Mulligan Stew Podcast

Ep 25 | Alan Doyle Podcast


Oct 2, 2018

From the archives, this week we feature Terry’s conversation with Alan Doyle, former lead singer and co-writer of songs for Great Big Sea. He’s an actor, a storyteller and has spent many years raising funds for various charities and foundations.
We should have known that Alan would end up writing a book: He has the gift, and the stories. ‘Where I Belong: From Petty Harbour to Great Big Sea’ was an instant bestseller.
It’s about his family, the poverty that at times called for “kitchen parties” where the Doyle’s would play and friends would bring heating oil, food and provisions to get them through. ‘Where I Belong’ ends with the very first beginnings of Great Big Sea and the possibilities that their success would bring.

Ep 23 | Joachim Cooder Podcast


Sep 14, 2018

This week, it’s Joachim Cooder live from Edmonton Folk Music Festival! At age 4, Joachim (son of Ry Cooder) got his first drum kit by superstar session drummer Jim Keltner. At 19, Joachim was part of the rhythm section on the Grammy-winning recording by the Buena Vista Social Club. We’ll hear about Joachim’s decision to go from being a celebrated percussionist, supporting player, and producer, to a front man in his own right with his latest EP ‘Fuchsia Machu Picchu.’

Ep 22 | Bahamas *UPDATED Podcast


Aug 31, 2018

Afie Jurvanen talks about love, empathy, depression, and his new record Earthtones. The Toronto based musician talks about learning to love his absent father after years of anger, which informed the track “Bad Boys Need Love Too”. “I think there’s probably some way to hold people responsible, and hold people accountable for their actions,” Afie tells Terry, “but do it with empathy, and do it with compassion, and realize we have to live on this planet together. It’s just the realization that things can be done with love as opposed to hate.”

Ep 21 | Michael Franti Podcast


Aug 24, 2018

This month at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, American singer-songwriter, poet, humanitarian and filmmaker Michael Franti graced the CKUA stage for music and conversation with Terry David Mulligan. Michael shares his thoughts on the power of optimism to overcome his anxiety and depression, his connection to the City of Edmonton, and finding peace amidst political turmoil in the US.
Songs performed include “Enjoy Every Second” and “I’m Alive.” Michael Franti & Spearhead’s latest album ‘Soul Rocker’ is available on Fantasy Records.

Ep 20 | Bruce Cockburn Podcast


Aug 16, 2018

“I believe in the divine,” Bruce Cockburn shares with Terry David Mulligan on this week’s Mulligan Stew podcast. “I believe there is something at the center of the energetic universe that is intentional, and focused, and is both macro and very personal and interior.”
Bruce talks to Terry about his faith, and how it’s reflected on his latest album ‘Bone on Bone,’ produced by Colin Linden. Plus, the pair discuss the influence of Al Purdy’s poetry on the new record, and what impact political tensions in the US had on the record.

Ep 19 | Elizabeth Gabay Podcast


Jul 31, 2018


This week on the podcast, Terry shifts gears into the world of wine. Wine Master Elizabeth Gabay joins him from her home North of Nice. The pair discuss her book Rosé – Understanding the Pink Wine Revolution. Elizabeth has tasted 10 Rosé a day. A total of 1500 over 6 months from across the globe. Hear everything you need to know about one of the world’s oldest known types of wine.

Aug 14th is International Rose Day – In the fine wine World Rose was always considered the Ugly Duckling..Now  THE SWAN Emerges!!

Elizabeth is s Master of Wine who lives North of Nice!

Just outside Provence.  In France, 30% of all wine consumed in Rose.

She’s written a book called Rose!  Understanding the Pink Wine Revolution.

One thing we do understand – there is no hotter wine right now than Rose.

In Canada for example, Imported Rose sales grew by 116% between 2012-2016.

Canadian production grew 9%.

Rose winemaking has become complex, making it perfect for food pairing.

Yes, you can find lots of light Summer Sippers..somebody is even making a stronger Rose..for all you fans who want ice in the glass.

There are natural Rose..made with little or no human involvement.

Spending post-harvest in cement tanks or eggs.

Maybe even terracotta amphorae.

And it’s NOT just a Summer drink anymore.  Even though stores and restaurants back off after Thanksgiving..many wine fans (me included) carry on through the Winter..finding new ways to pair Rose and hearty winter meals.

There’s Rose in Oak. Aged Rose.

What colour Rose you choose is totally open for discussion.

Many fully grown men (if there is such a thing) will not be caught with a “pink drink”

I still find that bizarre

Elizabeth joins us  from her house in a small French village Saint- Martin- Vesubie “just North of Nice”

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Ep 18 | Valerie June Podcast


July 22, 2018

On the eve of her performance at the 2017 Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Valerie June talked to Terry David Mulligan about becoming a more confident performer, gleaning new insights from her older songs, her love of Van Morrison’s ‘Astral Weeks’. Plus, Valerie June shares what she’s learned from the great Mavis Staples.

Ep 17 | Doug Cox of Vancouver Island Music Festival Podcast


Jul 12, 2018

Photo: Susan Kerr

This week, Terry catches up with Doug Cox, Artistic Director of the Vancouver Island Music Festival (July 13-15, 2018). The pair discuss this year’s line-up, which includes Ry Cooder, Passenger, Walk Off The Earth, Arlo Guthrie, and more! Doug tells us who his favorite Canadian band is, the act that his daughters convinced him to book, and how his experience as a musician influences his approach to curating the festival.

Ep 16 | Frazey Ford Podcast


Jul 6, 2018

Frazey Ford’s last album, Indian Ocean, brought her worldwide attention — something that hit the BC singer-songwriter while playing a show in New Zealand last November.
“There was a whole row of women in front who flew in from some other island. And they knew the words to every song,” she tells Terry David Mulligan on this week’s podcast. “It was just so sweet. It’s a wild thing.”
Now working with a new label and with another album set to be finished later this year, Ford gives a peek at her personal approach to songwriter. And he shares some info on her plans this summer, which include a stop off at Lethbridge’s Wide Skies Music Festival.
Songs featured on this podcast include “Indian Ocean,” “Done,” and “September Fields” from Frazey’s 2014 album Indian Ocean.

Ep 15 | Rhiannon Giddens Podcast


Jun 22, 2018

Rhiannon Giddens performs at TED2016 – Dream, February 15-19, 2016, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED

Recorded live at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Rhiannon Giddens talks to Terry David Mulligan about stepping into the spotlight as a solo artist, the influence T-Bone Burnett has had on her career, her latest record ‘Freedom Highway’ and her thoughts on the recent sea change in American politics.