The Jann Arden Podcast

Jann Arden

THE JANN ARDEN PODCAST is a weekly show hosted by multi-talented Canadian icon Jann Arden alongside Caitlin Green and Sarah Burke. The self-titled podcast discusses the challenges, triumphs, and tribulations of everyday life. Every week, you can expect a relatable experience that explores what makes all humans authentically themselves with a variety of special guests including musicians, actors, politicians, writers, and athletes. New episodes publish every Friday! read less
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Naheed Nenshi: For All of Us
1w ago
Naheed Nenshi: For All of Us
Host Jann Arden interviews Naheed Nenshi, the former mayor of Calgary and current candidate to become premier of Alberta. They discuss the challenges of navigating politics in a polarized world, the importance of empathy and understanding, and the role of social media in shaping public discourse. Nenshi also shares his insights on the rise of divisive politics and the need for politicians to prioritize the well-being of all citizens. The conversation touches on themes of unity, hope, and the desire for a better future, exploring economic insecurity, the need for public services, and the importance of community resilience. Nenshi also discusses the challenges faced by young people, the importance of public assets like healthcare and education, and the need to support mental health. Naheed and Jann share their personal experiences growing up in Calgary and the importance of community support. They emphasize the role of public service and the need to encourage more women to get involved in politics. While Jann, Caitlin and Sarah learn about Naheed Nenshi's decision to run for the leadership of the NDP party in Alberta, the conversation really revolves around hope and optimism for Canada and the entire world. Topics: Introduction and Background The Challenges of Polarized Politics The Role of Empathy and Understanding The Impact of Social Media on Public Discourse Building Bridges and Creating a Better Future Economic Insecurity and Insecurities The Role of Public Services Challenges Faced by Young People Community Support and Investment Encouraging Women in Public Service The Challenges of Advocacy Naheed Nenshi's Decision to Run for NDP Leadership The Importance of Strong Public Services The Power of Hope and Optimism The Politicization of Public Services The Importance of Voting Naheed Nenshi's early life was marked by his family's resilience during the '80s recession and how, through access to strong public services, the foundation was laid for his future.   After returning to Calgary following his education and early successes, Nenshi served as a tenured professor at Mount Royal University. It was on leave from his tenured position that he would become Mayor of Calgary, serving three terms over 11 years. Despite the downturn in global resource prices, under Nenshi's leadership the city was continually listed in the Top 10 of global livability (as high as third!), and often listed atop all cities in the western hemisphere.  Leading Calgary through a deadly and unprecedented disaster in the 2013 Southern Alberta floods, he turned a catastrophe into a celebration of a community's resilience. In the years that followed, he continued his work to guide record-setting investment in his constituents quality of life including transit, roads, recreation centers and libraries. Along the way, he was named "the best mayor in the world" by The City Mayor's Foundation. Among all of this building, Calgary's taxes were the lowest among big cities.  He is a proud first-generation Canadian of Indian ancestry, whose parents immigrated from Tanzania. His family and his Ismaili Muslim faith instilled in him the ethic of seva--service to the community--something he tries to live every day. Now, he's running to be leader of Alberta's NDP and the next premier of the province. Find out more about Naheed Nenshi's campaign: https://nenshi.ca/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We're Retiring the Word Retirement
29-03-2024
We're Retiring the Word Retirement
Happy Birthday to Jann Arden! This week, Jann reflects on turning 62 and discusses the pressures women face to remain young. Jann, Caitlin Green and Sarah Burke touch on the controversy surrounding Kate Middleton's health, the ban on social media for children in Florida, and the importance of embracing aging and celebrating life. The discussion also explores historical beauty standards, the desire to stay young, and the need to find joy in the present moment. Jann explores the privilege of aging and the concept of retirement and retirement planning. The conversation concludes with reflections on wisdom and life experience, and the suggestion to retire the word 'retirement'. Topics: Introduction and Birthday Reflections Apology for Kate Middleton Comments The Palace's PR Response and Public Interest in Kate Middleton Florida's Social Media Ban for Children Embracing Aging and Celebrating Life Historical Beauty Standards and Women's Desire to Remain Young Madonna and the Pressure to Stay Young Accepting Aging and Finding Joy in the Present Balancing Perspectives on Aging and Achievement The Privilege of Aging and Embracing Mortality Appreciating Life's Spectacular Moments Not Worrying About Societal Expectations Retirement and Planning Purpose and Community Connection Fear of Retirement Friendships and Aging Energy and Boundaries Wisdom and Life Experience Retiring the Word Retirement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Little Big Bitch: Chelsea Handler
22-03-2024
The Little Big Bitch: Chelsea Handler
Jann Arden interviews comedian, television host, podcaster and New York Times best-selling author Chelsea Handler! They discuss various topics including turning 50, embracing happiness, dealing with hecklers, the influence of childhood and family, handling public opinion, the power of laughter, and monetizing authenticity. They also touch on Chelsea's successful show Chelsea Lately and the importance of being true to oneself. Chelsea discusses the ups and downs of her career, personal growth, and the challenges she has faced. She talks about her joy in taking the piss out of corporate culture and not taking herself too seriously. Chelsea also shares her thirst for knowledge and desire to evolve and learn. Caitlin Green asks her about her ayahuasca journey, curious about her intentions and what she got out of the experience. Sarah asks her about her favourite moments in the spotlight hoping to hear about her favourite burn and who was the target. They discuss the importance of defending women and pushing the boundaries of comedy. Chelsea tells Jann, Caitlin & Sarah about some upcoming projects including her Netflix is a Joke Fest date at Youtube Theater and a new book! Chelsea Handler is a comedian, television host, six-time New York Times best-selling author and advocate whose humour and candor have established her as one of the most celebrated voices in entertainment and pop culture. After a strong seven-year run as the host of E!’s top-rated Chelsea Lately, a tenure in which she was the only female late-night talk show host on-air, she launched her documentary series Chelsea Does followed by her talk show Chelsea on Netflix in 2016. She has penned six New York Times best-selling books, five of which have reached #1, including 2019’s Life Will Be the Death of Me. In 2021, she launched her iHeart Radio advice podcast, Dear Chelsea. Go see Chelsea on the Little Big Bitch tour! Topics: (00:00) Introduction and Chelsea's Background (01:21) Turning 50 and Embracing Happiness (06:12) Dealing with Hecklers and Quick Wit (09:07) Childhood and Family Influence (12:29) Money, Success, and Personal Relationships (13:33) Dealing with Public Opinion and Negativity (16:00) The Power of Laughter and Spreading Joy (21:36) Sisters and Overcoming Obstacles (24:41) Monetizing Authenticity and Confidence (25:38) Chelsea Lately and Being Yourself (27:03) Taking the Piss Out of Corporate Culture (27:50) Thirst for Knowledge and Growth (28:32) Balancing Humor and Hard Lessons (29:19) Desire to Evolve and Learn (29:36) The Challenges of Traveling (30:25) Taking Responsibility for the Audience (30:52) Defying Societal Expectations (31:27) The Language Surrounding Women (32:35) Pushing the Boundaries of Comedy (33:20) Defending Women and Exploiting Life (34:18) Proud Moments and Burns (35:19) Supporting Women and Overcoming Challenges (36:02) Upcoming Projects and Podcast (38:02) Inspiration and Appreciation (39:04) Closing Remarks and Farewell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Soft Thoughtfulness
16-03-2024
Soft Thoughtfulness
Jann Arden and Caitlin Green begin with their thoughts on the Oscars, covering their favorite moments and speeches, food at the Oscars and after parties, and Sarah wonders who else experiences the Oscars without cable television. The discussion also delves into the controversy surrounding Kate Middleton and the handling of the situation by the royal family. The conversation touches on the importance of supporting films and the future of cinema, as well as the balance between privacy and public interest. The conversation explores the baggage and challenges that come with fame, as discussed through the experiences of Jamie Oliver and Kate Middleton including the double standards and public scrutiny surrounding women in particular. The conversation then turns to the excitement and joy of spring, including spring cleaning and plant care. Sarah's birthday comes up which brings up Caitlin's favourite topic, astrology! She talks about a recent tarot card reading as they compare experiences and beliefs in the spiritual realm. The hosts make an exciting announcement about an upcoming guest appearance by Chelsea Handler on the podcast! Chapters & Topics: (00:00) Discussion of the Oscars (03:02) Al Pacino's Confusing Announcement (04:02) Food at the Oscars and After Parties (06:04) Favorite Moments and Speeches (09:00) Watching the Oscars Without Cable (13:05) Supporting Films and the Future of Cinema (15:02) Discussion of Kate Middleton's Controversy (18:41) The Baggage of Fame (19:37) Jamie Oliver's Perspective on Fame (20:06) The Burdens of Fame and Public Scrutiny (21:41) The Need for Explanation and Privacy (22:05) The Double Standards of the Royal Family (22:19) The Complexity of Meghan Markle's Situation (22:47) The Importance of Withholding Judgment (23:31) Concern for Kate Middleton (24:16) The Public Relations Mishap with the Royal Family Photo (25:05) Excitement for Spring and the Change of Seasons (26:03) The Joy of Spring Cleaning and Plant Care (27:18) The Anticipation of Spring Activities (29:49) The Mindfulness and Thoughtfulness of Spring (32:03) The Freedom from Time Constraints (33:04) The Excitement of Spring Birthdays (34:13 The Celebration of Birthdays (37:01) Birthday Wishes (37:27) Birthday Celebration and Astrology (38:30 Astrological Compatibility (39:11) Personal Experiences with Astrology (42:11) Tarot Card Readings and Spirituality (43:24) Believing in the Power of Tarot Cards (44:06) Career Changes and Self-Belief (46:31) The Importance of Asking for What You Want (47:43) The Power of Manifestation and Positive Thinking (49:47) Exciting Announcement: Guest Appearance by Chelsea Handler (53:08) Upcoming Interview with Chelsea Handler Leave us a voicenote on our website: https://www.jannardenpod.com/ Watch the Jann Arden Podcast on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Don't Date a Cyrus
08-03-2024
Don't Date a Cyrus
Its a mix of celebrity and Royal Family drama this week, complete with some conspiracy theories, a Dune review, and a discussion about keeping secrets in relationships! First, Jann Arden asks Caitlin Green to break down Rihanna's performance at an Indian pre-wedding celebration, which leads Sarah Burke to ask Jann about wedding performances. Caitlin gets us right into some theories surrounding Kate Middleton's appearance and rumors surrounding conflicting reports on Kate Middleton's abdominal surgery. Jann compares the Royals to the Cyrus' (as in Tish and Noah, and Billy Ray), as they dissect the challenges of fame. Jann also answers a listener voicenote asking for the origin story of her friendship with Nigel. ] The hosts also discuss family drama, their excitement for the movie Dune, the success of the film, and the director Denis Villeneuve. They also talk about keeping secrets in relationships and share their thoughts on Oprah. The hosts celebrate International Women's Day and express their appreciation for each other in closing! Check movie film times: https://runpee.com/ Topics: Discussion on Rihanna's Performance at a Pre-Wedding Celebration Criticism of Rihanna's Performance Kate Middleton's Appearance and Rumors Kate Middleton's Abdominal Surgery Conflicting Reports on Kate Middleton's Surgery The Price of Royalty The Real Problems of the Royal Family Meeting Nigel Famous People and Their Behavior The Cyrus Family Drama Disappointing Choices Pop Culture as Entertainment Excitement for Dune Keeping Secrets in Relationships Going to the Movies and Bathroom Breaks The Length of Dune and When to Go Pee The Importance of Keeping Secrets Judgment and Shame Around Past Relationships Discovering Secrets About Exes Honesty and Intimacy in Relationships International Women's Day and Appreciation for Each Other Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Don't Sleep on This Episode with Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn
23-02-2024
Don't Sleep on This Episode with Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn
In this episode, Jann Arden interviews sleep expert Alanna McGinn, brought to the show by Caitlin Green. Alanna was instrumental in helping Caitlin and her husband Kyle sleep training their son Will. Alanna shares her expertise on sleep issues in children and adults, including the impact of technology and alcohol on sleep. She emphasizes the importance of a sleep routine and provides tips for improving sleep hygiene. The conversation also covers the role of sleep tech in monitoring sleep and the treatment of sleep apnea with CPAP machines. Finally, they debunk the myth of early to bed, early to rise. The conversation covers various aspects of sleep, including creating a sleep routine, the importance of a morning routine, the impact of age on sleep patterns, the right bedtime, sleep restriction, sleep supplements, sleep training for babies, and tips for better sleep. Alanna McGinn is a sleep expert and enthusiast, as well as the founder of Good Night Sleep Site, the #1 sleep resource for those struggling to get a good night’s rest. She and her team of sleep consultants help individuals, families and corporations overcome their sleep challenges to wake up on the right side of the bed each day. She serves on the faculty of The Family Sleep Institute, is a certified Stress Management Coach, and hosts the ‘This Girl Loves Sleep’ Podcast. You can follow Alanna’s expert advice in national publications like Forbes, Maclean’s, Today’s Parent, and Prevention Magazine, and or catch her appearances on Cityline and Breakfast Television. Website: www.goodnightsleepsite.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/gnsleepsite Personal Pause Worksheet Download: https://goodnightsleepsite.ac-page.com/personal-pause Alanna's Favourite Sleep Read: https://a.co/d/0M7ShOx Topics covered in this episode: ·      Introduction and Change in Network ·      Introducing Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn ·      Sleep Issues in Children and Adults ·      Effects of Technology on Sleep ·      The Importance of Sleep Routine ·      The Impact of Pajamas and Bathroom Habits on Sleep ·      The Effects of Alcohol on Sleep ·      The Role of Routine in Sleep ·      Sleep Tech and Monitoring Sleep ·      Sleep Apnea and CPAP Machines ·      The Myth of Early to Bed, Early to Rise ·      Creating a Sleep Routine ·      Morning Routine ·      Waking Up Earlier as You Get Older ·      Bedtime and Sleep Patterns ·      Sleep Restriction ·      Sleep Supplements ·      Sleep Training for Babies ·      Tips for Better Sleep Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Show Must Go On
16-02-2024
The Show Must Go On
Jann Arden and her co-hosts discuss the emotions tied to layoffs in the media industry after Caitlin Green was part of extensive layoffs last week. They emphasize the importance of support and validation during difficult times. They also reflect on personal resilience and finding identity beyond work. They share their thoughts on the Super Bowl halftime show and the compensation for artists performing at the event. They discuss the emotional impact of music and the blurring of genres. The episode concludes with an exciting tour announcement from Jann and a discussion on leadership and loyalty. In this conversation, Jann, Caitlin, and Sarah discuss their decision to embrace change and new opportunities. They reflect on the timing of their meeting and the excitement they feel about the future. They also talk about the importance of taking risks for big rewards and the positive response they have received from listeners. They express their desire to expand the show and involve the audience more. They share gratitude and excitement for what lies ahead! ·     Introduction and Network Change ·     Emotions and Moving Forward ·     Support and Validation ·     Personal Resilience ·     The Power of Supportive Listeners ·     Finding Identity Beyond Work ·     Exciting Plans for the Show ·     Reviewing the Super Bowl Halftime Show ·     Artists' Compensation for Super Bowl Performances ·     Bob Seger and Music's Emotional Impact ·     Beyoncé's New Music and Genre Blurring ·     Jann and Rick Mercer Tour Announcement ·     Leadership and Loyalty ·     Embracing Change and New Opportunities ·     Expanding the Show and Engaging Listeners ·     Inspiring Others Through Transparency and Grief ·     Gratitude and Excitement for the Future Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dan Riskin: The Case for Ants & Scientific Truths
09-02-2024
Dan Riskin: The Case for Ants & Scientific Truths
This week, friend of the show Dan Riskin is back! Jann and Dan dive into a discussion about ants to begin; and before you hit stop, just know that they’re exploring the interconnectedness of different species can have surprising effects, such as ants changing the diet of lions in Kenya. They also touch on how communicating scientific information can be challenging, especially in a world where misinformation is prevalent. It is important to find effective ways to engage with people who may have different beliefs or perspectives. Dan, Jann and Caitlin also look at how having siblings, especially those close in age, can have an impact on mental health and socialization. The conversation ends with a hopeful discussion about the future of science in regards to climate change and improving animal welfare. As individuals, we can make a difference by making small changes, such as eating one less burger a week, to contribute to a more sustainable world!   Jann and Caitlin wrap up the episode reviewing the Grammy Awards show including Taylor Swift's interaction with Celine Dion, Jay-Z's award, and Beyonce's Grammy wins.   Topics covered:   Ants Changing Lion Diets The Beauty of Nature and Difficult Conversations The Importance of Science and Common Sense The Impact of Siblings on Mental Health The Disparity in STEM Fields Gender Disparities in Science Hope for the Future Taking Action for the Environment How Siblings Impact Mental Health Women in Science Grammys Recap Taylor Swift and Celine Dion at the Grammys Jay-Z's Award and Beyonce's Grammy Wins Reflection on the Music Industry   Follow along with Dan Riskin: https://noctilio.com/ https://www.instagram.com/danriskin/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Breaking Bread with Adriana Trigiani
26-01-2024
Breaking Bread with Adriana Trigiani
This week, Jann Arden interviews bestselling author Adriana Trigiani. They discuss Trigiani's love for writing and her work ethic, as well as how she chooses story ideas. They also talk about Trigiani's confidence and overcoming challenges in her career. The conversation touches on the influence of upbringing on identity. Trigiani shares her thoughts on heart-to-heart conversations and parental pride. They discuss the power of reading and writing with advice for creatives and the importance of genuine connections. Beloved by millions of readers around the world as one of the "reigning queens of women's fiction", (USA Today), Adriana Trigiani is The New York Times bestselling author of 20 books in fiction and nonfiction, including The Shoemaker’s Wife, The Good Left Undone, Don’t Sing at the Table, and Lucia, Lucia. Published in 38 languages, The New York Times calls her "a comedy writer with a heart of gold." She hosts the hit podcast, You Are What You Read, in conversation with the great minds of our time about the books that built their souls (including Jann). Adriana is also an award-winning playwright, television writer/producer, and filmmaker. She wrote and directed the major motion picture adaptation of her debut novel Big Stone Gap, adapted her novel Very Valentine for television, and directed Then Came You. She wrote and directed the documentary film, Queens of the Big Time, winner of the Audience Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival and Audience award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. The film was also featured at the London and Hong Kong International Film festivals. Trigiani grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where she co-founded The Origin Project, an in-school writing program serving over 2,700 students in Appalachia. In 2023, she was knighted with the Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia by President Sergio Mattarella of Italy. She is proud to serve on the New York State Council on the Arts and lives in New York City with her family.  Connect with Adriana Trigiani on socials and sign up for her newsletter: linktr.ee/adrianatrigiani Listen to Adriana Trigiani's You Are What You Read podcast: linktr.ee/youarewhatyoureadpodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices