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The Don’t Change Much Podcast

Listen to monthly conversations with influential Canadians, athletes and health experts to learn how simple lifestyle changes can improve your health and well-being. Better mental and physical health starts by talking about it.

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Episodes

Move More, Stress Less: It’s That Easy
Episode 31 – May 28, 2024

Move More, Stress Less: It’s That Easy

with Adam van Koeverden & Dr. Leigh Vanderloo


What if the key to managing stress and anxiety was hidden in plain sight? This episode explores the power of movement for your mind and body. Host Buzz Bishop chats with Adam van Koeverden, Olympic medalist and MP, and Dr. Leigh Vanderloo, Scientific Director at ParticipACTION. Learn how adding exercise to your routine can boost mood, build resilience and improve overall well-being.

Bruno Feldeisen’s Anxiety Story
Episode 30 – May 7, 2024

Bruno Feldeisen’s Anxiety Story

with Bruno Feldeisen


Bruno Feldeisen is a French-born, Canadian chef, author and TV personality, known for his role as a judge on The Great Canadian Baking Show. At the height of his career Bruno experienced his first panic attack: he was 34 years old. He shares how childhood trauma led to anxiety and PTSD. Now an Anxiety Canada champion, Bruno encourages others that the key to success is to ask for help.

How to Make Eating Healthy Easier
Episode 29 – April 9, 2024

How to Make Eating Healthy Easier

with Toby Hargrave & Caitlin Boudreau


No need to overhaul your diet, stop snacking, or say goodbye to what you love in order to eat healthier. Add nutritious food to your plate, adopt good habits, small changes can have big impacts.

Life After Sport with Patrick Chan
Episode 28 – March 12, 2024

Life After Sport with Patrick Chan

with Patrick Chan


Patrick Chan is the most decorated male figure skater in Canadian history. A three-time world champion, he won Olympic gold in 2018 and two silver medals in 2014. While he knew exactly what he wanted to achieve as an athlete, retiring from professional competition proved to be one of the hardest moments in Patrick’s life. Patrick recounts his experience, encouraging more men to have honest, candid conversations about the impact of life’s challenges.

Manny Viveiros: Confronting Cancer and Depression
Episode 27 – February 13, 2024

Manny Viveiros: Confronting Cancer and Depression

with Manny Viveiros


Of the 8 health conditions that most affect Canadian men, Manny Viveiros faced 3 of them all at once: prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, and depression. While prepared for the physical challenge of surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation, the unexpected mental health toll left Manny beat up and feeling like he’d crashed. An experience the Vancouver Giants head coach reflects on with gratitude for family and relationships and a renewed appreciation for finding balance in life.

The Life-Changing Impact of Asking for Help
Episode 26 – January 16, 2024

The Life-Changing Impact of Asking for Help

with Ray Ferraro & Lindsay Killam


Ray Ferraro and Lindsay Killam join guest host Buzz Bishop for a candid conversation about mental health. Ray, a former NHL player turned broadcaster, shares what he did to seek help and why he’s a better partner, father, and person for it. While Lindsay, Clinical Director of Counselling Services at TELUS Health, identifies what signs and behaviours indicate it’s time to ask for help.

JR LaRose: From Survival Mode to Success
Episode 25 – December 12, 2023

JR LaRose: From Survival Mode to Success

with JR LaRose


Growing up in an environment of poverty, drugs and abuse didn’t prepare JR LaRose for success, but it did strengthen his resilience and determination. Now an accomplished speaker, JR’s message to others is–don’t allow your situation to become your excuse. The 9-year CFL veteran, 2011 Grey Cup champion and proud member of One Arrow First Nation offers a powerful example of what happens when you face your trauma.

Manny Malhotra On Exercise, Fatherhood, and Coaching
Episode 24 – November 7, 2023

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.

MLA Aman Singh’s Experience with Alcoholism, Cancer & Stigma
Episode 23 – October 10, 2023

MLA Aman Singh’s Experience with Alcoholism, Cancer & Stigma

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.

Get Active At Any Age with Tommy Europe
Episode 22 – September 12, 2023

Get Active At Any Age with Tommy Europe

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.

Nick Taylor’s Playbook: Family, Health, and the PGA Tour
Episode 21 – August 8, 2023

Nick Taylor’s Playbook: Family, Health, and the PGA Tour

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.

The Sheepdogs’ Sam Corbett Talks Testicular Cancer
Episode 20 – July 11, 2023

The Sheepdogs’ Sam Corbett Talks Testicular Cancer

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.

How Chris Pronger Faced Hidden Health Issues
Episode 19 – June 20, 2023

How Chris Pronger Faced Hidden Health Issues

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.

How to Connect with Your Kids: A Dad’s Guide
Episode 18 – June 13, 2023

How to Connect with Your Kids: A Dad’s Guide

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.

A Missing Piece of the Family Health Puzzle
Episode 17 – June 6, 2023

A Missing Piece of the Family Health Puzzle

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.

Stronger Body, Stronger Mind
Episode 16 – May 30, 2023

Stronger Body, Stronger Mind

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.

Breaking Free from Addiction: Dan O’Toole’s Journey to Sobriety
Episode 15 – May 9, 2023

Breaking Free from Addiction: Dan O’Toole’s Journey to Sobriety

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.

How to Eat Healthier
Episode 14 – April 11, 2023

How to Eat Healthier

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.

Host turned guest Dan Murphy talks exercise, health and life behind the mic
Episode 13 – March 14, 2023

Host turned guest Dan Murphy talks exercise, health and life behind the mic

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.

Don’t Wait for a Health Wake Up Call
Episode 12 – February 14, 2023

Don’t Wait for a Health Wake Up Call

with Drex


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.

Normalizing Conversations About Mental Wellbeing
Episode 11 – January 17, 2023

Normalizing Conversations About Mental Wellbeing

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.

How to Help When It’s Needed Most
Episode 10 – December 13, 2022

How to Help When It’s Needed Most

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.

Kevin Bieksa’s Proactive Approach to Health & Wellness
Episode 9 – November 8, 2022

Kevin Bieksa’s Proactive Approach to Health & Wellness

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.

A Father’s Health Journey
Episode 8 – October 11, 2022

A Father’s Health Journey

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?

Nature’s Healing Power in First Nations Cultures
Episode 7 – September 13, 2022

Nature’s Healing Power in First Nations Cultures

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.

Better Health Starts With A Conversation
Episode 5 – July 12, 2022

Better Health Starts With A Conversation

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.

Mental Health is A Team Game
Episode 4 – June 28, 2022

Mental Health is A Team Game

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.

Facing Anxiety
Episode 3 – June 21, 2022

Facing Anxiety

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.

Fatherhood & Positive Mentorship
Episode 2 – June 14, 2022

Fatherhood & Positive Mentorship

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.

Move Your Body for Your Mind
Episode 1 – June 7, 2022

Move Your Body for Your Mind

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

Moderator Dan Murphy
Dan Murphy is a sports broadcaster with Rogers Sportsnet, who has hosted Vancouver Canucks TV broadcasts for over 20 years and works as a reporter on NHL Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada. He is co-author of the book Journeyman with Sean Pronger.

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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The Don’t Change Much Podcast is made possible thanks to the generous support of CMHF partners and sponsors:
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*Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide a diagnosis or be a substitute for professional medical advice from a healthcare practitioner. You should not use the information provided in this podcast for diagnosing or treating a medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical or health problem, promptly consult your healthcare practitioner. While this podcast is carefully reviewed, the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation does not take responsibility or liability for the medical accuracy of the information provided by its host or guests and is not liable for any direct or indirect claim, loss or damage arising from the use of this podcast. It is the listeners’ responsibility to check the accuracy and relevance of the information.