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.
WHITEHORSE-Tales From New Album 'I'm not Crying You're Crying
Jimmy will be so proud!
His Mom and Dad are guesting on the Mulligan Stew Podcast.
Jimmy is the 10-year-old son of Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet of Whitehorse. Jimmy likes the music his Mom and Dad make so much that he’s sitting in on drums during house rehearsals.
Luke and Melissa have just released their 8th album I’m not crying You’re crying.
What started as a possible lockdown country covers project quickly turned into writing their own songs, as though they were writing and singing in the 70s. In Nashville.
What’s best about this album is they sound like they’ve been writing and singing country all their musical life. Which is what they did.
When they met and started Whitehorse it was as a country band. So, they’ve come full circle. Through the blues and back into country.
This podcast tells the tales of those years and their relationship.
It’s a winner and so are Jimmy’s parental unit.
Jann Arden from the Archives-We revisit Calgary Junos and Feeding My Mother
Two Words – Jann Arden
Long time friend. A completely singular artist.
In concert she’ll have you laughing so hard it will be through tears.
Then she sings – man does she sing – and you’ll find yourself freely flowing more tears.
I have been blessed to have had a close-up focus on this life and career.
For over 35 years Jann and I have crossed paths and occasionally stopped to talk with a microphone between us.
While I was busy telling music and film stories Jann was nominated for 19 Junos – Winning 8. Won MuchMusic awards and now is on Canada’s Walk of Fame.
She’s been acting, hosting, judging, recording, and touring with her small group and with orchestras large and small.
Basically, with the support and guidance of manager Bruce Allen, Jann Arden has become a Canadian Super Star.
These two interviews are from our archives.
The first is from April 2016 – at the Junos in Calgary where she was co-hosting.
I attended a press conference and she was completely surrounded by the media ..so I went off to the corner and found the only two chairs in the room, with a small table.
I set up my field recorder and waited.
When she was done, Bruce walked Jann over and we had a chat. Here’s the exchange of ideas and thoughts.
[caption id="attachment_26146" align="alignnone" width="645"] Juno Interview-Terry David Mulligan, Corey Wood, and Jann Arden[/caption]
The second interview is from Dec 2017...Jann’s on tour and I wanted to talk to her about her book Feeding My Mother: Comfort and laughter in the kitchen as my Mom lives with memory loss.
She and her Mom were best friends and a force.
This interview has stayed with me for the last 5 years. Heartbreaking and revealing,
Thank You Jann.
Shawn Edwards on the 2023 Critics Choice Awards
It's movie award season...
One after the other nominations and awards are presented to films, actors, musicians, art direction, directors, and veterans of the industry.
The next awards gathering is this Sunday, Jan 14 in LA.
It’s the Critics Choice Awards on The CW and streamed on the Net. 7-10 Eastern – slight delay on the West Coast. Hosted by Chelsea Handler
These awards have weight and meaning as they're voted on by the critics who screen hundreds of films annually.
Choosing one critic to guest is as tough as voting but there’s none better than Shawn Edwards on News 4 Kansas City.
He’s one of the founders of Critics Choice and the driving force behind The annual Celebration of Black Cinema and TV.
Enjoy the ride It’s a film cage match.
The Family Curse and Early James - a 2023 TwoFer
Welcome to the first Podcast of 2023.
Two guests - From the Gulf Islands of BC The Family Curse and from the US deep south Early James.
You may not have heard of A Family Curse but you’ve certainly heard of the Family Father – Neil Osborne. Founder, singer, songwriter, and vocalist for 54.40.
He’s joined by his daughter Kandle. I love the fact that they imply that their music is “found material”. That’s where some of the best music lives.
Kandle has been making music and finding herself in Montreal but at heart, Kandle and Neil are west coast islanders.
Check out their self-titled album and crazy videos.
FYI – 54.40 play The Grand Prairie North Winter Festival next Saturday, Jan 14th
March 3 at Midway in Edmonton
March 4 Deerfoot Inn in Calgary
The second guest is Early James from Birmingham, Alabama.
Early got a guitar in his hands at a very young age and started writing songs and gigging with friends.
He came to the attention of Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, who offered to produce his first album What a strange time to be alive!
His songs are strong but his voice is very unique. Like a young/old Tom Waits.
I just looked at his tour dates…he’s crazy busy
All over Europe, then Australia, and mid-year everywhere in the USA.
Please welcome Early James to the Mulligan Stew Podcast
NEXT WEEK – Doug and the Slugs Documentary
A Q&A with Q&A
My pal Jason Priestley and I have stepped into the world of wine. The difference is, we’re not consumers, we’re partners with winemaker Michael Mosny at Winemakers Cut in Oliver, BC.
Jason for several years had been an investor in Black Hills Winery, the maker of the iconic Nota Bene.
After the sale of Black Hills, I continued to search for exceptional terroir capable of producing a peerless Bordeaux-style blend. Throughout this journey, I merged paths with Terry and then Michal. Together, we questioned what we already know, over and over again,” said Priestley. “After looking everywhere, all roads lead to one answer and the answer is once again in the Okanagan. This time, the difference is in the details, with a focus on elegance and finesse.”
“I heard about Canadian wine for the first time from Terry and Jason’s international television show, Hollywood and Vines TV, and it quickly became my passion They are the reason why I decided to move here with my wife in 2012 and make wines in the Okanagan Valley.” Slovakian-Canadian Michal Mosny is the proprietor of Winemaker’s CUT, an acclaimed winery based in the District Wine Village in Oliver, BC.
Q&A started rolling out in November of 2022. It's just now starting to show up on select wine store shelves and restaurant wine lists.
It’s a Bordeaux-inspired blend ..
45% Cabernet Sauvignon
13% Cabernet Franc
4% Petit Verdot
Here’s the first Q&A gabfest on The Mulligan Stew Podcast
Christmas in The Round Revisited (Year 3-2017)
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays All
From 1974 to 1979 I was lucky enough to host Great Canadian Goldrush on CBC Radio National.
Every Christmas we had a Christmas Jam – in the studio. Produced by Susan Englebert. (with assistance from Claire Lawrence)
Except for the mixed drinks, it was nothing fancy but it was an hour of heart-felt stories and songs.
The artists included Roy Forbes and Shari Ulrich.
When Goldrush left the air Christmas Jam disappeared UNTIL Roundhouse Radio in Vancouver came on air and again I had a studio to capture this magic.
I talked to Shari, Roy, and Barney Bentall and they all signed on for a reconnect.
We got 3 years of Christmas in the Round recorded and then Roundhouse went dark.
Keeping the tradition alive, this year we present Year 3 of Christmas in the Round (2017)
The Lineup includes
Bill Henderson (Chilliwack)
Craig Northey (Odds and Steven Page Trio)
On percussion Geoff Hicks (Colin James, Barney, Cuddy, Byrnes, Northey etc)
Rob Becker (guitar/vocals)
Kirby Barber (guitar/vocals)
Roy Forbes was unavailable in Year 3 BUT I found him hiding in Year One
He brings with him two songs and the slide guitar of Shaun Verreault from Wide Mouth Mason.
And yes..he does tell the story and rolls out his Christmas Classic Mince Meat Tart