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From Bible College to Fashion Shoots: The Unconventional Path of Photographer Joel Smedley

Adrien Belanger interviews photographer Joel Smedley about his unconventional life, from squat raves and bible college to fashion shoots and Instagram notoriety. Topics discussed include Joel's early days playing classical flamenco guitar (4:04), music college (10:40), Adrien's House of Pain cassette (11:17), photographing bands (15:40), pop punk (17:25), Joel's time at Bible college (21:58), learning Hebrew scripture, overcoming dyslexia and impressing Israeli models (22:38), working as a...


Filmmaking and Creativity with Hayden Dib

Adrien Belanger interviews filmmaker Hayden Dib about his life in filmmaking, and what it means to be creative in 2018. Topics discussed include Hayden's early inspiration (1:25), his academic failures (8:22), his first paid work (12:48), how ice hockey cured his depression (18:12), why film school is a waste of money (27:19), working with big brands at a PR agency (32:28), how he ended up in London (47:10), why gear is overrated (50:22), being creative vs being "a creative" (58:47), tips &...


England’s Defeat, Fantasy Football and World Cup Food with Bobby Schrader

Adrien Belanger is joined by Bobby Schrader to discuss England crashing out of the World Cup (1:00), Adrien’s World Cup gambling record (31:37), the impact of the World Cup on the Premier League and Fantasy Football (37:43), as well as their favourite food to eat during a World Cup Final (52:00). Episode number: 6 Sponsor: CrackerJack Guest: Bobby Schrader Producer: Adrien Belanger (@adrienbelanger) Engineer: Steven Gurevitz Music: Matthew Blair (@mattiblair)


'Solo: A Star Wars Story' and 'Cobra Kai' with Damien Belanger

Adrien Belanger is joined by his brother Damien to discuss the latest instalment of the Star Wars movie universe, and the surprising return of the Karate Kid franchise. Topics discussed include 'Solo''s troubled production and overblown budget (6:15), Star Wars fatigue (11:09), problems with recent Star Wars movies (12:00), why Damien disliked 'The Last Jedi' so much (14:10), identity politics in Star Wars (20:00), best and worst characters and performances in 'Solo' (23:44), poorly...


Best and Worst of the World Cup Group Stage with Bobby Schrader and Ollie Vallee

It's Awards Night on Busting Onions, as guests Bobby Schrader and Ollie Vallee join Adrien Belanger to dish out prizes to the best and worst of the 2018 FIFA World Cup group stage. Topics discussed include best kits (5:00), Iran fans and vuvuzelas (8:44), Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić (12:00), Egypt's disappointing run (13:09), best goals (16:47), the problem with VAR (22:15), double-headed eagle goal celebrations (28:48), the Valderrama Award for best or worst haircut (34:05), the...


Canada 2026, the Lopetegui Debacle plus Abel Diaz on Spanish Football, Catalan Independence and Messi

"To be honest, I don't have an actual team, because I don't feel Spanish." Adrien Belanger reacts to Canada being selected to co-host the 2026 World Cup alongside the USA and Mexico (1:35), then discusses the sacking of Spain manager Julen Lopetegui earlier this week (3:39) before interviewing Abel Diaz (@the.simple.a) on Spanish football ahead of the Spain-Portugal World Cup fixture (11:35). Topics covered with Abel include his footballing loyalties (14:00), Spanish footballers and...


Gambling, Racism and Other World Cup 2018 Hot Topics with Bobby Schrader and Ollie Vallee

"Every year I tell myself I won't care. Then I get swept up in a booze-fuelled meltdown related to football" Adrien Belanger is joined by Bobby Schrader and Ollie Vallee for a whirlwind review of World Cup Hot Topics, ahead of Thursday's showpiece opening fixture between Russia and Saudi Arabia. Topics covered include Gracenote's predictions (1:50), potential surprise packages (7:15), Adidas' lousy kits (8:27), bookmakers' odds (10:30), recent performances by host nations (12:52), Colombian...


20 Favourite World Cup Moments Since 1986 with Bobby Schrader and Ollie Vallee

Adrien Belanger, excited by the prospect of yet another World Cup, counts down his 20 favourite World Cup Moments since 1986, with Bobby Schrader and Ollie Vallee (@veezyofficial) providing analysis and moral support. Topics covered include Boubacar Barry eating grass (2:20), Canada's only ever appearance at the World Cup (7:13), Roy Keane being sent home in 2002 (13:59), the sad plight of Carlos Roa (20:18), what happened to Bebeto's son (22:35), Fat Ronaldo throwing a bicycle against a...