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A funny, irreverent, and sometimes politically incorrect look at Pop Culture from a Canadian perspective.

A funny, irreverent, and sometimes politically incorrect look at Pop Culture from a Canadian perspective.
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Canada

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A funny, irreverent, and sometimes politically incorrect look at Pop Culture from a Canadian perspective.

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English

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Episodes

SEASON 2 OPENER: From Cherry to Disney Plus!

11/30/2019
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SEASON 2 opens with a bang as we cover the firing of Don Cherry, The box office bomb that was CHARLIE'S ANGELS and TERMINATOR: DARK FATE. We talk HBO's WATCHMEN and Disney Plus' THE MANDALORIAN! We're back, Bitches!

Duration:04:10:30

Cave of Cool SHORT TAKE: Leslie Jones leaving SNL

9/26/2019
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Cal talks about Leslie Jones leaving Saturday Night live and what a tragedy that is for him personally

Duration:00:05:16

Cave of Cool Short Take: Rick Ocasek & Eddie Money

9/26/2019
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We talk about the recent sad passing of two of our Rock & Roll heroes.

Duration:00:02:14

THE BOYS and PENNYWORTH

9/26/2019
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Cal and MD talk about Amazon Prime's insane TV show THE BOYS. Cal reviews the DC Comics TV Series PENNYWORTH. Cal tells the story of SIR NICHOLAS WINTON who saved children during the Second World War, snatching them out from under the noses of the Nazis. We talk Canadian politics, JAGMEET SINGH and his video addressing Quebec's Bill C21, and our homegrown lefty/righty parties. Cal finishes up by decrying the unfairness of the universe that denies him the love of a good woman, and, for some...

Duration:00:57:26

SHORT & SWEET: A Cave of Cool BONUS TRACK

9/21/2019
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What is CALVIN'S CANADIAN CAVE OF COOL? We tell you where to find it and why you should visit!

Duration:00:04:42

KRISTEN STEWART, THE MCU AND THE FAMILY OF KILLER DEER

9/20/2019
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KRISTEN STEWART wants into the MCU. Calvin explains why this is a bad idea. EDMONTON EXPO is this weekend and Calvin will be there! Represent! Calvin also tells the story of nearly being killed by a family of DRUNK DEER. We also talk about what it's like to live in small-town Canada surrounded by deer hunters. It's a chilling tale of horror and not for the squeamish or faint of heart!

Duration:03:38:38

A BAG OF MIXED NUTS

9/20/2019
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From way back in August this episode features Calvin's review of HOBBES & SHAW, Calvin is convinced he has transitioned to an alternate universe, one that didn't have crazy far right politics and yet another mass shooting. Calvin and M.D. try to figure it all out. Party politics, tribalism and an ABC After School special called THE WAVE. Calvin remembers the Canadian television series WONDERFALLS. All this plus THE FRIENDLY GIANT!

Duration:00:56:19

MCU Phase 4 and why Millie Bobbie Brown Can't Act

8/21/2019
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The MCU is moving into Phase 4! We talk about what it all means, what we think will happen and what we hope will happen. Calvin also goes on at length about MILLIE BOBBIE BROWN's lack of acting chops. Along the way we visit a Farmer's Market in Red Deer, Alberta. It's all fun and games until someone casts Millie Bobbie Brown as an Eternal!

Duration:01:02:03

PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE and the birthday trip to the EMERGENCY ROOM!

7/10/2019
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PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE! Do you remember the 1974 Brian DePalma horror rock opera? We do! And we talk about why it and its compser, Paul Williams were so fantastic. Also a list of overrated movies. Some will come as no surprise but some will surprise you. Also Calvin talks about his completely unexpected trip to his local emergency room on his birthday, of all days! All this plus our usual shenanigans at THIS WEEK FROM THE CAVE OF COOL!

Duration:01:02:45

DARK PHOENIX sucks, but KEANU REEVES will save the world!

7/4/2019
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Calvin reviews X:MEN: DARK PHOENIX and we compare and contrast the various adaptations of X-Men's Dark Phoenix Saga. Plus why the universe is better with Keanu Reeves in it. From BILL & TED and HAMLET to THE MATRIX and JOHN WICK, we review Keanu Reeve's career and where he could fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and how he could probably save the world.

Duration:00:56:32

24_SHOT TO THE FACE!

7/4/2019
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SHOT TO THE FACE! In which our hero, Cal, tells the harrowing story of violence in RED DEER involving car chases, gunplay and frightened children in peril! Calvin also tells the story of how he found a dead body while drunk on a boat. All this plus the usual shenanigans! If you only listen to one podcast THIS IS THE ONE!

Duration:01:01:38

23: FANBOYS BE TRIPPIN'!

6/16/2019
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FANBOYS BE TRIPPIN'! In which our heroes, Cal and M.D., talk about all the things that are driving fanboys crazy from the Ruby Rose BATWOMAN trailer to the final episodes of GAME OF THRONES (The bells! WHO RANG THE GODDAMNED BELLS!). The fanboy's pain is delicious to Cal and their howls of outrage make for one great podcast! We also talk about cats as well as BONEY M and unfortunate names. All this plus the usual CAVE OF COOL hijinx make for solid gold listening!

Duration:00:52:08

22: AVENGERS: ENDGAME

5/27/2019
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We've waited long enough! Our heroes, Cal and MD, review Avengers: Endgame! This episode is full of spoilers and, of course, our usual keen insights and the usual mirth, mayhem and hilarity!

Duration:00:54:18

21: Harry Potter and the Stolen Soup from Sobey's

5/12/2019
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In which Calvin tells the story of his mother and the stolen soup and how he was the first to introduce Harry Potter to Red Deer school students. We dissect the trailers for THE LAST JEDI and THE JOKER, and how everyone knows STAR WARS.

Duration:00:58:02

20: Paris is Burning but we Just Want our Ketchup Chips

5/12/2019
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In which our heroes, Cal and MD, drive a stripped down version of the podcast in order to give a shout out to our biggest fans, conduct a post mortem on the Notre Dame fire and the earthquakes in Red Deer AND in Salmon Arm, and we tell the world why Ketchup Chips are the quintessential Canadian potato chip.

Duration:00:57:15

18: Alita: Battle Angel vs. Tommy Hunter

5/12/2019
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In which our heroes, Cal and MD, talk Japanese cinema, the live-action version of Alita: Battle Angel and Cal tells the story of how he met Jim Shooter in an airport on the way to Iqaluit and how years earlier his obsessive desire to purchase a Big Jim action figure led Cal to an encounter with Canadian Music legend Tommy Hunter.

Duration:00:49:12

This Week from the Cave of Cool: Umbrella Academy Edition

4/27/2019
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THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY! Cal and M.D. talk about the Netflix series as well as the original comic book by GERARD WAY and GABRIEL BA. Side trips along the way include CARLY RAE JEPSEN, JASON MOMOA SHAVING HIS BEARD, the trailer for HOBBES AND SHAW, THE EXPANSE, THE AVENGERS, TOM CRUISE, and the usual CAVE OF COOL shenanigans. Recorded on location in the actual CAVE of COOL!

Duration:01:02:58

This Week from the Cave of Cool Episode 17

4/4/2019
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WOMEN IN SPACE!!! (or not) NASA botches a potentially historic all-female spacewalk and Calvin is incensed! The JUSSIE SMOLLETT affair and the disturbing parallels to the TRUMP presidency. AOC the REAL Time Magazine Person of the Year, NEW ZEALAND's response to the shooting tragedy and the "LIVE ACTION" remake of Disney's DUMBO and why Disney thinks that your parents have to die. All this and more on This Week from the Cave of Cool!

Duration:00:49:36

This Week from the Cave of Cool Episode 16

3/13/2019
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The hit New Zealand TV series FRESH EGGS! In which our heroes, Cal and M.D., talk to co-creator and writer of FRESH EGGS, Nick Ward about his series which is currently running on New Zealand television! Plus amazing stories about the series' co-star JOHN RHYS-DAVIES (the best digger in Cairo!). We also talk about his short films, FIRST CONTACT and DAS TUB and his development deal with HBO. This Week From the Cave of Cool goes down under!

Duration:00:56:02

This Week from the Cave of Cool Episode 15

3/8/2019
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THE SWEET! Episode 15, in which our heroes, Cal & MD reminisce about their younger days and their love for the British rock band THE SWEET! They also give their take on the talk about MICHAEL B. JORDAN being considered for SUPERMAN, the plan to bring STARSHIP TROOPERS back to television and the crazy idea to remake LOST! This Week from the Cave of Cool asks the question: "Are you ready, Steve?"

Duration:01:00:07