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The Prairie Rubbish Podcast
72 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Windows 11, Western Standard Retraction, Vax Lotto, CFL & CEBL
After a month long hiatus, Derek & Good Government Gord kick off the new format recording remotely discussing the expected announcement of Windows 11, the compete retraction by The Western Standard after publishing allegations involving Jason Kenney, the Alberta vaccine lottery, Trudeau's Greener Homes Grant, and Canadian sports returning to play this summer.
71 minutes | May 16, 2021
Our Sugar Consuming Society & Regulating Streaming Services (Bill C-10)
Derek, Good Government Gord, and Chatty Bill try recording The Prairie Rubbish Podcast from their respective cars in to comply with current Alberta Government Restrictions on public gatherings. Topics of the day are sugar in the western diet and the seemingly impending regulation of content streaming services like Netflix and YouTube by the Canadian Government.
75 minutes | May 2, 2021
Mennonites & English Only in the Workplace
Derek, Good Government Gord, Jodi & Chatty Bill engage in a high-spirited discussion about a documentary they watched on a conservative Mennonite sect, and a Winnipeg Tim Horton’s that got called out in the media for posting an “English only” sign for their staff. Good Government Gord also gets his rant in.
75 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
Murderer Jodi Arias & Carbon Tax Savings Accounts
Derek, Good Government Gord and Tina discuss their take-aways from the YouTube documentary "Wrath of Jodi", a dive into the psychology of convicted killer Jodi Arias as it relates to her attempt to convince police she didn't do it. We also look at the idea of Carbon Tax Savings Accounts.
84 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Drums, Crops & Fake Meat, Kenney’s Curriculum & GraceLife
Mike Gourley of Edmonton joins us to tell us some about his history playing drums in local bands. We also talk about meat substitutes, the recently released Alberta grade school curriculum draft, Gord’s rant about Rachel Notley and touch on the situation with the GraceLife church.
75 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Vaccination Poll Results, Free Doughnuts, & Whining Too Much!
Joe Fayad returns to shoot the breeze with Derek, Good Government Gord and Tina. Topics discussed include social media de-ranking news and political shows, results of our own small COVID-19 vaccination survey, and Krispy Kreme doughnuts giving away free doughnuts with proof of vaccination. We also ask if maybe we are perhaps doing a great job as a country when it comes to multiculturalism, despite what many media outlets may have us believe.
89 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
Care Homes, New Brunswick, Fat Folks on Bikes & Guns
Wendy of Edmonton joins Derek, Good Government Gord and Chatty Bill for discussion about her growing up in New Brunswick and her observations in some long-term care facilities here in Alberta. We also take a look at the recent controversy involving a fat guy trying to buy a bike and talk some about the Canadian attitude toward guns. Gord voices his concerns about vaccine passports.
92 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
March Blues, Cassettes, Nigeria & Curse Words
Charles Folarin of Edmonton joins Derek & Gord to discuss his experience moving to Canada from Nigeria in 1975. We also touch on March being a bit of downer for many people, the death of the man that is credited with inventing the cassette and have a good chat about cursing. Gord ends with a rant about “Big Picture Thinkers.”
96 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
Near-Death Covid Experience, Horseraces & The Monarchy
After battling COVID-19 in the fall of 2020, including being intubated in the ICU, Jim Krock of Edmonton sits down with us to recount his experience. We also talk about his passion for horseraces, and explore our views on quarantine hotels, the monarchy, and listening skills.
87 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
Cancel Culture, Fast Food Sucks Now & Longest Hockey Game
Will joins Derek, Jodi and Good Government Gord for a back-and-forth on cancel culture, including the firing of Gina Carano, a store assigning Arab names to trash bins, the fast-food service industry sucking these days, the longest ever hockey game & other Canadian world records. GGG also rants about Alberta Premier Jason Kenney being out of touch with the common people.
87 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
The Elisa Lam Mystery
Marcel, the Edmonton man behind the Facebook page “ELISA LAM Short Film” joins Derek and Tina to discuss the tragic case of Elisa Lam, particularly in light of the recent release of the Netflix mini-series “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel.”
84 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
Heart Attacks, Vaccinations, PETA Silliness & Frank Slide
Randi Creighton of Edmonton joins Derek, GGG, & Crew Chief Christa to discuss the heart attack she suffered in her 30s, COVID vaccinations and flu shots, PETA asking us to reject human supremacist language, and Alberta’s Frank Slide disaster. CORRECTION – Crownest Pass is NOT Highway 1 as discussed in the show, but rather Highway 3, considerably south of Calgary.
81 minutes | Jan 31, 2021
Point Roberts, Tossing MP’s, Rebel News, & Responding to Twitter Keystone XL
Short Jodi and a guest this week, Derek and Gord sit down to talk about Point Roberts and its relationship to Canada, the encrypted messaging app Signal, both sides of the isle tossing a federal MP put of caucus, Rebel News, and tweets regarding the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline.
77 minutes | Jan 24, 2021
Misinformation & Yankees named O’Toole & Kenney
Joe Fayad of Edmonton joins us as our first guest after a 3-month hiatus for our first ever video podcast. We discuss the weird Christmas of 2020, the Biden Inauguration, Joe going to Lebanon as a kid in the 80s, Tech giants and misinformation, Americans named Erin O’Toole & Jason Kenney, and another strange year in professional sports.
150 minutes | Oct 18, 2020
Fishing, Painting, Adoption, Drunk Driving & Halloween
Gabriel West of Edmonton spends a couple of hours with Derek, Jodi & Gord discussing fishing, archery, painting, adoption, teachers taking kids off school property, drunk driving, Halloween & more!
127 minutes | Oct 11, 2020
Immigrating from Iran, Western Alienation, Eating Dog & Gambling
Derek, Gord, and Jodi sit down with Mehrdad Alizadeh to discuss his experiences immigrating to Canada from Iran and his over two decades worth of experiences driving taxi in Edmonton. We also have a conversation that includes discrimination, western alienation & separation, a member of Parliament eating dog and attending a cock fight in 1995, COVID testing and whether or not the Alberta Government should be in the gambling business.
123 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
School Bus Driving, #CancelNetflix & Statues
Prairie Rubbish Podcast hosts Derek Everett, Jodi, & Good Government Gord welcome Chantel Orr of Edmonton, who is a school bus driver in this COVID-19 era. We talk bus driving, the controversy surrounding the film Cuties on Netflix, the toppling of the Sir John A Macdonald statue in Montreal, and more.
133 minutes | Sep 6, 2020
Live Theatre & Witnessing the World Change
Derek & Good Government Gord spend a couple of hours with John Vandenbeld who is currently starring in “Love Letters,” a live theatre production at the Manluk Theatre in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. We discuss theatre, watching the world change as we went through major world events and from Analog kids to digital adults, and time travel.
116 minutes | Aug 23, 2020
Good Government Gord Rants
For this episode of The Prairie Rubbish Podcast, we suspend our normal model of including a guest from the community in order to let Gord rant about a few things that have been on his mind and to use this opportunity to introduce Jodi Marsh, our new co-host. We discuss treating people equally, mask bylaws, kids going back to school, supporting restaurants and the economy in general during the COVID era, signs in the back windows of cars, teaching kids about personal responsibility, and the likely consequences of a society shifting toward people working from their homes.
139 minutes | Aug 9, 2020
Record Collecting, Experimental Music, & Blogging
Andrew Hall of Edmonton joins Derek & Good Government Gord for discussion on working in a record store, record & VHS tape collecting, experimental music and creative writing & blogging.
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