41 episodes

In every conversation, stories, insights and perspectives finding joy and purpose in the human experience.

Existential Relish C-A Granatstein

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 40 Ratings

In every conversation, stories, insights and perspectives finding joy and purpose in the human experience.

    She Who Dares Wins: Meet the Dynamic Dr. Rhonda McEwen

    She Who Dares Wins: Meet the Dynamic Dr. Rhonda McEwen

    This episode reveals not only the details about a world-renown researcher, who is a scholar in emerging tech and the first Black woman to be President of a Canadian university, but the radiant human who embodies fearlessness and inspires so many.
    Friends for two decades, Host C-A Granatstein and Dr. Rhonda McEwen cover a range of topics, like Rhonda's move to middle America from Trinidad as a teenager; her research that informed the creation of Julia, the first Sesame Street Muppet on the autism spectrum; managing a student protest that evolved into a full-on occupation; and her vision for inclusivity at the University of Victoria in the University of Toronto.
     

    • 41 min
    Encounters with a Superhero: In Conversation with Batman

    Encounters with a Superhero: In Conversation with Batman

    The episode starts out as a story about a broken down vintage Austin-Healey and a chance encounter with a real life superhero. It evolves into stories about helping others, being part of the fabric of the community, and aslo a big surprise for host C-A’s friend Mike. 

    • 38 min
    Predators and Partners: Tales from a Falconer

    Predators and Partners: Tales from a Falconer

    It’s the stuff of movies, mystery and faraway places. Records show that as early as 2,000 BC falcons were used to hunt and feed communities, for sport, and as highly effective pest control. 
    C-A has a fascinating conversation about falconry with the hard-working falcons Bullet and Petey, and Falconer Keith Everett from Falcon Environmental.
     

    • 27 min
    Interviewing the Interviewer with Steve Paikin

    Interviewing the Interviewer with Steve Paikin

    C-A speaks to Steve Paikin, journalist, author, documentary producer, podcast co-host and host of TVO’s flagship current affairs program, The Agenda with Steve Paikin. 
    The conversation focuses on interviewing, but Steve breaks out into song, recalls great moments, surprising moments, being starstruck and a few personal - but not too personal - nuggets.

    • 32 min
    Forget the pickle dish: Wedding gifts that helped fund breast cancer research

    Forget the pickle dish: Wedding gifts that helped fund breast cancer research

    In a follow-up to Episode 17, C-A speaks to Warren Kotler again, who is not only a guest this time around, but her husband, who lives with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.
    They talk about the unique conversations considerations that took place when they started dating and why they asked family and friends to donate to the OCTANE research project to mark the occasion of their marriage. C-A speaks with Warren’s lead oncologist, Dr. Philippe Bedard, who is also the principal researcher of the Princess Margaret-led OCTANE study.
    To learn more about Warren's story and to make a donation to this research that helps expand options for personalized cancer treatment please visit: https://supportthepmcf.ca/ui/WarrenKotler

    • 35 min
    Resale therapy - Sustainable Fashion is all the rage

    Resale therapy - Sustainable Fashion is all the rage

    Fashion rentals, refurbishment and resale is just about the easiest and most enjoyable way to support local businesses, save money, reduce the carbon footprint of your clothing and rescue clothes from the landfill which pollute water systems and through their decomposition process and incineration, contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.
    C-A talks to Common Sort owner Nicole Babin about her three thriving resale clothing locations in Toronto, her business model, the challenges that come with growth and about her long-time employees who are happy and fulfilled because they get to work in fashion, in a sustainable and accessible way, for a boss that has embedded social responsibility into her operation.
    Fashion rentals, refurbishment and resale is just about the easiest and most enjoyable way to support local businesses, save money, reduce the carbon footprint of your clothing and rescue clothes from the landfill which pollute water systems and through their decomposition process, contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.
    After listening to Nicole, as well as one of her employees and a 20-something consumer/seller, you will want to give resale a try.
     

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

HMpodcast ,

A very Toronto podcast!

This is a great podcast! It blends urban exploration, neighbourhood news and individual experiences. It also reminded me of some of the reasons I like living in Toronto (sometimes one forgets…).

xkimmyq3 ,

Very informative

It’s fun and light and I enjoy all the topics. Always happy when the next podcast comes out! Thanks Existential Relish!

Heather on Vaughan Road ,

A Cornucopia Of Interesting Ideas

Stumbled across C-A’s podcast and glad I did. Two very important podcasts about neighborhood businesses along St. Clair West. Great questions. Great insight. C-A was very compassionate. Looking forward to long-term relationship and a few smiles.

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