Hey DNTO listeners, wanna be blood brothers?
This week on DNTO we're exploring that sticky relationship with what flows through our veins.
- Our girl's all grown up, Sook-Yin Lee donates blood for the first time ever!
- Mariko Tamaki survives the biggest. period. ever.
- George Dryden is trying to trace his bloodline to former PM George Diefenbaker.
- Actress Molly Ranson spills what it's like getting doused in blood every night for the stage production of Carrie.
Think you're grossed out by blood? That's nothing compared to David Marchese, who swears he's allergic to it. Hear about his type-A aversion.
For many young girls, starting your period can be a scary time. That was especially true for Mariko Tamaki, it almost killed her.
George Dryden's search for the truth about his biological blood line may have repercussions for the Canadian history books. George believes he is the illegitimate son of former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker.
He'll tell us his story.
Sook-Yin Lee heads to the Canadian Blood Services Clinic to donate blood for her first time ever! While she's there she asks the more experienced donors... "why do you let them suck your blood?"
Pamela Palmater was raised in the Mi'kmaw culture. She's an activist for Indigenous rights and even ran for the position of AFN Chief. But until two years ago didn't have the right blood to be considered a status Indian.
She'll tell us why.
DNTO listener Pierre Bedard tells the story behind his surprising relationship with blood. If you want to be famous like Pierre record your own story using our magical record button.
Matt and Jill McRae fought like all other siblings. But one day a six year old Jill tried to grab a Charlie Brown picture book from her older brother, the result was a wee bit of bloodshed in the McRae household. Look at those rascals!
This week we asked, what do you carry in your blood? But what if it's blood you have to carry? Going through airport security is stressful on it's own, but try boarding a plane with a coller full of pig's blood. Sook-Yin shares her tale of bloody travel.
Mike and Steve of the Myers Brothers Band
are what you would call blood brothers. They grew up with hemophilia, a unique childhood that lead the boys to discover their own style of Mississippi blues.
It could be argued that "art is in the blood", but for installation artist and academic Sharon Alward
, blood is in the art. Her unforgettable installation and performance exhibition called Totentanz
used gallons of it as an exploration of AIDS and our attitudes toward death.
Actor Molly Ranson
recently played the lead in the revised and revived Carrie
, the musical in New York. A requirement of the job? Getting doused in blood night after night.
When Kate Whimster
discovered her blood type, it changed her life completely.
Listen to her journey with the Blood Type Diet, a YourDNTO web exclusive:
And here's this week's music playlist:The Belle Game - Wait Up For You