Caleigh Le Grand is an actor/writer/ producer/photographer living in Toronto. She grew up playing in the world of theatre and earned her Honours and Specialization in Media Information Technoculture and her Level II Writer’s Certificate alongside her studies in Psychology at the University of Western Ontario. After university, she delved into a myriad of occupations - ranging from fashion and lifestyle PR to teaching RPM classes at Goodlife to flying around the world as a flight attendant with Air Canada - later grounding herself with acting in film, television and improvisational theatre.​   As a writer, Le Grand began her career in journalism, writing for The Barrie Examiner, and has since worked in the public relations, online magazine, and advertising sectors and continues to contribute her freelance writing to publications such as Dynamik Magazine, Amy Sky’s Alive & Awake, and Comedy Uncovered. She now centralizes her writing endeavours in the entertainment industry as a stage- and screenwriter. Le Grand can be found regularly on stage at Toronto comedy venues, including Comedy Bar, Second City's John Candy Box Theatre, Bad Dog Theatre and Social Capital Theatre. Her film and television work can be found on imDb.
Don’t start here! Go one ep back! This is part 2 of 2 of our conversation with documentary filmmakers Omar Mouallem and Dylan Rhys Howard, creators of “Digging in the Dirt” — a documentary film about addiction, suicide, and men's mental health in the Alberta oil sands. Find it on CBC Gem, and listen on to hear them share views on things like: How do we think about work? Is productivity worth more than life itself? Not sure anyone would openly conquer, but what does our economy’s last — oh, I don’t know — few hundred years reflect? How much of our identities are intrinsically tied into our occupational endeavours? Is work the epitome of our cultural values? Is there that much more of a culture of silence around men’s mental health, given our hegemonic ideologies about masculinity? Does reporting on suicide expose and curb paths that lead to them or encourage copycats? What kind of fear is good to have as a journalist? Emotionally, how does communication like texting or typing differ from speaking the words from your mouth? So. Many. Questions. They also open up about their own mental health whilst working on a documentary about suicide. Spoiler alert: one starts going to therapy, the other claims to have been going to therapy long before it was cool. Let’s get deep and have fun about it. E-book: Mindset: Reporting on Mental Health http://www.journalismforum.ca/mindset-reporting-on-mental-health “Digging in the Dirt” on CBC Gem: https://gem.cbc.ca/media/media/absolutely-canadian/episode-23/38e815a-011a7b71c5b Cool Things: Justin’s: SPJ Code of Ethics https://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp Cales’: Coffee grounds (obvi) but for plants! https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/ingredients/coffee-grounds-gardening.htm Theme music by Tessa Good & Petr Balaz Send your cool things into: https://anchor.fm/wtnok/message This interview was recorded on June 4, 2020 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wtnok/message
We dive into the social, economical, and emotional expectations of men in the oil & gas culture with documentary filmmakers Omar Mouallem and Dylan Rhys Howard. Their film “Digging in the Dirt” (on CBC Gem) focuses on addiction, suicide, and men’s mental health in the Alberta oil sands. They explore the layers underneath the culture of silence that surround men’s mental health and how men are sometimes stoic to their own detriment. The more they learned about men’s mental health, the more they were able to reflect on their own personal mental struggles and journeys. If the work didn’t begin personal, it certainly became so. This was such a poignant and deep conversation that we kept Omar from his kids for an extra episode’s worth of discussion. So, here’s part 1 of 2. “Digging in the Dirt” on CBC Gem: https://gem.cbc.ca/media/media/absolutely-canadian/episode-23/38e815a-011a7b71c5b Alberta’s Mental Health Line 1-877-303-2642 Cool Things: Justin’s: Breaking the fourth wall Cales’: Sadhguru https://isha.sadhguru.org/ca/en & “The Most Unknown” (2018) on Netflix Theme music by Tessa Good & Petr Balaz Send your cool things into: https://anchor.fm/wtnok/message This interview was recorded on June 4, 2020 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wtnok/message
Four ladies found each other after each losing their spouses. Their connection led them to start a business together — one that would help others learn how to handle life’s hardships or how to be there for others going through hard times. Alexie and Shannon from Lost + Found (soon to be known as “Crying Out Loud”) join us for a beautiful convo and an even more lovely reminder that it’s totally OK to not feel OK. Pause and have a cool little listen. It’s totally fine that you didn’t get everything done today. Be kind to yourself. You deserve it. N.B.: Some details are intentionally left out to safeguard the wishes of associated individuals. N.B.B.: Keep it shoved in your earholes ’til the very end for sneak peeks. ;) insta: @lostandfoundto https://lostandfoundto.com/ Cool Things: Alexie’s: Running to podcasts Shannon’s: Puzzles + Onesies Cales’: @thesweatspot @ryan.heffington Justin’s: App: Routines by Care/of Theme music by Tessa Good & Petr Balaz Send your cool things into: https://anchor.fm/wtnok/message This interview was recorded on May 19, 2020 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wtnok/message
TW: spirituality; therapy; reframing obstacles and pain as gifts and opportunities for growth (on a large scale); feeling 'crazy'; triggers in general. We’re all about personal growth. Sometimes, therapy’s a part of that. For Cales, that means running, meditating, spending a third of her budget on crystals and soul-talk; for Justin, it’s pasta. But what's in a soul? Has anyone ever been able to aptly describe a soul? Heck, nah. Does that stop us from trying to deconstruct it in this episode? Also, nah. We interview Naranjan Nota — a spiritual intuitive — to try to understand what it means to “get deeper” and learn common issues her clients are facing in their days of isolation. Cool Things: Cales’: Disconnecting from social media (hypocritically, of course) Justin’s: Beautiful homemade postcards Connect with Naranjan: https://brightshininglight.com/ https://www.instagram.com/naranjan.nota/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/naranjannota/ Theme music by Tessa Good & Petr Balaz Send your cool things into: https://anchor.fm/wtnok/message N.B.: This interview was recorded on May 27, 2020. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wtnok/message
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50
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2 days, 5 hours
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