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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

#119b - Cait O'Malley (Live from Backdrop)

This week on the show, we recorded live with two guests (see part 1 here). This interview features Cait O'Malley, owner of Bourbon & Bloom, a wedding and events planning business she started after corporate event planning started to get very repetitive.

Find out how she would plan Amaan's dream wedding, and see if you can hear her East Coast accent coming out.

Special thanks to Poppa Bean Coffee and Backdrop Restaurant for the awesome coffee and for hosting the live show!

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#119a - Tavis Maplesden (Live from Backdrop)

This week on the show, we recorded live with two guests (see part 2 here). This section features our interview with Tavis Maplesden, a stand-up comedian and new dad who is almost entirely satisfied with his home in Centretown.

Special thanks to Poppa Bean Coffee and Backdrop Restaurant for the awesome coffee and for hosting the live show!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

#118 - Amanda McLaren

Our guest this week, Amanda McLaren, writes What Happens In Ottawa, a fun blog showcasing all the interesting things you can do around the city. She's had so many fun experiences over the last year and gave us a few great things to check off our lists for 2017!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Trump Representatives Disappointed with Lack of Walls in Eastern Ontario

By: Eric Turmelle
As the President-Elect prepares to take office, he has taken the first step in delivering on his campaign promise of constructing a 40 foot tall, 1,000 mile long precast concrete Mexican border wall. Trump has created a task force to determine what this wall would cost the American taxpayer. After performing some preliminary calculations, it became evident that there was no way this concrete structure could be built for under 21 billion dollars, more than double the amount the Donald had predicted during his campaign.

The task force, primarily comprised of material science deniers, set forth to find more cost effective materials that could potentially be used for the wall construction. They left no stone unturned: they looked at “stone, clay, and many others,” they assured Ottawhat? News. Some members of the task force even travelled to Berlin to confirm the infeasibility of that wall. It was noted, however, that they did not travel to China. The President-Elect was adamant that he did not want a solution “made in CHIIIINA.” With the need to think outside the box, combined with warnings not to look overseas for any further help or ideas, researchers stumbled upon a google search hinting that there may a novel solution being implemented just hours north of the border, and a mere hour away from Ottawa.

The group undertook two weeks’ worth of research, and a very expensive trip to Eastern Ontario. When all was said and done, the task force was very disappointed to find out there was in fact no wall made of corn in Cornwall. A pilot project to test the idea of a corn wall could be arranged, however, this would take months, and the future president wanted to begin construction on the wall immediately after his inauguration. News of the task force’s failures were leaked to the satire news media this morning.

Trump, who received criticism from both Republicans and Democrats for rising costs of the wall task force took to twitter last night: “Those Snow Mexicans think they’re so smart with their deliberately misleading town names. Let me tell you something, I don’t think it’s funny. They think breaking NAFTA is going to be a big deal. Wait until they see what I got in store for them! The “corn wall” may be a reality soon enough. I’m thinking we may need one North of the border after all, and I got news for them, they’re going to pay for it!”

While the future of Trump’s “corn wall” remains uncertain, one thing is crystal clear: Cornwall is a disappointing place for anyone to visit.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

#117 - Unlocked Ottawa (Candice Gertsman & Calvin Joy)

On the show this week, the crew talked to Candice and Calvin from Unlocked Ottawa, two of the proud co-founders of the first competitive escape room in Ottawa. We got to try out the competitive, team-based Krylon Crew room in December, and we can confirm it's a totally new and challenging experience.

Hear how the founders grew up together in Kanata, split up after high school, then got back together to start this fun venture. You'll also hear more about how the far west end isn't necessarily as boring as it used to be, in case you were thinking that.

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