40. Salacious hockey dogs in a white van

40. Salacious hockey dogs in a white van

Our favourite cars were often hot because they were on fire, for real. In this episode we're joined by special guest Sue of Burnaby as we gleefully tar and feather all drivers of certain vehicles. Without giving it away, we’re talking white vans, Ford Fx50s, BMWs, Volkswagens, and Mustangs. We get to hear about RJ’s experience at a historical lecture on the old Penthouse Night Club, which leads us naturally to instructions on how to redact a PDF document. Oh, and we become mildly obsessed with the Telus Holiday Fire channel. Flame on, Johnny!

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39. Warthogs on Broadway

39. Warthogs on Broadway

It’s time that those of you in Dog Nation heard a few hard truths: RJ was an online gaming clan member and server admin and PJ regularly dukes it out against 13-year-olds in online game environments. There, we said it. As you’ll also hear in this episode, though, we can appreciate Broadway productions, we love our pets, and we enjoy real-world sports, like the World Juniors. Go Denmark!

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38. The dogs flip through some old vinyl

38. The dogs flip through some old vinyl

In a Listener Mail special episode the Dogs dig deep into their musical past via Glen from Oak Bay’s vintage 1970’s vinyl collection as compiled by Ken from Edmonton via Johnny Mac from Vancouver or environs. We also look into the UN’s note to PJ and prepare to leave the dual-fire Shed for our first World Junior Championship experience (courtesy of Absolute Specialized Training). Vivian Stanshall, trumpet!

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37. Our own private Idahoes

37. Our own private Idahoes

Hey, if a potato becomes potatoes, then an Idaho becomes Idahoes.

Here the Shed Dogs describe their Dream Islands! Along with their resulting reflections on the nature of humanity, they relentlessly mow down the myth of International Trade Balances, the bitter truth about Rewards Programs, and some of the reasons government budgets are doubtful at best. Bonus: RJ confuses and even obfuscates Objectivism with Libertarianism. KJ rejects finances and opines and pines for a world in which people barter with and support each other through the generations. PJ says we’re just pack hunters, looking to improve our status. Womp womp.

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36. Doggy, It's Cold Outside

36. Doggy, It's Cold Outside

As the holiday season reaches its zenith (and the sun’s track its nadir), Episode 36 finds the Shed Dogs wondering if our listeners in the Southern Hemisphere got the same explanation for the timing of Christmas as we did. We discuss the dark web of deceit in airline seat booking practices, the current state of tipping, and of course, That Song. Is this a fun episode? You be the judge!

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32. Poppy cultivars

32. Poppy cultivars

In a free-ranging (not to say dissociative) Episode 32 the Shed Dogs glide serenely through another wide array of topics, from what history’s being in taught in school these days, to what we chose to Remember on Nov. 11, to whether anybody our age gets nose jobs anymore. We have a special guest appear, and we weigh in on Uber video policy. Bonus: earnest dancing and how it could be used to select Supreme Court justices.

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30. The Dogs endorse... (gasp!)

30. The Dogs endorse... (gasp!)

In a very civic minded Episode 30, the Shed Dogs attempt to wrestle to the ground and subdue the amorphous mass that is the Electoral Reform Referendum - what is it, what might it mean, how might it work, what did we look at? As if that weren’t exciting enough, we then extend our longest-ever political conversation to review how we did at the recent municipal elections, talking about how well our votes scored and how the process went in OUR municipalities. And before all that, we consider what constitutes a good podcast length.

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29. Giving out bad candy

29. Giving out bad candy

Bad Candy is not an indie death metal band. The Shed Dogs talk about that and what constitutes Good Candy as well. They also have a lot of fun responding to an excellent round of Listener Mail, taking equal parts praise and punishment along the way. In particular we hear from Larry of Grande Prairie and Rick of Castlegar for a proper recounting of the epic schoolyard fight discussed in Episode 26.

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28. We have a lot of nerve

28. We have a lot of nerve

In a second episode featuring the Voices of Vancouver, we look at the musical influences of two generations and get an education in cultural differences between skateboarders, longboarders, and scootererers. We also gain fascinating insights into the business of promoting foosball (table soccer) in Vancouver. Listeners will hear shared interests viewed across a 30 year age gap; the common ground is surprising. Bonuses: KJ sings childhood favourites, and RJ recounts childhood horror.

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27. Old Dogs, young Voices

27. Old Dogs, young Voices

The Shed Dogs put on their best Don Draper and invite half-our-age podcasters Cam and Jordan, hosts of the Voices of Vancouver podcast, into the the Shed for Old Fashioned’s. The ensuing conversation is by turns exciting, confusing, and amusing as we compare notes on recording and editing, origin stories, foosball, skateboarding, the change to cannabis laws, distracted driving, and a journey riding the rails across the US South. Please listen, but keep your eyes on the road. I love you too, man.

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