Marilyn Denis Does a Podcast

Marilyn Denis Does a Podcast

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!... Show More

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Comedian, actor, writer, producer, and best selling author, Jim Gaffigan shares his world famous observations on what life is like being quarantined with his wife and five “loud & expensive” kids (as he puts it) at their home in manhattan, New York. One of the most popular comedians in the world, Jim reveals how he’s continuing to share his relatable, family-focussed comedy through his numerous social media outlets.  Even thoug...
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Award winning, Canadian stand-up comedian, Debra DiGiovanni reveals the lighter side of lockdown. Discover how she’s coping without a live audience and living life off the road, performing from her apartment. Debra also shares who inspired her to pursue and continue a career in comedy, along with what it’s really like for a female comedian living in a male dominated industry. Debra’s light-hearted observations and down to earth st...
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Pattie Lovett-Reid, shares her valuable advice on what you need to flourish in this pandemic-hammered job market. From how to prepare for a virtual interview, to unique and effective ways recent graduates can kick-start their new careers, Pattie provides a road map on how to reflect, push forward, and see this time as an opportunity for growth and positive change. Lessons learned from previous recessions show “the time to chase you...
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From achieving work-life balance in our over-scheduled remote home-offices, to being able to spot the red flags of potential online scams, tech expert Amber MacArthur, and BuzzFeed Media Editor, Craig Silverman, reveal the essential tools we need to navigate through these unprecedented times of living our lives online.  Their insider tips are a valuable guide to staying connected and protected.
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Marilyn chats with family therapist, and regular contributor to The Marilyn Denis Show, Joe Rich.  Joe gives practical advice on how you and your family can continue to adjust to the new normal. From how to speak to your children about summer camp being cancelled, to dealing with the anxiety of navigating the re-opening of society, Joe offers a road map on how we can feel safe and optimistic for the future. We are all in this toge...
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Husband and wife duo, and co-hosts of the HGTV reno series, “The Island of Bryan,” open up about what daily life is really like self-isolating with their four children on South Andros Island in the Bahamas.  Find out how Bryan and Sarah are managing to keep their resort and family together during this global crisis, and their secrets to successfully living and working together, as they venture down roads less travelled during these...
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Singer-songwriter, and founding member of the band “Great Big Sea,” Sean McCann, and his wife Andrea Aragon, share the extraordinary stories of music, addiction and recovery that culminate in their deeply emotional memoir “One Good Reason". A rallying cry for fighting to hold on to your loved ones, championing your own recovery, and the healing power of music, you will be inspired and moved by Sean and Andrea’s messages of empo...
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One of Canada’s top journalists - CTV Chief News Anchor & Senior Editor, Lisa LaFlamme - takes a break from the desk to chat with Marilyn. Lisa opens up about the early days of her career, covering stories in war zones, and how she’s balancing her professional and personal life during the pandemic, including how she’s coping with the emotional aftermath of delivering the news day in and day out.
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From breaking curfew, to attending legendary rock concerts with his Mom, Marilyn, her son Adam Wylde (along with baby Everly) dial in for a Mother’s Day virtual visit to talk about the joys of being a new Father, the five most valuable life lessons he learned from his Mom and  how he’s handling the absence of his favourite sport, hockey during these challenging times.
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From Thanksgiving at Whoopi Goldberg’s house, to living and performing with Liza Minnelli, Marilyn’s grade 7 homeroom pal, Jim Caruso, dishes on what it was like knowing that he wanted to be a Broadway star from the time he was 5-years-old. The New York night life legend shares how he made his big Broadway debut, and how he has managed to keep his star-studded, variety show, “Cast Party,” going during lockdown.      
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From vegan home hair colour tips, to homemade luscious lemon pedicures, style guru, Gretta Monahan, shares her quarantine pampering secrets. Plus, Gretta opens up about her personal journey with breast cancer, the cutting edge treatments that saved her hair, and her empowering messages to get checked regularly.      
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With four kids under the age of 13, and a schedule that is normally jammed packed with speaking and book tours, the New York Times best-selling author of “Girl Wash Your Face”, chats with Marilyn about how to uplift our spirits during this difficult time. From watching tearjerker movies and allowing yourself to have a good cry, to the daily practice of finding gratitude, Rachel reveals how she is taking this time to slow down, show...
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Celebrity fitness trainer and lifestyle expert, Jim Karas, connects with Marilyn from his home in Chicago, Illinois. In a candid and humorous chat, Jim shares the keys to thriving during lockdown – from ditching pants, to getting rid of the energy suckers in our lives, and the simple workout moves you can do while binge-watching your favourite TV show – Jim’s message is clear – let’s use this time to get healthier and stronger, tog...
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Parenting expert and author, Alyson Schafer, gives her advice on surviving the daily grind during this era of social distancing. Discover how to best utilize your own time when it comes to the great balancing act between childcare and working from home – and why sometimes, lowering your own expectations of yourself can truly help. 
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TV Personality and Author, Daphne Oz, dishes on how self-isolating in a multi-generational home of 11, and raising four kids under the age of 7, have led her to embrace the silver linings - primarily how she’s been able to turn FOMO into JOMO! From practical tips on how to think positively, to how to “rage on the page,” and make comforting meals using pantry staples, Daphne shares her sanity-saving routines.   
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Veteran, Canadian, radio personality, Roger Ashby, reveals what is was like meeting music legends like Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, and Michael Jackson, for the very first time. As former colleagues of CHUM 104.5’s morning show, Roger and Marilyn reminisce on when they first met and started working together, to Roger’s latest venture The Roger Ashby Oldies Show. 
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Psychic medium, John Edward, chats with Marilyn from his home in Long Island, New York. John does a reading for a listener who is grieving the loss of a loved one, and shares his thoughts on how this pandemic is a global call to action, and how now is the time to look to humanity and community above all else.     
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Real estate expert & TV personality, Scott McGillivray, and CTV News’ chief financial commentator, Pattie Lovett-Reid, share savvy advice on how to combat financial anxieties during the COVID-19 pandemic - from buying and selling your home, to finding money, and managing debt repayments – staying hopeful and optimistic is key.
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Canadian interior designer, Tommy Smythe, reflects on how this pandemic has forced him to put his brand new design firm on hold, and how this is the time to take notice of how we live inside our homes, collect inspiration from online tastemakers and designers, and start planning on creating a dwelling that truly represents our human experience and personality.      
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Marilyn chats with fashion stylist and regular contributor to The Marilyn Denis Show, Alexis Honce, about being a new mom during this time of self-isolation. Plus, Alexis shares step-by-step tips on how to reorganize your closet, get speedy delivery with your online shopping purchases, and what’s in and what’s out for spring!  
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