It’s cold as hell outside, but that’s nothing new. Nick tells us what May 24th weekend in the cold was like, and we hope for better weather on Canada Day when there will be some Canadian bands playing on George Street. Some hunters are saying there aren’t enough moose, which is odd since we’re used to hearing that there are far too many. Randy Simms is retiring so there will be a new mayor of Mt. Pearl, although we’re not sure who will run. The Halifax Chronicle used the word “Newfie” in a headline, and some people got mad. Newfie’s will have to start dialing 10-digits next year because we’re getting another area code. A dead whale is drawing lots of attention and spectators, although we think it’s a bit strange. Somebody has placed a cross by it. DFO is scrapping their plan for recreational fishing tags, and we wonder if there is some sketchy business going on with fish sales. A strange guy pretending to be a cop pulled some people over, and a creepy guy exposed himself to a dance studio. He had previous offenses and Joel thinks these people need to be removed from society. Students had to run away from one of our crappy school buses which caught fire, St. John’s says people are flushing the wrong things, and Joel tells a gross story about cleaning a drain. We finish the show talking about Bitcoins and how you can help the show.
We start off talking about how messed up Joel was after the budget podcast last week. There was a budget BBQ and they had too many hot dog buns, foam cups, and ketchup for the number of people that showed up. We talk about the pros and cons of not owning a vehicle. Some fish people got really angry and we wonder if it’s justified or not. We side track and discuss not knowing your way around the city and the “east end” and then get back to talking about shrimp. St. John’s in the 60s looks a lot cleaner and nicer than now, although we have the same buses on the road. We talk about the oldie days and wonder what downtown was like back then. Moving on, the Belvedere Orphanage building burned down and we’re suspicious of the cause. Gander is in the news for the billionth week in a row so we look at that. Wildlife officers shot a polar bear and Joel was mad at first, but then changes sides, and we think of some creative ways on how they could have resolved the situation peacefully. Nobody knows how to use recycle bins, and we think of some ideas to help us improve. Somebody thought of a creative way to sneak drugs into jail, except it didn’t work. The Telegram was sold again and we talk about media in the future and explain why you should be listening to podcasts like ours. A landlord got screwed over big time, two dudes got into a scrap while hiking on Signal Hill, and somebody who isn’t a dude or a woman is not happy with our birth certificate gender options. We start a prize-less contest and talk about the long Easter weekend and what to eat on Good Friday.
It’s the final episode before Christmas! We cover some Christmas topics, including Nick getting loaded to mark the start of holiday drinking. Joel doesn’t like mummers. We laugh at women’s groups who get something totally wrong about female inmates being moved to HMP. An 85-year-old man is caught doing something gross at a restaurant, but we decide we’d rather put up with this than annoying kids. A pic of a snow-covered van from Corner Brook was popular this week after a lazy driver didn’t prepare their vehicle for winter driving. We discuss learning that Santa isn’t real, and talk about re-gifting. Moving on, we wonder why the Village & Avalon malls took out their fountains. Nick thinks this was the first move that led to the Village’s downfall. We check out some cool 90’s Village commercials and love the song, then discover some guy who loves toilets. After some more old-time mall chat, we shut it down for Christmas. We’ll be back around Boxing Day with another live show.
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.
We’re back! Nick returns from Japan and the North of Newfoundland Podcast is back on its weekly schedule. The boys talk about all the latest happenings like George Street Fest, ticket prices & learning how to use the new roundabout. Why don’t we wear life jackets?? What was the mystery item that shut down security at the airport? Joel joined a neighbourhood Facebook group and was surprised by what he saw. Talk of drones & jail drugs round out the show.