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Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae

Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae

By Brian Holidae
A lot of people are humble and I want to help them brag a bit about how great they are.
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NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Hua Li
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/me... -- Rapper, composer, producer, host and all around amazing person, Hua Li talks about everything. The recording should have started 15 mins earlier but once we started talking it was hard to stop. Thankfully we remembered to hit record and got to make one of the most fun and tangential episodes yet. From music production to our mutual love for Tigerbelly (specifically Khalyla), and a whole discussion on the need for more Canadian late night TV, we didn't miss a topic (and if we did, we already plan on doing another episode soon). Enjoy, and follow Hua Li on all her socials. -- Follow Hua Li IG: @hualigram Visit her bandcamp: huali.bandcamp.com (Both Dream Narratives in Modern China & Water are available on the Yellow Crane EP) And Everything Else: linktr.ee/hualigram -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
01:44:54
May 15, 2021
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Teneisha Collins
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/me... -- From growing up in Uptown, Montreal, to films with Kevin Hart, Teneisha Collins is a Montreal actor, who has been representing her city since day one. This episode of NAJ was a chance for me to catch up with an elementary school friend and brag about how awesome their glow-up (or more accurately their consistent glow) has been. Relax and take notes while Teneisha discusses her passions, her motivations and the skills she picked up on her journey as a remarkable Canadian actor. -- Follow Teneisha IG: @TeneishaC Visit her site: teneishacollins.com Check out IMDb: Teneisha Collins -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
01:27:32
May 06, 2021
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Chelsea Part II
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/me... -- We welcome back business owner, healer, writer and all around wonderful human; Chelsea head of  @higher.veda. We discuss her time in Ghana, her recent wedding, stories about growing close with her in-laws, her recent piece "Exploring Healing through Wellness Traditions of the Caribbean", as well as the support she felt dealing with COVID while abroad. We end out conversation review the policies Canada has in place for travelers and why their approach may not work for everyone.   You can also enjoy our previous conversation here - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/episodes... -- Follow Chelsea (Sea Elle) Personal: @brownskinmagical Healing: @higher.veda Read her piece: Return to Self: Exploring Healing through Wellness Traditions of the Caribbean -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
01:36:15
April 19, 2021
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Dr. Justin Ross Part II
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/me... -- I spoke with Dr. Justin Ross for a second time. Ross is a family doctor who also works for public health. He works primarily with Indigenous populations in isolated Northern Quebec, where resources are quite limited. We tackle the difficulties of dealing with COVID, the vaccine, sending kids back to school and so many other COVID related subjects. Most importantly, why we need more transparency on a government level and in our personal lives. -- Dr. Ross Recommended Sites Wearing A Mask In The Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic New York State Department of Health
01:04:52
February 20, 2021
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Dr. Han Ren
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/me... -- My first guest of 2021 has a doctorate in Psychology from the University of Texas, has been in practice since 2017 and specializes in a number of fields, most notably,  Anti Oppressive / Justice Oriented Therapy. Please enjoy my conversation with the inspiring, Dr. Han Ren. We discuss, dismantling our ideas around mental health, specifically in communities of colour, understanding what Anti-Racist practices are, exploring internalized white supremacy, and addressing multi-generational trauma and more. Dr. Ren helped me understand concepts I didn't even know to be aware of, and hopefully this conversation will do the same for you. -- Follow Dr. Han Ren on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@drhanren IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.han.ren -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
01:04:36
January 24, 2021
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae - 28 Days of RED
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- For those of you who may not know, I live in Montreal, Quebec. A city that was recently put into lockdown due to increased COVID-19 cases. To identify danger zones, the province used a colour coding system, in which the most dangerous areas are marked as RED zones. So... what does the red zone mean? Shut down the stores? Close schools? No, instead Montreal's night life was targeted as the scapegoat for the current spread of COVID in the community. I reached out to a few local business owners and event planners for their thoughts on the 28 days of Red in Montreal. How and why bars were targeted? And most importantly, how to support local businesses during the lockdown that leads into mid fall. This episode of Not A Journalist, I spoke with Vincent Stephen-Ong: Montreal-based saxophonist and pianist Vincent Stephen-Ong is the driving force behind the family of projects under the Urban Science umbrella- the #LeCypher hip-hop and soul jam session and the Urban Science Brass Band, hosts of the Montreal Hip-Hop Parade. Vincent is also the founder of the #SaveThePlateau, a movement intended to improve co-existence between vibrant cultural nightlife and local residents.  And in a previous lifetime, Vincent worked as a software developer, and has an artificial intelligence patent to his name. Visit urbsci.com for more on all thing Urban Science Michelle Ayoub: The one they call Yeti, she can be spotted behind the scenes or backstage at gigs. Montreal born and raised, over a decade working in the entertainment industry in artist relations, production, logistics, marketing, and once upon a time performing! Currently working as a production manager for Evenko & Greenland, and co-owner of Turbo Haus. Visit turbohaus.ca for more info and great merch Devin Shanks: Devin Shanks has been working with the public on many platforms for over 22 years. In 2012, after over a decade of working in the sales and consulting industry, he decided to increase his portfolio and completed a bachelor's degree at Concordia University majoring in Sociology with minors in Marketing and Business Management. In 2017 he registered his own events company called Shanks Events & Entertainment with which he has hosted numerous and diverse events from local music shows, to conventions. Visit shanksevent.ca for more on past and future events. Richard Hillary: Richard Hillary aka Full Course or just Richy is a staple in the nightlife industry as well as in the Montreal Hip Hop scene. As 1 half of Labnoise Production (Montreal based video production company) he’s produced countless videos for Montreal’s anglophone hip hop artists. With over 20 years of experience in the nightlife and service industry he finally decided to open his own Resto Bar called Local Legend in 2018. You can follow him or his company on social media platforms @fullcourse514 @locallegendmt Visit locallegendmtl.com for more info and follow them on social media
01:40:53
October 05, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae - Google Is A Genius, Dot Com Part 2
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/me... -- In an episode in late 2019 I discussed a lawsuit filed by Genius against Toronto based LyricFind, and  Google. Genius states that Google through their third party affiliate LyricFind was copying lyrics from Genius.com.  I never thought the suit made sense, and it would seem a judge agreed with me. In this episode I break down where I think the value lies in Genius.com, and why Genius didn't have much ground to stand on. If you'd like to listen to Google Is A Genius, Dot Com Part 1 - You can find it Here -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
15:28
September 03, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Dr. Justin Ross
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/me... -- I spoke with Dr. Justin Ross who is currently living in Brooklyn New York. Ross is a family doctor who also works for public health. He works primarily with Indigenous populations in isolated Northern Quebec, where resources are quite limited. Since he lives in Brooklyn NY when not working in the North of Quebec, he's seen firsthand how COVID is being handled in both a rural and city setting. Which has given him a unique perspective that we discuss along with, schools reopening, viral spread, medical science, is 0 cases a possible goal, and the great mask debate.  -- Dr. Ross Recommended Sites Wearing A Mask In The Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic New York State Department of Health
01:29:13
July 29, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae - 2x Is Ok When You Speed Through Racism - A Conversation On Saving Cinema
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- From COVID to streamers to distracted viewers, how does Cinema survive as it moves into the new normal? Writer/Director, Brandon Calder, Radio Host, Omar Sonics, and your favourite speed watching host try and sketch out a plan of action for an artform we all love (some more than others).  -- Follow Brandon IG: https://instagram.com/bcalder52/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8CxoZpF8h4WaAdxrY0K68Q Follow Omar IG: https://www.instagram.com/omarsonics/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/hookedonsonicsradio -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
01:03:35
July 13, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae - There's Not a Black Woman I Can't Thank
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- Jenny Slate and Kristen Bell have decided to step down from their respective voice over roles, in which they voice black characters. I took a few minutes to discuss their decisions and reflect on the real issue. Black women are under represented in Hollywood, especially in the voice over industry. This episode was my take on why the departure of Jenny and Kristen, as unfortunate as it is, happened. -- This episode was recorded before many other male voice actors decided to follow suit. An upcoming episode will discuss this subject further.
20:39
June 29, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae - Comcast & The 1866 Civil Rights Law They Almost Undid
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- Today I try to understand why Comcast is giving $100M to social justice movements when months ago they were trying to take Byron Allen to the Supreme Court for a ruling that could roll back US Civil Right law from 150+ year ago. -- Deadline 2019/11 - Byron Allen Vs. Comcast: Supreme Court Hears Arguments On When A Racial Discrimination Case Is “Plausible” Enough To Go Forward Forbes 2020/03 - Top 3 Reasons Byron Allen’s $20 Billion Lawsuit Against Comcast Fell Short Variety 2020/06 - Comcast Pledges $100 Million to Fight ‘Injustice and Inequality’
30:12
June 16, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae & Arune Singh (Vice President of Marketing at BOOM! Studios)
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- I spoke with one of the nicest guys I've ever met, Arune Singh. From the first time we met at Fanexpo in Toronto to the time we hung out at Marvel in NYC, Arune has always had one of the biggest smiles and the most inviting personalities. He breaks down his journey from hanging out at comic shops in Toronto to working at Marvel to being the Vice President of Marketing at BOOM! Studios and how he over came multiple obstacles to get there. Plus Arune helps me see a different side to spoiler culture, and where the accountability may come from. All this and more in a great conversation, so jump in. Follow Arune on Twitter: https://twitter.com/arune IG: https://instagram.com/arunesingh/ Visit BOOM! Studios - http://www.boom-studios.com/  Also check out Arune's list of great shops to support http://heroscomics.ca https://www.dragonguelph.com http://www.heroesworldonline.com  -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
56:02
May 30, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Cinzia & The Eclipse
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- I spoke with Montreal songstress Cinzia about her music, her process, social media, balancing work and creativity and lastly love (or more so the ideas people have about it.  Don't Call Me Up Out Now by Cinzia & The Eclipse Out Now - https://backl.ink/142433564 Follow Cinzia on IG: https://instagram.com/cinziaandtheeclipse/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3eyyNHkVEK... -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
53:48
May 23, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae & Sikh Knowledge
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- I spoke with Montreal born, reppin' in T Dot, Sikh Knowledge. He's a DJ, speech language pathologist, stylish mask maker, dog rescuer and all around great conversationalist. Sikh ability to see multiple angles makes this one of the best chats. Interested in ordering a #MaskbySK Follow Sikh Knowledge on IG: https://instagram.com/sikhknowledge/ and send him a DM. For his music, follow him on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sikh_knowledge -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
01:04:18
May 22, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae & Erik T Mullins
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- I spoke with artist Erik T. Mullins about his comic, his art, his life and his amazing Lego Idea. Which  you can support by visiting https://ideas.lego.com/projects/55... NOW! Follow Erik on  Facebook: https://facebook.com/ErikTerenMullins/ Etsy: https://etsy.com/ca/shop/ETMIllustrations Patreon: https://patreon.com/erikterenmullins -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
01:04:24
May 20, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae & Cliff Caporale From Montreal Comiccon
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- I spoke with Programming and Partnership Director for Montreal Comiccon, Cliff Caporale, about conventions in the new world, his collection and other things us geeks felt like discussing. Make sure to catch his Stan Lee story. Follow Cliff on IG: https://instagram.com/pop_logical And Visit https://montrealcomiccon.com/ for all thing Montreal (Ottawa|Quebec|Laval|Winnipeg) Comiccon -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
01:01:55
May 19, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae & JaiNitaiLotus
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- I spoke with Jai Nitai Lotus; MC, Producer and the Director of NBS studio (where he mentors the youth of Cote Des Neiges in Montreal through Hip Hop and Music). Our conversation focused on truth, authenticity and Jai's creative process. How one can focus their creative energy and deliver a message to the community to inspire, when things feel uncertain. We also discuss the process of recognizing how hardships give you perspective. A caption won't do the conversation we had justice. Jump in for yourselves and watch the clip. Jai's new album -An Offering- is available for purchase via his bandcamp page. Link below. Follow Jai Nitai Lotus on  IG: http://instagram.com/JaiNitaiLotus Twitter: https://twitter.com/JaiNitaiLotus Facebook: https://facebook.com/JAI-NITAI-LOTUS-998905006943165/ Bandcamp: https://jainitailotus.bandcamp.com/ -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
01:02:05
May 16, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae & RebeccaBrayton from WatchMojo
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- I spoke with your favourite voice over talent, entertainment journalist, and host Rebecca Brayton! Some of you might recognize Rebecca as the "WatchMojo Lady", but before she was crowned with that title, Rebecca was one of the first members of the Watchmojo team. Her and I discuss how the innovative YouTube channel keeps ahead of the curve, the difference between competitive mentality and knowing everyone can eat, how YouTube's algorithm is constantly evolving and what creatives should think about when they start their own initiatives.  We also discuss our joint love for the best movie ever; Back To The Future, how we both have Brent Spiner stories and why sometimes your favourite actors are conservatives with very unfortunate opinions. Easily one of my fav discussions and as always a great excuse to catch up with a friend, check out our awesome conversation.  Follow Rebecca on  IG: https://instagram.com/rebeccabrayton Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebeccabrayton YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watchmojolady WatchMojo IG: https://instagram.com/WatchMojo Twitter: https://twitter.com/Watchmojo YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watchmojo  -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
52:35
May 15, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae & Waahli
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- I spoke with multi-talented Montreal MC & Producer @Waahli. We started with my appreciation for his track: The Love Theme of Waahli, off his SoapFactory Vol 1. EP and then we segued to discussing travelling as an artist with the @Nomadic_Massive crew. From how much he enjoys the energy of performing in a new place, to how having the right teacher can make or break your interest at a young age. All this before we geek out over J Dilla, the art of sampling and how being a nomadic musician influences his sound. Sit back, enjoy the pod and then stream as much Waahli as you can on his bandcamp and/or Spotify. And if you're into vinyl, his album Black Soap is available for purchase via his bandcamp or Facebook page. Links below. Follow Waahli on IG: http://instagram.com/Waahli Twitter: https://twitter.com/waahliwyzahmusk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Waahli-aka-Wyzah-122173390006/ Bandcamp: https://waahli.bandcamp.com/ -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
55:58
May 13, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae & Troy Stark
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- I spoke with Montreal comedian Troy Stark about comedy in the US, Canada and UK, the time he was on set and Nick Cage knocked him over, pandemic gaming, how allegiance give you a perfectly acceptable bias, his one reality TV guilty pleasure, and why everyone should check out Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. And that's all before we got into the other nerdy stuff. Jump in and enjoy the geekiness. Follow Troy on IG: instagram.com/tronstark  Subscribe to The Nerdy Show: bit.ly/2yRCfpe -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
01:00:43
May 12, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae & Cathy V.
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- I spoke with Montreal MUA Cathy V. From her dreams of being a vet, to working on set, and doing make up for your fav local stars. Humble and talented, she explained the steps that led from animation to MUA. Want to know, who her FX/MUA inspirations are? What her fav makeup/fx work is? Which movies she would recommend based just off the practical effects & makeup work? All things you can learn in this ep, and we even found time to geek out on Star Wars, coming full circle on Star Wars Week 2020. Follow Cathy V. Podcast: apple.co/2Z3Gd9f | Twitter: twitter.com/_makeupfiend and IG: instagram.com/_makeupfiend  -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
48:08
May 09, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Protoman aka Daniel A.
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- I spoke with longtime friend, transformer enthusiast and convention commissioner (my title for him, not his) @Protomangaming (Daniel A.). Daniel and I discussed the convention seen, what we can expect and what may need to change, we also touched on how companies like Hasbro are managing things during the pandemic. Daniel also explains how he has found a silver-lining to a difficult time, which has helped him keep a sense of focus. Lastly we mourned the loss of Free Comicbook Day 2020. Easily one of the most important days for comic shops, #FreeComicbookDay is often when folks explore comics and potentially buy their first issue. All this and more in a fun and geeky episode. Follow Daniel on YouTube: bit.ly/3fEB5hw | Twitter: instagram.com/Protomangaming and IG: instagram.com/Protomangaming  -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
01:00:36
May 08, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae & Marissa LJ from ElleJaysPrivateDining.com
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- I spoke with Chef Marissa from ElleJaysPrivateDining.com in Montreal. Trying to describe how we went from discussing Food, to music, to tiktok, to TV and beyond, feels almost impossible, but we did it. Full disclosure this ep was also an excuse to catch up with someone I use to talk to daily and haven't caught up with in a while, and I think the fact I missed geeking out on music and social media trends with Marissa comes through. So jump in, cause we have fun. Follow Marissa and her amazing creations on ElleJaysPrivateDining.com IG: instagram.com/ellejaysprivatedining/ and TikTok: tiktok.com/@mdominique8 -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
48:06
May 06, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae & Ari MacGillivray (STAR WARS DAY SPECIAL)
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- I spoke with the perfect Star Wars Day guest @theophanes (Ari MacGillivray). We discussed Star Wars, George Lucas, Disney, Classic Mythology, Comicbooks, MCU, Qui Gon Jinn's science versus Jedi religion AND more! Yes you read that right, we cover other subjects. How? Just click play to find out. Follow Ari on IG: instagram.com/theophanes/ and Twitter: twitter.com/MacGillivray514/ -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
01:01:04
May 04, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Tristan D. Lalla
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- I spoke with multi hyphenated actor Tristan D. Lalla. Covering everything from artistic inspiration to the future of being on set. Staying optimistic isn't easy, but sometimes you have to live in the moment to get to the next moment. Tune in to hear us discuss all that and more. Follow Tristan on IG: instagram.com/tdlalla/ and Twitter: twitter.com/tdlalla/ -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
01:00:18
May 01, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Scott C
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- I spoke with the always awesome Scott C. We discussed his early years in the DJ scene in Montreal, finding the right home for the scene him and Andy Williams were looking to cultivate. Working with like minded individuals and following through on ideas and visions. From The Goods - Misa Negra, from working at a studio to being a dad, Scott's skills go beyond the DJ booth. Tune in to hear us discuss all of it. Follow Scott C on IG: https://instagram.com/incmtl/ and Twitch: https://twitch.tv/incmtl -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
55:45
May 01, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae & NATO v Universal
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- NATO Takes Aim at Universal, Not that NATO... the other NATO. National Association of Theater Owners - N.A.T.O. -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
14:00
April 30, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Vincent Stephen-Ong
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- I spoke with Urban Science Band Leader and fellow Transformer fan, Vincent Stephen-Ong. We discuss the struggle of small businesses during the pandemic, the steps Urban Science #LeCypher took to be proactive and protect their weekly crowd, what other pandemic management models Canada could consider moving forward, as well as what we can expect economically as a country....  Then things took a left turn and we discuss Star Trek Original Series for 15 mins. Vincent and I also touch on the new TNG follow up, Picard, and the difference types of Trek fans. Lastly you can witness the awe moment when Vincent showed off his classic Transformers collection to me. Follow Vincent on IG: https://instagram.com/Vstephenong/ and the Urban Science IGs:  https://instagram.com/urbsci/  |  https://instagram.com/urbsciBB/  |  https://instagram.com/urbsciLC/ -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
59:25
April 29, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and NickyMusique
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- I spoke with content creator and podcaster Nicky Jean aka @NickyMusique. We discuss being creators in a quarantine, Nicky's ability to balance the work life and the hustle, her 4 nights a week IGLIVE series Quarantine Qhronicles, as well as her podcast Breakdown2Lowdown. We wrap it up by discussing black tv families and Kenya Barris' #blackaf. Follow Nicky Jean on IG: https://instagram.com/NickyMusique/ and visit her podcast page: https://linktr.ee/breakdown2lowdown -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
43:13
April 28, 2020
From @Quibi to #Quifa (Quick Fail)
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com   Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message I took 20 mins to say my piece Quibi, what I think they did wrong and quantity vs quality in the streaming wars. S/o to @normalHeller and @NicoleRichie for producing the only 2 shows I genuinely enjoyed.
18:38
April 27, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Chelsea aka Sea Elle
Enjoying the pods? Buy me a Ko-fi - https://ko-fi.com/brianholidae -- Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message -- Brian spoke with Baby massage instructor | Poet and an all around spiritual person (we touch on the word "spiritual too") Chelsea aka Sea Elle. They discuss being young, growing more confident, and how intuitive learning helps guide Chelsea. From discoveries in Peru to teaching parents about baby massages and the importance of touch. Follow Chelsea (Sea Elle) -  IG: https://instagram.com/brownskinmagical/ Visit Chelsea's professional page: https://instagram.com/booberrymassage/ -- Not A Journalist Triangle Design by @Foiledart Brian Holidae Portrait by @antart__ Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae Intro and Outro Music - The Love Theme Of Waahli by Waahli
57:31
April 23, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Jenny Richardson
Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com  Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message Brian spoke with travel blogger Jenny Rich about Digital Nomadism, gig economy and freelancing, being stuck in Asia mid pandemic, and that one time the Americans were helpful. Follow Jenny -  IG: https://instagram.com/JennyIsFree/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JennyIsFree/  Visit her site: http://jennyisfree.com/
51:40
April 21, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Comic Creator Mike Wilcox
Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com  Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message I spoke with artist/cartoonist Mike Wilcox about Squared_Idea, social media, education, team building and the importance of a team in general. We also touched on some upcoming projects and the relationship between Squared_Idea & Medallion Comics. Lastly, I end off discussing the @Mashable v photographer Steph Sinclair case reported in The Hollywood Reporter. Follow Mike on  IG: https://instagram.com/coxy_artist/ Squared Idea on IG: https://instagram.com/squared_idea
47:01
April 20, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Journalist Katelyn Thomas
Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com  Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message I spoke with awesome journalist Katelyn Thomas about winning awards, journalism during a pandemic, media literacy, Inverse Millennials and that time Ron Pope & Ed Sheeran became friends via twitter right before her eyes. Follow Katelyn - Twitter: https://twitter.com/katelynvthomas IG: https://instagram.com/Teszerae/ CTV Montreal: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/katelyn-thomas-1.4400281
01:00:15
April 16, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Comedian Akeem Hoyte-Charles
Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com  Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message Brian spoke with Akeem about missing stage time during the quarantine, learning magic, how to stay motivated, people being lazy and the importance of social media branding.  Follow Akeem -  IG: https://instagram.com/AkeemGramz/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Akeemtweetz  TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@akeemtiktokz
26:54
April 14, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Lorraine Carpenter
Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com  Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message Brian and Cult MTL Editor, Lorraine Carpenter discuss adjusting their respective platform models during a pandemic. How do you cover cultural and community events in a lockdown?  Brian also discusses Disney+ India and the subscription numbers looking suspect. Follow Lorraine on CultMTL - https://instagram.com/cultmtl/ https://cultmtl.com/
50:06
April 13, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Podcast Host Rechie Valdez
Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com  Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message Fellow Franklin Armstrong Collective member, podcaster and one of the faces of BattleCanada, Rechie Valdez, sits down with Brian to discuss their favourite Street Fighter Characters, upcoming BattleCanada streaming events, being a parent during the pandemic and of course, podcasting. Follow Rechie - https://instagram.com/rechie.valdez/ Podcast - https://instagram.com/randrpodcast.to/ BattleCanada - https://instagram.com/battlecanada/
34:59
April 10, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae & Content Creator Aislinn aka HipHopTycoon
Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com  Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message Content Creator , Singer, Songwriter, vocalist and honorary Millenial, Superstar Bae Aislinn aka HipHopTycoon talks with Brian about growing up Hip Hop, music and teaches the old Millenial about GenZ culture. Plus the weekly IGTV series she's producing! Check it out. Follow Aislinn -  https://instagram.com/hiphoptycoon https://tiktok.com/@Trapininheaven
43:33
April 07, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Author Michelle Franklin
Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com  Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message Author Michelle Franklin discusses helping her neighbours and supporting community, as well as being an immunocompromised person during a dangerous pandemic. Plus how important will video conferencing be in the new world? Could a conference be had via Zoom? Follow Michelle -  https://twitter.com/MrsDenAsaan/ https://instagram.com/authormichellefranklin/
48:35
April 06, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Brandon Calder of Moving Mind Studio
Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com   Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message    Writer, Director, Actor and all around great guy Brandon Calder talk with Brian about life as a creator, video games, Millenials trying to understand GenZers and more.    Follow Brandon - https://instagram.com/bcalder52 &  Moving Mind Studio https://youtube.com/user/MovingMindStudio/videos
01:04:01
April 02, 2020
NAJ w/ Brian Holidae and Comedian Mariam Khan
Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ https://brianholidae.com   Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - https://anchor.fm/not-a-journalist/message Comedian Mariam Khan and Brian discuss COVID-19, quarantine life, how we are managing our time and how the layoffs are affecting Brian.
44:27
March 31, 2020
NAJ Conversation: Renaissance Woman W/ Sam I Am Montolla
Convo II: In this second conversation, I speak with Sam I Am Montolla about being a multi-talented artist, teacher and all around great person. From dance, to being in a group and finding her unique style through it all, Sam's voice and passion for art and expression is never ending. Making this conversation on how hard work and building support systems help creatives grow. In their own words: Sam I Am Montolla aka Princess Shayla (birth name Samantha Hinds) is in constant movement. Starting from her younger days as a dancer and through her journey as a singer/songwriter, Sam I Am has made a splash in the city, nationally and abroad. Presently, she teaches Hip Hop and Waacking at Urban Element, she is a Youth Worker at Chalet Kent and has been a part of Kalmunity for many years. Sam I Am’s focus is not only about expanding her artistry in music performance but about community building; she is involved in the collectives Loop Session WXMN and Femmes Phenomenales. With her own event “Let It Go” happening on January 31st, the first of the 5:20intheAM series, she shares how important it is to create spaces for culture to flourish. FB/IG: @samiammontolla Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ Linktr.ee/brianholidae Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - Click Here
01:11:37
January 28, 2020
NAJ Conversation: Being 'Journalism Adjacent' W/ Laura Beeston
Convo I: I'll start off by saying I am not a journalist, the extent of my "interview" technique is talking until the person across from me finds something I say interesting enough to discuss it too. You can imagine when Laura mentioned she needed someone to interview Spike Lee for the 2019 edition of C2Montreal, that I did not think I was up for the task. Laura however did, and to this day, folks tell me I did a solid job of speaking "with" Spike Lee as oppose to speaking "to" Spike Lee. In this Not A Journalist w/ Brian Holidae conversation, I spoke with Laura about social media, news, journalism and everything adjacent to the industry. Enjoy this fun and entertaining conversation between me and the ever talented Laura Beeston. In their own words: Laura Beeston never knows what to say about herself in short bios. The Winnipeg-born writer moved (back) to Montréal from Toronto after reporting for The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star and spending time in the Arctic with Statistics Canada. Her work has also appeared in The Montreal Gazette, Mirror (RIP) and The Winnipeg Free Press. She started at The Link. Today, Laura is a multimedia content producer at the creative business event C2 Montréal (May 27-29, 2020). She randomly tweets from @LauraBeeston   Find All Brian Holidae's Social Media @ Linktr.ee/brianholidae Leave a Message and hear it on the next episode - Click Here
01:10:27
January 20, 2020
Google Is A Genius, Dot Com
Episode VII: Genius.com, who doesn't own the rights to the song lyrics on their site, is suing Google for $50M for stealing the song lyrics from their site. I try and figure out why Genius and Google are playing a game in which song writers probably don't see a penny. I discuss the trials and tribulations of  how song lyrics are similar to sheet music and why people should be paid when someone accesses the lyrics to their songs and how the whole thing is a mess.
20:34
December 05, 2019
Characters Don't Kill People...
Episode VI: Let's do a deep dive on The Joker and what he represents. Tune in and hear from a self proclaim Batman lore specialist about how and why the idea of The Joker isn't dangerous, but ignoring the issues that the characters represent in society are.
19:27
September 24, 2019
Live Podcast from New York, We Completely Messed Up
Episode IV: Hiding while trying to avoid someone, I figured I could knock out another quick episode about SNL, Netflix & Seinfeld deal and NBCUniversal's new streaming service; Peacock.
15:19
September 17, 2019
Yang & Fineman Dynasty
III Bowen Yang deserves more attention as the first Asian American cast member on SNL, than someone who makes racist and homophobic jokes. So I decided to talk about him and Chloe Fineman... and kinda rant about late night television. Like I said I'm Not A Journalist.
15:09
September 14, 2019
One Streamer To Rule Them All
II After eating Tacos and reading up on Streaming services signing producers/directors/content creators to exclusive deals, I took to the mic to express my thoughts and give my predictions.
15:06
September 12, 2019
Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself...
I While doing meal prep for the week, I decided to do a short introduction for anyone who may not know me from my previous podcast.
08:34
September 10, 2019