Ep. 87 – It’s not Rocket Science until it’s Rocket Science (with Shawn Vanderloo)

My first chat with my name twin, Shawn Vanderloo from Soul Forge Podcast. We discuss whether the US Women’s Soccer Team got a raw deal and I celebrate another Wimbledon, just a great excuse to watch the Royals! For halftime I talk with a great local resource for pet owners, Doodle Dogs YYC and they share something super special with us! Our 2nd Half goes there. We talk about athletes who have opened up about problems with depression and anxiety. 

Shawn and I literally met on Skype 3 minutes before starting our recording. Once we realized we were basically neighbours (20+ years ago) it was like chatting with a cousin! Go, Northern Ontario!

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The new Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) by Crisis Services Canada, enables callers anywhere in Canada to access crisis support by phone, in French or English: toll-free 1-833-456-4566 Available 24/7

U.S. National Suicide Prevention LifeLine 1-800-273-TALK.

 The Playbook:

Nick Boynton Retired hockey player writes about his struggles.

Michael Phelps ridiculously good swimmer talk about his anxiety.

Brandon Brooks, NFL Philadelphia Eagles talks openly about dealing with anxiety. An awesome watch!  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t7BPlwHYUCs 

Tweet of the week –

GO AND WATCH THIS VIDEO NOW! THEN COME BACK TO MY PODCAST!

Josh Dobbs QB for Pittsburgh Steelers (also has a degree in aerospace engineering) teaches science to another NFLer. 🤣 https://twitter.com/rkalland/status/1149113769651367936?s=21

 

Ep. 84 – Gronk: The Man, The Legend (with William Pullen)

 

Discussion with author and psychotherapist, William Pullen, starts at 35:20.

Hopefully author and psychotherapist, William Pullen is okay with being on the bill with Rob Gronkowski, our favourite Tight End. Join Vanda and Sharon as they share their favourite Gronk stories. Also, we close out March Madness and open the NHL playoffs! The Halftime Show is a chat with the author of Running With Mindfulness. We have a great discussion on movement, emotional health, and empathy walks. I know you are going to like this one.

What do you title the episode where we say goodbye to our mascot and friend, The Gronk? I think he’d appreciate the sentiment. Just as we’ve appreciated all the laughs and fun we’ve had covering Gronk…as if anyone could cover that massive dude…

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The Playbook:

Shaq and Gronk dance battle!

Undercover Lyft Gronk

Gronkowski family on Family Feud

Tweet of the Week: WestJet nails April 1st!

And Dwyane Wade and Budweiser make us cry!

Ep. 81 – Jump On It

Interview with Laura Smith from Calgary Parks starts at 29:00.

Jodie the Personal Trainer joins Vanda to prep for Super Bowl 53! We make some fun prop bets and find out What’s Up With Gronk? For Halftime Vanda chats with Calgary Parks Laura Smith about the city considering allowing alcohol in city parks. Listen to the conversation, then fill out the survey!

This week we feature the Read-Along Podcast!

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The Playbook:

Gronk dances to the Super Bowl

Wade Philips, Rams defensive coach, arrives for the big game! 

Abs for days!!!

Drew Brees is a really good loser.

Jason Witten makes 2 Pro Bowl trophies!

The awesome ladies of the womens hockey!

New NHL All Stars Skills event

Our Super Bowl prop bets:
Vanda/Jodie What will be the total score? (Added together) 53/45
Who will score first? Pats/pats
Who will win the opening coin toss? Pats/pats
Will it be heads or tails? Heads/heads
How many touchdowns? 7/4
How many field goals? 3/5
How many guest stars during halftime? 4/3
Qb sacks Brady 3/2 Goff 2/1
Gronk TDs 1/1 
Gronk possessions 15/8

Ep. 60 – The Secret Word is Irrevocably

This episode is packed with info! Plus my cohost (and hubby) and I have a huge reveal that could shake the very foundations of our marriage! We also talk about World Cup, Men’s Tennis, and how sick I was during the recording of this episode. But I’m a trooper!

The title is from my fave kid’s show, Pee Wee’s Playhouse. I love his movies! And I still can’t say this word…but I know what it means and I did use it correctly…

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Intro by Josh Cail:
http://www.joshcail.com/

The Playbook:
Pete Sampras last match (and his cold sore).
Iceland Viking World Cup Chant
Johnny “Football” Manziel benched!

#CalgaryCraftBeerBracket
Week 1
1) Village vs. 16) Red Bison
2) Wildrose vs. 15) Legend 7
Week 2
3) Toolshed vs. 14) Annex Ale Project
4) Dandy vs. 13) Born Colorado
Week 3
5) Trolley 5 vs. 12) Railyard
6) Common Crown vs. 11) Citizen
Week 4
7) Last Best vs. 10) Banded Peak
8) Zero Issue vs. 9) Caravel
Week 5 – Round 2
Week 6 – Round 2
Week 7 – Round 3 Top 4
Week 8 – Round 3 Top 4
Week 9 – Final Round
Week 10 – Announce Winner! August 28

Ep. 26 – See If I’ll Watch CFL

This week we get our listeners, and other podcasts, to convince us why we should watch the CFL! Another installment of “Ali reacts to headlines!” For the halftime show, Vanda and Ali discuss their favourite movie genres.

Grab the popcorn because this week it is all about entertainment! Movies and CFL! The episode title is a play on words…say it out loud…there you go! Funny, right?

The Playbook:

Ranger Gronk in a tiny canoe

9-year old receives football scholarship from Nevada. (Bleacher Report)

Nico Hischier hair (Tumblr)

Eskimo Empire Podcast – CFL Edmonton Eskimos

Piffles Podcast – CFL Saskatchewan Roughriderss
Check out their blog for great CFL stories!

CFL Horsemen Radio – CFL Calgary Stampeders

Our episode with Shelby Weaver from Raptops 905!