The Monthly Social

The Monthly Social

The monthly little bit of "something for everyone" podcast with Producer & Host, Guido Piraino. Enjoy a variety of guest interviews including musicians, actors, sports personalities, professionals, and everyday people like you with interesting stories. You will be entertained with a wide variety of content while learning about yourself and others. Key themes include: Self-Help, Health, Education, Resiliency, Leadership, Inclusion, Diversity, Mental Health, Finance, Food, and Life Events.


1. Neil Osborne - 54-40 Canadian Rock Icon talks about the new album, West Coast Band, the band's  journey spanning decades, hits, and members, a "family curse", and all sorts of insider tidbits in this authentic and intimate chat. Plus hear new music!

2. A Hello Fresh Food Review as I talk about 5 days of Hello Fresh meals for four people as I explore an alternative to healthy eating. I provide  my experien...

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1. Rachel Piccolo - Yoga Instructor from Richmond Hill, Ontario tells us about the benefits of Hot Yoga, the differences between yoga practices, picking your instructor,  Mindfulness, Breathing, History, overcoming anxiety, personal programs,  & why yoga might be a better approach in the new year.  

2.  Dale George Lytle - Angeles Band joins us as he begins his 40th Anniversary of their debut album "We're No Angels&quo...

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1. Tommy Davidson | Comedian, Author, Artist: Exploring In Living Color, his Living In Color Book, Clothing Line, & Transition to music. We talk about his encounter with Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith, Kudos to Howard, The Proud Family, Peace, Nachos, Race, , and have laughs in between.  Main Website | Website Clothing

2.  Jolene Harnish | Canadian Country Star: From Nova Scotia, Jolene gives us insights on her journey into...

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Opening Remarks: Israel & Gaza War, Ukraine, Sault Ste. Marie Murders & Suicide, Being better human beings. Feedspot Recognition,  Canadian Podcast Awards recognition.

1. Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals band fame launches new music album "Then & Now" as he gets ready to head out on tour. We explore some of the band’s hits, history and journey as we get his take on navigating The Beatles era, The Ed Sul...

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1. Feedspot recognizes The Monthly Social in Canada's Top 20 Self-Help podcasts this September. Thanks to our listeners and guests for continuing to support the show!

2. Saul J Williams, Indigenous Artist-Author shares his stories from North Caribou Lake First Nations and how that lead him to having his art displayed at Royal Ontario Museum, co-authoring a book with Lea Springer called, "Where The Bush Planes Fle...

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1. Tanna Marshall, Author, Intuitive, Spiritual Teacher, Women's Empowerment Coach, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified Law of Attraction Coach, Experienced EFT Practitioner and Founder of Infinite Woman, a feminine community supporting and empowering like-hearted women through programs and events, focuses on overcoming "Nice Girl Syndrome". Plus we talk about Lupus, Books on finding peace in the big ci...

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1. Chris Mclernon (Saigon Kick)  talks his new band Kinell, the transition from Saigon Kick, playing in THE Kiss Tribute band and working with Gene Simmons  & Paul Stanley, Surfing the longboard, & tons more! Plus we hear 3 songs: Easy Come & Easy Go, Say Goodbye, Take It All

2. Lili Wexu, Voice Over Actor takes us inside the world of voice over acting with tips, tricks, and information on h...

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1. Lemon Cash - Cory & Jeff Papineau are Canadian country music brothers signed to the Sakomoto-Warner Canada music label. They talk about their real-life lemonade stand, their first "scary" album, brother-hood with the River Town Saints & their music journey. Lots of laughs and fun on hair products, beer, bbq, cars, hockey, the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, and a paper, scissors, rock competition! Plus 3 ...

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1. Josh Bogert: Canadian Pop Artist & Actor joins us from British Columbia where he was about to head out on a West Coast USA Tour. We talk about his role on the Disney, Netflix, & Family Chanel show, "Backstage" and his future in acting. We also focus on his current music career, his new single, "That Was Then, This Is Now",  having collaborated on it with Olivia Penalva (and you can hear it on this sho...

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1. Corvus Lore (Ryan Jones) joins us from The Bay Area in California as we talk about band origins and how they came together, rock genres, living up to family music history, playing on the same stage as Tesla, Dizzy Reed from Guns N' Roses, and the forthcoming album "Lucida". We also  chat about the record label, the resurgence of rock music, whether there is a new member coming, and the new video coming out on May ...

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1. Kelsie Kimberlin, American Artist joins us from Washington DC to talk about her music, influences, and upbringing as we talk about change, social issues, working with Michael Brauer, Liam Nolan, and others. She talks about the war on Ukraine and her personal connection to it and the images in her video from the front line. Also, enjoy stories about mumbo fries, meeting President Bush, going to Columbia, and a whole lot more. We ...

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1. Stacey David Blades, Guitarist  from the new band Crashing Wayward and of LA Guns, Roxx Gang, and  Electric Radio Kings fame joins us from Las Vegas to talk about the new 11 song album, moving on from being a replacement guitarist, life, love, death, grieving, teaching music, re-discovering himself, and finding his place in rock n' roll with new band members as they bring a unique mix of backgrounds the likes of Guns N&apos...

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1. Elyse Saunders, Rising Country Music Star shares her award-nominated country music, originating from Peterborough Ontario as she talks about expectations being Canadian, mixing country & city, playing Nashville, working through gender challenges for woman in the music industry, the journey of her EP "Free", and the "secrets" behind her videos! Plus we hear three songs: "Free", "Genes",...

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  1. Amy Scruggs is a Country Music Star, Best-Selling Author, TV Host, & Media Coach who shares three of her newest songs, talks about resiliency, perseverance, adaptability, and presence as we chronicle her music journey working with co-stars Trace Atkins, Clint Black, Little Texas, Phil Vassar, and more. Then we talk Veterans (Tom Scruggs and the American Veterans of California ), Family Ups and Downs, Band twists and turns, ...
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1. Lisa S. Johnson, renowned Photographer shares her rock n' roll stories with notable guitarists and how she captures their guitars, immortalizing them in her recent book, "Immortal Axes". Hear stories about Les Paul, Peter Frampton, Tom Petty, Bo Diddley, Aldo Nova, Suzi Quatro, Randy Bachman, and more! Find out how to get her book and a few extras!

Website: Immortal Axes
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KELLY (DOWDLE) MONROW: Hollywood, TV, & Rising Music star talks about her acting career in movies and tv and her transition to music. Reflects on experiences with Martin Lawrence (Big Momma's House 2), John Travolta (American Crime Story), and taking on the role of Nicole Brown Simpson & Anna Nicole Smith.  Talks about relationships and her new album, "Scars of Venus" and gives some up close and personal insi...

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MARK OSBORNE, NHL Pro Scout with the Los Angeles Kings and former NHL player with the Red Wings, Maple Leafs, Jets, and Rangers talks about his journey from player to scout. We cover the 1993 Stanley Cup playoffs and the infamous Gilmour/Gretzky non-call by Kerry Frasier, the greatest captain he played with, what it's like playing for 3 of the original 6 hockey teams, and explore the NHL culture & Hockey Ministries. Laughs...

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Jay Douglas, Multi-Juno nominated artist and Canadian Reggae Icon talks about coming to Canada, working with artists like Ziggy and Bob Marley, Music Culture, Connecting with nature,  and his new album Confession with historical blues foundations. 

Hear Jay sing impromptu as he talks about the make-up of reggae music and its history in Canada. 

Featured Songs:

  • Jah Children
  • I Love Toronto
  • Darling, I'm Yours
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1. Author Mark Berrios-Ayala joins us to discuss his new book, "Let's Get Sincere" as he explains "Allyship".

2. Aaron Rayford, Christian AC Artist shares his new song, "You Are" with us, and also talks about his real-life faith journey with his wife and kids as they leave their home behind and travel the United States in an RV.

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1. Jennifer Alvarado is a decorated country-pop artist who joins us from North Carolina to share 3 songs. One of those is a brand new one that is part of a larger project.  We also chat her music journey, faith, and mental health as she gives you several avenues of connecting with positivity.

Songs Include:

  • Curious
  • Filthy Water
  • Rock This Way

You can listen and purchase them through her personal web site with links to ...

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