No Ordinary Life

20 EpisodesProduced by Brent RodgersWebsite

Telling the stories about everyday people who are making extraordinary lives for themselves. Achieving their dreams, goals and happiness... and yet you've never heard of them.

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Part 2 of 2: Joe Slota survived a ruptured brain AVM. Had a section of his skull shipped to the mid-west. When it was put back in... it disappeared

July 2nd, 2019


This is our 20th episode for No Ordinary Life. Hard to believe, but when you think about it we did start way back in Dec 2018 which seems like a world away now.

We have had great guests over the past 8 months or so and …

Part 1 of 2: Joe Slota survived a ruptured brain AVM. Had a section of his skull shipped to the mid-west. When it was put back in... it disappeared

June 16th, 2019


Hey everyone, welcome back!

We’ve had a bit of time off since the last podcast with Natalie James – which by the way if you haven’t listened to yet, …

Politics, pampering and business. Natalie James thought she needed an education till she discovered she had an MBA in life.

May 26th, 2019


When I first was trying to figure out who to have on the podcast Natalie James was always on the top of my list. I knew she had a story to tell but I didn't exactly know the details.

Her sister-in-law, Dallas James was …

Part 2 of 2: A real life Breaking Bad? Tom Miller shares his story of coming to grips with his addictions and life choices and then experiencing freedom!

May 19th, 2019


This is the second part of a 2 part series with Tom Miller founder of Lifelight Fitness. So if you if you haven’t downloaded part 1, you need to stop what you’re doing and listen to the first half of my conversation …

Part 1 of 2: A real life Breaking Bad? Tom Miller shares his story of coming to grips with his addictions and life choices and then experiencing freedom!

May 12th, 2019


I was introduced to today’s podcast guest, Tom Miller, through a former No Ordinary Life guest, Rob Grupe – who incidentally you should check out …

Lil' Wayne, Oreo cookies and the Guinness Book of World Records. On this episode we talk to Leo Morejon. Social media early adopter and roller blade aficionado.

May 5th, 2019


Leo and I met because the social media software company I worked for had acquired his company. I only confessed to him recently (actually on this podcast) that when he came in, I was immediately insecure about my job at …

Sentenced 20 years, served 7 years, 6 months and 18 days. Health & fitness has turned Rob Grupe's life around

April 21st, 2019


I first heard Rob Grupe’s story on Matt Del Negro’s podcast 10,000 No’s (which you all should be listening to as well) and was amazed by his story …

First he was "aspirational dad" then, "alien dad". From there it was "Fancy Lawyer/Corpse", to the ultimate... "Man #3". Living large with Cliff Prang

April 14th, 2019


I first met Cliff Prang about 7 years ago I think. My family and I were on a cross country adventure in our van from Toronto, Ontario to British …

The 12th (Episode) Anniversary - What I've Learned So Far...

April 7th, 2019


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Welcome everyone to the 12th anniversary of No Ordinary life. For …

I have MS, but MS does not have me. Inspiring words from Dion Oxford, advocate for the homeless.

March 23rd, 2019


Dion was one of the first people I had ever met that worked with street people and the homeless and had a passion for it.

That passion for the homeless and downtrodden led to a career of helping. Dion was the Mission …

Music Producer Doug Romanow's got a LOT of keyboards. He uses them to make music. And he's pretty freakin' good at it!

March 17th, 2019


With over 20 years in in the music business, Doug Romanow has got a healthy list of credits to his name. On top being a Record Producer, Mixer and Songwriter he’s also the Musical Director at the Canadian Country Music …

Who sends their kid to a summer camp run by a guy named Death Johnny? How a cop from Belfast became the CEO of one of the premier summer camps in Canada.

March 10th, 2019


When I first started this podcast my goal wasn’t to be an advertisement for Muskoka Woods. My goal was to find people who were living interesting lives and making interesting decisions. Naturally the low hanging fruit …

Jeff Roach plays guitar. Jeff Roach sings. Jeff Roach used to have floppy hair. Jeff Roach is an Ad Man.

February 24th, 2019


Jeff Roach is a global brand consultant and strategic planner specializing in brand management, digital marketing, and marketing strategy. With over …

There are just too many things that Andrea Jacka wants to get done!

February 18th, 2019


I had the privilege of sitting down with Andrea Jacka at her kitchen table this week to talk about her life and the decisions she made to achieve no ordinary life. I discovered that she’s a genuine bad ass! I had no …

Tad Munnings thinks about Art vs. Commerce and feeding his 5 kids

February 11th, 2019


Tad Munnings is an entrepreneur that has focused most of his life and career on filmmaking and telling stories through visual means.

Living in Africa at young age was definitely fundamental in shaping his worldview and …

Life's going to knock you down. Julie Kennedy Smith always gets back up

February 4th, 2019


Julie is a busy mother of 4, a doula, pre-natal educator, counsellor for young moms as well as a wife.

If anyone I know has had ups and downs in …

Serial start ups and super connector. Say hello to Mark Dowds

January 27th, 2019


Mark Dowds is the co-founder and chief strategy officer of Trov Inc, one of the world's fastest growing Insurtech companies and co-founder of tech hub, Ormeau Baths in Belfast Northern Ireland. Mark is as a serial …

Entrepreneur turned Mayor. Meet Iain Lovatt

January 21st, 2019


Iain Lovatt is the newly elected mayor of Stouffville, a small town about 50 km’s north of Toronto, Ontario. He has also been a friend of mine for over 30 years. I’ve always known him to be not only an entrepreneur but …

From suburban Mom, to sailor, to farmer? Who is Dallas James?

January 13th, 2019


I speak with my good friend Dallas James from James Family Farms. Dallas has been a singer, traveler, mom, business woman a sailor and now entrepreneur. Join me for my interview with Dallas to see how she and her family …

No Ordinary Life - Welcome!

December 29th, 2018


Welcome to the debut podcast of No Ordinary Life. 

NOL explores the success stories that we don’t actually get to hear about but should!  Especially …

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