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• His work with Artists for Peace and Justice
• UN Ambassadorship for The World Food Programme
Friday, September 28, 2012
In recognition of Calgary being named a Cultural Capital for 2012, the CBC will host a free concert at Olympic Plaza Saturday, September 29th, hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos. read more
More about this event on Strombo.com
Be sure to check in on CBC Live on Saturday for the event.
For more information about Culture days in Alberta you can join the facebook group.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
It's week two and so far so good!
Monday Sept 24
Composer and theatre legend and Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber
Panel guest author of 1982 and host of Q Jian Ghomeshi
Tuesday Sept 25
Comedian, actor David Spade
Panel guest the happy Gretchen Rubin
Wednesday Sept 26
Actress Marisa Tomei
panel guest filmmaker Graydon Sheppard
Thursday Sept 27
Hockey legend Paul Henderson
panel guest stand-up comedian Andy Kindler
Friday Sept 28
Best interviews of the week
Speaking of interviews, good friends of George's in LA do a podcast called Me and Jew. This edition features George Stroumboulopoulos and Darby Wheeler of The Strombo Show.
Episode 11: Our favorite Canadians, the beginning, what to bring on an island and who's the best.
Friday, September 21, 2012
on the new feel for Season 9.
The Panel … Wasn’t a fan of this new segment, the first couple of episodes. For me, it doesn’t really work. It is a comedy segment; I get that, but too short and not really giving us any beneficial information, when the show is known for its depth and not just light-hearted humour. It feels like it’s trying too hard at times. After seeing it taped in-studio, I would personally love to see Fridays go from being “Best ofs” to The Panel episode. Eventually as funding improves again and GST, hopefully, returns to an hour long format Fridays could be music/comedy nights. What an excellent way for George and the show to bring us into the weekend!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
One option is watching it on TV at 7:00 pm and 11:30 pm on your local CBC channel. Another option is to 'live stream' it on http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/ at the top of the hour for each Canadian time zone. I recommend you go to the website and open live stream a few minutes before 6pm or 7pm or 8pm etc depending on what time you want to watch the half hour show that night. If you were out all night and you want to catch the show the next day it's available on the website for your viewing pleasure at any time you want to click on it. For example Jane Goodall was on yesterday and I watched it this morning online. You can watch it on your computer or your phone or anywhere you can comfortably view a website.
How do you want to watch it?
George is making news with his switch to early prime time TV.
Here is an article about George in the National Post written by Scott Stinson.
I like the article but I want to correct a few errors in it. I don't know what George told Scott Stinson about what happened to George's red chair but that was a wolf bite mark not a tigers claw mark. I have heard George tell that story fresh after it happened and a number of times since then. As for Bono being in the red chair...I know George interviewed Bono in a limo but I don't recall Bono being in the red chair for the show.
Feel free to correct me if I am wrong. Having said that, there had been no shortage of famous fannies in that red chair and this season there will be some of your favourites for sure!
Monday, September 17, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
has a new set, a new time and a new look to the website!
The new season starts Monday September 17 and airs at 7pm and repeats at 11:30 pm.
That is just a few of the changes. The show is half an hour long and ends with a comedic panel discussion of some choice issues.
There are of course great guests and interviews as always. There is more content offered online such as extended interviews and current issues and information of interest to all of us.
The Stroumboulopouli plan to pay close attention to the panel discussions and comment or contribute if occasion warrants right here on this blog.
Sunday September 16
The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2 on your radio. It can also be found on CBC Music.
Sunday Service is back and school is in session on this premiere episode of The Strombo Show's third season. We make up for those repeats by rifling through some of the best tracks that dropped throughout the summer season. Darby Wheeler nods to the return of the greats in 'Old is the new Young' and Alex 'The Can-Con Don' Narvaez drops in to discuss a few of his favourite hip-hop jams. As always, we offer up the Magnificent Seven to count down the hottest songs of the week that includes Frank Ocean, The XX and Propaghandi. Also, DJ Carisma of Power 106 delivers her LA-kissed sound in the blend. There is no doubt that the spirit of radio is alive and well.
Colton Eddy of The Strombo Show
Monday September 17
Special guest Rick Mercer of the Rick Mercer Report (begins it's10th season)
Panel guest Colin Mochrie debates with the panel regulars
Tuesday September 18
Special guest actor/singer/director and stuntman Jackie Chan
Panel guest Ron James
Wednesday September 19
Chimpanzee expert and activist Jane Goodall is back in the red chair.
Panel guest chef Chuck Hughes
Thursday September 20
Actor Joshua Jackson has a new film out Inescapable
Panel guest Amanda Lang
Friday September 21
Features the best of this week.
Enjoy the show!
Saturday, September 08, 2012
Last week of season 8. Season 9 starts next Monday!
Monday Sept 10
The Muppet Show MC Kermit the Frog
Once played Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe
Tuesday Sept 11
Jake Doyle aka Allan Hawco
CBC host Wab Kinew
Wednesday Sept 12
Singing legend Lionel Richie
Singer/songwriter former NKOTB Jordan Knight
Thursday Sept 13
Canadian actress Sandra Oh
Singer/songwriter also Canadian Sarah McLachlan
Friday Sept 14
Canadian singer/crooner Michael Buble
Son of Frank Sinatra also a singer of note Frank Sinatra Jr
Thursday, September 06, 2012
With a new prime time slot at 7pm, a sleek and shiny set design with signature red chairs was in order. Program will be repeated at 11:30pm.
The designers were very considerate to audience members, who will enjoy an intimate new layout. (Fingers crossed that the CBC had a few bucks in the coffers for softer chairs!)
Have a look:
Iconic albums were chosen by the Strombo team to bring good luck!
Here's George sneaking them on to the set.
Season 9 is going to be dynamite!
Monday, September 03, 2012
Monday Sept 3
George R.R. Martin
Tuesday Sept 4
Wednesday Sept 5
Thursday Sept 6
The director David Cronenberg
and cast of Cosmopolis
Friday Sept 7
Dr. Sanjay Gupta