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Ep. 45 – Gaming During The Pandemic, With Special Guest Sarah Wagg!

Hello Hello!

The world is socially (and physically) distancing, so what is there to do?

Joining Adam and Matt on this episode is a returning special guest to talk gaming in quarantine. We sit down virtually with the Manager of the Durham College Esports Arena, Sarah Wagg! Our hosts talk to Sarah about how this pandemic is bringing gaming and esports to the masses via mainstream media, and celebrity endorsement. We also discuss how gaming has been a great coping mechanism for anxiety and stress during isolation for so many. All this plus, the rise of Animal Crossing, concerts in virtual worlds, and of course Adam slags on Fast 9 yet again. So listen in once more as we continue to fill your ears with our Xennial point of view on The Happy Xen Podcast!

Show Notes:

Intro Music: Epic Song by BoxCat Games (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/BoxCat_Games/)
Outro Music: Level 4: First infiltration in Unresponsible Tech by Komiku (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Komiku/)
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Ep. 44 – MCU March Madness!

Hello True Believers!

March Madness didn’t happened this year, so we have the next best thing with the MCU March Madness!

On this episode, Adam and Matt go head to head as they make their cases in the battle between the MCU heroes. Who will win between Hawkeye and The Falcon? Doctor Strange and Thor? or The Hulk and Captain Marvel? Tune in now to find out who is the last one standing. So hang with us as we continue to fill your ears with our Xennial point of view on The Happy Xen Podcast!

Show Notes:

  • Want to play along at home? Grab the bracket from Stan Lee’s Twitter account here: MCU March Madness
  • Check out these great articles about Peter Chiykowski’s Queen Screen adventure: Yahoo News and Dal News
  • Our friends at Deadly Grounds Coffee continue to offer local delivery, as well as shipping all over the place. Stop by their site and use promo code ‘happyxen’ for 15% off your order!
  • Be excellent to each other. Stay healthy and safe!
  • Side with Adam over Matt? Think we were both wrong? Have a suggestion? Contact us on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Intro Music: Epic Song by BoxCat Games (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/BoxCat_Games/)
Outro Music: Level 4: First infiltration in Unresponsible Tech by Komiku (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Komiku/)
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Ep. 43 – Apocalypse (Movies) Now!

Hello again!

How has it only been a week? Are we in some sort of time paradox?

On this episode, Adam and Matt bring you their favourite apocalyptic films to help get you through this pandemic (and boredom!). Each host brings you 5 films that they highly recommend with a world changing event.  Plus our hosts decide what future-world they would actually want to live in, and which one they would really, really, rather avoid!  So hang with us as we fight technical difficulties and continue to fill your ears with our Xennial point of view on The Happy Xen Podcast!

Show Notes:

  • Feeling anxious or depressed during the COVID-19 Pandemic? You are not alone! The Centre For Addiction and Mental Health has provided information and resources to help you cope on their site.
  • Another local brewery is offering delivery in the Durham Area. Check out Manantler Craft Brewing Co. for some great craft beer!
  • Our friends at Deadly Grounds Coffee continue to offer local delivery, as well as shipping all over the place. Stop by their site and use promo code ‘happyxen’ for 15% off your order!
  • Be excellent to each other. Stay healthy and safe!
  • Disagree with our picks? Have a suggestion? Contact us on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Intro Music: Epic Song by BoxCat Games (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/BoxCat_Games/)
Outro Music: Level 4: First infiltration in Unresponsible Tech by Komiku (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Komiku/)
Show Announcer: Ian Slessor (http://www.iansvo.com)
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Ep. 42 – The New Normal?

It’s been a long few weeks right?

There is no other way of saying this, things have changed….a lot! As the world braces and endures through the largest global pandemic of our lifetime, we have had to adjust. Most of us are working from home. self-isolating and social/physical distancing from one another. Anxiety is on high, and things are changing by the hour.

We at The Happy Xen Podcast are hear to help you pass the time by entertaining you with our usual antics. On this episode we talk the obvious, as well as where we see things going, and how different generations seem to be handling the pandemic overall. In addition we discuss the importance of supporting local businesses during this time. So hang with us as we get our footing and continue to fill your ears with our Xennial point of view on The Happy Xen Podcast!

Show Notes:

  • Please get all your COVID-19 information from valid sources. In Canada head to this site for all the latest information: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
  • If you are in the Durham area, check out our friends over at Chronicle Brewery for home delivery of their tasty craft beer! https://www.chroniclebeer.com/
  • Don’t forget to head to Deadly Grounds Coffee and use promo code ‘happyxen’ for 15% off your order!
  • Be excellent to each other. Stay healthy and safe!
  • Interact with us 24/7! Check us out on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Intro Music: Epic Song by BoxCat Games (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/BoxCat_Games/)
Outro Music: Level 4: First infiltration in Unresponsible Tech by Komiku (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Komiku/)
Show Announcer: Ian Slessor (http://www.iansvo.com)
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Ep. 41 – With Special Guest Sarah Wagg, Manager of the Durham College Esports Arena!

Hello everyone!

On this very special episode of the podcast, Adam and Matt sit with Sarah Wagg, manager of the Durham College Esports Gaming Arena, for an eye-opening interview. Sarah was kind enough to tell us how the varsity esports program and arena came to be, and the part she played in getting that dream realized. Listen as we talk varsity esports, gaming stigmas, college programs and career paths in the gaming field, and more!  Whether you have kids heading to college soon, or are just fascinated by the rise of gaming and esports, this episode is for you! So click on, buckle up and listen in, as we present you another Xennial point of view on The Happy Xen Podcast!

Show Notes:

  • Want to learn all about the esports program and arena at Durham College? Head over to https://durhamcollege.ca/esports for all the info!
  • Check out the Durham college esports action from the comfort of your living room on Twitch or Mixer
  • Don’t forget to head to Deadly Grounds Coffee and use promo code ‘happyxen’ for 15% off your order!
  • Please rate and subscribe to the podcast and tell your friends!
  • Interact with us 24/7! Check us out on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Intro Music: Epic Song by BoxCat Games (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/BoxCat_Games/)
Outro Music: Level 4: First infiltration in Unresponsible Tech by Komiku (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Komiku/)
Show Announcer: Ian Slessor (http://www.iansvo.com)
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