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Crew Round Table Bites: Ep 3 - Google Fires ​James Damore

11/22/2017
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​Google created headlines when executives fired James Damore after an internal memo criticizing the company's diversity efforts came to light in the media. The article started conversations about diversity in the workplace, and his firing began conversations about freedom of speech in the workplace. In this episode of Crew Round Table Bites JR and Gino dissect the controversy into its two parts: Do James' criticisms of office diversity efforts have merit, and was his firing justified or...

Duration:00:31:38

Episode 25 - Romance vs Stalking

11/22/2017
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Have you ever been in love? Have you ever done something to “win” the love of another person? Join the Crew Roundtable as we explore “grand romantic gestures”, primarily carried out by men trying to woo women. We explore why Hollywood movies glorify this behaviour, what message these films send to kids, and the point where romantic feelings turn dark and become inappropriate stalking. All this and more in another fantastic episode of “Crew Roundtable”! Subscribers get the latest and...

Duration:00:45:19

Illegal Touching with Captain Handsome Week 3 Picks

9/24/2017
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Illegal Touching with Captain Handsome Week 3 Picks The captain is ON FIRE!! Going 10-5 for the week and 18-11 on the season listen as he gives you the BEST picks fr NFL week 3! Subscribe at crewroundtable.com so you always get the Captain's Choice NFL Picks! Tweet #AskTheCrew

Duration:00:22:47

Episode 19 - How did Black Lives Matter get Toronto Police banned from Toronto Pride Parade?

7/17/2017
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WARNING: Five straight white guys discussing a topic couched in Race and Homosexuality in 2017 – Can we possibly check our white privilege long enough to be unbiased? Listen and find out! Black Lives Matter Toronto, [or BLMTO], had a sit in with roughly two dozen people in 2016, blocking the Toronto Pride parade route. This demonstration was over uniformed police involvement in the parade. The parade was brought to a standstill, until the Chair of the Pride organization signed a pledge to...

Duration:00:52:12

Episode 13: Calorie Counts On Menus

7/17/2017
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Certain restaurants and other food establishments in Ontario must now show the calories in foods they serve. Calories for all items must be prominently displayed on the menu, and when recipes change information must be updated for the public with new menus. The intent of this government decree appears as combating obesity in Ontario. More information should help diners make informed choices, but the Crew is split on the effectiveness of this program. Is displaying only calorie counts on...

Duration:00:54:59

Episode 15 - NES Classic Edition; NES Classic, Extra Life or Game Over?

7/17/2017
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The gaming system that single-handedly brought back the home video game market from a depression in the mid-1980s is back! The Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES, may be the greatest home video game system of all time. Nintendo introduced the NES Classic for Christmas 2016 and retailers cannot keep it in stock! The deep pull of nostalgia has the NES Classic currently selling for $300 on Amazon! (Use the Crew Amazon links at the top of our page if you plan to pay $220 over MSRP, we'd...

Duration:00:49:48

Episode 16 - Celebrity Politicians: Bane or Boon to Responsible Voters?

7/17/2017
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Is there anything inherently bad about celebrity politicians? The USA has plenty of celebrity politicians, but in Canada… not so much. Kevin O’Leary is looking to change that by becoming the leader of the Federal Conservative Party of Canada. Is he just a slightly more genteel version of Donald Trump for Canada? Celebrity politicians seem to seem to flourish in times of hardship. From time to time the voting public craves a tough-talking celebrity “outsider” who will come in to clean up...

Duration:00:50:45

Episode 17 - Ontario Organ Donation: Organs for the Rich and Cute first?

7/17/2017
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There are about 6000 people waiting for organ transplants in Canada, according to Canadian Blood Services. 250-300 people died in recent years while waiting for organs. In Ontario, we have close to 2000 people on waiting lists for organs. Some have taken to private campaigns to find suitable donors outside the official list of those waiting for transplants. In this show we examine the moral and ethical obligations of donating organs, being a “living donor”, respecting family wishes after...

Duration:00:55:42

Episode 18 - HMV Canada is Bankrupt: What's the future of retail music stores in Canada?

7/17/2017
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LISTENER SUGGESTED TOPIC: The closing of HMV in Canada. The closing of HMV in Canada was a devastating loss for music lovers. The final song, however, has been playing for quite some time. Digital music downloading gained popularity year over year for more than a decade, and the old “bricks and mortar” stores never truly answered the success of companies like Apple with their iTunes online music store. Digital downloads became the primary revenue stream for recorded music globally in...

Duration:01:12:20

Episode 20 - Cashless Society

7/17/2017
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Convenience for the customer frequently means additional costs for the retailer, but increased convenience sometimes translates into increased sales. Along with increased convenience come the risk of fraud and theft. With the recent arrival of Android Pay into Canada, the “Skeleton CREW” discusses the wide variety of cashless payment systems, their pros and cons, and the argument on still having cold hard cash in your pocket. Tweet #AskTheCrew

Duration:00:32:14

Episode 21 - The Internet of Things

7/17/2017
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More and more “dumb” devices are gaining network connectivity and are connecting to the internet. This theoretically increases convenience for us by routing controls and monitoring through our phones. Yet there is a growing concern that the Internet of Things, or IOT, has a darker side. From simple issues beginning with higher electricity usage and longer and more complicated setups, to security issues such as poor or non-existent software security and bug fixes and patches. This week the...

Duration:00:41:51

JR Talks To People Episode 2 - Cynthia Gould

7/17/2017
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On this episode of JR Talks to People, JR speaks with Cynthia Gould of High Heels Lo Fi. Cynthia discusses her band, the aforementioned High Heels Lo Fi, their newly released EP "The Booty Sessions", and the psychological manipulation power that the VJ wields! To find out more about Cynthia or High Heels Lo Fi, please visit: http://www.cynthiagould.com/ http://www.highheelslofi.com/ To purchase "The Booty Sessions" or any of their albums,...

Duration:00:15:46

Hot Takes with Gino: Ep. 1 - Toronto Traffic Collision Tips

7/7/2017
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The Toronto region alone sees more than 70,000 automobile accidents every year. Do you know what to do if you are involved in an automobile accident in Ontario? The first episode of "Hot Takes with Gino" gives you valuable advice on what to do if you are involved in an automobile accident. These tips WILL save you time, money ,and hassle when dealing with your insurance company. Don't loose your car to tow trucks, don't take blame at the scene, ALWAYS have your phone handy to take...

Duration:00:18:46