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Jann Arden and Arlene Dickinson promise no topic off limits in new podcast The Business of Life

Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden and entrepreneur Arlene Dickinson of Dragons’ Den fame are set to co-host a new hour long podcast.

The Business of Life is billed as a weekly business and lifestyle podcast with no topic off limits for the longtime friends, who both hail from Alberta.

Debuting this Saturday (Sept. 15) on Bell Media’s iHeartRadio Canada Podcast Networkthe duo’s conversation will cover everything from entrepreneurship, motherhood, writing, relationships, and navigating life challenges.

“We are bringing everything we’ve learned through our lives and careers to the table and are embracing the opportunity to be honest with ourselves and our listeners. We are not holding back on anything,” said Dickinson in a news release.

“Hosting The Business of Life with Arlene is a gig I’ve wanted for the longest time. I hope to connect with ambitious and creative listeners – Canadians who are just like us,” added Arden.

The podcast will also air on iHeartRadio stations in some markets, including Newstalk1010 (CFRB-AM) Toronto, CJAD 800 AM Montreal, BNN Bloomberg Radio 1410 (CFTE-AM) Vancouver, 580 CFRA Ottawa, AM 800 (CKLW-AM) Windsor, NewsTalk 1290 (CJBK-AM) London, Newstalk 610 CKTB St. Catharines, AM 1150 (CKFR-AM) Kelowna, and CFAX 1070 Victoria.

The Business of Life is just one of Arden’s collaborations with Bell Media. She’s set to star in new CTV original comedy series JANN, currently in production and set to premiere as part of the network’s 2018/19 schedule. She’s also a current guest host on CTV’s The Social.

An award-winning singer, songwriter, broadcaster, and author, Arden penned Canadian bestseller Feeding My Mother – Comfort and Laughter in the Kitchen as My Mom Lives with Memory Loss. She’s released 14 albums with 19 top ten singles, including her latest These Are the Days in March.

Arlene Dickinson is one of Canada’s most well-known venture capitalists, appearing on CBC’s Dragons’ Den as well as her new CBC show Under New Management. A general partner of District Ventures Capital and CEO of Venture Communications, she’s also the author of books Persuasion and All In.

The Business of Life is available to all broadcasters via Orbyt Media and is market exclusive.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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