Newfoundland had a crazy wind storm so we talk about the weather records, damages, and power outages. Nick tells a story about how great he felt seeing a dumb driver go off the road. Gander wants a movie theater. This leads to talking about how boring NL is and how any type of leisure business that opens is successful. Even a new boring store that opened has been blocked. We look at the success of the Brier and then move on to the guy facing charges under the medical act, and it’s weirder than anybody could have guessed. We look at some investigative journalism into a fake twitter account, a new tool library, and strikers who are going too far. We wrap up talking about St. Patrick’s festivities this weekend.
We do a live “storm” podcast and hope the power doesn’t go out, since it’s been so cold we had a warning that the province could be in the dark again. Joel wonders about people who can’t dance, and then sings songs from a guy who is returning to town to play a concert. We talk about when Karl Wells used to be the weatherman, and appreciate his “no stars” restaurant review. Joel shares his idea for a new restaurant but Nick doesn’t think it will work. We quickly debate the word “Newfie” and then move onto some funny news stories from here and laugh at Vancouver fighting over free road salt. NL is getting a new area code and we’re too broke to buy liquor anymore. We look at the population of some Newfoundland towns, many are shrinking, some are growing. One of the shrinking towns will surprise you! We wonder how a picture from a community with no internet got posted to the internet. Nick forces Joel to skip a topic, and then we laugh at Peter Mansbridge saying the word “cuck.” See you next week!
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Joel & Nick talk about beer (surprise), the shame in ordering water at a bar, and Joel shares an odd secret that Nick thinks is gross. Quick chat about Harrison Ford & the Ice Caps. Moving onto an anonymous critical letter about George Street being a “ghost town” and bars shutting down. We try to understand a local Tinder video about d**k pics and why it’s full of lies. Thieves keep dangerously breaking into electricity substations stealing copper, maybe Newfoundland Power needs to get more serious to tackle the issue! Joel has some interesting ideas.. Why aren’t younger people playing lottery tickets? Joel & Nick agree, don’t drive on the highways. Joel can’t figure out why Nick gets cheaper haircuts from the same place. Finally, Nick does not share Joel’s source of motivation for hitting the gym. The show ends as Joel’s beer is beyond empty.