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A podcast born out of an all too familiar frustration; navigating life as an aspiring creative entrepreneur. How do you pay the bills? How do you grow? How did you maneuver through your city? Listen as Duane Jones, Terrence Taylor and Lauren Sears give you an uncensored look at their journey. Changing the Narrative shines a light on life as a creative and provides an open forum for conversation about various topics through their eyes.
 
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Today, host Terrence Taylor is joined by Andy Tran, Shwetha Sivakumar and Spandhana Gade, founders and team members of TO-Hacks, an organization who uses innovation competitions to connect youth entrepreneurs, leaders and innovators with the top industry professionals in rising fields of new technologies. On this episode, we find out what a hack-a-…
 
Today, host Terrence Taylor is joined by Rising Youth Alumni Kate MacDonald, who worked with community youth to feed people on the street, Jade Paris, who organized a wellness networking event for women students and single mothers and Kieran Calder, who used the success of his girlfriend's program the year before, to take Christmas care packages to…
 
Today, host Terrence Taylor is joined by Rising Youth Alumni Joseph Spencer, who helped build accessible picnic tables in Halifax, Hannah Jackson, author of Pics 2 Passion, a book written to support people suffering from mental health issues, and Sohaib Malik, who developed a safe space to support Muslim youth and their mental health issues. They d…
 
Today, host Terrence Taylor is joined by Rising Youth Alumni Jared Demsey, who created an artist showcase, Aseel Mohammed, author of We Are All One, a book written to celebrate the diverse cultures in Halifax, and Josh Creighton, who painted a street mural to celebrate his community. They discuss the challenges of being white working with black cre…
 
Welcome back after TWO weeks away to share with you some BIG news! This week we talk about what happened the last couple weeks and answered the question, "What is the a future of the CTN Podcast?". We also talk about the North Preston documentary, When They See Us, the StartUp YHZ Podcast Panel, #KeepinItReal conference, the North End Startup & Tra…
 
This week we welcome Joel Muise is to talk about the launch of his new app, Tranquility Online. Tranquility is a platform that provides coaching and resources to those suffering from depression and anxiety. We also talk about the difference between anxiety and stress, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, the masculine script, de-stigmatizing mental healt…
 
What better way to celebrate episode 69 than welcoming the hosts of the Turn Me On Podcast, Jeremie Saunders & Bryde MacLean. We talk polyamorous relationships, acting school, building a successful podcast, Patreon, communication, creating art for money, SHOULD you monetize your podcast and much, much more!…
 
This week we welcome back Jesse Ingalls. Jesse is a sneaker photographer, who's an artist reluctant to call himself such. Huh? He's also a friend of the show, returning to talk about his new workwear clothing line, Uniforme. We learn why he started Uniforme, the 3-year process of launching, the importance of relationships, what the word 'Maritime' …
 
This week we honour the life of Nipsey Hussle, after his tragic murder on March 31, 2019. Nipsey was not just a rapper, but a business owner, a community leader, a father, a husband and a motivation to anyone who listened to his music or followed his growth from gang member to TRULY making a difference in his community and around the world. We remi…
 
This week we welcome a long time friend and former SMU teammate Jeremy McAvoy to share his stories about growth and evolution beyond his basketball career. Jeremy talks about his transition from basketball to firefighting, what it's like filming the AUS tournament after playing in it, founding a company with Alfred Burgesson and walking away from t…
 
What does the future look like for student athletes? Welcome Shaquille Smith to discuss the launch of his non-profit, The Futures Program. Join Terrence as we discuss the negative side of student athlete life, Lindell Wiggington, how to network BEFORE you graduate, the stigma of North Preston athletes, developing curriculum, identifying your goals …
 
This week we welcome marketing expert Christy Wentzell Johnson to chat about what you need to create a strong personal brand. From the importance of being memorable and confident to how-to shape your life, her first experience with CTN, not talking about politics, figuring out who we are and influencer marketing, plus 2 of Terrence's most embarrass…
 
This week we welcome entrepreneur and cannabis advocate Brett Evans to talk about his journey in the cannabis industry and how/why he created The Doob Tool. Terrence and Brett breaks down creating a prototype with duct tape and cardboard to white privilege in the cannabis industry, agism, self doubt, fear & failure, perspective, sacrifice and commu…
 
This week Matt Thomson, 1/3 of Placemaking 4G stops by to share his own personal #WHYHERE story. Terrence & Matt talk about what's harder: being a father or a husband, if "Work/Life Integration" a real thing, how has the Common Good Solutions space changed the way you work, Come From Aways vs. Here By Choicer's , healthy competition and being the b…
 
This week we welcome back friend of the show and 1/3 of Placemaking 4G, Bradley Daye. We start by sending prayers & condolences to the Baroh family, who lost seven children in a Halifax fire. Ironically enough, Terrence was due to move into this very same house the following week, which segways us into a topic on health, tragedy and life being way …
 
This week we welcome back Ruth McMullen to tell us all about her new podcast, Optimistically Depressed. From inspiring fellow depressed people, to her biggest fears, breaking down stigma, how & why she started, what her goals are, family support and the role CTN helped play in bring Optimistically Depressed to life, Ruth sits with Terrence to spill…
 
Who doesn't love a juicy RACE convo? We would like to thank Liam Neeson's vigilante street justice to murder random "black bastards" and high fashion brands like Gucci & Prada for knowing how to evoke outrage in people of colour. We also talk about the racism local Halifax youth met at the Parliament building in Ottawa during Black History Month, t…
 
Alfred Burgesson, co-lead of the Future City Builders program in Halifax, stops by to talk about the future and development of Nova Scotia. Future City Builders created a lab of 30 Nova Scotian youth to address the challenges and opportunities around housing, while developing work ready skills to improve the city. Alfred also chats about his 2 day …
 
Thanks Gillette for capitalizing on social issues to create SALES but most importantly, CONVERSATION! This week Terrence is joined by Mike Tanner, Kyler Crawford for PART 1 of our GENDER WARS discussion. We attempt to define 'masculinity', the role of modelling from parents & coaches, we ask if it's okay for corporations to piggy back social issues…
 
Entrepreneurship is great, until somebody fuxks you over. Listen to Terrence's story about making a mistake and getting taken advantage of by "old white men" in business. Plus, thanks to Soulja Boy and Dame Dash, we discuss what matters more: Getting all the credit or sharing the riches to make sure your whole team wins. We also talk what books we'…
 
On this episode, Lauren, Duane and Terrence talk all things 2019. Did you make any New Years resolutions or are they completely useless? What are you looking forward to in the New Year and what changes in lifestyle will help you get there? We talk the future of CTN, being force fed during the holidays, Lauren's new journal, gratitude and how she fe…
 
Has much changed since Viola Desmond stood for blackness back in 1946? How are we honouring her legacy and how has she helped black communities, businesses and entrepreneurs grow and develop? This week we chat with Cavell Holland and Marika Paris about the first black Queen on Canadian currency and how she's impacted the North End of Halifax and pe…
 
If you have kids, you'll get it. If you don't have kids, you won't want em now! This week we welcome the fifth and final member of the Halifax Social Network, Ruth McMullen. We chat mental health, postpartum depression, working with your spouse, starting parenting early, love, drowning, Star Trek and what to do when your kid wipes shit all over the…
 
Happy 1 year anniversary to CTN! Yooooo! In this week’s episode, Peter Hemsworth, the one and only - join Duane, Lauren and Terrence for a recap of each episode and our favourite moments so far! We also discuss our plans for the next year and all the exciting things to come! A super huge thank you to all the listeners for 365 days of love and we lo…
 
Should white people be able to say the 'N' word when singing rap music? Are the Kardashians "business women"? Why do we love watching Tekashi 69's life fall apart and how do you work with people you can't stand? We welcome white dude & friend of the show Mike Tanner to chat healthy competition in business, Terrence's trip to Vegas, Duane's new hous…
 
This week Stephanie Pronk, of the Social Enterprise Institute sits down with Terrence and Duane to learn all things social enterprise. We talk more about what a social enterprise is, how it works, how to create and operate one and how to change your current ways of doing business to be create more social, environmental or cultural impact. We also d…
 
This week we chat with Dexter Nyuurnibe, a 26 year old journalist and mental health advocate about 'Code Switching', being a 'Third Culture Kid' and what it's like being a person of colour in a predominantly white work environment. We also talk mental health in the black community, the US midterm elections, avoiding tokenism and Rest in Peace to St…
 
With Lauren out sick and Duane on daddy duty, we invite back Kyler Crawford and welcome Placemaking 4G co-founder Bradley Daye. This week we chat about the bi-racial experience, the probability of bringing a CFL team to Halifax, the benefits of potlucks and eating food together, as well as victim culture. We also talk about the upgrade in productio…
 
With the growth of our team, it's only right to introduce you to those making the magic happen! We start the show with Mike Tanner, fellow podcaster & web developer, to get an update on the CTN website. We also chat with our writer Sandra Hannebohm and Tunde about the school-to-prison pipeline & their new show, The Objective. Next, we chat with Par…
 
Tune is as co-host Terrence Taylor fills you in on the past 2 months, why the structure changed, what's coming next, the upgrades in equipment and new additions to the team you'll hear ALL about next week. But most importantly, listen in as Peter Hemsworth of BZLY and Duane Jones of Art Pays Me, chat about their planning and plotting for Atlantic F…
 
This week we invite Mesh Media Network founder Jody Euloth to the show to talk about pitching your business, retired athlete life and of course, Atlantic Fashion Week. We also talk about Serena Williams and what it means to be an "intimidating woman", the beauty and challenges of being a strong woman, masculine and feminine characteristics and much…
 
Lauren and Terrence sit down for a dive into the backstory of the young GQ, Alfred Burgesson. We talk about Alfred's experience moving to Canada from Ghana, the Halifax Grammar School, almost dropping out of university, quitting basketball to follow his passions, starting a digital media company and building successful business stories in Halifax, …
 
We continue part 2 our conversation with Alfred Burgesson and talk systematic racism, being black in Nova Scotia, the balance of trading and charging for services, generational wealth, World Basic Income, the comparisons of North American vs. World poverty, the relevancy of podcasting and MORE! We also get into Alfred's role with the Halifax Social…
 
On this week's episode, Lauren and Terrence chat with The Social Shift Documentary filmmaker and fellow member of the Common Good Solutions team, Joseph Huyer. We learn about the ups and downs of creating a documentary, driving across Canada in an RV, self love, rural and urban business development and we tease the next documentary in both Joseph a…
 
Join Duane, Terrence and friend of the show, Alfred Burgesson as we gather for part 1 of 3 of our Nova Scotia Black Excellence convo. How do we support each other? How do we build each others businesses? How do we hold each other accountable? It's not often three black men in the entrepreneurship world get to share their unfiltered perspectives wit…
 
This week we catch our feet after some technical difficulties to talk men getting new hairlines, professional sports in Halifax and Lauren's cousins in Crazy Rich Asians. We also get into the ways in which musicians like Travis Scott and Nicki Minaj are making more money off their art by packaging it in creative ways. Want to learn how? Listen NOW!…
 
After two weeks of chaos, the crew is back to catch up and talk sex, dating and slow jams! We talk about Duane's family adventure to PEI, Lauren's in crunch mode getting ready for Scotland and Terrence is back from Toronto with some stories to tell! What's the dating landscape like on Tinder these days? How do women from the big city differ from th…
 
This week we welcome the legendary Will Strickland to talk hoops, music and more! From the time Michael Jackson told him a secret, to getting ran out of a Houston club with the WuTang Clan, to how to make a living by living, the OG drops game this EP. We talk the Full Court 21 tournament and how it was created, how cultural currency is exchanged an…
 
This week we chat with a local Haligonian storyteller and director Cazhhmere, live at Common Good Solutions. Cazhhmere has worked with artists like the Backstreet Boys, Juicy J and Classified and she joins us for a deep Q&A session. With questions like: 'How do you define the word artist?', 'why are East Coast creatives being held back?' and 'how d…
 
If your business doesn't make you money, can you really call it a business? This week, Peter joins to challenge the BZLY, Art Pays Me and Terrence Taylor brand and business models. What's working? What's not? We also celebrate Demetrius Ferguson's 29th birthday, discuss Art Pays Me at the Civil Unity art show by 2Cream2Sugar and Terrence makes his …
 
Whoever said it was easier to raise boys than girls, Lauren's got a bone to pick with you! This week we dig into the Rap Radar Podcast interview with Will Smith and discuss relationships that exist with love. We also talk about what conversations our parents had with us as youth, preparing us for romantic relationships in our future. Lauren's siste…
 
From porn, plastic surgery and sex work, to creating an Atlantic Canadian podcast community, to what is realistic in our aspirations for creative success, we dabble in a little bit of everything this week. Terrence has a magical experience with nature, Duane seeks ways to find balance in his personal & professional life and Lauren reminds us to fin…
 
With Duane and Lauren away for the weekend, we welcome back Peter Hemsworth, one of the original host of the podcast back for a special episode and a deep dive into the new Drake - Scorpion album. We also invite friend of the show and sneaker photographer, Jesse Ingalls, to share his critique of new Drake, old Drake, Jay-Z and more! INTRO: 0:40 - M…
 
Join Duane, Terrence and Lauren this week as we recap Social Media Day Halifax, the #WHYHERE event at Common Good Soutions, new Art Pays Me merchandise and Lauren's 29th birthday. And since this is an entrepreneurship podcast, we talked about the business development plans for both the podcast and each of our businesses: Art Pays Me, Placemaking4G …
 
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