Joel has retired from not-drinking, so the boys are having a great time. We hear about a conversation at the store about our strong beer, and Nick brought something weird mystery item for Joel to eat and so he’s nervous. Nick tells a story with no punch line, brings in the mystery food, and Joel’s reaction may surprise you. Maple Leaf is too good for balogna and vienna sausages all of a sudden, people are getting stoned at family Christmas events, and we think everybody needs to get back to the real meaning of Christmas: getting drunk with your family and friends. Joel talks about Santa’s unfairness, the Newfoundland English School District screwed over a bunch of helpless children through Operation Christmas Child, and sushi is popular in Labrador. We end with Joel being a news anchor telling us about a baby being born in a parking lot.
Joel is back from vacation in Ottawa with stories from the mainland about Uber, Fish & Chips, Airbnb and why he thinks Newfoundland is not really part of Canada. We have another strip club story despite Joel saying he wouldn’t go there anymore. Ontario is delivering beer and we wonder if Newfoundland could use that, or if we really need it with corner stores and taxi delivery. There’s one benefit to Newfoundland’s culture of heavy drinking, which is revealed in some new health statistics. Government is mad that nobody has car insurance, but they won’t remove the tax which made it more expensive. After mourning Corner Brook losing its Sears, we look at the Canada Day forecast and reveal our plans. Be sure to like the North of Newfoundland Facebook page for some live broadcasts this weekend.
Nick is on “vacation” so naturally, we are on the beer. We start off talking about a local beer retailer and a bad experience at the NLC, and move on to an odd awkward text from mom. There’s a misleading non-story in the news about the crowd at the Brier, and we discuss how Newfoundlanders aren’t familiar with curling etiquette. Joel says to stop buying stuff from the HMV sale and we hear news that we are not getting the Sunrise records store. There’s a news about a fake doctor bagpiper. Joel celebrates women’s day, we talk about the new Salmon Fest lineup, and laugh at Gander for trying to ban Christmas. We look at a new drunk driving law and Nick doesn’t like it. There’s a guy who keeps winning big betting on sports, and a loser who we hope goes to jail for bad driving. There are millions of dollars going to Metrobus to finally make it great again. The drunk talk really comes out and we end the show talking about friendships.
It’s February so Joel is drinking again and enjoying it! We talk about falling off treadmills, then Joel makes a big announcement to top last week’s announcement about quitting Twitter. He explains the reason for the decision, and then we get into the fake/misleading news that’s everywhere, even in local news. Nick talks about the sad Quebec shooting. Joel shares a personal story about being afraid to go to the can in public. We get into a story about a citizen winning a case against the city for a dumb traffic ticket, how you have to pay to volunteer at the Brier, then Jim calls and explains how much money we could save by brewing our own beer. Joel wonders if potholes can be avoided by better driving, and then we laugh at the city causing trouble for owners of heritage properties. Our health care system gets laughed at a lot, but we can’t even get simple things right like enough parking spots. Joel explains how a mom needs to deal with her kid who was bullied, then we end looking at a pro-life group for chickens and watching a training video for a chicken restaurant. CHICKEN!
Brandon joins us for the final episode before Joel is allowed to drink again. We do the inevitable and chat quickly about Trump and the “Women’s March” which wasn’t for women at all. This leads to Joel making a big announcement about Twitter and talking about how tired he is of reading crap from people on Twitter, the real fake news, such as CBC’s fake story on Marketplace. Joel got called for jury duty but thinks he won’t have to go thanks to the people who wanted him fired from his old job. Cheaper gas prices are leaving the east end and moving to Dannyland with the move of a giant store. We go through some funny local news like a pizza guy having his car stolen and a dildo thief, then talk about door to door solicitors and this leads to other scams people fall for. We wrap up the show talking about banks and lineups, and with Joel reflecting on his alcohol-free January.
Another podcast and another week closer to the end of Joel’s “No Drink January.” Joel came home to find Nick drinking a beer outside on the step, making things even more difficult. We quickly run through some half-interesting news bits, then get into a discussion about reports of people breaking into cars. Snow-clearing is the next topic as the city asks how they can improve, then we move on to the story of a woman who fell on stairs and is now considering the homeowners. We wonder if there’s something more to this situation. The RNC have a perfect video of a dumb driver being pulled over in Corner Brook. We watch it and then try to quickly move on since talking about bad drivers is boring, however, the next story is about bad parking which isn’t much better. A mother who can’t park is upset that she got a note calling her out, but not many people sympathized with her! Next, we delve into the “missed connections” classifieds list and have a good laugh. Have these ever actually worked for anybody? Anyways, it’s hilarious so we talk about them until the end of the show.
Merry Christmas! It’s the Boxing Day episode! Nick is as drunk as he promised he would be. We’re on day 3 of Christmas drinking and drop in to do a live podcast and talk about the fun of Christmas and Nick winning a bologna stick! Many others have nothing to do and are watching live on YouTube and commenting. Joel polishes off a bottle of wine and then, to finish off the show, attempts to chug a beer with terrible results.
We are really drunk for this week’s drunk news but still manage to deliver this week’s top stories like businesses shutting down, no New Years Eve fireworks for St. John’s and some fees are going up.
It’s a busy show with lots to cover! A prominent store in St. John’s is shutting down, we talk about the different New Years Eve celebrations in St. John’s this year – no NYE fireworks! We look at the crazy dangerous driving video that everybody has been watching. Taxi’s are sketchy, and sometimes you pass out on the way home. NL is poor AF now so no surprise food drive donations are dismal this year. Surprise, NL has been left off another map of Canada. An MP says “fart” in the house of commons and Elizabeth May is pissed. We watch this video but take a break in the middle to talk to interesting caller “John” who is trying to time travel. Nick hangs up on him then we finish the fart video and shut ‘er down.
Brandon returns for his second guest appearance on the show. We talk about another RNC crackdown on distracted driving and discuss being pulled over. Joel is in and out of the show because of some suspect bad pizza. We get into some serious Tinder chat after Brandon finally succeeded in getting a date from it. City councillor is in the news for alleged sexual harassment, we discuss how, as usual, internet commenters jump to conclusions without any facts. Chat about the local breweries deal to sell beer at convenience stores, and is it at risk? Thanks for tuning in!