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Distress and Crisis Ontario

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Discussions around topics related to mental health, addictions, and life in Ontario, Canada. We aim to provide our listeners with tools and resources that will help them to improve their own mental health and wellness, as well as tools to help them support their family members, loved ones, and their communities at large. If you would like to provide feedback and/or request future topics, please use the following link: https://forms.gle/MhSNiyMm2c2xsiv8A.
 
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2 Queer Arabz is a podcast that focuses on what it means to be queer, Arab, political and finds comedy in all the seriousness. Jude Tarabulsi and Aisha Mershani break away from the defined boxes and into the unconventional parts of identity. Hate us for all the right reasons.
 
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This week, Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, is once again speaking with Yasmine Mohamed. Yasmine is a relationship and spiritual counsellor who has been sharing about her Muslim faith to help unravel some common misconceptions and ideas surrounding Islam. Today’s conversation covers gender roles, marriage, family plann…
 
This week, Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, shares more information about the current struggles caregivers in Ontario are facing, as well as providing more concrete examples of how we all can help. Much of this week’s information comes from the Ontario Caregiver Organization, which can be found at www.ontariocaregiver.…
 
Dr. Gad Saad believes woke culture is a parasite infecting our universities and all of academia. He was just on Joe Rogan once again, and is a Lebanese-Canadian evolutionary scientist, and is known for his appliance of evolutionary psychology to consumer behaviour. He discusses campus lunacy, cancel culture and collective Munchausen syndrome. Get h…
 
Mark Follman's book ‘Trigger Points’ is all about the specialized teams of forensic psychologists, FBI agents, and other experts who are successfully stopping mass shootings. Mark Follman Links Trigger Points Book: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/trigger-points-mark-follman?variant=39402950131746 Mark Follman on Twitter: https://twitter.com/…
 
Emma Gannon is a famous writer. You might know her from her amazing books the Multi-hyphen Life and Disconnected, and her podcast Ctrl Alt Delete. Emma Gannon links: https://www.emmagannon.co.uk/books Ctrl Alt Delete Podcast https://twitter.com/emmagannon Sign up to her newsletter! : https://thehyphen.substack.com/ Andrew Gold links: http://youtube…
 
This week, Laura McGregor, a mom, instructor, and researcher in Waterloo, ON, speaks with Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at DCO, about her journey of being a caregiver to a child with complex care needs. She also shares some advice on how we can all better support the caregivers in our lives, and she talked a little bit about her research around ho…
 
Lauren Manning is a former far-right extremist who became a peace advocate and wrote a memoir called Walking Away from Hate. Lauren Manning links: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Walking-Away-Hate-Journey-Extremism/dp/199016000X Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Learn more…
 
After hitting 1 million listens, and 5,000 YouTube subscribers, I decided to do a livestream Q&A. You can actually watch that back on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNs6q7xHqUU&list=PLwU7HOfuSL5KD5s9hGoPuyVzN_VwG4Yi_&index=1&ab_channel=OntheEdgewithAndrewGold Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Chris Hansen's show 'To Catch a Predator' was massive, and I used to sit and watch it with my brother as a teenager. It’s actually quite morose, really, but the concept is that Chris worked with police to catch…you guessed it, sexual predators. Chris Hansen links: https://www.instagram.com/officialchrishansen/?hl=es https://www.youtube.com/channel/…
 
Self-compassion, as defined by Kristin Neff, is the practice of extending compassion to one's self in instances of perceived inadequacy, failure, or general suffering. This week, our student health promotion intern, Harisaa Selvanayagam, speaks with her professor, Dr Jim Perretta, about the importance of self-compassion and how to begin practicing …
 
Francesca Specter is the author of 'Alonement'. She helps people come to terms with being alone, and learn how to rock that alonement style, go to the cinema alone, to restaurants alone, and to feel confident and happy. Francesca Specter links: https://www.francescaspecter.co.uk https://www.instagram.com/chezspecter https://twitter.com/ChezSpecter …
 
After hitting 1 million listens, and 5,000 YouTube subscribers, I decided to do a livestream Q&A. You can actually watch that back on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNs6q7xHqUU&list=PLwU7HOfuSL5KD5s9hGoPuyVzN_VwG4Yi_&index=1&ab_channel=OntheEdgewithAndrewGold Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Elle has travelled the world writing her brilliant book Beyond Belief: How Pentecostal Christianity Is Taking Over the World. Elle Hardy links: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyond-Belief-Elle-Hardy/dp/1787385531 http://www.ellehardy.com https://twitter.com/ellehardy Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok ht…
 
This week, Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, is sharing some information on why sleep is important to our mental health, how we can try to improve our sleep quality, and some resources to learn more. If you have any feedback, questions, or concerns we would love to hear from you! Please click the following link to compl…
 
David Swift takes a look at the myths created around our identities, and how we create stereotypes around them. Davis Swift links: Identity Myth Book https://twitter.com/davidswift87?lang=en Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Suscribe to the newsletter at http://week…
 
Yasmine Nasser Diaz, a multidisciplinary Yemeni Artist, talks with the 2 Queer Arabz about her childhood, third culture identity, and how it informs her artistic expression. She also touches on audiences, how her work is received, and how art itself is the best way to express herself. http://www.yasminediaz.com/ https://arabamericanmuseum.org/exhib…
 
Rory Sutherland is an expert in consumer behaviour, trends and online influence. Rory Sutherland links: https://twitter.com/rorysutherland https://www.spectator.co.uk/writer/rory-sutherland Get Rory's new book clicking here! Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Suscrib…
 
Amanda Montell is an American author and linguist, and she is here to talk about cults. Amanda Montell links: https://twitter.com/amandamontell?lang=es https://www.amazon.com/-/es/Amanda-Montell/dp/0062993151 http://amandamontell.com https://www.instagram.com/amanda_montell/?hl=es Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.c…
 
Lloyd is probably the biggest name in the Jehovah’s Witness world; to date, his YouTube channel the Lloyd Evans channel has more than 35 million views and over 100,000 subscribers. But he is currently mired in a controversy surrounding his extra-marital affairs and the employment of sex workers. Lloyd Evans links: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC…
 
This week, Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, is sharing some information on ambiguous loss, loss related to death, grief, and the myth of closure. Much of what she speaks about in today’s episode comes from a recent workshop she attended with Dr Pauline Boss, based on work published in her latest book, “The Myth of Clos…
 
Chris Atkins is a journalist who went to jail after taking part in some sort of illegal scheme to raise money for a documentary he was making. Chris Atkins links: https://twitter.com/scatatkins?lang=es https://www.amazon.com/-/es/Chris-Atkins/dp/183895015X https://open.spotify.com/show/2ZTvJeAeEzBumHkXRwZCPc Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/an…
 
Dr. Andrew Steele joined me for a brief chat about the breakthrough just made in the science of living forever. Get his book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0877C9L38/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 And watch the YouTube version on http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Debbie is a transgender British secondary school science teacher, journalist and political activist. Debbie Hayton links: https://debbiehayton.com https://twitter.com/DebbieHayton Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Suscribe to the newsletter at http://weeklyedge.subs…
 
This week, Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, is joined by Yasmine Mohamed to talk about all things Ramadan. Yasmine will be joining the podcast for the entire month of April to explore questions related to the Muslim faith, relationships, parenting, cultural intelligence, and more. As a part of this ongoing conversation…
 
Stephen Knight is an online thought leader, I’d say a comedian too, who became known for his Twitter account GSpellchecker. Stephen Knight links: https://twitter.com/GSpellchecker https://www.youtube.com/user/GSpellchecker https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-godless-spellchecker-podcast/id780794967 Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrew…
 
Jean H. Lee is an American journalist of South Korean descent who became the first American to set up a news agency in North Korea. She’ll tell me about how she crossed into the freezing, little-known countryside beyond the surveillance obsessed main city. Jean H Lee links: https://twitter.com/newsjean https://www.jhleemedia.com/bio Andrew Gold lin…
 
On the podcast this week, Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, speaks with Ian Stratton and Stephen Gross from Thresholds Homes and Supports who serve Waterloo and Wellington regions. They shared with her some information about the services they offer, how the pandemic has impacted the communities they support, and offer s…
 
Colin Freeman is a British journalist and author who was kidnapped by Somali pirates. Colin Freeman links: https://twitter.com/colinfreeman99 Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok http://andrewgoldpodcast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoice…
 
Colin Freeman is a British journalist and author who is currently covering the war in Ukraine. Colin Freeman links: https://twitter.com/colinfreeman99 Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok http://andrewgoldpodcast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm…
 
Mustafa Kazemi is an Afghan war correspondent, paramedic and military officer who rose to prominence some years ago when he was pictures searching for a tourniquet in a moment when he was convinced he was about to be shot. He’ll tell that story, as well as the tales of the victims murdered at the hands of the Taliban. Mustafa Kazemi links: https://…
 
2 Queer Arabz talk with their good friend, and talented Iraqi artist, Dena al-Adeeb. They discuss her past artistic work, the personalization of her political artwork, and how she connects her past to the future. Dena's recent performance art piece, and prose poem, are discussed in detail, and both connect to her future work in Iraq, which her kid …
 
We're 100 episodes in...and now, Mondays will never be the same. Announcing the Weekly Edge newsletter, out Monday mornings. There’ll be clips, funny moments, bloopers, behind-the-scenes stories, news, personal revelations and insights into the answers from the bonus sections. I'll sometimes show stats, like who you guys really are, and what music …
 
This week, Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at DCO is joined by Ryan to talk about his mental health journey and hopefully help shed some light on some of the challenges men, specifically, face when it comes to their mental health and the stigma surrounding asking for help. If you are in need of support, please do not hesitate to reach out. One of ou…
 
Dr. Asatar Bair is a Communist and Stalinist. He has written over 200 articles for the Boursen-Kourier, Austria’s oldest weekly financial newspaper. He has a Youtube channel with his lectures on economic theory. In addition to economics, Dr. Bair also teaches meditation and has served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Applied Meditatio…
 
I’m pleased and a little apprehensive to bring you today’s episode on some of the darkest and most taboo topics on earth: namely, bestiality, cannibalism, necrophilia and incest. James Williams is an anthropologist and speaker who I found out about from Matt at Bristol Humanists. Contact James Williams at: cannibalskeptic@gmail.com. Andrew Gold lin…
 
This week on the podcast, Distress and Crisis Ontario’s Health Promotion student intern, Harisaa Selvanayagam, shares her reflections and insights surrounding Black History Month. Although Black History Month has ended with the coming of March, it is important that the celebrations of Black Canadian’s achievements and intentions of the month of awa…
 
Katie Herzog is a culture writer and journalist known for her podcast Blocked and Reported, which she hosts with Jesse Singal. They talk about all sorts of culture war themes and bizarre, weird topics from the internet. Sign up for early access and bonus segments in the podcast: http://patreon.com/andrewgold Katie Herzog links: Blocked and Reported…
 
Late last night, March 9th 2022, I was afforded the unexpected opportunity to speak with veteran war journalist John Sweeney, who is based in Ukraine’s capital city of Kiev. What he described was heartbreaking. John Sweeney links: https://www.patreon.com/JohnSweeneyRoar https://twitter.com/johnsweeneyroar Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andre…
 
This week, Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, sits down with Steve Quiring from Ray of Hope. Steve is the Day Treatment Program Lead and took some time to speak with Caitlin about what is happening at Ray of Hope these days, as well as what discussing what Steve has noticed in terms of the impacts the pandemic has had on…
 
Dr. Peter Hughes discusses the merits of keeping statues - even ones we find most disagreeable - in place. Sign up for early access and bonus segments in the podcast: http://patreon.com/andrewgold Dr. Peter Hughes links: A History of Love & Hate in 21 Statues: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08SBYRLQD/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 https…
 
This week on the podcast we are sharing our excitement for our upcoming Annual Conference 2022, happening on March 2nd and 3rd. With two mornings of training and two afternoons dedicated to Member-only networking, we are looking forward to the event. One of our speakers on Thursday will be Christina Hennelly, who we had on the podcast back in Novem…
 
In today’s episode, Jordan Harbinger talks about his podcast, the Jordan Harbinger Show, which you can find in all the normal places, and is one of the biggest interview podcasts in the world. He gives advice as to whether or not you should get into podcasting, so listen keenly if you’re interested. Then, we move on to his two kidnapping experience…
 
Comedian and actor D' Lo talks with the 2 Queer Arabz about his acting roles in Hollywood as a trans person of color, his writing process and his writing workshops. D'Lo and these funny ass Arabz go in on the comedy as they plan a new porn script together in this episode. Check out D'Lo's one person show, summer 2022 at the Kirk Douglas Theater in …
 
This week Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, is speaking with Elma, an intake coordinator at a busy counselling centre in Waterloo and Sharon Lalor, a life coach with Vita Catalyst. With the government of Ontario’s announcement that many COVID-19 safety measure and restrictions will be lifted as of March 1st, Elma and Sh…
 
David Baddiel joins us to talk about comedy, anti-semitism and scatological humour. David Baddiel links: Jews Don't Count: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Untitled-David-Baddiel/dp/0008399476 https://twitter.com/Baddiel Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok http://andrewgoldpo…
 
This week on the podcast, we are re-sharing an episode from October 2020 in which Brenda, a then student-intern at DCO, interviewed Selam Debs about racism, anti-racism, and mental health. Selam identifies as a Black Ethiopian queer antiracism educator, an anti-oppression coach, a social justice advocate, a student in dismantling anti-Black racism,…
 
Kat Rosenfield is an acclaimed author of young adult and adult fiction who also writes about the culture wars, politics and all sorts of on-point and contentious societal issues. Sign up on Apple Podcasts or http://patreon.com/andrewgold for the bonus bits. Kat Rosenfield No One Will Miss Her book: https://www.amazon.com/No-One-Will-Miss-Her/dp/006…
 
This week, to celebrate Black History Month in Canada, we are sharing a list of resources that can be used to explore conversations around concepts like decolonization, intersectional feminism, and the impact of race on social and economic justice. If you need to talk to someone about any struggles you are facing related to the issues covered in th…
 
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