EP 133 | Sandra Oldfield, Kurtis Kolt, Rhys Pender. Helping Restaurants and Wineries in the year ahead


You may have  noticed that our Podcast has a subtitle

Music. Film. Food. Wine.  Those are the subjects I keep coming back to.

We do lots of music and film and some food but the wine pods have been few and far between. That’s going to change.

The stories and interviews that stand out for me are the interviews affecting people everywhere.

This week it’s how we – the food and wine fan – can support our local restaurants and wineries, cideries, breweries, distillers.


The pandemic has caused many restaurants to close or hold on for dear life.

Wineries will disappear over the next year.  The same with brewers, cider makers, and distillers.


I really wanted to hear from three voices that deal with this community every day. The question – what can we do. How can we help? 

Sandra Oldfield – 20 years a winemaker and  X-CEO of Tinhorn Creek Winery.  Now head of Elysian Projects, assisting and guiding wineries and restaurants.

Kurtis Kolt – Wine writer, judge, and educator. Many years in the restaurant business in downtown Vancouver.

Rhys Pender – Master of Wine, Winemaker at Little Farm Wines.  Educator via WinePlus.   A calm voice inside all the noise.

Mulligan Stew Nov 28th 2020- Happy 77th Birthday Randy Newman


Happy Birthday, Randy Newman!

Hello all –

To our American friends…Happy Thanksgiving.

We have a special guest next week. We’ll tell you who it is at the start of the second hour of The Stew.


The Stew mix of music features a salute to Randy Newman,. He celebrates his 77th birthday on Saturday

The birthday boy gets a whole set to himself.

Randy sings Sail Away and I love LA

Aaron Neville sings Louisiana 1927

Joe Cocker sings Guilty


If your favorite artist is below then this is your show



Robert Plant or Alison Krause

Susan Tedeschi

Al Green

Harry Manx

NRBQ or The Stones.

Rhiannon Giddens, Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris Sating, John Mellencamp and we salute George Harrison who died Nov 28/2001

Don’t miss our announcement for next week’s guest..


Mulligan Stew Nov 28 2020
Sweet Emtion Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon Sixty Six Steps
Keep on smilin’ Blackberry Smoke single
someday never comes CCR Mardi Gras
Killing the blues Robert Plant and Alison Krause Raising Sand www.river-café.com
Don’t think twice, it’s alright Susan Tedeschi Wait for me
Take me to the river Rev Al Green Al Green Explorers your mind
Mulligan Stew CKUA Radio
Cold Shot (live) Stevie Ray Vaughn Liv e at Carnegie Hall
Slow it down (live) The Lumineers The Lumineers Deluxe Coming UP – we celebrate Randy Newmans Bday Stay Safe
Sail Away Randy Newman Sail Away
Lousiana 1927 Aaron Neville Warm your Heart
Guilty (live) Joe Cocker Joe Cocker Live
I love LA Randy Newman Trouble in LA Coming Up – we announce next weeks guest
Pride and Joy Marvin Gaye
Mulligan Stew on CKUA Radio
Next Weeks Guest Elvis Costello – New album Hey Clockface
Hey Clockface Elvis Costello Hey Clockface. How can you face me?
Spoonful (live) plus intro from Reubens Train Harry Manx Harry Manx Live
Flat Foot Flewzy NRBQ High Noon – Highlights and Rarities from 50 years
Hide your Love The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup
Welcome to The Stew with TDMulligan
Don’t call me names Rhiannon Giddens Single
Rollin’ JJ Cale ReWind
NEXT Willie & Emmy Lou. Mellenmcamp. Sting & George Harrison
The Maker Willie Nelson Teatro
Blackhawk Emmylou Harris Wrecking Ball
The Stew – Year 26
Check it out John Mellencamp The Lonesome Jubille
Rock Steady Sting Nothing like the Sun Coming UP – remembering George Harrison
If not for you George Harrison All things must pass
Everyday Tomato Tomato It’ll come around

Mulligan Stew Nov 21st 2020- Daniel Lanois Interview and Happy Birthday CKUA and Ma!


It’s CKUA Radio’s 93 Birthday Saturday.

How many radio stations in Canada are lucky to get to be 93?

None actually. 

There’s only one.   CKUA. A musical oasis in a sea of radio sameness.

And it’s donor-supported. Impressive, even for those who call it home.

So.  We celebrate those 93 years with music

Black Pumas, Kurt Vile and John Prine, Ray Charles, Blind Boys, Bowie and Queen, Wilson Pickett, Flo, and The Machine, Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock, Ben Harper, Ry Cooder, Dylan and U2 and more.

The guest is Daniel  Lanois.

Grew up in Montreal, then Hamilton where he and his brother built a studio in their mother’s basement…

10 years later people were taking notice.

Off to Mexico and LA and fame.

Once he got into the same studio as Brian Eno things took off…working with artists such as

U2 (Joshua Tree. Achtung baby)

Leonard Cohen (Thanks for the Dance)

Bob Dylan (Most of the Time. Love Sick)

Peter Gabriel (Sledgehammer)

Neville Bros (Yellow Moon)

Emmylou Harris – Slingblade

Robbie Robertson  Somewhere down the Crazy River

Neil Young – Peaceful Valley Blvd.

Many Grammys later Daniel is releasing another solo album in April.

Called Heavy Sun.

We’ll talk about the single (under a) Heavy Sun and his work with Leonard Cohen, Neville Brothers, and Robbie


Happy Birthday CKUA and Leona Stumbo – turning 90 in Camrose.


MulliganStew Nov 21 Daniel Lanois Interview
Host mumbles Happy Birthday Interview today with Daniel Lanois
I think it’s going to work out fine Ry Cooder Bop til you Drop
Highway 61 Davids Alvin From a old guitar
Colours (acoustic) Black Pumas Colours (acoustic) Tonights guest – Daniel Lanois
Inspite of ourselves John Prine with Iris DeMent In spite of ourselves
How lucky Kurt Vile and John Prine How Lucky
Bright lights. Big City Jerry Lee Lewis Rock and Roll Time Special Guest Daniel Lanois
A song for you Ray Charles Forever
Singing brings us closer Blind boys of Alabama Almost Home
in my life The Beatles Rubber Soul
Mulligan Stew – Happy 93rd Birthday CKUA radio Coming UP- Bowie. Queen.War.Elton John
Under Pressure Bowie and Queen Queen Gr Hits Vol 2
Stay Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs Best of
Cisco Kid War The world is a ghetto
Take me to the Pilot Elton John Elton John
Mulligan stew ckua Radio Coming UP – Daniel Lanois Interview
634-5789 Wilson Pickett Best of
NEXT – Daniel Lanois
Welcome to Mulligan Stew with tdmulligan Coming UP – Daniel Lanois Interview New album Heavy Sun
Daniel Lanois Interview complete interview MulliganStew Podcast Spotify. Google Play Apple Podcasts
(under a) Heavy Sun Daniel Lanois Heavy Sun
Daniel Lanois Interview complete interview MulliganStew Podcast Spotify. Google Play Apple Podcasts
It’s torn Leonard Cohen Thanks for the Dance
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Somewhere down The Crazy River Robbie Robertson Robbie Robertson
Daniel Lanois Interview complete interview MulliganStew Podcast
with God on our side The Neville Brothers Yellow Moon
Complete Lanois Interview at MulliganStew Podcast Yes…its worth finding
Cornflake girl Flo and The Machine Spotify Singles
St Louis Blues Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder Gerschwin’s World
My own two hands Ben Harper Diamonds on the Inside Next – U2 and Dylan
One Special Guest Daniel Lanois Achtung Baby
Happy Birthday CKUA Happy 90th Birthday Leona Stumbo in Camrose
Make you feel my love Bob Dylan Time out of Mind

EP 132 | Daniel Lanois Interview


We’ve been long-distance friends since the ’60s but like many, I’ve followed his amazing career.

Best known for his producing work on landmark albums like Joshua Tree, Wrecking Ball, and Time out of Mind. His work with Peter Gabriel, Neville Brothers, EmmyLou, Willie, Robbie Robertson, Neil Young. Tinariwen etc earned this praise from Rolling Stone Magazine.

His unmistakable fingerprints are all over an entire wing of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”

In April he releases his next solo album Heavy Sun with a joyous/soulful band that blends gospel call and response, soul harmonics, and deep grooves. The intent is to “lift people’s spirits”.  Lifted mine.

Because the album doesn’t drop until April 2021 this interview covers the first single (under a) Heavy Sun. Then Daniel takes us through his work with Leonard Cohen, Robbie Robertson, and that moment when Bob Dylan walked in on a Neville Brothers Yellow Moon session to hear their version of With God in our side.

EP 131 | Geeking Out on Island Pinot!


The Stew Podcast has a subtitle

Music. Film. Food. Wine.  Those are the fields where my interviews come from.

Lots of music.

Increasing film conversations.

The Food file is getting thicker

But I’ve been shortchanging the Wine stories.

I do many wine features for Tasting Room Radio but the podcast interviews have to be special.

This week it’s a complete geek out on Point Noir.

The most complex grape on the planet. Growers call it “the heartbreak grape”

It requires care, time, and attention to detail with no guarantee that the wine will be drinkable after a year of growing, harvest, and cellaring.

Great Pinot loves certain growing conditions found in France, German, New Zealand, Chile, and California/Oregon in the USA.

Now, because of global warming,  it may become  Vancouver Island’s turn. The winemakers of VI have long talked about such a possibility. Now they’re certain.

This gathering all took place at this year’s Victoria Wine Festival.

It started with a panel discussion and ended with a one-on-one group gathering (with masks) outside in the courtyard.

Mike Rathjen – Winemaker. Rathjen Cellars (Saanich)

Daniel Dragert – Winemaker Kutatas (koo-ta-tass)  (Salt Spring Island)

Dan Wright – Winemaker Unsworth  (Cowichan Valley)

Layne Craig – Winemaker  40 Knots  (Comox)

Brent Rowland  – Winemaker  Averill Creek (Cowichan Valley)

Mike Neirychlo – Winemaker  Emandare (Cowichan Valley) and panel host

Please remember, these are WINEMAKERS who love to geek out on Pinot.

IF you ever wanted to know more about the heartbreak grape this is your Podcast.

If you have a comment or opinion let us know…and Please subscribe on your favorite platform.

We’ll just “show up” after that.

NEXT week artist/producer/writer  Daniel Lanois.

EP 130 | Kurt Vile


It was always the name that got me.  Kurt Vile. Got to be a punk, thrash metal guy right?

Turns out Kurt became a truly great singer/songwriter.

The voice is blue-collar but the songs and the way he sings them are unlike 99.9 % of the others.

He’s gone through the band phase with The War on Drugs. Then launched his solo career with a band of misfits called The Violators.  Nice misfits mind you.

Dude has released a handful of albums and 18 EPS.

The latest is Sound, Speed, Lonely KV (EP)

It begins with a John Prine song and the second to last track is also a John Prine song, .WITH John Prine.

Enjoy the stories and the man.

Two Words….

Kurt Vile

John Prine

Mulligan Stew Nov 7th 2020-Special Guest Kurt Vile


Welcome to The Stew –

The guest this week is singer, songwriter, father and family man Kurt Vile. We found him at home in Philly.

He’s spent the better part of his forty years on the road. With The War on Drugs, his band The Violators worked with The Sadies, Dinoseau Jr, Courtney Barnett, and many more.

The guy has released 18 EP’s.  The latest is called Speed, Sound, Lonely KV (EP)

It has 5 songs and was recorded over 4 years at The Butcher Shoppe in Nashville.

Originally home to  Cowboy Jack Clement and later,  his protégé David “Fergie” Ferguson, himself a Nashville Studio legend.

One of Kurt’s musical heroes was the late John Prine who had an interest in the studio and a rehearsal space inside it.

And THAT is how Kurt Vile got to sing a duet with John Prine on a 5 song EP.

The complete interview can be heard on the MulliganStew Podcast (subscribe at Spotify. Google Play Apple Podcasts)

And OH The playlist…

Brittany Howard, Robert Plant, Paul Butterfield, Dion and Paul Simon, Mark Knopfler,  Joni Mitchell (on her birthday)  Leonard Cohen (because we lost him on this day 1982), Stones, Fleetwood Mac (The orig) Tami Neilson and The Meters and more..


And Nov 11 – NEVER FORGET!!!!



Mullligan Stew Nov 7 2020 Ding Dong The Witch is Dead
stay high Brittany Howard Spotify Singles
falling in love again Robert Plant Digging Deep – Subterranea
Nobodys fault but mine Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Better Days Best of Mulligan Stew with TDMulligan Guest – Kurt Vile
Song for Sam Cooke Dion with Paul Simon Blues with Friends
A change is going to come Sam Cooke Ain’t that good news
The Power of Prayer Bruce Springsteen Letter to you
5 more minutes The War and Treaty Hearts Town
This is Mulligan Stew with tdm Guest in second hour – Kurt Vile and his new EP
Cupid Amy Winehouse Back to Black Deluxe – B Sides
I live the life I love Delbert McClinton I heard it on The X – Los Super 7
Nobody does that Mark Knopfler Down the road wherever
Coyote Joni Mitchell – Happy Bday Joni Hejira
Save the last dance for Leonard Cohen Live in Dublin
Today I sing the blues Aretha Franklin Aretha’s Blues – The Delta Meets Detroit NEXT – Kurt Vile brings new music and stories of John Prine
Kurt Vile Interview Complete interview on MulliganStew Podcast
Speed of the sound of Loneliness Kurt Vile Speed, Sound, Lonely KV (EP)
Kurt Vile Interview Complete interview on MulliganStew Podcast
Gone Girl Kurt Vile Speed, Sound, Lonely KV (EP)
Kurt Vile Interview
Dandilion Kurt Vile Speed, Sound, Lonely KV (EP)
Kurt Vile Interview Complete interview on MulliganStew Podcast
How lucky Kurt Vile with John Prine Speed, Sound, Lonely KV (EP)
Catch the whole Kurt Vile interview on MUlliganStew Podcast NEXT – Stones, Fleetwood Mac and a great song from Iris Dement
Hide your love The Rolling Stones Goat’s Head Soup – Reissue
Going down to sing in Texas Iris Dement single
Got to move (live) Fleetwood Mac (the original) Boston Blues Next – Tami Neilson and The Meters
you were mine Tami Neilson Chicka Boom
Hey Pocky Way The Meters Anthology

EP 129 | Sam Roberts- ALL OF US


Happy Halloween…make it a safe one.

Sam Roberts (Sam Roberts Band) joins us on this week’s Mulligan Stew Podcast

They have just released their 7th album All of Us.

Sam had most of the songs written out and recorded when he had a change of heart and something started making him re-write..

  He’s glad he did. These are outstanding “open my heart “ songs. His fans are going to love these tunes.

We found Sam at home in Montreal on the Zoom machine.

Ladies and gents – Sam Roberts


Mulligan Stew October 31st – Sam Roberts interview and much more!


We talked for 2 weeks straight about the Fall Fundraiser for CKUA Radio.

1 Million was set and over 1 Million was achieved.

Thank You All.

Now that we’re through all the talking – so MUCH talking – its time to just let the music carry the day.

We’ll stop only chat with Sam Roberts (Sam Roberts Band) about their just-released 7th album All of Us.

It ranks with his very best work.

We’ve included four tracks

All of Us


I like the way you talk about the future


Enjoy!!  Have a safe Halloween

The complete interview can be heard on the Mulligan Stew podcast

 Here’s the rest of the show below.



Welcome to The Stew TDMulligan and Sam Roberts as guest Oct 31 2020
Tumbling Dice (liv e) The Rolling Stones Love you Live
These dreams of you (live) Van Morrison Too late to stop now
Stir it up (live) Bob Marley and The Wailers Live (in London)
Under Pressure (live) David Bowie Live in Dallas – Ouvrez le Chien Coming UP – Black Pumas. Pearl Jam. Norah Jones
and it’s allright Nathaniel Rateleff and it’s allright
Martha My Dear Madeleine Peyroux Standing on the Rooftop Tonights guest – Sam Roberts and his new album
Fire (Steady Grooving Mix) Black Pumas Single
Come back Pearl Jam Pearl Jam
To Live Norah Jones Pick me up off the floor
Mulligan Stew with tdm
Goodbye Jimmy Reed Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways
Cherry Oh Baby (live) UB40 UB40 Live
Ahead by a Century The Tragically Hip Trouble at The Hen House
This is Mulligan Stew
Old men Corb Lund Agricultural Tragic
Little light of Mine Harry Manx. Steve Mariner Hellbound to Heaven
Change is gonna come Los Coast – Gary Clark Jr Samsara www.river-café.com
I’m coming out (acoustic) Shovels and Rope By Blood
Vacancy Neil Young Homegrown
Remember Jimi Hendrix Are you Experienced?
Mulligan Stew Podcast is complete Sam Roberts
Respect Aretha Franklin I never loved a man Coming UP – Sam Roberts Interview
Sam Roberts Interview Complete Interview on MulliganStew Podcast
All of us Sam Roberts Band All of us
Sam Roberts Interview Complete Interview on MulliganStew Podcast
Youth Sam Roberts Band All of us
Sam Roberts Interview Complete Interview on MulliganStew Podcast
I like the way you talk about the future Sam Roberts Band All of us
Sam Roberts Interview Complete Interview on MulliganStew Podcast
spellbound Sam Roberts Band All of us


EP 128 | The Trial of The Chicago 7- Aaron Sorkin


For people of a certain age…The Chicago 7 represents a disturbing time in
American History.

For those who were too young to have experienced the events all across
America, simply look around you today.

Large groups of protesters in the streets and parks.

Violence between police/militia and citizens. Politics at its center with
changes in cultures a close second.

Racism was a spark…Martin Luther King Jr had been assassinated months

1000’s had died in the war in Vietnam and Richard Nixon was in the White

The Democratic National Convention was in Chicago,  along with the National
Guard, 12,00 Chicago Police Officers, and 10,000 demonstrators.

The demonstrators were lead by the Yippies (Youth International Party) and
their leaders were Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin along with Tom Hayden and
Rennie Davis.  There was an 8th defendant Bobby Seale a founder of the Black
Panther Party.

The lawyers who represented the accused were perfect for this legal battle.
William Kunstler and Leonard Weinglass.  The action in the courtroom was so
wild, The 7 and their lawyers were charged with over 150 contempt’s  of

It’s fair to say that the timing of this film and its subjects are perfect
for today’s audience which has been watching the Trump administration make
many of the same moves as Nixon.

Our guest is Aaron Sorkin, the writer, and director of The Trial of the
Chicago 7. (just premiered on Netflix this week)

You know him from The West Wing and Network. He wrote the screenplay for A
Few Good Men, Moneyball and won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
for The Social Network

This film ranks as one of his very best.

The audio was captured from a virtual press conference several weeks ago…

Enjoy Aaron’s great background on the story and the shoot.  Makes the film
experience even better.