Open Kwong Dore Podcast


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Latest Episodes


Episode 105: Ghost Stories Told Live

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We’re always up to something new on the podcast. Last week’s episode featured True Stories Told Live curator Marsha Shandur and Paul mentioned that he told a story at one of her events. While recording the introductions for Marsha’s episode, Pj floated the idea of Paul recording this story and sharing it on the podcast. Paul

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Episode 104: Marsha Shandur

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Marsha Shandur is the curator, organizer and host of True Stories Told Live Toronto, and a personal networking mentor and entrepreneur. True Stories Told Live is a simple idea. A bunch of people having a drink in a back room in West Toronto, listening to other people telling true stories. It’s not comedy, though it’s

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Episode 103: Rufus Glassco

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Rufus Glassco has been a drum circle facilitator and teaching hand drumming since 2003. As the Director of Rhythm Kingdom, he brings drumming into schools, community centres, churches, temples, hospitals and many other places. Rufus is a part of the Royal Conservatory of Music’s revolutionary Learning Through the Arts Program. He is also a HealthRhythms

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Episode 102: Brian G. Smith

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Brian G. Smith is a producer, writer, filmmaker, performer and teacher specializing in comedy. An award-winning alumni of The Second City, Brian has created television, theatre and multi-media in Canada and the Caribbean. In addition to being Creative Director of the multi-media company You and Media, Brian started the Annex Improv. With these improv classes,

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Episode 101: The Stories We Don’t Tell

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This episode features another instalment of stories from the Stories We Don’t Tell monthly event. Recorded live in October, the event included personal stories from Stefan Hostetter, Tara Pearson, Brianne Benness, Erin Kang and Zoe Simpson. Stories We Don’t Tell originated from Let’s Get Personal, a writing group started by Brianne. Every two weeks we share personal

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Episode 100

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The Open Kwong Dore Podcast is celebrating the amazing milestone of 100 episodes! Pj and Paul started this podcast because they were interested and curious in what people do and why they do it. 100 interviews later, they’re so happy to have sat down with each and every guest and provide a place for them to share their stories.

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