American author and consultant Wesley J. Smith is among the world's foremost critics of assisted suicide and utilitarian bioethics. His blog on National Review advances his theory of "human exceptionalism" and defends intrinsic human dignity. We’re pleased to welcome him back to The Full Count with Bruce Dowbiggin.Read More
Warren Farrell was such an enlightening guest on his first visit to the Full Count, we had to bring him back. Farrell is an American educator, activist and author Warren Farrell. His latest book, The Boy Crisis, cowritten with John Gray, is an eye-opening examination of what has happened to males in the era of ascendant feminism.Read More
The Ontario provincial election is coming down to its final days with voters set to go to the polls on June 7. No one knows Ontario politics better than Steve Paikin, the longtime host of The Agenda, on TV Ontario. He joins us on the Full Count to talk about how we got here and where it’s going in the most populous and powerful province in the country.Read More
The never-ending saga of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline has reached a
crucial point. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government and the Alberta legislature have both made significant moves in the effort to push the project through against the B.C. NDP/Green coalition government. To gain some perspective on all this, The Full Count welcomes back Brett Wilson, Canadian investment banker, businessman, investor, and philanthropist.
In this episode, Paul Horton and Bruce Dowbiggin head to the teaching tee - they talk about how to prepare for a season of teaching. Paul provides his insights as PGA professionals prepare for the peak season of providing the best lessons possible to your students. Knowing your student, their background, and who they are to mold your lessons over the summer months. Paul also lists the teachers and books who have influenced his teaching and what he recommends to fellow PGA professionals.
It may be the most remarkable season ever in North American pro team sports. The Las Vegas Golden Knights of the NHL are into the Western Conference Finals. One of the people responsible for helping draft the NHL’s expansion-draft philosophy is Laurence Gilman. Laurence has been in the management of the Winnipeg Jets, the Phoenix Coyotes and the Vancouver Canucks. He’s now working on the dark side, doing radio in Vancouver.Read More
Activist and author Warren Farrell says, “Whenever only one sex wins, both sexes lose.” Farrell has been stressing the challenges to men and boys for decades. His latest book, The Boy Crisis, cowritten with John Gray, is an eye-opening examination of what has happened to males in the era of ascendant feminism. Farrell joins Bruce this week on The Full Count.Read More
This is the 1st official podcast episode of 2018 here on the Sound & Groove Podcast. It's long overdue but no need to worry, as this will be followed by 5 more during the calendar year. This is the 1st in a 2-part theme on songs that discuss songs with first names in it, ie Rick or Jack or Emily or Alice, except none of those names are used here (but you get the idea!). So check out some of my favourite tracks that fit with this motif I've come up with this time around.Read More
Heather MacDonald has been called a fascist, a white supremacist, a warhawk, a transphobe, a queerphobe, and a classist. Except, it’s also been said of her that, “If you believe that the criminal justice system is racially biased, you need to know (her). She’ll mess with your mind and make you either up your politico-cultural game or admit you were wrong.” This week on The Full Count, author and social critic Heather MacDonald returns to the show.Read More
This is the first episode of Hit Your Second Shot First: The essential new Podcast from Paul Horton, PGA of Canada Coach and Instructor of the Year. Paul’s Pointers, Handicapping With Horty and unlocking the mental game from beginner to Tour pro.Read More
Researchers recently announced they may have come up with way to map the damage done by concussions. They’ve developed a portable brain imaging system that uses light to detect and monitor damage in the brain from concussion. It’s called a Near-Infrared Spectroscopy.
Dr. Jeff Dunn is the director of the Experimental Imaging Centre at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM). His team is responsible for this new technology, He joins us on this
episode of The Full Count With Bruce Dowbiggin.
As we speak Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is watching his net value sink by billions of dollars. Companies such as Cambridge Analytics, a British company, have been used by political parties on both sides of the aisle to target their voters. That’s why we have invited our friend Jess Hirsh back to the Full Count. When we don’t understand the world of data, tech and social media we call on Jesse, who lectures and writes on these subjects.Read More
This week on The Full Count, author Daemon Fairless. Author and broadcaster Daemon Fairless examines the role of masculine violence in his new book Mad Blood Stirring, The Inner Lives of Violent Men. He begins a journey with an incident from his own life to study the topic.Read More
This week on The Full Count, Bruce is joined by Peter Menzies, one of his old bosses at the Calgary Herald (and whatever the parent company is called this week). He has been a reporter, editor and publisher in his career. Recently he left the CRTC after sitting on its board for X years. He’s currently the director of the RoyalSaskatchewan Museum.Read More
Rhys and Allan recap their Oscar picks and talk their highlights from the show as well as the biggest snubs and winners.Read More
The Academy Awards are this weekend. Rhys and Allan discuss four of their favorite categories - Best Foreign Film, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, and Best Original Screenplay - and their favorite films to have ever triumphed in those categories (or got the shaft).Read More
Stress is an everyday fact of modern life. The pace of life today leaves everyone a little
frazzled. We are told that stress is also a contributor to a number of illnesses— which
helps raise our stress levels even more. Jaideep Bains of the Cumming School of Medicine
at University of Calgary joins Bruce on this episode to talk stress and how we can
better understand to control out own levels of it.
This is the 6th official podcast episode of 2017 here on the Sound & Groove Podcast. It's long overdue but no need to worry, as this is the last one owed to all you great fans out there. This is the 2nd in a 2-part theme on songs that discuss colours in the lyrics or just the title if you want to get looser about it. So check out of some of my favourite tracks that fit with this motif I've come up with this time around.Read More
While nearly everyone agrees with the overarching principle of the #metoo movement, many are growing concerned with the methods used to achieve these ends. National Post columnist Barbara Kay says it’s time to pause for a breath.Read More
Whether it’s a single-payer system such as Canada operates or a mixed private/ public system as used in the United States, delivery of services has become paramount. This week on The Full Count with Bruce Dowbiggin, our guest is Dr. Tom Feasby, the CEO of the Airdrie and Area Health Benefits Cooperative in Alberta. This is a community-led venture aiming to improve the health of the 70,000 residents of Airdrie and to improve the delivery of health care. He was also recently named to the Order of Canada.Read More