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The home of Guelph Politcast, Open Sources Guelph, and End Credits




Open Sources Guelph #REPEAT - August 4, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re saying ‘goodbye’. Wait! No, you did not miss the sudden cancellation of our show. Your dedicated local newsies are still very much in the game, but like many games there’s a half-time, and we’ve entered ours. For the next couple of weeks, we’re going into the OSG archives with some our recent insights and interviews. Soon, we shall return with so much newness, you won’t know what hit you! Vacation Days. In case it wasn’t clear in the previous...


End Credits #259 - August 3, 2022 (Marcel the Shell with Shoes On)

This week on End Credits, we're searching for meaning. It's a big, complicated world out there, and it's sometimes hard to make sense the craziest in it, so why not let a little shell show us the way? Marcel the Shell With Shoes On will try and fill us with hope and charm this week, and along the way, we will also talk about some of our favourite flicks from the year so far. This Wednesday, August 3, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss: So Far So Good. The year 2022 is...


GUELPH POLITICAST #335 - The Year at Council So Far...

What kind of year has it been at Guelph city council? A busy one. Things have been pretty much nonstop at city hall so far as council business was concerned, which makes sense because this is an election year, and there was a lot of business to finish. In these very consequential seven months of 2022, what were the highlights and lowlights of the work around the horseshoe? What happened, how did it happen, and why? These are the questions we deal with on this week's podcast as we recap...


Open Sources Guelph #387 - July 28, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re thinking about summer vacation.* Before we take a couple of weeks off though, we’ve got a few news items to discuss and an interview to do. In the first half of the show, we will catch up with the battle for Ukraine, and the battle against conspiracy believers right here at home. In the second half, a discussion about healthcare issues with someone who’s in the business. This Thursday, July 28, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will...


End Credits #258 - July 27, 2022 (Nope)

This week on End Credits, we're looking up. He raise our eyes to the skies, but failing that, we will raise them to the big screen again as we go back to theatres for the latest movie from horror maestro Jordan Peele. Yes, we're reviewing Nope, Peele's third movie, and speaking of third movies we'll hit IMDb to look at how other directors tackled their number threes. This Wednesday, July 27, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss: Big Threes. This week we're reviewing the...


GUELPH POLITICAST #334 - Moving the Needle Downtown

When you think about helping Guelph’s most vulnerable downtown, you think of Chalmers. They’ve been doing it for decades, and they’ve continued to do it though good economic times and bad. While the politicians look for policy and funding remedies, the good people at Chalmers are on the frontlines of the issue every day, so how do they see issues of poverty, homelessness, and mental health as they currently stand downtown? What do you think about when you hear the words “Downtown Guelph”?...


Open Sources Guelph #386 - July 21, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we're thinking charitably. The Pope is coming, so we're going to put away our sinful ways and talk about his visit, plus the pressing need to take desperate action on housing in Canada. In the back half of the show, we will talk about the local effects of the housing crisis, and other matters, with the head of Guelph's city council, none other than Mayor Cam Guthrie! This Thursday, July 21, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss: Pope...


End Credits #257 - July 20, 2022 (Thor: Love & Thunder)

This week on End Credits we summon the lightening! We're back, and so is the God of Thunder for our first deep dive into a Marvel movie in literally years. Yes, we're reviewing Thor: Love and Thunder on this week's show, and since we're going back into the Marvel Universe, we'll spend the first part of our show talking about our thoughts about the MCU's future. This Wednesday, July 20, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss: Matters of the Universe. By the end of the...


GUELPH POLITICAST #333 - The View from Brampton

On Monday, Patrick Brown announced that he would be running for re-election as the Mayor of Brampton. It was a no-brainer because it seemed pretty unlikely that he's going to get back in the Conservative leadership race, but it’s far from certain that Brown has the political juice to even get his old (current) job back. This week, we look at Brown’s controversies through the eyes of someone that knows them best. If you don’t follow Brampton City Hall closely, Brown had a great story going...


Open Sources Guelph #385 - July 14, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we're throwing ourselves out of the party. It's a busy week for Conservative leadership drama between recent developments here in Canada, and on the other side of the pond in the United Kingdom. In between all this drama, we will talk about the challenges facing our healthcare system, and that thing that happened last Friday, which reminded everyone that we're much more connected online than we think... This Thursday, July 14, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam...


End Credits #256 - July 13, 2022 (The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent)

This week on End Credits, we will summon our shamanic instincts to better understand our movie of the week. That's a joke from The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, a new movie where Nic Cage plays Nic Cage in a Nic Cage movie inside a Nic Cage movie. If that isn't confusing enough, we will spend the other part of the show talking about other Nic Cage movies. This Wednesday, July 13, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss: Cage Match. This week's movie review deals...


GUELPH POLITICAST #332 - Rookies No More!

While every city council term brings its own unique challenges, it’s safe to say that no one's seen challenges quite as unique as the ones experienced over the last two-and-a-half years. As we head into summer break for council, and as we head toward the final month of nominations to run in the October 24 municipal election, we're sitting down with Guelph’s newest city councillors to talk about their experiences. The Strategic Plan, the Community Plan, COVID-19, homelessness, mental health...


Open Sources Guelph #384 - July 7, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we're going back to the swamp. It's been a pretty consequential week for anyone that wants to see You-Know-Who held to account, and speaking of losers, we will talk about all the ways that some people are making life harder for all our LGBTQ2+ friends. In the second half of the show, we will go out into Wellington County to make new friends... who will soon retire from politics. This Thursday, July 7, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will...


End Credits #255 - July 6, 2022 (Elvis)

This week on End Credits we're going to drop the needle. Even though we're a movie show, our focus this week is music, or rather movies about music. We talk about the now in theatres story about the one and only Elvis, and to match it, we're going to spend the first part of the show talking about movies we like where music and musicians are the star. This Wednesday, July 6, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss: Sing for the Movie. Since the addition of recorded sound to...


GUELPH POLITICAST #331 – The Edinburgh Conundrum

The rail crossing on Edinburgh Road has been the site of some controversy lately. The City of Guelph initiated the study of seven different street level rail crossings along the Metrolinx line across town, and they determined that there was one crossing that they had to look at a lot more closely. The implications could be big, so this week, we're going to sit down and talk things out. Back in 2020, just a couple of weeks before you-know-what, the City of Guelph announced that they were...


Open Sources Guelph #383 - June 30, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we end the month by catching up with the news, and boy there was a lot of it. From the United States will talk about the inevitable and closer to home we will talk about the new front bench at Queen's Park. In the second half of the show, we'll look at the UCP leadership race out west before tracing our way back home and the potential reprise of everyone's favourite convoy. This Thursday, June 30, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will...


End Credits #254 - June 29, 2022 (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

This week on End Credits, we recognize that this is only one version of the show. In the unlimited spectrum of the multiverse, we may have reviewed Everything Everywhere All at Once already, or we may not have reviewed it at all. But we did review it this week, and along with that, we will take a look at other movies dealing with multiple realities. This Wednesday, June 29, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss: Altered Slates. There are an infinite number of...


GUELPH POLITICAST #330 – Still COVID (Series Finale)

It was at the beginning of March 2020 when Dr. Mercer first appeared on the Guelph Politicast to talk about COVID-19: What would happen if, and when, COVID-19 came to Canada? A few weeks later, COVID was here. After that, Dr. Mercer became a regular guest on this podcast, stopping by once every quarter to talk about the pandemic, and now we have arrived at this, the final edition of "Still COVID." Since the last "Still COVID" in mid-March, we’ve seen a lot of the mandates rolled back, and...


Open Sources Guelph #382 - June 23, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we consider change. Out of Toronto there was a report about policing that proved the worst case scenario, but will those numbers make a distance? Also, might this be the last session of the Canadian government led by the current prime minister? Some people think it's possible. In the back half? We will work through some change of our own by talking to some local Indigenous voices. This Thursday, June 23, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will...


End Credits #253 - June 22, 2022 (Hustle)

This week on End Credits we will get into sports, or as we like to call it, "the final frontier." (Film nerd joke.) We're reviewing the new sports drama Hustle on this edition of the show, and of course we're here for the acting, and not the ball throwing. And since we're already here for the acting, we're going to talk about comedic actors who can make you laugh, and make you cry. This Wednesday, June 22, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss: Why So Serious? This...