More with Anna Maria Tremonti takes you deep into conversation — and to some unexpected places — with high-profile guests and rising stars. Each episode will leave you feeling like you’ve spent an eve ...
Catherine O’Hara has never had a plan
After six years of Schitt’s Creek, Catherine O’Hara is slowly letting go of Moira Rose, her longest-running role. Now the renowned comedy actor says she’s got no idea what’s next. But here’s the thing: she never really has. A true improviser, O’Hara has always taken life one day at a time. Perhaps the one constant: she's always been part of a family. Listen in on her chat with Anna Maria Tremonti, and hear what she’s learned from a life of collaboration and saying “yes, and ...”
Vivek Shraya is a Debbie Downer
Multi-artist Vivek Shraya has turned out some pretty grim-sounding titles. Her books “Death Threat” and “I’m Afraid of Men” opened a lot of eyes to the trans experience. And her latest work is an autobiographical play called “How to Fail as a Popstar.” All of which, Vivek jokes, make her sound like a “Debbie Downer.” But when it comes to heavy topics like fear and hate — which Vivek has experienced more than most — she manages to infuse the conversation with humour and hope.
Listen to her chat with Anna Maria Tremonti, and you may walk away knowing the difference between good fear and bad fear, and how to turn bad fear into something good.
Samantha Bee was ready to walk away
A young Samantha Bee never imagined a future in political comedy. She discovered her love for showbiz quite accidentally. And she fell for it hard, setting her on a path to becoming a staple on late-night television — first on The Daily Show, and then with her own show, Full Frontal. But that path, Bee tells Anna Maria Tremonti, wasn’t always easy. Listen to their conversation to hear just how close she came to quitting (so close!) — but also how she found her passion, her voice, and her way.
David Suzuki doesn't want to live forever
You probably know David Suzuki; the scientist, the broadcaster, the guy who sounded the alarm about climate change long before most knew it was a thing. But there are other things he can speak to with authority — and growing older is one of them. In his early 80s, Suzuki’s moving a little more slowly, but he’s still building treehouses for his grandkids and thinking big thoughts. Like, what would the world look like if we put our seniors on elder councils instead of out to pasture? He gets into it all with Anna Maria Tremonti: his long career, his father’s death, his fear of dementia and how to make peace with mortality.
Elle Mills won’t cry to her mother
Elle Mills has what a lot of kids these days aspire to. At 21, she makes a living off YouTube — a really good one. Her channel ElleOfTheMills has almost two million subscribers. She’s got an agent. She makes appearances. And she’s got fans who love her and want to talk to her. Thing is, she has trouble talking to them. In real life, that is. Mills exposes herself on YouTube; opening up about tough subjects like disordered eating, mental health issues and coming out. But when it comes to talking about those things face to face, she struggles, even with her family. She talks to Anna Maria Tremonti about why being vulnerable in front of millions can be easier than being vulnerable with your own mom.
Naomi Klein doesn’t like the word “hope”
These are emotional times for Naomi Klein. As an activist, she has fought a lot of big battles. But now she’s waging what may be the fight of her life — against climate change — and many days, the odds seem stacked against her.
So what keeps her fighting? Whatever you do, don’t assume it’s because as a mom, she wants to give her kid a better future. And what gives her hope? Turns out she doesn’t really relate to that word. “Our chances aren’t good,” she tells Anna Maria Tremonti. She does, however, see “a pathway out of this crisis.”
Listen to their conversation to hear what it’s like to be on the frontlines of the fight for change — and the very emotional place it all started for Naomi Klein.