lovehate podcast 200: No Turntables and a Microphone

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Crowdsourced topics from Episode 200's Associate Directors:

Ian McGregor (@mcgregis)- Copyright in Education

Alex Blackie (@x96design)- Schools Scrambling Cell Phone Signals

Ralph Lichtensteiger (@lichtconlon) - SILENCE

Chantal Mancini (@uniongrrl)- Backyard birds and Puffins

Cheryl (@victriviaqueen) -  "what happens when you do meet online friends in person (feel free to rant about the terms "IRL" and "meatspace") -- do you bond or is there an awkwardness? Or do you just try to keep it all separate and not, as in Ghostbusters, cross the streams?"

Scarborough Dude (@scarboroughdude) - "Hate. We use this term quite casually, usually meaning dislike or something that bugs us. I'd like to know what you think is deserving of real hate in the strongest sense of the word. Fuck love - that's too easy."

Punkcasting - 10 Songs, 24 Minutes, Turn It Up!

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While I finalize the 200th lovehate podcast, I thought I'd share some music with you folks. Since it's not a #musicmonday and I didn't feel like talking too much. I figured it was time to bring da noize, bring da punk... just for fun.

Unlike most of the content I create on this site, this is not Creative Commons. I will comply with any and all takedown requests. I encourage you to buy these tracks (and more by the bands) if you like them.

Song listing:

  1. Clash - White Riot
  2. Dead Kennedys - California Über Alles
  3. Dead Boys - Sonic Reducer
  4. Ramones - Judy is a Punk
  5. New York Dolls - Trash
  6. The Damned - Love Song
  7. Sham 69 - Borstal Breakout
  8. Black Flag - Wasted
  9. Hüsker Dü - Makes No Sense At All
  10. Generation X - Kiss Me Deadly

thinglets: get a director's credit for the lovehate podcast 200

Later this week I'll be recording the 200th episode of the lovehate podcast and I want your help.

I want you to tell me what I should talk about.

I'm opening up the floor to all topics, including pop culture, politics, media, technology, or whatever else you can think of.

There is a catch however. You only get one topic, so make it good.

I have no illusions that this is going to generate an ungodly ream of suggestions, but rest assured, whether it's 2, 20, or 200, I will talk about all of them in this podcast. It could be a VERY long affair.

So put your thinking caps on and decide what you would like to hear a lovehate spin on.

Love it or hate it.

thinglets: The DyscultureD 100 Propaganda Poster

I'm proud to say that one of the other podcasts I've done almost as long as lovehatethings is about to hit its 100th weekly episode.

DyscultureD was started as a way for Mike Vardy and myself to express our ramblings from the poetic to the idiotic about the dysfunctional nature of pop culture from a Canadian and world perspective. We've since added Andrew Currie along the way, and through 100 episodes have thrown various guests, interviews and indie music into the mix.

Every week we spend about an hour relentlessly critiquing all things web, tech, gadget, media, film, television, celebrity, and politics from a uniquely Canadian perspective. We liberally drop F-bombs. We complain bitterly. And we have a great community of live listeners who join us in the chat every week.

I would invite you, next Wednesday evening to join us by listening to the live stream and joining the chat at 9:30pm EST for the pre-show and for the full bonanza at 10pm.

You can listen to back episodes at or subscribing on iTunes or a like podcast aggregator.

I'm really proud of the work we've done with the podcast over the past two years, because whenever someone asks me where they can go to get a weekly dose culture from a Canadian perspective, I answer "Don't get dyscouraged. Get DyscultureD."