Now or Never

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Hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen leap into the action with Canadians who are making things happen. Sometimes things go right. Sometimes they go off the rails. Either way, Now or Never nudges you to make a change, big or small.

Did you know the average person will spend over 90,000 hours at work? That's over one third of your life. Depending on how you feel about your job, that time can feel like a dream... or a never-ending nightmare. So on this Now or Never, Ify and Trevor are on a mission to help make your workplace work for you.

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The kids are alright Jan. 4, 2020
From climate change, to politics, to navigating identity, gender and sexuality — the youth of today are making their voices heard. So if you're writing off teenagers as a bunch of kids who are constantly on their phones, you'd be making a big mistake. On this Now or Never: hear …
Holiday helpline Dec. 21, 2019
The holidays can be festive and fun, but let’s be honest, they're also stressful. Whether it’s struggling to find the right gift, dealing with bickering relatives, or just trying to conjure up some of that Christmas spirit...it can be overwhelming. That’s why this week on Now or Never, Ify and …
Compelled to compete Dec. 14, 2019
Competition is all around us — from neighbours trying to out do each other's Christmas decorations, to job candidates jockeying for the same position and siblings fighting for their parents' attention. The drive to compete can be thrilling. But does competitive spirit come with a cost? On this Now or …
The holidays are almost here, which means you might soon be awkwardly interacting with multiple generations of your family under one roof. So what's the key to bridging the generation gap? On this Now or Never, meet people going outside their comfort zone to try and connect with people much …
Think before you drink Nov. 30, 2019
As the holidays approach, it can be hard not to get swept up in the festive spirit and have a drink. People turn to alcohol for so many reasons: to celebrate, to unwind, to mark big occasions. But people can also drink because of peer pressure, because of loneliness, or …
Birthdays aren't just about marking the passage of time — they can also be an opportunity to change, to reflect, and to consider what you want from life. On this Now or Never, we're blowing out candles and slicing up cake with people who are using their birthday to do …
I did it for love Nov. 16, 2019
Despite how the sappy songs and cheesy movies make it seem, finding love and holding onto it takes work. Today on Now or Never, we're meeting people who are putting in overtime in the name of love. Trying to find a date in Whitehorse has Lori Fox going pretty far …
When you reminisce about your life, it's easy to focus on the moments of joy and happiness. Birthdays. Weddings. Anniversaries. Vacations. But what about those moments of pain, and sadness and heartbreak. What do you do with those? Do you try to forget about them? Or can those struggles and …
Do you talk to Siri more than your own family? Do you find yourself mindlessly scrolling Instagram into the wee hours of the morning? Then you, my friend, may be in need of a digital detox. Today on Now or Never, we're encouraging you to find ways to have a …
Those who run toward disaster to help when everyone else is backing away are often labelled as "brave" or "strong" or "heroes". But who are the responders who are present for some of life's most dangerous and heartbreaking moments? They're not always who you think. Many responders are people who …
The hunt for affordable housing is becoming increasingly difficult in many parts of Canada - and it's a key issue in the upcoming federal election. Today on Now or Never, meet people resorting to desperate (and creative) measures to get a roof over their heads. A group of friends who …
The right song at the right moment can alter your mood, your energy... even your whole life. On this Now or Never, hear the surprising musical moments that change everything. An 11-year-old girl fights back against bullies after a pep talk from none other than Garth Brooks. A Halifax woman …
Studies have found about one in five Canadians experience loneliness or social isolation. Some experts have even argued that being lonely for long periods could be more harmful than smoking 15 cigarettes a day. That's why Now or Never is hoping to nudge you to step outside your social bubble …
Going All In Sept. 21, 2019
What does it really take to go "all in?" Today on Now or Never, meet people who are risking their life savings, their relationships, even their health...to chase down an impossible dream. A 39-year old athlete who just quit her job and moved across the country - all for one …
Living a 'double life' Sept. 14, 2019
We all have sides of ourselves that aren't for everyone to know. In school, you might present a completely different identity than you do at home. Whether it's to fit in, to feel safe, or to protect your secret passion, there are many reasons that people choose to keep their …
What's in a name? Sept. 7, 2019
We all have a name. Some are chosen for us, others we choose for ourselves. Names can influence our identity or honour our family history, but they can also be a burden that require a lifetime of explanations. So what's in a name? Turns out, a lot more than we …
Today Now or Never is dreaming big. Shooting for the stars. Punching above their weight. Getting right up alongside Canadians who are chasing a big (seemingly impossible) dream, and overcoming huge obstacles to get there. A 50-year old bodybuilder in Calgary overcomes a troubled past to make one last attempt …
Retirement is supposed to be our 'golden years' - a chance to relax, re-invent ourselves, and start the next chapter of our lives. But it can also be filled with uncertainty, poverty and loneliness. Today we're diving in with Canadians facing the challenges of their retirement head on.
The amount of time we spend glued to our devices can sometimes be overwhelming. Whether it's social media, video games or group chats, why is it so gosh darn hard to peel yourself away? But it would be a mistake to label all of our screen time as negative or …