What She Said!

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Candace Sampson hosts What She Said! This one hour show aims to inspire and uplift women by giving them a voice in pursuing their professional and personal goals through showcasing successful women, as well as those who support women’s interests, and by creating opportunities for others to do the same. read less
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Katie Philp / Anne Brodie / Jamie Liew / Aly Pain / Helen Stoumbos / Janet Gray
May 18 2024
Katie Philp / Anne Brodie / Jamie Liew / Aly Pain / Helen Stoumbos / Janet Gray
Today, we continue our in-depth exploration with the Ontario Pay Equity Office. We're tackling the often misunderstood topic of pay equity versus equal pay in the third installment of our six-part series. Commissioner Katie Philp joins me to clarify these crucial concepts and their importance in promoting a fair workplace.Anne Brodie is back with some intriguing entertainment picks. She’ll dives into the devastating impact of corporate trawlers on Newfoundland and Labrador’s cod fishing industry with the film "Sweetland,” give us the scoop on the Netflix miniseries "Treason," and shares why "Elsbeth" is her new favourite TV show.I’m also joined by Jamie Liew, a distinguished professor, lawyer, and author, to discuss her latest book, "Ghost Citizens." Jamie sheds light on the challenging realities of statelessness and the plight of individuals who, despite considering a country their home, remain unrecognized as citizens.Parents will want to stick around for Aly Pain who is here with essential tips for navigating the summer with your teens. With school out and free time in, Aly guides us on how to create a summer that’s enjoyable while keeping our teens engaged and out of trouble.As we embrace the competitive spirit of summer, Helen Stoumbos, Founder and CEO of The GOOD Games, joins us to dive into this extraordinary festival of wellness, inclusion, and sport. Helen will share the excitement and the vision behind The GOOD Games, highlighting how this event champions the transformative power of sport for everyone, fostering a community spirit that celebrates athleticism and cultural diversity for life..And with rising consumer debt affecting many Canadians, Janet Gray from Money Coaches Canada will provide her expert insights. We’ll examine the current debt landscape, its impact, and practical steps to manage financial challenges during these uncertain times.
Candice Batista / Anne Brodie / Clare Blackwood / Steph Kelly / WIllie Poll
May 11 2024
Candice Batista / Anne Brodie / Clare Blackwood / Steph Kelly / WIllie Poll
We're starting off with Candice Batista, an esteemed environmental journalist and one of Canada's top eco advocates. In her new book, "Sustained: Creating a Sustainable House Through Small Changes, Money-Saving Habits, and Natural Solutions," Candice offers practical steps to make our lives and homes more sustainable. It’s a guide that promises to ease the burden on our planet while padding our wallets.Anne Brodie is here with her latest entertainment picks. She'll take us through the lyrical drama "We Grown Now," set in the infamous Cabrini-Green projects, and "After The Flood," a British murder mystery that doubles as a call to action on climate change. Plus, she gives us a sneak peek at "Shardlake," a unique series set during Henry VIII’s reign.Joining us from the world of political satire is Clare Blackwood, a brilliant mind behind Canada’s top satire site, The Beaverton, and the creator of "Late Night in Canada." Clare will share her insights into the nuances of political satire, her experiences with backlash, and her creative inspirations.We'll also explore the transformative power of self-compassion with Steph Kelly from Copper Thread Coaching. Steph's unique coaching style empowers her clients to find a balance between achieving their goals and maintaining their mental health, a particularly poignant topic for today's celebration of mothers. Wrapping up, Willie Poll, a proud Metis author and advocate for Indigenous education, returns to our show. Willie's latest children’s book, "My Little Ugochida," is an Indigenous lullaby that beautifully captures the deep love and hopes Indigenous parents have for their children.So, relax and let us take care of you with today's lineup of enriching discussions.
Lynn Posluns / Anne Brodie / Dr. Dasha Leneva / Dr. Barbara Landau / Puneeta Chitwaal Varma
May 4 2024
Lynn Posluns / Anne Brodie / Dr. Dasha Leneva / Dr. Barbara Landau / Puneeta Chitwaal Varma
I'm thrilled to welcome Lynn Posluns, the Founder, President, and CEO of Women’s Brain Health Initiative. Lynn leads this crucial organization in its mission to address gender disparities in brain aging research, enhancing cognitive vitality through informed health education.Anne Brodie is here with the latest must-watch entertainment, highlighting a big week on Netflix. We’ll talk about Jerry Seinfeld’s new movie "Unfrosted," the buzzworthy series "Baby Reindeer," and Jeff Daniels' standout performance in "A Man in Full."In an exciting new two-part series in collaboration with New Roots Herbal, we begin exploring internal skincare. Dr. Dasha Leneva, a naturopathic doctor specializing in holistic skincare, joins us to discuss how our diet influences our skin’s health.We also have the privilege of speaking with Dr. Barbara Landau, a distinguished lawyer, psychologist, and mediator recognized for revolutionizing how separations are managed in Canada. Dr. Landau will share invaluable advice on communicating with children about divorce.And I’m pleased to welcome back Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma, a celebrated writer and food advocate. Puneeta will inspire us with her approach to low-waste, climate-conscious cooking from her new book, "Good Food, Healthy Planet."Social Lynn Posluns Website: https://womensbrainhealth.org/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womensbrains/Anne BrodieWebsite: whatshesaidtalk.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/annebrodieDr. Dasha Leneva Website: https://newrootsherbal.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newrootsherbalInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/newrootsherbal/Dr. Barbara LandauWebsite: https://separationpathways.ca/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/separationpathways/Puneeta Chitwaal VarmaWebsite: https://mapleandmarigold.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/Maple_MarigoldInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/mapleandmarigold/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MapleandMarigoldLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pchhitwalvarma/
Anu George Canjanathoppli  / Anne Brodie / Ally McOuat / Heather Lochner / Nancy Cottingham
Apr 27 2024
Anu George Canjanathoppli / Anne Brodie / Ally McOuat / Heather Lochner / Nancy Cottingham
First up, I’m joined by Anu George Canjanathoppil, Executive Director of International Justice Mission Canada. Anu leads the charge against human trafficking and the online sexual exploitation of children. The realities and the geographic prevalence of these crimes will surprise you, and it’s a discussion you need to hear.In entertainment, Anne Brodie is back with her latest recommendations, including Elisabeth Moss's gripping performance in the new FX series "The Veil." We'll also discuss Nicolas Cage's role in "Retirement Plan" on Netflix, Rumer Willis in "My Divorce Party," and the premiere of the four-part series "Potluck Ladies."Allyson McOuat, a Toronto-based author celebrated for her poignant and humorous essays, joins us to talk about her debut collection, "The Call is Coming from Inside the House." Exploring her identity as a queer woman and mother through the nostalgic lens of '80s and '90s pop culture, Allyson's work offers a unique perspective on personal growth and societal norms.We’ll also explore the concept of right-sizing with Heather Lochner from Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. Heather will provide valuable insights on optimizing living spaces to fit your lifestyle, whether that involves moving to a smaller home or enhancing your current residence with smart technology.Finally, in celebration of Earth Month, Nancy Cottingham Powell, Executive Director of BlueAct Marine Society, will discuss the critical importance of marine conservation and the efforts to educate the public about sustaining B.C.'s marine ecosystems.Social: Anu George Canjanathoppli  Website: https://www.ijm.caInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ijmcanada/https://www.instagram.com/seekjusticenow/Anne BrodieWebsite: whatshesaidtalk.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/annebrodieAlly McOuat Website:  http://allysonmcouat.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allallyally/Heather Lochner Website: https://sothebysrealty.ca/en/real-estate-team/the-bourelle-team/about/heather-lochner/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heather_lochner/Nancy Cottingham Website: https://blueact.org/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blueactmarine
Kathy Buckworth / Anne Brodie / Andrea Minty / Sophie Solmini / Kelly Bos
Apr 20 2024
Kathy Buckworth / Anne Brodie / Andrea Minty / Sophie Solmini / Kelly Bos
Last week, I had the incredible chance to explore the stunning landscapes of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, experiencing the rich history and vibrant culture from Westport to Belfast. This trip, beautifully orchestrated alongside remarkable women travel writers, was a testament to the enduring beauty and spirit of the Emerald Isle. Today, Kathy Buckworth, a well-versed traveller and former contributor What She Said, joins me to share insights that could spark your next adventure to Ireland.In the realm of entertainment, Anne Brodie brings us gripping tales from the silver screen with 'The Beast,' featuring Lea Seydoux and George Mackay, and the poignant WWII story 'Irena’s Vow.' Plus, we dive  into the challenges of our global food system with 'Food Inc 2.'As Earth Month continues, we turn our attention to the majestic French River in Ontario through the lens of the TVO Original documentary, "Tripping the French River." Andrea Minty, the producer, will take us on a virtual journey, highlighting this vital waterway's beauty and historical significance as a Canadian Heritage River.Switching gears to women's health, Sophie Solmini from Heal@Home enlightens us on managing health proactively from home, with a special focus on menopause and its interaction with alcohol consumption.And for those curious about the mysterious 3 am wake-up call, Kelly Bos, a leading psychotherapist, will help us decode why sleep escapes us in the early hours and how this impacts our mental well-being.Social: Kathy BuckworthWebsite: www.kathybuckworth.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/KathyBuckworthInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kathybuckworth/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKathyBuckworthAnne BrodieWebsite: whatshesaidtalk.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/annebrodieAndrea MintyWebsite: https://www.tvo.org/programs/tripping-the-seriesSophie SolminiWebsite: https://healathome.ca/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healathome/Kelly BosWebsite: https://www.kellybos.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kellyflanniganbostherapyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellybostherapy/
Kadie Ward / Anne Brodie / Puneeta Chitwaal Varma / Cynthia Savard - Oraki / Suzanne Duncan
Apr 13 2024
Kadie Ward / Anne Brodie / Puneeta Chitwaal Varma / Cynthia Savard - Oraki / Suzanne Duncan
In today’s top interview, we're looking into the persistent issue of the Gender Wage Gap with Commissioner Kadie Philp from the Pay Equity Office of Ontario. As part of our ongoing six-part series, we're exploring the nuances of pay equity and its impact on women across the province. Kadie is here to provide insights into the challenges and solutions surrounding this critical topic, offering guidance on how we can all contribute to narrowing the gap.Anne Brodie brings us the latest in entertainment, highlighting the much anticipated Civil War: The Greatest Hits on Disney+, the compelling drama Franklin on Apple TV+ starring Michael Douglas, and the breathtaking Our Living World on Netflix, narrated by the incomparable Cate Blanchett. Anne's expertise is sure to guide us to our next favourite watch.In keeping with the show’s focus on Earth Month, we  then turn our attention to the pressing issue of food waste with Puneeta Chhitwal Varma, author of "Good Food, Healthy Planet." Puneeta is set to share practical strategies for reducing our food waste footprint, emphasizing the significant environmental benefits that can arise from mindful consumption and waste reduction.Sustainable fashion takes centre stage as I chat with Cynthia Savard, the visionary behind ORAKI. Cynthia's commitment to eco-conscious apparel production is redefining the fashion industry, proving that style and sustainability can go hand in hand. We'll dive into the innovative practices that make ORAKI a leader in sustainable fashion and discuss the importance of transparency in combating greenwashing and fast fashion.Closing out the show, Suzanne Duncan from the Canadian Women's Foundation joins me to talk about the 'Count Me In' initiative, a crucial campaign aimed at advancing gender equality in Canada. Suzanne will shed light on the barriers still faced by women and gender-diverse individuals and how we can all play a part in creating a more inclusive and equitable society.Social: Kadie WardWebsite: https://levelthepayingfield.ca/https://www.payequity.gov.on.ca/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ontpayequityhttps://twitter.com/OntPayEquityFRYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVX4QDmd2XR-LkPlbR7-63AAnne BrodieWebsite: whatshesaidtalk.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/annebrodiePuneeta Chitwaal VarmaWebsite: https://mapleandmarigold.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/Maple_MarigoldInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/mapleandmarigold/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MapleandMarigoldLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pchhitwalvarma/Cynthia Savard - Oraki Website: https://oraki.ca/enhttps://www.instagram.com/oraki.ca/Suzanne Duncan - Canadian Women’s FoundationWebsite: https://canadianwomen.org/Twitter: https://twitter.com/cdnwomenfdnInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/canadianwomensfoundation/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CanadianWomensFoundation/
Colleen Hartwick / Anne Brodie / Melissa Lem / Gwen Harvey / Aly Pain
Mar 30 2024
Colleen Hartwick / Anne Brodie / Melissa Lem / Gwen Harvey / Aly Pain
We're kicking things off with a deep dive into the world of Omega-3 fatty acids, those crucial elements of our diet that, surprisingly, 2 out of 5 Canadians are missing out on. To guide us through the importance of Omega-3s and how to ensure we're getting enough, I'm joined by Naturopathic Doctor Colleen Hartwick as part of What She Said’s ongoing series with New Roots Herbal.Anne Brodie is back with the latest in entertainment, bringing us the sixth and possibly best remake of Patricia Highsmith’s book The Talented Mr. Ripley,' starring Andrew Scott on Netflix, Disney+'s new femme-centric series 'Renegade Nell,' and the return of Tina Fey’s 'Girls5Eva.' Anne's insights are sure to add some cinematic flair to your week.As we get set to usher in Earth Month, It’s a good time to reflect on our environmental impact and the choices we make in our daily lives. Dr. Melissa Lem, a family physician and president of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), sheds light on the hidden health risks of gas usage in our homes. From the dangers of asthma and cancer to the perils of carbon monoxide poisoning, we're exploring the unseen hazards of gas appliances and discussing healthier alternatives for heating and cooking.Family history can be a tangled web, with secrets buried deep enough to shape generations. Gwen Harvey, entrepreneur turned storyteller, explores such narratives in her debut novel, 'The Acquisition of Elizabeth Grace.' Set against the contrasting backdrops of England's aristocracy and Toronto's vibrancy, this novel examines the intricate mother-daughter dynamics, the shadows of the past, and the quest for truth. Gwen is here to share the inspiration behind this riveting coming-of-age story and the journey of uncovering family secrets.For teenagers, the fear of failure can be a formidable barrier, hindering their willingness to embrace new experiences or take risks. This critical phase in their lives is when parental support and guidance become invaluable. Aly Pain, our go-to expert on parenting teens, joins me to discuss strategies for helping your teens navigate and overcome their fear of failure.Stay with me for an hour packed with valuable insights and stories that promise to enlighten and entertain.Social: Colleen HartwickWebsite: https://newrootsherbal.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newrootsherbalInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/newrootsherbal/Anne Brodie Twitter: https://twitter.com/annebrodieWebsite: whatshesaidtalk.comMelissa LemWebsite: https://cape.ca/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CAPE_doctorsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/capedoctorsGwen Harvey Website: https://www.gwenkharvey.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gwenkharvey/Get the Book: https://amzn.to/3VwaavNAly PainWebsite : https://www.alypain.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlyPainInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/alypain/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlyPainStraightTalkFierceLove/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@alypain?source=h5_m
Alexandra Ford / Anne Brodie / Liz Long / Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary / Laura Whiteland
Mar 23 2024
Alexandra Ford / Anne Brodie / Liz Long / Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary / Laura Whiteland
This week’s show begins with a conversation with Alexandra Ford, whose transition from a victim of sex trafficking to a staunch advocate for those still ensnared by it is truly awe-inspiring. Alexandra’s story is a testament to the human spirit’s resilience and her unwavering commitment to forging pathways of hope and change for countless others.Anne Brodie returns with her selection of must-watch entertainment, featuring the introspective documentary on William Shatner, “Call Me Bill,” the evocative “Queen of My Dreams” that explores the immigrant experience, and “Homicide,” a novel twist on crime drama from the creative genius behind Law & Order. Anne’s picks promise to bring a mix of reflection and intrigue to your screen.Liz Long shares her profound journey of self-discovery following a belated ADHD diagnosis, as chronicled in her book “Navigating Shitstorms.” Liz’s narrative is a powerful reminder of the strength found in self-acceptance and the universal quest for resilience amidst life’s tumultuous moments.We explore the heartening efforts of Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary, a safe haven for primates that has earned the endorsement of Dr. Jane Goodall. This sanctuary stands as a beacon of hope, offering a second chance at life for its primate residents and highlighting the importance of empathy and care for all living beings.In these economically uncertain times, Laura Whiteland offers her expertise on managing personal finances with intelligence and poise. Her practical advice on budgeting, even as we navigate through inflation, is both timely and essential for anyone looking to maintain financial stability without compromising on the joys of life.
Beyond a Ballot / Anne Brodie / Nadine Thornhill / Mackenzie Muldoon
Mar 16 2024
Beyond a Ballot / Anne Brodie / Nadine Thornhill / Mackenzie Muldoon
I'm excited to delve into the world of political engagement with Amanda Alvaro and Rachael Segal from Beyond a Ballot. They're on a mission to amplify Canadian women's voices in the political arena, creating a space where our stances are not just formed but fervently heard. It's a conversation about breaking down barriers and building a community where every woman's voice matters.Anne Brodie is back with her latest entertainment picks, just in time for St. Paddy’s Day. We're diving into Michael Keaton's gripping new film Knox Goes Away, the thrilling conspiracy of Apple TV+'s Manhunt, and the delightful return of Lindsay Lohan in Netflix’s rom-com Irish Wish. Anne's insights are sure to add some cinematic magic to your week.Nadine Thornhill joins me to discuss "Every Body Curious," a groundbreaking web series that opens up vital conversations about sexuality and healthy relationships for youths. With its inclusive approach and unscripted dialogues, Nadine and the series are pioneering a path for open, honest discussions that are crucial for young minds today.And in recognition of Epilepsy Awareness Month, I'm speaking with Mackenzie Muldoon from Epilepsy Toronto. We'll explore the realities of living with epilepsy, the importance of Purple Day, and how we can all play a part in fostering a more understanding and supportive community.Social: Beyond a Ballot Website: https://www.beyondaballot.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beyondaballotAnne BrodieWebsite: whatshesaidtalk.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/annebrodieNadine ThornhillWebsite: https://everybodycurious.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evrybodycurious/Mackenzie MuldoonWebsite: https://epilepsytoronto.org/
Kadie Ward / Anne Brodie / Allison Stratten / Shannon Talbot
Mar 9 2024
Kadie Ward / Anne Brodie / Allison Stratten / Shannon Talbot
I'm excited to launch a new six-part series in partnership with the Pay Equity Commission of Ontario. Over the coming months, we'll tackle vital topics such as the Gender Wage Gap, Pay Equity vs. Equal Pay for Equal Work, the Gender Pension Gap, and how to navigate Employment Law for women. Kicking off this series, Commissioner Kadie Philp joins me for an introductory session on Pay Equity, laying the groundwork for our enlightening journey ahead.Anne Brodie is in with a entertainment update including the re-release of the documentary Navalny in select theatres across Canada, the riveting Cabrini which tells the story of American’s only saint, Mother Frances Cabrini, Guy Ritchie’s new eight part series The Gentlemen on Netflix starring the very handsome Theo James as a British aristocrat trying to break free from gangsters, and the always delightful Eugene Levy is back for a second season of The Reluctant Traveler. Allison Stratten, author of Unleadership, joins me to share five incredible Canadian leaders highlighted in her book. These women embody the true spirit of leadership and might just inspire you to follow in their footsteps. Plus we have a giveaway of 10 copies of Unleadership over on instagram so stick around to find out you can win a copy.And finally to wrap up today's show, I’ll be discussing the transformative power of personal growth with Shannon Talbot. Her new book, Breaking Free is a journey through the trials and triumphs of self-discovery, offering actionable steps for those ready to overcome their obstacles and live with authenticity. Shannon, with her profound wisdom and compassionate guidance, will be joining me to illuminate the path to healing and fulfillment. And to add a little more excitement, we’ll be giving away 10 copies of 'Breaking Free.' Don't miss this chance to embark on a journey that could redefine the way you see yourself and the world around you.Social: Kadie WardWebsite: https://levelthepayingfield.ca/https://www.payequity.gov.on.ca/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ontpayequityhttps://twitter.com/OntPayEquityFRYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVX4QDmd2XR-LkPlbR7-63AAnne BrodieWebsite: whatshesaidtalk.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/annebrodieAllison StrattenWebsite: https://unmarketing.com/Shannon TalbotWebsite: https://shannontalbot.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shannontalbot_coaching
Lori Nikkel / Anne Brodie / Elizabeth Payne / Care to Know / Karen Green / Mal Mana
Mar 2 2024
Lori Nikkel / Anne Brodie / Elizabeth Payne / Care to Know / Karen Green / Mal Mana
I'm starting with an issue that hits close to home for many of us – hunger in our communities. Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest, is joining me to discuss the critical findings of the Hungry for Change Report. We'll dive into the challenges of food insecurity and waste in Canada and explore how we can all make a meaningful difference.Anne Brodie is back with her latest entertainment picks. She's sharing her thoughts on Dianne Whelan's incredible documentary 500 Days in the Wild and the laugh-out-loud comedy The Completely Made Up Adventures of Dick Turpin on Apple TV+.The care of our elderly loved ones is a topic many of us will inevitably face. I'm talking to Elizabeth Payne, a veteran health reporter, who will share her personal and professional journey, highlighting the importance of advocating for the elderly in our healthcare system.Rosacea affects millions, including a slightly higher prevalence in women. I'm sitting down with Dr. Christine Palmay to discuss this common skin condition and the treatments available, offering hope and advice for those affected.I'm also delving into the vibrant world of groupies in the pre-digital era with Karen Green's debut novel Yellow Birds. It's a story of love, identity, and the quest for belonging set against the backdrop of sex, drugs, and rock n roll.And to cut through the confusion surrounding nutrition, I have Mal Mana from Lady the F Up here to clear up some common misconceptions, share guilt-free 'cheat' food ideas, and talk about protein needs for women.So, make yourself comfortable and join me for an hour of engaging and empowering discussions . Let's make the most of this Women's History Month together on "What She Said."Social: Lori NikkelWebsite: www.secondharvest.caInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secondharvestca/Hungry for Change Report: https://www.secondharvest.ca/resources/research/hungry-changeAnne BrodieWebsite: whatshesaidtalk.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/annebrodieElizabeth PayneWebsite: https://ottawacitizen.com/author/epayne58/Twitter: https://twitter.com/egpayneCare to Know Website: https://caretoknow.ca/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caretoknow_/Karen GreenGet the book: https://amzn.to/3P1EIRS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karengreen_author/Mal ManaWebsite: https://ladythefup.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachmal.m__/
Julia Mallot / Anne Brodie / Amie Archibald Varley / Yollanda Zhang / Brianne Sommerville
Feb 24 2024
Julia Mallot / Anne Brodie / Amie Archibald Varley / Yollanda Zhang / Brianne Sommerville
Julia Malott is here to discuss a topic that's been stirring significant conversation across Canada – the use of puberty blockers for children with gender dysphoria. With politicians entering the dialogue, it's a subject that requires a thoughtful and informed discussion. Julia, with her balanced perspective on complex issues, is there to share her thoughts on this sensitive debate.Anne Brodie is back with her latest entertainment picks, and this week we're diving into 'The Monk and The Gun,' a film that Anne describes as genius on many levels and a contender for Best International Feature at this year's Oscars. We'll also laugh and cringe with 'Suze,' featuring the talents of Michaela Atkins and rising star Charlie Gillespie.Amie Archibald-Varley joins me to talk about 'The Wisdom of Nurses,' a book she co-authored with Sara Fung. Set for release on April 2nd, this book promises to be a profound exploration of the experiences and insights from the heart of healthcare.Yollanda Zhang , a Mental Health Possibilities Coach, shares her journey with bipolar disorder and discusses new treatments for depression and bipolar disorder, including rTMS, brain SPECT, and ketamine. Yollanda's mission to bring hope to those suffering in silence is both inspiring and vital.And Brianne Sommerville introduces us to her debut novel, 'If I Lose Her,' a psychological thriller that delves into the complexities of postpartum depression. Brianne's fresh voice in the genre promises a gripping read that's as thrilling as it is thought-provoking.Social: Julia MallotWebsite: https://alottamalotta.com/National Post: https://nationalpost.com/author/julia-malott/Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlottaMalottaAnne Brodie Twitter: https://twitter.com/annebrodieWebsite: whatshesaidtalk.comAmie Archibald VarleyWebsite: https://www.amiearchibaldvarley.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmieVarleyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/amieavarley/Get the Book: https://amzn.to/3uHBVGFYollanda ZhangWebsite: www.yollandazhang.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/business.doula/Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@yollandazhangBrianne SommervilleWebsite: https://www.briannesommerville.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/briannesomm/Get the Book: https://amzn.to/4bLGz7a
Chantal Landreville / Anne Brodie / Jaspreet Gill / Care to Know / Aly Pain / Leeann Goldstein
Feb 10 2024
Chantal Landreville / Anne Brodie / Jaspreet Gill / Care to Know / Aly Pain / Leeann Goldstein
We’re deep into February now which brings us celebrations of all kinds of love – from the romantic vibes of Valentine's Day to the cherished bonds of Galentine's and Family Day. And with the days stretching longer, there's an added spring in our step, encouraging us to embrace the outdoors and boost our mental well-being. This month truly injects hope into our lives, and I'm all in for it. Today's show is a tapestry of love in its many forms – the good, the challenging, the familial, and the hopeful – intertwined with discussions on health and compassion in law. Here’s what’s lined up:To set the tone for Valentine's Day, I'm excited to have Chantal Landreville join me. As a Canadian author and Certified Love and Relationship Coach, Chantal is on the cusp of releasing her debut book, 'Raise Your Love Signal.' We'll delve into the art of attracting and sustaining love, offering insights for everyone, no matter their relationship status.Anne Brodie is back with a selection of entertainment that's as thought-provoking as it is bold, featuring films that explore complex emotions and relationships, from 'How to Have Sex' to 'Fitting In,' and 'Sometimes I Think About Dying.'Valentine’s Day isn't always about hearts and flowers, as Jaspreet Gill from the York Region Centre for Community Safety will discuss. We'll shed light on their Valentine's Day campaign that brings attention to intimate partner violence (IPV), aiming to educate and empower individuals to recognize the signs of unhealthy relationships.We're also tackling a health issue that hits close to home for many Canadians – Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Dr. Christine Palmay from Care to Know is here to offer her expertise on IBS,    providing valuable insights into managing this prevalent condition.Parenting is an evolving journey, and Aly Pain joins us to talk about breaking generational cycles. It's about choosing the parenting patterns we want to pass on and those we wish to leave behind, forging new paths for our families. Lastly, I'm  excited to explore the concept of trauma-informed lawyering with Leanne Goldstein. With her extensive experience, Leanne is redefining legal practice by prioritizing her clients' mental well-being, making the legal process more empathetic and supportive.So, join me with an open heart and mind as we jump into these engaging conversations together. Social: Chantal LandrevilleWebsite: https://raiseyourlovesignal.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chantal.landreville/Get the Book: https://amzn.to/496PGxFAnne Brodie Twitter: https://twitter.com/annebrodieWebsite: whatshesaidtalk.comJaspreet GillWebsite:https://yrccs.ca/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yrccsyr/Care to Know Website: https://caretoknow.ca/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caretoknow_/Aly PainWebsite : https://www.alypain.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlyPainInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/alypain/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlyPainStraightTalkFierceLove/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@alypain?source=h5_mLeeann Goldstein Website: https://leannegoldsteinlaw.ca/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leanne-goldstein-6aa94765/
Diana Sarosi / Anne Brodie / Shaleen Jones / Jenn Hayward / Angela Langlois / Chris McMartin
Feb 3 2024
Diana Sarosi / Anne Brodie / Shaleen Jones / Jenn Hayward / Angela Langlois / Chris McMartin
In this week’s first interview we’re diving into the critical and ongoing situation in Gaza, discussing the recent ICJ ruling and its implications with Diana Sarosi from Oxfam Canada’s. Diana shares Oxfam’s stance,  their global call to action, and Canada's role in this complex geopolitical landscape.Anne Brodie and I will discuss some powerful entertainment choices this week, including the movie 'Ru,' based on the Canadian Reads 2015 book, the CBC series 'Allegiance' set in Surrey B.C., and 'Three Little Birds,' a new series by Sir Lenny Henry on BritBox, exploring the journey of Jamaican immigrants to Britain in the 1950s.Next we look at the often misunderstood issue of eating disorders, exploring the complexities, societal pressures, and steps towards healing and understanding with Shaleen Jones from Body Peace Canada.Moving on I’m joined by Jenn Hayward, a Métis woman, comedian, and consultant, who is helping non-indigenous and indigenous people with reconciliation. In today's society, where we often find ourselves calling people out rather than calling them Jenn is opening dialogue and sharing lessons. Then we take a look at Angela Langlois’s novel 'What The Three Of Them Knew,' set in Toronto, which delves into themes of friendship, family, and the complexities of fertility, resonating with many Canadians.Finally I’m joined by the dynamic Chris McMartin who joins me to discuss the resilience and adaptability required by small businesses in the post-pandemic world, especially for women entrepreneurs. We discuss strategies for sustaining and growing businesses in today's uncertain times.Social: Diana Sarosi Website:  https://www.oxfam.ca/                 https://www.humanitariancoalition.ca/Anne Brodie Twitter: https://twitter.com/annebrodieWebsite: whatshesaidtalk.comShaleen JonesWebsite: https://www.bodypeacecanada.ca/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bodypeacecanada/Jenn HaywardWebsite: https://reconciliationweekly.substack.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_jenn_hayward_show/Angela Langlois Book: https://amzn.to/3HHXytjChris McMartinInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/hypeher_boss/
Dr. Prachi Srivastava / Anne Brodie / Allison Stratten / Sheila Gallant-Halloran / Susan Fleming
Jan 27 2024
Dr. Prachi Srivastava / Anne Brodie / Allison Stratten / Sheila Gallant-Halloran / Susan Fleming
Dr. Prachi Srivastava:I'm starting off with Dr. Prachi Srivastava, an Associate Professor at Western University, who specializes in education and global development. We're going to delve into the evolving landscape of post-secondary education in Canada, especially concerning international students. We'll discuss the recent cap on international study permits, the rising costs of tuition, discrimination issues, and the challenges related to scams and visa issues. It's a conversation that spans education policy, economics, and social justice.Anne Brodie:Anne Brodie is back with her latest entertainment picks. We're looking at 'Four Daughters,' a quasi-documentary about a Tunisian family's tragedy, and diving into the gossip-laden world of 'Feud: Capote Vs The Swans' and Nicole Kidman in 'Expats,' both on Prime.Allison Stratten:Next, I'm joined by Allison Stratten, co-author of 'UnLeadership: Make Building Relationships Your Business.' Allison and her husband Scott Stratten have been exploring business dynamics in an age of disruption, focusing on the power of relationships in marketing, sales, and branding. With the pandemic reshaping employer-employee relationships, Allison's insights on 'UnLeadership' and its impact on workplace dynamics are more relevant than ever.Sheila Gallant-Halloran:Sheila Gallant-Halloran from Lush Life Travel joins me to discuss an exciting Women's Wellness Cruise planned for October 2024. This river cruise, sailing from Budapest to Prague, is all about wellness on water, offering a unique opportunity for mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, and solo travelers to connect and rejuvenate.Susan Fleming:Finally, I'm speaking with Susan Fleming, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, about her latest work, 'I am the Magpie River,' premiering on CBC’s 'The Nature of Things.' This documentary highlights the Magpie River in Northern Quebec, recently granted legal personhood, and explores the collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in this historic environmental conservation effort.So, whether you're interested in education, entertainment, leadership, travel, or environmental conservation, today's show is packed with engaging and thought-provoking topics. Stay tuned for an enlightening episode of "What She Said."Socials: Prachi SrivastavaWebsite: https://www.edu.uwo.ca/faculty-profiles/prachi-srivastava.htmlTwitter: https://twitter.com/PrachiSrivasAllison StrattenWebsite: https://unmarketing.com/Sheila Gallant Halloran Website: https://lushlife.ca/X: https://twitter.com/sheila_ghFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/lushlifetravel/Susan FlemingWebsite: https://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/the-nature-of-things
Jam Gamble / Anne Brodie / Pamela Wallin / Lara Wellman / Kellina Powell
Jan 20 2024
Jam Gamble / Anne Brodie / Pamela Wallin / Lara Wellman / Kellina Powell
We start with a topic close to my heart: the power of a woman's voice. Jam Gamble, a respected advocate for amplifying voices and the founder of Slay the Mic, joins me to discuss empowering women to use their voices confidently. Jam's journey is a testament to the impact of speaking up, whether in the boardroom, on stage, or in daily life. Let's explore how we can all learn to speak up and be heard.Anne Brodie is in with strong female leads including Origin from master story teller Ava Duvernay, Memory with Jessica Chastain, and The Braid which pays tribute to the determination of women to overcome every manner of obstacle to keep life moving forward.Renowned journalist and author Pamela Wallin shares insights from her book, 'CATS: True Tails and Life Lessons From A Purring Companion.' Co-authored by her Siamese cat, Kitty, this book delves into the unique bond between cats and their humans. Whether you're a cat lover or simply curious, Pamela's stories are sure to enchant.Feeling overwhelmed by January's push for resolutions? Lara Wellman, author of "You're Not Lazy," joins us to discuss her journey from self-doubt to self-acceptance. Lara challenges societal expectations and offers a fresh perspective on personal growth, reminding us that it's okay to embrace a kinder approach to our goals.Our next guest is Kellina Powell, a deaf motivational speaker and coach who embodies resilience and empowerment. Despite the challenges of her hearing impairment, Kellina's journey is one of success and inspiration, offering hope and motivation to others facing obstacles.Social: Jam Gamble Website: https://www.iamjamgamble.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamjamgamble Anne Brodie Twitter: https://twitter.com/annebrodieWebsite: whatshesaidtalk.comPamela WallinWebsite: https://pamelawallin.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/SenatorWallinLara WellmanWebsite: https://www.thebiz.studioInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebizstudioFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebizstudioTiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@larawellmanThreads: https://www.threads.net/@larawellman?igshid=NTc4MTIwNjQ2YQ==Kellina PowellWebsite: https://www.kellinaempowerment.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deafqueenboss/?hl=enGet the Book: https://amzn.to/4b3Mt3l
Julie S. Lalonde / Sarah Kate / Alyssa Ages / Christine Palmay / Misty Pratt
Jan 13 2024
Julie S. Lalonde / Sarah Kate / Alyssa Ages / Christine Palmay / Misty Pratt
We start with a critical and often overlooked issue: stalking. I'm excited to welcome back Julie Lalonde, a prominent women’s rights advocate, to discuss the launch of the Canadian Anti-Stalking Association. Julie's new organization is a groundbreaking initiative aimed at changing laws, providing education, and supporting stalking survivors. We'll delve into how this organization plans to transform the landscape for survivors.Halfway through Dry January, many might be seeking motivation to continue their alcohol-free journey. Sarah Kate, founder of Some Good Clean Fun, joins us to share her insights on living without alcohol and building a community around this lifestyle. We'll explore the benefits and challenges of sobriety and get some expert tips from Sarah.Next, we're joined by fitness expert Alyssa Ages to tackle a topic surrounded by myths: women and weightlifting. Alyssa will debunk common misconceptions and highlight the benefits of strength training for women. Let's lift the veil on this topic and embrace the empowering aspects of weightlifting.In our Care to Know segment, we're discussing a topic often whispered about but crucial to women's health: Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM). Dr. Christine Palmay, a family doctor from Midtown Toronto, is here to shed light on this condition and discuss available treatments. It's time to bring this conversation into the open.To round off the show, we're joined by Misty Pratt, author of 'All in Her Head: How Gender Bias Harms Women's Mental Health.' Misty's book offers a deep dive into the unique challenges women face in mental health care and the systemic changes needed for true flourishing. This is a big topic, and I'm eager to delve into this crucial conversation with Misty.Socials: Julie S. Lalonde Website: https://www.stalking.ca/Linktree: https://linktr.ee/julieslalondeSarah Kate Website: somegoodcleanfun.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/somegoodcleanfun/                  https://www.instagram.com/rethinkingdrinking/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SomeGoodCleanFun/TikTok: MomRethinkingDrinkingAlyssa AgesWebsite: https://www.alyssaages.com/aboutInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/alyssaages?igsh=cmZmb3cxcXRmcjAyChristine PalmayWebsite: https://caretoknow.ca/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caretoknow_/Misty Pratt Website: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mistyprattwriter?igsh=Z21sczE3b2FuOTkz
Dr. Saskia Sivananthan / Anne Brodie / Dasha Leneva for New Roots Herbal / Nadia George / Mandeep Johal / Michelle Wang
Jan 6 2024
Dr. Saskia Sivananthan / Anne Brodie / Dasha Leneva for New Roots Herbal / Nadia George / Mandeep Johal / Michelle Wang
We open today's show with a crucial conversation about a form of dementia that's often overlooked: young onset dementia. Dr. Saskia Sivananthan, a leading figure in dementia research, joins us to shed light on this specific condition. Her work is pivotal in understanding how dementia can affect individuals at a younger age, challenging common perceptions about this disease. We'll explore the latest research, delve into the unique challenges faced by those with young onset dementia, and discuss strategies for risk reduction and management. Dr. Sivananthan's expertise offers invaluable insights into this lesser-known aspect of dementia, providing hope and guidance for those affected and their families.Anne Brodie is here with her first entertainment roundup of 2024. We chat about the emotionally intense 'All Of Us Strangers,' the true story of Jho Lo in 'Man on the Run,' and the heartwarming return of 'Son of a Critch.'As we step into the new year, it's the perfect time to focus on self-care. Dr. Dasha Leneva ND, in partnership with New Roots Herbal, joins me to explore the true meaning of self-care, practical strategies for integrating it into our daily routines, and the role of nutrition and supplements in supporting our well-being.Next we take a look at a unique and vital role in the entertainment industry: on-set therapy. Nadia George, an on-set therapist, plays an essential role in supporting the mental well-being of cast and crew working with heavy or traumatic script material. Let's learn more about this innovative profession and its growing importance.In the next Smile Spectrum segment with Dr. Mandeep Johal, we're talking about New Year's resolutions for dental health. But we're going beyond brushing and flossing to explore how dental health ties into overall well-being, cosmetic dentistry options, and even the impact of dental health on posture and gym routines.Finally, to wrap up today's show, I'm thrilled to introduce Michelle Wang, author of 'Oma's Bag.' This touching book addresses Alzheimer's in a way that's accessible to both children and adults. It's a story of love, memory, and the bond between generations that I found incredibly moving.Socials: Dr. Saskia SivananthanWebsite: https://alzheimer.ca/enAnne Brodie Twitter: https://twitter.com/annebrodieWebsite: whatshesaidtalk.comDasha Leneva for New Roots Herbal Website: https://newrootsherbal.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newrootsherbalInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/newrootsherbal/Nadia GeorgeWebsite: https://www.nadiageorge.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nadiageorgeofficialMandeep Johal Website: https://familydentalguelph.com/Instagram: https://familydentalguelph.com/Facebook: https://familydentalguelph.com/Michelle WangWebsite: https://itmustbebooks.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itmustbebooksBook: https://amzn.to/3S4mRM9
Dr. Saskia Sivananthan / Anne Brodie / Andrea Donsky / Monica Diaz Greco / Barbra Lica
Dec 16 2023
Dr. Saskia Sivananthan / Anne Brodie / Andrea Donsky / Monica Diaz Greco / Barbra Lica
Dr. Saskia Sivananthan:We start with a topic that touches many lives: dementia. Dr. Saskia Sivananthan, a leading expert in dementia research, joins me to share her insights on this complex condition. We'll discuss the latest findings in dementia research, including lifestyle changes and brain plasticity strategies to mitigate risk.Anne Brodie:Anne Brodie is here with new entertainment recommendations. She'll give us her take on 'Poor Things' starring Emma Stone, plus we take a look at Canada's chilling official documentary selection for the Academy Awards, 'Rojek,' and the ‘riveting American Fiction' featuring the sublime Jeffrey Wright.Andrea Donsky:We’re all Feeling holiday stress right now, so thankfully Andrea Donsky, who joins me on behalf of New Roots Herbal today, is bringing us real solutions to decrease stress levels and help us enjoy the holidays too.Monica Diaz-Greco:Next Monica Diaz-Greco, a passionate advocate for epilepsy awareness, discusses her role in the passing of Motion 68 in the Ontario Legislature. This motion is crucial for creating safer, more inclusive environments in schools for students living with epilepsy.Barbra Lica:And finally, To wrap up the final show of the year, I have a special treat from Barbra Lica. Her new single, 'On Christmas Eve,' captures the enchanting spirit of the holiday season. Join us as we explore her festive new song that's sure to become a holiday favourite.Socials: Dr. Saskia SivananthanWebsite: https://alzheimer.ca/enAnne Brodie Twitter: https://twitter.com/annebrodieWebsite: whatshesaidtalk.comAndrea Donsky for New Roots Herbal Website: https://newrootsherbal.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newrootsherbalInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/newrootsherbal/Monica Diaz GrecoWebsite: https://www.emmais.ca/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmais_ca/Barbra LicaWebsite: https://barbralicamusic.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barbralica/?hl=en
Amber Mac / Anne Brodie / Aly Pain / Dr. Christine Palmay / Mary Sanders
Dec 9 2023
Amber Mac / Anne Brodie / Aly Pain / Dr. Christine Palmay / Mary Sanders
Amber Mac: We begin with a critical issue that touches every family: keeping our kids safe online. In the wake of a young boy's tragic loss to sextortion and the constant threats of bullying and harmful content, it's time to ask: Are we doing enough? Technology expert Amber Mac joins us to discuss the challenges and potential solutions for protecting our children in the digital world.Anne Brodie:Continuing with the theme of technology's darker side, Anne Brodie reviews the chilling documentary 'Total Trust' from China, a real-life tale reminiscent of 'Black Mirror.' Plus, she'll bring her regular roundup of new entertainment to lighten the mood.Aly Pain:Raising boys, particularly through their teenage years, can be a complex task, especially for feminist mothers. Aly Pain, an expert in parent-teen dynamics, is here to guide us on how to nurture our sons into respectful, empathetic, and socially aware individuals.Dr. Christine Palmay:The holiday season can be a mix of joy and stress, making it crucial to focus on our mental health. Dr. Christine Palmay, representing Care to Know, offers insights on maintaining mental well-being during these busy times and as we approach the new year.Mary Sanders:Finally, we meet Mary Sanders, an Olympic gymnast turned Cirque du Soleil acrobat and now an entertainer. Mary's memoir details her journey from the 2004 Olympics to collaborating with Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec. We'll explore her story of determination, sacrifice, and reinvention.So, whether you're looking for insights into digital safety, entertainment, parenting, mental health, or inspirational stories, "What She Said" has something for everyone today. Stay tuned!Social: Amber Mac Website: https://ambermac.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ambermacInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ambermac/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ambermacAnne Brodie Twitter: https://twitter.com/annebrodieWebsite: whatshesaidtalk.comAly PainWebsite : https://www.alypain.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlyPainInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/alypain/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlyPainStraightTalkFierceLove/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@alypain?source=h5_mDr. Christine Palmas Website: https://caretoknow.ca/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caretoknow_/Mary Sanders Instagram: https://instagram.com/marysanders85?igshid=MzMyNGUyNmU2YQ==