Award Winning Host Greg Shannon enjoys rollicking interviews with iconic pop culture figures from TV, Music, Film, the Arts, along with the occassional side-kick for comic relief.
EP 85: Wang Chung's Nick Feldman
This Ep: Special Guest: Nick Feldman of Wang Chung
Across the nation & around the world, in an in-depth interview with Nick Feldman, Greg gets to the bottom of what it really means to "Wang Chung tonight". Feldman & lead-singer Jack Hues formed Huang Chung in 1980 [later Wang Chung after a tip from David Geffen] and quickly became the quintessential 80's Brit-band. They Wang-Chunged their way to US-chart success with the album "Points on the Curve" & became a pop tour de force that shaped the musical tastes of millions of Gen-X'ers. Caution: Episode includes a super-fun edition of "6 Degrees of Wang Chung-aration" ... so listen in & play along!
EP 84: Cutting Crew's Nick Van Eede
This Ep: Special Guest: Nick Van Eede of Cutting Crew
Greg goes in-depth with Nick Van Eede of iconic Brit-band Cutting Crew. Busting on the world music scene in 1986 with their album "Broadcast", Nick & Kevin MacMichael were the driving force behind this Grammy-nominated band's chart-topping success. Two songs, "[I Just] Died in Your Arms" (which hit #1 in Canada & US) and "I've Been In Love Before" (Top 10 in Canada & US) influenced an entire generation of Gen-X'ers in 1987 and continue to stand the test of musical time. Genuine Classics without a doubt. Caution: This episode includes saucy language, kazoo tales, and many great story's by a great story-teller!
Episode 83: An Emmy Award, a Makeup Artist, and a Cowboy walk into a bar...
This Ep: Special Guest[s]: Danielle Hanson - Emmy Nominated makeup artist + Toby Nwabuogor podcaster
Greg goes "behind the blush" with beautiful Emmy nominated makeup artist Danielle Hanson. Listen in as "Dani" takes us through her career, her whirlwind awards show experience in Hollywood, and find out if she wins the Emmy Award for her work on FX Networks "Fargo". Plus, you'll meet the host of the "Toby With..." podcast. An up and coming innovator, creative entrepreneur, and cowboy hat wearin' motivator, Toby Nwabuogor's passion for his fellow students and their experience on campus at Red Deer College is inspirational. Press play and change your day! Caution: There's $50 in it for you if you listen then message us for our special Tangerine Bank 'no fee banking' activation code. Hurry, that $50 is only around till it isn't!.
Episode 82: Culinary Cuteness with a side of some Country Music Compote
This Ep: Special Guest[s]: Meg Tucker - creator of "Just One Bite" + Steve Arsenault - singer/songwriter
On the latest episode of the yuuuugest show on itunes (presented by the Jackpot Casino and Openhwy.com), your humble host Greg Shannon sits down for a cup of culinary joe with the amazing Meg Tucker. A skilled morning radio performer, Meg is also the host & creator of the all new kids cooking show Just One Bite! Also, Greg gets back in the country music saddle to talk with singer/songwriter/guitarist Steve Arsenault who has toured internationally with George Canyon, and is 'the real deal' himself. Fresh off the release of his single, "Heart & Soul", Steve talks about life on the road, the passion for creativity, and launching a recording career of his own. Caution: This episode best enjoyed with a glass of wine...or two.
Episode 81: "Can't Help Loving The Jamz, The Hip, and The Tangerine"
This Ep: Special Guest[s]: Jim Kozyra & Chris Petlak - from hit Netflix series "The Jamz" + Karac Hendriks
Being solid Gen-X'ers, growing up on WKRP in Cincinnati, MTV & News Radio [ok, maybe we were 'all growns up' for the last one], and at least one of us having a solid 25 year career in TV & Radio broadcasting...we have a deep appreciation of the radio-genre. Which brings GA into contact with "Jay-Jay" [Petlak] & "Fitzy" [Kozyra] from 101.7 "The JAMZ", Chicago's #1-rated [fictionally] radio station. The critically acclaimed 4-part 'teaser' series debuted on Netflix in 2016 has us looking forward to a full season soon! Plus Jim shares with us the 'magic of audio' by hitting an imaginary 350 yard tee shot while playing golf during the interview [he spiked the shot on the tee-box]. Plus, old friend Karac Hendriks stops by to talk the magic of "The Tangerine" [bank], the Tragically Hip, and his new single "Can't Help Loving You...Greg?" just in time for this year's CCMA Awards in London, ON. Caution: There's no money** in listening to this episode...but on your deathbed...you'll achieve total consciousness. Which is nice. [**Editor's Note: There actually might be $50 in it for you if you sign-up with Tangerine Bank using our special activation code. But act fast, that $50 is only around till Sept. 15!]
Episode 80: The Charmed Life: Playhouse Masters Tyson & Audy
This Ep: Special Guest[s]: Tyson & Audy Leavitt - Stars of TLC's new series Playhouse Masters
"And what to our wandering eyes does appear...but Tyson & Audy with their Charmed Playhouses team here!"
Yes Virginia [and the other 49 states], there is a Santa Claus. Or at least if you want a "Santa's Workshop" style playhouse, then Charmed Playhouses of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada can probably make that happen! This episode GA interviews the humble husband & wife team behind these resplendent renderings of reverie who are taking the time-tested concept of 'playhouses' into the realm of Fantasy. They are doing such a good job of it, that their creative craftsmanship has landed them a gig as stars of their own TLC Network TV show "Playhouse Masters" which debuts everywhere on Tues. Aug. 23, 2016! Caution: This episode may induce fits of 'why can't I' in grown adults.
Great way to kill a commute!
Greg Shannon has always been a favourite of mine, and the way he melds his award-winning broadcast experience with his sidekicks Sparky and Peaker along with interviewing some pretty cool guests is a great way to pass the time during my commute!
A fun podcast, very entertaining! About random life events and special guests, it's very interesting!