Do you feel prepared for all of the unexpected twists and turns life throws your way? Are there questions that you mutter under your breath because you know that you're not supposed to raise them in polite company? Is it possible that you're failing to live life to the fullest, that your greatest curiosities remain unrealized, because you have no one to guide you through life's shadier corners?
That's where we come in. How to Do It: The Guide to Everything Else teaches you lessons you never learned in school through compelling storytelling, practical tips, first-hand experiments and expert advice. After a successful 2013 summer run, hosts Josh Bloch and Sarah Treleaven are back with another ten episodes that will guide you through life's weirder challenges, like how to get rid of a body, how to become famous, how to be an imposter and how to deal with people you hate.
Throw away your idiots' guides, forget about your self-help books, stop relying on your fancy degrees and simply turn up the radio. We'll provide you with all of the information you need.
Who we are:
Co-host/producer Josh Bloch's regular gig is as a producer for CBC's The Current. He has also worked as a reporter for CBC radio and a current affairs TV producer. Josh has extensive experience in writing and performance. The documentary play he co-wrote, The Trial of Jeremy Hinzman, premiered at the Summerworks Theatre Festival in Toronto in 2012. He co-created The Taxi Project - a play based on the lives and writings of four members of PEN Canada's writers-in-exile program which toured to schools and communities across Ontario. Josh is the co-founder of ARCfest a human rights arts festival in Toronto.
Co-host/producer Sarah Treleaven is a journalist who has written for a wide variety of publications, including the National Post, Globe & Mail and Toronto Star newspapers, and The Walrus, ELLE Canada, Canadian Business, Chatelaine, More, Glow, Quill & Quire and University of Toronto magazines. Her columns have appeared in the Financial Post and Ottawa Citizen, covering everything from big-money art collections to her low-rent dating life. Sarah started out her career at O, The Oprah Magazine in New York City, where she was primarily expected to sit in front of a telephone in case the eponymous one called. Sarah has tried her hand at both standup comedy and raising chickens.
Producer Beza Seife has spent six years at the CBC working in the newsroom, in the studio and in the field. She's done everything from reporting on human smugglers in St. Stephen, New Brunswick to reading CBC Radio's hourly national news. Beza has also produced several network programs for CBC Radio, including last summer's Intersections. When she's not digging up stories for How To Do It, Beza hosts another summer replacement show on CBC Radio, The Bugle and the Passing Bell. Beza's full time gig is producing interviews and stories for CBC Radio's Syndicated Audio Unit.
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