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1 Let's Talk on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:50 am

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I wasn't sure where this fit, so I started a new thread. So much lives under the surface, and mental health impacts every interaction you have. It's great to see articles like this in the mainstream media. This article warms my heart a little bit. It's about a talk Mendes had with Simmer when their working relationship was getting strained.

As [the server] left the table to get our beers, Shawn began to speak. His voice was trembling and shaky a far cry from the man who speaks with such enthusiasm and passion on the radio. He could barely get any words out, when he broke down and started to cry.
At that moment, I knew that our relationship was never going to be the same again.
http://www.tsn.ca/how-a-simple-conversation-with-my-co-host-changed-our-relationship-1.657122

2 Re: Let's Talk on Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:30 am

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Interesting. I have first-hand stories about Simmer that I won't share, but I guess it relates to this.

3 Re: Let's Talk on Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:35 am

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Ev wrote:Interesting. I have first-hand stories about Simmer that I won't share, but I guess it relates to this.

That's probably best. There's probably very little value in sharing that.

4 Re: Let's Talk on Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:31 pm

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Great article by Mendes there. Nice to get some insight on Simpson...I often complain about how he's all over the map, and so it's good to hear that it is being worked on.

5 Re: Let's Talk on Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:17 pm

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i still don't respect him, but I guess it's cool if he's working on his issues.

Still don't get why he always says he's a recovering alcoholic but then talks about having pints and wine

6 Re: Let's Talk on Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:55 pm

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Ev wrote:Interesting. I have first-hand stories about Simmer that I won't share, but I guess it relates to this.

Flat cap? Really?!

7 Re: Let's Talk on Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:22 pm

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He never talks about being a recovering alcoholic. Maybe you are thinking of drugs.


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8 Re: Let's Talk on Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:07 pm

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Good read. People like being judgmental about people's personal life when it's hard to know what people have gone through.it doesn't excuse behaviour but it can change minds

9 Re: Let's Talk on Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:13 pm

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Simmer had an article or interview a while back (couple years, at least) where he openly discussed all of this (his divorce, living out of his car, moving back to Ottawa to live with his parents, the radio station throwing him the lifeline). I read it, wonder why Mendes never did. Could have saved himself a lot of aggravation.


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10 Re: Let's Talk on Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:29 pm

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wprager wrote:Simmer had an article or interview a while back (couple years, at least) where he openly discussed all of this (his divorce, living out of his car, moving back to Ottawa to live with his parents, the radio station throwing him the lifeline). I read it, wonder why Mendes never did. Could have saved himself a lot of aggravation.

Yeah I didn't want to say that Mendes is just rehashing what we already knew but congrats to him for all the praise he's getting, I guess?

11 Re: Let's Talk on Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:35 pm

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Are you saying Mendes should have spent some time in Bingo?


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12 Re: Let's Talk on Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:49 am

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SeawaySensFan wrote:
wprager wrote:Simmer had an article or interview a while back (couple years, at least) where he openly discussed all of this (his divorce, living out of his car, moving back to Ottawa to live with his parents, the radio station throwing him the lifeline). I read it, wonder why Mendes never did. Could have saved himself a lot of aggravation.

Yeah I didn't want to say that Mendes is just rehashing what we already knew but congrats to him for all the praise he's getting, I guess?

Mendes's point isn't that Simmer has mental health problems. It's that by listening to his story and understanding where he's coming from, they have a better personal and professional relationship.

13 Re: Let's Talk on Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:53 am

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I understand. It's just of that he didn't "listen" earlier when Summer basically told everyone in Ottawa.


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14 Re: Let's Talk on Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:29 am

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That's true eh prager. At the end of the day, no matter your background, if you continue to be a Richard nobody will want to work with you.

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