Reviews

Review: Beyond Meat Burger

Many meat-eaters are choosing to go meatless now and then. There’s enough evidence that shows eating a steady diet of meat can have a detrimental effect to your body and the planet. And there are so many alternatives now.

Rosie is Riveting

In real life, Roseanne voted for Donald Trump. That’s a fact. She told Jimmy Kimmel that she felt abandoned by the Democrats. She also told Kimmel to lay off criticizing Trump or they ran the risk of Vice President Mike Pence being put in charge of the U.S. and, “Nobody wants that!”  

doodle of musical notes and a set of headphones plugged into a heart

Throwback Thursday – Giving Into Temptations

Picture it: 1984. Or was it ’85. No matter. I was working as a “swing” host at all-hit-radio CKSL. Think CFTR but in London, Ontario. Swing means my shifts swung around the clock. There were a couple of overnights, an evening, an afternoon and fill-in shifts when necessary. The promotions department asked me to accompany …

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Bad Santa DVD cover features Billy Bob Thornton and the other stars

Christmas Classics

When the holidays roll around, what’s your go-to show or movie? Ken and I had this discussion on the air last week. He doesn’t stray from the time-tested classics: It’s A Wonderful Life, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. I say, he’s missing out. 

closeup of three perfect slices of steak

Parlez-vous Sous Vide?

Meaning “under vacuum”, sous vide is a cooking method used by many top chefs. You vacuum-seal your food in a bag and cook it in a water bath at a precise temperature for a longer period of time. It can’t overcook so it comes out exactly the way you want it. 

Destin Sandlin holding and looking at a white cat as they get ready to learn

Smarter Every Day

You can learn something every day if you’re doing life right. My brother introduced me to the YouTube channel, Smarter Every Day. Host Destin Sandlin delves into all sorts of fascinating scientific experiments that are understandable by non-science types like me. The videos are high quality and most are nice and short.  

Kumail Nanjiani in concert

Review: The Big Sick

This might be the only review of the movie The Big Sick that talks more about the “sick” than the point of the film, which is clashing cultures learning to get along. 

Throwback Thursday – The Beautiful Simplicity of the Gentle Giant

My first two full-time on-air radio jobs found me in country music radio, first in Red Deer, Alberta and then in Prince George, BC. I had some earlier experience with what was then called country & western, through my Mom and Dad and my cousin Wayne’s country band. But my exposure was limited and carefully …

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