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… Continue reading
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’. Continue reading
In this day and age of up-to-the minute news available at everyone’s finger-tips at all hours of the day, the lads discuss where they get their news from, how they digest it, and how the world of news is changing at an unprecedented and scary pace. Fake News! Continue reading
Inspired by Season 3’s opener of Netflix’s Black Mirror, Ryan talks with the lads about the Orwellian reality exhibited in the ‘Nosedive’ episode, and how eerily similar China’s impending Social Credit Scoring system will be. The lads also ask the question that, with all the social media and Uber like ranking systems out there, are we already living in a Black Mirror world? Are we the frog in the pot of water? Continue reading
For the final episode of 2018, Dan and the lads discuss the recent resignation of Kevin Hart from being the host of the 2019 Oscars due to some old tweets. He had already addressed and apologized for these tweets years ago, so why should he be made to apologize again? Simply put, when is enough enough for someone to be forgiven of their past? Continue reading
With Dan taking care of the local municipal election results program, Ryan hosts a conversation with Steve about the landmark amendment to Canadian Law, the legalization of Marijuana and cannabis products. Continue reading
Ryan discusses the minutiae of the immigration conversation with Steve and Dan, from what it means to the Canadian identity to who is responsible for the necessary education for new immigrants, regardless of the country they move from and to. Continue reading
Dan talks with Steve and Ryan about the most recent local controversy surrounding G & T Barbers. Was the owner justified in turning away a potential female customer or was the situation blown out of proportion?
Steve takes Dan and Ryan through a conversation about the recent controversy surrounding Scarlett Johansson giving up a role as a trans person. Other controversial casting choices are also discussed. Is there a difference between playing a role and playing an identity?
Dan, Ryan, Steve and special host Rob had the fortunate opportunity to speak with the bestselling author of this year’s “One Book, One Community” selection “Broken Promise”: Linwood Barclay!Continue reading