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chirp / CHərp / verb - to make fun of or joke around with; trash-talk; commonly associated with hockey. Related forms: chirp·er, noun. “Wynonna Earp” is a TV show about the Albertan demon-killin’, gun-totin’ heir to Wyatt Earp’s cursed legacy. Erika Ensign recruits her Albertan friends Annette Wierstra and Kirsten Goruk to share a local perspective on the shenanigans in Purgatory and the Ghost River Triangle (which we all know is central Alberta because that’s where they film the show). The ...
 
Steven Schapansky (Radio Free Skaro, The Memory Cheats) and Erika Ensign (Verity!, The Incomparable, Total Party Kill, The Audio Guide to Babylon 5) are married Doctor Who fans (who also co-produce a fiction podcast for Uncanny Magazine). This is a podcast where they watch every Doctor Who story ever made, from start to finish. Each episode is recorded live on a red couch. No, they have no “schedule”. They’re lazy. Want proof? Check out this fab listener-created spreadsheet of episode releas ...
 
Welcome to Hockey Feels, a podcast that covers NHL news and other hockey developments from a unique perspective. Hosted by Steven Schapansky (in Edmonton) and Rachel Donner (in New York). New episodes drop every Monday or Tuesday. Visit our website at www.hockeyfeels.com.
 
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Jason Snell, the man behind Six Colors, The Incomparable, and co-host of Vulcan Hello, joins Scott to discuss TOS’s “The Alternative Factor” (S1E20). Topics include: how bad this episode is, how the premise is actually good, wacky film filters, and surprise time travel. Scott McNulty with Jason Snell Show Notes & Links Watch the Alternative Factor …
 
It is Undiscovered Country week on the Incomparable network! Following up on the Incomparable episode covering Star Trek VI Scott has assembled a crackerjack crew to discuss the final TOS movie. This is a movie all the panelists love, despite what our conversation may lead you to believe. But nothing is without flaws, and we talk about those for aw…
 
Joe Rosensteel, podcaster, and Incomparable panelist, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “A Matter of Time” (S5E9). Topics include: time travel, original castings for this episode, and the puzzling reasons why Capt. Picard just trusts this random dude. Scott McNulty with Joe Rosensteel Show Notes & Links A Matter of Time: Amazon Instant Video Netflix Sea…
 
We’re back in Purgatory! The Chirpers have a lot of questions. Opinions really. Nedley better not be dead. Jeremy better have an explanation. Nicole better be okay. No one is eating Wynonna’s chili, not today Satan! The Chirpers are swooning over new additions Amon and Casey and definitely not swooning over Cleo or Sherriff Holt. All in all our Chi…
 
James Thomson, developer and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Chrysalis” (S7E7). Topics include: the complex and problematic nature of this episode, Wait Wait… Don’t tell me!, and Dr. Bashir’s love life. Scott McNulty with James Thomson Show Notes & Links Watch Chrysalis yourself: Amazon Instant Video Netflix Season 7 DVDs Support this show…
 
Jean MacDonald, podcaster and community manager, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Once More Unto the Breach” (S7E7). Topics include: bookstores, getting older, and the wonders of Klingon society. Scott McNulty with Jean MacDonald Show Notes & Links Watch Once More Unto the Breach: Amazon Instant Video Netflix Season 7 DVDs Support this show and other …
 
John Siracusa, programmer and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Rapture” (S53E10). Topics include: John’s lack of experience with DS9, his surprising choice for the most annoying DS9 character, and the magic of reflective surfaces. Scott McNulty with John Siracusa Show Notes & Links Watch Rapture yourself: Amazon Instant Video Netflix Season…
 
Steven Schapansky, podcaster and producer, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “The Survivors” (S3E3). Topics include: Star Trek: The CCG (specifically the Kevin Uxbridge and Husnock Ship), how TNG is a warm blanket, and what the heck is happening to Troi. Scott McNulty with Steven Schapansky Show Notes & Links Watch The Survivors yourself: Amazon Instant…
 
John Moltz, writer and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss TOS’s “The Ultimate Computer” (S2E24). Topics include: Capt. Kirk’s job security, the mysteries of the M5’s interface, the episode’s surprisingly high death rate. Scott McNulty with John Moltz Show Notes & Links Watch The Ultimate Computer yourself: Amazon Instant Video Netflix Season 2 Blura…
 
We’re in the garden and it’s cooooold. But that might be better than being trapped in a lab full of science zombies and friendly lab rats. It’s an exciting escape room of an episode with some important emotional moments that are warming the Chirpers hearts. To say nothing about kisses in the garden and the haughtest stairway scene in, well, EVER. W…
 
Dan Moren, novelist and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Sons and Daughters” (DS9 S6E03). Topics include Klingon culture, Worf’s parenting skills (or lack thereof), and being surprised by the ending of an episode we’ve both seen both. Scott McNulty with Dan Moren Show Notes & Links Watch Sons and Daughters yourself: Amazon Instant Video Net…
 
The Chirpers are back for season 4. It was a long fight and a long time coming but being back in Purgatory feels SO GOOD! This first episode is full of WTF moments and our heads are spinning already. At least we are keeping them on our shoulders. We are happy to see everyone back in the Ghost River Triangle even if they are all in imminent, constan…
 
David J. Loehr, a man of many talents joins Scott to discuss VOY’s “Infinite Regress” (S5E07). We spend a lot of time talking about what we don’t like about this episode only to reveal, shockingly, that we liked it overall. Worth the price of admission to see all the characters Jeri Ryan does! Plus Harry Kim is almost not in the episode. Scott McNu…
 
After a hiatus, the Chirpers are returning. And while we are sad that we are cannot record on the comfy couch with all the in-person Eeping and Cheering, we are happy to be virtually together again. Will we catch up with Season 4A before 4B? Maybe. Will we live stream our episodes? Probably. Have we optimistically downloaded a Shorty’s background i…
 
Lynne M Thomas, librarian, geek, and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s Profit and Loss (DS9S2E18). We talk about a Kickstarter that has been completed (Support Uncanny Magazine!), Dr Who, Cardassians, and Cybermen. Scott McNulty with Lynne Thomas Show Notes & Links Watch Profit and Loss yourself: Amazon Instant Video Netflix Season 3 DVDs Sup…
 
Erika and Steven do lots of follow-up from their last episode! And talk about submarines! And blowhards from ministries! LLL (5) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by becoming a member. Members get early access to podcasts, …
 
Steven and Erika pick back up with “The Sea Devils”. Swords! Sneaking! Sandwiches! Boats! LLL (3-4) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by becoming a member. Members get early access to podcasts, bonus episodes, and more.…
 
On this week’s Hockey Feels: Hockey Feels heads into the off-season (in mid-October, because 2020) with a rundown of the many NHL free agent signings, including how we thought the Oilers and Flyers did! Links: NHL Trade Tracker NHL Free Agency Tracker NWHL restructuring Notes: Frenemies That pass though Ye Olde Draft Day photos Sponsors: Edmonton C…
 
Erika and Steven continue on with “The Sea Devils” — including one of the most iconic sword fights in Doctor Who history. Also, we’ve spotted our first sandwich. LLL (2) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by becoming a membe…
 
Steven and Erika have a holiday weekend, so that means it’s Lazy Doctor Who time. Tonight, we’ve watched the first ep of a rare Pertwee story that Erika has seen multiple times! LLL (1) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by …
 
On this week’s Hockey Feels: The NHL Draft, trades, buyouts, free agents, new/old uniforms, Alex Trebek, boat parades – it was a busy few days in the hockey world, and we have it all for you here! Links: NHL Draft NHL Trade Tracker NHL Free Agency Tracker Flames go retro Senators new uniforms Coyotes leaning towards retro Tampa Cup celebrations QMJ…
 
On this week’s Hockey Feels: The Tampa Bay Lightning are your 2020 Stanley Cup Champions! Rachel and Steven sum up an amazing rebound performance from Tampa after last year’s crushing loss, the unique playoffs, life in the bubble, and what’s to come in this off-season (however long it lasts). Links: NHL website NHL Bubble – By The Numbers Notes: Ba…
 
On this week’s Hockey Feels: The Dallas Stars took Game 1 of the 2020 Stanley Cup Final, but the Tampa Bay Lightning have stormed back to take Games 2 and 3, led (briefly) by their captain Steven Stamkos. Steven and Rachel break this down, plus what the next few months has in store for IIHF tournaments. Links: NHL website NHL Awards Life in the NHL…
 
On this week’s Hockey Feels: The Dallas Stars are in the Stanley Cup Final, having bested the Vegas Golden Knights in five games to get there. Which Eastern Conference team will join them? Also, coaching hires, NHL Awards winners, and more! Links: NHL website Capitals hire Peter Laviolette NHL Draft to occur October 6-7, free agency begins October …
 
On this week’s Hockey Feels: Edmonton is now the sole home to the NHL playoffs as the Conference Finals are underway. The Flyers are out, despite an impressive comeback against the Islanders, but at least Rachel can now live a hockey stress-free life like Steven, right? Links: NHL website Bill Zito named Florida GM PWHPA adds Sarah Nurse Notes: Tha…
 
Erika and Steven finish off a story that Erika deeply loves. They also talk about pronouns, the character arc for a character with a disability, Big Finish Peladon possibilities (that may already exist), how this story fits in the range of 3rd Doctor stories, how much Erika loves Doctor Who and why, what’s going on in Casa Castria, rewatching seaso…
 
Steven and Erika finally get back to “The Curse of Peladon”, but no worries — they remember everything that’s happening because it’s so exciting and fun! MMM (2) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Sponsors Incomparable Memberships!: Sign up, support this show, and get some fun extra stuff. Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Sup…
 
On this week’s Hockey Feels: The second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is underway! Rachel and Steven recap the first round, make predictions for the second round, and mull over how the Flyers will do against the Islanders as that series starts tonight. Links: NHL website Eric Duhatschek on NHL realignment for 2020-21 Ryan S. Clark: Is hockey br…
 
On this week’s Hockey Feels: The NHL playoffs move on for a third, COVID case-free week! The Bruins and Blues are starting to wake from their slumber, the Avalanche and Islanders mean business, and the Flyers prepare for a critical Game 4 against the Canadiens. Links: NHL website Hockey Culture Series Sabres Return to Royal Providence Bruins Announ…
 
On this week’s Hockey Feels: The Oilers are out, the Flyers are first in the East, the actual playoffs start Tuesday, and the New York Rangers have won the NHL Draft Lottery. All in all, a mixed bag, but Steven and Rachel bring you all the action, plus their picks for each first round series! Links: NHL website Caps Diversity Program Announced Dale…
 
On this week’s Hockey Feels: The playoffs are underway! Rachel and Steven break down the action that’s gone on so far with the Flyers, Oilers, and the rest of the league. They also talk about Matt Dumba, Ryan Reaves, and how the NHL Return To Play initiative is looking on TV. Links: NHL website Reaves, Seguin take a knee More on John Chayka Blackha…
 
On this week’s Hockey Feels: The NHL is BACK! It’s time for our Stanley Cup Playoff preview, Hub City talk, the John Chayka situation, the Seattle Kraken, and more! Links: NHL schedules, rosters Some teams carrying 3 goalies, others 4 A look inside the bubble The Seattle Kraken Arizona statement on John Chayka John Chayka statement NCAA hockey chan…
 
We are in the Big City. Almost. Wooooo!! It’s our lost episode from two years ago when the Chirpers did a road trip to the Calgary area just to watch the Season 3 opener. And then we toured all the Earp sights with a lot of joy and random Canadiana. While we are not able to all Chirp together for Season 4 quite yet, we are taking you on a virtual E…
 
On this week’s Hockey Feels: NHL Return To Play training camps are open (minus a few players who are “unfit to practice”) as the NHL strives to get to Phase 4 in the two hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton on July 26. Links: NHL, NHLPA CBA extension NHL Hub City Plans NHL Phase 4 Details How the CBA came to be NHL Hub City hotel assignments Final Ph…
 
On this week’s Hockey Feels: Labour peace! The NHL and NHLPA not only agreed to a Return To Play strategy (pending an official vote), but also put in forth a four-year extension to the current CBA, including agreeing on Olympic participation in 2022 and 2026! We’ll break it all down on this episode of Hockey Feels. Links: NHL, NHLPA CBA extension N…
 
Antony Johnston, writer, podcaster, and short film maker, joins Scott to discuss “The Child)” (TNGS2E1). Topics include how many firsts happen in this episode, being impregnated by an orb, and what’s the deal with Dr. Pulaski hatin’ on Data? Watch Antony’s short film Crossover Point. Scott McNulty with Antony Johnston Referenced Works Star Trek fra…
 
Erika and Steven close out a Canada Day mini-marathon with the first episode of a story Erika remembers and loves. Well-written Jo is back! And has real chemistry with Peladon! We get an assortment of cool aliens! And court intrigue! What a lovely note to end on for this holiday. (Certainly that falling statue won’t harm the Doctor or anyone else…)…
 
Steven and Erika complete the story that Steven claims is peak-hair for both the 3rd Doctor and Jo. Erika is just excited to see the end of a story and not know what’s going to happen. Happy Canada Day, all! KKK (4) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Support this show and other shows like it o…
 
Erika and Steven continue the Canada Day celebration with more Doctor Who and lots of appreciation for the sets, costumes, makeup, casting, and Aubrey Woods. KKK (2-3) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by becoming a member.…
 
Steven and Erika celebrate Canada Day as is their tradition: with Indian food and Doctor Who. KKK (1) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by becoming a member. Members get early access to podcasts, bonus episodes, and more.…
 
On this week’s Hockey Feels: Chaos reigns! “Team E”, a Qualifying Round team to be named later, has won the right to select first overall in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft! This, plus the Hockey Hall of Fame and hub cities decisions have driven us back to the podcast for (hopefully) a new regular run of shows leading up to the (hopeful) return to play! L…
 
Annette Wierstra, creative dabbler and the Director of Agents of SMOOCH, joins Scott to discuss “Parturition” (S2E7). Topics include Scott struggling to properly pronounce the title of the episode, how Kes is critical to the plot of this episode and yet she doesn’t get to do much, and how cute baby puppets are. Watch Parturition for yourself: Amazo…
 
Jason Snell, captain of the USS Incomparable, joins Scott to discuss the iconic TOS episode “Amok Time” (S2E1). Topics include how great the music is in this episode, how sexy Spock is, and Vulcan interior design. Be sure to check out Vulcan Hello if you’d like to hear Jason and Scott to talk about new Star Trek. Watch Amok Time for yourself: Amazo…
 
Marisa McClellan, canner, podcaster, and spouse to Scott, joins Scott to discuss “Tattoo”. Topics include how tired Scott and Marisa were, the fact that they watched the episode over a week ago and only found time to record the podcast much later, and the major success of recording the whole episode without waking a single sleeping twin. Also Chako…
 
On this week’s Hockey Feels: We’re back! For now! We emerge from our pandemic-enforced hiatus with actual NHL news and the Return To Play plan which was announced on May 26. Rachel and Steven break down the plan, what it means for the Oilers and Flyers, and how the NHL can resume at all in the world that we are now living in. Links: NHL Return to P…
 
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