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The Happy Xen Podcast

Navigating the world from a Xennial point of view

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Ep. 63 – It’s About Time!
Welcome, welcome, welcome! Your favourite Xennial podcasters Adam and Matt are back on the mics so you know that can only mean one thing, The Happy Xen Podcast is on! Today we start by taking a look at our Netflix queues, and the oddball recommendations Netflix is making for us. We also dissect the recently announced voice cast for the Super Mario animated movie coming out next year. Plus we… The post Ep. 63 – It’s About Time! appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
80:20 09/27/2021
Ep. 62 – The Return to the Studio!
Your favourite podcast has returned! Adam and Matt are finally back at the pub, to record their first in-person show in over a year. On this episode listen as the Covidiot talk ramps up, Matt lashes out at Adam for something done on another podcast, and both our hosts discuss what’s been getting them through the summer. Plus we revisit the topic of film releases in this pandemic environment, and… The post Ep. 62 – The Return to the Studio! appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
86:45 09/06/2021
Ep. 61 – Disney films: Animated vs. Live-action with Special Guest Katie Epp!
We are back! Today on The Happy Xen Podcast, we are taking a look at animated Disney films vs. their live-action counterparts with special guest, (and self-professed Disney super-fan), Katie Epp! Our homework was to watch 3 animated and 3 live action Disney films and talk about what we like, what we don’t and what just flat out doesn’t work. It’s an interesting discussion with each of us having differing… The post Ep. 61 – Disney films: Animated vs. Live-action with Special Guest Katie Epp! appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
95:40 07/26/2021
Ep. 60 – Top 5 Arcade Games with Special Guest Brad Mavin!
Welcome back Xennials! Today on The Happy Xen Podcast, we hit the arcade and count down our top 5 favourite arcade games. Joining us on this trip into gaming past is the founder of Deadly Grounds Coffee Canada, and 8-Bit Beans Coffee, friend of the show Brad Mavin! We not only count down our favourite arcade cabinets, but also talk about what makes a great arcade experience, the rise of… The post Ep. 60 – Top 5 Arcade Games with Special Guest Brad Mavin! appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
104:25 05/10/2021
Ep. 59 – Xennial Fancasting: ThunderCats!
ThunderCats Ho! On this episode of The Happy Xen Podcast, Adam and Matt are diving into the age old tradition of fancasting! We take a look at the recently announced ThunderCats movie, and try to justify our dream casting for each of the major roles. From Snarf to Lion-O, and Ratar-O to Mumm-Ra, none of the original lineup is spared! So strap in and buckle up for another Xennial nostalgia… The post Ep. 59 – Xennial Fancasting: ThunderCats! appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
88:44 04/26/2021
Ep. 58 – Pandemic Entertainment Survival Guide
Hello Hello! We have returned for another episode of The Happy Xen Podcast for your listening pleasure. On today’s episode, Adam and Matt catch-up and dive into what they have been doing to keep themselves entertained while enduring the pandemic. Listen as your hosts drop all kinds of recommendations for books, TV shows, films, games, and more to keep you going! So strap in and buckle up for another Xennial… The post Ep. 58 – Pandemic Entertainment Survival Guide appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
81:41 04/05/2021
Ep. 57 – Top 5 SNES Games with Special Guest Jason Anarchy!
Hello Xennials! On this episode of The Happy Xen Podcast, we are returning to our video gaming roots. We are counting down our top 5 Super Nintendo Entertainment System games with special guest, Jason Anarchy! You know Jason as the genius mind behind such tabletop gaming gems as the Drinking Quest series, Millennial Manatees, and most recently, Your Friend is Sad. Join Jason, Adam and Matt as they dive back… The post Ep. 57 – Top 5 SNES Games with Special Guest Jason Anarchy! appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
107:30 03/22/2021
Ep. 56 – With Special Guest Jason Poland, creator of the hit web comic My Dad is Dracula!
Hello Xennials! We are back with a very special episode of the show! Today we have web comic legend Jason Poland, of My Dad is Dracula fame, joining Adam and Matt to discuss all things comics and creating. Jason was more then happy to share the ups and downs of the web comic world, and what it has taken to succeed. Besides excellent nuggets of wisdom, Jason shares some great… The post Ep. 56 – With Special Guest Jason Poland, creator of the hit web comic My Dad is Dracula! appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
84:45 03/08/2021
Ep. 55 – Top 5 NES Games with Special Guest Steve Jones
Hey gang! On this episode we are going back to the 80’s and early 90’s, looking at our top 5 Nintendo Entertainment System games with special guest Steve Jones! You might know Steve as the mad genius behind our intro and outro music. He’s also 1/2 of the musical duo Northern Hearts, and lately he has been releasing some amazing original music and video game covers on his YouTube channel… The post Ep. 55 – Top 5 NES Games with Special Guest Steve Jones appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
112:08 02/22/2021
Ep. 54 – Welcome Back Mando!
Hello all! In our first HUGE show of 2021, Adam and Matt head back to the Outer Rim for some more Star Wars action, with Disney+’s The Mandalorian season 2. Spoiler Alert! The discussion goes into all the major plot points of the show, so be warned. Our hosts break down each episode with what works, what doesn’t, and what surprised them. Plus an overall review of the season, and… The post Ep. 54 – Welcome Back Mando! appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
132:38 01/13/2021
Ep. 53 – 2020 Rewind
Wow, 2020 is nearly over. We made it! This year will go down as one of the most important years of our generation, and one that will be studied and written about in the history books for years to come. So why not join us as we look back over 2020 and try (poorly), to find some positive things that happened in our year in review. Adam and Matt go… The post Ep. 53 – 2020 Rewind appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
71:23 12/28/2020
Ep. 52 – Disney’s Announcement Extravaganza!
Wow, we did not see this coming. After Disney dropped bombshell after bombshell during their Investor Day 2020, our hosts just had to get together and record an emergency show with their thoughts!  So strap in for a very special episode of upcoming goodness from the House of Mouse and join us for a Xennial ride on The Happy Xen Podcast! Show Notes: All the Marvel news from the Disney… The post Ep. 52 – Disney’s Announcement Extravaganza! appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
102:40 12/14/2020
Ep. 51 – Playing Catch Up
Welcome back for another exciting episode of The Happy Xen Podcast! On this episode, our hosts  share what’s been going on their lives over the past few weeks, and catch up on the latest pop culture news. Topics include the passing of Sean Connery, the Wonder Woman 1984 release, a spoiler-filled discussion on season 2 of The Boys, working from home during COVID-19 and much more! So strap in and… The post Ep. 51 – Playing Catch Up appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
100:09 11/23/2020
Ep. 50 – A Celebration!
The Happy Xen Podcast is back with the unbelievable episode 50! Not counting special episodes and such, we have hit show 50, so it’s time to celebrate. Before we dive in though, Adam and Matt talk Halloween in the time of COVID, AOC’s impressive debut on Twitch, and the baffling Snyder Cut shocker. Plus the return of our League Update segment. Then we look back at the history of our… The post Ep. 50 – A Celebration! appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
103:33 10/29/2020
Ep. 49 – Second Wave
The Happy Xen Podcast is back for the start of Fall and what looks like the beginning of the COVID-19 second wave here in Canada. Adam and Matt discuss the latest developments, as well as what school looks like for kids returning during a pandemic. Plus a new segment called League Update, where Adam fills you in on his rise through the League of Legends ranks, and Matt details his… The post Ep. 49 – Second Wave appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
92:26 09/30/2020
Ep. 48 – Giving Reboots the Boot
Did you miss us? The Happy Xen Podcast returns after Summer break, diving head first into pop culture controversy with the dreaded REBOOT! In this episode we go over what is good,  bad, and just plain unneeded with reboots. Plus we get into the differences (and which we prefer) between a reboot, a remake and the long after sequel. Will you agree with Adam or Matt? Or are they both… The post Ep. 48 – Giving Reboots the Boot appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
101:31 09/06/2020
Ep. 47 – Anarchy Rules, With Special Guest Jason Anarchy!
He’s back! After over 2 years, the long awaited return of Canadian superstar game designer Jason Anarchy is finally here! Jason was one of our favourite guests during the early days of the show, so we were so excited that he was able to join us to talk about his new game up on Kickstarter called Your Friend is Sad. Jason walks us through this crazy, (and strangely fitting in… The post Ep. 47 – Anarchy Rules, With Special Guest Jason Anarchy! appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
72:38 06/29/2020
Ep. 46 – Furious At The Fast
Welcome back! Well we knew this day would finally come. Adam has watched all of The Fast And The Furious and is ready to let loose! Will Matt be able to keep calm? Is this the end of the dynamic duo? No it’s not, but we certainly did have an interesting chat about the much maligned action series, and you don’t want to miss it! Plus we give our picks… The post Ep. 46 – Furious At The Fast appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
80:00 06/22/2020
Ep. 45 – Gaming During The Pandemic, With Special Guest Sarah Wagg!
Hello Hello! The world is socially (and physically) distancing, so what is there to do? Joining Adam and Matt on this episode is a returning special guest to talk gaming in quarantine. We sit down virtually with the Manager of the Durham College Esports Arena, Sarah Wagg! Our hosts talk to Sarah about how this pandemic is bringing gaming and esports to the masses via mainstream media, and celebrity endorsement.… The post Ep. 45 – Gaming During The Pandemic, With Special Guest Sarah Wagg! appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
43:34 05/06/2020
Ep. 44 – MCU March Madness!
Hello True Believers! March Madness didn’t happened this year, so we have the next best thing with the MCU March Madness! On this episode, Adam and Matt go head to head as they make their cases in the battle between the MCU heroes. Who will win between Hawkeye and The Falcon? Doctor Strange and Thor? or The Hulk and Captain Marvel? Tune in now to find out who is the… The post Ep. 44 – MCU March Madness! appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
87:51 04/28/2020
Ep. 43 – Apocalypse (Movies) Now!
Hello again! How has it only been a week? Are we in some sort of time paradox? On this episode, Adam and Matt bring you their favourite apocalyptic films to help get you through this pandemic (and boredom!). Each host brings you 5 films that they highly recommend with a world changing event.  Plus our hosts decide what future-world they would actually want to live in, and which one they… The post Ep. 43 – Apocalypse (Movies) Now! appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
52:31 04/06/2020
Ep. 42 – The New Normal?
It’s been a long few weeks right? There is no other way of saying this, things have changed….a lot! As the world braces and endures through the largest global pandemic of our lifetime, we have had to adjust. Most of us are working from home. self-isolating and social/physical distancing from one another. Anxiety is on high, and things are changing by the hour. We at The Happy Xen Podcast are… The post Ep. 42 – The New Normal? appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
55:17 03/27/2020
Ep. 41 – With Special Guest Sarah Wagg, Manager of the Durham College Esports Arena!
Hello everyone! On this very special episode of the podcast, Adam and Matt sit with Sarah Wagg, manager of the Durham College Esports Gaming Arena, for an eye-opening interview. Sarah was kind enough to tell us how the varsity esports program and arena came to be, and the part she played in getting that dream realized. Listen as we talk varsity esports, gaming stigmas, college programs and career paths in… The post Ep. 41 – With Special Guest Sarah Wagg, Manager of the Durham College Esports Arena! appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
64:17 03/05/2020
Mini Episode – The Mandalorian Chapter 8 Commentary
It all comes down to this… Thank you for coming along for this wild ride as we head into the season one finale of The Mandalorian, Chapter 8: Redemption! We last left our heroes trapped and surrounded by the mysterious Moff Gideon. How will they escape? How does Moff Gideon know so much about them, and what will become of the mysterious child? Listen now for our Xennial perspective and… The post Mini Episode – The Mandalorian Chapter 8 Commentary appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
51:58 02/24/2020
Mini Episode – The Mandalorian Chapter 7 Commentary
Welcome back! We are here with the second last episode of The Mandalorian, Chapter 7: The Reckoning! Mando heads back to Nevarro with his rag-tag crew to carry out Greef’s plan to take out the client and get the Imperial troops off their tail. Will he succeed? What troubles will come upon our heroes? Who is the client working for? All this will be revealed! Listen now for our Xennial… The post Mini Episode – The Mandalorian Chapter 7 Commentary appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
39:16 02/15/2020
Episode 40 – PAX South & The Apocalypse
Welcome back, dear listeners! Episode 40 of The Happy Xen Podcast is here to fill your ear holes with audio entertainment! On this episode Matt reports back all the excitement from PAX South in San Antonio Texas. From legendary boardgames, to fantasy epics, hear the full rundown on a great trip. Plus, Adam contemplates going oldschool with his cell phone, by ditching his smart phone and going back to a… The post Episode 40 – PAX South & The Apocalypse appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
78:15 02/08/2020
Mini Episode – The Mandalorian Chapter 6 Commentary
Hey guys! In this episode of commentary for the hit show The Mandalorian, we are watching Episode 6: The Prisoner. This one definitely divided our hosts, as Adam wasn’t a fan of the side story, with Matt however being all in. Mando is seeking refuge from his hunters, and heads to one of his old stomping grounds. Subsequently The Mandalorian gets pulled into a prison break job for some much… The post Mini Episode – The Mandalorian Chapter 6 Commentary appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
44:28 01/25/2020
Mini Episode – The Mandalorian Chapter 5 Commentary
Today we dive into The Mandalorian Chapter 5: The Gunslinger. In which The Madalorian looks to take refuge in a fan favourite location, Mos Eisley! Adam and Matt take you through the episode where we meet new bounty hunter Toro Calican, trying to prove himself by capturing the assassin Fennec Shand. Meanwhile, Toro spots The Mandolorian in the hive of scum and villany, and looks to recruit him for the… The post Mini Episode – The Mandalorian Chapter 5 Commentary appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
34:17 01/20/2020
Episode 39 – New Year, Same Fools.
Happy New Year! The Happy Xen Podcast is back after a much needed break to bring you a Xennial view in 2020! First up we review the heavily anticipated Netflix fantasy epic, The Witcher. Both Adam and Matt have watched the entire first season and are ready to share their thoughts. Likewise, we couldn’t possibly go without talking about one of the biggest (and most controversial) film releases of 2019,… The post Episode 39 – New Year, Same Fools. appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
97:05 01/11/2020
Mini Episode – The Mandalorian Chapter 4 Commentary
Welcome back! In today’s mini episode, we dive into The Mandalorian Chapter 4: Sanctuary, in which The Madalorian and his precious cargo are on the run and searching for a safe place to lay low. Have they finally found that place with this new low-tech planet? Listen as Adam and Matt break down the first episode that might be taking the show in a different direction. So do we think… The post Mini Episode – The Mandalorian Chapter 4 Commentary appeared first on The Happy Xen Podcast.
38:58 01/04/2020