Amanda Liberty: Objectum Sexuality

I’m thrilled to be speaking with the delightful Amanda Liberty about her prior relationship with her drums and flags and her current love for the Statue of Liberty in New York City.

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Allen Ury: Fantastic Plastic Model Aircraft!

When I was a kid, I put together a few models my dad bought me from Woolco or Zellers or KMart. I have really fond memories of sticking them together — sometimes incorrectly!

In this episode I talk with Allen Ury from Fantastic Plastic Models!

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Chad Abramovich: Urban Exploring

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of doing an in-person interview with urban explorer Chad Abramovich in Burlington Vermont!

Chad runs the fascinating and visually stunning blog Obscure VermontDuring this interview we’ll talk about a post on the blog I found particularly poignant, House of the Syrup Folk.

The awkwardness started from the moment I got out of the car, and got a good look at the place over a forest of thorns and vines that had been tangled in the wind – a solitary trail sleuthed its way through the growth towards the house. Something had been through here recently. Staring up at it’s faded and splintery facade that almost matched the wilderness around it, there was something unsettling about the place. You could actually feel it’s age, and you could smell the smells – that typical old house perfume and rot that hung around the property like musk. Through the broken windows, the interior was pitch black, with secrets smothered in dirt. Though my fears weren’t routed in anything empirical, my skin was trembling.

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Fantastic Plastics: Before the Show Interview!

A couple of weeks ago, I drove across the border to Vermont and met up with Miranda and Tyson, members of the fantastic FutureWave band the Fantastic Plastics! Check out their BandCamp and Facebook pages! Here’s their Twitter!

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Natalie Zarrelli: Meat Raffles, Groom Cakes and Cat Divorces!

After a couple of weeks of illness here at the McGuire home, I’m happy to bring you a new episode!

I’m happy to have Natalie Zarrelli back on the show to talk about a few of the recent topics she’s been writing about over at the awesome website Atlas Obscura!

We’ll be covering Meat RafflesGroom Cakes, and Cat Divorces!

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Billy Swan: Bedbugs and Rats!

Billy Swan is head exterminator for NYC Pest Control in Brooklyn. I had the pleasure of speaking with him about the fascinating, terrifying and rather alien life of bedbugs — New York’s most unwelcome guests! We also talk about rats too. We hear both cringe-worthy stories and useful facts about bedbugs and the wild rats who dwell under America’s largest city.

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Kelly: Vacation Adventure!

It’s vacation season! Happy Summer! I’m joined by my wife Kelly to discuss some of our experiences traveling!

I read the worst/best hotel review ever with HORROR Hotel opening in the background. We talk about our adventures in New Hampshire, New York City, Frankfurt and Barbados. Centipedes and land crabs! Also includes a vintage Howard Johnson’s advertisement. Continue reading “Kelly: Vacation Adventure!”

Sister Kate: Healing Weed from the Sisters of the Valley

Sister Kate from the Sisters of the Valley talks to me about why and how she started her sacred order of cannabis growing women in the Central Valley of California!

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Mitch Markowitz: Hilarious House of Frightenstein

In 1971, Mitch Markowitz and his brother Rafael “Riff” Markowitz started filming their new children’s cult classic comedy horror sketch program The Hilarious House of Frightenstein! Back then, they had no idea just how popular it would become in Canada, the US and across the world.

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LogosPilgrim: Cosplay, Comics, Chaplin and Albator!

Happy Canada Day! This week the podcast starts with a proper patriotic salute to Canada in 1908 – with the 1908 version of O Canada. You can follow along to the stirring lyrics here.

Then we’re joined by now veteran guest of the show, LogosPilgrim! The conversation will be a little more relaxed and broader this holiday weekend because it’s the holiday weekend! We’ll talk about…

White Tiger’s tight outfit! Spiderman in tights! Charlie Chaplin! Capitaine Albator — an anime extremely popular in France, Quebec and Italy! Cosplay! … and more!

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