Sam Mullins moved to Vancouver about three years ago, to pursue his dream of writing and acting. But then things didn't go as planned, and Sam was on the verge of giving it all up. But one night while Sam was waiting on tables, everything changed. It was the night he made a tinfoil dinosaur... and he'll tell us how it changed his life. (Also heard on Your DNTO)
(Above: watch Sam tell his story... and make a tinfoil dinosaur! Video by Ken Stewart.)
Kathryn Calder's talents aren't so hidden. The Vancouver songstress has a brand new CD out, and throughout the show, she'll play us some of it. (Also heard on Your DNTO)
The talent's not just on stage, though. Sook-Yin takes to the audience to discover some hidden abilities.
Sarah Hyde never thought of herself as the tough "take charge" type - you know, the kind of person who'd step up during an encounter with the scary "wild" in the "wilderness." She'll tell us how she found out she was exactly that type.
(Above: Sarah bravely faces the Vancouver audience. Photo by Ken Stewart.)
Deb Williams is another Vancouver storyteller who's had a lot of encounters with wildlife... but somehow, it always seems to be with wildlife in need of medical attention. She'll tell us about finding her talent for caring for injured animals... and finding the limits of that talent. (Also heard on Your DNTO. And check out the Vancouver storyteller show Deb co-produces, The Flame.)
(Above: Deb Williams is lookin' at you! Photo by Ken Stewart.)
Kathryn Calder will tell us about her hidden talent, and play us another tune from her new album, Bright and Vivid.
(Above: Kathryn chats hidden talents with Sook-Yin. Photo by Ken Stewart.)
Andrew Westoll is a talented man... who's worked with some very interesting chimps. Sook-Yin will talk with the author of The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary about the hidden talents he's found in the primate world. (Also heard on Your DNTO)
((Above: Andrew monkeys around with Sook-Yin. Photo by Ken Stewart.)
Sook-Yin tells us the harrowing story of how she discovered her talent for escaping from tough situations.
JJ Lee is another talented fellow. His book The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit is a Governor General's Award nominee. Besides writing a heck of a book, he can also tailor a suit, make a radio documentary, build an architectural model, and wear a bowtie with style. But one day, while he was on vacation in Australia, JJ discovered another talent...(Also heard on Your DNTO)
(Above: watch JJ Lee rockin' his bowtie, and his story. Video by Ken Stewart.)
The Reverend Doctor Kevin Fast is a guy who pulls his own weight... and then some. He'll tell us how he discovered the talent that landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records. (Check out the video below to see Rev. Fast displaying his ability.)
Jennifer Quist discovered her talent as a teenager - she has an uncanny knack for interpreting people's dreams. So what did she find out about her major crush when she heard his dream?
She was a 30-year-old single mom with no sales experience... but within a few years of taking on her first sales job, she owned two car dealerships. What secret abilities did Marion Luna Brem discover that made her a sales ace? We'll talk with the author of Women Make the Best Salesmen to find out.