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Episode 28 – Erica Sigurdson

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Erica Sigurdson is one of the best comics in the country and she sat down with me at the Laugh Shop in Calgary for a catch up chat. We reminisce about the early days of our standup careers and how the memories did flow! Her first solo album called “Situational Feminist” is now available on CD baby and you should check it out. Erica has always own of the smartest comics I know on and off the stage and you’ll hear proof of todays episode.

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Episode 27 – Rory Scovel

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Rory Scovel joins me by phone this week for a hilarious and serious conversation about the biz! Rory is one of the comics I really enjoy watching and he reminds me of how much fun it is to be doing all this for a living. You may have seen Rory on numerous late night tv shows or on his Netflix standup special or seen him as the co-star of Amy Schumer’s latest film, “I Feel Pretty.” He’s a talented man and a real good dude. Have a listen and don’t forget to review and subscribe!!! Enjoy!

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Episode 26 – Danny Greaves

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Danny Greaves sits down with me this week for an All Uncovered chat for you Boneyarders out there! Danny is of course the lead singer of the great Canadian rock band The Watchmen who are into their 30th year on the music scene. He reveals that he has a new found gratitude for the band, the music they’ve made, and of course their fans. We talk about the Tragically Hip and Gord Downie’s influence on the band. Danny lets us into his song writing process and also shares his desire to deliver some stripped down piano performances in the future. The great thing about about hanging with other people who create is that you see so many similarities in terms of process and the underlying insecurities. All these things are brought out into the light in this conversation so I hope you dig it and share it.

 

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Episode 25 – Craig Conroy

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Go Flames Go!!! This week my guest is the Calgary Flames Assistant General Manager Craig Conroy. Craig had a great career as a Flame and now finds himself on the other side of the hockey business. Craig is as nice a dude as you’ll meet and you’ll hear what I’m talking about when you listen this week.

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Episode 24 – Lamont Ferguson

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Lamont Ferguson out of lovely Long Beach, California joins me and we talk about the state of comedy. Lamont is one talented comic who takes his job very seriously. His work ethic and business smarts are both inspiring and contagious. Find out why he took only one accordion lesson as a child but how it became a great piece of comedic material. We get deep into the process of generating comedy and how we both still get a great buzz from that. Lamont loves comedy and has done so since the age of eight years old! Find out why in this two person comedic roundtable.

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Episode 23 – Stephanie Labbe

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Stephanie Labbe is the goalkeeper with the Canadians Women’s National Soccer team and she stopped by for an an amazing chat about her journey through the sport, coaching styles, and the importance of mental toughness. This is a great episode for athletes who want to take it to the next level while trying to remain happy at the same time. Wrap your ears around this one and share away!!

Stephanie’s Website

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Episode 22 – Lori Gibbs

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Lori Gibbs always brings the positivity to any conversation and she did exactly that on this episode of The Generators! She has had a very successful career as a comedian, public speaker, and radio personality and she is one deep thinker on top of all that. This episode really explores what it takes to be happy in life and why gratitude is so important. The entertainment business can crush you if you let it but Lori has managed to wear the right glasses to happily navigate her way through it. This ones a a killer conversation with a good friend so share it with one of yours.

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Episode 21 – Mike Commodore

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Mike Commodore and I have an incredible conversation about real life in the NHL. The former NHL veteran and Stanley Cup winner gives me as candid a look inside pro sports as I could ask for. Find out how tough it was to play against Pavel Datsuyk and how boredom can be a tough obstacle for pro athletes. Mike recounts the memorable 2004 run by the Calgary Flames to game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals plus the Carolina Hurricanes successful trip to the cup. During the Flames run we discover how Mike was kind enough to put the public safety ahead of his curiosity! If you’re hockey fan or want the inside scoop on life as a pro athlete then this episode was made for your ears.

 

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Episode 20 – Dan Quinn

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Dan Quinn has established himself as one of the top comedians in Canada. Currently residing in Vancouver he has toured internationally, won awards and featured in numerous TV specials. In 2009 he started the Snowed in Comedy Tour which featured Ed Byrne, Craig Campbell and Glenn Wool which started out as 9 shows. Years later, it’s now turned into one of the largest comedy tours in the world with stops in a list of countries across the globe.

Dan’s Website

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Episode 19 – Pete Zedlacher

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My guest Pete Zedlacher is straight out of Wawa, Ontario and has done it all in the Canadian comedy world. He’s performed at all the major comedy festival including eight times at Just For Laughs and ten times at the Halifax Comedy Festival. He’s a former Canadian Comedy Award winner for Best Male Standup and has written for The Ron James show and Still Standing. Pete is also a part of the highly successful Snowed In Comedy Tour that keeps comedy audiences warm during the cold winter months.We have a long chat about comedians, the craft of comedy, and why moving to Calgary from Toronto worked out great for him. Enjoy and give us a review on iTunes if you would. You could also share with your friends and it would make you even more awesomer!(?)

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Episode 18 – Inside 22

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This week I’ve decided to give you an inside look at a week of 22 Minutes. I break down the week and how we put a show together. You may be surprised at how many people and the level of effort that goes into making a TV show each week. It takes a village to raise a show.

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Episode 17 – Tara Slone

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Tara Slone has worn many hats in the entertainment industry. She was the lead singer of the Canadian rock band Joydrop, a cohost of Breakfast Television in Calgary, and is now cohosting Hometown Hockey on CBC.  She has diversified herself and unlocked many doors in the world of entertainment through hard work, talent, and flexibility. The ability to adapt is as important a skill in life as any and this conversation is a testament to that.

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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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