138 – Top 5 Movie Monsters

Creatures making their spooky podcast feature!

The spirit of Halloween is upon us once again and for this year’s bone-chilling episode we wanted to celebrate our favourite creatures in cinema! So join Tuong La and his Ghastly Ghouls Angus MacDonald, Sarah MacDonald, and Samantha Leggatt as they lock themselves in a haunted house and won’t emerge until they come up with a list of Top 5 Movie Monsters!

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E21: Rebuilding Cell Skeletons with Claire Edrington

Our bodies are made up of bazillions of cells, each one specialized to serve a function. Cells have an external structure to give it shape called a cytoskeleton. Researcher Claire Edrington is looking into the microtubules that make up cytoskeletons and how they can be grown in the lab. Katie and Vinny share facts about particle accelerators and giraffe necks.

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174. A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo

Kadi and Teffer talk about art, light, gayness, coming out, coming of age, and queer community in this breathtaking novel by Malinda Lo.

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73. Coming Together & The High Holidays ft. Lily Bennett Scharf

This week, host Tom Zalatnai (@tomzalatnai) calls up friend of the show Lily Bennett Scharf (@5ft25) to talk about the significance of gathering together (especially around the table!) during the Jewish High Holidays, Tom’s decision to convert to Judaism, and the beauty of the cycle of the year. We also get into astrology, the playfulness of time, and the power behind participating in something ancient.

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DD56 – Moana (2016)

Make way for one of Disney’s best original stories in decade: the future Chief herself, Moana of Motunui. The Dummies will definitely consider the coconut as they voyage along on this epic adventure across the seas to find Maui, discover the heart of Te Fiti, and perhaps even repair her family and their community along the way. Because at the end of the day, don’t we all just want someone to know who we are?

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72. Food Challenge! Ft. Greg Schulz

This week, host Tom Zalatnai (@tomzalatnai) calls up friend of the show Greg Schulz (@giantwerewolf4) to talk about Food Challenges! Greg shares the harrowing tales of the Fast Food Grand Prix, adding fries to your sandwich, the KFC Famous Bowl, the White Castle Crave Case, and more! We also drop our own new food challenge in the second half of the episode! Follow our Instagram page to participate!

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137- Top 5 Documentary Films

Documenting our ranking of documentaries.

The old saying “life is stranger than fiction” could not be more true when it comes to many documentaries out there. The appeal of these types of films have really exploded in recent years and the technology of bringing in lost footage or remastering old footage has only gotten better, which has only improved the art form. They can also give the audience a fresh perspective on behind the scenes events of everyday life and make someone an expert on really niche topics (for like a week)! So join Tuong La and Documentary Film Buffs Katie Pagnucco (Learn Real Good), Vinny Francois (Improv College & Learn Real Good), and Howard Mitnick (Gateway Music) as they let you peak behind the curtain of their process of ranking Top 5 Documentary films!

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