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This Week in Tech

August 11, 2022 09:05 - 20 minutes - 19.2 MB

 Carmi Levy on This Week in Tech reveals the RCMP has been using spyware tools for years, goes over how Google's trying to publicly shame Apple into adopting better text messaging standards, and more.

What isn't a cult but seems like one | They're a 10 but...

August 11, 2022 09:04 - 1 hour - 55.6 MB

: What isn't a cult... but sure feels like a cult? Tech. Producer Game w/ Andrew Pots: They're a 10 but...

Free for All

August 11, 2022 09:02 - 29 minutes - 27.3 MB

It's "Free for All" Thursdays with Foreign Correspondent Tony Five live from London, England.

Tatum Hunter| Laurie Campbell

August 11, 2022 09:02 - 19 minutes - 18.3 MB

The age-old predicament of being married, but still on your parents’ cell plans with Washington Post personal technology writer Tatum Hunter The effects inflation, shrinkflation, and greedflation are having on consumers with Laurie Campbell, director of client financial wellness at Bromwich + Smith Licensed Insolvency Trustees 

Therapy Thursdays on a Wednesday

August 10, 2022 09:05 - 22 minutes - 21 MB

: It's "Therapy Thursdays on a Wednesday" with Gary Direnfeld and today: back to school! David and Gary talk about the importance of educational assistance, what in-person classrooms might look like. Then they discuss kids being "bathroom shy" at school.

Stéphane Deschênes| Ed Conroy

August 10, 2022 09:04 - 19 minutes - 18.3 MB

 It's all about nudity and naturists and Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park in Ontario. We speak with the park's owner and International Federation of Naturists President Stéphane Deschênes The mystery of the labyrinth under Toronto, and the "Cabbagetown Monster" with cultural historian and Retrontario founder Ed Conroy

Natalie Norman

August 10, 2022 09:03 - 10 minutes - 9.82 MB

Toronto-based Comedian Natalie Norman debates the virtues of "cat men" vs. "dog men." Then it's the ins and outs of performing stand-up comedy naked at a naturist park.

Cod Pod and Games with Tony Five

August 10, 2022 09:02 - 31 minutes - 29.2 MB

"The Cod Pod" with Foreign Correspondent Tony Five

Who have you gotten revenge on?| The Movie Game| Ben's Brief

August 10, 2022 09:01 - 1 hour - 55.9 MB

Who have you gotten revenge on? What did you do? Was it worth it? (Using this article as a jumping off point)      Tech. Producer Game w/ Andrew Pots: The Movie Game     Interview with the producer, Ben Harrison

This Week in Science

August 09, 2022 09:05 - 22 minutes - 21.1 MB

The Earth has been spinning a little faster, the study that shows people who white lies are more honest, how the ancestors of whales transitioned from land into water and more with Dan Riskin on This Week in Science

"Untitled Political Segment"

August 09, 2022 09:04 - 19 minutes - 18.3 MB

 Doug Ford says 'all hands on deck' as MPPs return for throne speech, Jagmeet Singh warns Justin Trudeau their deal is dead if no dental plan by year's end, and more on our "Untitled Political Segment" with political commentator Trevor Mayoh

Ethan Lou

August 09, 2022 09:03 - 10 minutes - 9.87 MB

Subscription overload? Why our 'right to own' is important in a subscription-based world with Ethan Lou, a columnist for The Globe and Mail's Report on Business

Oops I Dated Again

August 09, 2022 09:03 - 41 minutes - 38.2 MB

Comedian Natasha Vinik for Oops I Dated Again

"Games Night" with Tony Five

August 09, 2022 09:02 - 22 minutes - 21.1 MB

"Games Night" with Foreign Correspondent Tony Five live from London, England

Caught red handed!| Trivia| Ben's Brief

August 09, 2022 09:01 - 48 minutes - 44.6 MB

Topic: Caught red handed! What have you been caught doing? From the Alex Jones phone story. Tech. Producer Game w/ Andrew Potts Trivia!

The String Cheese Billboard - Angel Domingo

August 08, 2022 09:05 - 10 minutes - 9.8 MB

David speaks to his new hero Angel Domingo, the man who used a giant billboard in Toronto to get rid of leftover string cheese.

The Old Fashioned Way | Airport Survival Tips | Reverse Movie Game | Ben's Brief

August 08, 2022 09:04 - 1 hour - 56.6 MB

 Call-in Topics What’s one thing you still prefer to do the old-fashioned way—regardless of technology—and why? Airport survival tips. Motivated by this news story Producer Games w/ Andrew Potts: The Reverse Movie Game Interview with the producer, Ben Harrison

Serious Sundays with Tony Five

August 08, 2022 09:03 - 29 minutes - 27.2 MB

"Serious Sundays" with Foreign correspondent Tony Five live from London, England

Petrina Gentile | Leslie Golts

August 08, 2022 09:01 - 18 minutes - 17.3 MB

The Globe and Mail auto reporter Petrina Gentile joins us for auto industry news. We cover a major electric vehicle recall and buy back, and then explore how well some EVs will perform in the winter. It's everything you wanted to know about the Sunday Scaries with Leslie Golts, the head of marketing at OLLY Vitamins

Did Richard Crouse Like These Movies?

August 05, 2022 09:05 - 10 minutes - 9.71 MB

 Did Richard Crouse Like These Movies?

Dr. Cliff Redford

August 05, 2022 09:04 - 12 minutes - 11.7 MB

Veterinarian Dr. Cliff Redford joins us to talk about his recent trip to Ukraine to help animals, and bring much needed cancer treatment medication.

Sebastian Harder| Laura Ramoso

August 05, 2022 09:03 - 19 minutes - 18.3 MB

Sebastian Harder, creator of the Toilet Town project in Toronto discusses why he's photographing toilets on the streets.  Comedian and sketch artist Laura Ramoso discusses her upcoming show Frances and what it was like to be on TV series What We Do in the Shadows.

Aunt Agony with Tony Five

August 05, 2022 09:02 - 43 minutes - 40.2 MB

Foreign Correspondent Tony Five Aunt Agony solving listen problems live from London, England

When interviews go wrong!| The Movie Game

August 05, 2022 09:01 - 51 minutes - 47.6 MB

When interviews go wrong! What are your worst job interview stories? Do you have any job interview tips? And what do you want people to know about your job before they apply?  Producer Games w/ Andrew Potts and Ben Harrison: The Movie Game

This Week in Science with Dan Riskin

August 04, 2022 09:05 - 22 minutes - 21.1 MB

 It's This Week in Science. Evolutionary biologist Dan Riskin and David catch up about Dan's recent vacation to Crete. They then discuss how the Lochness monster is a most plausible beast, the scientifically ideal way to flip a hamburger, and how some scientists turned dead spiders into robots.

"Free for All" Thursdays with Tony Five| Chase Padgett

August 04, 2022 09:03 - 31 minutes - 29.3 MB

It's "Free for All" Thursdays with Foreign Correspondent Tony Five live from London, England. David and Tony debate the finer points and dangers of recreational substance use. They then go on to talk about conspiracy theories.  Actor and musician Chase Padgett joins the Showgram to discuss his one man show 6 Guitars, playing at the CAA Theatre in Toronto, August 2-7. 

Things you never thought you'd enjoy| Stories| Trivia| Ben's Brief

August 04, 2022 09:01 - 1 hour - 56.6 MB

What did you enjoy, even though you thought you wouldn't?  Tech. Producer Game w/ Andrew Potts: Trivia  Interview with the producer, Ben Harrison

"Therapy Thursdays on a Wednesday"

August 03, 2022 09:05 - 22 minutes - 21 MB

 It's "Therapy Thursdays on a Wednesday" with Gary Direnfeld. David and Gary discuss how Gary's fed up with white supremacists, their thoughts on religion, and what happens when children observe violence in the home.

Christine Oreskovich| Natalie Norman

August 03, 2022 09:03 - 20 minutes - 19.2 MB

 The Halifax, NS Oyster Festival's mascot is a viral sensation! We cover the story with festival organizer Christine Oreskovich, who also co-founded The Coast  Toronto-based Comedian Natalie Norman talks about cancelling comedy shows, her recent late night date, and how best to respond to a friend's body image issues

Foreign Correspondent Tony Five

August 03, 2022 09:02 - 32 minutes - 29.3 MB

 Foreign Correspondent Tony Five

Food no-nos!| The Reverse Movie Game

August 03, 2022 09:01 - 41 minutes - 38.3 MB

Call-in Topics Food no-nos! What’s a food faux-pas? (Ie gross combinations, crimes against food, etc) – motivated by this news story Tech. Producer Game w/ Andrew Potts: The Reverse Movie Game

Christian Leuprecht| "Untitled Political Segment"

August 02, 2022 09:05 - 28 minutes - 26.5 MB

 The United States' killing of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri with Christian Leuprecht, security expert and professor at the Royal Military College and Queen's University Is Canada's Conservative Party going nuts, the formal end of slavery in Canada commemorated in Halifax, the ethics of Trudeau vacationing in Costa Rica and more on our "Untitled Political Segment" with political commentator Trevor Mayoh

Sex Ed. with Samantha Bitty

August 02, 2022 09:04 - 22 minutes - 21 MB

Tonight it's couples who've gotten together during the pandemic who are now experiencing a shift, how long someone should dwell on a ex, and more on Sex Ed. with Samantha Bitty

Serious Sundays on a Monday| Games Night with Tony Five

August 02, 2022 09:03 - 32 minutes - 30.1 MB

It's "Serious Sundays on a Monday" and then "Games Night" with Foreign Correspondent Tony Five live from London, England

Stories| The Movie Game| Ben's Brief

August 02, 2022 09:01 - 39 minutes - 36.4 MB

Tech. Producer Game w/ Andrew Potts: The Movie Game  Interview with the producer, Ben Harrison

Today Is | Guest Pet Peeves | The Decade Game | Ben's Brief

July 29, 2022 09:05 - 59 minutes - 54.3 MB

David Cooper hosts the late Showgram! Producer Tony gets us started by letting  you know about the long weekend, and some of the national days we are celebrating including International Tiger Day, Lasagna Day, and Chicken Wing Day. Our Call in topic tonight is about your Guest Pet Peeves! What are you worst guest stories! David Cooper tells us some of the stories from around the country and has a few tips from Mark Towhey on how to run for office! The Decade Game with producer Tony! We h...

Life Hacks with Tony Five

July 29, 2022 09:04 - 31 minutes - 28.5 MB

Foreign Correspondent Tony Five joins the overnight show and discusses some life hacks to make your life easier.

The Scribe Bookstore | The COVID Market | TIFF and TikTok

July 29, 2022 09:01 - 32 minutes - 29.4 MB

These newsmakers join David Cooper. We start with The story of how one man opened a new old bookstore during the pandemic, with Justin Daniel Wood, owner of The Scribe Bookstore in Toronto Scientists have honed the argument that coronavirus came from Wuhan market. We dig into the the story with science reporter at the Washington Post, Joel Achenbach TikTok has launched a filmmaking challenge as part of their official partnership with the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival. David dis...

What would you want to do over? | Over or Under Rated | New Trivia | Ben's Brief

July 28, 2022 09:05 - 1 hour - 62.9 MB

Some of the news stories from around the world including how COVID has changed friendships. On the call in topic we ask: What would you want to do over? A bit of Over or Under Rated with your participation. Some news related Trivia with Producer Tony Producer Ben joins the show to talk a bit about his do overs.

This Week in Tech with Carmi Levy | Flying Flags

July 28, 2022 09:02 - 29 minutes - 26.8 MB

How the Canadian military is looking at blocking real-time tracking of flights, including the Prime Minister's plane, how another Ontario town fell victim to a ransomware attack, and much more with Carmi Levy for This Week in Tech Later we talk to Dan Conlin, a Halifax man who's entertaining and educating neighbours with ever-changing flags outside his home

Conspiracy Corner with Dr. Lee Kuhnle

July 28, 2022 09:02 - 22 minutes - 20.4 MB

It's government plots that were botched, bungled, or beyond belief on Conspiracy Corner with Dr. Lee Kuhnle for, a political science professor at Humber College and co-host of The Uncover Up podcast

Free For All Thursday with Tony Five

July 28, 2022 09:00 - 30 minutes - 28.3 MB

Foreign Correspondent Tony Five live from London, England for our "Free for All" Thursdays

How far away do you live from where you grew up? | If you could make something completely transparent for a day, what would it be?

July 27, 2022 09:05 - 58 minutes - 54 MB

Adam Sandler is still making news. It's National Scotch Day. Call In Topics today are How far away do you live from where you grew up? If you could make something completely transparent for a day, what would it be?  

Therapy Thursday on a Wednesday - Gary Direnfeld

July 27, 2022 09:04 - 22 minutes - 20.4 MB

It's "Therapy Thursdays on a Wednesday" with Gary Direnfeld. David and Gary discuss how a parent's job with their teens is to "be a consultant" and having just survived quadruple bypass surgery, Gary shares some recovery tips.

Chief Candy Officer | Sick Kids Mental Health Initiative | $500 Tip for Ukrainian Refugee | Inside Natalie

July 27, 2022 09:02 - 39 minutes - 36.4 MB

Some of David's interviews with the story makers of the week. Candy Funhouse is looking for a Chief Candy Officer! Anyone age 5 and up can apply – and it pays up to 6 figures. Candyologists Vanessa Janakijevski-Rebelo and Stephanie West give us the lowdown. SickKids Foundation CEO Ted Garrard joins David to discuss SickKids scaling up its mental health neuropsychological assessment program, helping children with physical illnesses get critical mental health support they need. At a Nova Sc...

Not Games Night with Tony Five

July 27, 2022 09:01 - 31 minutes - 28.5 MB

It's not games night with Foreign Correspondent Tony Five.  Instead, some serious discussions about candy... Also important: this candy was made with gum Arabic, sugar, and a date-like fruit that was called the jujube fruit. This is where the candy got its name and the moniker has remained ever since, even after its introduction in the US.  

What is something you once thought was true, but you don't anymore?

July 26, 2022 09:05 - 47 minutes - 43.3 MB

Some stories from around the country, including one about a guy who's cats were flown to BC without him. Call in Topic: What is something you once thought was true, but you don't anymore? The Movie Game with producer Tony. Producer Ben joins the show for a health check and give his personal answers on the call in topic.

Cheesecake & Cheesesteak

July 26, 2022 09:04 - 22 minutes - 20.5 MB

The CYOC restaurant (Create Your Own Cheesecake & Cheesesteak), Dippin' Don'ts, and what frozen pizza makes the best frisbee with Dennis Lee, a Chicago-based food writer whose main goal is to ruin food for everyone

Ferry Fire | Trebek Initiative | Anthropic Traces

July 25, 2022 09:05 - 29 minutes - 26.7 MB

Last Friday, a ferry service between P.E.I. and Nova Scotia saw more than 200 passengers and staff forced to evacuate due to a fire. We speak to Adele McNeill in Nova Scotia who was aboard at the time. Kehkashan Basu, founder and president of the Green Hope Foundation, on being one of the grantees of the Trebek Initiative and how she's working toward empowering the next generation of changemakers who illuminate and protect Canadian and Indigenous land, wildlife, water, culture and history. ...

What do you miss from your childhood?

July 25, 2022 09:05 - 58 minutes - 54 MB

Some news stories from around the world before we go to your calls What do you miss from your childhood? A game with producer Tony called Rockstar, Race Horse or New York Times Best Seller. Producer Ben joins in on the show to talk about his childhood.


David Cooper
12 Episodes
Natalie Norman
7 Episodes
Allison Dore
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Ben Harrison
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