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The Stroumboulopouli

The place to get the latest news on what’s coming up on #Gtonight. Find out what Canada’s boyfriend is up to. Share stories, pictures, favourite tv and radio episodes.

CBC TV & Radio shows plus HNIC

His work with Artists for Peace and Justice

UN Ambassadorship for The World Food Programme

Friday, May 31, 2013

She Asks Ali Hassan

Ali Hassan of 'The 3 Things Comedy Panel' and host of Laugh Out Loud on CBC Radio One was recently at the PodAlmighty studios in the sketchy part of Etobicoke. 

He was a guest on the Humble and Fred Show the morning of May 23rd and was kind enough to come next door and be my guest on a five minute podcast I record called She Asks...

May I proudly present She Asks Ali Hassan 

The PodAlmighty studios is looking to expand and we are doing a little fund raising if you are interested in Podcasting and supporting the arts check it out.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

George Stroumboulopoulos was on Craig Ferguson late late at night.

For those who missed it on May 29 Strombo got interviewed by Craig Ferguson or "Ferg" as I like to call him now.

Monday, May 27, 2013

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight - May 27, 2013 - May 31, 2013

Monday, May 27th

In the Red Chair - 
one of television's favourite Dads,
Alan Thicke

and on the panel, 
the Canadian Queen of Comedy, 
Andrea Martin

Tuesday, May 28th

In the Red Chair
Alexander Siddig

 On the panel
 Italian-Australian comic  
Joe Avati

 Wednesday, May 29th

In the Red Chair 
Actor and singer 
Darren Criss 

On the panel
Warren Kinsella,
a Toronto-based lawyer, author,
 musician, political consultant, blogger.

Thursday, May 30th

In the Red Chair
Xavier Dolan 

On the panel
host of CBC's 'Over The Rainbow
Daryn Jones

Friday, May 31st

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Coming up this Sunday May 26th on the Strombo Show!

George's guests on the show this week, The National,  is a true band of brothers.  When singer/songwriter Matt Berninger decided to put together a band, he ended up recruiting brothers Scott and Bryan Devendorf, and twins Aaron and Bryce Dressner.  Fourteen years later, the band from Brooklyn have recently released "Trouble Will Find Me", their sixth full length LP.  Have a listen to "Sea of Love", the first single from the album, and check out the mini air guitarist they found on the way to the video shoot. He's a natural.

Now you're wondering where Matt's brother comes into the picture? Well Tom Berninger has been touring with the band for the past few years, and on April 17th the band released a film chronicling Tom's adventures with The National.  "Mistaken for Strangers" debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City and is coming to a city near you.


Alex 'The Can-Con Don' Narvaez stops by once again,this time celebrating women in Hip-Hop, including

 Lauryn Hill                                                                Queen Latifah                  


and Canada's hip-hop Queen                                                    Michie Mee.


As always, there is The Magnificent Seven,  
the Strombo Show's selections for 
the hottest tunes of the week,


Ten O'Clock with Tom (Waits), the weekly infusion of tunes by the American singer/songwriter with the sandblasted voice,


 the Nod to the Gods of Classic Rock


and finally,  George will once again tuck you in for the Big Lie Down.

The Strombo Show airs on CBC Radio 2 Sundays from 8 pm until 11 pm.  See you there.  :)

Monday, May 20, 2013

This week in Strombo May 20 - 24

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week

The hockey is still going on interrupting regular schedules. There will be episodes you have seen before and episodes you missed the first time. All good!

Monday May 20
Theater composer Andrew Lloyd Webber

Panel guest Jian Ghomeshi host of Q

Tuesday May 21
Comedic actor David Spade

On the panel author Gretchen Rubin

Wednesday May 22
Actress Marisa Tomei

Panel guest filmmaker Graydon Sheppard

Thursday May 23
Hockey legend Paul Henderson

Stand-up Andy Kindler is the panel guest.

Friday May 24
Best of the week.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

White Lungs' Mish Way stops by to chat with George.  Have a listen to this song off of their second album.

Ever wanted to go on a Can-Con roadtrip?  Lana Gay stops by to help set you up with the perfect soundtrack.

As always, there is The Magnificent Seven

and Ten O'Clock with Tom (Waits)

and finally George will tuck you in for the Big Lie Down with music from The Bens

The Strombo Show is on CBC Radio 2 Sundays from 8 pm  until 11 pm.  See you there.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

This week in Strombo May 13 - 17

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week
Because of the hockey playoffs thing look for the show to air 11:30pm and 2:30am local times.
This is also the last week of taping for the season. Tickets are mostly sold out.
See info on special event at the bottom of this post.

Monday May 13
The Tenors a group of Canadian singers have a new album Lead With Your Heart

Zombie film genius and legend George A. Romero

The never fluffy sometimes funny Ed The Sock is on the panel.

Tuesday May 14
Children's performer the one and only  Raffi

Funny comedian compliments the panel Jen Grant

Wednesday May 15
This actor has been president and a doctor among his many roles Bruce Greenwood

On the panel tonight the very funny Lawrence Morgenstern

Thursday May 16
No introduction needed Ron MacLean and Don Cherry

From Murdoch Mysteries Jonny Harris is on the panel

Friday May 17
Canadian Actress and activist Margot Kidder

Stanley Cup champion and gold medal winner Theo Fleury

On the panel of the Flying Bellevilles podcast, comedian Ryan Belleville

The Canada Lives Here Experience
If you live in the Toronto area CBC Toronto is having an Open House May 16 to 19. 
There are a lot of interactive events scheduled but the one where you can best see George Stroumboulopoulos in action is 

Thursday, May 16

12:15pm – 1:00

Titans of Talk

CBC News Chief Correspondent Peter Mansbridge Goes One-on-One with Pop-Culture and Current Affairs Guru, George Stroumboulopoulos.

Featuring: George Stroumboulopoulos, Peter Mansbridge

Don't miss it!

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Strombo Show - Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Vampire Weekend stop by tonight to chat with George.  They banded together in New York City in 2006.  Since then they have released two full length albums and been nominated for a Grammy Award. Their next album, Modern Vampires of the City, is due to be released on May 13th.  Have a listen to its first single, Diane Young, that was released in February.


George teams up Alex "Can-Con Don" Narvaez, Lana Gay,  Hannah Alper and Canadian Hip Hop artist, Michie Mee to celebrate Mother's Day.



No doubt the most famous garage band of all time is Nirvana.  Tonight George celebrates the garage bands with a nod to Question Mark and the Mysterians...

... and Black Lips.


... and of course The Magnificent Seven, the seven hottest tracks of the week, 

and Ten O'Clock with Tom (Waits).

The Strombo Show is on CBC Radio 2 Sundays from 8 pm  until 11 pm.  See you there.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Strombo this week May 6 - 10

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week
The show plays at some point after the hockey games are done. You just have to find it. Good chance it's preempted at 7 PM EST but may be found at 7 in other Canadian time zones.

Monday May 6

Judd Apatow and his wife Leslie Mann talk about the movie they did together 'This is 40' 

Panel guest Mark Forward of the Mark Forward Podcast also appears on Mr. D

Tuesday May 7 

Film maker Quentin Tarantino  directed 'Django Unchained'

From Air Farce, panel guest the very funny Don Ferguson

Wednesday May 8

Talking about his movie Central Park Five, film maker Ken Burns

On the panel comedian John Wing

Thursday May 9
From Montreal, an old crush for many, singer Corey Hart
Executive producer of shows like The Sopranos and Northern Exposure David Chase

Comedy panel features Matt Baram.

Friday May 10

Best of the Week

Friday, May 03, 2013

The Strombo Show - May 5th, 2013

The Wooden Sky stop by to chat with George and perform a few songs. The Toronto band, who were originally known as Friday Morning's Regret, have pumped out three LPs and two EPs in the past five years.  They are now working on their follow up to last year's release.  Watch for it later this year.

Nelson George will chat about his new film "Finding the Funk".  The film takes us on a journey,  exploring the roots of funk in the sixties and its evolution throughout the seventies and eighties.  

On that note, James Brown, the Sex Machine himself, would have turned eighty on May the 


iTunes has been around for ten years?  Really?  iTunes has changed the way we buy and sell our music.  Listen in to hear its story.


 Don't worry,  there will  still be the Magnificent Seven, the list of the seven hottest songs of the week as well as 

Ten O'Clock with Tom, the weekly tribute to Tom Waits. 


The Strombo Show is on CBC Radio 2 Sundays from 8 pm  until 11 pm.  See you there.