Episode 51

Episode 51:

Brandon (episode 24) returns to the podcast to confront Jack about trying to sell him overpriced concert tickets. We also hear about how he had spent the past semester studying in Edinburgh and travelling around Europe.

Jack brings in the issue of the impending minimum wage increase expected for Ontario. The plan would see Ontario’s minimum wage jump to $15 by January 1st, 2019. We talk about the pros and the cons of this decision and how this will ultimately impact us. Meanwhile, Gavin talks about the unexplainable trend which is the fidget spinner. More importantly, should Gavin get one?

Afterwards, the Love Guru discusses a situation happening to his friend.

Additional Sources

Ontario goes ahead with $15 minimum wage.

Some pros and cons of an increased minimum wage.

Fidget spinners don’t help with ADHD.

Loose Ends

We briefly touched upon the minimum wage in Alberta. The current minimum wage over there is $12.20 (compared to $11.40 in Ontario) for general workers. The minimum wage in Alberta is expected to raise to $15 by October 1st, 2018.

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0

Image: fidget spinner

Episode 37

Episode 37:

Joining us in studio this week is a fellow podcaster and creative-mind, Robin. We spend the bulk the of the show talking about content creation, creativity, and making it in the podcast world. The conversation skews many times as we also talk about: being controversial, shit-talking, why Gavin picked Jack to be on the show, and regional slang.

Afterwards, the Love Guru grills Robin about his dating life as things get descriptive on the Kao Lui Corner.

Check out Robin’s channel, Concealed Art, via Facebook, YouTube, or at www.concealedart.ca 

If you enjoyed this free-flowing podcast style, be sure to look out for Robin’s podcast – What You Saying Podcast – in the near future.

EDIT: Robin’s podcast has officially dropped with a new name (Rap Nerd Problems) – check out the first episode (featuring DIU Podcast)!

Loose Ends

I briefly mentioned this story on the show, but couldn’t recall specific details. It was Sean Spicer, the White House Press Secretary, who said Trump’s inauguration held the largest audience ever, period.

According to the Harry Potter wikia page

An individual male human with magical ability is known as a wizard (plural: wizards), and an individual female human with magical ability is known as a witch (plural: witches), though “wizard” is sometimes used as a gender-neutral singular noun like “man”.

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0

Images: microphone

Episode 31

Episode 31:

In wake of the first major snowstorms in Toronto this week, Gavin brings in the important issue of snow – and how it fucking sucks. Meanwhile, Jack goes on a rant about how generation Z (born 1995 or later) children are all stupid because they don’t have the same opinions and attitudes as he does.

Afterwards, the Love Guru explains why the holiday seasons are the best time for singles to chase girls.

Additional Sources

Snowstorm causes messy traffic in the Greater Toronto Area (Dec 12)

Montreal pileup garners international attention.

Loose Ends

Jack claimed that Generation Z kids use more drugs than any other generation in the past. This title actually goes to the baby boomers (born between 1943-1962) when measuring most of the popular drugs. The exception is painkillers, which has seen an increase in popularity among millennials. See charts from DrugAbuse.com

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0

Images: snow shoveling 

Episode 28

Episode 28:

Gavin brings in video of the incident where Justin Bieber punches one of his fans in the face. The conversation revolves around appropriate celebrity behaviour, but is quickly derailed by Jack claiming that anyone born after 1994 is immature. Meanwhile, Jack talks about the possibility of two major Toronto-owned highways becoming tolled.

Afterwards, the Love Guru provides his insights on the topic of whether it is acceptable to date your bro’s exes.

Additional Sources

Justin Bieber punches fan in face.

Possible highway tolls for the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway.

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0

Images: Justin Bieber

Episode 25

Episode 25:

As a first in DIU Podcast history, a non-Asian guest – Steve – joins the show. Gavin brings in a topic of how a recent TTC campaign with the National Ballet of Canada has been criticized for not representing actual TTC riders. The conversation heads towards the direction of how beauty standards are created and maintained. Meanwhile, Steve brings in the issue of how people pretend to agree with their peers in an effort to fit in. We also discuss why individualism and free-thought are dwindling among today’s youth.

Afterwards, the love guru interviews Steve (or Jack’s superior) in this week’s segment of the Kao Lui Corner.

Check out Jack’s new hat:

trump-hat

Additional Sources

TTC campaign with the National Ballet criticized.

Beauty Confidence Canada’s statement against the TTC.

Loose Ends

Jack mentioned how there are more girls than guys on the planet. A brief Google search tells me that is not the case. In fact, the human sex ratio is fairly close to 1:1. Furthermore, depending on how it is measured, there could be more males than females on the planet.

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0

Images: ballet

Episode 24

Episode 24:

This week we are joined by former Mr. Asia contestant, Brandon. Gavin brings in the issue of the Toronto police shifting towards grey police cruisers. Meanwhile Brandon talks about the upcoming US presidential elections and of which candidate is the lesser of two evils.

Afterwards, Jack – who has deemed Brandon a fellow love guru – asks him some questions in regards to chasing girls.

Check out Brandon on Instagram!

Additional Sources

Toronto police rolling out grey police cruisers

Brief explanation on Michel Foucault and the panopticon

The hand gesture for the friendzone

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0

Images: Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore