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The Homestretch with Adrian Durant is an inspirational podcast curated to share experiences depicting powerful messages of hope and success. Join Adrian Durant, a professional Olympic and College Head Track and Field Coach in this series dedicated to interviewing track and field stars from around the globe. Designed to provide interesting, in-depth conversations, explore the experiences of successful athletes including stories detailing their journey to the top and the trials and tribulation ...
 
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Welcome to another episode of The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant, where we meet and have conversations with some of the most inspiring and elite athletes, coaches and sports personalities. USA’s 2011 world 110m hurdle champion and our today's guest, Jason Richardson is one of the most profound and articulate athletes in the sport. Jason Richardson mad…
 
Ryan O'Connell talks about his memoir-turned-Netflix sitcom Special and what it's been like to turn his story, as a gay man with cerebral palsy, into a comedy series. Dhonielle Clayton and Nic Stone discuss their contributions to the anthology Blackout, which collects positive love stories by Black female writers. Canadian country singer Meghan Pat…
 
Legendary singer Dionne Warwick talks about her incredible life, decades-spanning music career and new-found social media fame. Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, widow of horror filmmaker George A. Romero, shares the story behind her husband's lost 1973 film The Amusement Park, which was commissioned by the Lutheran Society as a PSA about elder abuse and a…
 
Actor, comedian and author Graham Norton talks about his latest novel, Home Stretch, and shares how a near-death experience changed his outlook on life. Music critic, author and producer Jessica Hopper takes us through a gateway to Joni Mitchell's Blue on the landmark album's 50th anniversary. Poet and playwright Joseph Dandurand reads his poem The…
 
Ojibway poet Duke Redbird reads a poem he wrote to honour the victims of residential schools. Blackfoot and Sámi filmmaker Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers discusses a collection of films she curated for the Toronto International Film Festival in honour of National Indigenous History Month. Cree author David A. Robertson opens up about his first memoir, Bla…
 
This week, Adrian levels out his feelings with Fresh Fish, Zach goes into the Deep sea of the Moon, and Jeff watches as cats phase through boat walls. 00:00:36 - Engagement Period: Heat Wave 00:02:26 - What have we been playing?: Draftosaurus with expansions, Fresh fish, Kobayakawa, No Thanks, Moon Adventure, Isle of Cats 00:41:22 - Banter Break! f…
 
Bestselling author Jason Reynolds discusses his novel Long Way Down, his entry into the world of literature and why he wants to write books that relate to young readers. Composer Tania León talks about her Pulitzer Prize-winning orchestral piece, Stride — one of 19 pieces composed by women to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. W…
 
Emmy-winning actress Uzo Aduba (known as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on Orange Is the New Black) talks about taking on her first lead role in HBO's reboot of In Treatment. Cree-Métis baritone Jonathon Adams shares what they discovered when they began delving into the history of Indigenous music and how it was brutally suppressed by Canada's residen…
 
MHGG List - Top 10 Games That Got Us Through A Pandemic For the first list in a long while we look at the top 10 games that we felt helped us through the Covid Pandemic 00:05:58 - Honorable Mentions 00:10:33 - 10 00:14:35 - 9 00:20:35 - 8 00:24:05 - 7 00:31:38 - 6 00:37:39 - 5 00:43:16 - 4 00:51:05 - 3 00:57:02 - 2 01:08:34 - 1 01:17:35 - Jeff's To…
 
With her debut feature Dead Pigs now hitting theatres for the first time, filmmaker Cathy Yan reflects on the huge impact the micro-budget satire had on her career. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on her summer book pick: Angeline Boulley's debut novel, Firekeeper's Daughter. Canadian R&B artist Emanuel discusses his debut album Alt…
 
Canadian artist Jeff Lemire talks about seeing his acclaimed comic book series Sweet Tooth adapted into a hit live-action Netflix series of the same name. Canadian singer-songwriter Ruth B. discusses her sophomore album, Moments in Between, and what it was like returning home to Edmonton during the pandemic. Canadian actor brother duo Shamier Ander…
 
Michelle Pfeiffer talks about her critically acclaimed role in French Exit, a film adaptation of Patrick deWitt's novel of the same name. On this week's screen panel, Kathleen Newman-Bremang and Teri Hart discuss MuchMusic's TikTok comeback and Bo Burnham's new Netflix comedy special, Inside. Hip hop artist Haviah Mighty introduces us to her powerf…
 
Welcome to another episode of The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant, where we meet and have conversations with some of the most inspiring and elite athletes, coaches and sports personalities. Out today's guest is an extremely inspiring personality not only because of his achievements but also he has one of the most inspiring journeys of becoming a pro at…
 
This week, Game night returns! Letting Jeff create a hospital, gives Adrian a journey looking for fish, and has Zach passing around a bunch of wooden dinos. 00:00:36 - Engagement period. Game night 00:09:18 - What have we been playing?: Clinic, Fresh Fish, Draftosaurus 00:47:53 - Banter break! featuring: Heat, Basement water, Gan Schon Clever, Insi…
 
Lukas Nelson tells us about his band's new album, A Few Stars Apart, and shares how the record was inspired by time spent with his family (including his father, Willie Nelson) during the pandemic. Two of the artists leading this year's International Indigenous Music Summit, ShoShona Kish and Amanda Rheaume, discuss the summit's goals, as well as th…
 
Grammy-winning singer and activist Angélique Kidjo discusses her incredible new album, Mother Nature, which sees her championing young talent from across the African continent. Actor and producer Kheng Hua Tan (best known for Crazy Rich Asians and Netflix's Marco Polo) talks about her latest role in a gender-flipped reboot of the 1970s action serie…
 
In response to the recent hate-motivated hit and run in London, Ont., Canadian poet Wali Shah performs his spoken word poem, Home, which he wrote shortly after a tragic incident that happened to him and his family. Canadian comedian, actor and CBC host Ali Hassan discusses the attack in London, Ont., and shares his own experience with Islamophobia.…
 
Singer-songwriter Liz Phair talks about her first album of new material in a decade, Soberish, which sees her reunite with producer Brad Wood, who worked with her on her breakthrough album, Exile in Guyville. Bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid discusses her latest novel, Malibu Rising, about a group of famous siblings who throw an epic party th…
 
Filmmaker Gia Coppola discusses her latest film, Mainstream, and what it's like to belong to a long legacy of filmmakers — from her grandfather, Francis Ford Coppola, to her aunt, Sofia Coppola. On this week's Q This music panel, Lisa Christiansen and Dalton Higgins recap the highlights of the 50th annual Juno Awards, which took place virtually las…
 
This week, Zach continues a streak, Adrian’s hits bottom, and Jeff gets a game off the shelf. 00:01:53 - What have we been playing?: Tapestry w/ Plots and Ploys, Ganz Schon Clever 00:22:45 - Banter Break! Featuring: Rain, Woodshop, Last of us part 2, Ghosts of Tsushima, MHCC, Quiet Place Part 2 00:44:53 - News: Catan 3d 00:47:12 - News: Marvel Cham…
 
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. The nominees for the 2021 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour — writers Joseph Kertes, Thomas King and Morgan Murray — join u…
 
Author E.L. James — who's best known for her wildly popular Fifty Shades novels — discusses her latest release, Freed, which she says may be the final work in the series. For the 30-year anniversary of the Juno rap category, former Rascalz manager and music executive Sol Guy reflects on his legacy, and shares his thoughts on where Canadian hip hop …
 
Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor discusses her new memoir, Rememberings: Scenes from My Complicated Life, and tells us why ripping up a picture of the pope on Saturday Night Live in 1992 didn't derail her career, but rather put her back on track. Canadian hip hop legend Maestro Fresh Wes, his former manager Farley Flex and producer Davis of …
 
Five Little Indians author Michelle Good talks about winning the Governor General's Literary Award for English-language fiction, and why we must continue telling stories about residential school survivors. Norwegian pop sensation girl in red discusses her acclaimed debut album, if i could make it go quiet, and how she feels about being called a "qu…
 
Award-winning producer and songwriter Benny Blanco talks about his latest EP, Friends Keep Secrets 2, and shares what he gets from writing music for himself. On this week's screen panel, Kathleen Newman-Bremang and Romeo Candido discuss Amazon's $8.5 billion US purchase of MGM, and a new study that reveals the dismal lack of Asian and Pacific Islan…
 
This week, Adrian looks for nostalgia in FF8, Zach continues a winning trend, and Jeff takes a Balrog to the face. 00:01:27 - What have we been playing?: Rap Godz, LOTR Journeys in Middle Earth, Marvel Champions 00:36:27 - Banter Break! featuring: Returnal, RE Village, Final Fantasy 8, Movies, Beer Bacon and Coffee Fest, Strange Anniversary 01:00:3…
 
Emmy-winning actress Julianna Margulies talks about her new memoir, Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life, and recounts her troubling encounter with actor Steven Seagal. Guitarist Paul Langlois of the Tragically Hip introduces us to the band's new song, Crack My Spine Like A Whip, off their latest album, Saskadelphia. On this week's Q This music panel,…
 
Singer Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child opens up about her candid new memoir, Checking In, which follows her mental health journey from depression to healing. Canadian musician Béatrice Martin, a.k.a. Cœur de pirate, talks about her new solo piano album, Perséides, and how she relearned to sing after a vocal cord surgery left her unable to spea…
 
On the heels of his latest album, Country Again: Side A, country star Thomas Rhett discusses how being born into country music royalty (he's the son of singer Rhett Akins) made him feel like he had something to prove. Musician Michelle Zauner, a.k.a. Japanese Breakfast, opens up about her new memoir, Crying in H Mart, which explores her complicated…
 
Actress Sharon Stone discusses her candid new memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice, which chronicles her childhood in rural Pennsylvania, her rise to worldwide stardom and her struggles in Hollywood. Rapper Ronnie Lillard (a.k.a Reconcile) talks about the musical legacy of his friend, George Floyd, who was murdered by former police officer Derek Chau…
 
Canadian country music icon Shania Twain reflects on her hit album The Woman in Me on its 25th anniversary. Legendary producer Linda Perry shares the stories behind some of the huge hits she created with stars like Pink and Christina Aguilera. Grammy award-winning jazz artist Gregory Porter opens up about losing his brother to COVID-19, the healing…
 
Welcome to another episode of The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant, where we meet and have conversations with some of the most inspiring and elite athletes, coaches and sports personalities. Where all athletes dream of winning a World Championship, out today's guest has won not one, not two but 5 World Championships. Jessica Beard is an American sprinte…
 
Actor and director Andrew McCarthy discusses his new memoir, Brat: An '80s Story, and reveals why he pulled back from fame after shooting to stardom in films like St. Elmo's Fire, Pretty in Pink and Weekend at Bernie's. Rob Baker of the Tragically Hip introduces us to the band's new single, Ouch, off their latest album, Saskadelphia. Canadian actre…
 
This week, Zach cleans up in Viscounts, Adrian goes Copper Hunting, and Jeff runs from a Balrog. 00:00:15 - Unsponsored Banter, what have we been drinking? Mile High Shift 00:07:30 - What have we been playing?: Viscounts of the West Kingdom, Copper Country, Monikers, LOTR Journeys in Middle Earth 00:57:20 - Banter Break! Featuring: Mario Party, Esc…
 
Canadian geneticist and broadcaster David Suzuki talks about bringing science into our living rooms for more than 40 years, and shares why he's not interested in slowing down yet. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on Kaitlyn Greenidge's historical fiction novel, Libertie, which is inspired by the life of the first Black female doctor …
 
In a career-spanning interview with David Shore, the Canadian TV writer reflects on more than 20 years of creating critically acclaimed shows such as House and The Good Doctor. Choreographer and tap dancer Dormeshia talks about her new theatre show, The Mayor of Harlem, which celebrates the legacy of tap icon Bill "Bojangles" Robinson — the first B…
 
Canadian comedy titan Seth Rogen discusses his debut book, Yearbook, his famous use of cannabis and why he thinks comedy is undervalued. Director Charles Officer and writer Wendy Motion Brathwaite talk about their film Akilla's Escape, which takes a blunt look at Jamaican gang culture and the reach of its international drug trade. Artist Rafael Loz…
 
Rock legend Jon Bon Jovi talks about Bon Jovi's latest album 2020, finding hope in challenging times, and why he regrets the key change in Livin' on a Prayer. On this week's screen panel, Kathleen Newman-Bremang and John Semley talk about the collapse of the Golden Globes, and why Tig Notaro is replacing comedian Chris D'Elia in reshoots for Zack S…
 
Welcome to another episode of The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant, where we meet and have conversations with some of the most inspiring and elite athletes, coaches and sports personalities. Our today’s' guest has represented his Country 5 times in the Olympic games and his Country's first athlete to reach an Olympic final, we have with us, former track…
 
Grammy-winning musician St. Vincent opens up about her personal new album, Daddy's Home, and why she decided to reinvent herself with a '70s sound and aesthetic. Actress Sandra Oh discusses her role in the series Killing Eve, and the importance of "being true to yourself" in Hollywood. Acclaimed violinist, solo artist and Arcade Fire member Sarah N…
 
Punk rocker Dexter Holland of The Offspring discusses the band's 10th studio album, Let the Bad Times Roll, and fills us in on his other job as a doctorate-holding molecular biologist. Musicians Jasper Verhulst and Merve Dasdemir of the Amsterdam-based rock band Altin Gün tell us how they're breathing new life into traditional Turkish folk songs. P…
 
CNN news anchor Jake Tapper discusses his new novel, The Devil May Dance, and shares how discovering his family tree in Manitoba led him to tweet about Canada's slow vaccine rollout. Our fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert tells us why TikTok influencers are replacing the role of fashion editors and runway shows, how this shift will impact …
 
British comedian James Acaster explains how experiencing the worst year of his life led him to create his new comedy special, Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999. Toronto-born actress Jayne Eastwood discusses her 50-year career and the joys of playing a shockingly shameless senior citizen in the CBC web series Hey Lady! — a lead role written just for her…
 
EGOT winner John Legend discusses how George Floyd's murder is spurring change, and why celebrities need to inform themselves before speaking out. Director Tracey Deer talks about her powerful debut film Beans — a coming-of-age story based on her own childhood experience of the 1990 Oka Crisis. Actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, the Canadian star of Mi…
 
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