What got kick-started when you got kicked out? (Sept. 25)

Most people think of "getting the boot" as a bad thing... and let's face it, being kicked out rarely feels good. But as they say, when a door closes, a window opens. So this week, we look at what getting kicked out kicked off for you.

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Not everyone has "Brownie attitude" - and it turns out if you don't, you may be invited not to come back for future Brownie meetings. Kristin Hersh (of Throwing Muses fame) will tell us how she got booted out of Brownies... and how it prepared her for rock star life.

Ron Lieber normally dispenses personal finance advice as the "Your Money" columnist with the New York Times. But this past spring, he caused a commotion in the paper's food section, when he wrote a story about a meal he never got to finish... because he got kicked out the restaurant. We'll find out why.

Sook-Yin will talk with Wanda Robson, the sister of Viola Desmond - the woman called "Canada's Rosa Parks" - about Viola's forcible removal from a movie theatre 50 years ago... and why the story only reached its conclusion a few months ago.

It's one thing to get kicked out of a specific location, like a restaurant or a store. But what do you have to do to get kicked out of an entire country? We'll find out from two hapless Canadian backpackers.

Sook-Yin hits the street to find out what you got kicked out of... and what you learned from the experience.

Tom Green is a variety show host, movie star, and standup comic. He's also been forcibly and publicly evicted from all kinds of places... and one early ejection helped him find his calling as a comedian. Tom will tell us about the upside of getting kicked out.

Habiba Nosheen had three good friends in her high school. Until the day one of the friends invited Habiba to an important lunch time meeting at their favorite tree...

Being kicked out of your social group can be incredibly painful, especially if you keep seeing your ex-peeps every day. Purdue University prof Kip Williams has spent a lot of time studying what happens when we're blacklisted, and he'll tell us why it hurts so much.

Amy and Jesse Pasternak are troublemakers or defenders of girls' rights, depending on who you ask. A few years ago though, they were just twin sisters who wanted to play high school hockey in Winnipeg. But that's not how things worked out..... they'll tell us why.

For everyone who's ever been kicked out, someone else had to do the kicking. So who did you kick out... and why? Sook-Yin takes her mic to the street to find out.

Teens get kicked out of all sorts of places: malls, schoolyards, movie theatres...  But sometimes, it's much more serious. When she was 17 years old, "A" student Sassafrass Lowrey got a call telling her never to come  back home. She'll explain why... and how it lead to her future career as an editor.

Sometimes you don't even have to get kicked out - all the signs tell you you're simply not welcome. Muuxi Adam will tell us how, as a newcomer to Canada, he misinterpreted one store's signage as an invitation to "keep out."

As it turns out, a lot of people who got the boot turned out just fine. Take successful musician/actor Jay Brannan, who was invited to leave acting school. He'll tell us that story.


And here's this week's playlist:

Throwing Muses - "Not Too Soon"
Jen Lane - "End of the Line"
Sam Cooke - "Change Is Gonna Come"
Kara Keith - "Kick This City"
Leif Vollebekk - "Michael Robartes and the Ocean"
Frank Sinatra - "I Get a Kick Out of You"
Small Sins (feat. K-OS) - "Deja Vu"
Poppy Family - "That's Where I Went Wrong"
Lal - "Erase Me"
Jay Brannan - "Soda Shop"

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