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Chatter that Matters

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Tony Chapman chats with inspiring people to learn how they overcome circumstances to chase their dreams, at times change the world. It is a show about positivity and the possibility to counter the negativity and growing feelings of impossibility.

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February 22nd, 2024


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Nancy Xia - From her Minds Eye.

February 29th, 2024

Many guests have joined me to openly talk about their battles with their mental health, but not quite like my guest this week, Nancy Xia.

Nancy brings us to the raw realities of her journey – from battling childhood …

B K Sethi - Turning Lemons into Legacy

February 22nd, 2024


The first time B K Sethi came into my life was in 2023. B K wrote to me and said he loved listening to me on the radio and my podcasts. He then …

Walker, Wilson, and den Bok - Philanthropy Trailblazers

February 15th, 2024


Woman in Philanthropy. It's Nonprofit Appreciation Week, and I wanted to honour WoodGreen Community Services. WoodGreen ensures that the UNMET needs of thousands of Canadians are MET every year.


In this special …

Tony Chapman - Make Financial Literacy your Superpower.

February 12th, 2024


Every second Monday, I break the format by bringing out Chatters - a snackable podcast that is under five minutes in length. I share my insight on the status quo and ideas to bring about positive and substantive change. 

Dr. Jean Marmoreo - The Last Doctor

February 8th, 2024


Dr. Jean Marmoreo shares excerpts from her book The Last Doctor. Lessons in Living from the Front Lines of Medical Assistance in Dying 

Dr. Jean Marmoreo believes the best care a health professional can provide is to …

Cam Inglis - Do what you love, and love what you do.

February 1st, 2024


Today's episode of Chatter That Matters is a live taping, which I have always loved because we can feed off the audience's energy. My guest is Cam Inglis, the founder of Marble Slab Creamery Canada. Cam is an inspiring …

Tony Chapman - Rewiring Elections from Negative to Positive.

January 29th, 2024


In my second 'snackable chatter' I look at how we can rewire Elections from Negative to Positive," I delve into the tumultuous landscape of modern …

Adam Robarts -Love, Loss and Inspiration

January 25th, 2024


I was so profoundly moved by Adam Robarts and his book 'Nineteen' that I had to have him on Chatter that Matters. Anyone who has had to deal with the loss of someone you love will also be moved and have their heart …

Jesse Jones - The Show Must Go On

January 18th, 2024


''You have dreams and goals, even a direction, but you must be active for the universe and magic to happen. It must find you, but it won't if you hide in the corner. You must be out there for your desired reality to …

Patrick Asare - Abject Poverty to International Acclaim

January 11th, 2024



Patrick Asare went from abject poverty in a small village in Ghana to achieving international acclaim. In an inspiring interview, Patrick shared his remarkable story. He was born to illiterate parents, his father was …

Tony Chapman - The Promise of Democracy

January 9th, 2024


Every second Monday in 2024, I post a segment called Ideas that Matter.  Each will be under five minutes, and I will examine an element of the status quo and then offer actionable ideas to improve upon.  I don't preach, …

Risa August - Never Surrender

January 4th, 2024


Risa August is an Ironman Triathlete and an extraordinary cyclist known and highly respected for her love of pushing her physical limits. Risa is no stranger to intense challenges, having completed 500-mile bike tours …

Todd Norian - Follow Your Heart

December 28th, 2023


I wanted to create an entertaining and enlightening show for my New Year's Special.  My guest is Todd Norian, a renowned yoga teacher, author, musician, and the founder of Ashaya Yoga. Todd is known for his teaching …

Pete Bombaci - Making Human Connections Matter

December 21st, 2023


I wanted to tackle loneliness for my holiday special this year as not all of us are surrounded by family and friends. The World Health Organization …

Steffanie Strathdee - A Deadly Superbug and a Race Against Time

December 14th, 2023


I had a profound and heart-wrenching conversation with renowned infectious disease specialist Steffanie Strathdee. Steffanie is Canadian-born and named by Time Magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in …

Stephen R. Bown - Rails and Tales

December 7th, 2023


Join me to hear untold stories of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the birth of Canada. Acclaimed Author Stephen Bown shares excerpts from his new …

Dr. Georgette Zinaty - Why Not You?

November 30th, 2023


What does it take to be exceptional? Why haven't we closed the gap if diversity has proven to create a more robust and resilient culture and …

Deenah Patel - Overcoming the Worst of Humanity

November 24th, 2023


"We, as a society, do not talk about childhood abuse, and worse, many children between the ages of 5 to 18 go through some abuse."

— Deenah Patel [00:33:41 → 00:33:52]


Note: We don't share any details of the abuse; …

Tony Chapman - My Way

November 17th, 2023


We have a surprise twist in this week’s Chatter That Matters. Mark Ferrier steps in as guest host and interviews Tony Chapman on his journey.  Mark is a natural; the banter between them is like listening to two close …

Vicki Cody - Army Wife and a Leader

November 10th, 2023


Unveiling a Heartfelt Journey: Love, Family, and Resilience in Military Life. This week, we honour Remembrance Day by shedding light on the selfless commitment and sacrifice of military spouses. My guest is Vicki Cody, …

Steve Phillip - From Pain to Purpose

November 3rd, 2023


Hello everyone,

With so much negativity flooding our feeds and, with it a growing sense of impossibility manifesting into a mental health crisis, I encourage you to listen to this episode to uncover ways in which you …

Myra Sable - What the World Needs Now

October 27th, 2023


Today's episode marks my 200th episode of Chatter that Matters.  My guest is the marvellous Myra Sable, who, in her eighties, continues to build her gourmet food company, Sable and Rosenfeld, while being a warrior for a …

JF Archambault - Dream Big and Do Bigger

October 20th, 2023



In front of a live audience at the Convenience Industry Council of Canada's National Summit, I sat down with Jean-François Archambault. JF is a …

Andy Donato - Forever Young

October 13th, 2023


I titled this episode of "Chatter That Matters" "Forever Young" and recorded it live at the Toronto Hunt Club. The idyllic setting alone adds a unique backdrop to a conversation that erupts with laughter and spontaneous …

Mark Ferrier -Overcoming circumstances to chase his entrepreneurial dreams

October 6th, 2023


The story begins when Mark Ferrier's father robs a bank, is arrested, and, in his sxites is put in Millhaven Maximum Security Prison to serve a five-year term. For decades, Mark buries this reality and wraps himself in …

Erica Ehm + Rick Campanelli - Much about Much Music

September 29th, 2023


Step back in time to 1984. It's a pivotal year in the history of Canadian television — it's the year Much Music was born. In this episode of Chatter that Matters, we look at its fascinating journey and Canadian content …

Claire Shipman - Resetting the Power Code

September 22nd, 2023


As a father of two wonderful girls, I have always asked - Why aren't more women in power? Only 10 percent of CEOs at Fortune 500 companies are women, …

Arthur Smith: A Lifetime in Television

September 15th, 2023


Arthur Smith shares excerpts from his book Reach - Hard Lessons and Earned Truths from a Lifetime in Television. Arthur talks about what it was like to work with Gordon Ramsay on Hell's Kitchen (excellent) and to try …

Oscar Nominated Deepa Mehta - Ferociously Filming the Truth

September 8th, 2023


I loved talking with Deepa Mehta. I could have listened to her for hours, and I wish she could be my friend for life. Deepa is a citizen of the …

Yuri Elkaim - A Life of Choice, not Chance

September 1st, 2023


What if your health and even life was a matter of choice, not chance?

Yuri Elkaim dreamed of a pro soccer career until his health deteriorated. …

Sheri Segal Glick - The Skinny on Anorexia

August 25th, 2023


This week on Chatter that Matters, Sheri Segal Glick talks about her memoir: 'The Skinny: My Messy, hopeful fight for full recovery from …

Dov Baron - From the Dragons Lair

August 18th, 2023


  A 120-foot fall free-climbing almost cost Dov his life but freed him to pursue his calling.

The search for meaning has been an obsession of Dov Baron from his earliest days. He was born in Northern England in …

Lara Love Hardin - Lying, Stealing, Writing and Healing

August 11th, 2023


The Many Lives of Mama Love. A memoir of lying, stealing, writing and healing.

This story will become a blockbuster movie or a must-watch Netflix series.  My guest today is NY Times Best Selling author Lara Love Hardin, …

Manrique Prada / John Stackhouse - Two Conversations, One Mother Nature

August 4th, 2023


Biologist Dr. Manrique Prada and thought leader John Stackhouse joined me this week in an episode I titled two conversations with Mother Nature. …

Peter Weissman - Never Surrender

July 28th, 2023


Peter Weissman. A journey marked by trauma, resilience, advocacy and two brothers.  Two weeks ago, I shared the story of Eric Weissman who battled addiction to become an advocate for people experiencing homelessness. …

Lindsay Ireland - Why Not Me?

July 21st, 2023


Would you remain optimistic if the cards of life are rarely dealt in your favour?

This week's inspiring guest is Lindsay Ireland, who spent idyllic …

Eric Weissman - Trauma to Triumph

July 14th, 2023


Let me introduce my guest and his powerful story about transformation and triumph.

Eric Weissman was a child living in a home marked by turbulence, …

Alex and Kevin Newman - Father and Son write All Out

July 7th, 2023


Kevin Newman: Learning how and where his son sought the truth was harder than finding the truth. Alex Newman:  Finding answers in chat rooms versus the family room (felt safer). Until he came out to his family.


This …

Assaf, Hejazi, Manget - Everybody's Business

June 30th, 2023


In 1967 Canada was the world’s ninth largest economy; today, it is seventeenth. Regarding income per person, we’ve fallen from third to fifteenth. What kind of Canada are we leaving our children? How do we avoid …

Nicole Bourque-Bouchier - From Trapper to Trailblazer

June 23rd, 2023


Nicole Bourque-Bouchier's journey from humble beginnings to RBC's 2022 Women of Influence - CEO Excellence Award Winner. Hailing from a lineage of …

Garry Junkuhn - Lost and Found

June 16th, 2023


Being a father was the most magical thing in Garry Junkuhn's life. He could never have imagined that he would lose contact with his two sons for over …

Dane Jensen - Pressure is your Superpower

June 9th, 2023


Can pressure be your superpower?  Can it be the wind at your back instead of a suffocating weight on your shoulders? My guest today is Dane …

Steph Catudal - Everything All at Once

June 2nd, 2023


Imagine this. Your name is Steph Catudal. You are a young teenager, and you adore your Dad. He can do one-arm pushups and entertain a crowd, and when you have a terrible asthma attack, he calms you down.

One day you …

Shabana Basij-Rasikh -Nat Geo Explorer of the Year

May 26th, 2023


I first heard Shabana Basij-Rasikh share her moving story on 60 Minutes, and I knew I had to have her on Chatter that Matters. You will soon hear why National Geographic named her their Explorer of the Year. Shabana …

Wendy Murphy - Lost and Found

May 19th, 2023


 Wendy Murphy lost the use of her legs in a car accident. What she found was her life’s calling.

Prepare to be inspired by the remarkable story of Wendy Murphy, who transformed personal tragedy into triumph and used …

Dr. Suzanne Vickberg - Moving on but not Moving Out

May 12th, 2023


In honour of Mother's Day, I'd like to share the inspiring story of Dr. Suzanne Vickberg. Despite divorcing her husband twelve years ago, she still lives with him, their children, and his new wife - not as a 'Jerry …

Joe Gagliese - Influencing the World of Marketing

May 5th, 2023


This an extraordinary success story with so much added value if you are involved with Brands, Marketing, Media, an Entrepreneur, and even a Parent or …

Shelly Edwards Jorgensen - Out of the Ashes

April 28th, 2023


                                                'My Mom was at home when I left.'

I have two asks. The first is that you stay with this interview as …

Siila Watt-Cloutier - A Conversation with Nature

April 21st, 2023


My chat with Siila Watt-Cloutier so moved me, and she made me think differently. For example, she believes that the trauma we are going through as a Planet and Human Species are the same, and so is the path to …

Timea Nagy-From Bad to Worse to Better

April 14th, 2023


Looking for a better life, Timea Nagy is lured by an international sex trafficking ring.

Timea Nagy was 20 years old and hoping to escape a childhood …

Steven Pinker -Opinions have been criminalized

April 7th, 2023


This episode with one of today’s most influential thinkers will leave you thinking more. 

Professor Steven Pinker is the Johnstone Family Professor …

James Laughlin - From a wayward youth to World Champion.

March 31st, 2023


This story has all the markings of Rocky, the story of a struggling, small-time boxer and debt collector, Rocky Balboa, who gets a once-in-a-lifetime …

Steve Paikin - What's on his agenda?

March 24th, 2023


A sold-out event at the Toronto Hunt Club, ending with a loud and sustained standing ovation for my guest Steve Paikin, the anchor of the flagship …

Jane Enright - In the blink of an eye.

March 17th, 2023


In the blink of an eye, the unthinkable can happen, an event in your life that cause you to ask - why me? Jane Enright survives three life-altering and tragic events in the span of a year, including a severe and sudden …

Lori Nikkel - Changing her world, and ours, for the better

March 8th, 2023


I couldn't be happier with how my International Women's Day Episode turned out, as I want it to be remarkable. My Mother was my rock, my two …

Tim Stewart - A bus ride to St. Louis turned his addiction into his calling.

March 3rd, 2023


After conquering his addictions, Tim Stewart changes his world and others for the better.

Tim Stewart's substance abuse began at an early age. Growing up on his family's farm, which included a bar and a hotel of …

Dr. Emmanuel Taban - The Boy Who Never Gave Up

February 24th, 2023


After growing up amidst the worst of humanity, Dr. Emmanuel Taban models the best of humanity.

My guest today is Emmanuel Taban. He was born in Sudan, one of the most impoverished countries in the world. He had …

Jesse Palmer - The Host of The Bachelor - Believe in Your Dreams

February 17th, 2023


I am so happy about how my interview with Jesse Palmer, the host of the Bachelor, went. Jesse is engaging, intelligent, funny and gracious, offering so much in this episode on how to make the most out of the opportunity …

Dr. Talia Varley - Your path to possibility and positivity.

February 10th, 2023


Chatter that Matters is a show that counters the storm of negativity and a growing sense of impossibility. I share inspiring stories of people who overcome their circumstances to chase their dreams and, for some, to …

Jean Muenchrath - If I live until morning.

February 3rd, 2023


Jean Muenchrath should have trusted her gut when it told her something terrible would happen during her and her boyfriend Ken’s winter trek to …

Ted Nolan - Hockey is what I do, not who I am.

January 27th, 2023


I interviewed Ted Nolan at a conference I hosted for the Coffee Association of Canada. I could see how moved the audience was by his life story, as …

Fennella Bruce - a minority of one to the one and only.

January 20th, 2023


Fennella Bruce was the 2022 Businesswoman of the Year and one of the 100 Most Accomplished Black Canadian women in 2020. 

In this episode of Chatter That Matters, Fennella shares her incredible climb to the highest …

David Chilton - The Wealthy Barber on why your money matters

January 13th, 2023


In this special edition of Chatter that Matters, taped in front of a live audience, I chat with David Chilton, author of The Wealthy Barber and The Wealthy Barber Returns.

You will soon hear why David Chilton is a …

Danielle Kaplan - Miracles do happen

January 6th, 2023


A riveting story of defying all odds, three miracles, and the power of love.

Danielle Kaplan is my guest, and we tell her story in three parts.

We begin by talking about her roots, a South African growing up in a life …

Kim Scott - Caring Personally and Challenging Directly

December 30th, 2022


Best-selling author and acclaimed thinker Kim Scott provides the framework for giving and receiving exceptional feedback and having more meaningful …

Dany Assaf. What makes Canada Special.

December 23rd, 2022


I saved this episode for the holidays, as it is an excellent time for reflection. If you do listen and feel the way I do about Dany's message, …

Vasek Pospisil - Winning on and off the Court

December 16th, 2022


What does it take to win on the court? Preparation, Perseverance and Perspiration.

What does it take to win off the court? Curiosity, Compassion, Charisma, and Connections.

In 1988, Milos, Mila Pospisil, and their two …

Ken Wong - Teach our Children Well

December 9th, 2022


Ken Wong on Teaching our Children Well. Ken Wong is one of Canada’s most acclaimed educators. To better appreciate his impact on academia, I posted a tribute on LinkedIn when I heard he was retiring. Overnight, it …

Christine Sinclair - The Greatest of All Time

December 2nd, 2022


The 'GOAT' is how fans and broadcasters describe the greatest athlete of all time.  It's also the fuel that has fired debate since sports began. I can certainly make a case for my guest this week, Canadian soccer phenom …

Leslie Ehm - The Undisputed Queen of Swagger

November 25th, 2022


Have you noticed the bright yellow and magenta book in bookstores titled Swagger - Unleash everything you are and become everything you want? Grab one before they are gone. The author Leslie Ehm is the undisputed Queen …

Mitch Joel. Say it is so Joel.

November 18th, 2022


Mitch Joel is a renaissance man with much to say about the relentless digital disruption and how it impacts you. His opinions have been shaped by a nomadic career that began when computers were rudimentary and the …

Natalie Marchesan - Fought for her country, now fights for the underserved.

November 11th, 2022

A Canadian woman who flew for her country in combat brings her leadership skills to the private sector to champion the underserved.    Why are no women at the altar if God made us equal? This was the question …

Joe Foster - From a shoestring budget to the biggest shoe brand.

November 4th, 2022


What started on a shoestring became Reebok, the biggest shoe brand in the world.

This is the inspiring and against-all-odds story about how Joe Foster and his brother Jeff, with borrowed equipment in a falling-down …

Jim Estill - Do the right thing.

October 28th, 2022


Do the right thing. These four words have been the compass for Jim Estill since his first business at age fourteen. Today he is one of our country's …

Chanda Furney - A knock at the door, knocks Chanda over.

October 21st, 2022


A knock at the door knocks Chanda over. A fantastic story of resilience we can all learn from.  A successful entrepreneur who had it all.  A …

Sarah and Bryan Baeumler It's not a matter of if, but when.

October 14th, 2022


Cybercrime.  It's not a matter of if but when.  How do you become cyber-aware and resilient?  HGTV television superstars Sarah and Bryan Baeumler, with Adam Evans, Vice President of Cyber Operations at RBC, chat about …

Anthony Lacavera - On a mission to benefit you.

October 6th, 2022


An entrepreneur on a mission to benefit you.  Anthony Lacavera is an entrepreneur who parlays a $25,000 small business loan from RBC into a …

Dr. Alika LaFontaine - Is our healthcare a matter of life or death?

September 30th, 2022


Is our healthcare a matter of life or death? We all know that our health matters most, and our health care is in a crisis. Lineups have become …

Israel Diaz - Find the who behind the why.

September 23rd, 2022


Attention is the oxygen of human endeavour, and Israel Diaz will show you how to get the attention you deserve.  Israel shares his amazing life …

Paolo Tiramani - A mattress shipped in a box, how about a home.

September 16th, 2022


If you thought a mattress shipped in a box was cool, how about a one-bedroom house packed in a box, with nine-and-a-half-foot ceilings, complete with …

Carey Nieuwhof - If your career doesn't fit, change it.

September 9th, 2022


Carey Nieuwhof left his law career to become the founding pastor of Connexus Church, one of the most influential churches in North America. Carey shares his reasons why, how he almost burned out pursuing his passion, …

David Kincaid - A masterclass in building brands and businesses.

September 2nd, 2022


David Kincaid is a branding and entrepreneurial guru, founder of Level5 Strategy, and the former Chief Marketing Officer at Corus Entertainment and Labatt. David shares his incredible story that includes drumming his …

Jeanne Beker - Boldly goes with fashion and style.

August 26th, 2022


"In this episode, Jeanne Beker - media mogul, fashion icon, business powerhouse, and stylish host of the legendary show "Fashion Television" - shares …

Steve Tappin - Are you aware of your awareness?

August 19th, 2022


Leadership Secrets with Steve Tappin. Your leadership skills matter as much as your work ethic. Learn how to be a better leader and get more out of life with Steve Tappin, a global thought leader on awareness, …

Rev. Dr. Gordon Postill - Down and out now helps the down and out.

August 12th, 2022


The path to a new life starts with a new calling. Dr. Gordon Postill shares his unique story of faith and overcoming personal challenges in order to help others on their journey. Listen and learn how one man's faith …

Sammer Haq - Bridging the great divide with positivity and possibility.

August 5th, 2022


One woman's journey of choosing love over hate. Meet Sammer Haq, a young Muslim woman who turned her passion for youth empowerment into action. …

Susan Cain - The power of introverts in a world that won't stop talking.

July 29th, 2022


Susan Cain, the author of NY Times Bestsellers, Quiet and Bittersweet, shares many takeaways on life, love and leadership. Over 40 million people have watched Susan Cain's Ted Talks, and Linked In has named her their …

James Mullinger - Standing up for comedy, community and Canada.

July 22nd, 2022


James Mullinger has just released his memoir Brit Happens. James and his wife had it all, living in London, England. They both had successful jobs, …

Sarah Stein Greenberg - It's time you abandon the status quo.

July 15th, 2022


Are you willing to abandon the status quo? This week's guest is Sarah Stein Greenberg, the Executive Director of Stanford Universities D.School. …

Dr. Karyn Gordon - What chair do you sit in?

July 8th, 2022


Dr. Karyn Gordon, the author of the bestseller, The Three Chairs, discusses how great leaders drive communication, performance and engagement.

As you listen to this show, do so by picturing the three chairs Dr. Karyn …

Jean-Louis Brenninkmeijer - Why is an immigrant sharing Canada's magic?

June 29th, 2022


Jean-Louis Brenninkmeijer is from an iconic and wealthy European Family. After a successful career in the family business, he has the means and …

Phil Fontaine - Reconciling the truth

June 24th, 2022


Phil is an advocate for human rights and a survivor of residential school abuse. He shares his experiences there and how he turned his anger into …

Ed Hajim - Kidnapped then abandoned, Ed achieves the impossible dream.

June 17th, 2022


Listen to the incredible story of Ed Hajim, a man who overcame adversity to become a wildly successful entrepreneur. His continued resilience, hard …

Amber Mac - Demystifying and decoding our complex world.

June 10th, 2022


Amber Mac is a tech analyst, brand advisor, and business coach with a burning desire to make the digital revolution easier to digest for everybody, …

Scott Morrison - 1972 Summit series, changed hockey forever.

June 3rd, 2022


Scott Morrison joins the podcast this week to talk about how the Summit Series changed Canadian hockey forever. Additionally, Scott discusses lessons on leadership, strategy, parenting, and more.

I love this story …

Nectari Charitakis - Caring for his Mother he saw opportunity.

May 26th, 2022


What do you do when you're out of care options for your aging loved-ones? This week’s guest, Nectari Charitakis, built a platform that empowers seniors and their families to find affordable care without having to move …

Bryan Baeumler - From hammering nails, to hammering international TV deals.

May 20th, 2022


This week I had an opportunity to interview one of television's biggest stars, Bryan Baeumler, in front of a live audience. We were both there to …

Carl Dixon - knocked on heaven's door and returned to rock again.

May 13th, 2022


Carl Dixon's life-changing and almost-ending head-on collision left him in a coma for ten days, with a broken neck and 51 other injuries.   Carl …

Neill Dixon - Music is what matters.

May 6th, 2022


My guest today is Neill Dixon, a character with great character. He is singing proof to follow your passion when building your career. In his …

Robert Mazur - Infiltrating Pablo Escobar's cartel and living to tell the tale.

April 29th, 2022

'I was at my calmest when I was in a room with bad guys'

This week, Robert Mazur, an ex-federal agent who infiltrated the money-laundering, mob-connected network of Pablo Escobar, sits down with Tony Chapman to talk …

Sylvia Earle - OCEANS MATTER

April 22nd, 2022

Sylvia Earle explains why the future of oceans matters. She joins the podcast this week to remind us of our collective power to use technology to …


April 15th, 2022


“The Accidental Gangster”, Ori Spado, tells the story of how he was sucked into a life of crime, dedicated his life to making a change, and emerged with a newfound purpose to prevent others from joining crime …


April 8th, 2022


‘I went to them and said I am not a number. I am a human being. Just one week before and I was in Syria and I had dreams.’

Tareq Hadhad is a Syrian …


April 1st, 2022


Dwayne Matthews shares his mission to revamp global education to better serve children who are growing up during a novel era of social and digital …


March 25th, 2022


Guy Kawasaki is a bestselling author, accomplished executive, and outspoken entrepreneur. In this episode, Guy shares his powerful approach to …

Zack Greenburg - CULTURE MATTERS

March 18th, 2022


In this episode, Forbes Senior Editor Zack O'Malley Greenburg discusses music, media, and money. Listen for insights into building a career around what you love, as well as how to spot your ‘big break’.

What did Jay-Z …

Dr. David Fajgenbaum - A CURE MATTERS

March 11th, 2022

  'This med student was given his last rites before he found a treatment that saved his life. His method could help millions more.'

David …

Dr. Nyagoy Nyong'o - FAIR TRADE MATTERS

March 4th, 2022


This week, Dr. Nyong'o speaks on the future of farming, the power of nature, and the importance of our everyday choices. Listen to her thoughts on …


February 25th, 2022


Gillian Stein battles a changing retail landscape while battling Bipolar Disorder. Her mission is to change the stigma of mental illness.   (Full …

Bryan and Jenn Irwin - TIME MATTERS

February 17th, 2022

Actress Jennifer Irwin joins her father Bryan Irwin - of the Irwin Toy company - to talk about entrepreneurship, old stories, and how Bryan’s cancer …

FILM MATTERS to Cameron Bailey

February 11th, 2022


Cameron Bailey is a film 'maker. He rocks a tuxedo-like Daniel Craig in a Bond Film, a boardroom with vision and purpose, and society and culture …

BELIEF MATTERS to Edward Henry

February 4th, 2022


'A heart-wrenching to a heartwarming story that proves that regardless of circumstances, you can have a better life if people believe in you and teach you to believe in yourself.'

Edward Henry and his siblings wanted …


January 28th, 2022

Richard Clune has been playing professional hockey for sixteen years. He skates like the wind and has the body strength to hit like a locomotive. Today Richard Clune, whose nickname is Dickie, is the Captain of the


January 21st, 2022


Imagine walking into a heavily armed Hells Angels compound as an informer, and you are wearing a wire. If discovered, these steps will be your last. …


January 14th, 2022


A magical story of turning impossibility into possibility. At 13, Mike Fata drops out of school to help his Mom, balloons to 300 pounds on a junk …

COMMUNITY MATTERS to Curtis Carmichael

January 7th, 2022


'A coming of age story about how impossibility can become a possibility through human spirit and will.' 

By the time Curtis Carmichael was 11, ten people he knew died. He grew up in a Block where parents worked several …


December 28th, 2021


Candice Faktor is a game-changer, an attribute I admire as it involves vision, strategy, and resilience. In this episode, you will get inside the …


December 21st, 2021


Let your spirits soar through the spirit of Mohamad Fakih, who sees humanity as a race to be cherished, versus defined by tribes, and confined and contested by their ethnicity, religious beliefs, language, income or …


December 16th, 2021


This is a story of a woman's twenty-year battle with an eating disorder, and I even have her Mom join me on the show, as mental illness also impacts all who are close to the individual.

Bring your tears, and then tears …


December 8th, 2021


You could argue that the internet matters to most, but to Avi Arya, it mattered most. As a teenager growing up in Delhi, India, Avi had two dreams. …

WORK MATTERS to Jacob Morgan

December 3rd, 2021


Are the #GreatResignation and the #greatreset also the greatest opportunity ever for both the employee and employer? Jacob Morgan thinks so, and his …

BUILDING MATTERS to Bryan and Sarah Baeumler

November 25th, 2021


Bryan and Sarah Baeumler are parents to four children, international television stars and they own 14 businesses.  One of these businesses is renovating Emerald Palms, a beachfront resort on Andros Island, the largest …

MEDALS MATTER to Andre De Grasse

November 19th, 2021


The great reset or resignation, employee or life dissatisfaction, and general malaise. So many people want to make a change, try something different, but they feel it's too big of a stretch, or a dream they aren't …


November 11th, 2021


How do you feel? I find myself feeling anxious at times, thinking more about my state of mind and body, my immune system and my mortality. I guess …

NET ZERO MATTERS to John Stackhouse

November 2nd, 2021


John Stackhouse says there is a way but with a price tag of $2 trillion. I ask if there is a will?

I begin my podcast by sharing my near-death experience as a child, and then my observations from interviewing others …


October 26th, 2021


When opportunity knocks, Erica Rocks.

This episode has great insights for all who are facing a career path that will veer in many directions. Erica Ehm is a Host, Creator, Speaker, Innovator, and Disruptor who, for …

MINDFULNESS MATTERS to Caroline and Stephen

October 22nd, 2021


'A love story through sickness and success'

I begin the show by telling you that I am a romantic, and in the cinema, I am swept up in a great love …


October 15th, 2021


While others run away from bricks and mortar retail, Doug Putman races in. What began as a single fruit stand in his teens, now bears billions of …

VENTURES MATTER to Arlene Dickinson

October 6th, 2021


We all know Arlene Dickinson as the Matriarch of the Dragon's Den, a best-selling author, and an acclaimed entrepreneur and investor in Canada's new economy. But did you know at 31, Arlene was a single Mom, with only a …


October 1st, 2021


If you LOVE Music, Pop Culture, and you are interested in the creative process and what it takes to collaborate with some of the world's top musical …

COURAGE MATTERS to Kaleb Dahlgren

September 24th, 2021


We've all heard the expression being in the right place at the right time when opportunity knocks, but what about the wrong place, at the wrong time when tragedy hits and takes away all that you know.

April 6, 2018, …


September 16th, 2021


Bring some Scottie Tissues and clap like no one is watching for this real-life fairytale. 

Lesra Martin, a kid who at age six goes from a …


September 10th, 2021


The morning of 9/11 began as an ordinary day.  I was first in the door at Capital C, the agency.  I put a pot of coffee on and began to organize my …


August 30th, 2021

Salah Bachir makes every moment matter.  Salah is a philanthropist, a patron of the arts, a gifted entrepreneur and a Chancellor of OCAD, a renowned learning institution for Art and Design. Salah's life experiences are …


August 26th, 2021


Terry O'Reilly is the host of Under the Influence, one of the most popular radio shows and podcasts on the planet.  Terry gives the public a rare …


August 19th, 2021



The Walt Disney Company should turn Zahra Al-Hazari's story into an animated story to inspire children and a full feature film to inspire all of …


August 13th, 2021


Future proof your career and business. Will your be able to march in step or even step ahead of disruption?

When it comes to your questions about …


August 5th, 2021


What often matters most to us and how we think, feel and behave, are the numbers. We look to weather reports to determine our activities, a scale to motivate a diet, a report card to seek a tutor and housing prices, …


July 29th, 2021


Feel good Friday. Esie Mensah is my guest this week on Chatter that Matters. Her art, her attitude, her approach to life and her ability to tell …

UNSTOPPABLE MATTERS to Victoria Pelletier

July 23rd, 2021


Tragedy to Triumph and the inspirational lessons in between. Born to a teenage drug addict, abused as a child, and raped at fourteen would stop most …


July 16th, 2021


A true and moving story that will first bring tears to your eyes then joy to your heart while filling your knapsack with invaluable life lessons on impermanence, perspective, personal power, and turning your possibility …


July 9th, 2021


Gil Moore is my guest, and I chose the word Triumph for two reasons. The first is how he approaches life as an entrepreneur and a renaissance man when it comes to education. It's also a play on words as Gil is the …


July 2nd, 2021


After chatting with Sandi Boucher, I realize how little I know about the Indigenous Culture and how much better I would be as a human being if I …


June 25th, 2021


Five dollars and a dream. In 1927, a 24-year-old Hungarian named Andrew Peller sails into Halifax. He knows no English,   has five dollars in his …


June 18th, 2021


I don't know what you were doing at 15, but for me it was hanging out with my friends. I had dreams and ambitions but they were confined to my world, and not conquering the world. 

With the Tokyo Olympics around the …


June 10th, 2021


Drinking from a firehose is how to describe my interview with Bob Lefsetz. Bob has been labelled a music guru and critic but I see him more as a …

MEDIA MATTERS to Kirstine Stewart

June 4th, 2021


Is social media a weapon of mass destruction? Is it undermining democracy, pulling people to the fringe, fueling hatred and torching the middle …


May 31st, 2021


In my retrospective show, the microphone is turned, and David Trafford joins me as the host. Dave asks me about the original intent of the show, my favourite characters, some special moments and the lessons learned.  In …


May 28th, 2021


I wasn't sure how my radio audience would react to Mark Brand. It turns out they loved him. Mark's background includes drugs, alcohol, nights on the …


May 21st, 2021


Joe Pine, one of the thought leaders of modern-day capitalism offers fresh thinking on how you lead, market, sell, teach, engage and create memories that last a lifetime, through experiences that matter.

In 1999 by Joe …


May 14th, 2021


Michael McCain is an incredible human being, and a dear friend. I admire Michael as a father, philanthropist, passionate Canadian, and one of our most respected leaders. Michael has, what I believe, is the answer to the …

LEADERSHIP MATTERS to Michelle DiEmanuele and Mary DePaoli

May 7th, 2021

Today, in honour of Mothers Day, I am putting all women on a pedestal for everything you do to nurture, protect, mentor, care, lead, create and contribute to a better world.    I begin by first talking about my Mom, who …

DESIGN MATTERS to Benjamin Saxe

April 30th, 2021


Benjamin Saxe's earliest memory is as a four-year-old boy living in the slums of San Jose in Costa Rica with his drug-addicted Mom, and she often …

EARTH MATTERS. Three who are making a difference

April 23rd, 2021


In a special Earth Day tribute, I take you back to 1970 and the two significant events that led to the creation of a day honouring our planet. We …

BEHAVIOUR MATTERS to Dan Ariely and Kelly Peters

April 16th, 2021


Dan Ariely's life, as a teenager, changed in a flash.  Dan was living in Israel when he was caught in an explosion. When he regained consciousness, he found himself in a burn ward, his home for the next three years.  …

POSSIBILITIES MATTER to Jennifer Menard-Shand

April 9th, 2021


You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. CS Lewis.

Jennifer Menard-Shand is living proof of this quote, and her incredible and at times heart-wrenching story of …

HEART MATTERS to Broken Heart Love Affair

April 2nd, 2021


A must-listen podcast for aspiring entrepreneurs, startups, students, and anyone who values creativity and ideas. I also encourage anyone looking to …

MUSIC MATTERS to Harry Connick Jr.

March 26th, 2021


I don't know if you are born with talent, but it pours through Harry Connick Jr's veins. At age three, he performs for smiles; by age nine, Harry is recording an album and plays the Piano Concerto No. 3 Opus 37 of 


March 19th, 2021


Cybercrime is a $6 trillion dollar industry, bigger than all other crime combined. Data breaches are happening every day.  Data is the new oil, and …


March 12th, 2021

Chris Hadfield's floated in the most peculiar way when he performed his poignant rendition of Bowie's Space Oddity from the International Space …


March 5th, 2021


"I honestly believe that my best work is in front, not behind me. I am driven by a deep passion and need to make a difference and leave this world a little better than when I arrived.                      That's what …


February 25th, 2021


This week on Chatter that Matters, I chat with Mario Mikowski, a force of nature in the field of sustainable tourism. Mario is the third generation of a family who has made their living creating unique hotels in Costa …

COMMAND MATTERS to Dimple Mukherjee

February 18th, 2021


Incredible takeaways for all, as we all have self-doubt. In my Chatter that Matters podcast, I ask people whom I admire to tell me one word that …

DREAM MATTERS to Rocco Rossi

February 11th, 2021


It's not even 5:00 am and my day is special and so very alive. When I interview a guest I am hyper-focused on the delicate balance of questions, flow and above all listening generously.  I have no idea how it will all …


February 5th, 2021


Learn from one of the best on how to create your personal brand, and then let the world know.

Why should you listen to this episode? Sometimes for a …


January 28th, 2021


In my new series, Word Matters, I ask guests to identify what word matters most to them and then why. We then look at how this word has influenced their choice, help them overcome challenges, and purpose a path with …


January 22nd, 2021


Jon Love is one of the world's most successful and respected builders and leaders. Jon offers several 'drop the mic' insights and ideas in this …

RELENTLESS matters to Sulemaan Ahmed

January 14th, 2021


RELENTLESS matters to Sulemaan Ahmed

In WORDS MATTERS, I interview people I admire and then ask them for the word that matters most and why. We then …

VOGLIA Matters to Anthony Longo

January 8th, 2021

In my new series, I ask people that I admire, what word matters most to them.   It’s a simple question but not one that’s easy to answer.   In this episode, I chat with Anthony Longo, the CEO of Longo's, one of the most …

Your WORDS Matter

December 29th, 2020


Chat Bites are bite-sized podcasts.  In each one, I focus on a word and why I feel it matters to your life and livelihood. In this episode, I take you back to when I spent a qualifying year at Carlton University. I took …

It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it

November 27th, 2020


What if what happens to you changes your life for the worse, twice, and forever?

At age 27, Mitchell, a former US Marine, has a great job in San …

Brooke Henderson. She has Heart and She has Game

November 20th, 2020


We didn't have a lot of money growing up or a family car, so sports was always pickup. It didn't shut down my imagination. Even under a streetlight in ball hockey, I was Guy Lafleur scoring the overtime goal or on a …

LIFE MATTERS - Lest We Forget. The Kyle Davidson Story.

November 13th, 2020


Lest we Forget, how can I forget what I can't imagine?  I watch war movies and documentaries, read books, but I have never seen, felt or experienced being in the military.  I can't imagine being in a combat situation, …

LIFE MATTERS - Bryan Baeumler, Building the Impossible Dream

November 6th, 2020


How many of you have dreamed about making a significant life change. You might be holding a freshly printed lottery ticket, or on vacation immersing …

LIFE MATTERS - Mark Henick to the edge and back

October 30th, 2020


Is Destiny a matter of choice or chance?  Mark Henick has his first mental health crisis in Grade 6 and by Grade 8 he tried suicide for the first time. By age 15 Mark's life was like a Yo-Yo bouncing out of psychiatric …

LIFE MATTERS - Orlando Bowen -Gamechanger

October 23rd, 2020


In LIFE MATTERS, Tony Chapman counters the firehose of negativity that is impacting our lives and careers, with positive stories of ordinary people, who despite their circumstances do extraordinary things. In doing so …

Quill: Putting pen to podcasting

September 16th, 2020


Entrepreneurs are optimists by nature. They find opportunities everywhere and want to do it all. But even the most driven entrepreneurs need to have the discipline to prioritize and focus on what will drive their …

Your health means the world to Paul

September 15th, 2020


Paul Rivett-Carnac's parents met on a herbalist walk on Vancouver Island in the late 1970s. That walk led them to pursue a lifetime passion for …

Sewn in Canada?

September 7th, 2020


If you believe that Canada can't compete in the design and creation of wonderful garments, then I encourage you to listen to this episode. And if you …

A Mad Scientist succeeding in a Mad, Mad World

August 31st, 2020

Electrify your day by listening to the story of Connie Stacey who calls herself a Mad Scientist and for a good reason. Connie is an inventor with a …

Mothers know best but will the rest?

August 24th, 2020


Patrice Mousseau, First Nations, single Mom, watching her eight-month-old daughter scratch her arms and legs until they were bloody. The only …

Can Fable get the attention they need and deserve?

August 17th, 2020


Joe Parenteau is one of the co-founders of Vancouver based startup Fable. They want to become a world-renowned direct to the consumer brand, that sells dinner plates and cutlery, and eventually other accessories for …

Is Wonderkind too much to wonder about?

August 10th, 2020


Wonderkind brings unique & tailored gifts right to your door. They represent over one-hundred and twenty Made in Canada businesses, support communities, empower female entrepreneurs & spread kindness. One gift …

Sheri Allain has a dilemma. Sell, scale or franchise

August 4th, 2020


As a mother, Sheri Allain wondered why there wasn’t more focus on STEM for children, especially girls and why her children’s school had nights …

Thirty thought leaders provide their expert advice

July 27th, 2020


Thirty thought leaders step up with profound insights, compelling ideas, and much-needed and deserved inspiration to help small business owners get to where they need and deserve to go.

In Series One, Small Business …

Lessons learned from ten small business heroes

July 20th, 2020


Meet the Heroes of Small Business Matters Series One.

Each week, during the darkest days of COVID-19, we produced a podcast featuring a small business owner, and three thought leaders who help them get to where they …

Can Made with Local go Global? I hope so.

June 22nd, 2020


Sheena Russell is the co-founder of Made with Local, and her story will inspire anyone who wants to be their own boss, and act on their beliefs and values.
 Made with Local sources local ingredients and then works with …

Made to measure menswear might not fit a post COVID-19 economy

June 15th, 2020


Jeanne Beker, one of the world's leading fashion authorities, Sabrina Geremia, Head of Google Canada, and Lolita Guerrera, VP of RBC Retail, are the …

Ernesto Gomez is bed ridden by COVID19, can he save his restaurants?

June 1st, 2020


If you want to be swept away in a story about resilience, reinvention and catching dreams, this episode is for you. Then combine it with compelling advice from three experts, Robert CarterChris Barrett and Duke McKenzi

Events are cancelled, Jennifer needs to pivot Staff Shop

May 25th, 2020


Jennifer Menard’s life has been about reinvention, regardless of her circumstance. She openly shares her life story growing up in a broken home but …

Can Hoot Reading get the attention they deserve?

May 18th, 2020


After a five-year stint with Sesame Streets Labs in New York, and getting her Masters in Education at Harvard, Carly Shuler returns to Canada. She …

Tragedy hits, Kristi takes over, and must orchestrate a rebrand to battle the food giants

May 9th, 2020


Kristi knows that the company needs a rebrand if they are going to battle international food giants for market share.  Mother Raw is born, and the legacy of the Founder, and her mission of 'Good on Good'  is woven …

Can Joe O’Brien, a 5-star tourism operator, keep his boats afloat?

May 4th, 2020


Joe O'Brien is a gifted entrepreneur.  His tourism operation, O'Brien Boat Tours, includes three boats, two restaurants, gift shops, and shuttle buses.  His base is St John's Newfoundland, and he captains his guests to …

The future of work, reimagined

April 27th, 2020


Lisa Taylor leads a team of a hundred people when she uncovers an insight that would change her course in life, and possibly the future of the …

From Renting to Reinventing Healthcare

April 20th, 2020


Paul Hemburrow and his partner find the capital to purchase a profitable business that rents TV sets to patients in hospitals. The partners rebrand …

What happens when the wheels come off Traci’s business?

April 13th, 2020


Traci Shepheard's lifelong dream was to be an entrepreneur building a health and wellness business.  She had hundreds of ideas, but nothing caught her imagination more than a mobile meditation studio.  She did her …

Shaw Brothers - The Experience Economy

April 10th, 2020


When Cirque de Soleil files for bankruptcy protection you realize how fast the sun has set on the event business. To find out what it will take to …

John Ruffolo - Canada's new economy

April 9th, 2020


In this episode, I chat with John Ruffolo, Founder, OMERS Ventures and Co-Founder - Council of Canadian Innovators.

John Ruffolo name is synonymous …

Covid-19 - John Bezear ' Never Surrender Your Business'

April 8th, 2020


The forces of change are rendering much of what we know of business obsolete. Automation, e-commerce, the Amazon effect, increasing bureaucracy and …

Chatter that Matters - The Legend Series

April 3rd, 2020


The Coronavirus has presented Canadian businesses with unprecedented challenges. There is no compass for these uncharted waters. New approaches to customer, supplier and employee engagement require consideration and …

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