The Business of Life

The Business of Life

Join Jann Arden and Arlene Dickinson every week as they talk about everything; being entrepreneurial, being a mom, a business woman, a songwriter, an author— It’s about being single and trying to figure out how to navigate life while things are changing around you.


August 3, 2019 40 mins

Jann and Arlene discuss the prevalence of mental health issues and their own experiences with anxiety & depression

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Jann & Arlene catch up on each other’s upcoming projects, discuss their favourite books & ponder the wonders of space.

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July 20, 2019 40 mins

This week Jann & Arlene discuss a celebrity dating app, casual sex and aging bodies. 

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July 13, 2019 40 mins

Jann & Arlene discuss how to handle negative reviews & uncomfortable interviews

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July 6, 2019 41 mins

Jann and Arlene discuss how there are more options today than ever to being a vegetarian and make healthy eating choices.

As well, Arlene apparently has thing for farmers and Jann closes out the show talking about losing a beloved pet

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June 29, 2019 41 mins

This week Jann talks to Arlene from the Danube river! They discuss work-life balance and nude photo scandals.

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June 22, 2019 41 mins

Jann & Arlene share their fashion frustrations, discuss entrepreneurs in Canada and Arlene shares a personal story of resilience 

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June 15, 2019 41 mins

Jann and Arlene discuss the importance of reconciliation

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June 8, 2019 41 mins

Jann & Arlene reveal which one of them regrets paying $1800 for a bottle of wine and discuss spending on things vs. experiences.

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June 1, 2019 41 mins

This week Jann and Arlene share the advice they would give to their younger selves, and to other young people looking for guidance.

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May 25, 2019 42 mins

Jann & Arlene discuss the importance of spending time with people who lift you up & how technology has impacted personal relationships.

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May 18, 2019 41 mins

This week Jann & Arlene share their perspective & experiences with the power of cheering others on, living your truth and showing empathy.   

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May 11, 2019 37 mins

This week Jann & Arlene discuss bringing your own dinner to a wedding & the difficulty of asking someone out on a date. 

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May 4, 2019 40 mins

This week Jann & Arlene discuss the grieving process, the power of kindness & reveal what they wanted to be when they grew up. 

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April 27, 2019 39 mins

This week Arlene & Jann discuss the moral obligation of society to care for its citizens (and also the importance of caring for your beard)


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April 13, 2019 41 mins

Jann & Arlene discuss synthetic alcohol, intermittent fasting & debate the concept of emotional infidelity. 

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April 6, 2019 39 mins

This week Jann & Arlene discuss funding for the arts in Canada and the trouble with long acceptance speeches. 

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On this week’s show Arlene & Jann discuss caring for Canada’s aging population, vaccinating your kids & protecting the truth online.

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March 23, 2019 41 mins

Jann & Arlene discuss Jann’s family struggles, including the 26 year incarceration of her brother, and where his case stands today.

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March 16, 2019 41 mins

What happens when your real life friends don’t follow you on social? How do you handle selfie overload? And is Instagram the new Tindr? This week Jann & Arlene discuss their biggest social media dilemmas.

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