Martin Strong is a veteran of radio in Vancouver, starting out as an announcer and writer in the 1980s at CFOX. He then moved to the Bro Jake Show at Rock 101 and hosting at Roundhouse Radio. He also wrote and hosted "Radio Shangri-La" for the CBC under the pseudonym "Marty Beaumont," which featured the best in cocktail lounge music (Frank, Dean, Sammy, etc.). The show ran nationally in various time slots on both CBC 1 & 2 between 1995 and 2000. He is also a voice over actor, narrating "Jade Fever," which ran for 7 seasons on Discovery Canada as well in the U.S., the U.K. and around the world.
In addition, he is an instructor at BCIT Media Arts, teaching for over 15 years the core course "Discovering Your Inner Storyteller," which teaches writing and communication skills for both traditional and new media. He was also the department head for Broadcasting for Web, Radio & T.V. at VanArts.
In this episode we discuss Martin's personal story and journey, which includes his spiritual practices and thoughts on organized religion. At the end of the episode I connect some of our discussion to Julian of Norwich, Martin Luther and the indulgence controversy, and Pope Francis's encyclical Laudato Si'.