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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

80 - Daybreakers (2009) w. Jarred McClure

2/17/2019
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Jarred McClure and I talk about vampires again! This time it's 2009's Daybreakers. In this version of 2019 the world is mostly vampires, but blood is a dwindling resource and only a blood doctor & Willem Dafoe can save the day! We cover the attempted allegories and themes, how vampires rarely work in scifi, and how our 2019 could learn a thing or two from this movie. #morecrossbows Go listen to Jarred's spectacular Collective Legacy show: 2 Nerds in a Basement for all your comic book...

Duration:01:07:16

79 - Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God (2005) w. Brayden Scobie

2/10/2019
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Brayden Scobie returns to, yet again, talk about D&D stuff. This time: Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God (2005). We watched the second D&D movie and it was refreshingly more of a Dungeons and Dragons film than the 2000 one. We discuss how, sometimes, simpler is better; or at least has more personality than a generic fantasy movie with a branded title. Go see Brayden in meatspace at Hexagon Board Game Cafe for drop-in D&D, watch his streaming show Tomes & Tombs, and go listen to...

Duration:01:39:53

78 - Akira (1988) w. Marina Power

2/3/2019
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Marina Power is here because Akira (1988) is set in 2019! We go through this groundbreaking film seeking out the ways in which it accurately predicted our current timeline, stuff that didn't quite happen, and for the things we would carry over into our own 2019. Sufficed to say: this Japanese cyberpunk psychic-god-boy story got a surprising amount of things right, or at least less dystopian than the world we currently live in. Follow this show on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Music...

Duration:01:54:55

77 - Emberwood w. Alison Brooks-Starks

1/27/2019
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Alison Brooks-Starks joins us to talk all about Emberwood. We discuss how ecotherapy informs her practice of getting people outside, with group events or solo outings. We talk about the healing powers of different kinds of nature for different kinds of folks. We're gabbing about how you can implement ceremony/ritual into your daily life. Go outside, but before you do, follow Emberwood on Instagram & Facebook to stay up-to-date with all their awesome things. Follow this show on Twitter,...

Duration:00:44:30

76 - Drama Therapy w. Bill Yong

1/20/2019
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Bill Yong joins us to talk about drama therapy! What is drama therapy, how do we use it, and how can we all connect with our inner clown-child? We try to suss out what makes art, theatre, and roleplaying such therapeutic tactics. Plus we talk about the power of storytelling in all aspects of life. 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:01:22:49

75 - 1 Year Anniversary Update

1/13/2019
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We made it a whole year! So please enjoy this quick update on the status of the podcast & where we will be going over the next year! Please make sure to give this show a rating and/or a review on your podcast platform as a way to keep supporting the show. I love all you lovely listeners and thank you so much for the wonderful year! Follow this show on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Music credits: Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under...

Duration:00:16:35

74 - The Island (2005) w. Jodie McRobbie & Sophie Gareau-Brennan

1/6/2019
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The future is now! It's 2019 so Jodie McRobbie & Sophie Gareau-Brennan join me to kick off the New Year with a movie set in this bright & bold future: 2005's The Island. We discuss all the intricacies of clandestine clone factories, the assumptions 2005 made about 2019, and the most important question raised by this film: can Ewan McGreggor look good in white? Follow this show on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Music credits: Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod...

Duration:01:30:50

73 - FrancoQueer w. Emilie Duchesne

12/30/2018
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FrancoAlbertan girl Emilie Duchesne is here to discuss FrancoQueer, a committee focusing on developing resources for Francophone LGBTQIA2S+ youth across the province and beyond. We talk about GSA's (Gay/Straight Alliances [QSAs if you're French]), we talk about how terminology is vital for queer youth, and we offer suggestions of how to be a more effective ally for any peer-group this new year of 2019. You should check out Project AAH on Facebook or Instagram. You can see the awesome...

Duration:00:51:52

72 - Harry Potter w. Chelsea Ludwig & Sophie Gareau-Brennan

12/23/2018
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Chelsea Ludwig & Sophie Gareau-Brennan are here cause we need to talk about Harry Potter. Sophie just finished her first read-through of the series, Chelsea's a Potterhead (despite its gross name), and Mitch is somewhere between Book 3 Harry and Professor Lupin. We talk about all our most and least favourite things about the series, as well as our personal Houses, Patronuses, and all other wizardy things. Follow this show on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Music credits: Intro...

Duration:01:37:33

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...

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