27 - Election Night in Canada

• October 10th, 2019

Welcome to Episode 27 of Nooks and Crannies!

Election Night in Canada

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Welcome Canadian registered voters and our “Traditional Allies” from around the globe! This episode is all about the upcoming Canadian Federal Election *Oct 21.

Evan kicks things off by breaking Matt’s predicted Orange Wave and then they get into some Green Party bashing in the hopes that this will help pave the way towards an NDP landslide, which is actually a terrible thing as it might lead to a Conservative majority or a Liberal minority which also means that we might be helping the Bloc Quebecois but not the PPC. Confused yet? Have no fear, the fella’s explain all these acronyms and more in this episode.

After giving a broad overview, we got into the weeds a bit to talk about the issues facing Canadian’s in this upcoming election; Students, the Environment, Cost of Living and Living Wages, how much Evan despises the term Armed Forces, why the Liberal Party is a bunch of black-face wearing hypocrites (See our most recent bonus episode: https://nooksandcrannies.podbean.com/e/bonus-episode-our-troubled-political-times/), and how the NDP will take pragmatic steps to actually lowering your costs of living through universal dentistry and pharmacare.

This was our first attempt at a long form episode (no segments), hope you all enjoy. And be sure to hit subscribe as we will be releasing more bonus episodes as well as smaller minisodes (20ish mins) in the upcoming weeks.

Until then, get your arse’s out to the ballot box on Oct 21 and vote for the Canada you want, not the one you feel stuck with…Peace and Solidarity

Talk to ya’ll soon and aren’t we lucky?  

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Episode 27 Links:

The NDP (New Democratic Party of Canada) Commitments

The Conservative Party’s Stance of Immigration (gross)

The Liberal Blackfacer’s Weak Ass, Future Broken Promises

Elizabeth May’s Party

The Rhino Party (cuz why the eff not?)

The Book Evan Recommended:

Hunters and Bureaucrats: Power, Knowledge, and Aboriginal-State Relations in the Southwest Yukon. By Paul Nadasdy UBC Press

(https://www.ubcpress.ca/hunters-and-bureaucrats)

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Cullah - "Neurosis of the Liver" on "Cullah The Wild" https://www.cullah.com/discography/cullah-the-wild/neurosis-of-the-liver 
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26 - Chronic Shirtless Ambrosia Dryer Balls with Susan and MC Cullah

• September 27th, 2019

Welcome to Episode 26 of Nooks and Crannies!

Chronic Shirtless Ambrosia Dryer Balls with Susan and MC Cullah

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Welcome back listeners young and old, this week we have THEME MUSIC and provide you all with a roadmap of the episode!

Matty decided now was as good a time as ever to let Evan know that he wants to graphically suck his neck in order to get at that sweet, sweet, young blood coursing through his veins. Yes that’s right, we are talking about Ambrosia “Health” a total bullshit company that promised all sorts of health benefits from direct (parabiosis) transfusion of young peoples blood into the elderly, all for the Low Low price of $8000! Rest well, this company has since changed its name, continues to operate in (of course) Florida (sorry Paul) and sadly it is not the only such company in existence. Real doozy folks. Hold onto your jugulars!

Next we hit you with another exciting Canadian Heritage Min, just in time for Basketball season and of course Hockey season!

After taking a puck in the face and cutting out the bottom of that peach basket, Mamoo describes how one can get lost easily in the woods of Victoria, BC whilst shirtless and alone, when you do not follow the simple commands of the 911 operator who is just asking you to hug a tree! Then, of course, Matty decides now is the time to introduce Evan to the magical, and static free!, world of Sheep Hair Dryer Balls. Turns out, my lil climate cavalier, Evan, actually hangs his undies out on a line like a freakin peasant!

We then take the ol’ Hatchet to everyone’s favorite milk-toast broadcaster NPR and their willingness to sell out to big corporation who simply want to Green Wash their evil ordeals! Shame on you Terry Gross!!

Next up is Susan, one of the 18 participants in the Chronicity Series (upcoming). I misspoke, this segment from her interview discusses her hernia’s and how life seems to happen right at the same time bad-health strikes. Ps. Her Husband seems like the most badass meteorologist of all time!

Then for no reason whatsoever, Matt informs Evan of the glorious glories of Nova Scotia. Go eat a scallop and an Acadian meat pie while driving the Cabot Trail and be sure to make that right hand turn into Meat Cove. You might seriously regret that actually.

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Business Insider articles on Ambrosia

 

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Bonus Episode: Our Troubled Political Times?

• September 27th, 2019

Welcome to Nooks and Crannies!

Bonus Episode: Our Troubled Political Times?

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Boy Howdy the last two weeks in politics has been a real humdinger I tell you what; from Trumps impending(?) impeachment, to Greta Thunberg’s scathing UN address or how about a little Black/Brown Face fiasco up here in Polite Canada by our very own GQ Model PM. Folks, we have quite a bit of ground to cover. Have no fear faithful listener, Evan filled himself a second glass of wine and Matty, well, Matty is pretty pissed off and decided to turn this episode into a full on swear-fest…

Ain’t no Thang, just over here #spittingold

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25 - Canadian Heritage Pogs and Pedantic US Democratic Primaries

• September 12th, 2019

Welcome to Episode 25 of Nooks and Crannies!

Canadian Heritage Pogs and Pedantic US Democratic Primaries

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The Fella’s kick things off with a lil baby shark-tank talk *Not to worry, Evan vetoed my playing it or singing, then get into a couple playlists Matty made for wee little Violet (links below). (9:25) Hooked on Phonics certainly did not work for young Mamoo…(10:18) Hold onto your office chairs folks, it’s time for another edition of Pedantic Pedagogy with Matty! This time Matt teaches you all how not to be a pedantic asshole in academic settings, a life skill we can all carry forth in our lives..which is a very pedantic asshole-ish thing for me to have written. This time we are discussing the ways to go about providing your critiques in a respectful and ultimately hirer-able way, here is the formula:

Question + Comment + Critique (in that order) = Proper Academic Interpersonal Methodology

(19:05) *Still work-shopping the title* Back in my Day w/Old Man Matty: 80’s and 90’s Memories from my Dimming Mind!* Get your Smashers out and set aside your favorite 8-Balls and Poison’s, and LET’S PLAY SOME POGS!! Correct me if I am wrong, but I think we just made podcast history by being the first show ever to tackle this subject. Let us know!

(26:10) In this edition of Evan Splains *I don’t care what he says, this is podcast GOLD!* he schools Matt on the dynamics of the US Democratic Primary race. He covers the top 3, how to pick a VP, why I might be a Liberal Manchurian Candidate and provides a classic Full Throated Leftist Populist: Call to Action! Boom.

(42:03) Revisiting the Canadian Heritage Minutes. These were 1 min public education films produced by some obscure wing of the Canadian Federal Government sometime in the early 90’s and have hence forth been in syndication I suppose, ever since. Matt plans to make Evan watch each of these early 90s classics and provide his views and comments  

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The Freaky James Bridle Article that Matt is Terrified to Read

Nationals OF Parra uses 'Baby Shark' as walk-up music

Violet Centric Tunes (Baby Songs w/Canadian Standards)

Violet’s Guitar Hero’s (Classics and a whole lotta Blues)

Canadian Heritage Minute: Orphans

Canadian Heritage Minute: Nitro

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Tangential Side-Notes: Ep 2 to 10ish!

• August 31st, 2019

Welcome to Nooks and Crannies!

Tangential Side-Notes: Ep 2 to 10ish!

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On today’s Episode of Nooks and Crannies, Evan needed to take a breaky poo and so did yours truly and faithfully. But you gotta give the people what they want as retired basketball player Jalen Rose loved to say on Bill Simmons’ podcasts back in the day, so here are some of my favorite tangent moments from the first ten episodes!

Aren’t You Lucky?! Well, at the very least, Talk to Ya’Ahll Sizoon

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24 - Both Sides Now: A Tribute to Matt’s Mom

• August 9th, 2019

Welcome to a Very Special Nooks and Crannies

Both Sides Now: A Tribute to Matt’s Mom

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Aren’t We Lucky?

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Please follow this link if you would like to honor my mom’s legacy by making a donation to the BC Women’s Health Foundation (https://www.bcwomensfoundation.org/ways-to-support/#)

Music Sources

Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now, written by Joni Mitchell, performed live on “The Mama Cass Television Program” (1969)

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NdsnFZm0X4)

Tracy Chapman – Talkin’ Bout a Revolution, by Tracy Chapman, appears on Tracy Chapman ℗ 1988 Elektra/Asylum Records

(Provided to YouTube by Elektra Records: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=721JQZw6Spg)

The Playlist: For Sue, put together for her service. Hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed music together

https://open.spotify.com/user/5hnoghjnuhkv2gqgoce1a7f64/playlist/33HEQKq3LM3Ac3Y4Pr0Ejn?si=NST95wZiSI6ZKfSRg253oA

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23 - Dated and Used Critical Pedagogy and Israeli Electoral Playoff Runs

• July 19th, 2019

Welcome to Episode 23 of Nooks and Crannies!

Dated and Used Critical Pedagogy and Israeli Electoral Playoff Runs

Welcome back to the podcast folks and thanks for sticking around during this tragic hiatus. Next episode will be an in memoriam Tribute Episode to Evan’s biggest fan and Mamoo’s Mom, Sue Sanderson…Love you mom, as you knew.

This week is the episode we had banked from a number of weeks ago, we kick things off with an impassioned trip that Matty took to the crème de la crème Used Book store in Victoria BC called Russell Books (ps. NERD ALERT!! You can order online eh...)

(5:02) “What Just Happened?” - On this edition of WJH? Evan graciously informed Matty on the results and the context behind the recent (3 months ago) Israeli Elections and how the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community is being used as a wedge issue to split the Right in that country. Fascinating as always, and here you thought I just keep Evan around for his incredibly dashing appearance?!? Here is a more recent article, not sure but it seems Israel just had another election..like yesterday or something!

(19:30) Hey, folks did you know that Matty volunteers with a great group of Retired Folk down at his local forest pulling invasive species out and having just a grand ol’ time! Go volunteer with seniors, they will make you feel young and important!! _ Lil Nooks and Crannies PSA there eh…

(22:55) No one asked for it, but here it is…the much anticipated CRITICAL PEDAGOGY segment!!! Mamoo is going to pedantically and egotistically teach you all how to “Think Proper”. What a dick eh?

 (35:27) And to put a wrap on this thing, we, of course, give our predictions for the NHL and NBA finals. Hold onto your inflatable noisemakers folks, I think this might be our least informed sports segment of all time. GOOOOOOOO Grizzles!!

Here is a Playlist that is all Broadway Musicals

Especially the indelible Andrew Lloyd Webber :)

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The Foundation that we Chose, to Honour Mom’s Legacy

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22 - Bond and Brexit w/Post-9/11 Cinematic Commentary

• June 8th, 2019

Welcome to Episode 22 of Nooks and Crannies!

Bond and Brexit w/Post-9/11 Cinematic Commentary

No intro this week, instead Evan and Matt decided to breakdown and tear apart James Bond movies for their misogynistic racism and overall campy vibes.

(10:31) Yes folks, Paul and Mamoo managed to wrap things up on our marathon Action Flick break down recording. Here we chat about Jurassic Park and of course matt has to show horn in Three Ninjas a Dub Pee exclusive must rewatch! (16:02) After this, Paul gives us some interesting thoughts and provides some compelling connections around the Post-9/11 era and its effects on Film and Culture, politics and society. Fascinating work Pauly, considering we were 2hrs deep at this point!!

(27:56) No one asked for it, except Mammo, so here it is…The Brexit analysis segment!! Evan explains all the dynamics, including needing to re-write their trade deals and general effects on the economy of Britain and the EU, why the Right has sold out to xenophobic isolationists, the Irish border (never heard this point made before, smart boy Evan is eh?), what effect if any this has on revitalizing the Left and the fellers finish up making some broader international connections. This is Evan’s best segment so far in Matt’s books…really good job buddy!

(45:53) And, Paul is back…we finish up for reals on Sin City and Ong Bak which is Paul’s favorite type of movie, so we take a lil detour into Chinese martial arts films including the Final Fight scene of the Raid Redemption. We also answer the age-old action movie question; what happens when you send two goons in at once instead of one at a time?!?! Apparently, Tony Jaa will whoop you’re A$$!

(Yes, I called him Tony Lau..Andy Lau, however, is one of my good friend's favorite actor of all time. This was how i got confused. Sorry Tony, please..dear god I am sorry!)

Thanks for joining us folks, be sure to hit share!

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21 - Apologetic Antiquing, Challenging US Military Norms and Livestream 3.0 Redux

• May 31st, 2019

Welcome to Episode 21 of Nooks and Crannies!

Apologetic Antiquing, Challenging US Military Norms and Livestream 3.0 Redux

Welcome back folks and thanks for staying subscribed :)

Evan tries to kick things off this week but failed miserably, instead Matty was forced to shoehorn in a discussion of oolong tea and acupuncture, which he deftly maneuvered towards an in-depth conversation about his Favorite Post-Concussion Show: Antiques Roadshow UK!

(10:22) We hear from the thought-filled former Host of the sorely missed podcast: Spouse Spouts, Susan Reynolds, whose show was dedicated to advocacy and awareness around the issues faced by Military Families. This segment was taken from the start of her Chronicity interview, we were talking about the nature of her podcast and, no surprise here with Susan, she launches into a fascinating discussion about the challenges and misconceptions of the challenges faced by US Service Personnel in regards to their mental health. I have honestly never heard this “take” before but am not surprised that Susan would have made such a thoughtful connection. Please re-launch Spouse Spouts!! :)

(22:00) For those of you who missed the 3rd Annual Livestream for the Cure, podcastathon to raise funds for the Cancer Research Institute https://fundraise.cancerresearch.org/fundraiser/1947095)

There is still time to donate if you feel so inclined and are able. And if you just cannot get enough of Matty the sadsac Sanderson, well here is your chance to listen to the 30min segment I put together for the event. Be sure to follow this link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/32TuFYJw7MNqW0JPmqDfJY to hear the playlist that is designed to be played alongside the pod segment itself. Perry was a big music person, so I thought it was apropos.

Rest well big fella, talk to you all soon!

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20 - Overpriced Beers make Paa_uul get Political w/The 3rd Annual Livestream for the Cure

• May 10th, 2019

Welcome to Episode 20 of Nooks and Crannies!

Overpriced Beers make Paa_uul get Political w/The 3rd Annual Livestream for the Cure

Short notes this week, Matty got yet another concussion (2 in three weeks!)...

We kick things off without an intro and jump right into a love-fest over the CBC’s hourly News and Current Event program: The World this Hour, then it’s a complain-fest about over-priced BC Craft beers!

Which leads us to Paul’s political Left-Hand turn while discussing the feminist ramifications of Alien and Aliens (4:13) and offers up a scathing critique of the US Military Industrial Complex and how the USA treats its veterans, because you know, we were talking about Rambo. Its awesome folks, check it out.

After I wipe the S*** Eater Grin off my face, Evan and Matty Dork out over the dorkiest podcast in both our podcatchers, that’s right folks its: In Our Time w/Matt’s Muse, Melvin Bragg (20:07).

We hear some love that Paul has for the indelible Jackie Chan (27:23) and then we hear all about the 3rd annual Livestream for the Cure event, hosted by the amazing Epic Film Guys (33:08)!

I used episode 192 to prep for the Avengers: End Game Spoiler Fest episode, I forgot to link the episode of course, so here it is…thanks again Nick!  

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Hear Paul, don’t call me Cosmo, Csomo from Varmints and Chris, don’t call me Paul, Osborne from Play Comics join Matty on May 17th at 3:00 for a 30 min roundtable music playlist-athon in support of the 3rd Annual Livestream for the Cure event in support of The Cancer Research Institute

Big thanks go to Nick Haskins from Epic Film Guys and RestuRant podcasts who has once again organized this and has continued to add more features like; Merchandise!

Follow this Link (https://www.twitch.tv/epicfilmguys) on May 17th for 30hours of Podcasting fun, all in support of this very worthwhile cause; personally dedicated to Perry and Lindsay Johnson

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