Monday, 22 December 2014

Episode 79 - December 21, 2014

The last show of 2014 starts with a call to Pay's mom with a belated birthday greeting.

If you're confused about rewards points and now to maximize them, Kathy Buckworth provides tips for collecting points the right way and how to get the most bang for your buck.

And if you're that jerk who waited until the last minute to buy your holiday gifts, lifestyle expert Shoana Jensen has tips on crossing everyone off your list in one place.

Plus giving you the feels with some top words from 2014 and the story of a homeless man who offered a stranger college student his last bit of change for her to get home.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Episode 78 - December 14, 2014

MasterChef Canada judges Claudio Aprile (Origin restaurants) and Michael Bonacini (Oliver & Bonacini) co-host the show with Pay for the hour.
They chat about the holiday special, Season 2 of MasterChef Canada and their experiences in the restaurant industry.
How do these professional chefs deal with bad reviews and negative criticism? Michael talks about the recent Globe & Mail review that had everyone talking.
And they share their favourite hidden gems in Toronto.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Episode 77 - December 8, 2014

Pay takes a trip down memory lane and talks about the candies you remember as a kid. Gobstoppers, Nerds, Fun-Dip, Sour Patch Kids, Mojo's and all their sugary goodness.

To help you with your holiday entertaining, Interior Decorator Paul Semkuley shares his tips for making your home comfortable for your guests and provides a list of items you need to keep on hand to make hosting a group easier.

Flying fish and cou cou, souse, conkies...say what? These are the local foods in Barbados. More than just sun and sand, it's a popular winter destination for cold Canadians. Pay chats with Cheryl Carter from Barbados Tourism about other things to see and do on the island.

And what are the top trends in baby names for 2015? Just wait until you hear this list...

Monday, 1 December 2014

Episode 76 - November 30, 2014

Have you ever been gouged by an airline? What's the craziest price you've had to pay to get somewhere? Pay vents about the crazy cost of travel and listeners chime in.

Also, Jackie Breyer, Editor-in-Chief of Toy Insider dishes on the season's most popular toys and gift ideas for the kids you know (or don't know that well).

If you really want to make someone's day, consider the Shoebox Project. They're collecting boxes until December 5th and will distribute them to women in shelters. It's easy, it's inexpensive (fill a box with small items) and it makes a huge difference to someone who can't afford to buy themselves a little treat.

Plus, Pay reads the most adorable love letter written by a 4-year-old boy.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Episode 75 - November 16, 2014

This is the year I don't put on weight over the holidays.
This is the year I don't put on weight over the holidays.
This is the year I don't put on weight over the holidays.

Sound familiar? Registered nutritionist Lianne Phillipson-Webb shares her tips to keep our holiday eating under control, and tells you where a ton of your calories are hiding.

TV star and celebrity chef Roger Mooking is representing Canada at the Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival, plus he's cooking up a new restaurant in Toronto!

Monday, 10 November 2014

Episode 74 - November 9, 2014

Are you planning to pack away that BBQ? Don't! Weber Grill Specialist Michael P. Clive has tips for winter grilling and shares all the ways to BBQ with success. You might be doing something wrong...
But if you must, he'll also tell us how to pack away our BBQ for a few months if you only like grilling in warm weather.

Maybe you knew...that Winnie the Pooh was inspired by an actual bear purchased by a Canadian solder during the start of the first World War. He named her Winnie after his hometown of Winnipeg. There's a cool exhibit you can check out to see photos of Winnie and her owner and read diaries and letters from this dark time in history. The solder's great granddaughter talks about putting this exhibit together.

It's not too early to start planning your holiday parties and Jessica Tomei from Cupcake Vineyards shares her suggestions for wine and food and how to be the best host.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Episode 73 - November 2, 2014

How did one guy open 3 downtown lobster restaurants, launch a food line at Sobeys and write a cookbook in only 2-years? Matt Pettit from Rock Lobster chats about his new cookbook, "The Great Lobster Cookbook: From Claw to Tail" and what it's been like making this luxury food more approachable and fun. 
Could the things in your medicine cabinet be doing you more harm than good?
Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacist Victor Wong, talks about why it's important to clean out our medicine cabinets and what essentials we should stock. Confused about pain medication? He sets things straight.
And Foodee is a new "food concierge" that debuted in Vancouver and is now available in Toronto. If you ever get stressed about ordering lunch for a group at work - they'll make your lives easier.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Episode 72 - October 26, 2014

Pay is back from Scottsdale, Arizona and is plumper than when she left. There's more than spas and golf...there's great food. And if there's great food, Pay will find it.

Matt Basile from Fidel Gastro food truck and Lisa Marie restaurant pops into studio to talk about his new cookbook, "Street Food Diaries" and what lead him from a desk job as a copywriter to creating a food brand that has resulted in a food truck, restaurant, TV show, catering company and now a book in only three years.

Pay asks, "what's the worst thing you've ever received while trick-or-treating?" See if you agree with the answers. By the way, someone said, "potato".

Nutritionist Theresa Albert was once an evil woman who gave out whole wheat crackers at Halloween but is now trying to redeem herself. Theresa has tips on making Halloween less junky for parents and kids.

And chef Matthew DeMille (Drake Devonshire) talks about the Drake Hotel's new spot in Prince Edward County. A perfect spot for a getaway by car.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Episode 71 - October 19, 2014

Back from a trip to visit the parental units in Halifax, Pay wants to know if everyone's parents get weird when they get old.
Saturday Night Live celebrates 40 years with real food inspired by some classic SNL skits. Schweddy Balls, Colon Blow, Almost can now buy them and eat them!
Pay chats with Julie Zwillich who taste-tested many of the SNL goods.

Meal Share is an organization that started in Vancouver and Alberta and has now expanded to Toronto. Their concept is "buy one, give one". By dining out a restaurant they've partnered with,  you could give a meal to someone in need. Derek Juno explains how it works.

And the Delicious Food Show took place in Toronto this weekend. Pay had a chance to talk to several local and international celebs, including chef and author Mario Batali.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and there are many great fundraising events taking place. Heart of Fashion combines food, fashion and fundraising on October 25th. Listen in for details!

Monday, 6 October 2014

Episode 70 - October 5, 2014

Chef and owner of Hey Meatball! Rodney Bowers pops into studio to talk about a new cooking competition show called, Pressure Cooker. Home chefs get paired with a celebrity chef (like Rodney) and must compete against the clock to cook the best tasting dish. Pressure Cooker debuts on Tuesday, October 7th on W Network at 9pm.

Want to get your kids involved in their community and pick up a few cooking skills while they're at it? Kids Cook to Care is an organization that puts on monthly community dinners in low-income areas. Kids ages 6-16 can volunteer to help at a dinner under the guidance of a well-known chef. The kids prep and serve the food and pick up some great skills while they're at it.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Rethink Breast Cancer has launched  a new digital channel with short videos full of tips and inspiration to young women battling breast cancer. Sylvia Soo talks about the inspiration for Cancer Fabulous Diaries and her experience of being diagnosed at the age of 25.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Episode 69 - September 28, 2014

Award-winning journalist, Amy Rosen, visits the show to talk about her new cookbook, "Toronto Cooks: 100 Signature Recipes from the City's Best Restaurants". The book features 50 chefs in the city. Amy talks about the Toronto dining scene and how our restaurant industry has changed over the years.

Chef Ricardo has launched a beautiful glossy cooking magazine called "Ricardo", with easy recipes, tips and simple meal solutions. He talks about his rules of cooking, what makes his magazine unique and the kind of foods he likes to cook. And...the recipe for the ultimate chocolate chip cookie.

Do you have baby or kids books your child has outgrown? The Children's Book Bank desperately needs donation of gently-used books. They are a non-profit charity that encourages literacy by providing books to kids in low-income areas. Find out how you can help!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Episode 68 - September 21, 2014

What was Pay doing 4-hours outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba all weekend? Why was she sleeping in a barn? All is answered.

If you were a kid in the 80's you probably have memories of the show, Fraggle Rock.  Pay talks to Larry Mirkin, producer of Fraggle Rock who also worked on several Jim Henson productions. Larry chats about his first meeting with Jim Henson and what it was like to work with the creative genius. Jim Henson's creativity lives on with a new preschool show shot in Toronto called, Hi Opie! and Pay is the guest on the episode airing Friday, September 26th on TVO (6:15am, 10:30am, 1:15pm ET)

If you're confused by the terms "eco", "green", "ethical", or "sustainable"'re not the only one. Founder of G Adventures, Bruce Poon Tip, talks about the difference between the terms and gives listeners ideas on how to make a positive impact with your travel choices.

And the CIBC Run for the Cure is taking place October 5th - Kathy Phillips will be singing the national anthem at the start of the event and shares her story of saving her own life at a young age.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Episode 67 - September 7, 2014

Why the heck do celebrities get so much free stuff?

The 4th Annaul Toronto Garlic Festival is coming up - Pay chats with the festival founder about the many varieties of locally grown garlic and the kinds of sweet and savourty garlic dishes you can try. Plus, why not enter the garlic breath contest while you're there?

Chef Michael Smith (Food Network) is out with his 8th cookbook called, FAMILY MEALS. Pay chats with him about how to make dinner time more enjoyable and less choatic. Plus, Michael's favourite go-to recipe.

And should it cost YOU to make someone else's life more convenient?
Plus, the most brilliant idea for any apartment or condo....a communal pup. 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Episode 66 - August 31, 2014

It's the last long weekend of summer and we spend it with a two-hour show highlighting celebrity parties and A-listers in town for TIFF with Jordan Fogle (Mint Agency) - who talks about throwing events for celebs and gossips about the stars he's worked with. Want to spot a star and get a photo or autograph? Sabrina Maddeaux (NOW magazine) lists the celebrity hotspots for the film fest.

If you need another excuse to indulge in burgers...Le Burger Week is on from September 1-7th and a list of Toronto restaurants are creating unique burgers just for this week! Na'eem Adam (Le Burger Week) highlights some of the juicy creations and talks about getting Haiti involved with the event.

Chef and restauranteur extraordinare, Michael Bonacini (Masterchef Canada, Oliver & Bonacini) talks about his latest restaurant venture and the parties he's involved with for TIFF.

Always take crappy photos? Always look crappy in photos? Celeb photographer, Ryan Emberley, shares some easy tips for looking better in pics and for taking better photos. Your friends will thank you.

Plus Awestruck 2014 is celebrating with 30 food trucks at one event! Suresh Doss gives us the details.

And hotels are starting to charge for things that used to be about a $25 "personal use fee" if you put your own bottle of water into the fridge?

Monday, 25 August 2014

Episode 65 - August 24, 2014

What would you do if you saw a mom swearing in front of her young kids while out shopping? One woman got the mom arrested. Is this going too far?

Also, how much control do you think parents should have over their kids cellphones? A Texas mom tired of having her kids ignore her calls, created an app that lets parents lock their kids' phones. Brilliant or a bad idea? Parenting expert, Kathy Buckworth weighs in.

And film critic Thom Ernst joins the show to wrap up the last of the big summer hits including a great documentary about George Takei.

You'll never believe what cosmetic enhancement young women are getting now in the day of Instagram selfies and social media photo sharing. It's a good one. Really.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Episode 64 - August 17, 2014

Alert! Alert!
Mama Chen makes her on-air debut. You know her from Twitter and Facebook, and now Pay calls her mom to ask her about forgetting the most important day in her mom's life (the birth of Pay).

A new health study came out this week that says some people may NOT be eating enough salt...could that be you? (Unlikely). Nutritionist Theresa Albert reveals the top foods where salt is lurking and you'll be surprised by the list!

Toronto Star Food Editor, Jennifer Bain tried out the new tasty morsels at the CNE this year and gives you a list of the best and...the not so best so you don't waste your money or your calories.

And Air Canada's EnRoute magazine wants you to vote for your favourite new Canadian restaurant. Chef Anthony Rose of Fat Pasha joins the show to talk about it.

Plus, a radio DJ in BC live tweets his vasectomy and records it (sound only. Thank God.)

Monday, 11 August 2014

Episode 63 - August 10, 2014

Pay gives you the scoop on some great food she tried this weekend, including Twilight Tuesdays and the new restaurant DaiLo on College St.

You might not be thinking about menopause if you're under 50 but surprise! Joyous surprise! Women as young as in their 30's experience early signs of menopause. Dr. Brown talks about symptoms, treatments and how to make dealing with these symptoms easier.

We were supposed to chat with singer Jully Black but that didn't happen - but Honey Jam is a great concert event that has launched the careers of some top female artists like Jully and Nelly Furtado.

Also...beatbox, mojito, selfie, hashtag, da, and dubstep all have what in common?? Find out!

The Drake Hotel's Executive Chef Ted Corrado joins the show to talk about the little outdoor night market happening every Tuesday for the month outside of the Drake 150 downtown Toronto.

Plus...stories of people who've had their bike stolen and gotten them back. Including Pay.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Episode 62 - August 4, 2014

Do you know who catches the fish you eat? Who grows and picks the vegetables you eat? Where does your beef come from?

Toronto Star food columnist, Corey Mintz, takes his column on the road to find the people behind the food he buys at the market.

Ned Bell, Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, rides into Toronto as part of his cross-country tour to raise awareness for Chefs for Oceans and hopes to change the way we shop and eat by promoting sustainable seafood.

And the OPP has released a new free app to help kids and teens with the pressure of sexting. The "Send This Instead" app features witty comebacks and replies for teens to send when asked for an inappropriate photo. It also includes great resources and information for parents and kids who need help and advice.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Episode 61 - July 27, 2014

Could a Life Coach help you be happier at work or in your relationship? Pay didn't think so but then she met Life Coach Angela Perelli. After Angela's first guest appearance on the show, listeners asked to hear more from her so she came back to teach us how to set our own "body compass" and find ways to take dreadful tasks and make them just a bit more enjoyable.
Angela talks about what a Life Coach does and how they can help you identify your own weaknesses and fears to be happier with work relationships or personal relationships.
It sounds like a crock of bull...but chances are there's a tip here that could help you be a bit happier!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Episode 60 - July 20, 2014

July 20th was National Ice Cream Day...what ice cream flavours remind you of your childhood? How about Moon Mist?

There are a few weeks left to check out Sausage League at Marben restaurant. Their 4th annual competition pits two Toronto chefs/restaurants against each other to make the best sausage. For $25 you try both sausage creations with a beer and vote on your favourite to move into the next round.

What do you need to know about GMO? Nutritionist, Theresa Albert simplifies the concerns over GMO in our food.

Lifestyle Exert, Shoana Jensen talks about essential travel items to pack with you and easy tips to make your travels better.

And Taste of Toronto starts this Thursday! Find out what this food festival is all about.

Plus...what's the dirtiest thing you encounter when you fly? You might be surprised.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Episode 59 - July 13, 2014

Are you looking for a trip where you can stay with a local family or host and experience what life is really like in that country? Pay chats with Leah Griffin from G Adventures about their Local Living trips. Pay recently returned from their popular Tuscany Local Living trip and can't stop raving about it. What about a trip where you stay in a Masai Village in Kenya and learn survival skills from Masa warriors? Or a trip where you stay in the Amazon Jungle in Ecuador? Find out which trip is right for you.
Pay also chats with Chef Robbie Hojilla from the Hudson Kitchen about Taste of Toronto - the big outdoor restaurant event taking place at Fort York at the end of July.
And if you are a wine collector - you might want to consider donating or buying a bottle through The Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Fine Wine Auction.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Episode 58 - July 6, 2014

It's a party in studio as the guys behind the podcast, "Big Issue, Little Issue" join Pay for the show. Actors David Reale and Ennis Esmer (from the CTV show, "The Listener"), and writer-director Daniel Perlmutter hang out to talk about the new all-you-can-eat poutine restaurant that's opening soon, whether you'd take a stranger's leftovers, jerks and jerky people, the World Cup Clinic that's opened to tend to people who've made themselves sick over soccer, and....lots of other things.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Episode 57 - June 29, 2014

Pay is back from Italy and her Local Living trip at a farmhouse in Tuscany with G Adventures! Film critic, Thom Ernst shares his picks for July movies including one he can't stop thinking about.

How do you know if your need to be online is a hobby or bordering on addiction? Jesse Hanson from Helix Health Care Group talks about internet addiction and treatment options.

Beatboxing master, KRNFX (Terry Im) is a 25-year old Torontonian of South Korean descent who has performed at the White House and on the Ellen Degeneres Show. He'll be back in Toronto performing as part of the Modern Man event in July. Hear his freestyle beatboxing on the show!

Monday, 9 June 2014

Episode 56 - June 8, 2014

Pay broadcasts live from Toronto Taste for 3 hours! With some of Toronto's best chefs and restaurants represented at this culinary fundraiser, Pay chats with Food Network hosts Bob Blumer (Surreal Gourmet) and James Cunningham (Eat St.) This event raises money for Second Harvest; allowing them to rescue food and feed Toronto's hungry.

Throughout the show, Pay has conversations with: Chef Martin Kouprie (Pangaea Restaurant), Marc Thuet (Petite Thuet), Matt DeMille (Drake Devonshire) John Pong (Drake 150), and Rob Gentile (Buca). Find out why some of the food you're eating might not be what you think!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Episode 55 - June 1, 2014

How can a Life Coach help you?
Angela Perelli joins Pay to talk about what a Life Coach can do for you and offers some simple questions and exercises that can help you take control of where your life is going.
And Mirella Amato is the author of "Beerology" - the ultimate guide to pairing and entertaining with beer. She shares her ONE biggest tip for beer drinkers.
Plus you have one week to buy your ticket for Toronto Taste - Pay will be broadcasting live there next Sunday from 6-9pm!

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Episode 54 - May 25, 2014

Pay doesn't think it's weird to be in a relationship and never speak on the phone. Bring on the texts!

Karon Liu from the Grid TO talks about Burger Week and Burger Day in Toronto. Even though it's not really a week.

Peter Dyakowski is a 29-year-old football player who currently holds the title of Canada's Smartest Person according to the popular CBC show. You could be the next and it's more then just book smarts.

Rocco Rossi, President & CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada explains their big event "Pants Off for Prostate Cancer: Protect your 5-Hole", where pants are not allowed.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Episode 52 - May 11, 2014

The first show in the new studio at Richmond and Duncan!

Pay chats with Chef Tom Riley from Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill about food trends and flavours you'll want to include in the spring and summer months. For parties, weddings or casual gatherings - include more spices and Southeast Asian flavours. And the poutine bar is great...but guess what's replacing it?

Toronto realtor, David Fleming has real estate advice and reveals the neighbourhoods he thinks will be the new hot areas for buyers.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Episode 53 - May 18, 2014

It's the long weekend and Pay has a 2-hour show!
Briana Santoro talks about juicing the right and wrong way and why you might actually GAIN weight from juicing. Plus, she "undresses" some of our favourite snack foods that might be packing on more calories than we bargained for.

Michael Lagimodiere is the host of "Giver" on TVO - a show that gets kids ages 6-12 years old to design and build a playground for a community that needs one. Find out what ALL the kids want in their playground.

And the Yard Sale for the Cure is coming up on Saturday - find out where you can score some great deals and how to set one up yourself.

And Dr. Kathleen Regan from Innate Wellness talks about seasonal allergies, what could be irritating you and some of the ways to make life easier. She also discusses supplements, what we need and what to look for.

And School Grown is a great program for high school students run by Food Share. They have gardens at two schools and teach kids how to garden and farm. They need your help to get their produce to the farmers market.

And Toronto Taste is one of the biggest food events in the city. Pay finds out more.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Episode 51 - May 4, 2014

May the 4th be with you.

John Catucci, host of the Food Network show, "You Gotta Eat Here", joins me as co-host for the hour.

We talk about his favourite places to eat and what he would be happy not to eat again.

Bob Blumer, host of "the Surreal Gourmet" on the Food Nework joins us to talk about his latest book - creating delicious pizzas on the grill.

And parenting expert, Kathy Buckworth, with Mother's Day gift ideas that mom will actually want...and which gifts to avoid!

Plus, there's a penis museum and a NY guy is going to donate his generously-sized penis when he dies.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Episode 50 - April 20, 2014

Happy Easter and 4-20 day!

Nutritionist Julie Daniluk talks about her latest book, Slimming Meals That Heal, and the connection between inflammation, allergies and weight gain. No wonder those diets aren't working for you!

April 19th was Record Store Day. Do you remember the first time you walked into a music store? The first album you bought? Reporter David Topping discovers the last Sam the Record Man store and it's still in business in Ontario.

Pay talks to a woman who spent a year living on the street who turned her life around and became the publisher of a successful magazine.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Episode 49 - April 13, 2014

Do you say bag-el or bay-gil? Plus other food words people say wrong.

Tech expert Marc Saltzman chats about the heart bleed bug and why you should be concerned about your information online. He offers suggestions on how to protect yourself and keep track of all your passwords.

Gardening expert and TV personality, Frankie Flowers, chats about his new book "Power Plants" and offers simple tips on growing plants that are also good for your health.

Wine writer, Andre Proulx stops by with some rose and tells Pay that the new rose is worth embracing.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Episode 48 - April 6, 2014

Pay gets the details on the deals taking place for Spa Week (lots of spa services for only $50!), and David Topping (reporter for The Grid and Globe & Mail) gives us an update on the McLaughlin Planetarium and why it's just sitting there (almost 20 years later...). Film critic, Thom Ernst talks about some of the talked-about films for April, and chef Jo Lusted chats about the Go Gourmet Fundraiser - an event Pay is hosting which features dishes by 5 great chefs.
Also, Pay's hidden talent.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Episode 47 - March 30, 2014

Do you tip even if you get bad service? Or are we so polite that we leave money even if we a bad time?
Pay chats with Sabrina Maddeaux (NOW magazine) about Gwyenth's "conscious uncoupling" and her comments about how being on a film set is more challenging than being a mom with a regular 9-5 schedule. Oops...should have kept that to herself.
Also, how does taking a selfie help cancer awareness? It doesn't, so get over yourself. The men didn't want to be left out so they started their own risky hashtag.
If you love cats or just love cat videos...the Just for Cats Film Fest is for you. Pay gets all the details and there will be cats on the red carpet.
Plus, an art event where you can bid on a private dinner for 6 prepared by chef Matt Blondin.
And...details on naked yoga...

Monday, 24 March 2014

Episode 46 - March 23, 2014

Are hipsters too vain? The surprising trend among men is beard transplants. Dr. Stephen Mulholland talks about the process of hair transplants to your face.

Comedian Carla Collins will be in town for the Starlight Gala benefiting the Starlight Children's Foundation and she's got a show April 6th at the Flying Beaver Pubaret.

And some of Toronto's top chefs are taking part in a cool dim sum festival April 13th. Find out more about buying tickets for Yum Cha! Dim Sum Fest before the sell out! Chefs from Richmond Station and Canoe will be there and it will only cost you a few bucks to sample their dishes.

Plus - where is it illegal to name your child Facebook or Circumcision?

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Episode 45 - March 16, 2014

Gardening expert and author, Niki Jabbour, gives great tips on growing your own food whether you have a garden or a balcony. She grows food all year round and says it's easy.

Actor and Improvisor, Naomi Sniekus, chats about taking part in the Live Below the Line Challenge this year. The campaign encourages people to sign up and raise money to help end extreme poverty. Participants are asked to live on $1.75 a day for 5 days.

We also chat about Macaron Day Toronto taking place on Thursday. Participating patisseries will donate 25% of macaron sales that day to the Red Door Family Shelter.

And those hand-painted Honest Ed's signs are selling now for how much??

Monday, 10 March 2014

Episode 44 - March 9, 2014

Food Network host and cookbook author, Bob Blumer, from Surreal Gourmet, Glutton for Punishment and the World's Weirdest Restaurants, joins me in studio to chat about where his culinary adventures have taken  him and to talk about the Surreal Gourmet Room at the Gladstone Hotel. A food-lovers dream space to sleep and relax.
Do you know how much sugar you SHOULD be eating? It's a lot less than you think. Nutritionist Theresa Albert talks about the hidden sugar in your favourite foods and where you should be getting your sugar from.
If you drive downtown Toronto, you've noticed lanes blocked and street parking taken up by construction sites. Reporter David Topping (The Grid, Globe & Mail) looks into the legalities of "street occupation" and how much it costs developers.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Episode 43 - March 2, 2014

Mayor Rob Ford is in Hollywood to be on Jimmy Kimmel's show...guess who Kimmel's other big guest is that night?
Pay talks to running coach and chiropractor Clara Leung from KX Yorkville about training for your first 5K or 10K and the best ways to do it without hurting yourself.
Pharmacist Christine Yu from Shoppers Drug Mart helps us navigate vitamins and supplements with tips on what's new and how to figure out what you might need.
And host of the Food Network show, Eat St., James Cunningham tells us how we can create our ultimate potato chip flavour and win $50,000 with Lays new contest.
Also, why women should be aware that the text they receive from their guy might be pre-programmed.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Episode 42 - February 23, 2014

A special two-hour show!

MasterChef Canada judge and restauranteur Michael Bonacini hangs out in studio to talk about the show and what it's like choosing who stays and who leaves.

Holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy talks about the connection between what you eat and how well you sleep and feel. Her new book, "Eat and Live Well without Dieting" has great food and nutrition tips.

Top Chef regular and food expert Gail Simmons talks about her experience on the new season of Recipe to Riches and NOW magazine's Sabrina Maddeaux weighs in on the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated, featuring...Barbie.

And food trucks might finally be accessible in Toronto. Maybe. Zane Caplansky owns a deli and a food truck and tells us what the issues are that are keeping food trucks from serving.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Episode 41 - February 16, 2014

Entertainment host and producer, Graeme O'Neil joins Pay to chat about bad Valentine's Day experiences and the popularity of "rented boyfriends" overseas. Also, do you feel for the news anchor that mistook Samuel L. Jackson for Lawrence Fishburn during a live TV interview?
Aviva Reimer of Perfect-Fit explains how her fitness club also acts as a dating service. Her matchmaking skills are put to the test during events for singles.
And National Cupcake Day is at the end of the month. Hear how cupcakes can help the SPCA and Humane Societies near you.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Episode 40 - February 9, 2014

Your cab arrives to your destination and gets stuck in a you jump out or wait?
Film critic Thom Ernst joins Pay to rave about a truly awesome movie.
Plus, February is Heart Health Month - Dr. Chris Mohr gives tips on keeping a healthy lifestyle and lowering cholesterol with Cardioviva.
And Pay chats with one of the guys behind Canada's first cat cafe. Would you like to visit a cafe with a dozen cats roaming around?

Monday, 3 February 2014

Episode 39 - February 2, 2014

It's Superbowl Sunday AND Groundhog Day! Pay weighs in on which groundhogs to trust. Chef David Rocco joins the show to talk about his latest show and about the Ultimate Chef's Challege - an event where you can hang out with some of the top chefs in North America.
Dermatologist Dr. Paul Cohen talks about winter skincare and what we're doing wrong. Plus, how to keep our skin in top shape during the cold months.
Winterlicious is upon us - get details on how you can dine at some of the city's best restaurants for a deal.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Episode 38 - January 26, 2014

Personal trainer and fitness expert Stefanie Joanne has tips on sticking to your fitness goals and losing weight. Na'eem Adam brings the popular La Poutine Week to Toronto and gives us a taste of what to expect. And a new campaign by DDB Canada asks us why we don't care about homeless women as much as we care about celebrities.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Episode 37 - January 19, 2014

Some huge movies turn 20 this year! Including Forrest Gump and Jim Carrey's first movie. Pay runs through a list that might surprise you and make you feel old.
Melissa Leong from the Financial Post shares tips on saving for the future and starting your RRSPs.
Ryan Hinds talks about the anniversary of his cabaret show - a night of comedy, cabaret and coffee talk. Plus, which city is paying alcoholics BEER to help clean the city?

Monday, 13 January 2014

Episode 36 - January 12, 2014

A mini primer on Chinese New Year and the coolest tech gadgets that are coming to stores soon with tech expert Maurice Cacho. A car that drives itself? It's happening.

Pay also talks to Fina Scroppo, author of The Healthy Italian cookbook about ways to keep Italian food light, healthy and tasty.

Also, a cool new show about costume designer, Edith Head.

Plus the most difficult tongue twister!

Monday, 6 January 2014

Episode 35 - January 5, 2014

Film critic Thom Ernst, joins Pay to talk about the best and worst movies of 2013. Some of his favourites are in theatres now!
Nutritionist Theresa Albert, talks about the foods we should eat MORE of this year and has rules to follow if you want to lose weight.
Plus, listeners share their most annoying and overused words of the past year. Epic, literally, YOLO, cray.