Mulligan Stew Podcast

EP 242 | WHITEHORSE-Tales from New Album ‘Im not Crying You’re Crying’


Jimmy would be so proud!

His Mom and Dad are guesting on the  Mulligan Stew Podcast.

Jimmy is the 10-year-old son of Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet of Whitehorse. Jimmy likes the music his Mom and Dad make so much that he’s sitting in on drums during house rehearsals.

Luke and Melissa have just released their 8th album I’m not crying You’re crying.

What started as a possible lockdown country covers project quickly turned into writing their own songs, as though they were writing and singing in the 70s. In Nashville.

What’s best about this album is they sound like they’ve been writing and singing country all their musical life. Which is what they did.

When they met and started Whitehorse it was as a country band. So, they’ve come full circle. Through the blues and back into country.

This podcast tells the tales of those years and their relationship.

It’s a winner and so are Jimmy’s parental unit.

EP 241 | Jann Arden from the Archives-We Revisit Calgary Junos and Feeding My Mother


Two Words – Jann Arden.

Long time friend. A completely singular artist.

In concert she’ll have you laughing so hard it will be through tears.

Then she sings – man does she sing – and you’ll find yourself freely flowing more tears.

I have been blessed to have had a close-up focus on Jann’s  career and her very full life.

(including early on, busking in a doorway in cold and wet Gastown, Vancouver and getting sucker punched by a pedestrian for singing Christmas Carols. Years later,  she’s creating her next hit album and looking down from The Warehouse studios, she can see that exact doorway.)

For over 35 years Jann and I have crossed paths and occasionally stopped to talk with a microphone or camera between us.

While I was busy telling music and film stories Jann was nominated for 19 Junos ,  winning 8.  She won MuchMusic awards and now is on Canada’s Walk of Fame.

Jann’s  been acting, hosting, judging, recording, and touring with her small group and with orchestras large and small.

Basically, with the support and guidance of manager Bruce Allen, Jann Arden has become a Canadian Super Star.

These two interviews are from our archives.

The first is from April 2016 – at the Junos in Calgary where she was co-hosting.

I attended a press conference and she was completely surrounded by the media I went off to the corner and found the only two chairs in the room, with a small table.

I set up my field recorder and waited.

When she was done, Bruce walked Jann over and we had a chat. Here’s the exchange of ideas and thoughts.

Juno Interview-Terry David Mulligan, Corey Wood, and Jann Arden

The second interview is from Dec 2017…Jann’s on tour and I wanted to talk to her about her book Feeding My Mother: Comfort and laughter in the kitchen as my Mom lives with memory loss. 

Together, Jann  and her Mom were  a force. Her Mom was losing a battle to memory loss and Jann was doing her best to comfort, feed  and love her best friend.

This interview has stayed with me for the last 5 years. Heartbreaking and revealing,

Thank You Jann.


NEXT WEEK – Whitehorse

EP 240 | Shawn Edwards on the 2023 Critics Choice Awards


It’s movie award season…

One after the other nominations and awards are presented to films,  actors, musicians, art direction, directors, and veterans of the industry.

The next awards gathering is this Sunday, Jan 14 in LA.

It’s the Critics Choice Awards on The CW and streamed on the Net. 7-10 Eastern – slight delay on the West Coast. Hosted by Chelsea Handler

These awards have weight and meaning as they’re voted on by the critics who screen hundreds of films annually.

Choosing one critic to guest is as tough as voting but there’s none better than Shawn Edwards on  News 4 Kansas City.

He’s one of the founders of Critics Choice and the driving force behind The annual Celebration of Black Cinema and TV.

Enjoy the ride It’s a film cage match.

EP 239 | The Family Curse and Early James – a 2023 TwoFer



Welcome to the first Podcast of 2023.

Two guests  – From the Gulf Islands of BC The Family Curse and from the US deep south Early James.


You may not have heard of A Family Curse but you’ve certainly heard of the Family Father – Neil Osborne. Founder, singer, songwriter, and vocalist for 54.40.

He’s joined by his daughter Kandle.  I love the fact that they imply that their music is “found material”.  That’s where some of the best music lives.

Kandle has been making music and finding herself in Montreal but at heart, Kandle and Neil are west coast islanders.

Check out their self-titled album and crazy videos.

FYI – 54.40 play The Grand Prairie North Winter Festival  next Saturday, Jan 14th

March 3 at Midway in Edmonton

March 4 Deerfoot Inn in Calgary

The second guest is Early James from Birmingham, Alabama.


Early got a guitar in his hands at a  very young age and started writing songs and gigging with friends.

He came to the attention of Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, who offered to produce his first album What a strange time to be alive!

His songs are strong but his voice is very unique. Like a young/old  Tom Waits.

I just looked at his tour dates…he’s crazy busy

All over Europe, then Australia, and mid-year everywhere in the  USA.

Please welcome Early James to the Mulligan Stew Podcast

NEXT WEEK – Doug and the Slugs Documentary

Ep 238 | A Q&A with Q&A



My pal Jason Priestley and I have stepped into the world of wine. The difference is, we’re not consumers,  we’re partners with winemaker Michael Mosny at Winemakers Cut in Oliver, BC.

Jason for several years had been an investor in Black Hills Winery, the maker of the iconic Nota Bene.

After the sale of Black Hills, I continued to search for exceptional terroir capable of producing a peerless Bordeaux-style blend. Throughout this journey, I merged paths with Terry and then Michal. Together, we questioned what we already know, over and over again,” said Priestley“After looking everywhere, all roads lead to one answer and the answer is once again in the Okanagan. This time, the difference is in the details, with a focus on elegance and finesse.”

Q&A “I heard about Canadian wine for the first time from Terry and Jason’s international television show, Hollywood and Vines TV, and it quickly became my passion  They are the reason why I decided to move here with my wife in 2012 and make wines in the Okanagan Valley.”   Slovakian-Canadian Michal Mosny is the proprietor of Winemaker’s CUT, an acclaimed winery based in the District Wine Village in Oliver, BC.

Q&A started rolling out in November of 2022. It’s just now beginning to show up on select wine store shelves and restaurant wine lists. Check out for more information

It’s a Bordeaux-inspired blend ..

45% Cabernet Sauvignon

38% Merlot

13% Cabernet Franc

4% Petit Verdot

100% Yummy!

Here’s the first Q&A gabfest on The Mulligan Stew Podcast

EP 237 | Christmas in The Round Revisited (Year 3-2017)


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays All

From  1974 to 1979 I was lucky enough to host Great Canadian Goldrush on CBC Radio  National.

Every Christmas we had a Christmas Jam – in the studio. Produced by Susan Englebert. (with assistance from Claire Lawrence)

Except for the mixed drinks, it was nothing fancy but it was an hour of heart-felt stories and songs.

The artists included Roy Forbes and Shari Ulrich.

When Goldrush left the air Christmas Jam disappeared UNTIL Roundhouse Radio in Vancouver came on air and again I had a studio to capture this magic.

I talked to Shari, Roy, and Barney Bentall and they all signed on for a reconnect.

We got 3 years of Christmas in the Round recorded and then Roundhouse went dark.

Keeping the tradition alive, this year we present Year 3 of Christmas in the Round  (2017)


The Lineup includes

Jim Byrnes

Shari Ulrich

Barney Bentall

Bill Henderson (Chilliwack)

Craig Northey   (Odds and Steven Page Trio)

On percussion Geoff Hicks (Colin James, Barney, Cuddy, Byrnes, Northey etc)

Rob Becker (guitar/vocals)

Kirby Barber (guitar/vocals)

Roy Forbes was unavailable in Year 3 BUT I found him hiding in Year One

He brings with him two songs and the slide guitar of Shaun Verreault from Wide Mouth Mason.

And yes..he does tell the story and rolls out his Christmas Classic Mince Meat Tart

EP 236 | Winter Clothing & Blanket Blitz for Ukraine In a Canadian first-Firefighter Jared Reynolds and Retired Investigator Brent Mudry


Dec 17th was never going to be just another Stew.

It’s the first of two Christmas shows.  The Christmas vibe is always different for so many reasons. Some want nothing to do with it. Many embrace it fully. I’m an All In guy.

Thankfully some find a way to give back and make a difference. Food Banks, shelters, packages left on doorsteps, etc.

I grew up in North Vancouver where my Father was a Game Warden.

His close friends were police officers and firefighters.

So I’ve always had a connection to that location and community.

I saw a posting go by a week ago and it shone a light for me.

I hope it does the same for you. Please let your audience know that they can help the people of Ukraine through a brutal Winter and War. The complete interview can be heard on Mulligan Stew Podcast and my YouTube Channel. THANK YOU


North Shore Fire Departments Launch Project Frozen: Winter Clothing & Blanket Blitz for Ukraine In a Canadian first, all three North Shore fire departments have teamed up in a two-week collection blitz to send a mountain of winter clothing and blankets to Ukraine. This winter in Ukraine will be the bleakest in anyone’s lifetime. No power, no heat, no light, or intermittent at best, for much of the country, which is bigger than Canada. Project Frozen, led by the District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services (DNVFRS) and Defend Ukraine Foundation (DUF), hopes to collect 3,000 winter jackets and blankets, and $15,000 for shipping, by December 20. This is an ambitious project: Reynolds and Mudry hope to fill a 40-foot sea container with 20 pallets of winter gear, each 40′ x 48″ x 8 feet high

Tax-deductive donations to fund shipping can be made through either: – District of North Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Society: (PayPal, credit card, cheque – mark “Ukraine”) – Defend Ukraine Foundation (cheque or wire)

My guests at the  top of hour two are Firefighter Jared Reynolds and Retired Investigator Brent Mudry.(paternal grandparents from Ukraine)


We can help this humanitarian effort:  clothing for a Ukraine Winter

by donating to


Thank you

EP 235 | Rarities – Bruce Cockburn. A life in Music


Two Words. Bruce Cockburn.

Having sold more than nine million albums worldwide, acclaimed songwriter, performer, author, and activist Bruce Cockburn is a member of both the Canadian Songwriter and Canadian Music Hall of Fame, a winner of Folk Alliance’s People’s Voice Award, as well 13 JUNO Awards.

Bruce  Cockburn has written almost 400 songs. Released 34 albums over a 50 year span. Who better to gather up his rarities and present them as partners with his hits? The man has rarities.

His new album RARITIES  contains music for a film (Going down the Road)

Music honoring Mississippi John Hurt, Kenji Miyazawa, William Hawkins, Gordon Lightfoot, Pete Seeger, Mississippi Sheiks, etc.

Unreleased demos and music for benefits.

AND  many stories.,

It’s basically a mini-history of Bruce Cockburn’s place in Canadian music.

We also talk about his next new album – O Sun O Moon ( May).

His Tour dates through Canada in February

And his connection to Joni Mitchell.


Bruce Tour Dates

Feb 2 – Royal Victoria

Feb 4 – Centre Theatre Vancouver

Feb 5 – Community Theatre Kelowna

Feb 6 – Singer Calgary

Feb 8 – Winspear Edmonton

EP 234 | Art Bergmann (this time with his music)


Last week we presented our #233 Podcast – Art Bergmann and Author Jason Schneider.

This week it’s the same interview but with  MUSIC.

The conversation was like driving during rush hour at Le Mans

A three-way dialogue about punks, music, drugs, lost partners, the shit show called the music business, and friendships.

Thing is – it’s all contained in Art’s music.

And so, we’ve decided to encore the Bergmann interview but include the music that best reflects the man.

The man is goodness- in-a-can!!!

And Jason Schneider is a damn WRITER.

Here comes Episode #234


EP 233 | Art Bergmann and Jason Schneider on new Biography ‘The Longest Suicide’


Terry David Mulligan talks with Canada’s punk poet laureate, Art Bergmann has been tearing up stages, and terrifying the music industry, for half a century. Often referred to as “Canada’s Lou Reed,” Art’s story is one of rock and roll’s great tales untold. Until now. From his days helping to lay the foundation of the Vancouver punk scene with The K-Tels, to his acclaimed solo work in the ’80s and ’90s, and a late career resurgence that has culminated with being named to the Order of Canada, The Longest Suicide chronicles every unlikely twist and turn Art’s life has taken.

Jason Schneider

Working with veteran music journalist Jason Schneider, Art lays it all out in his own inimitable way, with dozens of people who took part adding their own voices to corroborate (and sometimes dispute) the often-incredible chain of events. With cameos by John Cale, Bob Rock, The Clash, Bob Geldof and many others, The Longest Suicide is both a triumphant story of personal survival, as well as a unique glimpse inside the rise of alternative rock. Above all, it is a tribute to Canada’s most unheralded singer-songwriter, whose greatness is only now being widely recognized.



Illustrated throughout.

From the Introduction:
“The story of Art Bergmann’s career is perceived by many to be a succession of failures, but the story of Art’s life? If Art doesn’t have the best story, it is always the most magical.”
— Michael Turner, author of Hard Core Logo

Praise for The Longest Suicide:
“ a brisk, plain-spoken and thoroughly well-researched rip through the genuinely wild, wildlife of a genuinely committed rock-’n’-roller.”
— The Toronto Star