It Changed Everything

What does it take to reach the top? Ian Hanomansing introduces you to some of the world’s most successful people and reveals the moments, decisions, and secrets that helped them break through.

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Episodes Season 1

  • 1. How Rupi Kaur became one of the most famous poets in the world

    At the heart of Rupi Kaur’s success is the connection she made with the millions of people who saw themselves in her poems of heartbreak, trauma and the immigrant experience.

  • 2. Brendan Fraser is back with Oscar buzz, but where did he go?

    Brendan Fraser was one of Hollywood’s biggest names when he suddenly disappeared from the spotlight. Years later he’s back, and racking in nominations for his powerful performance in The Whale.

  • 3. Masai Ujiri’s NBA success and the $50K gamble that paid off

    Feb 20, 2022 | Masai Ujiri’s impact on basketball stretches well beyond the Raptors’ first NBA championship. It’s a journey that started in Nigeria and a crucial turning point where he put his success on the line.

  • 4. ‘You're an Asian comedian from Calgary?’ - Andrew Phung’s grind to the top

    Award-winning actor and comedian Andrew Phung talks about his rise from small stage improv in Calgary, to creating his own sitcom, Run the Burbs.

  • 5. Alphonso Davies reveals the cost of greatness, and his unwavering family promise

    Soccer superstar Alphonso Davies opens up about the sacrifices and hard work behind his success, and the promise he made to his family that keeps him motivated.

  • 6. Why Joey Votto has been called the most interesting man in baseball

    Just as Joey Votto’s career was flourishing, he was struck with a personal tragedy. Overcome with grief and anxiety, he left baseball only to return better than ever.

  • 7. Bilal Baig’s Sort Of unlocks complicated conversations between parents and trans kids

    Sort Of star and co-creator Bilal Baig talks about the groundbreaking comedy series, described as the first Canadian show led by a queer, South Asian Muslim.

  • 8. From the Super Bowl to COVID-19's front line | Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

    Weeks after winning the Super Bowl, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif walked away from his NFL career to serve on the front line of the pandemic.

  • 9. Jay Baruchel survived Hollywood and a complicated childhood

    Actor and director Jay Baruchel talks about leaving for Hollywood at 18 and why he’s back and focused on getting great Canadian stories on the big screen.

  • 10. Drag queen Brooke Lynn Hytes asks the haters, ‘What are you afraid of?’

    On stage, Brooke Lynn Hytes is Canada’s most famous drag queen. Off stage, he’s Brock Hayhoe, a former ballet dancer that grew up in an ultra-conservative, deeply religious family.

  • 11. How Tegan and Sara found their voices in music and activism

    Tegan and Sara's origin story started in high school when they stumbled across their stepdad’s guitar — a discovery that led to a love for music and changed their lives.

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