The Stumble Forward

The Stumble Forward

The Stumble Forward is a conversation-style podcast hosted by Hawksley Workman. Hawksley sits down with some of his favourite creators to discuss the bumps, bruises, and triumphs in the noble pursuit of making things.


November 30, 2023 60 mins

Matthew Good has 20 releases between The Matthew Good Band and his solo work.  He's won 4 Juno Awards, and famously never attended the ceremonies.  Through the late 90’s and early 2000’s he was a fixture on MuchMusic, Canadian Indie and Modern Rock radio formats.  His highly literate lyrics and signature, passionate, vocal performance style has won him a legion of dedicated followers that stick with him to this day.  His music...

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Katie-Ellen Humphries is a stand-up comedian, writer and sketch performer whose work has been featured on CTV, CBC Television, ATPN and OUT_TV.  Her comedy album, Ladyfinger debuted in the top of the iTunes chart and she's a regular on CBC radio's beloved show, The Debaters where she's also worked as a producer and writer.  All of this and she's a 3-time Canadian National Open Water Swimming champ. 


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November 16, 2023 41 mins

Sam Roberts is one of the most widely recognized Canadian rock and roll musicians with a 20+ year career in music with many radio hits that have become Cancon classics, he's won 5 Much Music Video Awards and 6 Juno Awards.  He's also recently attached himself to the Canadian super group, The Anyway Gang.  Today he's here supporting his 8th studio record, The Adventures of Ben Blank

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November 9, 2023 55 mins

Terra Lightfoot is a Polaris Prize long listed, Juno Award nominated, powerhouse singer, songwriter, guitar player and live performer.  The first time I saw Terra was at the Drake Underground on April 24th 2012, playing her trusty Gibson SG.  That night I watched somebody so obviously infused with a great musical gift that almost anybody could have predicted her rise to prominence in the music business.

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November 2, 2023 110 mins

Dave Foley is a comedian, actor, podcaster, director, producer and writer.  He's having a career with many interesting acts, highlights which include being a member of the iconic Canadian sketch comedy group, Kids in The Hall (which had a massive impact on me), his role as Dave Nelson on the sitcom Newsradio, Flik in A Bug's Life as well as his newest venture, Really!?, which is a podcast exploring UFOlogy, which rounds o...

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October 26, 2023 56 mins

Sarah Slean is a Juno and Gemini award nominated artist who's many artistic pursuits include songwriting, singing with orchestras, painting, film and television scoring, musical theatre composition, string arranging as well as a recent masters accomplishment, not to mention being a mother.  I'm lucky to call Sarah a friend and collaborator.  She's one of the smartest people I know and is somebody that can be relied u...

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October 19, 2023 51 mins

I'd like to welcome Craig Northey to the stumble forward.  Craig is a founding member of beloved Canadian power pop/rock band Odds.  He's also busied himself with many side projects including Stripper's Union with The Tragically Hip's Rob Baker, Northey Valenzuela with Jesse Valenzuela from the Gin Blossoms and most recently The Trans Canada Highwaymen not to mention the soundtrack work for Kids in the Hall and ...

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October 12, 2023 70 mins

Jane Siberry is a singer, songwriter and poet whose work is captured on 16 studio albums over 4 decades.  Jane won the Victor Martyn Lynch Staunton award in 2005, although I think awards are just an abstraction for her.  Her 1989 album, Bound By the Beauty was one of the most important albums to come through my life in my teen years, and seemed to point in a direction of pure artistic freedom.  I listened in disbelief that an artis...

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October 5, 2023 58 mins

Chris Murphy is one of the founding members of the iconic Canadian rock band, Sloan.  He's also a 1/4 member of the following Canadian "super groups" TUNS, The Trans Canada Highwaymen and the Anyway Gang.  Chris is one of the most recognizable faces in the Canadian music scene.

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September 27, 2023 74 mins

Bill Richardson is a best selling author, legendary CBC radio host, and playwright.  He won the Stephen Leacock award for humour in 1994.  I fell in love with Bill's 2 hour afternoon show on CBC radio 1 called "Richardson's Roundup" which ran from 1997 to 2004.  It was a blissfully artful wander through kooky Canadiana and the drifting ephemera of gathered rural tales presented with tenderness, love and an authe...

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September 27, 2023 63 mins

Ian Thornley is the Virtuoso singer, songwriter and guitar player in Big Wreck and his solo band project, Thornley.  He's a multiple Juno award nominee, but honestly who needs awards when you are the quintessential archetypal rock star personified?  Ian's music is a robust offering of big ideas, muscular musicianship all executed with flawless technical acuity.

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September 27, 2023 66 mins

Begonia (Alexa Dirks) has been enjoying next big thing status since her first release, Lady in Mind in 2017.  She's a Juno and Polaris prize nominated artist and her most recent record, Powder Blue landed on the 2023 Polaris short list.  She's a central figure in Winnipeg's burgeoning music scene and everybody I know who knows or works with Begonia says it's a great injustice she's not already a household n...

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September 26, 2023 35 secs
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The Stumble Forward is a conversation-style podcast hosted by Hawksley Workman. Hawksley sits down with some of his favourite creators to discuss the bumps, bruises, and triumphs in the noble pursuit of making things.
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