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George Stroumboulopoulos on love, rebellion, U2, poverty and anger

George Stroumboulopoulos

A six-time Gemini Award and Canadian Screen Award winner for best host in a talk series, George Stroumboulopoulos has interviewed a who’s who of entertainment icons, world leaders and respected thinkers.  George is the host and co-executive producer of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.

He has also taken an active role in global initiatives and is a strong advocate for social issues, and is the first Canadian National Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme. He’s one of three Canadians recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader for 2012, and was also a driving force behind Canada for Haiti, a live benefit that raised more than 27 million dollars for Haitian earthquake victims, and One Million Acts of Green, which saw Canadians register 1.6 million acts of green on the official website.

Along the way, George has interviewed Hollywood legends such as Oprah, Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves, Michael J. FoxClint EastwoodJodie FosterArnold Schwarzenegger, and Samuel L. Jackson; political leaders such as Hillary ClintonStephen Harper, Jean Chrétien, Sarah Palin, Brian Mulroney, Al Gore and Jimmy Carter; critically acclaimed authors including Christopher Hitchens, Salman RushdieStephen KingPeter C. Newman and Gore Vidal; music stars Coldplay, NickelbackRobert PlantSnoop DoggTony BennettShania TwainMichael BubleIce Cube and The Foo Fighters; renowned directors including Spike LeeJames CameronDeepa Mehta, Brian DePalma, and Paul Haggis; and Hollywood breakout stars Ewan McGregorOlivia WildeBradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds and Robert Pattinson.

As well, George took part in The Greatest Canadian TV series on CBC, hosting a documentary to make his case for the founder of medicare in Canada, Tommy Douglas. He was one of ten finalists and ultimately received the most votes from Canadians, winning by more than 50,000 votes over second-placed Terry Fox.

George has also hosted the highly regarded CBC documentary series Love, Hate & Propaganda - which examined how propaganda helped shape significant events of the 20th century, including the Second World War, the Cold War and the War On Terror.

You can find him on Twitter at @strombo as well as on Facebook.  More about George here.

 

For more information about David Peck's podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his website.

With thanks to producer Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

Image Copyright: George Stroumboulopoulos​. Used with permission.

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