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Episode 9 (with special guest, Sportnet’s Chris Johnston!)

Can you believe it finally happened? The guys suckered someone into joining them on the podcast! Not just anyone mind you, but Senior Hockey Writer (and on-air personality) at Sportsnet, Chris Johnston! Chris holds nothing back as he takes us down the road of getting to where he is today, (including some stories about the Olympics!), what it’s like working on the iconic Hockey Night in Canada, the future of sports & social media, and how much eSports is on the radar for sports broadcasters & the big three sports leagues. So click on, buckle up and listen in, as we present you another 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/)
Show Announcer: Ian Slessor (http://www.ianslessor.com)
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Episode 8 (That Kev Smith!)

Is this the most embarrassing episode yet? It may be as the guys gush over their hero, Kevin Smith. Listen as Adam and Matt go over in painful detail their appreciation of everything Kevin Smith has produced and done, from movies, to books, to TV and more! It’s clear that Kevin Smith has been an inspiration to the hosts, and the this podcast overall. If you’ve never heard of Mr. Smith, (and seriously, where have you been?!), hopefully we’ll convince you to take a trip down the rabbit hole of all his creative endeavors. Whether it’s Mallrats, Tusk, Comic Book Men, or maybe his Podcasts and live Q&As, we’re pretty sure you’ll find something to enjoy. So click on, buckle up and listen in, as we present you another Xennial point of view on The Happy Xen Podcast!

Show Kevin Smith 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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Episode 7 (Millennial Dysfunction)

Another week gone by already, and we bring you another great episode of The Happy Xen Podcast! This week the guys are recording at the infamous Happy Xen production studio (AKA Matt’s home office) and things get off to a unpredictable start. The discussion starts about legendary cult film & TV actor Bruce Campbell and goes off the rails. Once back on track, Adam and Matt discuss the generation ideology gap between Baby Boomers and Millennials, especially when it comes to the work force and getting a job. Discussion then turns to a recent BBC article about the current trend of blaming Millenials for the death of just about every institution that shows any sign of changing or going away. So click on, buckle up and listen in, as we present you another 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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Episode 6 (Xennial Film-O-Rama!)

It’s finally here! After over a week, the boys are back in this jam packed, extra long (for us), super episode on Xennial films! What does that mean? Well Adam and Matt sat down and dropped hit after hit of the 5 films from 1977 – 1989 that they each think could stand up to the ultimate test…teens in 2018! Plus stick around after, for the most controversial segment in show history, the debate over what childhood favourites don’t hold up today. Will you agree? Or will you be infuriated like Matt was? Listen now and find out!

Show Notes:

  • At the top of the show Adam mentioned friends of the show, Northern Hearts, are playing their first live show in over a year at The Mill in Cobourg, ON. Check them out!
  • Adam and Matt have been big supporters of local Bowmanville brewery, Manantler Craft Brewing Co. for a long time, and continue to try out their different brews during the podcast
  • Don’t agree with our picks? Did we miss one of your faves? let us know 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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Episode 5 (This Business Of Nostalgia Is…Good!)

Welcome to Episode 5 where the boys are looking back at their childhood days, and the big business that is marketing nostalgia!  First though, it’s a new year, so what are their (and your) New Year’s Resolutions for 2018? The answers will shock you! (Editor’s Note: You will not be shocked) Then we go down the rabbit hole of nostalgic clothes, branding, retro video games and more, as Adam and Matt discuss this cultural phenomenon that isn’t letting up any time soon. So sit back, relax, and enjoy another episode of The Happy Xen Podcast!

Show Notes:

  • At the top of the episode Adam mentioned the amount of output guys like Gary Vaynerchuk (The GaryVee Audio Experience) put up on social media. Check this guy out!
  • Don’t forget to check us out on our new social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • The current Mecca of Nostalgia in Ontario might be Fan Expo Canada. Each year there are a host of guests, items and merch from our childhood. This year Marty McFly himself, Michael J. Fox will be there. Plan your trip now!
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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