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About Michael Dargie

Michael Dargie is a creative professional who specializes in brand strategy, sports a spiffy right-hemisphere and an insatiable desire to push limits. Parent, entrepreneur, creative professional, award-winning producer, artist, musician, actor, improviser, writer, director, host and emcee. He's host of the RebelRebel Podcast; "Dropbear" of Dropbear and Panda Save the World Podcast and comedy team; and can often be found on the stage of the world famous Loose Moose Theatre. To round things out he holds blackbelts in two styles of Japanese jujitsu, is an advanced scuba diver, a championship cart racer, and motorcycle expert.

E0030 – Goodbye Suit and Tie

Oliver Sherwood rebelled by suiting up and grabbing his briefcase and went to work at his nine-to-five job. He rebelled again and said goodbye to the suit and tie and started his own business. He could be the poster-child for rebellious entrepreneur: his work ethic is unstoppable, loves crazy socks, [...]

E0029 – Dark Sparkles

Dani Morin owns two businesses and currently lives in Arizona. She ran Machine Nightclub, holds two Red Seals for welding, never stops learning, creates gorgeous gothic-art-deco-steampunk-style jewellery, and she is totally kickass. We talk about being a woman in the trades, bending steel to her will, her passion for [...]

E0028 – Do It Because You Love It

Professional, caring, and crazy about making a positive change in the world are a few ways I think about Darryl Duncan. Darryl joins me via Skype from his studio in Chicago to talk about his journey. What stuck with me on this interview is just how much he loves [...]

E0027 – Motorcycles, Where Freedom Begins

Trevor Dech is the Chief Instructor of Too Cool Motorcycle School and has spent his career teaching people not just to ride, and ride safely, but also how to recharge their smile. We talk about motorcycle riding, teaching, taking course, high-performance riding, motorcycle racing, motorcycle tours, and why it's [...]

E0026 – From YYC to YYZ with Andrew Phung

Andrew Phung swings by Kensington Studio to talk with me about his crazy-amazing journey so far–from first being introduced to Loose Moose Theatre, to his incredible non-profit work, balancing family life, his award winning performances on CBC Kim's Convenience—Andrew is making his mark on the world. This episode has [...]

E0025 – Just Build It

RebelRebel is back at it with Nic Beique of @helcim — he's that guy, you know the type: energetic, focused, driven, hilarious. He dreamed up, and is running, a successful international payments company called HELCIM from Calgary, Alberta Canada. But there's more to the story. Nic's story starts in [...]

E0024 – Kicking Butt and Blazing Trails

You've seen her pitch her new beeswax food wrap product Abeego® on Season 11 of the Dragon's Den, and more recently receiving the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneurs Telus Trailblazer Award. Meet Toni Desrosiers, a creative rebel taking the world by storm. She started this journey a long time ago from [...]

E0023 – Grande Damme Theatre Grand

When Tony McGrath got involved with Theatre Junction Grand he had no idea what he was in for. Never having been in the "Arts" before it might seem like a strange leap to go from Management Consultant to CEO of one of Western Canada's oldest and dearest theatres—Theatre Grand. For [...]

E0022 – Mind the Walrus

Dan Gibbins has made a life and career in theatre—from his first win in a high school competition to producing award-winning plays with a community theatre group called Scorpio Theatre he founded 19 years ago. Dan is a blast to listen to. He's got stories galore about travels to New [...]

E0021 – A Life Most Prolific

Dive back 30 years. What were you doing? Michael McAdam was starting to figure out what he wanted to do in life: create. Fast forward to today and he is having a blast. We catch up over a heroic amount of coffee and talk about the huge body of work [...]