In which our heroes, Cal and M.D., reflect on how Luke Skywalker is just some radicalized Jedi kid from a desert shithole planet. That leads us to a discussion of DUNE which leads us to MOBY DICK and via Bill Sienkiewicz, to THE NEW MUTANTS, LEGION and a discussion of comic books as pop culture. Calvin recalls his days as a high school superstar before we launch into a very serious discussion about POM, pimple popping videos, ear wax removal and Kotubukiya figures. We also admit how uncomfortable we are with the new FACE SWAP APP turning Luke Skywalker and the Enterprise crew into girls, LOONEY TUNES, racist tropes, racist syrup, white voice actors on THE SIMPSONS and the joys of punching Nazis. It's PODCAST GOLD this week, folks! You don't want to miss it!

More Episodes


July 1, 2020


BALLOON JUICE #1, in which our heroes, Calvin and M.D., have to deal with another film starring Millie Bobbie Brown! ENOLA HOLMES is a Netflix film coming in September. Did you know David Lee Roth is now a paramedic? It's true! Cal and M.D. Talk about the Snyder Cut and explain why there is no SNYDER CUT of JUSTICE LEAGE! Michael Keaton returning to the role of Batman? MORBIUS starring Jared Leto, JOKER, DC's animated films culminate in JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK: APOKOLIPS WAR, Calvin's pathetic troll, Covid 19, AmazingCon! FOUNDATION becomes a TV series, SNOWPIERCER and what happens to Calvin when he doesn't have internet?


It's an amazingly chock-full hour of damn good podcasting!


April 24, 2020

From our quarantine bunkers, Cal and MD are joined by Nick Ward from New Zealand. We share lockdown stories, we talk about the recently released images from Denis Villeneuve's DUNE, we each recount embarrassing encounters with famous people and engage in general merriment. Along the way we talk about the iconic Canadian TV series THE BEACHCOMBERS, THE FRIENDLY GIANT and DOCTOR WHO, and Cal tells us how he saved the life of an Edmonton Weatherman before he became famous! It's quality entertainment to soothe your isolation blues!


March 14, 2020

In this episode Cal and MD talk about many topics including Dennis Villenuve's Dune, Moebius, Cosplay Girls, Billie Eilish (and the amazing reality that a Grammy winning album can be produced in your bedroom), A REALLY GREAT IDEA FOR THE CAVE OF COOL'S FIRST INDIE FEATURE, Disney Remakes (with an emphasis on MULAN) and ONE REALLY AMAZING THERMOS!

From the Bottom of the Sea to the Frozen North

March 1, 2020

Back again and we talk Irwin Allen, VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA and other old network television shows. Remember CLIFFHANGERS? We do! We talk about SURVIVOR, Calvin's time in Iqaluit, Harry and Megan moving to Canada, and, of course, SUPER HEROES! We've got your amazing geeky conversation all right here!

SHORT TAKE: Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan

February 29, 2020

In which our heroes talk about the great actors of our time and how they can and do star in silly sit-coms and guest appearances on CORONATION STREET


February 27, 2020

After a perfect storm of a computer SNAFU left Calvin unable to reach out to the rest of the world WE ARE BACK! And we have a lot to talk about! Aside from Calvin's computer problems we cover the Facebook cat group and Calvin's Cat captions, cosplay girls, 90 DAY FIANCEE, the 1973 version of THE THREE MUSKETEERS, Live action remakes of Japanese Anime, KINGDOM Season 2, Korean cinema, PARASITE, Bong Joon Ho, KPOP, BELA LUGOSI, FRANK LANGELLA, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, MULAN and, of course STAR TREK: PICARD. It's choc-a-bloc full of overwhelming goodness!


January 4, 2020

WATCHMEN! HBO's limited series based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons graphic novel masterpiece gets an review! Listen as Cal and M.D. give their thoughts and wax enthusiastically about this landmark television series. A slightly spoilery review which covers the entire series and celebrates Damon Lindeloff's redemption as a creator of quality television!

Cave of Cool Short Take: An APPEAL to the UKRAINE

December 27, 2019

QUID PRO NO! Calvin delivers a personal message and an appeal to all of his listeners in the Ukraine!

Christmas Special 2019

December 24, 2019

Cal and MD talk Christmas! EMMETT OTTER'S JUG BAND CHRISTMAS, EVEL KNEIVEL STUNT CYCLE, and, of course, KRAMPUS! Everything Christmas in one compact Cave of Cool Package!