Born into a creative family of six siblings, Tony is the youngest. Our chat explores Tony’s search for fulfillment, from career choices to relationships. We discuss his rise in Canadian journalism starting with a couple of local newspapers, and to his eventual award winning days at national giant, The Globe and Mail. We talk about what it’s like to be a professional journalist and the need to protect yourself emotionally, yet how rewarding it can be, and how much more appreciative he is of life in general. On a more personal note we find out that after feeling his true self slipping away in his first marriage, Tony reinvents himself in his next, later in life and how much he loves being a Dad to all four of his kids! This episode is filled with great insight and accomplishments.
Self proclaimed “pleaser”, mother and accomplished photographer, Lisa Malleck, still feels like she is searching for that one career in life where her passion for it can not be denied. We talk of the difficult circumstances behind her mother’s alcoholism, their strained relationship, and her one regret after her mother’s death. We also learn of her amicable divorce, and fantastic new life she has created with her new love and blended family. An open and honest talk from start to finish.
Andrew has always had a passion for cuisine, and being raised Italian and French, he couldn’t have asked for better cultures to come from. He grew up with a love of literature and art, and ended up combining his interest in food and the written word to become a Restaurant Reviewer for The Record newspaper and ECHO magazine. Part freelance writer and stay at home Dad, Andrew has split his time doing the things he loves most while promoting community and health.
Once awarded, “Best Sports Writer in Canada”, metal-music loving, pro-wrestling aficionado, Colin Hunter is one hell-of-a interesting guy! We learn of his English teaching stint in Japan, trading mix-tapes and zines, and how he landed a prime writing gig at The Perimeter Institute. And do you want to find out if his eight-year engagement will ever end in marriage, or if the, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” concept will prevail? There is only one way to find out.
Local KW entrepreneur, John Bergen, is a smart, opinionated character destined to be his own boss and follow his own rules. After closing down his first ceramic business, John and a partner started up the successful City Café franchise based on the “honesty system” and has never looked back. We find out about John’s constant search for knowledge and his never-ending curiosity for life in general, as well as his organizing nature and love of gatherings and community. Want to discover how to run a successful business? Then you might want to listen to this man’s unique business practices and approaches. Good stuff.
Attention seeker Andrew F. Butters was raised in a typical working-class Canadian family playing hockey and getting good grades. Although successful at his full-time corporate gig, Andrew’s true passion is in bringing out his creative side through blogging, working on a couple books at a time, and creating music that ended up in an art-swap with Kevin Smith of “Clerks” and “Jay and Silent Bob” fame. We also learn about the tragic loss of his brother-in-law, and what its like to deal with his daughter’s serious spinal surgery and her heroic recovery process. And wait until to hear about is many misadventures. There is no shortage of stories in this episode!
Terry is a guy that squeezes every last drop out of life by searching out new experiences and taking advantage of very opportunity that has crossed his path. He has found a way, with the support of the family he adores, to seamlessly blend his corporate responsibilities with his creative ambitions to get the most out of life. He was briefly part of the Toronto Second City troupe, has acted in TV shows and plays, set up satellite offices in international destinations and basically kept that childlike spirit that has suited him so well. Come enjoy the ride that is Mr.Barna’s world.
A real individual, Frank shares his thoughts on his lack of social pressure and his live-in-the-now attitude. We discuss his yearning for adventure and education and his need for life experience. Finally we find out how he deals with the heartbreaking news that his brother has terminal cancer.
Lauren has led a fascinating life filled with amazing experiences! It’s so good actually, that we have decided to break her story into 2 episodes. This is Part II. So go back and check out Part I if you haven’t already. You don’t want to miss a thing.
We continue Lauren’s tale of adventure and travel, trapping, alone, in a log cabin in the deepest forests of the Yukon surrounded by wildlife and armed only with a .22 rifle. Find out about Lauren’s 14 hour dogsled journey, in the freezing cold and dark, to safety. And finally, we round out the conversation with the bourbon soaked tale of discovering her true love while singing around a camp fire at a summer music festival, and the happiness this romance and their family life has brought into her life as a new loving stepmother.
Lauren has led a fascinating life filled with amazing experiences! It’s so good actually, that we have decided to break her story into 2 episodes. This is Part I.
She comes to us via her husband, EP 9 guest, Chris Malleck. (http://movinairpod.com/episode-9-chris-malleck/) Lauren’s early rural life has her contemplating becoming a nun and if that is her true calling. Adventure and travel are clearly her passions as we find Lauren selling hemp crafts on the streets of British Columbia and eventually living and trapping, alone, in a log cabin in the deepest forests of the Yukon. We round out the conversation with the bourbon soaked tale of discovering her true love at a summer music festival while singing tunes around a crackling camp fire and the happiness this romance and their family life has brought into her life.