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Bob Runkel (The DJ Bob Show) Guests On Harvey Brownstone Interviews 

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Bob Runkel, Host of the DJ Bob Show.

Bob Runkel is a very special young man who came into Harvey Brownstone’s life several months ago when he invited him to appear as a guest on his very popular podcast, “The DJ Bob Show”. He was so impressed with his passion for pop culture, and his intelligence, sense of humor, resilience and commitment to the art of interviewing, that Harvey  just had to invite him on his show. 

When he was only 15 years old, he started his podcast, and now – even though he’s only 29 – he’s already in his 14th year hosting “The DJ Bob Show”, which celebrates every aspect of pop culture, past and present. So far he’s conducted close to 1400 interviews with well-known personalities in the world of music, television, and film. And his interviews always speak to us on a personal level, because of the unique and refreshing perspective he brings to his subjects. 

Despite the considerable challenges of living with cerebral palsy, our guest has found a meaningful, original and positive way not only to enjoy his life, but to contribute to the world of broadcasting AND, at the same time, he enhances OUR lives by sharing his knowledge of pop culture – and his beautiful heart – with all of us.

Harvey Brownstone is a retired judge of the Ontario Court of Justice and was the first openly gay judge in Canada. He is also the bestselling author of “Tug of War: A Judge’s Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles and the Bitter Realities of Family Court” and hosted “Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone,” a television talk show on matters involving the family justice system.

​After a distinguished legal career, Harvey was appointed a judge at the age of 38 in 1995.  He has presided in family and criminal courts.   He has been a trailblazer in several ways.  He was the first openly gay judge in Canada.  He was the first sitting judge in the world to write a national best seller and to host a TV talk show.  

​Harvey has been a role model and icon in the LGBTQ community.  When same-sex marriage was legalized in Canada in 2003, he was the only judge to make himself publicly available to officiate at weddings for lesbian and gay couples travelling to Toronto from all over the world to get married.  In 2007, he officiated at the wedding of Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer, the American couple whose marriage triggered the 2013 United States Supreme Court decision overturning the definition of “spouse” in the federal Defense of Marriage Act.  

In February 2021, Harvey launched his online talk show “Harvey Brownstone Interviews” on his own YouTube channel. He saw this as an interesting hobby.   Within several months, the show attracted hundreds of thousands – and then eventually, millions – of viewers.  Because of the overwhelming success of the show, Harvey decided to retire from the judiciary on December 31, 2021 after having presided as a full-time judge for 26 1/2 years.  Free from the constraints imposed upon judges regarding the expression of opinions and the endorsement of private enterprise, Harvey now happily devotes his full-time attention to hosting “Harvey Brownstone Interviews” as a regular member of the public – albeit one with a rather illustrious and unique career history.  

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