079 – The Real Story Is Also That [Director’s Cut]

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Apologies for the confusion, the first version of this episode had some severe audio issues, so we took it down to re-edit. This is the final, fixed version, including 7 minutes and 29 seconds of content that was previously unusable.

Little bit of an easy-listening episode this week, as we gather round to talk about other podcasts and try to remember which countries we’re all actually from. Topics this week include: Trudeau’s brownface uh-ohs, the bad state of political reporting, the worsening tension in US-Saudi-Iranian-Yemeni relations, and worst of all: more mueller report shit. We also talk about the ongoing UAW strike, updates on the straight-pride protestors, and some loser getting banned from FurFest

Hosted by MattSam, and Val.
Edited badly and then re-edited goodly by Patrick.

Music used:
The Taxpayers – Evil Men
Pete Seeger – Which Side Are You On?

078 – The Whip is Involved

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One of the greats has left us. We gather here today to discuss the falling of a titan, the passing of one of the last few old souls left in the world. We speak, of course, of Jeremy Renner The App. It’ll live forever in our hearts. In addition to that post-mortem, Matt Gamecube talks about some stupidity in Canadian politics, Val gives us the rundown on the gross shit that happened at the Proud Boys’s Straight Pride parade in Boston, and then Matt takes on the unenviable task of trying to explain what the fuck happened in UK politics this week.

Hosted by Val, Matt Gamecube, and Matt (not Gamecube)!
Edited by Sara

Music used:
The Taxpayers – Evil Men
Toby Fox – Megalovania (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Remix)

007 – Silent Alarm by Bloc Party (8.9)

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David and Matt welcome Sara of Fearbaiting, The Wonder Yeerks, and HKIPGTD to talk about Bloc Party’s 2005 album Silent Alarm. We learn about such things as life under capitalism, war for gasoline, and extremely specific mousepads. Don’t tell Oasis about this episode.

Follow Sara: @SunhatZhenya @TheWonderYeerks @Fearbaiting @HKIPGTD

 

076 – Canada: Become Gay

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Batten down the hatches, everyone – Matt got a soundboard. Amidst all the clips blasted out of his computer, alex leafcrunch and Val break down Bernie’s Laborpalooza plan, Matt bargains for Greenland, alex falls down some stairs and experiences a heated podcasting moment, Tangerine Lemon proves the haters wrong, and Brooks gets softblocked. And also, Jair Bolsonaro is burning the Amazon rainforest.

Featuring: alex, Matt, and Val
Edited by Sara

Music used:
Evil Men – The Taxpayers
Dieter Reith – Flying Dragon

005 – John Henry (1994)

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Giants Confirmed is back in its snail shell and ready to talk about TMBG’s fifth studio album, 1994’s John Henry! The Johns’ rhythm section want ad has finally been answered, and to celebrate, Trevor and Matt invite friend-of-the-show David (host of other fine NoiseSpace podcasts such as Tuning Fork and The Stick) on for the episode to discuss the duo’s transition to a full-band sound, as well as which TMBG songs are about doing drugs, which ones are about nazis, and even John Flansburgh’s undeniable artistic influence on the Atlanta hip hop scene.

006 – Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective (9.6)

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David and Matt are joined by Meys of Echo Vessel, neo-detritus, RadIsh, and Picking Up Something Good to talk about possibly the most hyped album in the Animal Collective oeuvre. Matt asks for sound effects. Ed Droste gets arrested. A bunch of other bands get talked about because we can’t shut up.

Go follow Meys:

Echo Vessel: https://twitter.com/echovessel

neo-detritus: https://twitter.com/neodetritus

RadIsh: https://twitter.com/radishpod

Picking Up Something Good: https://twitter.com/pusgpod

074 – Replace Every Cop With A Bus Stop

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Folks! It’s Democratic Debates…. 2!

Matt watched them and tried to explain them to Val and alex leafcrunch, who did not, and a bad time was had by all. We also discuss nationalized health care and transit from a Canadian perspective, online accessibility and brainstorm which biblical plague is coming for us next.

All relevant links have been put on our Twitter this week, except for the article about Centralia, PA, which can be found here.

Featuring: Val, alex leafcrunch, Matt (who edited)

Music used:

The Taxpayers – Evil Men

KNOWER – The Government Knows

072 – Down With The Clown

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HKIPGTD would like to welcome our newest host, Val! The gang discusses our favourite invertebrate, Nancy Pelosi, how Richard Spencer clearly wasn’t punched hard enough, the inherent dehumanization and wage theft present in low-wage labour and imposed colonial pressures in the modern day. All fun stuff! We also briefly lose our god damn minds when finding out about Cory Booker’s brother, Cary Booker, which took over conversation so completely that not even being mad about Game of Thrones Emmy’s could dislodge it.

At around 38 minutes, Caroline’s mic exploded mid-sentence so we just picked up with a different topic upon her return to the living.

Music used:

The Taxpayers – Evil Men

Insane Clown Posse – Juggalo Island

070 – Shoes Are Trains For Your Feet

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America was too busy popping off fireworks if you know what I mean (popping off fireworks) so it’s kind of a Canadian one! We talk a lot about environmental justice and how it affects every aspect of our lives. Don’t worry, we also talk about the communist Betsy Ross shoes and the political alignment of sandals.

Featuring Matt and alex (whomst’d’ve’n’t also edited)

Music used:
Evil Men – The Taxpayers
Plant A Tree Children Song For Baby | Earth Day | Arbor Day | Nursery Rhyme Song – Patty Shukla