Season 3, Episode 2 – A Conversation with Bonnie Trash

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The lads were fortunate enough to sit down with Sara and Emma from psyche-rock goth-noir band Bonnie Trash. The conversation delves into the fascinating inspiration behind their upcoming album, their most recent album ‘Ezzelini’s Dead’ and some surprising synchronicities between Guelph and Veneto, Italy, their upcoming Hillside 2019 Sunday performance and how this year’s theme relates to them.
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Season 3, Episode 1 – Hillside 2019 : ‘Stories that need to be told’

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To kick off Season 3 the lads sit down with Taylor Chalupka, Marketing Coordinator for the Hillside Music Festival to discuss what makes this incredible festival so unique and long-lasting. Focusing on this year’s festival theme ‘Stories that need to be told’, we discuss the impact and reach that music can have to get not only important stories out to the world, but stories of shared experience as well.
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Season 2, Episode 39 – Game of Thrones

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In the season 2 finale of the Bar89 Podcast Steve leads Dan and Ryan through a conversation about the series finale of the best show on tv, Game of Thrones. Will Jon and Dani survive this winter? How will Arya impact the outcome? Could Cersei actually win? These, as well as many predictions, are the topics of this season’s last episode.

See you all for season 3 in June!!
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Season 2, Episode 36 – Coffee Talk

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‘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.
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Season 2, Episode 35 – Trilogies

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Steve leads the lads through a conversation about the best and worst trilogies of all time. From the Blade series to the penultimate Lord of the Rings, the boys get into which they like, why they liked them, and what the actual definition of a trilogy is.
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Season 2, Episode 34 – Technology

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The boys from the bar jump into a discussion around technology; what role does it play, how important is it to our everyday lives, what do we look for when adopting technology, and where do we see it going?
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Season 2, Episode 33 – Transplant for Life

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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.
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Season 2, Episode 32 – The 91st Academy Awards

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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…
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Season 2, Episode 30 – NBA All-Star Weekend

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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.
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Season 2, Episode 29 – The Food Show with The Lads

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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. Continue reading