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Now Or Never

 

Now Or Never

Hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen leap into the action with Canadians who are making things happen. Sometimes things go right. Sometimes they go off the rails. Either way, Now or Never nudges you to make a change, big or small.

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How a little dog named Gobi changed an ultramarathoner's life

Dion Leonard was racing across the Chinese and Mongolian desert when a scruffy dog started running alongside him.

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The Ear Hustle

Hear the podcast creators talk about life inside San Quentin State Prison.

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The origin of Betty Boop

Mark Fleischer, CEO of Fleischer Studios, talks about the history of the Betty Boop character.

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Whipped cream canister kills Instagram star

Rebecca Burger died after a whipped cream canister struck her in the heart — and a French consumer watchdog group says they've warning about this product for years.

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Have you been encouraged to take a leap?

All year, Now or Never has been bringing you stories of Canadians getting up the nerve to make a real change in their lives, no matter how risky or ridiculous it might seem.

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Getting vulnerable on stage

Jump in with ordinary Canadians taking a big risk and performing in public. Find out what drives one guy to strip down to his undies on stage, while another sets fire to a grand piano.

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What does reconciliation mean to you?

Reconciliation can be a hot topic, and it's not easy work. It takes sweat, tears, and some creativity. Which is why one Winnipeg teacher brought her teenage students into a sweat lodge for their very first time.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:55:58]


Living with obsessive compulsive disorder

Trevor Dineen reveals that he's been living with obsessive compulsive disorder - or OCD - since he was 21 years old. It's a debilitating mental illness that almost took his life. Today, for the first time ever, he'll talk about his fight to overcome it.

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Going to the dogs

Jump into the action with all kinds of people who are in the midst of Now or Never moments... with their dogs.

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Shouldn't you be outside?

Today we're on a mission to drag people away from their phones, tablets and TVs and into the great outdoors.

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Leap into the action with these intriguing Canadians

What do these three Canadians have in common? They're all tackling life-changing moments right now.

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Desperately seeking child care

This week Now or Never talks to Canadians in the middle of a child care crunch, doing whatever it takes to find child care for their kids.

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What money challenge are you facing?

Today we're asking people to open up their wallets, let us snoop around their personal finances and tell us about the biggest money challenge they're facing right now.

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When you look in the mirror, do you wish something was different?

This week you'll hear from people who aren't just thinking - or talking - about making a physical transformation. They're in the middle of changing their bodies right now - and they're choosing to do it for deeply personal reasons.

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Now or Never Live: The Big Reveal

What's your big reveal? Hear storytellers muster up the courage to reveal something on stage for the very first time - whether it's confessing a secret or making their drag queen debut. Plus, live music from Begonia!

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How do you start a difficult conversation?

Is there a challenging conversation you've been putting off? This week on Now or Never we'll help you find your voice and urge you to have that chat right now.

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The art of preserving memories before they disappear

Have you ever wished you had written something down, or recorded it to preserve a cherished memory of someone? It can take some planning, or spontaneous action, but it's well worth it in the end.

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What's next on your bucket list?

Chances are, you have a mental bucket list of of things you'd like to do before it's too late. Today on Now or Never, hear from people busting their butts to turn their bucket lists into reality.

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Taking your food into your own hands

Canadians from all walks of life are taking their food into their own hands. Some are growing vegetables in their apartments or greenhouses, some are bringing new recipes and dishes to Canada, others are getting creative about cutting down on food waste.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:06]


On the job hunt in Calgary

Meet Calgarians from all walks of life, who took a personal hit when the economy tanked. They're rethinking their plans, re-inventing themselves, and doing whatever it takes to keep going.

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Job hunting in Calgary

Meet Calgarians from all walks of life,who took a personal hit when the economy tanked. They're rethinking their plans, re-inventing themselves, and doing whatever it takes to keep going.

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In Search of the Mystery Artist of Yellowknife

Anonymous pieces of art are popping up all over Yellowknife, and that's made reporter Joanne Stassen curious to find out who's behind the mystery art..and why they're doing it.

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How to unleash your inner artist

When was the last time you expressed yourself through art? Whether it's a lack of time, confidence, or opportunity — many people keep their inner artist locked away. So this week, Now or Never is on a mission to find the key and let that artist out!

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Building bridges between prisons and the outside world

Spend time with Canadians who are building bridges between two incredibly different spaces — the world of prison, and the outside world.

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Taking the leap for love

Whether you're screwing up the courage to reach out to the one who got away, diving back in to the dating pool after the death of your partner, or auditioning for The Bachelor - the road to romance is seldom straight.

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How to learn a new language - fast

Stories of people attempting to learn a new language quickly - whether it's for love, work, or to connect with your own culture.

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Canadians who are redefining life with a disability

Trevor and Ify meet tough-as-nails folks who are smashing perceptions and fighting to shape the world around them.

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Survival tips from parents who've been to the brink - and back

Jump in to the action with parents who are in the thick of raising kids.

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Refugees helping refugees

Across Canada - in classrooms and corner shops and mosque basements - there are countless stories of refugees helping refugees. This week, Ify and Trevor introduce you to newcomers empowering one another.

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How's that New Year's resolution going?

Hosts Trevor Dineen and Ify Chiwetelu leap into action with Canadians screwing up the courage to make big changes in the new year.

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