Though Vancouver continues to be as smokey as ever, it didn't stop people from going out and enjoying themselves during the pride weekend. So Melissa and Michael chat about that for a bit, as well as loneliness death, Microsoft Office competitions and even that popular social topic 'The Swastika'.
Obviously this podcast is nothing like the National, but I bet we would cover stories like they wouldn't. Murder because of laughter? Check! expensive car destroyed after hour of purchase? BOOM! All the pasta you could eat? If ears are mouths then loosen that belt! Melissa, Edrick and Michael Break it all down.
Michael, Deanna and Kayla now face a really "tough question": What do you do when a story debunking website faces problems and is in danger of shutting down? Do you fight for it, or start a new website? Maybe you should listen to this week's episode for insight, along with stories of an old jewel thief. Teens in trouble for watching a man drown, Michael Phelps races imagination and MS paint died, but not really.
From the banning of Winnie the Pooh from the Chinese government to the declaration that maybe the world wouldn't be in so much trouble if we just had less kids. One thing is clear, Michael is spending an awful lot of time on the subject of lighting things on fire... Melissa and Edrick are doing an awfully good job stoking that flame.
After being away for two weeks, NewsFriends is back and still miraculously in season 4. Edrick joins Michael this week to talk about getting shot at a sex party, the first baby to not be assigned a gender, We need to stop talking about Canuck the crow, buttholes don't go well with food, AND that whole #CNNBlackmail thing.
and happy belated birthday Canada.
It's that time of year when that large Video game trade show happens in LA. where hoards of fans look for as much juicy details of the next big titles. After absorbing a weeks worth of content, Michael, Brian and Edrick sit down for a chat. What was the best, what wasn't the best, and what did we take away from the whole thing.
The podcast really took a turn this week. I can't stress enough how much NOT SAFE FOR WORK it is this time... We talk about a lot of things Sex related. whether it's sexual acts, orientations, and viewing habits. It's just chalk full of it this week.
This isn't the podcast that you think it is this week. Instead we get another visit from old man Michael, Edrick rants about something worth caring about and Melissa knows more about sea animals then the rest of us.
We also debate the French language I guess?
Michael wanted to change up the format that required more than one person to be a guest. Unfortunately that didn't happen, but we went ahead with the thing anyway.
Godfrey enters the fray this week and Michael asks questions to see just how much of the news he's paid attention to in the past while.
What do you do when you're a writer and you want to write about a different culture that you were not born into? Do you learn about it as much as you can, or do you go with your gut? Maybe an option is to mock others that don't think the way you're going about it? Maybe you should create a prize to encourage that?
Or you can listen to Michael talk about the CVR expo. Virtual Reality is an escape.
Michael tries his best to stay awake and host a podcast that gets down to the heart of the matter, which is everyone's feelings on Dad's cookies. Or is it Chicken rental? Really we discuss growing cynicism, and how you're all sheeple.
But really, how do we feel about Canadian patriotism?
In this episode were we are talking shit both figuratively and literally. Garin Fahlman joins Michael to talk about articles that were probably written with the intention to rile up, and the fan/games press that take the bait. Because we have fun personalities and that should be more important than the news we deliver.
Though the NewsFriends podcast is officially 2 years old. We took it easy this week and invited Kayla Isomura back onto the podcast who recently went on a trip to kiwi town. That's a funny thing to say about New Zealand I'm sure!
It's the podcast before the easter weekend, so we have a little bit of candy and then mock the week. which mostly consists of United's terrible PR. But hey, we also talk about Jian Ghomeshi, Lunch shaming, death and poop clothes.
It's that kind of week.
It was mentioned on the podcast, but here's video of that time Michael was at a poetry night, sharing a story.
The Abbotsford News' "flowering" reporter Kelvin Gawley, joins the news friends to talk about Pepsi, youtube, NFC hand-swipes, and a California adventure (among other things). So buckle up, turn on those earholes and get ready for a chill ride.
These days, Infowars is probably a lot less of a conspiracy Theory website, a lot more "A state of mind". If you perpetuate a lie for long enough, people are going to continue to believe it even after you admit it was all a ruse. I suppose it also doesn't help the American public when the leader of their country also perpetrates the nonsense.
At least we will always have pizza.
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Due to the recent handful of firings at Vancouver Sun/The Province, we get into a little debate before the show starts, about what a company like Postmedia should probably do to "save money".
I guess a lot of people regardless of shape, size and colour, are capable of saying a lot of stupid stuff on the internet. But it either seems like straight white men say the dumbest things, or their quite possibly the easiest targets. Regardless of that answer, We look at three situations where a dude probably shouldn't have done the things that they did, and at least one of them REALLY shouldn't have done the thing.
It seems to be, that no matter how much work we put into the journalism, the ongoing ignorance of critics and the executives mishandling of the money is never going to stop. Even when news is now more important than ever, there's an ever looming apathy towards the humans who deliver it.
That's why we are a podcast of ideas. They may not be great ones, but they're ideas, and you can't fault us for that.
Now that it's "Season 4" I think it's about time that we hit a milestone and get a full time reporter onto the podcast. Nick Eagland joins Jake and Michael for some Nintendo Switch conversation, and small bit of news about borders, North Korea, and robots with skin. Then we cut to the chase and talk up the province, The work he does, How the paper is changing and then we talk film school roots.
It was another busy week for Michael, so he did what anyone would do in this situation: Call up Godfrey and ask him to be entertaining. They discuss a multitude of subjects. From Rebel Media, to Subway's Chicken... and even Pigeon sex!
Got your attention yeah?