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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Oct 14, 2019

Derek K. Long is an actor and producer, known for Tales from the Dead Zone, Failure to Adapt and Body Swap (2019).

Derek is telling me all about his acting career, how he got started, plus he is discussing what he can at this point in time regarding a new movie that makes an old school WWE wrestling fan like myself super excited! What's that all about? Find out now here on this week's episode of Nobodies Are Somebodies Podcast!

Demo Reel of Derek K. Long:




Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston

Oct 8, 2019

Hailing from Lester, United Kingdom, not terribly far from the city of London, Mahmood Reza joins me via Skype from his work and after a long day of the numbers game where he was, he sat down with me to have a chat about his life, such as the different career paths and roles he had before he got to forming his own business, Proactive Resolutions, all the way back in 1995 from his bedroom and watching it grow to where it supports him and his family. Mahmood always knew that numbers and explaining how they work to people came very easy to him, and that led to being a teacher for a few years before moving on to work on the board of directors for a local brewing company, and helping them grow. It was at this point that Mahmood tells an interesting story about how it was time to get to another major life milestone - getting his driver's license! Get to know Mr. Reza right here on his featured episode

Proactive Resolutions:


Mahmood Reza on LinkedIn:




Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'I Have Overcome the World'

Sep 23, 2019

Bill Foster is my guest this week, and we are chatting about writing, acting and producing his new feature film 'Showdown on the Brazos', from thinking of the concept to writing it and taking the script from 30 pages to 50 to 111 at the time of this interview. The movie will see it's worldwide premier soon, until then we chat about the premise of the movie, how much work and time goes into a movie like this, and why the town of Blanco, Texas was the right place to film a western. This is a very revealing look into the work and the production of a major movie comes together, and I enjoyed being schooled on this by Bill and his warm Texas personality! 


Showdown on the Brazos Facebook Page:


Bill Foster on IMDB:

Sep 16, 2019

Trey Olds of the Trey Olds Radio Show and Old's Oldies returns to the Nobodies Are Somebodies Podcast and we pick up where we left off from when he last joined me via Skype. Trey has been continuing on with his talk radio interviews and spinning blues and Cajun music on his Oldies show, and we get more indepth of how his interviews have changed and developed since he first starting doing them in 2015. Trey also discusses living with high functioning autism, as well as touching on the creativity he has and how he's learned to get the most out of people when he brings their stories to life. Always interesting and a great sense of humor, welcome back to the show Trey!


The Trey Olds Radio Show on Facebook:

The Old's Oldies Show on Facebook:

Sep 9, 2019

Justin Dupuis has been working in and then later owning Jumbo Pizza in Rockland, Ontario, Canada since it's inception in 1997. Even though the small city of Rockland has about a dozen other pizza places, locals and franchises alike, Justin makes Jumbo Pizza stand out not only because of delicious and jumbo sized pizza, but who he is as person. Being a responsible and giving member of his community comes second only to the pizza and he displays this by supporting local charities, helping families in need in his area, and promoting family fun like coming to make their own pizzas in his kitchen or even sweeter, a ride in his beloved Lambo!

It's not just a great pizza place; visiting is an experience that is rewarding to all that enter the unique parlor of pizza. We sat down and recorded this interview right in his store, so all the pizza sounds (but no smells!) made it on to this recording. Bon appetite!

Jumbo Pizza on Facebook:

Justin Helping Ottawa Homeless Featured in the local CTV News:






Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'In A Lonely Street'

Sep 2, 2019

In this podcast episode, I'm chatting with Sean DN, and he's discussing his new comic book series that he is writing (with his talented artist Krystal Hart) as well as talking about making his own alcohol at home and how he wants to launch his comic book/home brew beer under his 8 Bit Shinobi. Sean also has attended lots of ComiCons and FanCons in recent years and has met and got stuff signed from such heavyweight names like Mark Hamill, Stan Lee (RIP) and the voice of the 90s Batman cartoon, and many others. Sean discusses this and a sneak peak at the story of his comic series and the work that goes into it, as well as his dream of creating his company to leave a legacy for his young daughter to grow up in.

Sean is also hosting a contest on his Facebook group to win a Funko Pop vinyl figure of Legendary Super Saiyan Broly. Full details by following the link below:

Sean's Go Fund Me Campaign for an 8-Bit Shinobi Arcade Bar:





Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Spilling Out My Guts For You'




Aug 26, 2019

Recorded on location outside at Beau's Brewery located in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, Canada, with me Chad Vice, my sometimes co-host good buddy Fred and we spoke to the head brewmaster at Beau's, Kevin James (the funny one!) about the beer, the history of Beau's, how it expanded from it's beginnings, and where the brand is headed for the future. We sat out on the patio and chilled with some of their Raddler brews and got a nice chat in, which is this week's podcast episode. Don't mind the background noise of folks having fun on the patio!


Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. on Facebook:


Video of our Guided Tour of the facility:

Contest to WIN a 12PK of Beau's Beer:





Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Nobodies Are Somebodies Pt. 2'

Aug 19, 2019

On this special Prime Cuts episode of the Nobodies Are Somebodies Podcast, I had the opportunity to speak to two members of one of my very favorite bands that I thought I would never see, or hear new music from again, Spread Eagle. Based in New York City and forming in 1989, they released two albums on MCA Records; in 1995, the band broke up, but reformed in 2006. Now in 2019, they have a stable band lineup and a smoking new album just released on Frontiers Records, titled "Subway to the Stars". I was first introduced to the music of Spread Eagle via a good friend who loved music from bands of the 80s and 90s that I had yet to discover. This was back in 2000. And all I had to do was start a podcast and wait for 2019 to interview Ray West and Rob De Luca, vocalist and bassist of Spread Eagle, and hell was worth the wait.

I hope you enjoy this very special episode as much as I do, and spread the word about the pure New York City street metal of Spread Eagle!

Thank you for the music and the memories guys!


Spread Eagle:

Frontiers Records SRL:

Spread Eagle NYC on Facebook:

My Spread Eagle Fan Group on Facebook:




Music featured on this episode is from Spread Eagle's new album 'Subway to the Stars': Sound of Speed, 29th of February and Grand Scam. Pick up the new album....NOW!

Aug 12, 2019

Joining me by Skype from his home in Newmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom, Fergus is indeed the podcast genie. He became fascinated with podcasts as an entertainment medium and began to reach out to podcasters and influencers to see if they wanted to get together on different shows and create a blueprint for a podcaster community. The excitement of that growing helped his decision to create Podcast Genie, getting the right people on the right podcasts. 

This is Fergus, about the value of a good podcast, why he wants to help others, as well as his life and day to day career at home, from the man who brought me some amazing guests, now it's his turn to shine!


Podcast Genie:




Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Encore' from his latest album 'Son, Pray' available now!

Aug 5, 2019

News. Friends. Tuque De Broue beer. See ya on the porch.

Famous words by my special co-host Dave Logan for this 5th installment of our Nobodies Are Somebodies Podcast News of the World specials. In this episode, we get Dave's take on the current government in power, his love of news/talk radio, his interest in the history of Canadian politics, as well as where he was when the news of 9/11 came down and his memories of that day in September 2001.

Serious content with great beer courtesy of Embrun Ontario Canada's Brasserie Tuque de Broue Brewery Inc.. Thanks to Dave for being a great drinking buddy for this episode, to Unpaid Promoter Maryse for setting up the beer donation and to Tuque De Broue president Nicolas Malboeuf for letting us enjoy his wonderful beer while just being our silly selves in this episode of the Nobodies Are Somebodies Podcast. And remember, Mr. Logan's opinions expressed are his own and should be treated as fun times!


Brasserie Tuque de Broue Brewery Inc. on Facebook:


Enter our CONTEST to WIN BEER 
(until August 15th, 2019)

Dave Logan on Jimmy Fallon's My Dumb Bet Video:



Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Serpentine' from his latest album 'Son, Pray' available now!

Jul 29, 2019

Alyna grew up in a small farming town outside of Ottawa and early on she discovered that she felt and thought defintely than her friends and family. When she finally came out to her family she received support but her main outlet to finding support came from her own searching and talking to people who have and were going through experiences similar to hers. Now, she rocks the stages in drag, and puts so much into her look and performances. It is here where I asked about the shows, the processes, the do's and don'ts, what she learned, what she still has to learn, and what she feels is most important: being a beacon of hope and comfort for those who want to know and ask for guidance. Alyna is my guest this week and I learned so much, and I hope you the listener will have that same opportunity. 


More about Alyna:

Instagram: @theonlyalyna






Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston

Jul 22, 2019

Living in Fort Worth, Texas, and growing up on a farm in Kansas, this is the story of Donnie Boivin, a successful podcaster and builder of his own business from the ground up, but it did not start off as an immediate success.

Donnie discusses why he started podcasting, his experiences being on other people's podcast, motivating others to be their best in what they are doing and what they are passionate about. Donnie is a great storyteller and I enjoyed hearing about his previous career in sales in Corporate America, and the things he learned there that helped him and he carries with him now. He even gave me some great ideas for this here podcast, Nobodies Are Somebodies! What is a Success Champion? What does it mean to be a Success Champion? How do you define what a champion is? Donnie shares that and more.

Check out Donnie's Facebook groups below that he talks about on this show


Success Champions:

So You Want to Podcast Facebook Group:

Donnie Boivin: 

Fegus Matheson's Podcast Genie:






Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Son, Pray' from his latest album 'Son, Pray' available now!


Jul 15, 2019

So nice we did it twice. What? I say, so nice was Vice that we had to speak to Dan Emery twice. Actually, Dan's episode was recorded all at one time a few weeks prior when myself and sometimes co-host good buddy Fred sat down to grill Dan on his life and his experiences, and as we heard (and you should have too!) from last week Dan has a great story to share and the gift of gab to back it up! Here Dan takes through his last couple years in the Hospital Security department, his eventual jump to a more comfortable role in Housekeeping and how his now house of teen boys and girls are changing, while keeping up with it all and being a devoted husband and loving dad. This is Part II of Dan Emery, but surely not where the story ends! 

Since Dan has nothing to promote, this is where I will plug Nobodies Radio Station: Heavy Rock Radio


Nobodies Radio Station: Heavy Rock Radio:






Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'One Last Time' from his latest album 'Son, Pray' available now!

Jul 8, 2019

Dan Emery is a good friend of podcast host Chad Vice and has been a long wanted guest of the show, and now that time has arrived. Joined by sometimes co-host Good Buddy Fred, it's old (some more than others) friends catching up, thinking of past times, and of course there just happened to be recording devices on scene to capture it all.

So nice we had to do it twice. I said it was so good it went longer than it should. Here is some of Dan Emery's story, more than just a mainstay in the security industry but a devoted husband and forever proud daddy, Dan is definitely the man this week!



Nobodies Radio Station: Heavy Rock Radio:




Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Starship of Hope' from his latest album 'Son, Pray' available now!

Jul 1, 2019

Benoit Chartrand of HempTek Builder named his business after he discovered a new way to build and secure a home - using hemp products and materials. After many years in the general contractor business, Benoit discovered and began to research the many health and productivity benefits of using hemp products, not only in building, but in food, clothing and other materials. Now he and his family stand by it and he continues to build a better life for himself and others with the natural properties of hemp. Want to find out more about that and what he found in his research? Hear it in Benoit's own words.


Hemp Tek Builder:

Video Interview + Tour Of Benoit's Home:




Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'The Highest Mountain' from his latest album 'Son, Pray' available now!

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'

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