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Digging In with Allison Dore

Allison Dore in conversation with all kinds of people, talking about the meaning of life, what people believe, how they got where they are... Lots of big ideas.
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Sep 10, 2018

Nadia Elkharadly is the co-founder of Addicted Magazine (weraddicted.com; @weraddicted) and Handsome International Men (himpromotions.com; @himpromotions.com). We talk overcoming self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and why creativity is so important. Nadia really forged her own path, and explains how sometimes taking the first tiny step is often the hardest part. You can follow her on socials @thenadiae

Jun 26, 2018

Paul Nadeau has LOTS of stories. From his abusive childhood, to his many years in law enforcement, to his changing personal life, he is willing to share them all! He is the author of "Take Control of Your Life: Rescue Yourself and Live the Life You Deserve", a unique spin on how to turn negatives into positives in your life. 

You can follow Paul on Twitter: @jpaulnadeau

Jun 11, 2018

Mike “Nug” Nahrgang is pretty much everywhere: stage, screen, and stream. In addition to talking WWE on Aftermath on Sportsnet 360, he is also active in the wrestling world in and around Toronto. He is an actor, improviser and his podcast “Illusionoid” is going into its 10th season. We talk taking control of your health, surrounding yourself with good people, the various tribes in comedy, and more!

You can follow him on all social media @nugnahrgang

May 28, 2018

Monica Parker is a pragmatic positive thinker with a distaste for buzz words. We cover a lot of topics including: acceptance, awareness, and Pope Francis. Monica shares stories from her life, including a lovely one about Gilda Radner, and answers the question "Is George Clooney really a nice guy?"

You can find out more about Monica on her website iammonicaparker.com 

May 14, 2018

The first person to do 3 episodes of this show, Jay Brody proves that he has layers! He shares more stories from his troubled childhood, we discuss how to learn to love yourself, having faith in yourself, and MORE.

Jay is one half of The Dumb Show, heard on SiriusXM channel 168, Canada Laughs, at 8pm ET on Wednesdays, and my frequent cohost on The Breakdown, SiriusXM channel 167, 2-5pm ET Monday-Friday,

Apr 30, 2018

10 years ago, after a big heartbreak, Jesse Teran moved to a new city, changed his name, and started a new life. Today, he is reclaiming his life, facing his demons, and embracing who he is. Dealing with his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, living openly as a bisexual, and taking back his real name, the man formerly known as Dean Young is energized and inspired. 

For now you can find him on Twitter @ComicDeanYoung

Apr 30, 2018

10 years ago, after a big heartbreak, Jesse Teran moved to a new city, changed his name, and started a new life. Today, he is reclaiming his life, facing his demons, and embracing who he is. Dealing with his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, living openly as a bisexual, and taking back his real name, the man formerly known as Dean Young is energized and inspired. 

For now you can find him on Twitter @ComicDeanYoung

Apr 16, 2018

Kristy LaPointe is the writer, producer and star of the new web series "Yoga 101" which is available at cbc.ca/comedy, and it combines just some of the many jobs she does. This conversation includes topics like balance, therapy, and making changes in your life. We both talk about how far we've come, how no one is ever perfect, and how small changes add up. 

You can follow Kristy on social media: Twitter @kristylapointe Face book @kristylapointe and Instagram: @plant.based.kristy

Apr 2, 2018

Amira de Vera is a Toronto-based publicist who founded her own company, Project Four PR, just over a year ago. We talk about starting your company, if you are ever really ready to break out on your own, and how the universe lets you know you are on the right track.

You can learn more about Amira by following her company on Twitter: @projectfourpr Instagram: @projectfourpr Facebook: facebook.com/ProjectFourPR or check out her website: projectfourpr.com

Jan 30, 2018

The show is taking a short hiatus, this is a brief episode where Allison explains why, when the show will be back, and gives some food for thought in the meantime.

Jan 15, 2018

Tara Shannon wears pretty much all the hats. A successful singer/songwriter who runs her own label Willow Sound Records, which is actually a co-op that empowers young artists to forge their own career. Mother to 7. C Suite Entrepreneur. Wife. But she has had her fair share of bumps in the road and has thought deeply about what really matters in life. 

You can see more from Tara on her website tarashannonmusic.com or on Twitter @TaraShannonSW or Facebook and Instagram @tarashannonmusic

Jan 8, 2018

Chantel Marostica is a comedian and very patient human. They are a non-binary person living their transition very publicly on social media to help us all learn as they go through their own learning process. We talk a lot about the challenges that brings, both from strangers and family and friends. We also talk about evolving as a comedian and a person, as well as how in life - if you're trying you're doing okay. 

You can follow Chantel on Twitter @ChantyMarostica and Instagram @chantelmarostica

Jan 1, 2018

Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt is the author of the book Unstoppable YOU, a decorated athlete, a motivational speaker, and a 4 way amputee. Her championship mindset is partly from being an athlete, but also really instilled in her by parents who challenged convention for her success. 

We talk positivity, emotional output, and the need for self-care. And how to get what you want in life!

Follow Tracy on Facebook @unstoppabletracy, on Instagram @unstoppabletracy, on Twitter @unstoppabletrac

Dec 25, 2017

For the holiday season I decided to make a super cut of answers to the final question I ask "If you could have everyone in the world realize, accept or understand one thing, what would it be?" 

I used 12 answers and kept them pretty short, but I hope it's a little inspiration heading into the New Year!

We have answers from: Graham Clark, Shawn Hogan, Adrienne Kress, Boomer Phillips, Erin Keaney, Shaun Proulx, Courtney Gilmour, Jay Brody, Rebecca Kohler, Illvibe, Tiffany Pratt, and Jon Dore!

Dec 11, 2017

Comedian Mike Storck is back to talk about his continued work on identifying and improving issues in his life. We talk new terms for old behaviours, what some of those terms really mean, and how working on yourself changes the rest of your life. We also talk new material as a comedian, authenticity, and why hecklers don't think they are a problem.

You can follow Mike on Facebook @Mike-Storck-Comedian, on twitter @mikestorck and on Instagram @mike_storck

Dec 4, 2017

Comedian and all round good guy Hunter Collins joins me to talk about Atheism, life and being a good guy. We talk the many misconceptions people have about Atheism, why morality and religion are not the same thing, and why it's important to try to do, and be, your best.

You can find out more about Hunter at his website huntercollinscomedy.com or follow him on Twitter @hunter_collins or Instagram @huntercomedy

Nov 27, 2017

Ann Pirvu is gorgeous inside and out. She has an infectious energy, and a kindness to her that is instantly endearing. She is also very smart, and we start this conversation talking about deliberate thinking. Find out what Ann thinks our "job" is in life, how social media can be a blessing and a curse, and why human connection and communication is so important. She has also created @pepmag http://thepepmag.com to inspire and encourage everyone, but particularly young people, to live their best life. 

You can follow Ann on Instagram and Twitter @annpirvu

Nov 20, 2017

Calgary Police Officer and founder of Bullying Ends Here Tad Milmine is back, and we get more personal this time around. Is it healthy to dedicate your life to something 24/7? What about relationships? We both discuss our lack of romantic relationships and how it affects us. 

You can follow Tad on Twitter and Instagram @tadmilmine and please check out his website bullyingendshere.ca

Nov 13, 2017

Danny Adhim comes ready to share his story. A writer, actor and filmmaker Danny draws from his unique perspective to share stories. We cover a LOT in this one: from who should host the Oscars to Danny's survival of sexual assault, depression to dating, and even more. 

You can follow Danny on Instagram @dannyshowlive and on Facebook @dannyadhim

Nov 6, 2017

Comedian Alex Wood and I talk about addiction, his amazing podcast Alex Wood Quits Everything, and the various ways and reasons we stay sober and keep working on ourselves. 

Alex also battles his addictions by channeling that energy into different positive activities, and is building a really great life.

Take out Alex Wood Quits Everything , check out his website http://woodcomedy.com and follow Alex on Instagram @woodcomedy

Oct 30, 2017

Jess Beaulieu is a comedian, writer, feminist and activist, so naturally we start this episode talking about the post-Harvey wave that is going through the entertainment industry. We talk power dynamics, how sometimes you just can't win, and if it's possible to separate the art from the artist. (Not for us.) 

Jess has created her own place in the industry, she co-produces The Crimson Wave with Natalie Norman every Sunday night at Comedy Bar in Toronto. This feminist, LGBTQ+, no rape jokes show caused quite the controversy in the community when it first started! Their podcast is still available on iTunes and rumour has it it might be coming back. 

Follow Jess on social media @msjessbeaulieu, or find out more on her website jessbeaulieu.com

Oct 23, 2017

DIGGING IN TO A HOT MESS! Kathleen McGee, comedian and host of the podcast Kathleen McGee is a Hot Mess, and I are doing a crossover episode, and boy are we angry! We recorded this episode right after the Harvey Weinstein story broke, and we talk about being exhausted as women with harassment, stories of harassment, women not being believed - it's a lot to take! We also talk about how no one is a perfect feminist and why we need to recognize our allies. Check out more from Kathleen at her website kathleenmcgee.ca and on social media @kathleen_mcgee.

Oct 16, 2017

My best friend Amanda joins me to tell her 20+ year saga of dealing with her sister's drug addiction. It is a story so long and complicated that even this extra long episode couldn't contain it. We share it to educate people on the lengths addicts will go, how sometimes 2 cardiac arrests followed by comas aren't enough to change a person, and the people who get left behind. 

Oct 9, 2017

Katharine Ferns is a Canadian comedian currently based in the UK. She was in Toronto to perform her one person show In Stitches, and we sat down to talk about creating a show, the Edinburgh Fringe and how telling your darkest secret (to an audience) can help you and other people. Katharine's story is a dark one that she infuses with light, and shows us how comedy helped her to heal. 

Oct 2, 2017

Mike Wilmot is an internationally known comedian who has also appeared in dozens of movies and tv shows. We talk about how his success is traced back to a series of accidents, the importance of open mikes and continually writing, and why you should be nice. Also the health scare that changed his life. And more.

You can follow Mike on twitter@mikewilmot1 and find out where you can see him near you www.mikewilmot.ca

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