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Emma and Xavier are 11 year old twins who wanted to create a podcast for kids, by kids. They thought podcasting would give them the chance to explore their interests in a different way. On Curious Conversations Emma and Xavier are excited to have conversations with adults and kids from all walks of life to learn about their passions and what inspires them.What qualifies them to host a podcast? Well first, Emma and Xavier love to ask questions! They also have over a decade of experience being kids and having a point of view on many topics. Emma and Xavier hope you will join them on their journey. They know it will be interesting because hearing people’s stories and passions is never boring, and they know it will be fun because they are going to work hard to make it that way.
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What is a stylist? In today’s episode we learn it can be many things and it’s not just about the clothes according to our guest Julianne Costigan. Her style philosophy is…“Having great style leads to confidence and confidence leads to success.”Julianne is Creative Director and CEO at Julianne Costigan Executive Fashion Consulting where she works with celebrities, models, 'regular’ women and men and even kids. What does it mean to find your uniform? How does a closet interview work?What is Julianne’s Digital Style Guide?These are just some of the questions Julianne answers for us. We also hear what her years of Irish dancing taught her and how it applies to her job today. And we get to talk about cute baby George and about Julianne’s Mom, Georgia who was a past guest on Curious Conversations. Here are some of the fun things we talked about in our conversation today and where you can find them in this episode! 4:36 - We hear about some of Julianne's clients including Demi Lovato and Meghan Trainor11:01 - Learn all about Juliann’s Digital Style Guide13:28 - Hear how Julianne worked with Bianca Andreescu after she won the U.S. Open15:53 - We chat about Raffi Jewellers, MODALINA Magazine and how all three of us know Marina Garabetian30:05 - Julianne asks the questions and we talk about our wish list for the podcast including P!nk and Dave FiloniConnect with us!kidsconversations@gmail.comTwitter: @Curious_ConvosInstagram: @curious__convos
On today's bonus episode of Curious Kids we welcome Brandon S., he is 12 years old, in Grade 7 and he is our neighbour! We spend a lot of time outside playing with Brandon and his sister Ruby, who is on a previous episode of Curious Kids!We talked about many different things with Brandon and he told us some funny stories as well. Listen to our conversation about Pokémon , LEGO, the thrill of rock climbing, favourite board games and more.On Curious Kids we want to talk to kids and we want to hear what they have to say. As long as you are a kid you can join us. Our definition of kid is pretty open, kids, tweens, teens, everyone is welcome and we know everyone has a story to tell. We can’t wait to have some great conversations with some awesome kids!Do you want to be on Curious Kids? We would love to meet you! If you would like to be a part of our new segment just connect with us through email or social media. We can’t wait to meet you!kidsconversations@gmail.comTwitter: @Curious_ConvosInstagram: @curious__convos
Camelia is an inspiring entrepreneur, not only because she is a passionate entrepreneur herself but she also shows others how to be entrepreneurial. Camelia grew up under a communist regime in Romania and then made her way to Canada as a teenager. Listen to her journey and hear how she went from studying to be a language teacher to starting companies to teaching entrepreneurship not only to students at the University of Waterloo but also to teens and tweens through her passion project Grow Entrepreneurial.  Our conversation took us to many other fun topics as well, such as book recommendations, travel stories and hearing how telenovelas helped Camelia learn to speak one of the seven languages she speaks today. Learn more about Grow Entrepreneurial here. Here are some of the things that came up in our conversation with Camelia and where you can find them in the episode.7:04 - Grow Entrepreneurial10:22 - Growing up under communism18:28 - Camelia’s Book Recommendations19:50 - Camelia’s Favourite Travel Destinations23:31- Camelia's InspirationsConnect with us!kidsconversations@gmail.comTwitter: @Curious_ConvosInstagram: @curious__convos
On today's bonus episode of Curious Kids we welcome Ava P., she is 10 years old and in Grade 6. Ava goes to school with us and is the first classmate we have had a chance to talk to! We have a great chat about the Olympics, soccer, pets, favourite movies and more!On Curious Kids we want to talk to kids and we want to hear what they have to say. As long as you are a kid you can join us. Our definition of kid is pretty open, kids, tweens, teens, everyone is welcome and we know everyone has a story to tell. We can’t wait to have some great conversations with some awesome kids!Do you want to be on Curious Kids? We would love to meet you! If you would like to be a part of our new segment just connect with us through email or social media. We can’t wait to meet you!kidsconversations@gmail.comTwitter: @Curious_ConvosInstagram: @curious__convos
Join us as we travel around the world in 37 minutes with Emelie Cheng Pollard and her daughter Ania. It’s an interview of firsts! Our first international interview and our first mother / daughter interview. Emelie is a Canadian who now makes Stockholm, Sweden her home with her family. She is a graphic designer and is currently an art director with the kids department at H&M. We learn what a graphic designer is and what they do!Emelie is interested in all things design-related but also enjoys cooking, photography, travel writing, and being out in nature – but her biggest passion is definitely travelling! We had fun talking with Emelie and Ania in the same interview. Listen to Ania’s perspectives on what her Mom’s job is, the differences between living in Canada and Sweden and her many travel recommendations! Together, Emelie and Ania share their travel stories which take us all over the world from Canada to Europe, Asia, India, Pakistan, Scandinavia, the Faroe Islands and so much more. We also talk about our favourite museums, amusement parks, travel bucket lists and more. As school starts, join us for a world wide field trip which we hope will inspire your future travel adventures!Connect with Emelie through her website or either of her Instagram accounts. www.emeliechengpollard.com@smallnomads@emeliechengpollardHere are some of the things that came up in our conversation with Emelie and Ania and where you can find them in this episode!3:05 - Havergal College10:43 - Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden20:06 - Cirque du Soleil 20:37 - Faroe Islands, where there are more sheep than people!24:08 - Museum Chat, where we talk about the Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology, Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and the The Metropolitan Museum of Art27:36 - Greta Thunberg & Brandon Stanton32:40 - Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark Connect with us!kidsconversations@gmail.comTwitter: @Curious_ConvosInstagram: @curious__convos
In the fall of 2017 Darren Stevenson started 519 Sports Online. The company provides a spotlight for local athletes and teams and is a positive, promotional platform sharing success stories from the community.Darren was very interesting to talk to. He has been in sports media for over 20 years, so he has been involved with a lot of different sports. Hear how Darren’s previous careers at TSN and CTV Kitchener led him to starting 519 Sports Online. We talk about sports, books, we learn more about what it’s like to run your own company and Darren passes along some great video editing tips too!Darren is passionate about bringing attention to the excitement of minor sports. Learn how local athletes and sports teams are just as fun to follow, watch and cheer for as professional sports. Darren drives all over the 519 area code to film and post on YouTube, highlights from many amateur sports games.Maybe Darren has filmed one of your games?Watch all the 519 local highlights on the 519 Sports Online website or YouTube channel.Here are some of the things that came up in our conversation with Darren and where you can find them in this episode!3:17 - Sportsnet 590 The Fan3:46 - Darren tells us about his job at TSN8:20 - Doug Glimour9:00 - Jackson Heron19:00 - Andre De Grasse31:07 - Tiger Woods and Roger Federer32:09 - James Duthie and his book Beauties33:30 - Bob McKenzie, Mike McKenzie and the Kitchener RangersConnect with us!kidsconversations@gmail.com Twitter: @Curious_ConvosInstagram: @curious__convos
We have another bonus episode for you! Today on Curious Kids we welcome Ruby S., she is 11 years old and going in Grade 6. Ruby is our neighbour and we have a great chat about music, art, sports, playing outside and more!On Curious Kids we want to talk to kids and we want to hear what they have to say. As long as you are a kid you can join us. Our definition of kid is pretty open, kids, tweens, teens, everyone is welcome and we know everyone has a story to tell. We can’t wait to have some great conversations with some awesome kids!Do you want to be on Curious Kids? We would love to meet you! If you would like to be a part of our new segment just connect with us through email or social media. We can’t wait to meet you!kidsconversations@gmail.comTwitter: @Curious_ConvosInstagram: @curious__convos
We have a bonus episode for you! Today on Curious Conversations we are excited to introduce a new segment called Curious Kids. We want to talk to kids and we want to hear what they have to say. As long as you are a kid you can join us. Our definition of kid is pretty open, kids, tweens, teens, everyone is welcome and we know everyone has a story to tell. We can’t wait to have some great conversations with some awesome kids!We have a very special first guest on Curious Kids, our older brother Jackson! He is just days away from his 16th birthday and he is going into grade 11. He has some great stories to tell and also gives us some brotherly advice!Do you want to be on Curious Kids? We would love to meet you! If you would like to be a part of our new segment just connect with us through email or social media. We can’t wait to meet you!kidsconversations@gmail.comTwitter: @Curious_ConvosInstagram: @curious__convos
Were you glued to your TV cheering on Team Canada at the Tokyo Olympics? We were!What is it like to be an Olympian, play for Team Canada and win an Olympic medal? These are just some of the things we talk to Jane Kerr Thompson about. She is an Olympian who competed for Team Canada in both the 1984 summer games in Los Angeles and the 1988 games in Seoul Korea where she won a bronze medal in the relay. After her Olympic career Jane went to the University of Florida on a swimming scholarship. She was captain of the team and had many swimming successes during her college career and she graduated with a degree in finance. Today Jane is a Managing Director at Accenture. Jane gives us insight into what it takes to be an elite athlete. How much hard work does it take to become an Olympian? What are athletes feeling just before they walk onto the pool deck for a race? What does it feel like to stand on the podium for Canada?We also chat about what happens after the Olympics. How do athletes transition away from their sport? What are some of the challenges they face?Here are some of the fun things that came up in conversation today and where you can find them in this episode! 16:18 - Canadian Olympian Summer McIntosh17:49 - University of Florida Swim Team20:50 - Leadership in Swimming: Penny Oleksiak and Kylie Masse23:10 - Accenture30:50 - Hockey Talk: Seattle Kraken, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens31:54 - Doggie Chat: Beagles and LeonbergersConnect with us!kidsconversations@gmail.com Twitter: @Curious_ConvosInstagram: @curious__convos
In Part 2 of Bricktastic with Graeme Dymond we have so many of our LEGO questions answered.How many pieces of LEGO and how many minifigures are in Toronto’s Miniland?What is Graeme’s most memorable LEGO build? Hint, it involves a dinosaur.Can you mix DUPLO and regular LEGO pieces?How many unique combinations are there when you only have 6 bricks?We also talk about how failing when LEGO building  is not a bad thing, even when your huge spaceship falls down in the middle of a convention hall! Since all three of us have had the chance to visit the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark, it was fun to exchange stories about each of our experiences. It’s a conversation you won’t want to miss. If you haven’t had a chance be sure to listen to Part 1 of Bricktastic with Graeme Dymond. Twitter: @Curious_ConvosInstagram: @curious__convos
If you love LEGO as much as we do you won’t want to miss this conversation and the next one. We had so much fun talking LEGO with Graeme Dymond that we had to make our conversation into two episodes.In Bricktastic: Part 1 we talk to Graeme about what it takes to be a LEGO Master Builder. We learn that there are many different Master Builder titles and so many ways to become one. But no matter which title or job you have it is really just another way of saying you get to wake up everyday and play with LEGO bricks for a living. Graeme’s journey started as a toddler playing with LEGO at home and he never stopped playing with LEGO bricks. This led him to a Brick Factor competition at the LEGO Discovery Centre in Toronto which he won and then he went on to become a LEGO Master Builder and a LEGO Certified Professional. We also discover what Graeme’s first LEGO set was and what his all time favourite LEGO set is.We even talk about the LEGO Masters Builder show that is on TV right now!Did you know that mini figure legs can be used in many different ways that are not just legs? We didn’t, but Graeme shows us this amazing new way to use legs when building LEGO.We talk about so many different LEGO sets. If you are wondering what they look like or are interested in building them here is all the set information you will need!Pirate Theme Forbidden Island (6270)Deep Freeze Defender (6973)Harry Potter The Knight Bus (75957)Harry Potter Hogwarts Express (75955)Harry Potter Advent Calendar (75955)Harry Potter Hungarian Horntail Triwizard Challenge (75946)Harry Potter Hogawarts Wizard’s Chess (76392)Harry Potter The BurrowSeinfeld (21328)NINJAGO City Gardens (71741)The Razor Crest (75292)Star Wars Death Star (10188)R2D2 (75308)Typewriter (21327)Twitter: @Curious_ConvosInstagram: @curious__convos
On this episode of Curious Conversations we talk with Georgia Cunningham, President and CEO of SG Cunningham and we talk about a lot of different topics. We learn about the construction industry and what it means to be a fully service general contractor and project management company. Here’s a hint they can do anything from fixing your door knob to building your entire building! Hear what it takes to be a certified women owned business and why more women should be involved in construction. Georgia also tells us about some of her favourite projects. One of her favourite projects was one of ours too because we liked that there were hockey nets and fire poles in the building! We also talk about family. The SG Cunningham family has a new puppy named Birdie who greets clients and keeps everyone company during the work day. Georgia also tells us about her Dad, George and how he started SG Cunningham and we hear all about new baby George, the newest and cutest member of the family.Here are some of the fun things that came up in conversation today and where you can find them in this episode!9:45 - SG Cunningham’s involvement in the Ethel’s Lounge project10:48 - How SG Cunningham helped Google turn an old building into the new Google office building.15:20 - WEConnect International 22:49 - Georgia gushes about new baby George26:00 -  Georgia tells us all about her daughter, Julianne Costigan a fashion stylist and CEO30:30 - Hear how Oprah Winfrey is someone who inspires GeorgiaTwitter: @Curious_ConvosInstagram: @curious__convos
It's time to talk hockey! On this episode of Curious Conversations we have an awesome conversation with Blake. She is a young entrepreneur and co-founder of Hera Hockey. Find out why her and her Dad started this hockey clothing company. But this episode isn't just about clothes, we cover so many topics such as Greek mythology, our love of hockey and the PWHPA (Professional Women's Hockey Player Association). We also have a lively discussion (insert trash talking) about who will win the Stanley Cup and Leafs fans vs Habs fans. Listen to find out which one of these young hockey players are Leafs fans and which ones are Habs fans! We are also excited to introduce a new segment called Twin Talk. It's where we get to talk to our guests about what it is like to be a twin or be related to twins. Blake is an older sibling to twins and we get some insight into what our older brother has to deal with! Be sure to check out herahockey.comHere is some additional information about some of the fun things that came up in conversation today and where you can find them in this episode!7:38 - We talk about girls hockey and the PWHPA8:15 - Learn more about one of our favourite coaches, Laura McIntosh8:48 - Blake and Emma share their stories about the Dream Gap Tour 9:58 - A chance encounter with Ron MacLean and Cassie Campbell-Pascall 12:15 - Who will win the Stanley Cup? Who is a Leafs fan? Who is a Habs fan?Twitter: @Curious_ConvosInstagram: @curious__convos
What is marketing? On this episode of Curious Conversations we talk with Karma Ingle, General Manager of Mabel's Labels. She gives us a great explanation of what marketing is. In case you don’t know what Mabel's Labels is, it's the leading company for durable, personalized kids’ name labels. Karma also tells us all about what it's like to work with her fantastic team at Mabel's Labels and we even learn exactly how a label is made! It was also great to hear who inspires Karma, both at work and at home.We talked about sports too and even though it’s summer we had to talk about skiing and what it’s like for Karma to be the Mom of a competitive skier!Be sure to visit Mabel’s Labels to check out all the cool labels!Here are some of the fun things that came up in conversation today and where you can find them in this episode!4:12 - All things Judy Blume. Karma tells us about some of her favourite books as a kid.31:28 - The Olympics34:29 - Karma talks about her favourite podcasts, including Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard and Next Question with Katie CouricTwitter: @Curious_ConvosInstagram: @curious__convos
On this episode of Curious Conversations we talk to Lisa Freeman and we talk a lot about mental health.  How have you been feeling as a kid during the pandemic? We chat with Lisa about how both the pandemic and normal things affect the mental health of kids and adults. Lisa also gives us tips on how kids can stay positive and mentally healthy and we talk about what you can do if you are feeling down. We also made time to talk about lots of different sports and athletics!Lisa is a Health and Wellness professional who is passionate about living a healthy active lifestyle. She has co-authored a book called Self-Love Club Vol. 2 and recently created an online wellness community for local moms. She is our PE teacher and as a teacher she inspires her young students to develop healthy habits. Here is some additional information about some of the fun things that came up in conversation today and where you can find them in this episode!3:09 Self-Love Club Vol 2 - Co-Author by Lisa Freeman6:29 - Moms Who Move. An online wellness community for local moms. Find them on Instagram: @momswhomove24:06 - 2021 Summer Olympics 25:39 - Olympic Rock Climbing which is new for the 2021 Games!30:47 - Wayne Gretzky3:08 - Carey Price, the Montreal Canadiens and who will win the 2021 Stanley Cup32:26 - Mandy BujoldTwitter: @Curious_ConvosInstagram: @curious__convos
Join us for our first episode of Curious Conversations: A Podcast For Kids By Kids. We are thrilled to talk to our very own music teacher, Dr. Chris Cigolea. He is an accomplished musician and conductor who takes us on a journey from Romania to Canada. Dr. C has great stories to share with us about how music, soccer and the military have all influenced him throughout his life. Learn about his passion for music and music education.  Listen in to hear him play his trumpet for us too!If our conversations inspired you pick up an instrument or further your musical studies be sure to visit Dr.C's school of the performing arts, C.I.G.You can also listen to Dr. C on Spotify!You can connect with us on social media. We would love to hear from you!Twitter: @Curious_ConvosInstagram: @curious__convos
Welcome to Curious Conversations: A Podcast For Kids By Kids.  Emma and Xavier are 11 year old twins who wanted to create a podcast. They thought it would give them the chance to explore their interests in a different way. On Curious Conversations Emma and Xavier are excited to have conversations with adults and kids from all walks of life to learn about their passions and what inspires them. What qualifies them to host a podcast? Well first, Emma and Xavier love to ask questions! They also have over a decade of experience being kids and having a point of view on many topics. Emma and Xavier hope you will join them on their journey. They know it will be interesting because hearing people’s stories and passions is never boring, and they know it will be fun because they are going to work hard to make it that way.
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