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40 – Interior Design w. Emily Southall

Emily Southall joins us to explain what interior design is and why it’s so cool.

We talk all about “inside architecture”: how to use the design of a space to guide your users, how to impart a mood or an idea through construction, and how interior design is the unsung art form that we all interact with everyday.

Make sure to check out all the great work from Wolski Design if you were intrigued by our conversation!

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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39 – Performance Art w. Julie Ferguson

Working artist Julie Ferguson is on the show to talk about performance art & the work that they do to support it.

We discuss how to manipulate audience engagement through movement & design; how one goes from having a weird idea to having a performance that people pay you money to see; and we talked all about how performance art, in particular, elicits complex conversations with(in) the audience.

So make sure to check out Julie’s Instagram & website for all of their NIUBOI work – past, present, and future.

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 – Veganism w. Devin Smith

Devin Smith is back and she’s here to talk all about veganism!

We discuss what drives someone to be a vegan, the semantics behind meat substitutes, and what simple changes could be done if you’re inspired to adjust your own lifestyle.

Make sure to send only vegan-appropriate GIFs & pics to Devin’s Twitter & Instagram; or to thank her for recommending Jonathan Safran Foer’s book Eating Animals.

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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37 – Aggretsuko & Kawaii w. Sophie Gareau-Brennan

Sophie Gareau-Brennan is back and here to talk about the very definition of modern cuteness: Netflix’s Aggretsuko & the aesthetic culture of kawaii [neat & cute].

We give our backgrounds with anime, talk about how awesome Aggressive Retsuko is, and Sophie teaches Mitch all about the intertwined history of Sanrio and kawaii.

If you enjoyed Sophie & Mitch talking about things, then you’d probably also enjoy them talking about food on their podcast: We Watch Food. They’ve got an Instagram, a Twitter, and a Facebook.

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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36 – Roadhouse (1989) w. Joel Taras

Joel Taras is back for more in-depth movie analysis! Today’s subject of discussion: Roadhouse (1989) is a movie about cuckolding.

Specifically we break down how explicit this film is in its deconstruction & reassessment of masculinity, sexual fidelity, and the fame of local bartenders. This movie legitimately tackles these issues with some deftness, while also being a ridiculous 80’s action movie – it’s spectacular.

That all being said, despite this being a pretty light discussion of sexually charged/explicit subject matter from a silly movie, there is some content discussed within regarding sexual violence – so if that’s something you’d prefer to avoid, use your discretion with this episode & this movie. Content Warned.

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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35 – Mushrooms w. Shawn Gray

Shawn Gray is back yet again! This time to break down those insane decomposers: mushrooms.

We talk about how to use them in your cooking, how they’re not quite vegetables nor animals, how they may have informed the development of the human species, and so much more! Seriously, we’ll be doing another episode on this because there was so much that we didn’t even talk about.

Make sure to check out Shawn’s group Edmonton Garbage Warriors to ensure the mushrooms aren’t the only ones cleaning things up out there this season!

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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34 – The Mummy (1999) vs. Van Helsing (2004) w. Dustin Meisinger & Shawn Gray

Two movies. Two debaters. One judge. One winner.
Two of the original “Wenghsters” are here: Dustin Meisinger & Shawn Gray in order to figure out which movie written & directed by Stephen Sommers is better!
Dustin is arguing for 1999’s The Mummy, while Mitch battles uphill for 2004’s Van Helsing. Shawn will chew on their words, to then spit out the definitive answer to which is the greater film.

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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33 – Cheese w. Nick Eaton

Nick Eaton is back and he’s cheesier than ever – cause we’re talking about cheese.

We explain how cheese became a building block to our lives, we run through some historical cheese trivia, we discuss some of our favourite methods of putting cheese in your face hole. So if you’re curious about cycloptic cheese or you’re just looking for a new party treat (it’s Devils on Horsebacks), this is the episode for you!

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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32 – Rainbow Connection Edmonton – LIVE from Spiritual Seekers in United Community

Woo-wee! Our first live episode at the Rainbow Connection Edmonton All Ages Dance Party hosted by the Spiritual Seekers United in Community (SSUC). I sat down with anyone willing to chat about their experience with Rainbow Connection & what they were doing there that night.

I spoke with the 3 core members of Rainbow Connection Edmonton: Shawn Gray, Zoe Chaytors, & Kavita Sundar about their roles-n-goals for the event.
I spoke with first-time attendee Joshua Misener about holding space within yourself and going to spaces held by others.
I spoke with Kyle Fairall of Queerflex: a non-profit LGBTQIA2S+ gym & fitness group.
I spoke with “Worm Dance Instructor” Patti Daye from the City of Edmonton Master Composter Recycler Program to talk about Worm Composting.
Please make sure to check out all these fine human beings and the work that they do!

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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31 – Ghosts w. Devin Smith

Oh so spooky! Devin Smith is here to get down with the spirits, however they may choose to manifest.

We discuss some of the most famous local haunts and why they may or may not be true; we break down our favourite ghost stories; we talk about our own spooky experiences – ghostly or otherwise.

You can let Devin know about what kind of ghost you would be at her Twitter!

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