GST is out so Joel is on the wine! Minimum wage is up, so we take a look at the past when women got paid less than men. The newly renovated Majestic got burnt, there are consequences to poor driving, and Nick thinks the RNC is lying about bait cars. Some vegetarians were mad at Montana’s and streamed it live on Facebook. We watch the video and talk about crappy customer service jobs. Sears is closing, so we take a look back on history when we had Zellers and K-Mart. Gander has a shoplifting problem, Corner Brook residents are mad at a pizza store because of an old painting, and there are panthers in Deer Lake.
We start the show talking about raking leaves when you don’t have any trees, and why lawns are a conspiracy by the lawnmower industry. Basketball is coming to Mile One, people were fooled by fake news hoaxes, and Earle McCurdy steps down as NDP leader. We discuss bad driving after an absurd number of highway deaths in recent weeks, the RNC tweet a joke about a guy stuffing a chicken down his pants, and somebody is offended over the word Newfie again. We cover some municipal election stuff including missing ballots, Nick’s experience voting, our candidate picks, and how we don’t really know much about city council.
Joel starts by telling about how he was thankful to be recognized by a podcast viewer, we have our weather chit-chat, and then talk about high-school graduations and why we didn’t go to ours. There were some peaceful anti-abortion protestors near a high school and Joel doesn’t understand why everybody cares so much. After talking about some feminist and free-speech stuff, we move on to a plastic bag ban, the Outer Ring cleanup, and wondering why people toss garbage around so much. Nick talks about speed bump silliness, then we talk about cars getting stolen and wonder why anybody would leave their keys in the car or house door unlocked. Torbay & Portugal Cove-St. Phillip’s hired some extra help since the RNC patrols were not enough, which we think is a decent idea. Moving on, we look at some Craigslist missed connections to attempt some matchmaking, Nick talks about Come From Away, and then we say goodbye for another week.
We get some drinking talk out of the way and quickly move onto our newsmaker of the week: FHRITP! Somebody yelled it at a local reporter, police laid charges, and everybody has gone mad about it. We give our thoughts and get the straight facts out. That takes up the first half of the show, then we look at the Richard Gillett hunger strike and a fisherman trying to haul a door off. MUN is asking students to stop banging on campus, but we think it’s a lost cause. A restaurant says they got a bunch of fake reservations, but it turns out to be not a big deal and we wonder if it’s worthy of being in the news. Nobody can have babies in Gander, we talk about new schools, the old schools we went to, and how things got too out of hand at school dances.
“Our next finance minister needs to be a man.”
“There are too many female teachers.”
“Only men should be firefighters.”
None of those things would be “politically correct” or “socially acceptable” to say, so why is it acceptable for a city councilor to openly suggest that a female candidate be selected for a position?
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.
Jill returns as a special guest, and we spend the first part of the show breaking down the Douglas Snelgrove case and discussing all the things that come along with it, such as consent, the outrage over a Telegram headline, and Joel explains why he is predicting he will not be found guilty. We move on to some lighter topics like a parent giving their son’s Xbox away for failing exams. A building collapsed after the storm last week, a bar has had their liquor license suspended, and another bar has a secret code for if you’re uncomfortable. Newfoundland has the tiniest town in the country, and we wonder what life is like there. We debate whether the government job cuts are a good thing or not, and end talking about those dumb public pianos.
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.
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!