46. Cromer and the Misspent Dogs

46. Cromer and the Misspent Dogs

Cromer of Cow Bay, the fourth Dog, joins us in the Shed for the first time since appearing in our group picture a year ago. We go over elementary school days, collect some bottles (empty and full), opine on the correct employment tenure at Cominco, and marvel at both the luxury of the (relatively) new Kokanee Glacier Cabin at Kaslo Lake and the use of tension/resolution in the new Ray Romano special. We share our vast and well-earned pinball experience in discussing our all-time favourite machines, yet remain current with a conversation about the Canucks and when you should really care about that darned Check Engine light.

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44. The Dogs don't forget anniversaries

44. The Dogs don't forget anniversaries

In the Shed Dogs’ first annual Anniversary Episode we quietly celebrate a year of podcasting fun. We begin with a sparsely edited behind-the-scenes discussion of what happens after Episode 50, as well as providing public service announcements about oil change scams, coyote pee, and a spectacular hike coming this summer that you’re all invited to (see inside). We settle down beside the fire with several pieces of much appreciated Listener Mail, as we do. Finally, for those paying attention to our recent spate of band names, we hereby add Thieving Grizzlies to our offerings.

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43. The Dogs look down their snouts at Hollywood

43. The Dogs look down their snouts at Hollywood

In this episode, the Dogs come out strongly in favour of Roma and then stick it to Guillermo and critics who don’t like what we like. There’s a lesson offered to writers of series (Don’t consummate that relationship! Ever!), and some caustic remarks about the state of copyright law in North America. We also explore tips and tricks for buyers and sellers of door-to-door goods, and pass along essential tips for traffic navigation and control. All this and the Canucks’ playoff chances!

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42. Rex *approves* of this *episode*

42. Rex *approves* of this *episode*

In Episode 42 the Shed Dogs revisit their really old friend Rex Morgan, M.D., and try to sort out just who’s reading this strip, anyway? And why? We look at Listener Mail and touch upon what that bottom stove drawer is for and what to look at and maintain in range hoods. It will be no surprise to read that talking about those tricky “inheritance” conversations follows naturally from all that.

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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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