Welcome with Karim Kanji

Welcome with Karim Kanji

Welcome is a series of in depth conversations with interesting people doing interesting things.


April 11, 2024 30 mins

Welcome to the podcast....Mary Ormsby! Mary and I discuss Mary's upcoming book, "World's Fastest Man*," which focuses on Ben Johnson's life and career including the process of researching and uncovering new perspectives on events from the past. We also delved into the 1988 Seoul Olympics, discussing our individual experiences during the event and the cultural significance of the Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis riv...

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Welcome to the podcast, Kris Siddiqi!

We talked about the Canadian comedy scene, Siddiqi's experiences in television, and his personal life. We also discussed the death of the Just for Laughs Festival and the need for more exposure for local comedians across Canada.

We also talked about Siddiqi's roles in Law & Order and the presence of Canadian actors in the show. Kris and I also discussed his experiences hosting gal...

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March 14, 2024 39 mins

Karim Karim and Dan Speerin engaged in a reflective conversation, sharing personal stories and memories from the past. They discussed the unexpected turns in their lives, including personal losses and the impact of the pandemic on their plans and experiences. The conversation also touched on their shared experiences, such as attending a concert together, and how their perspectives have evolved over time. Throughout the discussion, ...

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March 6, 2024 28 mins

Dive into an inspiring conversation on our latest episode featuring host Karim Kanji in dialogue with the incredible Beth French! They kicked off by exploring their shared affinity for the sea and the diverse accessibility it presents across different regions.

Beth, a force to be reckoned with, shared insights into her health journey, her son's passion for water activities, and her awe-inspiring participation in the Ocean ...

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February 19, 2024 28 mins

Welcome to a sonic journey on the latest episode of "Welcome To The Music" with your host, Karim Kanji, alongside Gregg Tilston. Join us as we unravel the captivating story of Grant Avenue Studio's Control Room, featuring insightful conversations with the brilliant minds behind the scenes, Mike Bruce and Andrew Lauzon.

Immerse yourself in the heart of Hamilton's musical legacy as we explore Grant Avenue Studi...

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February 15, 2024 59 mins

Title: A Musical Journey with Steven Page: Exploring Explosive Hits, Scarborough Roots, and Beyond

Hey there, music enthusiasts! Karim Kanji here, and I'm thrilled to bring you another exciting episode of our show. Today, we have the incredibly talented Steven Page joining us, and it's bound to be a conversation you won't want to miss.

We kick off the episode diving into the behind-the-scenes magic of the Tran...

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February 3, 2024 38 mins

The episode kicks off with host Karim Kanji and returning guest and new author Morgan Campbell discussing the parallels between the publishing and boxing industries, highlighting the similarities between writers and boxers, editors and trainers, and agents and managers. They emphasize the importance of active promotion in both fields, drawing insightful comparisons between book promotion and the marketing efforts involved in sellin...

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December 4, 2023 40 mins

Craig Northey, lead singer of Odds, joined Gregg Tilston and Karim Kanji on the show earlier this year.

Canadian rock band Odds released their seventh studio album, "Crash the Time Machine," co-produced by Steven Page earlier this year. The album explores themes of struggle and community, showcasing the band's evolution into new musical directions while maintaining their dark ironic signature.

The first track, "S...

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October 28, 2023 37 mins

David McPherson joins the show to discuss his new book 101 Fascinating Canadian Music Facts which features stories about musicians and their experiences across Canada.

Hosts Karim Kanji and Gregg Tilston start the episode off by discussing the Much Music documentary and tour, sharing details about the special guests and expressing their enthusiasm for the brand’s continued impact on Canadian culture. They also reflected on recent...

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October 18, 2023 31 mins

Karim Kanji and Gregg Tilston discuss the recent Canada’s Rock of Fame which took place in the historic Massey Hall.

Karim Kanji and Gregg Tilston discuss their experience attending Canada’s Rock of Fame event which was, in part, sponsored by Forty Creek Whisky. The hosts share their thoughts on the performances of various bands and artists, highlighting the talents of some lesser-known musicians. They also discussed the relevance ...

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More than 2 years ago Israel and Palestine attacks on each other prompted me to have a chat with Karim Awad.

Karim Awad's ancestral roots trace back to the historic region of Palestine, prior to the establishment of the modern state of Israel. In our engaging conversation, Karim provided glimpse into his family's history in the complex landscape of Israel and Palestine.

As the discussion unfolded, we embarked on a journey t...

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October 2, 2023 18 mins

Karim Kanji and Gregg Tilston take to the red carpet at the 299 Queen Street West Much Music documentary premiere to speak with former VJs.

Karim interviews former Much Music VJs about their favourite memories of Much Music, including stories of their experiences at the network and the impact of the station on Canadian culture. Gregg and Karim also talked about the premiere of the Much Music documentary, 299 Queen Street Wes...

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In 2017, I had the honour of interviewing my friend, Arif Virani. This past week, the Honourable Arif Virani became Canada's newest Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada!

Arif Virani's impressive career and journey to success are truly captivating. As a Member of Parliament, he has made significant contributions to his community and the country at large. With a focus on human rights, social justice, and commun...

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July 23, 2023 22 mins

Perry Chafe is a Newfoundland-based writer, showrunner, and co-creator of TV series Republic of Doyle or writer / producer for Son of a Critch.

Closer by Sea is a coming-of-age story perfect for book clubs, and comparable to Mary Lawson’s A Town Called Solace, or the film Stand by Me (Stephen King). It’s about the mysterious disappearance of a young girl and the fragility of childhood bonds, set during the 90s, against the backdrop...

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Jamaluddin Aram is a documentary filmmaker, producer, and writer from Kabul, Afghanistan. His works have appeared in Numero Cinq, The Write Launch, and Cagibi literary magazine among others. Jamaluddin’s short story “This Hard Easy Life” was a finalist for RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers in 2020. He was selected as a mentee by Michael Christie for the Writers’ Trust of Canada Mentorship program for his book Marchoba...

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May 20, 2023 56 mins

This episode originally aired on the Welcome To The Music podcast.

We discuss:

  • Listener Questions:
  • Aneez from Whitby – It is said that rock stars want to be athletes, and athletes want to be rock stars… Adam Wainwright sang the National Anthem on Opening Day in St Louis… What’s the most John Gibbons Rock n Roll moment in the clubhouse, or on the road, or at a concert?
  • Joshua from Scarborough – What was your walk up music...
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March 26, 2023 29 mins

Omer Aziz is the author of the book "Brown Boy". The book is a memoir in which Aziz reflects on his experiences growing up as a Pakistani Canadian Muslim and explores themes of identity, belonging, and family.

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March 19, 2023 36 mins

This past week John Shannon joined me to chat about his career and new book, Evolve or Die (published by Simon and Shuster). Topics we discussed: - His relationship with Don Cherry - working with Richard Peddie and Sherali Najak - why he decided to write his first book - working with Bob McCown - working at Wayne Gretzky's last NHL game - and so much more! Who is John Shannon: John Shannon is a Canadian sportscaster, televi...

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February 22, 2023 23 mins

From the long time host of The Weather Network comes a behind-the-scenes look at Canada’s biggest weather events and climate phenomena.

Chris St. Clair was a weather presenter and journalist on The Weather Network for more than twenty-five years.  He is also a popular speaker on meteorology and climate change. He lives in Kingston, Ontario. Connect with him on Twitter @CStClair1.

For more than twen...

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December 31, 2022 87 mins

Taju Charania is one of 8 children raised by Jaffer and Khadija Kanji. His eldest brother is Noordin Kassam whom I interviewed in 2018. I've also interviewed Amin Kanji earlier this year. This is a continuation in a series of conversations I have with all the KKC siblings. Including my dad.

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