What do you do when you’re a super popular blogging site that has a pornography problem? create bots to get rid of it while jeopardizing your entire user base in the process. But it’s not all bad, we talk about vaping, hockey pucks as defense against shooters and everyone’s favourite christmas song.
It’s seems like only yesterday the podcast was away for two weeks, well Michael’s not busy this time, and neither was Melissa so they chat about Call centres, curling and gender before getting into the gritty and ever loving conversation that is Journalism criticism.
Look at this! an Episode of the NewsFriends podcast is uploaded EXACTLY on Halloween day. Do you know what that means? SCARY STORES! OOOoOoooOoOoOO!
Cannabis is now legal in Canada, so what better way to talk about it than a couple of days later, and not having any time to talk about the thing that’s happening in Metro Vancouver that is probably more important. Voting.
Now that Michael is back in BC, it’s time for a podcast! Though it’s not quite back to being a regular show just yet. Melissa joins him this week to catch up on all the things that matter: BC fires, the end of the world, eSports tournaments and that guy that really likes beer.
There was one last week, supposedly. but the bad internet kind of screwed up the recording. BUT here's a new one, JUST FOR YOU. We talk about the latest game news, because it's news worthy and we also talk about what Michael has been up to in Flin Flon. SPOILERS: a lot of work.
Slow news day, and slow Doc week. Michael has been working and had no time to do anything, but he grabbed Kira again and did another short podcast! WOWZA!
Yes, your host of the NewsFriends podcast is working on a project in sunny Flin Flon, Manitoba. What is he doing and why is he doing it? What is the sunless city? Those questions answered AND MORE if you can actually make out what he's saying.
It's E3 week, so we try our best to talk about video games before we get into the ever looming problems of the political world. So some of the news is great some of it is terrible. and you're either here for one or the other. One thing's for sure, it's a podcast!
When Samantha Bee dropped the C-word we did everything in our power to make the last half of this podcast really hard to listen to... If you don't like the c-word.
Sure BC has some things to talk about, with it's pipeline and it's #Vanre, and yeah there's aggressive creep catchers and toddler's lives are in danger because of Pokemon Go. but who care about any of that when Roseanne is going through a real tough life lesson right now?
What this is supposed to be, is a regular podcast tackling subjects ranging from sex cults to royal weddings, but what it turned into was an hour of bad audio. Michael didn't double check every little thing before recording, so unbeknownst to him, the mic settings were completely wrong.
But the show must go on, just imagine that you're listening to an AM radio station a little bit off the right setting.
We changed the format this week! Since Michael has always been a fan of quiz shows and always wanted to live the dream of hosting one himself, he asked for the help of Lauren and Jake to compete in a facts based quiz about current news. Who wins? you'll have to find out but one thing's for sure, we're all winners!
Aside from SexBnBs and Bill Gates warning us we're all going to die, there wasn't a lot to talk about that wasn't already the same stuff different day. So let's just talk about Childish Gambino
Earlier in the week, and entirely different show was planned, but then Thursday came around and things needed to change, it's entirely coincidental that Tony is on the podcast this week given the subject matter, but I might be in the minority on that one.
The podcast is now officially 3 years old! What better way to celebrate than by bringing back one of the original members for a rousing game of talk-n-stuff. But we get the pleasantries out of the way quickly and get down to the serious dirt, that is also practically old news at this point.
But what can you do? HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!
This week Michael is joined by Lauren Boothby who is a freelance journalist based in the Metro Vancouver area. They tackle a wide variety of topics from Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Animals farting and the shifty world of Airbnbs.
Aside from the breaking news, it was pretty much a slow news day for the podcast. April fool'd us on Easter Sunday, and luckily the fake news wasn't as bad as it is every other day. But we still talked about, Alt-Right furries, Hotel disasters and the continuing tragedy of the Facebook CEO.
Jake comes to Michael's rescue and guests on the podcast this week. They talk gamers, gun violence and the never ending gong show that is Facebook's meddling in the social aspects of all of our lives.
It's nothing but news briefs and nothing but Michael. (so that means it's short)