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Season 2 Episode 3 - The Fire and Wine Kickoff (part 3)

Season 2 Episode 3 - The Fire and Wine Kickoff (part 3)

January 27, 2022

In this final installment of the inaugural episode trilogy of season 2, the crew is joined by previous guest "Mom" to discuss accents and languages, weddings, coins and posterior cleavage, all while finishing our tastings of the remaining bottles of wine. 

Disclaimer: this episode is minimally edited and filled with microphone bumps and other issues. Unapologetically, we air this inebriated disaster to simply give closure to this epic conversation. Happy season 2!

 

Season 2 Episode 2 - The Fire and Wine Kickoff (part 2)

Season 2 Episode 2 - The Fire and Wine Kickoff (part 2)

January 16, 2022

The crew continues their conversation after sampling some local pizza and critiquing more wine.  Topics of discussion include: the best of 2021, is the spirit of Calgary dead?, 'Lberta,love it or hate it?, and masculinity in 2022.  A poetry reading by Infectious is also featured in this 2nd installment of the fire and wine kickoff. 

 

Season 2 Episode 1 - The Fire and Wine Kickoff

Season 2 Episode 1 - The Fire and Wine Kickoff

December 29, 2021

The Prophet Esau, Infectious and Easy Evan ignite this new season of conversation over a blazing fire in our newly renovated outdoor studio. From familiar discussions about wine and poetry to the range of topics introduced in our new format for season 2 entitled "going public", we encourage you to speak your mind and join us on the streets of Calgary if you see our sign. Freedom of voice!

Episode 11 - The Season Finale With ”Unknown Guest”

Episode 11 - The Season Finale With ”Unknown Guest”

October 7, 2021

In this final episode of our inaugural season, the Prophet Esau is joined by "Unknown Guest" to discuss throw-away dogs, anonymity, branding, politics, leadership, (cough covid vaccines cough), global governance, and most importantly (according to UG), taking a break from our devices.

I'd like to thank all of the guests who anonymously shared their insights,opinions and humour. Looking forward to season 2, 2022, and more conversations in the greatest city North of the 49th. 

Episode 10 - Is Teaching Dead?! (part c)

Episode 10 - Is Teaching Dead?! (part c)

September 9, 2021

Over our final bottles of cabernet merlot, we ponder love, life and tattoos over Infectious' retelling of the Shakespeare classic Hamlet. We give the censor free reign as we expose our souls and calf muscles, over a medley of recitation and national anthems. 

This is the final installment of this epic cast, many thanks to Infectious and Easy Evan for helping me conclude and declare that "Teaching is dead. Long live teaching!"

Episode 10b - Is Teaching Dead (part b)

Episode 10b - Is Teaching Dead (part b)

August 29, 2021

The discussion continues with the TIDLLT crew, with Infectious, Easy Evan and the Prophet Esau delving into their first days on the job as new teachers.  They reminisce about the greatest and worst moments in their careers, relating stories from their time teaching together at the same school and how they have evolved with experience.  We touch on a range of topics in this lengthy, epic segment of the "teaching is dead" recording, including curriculum, relationships, memorable moments in teaching and alternative professions.

Episode 10 -Is Teaching Dead? (part a)

Episode 10 -Is Teaching Dead? (part a)

August 26, 2021

Hosted collectively by current/former teachers Easy Evan, Infectious and the Prophet Esau, the PIDLLP crew has another fireside wine tasting and discussion that shines a light on the profession of teaching from the inside.  What is the purpose of education?  What pandemic education look like?  Are we teaching the kids the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to survive or thrive in tomorrow's world?  Do we teach subjects or students?

Over a few bottles of beaujolais and Copper Moon, we tell "generalized specific" stories of our shared teaching experience to elucidate our opinions on this profound profession.

 

Episode 09 - Pet Companionship

Episode 09 - Pet Companionship

July 28, 2021

On this pet companionship episode we talk to Peter, "Mom" and C-Dawg, three animal lovers who voice their experiences and opinions on their furry friends. From donkeys to ducks,and more traditional pets like dogs and cats, we discuss what makes the best animal companions, pet peeves, domestication and animal consumption, but most importantly,why we keep bringing these special creatures into our lives.

Episode 08 - All Things 80s (video games in focus)

Episode 08 - All Things 80s (video games in focus)

July 24, 2021

Ricky B joins BMW and I to introduce an ongoing topic on the Podcast: All things 80s. In this episode we dive into the evolution of video games from the original Pong and Magnavox console to the multiplatform games we play today. 

We reminisce on BMW's porch, smoking our pipes in our rocking chairs, naming off the best games all time.  What makes a great game? What's the criteria now? We list our top 5 games of all time while also touching on topics including hockey, the slow death of rock'n'roll and our collective yearning for the return of outdoor concerts.

 

Episode 07 - Cancel Culture

Episode 07 - Cancel Culture

July 20, 2021

Freedom of voice (or freedom to shut the f*ck up)... A discussion with the PIDLLP crew (poetry is dead long live poetry) about the importance of voice: 

-having A voice, defining YOUR voice, honing, maintaining and not canceling but educating, reconciling, redefining, valuing and sharing

. blacklisting Charlie Chaplin (cancelled him based on the perspective of the day, should we not be more evolved in our approach to engaging voices)

-What's the difference between irony, parody, spoofs and satire? Are these important to circumventing cancel culture 

I explore these questions with Easy Evan and Infectious, as well as a loose critique of grapes during the 2nd fire and wine session.

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