My Feature Interview with Degrassi and Juno-Award Executive Producer, Stephen Stohn

CGnaUTUWcAAXAxX.jpg_largeOne of the cool projects I’ve recently launched is the Trent Talks/Trent Voices podcast.  During the academic year, I did audio podcasts featuring major Trent University lectures — throughout the summer, I’ve been serving up great interviews on Trent Radio and posting them online.

You can find both the Trent Talks and Trent Voices online at

This week on Trent Voices: alumnus Stephen Stohn talks about tinkering with a national treasure (the Degrassi series), juggling the egos/talents while producing The JUNO Awards, and his time at Trent University — helping launch both Trent Radio and Arthur Newspaper. There are some great stories here… Like the time he played musical sets at the Playboy Club in Ankara, Turkey.

Stephen is the President of Epitome Pictures, which produces a host of shows – including Instant Star. He’s one of the founders of the Songwriters Association of Canada. He’s a former director and Chair of Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He was the executive producer of the Junos for nearly 20 years. He was executive producer of Canada’s first prime-time soap opera, Riverdale. He has two Canadian top ten musical hits and 11 Canadian Screen Awards… AND he’s best known as the creator and executive producer of Degrassi: The Next Generation.

And for millennial music lovers? How about a world exclusive of Lights covering the Degrassi theme?

Check it out here.

You can also catch it on iTunes.


Canada’s First VJ (and Billboard #1 songwriter) Christopher Ward on the early days of Much Music, and writing hits for the likes of Alannah Myles, Dianna Ross, and more; Director of Research at Partnership Africa Canada, Alan Martin, will talk about diamonds and civil war in Africa; Biomaterials pioneer, Suresh Narine will talk about his groundbreaking research into creating polyurethanes from vegetable oils, trans-fat free margarine and confections, and his influential collaborative research agreements with universities in Guyana, Israel, India, Barbadoes and Brazil.