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This is an audio capture from a past life regression session in 2014 conducted by hypno-therapist Debbie Papadakis on ZOOMER RADIO.
July 20, 2022
Dnext: Michael Barbee
From the garage to the Grammys. This is the story of GRETA VAN FLEET as told from the POV of founding manager, Michael Barbee.
July 13, 2022
John West of Scimar. SciMar Ltd. was founded in 2009 to advance the pioneering medical research of Dr. Wayne Lautt and his team as they work to unveil hepatalin* as the foundation of a new paradigm in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. Based in Manitoba, Canada, SciMar is driven by a passion to change the course of human health as type 2 diabetes exacts a frightful toll on communities around the world. Rates of type 2 diabetes and the conditions that lead to it—especially obesity—are skyrocketing everywhere. The current paradigms for preventing and treating type 2 diabetes are not working. Through rigorous science, deep passion, and significant investment, SciMar has made important progress in the lab; has moved through the early stages of regulatory approval in Canada and the United States; and has protected key elements of its intellectual property and product pipeline with patents in 10 countries. Clinical trials are moving forward; a change in global health and well-being is on the horizon. Investors are invited to join the journey.
November 19, 2021
Dnext: Peter Mansbridge
Peter Mansbridge is an award-winning journalist, a Distinguished Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and a member of numerous boards and committees. He is best known for his five decades of work at the CBC where he was Chief Correspondent of CBC News and anchor of The National for thirty years. He has won dozens of awards for outstanding journalism, has thirteen honorary doctorates from universities in Canada and the United States, and received Canada’s highest civilian honour, the Order of Canada, in 2008. He is the former two-term Chancellor of Mount Allison University, now its Chancellor Emeritus, and is the President of Manscorp Media Services where his work includes documentary film production.
November 16, 2021
Dnext: Sylvia Tyson
Sylvia Tyson (b Fricker). Singer, songwriter, guitarist, broadcaster, b Chatham, Ont, 19 Sep 1940. Her mother was a music teacher, church organist, and choir director. Sylvia Tyson sang and played guitar and auto harp in Toronto coffeehouses (Bohemian Embassy, Village Corner Club, etc) and teamed up on occasion as early as 1959 with Ian Tyson in what would be a full-time partnership 1961-75 as the popular duo Ian and Sylvia. She contributed many songs to their repertoire. One, 'You Were on My Mind,' was a hit for the US group We Five in 1965, and has been recorded by other artists internationally. Others ('Sleep on My Shoulder,' River Road,' and 'Trucker's Cafe') remained part of her own club and concert programs and were re-recorded in 1989 for her album You Were on My Mind. In the duo's last years, Tyson began to perform on her own and was host 1974-80 for the CBC radio folk music program 'Touch the Earth.' She maintained parallel careers in broadcasting and music through the 1980s, serving CBC TV as host in 1980 for 'Heartland' and 1981-3 for 'Country in My Soul,' and subsequently working as a scriptwriter for 'Video Hits.' Concurrently she performed in clubs and concert with successive versions of the Great Speckled Bird (the band formed in 1968 to accompany Ian and Sylvia).
November 07, 2021
Dnext: Margo Sage
Margo Sage, author. FROM FEAR TO FEARLESS – ORDINARY MIRACLES: LIFE AFTER LOSS BY MARGO SAGE A decade after the sudden death of her husband, (Leasider) Margo Sage writes on the peace, love and gratitude she’s found from grief. Toronto, ON, November 2, 21 – Ordinary Miracles: Life after Loss details how the instances of ordinary miracles coupled with a focus on wellness and the resiliency of parenthood helped Margo Sage raise her infant son and eventually find new love following the tragic death of her husband. “After 11 years I find myself in a place of gratitude, peace and love. I am no longer riddled with fear but I am fearless,” Sage professes in her book. While home with her four-month-old son, Sage’s world was forever changed with the news that her husband was near death. She chronicles that terrifying moment and it’s jarring aftermath in a cathartic and intentional tone. From journal entries to her perspectives on the unforeseen obstacles that a widowed parent faces, the book provides important lessons but it’s the recognition of life’s smallest moments that sets it apart in its raw and tender account of a woman’s journey from inconsolable grief to a life full of gratitude and finally new love. In this her first book, Sage shares memories from her life and the connections to her deceased husband as spiritual markers in her passing from grief and heartache to a growing sense of joy and renewal. Throughout, she bridges to the music and lyrics that helped comfort her and remind her of the beauty of love. Now a certified yoga instructor, Sage uses wellness and exercise to help guide others to greater awareness of the simple joys that surround them. Ordinary Miracles: Life after Loss is published by Oxygen Publishing and is available for purchase at amazon international on November 22, 2021. Visit the author’s website for pre purchase November 1, 2021: About Oxygen Publishing Agency: Oxygen Publishing is an independent publishing agency located in Canada and the United Kingdom that publishes people who have a deep desire to write books that cause and create an impact in the world. The team at Oxygen helps breathe life into your book, brand, and business to amplify your authority in the marketplace and are committed to awaken, inspire and empower people to be the authors of their extraordinary stories. Visit: For more information about Ordinary Miracles or to speak to Margo Sage, contact: / 416-988-7243.
November 05, 2021
Dnext: Harry Stinson
Harry Stinson and The Buffalo Grand. Harry Stinson is a Canadian real estate developer from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is president of Stinson Properties, Inc. and has been called Toronto's "condo king." Posed with with the classic question “what did you want to be when you grow up”, Harry Stinson would say he is still not sure (about either) but the most consistent passion has been architecture, closely followed by the entertainment industry. His life has already included a fascinating blend of both.
October 16, 2021
Dnext: John Kay, STEPPENWOLF
John Kay from Steppenwolf. This is an extended interview excerpt from an upcoming PBS special.  In 1965, invited by fellow German-born bass player Nick St. Nicholas (born Klaus Kassbaum), Kay joined a blues rock and folk music group known as The Sparrows, which had moderate success in Canada before moving to California, augmenting its line-up, and changing its name to Steppenwolf in 1967. With music that pioneered hard rock and heavy metal, Kay's Steppenwolf had international success with songs such as "Born to Be Wild", "Magic Carpet Ride", "Monster", "The Pusher", and "Rock Me".
October 12, 2021
Dnext: K-oS
Raised in Whitby ON, K-Os (Kevin Brereton) is a globally known music recording artist. 
October 09, 2021
Dnext: Bob Bryden
Bob Bryden on Yorkville.
October 09, 2021
Dnext Clayton Ruby
Clayton Ruby, Civil Rights Lawyer. Clayton C. Ruby is one of Canada’s leading lawyers, an outspoken proponent of freedom of the press, and a prominent member of the environmental community. Mr. Ruby obtained his undergraduate degree from York University and is currently a Member of the York University Founders’ Society. He received his LL.B. from the University of Toronto and his LL.M. from the University of California (Berkeley). ​Mr. Ruby, who specializes in criminal, constitutional, administrative and civil rights law, has devoted his professional career to ensuring that those who are underprivileged and those who face discrimination are given equal access to the legal system of this country.
October 01, 2021
Dnext: Richard Klagsbrun
Richard Klagsbrun on the state of media today. Richard has given tv interviews and written articles on his blog condemning the TDSB's promotion of radical sex ed to children which is age-inappropriate and potentially harmful to them. Richard has also bravely written against teaching children the theories of Gender Identity and Transgenderism, both of which tell children at the earliest ages that their being a boy or a girl has nothing to do with their bodily reality. These flawed, unscientific theories teach kids that 'male' and 'female' are merely 'social constructs'. For instance, a little boy can decide for himself that he's a girl if he 'feels' that way in his mind. To really know Richard, you have to buy him at least 4 tequila shots within the span of an hour. However, he is a writer whose work has appeared in diverse and different venues including The Walrus and National Post. Richard has been credited by its founder as the inspiration, in a manner of speaking, for the creation of the innovative motion picture company Participant Media, which has, in a relatively brief time, produced a vast number of Academy Award nominated and winning films, such as The Help, Lincoln, Spotlight, Syriana, An Inconvenient Truth, and Good Night, and Good Luck.. As one of the original group of executives at Participant, Richard was involved in the development of its first slate of films, which garnered a remarkable 11 Academy Award nominations in categories such as Best Picture and two for Best Screenplay. While at Participant, performing double duties as both a Creative Executive and Strategic Planning Executive, Richard conceived the organization's unique social action marketing model, which was used with tremendous success for its films, among which was An Inconvenient Truth, which became one of the most successful documentary films in history and was the catalyst for a huge social movement. Subsequently, Richard finds all sorts of ways to get into mischief, including having co-founded a technological company, View2gether, along with former Sony Pictures President Jeff Sagansky, sometimes appearing in the media as a political and social commentator, occasional public speaking, and acting as a film, media, and political affairs consultant. He is on the Advisory Board of George Brown College's Screenwriting and Narrative Design Program. Now, Richard has turned his energy into writing a controversial play, AN UNSAFE SPACE, designed to stimulate conversations and to reiterate the need for the exchange of ideas, and for free speech and thought in public life and in the academy.
September 27, 2021
Dnext: Vino Jeyapalan
Vino is the CEO of Kabo, a Canadian company focused on helping dogs live healthier, happier, and longer lives. Kabo is a dog food subscription service that delivers healthy, pre-portioned meals right to your door. Special Guest Host: Lauren Crummey.
June 11, 2021
Dnext: THE ZOO
Dolf Dejong began in his role as CEO of the Toronto Zoo in September 2018.  His focus and leadership revolves around his commitment to raising the Zoo’s profile, including the development of a new Strategic Plan with a focus on saving wildlife, igniting passion, delivering exceptional guest experiences, connecting to the community and revolutionizing technology.  Previously, Dolf held senior positions at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) in Hamilton and with Ontario Parks. Dolf has a Masters of Environmental Studies from Wilfred Laurier University, a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Brock University.
June 10, 2021
Couply has a simple mission; to use technology to help people have better relationships.
May 28, 2021
Dnext Rebecca Warfield
Rebecca Warfield is a top artist manager, entrepreneur & entertainment visionary on the cutting edge of technology. In 2012, she founded the Chicane Group, an artist management & consulting firm, where she is CEO, and in 2019, joined Looped as an early advisor & their loudest evangelist.
May 19, 2021
Dnext Mark Kingwell
Mark Kingwell is a teacher, writer and philosopher and the author of ON RISK.
May 13, 2021
Dnext Jodi Kovitz
Jodi Kovitz is a Canadian lawyer and nonprofit executive. She is the founder and CEO of #MoveTheDial, an organization to advance the participation and leadership of women in tech.
May 05, 2021
Alan Frew
Alan Frew is the lead singer of GLASS TIGER, author and public speaker. 
April 23, 2021
Dnext: Stuart Coxe
Stuart Coxe is a television producer and creative mind behind Dragons Den, Shark Tank, Munk Debates and The Secret Path.
April 20, 2021
Dnext Charlie Pachter
Charlie Pachter is a Canadian artist. Today, along with his famous depictions of the maple leaf flag, they are regarded affectionately as Canadian pop art icons and the artist is broadly recognized as a northern Warhol. One of Canada’s leading contemporary artists, Mr. Pachter is a painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, lecturer and all-around “witty intellectual, historian, entrepreneur and lovable bon vivant,” according to the Globe and Mail. His paintings hang in the Toronto Stock Exchange and in the Canadian Embassy in Washington. His muralHockey Knights in Canada highlights a Toronto subway station. Retrospective Pachter exhibitions have toured France and Germany, and an illustrated biography on Pachter and his work has been published by McClelland & Stewart.
April 14, 2021
Dnext: Bob Lefsetz
This episode was recorded at the Dnext Summit in 2019. Bob Lefsetz is an American writer, past music industry executive and social disruptor and provocateur. 
April 07, 2021
Dnext Krista Kim
Krista Kim is a Toronto-based digital artist and founder of the techism movement. 
April 07, 2021
Dnext Mallika Chopra
Mallika Chopra is a mom, media entrepreneur, author and public speaker. She is the author of the Just Be Series - Just Breathe, Just Feel, and Just Be You - a trilogy of illustrated how-to books for children (and the adults in their lives). These books provide simple tools to understand and support social and emotional knowing, resilience, meditation, mindfulness and self reflection.
April 06, 2021
Dnext Ben Fong-Torres
Benjamin Fong-Torres is an American rock journalist, author, and broadcaster best known for his association with Rolling Stone magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle.
March 23, 2021
Dnext: TED Talks
RSW on TED. It's the QUESTION not the ANSWER. Richard Saul Wurman is an American architect and graphic designer. Wurman has written, designed, and published 90 books and created the TED conference, as well as the EG conference, TEDMED, and the WWW suite of gatherings.
March 15, 2021
Dnext Jarrod Moses EDELMAN STUDIOS
Jarrod Moses on EDELMAN STUDIOS Edelman recently announced the launch of Edelman Studios, a global center of excellence for content creation and production. Edelman Studios will be overseen by Jarrod Moses, CEO of United Entertainment Group, a DJE Holdings Company. "Clients are seeking partners who can create campaigns based on actions that integrate earned, paid and culture," said Richard Edelman, CEO of Edelman. "A seismic shift is underway away from legacy advertising toward dynamic feeds that deliver content in the form of connected stories. The mission of Edelman Studios is to help clients create direct relationships with people by delivering valued content driven by data and technology." In making the announcement Moses said, "Edelman Studios will be an industry leading collective of story makers, distributors, and tech platforms that work together to enable clients to be faster and more impactful while empowering people to engage with brands in real time, leading to affinity and growth. We will aggressively build upon our partnerships with the Hollywood creative community in order to expand our work in making culturally connected stories for brands."
March 09, 2021
Dnext DYLAN & ME
Louis Kemp is the author of Dylan & Me on the Life and Times of BOB DYLAN.
February 26, 2021
Dnext: Phil Verster, METROLINX
Phil Verster is the CEO of METROLINX on the future of transit. 
February 22, 2021
Dnext Peter Tunney
Peter Tunney is an artist.
February 10, 2021
Dnext Dr Temple Grandin
Dr Temple Grandin on Autism and Innovation.
February 05, 2021
Dnext Andy Hertzfeld
Andy Hertzfeld, APPLE + General Magic.
February 05, 2021
Linda Schuyler of DEGRASSI. Linda Schuyler, CM OOnt is an English-born Canadian television producer involved in the creation and production of the Degrassi series and Instant Star series of teen programs. ​​For almost four decades, Degrassi has been the seminal voice reflecting the lives of teenagers worldwide – being a source of both education and entertainment for generations. Degrassi’s legacy has solidified it as one of the most iconic brands in youth culture.
February 03, 2021
Dnext Mike Wekerle
Mike Wekerle Canadian innovator, entrepreneur and Dragon and mastermind behind a new music revolution at the El Mocambo.
January 28, 2021
Dnext Mark Breslin
Mark Breslin is the founder and CEO of Yuk Yuks. Mark Breslin was born and raised in Toronto, Canada in 1952. He graduated York University Honours with a B.A. in English Literature in 1974. In 1976, Breslin opened the first Yuk Yuk's, in the basement of Toronto's Church Street Community Centre. Four years and many sweaty shows later, the Yuk Yuk's flag ship was moved to 1280 Bay Street in the trendy Yorkville district. Over the next decade, Yuk Yuk's would expand to its present reach with over 15 clubs across Canada.
January 22, 2021
Mike Garson on David Bowie MIKE IS PERHAPS BEST KNOWN FOR HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH DAVID BOWIE, WHICH BEGAN IN 1972. He made his mark on numerous Bowie albums and has travelled thousands of miles on Bowie tours, including his 2003-04 “A Reality Tour,” Bowie’s first world tour in 20 years. ​ Currently, masters and doctorate-level music students at the University of Southern California taking a course in 20th century classical music are required to perform one of Mike’s classical pieces. ​ He also performed and taught at the 2002 World Piano Pedagogy Conference where, to his surprise, he received a standing ovation after his first of ten pieces a series of improvisations based on a Paganini theme. In recognition of Mike’s mastery of the piano and his composing skills, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the world-famous Beethoven Society.
January 22, 2021
Dnext Bob Guccione Jr.
Bob Guccione, Jr. is an award winning and internationally renowned editor and publisher who has created and managed some of America’s most iconic publishing brands. Born in Manhattan, Bob was raised in London. He began his career aged 18 in the UK, where he published A Step By Step Guide To Kung Fu, becoming Britain’s youngest-ever publisher at the time. A year later he returned to America and launched the monthly music poster magazine,Rock Superstars, making him America’s then youngest-ever publisher. In 1985, Guccione launched SPIN, the enormously successful music magazine that usurped Rolling Stone as the dominant pop culture publication for 18-24 year olds.  Under Guccione as Editor and Publisher, SPIN developed a reputation for award-winning investigative journalism and was Advertising Age’s Magazine of the Year in 1994.
January 21, 2021
Dnext Rob Furse
Rob Furse is the President of Echelon Wealth Partners.
January 19, 2021
Dnext Hugh Segal
Hugh Segal, OC OOnt CD is a Canadian political strategist, author, commentator, academic and former senator. He served as Chief of Staff to Ontario Premier Bill Davis and later to Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
January 19, 2021
Dnext Ralph Benmergui
Author. Broadcaster. Spiritual Man. CBC survivor. Ralph Benmergui. 
January 18, 2021
Dnext Richard Syrett
Richard Syrett is the host of The Conspiracy Show on Zoomer Radio,
January 14, 2021
Dnext TVO's Steve Paikin
Steve Paikin is the host of TVO's The Agenda
January 13, 2021
Rob Bilott on Participant Media's DARK WATERS.  Dark Waters is a 2019 American legal thriller film directed by Todd Haynes and written by Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan. The story dramatizes Robert Bilott's case against the chemical manufacturing corporation DuPont after they contaminated a town with unregulated chemicals.
January 11, 2021
Dnext Morgan Elliott, Huawei
Morgan Elliott on Huawei.
January 08, 2021
Dnext Humble Howard Glassman
Humble Howard Glass on the past, present and future of podcasts.
January 06, 2021
Dnext Tim Hudak, OREA
Tim Hudak, CEO of the Ontario Real Estate Association on the past, present and future of Ontario's HOT housing market
December 18, 2020
Dnext David Carson DESIGN!
David Carson, (born September 8, 1955, Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.), American graphic designer, whose unconventional style revolutionized visual communication in the 1990s. ... He then spent four years as a part-time designer for the magazine Transworld Skateboarding, which enabled him to experiment.
December 13, 2020
Dnext David Agnew, SENECA College
David Agnew is an education leader in Ontario and President of Seneca College.
December 11, 2020
Dnext Rod Phillips, ONTARIO
Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance for Ontario.
December 11, 2020
Michael Lang is the co-founder of what may be the most important concert happening of all time, and the world's first social entrepreneur. Hear his story. 
December 08, 2020
Dnext Deb Devine
Deb Devine is a YOGA teacher for all and host of HEALING YOGA on ZOOMER.
December 08, 2020
Dnext Mohit Rajhans
Mohit Rajhans on the future of media, marketing and the mind. Mohit is the author of Rethinking Your Content.
December 05, 2020
Dnext Don Boswell
Don Boswell is the President of WNED PBS and thinks about the future of media, public interest and democracy.
December 03, 2020
Dnext Alan Cross
Alan Cross is a broadcaster, historian, writer, and the voice of Canadian rock radio. 
December 02, 2020
Ms. Fadane, Consul General, South Africa
Ms. Fadane, Consul General, South Africa
November 30, 2020
Dnext Patrick Moore
Patrick Moore is an author, speaker, and original an founder of Greenpeace.
November 27, 2020
Dnext Simon Moss, GLOBAL CITIZEN
Simon Moss is the co-founder of GLOBAL CITIZEN
November 26, 2020
Dnext Jairek Robbins
Jairek Robbins is an international best-selling author, speaker and performance coach.
November 24, 2020
Dnext Jerry Dias
Jerry Dias is the National President of Unifor.
November 18, 2020
Ozark henry speaks to us from Belgium about art, tech and the meaning of being human in 2020.
November 17, 2020
Dnext Camille Dundas
Camille Dundas is a diversity, equity and inclusion expert in Canada.
November 14, 2020
Dnext: Enslaved
Simcha Jacobovici on Enslaved with Samuel L. Jackson.
November 11, 2020
Dnext Gord Martineau
Citytv's Gord Martineau on the power of local news, innovation and the future of media,
November 09, 2020
Dnext Sarah Midanik
Sarah Midanik, President and CEO, Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund.
October 21, 2020
Dnext Joana Vicente
Joana Vicente, Executive Director and Co-Head of TIFF talks about the brave new future of film. 
October 19, 2020
Dnext: Rocco Rossi
Ontario Chamber of Commerce CEO, Rocco Rossi. What's next for Ontario, Canadian - American relations, and the rise of the entrepreneur. ​
October 17, 2020
Dnext: John Henry
Durham Regional Chair John Henry talks about the future. 
October 13, 2020