Joel tells us about his new exercise ball chair incident, our new All Dress Chips and Bitcoin articles, and we look at one of the many drivers who forgot how to drive when it’s slippery. Can you guess the most binge-watched TV show on Netflix in Canada? (Hint: it’s our favourite show). A Santa Claus photographer in Carbonear flipped out and quit but he may have had a point. We look at a funny Joel & Nick Santa picture, Nick reminds us of his fear of the Happy Tree, and we check out one of the most epic failures of a bank robbery ever. The RCMP don’t know what a skeet is, and refuse to explain a drop in tickets given out this summer. A van creeped a kid out, but then apologized, but it still seems odd.
Is Thanksgiving dinner really worth the trouble? The boys start this show explaining why they don’t think it lives up to the hype. We look at a moose hunter whose moose came back to life and kicked the crap out of him, a gun scare near a Mt. Pearl school, and Boy Scouts of America is letting girls in now. In driving news, NL drivers might be too dumb for overnight construction, another drove 170km after getting in a moose accident, and police caught a driver in CBS traveling an outrageous speed through an area with kids waiting for the bus. The province has a new drivers license design, millennial entrepreneurs are moving around the bay, self-defense wins in court for a Botwood man, and we look at Newfoundland’s very first Bitcoin ATM. We end the show talking about axe throwing, drinking, and donating to support the show.
Newfoundland has a dangerous driving problem. It’s a frustration shared by anybody who drives on NL roads (except, I suppose, the guilty drivers) and you’ll never have trouble finding people eager to join in a conversation and tell the stories of all the close-encounters they’ve experienced while driving.
Nick is back! We hear a bit about Nick’s trip, how we survived without him, and a magical Japanese beverage he brought back and got Joel drunk with. Chase The Ace didn’t go, and now it’s finally ending next week somehow. Sunrise Records is opening in St. John’s and we aren’t too confident in it succeeding. Newfoundland has a ton of bars, we’ve been drinking beer wrong, and moose are idiots. We look at some dumb stuff from the St. John’s council including a terrible roundabout, a family trying to open a restaurant getting screwed over, and a second road to Signal Hill. We end the show talking about how VOCM backpedaled on its changes and is going back to its roots of what people know and love.
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.
The news was a bit slow this week so luckily Joel went to the strip club and hookah lounge so he tells us about it. Brandon is our guest. We talk about how the AHL is done here again as the Ice Caps played their last game in St. John’s, and wonder what will happen at Mile One and downtown now. Prince Phillip is retiring and we don’t really care but Brandon tries to give a history lesson. Newfoundland is going to try nighttime paving so we’ll see how that goes. A boat tossed a bunch of trash into Lewisporte Harbour, and some nice fellas tried to clean it up. A 16-year-old driver caused an accident after a police chase and we find out that he already had a suspended license. Old people always win the lotto but Joel thinks it’s a waste by then. The heritage crowd is sad because Richmond Cottage is most likely going to be bulldozed, but Joel thinks this is how the free market should work. We check out a funny video of a woman stealing liquor in Bishop’s Falls, then talk about CONA or CNA or whatever you want to call it. A new review found bad things, but Nick thinks things are blown out of proportion. We talk about some North of NL summer plans and call it a night.
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.
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.
There’s a big-ass storm outside, so Nick joins us through video chat. He wasn’t prepared for the storm so he’s drinking a strange mix of whatever alcohol could be found in the house. We chat about the snow, Valentine’s Facebook posts, how the day was ruined, and Joel tells a funny Valentine’s story from back when he was still romantic. We discuss “live music” and wonder what the appeal of a dude with an acoustic guitar is. Nick talks about drunk axe-throwing, and then Joel asks what is with people who leave their curtains wide open at night for people to see in. The new fog landing system at YYT is living up to its promises, somebody flipped their car on the roof in a parking lot, and we wonder if St. John’s will finally get traffic planning right when it comes to Dannyland. Joel gives an update on jury duty, and Nick tells about some people who have asked how Joel is doing these days and we think people don’t believe that I am doing fine. Joel addresses another local group talking incorrectly about the wage gap, then we talk about 4 day work weeks and difficulty napping. We discuss the snow-clearing plan for once the storm ends and predict if the storm will close things again on Wednesday. Which is all outdated info by the time you hear it!
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!