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NTL 016 – Movies with bad messages and one way to pay for a hockey arena

On this episode of the National Talky League, Dave schools us all on the etymology of some common English phrases. Roger, surprisingly, knows one or two of them proving that he was paying attention in Mrs. Lacroix’s English class in high school. Actually, no he wasn’t, but he paid attention during Mr. Bedard’s class because that guy was awesome. Roger fantasizes about being mayor and floats the idea of a new tax to pay for the hockey arena. Dave gives us a rundown of movies with dubious messages. BONUS RANT: Dave Ware on film critique today. http://media.blubrry.com/national_talky_league/p/www.nationaltalkyleague.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NTL016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |…

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NTL 015 – Spoiling Sports, Cereal, Wonder Woman

This week on the National Talky League, the guys look at – following a sports team in the modern social media age – cereal and sandwiches and food trucks – the future of the podcast – Wonder Woman http://media.blubrry.com/national_talky_league/p/www.nationaltalkyleague.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NTL015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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NTL 014 – Get with the Zipper, Andrew Who?

In this episode, Dave and Roger talk about The 11 vote mandate camping Zipper merging Johannes Mindhorn and The Leftovers http://media.blubrry.com/national_talky_league/p/www.nationaltalkyleague.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/NTL014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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NTL 013 – Canada’s worst hardware store & our new friend in Germany.

You know when you’re having a frustrating few days and nothing seems to be going right? That describes 50% of the NTL hosts this week. R&D discuss bad shopping experiences, smart store policies, chaos at the cashier, ruining steaks, how legitimately creepy the Friendly Giant, and Roger and Dave trade ideas for casual labour and entrepreneurial ventures. http://media.blubrry.com/national_talky_league/p/www.nationaltalkyleague.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/NTL013.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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NTL 012 – The day the music died, Grunge Version 2.0

Chris Cornell has died. That sucks. In this episode, Dave and Roger talk about how a good server can make a bad restaurant tolerable and vice versa what’s with people bringing dogs to the pub? what’s with people bringing cats on planes? why are some allergies more important than others? some Donald Trump stuff http://media.blubrry.com/national_talky_league/p/www.nationaltalkyleague.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/NTL012.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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NTL 011 – Roger & Dave eat Calgary

Thanks for your contributions on the Facebook page. We get talking about the best eats in our hometown. There’s also some discussion about two of history’s most critically acclaimed television shows: The Walking Dead and Little House on the Prairie. We appreciate your support and your feedback. If you have suggestions or something to say, please do! http://media.blubrry.com/national_talky_league/p/www.nationaltalkyleague.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/NTL011.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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NTL 010 – The architect of Operation Medusa

Questions from this week’s episode: Should we forgive our defense minister for mischaracterizing lying about his role while serving in the military? Was it homophobic when Stephen Colbert called Donald Trump’s mouth a “c*ck holster?” Are lactaid drinkers as annoying as veggie bacon eaters? Does artisan soft-serve exist? And many more hits… Guys and gals, there’s a portion of this episode where Dave and Roger explore a friend’s role in dealing with a depressed or otherwise mentally ill person. There’s some good stuff in there. I hope you’ll give it a listen and let us know what you think. Thanks…

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NTL 009 – Green line, communist orange juice, lego conventions, latin, and robot refs

Dave is back from a lego convention in Vancouver, Roger had a very meaningful encounter at the grocery store, and the guys dish on the Netflix ratings system, free trade, and all sorts of stuff. http://media.blubrry.com/national_talky_league/p/www.nationaltalkyleague.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/NTL009.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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NTL 008 – 13 reasons why, awards are dumb, and a really nerdy discussion about poker scenes in movies

After NTL listener Brian told us he enjoyed our podcast on a flight back from Vancouver, we decided to make an episode that would last him all the way from Calgary to Las Vegas gate to gate. Enjoy!   http://media.blubrry.com/national_talky_league/p/www.nationaltalkyleague.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/NTL008.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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NTL007 – Trudeau’s crappy feminism, Incumbent mayors, Gordon Ramsay, Alan Alda, Kelly Kapowski, a Dead jockey

The politics ranting is right up front today. A question from facebook about bias in the media turns to Roger’s displeasure with Trudeau and what passes for feminism. Dave wonders who, if anybody, can beat Nenshi due to his incumbent status. Then we discuss, in no particular order: Gordon Ramsay Alan Alda Kelly Kapowski A Dead jockey http://media.blubrry.com/national_talky_league/p/www.nationaltalkyleague.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/NTL007.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Strong Opinions Loosely Held.

This is the National Talky League - A weekly conversation about what's going on with a distinctly Albertan perspective. Topics range from political and social issues to movies and pop culture.

Hosted by Roger Kingkade and Dave Ware, labels don't do much to describe these two. Sometimes conservative, sometimes liberal, sometimes progressive, never holding anything as sacred and always willing to call bullshit when they see it.