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Episodes

  • Episode 42: Season Two Recap

    View on Zencastr It’s a short episode this week as Joe and Mark finish up the second season of Re-Creative. Joe quizzes Mark on how he feels about the podcast so far, and whether he wants to continue. The answer is a resounding “yes!” So, what dream guests would Mark like to have on the…

  • Episode 41: Planet of the Apes

    View on Zencastr Mark kicks off the podcast with a diabolical question for Joe and their guest, renowned Canadian science fiction writer, Robert J. Sawyer. “If you could write – and consume – only one of these genres of science fiction, what would you pick? Space opera. Post-Apocalyptic. Or Cyberpunk?” Everyone has an answer and…

  • Episode 40: Spider-Man

    View on Zencastr Joe and Mark are joined by a veritable Swiss Army Knife of writers, Mark Leiren-Young. Their guest has written in multiple genres and formats, including television, animation, journalism, comedy, theater, and film. And he loves him some Spider-Man. Oh, and Kurt Vonnegut too, so you know that Mark LY gets along with…

  • Episode 39: Babylon 5

    View on Zencastr The lads are joined by Noah Chinn, a Canadian writer of SFF, contemporary fiction and retro mysteries. (The latter two under the pen-name Noah J.D. Chinn.) Mark kicks off the podcast by asking Joe and Noah if there was anything weird happening to their hair in the 90s, which is also when…

  • Episode 38: Doctor Who Fandom

    View on Zencastr Joe and Mark are joined this week by D.G. Valdron, a Canadian writer of science fiction, fantasy and non-fiction. (And author of one of Joe’s favorite books, The Mermaid’s Tale.) The topic of this week’s discussion is Doctor Who, in particular the expansive, creative and fascinating world of fan-produced films, plays and…

  • Episode 37: Hear About It Later

    Rock journalist and biographer Steve Rosen joins Joe and Mark to talk about rock and roll. Specifically, they discuss the life and music of guitar legend, Edward Van Halen.

  • Episode 36: Al Christie’s Know Thy Wife

    View on Zencastr Joe and Mark are joined by London, Ontario author and journalist, Mark Kearney, to talk about an early pioneer of Hollywood, Al Christie. (The one on the right in the photo.) Christie went to Hollywood in 1911, when it was just a village, some fruit trees and farms. “There had been a…

  • Episode 35: Christmas Evil

    View on Zencastr Deck the halls with boughs of … horror! Joe and Mark are joined by Jeff Preston, PhD, an associate professor of disability studies at King’s University College. In addition to being a professor, Jeff is a webcomic creator, activist and co-host of the podcast Invalid Culture. Jeff’s work is playful as well…

  • Episode 34: Dirty Dancing

    View on Zencastr The Poet Laureate of Prince Edward Island (PEI), Tanya Davis, joins the lads to talk about the 1987 musical romance, Dirty Dancing. They open the conversation by talking about PEI, where both Tanya and Joe grew up. Mark was curious to know if they liked the bridge that connects the island province…

  • Episode 33: The Thing

    View on Zencastr Joe and Mark are joined by Canadian writer of futuristic and contemporary mystery/thrillers, Timothy S. Johnston. They discuss the classic 1982 science fiction horror movie, The Thing. Directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell, watching The Thing was a pivotal moment in Timothy’s life. “It was a watershed moment for me!”…