TELUS Talks with Tamara Taggart Podcast

From health and wellness, to community, to social responsibility, we’ll share stories, bust myths, provide simple and practical tips, and deliver information of value to Canadians. Listen to this twice weekly podcast hosted by veteran broadcaster Tamara Taggart.

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Tune in weekly to TELUS Talks with Tamara Taggart, as we bring you the interviews and stories that matter most to Canadians.

TELUS Talks with Tamara Taggart episodes

Episode 5: How to take smart risks with your money, with Maili Wong

Released: April 2, 2020

In this episode, Tamara Taggart sits down with financial advisor and best-selling author, Maili Wong, to talk about financial health in a time of crisis. Maili compares the current economic climate with financial crises of the past and explains how you can take a “smart risk” approach to your investments.

Episode 4: Finding the new balance with food, with Desiree Nielsen

Released: March 31, 2020

In this episode, Tamara Taggart sits down with Desiree Nielsen, a registered dietician, published author and television host. Desiree tells us how to keep food simple during quarantine, what we can eat to support our immune systems, and how to embrace wellness while we’re facing unusual circumstances.

Episode 3:  We’ll get through this as a team, with Hayley Wickenheiser

Released: March 26, 2020

In this episode, Tamara Taggart sits down with Hayley Wickenheiser, a Canadian icon and sports legend. Her Olympic career spanned over two decades, earning her five Olympic medals. Now, she’s in her final year of medical school. Tamara and Hayley talk about how to stay healthy and active during the COVID-19 crisis, and how the pandemic is affecting the world of sports.

Episode 2:  What we can learn from facing our fears, with Leisse Wilcox

Released: March 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has rattled many of us as we struggle to adapt to a fast-changing world. For Leisse Wilcox, there is familiarity amid the uncertainty. Just last year, the Toronto-based entrepreneur and mom-of-three was diagnosed with breast cancer. Fear -- physical, emotional, financial -- was a constant companion as she underwent chemotherapy and a double mastectomy. Today, she views that dark time as nothing short of a gift. It was then she learned how to face her worst fears and find her way forward with strength and compassion. We are collectively dawning on an unsettling truth: Not everything in life is within our control. “It’s about how you respond, how you react and how you take action in your own life that matters,” she says.

Episode 1: Your mental and physical well-being during COVID-19, with Dr. Diane McIntosh

Released: March 15, 2020

  • How to stay calm

  • Manage with the tools we have at hand 

  • Social distancing 

  • What practical things can Canadians do to stay healthy physically?

  • How can you take care of your mental health during this time?