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Episode 26: Friend's February with Amy (aka, the Blonde in the Choir)

This week, we talk to Elise's coworker and buddy, Amy! Andi finally gets to talk to someone who knows music and Elise is so happy for her... Andi covers ear worms, Elise talks classical musicians who were oddballs, and Amy schools us on metal music. Join us for the third episode of #FriendsFebruary 2019!

You can find Amy on her blog, The Blonde in the Choir, singing with the Capital Chamber Choir or with the Aella Choir, or at your friendly local metal show.

And if you’re looking for her on-line, you can check out her Instagram and Twitter, too!

Andi’s Show Notes:

The Science of Earworms, or Why You Can't Get that Damn Song Out of Your Head

Psychologists figure out the science behind earworms

Top Ten Earworms: Songs That Get Stuck in Your Head

These 9 Songs Are the World's Biggest 'Earworms': Study

Elise’s Show Notes:

15 badly behaved composers

The most bizzare composer facts

17 Interesting Facts About Classical Composers

The Craziest Facts About Famous Classical Composers

10 Classical Composers with Extreme Eccentricities

John Taylor, oculist (Wikipedia)

10 Crazy Facts About Lisztomania

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Episode 23: Sexual Frustrated Animals (Patreon Sneak Peak)

What do dolphins and trolls have in common? It turns out, they can be real dicks if no one is willing to touch their weens often enough.

Andi’s Show Notes:

Zafar the Sexually-Frustrated Dolphin Shuts Down Beach in France

The dolphin who loved me: the Nasa-funded project that went wrong

How Dolphins Do It in Water…with Weird, Complex Genitalia

On Ecstasy, Antisocial Octopuses Reach Out for a Hug

Elise’s Show Notes:

Incel (Wikipedia)

The Rage of the Incels

What a woman-led incel support group can teach us about men and mental health

Episode 24: Friend's February with Anne from the Chi

This week, we introduce our listeners to one of our newest friends: @AnneFromTheChi, and talk problematic media and celebrity love stories. Join us for the first episode of #FriendsFebruary 2019!

You can find Anne on Twitter at @AnneFromTheChi

And, Anne runs a literary magazine called Cat on a Leash Review (COLR) that you should totally check out! You can also follow the magazine on Twitter at @COL_Review!

Elise’s Show Notes:

Thinking Critically About Problematic Media: A Basic How-To Guide

How to be a fan of problematic things

7 Excellent But Morally Problematic Movies

Popular Problematic Books

Search function on Lyrics.com

15 Most Problematic TV Episodes That Ever Aired

One of the best examples of artistic integrity on a corporate scale

Andi’s Show Notes:

30 Celebrity Couples You Forgot Were Couples

Janet Jackson (Wikipedia)

Nicole Kidman (Wikipedia)

The Most Annoying Celebrity Couples

Jennifer Lopez (Wikipedia)

Everlasting Love! Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Still Cute on the Red Carpet 30 Years Later

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn’s Unexpected Announcement About Their Relationship

41 Celebrity Couples Who Have Been Together the Longest

The 15 Shortest Celebrity Marriages: A Ranked Guide

Episode 25: Friend's February with Andrew from Just Sell Homes.com

This week, we talk to an old friend: Andrew Fogliato from Just Sell Homes.com. Andi talks Victor Lustig, Elise talks niche social media, and Andrew tells us all about marketing on Facebook (which, not for nothing, is the most interesting part of the show...) Join us for the second episode of #FriendsFebruary 2019!

You can find Andrew’s business on-line here: www.justsellhomes.com. Just Sell Homes helps real estate professionals get real results from their online marketing efforts. Which means Andrew’s kind of an expert on all things Facebook ads….

And if you’re looking for Andrew himself, he’s on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Andi’s Show Notes:

Meet Victor Lustig, The Conman So Smooth He ‘Sold’ The Eiffel Tower — Twice

Victor Lustig Biography, Criminal (1890–1947)

Victor Lustig, the smoothest con man in the world, sold the Eiffel Tower–twice

Elise’s Show Notes:

The History of Social Media: Social Networking Evolution!

There’s Now a Dating Site for Trump Supporters

Good Reads, Line for Heaven, Stachepassions, Vampire Freaks, Ravelry, and Gentlemint

60+ Niche Social Networks Marketers Should Know About

The Pros and Cons of Social Networking

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Episode 8: What’s your Herb of Choice?

Two stories about two plants from Asia, but the side effects are wildly different....

 Show Notes from Andi’s RH:

Cannabis (drug) (Wikipedia)

Canada made marijuana illegal 94 years ago and no one's sure why

Emily Murphy (Wilipedia)

Legal recreational marijuana: what you need to know

Show Notes from Elise’s RH:

Tea and Herbal Association of Canada

UK Tea and Infusions Association

Tea Class

How to make the perfect cup of tea

Afternoon Tea

Fair Trade Canada - About Tea

Elise’s Thesis! (Amazon link)

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Episode 12: We Remember

Elise and Andi take some time to remember those who fought for their countries around the world and throughout time.

 Show Notes from Elise’s RH:

Florence Nightingale Biography

Nurses in War

Canadian War Brides

Silver Cross Mothers

Show Notes from Andi’s RH:

Military History of Canada

War of Jenkin’s Ear

Top 10 Obscure Wars

Second Boer War

Canada in the Korean War

The Korean War

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Episode 19: 2018 in Review

Guys, real talk: 2018 was nuts. So this week, we take a look back at some of the biggest things that happened in the world of politics, law and entertainment. And trust us, we barely scratched the surface here.

 Show Notes:

2018 Winter Olympics (Wikipedia)

The New Yorker - Parkland School Shooting

Five Things We’ve Learned Since Brazil’s Devastating National Museum Fire

'Disturbing increase' in violence against journalists worldwide

Chronology of U.S.-North Korean Nuclear and Missile Diplomacy

Canadians bought $43M worth of marijuana in the first 2 weeks after legalization

Use cash to buy legal cannabis if you're worried about privacy, watchdog says

Case of truck driver charged in Humboldt Broncos crash adjourned until new year

Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe payments approved by Saskatoon judge

Parliament formally strips Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary Canadian citizenship

 CTV National News: Top 10 news stories of 2018

 A Canadian tweet in a Saudi king's court crosses a red line

The Creepy Genetics Behind the Golden State Killer Case

Bill Cosby Is Found Guilty of Sexual Assault

Everyone Believed Larry Nassar The predatory trainer may have just taken down USA Gymnastics. How did he deceive so many for so long?

Ontario killer and rapist Paul Bernardo denied parole

Dolores O’Riordan cause of death revealed

From street kid to Pulitzer: why Kendrick Lamar deserves the prize

List of awards and nominations received by Kendrick Lamar (Wikipedia)

Grammy Award for Album of the Year (Wikipedia)

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize

Kurt Cobain death-scene photos will not be released, court rules

Kurt Cobain death investigation back in Seattle courtroom

2018 Worldwide Grosses - Box Office Mojo

2018’s Biggest Box Office Bombs (YouTube)

Biggest movie flops of 2018

Winners & Nominees 2018

Academy Award Winners 2018: The Complete List

Grammys 2018 Winners: The Complete List

Celebrity Deaths 2018

Royal Wedding, 2018

The Royal Family

Royal wedding: Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank