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Episode 16 – Kelly Kirch

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Kelly Kirch is a radio man! He’s the program director at Sportsnet 960 The Fan in Calgary as well as an on air personality there. We were all raised on radio to some degree and I enjoyed learning about that business and how it’s evolved. His dad was in radio and Kelly has been the radio world for a long time. He even shares one of his favourite games called “Grandpa or Daddy” with us. Adjust your antenna, keep your dial right where it is, and enjoy the fun frequency that is Kelly Kirch. See what I did there for some reason?

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Episode 15 – Steven Caldwell

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Steven Caldwell is the former captain of Toronto FC and also played at Newcastle United, Wigan,Sunderland, Burnley, Wigan Athletic, and Birmingham. Steven also played internationally for Scotland and is now a member of the TSN broadcast team. I wanted to get a look inside the life of a pro soccer player and talk about Steven’s transition from soccer in the UK to playing in North America. All you soccer junkies will love this one! You’ll also love this one if you dig thick Scottish accents!!

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Episode 14 – Dave Merheje

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Dave Merheje is a great comic a great dude. He’s performed at all the major comedy festivals in Canada and is one of the most unique comics out there. Some conversations could go all day and that’s the case with this one. We get into what it’s like to have a rough show and the mental aftermath. More importantly, we talk about what it takes to be truly happy on this planet and of course puppets.

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Episode 13 – Kaylyn Kyle

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This week Kaylyn Kyle joins me by phone and we talk soccer! Kaylyn was a former standout with the Canadian Women’s National Soccer team playing over a 100 games for her country. She tells us about her time in minor soccer, her National team experience, and most importantly…..The Game! Specifically that semi final Olympic game in the 2012 against the US when Canada was robbed of a shot to play in the Gold Medal Game. It still hurts me! Kaylyn is also honest about the business side of the women’s game and the challenges there plus dealing with online haters. Put on your cleats, shin pads, and get stuck in on this one!

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Episode 12 – Alan Doyle

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Alan Doyle is my guest this week on The Generators and we talk about making music and our way through entertainment. Alan has touched many bases in entertainment as a music maker,actor, author,and performer. We compare notes from our perspective fields and note the similarities and differences. Alan has also written a fantastic book called Where I Belong and is soon to release his second. His new album “A Week at the Warehouse” is will also scheduled to be released On October 13th, 2017. So,he’s a busy man! This was fun one as I enjoy hearing the process of music makers. Have a listen and give us a review!

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Episode 11 – Alex Nussbaum

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We’re back head first into the world of funny with comedian Alex Nussbaum. Alex is a great comic and a good friend from Canada that currently lives in LA. He’s written for various animated shows and performed some very funny and unique standup over the years. Alex and I have always had deep conversations over the years which you will now hear proof of. He tells us why LA is an important place to be and his approach to the entertainment game. He’s a smart guy and shares a ton of deep insight in a bunch of areas. We get silly and serious all at the same time.

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Episode 10 – Cassie Campbell-Pascall

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Hockey legend Cassie Campbell-Pascall joins me on the podcast and drops a ton of insight. Cassie is a two time Olympic gold medalist and now is a vital part of the Hockey Night and Canada broadcast team for CBC. We get into her career as an athlete including the inside scoop on the Canada vs USA rivalry. Cassie talks about her transition into TV broadcasting and the some of the challenges that go along with that. Champions know a lot of stuff!

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Episode 09 – Cait Grant

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Personal Trainer and Fitness Manager Cait Grant joins me this week and we talk fitness. Cait had an interesting journey to this role and truly believes in motivating people to be the best version of themselves. I think we have all struggled with the process of getting in better shape and improving our health. Cait shares her honest approach to transforming the minds and bodies of her clients. If you’re looking to make some changes in your health then go for a walk,run, or bike ride while listening to this one.

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Episode 08 – Ivan Decker

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Comedian Ivan Decker join me on episode 8 of The Generators. Ivan is one of the funniest and best dressed comics in the country and has checked all the comedy boxes in Canada. He’s done The Debaters on CBC Radio, all the major comedy festivals, and worked with some of the biggest names in the biz on his way to becoming a big name in the biz. This conversation took place at Trent’s Comedy World Headquarters and we get into the nuts and bolts of making standup. I love talking about process and this one is all access to pro process! Enjoy!

Ivan Decker’s Website

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Episode 07 – Judy Gabriel

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This week Judy Gabriel joins me and we get into the great life stuff! Judy is the founder of Hot Biz Media and has had an incredibly interesting life. She and her family fled Ethiopia and came to Canada as refugees but she knew in her heart that she was going to make her way in entertainment. We get into life struggles, fist fighting, and she shares one of the most personal stories one can share with another. It’s such a good one and I hope you love it too.

Judy Gabriel’s Website

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Episode 06 – Dave Nystrom

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Join me as I sit down with my good friend and funny comedian Dave Nystrom. We get honest about life as a comedian and how choices make a difference. Dave has had a fascinating ride in entertainment from standup, writing, and acting. I had fun chatting with Dave as always so that comes through in this one.

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Episode 05 – Special Episode

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This week some brave listeners share an event that changed their life. This episode is a bit of a tribute to my late grandmother Rita Ezekiel who raised me. It marks the 20th year since her passing. I talk openly about how I was able to navigate through the darkest time in my life and find a path for myself. My brave listeners share how they did the same and prove vulnerability is the new tough. I want to thank my grandmother for all she did and somehow continues to do.

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Episode 04 – Eric Francis

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Sports broadcaster Eric Francis joins me on Episode 4 of The Generators. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a sports broadcaster? Eric shoots from the hip in his job and does the same in this conversation. You’ll hear his thoughts on Jerome Iginla as a leader and what it’s like to face a player who may not like a previous article you’ve written. We get into a deep chat about life in general and about being open to opportunities. This was a fun one so have a listen and tell your friends. There’s plenty of common threads from previous episodes as well.

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Episode 03 – Lachlan Patterson

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On episode 3 of The Generators Podcast Trent chats with comedian Lachlan Patterson of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. This unique episode was recored pre show at Parlor Live Comedy Club in Bellevue, Washington before both Trent and Lachlan performed. This one’s a pretty loose and casual chat about generating material and the development process. Also, Trent reveals why he cried on a plane and shares his reaction to joining This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Have a listen and review in iTunes.

Lachlan Patterson’s Website

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Episode 02 – Tommy Wheeldon Jr.

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This week on The Generators we shift gears to talk about soccer in Canada with Calgary Foothills Soccer Club Technical Director and Head Coach of Foothills FC, Tommy Wheeldon Jr. This is a fun conversation about the current state of the game and player development. Tommy talks about dedication and shares a great story about Christian Ronaldo in this regard. We also dive into some thoughts about sport psychology and what young players should be focussing on. So listen until full-time or it’s a red card for you! Enjoy!

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Episode 01 -Dylan Mandlsohn

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On episode 1 of The Generators I get to sit down with Canadian comedian Dylan Mandlsohn for a thought provoking chat. We talk about the comedy writing process, how to be happy in this silly game, and tons of other interesting stuff. I think you’ll really enjoy this conversation and there’ll be something to pull from it to plug into your own life as well. Have a listen and let me know what you think! Thanks for checking out the The Generators!

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Tour Announcement

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Come hell, high water, or hot water bottles I shall be going live on Sunday to explain tour name and it’s relevance. The name means something to me on a personal level. Thanks for all your support out there. The worlds a good place mostly. Tickets on sale Monday!