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Canadian discussions - a global retail perspective. As the world entered lockdown in March 2020, a small, diverse group of Canadian thought leaders gathered virtually to speculate, collaborate and share their insights on the waves of disruption facing retailers. "The Business of Retail” podcast emerged as an unflinching strategic alternative to the conventional discourse. Listen or watch as root causes are revealed and new paths forward for the wider retail ecosystem are explored.
 
G'day my name is Jeremy Calnan and I'm the podcast host of Property - Australia's Favourite Obsession (PAFO). Everybody loves property, we buy it, we sell it. We feel it every day in the city and in the country as we live in apartments, flats, townhouses, on quarter-acre blocks and in courtyard homes. Every minute of every day our lives are touched by property as we visit shopping and medical centres, eat in restaurants and hotels, attend school, the office or any other places of work. Our l ...
 
The Familiar Strange is a podcast about doing anthropology: that is, about listening, looking, trying out, and being with, in pursuit of uncommon knowledge about humans and culture. Find show notes, plus our blog about anthropology's role in the world, at https://www.thefamiliarstrange.com. Twitter: @tfsTweets. FB: facebook.com/thefamiliarstrange. Instagram: @thefamiliarstrange. Brought to you by your familiar strangers: Ian Pollock, Jodie-Lee Trembath, Julia Brown, Simon Theobald, Kylie Won ...
 
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The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson With Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig safely back in Canada, released from detention by the Government of China only hours after the Meng Wanzhou ruling in a New York court, Scott is not alone among Canadians who have many questions about relations with the Chinese government. He spoke with security e…
 
The Hamilton Today Small Business Spotlight on... The Westdale Theatre! It has survived a lot and it is still screening independent films, and providing cultural space for public performances and exhibitions that showcase Canadian and world content. Guest: Neal Miller, executive director of the Westdale Theatre, 1014 King Street West, Hamilton, Ont…
 
~If you would like to subscribe to only to discussions of popular content on Retail Insider by Craig and Lee, a separate "The Weekly" podcast show is now available (link to Apple Podcast show)~ This week Craig and Lee talk about HBC's recent unveiling of a Zellers pop-up store-in-store in a Hudson's Bay store in Ontario. The discussion includes wha…
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson Throughout the day, Scott and his guests kept up with the developing news of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou's New York court appearance. Professor Peter Graefe gave us his thoughts on SNC Lavalin's return to the news cycle, and Professor Frederick John Packer joined the show to discuss what happens when Ontar…
 
The Hamilton Today Small Business Spotlight Thirsty Cactus in Dundas has adapted to the different stages of the pandemic. Now, with Ontario’s vaccine certificates in effect, how have things changed? Guest: Peter Mitropoulos, General Manager of the Thirsty Cactus, 2 King St E, Dundas, Ontario https://thirstycactus.ca/main-menu.html What else happene…
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson Scott spoke with business professor Marvin Ryder to find out about the Evergrande debt crisis as well as what happens with office space vacancies as the pandemic continues. Dr. Ahmad Firas Khalid returned to the show, to discuss the health policies behind Ontario's vaccine certificates, and Professor G…
 
the Hamilton Today Small Business Spotlight Vintagesoulgeek is a curated vintage shop located in Hamilton, Ontario featuring thousands of items from the late 1800s-1990s. Specializing in vintage clothing, accessories and jewelry, they have provided wardrobe for movies and television shows including, The Shape of Water, Mrs. America, and Netflix’s h…
 
PAFO's resident Financial Advisor Dane Pymble from Calnan Flack joins us again for this weeks Quickhits episode to discuss the strategies behind building your own Passive Income Property Portfolio. To get in touch with Dane you can use any of the below links: Dane Pymble Financial Adviser dane.pymble@calnanflack.com Mobile 0423 229 232 …
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson Scott spoke with Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos, about the low voter turnout in this election and what we can learn from it, and later tech analyst Carmi Levy weighed in on online voting. Michael Taube joined the show to discuss what is next for the federal leaders now that it is time to get back to bus…
 
The Hamilton Today Small Business Spotlight The owners of Penny Pincher Costumes Inc. have been raising spirits during the pandemic by going on regular walks in costume as different characters. Now they are raising funds as well as spirits, with a charity walk for Juravinski Cancer Centre Foundation taking place on September 23! Guests: Brenda and …
 
In this episode of Podcasts From The Printerverse, Jason Rollo, President of Scodix North America, discusses how their array of digital enhancement presses and Scodix Studio Station enable speed to market and direct-to-consumer applications that give Print Service Providers a competitive advantage. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Jason Rollo on…
 
~If you would like to subscribe to only interviews by Retail Insider, a separate "The Interview Series" podcast show is now available (link to Apple Podcast show)~ Craig and industry recruiter Suzanne Sears of Best Retail Careers Int’l. discuss why many retailers in Canada are demanding staff are vaccinated while also supporting vaccine passports. …
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson Scott and the crew break down the election results, along with Professors Peter Graefe and Peter Woolstencroft, Chairman of Suma Strategies Tim Powers, and Alex Pierson, who was at Conservative headquarters last night. Professor Ian Lee explains how the market is reacting to news of the minority govern…
 
The Hamilton Today Small Business Spotlight! Luc Peters of Humble Bee is an urban beekeeper offering much more to both the public and the apiary community than honey and candles and other gifts: Humble Bee specializes in education, equipment and the propagation of beekeeping! Guest: Luc Peters, founder and owner of Humble Bee, 601 Burlington Street…
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson It's the day that all of Canada has been waiting for, and as Canadians get in line to vote or contentedly wait for their early ballot to be counted, Scott covers all the angles behind Decision Canada. Sean Simpson has the polling data, Elissa Freeman breaks down last-minute changes of heart, Alex Piers…
 
The Hamilton Today Small Business Spotlight Scott found out about Sarah’s Soaps: sustainable, environmentally friendly, plant-powered goods made in St. Catharines, Ontario! Guest: Sarah Milan, owner and founder of Sarah’s Soaps https://www.sarahssoaps.ca/ What else happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast and to find out! https://omny.f…
 
This week we’re diving into the world of Reborn dolls and celebrating Social Sciences week! Familiar Stranger Carolyn kicks us off by giving us an introduction into the world of reborn dolls, or dolls that have been “reborn” to mimic human babies. The familiar strangers ask about the uncanny valley, the various uses for treatment and where the judg…
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson Fred Fox, older brother of Terry Fox, joined Scott off the top of the show. Later, Darrell Bricker of Ipsos told us how Canadians are feeling about voting and how that may affect the election, and we got insight on the final days of the campaign from Professor Andrea Perrella, Michael Taube and host of…
 
The Hamilton Today Small Business Spotlight My Dog’s Cafe & Bar recently celebrated its fifth year in business, during the pandemic. Unfortunately, the beloved business is now in a transitionary period, having to leave 229 Locke Street South by the end of October, and find a new home. Guest: Wendy, owner of My Dog’s Cafe & Bar, Hamilton, Ontario ht…
 
Hamilton Today looks at international politics The U.S. has signed a new security pact… without including Canada! What happened? Scott spoke with Professor Elliot Tepper, to get his take on the situation. Guest: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University Host - Scott Thompson Content/Technical/Podcast Producer -…
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson Professor Marvin Ryder joined the show to talk about inflation but he also shared insights from first-hand experience on how the pandemic is handled in Italy! We got updates on the shocking homicide and kidnapping in Mount Hope, as well as PPC Leader Maxime Bernier's rally in Gage Park, and the NHL pla…
 
Tom Wittenberg, Industry Relations and Events Manager for North America at discusses the 'New HP'; a more social and sustainable approach to their business, products, and services. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Tom Wittenberg: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomwittenberg HP Sustainability: https://www.hp.com/us-en/hp-information/sustainable-impa…
 
The Hamilton Today Small Business Spotlight Floral & Brick specializes in modern design using local flowers, and offers Hamiltonians the chance to learn about local flowers and how to create their own designs. Scott found out all about it. Guest: Natasha, owner of Floral & Brick, 129 Locke Street South, Hamilton, Ontario https://www.floralandbrick.…
 
This week, we are joined by Neil Dahlstrom; archivist, researcher and writer to discuss how the not-so-humble tractor has improved land value and human productivity since it was first introduced to our farming and agriculture systems. Once we start to see examples of our 5 drivers of property prices in action and how they directly increase human pr…
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast Ontario has a vaccine certificate app on the way, and Scott got reaction from the CFIB. Professor Mark Busser explained how to limit the spread of misinformation, disinformation and "alternative facts." Professor Henry Jacek weighed in on how the PPC might affect the election, and Scott spoke with Professor Gordon Houlden…
 
The Hamilton Today Small Business Spotlight Last week, it was announced on social media that the Cat 'N' Fiddle pub it would be permanently closing at the start of October. Scott invited Suzanne Keast to the show, to talk about the history behind the family-owned pub, and share how she and the staff feel about the somber news. Guest: Suzanne Keast,…
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast Carmi Levy shared his thoughts on Ontario's soon-to-be-released digital I.D. app, and then NDP leader Jagmeet Singh joined Scott to talk about the final days of the campaign and what unites Canadians. Bill Brioux and Scott paid respects to the late Norm MacDonald, Sawyer Bogdan updated us on the situation in London, Ontar…
 
The Hamilton Today Small Business Spotlight Hamilton chef Patrick Wiese made one heck of pivot during the pandemic, and started a new career as a barber at the age of 50! Scott spoke to the boss man himself, Patrick Wiese, about what inspired him. Guest: Patrick Wiese, owner of Boss Man Barber & Beard Co., 112 Melvin Ave, Hamilton, Ontario https://…
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson Scott spoke with 980 CFPL reporter Sawyer Bogdan, to find out more about the the disturbing reports of sexual assault coming from Western University, and then Professors Daniel Béland and Jeffrey Dvorkin weighed in on the election, the latest polling and how press surrounding Jody Wilson-Raybould's boo…
 
Hamilton Today's Small Business Spotlight Firebat Coffee Roasters sources their beans directly from El Salvador, and takes great care to bring out the best flavour in your coffee, as well as to have a positive impact on the well being of the people involved in the production of your coffee at its point of origin. Guest: Gustavo Castelar, founder an…
 
The Hamilton Today with Scott Thompson Scott gets a Hamilton health update, breaks down the final federal leaders' debate, and speaks to RCMP Corporal Mike Hall, who was on the ground at Gander International Airport on September 11, 2001. Then, Christian Leuprecht joins the show to discuss the situation in Afghanistan today and Charles Burton addre…
 
Hamilton Today's Small Business Spotlight! Scott takes a look at the Carnegie Gallery in Dundas and its new exhibit, Believe Your Eyes, a solo show of artist Lucy Erskine's sculptural jewelry work, which was created during the lockdowns. Guest: Lucy Erskine, Goldsmith and precious metals sculptural artist, Erskine's Jewellery https://www.instagram.…
 
~If you would like to subscribe to only interviews by Retail Insider, a separate "The Interview Series" podcast show is now available (link to Apple Podcast show)~ Craig and Jason discuss how Cadillac Fairview has come out with a purpose statement “Transforming Communities for a Vibrant Tomorrow” and what it means for the landlord with the top over…
 
Hamilton Today with Scott Thompson The Government of Ontario is previewing its new digital I.D. app, and that gives Elissa Freeman a chance to show off her public relations skills. Then we look at the French Language debate, undecided voters, issues affecting indigenous communities that are absent from the campaign, and what is in store for tonight…
 
Hamilton Today's Small Business Spotlight! Scott and Laila talk cheesecake and adapting to not just a pandemic but also to the demands of a growing small business. Save room for dessert, this podcast will make you hungry! Guest: Laila, owner of Laila's Cheesecake Co., 4155 Fairview Street unit 7, Burlington, Ontario https://www.lailascheesecake.com…
 
PAFO's resident lending specialist Rory Sercombe from Own Home Loans is back to discuss the commonly asked question of whether we should have a fixed or variable interest rate when we borrow. You can get in touch with Rory by using any of the below links: Phone: 1300 721 631 Web: https://ownhomeloans.com.au/ Instagram: @ownhomeloans Facebook: https…
 
Hamilton Today with Scott Thompson Kids are back in the classroom this week, across Ontario, but their mental health needs to be taken into consideration. Meanwhile, university students and people of all ages need to consider a few issues before attending large gatherings, regardless of if they are vaccinated. Scott previews the next two federal de…
 
Hamilton Today's Small Business Spotlight! Since the start, Charred has offered takeout and delivery, so you could say that they had a head start on things when the lockdowns began. Even so, there were still challenges to be overcome. Mark Morgenstern joined Scott to talk about how small restaurants have navigated the pandemic. Guest: Mark Morgenst…
 
We know Amazon has been buying planes while chip shortages are creating shortages in car rental fleets. Gary notes that 2020/21 backlogs might take a year to catch up given current global capacities. If corona-virus protocols wax and wane through 2023 or beyond, supply chain vulnerability will continue to be the biggest wild card for retailers and …
 
Hamilton Today with Scott Thompson Scott takes a look at the the aggression being directed at politicians, including Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, as well as the COVID-19 concerns raised by Ontario's return to school and Canada's easing international travel restrictions. Roy Green takes on the role of master storyteller, to share some of his exper…
 
Hamilton Today's Small Business Spotlight! We could all use some good coffee throughout the day, especially in 2021. Scott spoke with Lisa Stanton about how Vintage Coffee Roasters is keeping Hamiltonians fueled up! Guest: Lisa Stanton, owner of Vintage Coffee Roasters, at 977 King St E, Hamilton, Ontario https://www.instagram.com/vintage_coffee/?h…
 
In this episode of the #ElevatePrint Podcast, co-hosts Keeana Barber, Aaron Selmon, Dante Hamilton, and Deborah Corn speak to James Wheeler, Chief Operating Officer at WDB Marketing, about minority-owned business strategies for acquisition and challenges they face, the importance of OEM and industry vendor diversity training, the value of creating …
 
In this episode of the #PrinterChatPodcast, Jamie McLennan, and Will Crabtree discuss equipment research and purchasing without events, Will shares his best tips for acquisition, and Deborah Corn shares her thoughts on the future of industry gatherings. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Jamie McLennan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamieprints DMR …
 
Robert McClements, President of Creative Digital Industries, Owner of Grange Corporate Consulting, and Producer of the Visual Media Conference (VMC), shares details about this free online event Sept 21-23, its unique format, and its goal to inspire the global industry with a focus on innovation and sustainability. Register to join live or to access…
 
This week is familiar stranger Jarrod’s first interview! For this episode, Jarrod sits down with Dr Nicholas Ng from Western Sydney Uni’s Institute for Culture and Society. Dr Ng is a person of many hats, from co-directing the Sydney Conservatorium's very first 30-piece Chinese Music Ensemble to composing works for the likes of QL2 and the Melbourn…
 
The Scott Thompson Show Podcast Remnants of Hurricane Ida has battered the Eastern United States, killed dozens of people through flooding across four states. Did we accurately anticipate the amount of damage that Ida has done, and are weather events like this becoming commonplace? Guest: Steve M. Easterbrook, Director of the School of the Environm…
 
A Scott Thompson Show bonus podcast! With a food truck and a hole-in-the-wall kitchen, 50 Pesos was prepared for the pandemic, but how did the taco joint get to where it is today, and what is next? Scott found out! Guest: Kristofir Rattray, owner of the 50 Pesos food truck, and the takeout kitchen located at 4055 Harvester Rd. Unit 5, Burlington, O…
 
Kim Wunner joins Deborah Corn and Kelly Mallozzi to discuss the upcoming Leadership Workshop she is hosting with #GirlsWhoPrint in November that focuses on career development and crushing the barriers that stand in women's way. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Kim Wunner: https://kimwunner.com/ Deborah Corn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahco…
 
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