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Anyone who works or makes a difference is actually creating. They create a product or a feeling in others that is tangible. Each week comedian Trent McClellan talks with those who generate any kind of creative work in an attempt to explore what motivates them. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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Dwayne De Rosario is one of the best soccer players Canada has ever produced. He was always a legit threat to score a goal or create a chance for all the clubs he played for including Toronto FC as well as being a constant offensive presence for the Canadian National Team. Dwayne and I discuss how looking back on your childhood can be therapeutic a…
 
Dr. David Suzuki has been showing us ways to be kinder to the earth and wildlife since I was a kid and at 85 years of age, he still displays the same passion for his work. This episode shows a more personal look at the man behind the science and he reveals what keeps him going. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Tragically Hip guitarist Rob Baker joins me this week and we get into the band's artistic process and work ethic. He describes his early relationship with the guitar plus the Hip's mentality when touring and recording. I ask some questions from listeners but we learn what Rob's musical plans are going forward. This is a rare look inside the working…
 
Geoff Mackay is a talented standup comic out of Ottawa who I met many years ago. Geoff has always been a very together guy and even then he gave me the sense he would go on to do bigger things. Although he still has a foot in the standup world, he's gone on to found a new clean tech company called The Aggressive Good which looks to change how bulk …
 
Barry Katz has managed some of the most talented comedians in the business namely Dave Chapelle, Bill Burr, Dane Cook, and Whitney Cummings. He was also an Executive Producer on the long-running series Last Comic Standing on NBC. Barry shares the secret to making a successful career in show business. If you wanted a glimpse into the business side o…
 
Joey Serlin and Daniel Greaves are one half of The Watchmen and 100 percent of the new duo Serlin Greaves. Both guys felt they had fresh songs in them and it spiraled into a brand new album called Sad Songs For Sale. I've heard the album already and I honestly think it's some of the best work they've done to date. It's beyond catchy but non-repetit…
 
Author Lisa Moore takes us inside life as a writer on this episode. She shares her process and her journey to creative work. We met during my time on the show Canada Reads back in 2013. I defended her book February and it won the competition but she’s gone on to write more amazing books and plays. In addition, she paints and is a professor at Memor…
 
This week I share a story that I've not told too often. Many people know about my first experience on stage but not about how I finally decided to become a full time comedian. Even when you know what you want to do with your life it can be terrifying to chase it with no safety net. My decision to leave a steady job and dive into standup comedy was …
 
Arthur Simeon is a Ugandan-born, Toronto-based comic who is as funny and clever as comedians get. We met several years ago in Ottawa and hit it off right from the start. His standup special The Blackest Panther is available now and playing to rave reviews. If you need some laughs, then this episode is for you as we get into the oddness of comedy cl…
 
Natasha Staniszewski is a sports broadcaster from Edmonton, Alberta. She's best known for her ten years on TSN as an anchor on SportCentre. We get into her early life and how she had to recalibrate her career goals after graduating with a business degree. Find out why she was willing to leave what she knew to follow a brand new career. She also rev…
 
Dr. Jennifer Chung earned her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine and completed residency training at New York University Langone Medical Center, where she served as chief resident. She is currently a physician at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati specializing in many areas including non-surgical spine and musculoskeletal medicine…
 
Ryan Leslie is a broadcaster who acts as the fan's eyes and ears for all that happens with the Calgary Flames. Ryan's job is to walk the line between asking the questions fans want answers to, while also maintaining trust with the Flames players and management. We learn about Ryan's road to this unique job at Sportsnet and how he approaches his wor…
 
Kris Versteeg has won two Stanley Cups and has had a long career in the NHL. He reveals how much of his success is the result of some mental training he did very early in his career. Kris believes the Blackhawks team in 2010 had a certain swagger that led to their success and how coaches trusted players in the moment to change the game plan. We als…
 
This week we change it up with an episode called “He Said, She Said.” Christine Goudie and I give our advice on advice! How do we handle it? What’s the worst we’ve received? What’s the best? How do you offer it? Hope you enjoy this one! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.Por Trent McClellan
 
Laurie Kilmartin has been doing standup since 1987 and has appeared on CONAN, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Comedy Central. Her Seeso special "45 Jokes About My Dead Dad" made Vulture's list of Top Ten Comedy Specials of 2016. She's written two books, Shitty Mom (2012) and Dead People Suck (2018). She is currently a writer for CONAN on TBS, and previously…
 
This week I take you back and behind the scenes of the first 12 episodes of the podcast. We started TGP back in May of 2017 and hit the ground running with a dozen great guests. Today I recap each episode, tell you the lead-up to each one, describe the episode that had to be done a second time, and my mindset going into each chat. If you are just d…
 
Ron Maclean has been the face of hockey and broadcasting in Canada for 35 years. Such an iconic and lengthy career brings with it many experiences that shape a life. Ron and I discuss his early days in radio, his influences, work ethic, and how now is a time to listen instead of talk. I think this is a side of Ron you may not have heard before beca…
 
Dr. Russell Kennedy is a physician and a stand-up comedian. For many years he was doctor-by-day, comedian-by-night. Dr. Russ is also a neuroscientist who specializes in an atypical approach to treating anxiety. In his interview with Trent and in his newly released book Anxiety Rx, he talks candidly about his own healing from decades of anxiety, res…
 
Peter Brown is a broadcaster, producer, and comedy writer/performer based in Edmonton. During his successful 25-year career with CBC Radio, he hosted local and national shows and led the creative team on the award-winning national comedy program The Irrelevant Show. He may be the only person who’s appeared multiple times on both Ideas and The Debat…
 
Paul Virzi is a standup comedian out of New York who is known for his standup special "Bill Burr Presents Paul Virzi, I'll Say This" on Comedy Central and his podcast "The Virzi Effect." He opened for Bill Burr and realized he wanted to keep taking his career to a new level. This hour is a candid conversation about following your gut, believing in …
 
Todd Ness is a comedian out of Calgary who has really started to make a name for himself. Much of his success is attributed to talent obviously but his work ethic and self awareness has pushed him to another level. He seems to always have great new material but is also constantly looking for new ways to create. His latest endeavor is the Nessin' Ar…
 
Two of the funniest comedians in the country have joined together to create their own hilarious podcast. The Microdose Comedy Podcast is the creation of Paul and Damonde and is heading into its second season. These two have both done all there is to do in the Canadian comedy world as well as being major acts on the Snowed In Comedy Tour. We catch u…
 
Joshua Green is the CEO of MYSA Smart Thermostats out of St.John's, Newfoundland. Josh and his brother created a successful tech company that has come out of the gates flying. Through some creative product marketing and customer engagement, MYSA found a way to make an idea a reality. This episode provides insight into the wild world of entrepreneur…
 
Bob Saget is a comedian, actor, director, and executive producer in Los Angeles. Bob is best known for his role as Danny Tanner on Full House and Fuller House. He was also the host of America's Funniest Home Videos and the director of the film Dirty Work. Bob also published the book "Dirty Daddy" and has his own podcast called "Bob Saget's Here For…
 
Christine Goudie is the CEO and Co-Founder of Granville Biomedical. Her company is looking to transform women's health simulation and medical device design. The company has also gone into swab design to combat the global Covid-19 pandemic.Christine tells us about her journey to starting her own company and reveals lessons learned along the way. You…
 
Gerry Dee is a hugely successful comedian and actor out of Toronto. He is currently the host of Family Feud Canada and was the star and creator of Mr. D which ran for eight seasons on CBC. He was a finalist on Last Comic Standing on NBC and has three one hour comedy specials. Gerry has had an incredible career in entertainment and always seems to p…
 
Matt Wright joins me this week on the podcast and we go deep on a ton of stuff! Matt is an incredible standup and writer and he joins us from St.John's, Newfoundland . His latest special Existing Is Exhausting is out now and he just finished a killer bunch of sets at the Halifax Comedy Festival. He's appeared at Just For Laughs, Winnipeg Comedy Fes…
 
Amanda Brooke Perrin joins me this week and we discuss her versatile comedy career. Amanda is a talented standup comic and writer originally from Calgary but now living in Los Angeles. She started in the front office of a comedy club and has gone on to make her way through the business in fine fashion with performances at Just For Laughs and JFL 42…
 
Dr. Abdu Sharkawy is an infectious disease expert out of Toronto. He has been on the front lines to see much of the damage caused by Covid-19. I ask him some straight up questions about this virus and he prescribes the long way forward. He debunks some popular theories and warns us of the danger of social media. This episode is light on laughs but …
 
Mark Critch joins me this week on TGP and even though I know him, I learn plenty. Mark has just begun his 18th year on This Hour Has 22 Minutes and is coming off an extraordinary run with best selling book "Son of A Critch." He has interviewed several Prime Ministers and traveled all over the world in search of a comedic moment. Find out how he app…
 
Tom Power is best known as the host of the program "Q" on CBC Radio, but you'll know far more about him after this deep chat. He's a talented musician as well and a member of the band "The Dardanelles" who have quite a loyal following of their own. Tom reveals how the tone from his guests has changed this year, how he fell in love with music, and w…
 
Comedian Steve Patterson joins me this week on TGP. Steve is the host of the popular CBC Radio show The Debaters and is one of the most successful comedians working in the country right now. Steve lets us in on his start in standup, early lessons learned, and the inspiration and process of writing his upcoming new book “Dad Up". See acast.com/priva…
 
Sophie Buddle is a fantastic standup comedian and writer currently living in Vancouver, BC. She began her standup career at 15!!! It was a wise choice as she's gone on to perform at Just For Laughs and is also the first ever female to win a Juno Award for Comedy Album of the Year! Sophie has been a writer on 22 Minutes for the last number of years …
 
Sam Roberts is a Canadian rock and roll man out of Montreal. His crew, The Sam Roberts Band have had countless hits over the last two decades and are one of the best live acts I've experienced. I caught up with Sam via Zoom in Montreal and we get into the vibe the world is in right now. His new album is out October 16th and is available now for pre…
 
Former NHLer Matt Stajan joins me this week on the podcast. Matt played for the Toronto MapleLeafs and then the Calgary Flames. He joined me from his home in Calgary and we got into his early career, life for the Calgary Flames in the playoff bubble, how the trade from Toronto to Calgary affected him, and the importance of players believing in each…
 
Ali Hassan is a great standup comedian and actor who's really built an impressive career in Canadian entertainment. He's had numerous roles in film and television as well as hosted Laugh Out Loud and Canada Reads on CBC Radio. He's toured his highly successful show "Muslim Interrupted" across Canada and starred on the Just For Laughs "Comedy Night …
 
Nathan Macintosh is a killer standup from Canada currently living in New York City. He's performed at every major Canadian comedy festival and gone on to make big waves in the United States. He's appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and Conan. This episode is really just two comedic pals catching up bu…
 
Quinn Teecham is an actor, photographer, and podcaster living in Calgary. She is one of the stars of the new indie film "February's Dog" which has made a huge impact in the international film world and has been an important gateway for discussions around mental health. Quinn has furthered this discussion with her podcast that encourages guests to t…
 
This episode is MOMENTUS because it marks my first ever returning guest in RORY SCOVEL! Rory is an amazing comedian, actor, and now producer! He has a new show called "Robbie" which is available on YouTube right now. Rory stars in the show with his wife Jordan and he PRODUCES it. Robbie is based on a character he had come up with many years ago. Th…
 
Hockey's Almost Back with Brian Burke!You know him as a stern, gruff, wearing a tie like a scarf character but you will know far more about him after this episode. Brian Burke has been in management with the Vancouver Canucks, Anaheim Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Calgary Flames. He's now stepped over to the broadcasting world but he's just a…
 
This week there was nothing else I could think about. I reached out to some of my black friends in the Canadian comedy community and wanted to hear their honest experiences. Aisha Brown, Kenny Robinson, Arthur Simeon, Sterling Scott, and myself share what we’ve experienced in this country as black people and ponder what the next steps are. This dis…
 
Jill Maria Robinson does it all. She acts, has her own magazine called "I’m Here With Magazine” and has her own podcast. We actually met for the first time at a liquor store in Calgary but we’ll get into that. This chat is mostly about mindset and learning some cool things about each other. We also discuss a new film she’s in called February’s Dog …
 
Aaaaaaaand we're back!Brendan Dunlop is a popular sports broadcaster from Windsor,Ontario and has been giving us the score on our TVs for years. Brendan takes us back to his early days growing up and trying to find his way career wise. We break into why The Last Dance documentary series was so amazing and more importantly: why do sports networks ai…
 
The importance of self care on the road with Cory Tetford. Relentless travel is a challenge that many performers have to navigate. Musician and producer Cory Tetford talks about what he does to stay well on the road and why he walked away from his former band Crush. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
This week I take your questions about standup comedy and the entertainment biz. I give my honest answers about how to recover from bad sets, helping others in the industry, finding your voice on stage, and other questions. Hope this helps and entertains ya! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
We continue my chat with Cavalry FC player Nik Ledgerwood. We discuss the first season for Cavalry FC and the special moments the team enjoyed plus the culture that has been put in place for next season....and I do mean "built." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.Por Trent McClellan
 
Happy 2020 everyone! We kick off the year with a great soccer chat with Cavalry FC standout Nik Ledgerwood. Nik has played pro soccer in several different countries but started in the Lethbridge minor soccer program. This is a Canadian soccer success story and in part one we see how he got his start and what his mindset was from an early age. Anyon…
 
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