked basketball coach in Burundi. He was also the host and project manager at Radio 105.4 CHOQ FM in Toronto.


Shreya Patel, Mental Health Advocate

My next guest is an actress, writer, director and mental health advocate. In 2020, she was nominated for a Forbes 30 under 30 award in the field of education. Please welcome to the show, Shreya Patel.


Ari Shapiro: Cheating In Baseball (Again)

My next guest is no stranger to my listeners. He is a writer, podcaster and long time contributor to sports radio talk shows across Canada. Please welcome back to the show, Ari Shapiro.


New: Greg Nisbet on Neil Peart of RUSH

The following episode in part of the Welcome To The Music podcast. Greg Nisbet is a social entrepreneur and music missionary. Since wandering off the path of a young pre-law student at the University of Toronto, Greg earned a living in over 40 different capacities, in jobs worldwide as varied as busker, safari guide, bartender, mergers and acquisitions broker, teacher, private school owner, and actor, before finding his true love - custom radio - about 10 years ago.


Ahmed Bulaleh

Ahmed Bulaleh is part owner of Sport Stacking Canada and a coach with Northern Kings Basketball in Ontario. Part of his responsibilities with Northern Kings includes overseeing all its Junior NBA programs.


Orphan George

This episode is from the Welcome To The Music podcast. Orphan George is a Canadian singer-songwriter and member of the indie rock band “Before the Flood”. He’s played alt-rock, Americana, folk and jazz through his career. Agon is his first solo indie-folk release, and songs are already taking shape for his second album which he plans to record & release in 2020. He describes many of his songs as social commentaries, and his songs weave seamlessly between larger issues of humanity and...


Ron Tite

Ron Tite just might be one of the nicest guys in the advertising and marketing industry. He is thefounder of Church and State, host of the podcast, The Coup, an author, speaker, comedian, host and most importantly a husband and father. Please Welcome back to the show, Ron Tite.


Joe Cash

This episode is from the Welcome To The Music podcast. Welcome To The Music hosts, Karim Kanji and Gregg Tilston, sit down with musician, singer-songwriter, King Of The Dot videographer and Scarborough legend Joe Cash.