Geometric

Original photo by Ash Edmonds on Unsplash

Hugh tells Stefan the story of a consultation for a new product launch. The consultation was to come up with ideas to support the launch. In keeping with the original theme of this podcast, those ideas went nowhere.

Maker Festival Toronto

Opening night party gallery

Light Motion Capture of Bollywood dancer

Hosts
Hugh Elliott
Stefan Grambart

Intro Voice
Jeff Wright

Intro Music
“Energy” by Not Of

Hollywood writers’ strike

HBO’s Deadwood
Miami Vice

Stef’s “Secret Farm” episode

Magnum P.I.

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Kim Alpert

Hugh and Stef are joined by Kim Alpert, creative strategist and founder/director at Make Amazing. In a conversation that spans everything from risk aversion to ice sculptures, they’ll explore the highs and lows of being a modern creative professional.

Kim Alpert
Make Amazing

Here’s a photo of how Kim’s “ice sculpture” turned out at FITC—more piñata, less ice!

The “official” pin-giving ceremony, held at FITC Toronto 2019, as the event staff was rolling out room-dividers behind us.

Hosts
Hugh Elliott
Stefan Grambart

Intro Voice
Jeff Wright

Intro Music
“Energy” by Not Of

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Foodies II

Natalie Ramtahal and Jeff Wright, along with Nick and Kim Wong-Kwo, partake in the “foodies” episode. Hosted by Nick and Kim in their lovely condo at the Tip Top Lofts.

Natalie Ramtahal
Nick and Kim Wong-Kwo
Tip Top Lofts
De La Mer
Josey
Brenan Clarke – Clarke’s Bread
Jen Agg “I Hear She’s a Real Bitch”
corned beef

Please note: after listening the episode it was decided to split the episode into two parts. This is part 2.

Hosts
Hugh Elliott
Stefan Grambart

Intro Voice
Jeff Wright

Intro Music
“Energy” by Not Of

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Foodies I

Natalie Ramtahal and Jeff Wright, along with Nick and Kim Wong-Kwo, partake in the “foodies” episode. Hosted by Nick and Kim in their lovely condo at the Tip Top Lofts.

Natalie Ramtahal
Nick and Kim Wong-Kwo
Tip Top Lofts
De La Mer
Josey
Brenan Clarke Clarke’s Bread
Jen Agg “I Hear She’s a Real Bitch”
corned beef

Please note: after listening the episode it was decided to split the episode into two parts.

Hosts
Hugh Elliott
Stefan Grambart

Intro Voice
Jeff Wright

Intro Music
“Energy” by Not Of

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Diaspora

Original photo by Glenn Haertlein on Unsplash

Hugh and Stef are joined by Mike Heneghan, an Irish writer who shares his idea for a story that deals with the fallout from the House of the Mouse’s widespread acquisition of intellectual properties. Mike also jams with our hosts on some ideas from previous episodes—like A.R.K, and ahem, “Handiwork“—and introduces us to a frightening Disney Princess that never was!

Mike Heneghan’s website and Twitter
Peau d’Âne (Donkeyskin) on Wikipedia
Can’t Sell This Episodes for A.R.K. and Hand Jobs

Hosts
Hugh Elliott
Stefan Grambart

Intro Voice
Jeff Wright

Intro Music
“Energy” by Not Of

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Influential

Photo by Andras Vas on Unsplash

Hugh’s attempt at a documentary, Influential: The Age of Digital, failed. Why? What insight does Stefan have that could possibly resurrect this idea?

FITC events and Eyeo Festival

Hot Docs film festival.

Hosts
Hugh Elliott
Stefan Grambart

Intro Voice
Jeff Wright

Intro Music
“Energy” by Not Of

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Rejected

In this episode, comedy writer + producer Jon Friedman joins Hugh and Stef to talk about his hilarious work. In particular, Jon recounts the tale of “The Rejection Show“, Jon’s live comedic event where his guests—comedians, cartoonists, TV writers, etc.—explored their rejected material.

We highly recommend you check out Jon’s YouTube channel, where he regularly replaces disgraced celebrities with an adorable alien, adds horror-synth to TV favourites, and creates fantastic originals!

Jon’s also active on Twitter and Instagram

Jon’s “Hard of Hearing Vader”, which has over 600,000 views.

Hosts
Hugh Elliott
Stefan Grambart

Intro Voice
Jeff Wright

Intro Music
“Energy” by Not Of

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Signs Of Our Times

Original photo by Alejandro Luengo on Unsplash

Hugh shares with Stef his idea for a mockumentary about a writer who becomes recognized as the next Canadian Poet Laureate—Her works are traffic signs.

Linda could’ve written this.
Fiona Dourif – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Marjorie Malpass – IMDB

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Hugh Elliott
Stefan Grambart

Intro Voice
Jeff Wright

Intro Music
“Energy” by Not Of

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Natalie Ramtahal

Photo by Janko Ferlič on Unsplash

As the Research Writing Assistant in the Catalyst for Ryerson University FCAD, Natalie is well-positioned to give advice and knowledge related to grant applications and funding in general.

Hosts
Hugh Elliott
Stefan Grambart

Intro Voice
Jeff Wright

Intro Music
“Energy” by Not Of

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The Problem With Vampires

Stefan and Hugh sit down and discuss the short story Hugh described in the Halloween episode. Before you listen to this episode, we recommend listening to the episode and reading the story. Links below.

Apple iBooks
BookFunnel PDF/MOBI

Special thanks to previous guest, Damien Boyes, for the help in self-publishing this story.

If you’ve read the story and enjoyed it, leave a review and rating! Hugh would love to hear from you.

Hosts
Hugh Elliott
Stefan Grambart

Intro Voice
Jeff Wright

Intro Music
“Energy” by Not Of

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