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SportTokz with SportProfz

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SportTokz with SportProfz is co-hosted by Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media professors, Prof Walz (Laurel Walzak), Prof Joe (Joe Recupero) and Dan Berlin. The show is pre-recorded via Zoom conferencing calls and premieres every Friday at 5pm. For 1-hour we chat with sport pros and profs about… read more

60 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

SportTokz with SportProfz: Season 4, Episode 2 with Shireen Ahmed

November 28th, 2021


This week, we had the privilege of speaking with writer, activist, public speaker, podcast host- (how does she do it all?) - Shireen Ahmed!

We spent some time discussing her experience as an academic (Chicago citations …

Episode 42: Scott MacArthur-On Air Sports Expert; Season 3, Episode 1

November 5th, 2021


This past week, we had the privilege of speaking with On Air Sports Expert Scott MacArthur!

We spent some time diving into the recent news …

Episode #41 - Dan Gladman, Canadian Screen Award-winning TV Broadcast Producer - Season 3 Finale

June 29th, 2021


This episode provided a dive deeper into the current, cutting edge work that Dan is producing and everything basketball both on and off the courts🏀🏆 Dan Gladman is an Award-winning Sports TV Producer. He was awarded …

Episode #40 - Amrit Gill, Digital Content Coordinator & Host on Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition.

April 22nd, 2021


We were honoured to speak with Broadcast Journalist at Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi & OMNI Television Producer & Reporter, Amrit Gill on Monday April 19th!

We chatted about her journey to broadcasting and …

Office Hours #16 - Kayla Grey, Sports Anchor at TSN

April 8th, 2021


We are coming at you with another Office Hours feature this week hosted by Dan "The Coach" Berlin and TSN Sports Anchor Kayla Grey joins him in the virtual studio! Kayla is an award-winning journalist and currently an …

Office Hours - Dan Gladman, Canadian Screen Award-winning TV Broadcast Producer

April 6th, 2021


Dan "The Coach" Berlin is back with another Office Hours episode as we take a break for the much needed long weekend. We were excited to welcome TV Producer Dan Gladman to our virtual studio and the experience, …

Episode #39 - Emily Staker, Attorney, Agent & PR Specialist—Professional Sports & Sports Broadcasting, March 29, 2021

April 1st, 2021


On Monday March 29th, we were excited have Attorney, Agent & PR Specialist—Professional Sports & Sports Broadcasting, who represents both athletes and members of sport media, Emily Staker (@emily_staker), join …

Episode #38 - Cheryl Pounder, 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, Motivational Speaker, Broadcaster, and Co-Host of Her Mark Podcast - March 22nd, 2021

March 25th, 2021


Wow, has it been a year already?! March 23rd marked the 1year anniversary of when Prof Walz and Prof Joe created SportTokz with SportProfz as a way to connect with students and sports industry pros as the pandemic …

Episode #37 - Asher Hill, CBC Battle of the Blades, Co-Host of #ThatFigureSkatingShow, Coach & Choreographer - March 15, 2021

March 18th, 2021


Oh Canada, we dive into the world of figure skating and the realities of the powerful sport. We were thrilled to have Canadian Coach & …

Episode #36 - CBC Sports, Sarah Jenkins and PxP Announcer, Victor Findlay - March 8th, 2021

March 11th, 2021


Happy International Women's Day/Month!! On March 8th we celebrated IWD with CBC Digital Sport Producer, Sarah Jenkins, along with Freelance Writer and PlayxPlay Announcer, Victor Findlay. We took a deep dive into the …

Episode #35 - Madison Koekkoek, Social Media & Digital Content - March 1, 2021

March 4th, 2021


Happy International Women’s Month SportTokerz!! To kick off our female empowering roster for March, we had THE Social Media and Digital Content guru, Madison Koekkoek join us on March 1st! Madison not only brought her …

Episode #34 - Jess Silver & Joanne Smith, Paralympics, Elevating Athletes with Physical Challenges

February 25th, 2021


🎧🎙On Monday Feb 22nd, we were excited to have Founder of Flex For Access, Author, & Personal Trainer, Jess Silver, along with Award Winning TV Broadcaster, Certified Nutritional Practitioner & Author, Joanne …

Episode #33 - Parminder Singh, NBA Host and Commentator

February 11th, 2021


We were proud to host SportTokz in two languages, English & Punjabi, on February 8th with Spotlight Speaker, Parminder Singh, Host and Commentator in Punjabi at National Basketball Association (NBA)! We discuss …

Episode #32 - Erik Denison, Author & Researcher with Monash University's Behavioural Science Research Laboratory

February 4th, 2021


We had some duel #SportProfz and #SportTokz action on Monday February 1st as we hosted an exclusive episode to launch Laurel Walzak and Joe Recupero’s new book, “Sport Media Vectors: Digitization, Expanding Audiences, …

Office Hours #14 - Harnarayan Singh, PxP of Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi

February 2nd, 2021


Dan "The Coach" Berlin is back with another Office Hours episode - the first of 2021 and first for Season 3! We invite Harnarayan Singh to talk about his rise in the business and discusses the journey of finding his …

Episode #31 - Dan Robson, Senior Writer/Head of Features - The Athletic Canada, Author, and Ryerson RTA Sport Media Instructor

January 28th, 2021


For another #SportProfz edition of the show, we were excited to have Senior Writer/Head of Features - The Athletic Canada, Author, and Ryerson RTA Sport Media instructor, Dan Robson join us on Monday January 25th! He …

Episode #30 - UCLA Softball Coach & NCAA Champion, Kirk Walker

January 21st, 2021


Welcome back SportTokerz! We hope you had a safe and wonderful holiday break and enjoyed the SportTokz Office Hours episodes while we were away. We …

Office Hours #13 - RTA Grad & On Air Personality, Ailish Forfar

January 16th, 2021


Dan "The Coach" Berlin is joined by RTA Grad & On Air Personality, Ailish Forfar. 

Ailish is the host of Sportnet’s new digital interactive show “NHL Chatroom” live on Sportnet’s Youtube and Facebook channels weekly …

Office Hours #12 - ESPN NFL Insider, Adam Schefter

January 14th, 2021


Dan "The Coach" Berlin invites Adam Schefter who is an NFL Insider for ESPN to the show! Adam has over 8 million twitter followers which makes him a …

Office Hours #11 - Senior Writer withThe Athletic, Thomas Drance

January 12th, 2021


We welcome Thomas Drance, Senior Writer with The Athletic, covering the Vancouver Canucks to the virtual studio and did a deep dive into gaining access to athletes as a reporter and communications professional.

Office Hours #10 - Sportsnet National Reporter, Arash Madani

January 7th, 2021


Dan 'The Coach' Berlin along with his co-host David Singh welcomes Sportsnet National Reporter, Arash Madani! In this episode, they discuss the nuances of reporting on professional sports. Get ready for some great …

Office Hours #9 - Sportsnet Sr. Producer, Graeme Campbell

January 6th, 2021


Dan "The Coach" Berlin is back with another Office Hours episode and invites Sportsnet Sr. Producer, Original Digital Content, Graeme Campbell to the studio. They discussed strategies for students creating digital …

Office Hours #8 - Shireen Ahmed, Sports Journalist, TEDx Speaker, Activist, Podcaster

January 5th, 2021


Dan "The Coach" Berlin is back with another Office Hours episode and invites Shireen to talk about the challenges facing journalists and finding stories without access.

Episode #29 - Tara Slone - Host of Sportsnet's Top of Her Game & Co-Host of Rogers Hometown Hockey

December 17th, 2020


🎧🎙NEW EPISODE #29! Host of Sportsnet's Top of Her Game and Co-host of Rogers Hometown Hockey, Tara Slone (@taraslone) joined us Monday December 14th! Tara sported her orange @WNBA hoodie that Sports Business Journal …

Episode #28 - Olivia Stomski - Director at Newhouse Sports Media Center - Syracuse University

December 10th, 2020


Olivia Stomski, Director at Newhouse Sports Media Center - Syracuse University (@syracuseu) joined us Monday December 7th! Olivia is a graduate of Syracuse University in Broadcast Journalism. Her skills range from …

Episode #27 - Founder, Producer & Director, Steven Hoffner - 383 Pictures

December 3rd, 2020


Founder, Producer and Director at 383 Pictures, Steven Matthew Hoffner joined us on Monday November 30th and we discussed everything about sports production and creative practices! We dive deep into his work with the …

Episode #26 - James Ronan, Co-Founder & Host of BigBrainSports Podcast

November 26th, 2020


For our first #SportTokzNextGen episode, we had James Ronan, Co-Founder and Host of BigBrainSports Podcast, on the show! James is a 13-year old kid …

Episode #25 - Special Advisor at PlayOn! Canada, Russell Kovshoff

November 19th, 2020


We had Sports Entertainment Champion Russell Kovshoff join the show on Monday, November 16th! Russell is a sports marketing and entertainment professional with 15+ years of experience within sports entertainment, …

Office Hours #7 - Oshawa Generals, Jessica Corbett

November 18th, 2020


On Wednesdays we celebrate women in sports…actually we do that everyday!! We have a NEW EPISODE of SportTokz Office Hours with Social and Digital Marketing expert, Jessica Corbett! She is known for the incredible work …

Episode #24 - UFC Senior VP, International & Content - David Shaw

November 12th, 2020


On Monday Nov. 9th we stepped into the ring with David Shaw - Senior Vice President, International and Content at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)! David is a dynamic sports executive, entrepreneur and business …

Episode #23 - 2x Olympian, Anastasia Bucsis

November 5th, 2020


We were honoured to have 2x Olympian, Athlete Management Lead & Host, CBC Sports, & RBC Olympian, Anastasia Bucsis (@anastasure) join SportTokz on Monday November 2nd. We chatted about her passion for public …

Episode #22 - Tom Pistore, President, UBS Arena (Home of the New York Islanders)

October 30th, 2020


We had Tom Pistore, President, UBS Arena, Commercial Business Operations, (Home of the New York Islanders join us on the show last Monday, October 26th! We chatted about Isles hockey and the strategic planning that goes …

Episode #21 - NYU Global Sport Professor, David Hollander

October 24th, 2020


Monday October 19th was a night of top notch sports education with the best of the best #SportProfz! We had @nyuniversity School of Professional …

Office Hours #6 - Edmonton Oilers Beat Reporter for The Athletic, Daniel Nugent-Bowman

October 22nd, 2020


This week Dan "The Coach" Berlin meets with Edmonton Oilers beat reporter for The Athletic, Daniel Nugent Bowman! They discuss covering the NHL bubble in Edmonton during the pandemic. The overall theme for this episode …

Office Hours #5 - TSN Reporter, Matthew Scianitti

October 22nd, 2020


Dan 'The Coach' Berlin along with his co-host David Singh welcome TSN Reporter and Ryerson Alumnus Matthew Scianitti who, in his own words, describes himself as a magazine writer who tried tinkering with content …

Episode #20 - Former NFL & CFL Player, Brian Bulcke - Managing Partner Play4Tomorrow

October 17th, 2020


On Monday, October 5th, Brian Bulcke joined the show where we learned about his former playing days in the NFL & CFL and the exciting work he is …

Episode #19 - Rugby Exclusive w/ Nigel D’Acre, Amy Stoparczyk, & Jon Pallett - Sept.28.20

October 14th, 2020


It's all about Rugby in Canada as we host an Exclusive Rugby episode with panel of the industry's best! We have the Founder of Canadian Misfit Rugby & National/Provincial Youth Rugby Coach, Nigel D’Acre joining the …

Episode #18 - Canadian Press, Gregory Strong - Sept.21.20

October 7th, 2020


We had Gregory Strong from The Canadian Press join us on the show to discuss the future of sports journalism and the new era of reporting. We also discuss the possibility for Canada to become the bubble for the sports …

Office Hours #4 - Donnovan Bennett - Sportsnet Reporter-Producer

September 29th, 2020


Donnovan Bennett joined Dan 'The Coach' Berlin for an Office Hours segment this week for his Sport Journalism course at Ryerson University. This episode takes a deep dive on his journalistic practices, with the second …

Episode #17 - Donnovan Bennett, Sportsnet & Alex Gallacher, NASCAR - Sept.14.20

September 29th, 2020


Welcome to SEASON 2 of SportTokz with SportProfz! We open our second season with Sportsnet Reporter/Producer, Donnovan Bennett as our spotlight speaker and Social Media Specialist/Beat Reporter for NASCAR, our featured …

Episode #16 - Jesse Pollock - TSN Producer - Aug.31.2020

September 22nd, 2020


On Monday, August 31, 2020 TSN Producer and RTA graduate of the 2018 and first graduating class of the RTA Sport Media program, joined SportTokz and …

Office Hours #3 - Tara Slone - Rogers Hometown Hockey & Sportsnet Top of Her Game

September 10th, 2020


Co-host of Rogers Hometown Hockey and Host of Sportsnet Top of Her Game, Tara Slone joined me on an episode of Office Hours to chat about her incredible experience in the entertainment business. Did you know she started …

Episode #15 Jeff Marek Ft. Sydney Large & Vince Capano - August 24, 2020

September 2nd, 2020


On Monday August 24th we welcomed NHL Host on Sportsnet and 31 Thoughts the Podcast, Jeff Marek! Jeff is one of the most trusted voices in hockey journalism and respected because he cares about the professionals in …

Episode #14 - Chanelle S. Reynolds - August 17, 2020

August 25th, 2020


On Monday August 17th we welcomed Washington NFL Executive & author of her upcoming release “The Success Playbook”, Chanelle S. Reynolds! …

Office Hours #2 - Zack Brame - Career Profile & NHL Bubble with the Carolina Hurricanes

August 12th, 2020


On this episode of SportTokz Office Hours we chat with Zack Brame, Digital Content Producer for the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL! See the topic …

SportTokz Office Hours #1 - NHL Seattle Kraken Launch Analysis

July 31st, 2020


We are launching a new segment to our show called SportTokz Office Hours! This will be a space where we focus on specific topics or profiles of sport professionals and professors. You can find deep dives on important …

Episode #13 - Dan Marrazza & Erin Hodges - July 20, 2020

July 28th, 2020


Dan Marrazza - most recently NHL Vegas Golden Knights, Director of Digital & Social Media, & Senior Specialist, Social Marketing at …

Episode #12 - Shireen Ahmed - July 6, 2020

July 22nd, 2020


The spark and a firecracker herself, Shireen Ahmed - Sports Journalist, TEDx Speaker, Sports Activist, Podcaster, Consultant - joined us on July 6th, …

Episode #11 - RTA Grad Celly & Class of 2024 Welcome - June 29th, 2020

July 9th, 2020


On Monday, June 29th we were back with another #SportProfz edition of our show to celebrate Ryerson University’s RTA Graduating Class of 2020 and Welcome the Incoming Class of 2024! RTA Professors, Prof Walz, Prof Joe, …

Episode #10 - Dr. Jen Welter - June 22nd, 2020

July 2nd, 2020


Dr. Jen Welter, First Female Coach, NFL & Madden, PhD Sport Psych and Author joined us on June 22nd, 2020 to chat about coaching at all levels of sport and how her experiences have shaped her life. Dan "The Coach" …

Episode #9 - PRIDE x SportTokz - June 15th, 2020

June 23rd, 2020


We partnered with You Can Play to celebrate PRIDE in sports! Jonas Worth, Brock McGillis, Harrison Browne, and John Epping joined SportTokz With SportProfz on June 15th, 2020. See our topic list below.

1. Spotlight …

Episode #8 - Dr. Nicole Forrester - June 8, 2020

June 18th, 2020


Dr. Nicole Forrester (Prof Forrester), Joe Recupero (Prof Joe), Dan Berlin (The Coach) and Laurel Walzak (Prof Walz) discussed Racism and Injustice …

Episode #7 - Marissa Roberto - June 1, 2020

June 18th, 2020


Host of TSN's Digital SportCentre & Esports LIVE, Marissa Roberto joined SportTokz on June 1st, 2020. See our topic list below.

1. MRob Promo Time

2. The Latest Returns

3. Celebrating Pride Month

4. EsportTokz Q’z

Episode #6 - David and Sarah Ayres - May 25, 2020

June 18th, 2020


Emergency NHL Backup Goaltender, Dave & his wife Sarah Ayres joined SportTokz on May 25th, 2020. See our topic list below.

1. Dave’s Emergent Upcoming

2. Disney x NBA

3. Sport Docs - The Last Dance & More

4. UFC …

Episode #5 - Michael 'Pinball' Clemons - May 18, 2020

June 18th, 2020


CFL General Manager, Toronto Argonauts, Michael “Pinball” Clemons joined SportTokz on May 18th, 2020. See our topic list below.

1. The Pinball Story

2. CFL - Funding

3. MLB - Salary Debate

4. NBA - ESPN’s Top 10 Players …

Episode #4 - Jamie Campbell - May 11, 2020

June 18th, 2020


Sportsnet Anchor, Toronto Blue Jays TV Host, Jamie Campbell joined SportTokz on May 11th, 2020. See our topic list below.

1. 1000 Phone Calls

2. Baseball, Up Next

3. Hub Cities and NHL

4. Who is “Resuming Practice & …

Episode #3 - Matt Scianitti - May 4, 2020

June 10th, 2020


TSN Reporter, CFL Sidelines, Matt Scianitti joined SportTokz on May 4th, 2020. See our topic list below.





5. ______ Update (Fill in the Blank)

6. …

Episode #2 - Darren Dreger - April 27, 2020

June 10th, 2020


TSN’s Hockey Insider, Darren Dreger joined SportTokz on April 27th, 2020. See our topic list below.

1. NFL Draft

2. NHL Virtual Draft

3. NBA Practices

4. Kawhi Leonard & Nike

5. NWHL In Toronto

6. Esports - Fortnite …

Episode #1 - Scott MacArthur - March 30, 2020

June 10th, 2020


Scott MacArthur from Sportsnet 590 The FAN joined SportTokz on March 30th, 2020. See our topic list below.

  1. Why we miss baseball? feat. Dan Berlin

SportTokz Pod Trailer

June 2nd, 2020


SportTokz with SportProfz is co-hosted by Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media professors, Prof Walz (Laurel Walzak) and Prof Joe (Joe Recupero) …

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