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Episode 77- TOP 5 HERITAGE MINUTES

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On this very special episode, we count down our Top 5 favourite Canadian Heritage Minutes. Ever since they first started appearing in 1991, the Canadian Heritage Minutes have captured our Nation’s collective imagination. From Winnie the Pooh’s tangential association to Canada, to Dr. Penfield’s brain-poking, we learned about Canadian history in its ideal format: 60-second bursts that give you the gist of the story while you’re waiting for something better to come on.

Learn— the secret dark origin of basketball, Marshall McLuhan’s connection to the X-Men, which Heritage Minute should be played before every screening of Man of Steel, and more!

To hear our final Canadian Content-focused episode, download the link below, or better yet, subscribe on iTunes! And be sure to follow us on Twitter!

Episode 77- TOP 5 HERITAGE MINUTES

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Episode 75- THE ODYSSEY

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After being pushed out of a treehouse (not cool bullies) a young boy falls on his head, and then into a coma,  then into a punked-out, dystopic wonderland– yes it’s a kid’s show, yes it’s Canadian, yes it shares its name with Homer’s epic poem, yes it’s The Odyssey! It ran on CBC for three seasons, beginning in 1992, and was one of our favourite shows at the time. It even featured future stars Devon Sawa and Ryan Reynolds! But how does it hold-up now? To hear our thoughts on The Odyssey, download the link below, or better yet, subscribe on iTunes! And be sure to follow us on Twitter!

Joining us for part of this week’s show is The Odyssey‘s co-creator Paul Vitols! You can find out more about Paul at his website: paulvitols.com

Episode 75- THE ODYSSEY

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Episode 73- Today’s Special

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Our month of Canadian-themed episodes continues with a look at Today’s Special, a 1980s children’s show about a mannequin who comes to life, a mouse who speaks in rhyme, a puppet security guard, and a lone human being, who may be hallucinating all the rest. We loved it as kids, but how does it hold up now? How is the show like No Country for Old Men? Why is Doc from Fraggle Rock hammered? To hear us answer these questions and more, download the link below, or better yet, subscribe on iTunes! And be sure to follow us on Twitter!

Episode 73- Today’s Special

WARNING: the podcast contains strong language and immature subject matter, please be advised.

Here are links to the episodes we watched:

Hats, Our Story, Television, and, of course, Phil’s Visit

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Episode 71- Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveler

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We’ve decided to kick off 2013 with a month of Canadian content, starting with the 1988 children’s favourite Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveler! If you’re one of our many non-Canadian listeners, please don’t skip this one, we try to slant the show towards people who may not be familiar with the flick. We consider ourselves cultural ambassadors! Anyways, this movie has it all, Stamp Traveling, and umm… well it mainly has Stamp Traveling. But hey, Rufus Wainwright’s in it, and he sings an awesome song. 

This movie was great for kids in the ’80s, but does it hold up now? Why is the movie named after its villain? What’s more addictive, stamps or crystal meth? To hear us answer these questions and more, download the link below, or better yet, subscribe on iTunes! And be sure to follow us on Twitter!

Episode 71- Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveler

We have a bonus episode about all the movies we saw during the holidays, look for it soon!

WARNING: the podcast contains strong language and immature subject matter, please be advised.

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