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Animorphs #28: The Experiment

Welcome to the second half of the series! This week on The Dork-Bajir Chronicles we read and discuss Animorphs #28: The Experiment, the Ax book where they invade a slaughterhouse and also save some chimpanzees!

We have a lot of questions about this book. Could you rip open someone’s stomach with a wrench? Is this book saying factory farming is actually, factually okay to do? How much money would it take for each of us to be okay pooping in front of each other? So many deep dives into stuff that should probably be left alone!

This week’s Fanimail:
@GDPosta: https://twitter.com/GDPosta/status/1023943502063915011 

@Tellurium124: https://twitter.com/Tellurium124/status/1063813510621212673 

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70 – Artists’ Survival Guide w. Nasra Adem & Liam Coady

Nasra Adem & Liam Coady return to the show to develop an Artists’ Survival Guide!

We figure out the 10 most challenging things artists of all stripes need to overcome, we put some pithy words towards creative tactics, and we attempt to pass on any sort of artistic wisdom that we’ve gathered over time.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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38 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

We pick up immediately from last week with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013).

We explore what makes a good sequel in this ‘monster island’ movie. We talk about all the spectacular food puns. Most importantly, we discover the name of Splash Zone Guy.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Sophie’s Granola Power Balls!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Halfway Mark Analysis: Part 2

In the second half of our Halfway Mark Analysis, we talk about the format of the series, including it’s publication history, some trivia about its release, our experiences with getting our hands on the Animorphs as children, and more!

We also play a few games such as a Live from the Gardens Final Jeopardy, Guess The Plot, and more! Big thanks to all our fans and listeners who have gotten us this far and who have contributed thoughts and questions to this episode and others! We love you all equally!

Except you. You’re the frickin’ bomb.

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69 – Theatre Directing w. Bethany Hughes

Bethany Hughes, co-founder of Straight Edge Theatre & current Artistic Director of the Walterdale Theatre, joins us to talk about directing theatre!

We suss out the ways to approach various directorial challenges one might face; we talk about our own approaches to developing a vision & directing a show; we discuss how theatre plays with vulnerability & the power of presence.

Go see The Great Gatsby December 5th-15th, if you’re in Edmonton, AB. You can get tickets right here.

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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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37 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Time to dive into one of the few food-film-franchises, beginning with 2009’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Sophie & Mitch talk about the insanity of both the protagonist and the concept of food falling from the sky. We also break down all the small details and character work going on in this film. Not only that, but we continue our meatball talk with a small report on the history of the form.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Mitch’s Meatballs!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/