Monday, 30 December 2013

Episode 34 - Dec. 29, 2013

The last show of 2013!
TV and radio host, Jason Agnew, joins the show to chat about the holidays, NYE expectations and the one resolution he actually kept.
Matty Matheson from P&L Burger tells us the secret to making the perfect burger and how to make make them the perfect NYE party food.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Episode 33 - December 15, 2013

Should customers be charged extra if they're rude? A French cafe thinks so.
Oliver & Bonacini gives great entertaining tips to make life easier for the holiday season. Dr. Colin Ellard tells us how stores and malls are designed to make us spend more and we find out about Sky's the Limit - a charity that will pick up your old laptop and donate it a kid in need. Plus, the top tweeted events of 2013.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Episode 32 - December 8, 2013

We're getting ready for holiday entertaining with Chef Michael Howell in studio talking about the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix and ideas for serving cheese. He reveals some of his favourite Canadian cheeses and gives tips on putting together a great cheese board.
Andre Proulx offers some great wine suggestions that can be delivered to your door. Saving you the hassle of going to the LCBO and also - a great gift idea!
Matt Baram is bringing us the first Impulse Improv Festival along with Soulpepper Theatre Company. A full weekend of international improv workshops and shows for you to check out.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Episode 31 - December 1, 2013

Gearing up for the holidays! One mom talks about her decision to do a "no gifts" Christmas with her family. Heather Greenwood-Davis tells us why her family will benefit.
Film critic, Thom Ernst, pops in studio to talk about the hot holiday films coming out this month, and tech gift ideas with tech expert, Maurice Cacho. Plus...the newest trend...jewellery inserted into your eye.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Episode 30 - November 24, 2013

He knows a thing or two about craft beer and wrote a cookbook filled with craft beer recipes. David Ort joins Pay in studio to chat about the great beer being made in Canada.
Caroline Mulroney Lapham talks about the Shoebox Project along with Michelle Taylor from the Fred Victor shelter. Shoeboxes filled with small gifts are distributed to women in shelters across the city. It's easy and doesn't cost a lot - that's why you should do it.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Episode 29 - November 17, 2013

Comedian Pat Thornton joins Pay in studio to talk about his 24-hours of stand-up for Africa. In its 5th year, Pat will perform stand-up comedy on November 29th to raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
Also, holiday gift ideas for women under $50. Including thermal leggings!
And some ways to fight those nasty varicose veins that don't involve surgery.
And you'll never guess what nasty germs are lurking in the most popular library books. How about herpes?

Monday, 11 November 2013

Episode 28 - November 10, 2013

What to look for when buying jeans and the trends this season. The denim pros from Over the Rainbow  tell us what we should be looking for. Plus, holiday party season is here! Nicki Laborie from View the Vibe, tells us about dining etiquette to prep us for those office parties.
And Movember is here! What's happening in our city?

Monday, 4 November 2013

Episode 27 - November 3, 2013

A 22-year old Michigan girl had the dumbest Halloween costume ever. But didn't deserve death threats because of it.
Film critic, Thom Ernst, stops by to give us his movie picks for November, and nutritionist Theresa Albert tells us why carbs are NOT the bad guy...and bugs in your spices? Oh yes.
Plus, a UK man who got kicked out of his house for commenting on a model's sexy photo.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Episode 26 - October 27, 2013

Comedian and author, Sean Cullen, hangs out in studio! We chat with John Catucci, host of "You Gotta Eat Here" about the big food competition he's hosting at the Drake Hotel. And do you think marriage makes you fat?

Monday, 21 October 2013

Episode 25 - October 20, 2013

Comedian Ali Hassan hangs out in studio and we sample fancy teas and tea cocktails with Jennifer Commins from Pluck Teas. Pay talks about her mom "feeling boys" and chats with chef Donna Dooher about Eat to the Beat. A fundraiser that brings together 60 of the top female chefs in Canada.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Episode 24 - October 6, 2013

Eating bugs is the new (old) thing. Pay talked to Dr. Aruna Antonella Handa about eating insects and how people in North America are just starting to experiment with this. And a Bugs and Beer event is taking place on Halloween where you can sample cricket snacks.
Also, Pay is a food pusher who made someone eat cockscomb even though it's no big deal.
Pro Martial Arts is a new martial arts studio in the east-end of Toronto with an anti-bullying program for kids.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Episode 23 - September 29

Why I think you should stop donating food to the food bank, a sake lesson for International Sake Day, October movie pics by Thom Ernst, and why a 13-year-old girl is fundraising for the CIBC Run for the Cure.
Also...someone emailed me to say I look fat. And they are related to me.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Episode 22 - September 22

Freeganism and dumpster diving. Pay talks to Jon Sufrin and Dorian Douma about "rescuing food", salvaging unwanted groceries and digging for dinner in garbage cans.
Plus, are our cell phone manners going down the toilet? Parenting author, Kathy Buckworth shares the latest stats on where we're using our cell phone (ahem...the bathroom). And Saul Colt talks about a great new program to help fund tech startups.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Episode 21 - September 15

Pay is back from a quick trip to BC...hear her latest Mama Chen story.
Pay chats with 10-year old eco blogger, Hannah Alper, about her new role as a We Day speaker. A big deal for such a young girl!
Also, Eric Brass, from Tequila Tromba sets the record straight on why tequila tastes gross, but REAL tequila does not. And you can take part in largest tequila the WORLD!
Tech expert, Maurice Cacho, explains the new iPhone 5C and 5S. Plus...Twitter going public?

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Episode 20 - September 1st

Pay tackles an important issue: raisins.
She hates them and insists others despise them as well. Calls and texts come in from both camps for this nasty dried fruit.
If you have a kid in university with a good appetite, they could be eating their way to $25,000 in prizes from and their eating competition.
Nutritionist, Theresa Albert, talks about the popularity of e-cigarettes among kids and why parents should be concerned. She also debunks some exercise myths: how much cardio is enough? Do you need all that protein after a workout? And is chocolate milk really a great post-exercise drink?
And Pay talks about an LA surgeon who created his "perfect woman" and married her. True love.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Episode 19 - August 25

A recent UK study found that single men wash their sheets only FOUR times a year. Gross, right? Pay shares her story of someone who rarely washed his sheets. Parenting expert, Sandra E. Martin gives tips on beating brown bag boredom and how to get your kids to eat their lunch.
The first American Sugar Daddy Convention is taking place next month. Pay chats with the keynote speaker about it and also finds out more about "professional wing girls". They exist.
And summer isn't quite over yet, Pay chats with the co-founder of about some great discounts and deals you can take advantage of.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Episode 18 - August 18

Big ha ha's on tonight's show with comedian Todd Van Allen, the host of Comedy Above the Pub. Catch Pay and Todd during a LIVE podcast taping this Thursday, Aug. 22nd at Johnny Jackson's on College St. as part of the first Podcast Festival.
And a guy who was inspired by our mayor to create a TV show where people with great ideas or inventions can try to get them crowd-funded. We chat with Jordan Whelan who is getting this idea on TV. Also...THE BEST CALLER with the BEST IDEA.
And we talk about the weirdest things we've eaten and what crazy carnival foods exist...including those at the Ex right now.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Episode 17 - August 11

Who makes the best burger? The best taco? The best pizza? The host of a new food series on CMT, Cris Nannarone, pops by the show to talk about some of his discoveries when traveling across Canada and the US. Including the deep dish pizza that he can't stop thinking about. Pay also gets some tongue on the show.
Film critic, Thom Ernst, picks his August favourites including a few smaller indie films he thinks are worth seeing. And a preview of what's to come for the Toronto International Film Festival.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Episode 16 - August 4

It's a delicious show today when Pay chats with the author of the new Toronto StreetEats guide, Suresh Doss, about street food in the city. He also talks about where to find food trucks in the city and gives us the scoop on AwesTruck - the largest food truck event in Canada.
Should you dump your date if he's in debt? Melissa Leong of the National Post tells us what she found out.
And Not Far From the Tree is an organization that will harvest fruit from trees in the city and split the goods.
More food news...a new street food festival is taking place this Friday in Regent Park. Details here.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Episode 15 - July 28

Design expert Glen Peloso stops by to answer questions and gives tips on where to spend and splurge when decorating your home. Etiquette expert, Karen Cleveland, tells us how to be the perfect cottage guest (because we want to be invited back) and how to be a good host (ie: tell people if you only have an outhouse). And registered dietician, Andrea Holwegner, talks about the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. It's carb-friendly.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Episode 14 - July 21

Pay talks to her beekeeper about the plight of bees and how you can take part in a hive share program and own a beehive in the city. Plus, what mama Chen found in Pay's bedroom during her visit to Toronto, the Group of 7 Chefs throw cool food events in the city, and what red wines are great to drink during the summer. And people share the "deals" they've purchased at Honest Ed's.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Episode 13 - July 14

Chef, musician and author, Roger Mooking cohosts the show with Pay. He talks about his days with the popular group "Base is Bass" and moving on to becoming a well-known celebrity chef with shows that air all over the world. His new album, "Feedback" is available now.
Pay talks about her beehive and purchasing part of a hive through a hive-share program. She's the boss and the bees are working hard.
Pay and Roger find out about Two Islands Weekend - a summer camp for adults to relive the fun and good times of camp but this time with chefs cooking gourmet food and...booze.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Episode 12 - July 7, 2013

Pay mingles with the Amish (including at the drive-thru at Tim Horton's) and checks out St. Jacob's. She discovers a book about the Amish and Mennonites (top 20 questions) published in Intercourse, PA. That's right. Dhani Oks from Academy of Lions Crossfit studio stops by to talk about CrossFit and the Paleo/Caveman diet. Chef Toben from Toben Food by Design talks about the hottest summer food trends (pickled fruit? Fried chicken and waffles!) And we find out the hottest summer trends for women and how you can wear the latest styles for a fraction of the price with Rent Frock Repeat.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Episode 11 - June 30, 2013

Happy Pride weekend! Pay loves the most expensive bike lanes ever created on Sherbourne St. She tried CrossFit and can't lift her arms but that's ok. Thom Ernst (Saturday Night at the Movies, TVO) stops by to chat raccoons (they are cute and adorable) and the possible July blockbuster movies. Wedding Planner, Whitney Pizale, talks about the rise of "Groomzillas" and what the responsibilities are of someone in a wedding party. Chef Rob Bragagnolo from Marben Restaurant fills us in on Sausage League taking place this summer. Basically, a battle of sausages.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Episode 10 - June 23, 2013

Pay crashed a girls trip to California and shares her packing tips including bubble wrap and suitcases inside suitcases. Jennifer Williams of Williams PR chats about the Hamilton bride who text a wedding guest about their cheap gift. Adam Bledin, founder of LazyPants talks about getting celebs into his pants and how a local line of casual sweats is taking off across North America. There's a new move people are doing in the bedroom...eyeball licking. Sexy, huh? Nutritionist and health expert, Theresa Albert says people are getting eyeball herpes from it (also sexy). And, adrenaline could be making you fat. We wrap up with tips on getting your kids ready for summer camp.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Episode 9 - June 17, 2013

Pay meets a 12-year-old British boy on the internet and pays him to do something for her. Hear how Papa Chen trumps every holiday and ruined Pay's 15th surprise birthday party. Big shout out to McDonald's and Swiss Chalet in Nova Scotia. Why pay full price for anything? is a Canadian deal site with fantastic discounts. Etiquette writer, Karen Cleveland, chats about what's appropriate to wear at work. Leggings are NOT pants. And a young woman from Oshawa hit the Rachael Ray show to thank her father for donating a kidney.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Episode 8

Why I almost punched a girl in the throat for ruining what should have been the best night of my life. And I went to visit my folks in Halifax. I have a good mama Chen story for you. Blake Eligh from has some teacher gift ideas for the end of the school year and I chat with comedian & actor Sabrina Jalees about her Brown Listed Tour and about members of her family breaking up with her when she told them she's gay. BBQ and wine pairing suggestions with Andre Proulx and I give you a sneak peek of Japans new ice cream sensations: bird flavoured ice cream.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Episode 7

Pay gets a breakdown of the summer movies coming out in June with film expert, Thom Ernst, host of Saturday Night at the Movies on TVOntario. Plus, tips on organizing your cottage for the summer and for all you lazy local foodies - FoodStory will put farmers markets online so you eat buy locally and have your goods delivered.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Episode 6

Pay goes tramping. Former restaurant critic and now a dinner party host for a living, Corey Mintz, talks about his new book, "How to Host a Dinner Party" and why you never want to be the drunkest at a dinner party (second drunkest is ok). And DARE magazine is Canada's first fashion magazine for plus-size women. Also, how a man made Pay flee from the gym.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Episode 5

It's ok to not give a gift at a wedding. Really. Pay talks to Melissa Leong from the National Post about the costs of being a wedding guest and how much we should spend. Also, Cosmo TV put out a Hot List special of some of the hottest men and Pay dished her opinions as part of the panel. "Don't fall in love with a man's potential" is the lesson learned from relationship expert, Nicole McCance. And uncork that bottle, we find out more about International Chardonnay Day.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Episode 4

You've watched her on CBC's Mr. D and George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight - actor, improvisor and writer, Naomi Snieckus, co-hosts The Pay Chen show! They talk to the executive chef of Kultura restaurant about Spring dishes and how you can dine with some of the city's top chefs. Plus, there's a party in town with a strict no-pants policy. It's for a good cause. Also, pants.

Episode 3

Pay's best friend bought a bike with $500 worth of Canadian Tire money! Find ways to shop and help breast cancer research with the Yard Sale for the Cure. And nutritionist, Theresa Albert tells us about foods we can't afford to eat because they take too long to work off. Also, Jay Onrait is leaving Canada for L.A and he tells us about his new show.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Episode 2

Have picky eaters at home? Parenting writer and author Emma Waverman and Eshun Mot, Food Editor at Today's Parent magazine, provide tips and advice on dealing with picky eaters. And, celebs like Ben Affleck are living on $1.75 a day for 5 days as part of the Live Below the Line Challenge. Actors Ennis Esmer (The Listener) and Naomi Snieckus (Mr. D and George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight) are taking part in the challenge and talk about their survival strategies.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Episode 1

Jay Onrait from TSN's Sportscentre spends the hour with Pay as they talk about fried chicken, strippers, and health food stores. Nutritionist, Theresa Albert joins the show to discuss a survey that suggests women can benefit from swallowing. Tech expert, Maurice Cacho provides the latest in tech news.