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Aug 7, 2018

One of Canada's greatest ambassadors, broadcasting icon and massive music fan Ron MacLean joins me on No Sleep 'til Sudbury this week. Like most Canadian sports fans I've been a fan of Ron's for decades, and it was my privilege to chat with him about the songs that make his skin vibrate. 

In sharing his love for the songs that moved him over the course of his life, Ron offers the clever quips I've come to expect from him, along with some things I didn't, and I'm thankful to him for sharing so much more of himself beyond what we ordinarily see on television. In this episode, we talk about how he prepares for Hockey Night In Canada, Don Cherry having a 'little bone' to pick with Gord Downie at the Junos, a poem he wrote for Matt Mays, his hesitation to include a Loverboy song in his playlist, and why The Tragically Hip deep cut "The Wherewithal" is special to him. All this and a Tom Petty impression too. Brilliant.       


MacLean's playlist:

Santa Esmeralda - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Matt Mays - Take It On Faith

Men at Work – Overkill

Pagliaro - Some Sing Some Dance

Junkhouse - Out of My Head

Loverboy - Turn Me Loose

Mudcrutch - I Forgive It All

Prism - Take Me To The Kaptin

Anne Murray - You Needed Me

Tragically Hip - The Wherewithal