Calvin’s Canadian Cave of Cool

A funny, irreverent, and sometimes politically incorrect look at Pop Culture from a Canadian perspective.

April 4th, 2019    

This Week from the Cave of Cool Episode 17

WOMEN IN SPACE!!! (or not) NASA botches a potentially historic all-female spacewalk and Calvin is incensed! The JUSSIE SMOLLETT affair and the disturbing parallels to the TRUMP presidency. AOC the REAL Time Magazine Person of the Year, NEW ZEALAND's response to the shooting tragedy and the "LIVE ACTION" remake of Disney's DUMBO and why Disney thinks that your parents have to die. All this and more on This Week from the Cave of Cool!

March 13th, 2019    

This Week from the Cave of Cool Episode 16

The hit New Zealand TV series FRESH EGGS! In which our heroes, Cal and M.D., talk to co-creator and writer of FRESH EGGS, Nick Ward about his series which is currently running on New Zealand television! Plus amazing stories about the series' co-star JOHN RHYS-DAVIES (the best digger in Cairo!). We also talk about his short films, FIRST CONTACT and DAS TUB and his development deal with HBO. This Week From the Cave of Cool goes down under!

March 7th, 2019    

This Week from the Cave of Cool Episode 15

THE SWEET! Episode 15, in which our heroes, Cal & MD reminisce about their younger days and their love for the British rock band THE SWEET! They also give their take on the talk about MICHAEL B. JORDAN being considered for SUPERMAN, the plan to bring STARSHIP TROOPERS back to television and the crazy idea to remake LOST! This Week from the Cave of Cool asks the question: "Are you ready, Steve?"

February 24th, 2019    

This Week from the Cave of Cool Episode 14

Episode 14 in which our heroes, Cal and MD, discuss the recent spate of BLACKFACE scandals and other stupidities of the internet age including people who believe the earth is flat or that germs don't exist. We pay tribute to the OPPORTUNITY ROVER whose battery died on Mars and express our fears about KILLER ROBOTS. We talk more about casting for Denis Villeneuve's DUNE adaptation and Cal explains why remaking DISNEY'S ALADDIN is a bad idea even without the Fresh Prince of Blue Air, WILL SMITH. Cal reviews a NETFLIX series KINGDOM which mixes medieval Korea with Zombies!

February 10th, 2019    

This Week from the Cave of Cool Episode 13

Episode 13 in which our heroes, Cal and MD, talk about KENDALL JENNER and how she is not as popular as a picture of an egg. MD talks about the DC NETWORK'S TITANS series, JOHN WICK PART THREE, and Cal outlines why he will not be watching AVATAR 2 & 3 and why JAMES CAMERON is not so hot as everyone thinks. Cal and MD also talk at length about DUNE, the novel and the various adaptations, particularly the upcoming film version directed by DENIS VILLENEUVE. They also talk about the trailer for the next SPIDER-MAN movie and how much they are looking forward to the premiere of the CAPTAIN MARVEL movie. Finally, Cal admits that no matter how hard he tries, he can't see everything.

February 2nd, 2019    

This Week from the Cave of Cool Episode 12

Episode 12, in which our heroes, Cal & MD, in spite of all the crazy in the world attempt to sort out the 2019 OSCAR NOMINATIONS including the many nominations for BLACK PANTHER including the nomination for Best picture. Cal makes a brief foray into REALITY TV, specifically CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER and ANTHONY “The Mooch” SCARAMOUCHE before talking about STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and the heartbreak that has become THE ORVILLE. Cal then celebrates the amazing 9 MILLION VISITOR mark he acheived at CALVIN’S CANADIAN CAVE OF COOL which has him quite chuffed, before trying to sort out the world’s problems including the confrontation between the MAGA hat wearing COVINGTON CATHOLIC SCHOOL KIDS and Native Elder NATHAN PHILLIPS.. We then move closer to home to examine the state of CANADIAN POLITICS which, naturally, leads us to a discussion of AMATEUR STRIPPERS IN YELLOWKNIFE and the guy from Calgary who built an old fashioned VIDEO GAME ARCADE in his garage.

January 16th, 2019    

This Week from the Cave of Cool Episode 11

In which our heroes, Cal and M.D., continue with the Cave of Cool's YEAR IN REVIEW, wherein we talk about TOM CRUISE and review the films that didn't do so well at the box office, namely, Shane Black's PREDATOR and SOLO. Cal talks about UPGRADE, a film that didn't get the attention Cal feels it deserves. We also look ahead to 2019's films including CAPTAIN MARVEL and SHAZAM. Along the way we talk about STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS in anticipation of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY's second season, IAN McSHANE and, of all things, SPACE: 1999. If you listened to Part One you have to listen to Part Two and if you haven't listened to Part One but you listen to Part Two, well, you have to go back and listen to part one! It's all GOLD, folks!

January 7th, 2019    

This Week from the Cave of Cool Episode 10

Episode 10, in which our heroes, Cal and M.D., start off the new year with a list of famous people who have died already, including The Captain from Captain and Tenille, Super Dave Osborne and Gene Oakerlund which leads to Calvin remembering the time he watched ANDRE THE GIANT wrestle alongside CAESAR PAVON on STAMPEDE WRESTLING back in the day. Along the way they review the happenings of the year 2018 with much derision of Trump and, naturally, a discussion of Gypsy weddings. They compare New Year's celebrations and discuss the impact of films such as BLACK PANTHER, INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE and BUMBLEBEE. It's all gold, folks and it's only PART ONE of a Two-part (possibly three-part) show!

December 20th, 2018    

This Week from the Cave of Cool Episode 8

Episode 8, in which our heroes, Cal & MD, talk about big wet movies. Calvin gives his spoiler-free and somewhat rambling review of AQUAMAN, with some inevitable talk about 1987's MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE and learning how to swim in Brandon, Manitoba. We also talk about the trailer for AVENGERS:ENDGAME (“What trailer?” Calvin is still asking) and the newest trailer for season two of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY in which everybody has great love for Captain Christopher Pike and MD figures out the only logical reason why Spock never mentioned he had a sister in the the original STAR TREK series.

December 20th, 2018    

This Week from the Cave of Cool Episode 9

Episode 9, in which our heroes, Cal and MD, talk about terror-filled Christmas traditions from Europe including KRAMPUS, THE YULE LADS, THE YULE CAT and some SANTA CLAUS helpers who will beat your ass with a broom. We also examine the creepy sadness of VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CARDS and Victorian Christmas stories about LITTLE MATCH GIRLS who freeze to death. MD talks about being put in jail for being drunk and disorderly by JOHN RHYS DAVIES, and Cal opines on the greatest Christmas Album ever, THE BONEY M CHRISTMAS ALBUM and they weigh in on the BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE controversy. And what podcast would be complete without a surprise visit from Santa courtesy of LIVE PD. It's heartwarming holiday fare!

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