Manny Malhotra On Exercise, Fatherhood, and Coaching
with Manny Malhotra
Toronto Maple Leafs Assistant Coach, Manny Malhotra played over 900 NHL games in an accomplished 17-year career. The Canadian Men’s Health Foundation’s newest National Champion joined host Dan Murphy to talk about health, fatherhood and coaching a new generation of athletes. Hear what helped Manny overcome a career-threatening eye injury, why exercise improves his focus, and how Men’s Health Check helped him better evaluate his health.
with MLA Aman Singh
MLA Aman Singh is BC’s Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment and a prominent civil and human rights lawyer. Despite a colon cancer diagnosis in 2021, Aman admits his battle with alcoholism was the hardest thing he will ever do in his life. Aman shares his experience with alcohol addiction and recovery as a means to help others and reduce the stigma of mental health and addictions.
with Tommy Europe
It's never too late to get more active – in fact, it may be even more important as we age. Award-winning fitness coach, stunt performer and former CFL All-Star Tommy Europe explains how exercise benefits our health as we get older. Learn his simple approach to getting active, and how to stick with it when life gets busy.
with Nick Taylor
Nick Taylor joins Dan Murphy following his historic win at the PGA Tour’s 2023 Canadian Open. He became the first Canadian in 69 years to win on home soil, collecting his third PGA win since joining the Tour in 2015. Nick talks about the experience and how a pep talk from his wife Andie provided the right mindset to win. Learn what Nick does to prioritize his health and how he prepares to compete against the best in the world.
with Sam Corbett
Sam Corbett is a founding member, and drummer for the JUNO Award-winning, platinum-selling band The Sheepdogs. His solo album, NUTANA, was conceived while he underwent treatment for testicular cancer at age 34, and his wife was expecting their first child. Sam speaks with host Dan Murphy about his diagnosis, how it changed his priorities, and ultimately made him a more creative musician.
with Chris Pronger
Few athletes finish their careers on their own terms, a reality former NHLer Chris Pronger is all too familiar with. Despite a celebrated career as a Stanley Cup Champion, two-time Olympic gold medallist and Hockey Hall of Famer, his success was not without challenges. Listen to his account of the serious injuries that ultimately ended his career, how they drove him into a black hole of depression and his long journey to recovery.
with Trevor Linden & Dr. David Kuhl
The investment of a father has a stronger effect on a daughter than peer pressure. That profound fact shapes a conversation on fatherhood between UBC professor and Blueprint co-founder, Dr. David Kuhl, former NHLer and CMHF Champion, Trevor Linden and host Dan Murphy. Learn about the lasting impact of a father’s relationship with their child, how to strengthen that connection and the value of listening to understand rather than to fix.
with Dr. Larry Goldenberg
Host Dan Murphy sat down with Canadian Men’s Health Foundation founder, Dr. Larry Goldenberg to discuss how CMHF came to life from a need to address a missing piece of the family health puzzle. Together, they discuss the health issues that get a man’s attention, the difference between life and health expectancy and the stages when health awareness becomes most important.
with Simon Whitfield & Dr. Eli Puterman
Former Olympian and CMHF National Champion, Simon Whitfield and UBC Associate Professor, Dr. Eli Puterman joined guest host Buzz Bishop for the first of four weekly episodes in June on the subject - Move For Your Mental Health - an annual campaign by the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF). Hear simple advice on how much physical activity you need, what type of exercise benefits us most and how doing something hard actually helps better manage stress.
with Dan O'Toole
Sports & entertainment broadcaster and host of the Boomsies! podcast, Dan O’Toole takes us behind the scenes of his career and personal journey with substance abuse. Hear what advice helped him through rehab, how sobriety rewarded him with stronger friendships, and how asking for help has become easier as he looks back at what he’s accomplished. *If you or someone you know has an alcohol addiction, talk to a healthcare professional for a safe treatment plan. Access these resources to learn more.
with Chef Ned Bell & Dietitian Caitlin Boudreau
If eating healthy feels like an all-or-nothing goal, the good news is it doesn’t have to be. This episode explores how small, sustainable changes to our diet ultimately provide the greatest benefits. Chef Ned Bell and registered dietitian Caitlin Boudreau joined guest host Buzz Bishop to talk about why healthy eating matters, where to start and serve up simple advice to help us eat and live well.
with Dan Murphy & Buzz Bishop
With a flip of the script, Dan Murphy moves into the spotlight as a featured guest in this episode, interviewed by CMHF National Champion Buzz Bishop. Learn what makes Dan tick and what simple lifestyle changes to improve health and well-being mean to him.
Drex, a morning radio host with Jack FM Vancouver, revisits his life-changing experience after a major heart attack and shares what he’s learned, and how to prioritize a healthy lifestyle.
with Shea Emry & Dr. Matthew Chow
How does showing vulnerability demonstrate strength? Former CFL All-Star and Grey Cup Champion, Shea Emry and Dr. Matthew Chow, a clinical specialist in mental health, joined guest host Buzz Bishop to explain. They share their own experiences with mental health and discuss how increased awareness and resources have provided more opportunities for men to ask for help and make positive changes.
with Corey Hirsch & Dr. Melanie Badali
Corey Hirsch speaks candidly about living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), his challenges in addressing it, and the power of sharing his story with others.
with Kevin Bieksa
With two teenage kids, a hockey academy in Southern California, weekend duties as a national voice on Hockey Night in Canada, and considerable travel for both roles, Kevin Bieksa continues to make health & wellness a priority.
with Jody Vance
It's no secret, men often put their health last on the priority list. What do you do when it's someone you love and there are serious warning signs?
with Henry Morgan & Frank Cohn
Henry Morgan explains the practice of land-based healing, his own relationship to nature, and how helping others to reconnect or experience the natural environment for the first time helps heal trauma and strengthen cultural identity in First Nations communities.
with Adam Kreek
Adam Kreek is no stranger to adversity. In this episode, he shares some of his most challenging moments as an Olympic athlete, entrepreneur, and father.
with Riaz Meghji
In this episode, Riaz Meghji offers a wealth of experience on the subject as a human connection expert, keynote speaker and author, in an informative conversation with host, Dan Murphy.
with John Herdman
Canada Soccer’s Head Coach, John Herdman joins host Dan Murphy to discuss his early experience with mental health and the difficult lessons he learned about awareness and the power of the mind.
with Dallas Smith & TC Carling
Joined by country music superstar, Dallas Smith and Canadian Men’s Health Foundation President & CEO, TC Carling, host Dan Murphy speaks to both men about their personal experiences with anxiety and depression.
with Dr. David Kuhl & Kelly Hrudey
Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster and former NHL goaltender Kelly Hrudey & UBC Professor and Blueprint co-founder Dr. David Kuhl discuss relationships with their own fathers, applying that experience now and reinforce the value of connecting with their own kids.
with Trevor Linden & Dr. Jennifer Heisz
Host Dan Murphy talks to former NHL player and executive Trevor Linden and Professor and Neuroscientist Dr. Jennifer Heisz about the importance of exercise and how it positively affects their own mental health
Hosted by Dan Murphy
Dan has long been an advocate of men’s mental and physical health, helping build awareness and dedicating coverage to worthwhile causes throughout his career. Dan and his wife Christy, daughter Marlowe and dogs Peach and Cosmos live in North Vancouver.
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