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Hotspot MTL

Hotspot MTL

By DBYLC
Welcome to Hotspot MTL; the podcast where we have conversations with leaders from the community! As we sit down with renowned guests to get their take on various topics and issues, we hope to inspire listeners and promote community engagement. Listen out for local news, announcements, and positive stories of Montrealers. Hosted by Michael Gagliano and special guest co-hosts.
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Episode #4 - Fr. Mike Pace & Fr. Richard Authier
In this doubly-long and  doubly-insightful episode of HotSpot MTL, the team sits down with not one, but two Salesian priests who have had a major impact on the youth in RDP. That's right, it's a double feature! Michael Gagliano is joined by DBYLC family member Alessio Giancola to interview the ever so eloquent Fr. Mike Pace. Half a world away in Turin, Italy, Fr. Mike has had many unforgettable moments here in Montreal, Toronto,  Tijuana, New Jersey, and Rome. He sheds light on the lessons he's learned in making the jump from practicing law to becoming an ordained priest, having to move around so often forcing him to live outside his comfort zones, and finally he lets us in on the cool things he is doing in Turin at the cradle of the Salesian congregation. In the second interview, Mike Romanelli and Davide Clemente sit down with Fr. Richard Authier of RDP's very own Don Bosco Youth Leadership Centre. The co-hosts pull back the curtain on what it is like to be a priest in today's ever-changing and multicultural society, the unknown hobbies and interests of the man behind the clerical collar, and how Covid-19 has changed the celebration of Mass and other religious ceremonies. As always, listen in for some Community News and TWO (did we mention it's a double feature?!) HotMentions where we highlight members of our community excelling in their daily lives.
01:17:01
May 26, 2021
Episode #3 - Christina Tucci & Mike Moscato
Michael is joined once again by the lovely Claudia Massaro to speak with two people have helped her and many others in the community reach their fitness goals. On this week's episode sponsored by GGold Jewelry, health and fitness coaches Christina Tucci and Mike Moscato of Team Empower, speak about their fitness journeys, the creation of their supportive and motivating group of individuals known as Team Empower, and how social media has created a health and wellness crisis for people of all ages. As always, the team brings you Community News and a HotMention not to be missed. Listen in as HotSpot MTL highlights Nicholas Rafael, a local high school teacher releasing his first novella on themes relevant to many young adults and is a must-read!
50:21
May 12, 2021
Episode #2 - Antonio Sgro
It's the second episode of HotSpotMTL! Michael invites Stephania Sauco, Clinical Coordinator of the BDB Clinic at the Montreal Children's Hospital, to co-host this very special episode highlighting mental health and creative expression. The pair talk to budding artist Antonio Sgro about his experience with OCD, anxiety, and mental health. While the pandemic has certainly heightened these feelings in today's youth, what's important is learning how to cope with it and finding an outlet. Antonio speaks about how making music has helped him transfer his frustrations and anxieties towards something positive and potentially life-changing. Sponsored by Ciociaro Sport Bar, listen in as we share some important community news and highlight somebody making waves in our segment, HotMentions.
41:30
April 28, 2021
Episode #1 - Rachela Farella
Welcome to the very first episode of HotSpotMTL! Michael Gagliano, a high school teacher, sits down with the always-positive Rachela Farella, unicorn mamma of two sweet girls, to chat about Female Empowerment. Co-hosted this week by Claudia Massaro, Rachela speaks to us about becoming a FearlesslyKind facilitator and her dreams of changing the world one girl at a time. Sponsored by Cremerie Gelato, listen in as we share some important community news and highlight M!Ni in a segment we call HotMentions, a local talent making waves in the music world.
42:12
April 14, 2021
Teaser
Welcome to Hotspot MTL; the podcast where we have conversations with leaders from the community! As we sit down with renowned guests to get their take on various topics and issues, we hope to inspire listeners and promote community engagement. Listen out for local news, announcements, and positive stories of East-end Montrealers. Hosted by Michael Gagliano and special guest co-hosts. 
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March 24, 2021