Streaming weekdays at Faith Strong Today and on-air across the GTA on JOY Radio, Hollie Taylor hosts 'Good Company', combining the best in Christian music and talk! During this interactive hour on faith and culture, Hollie and other Faith Strong Today contributors discuss a variety of topics, spin today’s hottest hits, and connect with YOU via text messages and social media.
As parents, we'll do anything to avoid waking the baby. Today we talk about those tactics, including ridiculous spy-movie acrobatics! We also find out how a young girl from Calgary caught the attention of a prestigious medical journal, and we discuss some practical ways to help those going through a life-season change.
It's a Friday night! Maybe it's even date night?! Today we look at how often you go on a date night, and ask who usually plans the date night. Then our good friend and Good Company Contributer Orijin stops by to say "howdy", and discuss the legacy we all leave behind when we pass. Then on a lighter note, we take a Canadian look at how to say "good-bye" to friends.
Today we’re talking about the best customer service experience you’ve ever had! We also look at some fun summer-time life-hacks, and look at 4 little-known facts that suggest the trustworthiness of the Bible.
Happy World Emoji Day! In this episode we celebrate our favourite emojis. Then we find out what is causing our brains to literally shrink, and we look at the new air travel rights we should all know about before hopping on our next flight.
Plenty of national and international conversations have been had about single-use plastics. Today we find out what two young girls are doing to help as well as a scientist's discovery about breaking down plastics in landfills. We also gathered your home remedies to help take the itch out of bug bites!
We’ve all said it, our kids have said it-- “I’m bored!” Today we talk about how you respond to boredom as a parent, as well as a reminder about dealing with stress. And if you’re going thrift shopping today, we've got some hot tips to make the most of your experience!
Has a map ever lead you astray? It's happened to all of us-- today we share our stories of getting lost. Then Hollie shares a story about some new ‘neighbours’ she has, and what they reminded her about worrying. And of course, our long-awaited Good Company Contributor Robyn Roste is back!
On this National "Cheer Up the Lonely" Day, we share stories of someone cheering us up when we're feeling lonely. We also discover a new app that is saving lives, and take a look at another live action Disney film!
Oh, the lengths we've gone to keep our kids sleeping soundly! Today we find out what you’ve done, as well as what one man invented to avoid waking up his daughter. We also have a fun ‘pro-napper’ tip for you, and talk about why Moms (and Dads too!) are still tired after a full night sleep.
There are lots of talents out there, and now the love of science is centre stage. Today we celebrate your talents, as well as discover a new summer drink for those hot days. There's also some new limited addition sneakers out… and their mismatched!
There are plenty of negative stories about airlines these days, so today we highlight a positive moment for one traveller. We also learn about a young man with a special gift, and we take a moment to dream about what we would do for others if we had $10,000 to give away.!
With the new changes to the school curriculum which include financial literacy, today we highlight the ways we were taught about money and the ways we're teaching our kids. Then Johnny Rocket joins us as our Good Company contributor for the week, and we talk about a school in Winnipeg that wrote a book to make the Truth and Reconciliation movement more kid-friendly!
This was a staple in our house growing up, but it has since become less common... the Family Dinner! In this episode we hear some great ideas to get the family together again for mealtime. We also catch up with what one school district is doing to feed their students this summer, and look at some ideas to help make your next event a success!
The classic family road trip is always accompanied by some fun car games! In this episode, we look at ways to pass the time on a long road trip with your kids. We also hear about Chelsea Amber's favourite part of her new single "Mosaic", and we highlight an Ontario community that broke a World Record this past weekend!
It's so easy to get caught up comparing what you have to what your neighbour has-- especially as new parents. "How come their kid can do long division but mine can't?" In this episode we keep it real and have a laugh at some of these moments, and in the process, discover one of the smartest toddlers in the world! We also look at some great skills that require zero talent, and we check out some funny / inspiring Church signs.
As we head into the Canada Day long weekend, Good Company Contributor Orijin spoke with us about multiculturalism and family history in our wonderful country. We also discuss some new guidelines regarding screen time for kids this summer, and we look at some easy to make meals to take to the cottage!
Throwback Thursday! Do you remember logging off the internet so someone could use the phone? Or when Bob Saget was the only source of funny cat videos? Today we reminisce for those of us that grew up in the 80's and 90's! We also break down the art of the perfect handshake, and discuss ways to help those around us struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for PTSD Awareness Day.
On this Wisdom Wednesday we think of advice we would have given to our 20 year old selves. We also talk about how upbeat music can help while working out, and see a thoughtful gift get flipped onto the giver!
Nature is an awe-inspiring site to behold. In this episode we highlight some of the incredible things you’ve seen in nature. We also learn a little more info about UV rays to help us keep safe in the sun this summer, and we find out about one young man's efforts to help those who may have accessibility and financial difficulties.
Friday means we get to hang out with another Good Company contributor! Today we welcome Johnny Rocket to the show and talk about your favourite memories of summer camp, then we leave you with some words of wisdom for the week!
Traveling can create some incredible memories. In today's episode we share stories of our crazy or strange travel experiences. We also talk about women making women stronger, and there was an officially-unofficial statement from Michael Tait of DC Talk that is quite exciting for fans!
We are at the start of wedding season, and there is a lot of etiquette to keep in mind! Today we look at whether or not you should buy a gift if you can’t attend the wedding. We also discuss a new development that could help with blood donations, and we review some tips to keep your pets safe this summer!
As we gear up for the end of the school year, we look at some new and classic year end school traditions. We also look at what some schools are doing as an alternative to phys-ed credits, and a new way to help children improve their reading skills!
Celebrations are happening all around us as of late, so we take a look at those events and milestones you’re celebrating. We also learn of a new initiative one restaurant is using to encourage more conversations, and a new way to nap!
Today we reflect on a week that was heavy with major sporting events, and discuss the life lessons we've learned from sports over the years. We also discover a secret to living long by picking up the pace a little bit! And last but certainly not least, we catch up with the "Legendary" John Cooper of Skillet to talk about music and faith.
As we get closer to Fathers’ Day, we look at signs you may be reaching peak Dad status! We also have a baby announcement, learn of new ways to help premature babies develop, and we look at what it means to be a glass-half-full kind of person.
Do you have any picky eaters in your household? Today we share our ideas to hide nutrients in the foods we make. We also look at signs of stress in the workplace, and discover a clever idea that may have you planting your throw-away coffee cups in the ground.
The government is moving towards banning single use plastic… what clever things have you done in your home to help reduce such waste? Also, we look at the common mistakes made by couples, and we discover the least expensive instrument in the world!
It’s been suggested that there is a link between doing chores in childhood, and being successful later on in life. Today we look at how we each tackle chores at home or when we were growing up. We also take a look at what they are doing in the Netherlands to promote cycling instead of driving, and what was once a social media term is now becoming an actual thing!
Communication is so important. Today, we look at the languages we speak (or would love to learn) and we find out what one school did to help their students communicate. Then we chat with this week's Good Company contributor, Robyn Roste, about kindness and why people aren't kind more often. Oh, and Hollie connects dental health and mental health (yes, there is a connection!).
As the weather warms up, we finally get to do those physical activities that we love to do outdoors! In this episode we ask what your favourite outdoor summer activity is, and we talk about a mysterious discovery in a small Alberta town. Oh, and you'll NEVER guess how much coffee it takes to mess up your heart-health. At least, according to one study...
In prep for the summer, we start to put together our summer bucket list with fun activities for the family! We also look at having peace in the midst of our busyness, and find out another fun-but-overfilling fact about eating a meal with a group of people.
Today we celebrate the things we do well. What's something you're really good at? We also take a look at Lindsey Minaker's latest single “Mountains”, and we may have found a lettuce-substitute for your summer salads!
Happy Friday! James Kurtis joins us on Good Company to share about life in radio, and his 100th episode of Between the Grooves. We also discuss the “battle of the thermostat” and who is winning it in your house. Lastly, we get a heart-felt update about Jeopardy host Alex Trebek regarding his battle against cancer.
A penny saved is a penny earned… nickels, dimes, and quarters too! Today we talk about loose change, and finding money in strange places. What's the most amount of money you've ever found? We also discuss a creative new way to encourage others, and a new fitness World Record has been set by a women from Montreal!
Some smiles today, as we're halfway to the weekend! Today we share some clever Church-sign wisdom. Also, they say dating your partner is important no matter what phase of the relationship you're in, so today we ask how often you get a date night. Oh, and Raptors move over… the Splash is hittin’ the court!
Today we look at some of those mundane tasks you love to do that others may not be a fan of. We also look at some ways to love those around us, including that fickle indoor plant! A new piece of tech could help us be better plant parents.
It's graduation season, and we discuss what one college alumni did for "his class". What sort of gifts did you get after graduation? We also look at a possible downside of energy-efficient LED lighting, and a definitive upside of being a volunteer!
We have a special Good Company Contributor hanging out today. President of Faith Strong Today, Matt Caine! We get to dive into the heart of Faith Strong Today and his passion for using media to offer positive and encouraging messages to others. We also talk about some unique fashion choices thanks to inspiration from former President George HW Bush, we discuss the incredible feat of a young man who leads a great example of perseverance, and we look at what Robyn Roste has to say about patience in her latest blog post on Faith Strong Today.
Happy hump day! Today we highlight a Wisdom Wednesday quote from Audrey Hepburn. We also revisit that one piece of encouragement/guidance we were given that has shaped who we have become. And that advice you got from your parents about eating your veggies may actually pay off!
Oh, the things we do while sleep deprived! In this episode of Good Company we share stories of the crazy things we’ve done while tired. We also celebrate bus drivers; one in particular after the incredible thing she did. Then we look at Robin Roste's encouraging article about Lecre's recent trip to prison… to remind inmates about God’s love?!
We’ve got food on our minds today as we talk about how often we visit restaurants as a family. We also talk about those pre-portioned dinner-in-a-box deliveries, and get John Crist’s hilarious take on them. Then we discover an app for new parents, and techniques to help build our children's confidence levels.
With the long weekend ahead, we look at the three activities you're most likely to be doing. Then we talk about sprucing up the home with the latest trends, and Johnny Rocket stops by as this week's Good Company Contributor!
We learn a lot growing up at home. Today, we look at those unforgettable lessons we learned growing up and the difference between trust and worry. And if you’re tackling your garden during the upcoming long weekend, we've got suggestions for healthy fruits and veggies to plant.
Graduation season is fast approaching. In this episode we give advice to the graduates in our lives. Also, we look at some board / card games we may have been playing incorrectly our entire lives, and ask how much is too much for a cup of coffee?
‘Tis the season to start cleaning, sorting, and selling-- it's garage sale time! Today we compare garage sales to online/app sales. We also look at the top airlines in the world, and put the spotlight on a new real life superhero.
What’s in a name? In celebration of the birth and naming of Baby Sussex, today we share the reason why we were given our names and what they mean. We also find some abysmal statistics about making friends later on in life, and how to say prayers that will "stick" with our children!
It’s that time of the week again… I get to hang out with another Good Company contributor! Orijin joins me today to talk about Mother’s Day and how it can be both a joyful and difficult day. We also share stories of running into people we know in the most random places!
We all know that it’s good to keep learning, so today we look at some of those things you've always wanted to learn, and see what they are doing in South Korea to help people live out their dreams. Then we hear what one Hollywood couple has done to make their marriage work, and discuss things you can do to be happier.
‘Tis the season for allergies and graduation, so we tackle both today! We find out how long allergy season will be, and as the school year comes to a close, we talk gift ideas for the teachers and professors in your life. We also find out what you would trade in exchange for a perfect night's sleep!
We’ve all done it. I did it this past weekend! We call them "guilty purchases." Today we look at our most memorable guilty purchases. We also look at some new foods to try this summer and tips to be more efficient while working!
The world today is constantly making advances in technology. The possibilities are endless! In this episode, we dream of robots that could take care of our least favourite tasks. We also hear from Good Company contributor Robyn Roste to continue the conversation about Fruit of the Spirit. This week, we chat about patience. And we catch up with the Newsboys about their most recent single, "Greatness of our God."
Advice is great, but sometimes we're inundated with too much! Today, we look at the best piece of advice anyone has given you about relationships. We also discover some tips and tricks to getting that perfect family picture, and we get a password reminder on this World Password Day!
It's May at last! Today we talk about bucket lists, and some new (even death-defying) things to add to it. We also celebrate the recent attention Canada's new $10 bank note is getting, and take a look at what's coming up for artist Lauren Daigle.
Did you hear about the names Disney wanted to call the 7 Dwarves? I’m glad they went with the ones they did. Speaking of names, the running tally of top baby names for 2019 is out, and the types of names may surprise you! You may also be surprised to hear some of the crazy excuses people have used to avoid going to the gym or working out. They are quite creative!
You never know what will set a child off. In this episode we share our stories of the meltdowns our children have had over illogical reasons. We also discuss how even a slight difference in your sleep schedule can impact you the next day, and we look at a recent article from Anita Wing Lee on demonstrating your faith on social media.
In today's Good Company podcast, we welcome back Raquel Benzacar Savatti of Israel Bonds Canada! We also discover some hidden benefits of dandelions, and come up with a unique DIY Mothers Day gift idea. Then we hear from Pastor John Noble who shares what it was like to witness the miracle that happened to John Smith, subject of the new movie "Breakthrough"!
Have you ever had someone come to your rescue, or vice versa? In this episode we look at those stories where we have been able to lend a hand in a timely situation. We also revisit what Joyce Myers said recently about the balance between having problems and having enough faith.
Happy Administrative Professions’ Day! Today we celebrate the unsung heroes in the workplace. We also speak with Dean Ellis for Part 3 of What to Wear Wednesday! He brings more fashion ideas to our final installment of Spring 2019 fashion tips. We also talk food, and the most popular meals!
Easter is over, and the house is full of leftovers and colourful hard-boiled eggs. Today we come up with some Easter-egg recipes, we hear why Jeff Catto wrote "Every Season," and we ask you the question: What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?
Happy Easter Monday! In this episode, we take a look at your favourite Christian movies, as well as Time’s Top 100 Influential People of 2019! Then we discuss what we can do as families to help reduce, reuse, and recycle for Earth day.
Every family has special Easter traditions and today, we take a look at a few of them. We also have another Good Company contributor swing by. Robyn Roste chats with us about Peace as we continue our conversation on the Fruits of the Spirit.
It’s as though people these days are either too busy, too tired, or both! Today we highlight some clever solutions to unlock more energy through the day! We also highlight some artist news - some good, some bad...
It is amazing the number of people who started off in the workforce by joining the fast-food industry. In this episode we talk about your first job, and get ready for another What to Wear Wednesday! Dean Ellis is back for the 2nd of our 3 part spring fashion series.
There are some things that our kids will never have to deal with when it comes to technology, and the challenges that came with it. In this episode, we reminisce about technological-annoyances of yore! We also highlight where technology has been able to help bring back happy memories of days gone by.
We’re all about "words" today! Orijin pops by to talk about the power of the words we use, and we reminisce about those words that we or our children mispronounce. We also hear from Zack Williams about why he wrote the song "Survivor".
Remember that really awesome teacher you had? We all had one! In today's episode we share why these teachers were so memorable. We also take a look at the new movie "Breakthrough", and reflect on the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy and the message Chaplain Sean Brandow shared.
A new challenge is out there! It’s called the ‘No Buy Challenge”, so today we highlight ways to curb the spending in our day to day lives. We also discover a way to bird watch indoors and we hear from another Good Company contributor! This week Johnny Rocket and I talk about the big milestone we reached this past Wednesday.
It’s amazing the things we can accomplish when we don’t know we aren’t suppose to do them! Today we look at a moment from history where a cool discovery was made, and we find out what singer/songwriter Jen Ledger feels is the most important thing in the world.
We also talk pizza… because I love pizza. And there are some pretty unique toppings out there!
Today we settle the debate… is the youngest child really the funniest in the family? We may or may not come to any conclusions, but the stories are great! We also discuss your harmless April Fool's pranks from yesterday, and discover meaning behind the song "Symphony" by Switch (feat. Dillon Chase).
Kids can do the most creative things as bedtime routines, but they usually end up taking a long time! We look at your favourite stories of kids stalling bedtime, as well as some of the best pranks that you’ve done / had done to you!
Apparently, we don’t know our neighbours as well as we once did. Do you know your neighbours? Would you feel comfortable borrowing things from them? We also welcome back Raquel Benzacar Savatti, Director and CEO of Israel Bonds Canada, to talk about some amazing advances Israel is making on the technology front.
Spring has sprung and love is in the air! In this episode, we share our stories of when we knew our significant other was "the one". We also talk about transferring dance skills into everyday life, and the last of an iconic movie rental store.
Superheroes are a big deal-- especially at the box office! Today we put a price on your favourite superpower and we talk with Good Company contributor Robyn Roste about "superpowers" of the Fruit of the Spirit… namely Joy!
Since it’s the first official full day of Spring, we take a look at all the signs around you that tell you spring has sprung! We also celebrate along with students as they prepare for post-secondary education and take a look at California's emergence from a seven year drought!
In this episode we examine the age old question, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" Are you actually doing that job today? We also look at the new journey one woman found herself on when she started following her passion!
We've all witnessed social media fails… or maybe we’ve done a few ourselves! Today we look at getting rid of the Pinterest pressure, and celebrate the fact that we tried. We also talk about some of the benefits of coffee… besides helping me stay awake throughout the day!
Did you know that listening to music can help with memory retention? Today we talk about your favourite music to listen to when you need to concentrate or remember. We also talk about the upcoming Juno Awards, and Good Company contributor Orijin pops in to talk about his favourite genre!
Happy National Pi day! Even though it’s spelled differently, is there really a bad time to talk about pie? We ask about your favourite pies and we discover what some people feel is the secret to their happy marriage.
Happy International Women’s Day! We talk about the women in your life who have inspired you, Johnny Rocket pops by, we go through some of the new Disney movies to watch out for in 2019, AND we look at the differences between ‘hope’ and ‘expectations’.
Lots of ground to cover after another weekend! We talk about aging, and whether having children can slow down the aging process. Then we get your thoughts on combining nursing homes and daycares, and how age doesn’t stop you from being a hero!
In light of all the talk this week about the dangers of the internet, we look at some online safety tips. We also get to hang out with Good Company contributor Robin Roste, where we chat about the Fruit of the Spirit-- starting off with ‘love’.
Happy National Sleeping in Public Day! To celebrate, we share our stories of sleeping in public: on the bus, in an airplane, in a car-- even at work!? We also talk about baby teeth, and how much to put under the pillow when they finally wiggle out!
As we get older, our taste in food changes. Today on the podcast we remember those foods we loved or didn’t love as a child and now the opposite is true! We also talk about new Olympic sports and an experiment one mom did with her family.
Did you hear the one about the red cardinal? Sounds like the start of a joke, but it’s the start of a wonderful sign from heaven for two sisters. We’ll talk about the heavenly signs you’ve seen and we’ll be speaking with special guest Raquel Benzacar Savatti, Director/CEO of Israel Bonds Canada.
Today on the podcast, we tackle financial education! Well, perhaps just a fraction of it. Do you give your children an allowance and/or did you get an allowance growing up? A lot of people have different ideas on what is the right way of doing this. Also, we have some baby news!
Everyone seems to be having gender reveal parties these days. Today we talk about your thoughts on gender reveals (yah/nah), a little heart health for the men, and some wisdom for your Wednesday… or any day.
As the month of love continues, we dive into the 5 love languages (Dr. Gary Chapman) to see what our love languages are and we chat with Orijin, one of our regular guests to chat about his new engagement, music and love!
Today on a Good Company, we shared some ideas on how to make new friends when you’re older for ‘national make a friend day’. We also find ways to declutter your inbox and computer for national clean your computer day!
Today on the February 8th episode of Good Company, we talk about that dream job or job you feel passionate about doing. Plus, our first Good Company contributor joins the show as we speak with Johnny Rocket of the Why Me Project podcast!
On today’s episode, we talk about the things you didn’t need until you saw them. Brooke Nicholls and Steve Lensink add their two cents via the Between the Grooves podcast, sharing a particular piece of vintage technology that Steve got to help him stay present.
Today on Good Company, we talk about getting rid of all those excuses that are holding you back from finally doing that thing you feel a) called to do b) want to do c) know you should do! What is that thing you’d like to do, but excuses are getting in the way?
Over the weekend, the Toronto Maple Leafs honoured the Canadian Armed Forces with an emotional pre-game puck drop. What a surprise for the Hillson family! What has been your biggest/best surprise ever?