Nick is drinking to celebrate the end of exams, so he talks a lot. He tells us about trying to make plans to go downtown with his class, then we wonder if downtown is becoming worse or if we’re just getting too old. There’s a new no-frills airline coming, so we talk about flying and what frills exist already. Joel is concerned about the safety of planes if we’re getting such cheap tickets. Nick had a run-in with the electronics recycling rip-off fee so we hear a bit about that and why it’s just another scam. We look over spending plans for St. John’s this year, including (wasting?) more money on bike lanes and other studies. We get an update on the Richmond Cottage heritage property and Joel explains why he hopes it gets bulldozed. Whitbourne is angry over a potential composting facility, people in Corner Brook are using their garden hoses to melt snow, and Nick accurately predicted a Signal Hill attempted murder. A victim of theft posted a funny classifieds ad, and we wrap up talking about the fish protests and hunger strike.
We have storm beers but there’s not much of a storm yet. Joel explains why a rogue air freshener made the house smell gross and tells a story of seeing two guys fight in the mall food court. We talk about the RNC’s problems and how their chief is retiring now, then move on to look at a silly plan to bribe people to live in Newfoundland, and the new provincial budget coming next week. We question whether there should be a stigma around using hard drugs, talk about a downtown bar that’s for sale and wonder if we should buy it, and then Joel ends the show telling a crazy story about his first time at a strip club.
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.
It’s our first show of 2017 and there’s lots to talk about. The annual “ban fireworks” petitions are out, and Joel isn’t drinking for January. We talk about New Years Eve celebrations, how drunk Nick got, and how chill concert security is here in NL. Nick talks about how the first day back to school sucks and is annoyed that we can still only get $20 bills from bank machines. Days after Joel saw a suspicious business, turns out it was selling drugs and police shut it down. We check out a heartwarming story of some local kids building a huge snowman, but it didn’t last long. We go over some of the new fees and tax increases that came into effect for 2017 and look at a bookstore owner that only earns $6000 a year. We check out some local serious music videos by a funny guy trying to not be funny anymore and think he should go back to doing funny stuff. There’s a news story about Adam Sandler being in St. John’s and we can’t figure out if it’s real. This leads to a talk about how everything on the internet is an ad or fake. That’s enough for this week so seeya next time!
It’s Friday and the holiday season, so we’re pretty hammered by the time the show starts. Susan returns as a guest. We talk about how great the Trailer Park Boys were at Mile One and parking boots on cars. We’ve had a big storm nearly every day this week, and nobody hates snow and snow-blowing more than Nick, so he vents his frustrations. We talk about sharing snow duties in the neighborhood, and feeling obligated to do driveways for others. Christmas is almost here and Joel wonders why the jail is decorated, and if inmates know what date it is. In the spirit of the season Joel explains why he hates decorating a tree and thinks it’s a waste of time. He then tells a story about how he was followed by an undercover security guard with a shopping cart, and then getting ID’d downtown for an “attitude check”. Somebody who is weirdly obsessed with Joel sees him downtown and then writes a tweet about it, prompting other creeps to chime in. The most popular word found in online dating profiles of people in Newfoundland is… We find out! Then we try to figure out the difference between a cottage and a cabin. It wouldn’t be complete without chiming in on the Cathy Bennett mean messages story, so we address it and explain why it is not a gender issue. Newfoundland & Labrador is unhealthy and new stats show just how bad it is! We also have a terrible drinking and driving rate, and we talk about how people do that around the bay. We finish up talking about how cool CD’s are.
It’s a busy show with lots of news and funny stories. Joel talks about being recognized in public, a guy who destroyed a bathroom downtown, and an ex-girlfriend who crapped her pants. We talk about Shaun Majumder coming under attack for a video he made, and remember how he called Joel an idiot. There’s a petition suggesting a province should leave Canada and join the U.S. With higher demand on food banks, Joel has an idea to help. Somebody wants to open a cat cafe, and Nick thinks we need a training class if pepper spray were to become legal for self-defence. We finish by laughing at how a men’s yoga class would sound and are excited for the Trailer Park Boys at Mile One next week!
Have you ever hitchhiked? We talk to Corey who hitchhiked all the way to St. John’s from Halifax and back again! There’s another food recall and it’s easy to guess what it is (or maybe not, since Nick couldn’t)… Joel thinks the news is trying to start a controversy over a platform that was left downtown after the Christmas parade was canceled. We examine a homemade skeet weapon and then get on the hot topic of a weed store downtown that opened and was subsequently shut down. We talk about Dannyland, and then peace out until next time.
Contains LOTS of explicit content. We do the inevitable and talk about Trump and how he isn’t actually literally Hitler. Someone wants a person charged for a funny sticker on their car, but Trump is going to be president now so being offended over everything is done. Joel may have offended another service employee. A manual for Sex over 50 has been published and we go a little further into detail than anybody is comfortable with. That took a long time so we peace out until next time!
Contains explicit content.
Labour day weekend special! “Travis” is our guest this week. Joel is wearing a hat that the boys don’t like. We share some fun stories of shoe shopping and some downtown stuff that’s happened during the last 4 nights in a row of Joel getting on the beer. There is a lot of swearing in this show, mainly from Joel who really got into the beer. We have a great discussion about downtown food options, including the hot dog carts. Huge disappointment this weekend with the Selena Gomez show not going ahead. That’s sad. We try to get some phone calls but it gets broken and it’s not going well. We finally chat to our friend Andrew who kind of helps set up the phone. Nick makes fun of the shirt Joel is wearing (again) .. Andrew says it’s a sausage party and we need some females. Well, that’s a good point. Joel has way too many beers to do much else, we chat about guns briefly, and then the dude who went on a date and got robbed. People do silly things for love! It’s time to wrap it up so the boys call it quits and see you next time.
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The boys have some Facebook live broadcast thing going for the first time so the show was live on Facebook, waiting for your calls/comments/tweets on whatever we talked about. Joel is on a bender recently, spending lots of time downtown, even delving into watching some Olympics & UFC. How do you deal with bathroom habits when living with someone else? Which bar was raided by the RNC & NLC? We’re not sure yet either.. Joel & Nick talk about some bars that serve drinks after closing time. MUN can’t fill its older shared residences. The guys hear from some people who have lived in them previously, who don’t think that the privacy is an issue. Also, how do you get greasy in a shared residence?? Joel reflects on his lacklustre college party experience. Joel reveals a big driving mistake. We take a quick bathroom break and Joel is so full of beer he’s late coming back. Nick gives advice on how to handle bums asking for money. Some creeps on the go lately – one guy waving his bird around downtown, and others spying on runners in Paradise. Alcohol with less alcohol? NO THANKS! We don’t want to end on a bad note so Joel tells a story of someone who has never pumped gas, and then we talk about taxi’s & Uber. We sign off before getting negative again!