Iconic Canadian broadcaster Terry David Mulligan has conducted some truly memorable interviews over the span of his 50 year career. The Mulligan Stew podcast features some of Terry's best interviews, past and present. Expect intimate and engaging conversations with compelling characters from the world of music, film, wine, food and beyond.
Chief Clarence Louie 'Rez Rules'
REZ RULES: My Indictment of Canada’s and America’s Systemic Racism Against Indigenous Peoples.
“A rez rule should be this: no lazy asses. Or a rez rule should be this: if you want to call yourself a warrior, then get a job. You’re not a warrior if you’re on welfare,” Chief Clarence Louie
Here’s what you might know about Chief Clarence...
CLARENCE LOUIE has been chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band, in the south Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, for almost 40 years. In 2013, Maclean's named him one of the “Top 50 Canadians to Watch.” In 2003, Louie was chosen by the U.S. Department of State as one of six First Nations leaders to review economic development in American Indian communities... He is a member of the Order of British Columbia, the Order of Canada, and in 2019, he was the 1st First Nations person ever inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.
And some info you may not know.
When you talk to Chief Clarence, ask your question, and then Get Out of The Way.
He’s talking about Respect. Truth. Reconciliation. Healing. Wellness. Land. Justice. Economic Freedom.
He believes in Native names for Sports Teams. He believes in renaming mountains, parks, rivers,s and cities/towns after the original nations who called it home for 10,000 years.
“tribes have been hanging around the Funding Trough for far too long. I was taught by the old-timers that there is no such thing as a free lunch – Indians gotta stop looking for that free lunch. I’ve learned we have to move from spending Grant money to making our own money.”
The Osoyoos Indian Band leases include Arterra (Jackson Triggs) , Spirit Ridge Resort, Sonora Dunes Golf course, District Wine Village, a provincial prison, 1,100 acres of prime vineyards, etc.
OIB businesses include a 300-acre vineyard, Nk’mip Cellars, a culture center, campground RV park, daycare, gas stations, cannabis stores, etc.
“A raw and honest perspective on First Nations leadership.”
—Manley A. Begay, Jr., former co-director, The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development.
“A common-sense blueprint for what the future of First Nations should look like as told through the fascinating life and legacy of a remarkable leader” Google Books
Hey kids. What’s the secret of great comedy? TIMING.
Just as we were starting to post our latest podcast, this weeks guest Brent Butt posted this message:
SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT MY JANUARY STAND UP SHOWS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED AGAIN
Sorry for the Butt Bummer.
However, we have some great news. Brent Butt, star of Corner Gas will still be the special guest of the MulliganStew Podcast.
After all, this is the comedian, writer, actor who created small town funny for 6 years with Corner Gas. Then the movie and finally the animated version. Brent’s fans stick to him like super glue.
Please Enjoy this audio and video visit from the man himself., Brent Butt.
Rick Mercer 'Talking To Canadians'
Canada is famous for its hockey and hockey stars.
Singers and Songwriters? Yup!
However, never at the top of the list and sometimes lost in the debate is one of our greatest resources “Funny”.
We do funny as well as anyone.
Dan Aykroyd. Martin Short. John Candy. The people of Schitt’s Creek, Second City, Kids in the Hall, Norm MacDonald, Samantha Bee, Jim Carrey, Lorne Michaels to name just a few. That’s not even counting the writers, directors, and producers who do funny, under the radar.
They all went South to work and became stars in the USA. Go for “The Show”
Rick Mercer, our guest this week has created an astounding career and profile and achieved fame making Canadians laugh. At themselves! Rick stayed in Canada and mined comedy gold. He has released his memoir, Rick Mercer. Talking to Canadians.
It's funny, clever, and revealing from cover to cover.
He first came to fame with Show Me the Button I'll Push It, or Charles Lynch Must Die, a one-man show that toured across Canada. He co-created and was a resident performer on CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and was the host of The Rick Mercer Report, CBC’s highest-rated comedy show, for fifteen seasons. Rick is co-chair of the Spread the Net campaign, dedicated to preventing the spread of Malaria in Africa, and has also campaigned for the Canadian AIDS Society's The Walk for Life project. His many honours include 21 Geminis and the Governor General's Performing Arts Award. He is from St. John's and currently resides in Toronto.
He shaved and cleaned up for this interview.(check out the Zoom version on our Youtube channel)
The very first time I heard The Bros Landreth my heart jumped “those boys were raised on Little Feat (One of the very best bands to ever step onto a stage. Anywhere)
They were led by the late Lowell George. Lead singer, primary writer, singular guitarist.
When I got to interview Joey and brother David, they spun a story of growing up in Winnipeg. Their father was a well-known working musician and the house was filled with Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Poco records but the most popular were the early 70’s albums by Little Feat. (Little Feat. Sailin’ Shoes. Dixie Chicken. Feats don’t fail me now)
It was a true musical education.
This all leads us to this Podcast featuring Joey Landreth and his new solo album All that you dream.
It’s a tribute to Lowell George and Little Feat. A “thank you” if you will.
Turns out, we're the ones who should be saying thank you. It’s a beautiful table full of the Little Feat Dixie Chicken. One generation saluting another.
The Bros are headed back to Europe for tour dates(listed here)
Remarkably they are even bigger stars in Europe than here but that imbalance will surely change this year when this killer solo album is joined by the next Bros Landreth album, in the Spring!
Note: check out Joey in episode #52
Benjamin Cleary Writer, Director 'Swan Song'
In the recently released film Swan Song, Oscar winner Mahershala Ali plays Cameron, an illustrator involved in a happy marriage, father of one with another on the way. He’s also terminally ill. This being the future, a medical procedure exists which allows Cameron to be cloned and have his memories and DNA implanted in the clone. The clone then returns to Cameron’s wife Naomie Harris and family, so that they don’t have to deal with the grief of losing him.
In his first leading role, Mahershala Ali takes on a demanding role. Playing both Cameron and his clone. Taking the stereotypical double role, he shaped it with such an amazing level of sensitivity and genuine craft, that he matched his work in his Oscar-winning Moonlight and The Green Book roles. He’ll very likely be in the middle of the Critics Choice and Oscar races yet again.
Swan Song also stars Glenn Close, Adam Beach, Awkwafina and is written for the screen and directed by our guest this week Academy Award winner Benjamin Cleary
Eric Wright The Fretless
Eric Wright, a founding member of the Juno winning The Fretless, is the guest. Their latest album is called Open House.
The Fretless is Trent Freeman (Fiddle/Viola), Karrnnel Sawitsky (Fiddle/Viola), BenPlotnick(Fiddle/Viola), and Eric Wright (Cello).
Open House is a 10 song vocal collaboration album and the first project that The Fretless feature vocals on all the tracks and in such a prominent role. They teamed up with Dan Mangan for a spin on his single "Troubled Mind". Up next was Celeigh Cardinal featured on a version of William Prince's "Earthly Days", Nuela Charles on a gorgeous rendition of "Stay". And most recently The Bros. Landreth on a version of their song "Let It Lie" and 6 more artists.
Outreach and inspiring the next generation of string players is very much a part of The Fretless ’ethos. They continue to support numerous fiddle camps, masterclass’ and workshops around the world, not only as instructors but as mentors. Over the past few years, they have connected with notable organizations such as the Calgary Youth Orchestra and the Luxembourg Youth Orchestra, creating and performing full orchestral arrangements of Fretless tunes.
Eric says the Fretless are modern folk. To the ear, they sound like a rock band with violins, violas, and Eric on cello. They happily share their creative space with other artists.
I’ve chosen four to talk about and play
Dan Mangan – Troubled Mind Celeigh Cardinal – Earthly Days Nuela Charles - Stay The Bros Landreth – Let it lie
MULLIGAN’S STEW Podcast is a NATIONAL TREASURE!
TDM, Terry David Mulligan is a Canadian treasure! His cool, calm and well researched demeanor put him a class of his own and make him one of the most brilliant interviewers out there!
I love this show... you will as well!!! ❤️
We are so fortunate as Canadians to have Terry sharing his interviews with important musicians, celebrities and up and coming chefs. TDM has a way of engaging his interviews so they are candid, cmfortable and open to sharing not often heard perspectives. Looking forward to many more episodes!
The man has talked to them all. So happy to see his work in podcast form.