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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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Episode 4 (Intro to Vinyl 101)

The boys are back from Christmas vacation and they are ready to go! In this latest episode, Adam and Matt discuss the goodies they got for Christmas. Socks, Chocolate, good quality shaving products, and a brand new record player! Adam starts his deep dive into the wonderful (and sometimes expensive) world of record collecting, and Matt takes the opportunity to share some of his knowledge on the topic. Care & storage, pricing, equipment, accessories and more are covered as we do a crash course on beginning your vinyl record collection. So come on in, drop the needle, and hang with us for the next hour to enjoy some Happy Xen!

Show Notes:

  • Not sure what your record is worth? www.discogs.com is a treasure trove of great info and pricing.
  • Live along Lake Ontario and want to join in on some great record discussions and posts? Check out the Lake Ontario Vinyl Collector’s Community (LOVCC for short) on Facebook.
  • Matt mentioned a record cleaning machine he got for around $100. Well it’s gone up in price, but he uses the Spin-Clean Record Washer and recommends it as a great entry level record cleaner.
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 3 (The Christmas Episode)

Episode 3! How did we get here already? It’s Christmas time, so Adam and Matt weigh in on retro consoles, Nerf battles, showing off at recess and so much more! The guys reminisce about their younger days on Christmas break sledding, playing manhunt in the woods, and just getting into copious amounts of trouble. Plus, how do they shop for their wives at Christmas? The answer might surprise you! (or not). All this and more in this week’s Christmas episode, so dig in!

 

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 2 (Elon Musk and The World of Tomorrow)

Hello all! After a little break The Happy Xen Podcast is back with episode 2!  In this episode, Adam and Matt discuss the questionable decision made by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to bring the old arcade game, Rampage! to life as a film. Next Adam stokes the paranoia fires with his update on Sophia the (recently made) robot citizen of China and Elon Musk’s fight against A.I. Plus we take up last episode’s homework and talk a little about how to help those addicted to their cell phone. So tune in and enjoy some Happy Xen!

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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