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A podcast about talking to people about things; how original! Honestly, I just love hearing people tell stories & having a chance to learn about new stuff. So whether it's about video games, art theory, childcare, food, LGBTQ+ experiences, D&D, or something else, we'll have something to say about it. And hopefully you'll want to listen! Due to all of the above and our desire to talk about our passions: this podcast is NSFW, assuming that's a consideration from you. We're not gratuitous, but we're gonna swear, make jokes, and talk about stuff like adults (or at least grown-up kids)

A podcast about talking to people about things; how original! Honestly, I just love hearing people tell stories & having a chance to learn about new stuff. So whether it's about video games, art theory, childcare, food, LGBTQ+ experiences, D&D, or something else, we'll have something to say about it. And hopefully you'll want to listen! Due to all of the above and our desire to talk about our passions: this podcast is NSFW, assuming that's a consideration from you. We're not gratuitous, but we're gonna swear, make jokes, and talk about stuff like adults (or at least grown-up kids)
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A podcast about talking to people about things; how original! Honestly, I just love hearing people tell stories & having a chance to learn about new stuff. So whether it's about video games, art theory, childcare, food, LGBTQ+ experiences, D&D, or something else, we'll have something to say about it. And hopefully you'll want to listen! Due to all of the above and our desire to talk about our passions: this podcast is NSFW, assuming that's a consideration from you. We're not gratuitous, but we're gonna swear, make jokes, and talk about stuff like adults (or at least grown-up kids)

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English


Episodes

71 - Super Smash Brothers (1999-2018) w. Harlan Bertolin

12/16/2018
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Harlan Bertolin joins me to talk about all things SMASH! We review the Super Smash Brothers franchise from the N64 to the newest Smash Bros: Ultimate release. We speculate on the upcoming DLC fighters, discuss who we main'd in each game, and reflect on this series that's been with us for going-on 20 years. Follow this show on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Enjoy I, We, Waluigi: A Post-Modern Analysis of Waluigi by Franck Ribery, along with some other thoughtful pieces about the...

Duration:02:02:59

70 - Artists' Survival Guide w. Nasra Adem & Liam Coady

12/9/2018
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Nasra Adem & Liam Coady return to the show to develop an Artists' Survival Guide! We figure out the 10 most challenging things artists of all stripes need to overcome, we put some pithy words towards creative tactics, and we attempt to pass on any sort of artistic wisdom that we've gathered over time. Follow this show on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Music credits: Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By...

Duration:01:34:01

69 - Theatre Directing w. Bethany Hughes

12/2/2018
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Bethany Hughes, co-founder of Straight Edge Theatre & current Artistic Director of the Walterdale Theatre, joins us to talk about directing theatre! We suss out the ways to approach various directorial challenges one might face; we talk about our own approaches to developing a vision & directing a show; we discuss how theatre plays with vulnerability & the power of presence. Go see The Great Gatsby December 5th-15th, if you're in Edmonton, AB. You can get tickets right here. Follow...

Duration:00:45:12

68 - Art & Comics w. Nick Ross

11/25/2018
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Edmonton writer/artist/podcaster/whatever else Nick Ross joins the show to talk about art and comics! We discuss his hero's journey of putting pen to paper, creating illustrations, movie posters, and written works. We go on many comic book-related tangents, while still managing to focus on why the medium is so artistically poignant and how it's come to influence us as fans & creators. Please check out Nick's visual work, as well as his co-production, with friend of the show Devin...

Duration:01:41:59

67 - Venom (1984-2018) w. Dustin Meisinger

11/18/2018
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Dustin Meisinger & I saw Venom (2018) and we're gonna talk about it and the character it was based on. We go over all the weirdness of this Sony film, as well as our own histories with the character, through comics, cartoons, and video games. Not only that, but we speculate as to what could be next for this Spider-Man-less Spiderverse that Sony is brewing up. Follow this show on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Music credits: Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod...

Duration:01:07:10

66 - LIVE from the Art Gallery of Alberta w. The HIVE Youth Council & Dara Armsden

11/11/2018
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Let's talk about art! And let's do it at the Art Gallery of Alberta! This episode consists of two conversations: one with the HIVE Youth Council & one with the head of Education and Learning at the AGA: Dara Armsden. Both conversations try to answer the question: what is our relationship with art, as producers and as consumers? We discuss where to find new artistic inspiration, the Edmonton art community, and the blocks that impede our engagement with art. Follow this show on...

Duration:01:08:14

65 - Theatre Design w. Sofia Lukie

11/4/2018
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Theatrical designer Sofia Lukie is here to talk all about exactly that! We break theatre design down into some broad categories - lighting, sound, set, costumes, projections - in order to discuss what makes these elements work & what makes them fall flat. We chat about our own personal design tendencies and how designers adapt for modern audiences; the ones who require more than just smoke machines and a spotlight to get their butts into the theatres' seats. Follow this show on...

Duration:01:24:43

64 - Top 5 Memorable Video Games w. Liam Coady

10/28/2018
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Liam Coady returns to tell us his top 5 most memorable video games! We each brought a list of 5 memorable games from our past; not best, not even good, just games that we have a distinct memory of playing for whatever reason. Plus all the honourable mentions that we add in along the way. Get ready for some deep cuts (and some not-so deep ones). Make sure to follow Liam on Instagram and Twitter to get all the updates to his professional going-ons. Follow this show on Twitter,...

Duration:01:19:30

63 - Flight & Scarlet w. Sareeta Lopez

10/21/2018
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Substitute teacher by day, blogger by night Sareeta Lopez joins us to talk about her work: Flight & Scarlet. We discuss how she began writing for herself, then others, regarding feminism, financial management, trying to balance personal/professional well-being, and other general 'how to adult' topics. We figure out what the best life-hacks are and whether or not a life-hack is really just something we should've learned in school. Sareeta also survives the very first Lightning Round of...

Duration:00:57:51

62 - CanScare w. Brendan James Boyd & Gennieve Edwards

10/14/2018
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So spooky! This week we're speaking with the creative director/show designer of CanScare: Brendan James Boyd and Associate Producer: Gennieve Edwards! We discuss all of the frightfully fun work that Brendan & Gennieve are up to creating portable haunted house escape rooms; we talk about balancing storytelling with game mechanics; we try to figure out where the theatre ends and the puzzle begins! You should really follow these folks on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to stay up to date...

Duration:00:54:15

61 - Dungeons & Dragons (2000) w. Brayden Scobie

10/7/2018
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D&D aficionado Brayden Scobie is here to discuss another vital element of this fantasy universe: the godawful 2000 film Dungeons & Dragons. We watched the movie and we're going to talk about it. So you don't have to. It's rough, baffling, and not really even worth it for the memes. But it WAS worth it for our spectacular attempt at making sense of this movie. If you'd like to hear more from Brayden make sure to listen to the The Dork-Bajir Chronicles podcast, you can see his beautiful...

Duration:01:43:43

60 - Iceland Vacation w. Sophie Gareau-Brennan

9/30/2018
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Sophie Gareau-Brennan and I went to Iceland and now we're going to talk about it at length. We talk about our previous vacation experiences, what it was like getting there, and all the awesome stuff that we did whilst there. Not only do we give you all the insights to how you too can enjoy a trip to Iceland, we also have some very exciting stories that you'll wanna hear: it involves a volcano. So make sure to hit up Sophie via her Twitter if you'd like to ask more about Iceland; or...

Duration:01:52:01

59 - Deadliest Warrior w. Mitchell Sanregret & Dustin Meisinger

9/23/2018
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WHO? IS? DEADLIEST? Mitchell Sanregret & Dustin Meisinger are here to talk about a show with a dope premise and a fizzle of a finish: it's Deadliest Warrior! We run through all 33 match-ups as Mitch & Dustin try to remember or guess who was the deadliest warrior - at least as the show/Slitherine Studios was concerned. Not only that but we also discuss the video game Chivalry's mod for Deadliest Warrior; the definitive gaming experience for this series. Follow this show on Twitter,...

Duration:01:15:13

58 - Holes (1998/2003) w. Sophie Gareau-Brennan

9/16/2018
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Sophie Gareau-Brennan is here to talk about the 1998 book & the 2003 film Holes. We discuss the differences between the book & movie, the reasons why this story meant so much to us, and the different children's books we would make into movies. Most importantly: Dig it uh oh-oh. Dig it. So make sure to hit up Sophie via her Twitter if you'd like to chat more about Holes or foodstuffs or other children's books; or just check out the show we host: We Watch Food Follow this show on...

Duration:01:22:07

57 - ArtVentures w. Emma Wales

9/9/2018
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Art educator Emma Wales is here to tell us all about her business: ArtVentures - an Edmonton-based mobile art company for kids and adults! We discuss how one turns a passion for art-making into a fluid, roaming art class; how do you model visual literacy or sustainability in your classroom; and we talk all about the importance of making mistakes and sticking with them! Follow this show on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Music credits: Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin...

Duration:00:51:01

56 - Art, Colouring Books, & Tentacles w. Borys Tarasenko & Hilary Mussell

9/2/2018
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A dynamic duo of artists join the conversation! It's Borys Tarasenko and Hilary Mussell! Together we talk about the different approaches one can take to become a working artist, how much others' work influences you, and how arresting hairless gorillas are to look at. Follow this show on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Music credits: Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0...

Duration:01:27:30

55 - Puppetry & Spark (360 VR) w. Anna Fiddler-Bertig

8/26/2018
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We're talkin' puppets and more with artist Anna Fiddler-Bertig and her short film Spark (360 VR). We explain what this film is, where it came from, and, most importantly, how it's made with puppets & green-screens! We discuss the process of shooting miniatures, characters, sets, and compositing it all into an actual film. We also talk about all of Brendan James Boyd's spectacular work constructing these puppets & environments. Make sure to get in touch with Anna & the rest of their...

Duration:00:56:40

54 - The Unlikely Pear w. Daisy Fix & Jill C.

8/19/2018
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Joining us are the two halves of The Unlikely Pear: Daisy Fix & Jill C.! Together they form a space for their collective aesthetic to live and breathe. We talk about where the idea for this project came from, how they decide what becomes a post, and general advice for those looking to cultivate & develop their own style or vibe. You can also find Jill & Daisy over on their Facebook page. Follow this show on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Music credits: Intro sample: “March of...

Duration:00:53:10

53 - Art, Representation, & Realism w. Patrick Higgins

8/12/2018
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Artist Patrick Higgins is with us to talk all about his art and his upcoming new show On the Green Seesaw. We discuss the tension between realism & representation when creating a static image; we go over Patrick's history as an artist; we also break down the ways in which you can create an engaged audience by obscuring features of your subject. All cool stuff. Speaking of cool stuff, go search Patrick's website for reference to what we're talking about and what you could see at his new...

Duration:01:07:57

52 - Consciousness & Artificial Intelligence w. Kian Parseyan & Shawn Gray

8/5/2018
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Hoo-boy strap yourselves in for a mind-melting conversation with Kian Parseyan & Shawn Gray all about consciousness and AI (artificial intelligence). We lay down the bedrock of what is thought, intelligence, and what makes up "consciousness", as we refer to it. We discuss how AI differs and emulates human intelligence, as well as the special considerations we need to make regarding our creation of a Artificial Super Intelligence. We also talk a lot about equal parts dreams & statistical...

Duration:02:02:37