Nobodies Are Somebodies Podcast with Chad Vice

I am Chad Vice, co-owner and operator of Championship Vinyl, an online record store. Lots of people are somebodies, and millions more are considered "nobodies". I want to bring you the stories of people of everyday and any day, because even if you think you are a nobody, you are always a somebody. The people I talk to are not famous, but they are all interesting characters. Every week, a new story, a new guest, a new friend. The Nobodies Are Somebodies podcast - listen for fun, hear for life!
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Feb 19, 2019

Kayleigh Styles is a creative and ambitious young lady, who’s already accomplished more in her 15 years than others in their entire lifetime. She’s a singer, a songwriter, and an actress. She shares with us her journey to where she is today and what’s been involved in getting her to this point. Spoiler: the industry isn’t as glamourous as we may think it is. You can check out some of her beautiful sounds on iTunes and Spotify. But first, listen to her here. I promise, you'll want to hear this!

Listen to Kayleigh with her dad go through some highlights of her young career, and shout out to her awesome mom as well!!


Kayleigh Styles on YouTube:


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Music by Matthew Johnston

Feb 12, 2019

This episode was recorded Live at the Elmvale Acres Library during a round table discussion on mental health featuring a panel of former guests Shawna Robinson, Matthew Johnston and Katya, as well as featuring new attendee Dave Logan to discuss their thoughts, feelings and personal experiences with mental health and the stigmas and labels that come with them. Co hosted with my good buddy Fred, shout outs also go to Unpaid Agent Denise and Unpaid Promoter Maryse for helping to produce the live show on Facebook on the Nobodies Are Somebodies page, as well as audio and video. If you missed the live video of this special 100th episode, head on over to the Facebook page any time to check it out!


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Music by Matthew Johnston

Feb 4, 2019

Welcome to Season 3 of the Nobodies Are Somebodies Podcast, and it's going to be a season of change! A little update here and there and some new opportunities and of course, new guests! Episode 99 right here right now is no exception, as I feature the brand new Arts & Entertainment, based in Ottawa with events coming in multiple cities in the U.S. and Canada, the company is known as STERCES!

STERCES is Secrets spelled backwards, and I'm chatting with Geoff, Keith and Mr. Happy from the company who are telling me and you, only what we need to know about their promotions and events. How it formed, how the guys met, what their plans are for the future. The rest as they say, is a STERCES!


Sterces Facebook Page for all the information that you are ALLOWED to know:


Jan 28, 2019

Christelle is a new Canadian, arriving here from South Africa in 2017. Since that time, she uses words like 'amazing' and 'shocked' a lot because they refer to how she and her young family feels not only with the culture differences, but the overall warmth and generosity of the people here. Christelle will tell us all in very clear terms why life here for her and her family is safer than the life she's known for the last 10 years, and I'm very proud to present her story for the first time 


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Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Jacob's Song' from his album 'Wintersleep'

Jan 21, 2019

Amanda Prairie-Lee is the winner of the Nobodies Are Somebodies podcast Spotify Premium contest, and she talks about how excited she was to win, thanks to Google Automated Number Generator! But that cold hard fact can't spoil her excitement as we dig deeper into who Amanda is and where she comes from, which happens to be Thunder Bay, Ontario. She talks about working in the factories in her younger years, moving to Maryland for love and marriage, having a now teenage son who is dealing with many challenges and the happy life they have for themselves. We also cannot help but chat about her very special car that she drives and why it means so much to her. This is Amanda, WINNER!!


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Chad Vice and the Nobodies are Somebodies Podcast are finalists for the best Podcast/Podcaster award with Faces Magazine Ottawa. Voting is on now and runs through to January 25th 2019 by following the link below. Vote often!

Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Nobodies Are Somebodies'

Jan 15, 2019

Alissa Kostyk is my guest this week, and she has had quite the professional career that started in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, and has taken her to Indiana and now Florida, her current state of residence. I ask her about how she got from point A to point Z and all in between, and we also find out what the slogan 'Your Ride to Pride' means. Cousin of my unpaid agent Denise, I plan to meet her in person at some point to hear all about the woman she is, but for now, it's all professional! Recorded over Skype, it's a return to the longer style interviews that have been absent as of late. My thanks to Alissa for her openness and to Denise for making it happen

Chad Vice and the Nobodies are Somebodies Podcast are finalists for the best Podcast/Podcaster award with Faces Magazine Ottawa. Voting is on now and runs through to January 25th 2019 by following the link below. Vote often!




Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his brand new original song 'Start Something' from his new studio album Wintersleep


Jan 8, 2019

Recorded LIVE on location at the Pour Boy in Ottawa Ontario Canada, this episode features music and some interviews during many times former guest Jason Lacombe's LoneWolf Productions Night of the Blue Moon bash held this past January 5th, 2019. The first of his company's events for 2019, myself and unpaid agent Denise were on hand to record some of the music (to debut on the Nobodies Radio Station) as well as interviews with one of the DJs performing and the man Jason himself. Check out video of this podcast recording over on the Nobodies Are Somebodies Facebook page, as well as video of some of the sets over on the Sebcamco - Championship Vinyl Facebook page, and don't forget to say hello to some of the performers and LoneWolf Productions by visiting the links below!






Dec 31, 2018

It's New Year's Eve 2018, and the close of another year and we are on the home stretch for Season 2 of the Nobodies Are Somebodies Podcast and heading into Season 3 at the end of January. Until then: HeroMario Gaming returns to announce the winner of the Spotify Premium contest that closed this past December 16th and also talk a bit about what he is doing gamer wise in 2019. A quick episode recorded while I'm out of town in Beachburg, my home village, visiting family, and I hope you are enjoying the time with your loved ones this Holiday Season. Thanks for listening!





Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his brand new original song 'Lord Why' from his forthcoming as of yet untitled new studio album

Dec 25, 2018

It's Christmas Eve 2018 and I am happy to be hanging out with you and have you listening to my podcast, it's been a pretty incredible year with memorable guests and some interesting conversations, as well as attending some special events. More to come in 2019 as we roll out some new promotional items, new features and of course more guests. But before all that happens let's stop and give thanks and just enjoy what the Holidays are meant to be about. Family, Friends, and Presents  HAHAHA, er, HO HO HO.

Merry Christmas from my family to yours, and here's to a great New Year!


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Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his brand new original song 'Interlude' from his forthcoming as of yet untitled new studio album


Dec 17, 2018

Me (Chad Vice), Good Buddy Fred, The Chevrolet Bruise, and an empty parking lot where a Sears used to be. That's all you need to have a good podcast episode. At least I hope so, because that's all we've got for this episode, so tell me it works!

My sometimes co-host Fred C. sits with me in my beloved Chevrolet Bruise and we chat about what he has been up to, his upcoming Christmas 2018 plans, what a typical day for him is like, and of course, our upcoming show seeing SLAYER at the CTC Arena in Ottawa, Canada, coming up in May 2019. It's a show about nothing, and sometimes those are the best kind!


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Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his brand new original song 'Gently Pushed Around' from his forthcoming as of yet untitled new studio album

Dec 10, 2018

Mr. Derrick was introduced to me as someone who would be able to provide a splendidly talented voice over for my Nobodies Radio Station on Internet radio, and in his home studio outside of Ottawa, Canada, he recorded several radio IDs and bumpers for me. I thought Derrick had quite the unique voice and a certain mystique about him, so I asked him to sit down with me for a one on one chat to find out more about him. I will say - he is quite the animated character!




Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his brand new original song 'I Will Get Through This' from his forthcoming as of yet untitled new studio album

Dec 3, 2018

In this episode, myself and former many-times guest Shawna Robinson debate topics imagined by my unpaid agent Denise and we really go for it. It was recorded live as is with minimal editing, so what you hear is what you get. Sorry! 

Thanks to Denise for moderating the episode and for Shawna and I no longer being friends and my thanks to Matthew Johnston for providing a brand new, exclusive track to the podcast, called of course, 'Nobodies Are Somebodies'!



Matthew Johnston's albums on SoundCloud:

Nov 19, 2018

Matthew Johnston's music takes him on a journey of faith and deals with a period of psychosis in his life and the strength he finds now to rise above it, and more so, that keeps him grounded when he feels life is slipping.

Proud husband and father, Matthew and I used to work together in what seems like another lifetime ago. We reconnected late last year and during the time I found about his music and was more than happy to share it on my shows, and more importantly, he was willing to let me share it. Through that I had to know who the man had become in the 7+ years that we lost touch. What I found can't be covered in one podcast episode. His latest album 'Out of My Mind and Back In Again' itself deals with a lot of the content on this episode, from being on the verge of losing his reality to coming out on the other side with new hope and new ideas. Matthew shares where he has been and where he is going, and I just like you will when listening to this episode, learned even more about him just be letting him talk in an open mic.

And he also shared a very cool acoustic set of his most favorite tracks, all recorded in one take in my Chevrolet Bruise the day before Halloween. Check the video of his set on the SebCamCo TV YouTube channel link below, as well as more links about Matthew's music. Enjoy the show!


Matthew's Acoustic Set Live:


Matthew Johnston's albums on SoundCloud:


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Nov 12, 2018

On September 21st, 2018, a devastating tornado ripped through parts of communities in the greater Ottawa, Ontario areas, such as the town of Dunrobin and the Quebec city of Gatineau, destroying people's homes, property, businesses, schools and more. Several people were left without shelter and and many more without power, some areas almost a whole week without. Warnings came but in this part of the country, actual tornadoes are few and far between, and unfortunately, most were caught unprepared. 

To date only one life was claimed. The damages in certain areas is extensive and the next year to year+ will be spent rebuilding and regrouping. 

Former podcast guest, also, model, musician, actress and magpie herself Penelope Goranson pulled together some contacts she made in the biz and secured the Live on Elgin venue on Elgin Street in downtown Ottawa to host a disaster relief benefit concert on Halloween night to raise funds, awareness, love and support for all those affected and for people to come to have a good time and support the people who needed our help now more than ever. The NAS podcast was happy to be invited down to record and enjoy the event, and I was lucky to be able to secure some superb chats with some of the talent and organizers on hand that night. From our loud conversations in Live on Elgin lounge, this episode are their stories


Dunrobin Go Fund Me Disaster Relief Donation Page:

Ben's Motel and the Guru Rebels Performing Live!

Ted Adler's Sound Decisions Studio on Facebook:

Interlangues Language School on Facebook:

LIVE on Elgin:

Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Set Me Free'

Nov 5, 2018

It's a 'Nobodies in Toronto' 2018 edition and as teased in the previous episode's teaser, myself and Open Topic Podcast host Eric V. are/were hitting the mean downtown streets of Toronto, and actually encountered very friendly and helpful people, as well as friendly drivers on the road, who helped us at least get to the subway stations so we could begin our historical underground journey. And even though it did not turn out like we had expected or hoped, it was still an interesting trip full of hazards and mishaps and near misses, but all in all a good starting point for what was the basis of comparing an established subway and street car system to the one being built (finally) here in Ottawa, Ontario. 

This podcast episode is supplemented by some videocast videos found both on the Nobodies Are Somebodies Podcast Facebook page and Facebook groups - if you wish to see more of our journey into the subway tunnels and around the downtown of Richmond Street East in Toronto. You can also see addition footage and dialogue by checking out Eric's Open Topic Podcast on the below link:

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Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'There Will be Peace'

Oct 29, 2018

This episode of the podcast is a preview of what myself Chad Vice and Eric V. of Open Topic Podcast will be doing when we visit the big underground streets and tunnels of Toronto, Ontario, Canada coming up in November 2018, as it's the return of 'Nobodies in Toronto' but with a different take on this year's feature. Instead of featuring guests from the city, we are taking the time to go on an underground tour of the city's historical subway and street car tunnels as well as visiting the famous underground shopping mall. That and who knows what else, and it will be captured via various audio and video clips that will make up the following week's podcast, as well as video to be found on the Nobodies Are Somebodies Facebook page and the SebCamCo TV YouTube channel

Eric gives us a preview of why he wants to do this feature, what inspired it, who he's talked to about it, and his growing interest in the political and structure of his home city, right here, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the country's capital city!


Lowertown Community Meetings in Ottawa:



Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Vancouver'

Oct 22, 2018

In this Prime Cuts episode, we check out the Top 5 least downloaded episodes in the history of the podcast, and hopefully encourage older fans of the show to check what they may have missed, as well as getting newcomers up to speed on some episodes from the first season when the Nobodies Are Somebodies podcast was continuing to evolve! Enjoy!




Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'When You've Had Enough'

Oct 16, 2018

It's time for another round of questions with Richard Mystery, and just who is Richard Mystery? We may never know...

Seriously we really don't find out anything worthwhile here.

At all.


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Oct 8, 2018

Kent Goranson, husband of my former guest and cancer warrior Penelope Goranson, has some interesting stories of his own to share, and I was happy to hear that he was willing to share some of them with me on an episode of the podcast.

Kent recounts that he has suffered some memory loss due to severe head trauma from a car accident years prior, and has affected some of his recollections, but that doesn't stop him from dishing out some great memories from his very full life and showing off his wit and charm. We discuss his love of motorcycles and owning a bike shop, we discuss his interest in stars and planets and physics that have pushed him into owning his current store, Focus Scientific here in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and we also hear how he grew up in a small town in Quebec but how he was actually born in Toronto at his mother's behest, and why she wanted to have her baby there. We also learn of a potentially scary incident on the train tracks when he was just a young(er) one!

This episode was recorded just yonder of a busy kitchen, so it does feature some background noise but the story of Kent is at the forefront and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed recording it! Thank you Kent and Penelope for being awesomesauce!


Focus Scientific (1975):
Toll-free: 1-877-815-1350. E:

Oct 1, 2018

Back by no one's demand, but a seemingly popular series in the Nobodies Are Somebodies story book, this 4th installment of the News of the World episode has guest host, former guest herself Shawna Robinson filling in for my good buddy Fred, and she sure knows how to light it up and get a response from me. We debate the importance of the NAFTA agreement to Canada and if we really need the business arrangement with the US for us to survive, and also we touch on what can happen when we lose faith in law enforcement officials when they commit crimes themselves. Exploring the human factor of the police here in Canada and all over the world in general.

It's more News of the World, and so my thanks to Shawna, and let's she if she can hang like Fred does!




Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring portions of his original song 'Walk This Way'

Sep 24, 2018

In this Prime Cuts episode the unpaid agent Denise talks about her top 10 favorite episodes of all time, while we recorded on location at the 1,000 Islands at Mallorytown Landing near Brockville, Ontario, Canada at the beautiful seascape on a bright, crisp day. Hear Denise's favorites and why she chose them!

Sep 17, 2018

Jason Lacombe DJ White Rabbit calls in to the podcast this week from Toronto to talk about how is first party back in April went down at Mavericks in Ottawa Ontario Canada, myself and the unpaid agent Denise were on hand for that event, featured on episode #0000060, as well as what future plans his company LoneWolf Productions has coming up in 2019, some ideas they are pursuing to expand the company, as well how LoneWolf has grown over the past few months and where it is taking him

Check out LoneWolf Productions on Facebook:

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Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'With God Through Madness'


Sep 10, 2018

In part 3 of 3 in this series featuring Katya's story, we get into details of her road to gender reassignment surgery, what she needed to do for herself before being granted the opportunity for the surgery, and we hear what it was like for her and what it was like for her family when she first came out, and what inspired her to finally do it. We also talk about how she was physically post-op and where her life goes from there

We end on a lighter note discussing her acting and voice acting, especially what it takes to be successful when playing difficult roles and characters, and how to really be taken seriously as an actor. And of course we are treated again to her awesome array of voices and what she can do with her talent, and where she is heading professionally. So happy to have brought you her story, I hope you have enjoyed listening to it as much as I did hearing it for the first time!


Names of some persons mentioned in this episode have been edited to protect their identities. These are the only modifications to the show's content other than sound quality edits.

Sep 3, 2018

In episode #2 of my 3 part series with Katya, we start off on some serious conversation regarding her children and fighting for the access and the rights to her oldest child plus the birth of her second child, all the while dealing with work changes and more importantly, the changes within herself and who she was. She details this all quite candidly.

But we also end episode #2 on a more lighthearted tone as we talk about how she got into voice acting, and her love of voice over acting and we get treated to some of the voices she has mastered, including her original character, Dante. We also touch on her own voice changes and how one protects theirs from constant strain

Names of persons mentioned in this episode have been edited to protect their identities. These are the only modifications to the shows content other than sound quality edits.

Aug 27, 2018

I was introduced to Katya by my former guest, Penelope Goranson, and I'm eternally grateful that she did, because Katya's story needs to be told, heard and shared. Born in Manchester, England, and immigrating to Canada with her family at age 16, but that's only a tiny fraction of where her story begins and where it is heading. These show notes will be brief, as I'm letting her do the talking!




As mentioned in the show, be sure to check out fellow podcaster Seth Seppala's Demented Dimension Podcast
here on iTunes

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