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End Credits #281 - January 25, 2023 (The Menu)

This week on End Credits, it's time to eat! Although our show plays at mid-afternoon every Wednesday, perhaps you might enjoy a small snack while you listen because, this week, we're going to make you hungry. Along with our review, which is about The Menu now streaming on Disney+, we will talk about some food-based movies to tease the palette. This Wednesday, January 25, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss: More Eats. Movies centred around eating, or the business of...


GUELPH POLITICAST #358 - The State of the City, A Year Ago

Every year, the Mayor of Guelph is invited to an event called the State of the City where he or she gives a speech to the members of the Chamber of Commerce about the current issues facing Guelph and how city council plans on addressing them. It once was said that to understand the future, you have to look to the past, so what was on the mayor’s mind last year when he talked to the Chamber? The 2022 State of the City took place on March 31, delayed from the usual late-January/early-February...


Open Sources Guelph #410 - January 19, 2023

This week on Open Sources Guelph it's Blue Thursday, the saddest Thursday of the week. To celebrate, we're going to talk about the Code Blue in our healthcare system that Ontario's inglorious premier thinks he's solved, and then we're going to talk about some issues around Toronto's men and women in blue, the members of its police service. But it's not all depressing because we've brought in an old friend to talk about all the math city council will be doing next week! This Thursday,...


End Credits #280 - January 18, 2023 (White Noise)

This week on End Credits we have unfinished business. The calendar says 2023, but we've still got some work leftover from 2022 as we finally get back into the regular swing of things. First, we've got to talk about that list that got so many people up in arms before the holidays, and then we're going to talk about one of the last movies to be released in 2022. This Wednesday, January 18, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss: The Flack List. Before the break, Sight &...


GUELPH POLITICAST #357 – The New Kids on the Block Part 2

Next week, council will have their meeting to confirm the 2023 budget, which, on the surface, seems like a relatively ordinary and straightforward procedure, but it may be a pretty big hint at the challenges that are coming for the members of city council, old and new alike. In terms of the new, and the challenges they’ve already been facing, this seems like a good time to get to know a few more of the new council players. So we kick off the second part of a two-part recap featuring recent...


Open Sources Guelph #409 - January 12, 2023

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we've got déjà vu, or should we say, "déjà coup". A lot of people have made that joke, so let's talk about the very serious issues behind that with some concerning recent undemocratic events in Brazil. We will also talk about one of Scotty's favourite issues, rich people having too much money! In the back half of the show, we're going to talk to the man who might be the most obsessively environmental person in Ontario politics not named Mike. This Thursday,...


End Credits #279 - January 11, 2023 (Hollywood Stories)

This week on End Credits, we're going to talk about the movies. Of course we do that every week, but in this week's special post-holiday edition of the show (sorry, we're still on an advanced winter break) we're going to talk about the movies about the movies that came out in 2022. From one actor's fake story, to a filmmaking story, to an embellished true Hollywood story. This Wednesday, January 11, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson, Tim Phillips, Candice Lepage, and Peter Salmon will...


GUELPH POLITICAST #356 – The New Kids on the Block Part 1

On Open Sources Guelph we talk to all members of city council regularly, so it seemed fitting to kick off this new council term last fall by talking first to the five new councillors. For the next couple of weeks on this podcast, we’re going to collect those initial interviews starting with the new reps from the odd number wards in Guelph as we get to know the new players at the council table. Both Bob Bell and June Hofland, the previous Ward 1 and Ward 3 city councillors respectively, were...


Open Sources Guelph #408 - January 5, 2023

This week on Open Sources Guelph we're back at work! That was a nice holiday break but the news doesn't stop, even though we do (for a time). So on this show, we're catching up with the crazy politics of the United States, which did not take a holiday break, and we will catch up with the War in Ukraine because there was no holiday break there either. For the interview this week, we will finish up our round of interviews with the new city councillors by chatting with the new guy representing...


End Credits #278 - January 4, 2023 (Animation Domination)

This week on End Credits, we're still recovering from some holiday cheer, so we're settling into the new year as we think about the challenges and movies ahead. In the meantime, we're going to bring you some of our insights from the year that just ended, including this episode that might well be a preview for this year's Best Animated Feature Oscar. Are these three in contention? This Wednesday, January 4, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson, Tim Phillips, Candice Lepage, and Peter Salmon will...


GUELPH POLITICAST #355 - ...The Rest of the Year at City Council

Here's the first episode of the podcast for the year, and what are we talking about? Stuff that happened in the year that just ended! Before we let 2022 go for good, we're going to go around the horseshoe, the one in the council chambers at 1 Carden Street, one more time. There weren't that many council meetings between September and December, but that doesn't mean nothing interesting happened. There were exactly a dozen meetings at Guelph City Council between the time councillors breaked...


Open Sources Guelph. #407 - December 29, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we come to the final episode of the year. As fans of our show know, when the time comes for the last show of the year, then it's time for the awards. The campaign is completed, the votes are in, and the trophies have been polished and stamped. So put on your tux, book your limousine, and pop the champagne as we usher in the new year with the OSGenies (Thoughts on the name?). This Thursday, December 29, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will...


End Credits #277 - December 28, 2021 (Top 5 of 2022)

This week on End Credits, we come to the end... of the year! That was a close one, but so was the race to the number one spot in our 2022 Top 5 lists. Yes, since it is the last show of 2022, we will all be joining you this week to talk about our picks of the best films of the year, why they're the best, and why you should be checking them out over the new year! This Wednesday, December 28, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson, Tim Phillips, Candice Lepage, and Peter Salmon will discuss: The Best of...


GUELPH POLITICAST #354 – 2022 Year in Review

There were good news stories, bad news stories, and some very bad news stories. Progress was made in some quarters, and there was regression in others. It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times. It was a long 12 months in some ways, but they all seemed to pass by very, very quickly in the grand scheme of things, so what is there left to say about the year 2022? We’re going to find out! So there were two elections this year, but both sets of elections were stymied with much...


Open Sources Guelph #406 - December 22, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, it's holiday time and you know what that means. For the last seven years, we've dedicated the last episode before Christmas to some of our favourite political movies, and year eight will be no different. Before you are four titles for your consideration, some of them are recent, some of them are very recent, and at least one title is from the tumultuous Sixties. Shall we stream? This Thursday, December 22, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will...


End Credits Holiday Special - December 21, 2022

This week on End Credits, we're on holiday break. While we're out there shopping, and celebrating, and making things merry and bright, our voices will still ring out across the airwaves along with some of your favourite Christmas songs that will remind you about your favourite Christmas movies. In case you forgot what we did last year at Christmas, we're doing it again! This Wednesday, December 21, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson will discuss: Sounds of the Season. If it's the week before...


GUELPH POLITICAST #353 – Christmas With Lloyd

For the last couple of years, we’ve used the Christmas week episode of the podcast to sit down with an influential Guelphite and talk a little more broadly about life and politics while looking back at some of the year’s highlights. This week’s podcast interview comes to you via a Zoom call from the hallways of Parliament Hill, which was the site of what the Canadian Press calls the Biggest Story of the Year. Let’s get the obvious stuff out of the way: 2022 was the year of the Freedom...


Open Sources Guelph #405 - December 15, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we start wrapping up the year in the same way we started it: political rancour and insurrection! We will briefly pause to consider the potential ramifications of the Federal Liberals winning a Liberal riding in a by-election, and then we will dive into the plot to overthrow Germany. In the back half of the show, we will talk to a fired up Green politician who has some end of the year thoughts. This Thursday, December 15, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A....


End Credits #276 - December 14, 2022 (Bros)

This week on End Credits, we're going to believe in love again. Or, at the very least, we will believe that you can rediscover interesting movies on VOD even though they're not successful at the box office. Speaking of which, we're going to review the queer rom-com Bros, and we're also going to talk about movies that might be a success (or failure) in the new year. This Wednesday, December 14, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss: 2023 and Me. It's almost the end of the...


GUELPH POLITICAST #352 - The Long Arms of the Roe Decision

It was a big year for abortion after a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June ended the universal right to a legal abortion in the United States. But why do we care up here in Canada? Protests in the U.S. this summer were echoed by ones here in Canada, including a gathering here in Guelph, and the reason why is pretty obvious: We have our own issues with abortion access. If you’re a woman or pregnant person in Guelph and you want to get an abortion for whatever reason, what do you do? Where do...