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The Alliance for Life Ontario: Misinformation? Dangerous? My 2nd Conversation with Jakki Jeffs

July 8, 2021

Jakki Jeffs, Executive Director of the Alliance for Life of Ontario explains the organization's new research, website and addresses issues of being labeled as spreading misinformation and dangerous content. This is my second conversation with Jakki. My first conversation, part of my series on Abort…

My Conversation with Edwin Frondozo - @edwin100x

June 15, 2021

I had the privilege to have a conversation with my longtime friend Edwin Frondozo (@edwin100x) about all the great projects he has going on - most importantly "100x". I first met Edwin when we were doing Toastmasters together in Toronto. His energy and comfort standing up in front of a group of str…

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About the Host

Christopher Balkaran


Hi and welcome! I created the Strong and Free Podcast to be the place to explore interesting perspectives on the topics of our time. Through this exploration, I hope to provide a welcoming environment to all guests to feel that they can share their ideas and opinions without judgment. My hope is you will take something from each episode that can add to your own perspectives.

I'm always looking for feedback and ideas for topics and future guests. Feel free to connect with me anytime and let me know what you think!