The Vancouver Aquarium's decision to no longer display whales and dolphins, can only mean activists will leave them the hell alone now, right? At the very least, tourists now have less exciting things to look at. Maybe they should hire a lifestyle blogger to spend 5 days in an empty tank and right about how roomy it is, with all the fish you can eat.
We had three people on the podcast this week and yet we managed to get through everything a little too quickly. Edrick, Melissa and Michael get through topics of sneezing, water and Child endangerment. Then move onto the topic of Shithole countries, because shitholes are all the rage these days.
The NewsFriends podcast is back, and it's almost as if the news itself hasn't really changed. It seems like only yesterday we were talking about the President's mental stability, and stupid youtube celebrities. But the Golden Globes happened, and The Weeknd has something to say about fashion.
Welcome back, news.
So much has happened this year that it was a bit difficult to fit everything into a 25 minute podcast. But once again, Michael researched and wrote for 12 hours straight to fit in what he thought was important to talk about.
We probably didn't even scratch the surface because TOO MUCH WAS GOING ON.
Anyway, That's it for this season of the NewsFriends podcast. Thank you so much for listening this year! We will be back for Season 5 in January!
It's 2017 and we've talked so much about Nazi's that we have to really start talking about them. Like really. So we talk at length of the New York Times piece and why people should actually be paying attention to it rather than pushing it away. We also talk about Angela Lansbury for good measure.
You may have heard about all those videos on youtube parading around as content for children? Well APPARENTLY it gets much worse. but we'll try not to dwell on horrible things this week, instead Melissa and Michael are just going to sit here and talk smack about all the dumb things out there.
Michael Screwed up this week, so he made a podcast to explain himself.
Monday night was a big night for CBC's flagship program, so why not have a conversation about it before Canadaland tears it to shreds. That's right, we watched the National and then immediately had a post mortem because we're obviously experts in the field of broadcast programming. (plz like share and subscribe follow us on social, join the conversation.)
Spacey couldn't have picked a weirder way to do his own PR, of apologizing for assaulting a minor by coming out as a gay man. But a Site C report picked the best time to be released so we can salivate over all the information and hope for the best... Well, at least the BC government should be a little rocky over the decision moving forward.
Also: Robots, AM I RIGHT?
It's that time of year again where Michael edits the podcast a little extra dumb. Deanna also joins this week with a tale that's sure to make people squirm. We talk about Sweating blood, to Starbucks, to how we experienced horror as children. So sit tight this week, the scary starts NOW!
In the scope of Canadian made podcasts, there's a surprising amount out there. So why can't we find them? Are we just not looking? And when there are those that are successful, what should be done to bring awareness of others? We talk at length about podcasts, and Radio, and pumpkin butts too.
Though it's not the first about a man in hollywood having a laundry list of sexual abuse allegations, it will probably not be the last either. Which is probably why we just went off tangent and talked about the film industry in Canada in an unrelated way to that Weinstein fellow.
And also something about Rick and Morty.
Maybe the title of this week's podcast is a little on the nose, but it's almost thematic. Melissa and Michael talk about a wide range of subjects from Weiner to eye tats to rediculous fancy places that Vancouver doesn't really need but we have it anyway.
With all these natural disasters and man made disasters happening throughout the world, Michael and Melissa are here to soften the blow with stories about Dogs running for Mayor, Shkreli going to jail and sex robots ready to commit murder (just say the word.) Then we talk about hurricanes because things have just been happening since the last time we did one of these.
Though we missed a week, we make up for it with a brand new segment called "EXPLAIN THINGS TO DAD." The only problem is Michael ended up knowing a lot more about the subject than either Melissa or Julia...
... At least we can now fit in with the alt-right demographic that seems to be worshipping Taylor Swift.
Michael, Deanna and Melissa chat about how the weekend proved hatred has no place in Canada. because it was a nice day, and it was the weekend, what else is love going to do? Love went down to counter protest 2 hours earlier and turned the damn thing into a block party.
Also: Drag Queens kick ass, Thieves can still be dumb and Joss Whedon is a guy.
Godfrey checks in from Penticton to discuss conventions, solar eclipses and racist jerks. Him and Michael also spend a lot of time on the events that happened over the weekend, but then find something positive to talk about in a likely place?
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.