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Kirstie Alley, Dead at 71

Kirstie Alley was the actress best known for portraying Rebecca Howe on Cheers from 1987 to 1993. She also starred in the films Summer School, Shoot to Kill, Look Who's Talking and its two sequels, Madhouse, Sibling Rivalry, Village of the Damned, It Takes Two, Deconstructing Harry, For Richer or
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Open Mike

Welcome to this week's Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day. Feel free to use this space to vent, rant,  share a story and/or ask a question of the FOTM hivemind.
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Jann Arden on Toronto Mike'd

Jann Arden isn't just a great singer, but she's a true gift to any podcaster. Regardless of how good a podcast is, if Jann Arden is the guest, it's going to be an entertaining conversation. I don't think there's an interview podcast in this country that wouldn't want Jann Arden
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The Alphonso Davies Goal

Forget what we now know. Forget that Croatia beat Canada in today's World Cup match. Forget that we've been eliminated from contention, and will not advance past this stage. Forget all of that. In the second minute of the game, 67 seconds in to be precise, something happened that had
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All Grown Up

My oldest daughter moved to Montreal in August to attend McGill University. She's been living in residence with a lovely roommate named Lauren. She came home to Toronto to visit at Thanksgiving, but this weekend was my first time visiting her in The 514. My wife, my three other children
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Playing For Keeps

With maverick CanCon entrepreneur Al Mair's passing, I shared my conversation with him this past summer. 30 years prior, FOTM Gare Joyce spoke with Al, and wrote this excellent piece on the Order of Canada recipient. This was published on April 24, 1992. The head office of Attic Records Ltd.
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Al Mair, Dead at 82

FOTM Alexander Mair co-founded Attic Records, which became one of the largest and most successful indie labels in Canadian history. Attic helped launch the careers of dozens of homegrown artists, including Anvil, Lee Aaron, Maestro Fresh Wes, the Nylons, Teenage Head and Triumph. In July, Al Mair was my guest
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Open Mike

Welcome to this week's Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day. Feel free to use this space to vent, rant,  share a story and/or ask a question of the FOTM hivemind.
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Corporate Resistance With Ed Karthaus

I received some sad news yesterday. Ed Karthaus passed away. I've been working from home since October 2011, but before that, I had worked in corporate office environments since graduating university in 1998. We're talking software company offices mimicked brilliantly in Office Space. I could write a book or two
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