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The Modern Life Podcast touches on a little bit of everything. From books and video games to gushing over our favorite action movies; no stone is left unturned. We start each episode with the Modern Thought segment, where we all discuss a random interesting fact, then move on to the main topic.
 
The Ontario SPCA Animals' Voice Pawdcast features the latest hot topics in the Animal Welfare industry from a variety of knowledgeable and friendly guests. Some past guests include Dave Salmoni from Animal Planet, Tanya Kim, John Douglas - Former FBI Profiler, and Mieshelle Nagelschneider - The Cat Whisperer. About the Ontario SPCA: Through its province-wide network of 50 plus Communities, the Ontario SPCA is one of the largest, most responsive animal welfare organizations in the country, pr ...
 
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We're back with our second L.M. Montgomery episode, where we cover Anne Shirley's continuing story into adulthood. Diane Neu's love for Gilbert Blythe made her the perfect guest for this discussion. We weren't always happy with the choices the adaptation made, but we also recognize that this series has special significance for those who grew up wat…
 
Jason is back to talk with Tabby about the movie Arrival. We discuss hard vs. soft science fiction, how time travel functions within narratives, and how language influences our perception of the world. Modern Thoughts in this episode: Jason-Weird and inappropriate flirting techniques, Tabby-Ranking democraciesFind Jason on Twitter @jasonrsauer Find…
 
After years of watching The Great British Bake Off, we are finally dedicating a whole episode to its latest season. From botched brownies to gorgeous jello art, we have lots of opinions on this beloved comfort watch. We discuss why some of it might not qualify as home baking, how Covid has maybe changed the show for the better, and how the editing …
 
For our holiday episode, we first chose Last Christmas. But, after being very disappointed with that film, we moved on to Happiest Season...and hated that movie also. Nevertheless, we still keep it informative and funny, even if there isn't much to laugh at in either of these Christmas productions.Stacy gives us the inside scoop on Candy Cane Lane,…
 
To celebrate the first day of fall we are covering The Scapegoat- a novel by Daphne du Maurier, which takes place over the course of one autumnal week in the French countryside. We'll be comparing the philosophical intent of the book with the more dramatic adaptations, and discuss whether these changes enhance the story, or alter it too much.Tabby'…
 
The hosts of the Perks of Being a Book Lover Podcast joined Tabby to discuss The Age of Innocence. In this episode, we cover the Pulitzer prize-winning book as well as the film by Martin Scorcese. We try to answer some burning questions like was Edith Wharton the Karen of her time, how many close-up shots of your props are one too many, and what's …
 
Kerry and Tabby are covering "A Room with a View"; E.M. Forster's most lighthearted novel. We are so here for this Edwardian romp full of quirky and charming characters. In this episode, we'll do a whole lot of gushing over the Merchant Ivory production, and give some major side-eye to the 2007 adaptation. We'll also be discussing some fun details …
 
The sequel to The Last Of Us is finally out, and we have some very hot and cold feelings about the game. Tabby is delighted to discover the use of motion capture dogs, Sam could use about 20% less opening of drawers, and Stacy has nothing but heart-eyes for Abby's muscles. Please check out the two lovely reviews mentioned in this episode:-Jess Joho…
 
We're heading off to the race track this episode starting with Ford V Ferrari, and transitioning to Rush around the 36 minute mark. We touch on the history of car racing, discuss how to capture velocity through sound design and camera work, and marvel at the perils drivers faced in the 60s and 70s. For questions and feedback, please email modernlif…
 
In this Western episode we look at two movies which chronicle the life of lawman Wyatt Earp. We start off with the Kevin Costner version, and then transition into Tombstone at around the 23 minute mark. In the beginning of this episode we also briefly mention the country-wide outrage at police brutality. We used the word "riot", when we should have…
 
Anne and Tabby tackle a story that speaks perfectly to their book-loving hearts: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Even in the toughest of times, nerds are gonna nerd! This is a novel that believes firmly in the power of literature to build community and uphold hope. We couldn't agree more with that beautiful sentiment. Anne's Mode…
 
Need a refresher on Dune before the new movies come out? We've got you covered. Jason introduces Tabby to the 1984 adaptation, which he lovingly calls "a nightmare of a film". We also go over the source material by Frank Herbert, and discuss our hopes for the 2020 remake by Denis Villeneuve.You can find Jason on the Future Cities podcast on Twitter…
 
Have you ever thought about quitting your job, dropping everything and heading out on a great big road trip adventure with your friend? Sean and Addison did just that. Sam sits down with them to talk about their route, almost being robbed, and how to prepare for the trip of a lifetime. For questions and feedback, please email modernlifepod@gmail.co…
 
Ann is back in all her Dragon Age nerd glory! This episode will take you through the imaginative world of the franchise, focusing mainly on the 2011 novel "Asunder". We'll be discussing mage rights, story-crafting, and favourite characters. You can follow Ann on TwitterOfficial Twitter of Red Light Library Ann's Modern Thought: The Lady's Guide to …
 
Tabby had Marie from the Buchstaeblich podcast on to discuss "Animal Farm" by George Orwell. If you haven't read this classic, no worries, we'll talk you through the most important points, while reviewing and critiquing this meaningful work of literature. Find Marie on InstagramFind the Buchstaeblich podcast on Instagram For questions and feedback,…
 
Kate WJ White, author of "Caskets of Ice" came on the Modern Life podcast to discuss "My Cousin Rachel" by Daphne du Maurier; mistress of suspense. We'll be taking a few glances back at the original adaptation, but mainly focus on the 2017 production. We are so here for the drama, the costumes, the power dynamics, and the gorgeous location shoots.F…
 
"Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons" is a gorgeous little game, that had us marvel at its excellent camera work. Tabby and Sam talk about all the things that worked for them, and one or two aspects that didn't land quite as well. For questions and feedback, please email modernlifepod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram www.modernlife…
 
Tabby and Brian struggle to recall anything they liked about "Rise Of Skywalker" in this latest episode of ModernLifePod. To close out this discussion we have the incomparable Alec Guinness with some lighthearted humor. Be sure to stick around until the end to hear this sound clip, before you dissipate and become one with the force (because no matt…
 
After falling in love with Making It last year, we had to cover the much anticipated second season. Nick and Amy are just as funny, the contestants just as talented, and the feel-good content just as enjoyable.For questions and feedback, please email modernlifepod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram www.modernlifepodcast.com Pl…
 
It's our second Daphne du Maurier episode, and I couldn't have picked a better person than Kaylee Gwyn to discuss this Gothic "Wild West" romp through the Cornish countryside.Link to Kaylee's instagram for her book reviews: https://www.instagram.com/literarypengwyns/Find Kaylee's interview on Jane Eyre at: https://www.instagram.com/shapedbystoriesd…
 
ModernLifePod is giving you all the Prides, all the Prejudices, and all the fangirling, with special guest Ann from the Red Light Library podcast. We couldn't discuss this popular piece of classic lit without also bringing up Dragon Age and The Princess Bride (naturally). You can follow Ann on twitter at https://twitter.com/contreparrychatOfficial …
 
The Spice Girls are back to cover two topics at once. We had different takes on Tarantino's 9th movie, but you can hear us rave about The Boys at 19:40. This new amazon series captivated us with its kaleidoscope of outstanding villains. We can't wait for the next season to give us more first-grade action, with a generous helping of smart social com…
 
We've got another round of camp for you: the cult classic Big Trouble in Little China. When we're not giggling about the fantastic dialogue we're discussing poster art, movie facts, and Chinatown history.Main topic starts at 13:10. For questions and feedback, please email modernlifepod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram Please…
 
We are finally covering the best superhero movie ever made "The Shadow" with slick Alec Baldwin. Join us for a fun ride in the Sunshine Taxi through a world of Hollywood orientalism (oh boy), and top-notch costume design (hot damn). For questions and feedback, please email modernlifepod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram Pleas…
 
Humble dirt farmer Jason is back for the lovely murder-comedy "Charade". Tabby barely manages to talk about this movie in a cohesive and critical manner, because it's just sooo good. (clenches fist) Jason discovers his aversion to French children, and Tabby has some concerns about the criminological practices of the sixties. Find Jason at the Futur…
 
The gang fights through swarms of rats and cranky inquisition soldiers to present our review of "A Plague Tale: Innocence". We loved spending time with the protagonists of this narrative-driven game, who saw us through the horrors of a fictional 14th century with their heartfelt charm and banter. For questions and feedback, please email modernlifep…
 
Stacy & Tabby tell Sam about the wonderful world of Alyssa Cole's Reluctant Royals series. Follow us to Thesolo and Liechtienbourg as we delight in A Prince On Paper. For questions and feedback, please email modernlifepod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram Please subscribe to our podcast! Apple Google Stitcher Youtube Instagra…
 
We discuss one of the world's greatest bromance origin stories X-Men: First Class. Sam longs for a Magento Nazi hunter spin-off, Stacy has some thoughts on Mystique's prosthetics, Tabby has lots of Marvel questions, and the whole gang fails to convince Brittni that mutants aren't real. Find Brittni on Instagram. For questions and feedback, please e…
 
As promised the gang is back with some quintessential JLa-the girl on fire. Three Hunger Games superfans dissect the movie, while host Sam is keeping it real. Find Brittni on Instagram. For questions and feedback, please email modernlifepod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram Please subscribe to our podcast! Apple Google Stitch…
 
We're back with the children's classic "A Little Princess". Tabby and special guest Brittni talk about the book and movie adaptations with Sam as their sidekick. Surprise topics include Jurassic Park, the Hunger Games, and animal intestines.Find Brittni on Instagram. For questions and feedback, please email modernlifepod@gmail.com. You can also fin…
 
Spring is right around the corner, and we want to help you and your pets be prepared!On this week’s episode of Animals’ Voice Pawdcast we speak with Dave Wilson, Senior Director of Shelter Health... Through its province-wide network of 50 plus Communities, the Ontario SPCA is one of the largest, most responsive animal welfare organizations in the c…
 
Morgan is back for North & South: the period drama that made workers' rights sexy. We touch on topics like Victorian etiquette and the Industrial Revolution, as well as costuming, and cinematic colour palettes.Find Morgan on Instagram. For questions and feedback, please email modernlifepod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram Pl…
 
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Ontario SPCA Centre Veterinary Hospital in Stouffville, just outside Newmarket and the Ontario SPCA Marion Vernon Memorial Animal Clinic in Barrie. To... Through its province-wide network of 50 plus Communities, the Ontario SPCA is one of the largest, most responsive animal welfare organizations in the co…
 
We're so excited to have Sarah on for our second Hitchcock classic: Rebecca. It's a wild ride of house fires, court trials, and supposed fateful midnight sailing excursions. We touch on Hollywood censorship regulations and questionable employment practices. (It's so rare to get good help these days.) For questions and feedback, please email modernl…
 
We're back with another great movie based on a terrible book. Today we have Steve talking to us about how to order drinks at a bar, and what goes down psychologically in a Texas Hold 'Em game. (It's a war, people!)Find Steve on Instagram. For questions and feedback, please email modernlifepod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram…
 
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