Nothing Exists - Episode 13


My guests, Julian Warme and Maury Core (with a special appearance from Mike Grove(s)(er)!) of Avem and I discuss things like:

  • Why Avem Started

  • Who Avem is

  • What birdcore is

  • Their songwriting process while living across the country from one another

  • The process of recording their new EP

  • The inspiration for their songs

  • Why birds are so darn cool

  • What we can learn from birds

  • Being yourself even if you were hatched from a rotten egg

  • The good ol’ days of Northumberland County Early 2000s Punk

  • What kind of show-goers we each are

  • Julian and Corry’s favourite birds

    Music from: Teenage Bottlerocket, Avem, Old Wives, and The Unlovables

Nothing Exists - Episode 11


Take a listen to my chat with Wayne Kennedy!

"Wayne Kennedy has all the defiant passion and mad vocal energy you would hear with a punk band but performed by strumming the ever-loving-sh*t out of an acoustic guitar. For 11 years, Wayne Kennedy has been heavily involved within the independent music scene of Southern Ontario. From performing in punk bands, The Red District, and Television Warfare, to being a well known music promoter. Most notably, he was behind the infamous $2 Punk Shows at The Spill in Peterborough, and the Moustache Club in Oshawa, from 2012 to 2016. Wayne Kennedy started performing as an acoustic punk songwriter in 2014. He has performed at various festivals across Ontario, such as KOI Fest, Broken Arts Fest, and Peterborough L.I.V.E. Wayne has also spoken at high-schools, colleges, and universities, about songwriting, and his experiences building music scenes from the ground up and adhering strongly to a D.I.Y. work ethic."

Nothing Exists - Episode 12


Check out the ADVANCE PODCAST VERSION of episode number 12 of The nothing Exists radio hour where my guest, Matt Kowalyk, and I discuss things like:

- Godhead and the other one-acts from Northumberland Players

- K-Shark audio - Recording processes

- taking a break from acting and then coming back to it

- How each of us got involved with Northumberland Players

- The Players as an organization and what we can expect from them

- Running a fast-growing not for profit organization

- critiquing art

- Directing theatre

- Art and creativity as a means of being well

- work-life balance

- being a parent

Music from Propagandhi, K-Shark audio, and The Tragically Hip.

Nothing Exists - Episode 8


Hear my interview with a woman who may as well be my twin (seriously! we were born 2 days apart!). She's got a lot of good things to say, def worth the listen.

Cailey McCormack is a young professional with a heart of gold from Port Hope. She is a lover of the outdoors, dogs, and wellness all while building a successful career. She’s passionate about social justice, and has a unique and compassionate approach to her activism, operating from the perspective that people come from good intentions and that it’s useful to meet them where they’re at. She says, "when creating positive change in any kind of community you can't underestimate the power of effective and compassionate communication".

Cailey is also a valuable thinker and world-builder when it comes to the concept of minimalism, connecting it to overall health and wellness in an accessible, practical way.

Cailey is a fixture at Turtle John’s Friday night karaoke in Port Hope, ranging in song choice from Sublime to Johnny Cash. When she’s not making change in her community, you can often find Cailey hanging out with her one year old dachshund, Reese, at her family’s cabin in the woods.

Feat. music by Wayne Kennedy Kim Doolittle andThe Weakerthans!

Nothing Exists - Episode 7


Interview with Jeff Wheeldon! We're gonna talk about things like:
- Democratic deficits
- Strategic voting
- Why he's into the Green Party
- Balancing his campaign with parenting
- His social media prescence
- Affordable housing
- Basic income guarentees
- Making mental health services part of OHIP+
- The Green vision for legalizing cannabis
- The interconnection of everything
- Questions for Jeff from my lyssners (haha!)

*BONUS* Jeff tells a dad joke.

Music by City Mouse The Murderburgers and Propaghandi

Nothing Exists - Episode 6


Join Deviants and The Odd Man Out and I to hear us talk about things like:
- Their new album, "Sink or Swim"
- The process behind the album
- What they consider their overall message
- Songwriting process, reoccuring themes lyrically
- The progression of the band (how and why it started)
- Music Series: A Place For Deviants Music Series Presents Chapter 2 the Release
- Upcoming shows (lots of local shows coming up!)
- The local music scene
- Making a living as a musician
- Being a transgender musician
- Parenting when you’re when a trans punk band

AND you'll get to hear some brand new songs from their new album (which hasn't even been released yet) AND NOFX AND Against Me!

Nothing Exists - Episode 5

Hailiah and Joel Wesley discuss topics including:

- What each of them contributed to the new track “Hunters”?
- The story behind "Hunters"
- The collaborative process behind "Hunters"
- Working at Long & McQuade - Cobourg
- The benefits of music lessons
- Music as therapy/self-care
- Hailiah's volunteer work with Sounds of the Next Generation
- What makes Northumberland County a good place to be a musician
- The best kind of gigs to play
- What we can expect from each of these talented folks

Featuring the NEW single, "Hunters" by Hailiah feat. Joel Wesley and Brizzy Beats and music by Ellen Torrie and Cale C. Crowe!

Nothing Exists - Episode 4

With guest Jeff Caine, discussing:

The Stars of Port Hope Civic Awards
- An update on Green Wood Coalition
- The recent sexist terrorist attack in Toronto and “incels”
- Redefining masculinity/what men can do about this
- Jeff’s career in the finance world
- Community theatre (specifically, on-stage kissing, among other things)
- Jeff’s radio show, and living (and looking for an apartment) in Port Hope

Tunes by The Hannigan Sisters (of Clan Hannigan), Bad Cop / Bad Cop, and Winona Wilde (as usual).


Nothing Exists - Episode 3

Featuring an interview with writer, Lindsey Woodward discussing topics such as:
- All about Lindsey’s self-published book, “Resurrection”
- Lindsey’s writing influences
- The importance of poetry as an art form
- Our respective experiences with Short Order Poetry
- The upcoming poetry reading: Poems to Live By
- Written poetry vs. spoken word poetry
- Influence of neurodivergence in writing
- Writing as an integral part of a healing journey
- Each of our top 5 healthy coping strategies
- What to do when someone you know if in crisis
- A reading of an essay and a poem by Lindsey

And music by Winona WildeHailiah, and The Castor Troys!

Nothing Exists - Episode 2

Join Lyss and guest, Rob Stevenson of Medicine Wheel Natural Healing, to discuss topics such as:
– How and why we started using cannabis
– How and why Rob got involved in the cannabis industry
– How Rob hopes to help support the community in Alderville
– What exactly he means by “Traditional Indigenous Medicine”
– What to expect when you go to Medicine Wheel
– What quality control standards Medicine Wheel has
– All about his new Mukwa product line
– What he has to say about all the other dispensaries opening in Alderville
– What kind of growth we can expect from Medicine Wheel
– All about the True North Seed Bank storefront grand opening on April 20th