TURNING POINT WITH PRIYA SAM
In each episode of Turning Point, former national news anchor and morning show host Priya Sam (it's me, hi!) interviews a guest about a turning point in their life.
The turning points are as diverse as the guests; some stem from big decisions or taking a leap of faith, while others are rooted in tragedy or unexpected obstacles. All are inspiring.
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ON PRIORITIZING MENTAL HEALTH
Farah opens up about her mental health journey and taking the time to do intense therapy that changed her life.
Learn about Leroy's important anti-racism work and his personal experiences with racism and why he's passionate about the work he does.
ON IDENTIFYING & INTERRUPTING RACISM
Julie discusses becoming sober, learning to see the people around her as teachers and how her experiences with misogyny in the workplace led her to create DEFY Magazine
ON ADDICTION, MISOGYNY & SEEING EVERYONE AS A TEACHER
From trying to fade into the background to saying yes to new challenges and opportunities. Dan shares about dealing with body dysmorphia, a life changing surgery and creating a platform for inspiring speakers.
ON EXPERIENCING BODY DYSMORPHIA & OVERCOMING TOXIC SHAME
Meera shares about publicly sharing that her family were part of the lowest caste in the Hindu caste system, and how she's raising awareness about the harm casteism causes around the world.
ON BEING DALIT & THE CONSEQUENCES OF CASTEISM
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Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir skated together for 22 years and became the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history.
In Episode 15, Tessa reflects on her biggest turning point; deciding to come back to compete in 2016 after a two year break and how her final years of her amateur career were the first time she truly loved skating.
CANADIAN ICE DANCER & OLYMPIC CHAMPION
For more than a decade, millions of Canadians woke up with Marci Ien on Canada AM. The latest turning point in her life has led her to federal politics.
In Episode 1, we talk about the phone call from the Prime Minister's Office that changed Marci's life, her career in television that paved the way for journalists of colour, and her beginnings as a child actor.
CANADIAN journalist & politician
There have been many turning points in Mary's life but the biggest was a tragic accident; when she was just four years old, Mary's family was in a car accident and her father was killed.
In Episode 50 we hear about the lasting impact the accident has had on Mary's life and how cooking is a passion that both she and her father share.
COOKBOOK AUTHOR, TV HOST & WINNER OF MASTERCHEF CANADA SEASON 3
canadian actor and tv personality
Jonathan has been a staple on Canadian TV since he was 15. From his early days on Street Cents and Jonovision, to his characters on Trailer Park Boys and Lettekenny, he's reinvented himself time and time again. Jonathan is also a family man, podcast host, and author - the list goes on.
In Episode 3, we start from a turning point Jonathan had in 2000 when he learned an important life lesson after a serious car crash.
Farah Nasser was named Global National's weekend anchor in June 2022. Shortly before that she was co-anchor of Global Toronto's 6:00 news. Towards the end of her time at Global Toronto, Farah ended up taking a leave of absence. She spent a large part of it going to therapy and unpacking her past including the death of her son.
In Episode 52, Farah opens up about her mental health journey and taking the time to do intense therapy that changed her life.
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