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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

Monday, January 27, 2014

This week in Strombo Jan 27 - Jan 31

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week
 As is now the norm, the 7pm show features The Panel and the 11:30 version features The Debrief

Monday Jan 27
7:00 pm and 11:30 pm
The right honourable Jean Chrétien

Tuesday Jan 28
 7:00 pm and 11:30 pm
Filmmaker Jason Reitman

Wednesday Jan 29
7:00 pm and 11:30 pm 
Canada's Olympic flag-bearer Hayley Wickenheiser

Thursday Jan 30
Preempted at 7pm 
But at 11:30 the guest is filmmaker Jeff Barnaby

Friday Jan 31
At 7pm the inspirational musician Angelique Kidjo

11:30 pm extended interview with former PM Jean Chretien


Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Strombo Show - January 26th, 2014

Tonight, the Strombo show comes to us  from George's house, featuring Kandle Osborne .

Born in B.C, music has been a part of her life since the day she was born.  Kandle is the daughter of Canadian Music Icon Neil Osborne, lead singer and guitarist of legendary band 54-40.  Kandle has done anything but ride the coattails, however.  She is an incredibly talented songwriter, musician and performer, with a style and a voice distinctly her own.

Kandle first picked up the guitar and started writing her own songs at the age of 14.  Within two years, she had formed her first band with her sister Coral, The Blue Violets.  They were eventually joined by Louise Burns on guitar and lead vocals.  Blue Violets toured extensively throughout Canada and China. 

By the time the Blue Violets split,  Kandle had plenty of her own material. She threw herself into perfecting her own voice, and settled herself into the Montreal Indie-Folk scene. She has opened for Coeur de pirate, and has performed at Osheaga. In 2012 she released her 6 track debut EP, Kandle, which was produced by Neil Osborne, and featured Broken Social Scene's Sam Goldberg on guitars and bass.  She recently collaborated with legendary Québecois musician Jimmy Hunt.  

Kandle is now set to release her first full length album late February, In the Flames. She will be touring France in the Spring, and her album is also to be released in the US.  Kandle will be on the show tonight, along with Sam Goldberg, and Jason Kent.  They will be performing an acoustic set of songs from her upcoming album.  If you still haven't heard of Kandle Osborne, trust me, you will soon be a fan.

It wouldn't be The Strombo Show without The Magnificent Seven, the top seven tunes of the week ...

.. Ten O'Clock With Tom (Waits) ..

.. and lastly, the Big Lie-Down or the Collective Horizontal, where George tucks you in to bed with the mellowest of tunes.

You can hear The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2 on Sunday nights, from 8 to 11 pm.  

See you there.  ;)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Strombo for the week of Jan 20 - 24

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week
Season 10 is half way through and contract talks for it's future are happening now. If you love the show let the CBC know!

Monday Jan 20
7 pm The Panel and 11:30 The Debrief
Mondays guest, politician Olivia Chow

Tuesday Jan 21
7 pm The Panel and 11:30 The Debrief
 Journalist Mark Kelley

Comedian Ron White (7pm)

Wednesday Jan 22
7 pm The Panel and 11:30 The Debrief
Actor Aaron Eckhart 

Thursday Jan 23
7 pm pre-empted 

writer Emily Southwood

Friday Jan 24
Director Atom Egoyan

plus from Grimm actor Sasha Roiz 

At 11:30 only an extended interview with Yannick Bisson

Monday, January 13, 2014

Strombo for the week of Jan 13 - 17

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week
George is back from an 'Olympic' weekend in Banff and he is ready to share the weeknights with you!

Monday Jan 13
7pm with The Panel - 11:30 with Debrief
Murdoch Mysteries'  Yannick Bisson

Tuesday Jan 14
7pm - 11:30
Actor James Van Der Beek

Wednesday Jan 15
7pm - 11:30
Actor Wes Bentley

Thursday Jan 16
7pm - 11:30
CBC Radio host Anna Maria Tremonti

Friday Jan 17
7pm only
Actress Erica Durance
 Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji

11:30 feature!
Extended interview with Wendel Clark

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Strombo Show - Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Tonight on The Strombo Show, George revisits some of the Best from the Broom Closet.  Guests will include the likes of 

Afie Jurvanen of Bahamas, 

Band of Horses, 

The Crackling with Dan Mangan, 

Joel Plaskett, 

Rich Kidd & SonReal, 



 and The Wooden Sky, 

among others.

One of the best rock operas of all  time, Tommy by The Who will be showcased,

and there will be unplugged sessions by Bjork,

and Jay Z.

Promises to be a great show!  

You can hear The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2 on Sunday nights, from 8 to 11 pm.
See you there!  ;)

Monday, January 06, 2014

Strombo this week Jan 06 - 10

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week
First week back in the New Year! Brand new shows! Two hockey legends in one week! What more could you ask?

Monday Jan 06
7pm and 11:30
Hockey legend Wendel Clark

Tuesday Jan 07
 7pm and 11:30
 Actor Hill Harper

Wednesday Jan 08
7 pm
Dragon  Arlene Dickinson
French Canadian filmmaker Louise Archambault
Thursday Jan 09
7pm and 11:30
Hockey Legend Chris Nilan 
Friday Jan 10
Actress Laura Vandervoort

and author Ishmael Beah

Extended interview with Olympia Dukakis

Sunday, January 05, 2014

The Strombo Show - Sunday, January 4th, 2014 - Strombo Hundo Part 2

Tune in tonight for Part Two of The Strombo Hundo .. the Best 100 Songs of 2013.

Tonight will feature songs 49 to 1.

 From PUP 

to Queens Of The Stone Age,


to Shad,

to A Tribe Called Red,

 to My Bloody Valentine

to Sky Ferreira, 

The Strombo Team will be counting down their picks for the Best of 2013.

You can hear The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2 on Sunday nights, from 8 to 11 pm.  

See you there.  ;)

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Video Roundup: The Best Moments of 2013 and Christmas Special

New Year's is often a chance for us to be a bit more introspective and reflective on the year that has past and look forward to the infinite possibilities the new year will bring. If you have been caught in the whirlwind madness of the holidays and perhaps neglected our national boyfriend, here is a chance for you to catch up and to walk through a year of memories.

Let us begin with some highlights from the Christmas special. Kevin Smith has delighted fans for a long time by inviting them over for an engaging evening. What happens when Kevin is in your home as a guest for the holidays?
The Christmas special also featured some wonderful musical acts that range from our national pride, Chris Hadfield, to respected artists within the industry. You can visit each performance on George's youtube page or by clicking on the link on the playlist in the next video. But first, we have Run DMC's Christmas in Hollis performed by a variety of hip hop stars.

Next up is a clever and witty trailer for Boxing Day with many notable stars.

Then there's the secret fantasy of a few people out there. What would happen if we not only had one George, but three? Here are all three versions of our national boyfriend welcoming us into the new year and having some rather interesting conversations.

Now we get to the point where we look back upon the year with our graceful host and the moments we have shared. Shall we begin with taking a look back at what happened in the world of science?

George is often filled with important messages. Here is what he had to say.

One of the most delightful aspects of live television and one where the host/interviewer doesn't prompt you with questions beforehand is the opportunity for surprises to occur on the show. Here is a look back on some of those moments.

It can also take us into much more intimate settings where we see the humanity behind the celebrity. Here are the top confessions of the year.

But at the end of the day, audiences alike tune in for some fun.

That concludes our video roundup for 2013. May your new year bring you peace, love, harmony, good health, and success.  Don't forget to tune into George's radio show as well as he brings us the second half of the Hundo and counts down the top 100 songs of the year.