We catch up with Dave Kelly, host, interviewer, writer, and entrepreneur and chat about everything literacy, including the book that Dave started reading again as soon as he finished it.
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Episode 3 – Dave Kelly, host of Dave Kelly Live
Episode Summary – In episode three we catch up with Dave Kelly, a host, interviewer, writer, and entrepreneur. He is currently the host of Dave Kelly Live, as well as the Calgary Stampede Rodeo, and he travels around the world as an event host. Dave was the face of morning television for over a decade (1996-2009) as the host of CityTV Calgary’s Breakfast Television and previously The Big Breakfast. He is the co-founder and owner of Kelly Brothers Productions in Calgary, Alberta.
0:50 – Dave’s earliest memory of reading; Curious George, Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham
3:45 – A few of the books on Dave’s Shelfie;
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
- Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
- A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
6:00 – The book that Dave started reading again as soon as he finished it! So Good They Can’t Ignore You, by Cal Newport
7:00 – Born Standing Up, Steve Martin’s autiobiography
8:30 – A few more of Dave’s influential books;
10:30 – Ian Tyson’s autiobiography; The Long Trail: My Life in the West
11:30 – What Dave and Steacy Collyer (CEO of Calgary Reads) argue about
14:00 – Dave’s reading rituals with his own kids