The Todd Donald Show

The Todd Donald Show

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A weekly podcast, where artists and performers go to chat about nothing. Hosted by Canadian singer/songwriter, Todd Donald. (Waterloo-Wellington, ON)


064 - Coffeehouse Night #3 of 3
Feb 18 • 73 min
I couldn’t be happier to present another and the final collection of live and acoustic performances by the musical acts that have been on the podcast. Once again, the collection is a nice variance in styles. The artists performing are semi-recent guests:…
063 - Coffeehouse Night #2 of 3
Feb 10 • 62 min
Another compilation of the amazing live performances, by the seconds round of musicians who made their way over to this podcast. Super talented and warm/kind people, with musical styles ranging from folk, to funk, to jazz, to metal and more. Please enjoy…
062 - Coffeehouse Night #1 of 3
Feb 3 • 64 min
A compilation of the amazing live performances, by the first round of musicians who made their way over to this podcast. Super talented and warm/kind people, with musical styles ranging from folk, to soul, to pop-punk. Please enjoy the music of Waterloo…
061 - Erin Wetzel
Jan 27 • 65 min
Erin Wetzel is KW’s 2019 Miss Oktoberfest, a life-long girl guide with a gift of cookies-in hand.. and a ray of warm sunshine as we continue through the dead of winter. We had a lovely chat about Erin, what she stands for, the role-model she hopes to be,…
060 - Paige Warner, Part 2
Jan 20 • 46 min
Paige Warner is an exceptional artist from this region, and I couldn’t be happier as a 35-year-old, to be a genuine fan of new music. Self-described as a diverse artist, you can feel R & B pulling some reigns, but not type-casting this 20-something’s…
059 - Sandra Dynka, Part 2
Dec 17, 2019 • 61 min
Sandra Dynka is an amazing person, full of excitement and an agenda to take on the world. She choses to devote her life to empowering others and figuring out the best ways to do that, is her chosen battleground. Coming to this episode from her prior…
058 - Jessie T
Dec 11, 2019 • 63 min
Jessie T, an accomplished singer/songwriter, pop, rock & country artist from Waterloo Region and judge on music competition show The Shot.. just happens to also be a good friend of mine, and yes, I’m kinda bragging. But the reason we’re friends is because…
057 - Taylynn
Dec 6, 2019 • 59 min
TayLynn, I met on instagram, while recording the previous episode with Milana and Mike. She’s a singer/songwriter from just outside of Kitchener-Waterloo who’s also attended the same open-mics, just on days I didn’t make it… sad I am now that i’ve heard…
056 - Milana Boss & Mike Sharp
Dec 2, 2019 • 60 min
Milana Boss & Mike Sharp are two exquisite singer/songwriters, both solo and collaboratively, in this case or moment in time, collaborative. I met them at local open mics, Waterloo’s Patent Social, and Kitchener’s Rhapsody Barrell Bar, and was instantly…
055 - Jesse Parent (Prequel)
Nov 27, 2019 • 23 min
Jesse Parent again! You’ve now heard part 2 of us (in episode 020), and part 3 (in episode 054)… so here’s the episode from the vault, part 1, from February 2018 on Todd’s Café. Jesse came by, we shot the shit, he played a couple tunes, and it was…
054 - Jesse Parent (Returns)
Nov 24, 2019 • 66 min
Jesse Parent, whom you may’ve heard earlier this year (in episode 020), returns, a third time actually… that was his 2nd appearance, his 1st was on my last podcast Todd’s Café (you’ll get that re-presented soon on TDS). Jesse met up with me at Descendants…
053 - Robin + Elaine
Nov 15, 2019 • 52 min
Robin Lindner & Elaine Decleir are the #bossbabes behind now-Kitchener/Waterloo-based company and branding firm ‘Robin + Elaine’, they are also the force behind ‘KW Famous’ which spotlights some of the region’s famous and timeless pinpoints. I wanted to…
052 - Jessie T (vault stuff)
Nov 13, 2019 • 22 min
After a brief re-introduction to that which I call the “vault”, I re-introduce you to my past guest, KW singer/songwriter Jessie T (whom is scheduled to make a new appearance on TDS). She stopped by the apartment back in February 2018 to make an…
051 - Carlotta Trenholm
Nov 10, 2019 • 57 min
Carlotta Trenholm is a shiatsu therapist and live local music fan, that I met on the street. Literally. We met just outside of Kitchener’s downtown Market, and co-ordinated this via our mutual friend and past guest Cuneyt. This chat was recorded at…
050 - Tessa
Oct 31, 2019 • 60 min
Tessa goes back almost to the beginning with me, I almost feel like we’re related.. so as out-of-touch as we are these days, we can easily drift back into the comfort zone conversationally, without any effort. In the time we’ve known each other alone,…
049 - Sam Nabi
Oct 18, 2019 • 68 min
Sam Nabi is a gentleman I met over 10 years ago, when he was in Waterloo University, and my friend/co-hort Carrie Humphries was booking artists to perform in a no-longer-existant room in Waterloo’s Mongolian Grill. We meet again randomly at the open-mics…
048 - Evan Corneil
Oct 4, 2019 • 49 min
Evan Corneil is a singer/songwriter, fairly new to the Waterloo region, who I’ve met and been seeing perform regularly at the Rhapsody Barrell Bar open-mic night. Not only is he a swell young creative lad, but he’s a sweet down to earth lad that’s super…
047 - Brittany Pyatt
Sep 26, 2019 • 55 min
Brittany Pyatt is a stand-up comedian, that unlike allot of my more recent guests, I actually met in-person, at a local bar/music venue. Given that I don’t know allot of people in the stand-up genre, it was nice to just have a one-on-one chat with…
046 - Beware of HopeFest
Sep 16, 2019 • 104 min
Jerelle & Sofia I heard about through the grapevine, but was instantly enamoured by what their social media presence informed me of, particularly the music and energy of the artist/performers. I had the chance to meet-up with them for coffee in Burlington…
045 - Sarah Lexia
Sep 9, 2019 • 78 min
Sarah Lexia, the “Aussie in Sarnia”, what an exploration to go through in that alone. I fucking love Australian shit, so I’m glad I had the chance to have coffee in Sarnia with this legend in her own time, and talk about all things being a ‘public figure’…
044 - Luke Cyrus Hunter
Sep 3, 2019 • 48 min
Luke Cyrus Hunter was a guest on my first podcast ‘The iTodd Lounge’ in 2008, as the singer/keyboardist in the band Stereola with Wayne Bond and Jay Walsh. Now sporting some singles, following up his CD of songs that were in development since his last…
043 - Samantha Mirandola
Aug 26, 2019 • 42 min
Samantha Mirandola is a young and super vivacious young and talented actor and recently an author from Waterloo, Ontario. Sporting her new book ‘Dream-Catalyst’, Samantha agreed to be on the podcast and chat about theatre, improv, writing, and being a…
042 - Katie
Aug 22, 2019 • 42 min
Katie, I really don’t want to write this episode blurb. What I will tell people though is that you’re my partner, my biggest supporter, and you’ve been cool with me having all of 70-80 some-odd guests into our apartment for podcast sessions. Now, with a…
041 - This Is Pristine
Aug 6, 2019 • 26 min
This Is Pristine is made up of vocalist Kelly Abbass and guitarist Steph Dilts. They’ve been around as far back as I’ve been on the air, it’s just unfair that I aged and they didn’t, not even a day. Local to the Waterloo region, they’ve played a few gigs,…
040 - Kelly Abbass (vault stuff)
Aug 5, 2019 • 11 min
Kelly Abbass is almost the first person I ever interviewed, and one of my first podcast guests ever even! We met on MySpace if you’d believe that was the Instagram of it’s day, then in person at CJIQ in Kitchener on Night Sessions with Renegade X. Kelly…
039 - William Chernoff
Jul 22, 2019 • 53 min
William Chernoff is an outstanding musician/composer, both a member and leader of several musical projects, the most current of which includes his own compositions, and in the band Early Spirit. William was not only sport enough to let me use a live…
038 - Elaine Kapogines
Jul 15, 2019 • 47 min
Elaine Kapogines is the creator of The Holistic Parent magazine and community, in the Waterloo Region. She’s a non-stop force of media, creation and learning; figuring out more and more ways to engage her audience. Once again instead of learning TOO much…
037 - Anna Beard
Jul 8, 2019 • 50 min
Anna Beard is a shy yet standout personality in my opinion, with a love not unlike myself of coffee and conversation. She lead a tour around town to spotlight downtown Kitchener’s locally-owned coffee shops café’s and ethical discussion, or as she put it…
036 - Sandra Dynka
Jul 2, 2019 • 47 min
Sandra Dynka is someone I met on instagram, via Natasha McKenty, and whom on their own as a health advocate, tennis pro and “champion of the underdog”, full of personality human, is enough to admire. It was only an after-discovery that being KW Miss…
035 - Ape Audio
Jun 24, 2019 • 41 min
Ape Audio is a group of funny KW 20-something guys, showcasing the music scene in the way I only wished I could, with camaraderie, modern technology and an actual HQ! They’re providing you much better quality indie entertainment in two ways, through their…
034 - Amanda Muse
Jun 17, 2019 • 47 min
Amanda Muse is someone whom it’s safe to say I got a little sycophantic over… there’s allot of pressure in being a good host, that I wasn’t ready to feel, but when someone has well over 60k subscribers on YouTube and is basically the original real-life…
033 - Cuneyt Yetkiner (vault stuff)
Jun 14, 2019 • 18 min
Cuneyt Yetkiner’s most recent appearance on the show (previously on The Todd Donald Show…) was allot more loose but engaging chat between us, but if you’d like to get to know him more in interview style talking about the intricacies of performing locally…
032 - Cuneyt Yetkiner
Jun 10, 2019 • 42 min
What can I say about Cuneyt Yetkiner? I could say he’s an exceptional guitar player, composer, performer, friend and judge on The Shot… but would that be saying enough about the living Waterloo-Region legend? Oh, you think it would? ehhhhhhhhh-I don’t…
031 - Rashmi Sanjay
Jun 2, 2019 • 35 min
Rashmi Sanjay is host of ‘In Conversation with Rashmi’ on CKMS, and yet another wonderful soul I managed to meet because of past guest Natasha McKenty. She has an amazing and compelling story, it’s amazing that she’s still walkin’ and boy is she rockin’!…
030 - Mathilde
May 27, 2019 • 36 min
Mathilde is a vocal & theatre trained singer/songwriter, who’s soon to be a Toronto native. I can’t however, celebrate having this guest on without reminiscing about the fact that Sara and I know each other from years ago, singing karaoke at Anchor in…
029 - Mary-Catherine Pazzano
May 20, 2019 • 34 min
Mary-Catherine Pazzano returns! to make her first official appearance on The Todd Donald Show, and with it, I gathered some of her most bodacious gripe posts. This time, I’ve been listening to her superb album ‘You’re Gonna Hear From Me’ (which you should…
028 - Mary-Catherine Pazzano (vault stuff)
May 18, 2019 • 31 min
Mary-Catherine Pazzano is about to make her return on the podcast, but I’d like to get this jazz vocalist, artist and teacher, on the show in advance, via her vault episode (chat & live performance). There’s a funny story about how we finally met in…
027 - Kate Schlitt
May 13, 2019 • 42 min
Kate Schlitt and Wendy Huenul were recently featured in the Laurier magazine The Community Edition, and are hosts of the region’s newest (and if I may say, hottest) feminist podcast. Not only is their podcast fantastic, but I found them interesting to…
026 - Alex Kinsella & Beisan Zubi (vault stuff)
May 10, 2019 • 52 min
Why Waterloo podcast hosts Alex Kinsella and Beisan Zubi are two people I never quite apologized to properly. I had them on my prior podcast Todd’s Café to shoot the breeze, a fan of their ‘about-town’ Kitchener/Waterloo culture and events podcast.. I…
025 - Deanna Wells
May 6, 2019 • 42 min
Deanna Wells is frontwoman of Hamilton area-based band Ophelia Syndrome, and a longtime friend of mine, since we were in the music program at Mohawk College. There’s a three-part chat in which we talk about going to Mohawk, the new EP that Ophelia…
024 - Wendy Huenul
Apr 29, 2019 • 46 min
Kate Schlitt and Wendy Huenul were recently featured in the Laurier magazine The Community Edition, and are hosts of the region’s newest (and if I may say, hottest) feminist podcast. Not only is their podcast fantastic, but I found them interesting to…
023 - Matt Lees
Apr 21, 2019 • 56 min
Matt Lees is a singer/songwriter and podcaster (sound familiar?) whom I met at a house party 16 years ago. Clearly we were fast friends because of our shared love of pop culture and creative outlets and we were fans of each other creatively and as people,…
022 - Matt White
Mar 11, 2019 • 51 min
Matt White and partner Carin Lowerison are the heads of Kitchener/Waterloo’s socially-aware theatre company Green Light Arts. Just based on seeing what they do online alone, I was compelled to reach out to them to see if Matt would come by to tell me his…
021 - Fearless Heart Yoga
Mar 4, 2019 • 45 min
Fearless Heart Yoga practitioners Carolynne and Lindsay agreed to meet up early at their studio in Waterloo, to have coffee and a chat with me about the body and the mind. We chatted about the studio, and in a way that was on-brand (as much as I have a…
020 - Jesse Parent
Feb 24, 2019 • 46 min
Jesse Parent is no stranger to being on a chat-show with me, nor is he a stranger to performing live and pressing records. He is super gifted, prolific and ready to start over… so to speak… what? I’ll let him explain what I tried to mean by that. On his…
019 - There Was A Sale
Feb 18, 2019 • 35 min
There Was A Sale returns for season 2, much like season 1 each piece is paired thematically somehow with an adult beverage, but the pieces being reviewed, described and discussed this time aren’t Matt’s Criterion collection of movies, this time it’s Matt…
018 - Hayley Kellett
Feb 10, 2019 • 41 min
Hayley Kellett is the improv incubator director at The Making-Box, based in Guelph and soon-to-be opening up a space in Kitchener. I’ve loved improv and comedy for a long time, so I immediately was excited to just sit down with a professional and…
017 - Justin Godelie
Feb 4, 2019 • 36 min
Justin Godelie is husband to Shannon, from episode 001, and another co-host of the wacky, zany, tutti-fruity trio of podcast titans from Kitchener’s Pull The Plug podcast. I didn’t go to school with Justin though, so this was our first time meeting, and…
016 - Emily Schooley
Jan 28, 2019 • 41 min
Emily Schooley is a force to be reckoned with, and a polymath to boot. I met her when Emily and Erika Reesor were on Todd’s Café last year, sporting their multi-sized play, ‘Heatwave’. Based on that experience I was just too delighted to have coffee and…
015 - There Was A Sale (vault stuff)
Jan 21, 2019 • 34 min
There Was A Sale is a WR podcast, hosted by Kayla Haas and Matt Grant; two people I adore endlessly. Not that I consider this settling, but I happily settle for the odd hangout, and listening to them chat about Matt’s collections of movies or books. This…
014 - A New Ground
Jan 14, 2019 • 34 min
A New Ground i’ve been after for a while. They’re a dynamic duo, which is something I say as a double-entendre… Not only are they a couple, but they’re a band, get it? and their music is intricate, beautiful and dynamic, A F! We chatted about the band,…
013 - Among Legends
Jan 6, 2019 • 40 min
Among Legends is a hardworking and amazing, fast, showmanship-loaded pop/punk band from KW/Toronto, with roots everywhere, and chivalry for the human cause and positive messages for days. I had the fortune of hosting for a chat/performance, the…
012 - Rob Szabo
Dec 26, 2018 • 53 min
Rob Szabo, originally from KW and now based out of Toronto, has worn several hats. He fronted some amazing rock bands in the 1990s, like The Groove Daddies, Marigold and Plasticine. He pumped out more incredible rock/pop work and toured extensively in the…
011 - Mandippal
Dec 17, 2018 • 50 min
Mandippal, originally from Cambridge, now a longtime resident of Kitchener/Waterloo, has been a steady working singer/songwriter since as far back as I was. We shared the stage several times way back in the day, and this catch-up was a longtime coming! I…
010 - Hawkeyes
Dec 10, 2018 • 50 min
Hawkeyes, based out of the Waterloo Region, are kinda hard to describe. Their experimental, drony, instrument-only sound has been described as deep, ambient, psychedelic, metal, some might make reference to ‘doom’, and more, it’s quite atmospheric, and…
009 - Twas Now
Dec 2, 2018 • 40 min
Twas Now, is a New Hamburg-based duo, with a superbly refined blend of two heavenly voices. Diana and Mike Erb are so perfectly paired, they should almost be a couple and get married. If you didn’t already know, they are also a happily married couple,…
008 - Natasha McKenty
Nov 25, 2018 • 37 min
Natasha McKenty is host of Rogers Waterloo Region’s In Studio with Natasha McKenty. We found each other online, but have become friends in real life. We both came from different schools of broadcasting - meant both metaphorically and literally, but when…
007 - Sylvia Pond & Dan Grace (vault stuff)
Nov 11, 2018 • 46 min
Sylvia Pond and Dan Grace are two lovely people I had the fortune of meeting at what Kitchener’s bar/venue Rhapsody’s open-mic, at the “Table Of Love”. It’s no wonder that I wanted to put their two chats together here, from the vault of my prior podcast…
006 - Vienna D’Amato Hall
Nov 5, 2018 • 60 min
Vienna D’Amato Hall is an icon to me, a singer/songwriter and more - whom I feel, both takes their art seriously and truly showcases in a beautiful way, the more interesting aspects of humanity. I feel blessed that she’s returned to chat with this joker…
005 - AntiSocial Surf Club
Oct 28, 2018 • 39 min
AntiSocial Surf Club members Matt and Bennett stopped by to tell me more about their Waterloo pop/punk smash hit band.. From the same early 20s as recent guest Paige Warner, it’s dawning on me that there’s an exhilaration to getting along with, relating…
004 - Vacuity & The Human Statues (vault stuff)
Oct 21, 2018 • 36 min
I decided a few episodes in, that I wanted to give you a glimpse into the energy of 2008, and how shitty I was at this when I started podcasting… On the other hand, I also wanted to introduce you to two of my favourite bands AND memories. Vacuity was an…
003 - Paige Warner
Oct 14, 2018 • 39 min
Paige Warner is going into stadiums, I garuntee it friends. Musically diverse, with an of R&B and soul swagger, KW’s Paige Warner can be heard twice on this episode, chatting with me about her journey into writing original songs, playing live gigs and…
002 - Ophelia Syndrome (vault stuff)
Oct 8, 2018 • 33 min
Ophelia Syndrome are not only Hamilton-Region-based and an amazing and diverse rock/pop band musically, but they’ve been a very special part of my life, going way back. I’m happy to present three times we’ve gotten together to chat about music, the…
001 - Shannon Godelie
Sep 25, 2018 • 31 min
Shannon Godelie is 1 third of the Canadian podcast Pull The Plug, which much like my media, transitioned from radio broadcasting, at CJIQ. Her punk-rock Podcast outfit, made up of Shannon, her husband Justin Godelie and Justin Briner, have paved the way…