We spoke to Shawn Baichoo, a Montreal-based actor who produced, co-wrote and starred in a self-made film as comic-book character The Punisher. Made for less than $3000, the film is impressive in its fight choreography. Check it out on YouTube.
We had another week of fascinating guests and in case you want to check them out further, here are a few links to point you in the right direction.
If you aren't following @uberfacts on Twitter...it's time to get busy. A new fact is tweeted every hour and this will make you an exceptionally interesting conversationalist. You can find it here.
We spoke to Dr. Andrew Rader about his wish to join the Mars-One project, taking a one way trip to the red planet with the intention of setting up a society there. Whether it happens or not, he's bound and determined in his quest for space travel. You can vote for him right here. Let's help him get selected.
Did you know that the Running of the Bulls is no longer limited to Pamplona, Spain? Events are scheduled in the USA for this year and next. Perhaps it will ...
It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of the New York Times and here's one recent article so fascinating that I just had to share with you. On today's show we spoke with the writer, Kate Taylor about the cultural shift taking place on college campuses with women shunning traditional relationships in favor of hooking up. A fascinating read here. Also, if you are at all curious about the Oscar Pistorius case, then check out this piece from Vanity Fair, an indepth look at this case, the investigation and the upcoming trial. I'd also like to recommend a book, Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. And if you're out and about this coming week, you might like to check out the Divers/Cite Festival which offers a little something for everyone. It's a great summer here in Montreal...get out and enjoy it!
There were so many fascinating guests on today's show that I wanted to list some of the pertinent links so you could access more information on any or all of the topics:
Read Ekow Yankah's moving op ed piece on the Zimmerman verdict in the New York Times
Check out the website for the film Blackfish, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite.
Speaking of films, the Fantasia Film Festival is on now, with 124 different movies at venues all over Montreal. Schedules, trailers, reviews are all right here.
Thinking of becoming a vegetarian or vegan? PETA has your starter kit.
Staggering stats reveal that one in six men is sexually abused. There's a new organization set up to help turn victims into survivors: The Canadian Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (CSMSSA). You can access their website here.
Well if you are to believe David H. Freeman, who wrote a piece for The Atlantic recently,the wholesome food movement that is currently underway might not be that wholesome after all. Let's face it, junk food is easily available, pretty cheap and it does taste good. And some of the wholesome options that are out there, are just as high in calories, carbs, sugar and fats as their junk food counterparts...they just happen to cost more and have fancy names. This article is definitely worth a read. Food for thought, if you will.