64. ShambhaDogs

64. ShambhaDogs

While KJ takes a well-deserved vacation at Christina Lake, RJ & PJ welcome very special guest Hayley from North Van into the Shed for a fascinating inside look at the culture and happenings at the Shambhala Music Festival held at Salmo River Ranch in August every year. All the wooks out there can relive the experience, while the non-Shambhalized will find this an eye opener!

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63. Dogs in Spam!

63. Dogs in Spam!

How to make a PBJ, The Barber of London, big government projects, and the strange pleasure of seeing that old-school scams involving actual letters (you know, with paper and stamps and envelopes) are still being run, maybe by some kind of steam-punk gang. As if all that wasn’t enough, there are also entertainment reviews and recommendations galore. This episode is clearly time well wasted, to steal a phrase.

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62. Traveling Shedburys

62. Traveling Shedburys

We can’t say how we got here, but in Episode 62 we find ourselves discussing the nighttime bathroom habits of high altitude mountain trekkers, and, well...people our age. We knew we were going to hear about KJ’s trip to London and RJ’s Lillooet adventure, and Listener Mail was no surprise either...but commodes?! There’s some alternate fuel vehicle talk, and a poll question on lake swimming, and even a backgrounder on theme music...but we didn’t see commodes coming. Maybe you can figure it out - have a listen and let us know!

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61. Ave Maria on the kettle

61. Ave Maria on the kettle

While RJ visits a country club, PJ attends the McCartney concert, which of course leads to Carpool Karaoke, before enjoying Listener Mail and appliances that play music when they’re done. We shed (heh) a little light on things that freak real dogs out and again get lost in handyman talk. Fortunately we recover in time to consider our careers, including RJ’s new job as a personal assistant, and complain about our taxes. This is real Dog talk - enjoy.

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60. Border Dogs

60. Border Dogs

Our 60th episode is as true to form as the first: we go from worrying about whether we’re tainting your good name at the border, to the World’s Toughest Milkman, to tender moments in the Shuttle. RJ then dogsplains how to save big bucks on your telecom bill, PJ marvels at a really tough Samsung phone, and KJ frets about long flights. We wish a couple of daughters a happy birthday. Specifically, we shout them out. We’re everywhere and enjoying evey stop on this tip-laden podcast shuttle. Come along for the ride, but bring your own Kleenex!

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59. DogSpeak™

59. DogSpeak™

As the waves crash endlessly onto the shore, the Dogs prattle on about a spectrum of interests and observations, criticisms and plaudits, tenderness and scorn. Reality doesn’t interfere much. Just sit down and hang out and hear about everything from salsa extraction to insurance to ghosts to plumbing to the threat of sophisticated AIs creating humanoid faces. Have a cup of whatever and a bite of something good—we’re happy you’re here with us in the uncanny valley.

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58. Catching up on listener mail

58. Catching up on listener mail

Listener Mail is super important to us. We care about what our listeners think about and what they think about us. But somehow we fell far behind. However, not to worry, in this episode we really go to town on said correspondence. We do manage to squeeze in a little MooT, life tips from a professional driver , some old Spokane TV ad jingles, the last day of Spring, and of course the Phoenix Payroll System, incorporating something about ashes. But really: it’s all about that Mail. So whether you’re out on the road, preparing dinner, on your way in to work, or using us to go to sleep, settle in for some fun!

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57. Plumb excited Dogs

57. Plumb excited Dogs

KJ, RJ, and PJ get the update on RJ’s home water situation, and as a result Episode 57 sees a wide range of plumbing opinion, advice, and information. It’s riveting. I mean come on, it’s handy guy stuff! We also look into a Neil Young concert RJ attended, more anecdotes from PJ’s driving job, KJ’s favourite Cominco year (doesn’t everyone have one of these? We think so), some fun news items, and even local politics. To top it all off we get to hear RJ use the expression “giddily excited” with only minimal irony - worth the price of admission by itself.

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56. The Dogs run with the pack

56. The Dogs run with the pack

Episode 56 is chock full of great listener mail, including a harrowing coyote story. RJ gives us a fascinating look into the origins of the Cake Walk still seen at elementary school fundraisers, but It’s not all gâteau: our testosterone flows as we take heated issue with a recent controversy in the sports world. To round things out we have a fond look back at some of the best jobs we ever had, and come out strongly in favour of dog-centric walking and dogs in general. Of course we do!

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55. You talking to me?

55. You talking to me?

Lacrosse is Canada’s national summer game, and in Episode 55 the Dogs take issue with how it’s being marketed and presented. We also debunk the idea that taxes led to the recent jump in gas prices, report on Uber’s supposed worth, relate a harrowing taxi tale, and reflect on who is, versus ought to be, paying to fix the Notre-Dame Cathedral. And in his regular Tales from the Shuttle segment, PJ provides advice to his spellbound, that is to say locked in a moving car with him, audience on whether or not to have kids.

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54. Peter and the Dogs

54. Peter and the Dogs

Did you ever listen to “Peter and the Wolf” in early life?  We did, and we talk about that, as well as about whether tomato juice eradicates skunk smell, what happens when your boss is a robot, and some of the wrinkles that kept nuclear airplanes from ever really catching on. We also get to discuss how some of our earliest attempts to become self-made Dogs panned out...or didn’t.  But this podcasting gig has changed all that, I mean, Episode 54? It’s more like Studio 54 in the shed this week!

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53. Herbal dogs

53. Herbal dogs

This episode finds the so-modern Shed Dogs hearing from Special Guest Deb of Cow Bay about the long-known but little recognized healing powers of colloidal silver and comfrey root. Blue bloods as ancient as the Dogs need this knowledge as we march ourselves through US and Canadian politics and find time to consider tattoos, zoot suits, and whether criminals should fear an overweight police officer more than a fit one. All this plus KJ’s impromptu rendition of an old Girl Guide camp song.  What is not to love, we ask you?

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52. Hula Dogs

52. Hula Dogs

RJ delivers his Hawaii trip report and presents souvenir Hula Men to the other Dogs. Special guests Crome and Deb also sit in on an array of topics from aging cars and pets to disposing of latex paint to the future of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. We are sad to announce the demise of champagne as a colour for PJ’s car. Nonetheless this episode is a swaying, soothing, yet not-to-be-taken-lightly road trip through a plethora of topics!

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51. The Dogs decimate their taxes

51. The Dogs decimate their taxes

Are smart dogs as smart as big dogs? Smarter? Smart enough to do their taxes? Smart enough to lobby for complex returns? The rest of the world Eurosplains how taxes should work while we put H&R Block in the doghouse. Don’t trust the CRA Download feature. Don’t trust but verify. We’re not judging but we might have found a shortcut to deciding cases, while Rex plods along. Speaking of which, RJ endorses Global National, and we cover Rachel Maddow’s performance as fisherman. Plus bonus Brexit material!

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