Season 2, Episode 28 – The Art of Broadcasting

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Inspired by Tony Romo’s recent run of success as an NFL broadcaster, the fellas jump into a conversation about the art of broadcasting and colour commentary. From Bob Cole to Jack Armstrong, legends of the mic are this episodes focus. Continue reading

Season 2, Episode 27 – Superbowl LIII

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The boys break down quite possibly the most boring championship game in the history of sports, touching on the endless ‘is Tom Brady the best of all time’ debate, some of the best commercials from this year, and Maroon 5’s attempt at a half time show. Continue reading

Season 2, Episode 26 – Toxic Masculinity

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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’.
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Season 2, Episode 25 – Robbie Burns Night

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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!
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Season 2, Episode 24 – Name Your Sources!

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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!
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Season 2, Episode 22 – In the Kitchen with Bar89

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Dan cooks up a conversation with Steve and Ryan about chefing out in the kitchen. From past influences on current tastes, to how much the Food Network can influence home chefs, the boys turn up heat on their favourite cooking traditions.
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Season 2, Episode 21 – The Bar89 Sports Hour

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Ryan leads 2019’s first episode of the Bar89 Sports Hour diving into the Raptors at the halfway mark, the enigma that is Kyle Lowry, the NFL playoffs, the pressures of being a kicker, and the un-yielding pressure that faces our players at the World Junior tournament.

Also be sure to support Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard’s push for All Star recognition by voting for them here.
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Season 2, Episode 20 – Real World Black Mirror

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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?
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