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A podcast to spotlight the women around Jacksonville (and beyond) that are kicking butt to accomplish their life goals. Just some casual conversations with babes around town doing their thing and not letting anyone stand in the way. Nothing is off limits.
 
A semi-monthly podcast hosted by Amy Hamm and Esme Vee, two women who'd had enough of the madness brought about by gender identity ideology. Hosts Amy is co-founder of GIDYVR, a speaker series on gender identity based in Vancouver BC. She’s also a mother, a nurse, and sometimes a writer. Esme is a mom and long-time Toronto media worker who, like many gender critical activists, uses a pseudonym to guard against losing her livelihood. She hopes to come out one day soon. Amy and Esme are foundi ...
 
Have you been told your whole life that you needed to lower your expectations? That your dreams were too big and that you needed to be a little more realistic? The Fearless Chase Podcast is made for the big dreamer. For the female millennial creative and entrepreneur. The woman who’s been told to “scale it back,” the woman who’s been afraid to say her dreams out loud because they sound audacious, the woman who’s lived life feeling “different” than those around her, wondering… “Where are MY p ...
 
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Author David A. Robertson opens up about his Cree culture, mental health, and the healing journey of creating his most personal work to date: a memoir called Black Water. The q screen panel talks about Saturday Night Live's return to the studio after Covid-19 shutdown production. Founding member of the band Barenaked Ladies, Ed Robertson, talks abo…
 
In 1979, Janice Raymond published The Transsexual Empire, the first and probably most well-known book articulating a radical feminist analysis of transgenderism. Little did we know, 40 years later, trans activism would become the biggest threat to feminism in decades. She warned us all, early on, and now we are living it: watching women’s sex based…
 
In this episode, introduced by Amy, Esme chats with Paris-based activist Marguerite Stern. Marguerite started her feminist journey at age 20 when she joined FEMEN, which became famous for organizing controversial topless protests against prostitution, sexism and violence against women. In 2013 she was imprisoned in Tunisia while protesting. She lat…
 
Gord Downie's brother Patrick Downie and his longtime collaborator Josh Finlayson discuss the making of Away Is Mine, the late Canadian music icon's final solo recording. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen question whether music streaming services should ever have the right to ban artists on their platforms, particu…
 
Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally wonder if the "there's no going back to 'normal'" people are getting off on lockdown, discuss the appeal of Trump, and the failures of the Democrats to connect with working class people. Bonus: Sober October rant. This episode originally live streamed on YouTube on October 7, 2020. Support my work and The Same Drugs …
 
Four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Lenny Kravitz reflects on his new memoir, in which he writes about the first 25 years of his life, from his upbringing in New York to the release of his 1989 debut album. Nina Lee Aquino, the artistic director of Toronto's Factory Theatre, discusses the future of performing arts in Canada, and how they were abl…
 
Grammy award-winning jazz artist Gregory Porter opens up about losing his brother to COVID-19, the healing power of music, and his uplifting new record All Rise. Singer-songwriter Witch Prophet talks about her Polaris Music Prize-nominated album DNA Activation, which interweaves her experiences as an East African, queer mother living in the diaspor…
 
Childhood and Fifteen Dogs author André Alexis discusses his new collection of short stories, The Night Piece, and his new audio drama, Metamorphosis: A Viral Trilogy. The Haunting of Bly Manor's breakout star T'Nia Miller tells us what it's like to make a job out of scaring people and how binge watching has changed storytelling. Paul Galloway of t…
 
Comedy icon Catherine O'Hara talks about bringing her musical talents to season four of Schitt's Creek. Author Matthew Rubery explains the origins of the audiobook, from a resource for the blind to a popular form of storytelling. Audiobook narrators Erin Moon and Fajer Al-Kaisi discuss the growing field of narration and what the job really requires…
 
Juno-winning musician Bahamas talks about his fifth album Sad Hunk and gives us exclusive performances of two new songs off the record. Poet, writer and professor Khadijah Queen discusses her new collection of poetry, Anodyne, and shares how she examines themes of the body and wellness through her work. Song Exploder co-creator and host Hrishikesh …
 
Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally discuss the Trump/Biden presidential debate. This episode originally live streamed on YouTube on September 30, 2020. Support my work and The Same Drugs on Patreon. Patrons get access to special content, not available to the public. The Same Drugs is on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Keep the conversation going on …
 
Stuart Parker is a longtime socialist, was the leader of the British Columbia Green Party from 1993 to 2000, and was leader of the BC Ecosocialists party in 2020, until he was forced to resign due to accusations of "transphobia." I spoke with him on September 28, 2020 about identitarianism, McCarthyism, the NDP, and the current state of the left. S…
 
Jerry Seinfeld discusses his new book, 45 years of comedy and the stupidity of a "quick question." Newfoundland-based artist Barbara Pratt talks about her new exhibition called Cake, her mother Mary Pratt's legacy as a painter, and why baking is a profound act of love. New York Times art critic Martha Schwendener explains why four art museums are f…
 
Former Our Lady Peace drummer Jeremy Taggart shares his memories of touring with the late Eddie Van Halen in the summer of 1995. Rocker and podcaster Danko Jones pays tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen and tells us how he was influenced by Van Halen's music. Filmmaker and actor Radha Blank discusses her new semi-autobiographical Netflix film The 4…
 
Filmmaker Werner Herzog reflects on his beginnings in cinema and his quest to document the human condition. Filmmaker Michelle Latimer talks about making the leap to primetime television with her new CBC drama Trickster, a bold fusion of social commentary and surreal fantasy storytelling. Comedian Colin Quinn discusses his new book, Overstated: A C…
 
Alanis Morissette reflects on her massive hit record Jagged Little Pill on its 25th anniversary and discusses her first album in eight years, Such Pretty Forks in the Road. British author and columnist Caitlin Moran discusses her new book, More Than A Woman, and shares her hilarious take on middle age and feminism.…
 
Key Topics:2020 Presidential Debate-A Gathering of old White guys yelling at each other.- What did you learn more about as a result of the Interruption Festival?- How does this impact your vote and perspective?- Effective way to lay out the issues for each candidate or a complete waste of time based upon the lack love between them?Lovecraft Country…
 
Rock legend Jon Bon Jovi talks about Bon Jovi's new album 2020, finding hope in challenging times, and why he regrets the key change in Livin' on a Prayer. Actor Ethan Hawke tells us about his latest role as the notorious American abolitionist John Brown in Showtime's new series The Good Lord Bird. Hamilton, Ont.-raised filmmaker Natalie Krinsky di…
 
Author Nick Hornby — best known for his novels High Fidelity, About a Boy and Fever Pitch — talks about tackling race, Brexit and a surprising romance in his latest book, Just Like You. Honey Jam founder Ebonnie Rowe reflects on 25 years of championing Canada's women in music. Supalonely singer Benee tells us how TikTok propelled her to fame and tu…
 
This week on The Same Drugs' weekly live stream: it's Libra season! Laura McNally turns either 23 or 45, plus: cancel culture comes for the BC Ecosocialists, and we talk about The Social Dilemma and #stophateforprofit. This episode originally live streamed on YouTube on September 23, 2020. Support my work and The Same Drugs on Patreon. Patrons get …
 
Rapper Big Sean opens up about his struggle with depression, how he rediscovered his passion through therapy and meditation, and why Detroit 2 is his most honest album yet. Tech and culture journalist Alyssa Bereznak unpacks how more and more celebrities like Travis Scott and The Weeknd are using avatars to reach their fans virtually. Actor Jean Yo…
 
Multi-disciplinary artist Fariha Róisín opens up about her powerful debut novel Like a Bird, its themes of survival and resilience, and the therapeutic nature of writing. Rapper Machine Gun Kelly talks about digging deep into his teenage pop-punk roots and reinventing himself as a rocker on his new album Tickets to My Downfall. Miles Davis's younge…
 
I’ll be honest and say that numbers in general aren’t always my strong suit. From the number on the scale to the number in my bank account I haven't always enjoyed looking at them or really knowing what to do with them. If you're in the same boat, no worries! Debt-Free Millennial Money Coach Ayana Campbell Smith is here to break down what the right…
 
Jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall talks about her latest album This Dream of You, honouring her late producer Tommy LiPuma, and what she looks for in a dream collaborator. On this week's q This music panel, Lisa Christiansen and Elamin Abdelmahmoud recap the highs and lows of the 2020 CCMA Awards, and discuss Rolling Stone's updated list of the 5…
 
Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn discusses his lyric-less instrumental album, Crowing Ignites. Audio engineer Susan Rogers breaks down some of the songs on Prince's album, Sign o' the Times, and shares what she felt he was trying to achieve at that moment in his career. Artists Simone Saunders and Tekikki Walker talk about finding common g…
 
Kajillionaire writer and director Miranda July talks about creative collaboration with strangers, why loneliness is her permanent state of being, and how all families are like cults. Artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory tells us about her work collaborating with artists of varying backgrounds to help build bridges and promote unity across cultural d…
 
In a new project, Canadian artists Adrian Stimson and AA Bronson explore the power of apology as it relates to their shared history: their ancestors were sworn enemies. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a spooky new book to check out: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Musician Jyoti, better known as Georgia Anne Muldrow, talk…
 
Superstar classical pianist Lang Lang discusses the making of his newly-released rendition of Bach's iconic Goldberg Variations. Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer talks about her new show on Apple Music Country, Color Me Country, which aims to change the image of country music. In an exclusive travel guide to the real Schitt's Creek, we visit Goodwood…
 
You're on a roll, you're smashing out work like it's no one's business and then an email notification pops up from another client. All of a sudden you look up and it's been an hour of back and forth with her trying to put fires out left and right. In an effort to get your mind off things you decide to scroll Instagram. Then back to your email just …
 
This week on The Same Drugs' live stream: Laura McNally and Meghan Murphy talk #RIPJKRowling, Vancouver's response to the I ❤️ JK Rowling billboard, Cuties, and more! This episode live streamed on YouTube on September 16, 2020. Support my work and The Same Drugs on Patreon. Patrons get access to special content, not available to the public. The Sam…
 
Amy Hamm is a co-organizer of #GIDYVR, a series of events in Vancouver looking at gender identity, and the woman behind the "I ❤️ JK Rowling" billboard erected in Vancouver on Friday, September 11th, 2020, only to be removed the following day after complaints. I spoke with her about the billboard and backlash. This episode live streamed on YouTube …
 
On this week's screen panel, John Semley and Kathleen Newman-Bremang recap the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards — a virtual ceremony full of historic wins, particularly for Canadian comedy Schitt's Creek. Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer discusses how interactive art can work in a global pandemic and what connection looks like in the age of phys…
 
On August 16, the Women’s Human Rights Campaign (WHRC) launched its United States chapter. WHRC is an international group of women dedicated to protecting the human rights of women and girls, and opposing the replacement of the category of sex with “gender identity.” The organization is gathering signatures on its Declaration on Women’s Sex-Based R…
 
Oscar winner Kate Winslet discusses her new film, Ammonite, and what it was like skyrocketing to fame after the release of Titanic. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen break down what happened at the rescheduled (and reimagined) Academy of Country Music Awards. Musician Neal Sugarman looks back on Amy Winehouse's fin…
 
Actor Regina King talks about directing One Night in Miami, a film that imagines a real conversation in February of 1964 between four of the most important Black voices of the era: Sam Cooke, Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X and Jim Brown. CBC arts and entertainment reporter Eli Glasner recaps the highs and lows of this year's mostly virtual Toronto Interna…
 
Elamin Abdelmahmoud and the Pop Chat round-table invite you in to the group chat to help make sense of the cultural drama blowing up the internet. Bringing their hottest takes to the table, join them every week as they debate, discuss and work through the pop culture discourse. The Pop Chat panel consists of: Shireen Ahmed, Angelina Chapin, Kevin F…
 
Actor Cynthia Nixon discusses Netflix's Ratched, her famous role on Sex and the City, and the intersection of politics and art in her life. The editor-in-chief of ELLE Canada, Vanessa Craft, talks about how the fashion industry is finally confronting its issues with diversity and equity. Film and culture critic Jesse Wente tells us what he brings t…
 
Country star Reba McEntire looks back on her career and her hit album Rumor Has It on the 30th anniversary of its release. Director Unjoo Moon talks about her new Helen Reddy film, I Am Woman, which dramatizes the Australian singer's journey from immigrant to chart-topping feminist superstar. Freelance writer and artist Frankie Huang unpacks what t…
 
While it's a little different than our usual business education or personal growth episodes, I figured since 90% of our audience is female this would be perfect for us! So often we hit a wall in our daily work routine where we feel like everyone else is crushing it with all this amazing energy but us...and then we realize that we're starting our pe…
 
In this episode, Laura McNally and Meghan Murphy talk about Tedx London's move to "womxn," instead of "women," Jessica Krug's blackface, and why sex is apparently vague and something one can identify in or out of, but not race. This episode originally aired live on YouTube on September 9, 2020. Support my work and The Same Drugs on Patreon. Patrons…
 
Sir Anthony Hopkins discusses his latest role in The Father as a man with dementia locked in a power struggle with his daughter, and shares his own struggles with growing older. Canadian reggae musician Jay Douglas remembers the late Jamaican singer-songwriter Toots Hibbert, the lead vocalist for the reggae and ska band Toots and the Maytals. Direc…
 
On this episode of The Same Drugs: Bella and Kaili Thorne LARP as "sex workers," Jacob Blake, the ongoing unrest in America, entitled students, and more! This episode originally live streamed on YouTube on September 2, 2020. Support my work and The Same Drugs on Patreon. Patrons get access to special content, not available to the public. The Same D…
 
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