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28 – Models of Masculinity w. Emanuel Dubbeldam & Sophie Gareau-Brennan

2 returning guests on this episode! Emanuel Dubbeldam & Sophie Gareau-Brennan are here to have a chat about masculinity and what makes a man.

We break down what it takes to be a man the only way we knew how: by using the 5-line chorus of Mulan‘s ‘I’ll Make a Man Out of You’ as our starting model of masculinity. We continue to discuss the gender politics & sexual identity issues raised in the film via the Internet classic: Am I Gay?: A Journey of Self Discovery with Shang (seriously, who made this meme-gem?!). We also talk about the various real-life or fictional men & women in our lives who helped shape our perceptions of masculinity & femininity.

Go follow Emanuel on Twitter and also go follow Sophie’s Twitter for upcoming surprises!

You should also check out Emanuel’s first appearance on WenghTalk when we went over Transgender Questions.

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Snoring Literally Kills People

CHECK OUT THE AD HERE: https://goo.gl/BdoVM7

Our savvy young marketing analysts are at it again on this episode of inADmissible where they tackle the abomination that is the “You need to get a ZYPPAH!” ad for Zyppah Snoring Aids.

Be prepared to be aurally assaulted only to have your mind put at ease as Quinn and Mikael easily create a better ad for this snoring aid. Really. They basically nail it on their first try.

YOU’RE WELCOME.

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Spider-Man 2002

A new challenger approaches the basement! InAdmissable’s own Mikael joins me for 2002’s Spider-Man! We talk about the greatest cameo in a superhero movie ever (Sorry Stan Lee), How perfect J.K. Simmons is, and how inaccurate their portrayal of laboratory science is! All this and more this week on 2 Nerds in a Basement!

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Megamorphs #2: In The Time of Dinosaurs

We dive into another “everyone’s a narrator” book as the gang travels back in time via, you guessed it, a Sario Rip. It’s dinos for days on this very special episode about Megamorphs #2: In the Time of Dinosaurs!

We talk about everything from why A Bug’s Life is better than Ants to the stupidity that is the asymmetrical crab people: the Macaroons.

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27 – Poetry & Vulnerability w. Cristina Filomena

Poet, actress, singer, person, Cristina Filomena is here to talk about her recently published book of poems: Lost. A Collection of Poetry and Prose.

We cover the whole journey of how one goes from having their break-up poems in their journal, to having a book of your work published and sold to people for money. We discuss the vulnerability inherent in creativity, poetry, and in online criticism. Cristina also gifts us with a reading of one of her poems!

So make sure to get the book however you can, check out Cristina’s Instagram, and keep an eye out for her music.

PS: we forgot to mention that Cristina has a music gig coming up at Blackbird Cafe April 26th 6:30pm as part of her duo: One Fell Swoop.

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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26 – Titanic (1997) w. Marina Power & Sophie Gareau-Brennan

Goodness me! An episode with two guests! Marina Power & Sophie Gareau-Brennan join me on an adventure with one of the most impactful films of all time: 1997’s Titanic.

We talk about our memories and histories with this movie; we check back in after watching the movie ourselves to debrief; we expand our understandings of this movie through the ‘Jack is Jacqueline‘ theory, the parody film Thumbtanic, and through Marina’s Lord of the Rings/Titanic fan-fiction. Sufficed to say, we go through a true rollercoaster of emotions in this one.

You can find Marina on Instagram or on Twitter.

You can also find Sophie on Instagram.

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

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Live from the Gardens: The Decision

This week on Live from the Gardens we’re talkin’ Northern Harrier and Mosquitoes, the two morphs from Animorphs #18: The Decision!

Why are harriers “one of the good ones” when it comes to farmers? What DO mosquitoes do with blood after they suck it out of you? What are the Northern Harriers nicknames? Tune in to find out!

Hypothetical Question of the Week: If both animals were the stars of a sitcom, what would that sitcom be about?

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25 – Mummies Alive! p.1 w. Sophie Gareau-Brennan

Sophie Gareau-Brennan & I begin a possible new chapter in the WenghTalk story: retrospectives on obscure 90’s cartoons like Mummies Alive!

We address how ridiculous all of this is, how this was an era of cartoons long forgotten (even to those who were kids when it happened), and the impossible economics of the museum that Presley’s mom works for.

So if you remember this series, please let us know! It is incredibly difficult to find & I would LOVE to continue through this gem of a cartoon.

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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24 – The Legend of Zelda w. Celeste Birzgalis

Hey! Listen! Celeste Birzgalis is here for a full retrospective on The Legend of Zelda franchise!

We work our way through the 15+ entry video game series, falling into tangents and whatnot throughout the way. We suss out what makes a successful game, in our own opinions, be it story, gameplay, or presentation. And of course we have a grand ol’ time trying to figure out the timeline and some of the weirdness of the Zelda series.

So hopefully you enjoy our incredibly nerdy, feature-length discussion of some of our favourite games. You can find more amazing nerdy things at Celeste’s cosplay page here (https://www.facebook.com/LinktotheCharizardCosplay/).

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/