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End Credits #274 - November 30, 2022 (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery)

This week on End Credits we return to the hole in the donut hole. If you know what that references, then you're going to have a good time as we tackle the new mysteries and intricacies in the Knives Out sequel, Glass Onion. And since we're in the mood for sequels, we will talk about some the sequels we will never see because they never got made in the first place. This Wednesday, November 30, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss: The NeverEnding Stories. In our modern...


GUELPH POLITICAST #350 - December 6 Thoughts

Tuesday marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, and it's the 33rd anniversary of what’s typically referred to as the Montreal Massacre. In terms of public displays of gender-based violence, it’s yet to be matched, but at least one woman is still killed every six days by an intimate partner. So how far have we come since December 6, 1989? That stat above was produced in the annual report by Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice & Accountability, who...


Open Sources Guelph #402 - November 24, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we're going to play the beautiful game: Amateur political punditry! In that context, we're also going to talk about all the issues around that other game being played on the world stage this week, and we're also going to talk about the national stage and the latest moves at a certain inquiry, plus the local stage with another new city councillor who'll talk about a very big first meeting. This Thursday, November 24, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A....


End Credits #273 - November 23, 2022 (A Christmas Story Christmas)

This week on End Credits, we get into the holiday spirit! Let us officially begin the celebration of the pre-Christmas (and pre-Black Friday) season with a review of a movie that's a sequel to one of the all-time classic Christmas flcks. We're going to check out A Christmas Story Christmas, but we're also going to make a list, and check it twice, of all the new movies we hope are nice. This Wednesday, November 23, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss: The Must Sees to...


GUELPH POLITICAST #349 - What’s Next? Part 3: The Candidates

While the 13 members of the new city council will have the next four years to refine their ideas about the issues facing Guelph, it feels like we just forget the people who also ran for office just as soon as the results are called. In 2022, nearly 40 people felt like they had the right stuff to be one of Guelph’s civic leaders, so we’re dedicating this episode to the people that didn’t win. There’s a lot of commentary about politics as blood sport, and we accept it as just part of the...


Open Sources Guelph #401 - November 17, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph we're going to undermine the show we've put so much time and energy into. All the kids are doing self-destruction these days, whether that's governments failing on climate action, or a certain billionaire failing with business management. We're going to talk about that, and then we'll talk to someone who isn't failing, one of the new Guelph city councillors. This Thursday, November 17, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss: Little COP of...


End Credits #272 - November 16, 2022 (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)

This week on End Credits, we get excited to remember. The long anticipated sequel to Black Panther arrives in theatres, and it carries with it a hint of sadness because of the death of its star. While a new Panther arises in Wakanda Forever, we will first talk about some of the latest film news that has gotten chins wagging recently around streaming issues and Oscar buzz. This Wednesday, November 16, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss: Streaming of Consciousness....


GUELPH POLITICAST #348 – What’s Next? Part 2: The Next Election

Last week, we covered the transition from the previous council to the new, and this week, we look far-ish into the future to the next election, the one in October 2026. You will hear in this podcast that planning for the next election begins almost immediately after the one that’s just completed, because there are a lot of complicated questions that need to be answered before the time comes to vote again. Now you may not be really in a mood to think about voting again; we’ve had three...


Open Sources Guelph #400 - November 10, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph we turn 400! The above image was posted with the very first show notes page for our very first episode, so get ready to enter the time capsule as we re-examine eight years and 399 episodes worth of material. At the same time, we will look at the months and years to come with our special 400th guest, the once and future mayor of the Royal City! This Thursday, November 10, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss: The 400 Shows. They said we...


End Credits #271 - November 9, 2022 (The Stranger)

This week on End Credits, we're going to Netflix and chill. Well, we're going to Netflix anyway. The streamer has been through the maelstrom lately, so this week we will offer some Netflix appreciation by reviewing their latest underrated acquisition, the Australian crime thriller The Stronger. And speaking of Netflix's hidden gems, we'll find you some more. This Wednesday, November 9, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss: Unglut Gems. There's a lot of stuff on Netflix....


GUELPH POLITICAST #347 - What’s Next Part 1: The Transition

On November 15, five new city councillors are going to formally take their seat around the horseshoe, and they’re five people bringing a variety of skills and experiences to the table. Joining them are eight experienced councillors, so how do all these ingredients gel to immediately form a cohesive unit that will tackle some of the biggest challenges our local government has faced. Our guest for the next two weeks is Stephen O’Brien, the City Clerk for the City of Guelph. Among his numerous...


Open Sources Guelph #399 - November 3, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we're going to talk about some of our favourite characters. The latest hearings in the Emergencies Act inquiry brought out a lot of famous names from the Freedom Convoy, and they we'll dip south of the border to catch up with some long forgotten friends there. In the back half, we'll have to say a surprise goodbye to a frequent friend of the show who was just voted out. This Thursday, November 3, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will...


End Credits #270 - November 2 2022 (Blonde)

This week on End Credits, we will go from black-and-white to colour, and back again. That's a reference to the filmmaking style of the latest Netflix attempt for awards' consideration, Blonde, which is all about the life of Marilyn Monroe. You might have heard of her, and you also might have heard about some of these other movies about Hollywood life. This Wednesday, November2, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss: Movies Like Movies. If there's one thing that Hollywood...


GUELPH POLITICAST #346 - STEM Women’s Work...

Science, technology, engineering and math make up the four letters in "STEM", which is the subject of a new exhibit at the Guelph Civic Museum. In "Iron Willed: Women in STEM", you can travel through the history of science and engage with all the great women that have achieved big wins in science while overcoming tremendous social and societal barriers thrown in front of them, even in the 21st century. From Marie Curie to Donna Strickland, the history of women in science has not just been a...


Open Sources Guelph #398 - October 27, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, it's back to normal. Or, at least, what passes for normal. With the election over, the format is getting back to normal at least with two news items and an interview. This week, we're talking about the inquiry into the Emergencies Act, and the still relatively new government in Queen's Park, plus we will have an interview with an outgoing member of city council about a job well done. This Thursday, October 27, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson...


End Credits #269 - October 26, 2022 (Halloween Ends)

This week on End Credits, this is Halloween! In our inevitable Halloween Week show, we will have the inevitable review as we follow up our shows about Halloween, and Halloween Kills with Halloween Ends. And since one good horror franchise deserves another, or all of them (?), we will finally, and scientifically, determine which horror franchise stands above all the others. This Wednesday, October 26, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss: Simply the Best? When it comes...


GUELPH POLITICAST #345 - Election Night 2022

You probably know who all the new members of city council and the school board are, but do you know how it all unfolded on Election Night? Preserved for posterity, and for the edification of those who might have otherwise been busy on Monday night, we're going to replay nearly two hours of non-stop political nerdiness as we counted all the votes as they rolled. This week's episode of the podcast was recorded live-to-air on Election Night this past Monday. Starting when the polls closed at 8...


End Credits #268 - October 19, 2022 (The Munsters 2022)

This week on End Credits, we cross the streams. Yes, that is a Ghostbusters reference, but it's also a reference to the stream from TV to the movies, or maybe just streaming VOD. Like this week's review, which is a movie based on a TV show. We're looking at the adaptation of The Munsters, and we will talk about other movies that got their start on the proverbial boob tube. This Wednesday, October 19, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss: TV at the Movies. When TV came...


Open Sources Guelph #397 - October 20, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, the election ends. Well, technically the election ends on Election Day, which is Monday October 24, but in terms of our own election coverage, this is the end. We've got three interviews with three mayoral candidates on this week's show, from the person who wants to be a very different mayor, to someone that wants to blow up the role of mayor, and last, but not least, the incumbent mayor. This Thursday, October 20, at 4:30 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A....


GUELPH POLITICAST #344 - Here We Go Again...?

You may have heard that there may be a teachers’ strike coming. Another disruption to the learning of Ontario’s students is the last thing anyone - from parents to government to the teachers themselves - wants. Having said that though, it does feel like we’re on a path to inevitable job action as teachers' demand more resources and Queen's Park demands moderation. Is there a middle ground? As it stands now, only around 55,000 education workers represented by CUPE including custodians, early...