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.

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 plans an unforgettable musical gift for her husband to find after her death. And how a Jay-Z song is inspiring one man to kick his drug addiction and turn his life around. It's Now or Never, the musical!

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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 ...
Since the United Nations released a shocking climate change report in October, 2018, a lot of people have been moved to take action. The report is truly life-or-death - it says we have only 12 years to make drastic changes to limit global warming or face devastating consequence like droughts, ...
In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. If that's not you, it's definitely someone you know. There are few things as troubling as not understanding what's going on with your mind - or having any idea of how ...
Studies have shown that there are benefits to connecting, meaningfully, with the land. People tend to feel happier when they're surrounded by nature. But the majority of people in Canada feel it's easier to just spend time indoors. So on this Now or Never we're strapping on snowshoes, digging in ...
Preparing for a good death isn't easy, because the first step is addressing the fact that one day you're going to die - and that is not a fun thing to consider. Here's the thing... you can try to ignore it all you want, but death is a fact of ...
For many people, the path to becoming a parent is a winding and difficult one. Whether it's deciphering ovulation charts or visiting a sperm bank, finding a surrogate or planning for adoption - the journey to parenthood can be filled with unexpected surprises and crushing disappointments. On this Now or ...
There is so much more to a library than just the reading material inside. Whether in a small town or a big city, libraries can be a place to build community, connect to resources, or spend time when you have nowhere else to go. From people polishing up their resumes ...
Grab your dance shoes, wiggle those hips, and hit the dance floor with Canadians who have deeply personal reasons for getting their groove on. Like a 15-year old who's reinventing the traditional hoop dance - and has big plans to share it with the world. And a group of senior ...
At this moment, 4,600 Canadians are living in limbo as they wait for a life- saving organ transplant. The vast majority of Canadians say they support the idea of organ donation, but less than 25 per cent have registered to do it. Nova Scotia is on track to become the ...
Back in the saddle Oct. 27, 2018
If you've been needing extra motivation to get back into the swing of things after a period of time away - or a major life change - your friends at Now or Never are telling you that today is that day. Today's episode is all about getting back on the ...
90% of Canadians say they support organ donation, yet only 20% of us have made plans to register. So every year, thousands of Canadians are forced to live in limbo as they wait for a life-saving organ transplant. Today on Now or Never, we take you into the lives of ...
Across Canada, there are millions of people living in small communities. They know that with small town life even the tiniest changes can have huge repercussions. From tight-knit farming families, to racial tensions and LGBT experiences - on this Now or Never we're hitting the road and visiting small town ...
Jump in with Canadians going above and beyond to save something that really matters to them - from neighbourhood gardens to dinosaur bones to a cherished family summer camp.