13 episodes

Through the Fire is a podcast and video series about overcoming adversity, re-framing misfortune, and celebrating courage hosted by country musician Don Amero. Guests will share their stories from 'fire to fortune' as listeners live through their moments of courage and lessons learned along the way. When we approach difficult discussions with kindness and love, we can face the complexity of being human together.

Through The Fire Don Amero

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Through the Fire is a podcast and video series about overcoming adversity, re-framing misfortune, and celebrating courage hosted by country musician Don Amero. Guests will share their stories from 'fire to fortune' as listeners live through their moments of courage and lessons learned along the way. When we approach difficult discussions with kindness and love, we can face the complexity of being human together.

    Jessica Mitchell

    Jessica Mitchell

    On the new episode, Don is joined by singer-songwriter Jessica Mitchell. They discuss the ups and downs of working in the music industry, mental health and more. Please scroll down to see some of our suggested resources as some of the content in this episode may be hard for some to hear.
    Jessica Mitchell is, at heart, a storyteller – an open book, inspired by the raw honesty and storytelling nature of the genre. Mitchell’s much anticipated debut album Heart of Glass, was released in 2018. The record embodies powerful and soulful melodies and lyrical brilliance, while showcasing Mitchell’s vocal talent in the purest of forms – and the result is utterly and heartbreakingly beautiful.
    She has spent the last decade travelling between Toronto and Nashville, focusing on writing new music, collaborating with top-notch songwriters and crafting her richly unique sound. Mitchell continues to make her mark as a renowned singer-songwriter. She wrote “The Chase” off Celine Dion’s album, Courage, which debuted #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Mitchell’s acclaimed single “Workin’ on Whiskey” was recently cut by country music artist Trisha Yearwood and was released on her latest album Every Girl in August 2019.
    Mitchell’s “Workin’ on Whiskey” was the top added song to radio at the time of its release. Mitchell has opened for Kiefer Sutherland, Royal Wood, Ron Sexsmith, Terri Clark, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Reid, Willie Nelson and Matt Mays. She sites honouring Neil Young with a Tribute at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala at Massey Hall as a career highlight.
    Mitchell believes that pain and loss are oftentimes at the heart of every relatable piece of music. As she puts it, “You’ll never see the light until it’s completely dark, and it got dark for a while.” After losing her mother to a long battle with cancer, Mitchell had her own epiphany about what kind of artist she wanted to become. Her hope is that by sharing grief, and other personal experiences through her music, she will forge genuine bonds with her audience. When listening to Mitchell’s music, she makes it very easy for you to latch on to her genuine, powerful lyrics – while making just anyone realize they are not alone.
    Follow Jessica on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jessicamitchell 
    Follow Jessica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessicamitchellmusic/
    Find out more about Jessica on her website: http://jessicamitchellmusic.com/
    Find Jessica on YouTube
    Some mental health resources:
    Talk Suicide – https://talksuicide.ca/
    Canadian Suicide Crisis Support – https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/mental-health-services/mental-health-get-help.html
    Canadian Mental Health Association – https://cmha.ca
    Mood Disorders Society of Canada – https://mdsc.ca
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – https://www.camh.ca 
    Mental health and substance use support for people in Canada and Canadians abroad. Always free and virtual, 24/7:
    https://www.wellnesstogether.ca/en-CA
    https://www.wellnesstogether.ca/en-CA/service/talk
    Find out more about the Through the Fire Podcast:
    https://donamero.ca/through-the-fire-podcast/
    https://www.instagram.com/throughthefirepod/
    https://www.tiktok.com/@throughthefirepod
    https://www.instagram.com/donamero/
    https://www.tiktok.com/@thedonamero
    https://twitter.com/donaldamero
    Listen to Don Amero's music: https://donamero.lnk.tt/ATLEM

    • 50 min
    Host Don Amero & Producer Sarah Burke

    Host Don Amero & Producer Sarah Burke

    To begin 2023, host Don Amero sits down with his executive producer Sarah Burke to discuss the intention behind the Through the Fire Podcast while reflecting on the first ten episodes. Both Don and Sarah discuss some of their past "fires" and how they have learned from those experiences. Sarah Burke is a Canadian broadcaster, podcast host, producer, and storyteller based in Toronto. She is currently the evening host for Indie88 (CIND-FM) in Toronto, the Women in Media Podcast, and formerly SiriusXM. She’s also co-hosting and chase-producer for the Jann Arden radio show and podcast.
    Find out more about Sarah and her work:https://www.sarahburke.ca/
    Listen to Sarah's Women in Media Podcast: http://womeninmedia.ca/
    Follow Sarah on Instagram @Burketalks
    Follow Sarah on Twitter @Burketalks
    Find Sarah on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Burketalks

    Find out more about the Through the Fire Podcast: https://donamero.ca/through-the-fire-podcast/
    https://www.instagram.com/throughthefirepod/
    https://www.tiktok.com/@throughthefirepod
    https://www.instagram.com/donamero/
    https://www.tiktok.com/@thedonamero
    https://twitter.com/donaldamero
    Listen to Don Amero's music: https://donamero.lnk.tt/ATLEM

    • 36 min
    Jade Turner

    Jade Turner

    With a natural talent for telling stories through music, rising Canadian country artist Jade Turner continues to share and support the Indigenous culture that inspires her. Recognized for her original songwriting and stunning music videos, she has also been very open about her experiences as a member of Misipawistik Cree Nation and her mental health journey. Disclaimer: in this episode, there is a discussion about suicide and the content may not be suitable for all audiences.
    Learn more about Jade Turner:
    Follow Jade on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Jade_Turner
    Follow Jade on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jade.turner.music/
    Find Jade on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmGj4UVXnvUogXUu_UQgStQ
    Jade also recommends the following books:
    The Mountain is You: Transforming Self-Sabotage Into Self-Mastery, Brianna Wiest
    When You're Ready, This is How You Heal, Brianna Wiest
    Rise Sister Rise, Rebecca Campbell 
    Some mental health resources:
    Talk Suicide – https://talksuicide.ca/
    Canadian Suicide Crisis Support – https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/mental-health-services/mental-health-get-help.html
    Canadian Mental Health Association – https://cmha.ca
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – https://www.camh.ca 
    A new three-digit telephone number available to Canadians in need of mental health and suicide prevention will be in place by November 2023, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission recently announced.

    • 28 min
    Sebastian Gaskin

    Sebastian Gaskin

    Host Don Amero sits down with multi-instrumentalist R&B singer-songwriter, Sebastian Gaskin. He is based in Winnipeg, Canada, and grew up in Tataskweyak Cree Nation, or Split Lake as it’s better known. Sebastian writes and self-produces music that is anything but formulaic, thanks to eclectic musical tastes in R&B, Hip Hop, Metal,and Punk. The Winnipeg Free Press says: “...think Post Malone mixed with Frank Ocean, all swag and smooth vocals, hits of hip-hop and rap, rounded out with emotive thoughtful lyrics.” Gaskin is the recipient of the 2021 Western Canadian Music Award for R&B Artist of the Year, the 2021 Kevin Walters Songwriting Award, and was also chosen to attend the 2021 Allan Slaight Juno Masterclass. He was also recently included in TikTok's Indigenous creator accelerator program.
    Find out more about Sebastian: https://www.sebastiangaskin.com/
    Find out more about the Through the Fire Podcast: https://donamero.ca/through-the-fire-podcast/
    https://www.instagram.com/throughthefirepod/
    https://www.tiktok.com/@throughthefirepod
    https://www.instagram.com/donamero/
    https://www.tiktok.com/@thedonamero
    https://twitter.com/donaldamero
    Listen to Don Amero's music: https://donamero.lnk.tt/ATLEM

    • 22 min
    Kelly Prescott

    Kelly Prescott

    Host Don Amero sits down for an in-depth conversation with third-generation singer-songwriter, Kelly Prescott. While there are many laughs and memories of when they first met, Kelly recounts a scary time for her family and reflects on a past relationship that was difficult to navigate. She finds gratitude through it all!
    As a third-generation singer-songwriter and bona fide country music blueblood, Prescott’s career choice has always been obvious. But the speed at which the wildly charismatic performer has realized her goals has been extraordinary.
    Find out more about Kelly: https://www.kellyprescottmusic.com/
    Follow along with Kelly on Instagram (especially for CP Holiday Train content) @KellyPrescottMusic
    Find out more about the Through the Fire Podcast: https://donamero.ca/through-the-fire-podcast/
    https://www.instagram.com/throughthefirepod/
    https://www.tiktok.com/@throughthefirepod
    https://www.instagram.com/donamero/
    https://www.tiktok.com/@thedonamero
    https://twitter.com/donaldamero
    Listen to Don Amero's music: https://donamero.lnk.tt/ATLEM

    • 35 min
    Mark Chipman & Sarah Howe

    Mark Chipman & Sarah Howe

    Host Don Amero sits down with Mark Chipman, Executive Chairman & Governor of Truth North Sports & Entertainment (Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club) and his daughter Sarah Howe, a med-school student who currently sits as Chair of the Board of the North Point Douglas Women's Centre in Winnipeg Manitoba.
    Mark also serves as the Governor of the Winnipeg Jets on the NHL’s Board of Governors.
    Born and raised in Winnipeg, Mark attended St. Paul’s High School and later, the University of North Dakota where he played varsity football while earning an Honors B.A. in Economics and a Juris Doctorate in Law. 
    Mark entered the business of professional hockey in 1996 and led the team that developed Canada Life Centre and ultimately the acquisition and relocation of the NHL Atlanta Thrashers. The club was re-named the Winnipeg Jets by Mark at the 2011 NHL entry draft. In December of 2016, Mark was named to the Executive Committee of the NHL’s Board of Governors.
    Mark has been the recipient of the AHL's James C. Hendy and Thomas Ebright awards as well as the Order of Manitoba and the University of North Dakota’s Sioux Award.
    In addition to his business and hockey interests, Mark is actively involved in a number of community efforts. He established the True North Youth Foundation in 1996 and founded Gonzaga Middle School in 2016. Mark was named to the Selection Committee of the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2019 and is the Chairman of the Winnipeg Downtown Community Safety Partnership.
    Sarah Howe (maiden name Chipman), was born and raised in Winnipeg. She moved to Toronto in 2014 where she met her husband Jake, and the two of them have since moved back to Winnipeg. 
    Sarah completed a bachelor's degree with honours in Kinesiology and was accepted into a Master of Science program at the University of Manitoba. However, she recently decided to pursue her career as a private chef. Sarah started her company, Sarah Howe Creative Ltd., during the pandemic as a way to offer a unique experience while we were all stuck at home. She started out by offering online cooking classes, where ingredients were delivered to each participant's home, and the class was taught on Zoom. Since then, she has grown her business to offer private dinners, catering for parties, custom meal prep, and is working on a cookbook. 
    Sarah is also the Chair of the North Point Douglas Women’s Centre, and is involved with many community organizations. She founded Soulfull Meetings, a support group that has grown to partner with the Women’s Health Clinic, providing weekly support to those struggling with eating disorders.If you are struggling with an eating disorder, please visit some resources:
    https://edfc.ca/resources-2/
    https://nedic.ca/
    https://www.camh.ca/en/professionals/treating-conditions-and-disorders/eating-disorders
    Find out more about Mark Chipman: https://www.tnse.com/staff/mark-chipman/
    Find out more about Sarah Howe: https://www.npdwc.org/our-board.html
    Find out more about the Through the Fire Podcast: https://donamero.ca/through-the-fire-podcast/
    Follow the Through the Fire Podcast on Instagram @ThroughTheFirePod
    Follow the Through the Fire Podcast on TikTok @ThroughTheFirePod
    Follow Don Amero on Instagram @DonAmero
    Follow Don Amero on TikTok @TheDonAmero
    Follow Don Amero on Twitter @DonaldAmero
    Listen to Don Amero's music: https://donamero.lnk.tt/ATLEM

    • 37 min

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