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Ghostlight Podcast Season Two Bonus (Episode Eight) “Men With Brooms!”

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It is time for a bonus episode! In between seasons, we take a break to look at Paul Gross’ 2002 film “Men With Brooms!” Chris Cutter’s old curling coach dies, bringing him and his fellow teammates back to Long Bay Ontario. The local rink is tasked with vying for the Golden Broom trophy. Meanwhile, Cutter is pulled back into a love triangle he never knew existed, and deals with his strained relationship with his father. Paul Gross, Molly Parker, and Leslie Nielsen star.

Listen as we:

Try to identify three cast members in common with “Slings and Arrows.” (Hint: One is pretty obvious)

Look at improbable things, and realize they are mostly fiction. One even has a link to the Beatles!

Attempt to discern which beavers are real and which ones are DigiBeavers!

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Ghostlight Podcast Season Two Bonus Mini-Episode(Episode Seven) Amy Dreams of Theatre!

A mini-episode from the Land of Dreams.

Once again, Amy watches lots of Slings and Arrows, then dreams of theatre.

On waking, she sent the following voicemail…

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Ghostlight Podcast Season Two, Episode Six “Birnam Wood”

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In this, the final episode of Season Two, Richard rides out the Youthquake, as the Festival becomes the Hot Ticket it had been before. Geoffrey tricks Darren Nichols into feeling something. Darren and his cast definitely wind up feeling something. Henry returns to the role of Macbeth, but Geoffrey and the cast conspire to make him play the role with the blocking Geoffrey intended. After a sponsor’s speech turns unexpectedly emotional, Geoffrey and Ellen reassess their relationship.

Listen in as we:

Play “Count the Minorities in ‘Slings and Arrows'” (Hint: not too many)

Guess what Darcy gets “Godspell” confused with.

Also Discuss: “Topsy Turvy” “Moonlighting” “The Tall Guy” “War of the Roses” “Romancing the Stone” “Jewel of the Nile” Cable TV Mtv David Lee Roth… (Tangent Bell!!!)

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(Knock Knock…)

Idjitcast Host Intro: John Pavlich!

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I am very pleased to reveal one of our new hosts of the Idjitcast. Please welcome our new Expert, John Pavlich!

I have listened to and worked with John for many years, and am very excited to have him aboard the rebooted Idjitcast.

Also SPOILER ALERT!!  This podcast has a section at the end where I disclose all the ways in which I may have been spoiled going forward. This is to avoid any possible situation where the Newbies cross-spoil each other (“So, everyone knows Angel is a…”). This section will be at the end of each Newbie Host Intro that follows as well.

Spoiler Section begins at approximately 7:12, and continues through the end. Do not listen if you are a newbie, or if you are planning to view along with us as a Newbie Listener! There is a Spoiler Alert Tone immediately preceding.

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Ghostlight Podcast Season Two, Episode Five “Steeped in Blood”

In this episode, Ellen wraps up her audit with Revenue Canada, finding an unexpected fan. Jerry works his way through the role of Macbeth by the skin of his teeth. Lionel Train and Anna try to tell truth from fiction. Finally, Richard discovers just what credentials Sanjay has for running the FrogHammer agency. (Hint: Not much)

Listen as we:

Discuss the relative perils of translating from First Folio.

Reveal just what “Either of the Dromeos” in the song “Mackers” means.

Ponder what was up with Captain Kangaroo and the ping pong balls… (Tangent Bell!)

 

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Ghostlight Podcast Season Two, Episode Four “Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair”

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Geoffrey settles into new luxury digs, in props storage, with his BGFF Oliver, living the life of the half-crazed dumped guy.  Ellen is forced to get financial with Revenue Canada, and meanwhile the festival’s finances suffer further downfall under Froghammer’s ad onslaught. Darren Nichols gets his brain way too far around Romeo and Juliet. The possibly pseudonymous Lionel Train almost rehearses his reading and dates Anna in the meantime. Henry Breedlove is an ****, Juliet gets her Romeo, and Ellen’s brother-in-law itemizes her deductions.

Listen in as we:

Discuss but not reveal a visual tie between this episode and the pilot of “Supernatural.” (I won’t go further here, but if you’ve seen both it is readily apparent and amusing)

Dispel the notion of how comfy prop couches are

and

Teach just what angle is optimum for playing a clarinet.

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Ghostlight Podcast Season Two Episode Three “Rarer Monsters”

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It’s cursed! CURSED!!! Let’s all say “Macbeth” in the theatre and may misfortune reign! The Macbeth curse trips up the director of “Romeo & Juliet,” or was it mere belief in the curse? No matter, reborn-in-Berlin or not, pretension is sure to follow. Revenue Canada is coming for Ellen, as the thin veneer of denial over Oliver’s return is shattered and she begins to choose up sides in contentious debate over the aforementioned work…

Hear as we discuss the World’s Oldest Interns, Mr. Archer’s rage, and what’s-her-name from Season One (or that boat movie?) And did Geoffrey blow up his Ikea furniture, or did we just get confused?

I am the Marmot! Goo goo ga joob!

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Ghostlight Podcast Season Two Episode Two “Fallow Time”

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It’s Christmastime in New Burbage! The festival is struggling, but the Minister of Culture has a Christmas gift – oh wait, no, a loan. Yep, people don’t have that much of a pottymouth when it is a gift. So the festival is rebranding and wacky marketing firms don’t come around everyday.

Geoffrey & Ellen are settling in for relative domestic bliss, Christmas tree and all. But Geoffrey is stuck while working on Macbeth, despite boxes and boxes of Oliver’s notes. When he finally consults the notes, then Nahum’s declaration may have come true. Does mere production of this show “open the door to the other world and beckon them?”

See hammered frogs, supermodel girlfriends and christmas trees decorated with — Fetish gear???

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Ghostlight Podcast Season Two, Episode One “Season’s End”

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Welcome to Season 2 of the Ghostlight Podcast! Episode 1 “Season’s End”

It’s closing performance time for Geoffrey’s Hamlet, and a wrap for the season. Jack has to move on to movies, but should Kate follow or remain behind for the promised role of Juliet next season? Ellen and Sloan commit then split. Richard is sorry for his behavior with Holly. Holly’s departure also marks the departure of a lot of funding, and the festival is in serious financial trouble. Will the unluckiest play be a ray of hope?

Listen as we discuss budding movie careers, the life of an actress, theme songs, and a certain piece of lighting equipment…

Links mentioned in the show:

jonathanmann.net

bridesagainstbreastcancer.org

http://www.curiosityabounds.com/ramjack

http://bechdeltest.com/

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