Mark Sutcliffe: Can You Dig It?
Updated: Jun 30
If you've ever taken a look at the other shows we offer on the Soundoff Podcast Network, this week's guest should sound quite familiar. Mark Sutcliffe is the host of the Digging Deep podcast, one of our largest shows, where he uses the knowledge gained from his lengthy and prolific career in the broadcast industry to give some seriously gripping interviews. There's a reason I said "In the broadcast industry" there, and not just "In broadcasting." And that's because Mark has seen just about every side of the industry. I can't really sum up his career any better than the About section on his personal website, so in Mark's own words:
"I've been a daily newspaper columnist, a talk-radio host, a baseball play-by-play announcer, a Sunday-morning political TV host, and more.
And I’ve been a proud volunteer, activist and community leader. I am a member of the Order of Ottawa and was named the United Way’s ambassador of the year."
He's also been a management consultant, entrepreneur, and executive for various companies over the years. Needless to say, he's got the experience to dig deep on just about any topic.
On this episode, we dig deep into Mark himself. He shares how he started in broadcasting before even graduating from high school, how he started his own business at the age of 19 and piloted it to huge success, and much more. We also talk about some of the biggest moments in history that have happened between the early 90's and now, many of which Mark reported on in various ways. And of course, there's lots of sports talk as well- you know I can't resist when I get a fellow fan on the show.
On June 30th, 2022, Mark announced he was running for Mayor of Ottawa:
Every week at this time I've been sharing thoughts about leadership and other valuable insights I've discovered in the past week. This week I wanted to share some personal news with you.
Yesterday, I registered as a candidate to be the next mayor of my hometown, Ottawa. I've never run for office before. But I love my city and I care deeply about its future.
I'm hoping to apply the lessons I've learned from many of the guests I've interviewed on the Digging Deep podcast, including former Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi, as I try to bring my leadership experience to Ottawa city hall.
If you'd like to learn more, please visit my website at marksutcliffe.ca.
While the campaign continues, I'll be taking a break from The Weekly Dig. But I will be back in touch soon.