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29 – Pizza w. Sophie Gareau-Brennan

Who else but Sophie Gareau-Brennan could be on the show to talk about how much we love pizza?!

We break down our favourite kinds of pizzas/toppings; we discuss the differences between all the local & international pizza joints; we reveal our own personal pizza histories; all of it as a way to show how much we truly love this glorious category of food.

Perhaps Sophie and I will talk more about food in the future. Perhaps you could begin following us talking about food on 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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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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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)
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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)
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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)
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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/

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23 – Music w. Eric Doucet

Welcome musician Eric Doucet to the show to explain what music is, as well as to talk about his journey becoming a professional musician.

We ponder why music is such a potent human experiment; we reminisce about some of our favourite albums; we talk about his current project: Carter & the Capitals.

We even listen to their most recent single “One Step from Magic” (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-step-from-magic-single/1343428190)!

So find Eric’s musical things here (http://www.ericdoucet.com/) and Carter & the Capitals here (https://www.facebook.com/carterandthecapitals/).

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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22 – Send in the Girls Burlesque w. Delia Barnet aka. LeTabby Lexington

The co-founder of Send in the Girls Burlesque, Delia Barnet (aka LeTabby Lexington), is here to discuss what burlesque is & what makes it such a potent art form.

We go through the history of Send in the Girls; we talk about the differences between producing ‘traditional’ theatre and burlesque; we explore why burlesque is important in 2018.

Make sure to get your tickets for With Glowing Hearts March 30/31 (https://www.fortedmontonpark.ca/all-events/send-girls-glowing-hearts/)

As well as the April 13th House of Hush show (https://www.facebook.com/events/403467070096794/) & the April 22nd Burlesque Brunch featuring dueling pianos (https://www.facebook.com/events/2020490458275651/).

You should most certainly check out Send in the Girls Burlesque via their website (https://www.sendinthegirlsburlesque.com/) or their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sendinthegirls/).
LeTabby Lexington is right here (https://www.facebook.com/letabby.lexington).

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)
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creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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21 – Fullmetal Alchemist w. Tessa Simpson

Clap your hands together (in what may seem like a prayer) for fellow Collective Legacy podcaster Tessa Simpson, as we immediately dive into spoilery talk about Fullmetal Alchemist.

We discuss how we first got into manga/anime, how we discovered the series – be it by book or by one of the two animes – who our favourite characters are, why you should avoid the Netflix film, and SO MUCH MORE. Seriously folks, we pretty much just gush about FMA for like 90 minutes; it’s great.

You can find more of Tessa on either of her shows: Rollin’ Solo (http://collectivelegacy.org/our-podcasts/rollin-solo/) and Fanimorphs: The Dork-Bajir Chronicles (http://collectivelegacy.org/our-podcasts/fanimorphs/) wherever you get your podcasts. You can also talk Fullmetal or Animorphs or whatever with Tessa on Twitter (https://twitter.com/MiscKlaire).

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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20 – Feminism & Hip-Hop w. Adriana Onita

With us to break down the intersection of feminism, hip-hop, and language is educator and poet: Adriana Onita.

We trace the evolution of women in hip-hop and rap from the passive objects seen in 80’s/90’s gansta rap to the archetype-breaking feminine subjects of such artists as Azealia Banks & Snow Tha Product. We discuss rap as a pedagogical resource, as well as a means of expressing or playing with one’s identity – especially in regards to women of colour.

You’ve got lots of artists to listen to on this episode, so make sure to do your homework; and while you do, check out Adriana’s company For the Love of Language (http://www.fortheloveoflanguage.ca/) & her multi-lingual poetry magazine The Polyglot (http://www.thepolyglotmagazine.com/). You could also get in touch with Adriana via her Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/fortheloveoflanguage_education/) or straight-up by email (aonita@ualberta.ca).

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/