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26 minutes | Jan 20, 2015
Live Balance Yoga with Amanda Burkowsky
This episode, Adam and Erika get their "ohm" on (figuratively) when soon-to-be social worker and yogi Amanda Burkowsky drops by. Amanda discusses how she is combining her background in social work with her love for yoga in her therapeutic programs under her lifestyle brand Live Balance Yoga and the yoga/meditation program she created to help teen girls cope with stress. Adam discusses his own apprehensions about yoga - and how he prefers to work out using Insanity. Erika explains how going to the shooting range to fire handguns is her new meditation. The trio winds down with a chat about new watering holes in Winnipeg and what it's like to work foodservice.
55 minutes | Nov 25, 2014
EP 36: Turn Down for Naught with Brendan Macgranachan
Recorded on Nov. 6, 2014 The prodigal sans-lingual son, Brendan best essay writing service reviews Macgranachan, returns! Thirteen months after his first appearance, Brendan comes back to talk about failing...
28 minutes | Nov 11, 2014
EP 35: On the Record with Zach Samborski
Recorded on Nov. 1, 2014 Zach Samborski, an author and stand up comic, joins Adam and Erika to discuss what it’s like being a comic with Asperger syndrome and his...
47 minutes | Oct 28, 2014
Ep 34: So you think you wanna be a photographer w/ Teri Hofford
Recorded on October 18, 2014 Local professional photographer Teri Hofford joins us to chat about how she became a shutterbug – hint: it all started with living in Korea and learning how...
40 minutes | Oct 14, 2014
EP 33: Jookin around with Tony Zhang
Recorded on October 11, 2014 After a two month hiatus, we’re baaaaack! Tony Zhang joins Adam and Erika to chat about Memphis Jookin, a recent appearance by one of the...
44 minutes | Aug 12, 2014
Ep 32: Nanu Nanu
Adam and Erika pay tribute to Robin Williams this episode. They discuss the reasons why media don't report typically on suicides, and how Robin Williams' death may open a dialogue about depression. Later they discuss Dog the Bounty Hunter's public announcement he's out to catch MMA fighter War Machine. On a lighter note, they watch the trailer for AMC's "Better Call Saul" and call the phone number on the Albuquerque, NM billboard that advertises the show, as well as theorize about Vince Gilligan's upcoming show "Battle Creek". The show ends with a discussion about one of the most successful Kickstarter projects ever - a 21st century cooler called the Coolest cooler.
32 minutes | Jul 30, 2014
EP 31: Play That Funky Podcast, Batfleck
Erika kicks off this episode with some tunes she's currently digging - thanks in part to last episode with Jacob Thiessen. Quizzing Adam on his knowledge of old school music by Tom Jones, Marvin Gaye, and The Partridge Family turns into a discussion of vintage TV shows. The duo watch the trailer for Terry Gilliam's new sci-fi flick "The Zero Theorem", as well as the recently released Fifty Shades of Grey movie trailer, and discuss it's G-rating. Later, they dish on the new Ben-Affleck-as-Batman photos and their feelings about superhero movies.
39 minutes | Jul 15, 2014
EP 30: Rockin' the blues with Jacob Thiessen
Jacob Thiessen, a local blues-rock musician, joins Adam and Erika this episode to talk about his day job, his debut CD "Comforts", and his inspiration behind his music. Jacob also shares tips about where the best Winnipeg live local music venues are, and plays a live blues-rock cover of Lorde's "Royals". The trio also chat about taking day-trips to taste craft beer and what is "vintage". Later, Adam pulls out his guitar for a "battle of the bands" against Jacob as they strum background music for Erika as she reads some of her favourite funny Tweets in a dramatic fashion.
36 minutes | Jul 2, 2014
EP 29: Canada, Eh?
This episode, Adam and Erika salute the birth of their nation. Erika talks about Canadian problems when it comes to the bilingual version of 'O Canada', and Adam points out lyrics from the Star Spangled Banner that could be written by a metal band and/or Edgar Allen Poe. The duo chat about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Adam discusses the confusion when it comes to privacy laws for street photography. They talk about the marijuana food truck in Washington state, and how much revenue the government could make if they tax marijuana. Adam tells a terrifying story about a giant cannibal shark, like Jaws. Happy Canada Day, eh!
60 minutes | Jun 18, 2014
EP 28: Landon of MB: Let Me Take a Selfie
Recorded on June 7, 2014 Pre-recorded in Portage La Prairie on a Saturday night, it's Podthings Podcast! Adam and Erika sit down in Adam's hometown with his older brother, Landon, who wonders if podcasts are an interrogation and if this will be played in court. Landon talks about the politics of the online game King's Empire, and explains how the game has changed his social life - the small-town technophobe is now opening up to social media and dishes about the weirdness of taking selfies. Erika explains Snapchat to Landon, and Adam argues with Erika over whether he is now officially considered a Winnipegger. Later, Erika tries to convince Landon to get an eyebrow piercing.
45 minutes | Jun 4, 2014
EP 27: El Sangre de Cristo and Other Stuff
This episode, Adam introduces Erika to a new kind of drink, which makes Erika wonder if people in other cultures drink this concoction as well. The duo get updated about the E.T. Atari 2600 game dig from the infamous video game landfill. Adam discusses the murder two 12-year-old girls tried to commit because of their belief in an Internet meme known as Slender Man, and Erika gets amped because LeVar Burton is trying to bring Reading Rainbow back via Kickstarter.
42 minutes | May 21, 2014
EP 26: PODIVERSARY!
Recorded on May 20, 2014 Happy Podiversary! Podthings, the creative baby of hosts Adam and Erika, turns one year old today. Warning: this episode is BYOB/C - bring your own beer/cake. Erika talks about the strange way Chinese teens are beating loneliness (hint: it involves cabbages). They discuss the "Hipster Paradox", which leads to a short chat about being "normcore", and watching two hipster related videos: Hipsters Love Coffee, and Watsky's Kill A Hipster music video. Adam talks about his trip to Dallas, and his first time doin' Dunkin' Donuts. Erika introduces Adam to the controversial Danish Parliament's election commercial, and the duo do a mini year-in-review.
42 minutes | May 6, 2014
EP 25: Sexercise, Social Networks, & More Shenanigans
What's up with Kylie Minogue's new video? The duo talk "Sexercise" compared to a more classic dance tune with bodysuit-wearing, hip-gyrating dancers, and Adam reminisces about life in the '90s. Erika tests Adam on whether quips are from Kanye West or a teenager on Twitter, and then determines what declining social network he is (thanks to Buzzfeed quizzes). They also chat about an '80s anime-style Cyber Punk Harry Potter, the Rock's incredible Twitter feed, and what Kurt Cobain would look like today
54 minutes | Apr 23, 2014
EP 24: The $4,000 Taco &amp; Other True Tales
Dem hamsters can jump! Adam and Erika kick the 'cast off with crazy animal stories this episode, including rodents "impersonating" dogs and bitch-slapping bears. The duo debate whether you should always pay cash at fast-food restaurant after they read about customers being ridiculously overcharged, Erika dissects the Starbucks secret menu and explains how to make her favourite espresso drink. Adam also gets into celebrity gossip and enjoys some strange stuff about President Obama that only the Internet could come up with.
60 minutes | Apr 9, 2014
Ep 23: In the Air Tonight
Recorded on April 8, 2014 Adam and Erika wax a little nostalgic this episode – from Phil Collins’ iconic song in strange mid-2000’s Cadbury commercial, to growing up with their...
48 minutes | Mar 25, 2014
EP 22: Setting off the Lunk Alarm
Recorded on March 24, 2014 This episode, Erika and Adam will blow your mind with fun food facts - like the three-phase plan a hummus brand is using to hook the average American on the delicious dip. Later, they chat about Creationists trying to get air-time on Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos show, and the LA Beast doing the gallon of Tabasco challenge. Erika's chats about the Xbox One documentary on digging up the Atari E.T. game from the legendary landfill where video games go to die. The duo share real life stories from the gym and the concept of Planet Fitness's Lunk Alarm. Erika shares an alternative way to treat mutant head lice, and Adam discusses a boat lost at sea that may be filled with cannibal rats.
46 minutes | Mar 11, 2014
EP 21: &quot;Hold on to your butts!&quot;
'Cause this a jam-packed episode! The show kicks off with a chat about the best- and worst-made opening credits on TV. Adam's mind is blown when he experiences the craziness that is the Denny's restaurant blog full of GIFs and their creative recommendations on how to use pancakes. Later, Erika introduces Adam to the new horror-parody movie Zombeavers, and Adam reads off real headlines that are so outrageous they should be fake. The two discuss their feelings about the new Olive Garden logo, the weird Gap logo rebrand, and Comedy Central's re-branding campaigns. Of course, the show ends with a look at Jurassic Park-related fun stuff.
58 minutes | Feb 25, 2014
EP 20: Down the warp tunnel to Dunkin' Donuts
Adam and Erika kick off the episode chatting about vampires and Pharrell - and Pharrell's "Happy", the world's first 24-hour music video. Adam introduces Erika to Joseph Gordon-Levitt's new variety show "Hitrecord on TV", and talks about the amazing Internet trolling happening to a restaurant that refuses to serve LGBT people. Adam also shares the joy of ancient Chinese Sheng, a woodwind instrument that sounds like 8-bit Mario music, and Erika decides she's going to meditate to the didgeridoo. The duo discuss the impact the Tim Hortons menu change will have on the everyday lives of Canadians, and Adam's desire to try Dunkin' Donuts coffee in Dallas, Texas.
74 minutes | Feb 11, 2014
EP 19: The Digital Prophet Cometh Again with Tony Zhang
Tony Zhang joins Adam and Erika this episode. The trio's chat about Facebook etiquette turns into a discussion about the price of food and hobbies in northern Canada, after Erika discovers Tony took a trip up north. The group watches the trailer for Jake Goes Too Far, an indie comedy sitcom that Erika's friend wrote and stars in. Adam recounts his recent car troubles. Tony talks about life on vacation in Puerto Vallarta, and the Chinese version of Facebook and Google. Erika introduces the boys to Shingy, aka AOL's "Digital Prophet", but thanks to his name, the threesome fall into a music video vortex
95 minutes | Dec 31, 2013
EP 16: Kickin' it in the New Year
Recorded Dec. 30, 2013 Happy New Year! Adam and Erika kick off 2014 with a shiny new show intro. Erika talks about an unscientific Facebook poll she took about people's favourite/best-rated movies in 2013, and Adam rounds up the biggest news stories of 2013 [in chronological order(!)]
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