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The Freedom Train is a community resource radio show linking the resources available to the community that needs them. We go out of our way to find and honor the movers and shakers in the Black Community giving them a platform to share their voices and services. You can catch us every Wednesday where ever you get your podcast or on the Freedom Train Website at www.freedomtrainradio.com
 
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/110 Real people...real life stories...stirring, dramatic accounts of hopelessness, and the hope that changes everything. UNSHACKLED! the award-winning radio drama from Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago, grips the heart with compelling and relevant stories of transformed lives. Without Jesus Christ, we are all shackled by sin by our wrong choices, disobedience and selfish motives. But God is at work, and the power of ...
 
Together with our friends in Failte Ireland we’ve decided to create this series of Temple Bar TradFest podcasts to connect with our listeners from around the world about see how they are coping during the Covid-19 lockdown. And we wanted to share these stories and experiences with you our listener wherever you are. Each week we’ll have a chat with different people from the music industry across the globe. And of course, you can’t have a TradFest podcast without a track or two. Until we’re al ...
 
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Award-winning Canadian poet Jordan Scott discusses his first children's book, I Talk Like A River, about a boy who feels isolated and unable to fit in because of his stutter. Toronto Star theatre critic Karen Fricker talks about Australia's thriving live theatre scene and what it might mean for other countries as COVID-19 cases drop. Calgary musici…
 
Grammy-nominated musical duo Black Violin open up about the stereotypes they've had to defy as two Black men playing stringed instruments. Star Trek actor George Takei talks about using his art to shed light on the injustice of Japanese-American internment during World War II. Singer-songwriter TiKA discusses her debut album, Anywhere But Here, and…
 
Downton Abbey alumnus Dan Stevens talks about reuniting with his former stage co-star Dame Judi Dench in a new film adaptation of Noël Coward's comedy classic Blithe Spirit, the latest chapter in the actor's highly prolific and unpredictable career. Cree poet Louise Bernice Halfe discusses the significance of her new position as Canada's parliament…
 
Acclaimed actress and director Jodie Foster talks about her new film, The Mauritanian, and how it fits into a career full of roles that involve fighting for justice. Hollywood writer and producer Rodney Barnes discusses his graphic novel series Killadelphia — about a vampire who was once a U.S. president — and how the story weaves in the deeper the…
 
Actress Kelly Marie Tran talks about playing Disney's first princess of Southeast Asian descent in the new animated film Raya and the Last Dragon. Actor and musician Finn Wolfhard, the Canadian star of Stranger Things and It, shares a new song called Sand in My Bed by his band The Aubreys. On this week's screen panel, Kathleen Newman-Bremang and Is…
 
Thank you for Listening Please Share Royle King II is a native of Dallas, Texas who moved to Tallahassee, Florida and received his bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M University in Broadcast Journalism. His entire life is a testimony to good parents, mentors and men. He spent his teen years in two mentoring programs that would change his li…
 
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/110/293659 Thomas Irvin Part 1 (Fatherlessness, Rage, Rebellion) When Thomas Irvin 12, he saw his mother talking to a man he had never seen before. When Thomas saw the conversation was getting heated, he grabbed his knife to defend his mom. He later found out the man was h…
 
NOFX frontman Fat Mike takes us through the band's latest album, titled Single Album, and opens up about his sexuality, sobriety and the meaning of punk rock. Universal Music Canada executive Craig Mannix discusses Canada's fraught history with Black music and what still needs to be done to promote our homegrown hip-hop talent. Trainspotting author…
 
Actress Serinda Swan walks us through her approach to playing Dr. Jenny Cooper on the CBC crime drama Coroner, explaining what she did to accurately represent panic attacks on screen. In light of a recent wave of anti-Asian violence, Gran Torino star Bee Vang comes forward more than a decade after the film's release to talk about the damage caused …
 
Thank you for Listening Please Share This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick cover the story of the black candidate in the Michigan Governor's race, Austin Chenge, who had promised to cancel Black History Month if he wins the race. The gentlemen also covered the story of the governor of New York Andrew Cuomo cover…
 
Ethan Hawke discusses his fourth and latest novel, A Bright Ray of Darkness, about a famous actor who makes all the wrong choices. The stars of CBC's Pretty Hard Cases, Meredith MacNeill and Adrienne C. Moore, fill us in on the new buddy cop series. Actress-turned-filmmaker Emerald Fennell tells us why her new revenge thriller, Promising Young Woma…
 
PlayME is transforming the way we experience theatre by turning contemporary plays into bingeable audio dramas. The Governor General award-winning play, Other Side of the Game by Amanda Parris puts a spotlight on the often overlooked work of Black women who organize communities, support their incarcerated loved ones, and battle institutions. This i…
 
Steven Yeun talks about his starring role in the new drama Minari, about a father who moves his family from California to rural Arkansas to follow his dream of starting a farm. Filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky explains why Russian audiences have had vastly differing reactions to his historical drama Dear Comrades. Actress Devery Jacobs talks about def…
 
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo discusses the band's new orchestral pop album, OK Human, and shares how Spotify algorithms aid and influence his songwriting. Writer and showrunner Russell T Davies — the award-winning creator of the 2005 Doctor Who reboot — talks about his new miniseries It's a Sin, which looks at the lives of a group of young gay men …
 
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/110/293658 Gigi Williams (Disability, Bullying, Death of Spouse) Gigi Williams was born without a left hand and forearm. She struggled throughout her life to overcome her disability regardless of bullying, hardship and personal loss. Her story is one of overcoming discrimi…
 
Workin' Moms creator Catherine Reitman talks about addressing COVID-19 in Season 5, why she decided to fast forward to an imaginary post-pandemic world, and how the cast and crew dealt with the challenges of filming over the last year. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Cadence Weapon share their experience using the invite-only soci…
 
Actor Stanley Tucci opens up about his new film Supernova, the challenge of playing a person with early-onset dementia, and what it was like working so intimately with his close friend and co-star Colin Firth. CBC Music's Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe tells us about her brand new gig hosting The Block, a two-hour weekday radio show dedicated to music by Bl…
 
Thank you for Listening Please Share This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joe and Pat discuss the Black Sheriff's Deputy who took his own life as a protest against police brutality and racism. The gentlemen discuss if the Sheriff's actions will truly bring about change within the American police departments. A 15 year old girl wa…
 
Jesse Jones and former MuchMusic VJ Master T discuss their virtual concert series Tribute to the Legends of Reggae: The Bob Marley Edition, explaining why the month-long initiative is as much a celebration of reggae music as it is the legacy of Jones's mother, Canadian reggae promoter Denise Jones. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on…
 
Musician Femi Kuti talks about following in the footsteps of his late father, Nigerian music legend and Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, and how his own son, Made Kuti, is now doing the same. Actress, director and producer Fabienne Colas discusses her work overseeing nine Black film festivals around the world in a mission to amplify Black voices and cha…
 
Rupi Kaur talks about her new poetry collection Home Body and shares how sudden fame impacted her mental health. Sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim of the band HAIM open up about sexism, sisterhood and their latest album Women in Music Pt. III. Author Walter Mosley discusses his groundbreaking novel Devil in a Blue Dress on its 30th anniversary.…
 
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/110/293657 Amelia Walker (Alcoholism, Neglect, Evangelism) Amelia grew up in a chaotic home. Her mom was in and out of the hospital due to mental illness and alcoholism. When she was home, things between Amelia’s parents were volatile. When she was gone, Amelia struggled w…
 
Actress Robin Wright talks about making her directorial debut with the film Land, her experience on House of Cards, and how she overcame her fears of being a "late bloomer." New York Times reporter Liz Day unpacks the story behind the new documentary Framing Britney Spears, which has helped renew public concern for the pop star's health and well-be…
 
Director Shaka King discusses his new film Judas and the Black Messiah about the rise and fall of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, and tells us why it was important to set the record straight on the Black Panther Party's legacy. Pop superstar Harry Styles talks about experiencing a "big turning point" after leaving One Direction and releasing his…
 
Thank you for Listening Please Share This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joe and Pat step into the world of celebrity news and discuss the allegations against rapper TI and his wife Tiny. The two have been accused of sexual assault against a former family friend. A number of stock traders and investors have been going crazy the …
 
Jean Schulz talks about carrying on the Peanuts legacy with The Snoopy Show on Apple TV+ and shares some fond memories of her late husband Charles Schulz. Pianist, composer and visual artist Jason Moran explains how the late acclaimed writer Toni Morrison influenced his new solo piano album, The Sound Will Tell You. Canadian singer-songwriter Dan H…
 
American Vogue's former editor-at-large André Leon Talley discusses the magic of New York City's Studio 54, how the pandemic is changing our idea of formal wear, and what he thought of the fashion on U.S. presidential inauguration day. Artist Dan Pietens talks about his detailed graphite portraits of NHL hockey players and how drawing changed his l…
 
The artistic director of the Stratford Festival, Antoni Cimolino, shares his memories of the late Christopher Plummer from both on and off the stage. On this week's screen panel, Teri Hart and Kathleen Newman-Bremang reflect on Christopher Plummer's career and also discuss the Weeknd's history-making performance at Super Bowl LV. Toronto actor and …
 
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/110/293656 Patrick Brighton (PG) (Adultery, Lust, Pride) As a kid, Patrick was afraid of his dad. His father was prone to fits of anger, a habit Patrick would inherit. Patrick struck out on his own as a teenager and, though he was confirmed in the church, he wasn’t driven …
 
Musician Dave Grohl talks about the Foo Fighters' new album Medicine at Midnight, what it was like performing at U.S. President Joe Biden's inaugural celebration, and how music saved him after the death of his friend and former Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Vivek Shraya discuss the backlash facing r…
 
Toronto singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman of The Weather Station talks about her new album Ignorance, which sees her grapple with climate grief over the destruction of our environment. Canadian filmmaker Kelly Fyffe-Marshall opens up about her highly publicized experience with racial profiling and how she channelled that trauma into a new short fil…
 
Thank you for Listening Please Share This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph is joined by Professor Carl Tone Jones as guest host. The gentlemen discussed the 2021 Biden and Harris Inauguration, and how it affects Black America. They also discussed the 17 Executive Orders President Biden signed January 20th and the 21st. What…
 
Author, public speaker and humourist Fran Lebowitz talks about her decades-long writer's block, New York in the 1970s and why she chooses to live a virtually technology-free lifestyle. Montreal singer-songwriter Patrick Watson performs a few songs from his latest album, Wave, which was inspired by a long spell of melancholia. Glamour Ghoul author S…
 
Author Robert Jones Jr. talks about his new novel The Prophets and the influence James Baldwin had on his life and career. Natalia Kaliada is the co-founder of Belarus Free Theatre, she talks about the radical art coming out of Belarus and Russia. Canada Reads is just over a month a way, so Kim's Convenience star Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, who is defendin…
 
We continue to bring you the best-of version of The Big Podcast with Shaq - and this week it takes off with Borderline audio from every direction. We enjoy Pacman Jones, the first appearance of Mr. Turner, the bug-in-the-mouth reporter, Ram It, and so much more. Plus the hilarious and now infamous Black History Month quiz where John gets shown up b…
 
YouTuber Lilly Singh talks about her Canadian roots, Kamala Harris, the pressure of late-night TV and what she's learned along the way. On this week's screen panel, Ishani Nath and Kathleen Newman-Bremang take a look at three new TV series that are getting a ton of buzz: Bridgerton, Bling Empire and WandaVision. Canadian actor and dancer Brennan Cl…
 
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/110/293655 Walter Terrell (PG) (Alcoholism, Neglect, Evangelism) Walter’s mother remarried when he was five years old. Walter witnessed his step-father abuse his mother and eventually Walter as well. After being introduced to tobacco and alcohol at an early age, Walter dev…
 
Canadian actor brother duo Stephan James and Shamier Anderson talk about launching The Black Academy to support, empower and celebrate emerging Black talent across Canada. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Vivek Shraya discuss how Adele's record-smashing album 21 has held up 10 years after its release. Colin Meloy of The Decemberist…
 
The X-Files and Californication actor David Duchovny talks about his fourth novel Truly Like Lightning, his new single Layin' on the Tracks and his thoughts about art as religion. Poet, musician and visual artist Ian Kamau discusses the essential role of artists as explored in his latest spoken word piece Non Essential. Married songwriting duo Kris…
 
Thank you for Listening Please Share This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick are joined by Queen Candance of the Shelby's World Podcast. The three of them discussed the attack on the United States Capitol building by the Fer-Right Trump supporters. What does this mean for America moving forward? Is this the beginn…
 
Filmmaker Ramin Bahrani discusses his latest film, The White Tiger, and explains why he's drawn to stories about the ambition of the underdog in the face of crushing poverty. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new novel to check out: How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones. Comedian Ali Hassan shares a playlist o…
 
Thank you for Listening Please Share ​Today we are going to talk a bit about Biden's first day in office because he was busy, and the response from the republicans. We are also going to get back into the Biden - Harris Lift Every Voice Plan, today we are getting into the section on Expanding access to High-Quality Education and Tackling Ra…
 
Stage and screen legend Cicely Tyson reflects on how she helped pave the way for more complex and layered Black storytelling in Hollywood. Grammy Award-winning Canadian drummer Larnell Lewis talks about revisiting a selection of tracks off his debut album In the Moment, and shares how his family lineage has informed his musical journey. Mohawk actr…
 
The long awaited best-of shows are finally here! On this Shaqcast retrospective we take a look back at our first show ever, the origins of the White Sitcom Challenge, Shaq's feet on Instagram, the Kim Kardashian and Jimmy Fallon saga, the birth of Borderline and crazy competitions... and we close it out with the biggest moment from the first six mo…
 
Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis discusses his latest album The Democracy! Suite, and shares why he thinks jazz is the perfect metaphor for democracy. Playwright and performer Yulissa Campos, the founder of Saskatoon's Ay, Caramba! Theatre, talks about her new play I, Frida, and how it was inspired by her life and th…
 
Dakota Johnson discusses her intense role in the new comedy-drama film Our Friend, and talks about why, as a third-generation actress, the only career that ever occurred to her was acting. Children's author Wesley King talks about collaborating with the late Kobe Bryant on The Wizenard Series, about the ups and downs of youth basketball, and what's…
 
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