‘Wanna grab a coffee?’ If you’re a coffee drinker there is really only one answer to this question ever, and that’s a resounding ‘yes’! Coffee really is a part of who a lot of us are, so Dan and the lads dig into why this is, and how we fit into this rich, diverse and deeply connected culture.
Steve leads a conversation into a very important topic, that of blood, tissue and organ donation in Canada. The lads dig deep into the topic, touching on past donation experiences, fairness / unfairness in the current waitlist program, some of the rules around who gets an organ and how its decided, and some of the moral or ethical questions about whether past behaviour such as alcoholism should impact ones donor status. This is a deep, emotional topic that the lads try their best to navigate, while shedding light on just how vital being a donor is.
The 91st Academy Awards were held this past weekend, and as always controversy was not far away. Green Book ended up taking home the nights top prize, with Olivia Colman and Rami Malek taking home top individual honours. Dan and the lads ask though; did you even watch it? Are the Oscars still relevant in today’s day and age? What can they do to modernize these awards and make the voting more transparent? Is going hostless an improvement? Perhaps supporting Brie Larson’s call-out to have more diverse film critics would be a good start…
With the NBA recently completing a successful All-Star weekend in Charlotte, NC, Steve and the boys sit down to talk all things pro sports All-Star games, from skills competitions to the game itself, and how relevant they may be.
Dan and The Lads head to the best Ethiopian restaurant in the Waterloo region, Muya Restaurant. A favourite of local food critic Andrew Coppolino, the boys give their thoughts on the spectacularly good Muya Ultimate Combo they enjoyed, as well as the outstanding Ethiopian coffee tradition that they were fortunate to enjoy with owner Wendessen Weldegiorgis.
With all of the recent uproar over Gillette’s recent online commercial entitled ‘The best men can be’, the boys sit down for an open chat about what that means, why people freak out over the idea of toxic masculinity, and how, quite frankly, the world would be better off if women ran the show. They also touch on the false narrative being espoused by some (ahem… Trump) that it’s a ‘scary and difficult time for young men’.
Steve and the lads give the rundown on this annual Scottish celebration. Fellow Scot, Rob Laurie, shares his knowledge and experience surrounding the Bard of Ayrshire and the world of scotch. We’re talking haggis, bagpipes and scotch on this episode, while also butchering Burns’ Address to Haggis. A beauty episode!