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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Jun 24, 2019

This week on the Nobodies Are Somebodies Podcast, our guest is Dawna Marquette proudly of her own Dawna Marquette Jewelry 


Dawna has graciously offered to give away to listeners and fans of the podcast a beautiful handcrafted Sterling Silver Turquoise Bangle bracelet valued at 99 dollars CDN. All you have to do?

1) LIKE BOTH the Nobodies Are Somebodies Podcast Facebook page and the Dawna Marquette Jewelry Facebook page

2) COMMENT on the post

3) SHARE THAT POST to be ENTERED in a draw to win. This contest is eligible for those living in Canada and the USA. CONTEST CLOSES JULY 5th, 2019 at 1159 EST

But there is more to Dawna than her pretty jewelry - she also spends her time when not raising her family enjoying volunteer work in the catering department for the yearly Ottawa Bluesfest show and in 2016 participated in a walk marathon in Iceland to raise money for Type II Diabetes. Hear her story right here, right now!


Dawna Marquette Jewelry on Facebook:


Dawna Marquette Jewelry:




Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Pushing Through Failure' from his upcoming album 'Son, Pray' soon to be released

Jun 17, 2019

Another 'On-Location' episode this week, Chad Vice and Unpaid Promoter Maryse Delorme attended the Find A Contractor Ottawa Flood Relief Benefit Concert held over 2 days this past weekend June 15th & 16th 2019 in the village of Cumberland ON, and even though it was a rainy rain day, we had lots of fun and people turned out to support the community with monetary and time donations, as well as supplies and other items to help victims of the recent floods of the communities lakeshore properties with rebuilding and fixing damages to their homes and properties affected by the recent infux of climate changes. We spoke to Tina Arvanitis, the Boss Lady of said event who rallied her friends family coworkers and community together to help those in need and have fun doing it. Rain or shine, the time was fine, and I'm happy she agree to share the message over the podcast.

I'm happy to report that the donations for the weekend totaled over $4500! Nice work people!!

Her portion of the episode is/was available on the Nobodies Are Somebodies Podcast Face Page and group as well as Find A Contractor Ottawa Facebook groups in order to promote the event when it was still going down. Now you can hear our chat plus a little extra from your boy Chad Vice in another special location episode of the show! Remember, rain affects certain technical aspects - and a little human error  !


Find A Contractor Ottawa:

Eric McCully - Artist and Musician:

Tina Arvanitis:


Find A Contractor Ottawa Flood Aftermath Relief:


Nobodies Radio Station:




Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Pouring Out My Soul' non-album single

Jun 10, 2019

 This week on the podcast, I'm proud to bring an 'on location' special from The Arena in St. Isidore, Ontario where The Voices Contest in Prescott-Russell hosted by Maryse Delorme took place on June 8th, 2019 and it went on like a total superstar event. Lots of great singers, performers and of course the judges that made one young lady's dream come true! By now we know that that young lady of all of 15 years old is Nathalie Burden (NATT B) from Limoges Ontario, and she is about to take her beginning career to the next level! 

I was fortunate enough to speak with Felix Mongeon, Bella Cat, Nathalie Burden herself after she won, producer and studio owner Paul Harrison, Chantelle Blanchard and of course I pulled Maryse aside and got her post show feelings. The show was amazing, the performers even better, and big shout out to the judges Chantal Hackett, Josie Patenaude, Diane Marie George, Ed Lauzon, and we must not forget the entertaining and funny MC of the event, Brian St. Pierre

Links of what all that talent has going on are here below:


Contest the Voices in Prescott-Russell:

Winner Nathalie Burden (NATT B):

Chantal Hacket Music:

Josie Patenaude Music:

Chantelle Blanchard Chantelle's Singing Page:

Bella Cat

Bella Cat Soul:


Harrison Lounge Music Productions:

Felix Mongeon Audition Video:


Jun 3, 2019

Xavier Himma originally did an episode of the show wayyy back in August 2018 promoting his cycle ride from the Canada/U.S. border to Argentina, where he was joining Chad Vice via Skype in the midst of his journey. Now he is back safe at home in the small town of Rockland Ontario, outside of Ottawa and he is sharing his entire journey with us! For fans of cycling and adventure or those who just love a good story, this is the return of Xavier Himma, We talk about some of the major events that occurred during his trip, some times when he felt not so safe, as well as where he is heading next. And yes, he is not home for long! Glad we got to catch up with him while he stays put for a bit. Below are some links to support Xavier on his journeys and to a service he used while on his ride! 


Follow the Hum of the Earth:

Subscribe to Xavier's YouTube channel:


Myself and Unpaid Agent Denise were at the Ridge Rock Brewing Company in Carp Ontario Canada on June 1st, 2019 to catch many times podcast guest Penelope Goranson play in the Dave Gordon Band, and I had a chance to chat with Dave himself here on the podcast, look for that interview at the start of this episode!

Ridge Rock Brewing Co. on Facebook:

Dave Gordon Band with Penelope Goranson Live!:

JD Gordon Info Dates and Music:





Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Walk This Way' from his album 'Canadian Dream'

May 27, 2019

Joey Messina grew up in San Fernando Valley, California and at the age of 8 really discovered how good "good" food can be! Learning to cook from his grandmother of Italian descent, he knew at that young age that he wanted to be a chef professionally, and he saw his way there letting nothing stop him on his path. 

Joey put the chef game as his life's focus; since then he has won and lost at many things, but he is now Fresh Fit Chef and it's more than just about cooking up a great meal for customers; now it's a way of life that inspires him, and I hope his story will inspire you too! Eat and be well.

More about the Fresh Fit Chef below.


Joey's Closet:

Joey's Blog:

Fresh Fit Chef on YouTube:

Fresh_fit_Chef on Facebook:





Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Grace of My Heart' from his album 'Wintersleep'

May 20, 2019

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Capital city. Thousands and thousands of government employees. Brutally harsh winters. “Boring” long weekends. It’s long been a rumour that Ottawa is the city that “fun forgot”. Or is it? Covert Ottawa Guy Scott is here to dispel these rumours!

He tells us about his event promotion website where people can go to see a listing of local events and activities. From food and music festivals, to movie premieres, theater productions, concerts, sporting events, open mic nights, indoor and outdoor activities and so much more! Give this episode a listen, then go check out his website to find out #whatistheretodoinottawatoday


Covert Ottawa Guy:


Covert Ottawa Guy on Facebook:


eSAX Ottawa Entrepreneur Networking:



Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'I Will Be Forgotten' from his album 'Wintersleep'

May 13, 2019

Reba McEntire, WWE's Good 'Ol Jim Ross, The Gap Band, and Freddy Fri share one major thing in common: they all call the state of Oklahoma home. 

Meet Freddy Fri of Freddy Fri Motivation, who specializes in motivational video voice overs and helping people find the best in themselves and become their very best in their daily lives. But before all that, Freddy was a young kid growing up in Tulsa in a rough neighborhood and rougher times but hip hop music was his passion and his focus, and when he found within himself the courage to perform and share the music with the world, Playya 1000 was born. From there to single fatherhood of 4 beautiful kids to re-igniting his rap career to the motivational life he has now, we hear about it all. This Monday is a Winsday. Find out how and listen now, and be sure to check out more about Mr. Fri in the links below: 

Playya 1000 on YouTube:


Freddy Fri Motivation:


Freddy Fri Motivation on Facebook:



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


May 6, 2019

Paul Star was born in Chisasibi, Quebec, Canada as Paul Napash, and he was a Music Industry Arts student at Ottawa's Algonquin College. Paul is a musician, singer, artist, songwriter, producer and certified engineer and is in the process of launching his new record label, PauStar Entertainment

Music has been in his family since he was born, having a father and uncle both as musicians, and playing for himself and for others has always been his passion. Proud of his native Cree heritage (he once had a band called 'Kree' in his early years), Paul talks about the changes he's seen in his community since he was a child and how Aboriginal communities have grown thanks to young entrepreneurs. PaulStar Entertainment has already begun building their roster of artists - who will be the next big thing?


Paul Napash Music:

PaulStar Entertainment on Facebook:

PaulStar- Be The One on ITunes





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


Apr 29, 2019

This is Dave Logan Part 2, and it is here where we get to the end of his career at the Ottawa Hospital, how that all went down and why. As well as talking about his first of many diagnosis by medical professionals. Dave tells all in this intense interview, detailing his attempted suicide and a manic episode that led him back to a near violent confrontation at his former place of work. Dave holds nothing back and gives lots of detail and insight, and we also talk about the one constant in his life: becoming a parent and just how much his daughter has seen him through the tough years to get him to today. But how does Dave feel about today? Listen up!







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

Apr 22, 2019

Dave Logan was a part of the 100th Live! episode mental health roundtable and we touched briefly on his story and some of his experiences during that time. Since then, Dave had expressed how much he enjoyed that opportunity and wanted to share his story in a one-on-one. Dave has been through a lot, many ups and downs and he holds nothing back in these interviews. 

Here is Part I where Dave discusses growing up in Frederick, NB, moving to Ottawa ON and those challenges with leaving friends and experiences behind and coming to a new culture, as well as entering a successful yet destructive career as a security member in the local hospital. This episode focuses on Dave'e early years and his career at the Ottawa Hospital, plus how his mental health was changing.






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

Apr 15, 2019

My guest is Logan Brown, a fellow podcaster, the host of his own Brown Sound Podcast, a show where he talks about whatever he feels like at that given moment. We discuss the right awesomeness of the music scene that is Kingston, Ontario Canada (where he originally grew up) as well as the ups and downs of creating and maintaining a podcast, to just plain old music and life talk! It's two dudes talking and you just happen to be listening. We talk pretty fast and pretty loose so try and hold on for the ride. LISTEN UP!

More about Logan:


Brown Sound Podcast:

Taylor Angus Band:




Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Forest of Nowhere' from his album 'Wintersleep'

Apr 8, 2019

I'm speaking with Christina Ranieri and Vincent Bishop from Ability First Ottawa, a charity group in Ottawa Ontario Canada working to help those living with disabilities with getting services, lodging and helping caretakers when they are no longer able to care for their loved ones needs.

Christina was diagnosed with several learning disabilities and Vincent received an Asperger's diagnosis (now ASD) by finding paperwork himself on his diagnosis at the age of 18. Both Vincent and Christina are very open, honest, candid and real with their stories about who they are, who they are not, and what their accomplishments have been thus far. They are also discussing various stereotypes and boundaries that others have placed on them and how they educate people on living with different abilities.

A special shout-out to Crystaljoy Parman who was not able to appear with us on this episode but will be joining me on the show in the near future.


Ability First Ottawa


Ability First Ottawa on Facebook:


Vincent Bishop's AMBIGUOUS Album Release Show + Birthday Bash @ Fat Boy's

Vincent Bishop's Music:


Apr 1, 2019

Born in Louisiana and now living in Mississippi, 18 year old Trey Olds speaks from what seems like years and years of experience despite his youthful age and loves the entertainment business since he was a little one and continues to explore new territory and be the creative person he is.

Trey has high functioning autism, and he let's people know that he has autism but it does not define him. He advocates for people to be aware and they need to know more about it. There is no face of autism; everyone is different and he talks about a few instances where he's come in contact with people who have a different view of autism based on their own beliefs and [lack of] understanding

Trey discusses his work in voice acting, stage acting and his passion for radio broadcasting, interviewing celebrity guests and why he loves this business so much. Trey is inspiring to me, and I'm happy he reached out to me, to let me share some of his story with you right here


The Trey Olds Radio Show on Facebook:

The Trey Olds Radio Show on Spreaker:

Trey Olds' YouTube Channel:




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



Mar 25, 2019

When you think of Australia what do you think of? Gorgeous beaches, crocodiles, and Steve Irwin... what about music? Or, How about rap music? Well, if you said no, that’s about to change! This week, I'm chatting with Mugzy, an Australian born and bred rap artist who is as equally talented as he is engaging. He shares his story and his music with me and you’re going to love both!


All about Mugzy:

Mugzy on ReverbNation:

Mar 18, 2019

What could possibly happen when you take a GoodFood menu box, 2 good friends and a good time Sunday afternoon? A great meal, that’s what! In this episode, myself and my good buddy Fred see what all the fuss is about regarding these popular meal service kits. They promise to be quick, delicious, and easy. So what’s the verdict? Tune in to find out! 

Let's Get Cookin'


Make Good Food:




Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Army of Green Machines' from his album 'Wintersleep'

Mar 11, 2019

Life can be hard. The path we end up on, whether it’s where we want to be or not, isn’t easy. Sometimes things turn dark. Sometimes thing turn serious. And sometimes it’s hard to get out of those situations. This week, Jon shares his dark times with us and tells us how he was able to turn things around. This is as real as things can get.

Jon tells us all in his story and holds nothing back. Thank you for sharing with us and talking through the past that brings you to the bright future ahead!


Jon's first rap single on YouTube:

Jon's YouTube Channel:


Find Jon on Instagram:


Mar 4, 2019

Rachel Cogan is a strong advocate for the Keto Diet which has been around since the 1920s, but has become immensely popular in the last few years. She talks about how the diet has changed her life in a positive way and how quickly she saw the changes and benefits coming. It requires discipline and getting to know your own body but she has mastered it and is eager to share with one and all about what she has learned and what you can do to make a change now, for a better you and a better life!

We also get to know a bit about who Rachel is and what brought her to fitness being Honestly Keto. Thanks to Unpaid Promoter Maryse for joining in the conversation and getting lots of great information along the way

More about Rachel:

Honestly Keto Facebook Group:


Rachel C. - Keto Fit Fitness:

On Instagram:




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


Feb 25, 2019

This week’s episode is a special one! It’s Prime Cuts: Listeners Choice Cuts. Some of our most loyal listeners (and some have been feature guests, too!) tell us all about their favourite episodes. You might be surprised at some of their choices. I know I was!

Much appreciation to Barb, Amanda, Chantal, Richard, Dave, Adan and Jaliyah for the trip down memory lane. Here’s hoping these are some of your faves too!





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


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:


Kayleigh Styles Music on Spotify:




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!


Nobodies Are Somebodies Podcast on Facebook:



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 


Bell Let's Talk Day Videos:




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!!


Sea Cadets for Youth:


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!






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