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 our obsession with people and products say about us? And how does it feel to be the object of intense fan adoration?
On this week's show:
Sook-Yin has had the chance to meet a lot of interesting - sometimes famous - people. Throughout the episode, she'll share stories of her favourite interactions with celebrities, and explore what happens when they don't quite live up to what you expect.
Back in 1977, Pablo Hidalgo
was a young child of ex-Chilean nationals growing up in Winnipeg. Then, a little film called Star Wars
hit theatres and his life changed forever. Find out how he went from sci-fi superfan to working for George Lucas. (Photo Courtesy: Pablo Hidalgo
An actor really knows they've "made it" when they're stopped on the street and recognized by a stranger. But when a fan approached a young Joe Cobden
, fresh off his first big role on the MTV teen soap Live Through This,
it didn't go quite as he hoped. (Photo Courtesy: Joe Cobden)
is best known as a CBC personality and host on Radio 3 - but his first taste of fame came years ago when his Vancouver band, The Smugglers, started to gain a few fans. But when one woman took her interest a bit too far, it kicked off a string of events that left Grant feeling "stalker withdrawal".
We offer DNTO free to you, radio pals. But asking fans to financially support your projects is quickly becoming the norm. We'll talk to internet icon and Kickstarter pioneer Jason Scott
about what the crowd-funding website means for the fan-creator relationship.
Sook-Yin hits the streets with her handy-dandy recorder, and asks DNTO listeners to fess up to what embarrassing thing they're obsessed with.
When Brianna Goldberg
was working in a media job, she had the chance to meet her idol, Jann Arden.... somebody she had dreamt about for years. Literally. Find out what happened when they finally came face to face. (Photo Courtesy: Brianna Goldberg)
Last year, Michelle Dharmalingam took a one year sabbatical from her job to travel across Canada. Her plan was to fly to Vancouver and make her way East.. but she never got out of Vancouver, once she found out her favourite TV show was filming there.
Many fans ask their favourite bands for autographs or photos as keepsakes. But Cynthia Albritton has a more unique approach to commemorating her meetings with rock gods. Cynthia has become infamous as Cynthia Plaster Caster, due to her curious habit of creating plaster molds of a certain part of men's sexual anatomy. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook)
When Sam Mullins
took his very first one-man show to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, he was nervous. Called Tin Foil Dinasour, it explored his experiences with social anxiety disorder. So when a noisy fan kept showing up at his shows, Sam wasn't quite sure what to do.
At left is a picture of the origami R2-D2 Sam's young fan gave him. (Photo Courtesy: Sam Mullins)
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