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David Peck host of weekly podcasts with remarkable people doing wonderful things.

David is an author, speaker and consultant.

He is the founder of SoChange, a social enterprise that works alongside the corporate and NGO community in leadership development, innovation and entrepreneurship.  He has provided consulting services for leadership, development and literacy projects around the world. David was named a Global Hero by Verge magazine in 2009. In 2008 he created the Mosquitoes Suck Tour – a global youth initiative that entertains, educates and advocates and is the co-creator of the award-winning television show Spellz.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, has completed postgraduate work in International Development, and teaches in the business school at Humber College. He is the co-editor of Irreconcilable Differences, and author of Real Change Is Incremental that received a Word Guild culture award for social change in 2015.

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Episode 493 Alanis Obomsawin The Messenger

Alanis Obomsawin and Face2Face host David Peck talk about reconciliation, leaving a legacy, Jordan’s Principles, passion, commitment, advocacy, fighting back and why every child matters.More Info HereSynopsis:It took one little boy, Jordan River...

Episode 492 Barbara Kopple Desert One

Barbara Kopple and Face2Face host David Peck talk about curiosity, politics and historical unknowns, rich and complex stories, the magic of people, being better informed and why she’s always been a good listener.Synopsis:It has been called “the most...

Episode 490 Brad Jersak

Brad Jersak and Face2Face host David Peck talk about religiosity, alienation and separation, the truth of our beings, faith and doubt statements, following a ‘script’ versus leading a life of love, reality, truth and justice.For more info about Brad...

Episode 489 Pat Collins & Henry Glassie

Pat Collins and Henry Glassie and Face2Face host David Peck talk about Field Work, beauty, non-verbal cues, silence and listening, eliminating prejudice, and why art is always rooted in community.https://youtu.be/DvzZbwSq-LwSynopsis:Following the...

Episode 488 Sami Khan St. Louis Superman

Sami Khan and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new film St. Louis Superman, reconciliation and battle rapping, solidarity and our shared history and being seduced by the outrage of the moment.Synopsis:Bruce Franks Jr. is a 34-year-old battle...

Episode 487 Liz Forkin Bohannon Beginner’s Pluck

Liz Forkin Bohannon and Face2Face host David Peck talk about her new book Beginner’s Pluck, optimism, why you might just be average after all, story telling and how it can change a life, social consciousness, leaning in and listening to others and about...

Episode 486 Cornelia Principe Prey

Cornelia Principe and Face2Face host David Peck talk her new film Prey, justice, survivors guilt, truth, oppression and the abuse of power and why external oversight will be required for meaningful reform within the structure of the...

Episode 485 Richard Bell Brotherhood

Richard Bell and Face2Face host David Peck talk his new film Brotherhood, dignity and self sacrifice, putting others before ourselves, rites of passage, real boys and toxic masculinity. The film be will be available on the Super Channel in March 2020....

Episode 484 Peter Albrechtsen The Cave

Peter Albrechtsen and Face2Face host David Peck talk about Feras Fayyad's new film The Cave, sonic landscapes, fragility and fear, Syrian women in leadership, strength, resilience and sound as a storyteller. For more info about the film head here....

Episode 483 Heather Young Murmur

Heather Young and Face2Face host David Peck talk about her new film Murmur, loneliness, solitude and quiet desperation, relationships and our desire for love, inclusion and connection with others.Synopsis:Murmur follows Donna, a sixty-something year-old...

Episode 482 Dekel Berenson Anna

Dekel Berenson and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his beautiful new short film Anna, hard work and luck, politics and activism, child labour, allegory and truth and why movies should never just be entertaining.Synopsis:Anna, a middle-aged single...

Episode 481 Sophie Deraspe Antigone

Sophie Deraspe and Face2Face host David Peck talk about her new film Antigone, Greek tragedies, immigration and empathy, dignity, resistance and trusting and following your heart. Synopsis: Antigone is a moving, compassionate and beautiful story and it...

Episode 480 Karl Markovics Nobadi

Karl Markovics and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new film Nobadi, national socialism, guilt, fear and shame, fairytales for grown ups, Ulysses and why freedom scares us. Synopsis: Heinrich Senft, a 93 year old, cranky pensioner, lives on a...

Episode 479 François Girard The Song of Names

François Girard and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new film The Song of Names, history, remembrance, choices, mystery and discovery, film as music, the paradox of technology and musical, archeological digs. Synopsis:Martin Simmonds (Tim Roth)...

Episode 478 Yaron Zilberman & Yehuda Nahari Halevi

Yaron Zilberman, Yehuda Nahari Halevi and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film Incitement, the complicated history of the Middle East, justice, peace and racism, inclusion, war and the real cost of radicalization.Synopsis:“This rigorous...

Episode 477 Robert Fisk and Yung Chang

Robert Fisk and Yung Chang and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film This Is Not A Movie, fake news, our addiction to social media, complicity, a “dead language”, and something called, “apparent clarity.” Synopsis: For more than 40 years,...

Episode 476 Klaudia Reynicke & Barbara Giordano

Klaudia Reynicke Barbara Giordano and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film Love Me Tender, anti-superheroes, mental health issues, agoraphobia, connecting with others and the sometime difficult journeys we all seem to take.Synopsis:The...

Episode 475 August Diehl & Valerie Pachner & A Hidden Life

August Diehl and Valerie Pachner and Face2Face host David Peck talk about Terence Malik’s new film A Hidden Life, true love, pacifism and evil, truth and justice, taking an ethical stance and standing up to power.Synopsis:“..for the growing good of the...

Episode 474 Mahnaz Mohammadi & Farzad Park

Mahnaz Mohammadi, Farzad Pak and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film Son/Mother, activism, family, choices and women’s rights, tradition, values and storytelling, patriarchy, empathy and how things do change bit by bit, over time....

Episode 473 Crazy World & Wakaliwood

IGG Nabwana, VJ Emmie and Alan Ssali Hofmanis talk about their new film Crazy World, African storytelling, action films, traditions and taking chances and the super success of the Ugandan Wakaliwood.Synopsis:In the latest from Uganda’s gonzo action...

Episode 472 Fisher Stevens & Malcolm Venville And We Go Green

Fisher Stevens and Malcolm Venville and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film And We Go Green, the environment, Climate Change, eco-capitalists, Electric Cars, Formula E and social innovation.Synopsis:Formula E, the groundbreaking electric...

Episode 471 Jan Komasa & Corpus Christi

Jan Komasa and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new film Corpus Christi, redemption and the power of communities to reconcile and restore, the Polish Bible Belt, shame, guilt and forgiveness and healing through others.“Komasa directs with an...

Episode 470 Steve Gamestar & Rebecca Snow

Rebecca Snow and Steve Gamestar and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film Cheating Hitler: Surviving The Holocaust, survivors guilt, meaningful history and the power of memory, pivotal moments in personal stories and why we never should...

Episode 469 John Walker and Aaron James – Assholes: A Theory

John Walker and Aaron James and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film Assholes: A Theory, the public good, economics and indifference, activism and authoritarianism, capitalism and greed, public spaces and shared prosperity. You Can Buy...

Episode 468 Coky Giedroyc – How To Build A Girl

Coky Giedroyc and Face2Face host David Peck talk about her new film How To Build a Girl, friendship, loyalty and family, discovery and how life unfolds in front of us in, real, messy and wonderful ways and the uncertain personal journeys we all seem to...

Episode 467 Shawney Cohen on Rat Park

Shawney Cohen and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new Rat Park, addiction, mental health, context and environment, boredom and drug decriminalization and rats that meditate.Watch on CRAVE TV and for more info on the film head here.Synopsis:The...

Episode 466 Garin Hovannisian & Serj Tankian

Garin Hovannisian, Serj Tankian and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film I Am Not Alone, politics and protest, Armenia and the Velvet Revolution, citizen protests, activism, advocacy pessimism and hope.Synopsis:On Easter 2018, a man put...

Episode 464 Andrea Hummel & Improv for Peace

Andrea Hummel and Face2Face host David Peck talk about cultural diversity, political correctness, policy over practice, trauma and safe space, empathy and understanding and why being a hermit might not be a great idea. Improve for Peace is a group that...

Episode 462 Natasha Luckhardt and Town of Widows

Natasha Luckhardt and Face2Face host David Peck talk about her new film Town of Widows, human rights, public engagement and picket lines, trust in the system, workplace justice, and why evidence is rarely neutral.TrailerWatch here on CBC...

Episode 461 Ian Toews Ageless Gardens

Ian Toews and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new TV series Ageless Gardens, citizen science and the environment, hope, fertility, nature and art, eating locally and why you can always find energy in the soil.Synopsis:Ageless Gardens is a...

Episode 460 Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky Freaks

Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film Freaks, permanent residency, science fiction with a conscience, perspective, fear and vision and how thematic elements in a story sneak up on you.TrailerSynopsis:A bold...

Episode 459 Steven Warshaw & Gabe Polsky Red Penguins

Steven Warshaw and Gabe Polsky and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film, Red Penguins, hockey, national pride, optimism and hope, cultural peculiarities, listening to others and capitalism run amok.Synopsis:Complete with gangsters,...

Episode 457 Jason Anderson TIFF 2019

Jason Anderson and Face2Face host David Peck talk about short form cinema, coming of ages stories, diversity, perspective, fresh new voices and some of the films to look out for at TIFF 2019 and why it’s a pretty good year for weird. TIFF is a...

Episode 456 Alan Zweig Coppers

Alan Zweig and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new film Coppers, first responders, trauma, cop humour, guilt and PTSD, and why it’s time to finding ways to empathize with the other.Synopsis:In 2009 director Alan Zweig made A Hard Name, a film...

Episode 455 Collin Friesen & Sorry For Your Loss

Collin Friesen and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new film Sorry For Your Loss, dark humor, how we deal with death, why the future matters and understanding your voice and craft and pushing back against societal norms.Synopsis:Marking Collin...

Episode 454 Michael Ungar Change Your World

Michael Ungar and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new book, resilience, the seduction of hope, herd immunity, why selfishness often backfires and why the self help industry isn’t working.You can buy his book...

Episode 453 Thom Powers, TIFF & The Power of Story

Thom Powers and Face2Face host David Peck talk about documentary film, some of the films to look out for at TIFF 2019, empathy and social change, the politics of story and why Toronto is a special place.TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization...

Episode 452 Joe Berridge & The Perfect City

Joe Berridge and Face2Face host David Peck talk about cities and entropy, why they’re like purpose built machines, liberty, innovation, democracy and urban planning and why successful cities need immigrants. About the Book:  There is no such thing as a...

Episode 451 Ruth Lande Shuman & Publicolor

Ruth Lande Shuman and Face2Face host David Peck talk about Publicolor, creativity and change, your inner artists, the deprivation of color, empowerment and Pepto Bismol pink and the gap that exists within education.About Ruth: A dynamic and passionate...

Episode 450 This Is North Preston Garry James & Jaren Hayman

Jaren Hayman, Garry James and Face2Face host David Peck talk about This Is North Preston, racism, community, stereo types, opportunities and choices, what goes on behind closed doors and why there are no easy answers.Watch the movie on iTunes...

Episode 449 Judy Wood, Trevor Brisbin & Saint Judy

Judy Wood and Trevor Brisbin and Face2Face host David Peck talk about the new film Saint Judy, a nation of immigrants, justice, idealism and realism, transformation and truth, hope, security and why sometimes fighting back matters.In the US you can find...

Episode 448 Karen Stokkendal Poulsen

Karen Stokkendal Poulsen and Face2Face host David Peck talk about her new film On The Inside of A Military Dictatorship, democratic reform, compromise, trust and privilege, personal interest, corruption and power.Synopsis:The film tells the story of how...

Episode 447 Larry Weinstein & Propaganda

Larry Weinstein and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new film Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies, consumerism, art and persuasion, demagogues and Donald Trump, Che Guevara and why religion is the ultimate propaganda.Synopsis:In a world where...

Episode 446 Matthew O’Connor & Minnie Lane The Pick Up Game

Matthew O’Connor and Minnie Lane and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film The Pick Up Game, love, loneliness and money, relationships and empathy, self doubt and fear of rejection and why you shouldn’t bubble wrap your heart.Synopsis:The...

Episode 445 Nance Ackerman & Ariella Pahlke – Conviction

Nance Ackerman and Ariella Pahlke and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film Conviction, PTSD and trauma, responsibility, the vulnerable and marginalized and why prisons are not healing environments.Synopsis:Alarmed by the rising numbers of...

Episode 444 Lily Zepeda & Jack Sim & Mr. Toilet

Lily Zepeda and Jack Sim and Face2Face host David Peck talk about her new film Mr. Toilet, constipation of thought, passion and purpose, normalizing the toilet globally and why we can’t solve problems we don’t talk about.Synopsis:What do you get when...

Episode 443 Leilani Farha & Fredrik Gertten & PUSH

Leilani Farha and Fredrik Gertten and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film PUSH, advocacy and local economies, gentrification, landlords and real estate and capitalism run amok.Synopsis:Housing affordability is decreasing at a record...

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