2013

 

Best of DNTO: Producer's Choice

At DNTO, we know that everybody has a story. But have you ever wanted to peek behind the scenes and see how we put an...

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Where did your "pilgrimage" take you?

With the holiday season upon us, it calls to mind the epic adventure of the pilgrimage: a journey to a place of spiritual significance.  Whether...

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DNTO listeners pick their most inspiring tales

We asked you to share the stories that changed your life and you responded with favourite songs, movies and books. Take a look at what...

What's the most important thing you've left behind?

From leaving something behind on public transit, to being forgotten at school, everyone can relate to the notion of being left behind. This week, DNTO...

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When did a story change your life?

At DNTO, we know that stories can make you laugh, cry, and everything in between. But can a story change a life?  Whether it's a...

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Prove it! When did you have to prove yourself?

From leaving home for the first time to standing up in front of a crowd, we've all been in situations where we're called upon to...

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How did changing your clothes change you?

From "power suits" to t-shirts to traditional garb, the clothes we choose to wear are often laced with meaning... and can completely alter the way...

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When did you come face-to-face with race?

The topic of race is a touchy one... but this week on DNTO, we're tackling it head-on. Because even though race differentiates us, and sometimes...

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Regrets: how did you turn them around?

From the "fashion faux-pas" to major life moments, we all have experiences wish we could take back. Yes, it can be tough to re-live those moments...

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Bar Mitzvah invitation goes viral

When you're throwing a giant party, the invitations you send out are kind of a big deal. So when Jorel Hoffert and his dad,...

DNTO is throwing a party!

November 2 (Originally aired May 18, 2013) Put on your party hats, pour a drink, and grab a favour - because this week, DNTO looks at...

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Romance, danger and inspiration courtesy of a cup of coffee

This week on Your DNTO we're sharing tales from coffee lovers, grumpy baristas and the dangers of over-caffeination....

Our coffee portrait mosaic built from your photos

A few weeks ago we asked you to submit photos of your perfect coffee moment for our virtual coffee shop. But we were a little...

Tips for getting over a fear of the dark

Step one, don't think about monsters...don't think about monsters...This weekend, DNTO stands for Darkness, Night Terrors, Out! What would you do if your little one...

A tense situation calls for carefully chosen words

Sometimes saying the right thing at the right time can change a life... or two.As Winnipeg lawyer Jennifer Cooper was walking to work earlier this...

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Coffee artist captures Sook-Yin's likeness in foamed milk

Coffee artist Michael Breach carted his portable espresso machine into our New York studio to talk about his work. He didn't spill anything. See what else...

What did you discover in the dark?

From monsters under-the-bed to honing your survival skills in a blackout, we've all have to face the dark. It might sound scary... but sometimes we only really...

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DNTO's virtual coffee shop

We know DNTO listeners are very passionate about their coffee. So we asked you to send in a shot of your favourite mug, coffee shop,...

Have you ever gotten a confusing compliment?

Compliments can be a tricky thing. Especially when you're on the receiving end of one that's a little bit unusual.  A few weeks ago, Dawna...

DNTO's quest for a new acronym

DNTO, a show name that used to stand for Definitely Not the Opera...until now. That's because a few weeks ago, during our names show, we...

What did you brew up over coffee?

Whether it's a foamy cappuccino or the dregs of your morning joe, coffee has a way of inspiring us.But what is it we're brewing up over those...

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Experiments show inspires elementary school class

Last week, we got a tweet from a grade five and six teacher in B.C., who listened to our experiments show when it first aired...

Why is it so hard to say the right thing?

Finding the right words can be tough. From making a speech in front of a crowd to confessing your love to the person you're smitten...

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What happened when you found yourself "going solo"?

Most of us avoid being by ourselves if we can help it. From dining alone to travelling alone to being left at home by ourselves...

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What surprise discovery did you make from an experiment?

From testing a friend as a partner to sending classroom experiments to space, there are plenty of times we put our theories to the test. So what happens when our experiments have results we...

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What's the story behind the name?

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet - or so the saying goes. But what's behind the names that we have? Do...

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LIVE from St. John's: It seemed like a good idea at the time

We've hit the road for our second episode of the season, and are broadcasting LIVE from the LSPU Hall in beautiful St. John's, Newfoundland!  And...

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Odd couples: how did an unlikely ally change you?

You know what they say: opposites attract. But why do the oddest partners sometimes seem to be the best fit? And what binds two very...

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We still love ya, John!

He came... he told jokes... and he almost conquered America's Got Talent! DNTO's favourite storytelling funnyman John Wing made it all the way to the...

When did you face the odds?

At some point in our lives we've all asked the question: what are the chances? From unexpected pregnancies to lottery wins - facing the odds...

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When did you take a stand?

It's something we've all experienced... the moment when we are pushed to our limit and we do something about it. It can take everyone, especially YOU...

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Are we ever really happy with our bodies?

We all know that body image goes well beyond our reflection in the mirror. So this week on DNTO, we're taking a good, hard look...

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Are you in or out of the club?

Whether it was schoolyard baseball or office politics, we've all been the leader of the pack... or  picked last for the team.This week on DNTO...

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Drinking: when did it bring you together, or tear you apart?

As a country, we have a serious relationship with the bottle: $19.9 billion worth of alcohol was sold in Canada last fiscal year, with the...

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What happened when you were "in the spotlight?"

Step up to the microphone, DNTO listeners!   Coming up on DNTO we're asking: why do we crave the spotlight?   Whether you were a...

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What's the real value of redemption?

Whether in the eyes of our parents, society or your soccer coach, climbing back to your former status after a major faux pas is...

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What happened when you found a lost cause?

Have you ever jumped on board a sinking ship?This week on DNTO, we're looking at all of the St. Judes out there. (Originally aired...

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What lengths would you go to for revenge?

Sweet, sweet revenge. Is it worth it? This week on DNTO, we're handing out the dish best served cold. Tales of ugly vengeance, timely justice...

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What happened when you stepped outside the gender lines?

Boys will be boys, girls will be girls... or not. There are a lot of perceived "traditional" gender lines... but what happened when you...

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Who were you at camp?

As we finally approach the summer, plenty of parents and kids are starting to think about camp. For many families, it's a time-honoured tradition: pack...

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When did moving through water move you?

Put on your trunks, strap on the water wings and dive in! This week, DNTO looks at the big blue and wonders: when did moving...

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Where did your "escape" take you?

Whether from a sinking ship, an oppressive office, or an awkward social situation, we all have moments in our life where we feel the need...

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What did you get from your act of kindness?

Every day, we're presented with the opportunity to be kind. From a quick smile and "thank you" to the bus driver, to helping a person...

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Home: what happened when you left and returned?

It's often said that every story comes down to one basic journey: you leave home, encounter a world full of obstacles and experiences, and return...

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DNTO is throwing a party!

Put on your party hats, pour a drink, and grab a favour - because this week, DNTO looks at parties! What is it about social...

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What happened when you were outed?

There are few times in life when we're completely open with people... but what happens when we are? This week, DNTO looks at those moments...

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What happened when you were a "fan"?

From the Beatles to Bieber, from Star Wars to the Senators - we're all a fan of something. So this week, DNTO asks: what does...

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What happened when life handed you lemons?

The poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once wrote: "into every life, a little rain must fall." But sometimes a lot of rain falls - and you're...

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When was your hypocrite moment?

This week, DNTO explores our most contradictory of behaviours: hypocrisy. Because at some point, chances are you've said one thing but ended up doing the exact...

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DNTO LIVE from the Winnipeg Comedy Festival

This week, DNTO comes to you with a live performance from the Winnipeg Comedy Festival! Sook-Yin Lee and company take to the stage with a...

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When did you get more than you bargained for?

From garage sales to thrift stores to boxing day deals - we all love a bargain. But how far is too far to go for...

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When did you face the odds?

At some point in our lives we've all asked the question: what are the chances? From unexpected pregnancies to lottery wins - facing the odds...

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When did your clothing cause a crisis?

The clothes that we choose to wear are a big part of the image we present to the world. But what happens when your clothes...

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What does your legacy say about you?

Whether we like it or not, we'll all be remembered for something. So DNTO is taking a look back and asking: what does your legacy...

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When did you take a stand?

It's something we've all experienced... the moment when we are pushed to our limit and we do something about it. It can take everyone, especially YOU...

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DNTO Cookbook

We've worked up quite a hunger while putting together this week's episode of DNTO. In light of the "Food, Glorious Food" show, we decided to...

Food: when is it about more than what we eat?

This week, DNTO - the most delicious show on radio - takes a look at food. We're asking the question: when is a meal about...

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How did your sibling change you?

This week, DNTO welcomes guest host Jann Arden and asks: how did your sibling change you?Because the relationships we have with our brothers and sisters...

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What's your best wedding story?

It's the happiest day of your life! Maybe... Weddings can be moments of incredible joy, or of high drama. So what was the "big deal"...

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Why are we so divided by walls?

Whether they separate your cubicle at work, your apartment from another, or two nations - we all have to deal with walls on a daily...

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Are we ever really happy with our bodies?

We all know that body image goes well beyond our reflection in the mirror. So this week on DNTO, we're taking a good, hard look...

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Are you in or out of the club?

Whether it was schoolyard baseball or office politics, we've all been the leader of the pack... or  picked last for the team.This week on...

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Why did you lie?

This week on DNTO we're telling some tall tales.We're asking all the fibbers out there: when did you lie? And did you get away with...

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What really changed when you reinvented yourself?

A brand new year calls for a brand new you! Or does it? This week on DNTO we're asking, what really changed when you attempted...

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How are you managing your debt?

Are you feeling the post-holiday credit crunch? Does debt tie you to the bank, to your family... or to your past? This week on DNTO...

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