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Join David T. Cole, Tara Ariano, Sarah D. Bunting and their valued guests each week for discussion of what's new on TV plus our hall of fame roundtable segment called The Canon, listen as we appoint Winners and Losers Of The Week and of course our ultra competitive TV trivia quiz: Game Time. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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Superstar Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin reflects on his phenomenal rise to the peak of his profession. Toronto artist Lexxicon discusses his new album and novel, both titled Tropicon Islands. Canadian YouTuber Elle Mills talks about navigating fast success and burnout from the pressure to get views.…
 
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has crossed the ponds -- and crossed to a new network -- to launch his new period drama The Gilded Age; Mark Lisanti returns to discuss whether it will please members of the Felloweship of fans. Around The Dial takes us through American Auto, Abbott Elementary, Ozark, Season 2 of Cheer, Peacemaker, 9-1-1: Lone …
 
Musician and novelist John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats talks about his latest book, Devil House, and the connection between writing songs and novels. Ethan Eng discusses the inspiration behind his 2019 coming of age docu-film Therapy Dogs, which has become a rare time capsule of teenage life as it was just before the pandemic. Photographers Con…
 
TV writer and producer Michael Schur (The Office, Parks and Recreation, The Good Place) discusses his hilarious and thought-provoking new book, How to Be Perfect, about how to live an ethical life. Actor Ray Strachan talks about stepping into the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in the stage play The Mountaintop, written by Katori Hall.…
 
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, scrawling their own lines on a photograph to prove Cavani was offside...It's taken a couple of years but VAR might finally have broken people's minds. The football over the weekend may have been mediocre but the VAR conspiracy theorising has reached new heights.W…
 
Puppeteer Ali Eisner discusses their career and what it was like working on one of the most anticipated reboots of the year: Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock. On this week's screen panel, Radheyan Simonpillai and Teri Hart talk about Season 2 of Euphoria and the upcoming Weird Al Yankovic biopic, starring Daniel Radcliffe. Guitarist and singer-songwr…
 
Singer-songwriter Deborah Cox looks back on her incredible career, including singing backup vocals for Céline Dion and breaking Billboard chart records with her own music. Animator Andrea Dorfman and poet Tanya Davis talk about their collaborative short film How to Be at Home — an illustrated poem featuring a set of tips for surviving the pandemic.…
 
PEN15 creators and stars Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle tell us why, as women in their mid-30s, they wanted to explore their pre-teen years and transform into their younger selves on screen. Melissa Etheridge talks about her new album of unreleased songs from the '80s and '90s, One Way Out, and how revisiting her earlier material made her reconsider …
 
For this special episode, we have selected 27 very memorable TV mustaches to do battle in our Thunderdome. Listen to find out which of them vanquishes all its opponents! Discussion Tweet at us @ExtraHotPodcast on Twitter We are @ExtraHotGreat on Instagram Support EHG on Patreon The EHG gang have been recording this podcast for almost a decade now. …
 
The murder of the 23-year-old teacher, musician & camogie player Ashling Murphy in Tullamore last week has opened up a national conversation around the harassment and violence suffered by women at the hands of men in our country.Sinead O’Carroll, editor of thejournal.ie, and Louise Crowley, professor at the School of Law in UCC join us on today’s s…
 
Actor and musician Kiefer Sutherland talks about paying homage to Toronto on his new album, Bloor Street, and why, for him, performing music feels more vulnerable than acting. We revisit Tom Power’s 2018 conversation with Vogue legend André Leon Talley on his incredible journey to the top. Comedian Darryl Lenox opens up about turning tragedy into c…
 
Playwright and author Drew Hayden Taylor discusses his new collection of essays, Me Tomorrow: Indigenous Views on the Future, which imagines the bright points on the horizon for Indigenous people in Canada. Brothers Alejandro and Stephan of Hermanos Gutiérrez talk about their unique style of instrumental guitar music, inspired by what their grandfa…
 
Actor Colman Domingo talks about Ma Rainey's Black Bottom — the Netflix adaptation of August Wilson's play of the same name — and what it means to have acted alongside the late Chadwick Boseman. Our screen panellists Teri Hart and Kathleen Newman-Bremang discuss the portrayal of teen girls on television, particularly in series like Yellowjackets an…
 
Actor Neve Campbell discusses her return to the Scream franchise and why she wanted to reprise her role as Sidney Prescott in the latest film. Competitive speedrunner Mitch Fowler (a.k.a. Mitchflowerpower) talks about finishing Super Mario Bros. 3 as fast as possible for the semiannual video game fundraiser Awesome Games Done Quick. Wesley Schultz …
 
There was only one story that we wanted to focus on in today’s promo for the Second Captains World Service. We talked to Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Mitchell S. Jackson about a searing piece he wrote about the life and death of Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020 - the senseless killing of a totally innocent jogger in broad daylight, a story which has…
 
Resident Amazing Race expert Jessica returns to the guest chair to talk about the legendary reality show's unique thirty-third season: how it handled an 18-month interruption, whether we expect more from its production than we do from other shows, the true-crime connection that's somehow charming, and whom we expect to win. We went Around The Dial …
 
Actor Denzel Washington talks about his turn as Lord Macbeth in the new film The Tragedy of Macbeth, and what the legacy of the late Sidney Poitier means to him. TV writer and producer Kurt Smeaton (Schitt's Creek, Kim's Convenience) discusses his latest comedy series, Children Ruin Everything, and how being a father informs his funniest work. Neur…
 
Actor Malcolm McDowell discusses his illustrious career on stage and screen, plus his latest role on CBC's new comedy series Son of a Critch. In 2020, actor and comedian Bob Saget spoke with us about his new podcast, Bob Saget's Here for You, and how it allowed him to connect with fans on a deeper level. Celebrity chef Roger Mooking reflects on how…
 
David is back for season three of the Isolating podcast. Is this good news or bad news? Probably both. Isolators gather once more for tales of solo cans and postcards from places brackets exotic. Email Doodlers directly at DOD@secondcaptains.com and to listen to all of David’s thrice-weekly shows, become a member now.…
 
The FA Cup - still magical? Not magical? Who even cares, when there is so much more to life! Serie A for instance, where Roma and Juventus played out one of the most dramatic league games of recent years. Then we are joined by Roberto 'Pico' Lopes from the Cape Verde base at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Cape Verde defeated Ethiopia 1-0 la…
 
Our screen panellists, Cameron Bailey and Eli Glasner, pay tribute to the late Sidney Poitier. Hollywood writer and producer Rodney Barnes discusses his graphic novel series, Killadelphia, and how it weaves together vampires, American history, race relations and horror. Actor Kelly Marie Tran talks about playing Disney's first princess of Southeast…
 
Filmmaker Robert Weide discusses his new documentary about Kurt Vonnegut, as well as his decades-long friendship with the celebrated writer. On this week's Q This music panel, A. Harmony and Mastermind share their reviews of the Weeknd's surprise new album, Dawn FM. Singer-songwriter Melanie Doane, best known for her hit '90s song Adam's Rib, fills…
 
Despite the fact it's dreary January and Omicron is omnipresent, we've had one of the funnest weeks on the World Service we've had in a while. From the sheer hilarity of the Djokovic-Australian Open saga to Ken's new lifestyle change to US Murph reflecting on the life and times of NFL titan, John Madden - it's all waiting for you. Join now for just…
 
Dune director Denis Villeneuve explains why he was eager to helm a big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal novel, despite its shaky cinematic past. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on two titles to check out: The Hidden Keys by André Alexis and The Annual Migration Of Clouds by Premee Mohamed.…
 
So...the original plan was to watch the 1979 miniseries Backstairs At The White House -- even though, at nine hours, it's longer than some actual series are these days. Then Dave and Tara got less than half an hour into it and pulled the plug. Dan -- who did watch it -- tells us what we missed, but then we just roll on past that to a trio of Non-Re…
 
Actor and comedian Andrew Phung (best known as the character Kimchee on Kim's Convenience) talks about co-creating and starring in the new CBC comedy series Run the Burbs. Toronto-born producer J. Miles Dale discusses his long-standing creative partnership with director Guillermo del Toro and their latest film together, Nightmare Alley. Leatrice Ei…
 
Canada's Drag Race star Kimora Amour discusses Season 2 of the show, her two careers in drag and nursing, and her (now-postponed) cross-country tour. Singer-songwriter BJ The Chicago Kid talks about his new EP, his recent Grammy nomination and why he's creating music on his own terms after cutting ties with Motown Records. Singer-songwriter Mariann…
 
We begin 2022 by admiring a succession of incredible goals scored in recent Premier League matches. A wonderful, positive start to the year. There were a couple of great games this weekend to mention as well, before we settle into the main business of analysing VAR mistakes.Raphael Honigstein joins us to talk about the falling out between Romelu Lu…
 
In an exclusive interview, The Tragically Hip's Gord Sinclair, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois and Rob Baker open up about the band's career, their three decades of brotherhood, and the loss of their friend and bandmate, Gord Downie. Singer-songwriter Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child discusses her candid new memoir, Checking In, which follows her men…
 
From December 25, 2020: We challenged our listeners to get us to 1000 Patreon supporters by December 15, and they went above and beyond. Your reward? This drunk episode. Author, screenwriter, and sake enthusiast Pamela Ribon joins us as we discuss Bridgerton, the first Shonda Rhimes show to hit Netflix. Which of us found its 1813 society romances c…
 
It's the Monday after Christmas and while most people are resting up, footballers are playing their hearts out and Ken is podcasting football shows.He welcomes Jonathan Wilson to their annual Scrooge Football chat which includes the Leicester Man City thriller, why Grealish's move to City hasn't worked and rational Germans offering practical soluti…
 
Hannah Waddingham talks about her Emmy-winning role on Ted Lasso, how it's changed her life, and why audiences have fallen in love with the show's joy and vulnerability. Actor Simu Liu talks about his life-changing role in Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and how he felt saying goodbye to Kim's Convenience. Fifty Shades of Grey au…
 
Legendary singer Patti LaBelle dishes on her decades-long legacy of making both comfort food and soul music. Special creator and star Ryan O'Connell tells us what it's like to put the story of his life as a gay man with cerebral palsy on screen. Canadian geneticist and broadcaster David Suzuki talks about bringing science into our living rooms for …
 
Musician and Grammy-winning producer Jack Antonoff discusses his band Bleachers, how he writes to process loss, his relationship with Bruce Springsteen and what it's like working with some of the biggest pop stars of our time. Musicologist Nate Sloan breaks down why Mariah Carey's festive hit All I Want For Christmas Is You has emerged as a rare ne…
 
Being The Ricardos, Aaron Sorkin's latest project as a big-screen writer-director is...also very much a small-screen project, so we are claiming it. Look, it's about TV (specifically, the stars and making of I Love Lucy) and it's kind of on TV (members can stream it for free on Amazon Prime Video), so IT COUNTS. Anyway: joining us for the discussio…
 
Premier League refereeing is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you're gonna get. Although you can be reasonably sure that whatever the rules are this week, they won't be applied to the England captain. Was Tottenham 2-2 Liverpool a good game, or a sad indictment of how English football has lost its way? Dion Fanning and Jack Pitt Brooke…
 
It's Christmas week on Second Captains, and that can mean only one thing - it's almost time for us to announce our audio bed of the year live from the SC Log Cabin. What does all of this mean? We've been doing it for years and Richie Sadlier still doesn't have a clue, but we nevertheless give you the run-down today. Rachael Blackmore had a pretty s…
 
Beatles drummer Ringo Starr discusses his new EP, his love of Zoom and the important role friendship has played in his long career. Comedian Mark Critch talks about his new memoir, An Embarrassment of Critch's, and the upcoming CBC adaptation of his first book, Son of a Critch. Grammy-winning singer and activist Angélique Kidjo discusses her latest…
 
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