Episodes

October 19, 2021

Episode 31: Conversation with Captain Robert Piché

Today's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is Captain Robert Piché. On August 24, 2001, Captain Piché was pilot of the Airbus A330 flying Air Transat Flight 236 and managed to land the aircraft safely in the Azores after it lost all p...

September 28, 2021

Episode 30: Conversation with Ryan Hampton

This week's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is Ryan Hampton. Ryan is an advocate, speaker, author, and media commentator. In recovery from a decade-long opioid addiction, Hampton has rocketed to the center of America’s rising addic...

September 07, 2021

Episode 29: conversation with Mimi Kennedy

Today's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is actress Mimi Kennedy. You have probably seen at least one thing in which Mimi has starred, like "Dharma & Greg" or "Mom". It was watching her play Marjorie on "Mom" that brought me to this...

August 24, 2021

Episode 28: Conversation with Andrew Zimmern

Today's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is chef Andrew Zimmern. Andrew is is an American culinary expert, chef, restaurateur, television personality, radio personality, director, producer, entrepreneur, food critic, journalist, te...

August 03, 2021

Episode 27: Jason and Mikey from Knockin' Doorz Down podcast

This week's Unashamed Alcoholic guests are Jason and Mikey from one of my favourite podcasts, Knockin' Doorz Down. The KDD Podcast features celebrities and people from all walks of life who have experienced challenging times ...

July 20, 2021

Episode 26: Conversation with Ann Dowsett Johnston

Today's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is Ann Dowsett Johnston. Ann is the bestselling author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, named one of the top 10 books of 2013 by the Washington Post. An award-wi...

July 13, 2021

Episode 25: Conversation with Senator Patrick Brazeau

Today's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is Senator Patrick Brazeau. Senator Brazeau is and was the youngest member of the Senate of Canada. Senator Brazeau was in the headlines over the last few years for different reasons, however...

July 01, 2021

Episode 24: Full circle- connecting with Bobby Ryan

Today's Unashamed Alcoholic episode is a very special one. Anyone who has followed my story knows that NHL player Bobby Ryan played a huge role in me coming forward publicly with my alcoholism which then sparked the idea for ...

June 22, 2021

Episode 23: Conversation with Braunwyn Windham-Burke

Today's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is Real Housewives of Orange County star, Braunwyn Windham-Burke. During the season 15 premiere of RHOC in fall 2020, Braunwyn revealed in a confessional that she was an alcoholic. The show t...

June 08, 2021

Episode 22: Conversation with Brendan Leonard

Today's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is Brendan Leonard, an adventure writer, award-winning filmmaker, speaker, and creator of Semi-Rad.com. Drinking landed Brendan in rehab at age 23 and since then he’s gone on to get a master’...

May 27, 2021

Episode 21: mini episode to celebrate 10k downloads & 20 episodes

Today's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is...me! I thought I'd do a short and sweet episode to celebrate reaching a huge personal milestone of 10,000 downloads of the podcast and 20 episodes so far. Spoiler alert: I get a bit.....e...

May 18, 2021

Episode 20: Conversation with Ken Seeley

This week's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is Ken Seeley. You might know Ken from his work as an interventionist on the tv show "Intervention", but Ken himself has a wonderful story of recovery. We talk about his journey to gettin...

May 04, 2021

Episode 19: Conversation with Damhnait Doyle

Today's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is Canadian singer-songwriter Damhnait Doyle. Damhnait was a member of Atlantic Canadian band Shaye from 2003–2009. Damhnait wrote an op-ed which appeared in the Toronto Star in 2019 about ho...

April 20, 2021

Episode 18: Conversation with Chris Herren

Today's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is former NBA player Chris Herren. Chris has an incredible story of addiction to recovery. He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1999 before being traded to his hometown team, the Boston Ce...

April 06, 2021

Episode 17: Conversation with Amanda Brooke Perrin

This week's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is writer and comedian Amanda Brooke Perrin. Amanda openly speaks about her alcoholism and recovery on her Twitter, which is how I came across her in early 2021. I loved that she was so ...

March 30, 2021

Episode 16: Conversation with Dr. Adam Hill

This week's episode of the Unashamed Alcoholic features guest Dr. Adam Hill. Dr. Hill is a US pediatric palliative care physician and recovering alcoholic. Dr. Hill openly shares his own story of depression, suicidal thoughts...

March 16, 2021

Episode 15: Conversation with Victoria Vanstone

Today's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is Victoria Vanstone, a writer and blogger living in Australia. Originally from the UK, Victoria has been writing about motherhood and her journey to sobriety for a number of years. She began...

March 09, 2021

Episode 14: Conversation with Guy Felicella

This week's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is harm reduction advocate and inspirational speaker, Guy Felicella. Guy grew up in a middle class home in Richmond but fell into addiction at a young age. He spent 30 years in the repeat...

March 02, 2021

Episode 13: Conversation with Mia St. John

This week's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is Mia St. John, a 5-time World and International Boxing Champion. Mia had 30 years of sobriety when she relapsed. She faced amazing career wins during sobriety, but also some devastating...

February 10, 2021

Episode 12: Conversation with Debra DiGiovanni

Today's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is Canadian stand-up comedian Debra DiGiovanni. While Debra doesn't drink alcohol anymore either, today's conversation is around a different addiction: marijuana. Debra recently celebrated 5 ...

January 28, 2021

Episode 11: Conversation with Theo Fleury

Today's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is Theo Fleury. Theo is a former NHL hockey player, having played for the Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers, and Chicago Blackhawks and he won the Stanley Cup in 1989 with ...

January 24, 2021

Episode 10: Conversation with Elizabeth Vargas

Today's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is television journalist Elizabeth Vargas, known for her work on ABC News and now A&E Networks. Elizabeth wrote "Between Breaths"- a memoir of her struggle with alcohol addiction. I read this...

January 11, 2021

Episode 9 : Conversation with Mary Walsh

This week's guest on The Unashamed Alcoholic is Canadian comedy legend and writer, Mary Walsh. Mary has been sober for 28 years and I knew she would have words of wisdom around recovery and the work that is involved in succes...

January 01, 2021

Episode 8: Conversation with Erin Davis

Today's guest on The Unashamed Alcoholic is Erin Davis, author of the book Mourning Has Broken: Love, Loss and Reclaiming Joy, and the longtime host of 98.1 CHFI's Morning Show until her retirement in December 2016. Erin's st...