MARILYN DENIS DOES A PODCAST is a 30-minute, CTV original podcast series. At home and in isolation, Canadian radio and television icon, Marilyn Denis, talks with familiar experts and celebrities featured on The Marilyn Denis show and CHUM 104.5 radio, sharing great stories, conversations and good laughs. It’s the stuff Marilyn talks about with her guests when the mics are off! So whether you’re curious, bored, overwhelmed, or just in need of a bit company, this podcast is for you!
No more slamming your ex! Breakup expert, Amy Chan, shares great advice based on her book “Breakup Bootcamp: The Science of Rewiring Your Heart,” including how to break up with kindness and compassion, and how to get over a breakup in the healthiest way possible.
Country superstar, Thomas Rhett, chats about how he hopes his 6th studio album, “Where We Started,” will get people excited about going to live concerts again, being a dad to four girls who love to sing his songs on the way to school, and his dream collaboration with Katy Perry.
Longtime L'Oréal Paris ambassador and iconic actress, Andie MacDowell, chats about representing women for over 35 years, portraying the journey of mental instability in her game-changing role in Maid, what it was like starring opposite her real-life daughter, and how she maintains her head-turning silver locks!
I catch up with Canadian music icon, Bryan Adams, while he’s in London, England, promoting his 15th studio album “So Happy It Hurts.” We chat about what touring looks like these days, shooting the music video for his title track with his 94-years-young mum, and being a Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee.
So what’s life really like for one of the hardest working moms in showbiz? Catherine Reitman, the star and creator of the International Emmy Award nominated sitcom, Workin’ Moms, dishes on everything from home-schooling and life in lockdown, filming in the middle of a pandemic, and what it takes to come up with some of the most relatable and funny storylines on TV.
On the heels of his third studio album, “Bloor Street,” Kiefer Sutherland shares why he wrote a nostalgic love letter to his hometown of Toronto; how he had to strike a deal with his mother at age four to get his first guitar; and what it was like portraying President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the upcoming TV series “The First Lady.”
On her visit to Calgary, Alberta, to see a science exhibit that she narrated, I chat with actor, model, writer and filmmaker, Isabella Rossellini, about pursuing her passion for animal behaviour and conservation later in life, moving from NYC to the country to run a 28-acre organic farm, and the joys of being a nonna!
Just back in NYC from his Las Vegas residency, I chat with Sting about his 15th solo album, The Bridge – a pandemic project that inspired some amazing new music - and how he celebrated his 70th performing on the slopes of the Acropolis in Greece, earlier this year.
Imagine having a poster of your music hero on your wall at 14, and then becoming one of their best friends by the time you’re 19! On the heels of Duran Duran’s 40th anniversary, founder and keyboardist, Nick Rhodes, dishes on the legendary band’s 15th studio album, Future Past, the best advice he got from famous friends like David Bowie and Andy Warhol, and the secret to having a successful band four decades later.
On National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and Orange Shirt Day, Anthony Johnson (Navajo/Diné) and Dr. James Makokis (Cree) share their personal journeys with residential schools in Canada, and how we can all step up and come together to help our nation heal.
Who needs to online date when you’ve got a cup of tea and a Bible on standby? Jann Arden dishes on Season 3 of her original hit comedy “Jann,” and how much fun it is playing her TV self! From calling up her famous friends to guest star, to what it was like getting inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame by her music hero, Anne Murray, get ready for some funny stories only Jann Arden can tell!
Once you hear this podcast, you’ll understand why thousands of people around the world are loyal members of the Trinny Tribe! When my fashion stylist, Alexis Honce, told me Trinny Woodall, the Founder & CEO of the beauty company, Trinny London, is her industry idol, I had to unite them. From building a successful brand to finding your true sense of style at any age – this is one conversation you don’t want to miss!
It just so happens that Barenaked Ladies frontman, Ed Robertson, is my neighbour. So, when I asked him if we could chat about his new album, Detour De Force, he suggested we chat in my backyard. So, don’t be surprised if you hear a leaf blower or two! From his new music, to the band’s amazing success & longevity, this is a great chat you don’t want to miss!
“I Am Invincible” - not just the title of her amazing life story but also the mantra that got her to where she is today. It’s no surprise that Norma Kamali is the muse of my dear friend & fashion stylist, Peter Papapetrou. It’s a lovefest when they meet for the very first time in this podcast – enjoy!
She talks about her role as Robin in The Conners, her lifelong obsession with The Wizard of Oz, and she gets real candid about inclusivity in entertainment. I talk with trailblazing transgender actress, teacher, singer, author and activist, Alexandra Billings.
It’s the 35th anniversary of Pretty In Pink and Andrew McCarthy almost didn’t get the gig. Not only that, he hated the Brat Pack label. He’s had many offers to write about it and he rejected all of them … until now! He pulls back the curtain on his life and career in his new book Brat: An ‘80s Story.
Can you imagine belonging to one of the biggest girl groups of all time and shielding something so important from your group because you believe the show must go on? We talk to Grammy winner & Destiny’s child singer, Michelle Williams, about her first book Checking In: How Getting Real about Depression Saved My Life – and Can Save Yours.
Is it necessary to talk about past relationships with your current partner? Singer songwriter, Julia Michaels, has a very strong opinion about that! Falling in love and while writing “ If The World Was Ending” - that happened! You’ll hear her excitement about releasing her first solo album - “Not In Chronological Order.”
On finding her Skinnygirl successor through her new show “The Big Shot with Bethenny,” and what it takes to be successful in business.
So great to catch up with Deborah Cox – Canada’s Queen of R&B! We had such a fun chat about her famous friends, family, and her future.
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